Welcome to the dark side, where the cookies are always chocolate and the chocolate is always abundant. And more.
Here’s the thing: we aren’t all born with one personality — even our horoscope is proof of that — and many of us over the years tend to fall in love with the darker things in life. Perhaps it’s just a need for fantasy, or maybe we’re just polarized creatures that need a bit from menu A and a bit from B.
Variety being the spice of life, we must consider that many of those spices are strange to the taste.
And we are made up of strange and private tastes; we crave visuals that stimulate us in personal ways, and we gravitate towards the things of pop culture that speak to us. And if we’re “dark-minded,” as so many of us are, you’ll find us in the Halloween aisle.
Could there be a tendency towards dark-minded thinking that may derive influence from the signs of the zodiac? Oh yes. There are signs that flutter towards the dark, or rather, creep. And while every sign is capable of every kind of thinking and behaving, we do tend to act in accordance to our sign, whether we know it or not.
I, myself, am an extremely dark person. Someone once said my aura was black, which sounded so insulting and yet, I was kinda in agreement with her. Ah, thee well, as they say somewhere in some dark universe where people say “thee.”
And so, if we could rank the signs of the zodiac according to their dark tendencies, who would make the grade? And who might be spared the darkness? After all, they say it’s more fun to laugh with the sinners than to cry with the saints, but then again, that’s just my dark side speaking.
Let’s look at the zodiac signs with the darkest minds, from the most dark-minded to the least.
1. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Not all the signs get along, but there’s a good chance if you put a bunch of Sags in a room together, they will not only get along, they will eventually find common ground in some dark topic. Sag is the fantasist of the zodiac, and possibly because their sign comes during the winter, they tend to come with a natural tendency for things cold and dark in subject matter. If you think you have a wicked thought, Sagittarius probably had that thought when they were three years old.
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2. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The only thing darker than Libra is a room full of Sagittarians, and Libra would walk right into that room, with glee… and possibly a fun-loving, murderous smile. Libra is the horror fanatic; they love the rush of fear and the aesthetic of mythic monsters. Creative and kind, these folks hide their darkness very well, in plain sight, making them one of the zodiac signs with the darkest minds.
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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
I suppose when your main representative is a goat, it’s hard not to be associated with something that’s at least… Satanic? Truth is, Capricorn is downright goth when it comes to darkness and dark tendencies. Vampire Balls? Mad Monster Parties? Your main headcount will consist of playful Capricorns, frolicking in the shadows, role-playing to their heart’s content.
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4. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The Taurus personality takes dark to a different level; while they are not the dark dreamers, they are indeed the ones who take self-pity to a very dark place. Where the sulking attitude might be a slick fashion statement at first, it will be Taurus who entertains thoughts of suicide, more often than not.
Read: The TRUTH About Being A Taurus — The Most Stubborn Sign Of The Zodiac
5. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Always the dark one, Scorpio is also a solo player and likes to set up their world in ways that they can predict… like a trap. The chase is what matters, the kill is good stuff, but when Scorpio wants something and becomes obsessed with having it, it’s usually dark and it’s usually going to involve the Scorpio “besting” another person. Their darkness is about ego and victory.
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6. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
An analyst by nature, Virgo can take that special ability to figure things out and ruin their own lives because of it. Their darkness comes in the form of not being able to know when to stop. If something bothers them, they are relentless. And while this can also be a very good trait, Virgo’s darkness tends to manifest as self-destructive behavior.
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7. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Secretly, Aquarius is judging you. There’s a jealous quality about Aquarians that brings out their dark side. They are competitive but passive-aggressive, and though their minds are capable of many sordid and creepy things, you’d never know it because it is the Aquarian who is standing there, the wallflower, trying hard to not be noticed. Their darkness lives in their judgment of you.
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8. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Not all that willing to share their dark thoughts, Gemini will brood and get into moods at the drop of a hat. Their darkness is in their attitude, and sometimes those born under the sign of Gemini cannot control their tempers. They aren’t deeply dark people, but they are moody and irritable, and their moods are contagious.
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9. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The darkness of a Pisces in how much you can feel sorry for one at any given moment. They, themselves are not particularly imaginative in terms of dark thoughts, but they are masters at getting you to pay attention to them, especially if it’s because you are catering to their whiny ways.
Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One
10. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries cares too much to be dark, as they’ve already decided that there’s more to gain from the lighter, happier attitudes. On the battlefield, however, it’s all about the glory of the dark, which is why Aries is associated with war. So, the joke here is that Aries loves the light, but flinches not at the idea of a massive, bloody battle.
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11. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Like Aries, Leo simply can’t exist where the spotlight isn’t shining. They’re not about the ooky spooky “shadow” positions in life; they like it bright, alive, healthy and without any disapproval whatsoever. Those sunny demeanors mean business, and you won’t find Leo dressed in black, hanging out with the ghouls and goblins.
Read: Characteristics Of The Leo Horoscope Sign That Makes Astrology’s Lion The RULER Of The Zodiac
12. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Well, I guess when your sign is associated with staying at home, that’s the kind of personality you get as well. Cancer is basically afraid of the dark. Oh sure, they are run by the moon, but the moon’s light is reflecting the sun. It has no light of its own. Cancer wants the freedom of the light, without all the heavy calories of the dark.
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