Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
As an Aries, you take pride in that most people view you as being independent. You like being the leader, and you enjoy that people look to you for advice or comfort. You like being an “example” for others.
One of your biggest insecurities though is that sometimes you feel lost, but you’ll never seek advice yourself.
You hide when you’re hurting, or need a helping hand because you’re supposed to be the voice of reason. Aries, you are a natural born leader, and you stick out from the crowd like no others. But you too, struggle from time to time. And it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. You give and you get—it should be a balance.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
As a Taurus, you are a worrywart. You love to portray yourself as an extroverted, spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment kind of person. But, security is huge for you. And even though you outwardly seem like the kind of person who loves new experiences and a crooked path, you still secretly desire stability in your life.
You are constantly questioning what will come next, or where you should go from here.
Your mind is at war with your heart, always second guessing one another if the choices you make are the right ones. You let it distract you from the moment you’re currently in, because you are too focused on getting to a certain place in life, and you aren’t even too sure where that is just yet.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
As a Gemini, you hate the idea of being left out. You are curious by nature and are constantly dying for the latest drama. You like to be kept up to date on things, sometimes you can even be quite nosy.
Your biggest insecurity is that once you are out of the “loop”, you feel abandoned and as if everybody hates you all of a sudden.
You want others to like you. And the idea of being forgotten or left alone is an absolutely horrifying thought to you. Gemini, you don’t need to know everything about everyone at all times. You don’t need to stay up to date with the latest gossip in order to feel wanted and loved. People love you regardless, even if it’s hard to believe at times.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
As a Cancer, you’ve got one big heart, and it breaks pretty damn easily. You pour your heart and soul into everyone and everything you love, and you put others before your own self most of the time. You love to spread your passion and positivity with those around you, but sometimes you find it hard to fake it. You are sensitive, and your emotions are constantly heightened and running wild, but you’ll never let it show.
A Cancer’s biggest insecurity is that a lot of the time, they are lost. They are broken inside but don’t let anyone else see that.
They keep their feelings locked away because they’re afraid to show their sensitive virtue with others. Cancer, just because you’re soft it doesn’t make you any less strong. You are so much stronger than you think you are.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
As a Leo, it’s a known fact that you have quite the ego on you. To be honest, it’s written all over your face. You can be wildly stubborn, and typically it tends to be ALL about you. You like the fact that people view you as being very bold, confident, and self-aware. You want others to believe that you have it all together, even if you secretly have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on.
Leo, your biggest and most unfortunate insecurity is that damn ego.
Your ego will ruin things for yourself before you ever will. Let go of that ego a bit, use it to your advantage when necessary, and always stay humble.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
As a Virgo, you like things to run smoothly in every single facet of your life. Truth be told, you’re kind of a perfectionist, and that’s not always a bad thing either. You like to do thing the “right” way, AKA your own way. And you work hard and you make sure you do the best job that you can, every single time.
But, your biggest insecurity might just be that. You become too obsessed with obtaining a level of perfection, to the point that you might get a little neurotic.
And when things don’t go as you planned them to, you may freak a bit. Perfection doesn’t exist, and the more you remind yourself of that, the less difficult it will be to appreciate that hard work you put in. Virgo, always remember that life is messy and flawed, and honestly, sometimes it’s downright chaotic. And that’s okay. Start to live your imperfect life, perfectly.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
As a Libra, you are constantly worrying if other people like you. You want to be liked by everyone, which just isn’t possible.
Your biggest insecurity as a Libra is that you try too hard to stay in people’s good graces.
You will do anything and everything to make a good impression and alter somebody’s view of you in order to gain their acceptance and approval. Libra, remember if somebody doesn’t like you for who you are, they aren’t worthy of your time. The right people will never want to change the person you are, so hold onto those people and get rid of the rest. They’re not worth your time and energy. Worry less about what others think of you, and start worrying about what you think of you.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
As a Scorpio, you tend to be very private. You like to keep your personal life to yourself, and you hate when people have knowledge about private facets of your life. It drives you nuts. Your biggest insecurity is being exposed, makes you uneasy and anxious.
Your biggest fear is that somebody will judge or humiliate you if they expose those certain parts of your life.
Scorpio, nothing is wrong with keeping your personal life private, but you can’t keep those walls up forever. If somebody exposes sides to you that they don’t like, screw them. Let yourself be vulnerable with people. Even if it absolutely terrifies you. Even if they don’t like what they see. Being vulnerable can be a great thing and anyone who doesn’t appreciate that doesn’t deserve a spot in your life.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
As a Sagittarius, you enjoy being the star of the show at all times. You always need ALL the attention in the world. And if you’re not the center of attention, you’ll somehow figure out a way to be.
Your biggest insecurity is that once the attention is taken away from you for even a quick moment, you begin to feel as if something has gone wrong and people must hate you.
You let your mind wander and create made up scenarios that totally have you convinced you did something wrong and you’re being punished for it. Sagittarius, let someone else be the in the spotlight for once. You are somebody that people look up to as an example, but you don’t have to be the center of attention 24/7.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
As a Capricorn, you want to succeed. You crave success and your goals are the first priority in your life. You’ve set high standards for yourself, which is awesome, but sometimes you push it too far.
Your biggest and most draining insecurity is that you are much too fearful of failure.
And although you put your all into every single thing you do, sometimes you’re overexerting yourself without realizing it. You can become burnt out and exhausted without even noticing it. You start to feel less proud of your accomplishments and they aren’t good enough if things aren’t 100% flawless. Capricorn, you are destined for great things. You will achieve everything and anything you set your mind to, so be proud of those things and appreciate them for exactly what they are, not what you wish they were.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
As an Aquarius, you are an independent and adventurous spirit. You feel happiest when you can live by your own set of rules and have the freedom to go wherever you choose to.
Your biggest insecurity is commitment. It makes your skin crawl.
When people start trying to lock them into commitments with you, and you don’t feel ready for them, you start to feel extremely uneasy. The thought of being tied down terrifies you at times, and sometimes you wonder if it’s ever going to be possible to get past that. Aquarius, you are a free spirit, and you have the ability to create a wonderful life that allows you to spread your wings and fly. The commitment part will come along when it’s meant to, whether you fear it or embrace it. The choice is entirely yours.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
As a Pisces, you are someone that people feel like they can count on. People go to you for advice and guidance, or even as a shoulder to cry on at times.
Your biggest insecurity you have is that you feel like you’re always going to disappoint the people you love most.
And no matter how hard you try, you always feel like it’s never going to be enough to make anyone truly happy. Even the slightest failure causes you to feel worthless and you beat yourself up for every single thing. This insecurity is draining and leaves you with the intense desire to be somebody else.
Andrea Davis is just your average girl writing about her experiences in this crazy thing we call life!. Follow her on Facebook for more.
This article was originally published at Thought Catalog. Reprinted with permission from the author.