Stereotypes of each Zodiac Sign
By: Lio Salazar, Contributor
If you aren’t aware by now, every zodiac sign has stereotypes that are placed on them. Usually, these are assigned due to trends people notice in individuals who share the same sign. Keep in mind that not every individual may display these traits, or they may display traits of a different sign. As negative as stereotypes can be, I wanted to take the time to give them a positive spin.
Aries (mid-March to mid-April):
STEREOTYPE: “Aries are hot-headed and have explosive tempers.”
REASONING: Aries is ruled by Mars, which, as a reminder from last week’s astrology article, is the Roman god of war. Hot-headedness makes sense for a planet that influences one's motivation.
AFFIRMATION: You’re strong willed, and that means you know what you want and how to get it done effectively.
Taurus (mid-April to mid-May):
STEREOTYPE: “Tauruses are stubborn and persistent.”
REASONING: Being a fixed sign (in the middle of a season), once a Taurus makes up their mind, there’s hardly any changing it.
AFFIRMATION: Your capability to be vocal about your opinions is admirable, and you’re the voice for people who can’t always speak up for themselves.
Gemini (mid-May to mid-June):
STEREOTYPE: “Geminis are shallow and two-faced.”
REASONING: Geminis view catching up with friends as one of their main ways of communication. They’ll tend to switch conversational tones based on what the conversation is about or who’s around.
AFFIRMATION: You care about your friends a great deal, and the way you’re able to mold the conversation to every different situation is powerful.
Cancer (mid-June to mid-July):
STEREOTYPE: “Cancerians are too emotional and fragile.”
REASONING: Cancer is the first of the water signs, and emotions flow through them like waves. They’re very capable of noticing emotional differences in others, and they’re more likely to address the change.
AFFIRMATION: Your ability to know when something is wrong with your friends is incredible, and wanting to check in with them is an admirable characteristic to embody.
Leo (mid-July to mid-August):
STEREOTYPE: “Leos are too dramatic and narcissistic.”
REASONING: Being a fire sign, Leos know how to command attention and respect. They also know that how they’re perceived by others is important.
AFFIRMATION: Knowing who you are is one of the most noble traits a person can have, and there’s no shame in loving yourself.
Virgo (mid-August to mid-September):
STEREOTYPE: “Virgos are hypercritical and perfectionists.”
REASONING: Virgos are analytical and observant of all of their surroundings. Being an earth sign also means that they can be very set in their ways: if they notice something is wrong, then they’ll do what they can to correct it.
AFFIRMATION: Having eyes on everything is an ability that not everyone has, and being able to figure out ways to fix problems is incredibly helpful in all aspects of life.
Libra (mid-September to mid-October):
STEREOTYPE: “Libras are indecisive and passive aggressive.”
REASONING: Their symbol is the scales, and while they take a while to make decisions, they’re weighing out pros and cons to make the best decision possible. Libras also tend to keep their thoughts to themselves in the midst of conflict.
AFFIRMATION: Taking your time to work through issues isn’t a bad thing, and keeping your cool in an argument is commendable behavior that can not be said for most.
Scorpio (mid-October to mid-November):
STEREOTYPE: “Scorpios are jealous and possessive.”
REASONING: Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of control and obsession, and Mars, the planet of aggression. This combination leads Scorpios to exist on extremes of being the fixed sign of fall. They like to have things their way and their way only.
AFFIRMATION: Taking ownership for the things you’re passionate about in life allows yourself to be seen and heard as a formidable ally.
Sagittarius (mid-November to mid-December):
STEREOTYPE: “Sagittarians are apathetic and not good with commitment.”
REASONING: Sagittarians keep the aspects of their life that bring them joy. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth and optimism, if something isn’t sparking joy in their lives, they don’t have an issue moving forward with their lives without it.
AFFIRMATION: Being able to decide what’s best for you, knowing what will help you along your journey and putting it into action is a healthy habit to keep.
Capricorn (mid-December to mid-January):
STEREOTYPE: “Capricorns are workaholics and resistant to change.”
REASONING: Ruled by boundary-driven and disciplined Saturn, it’s no surprise that Capricorns like to exist within what they know is efficient and works.
AFFIRMATION: Being driven to get things done and being able to get it done is creditable.
Aquarius (mid-January to mid-February):
STEREOTYPE: “Aquarians are aloof and emotionless.”
REASONING: Aquarians tend to keep their emotions to themselves and observe situations from more of a distance.
AFFIRMATION: Taking the time to see how situations tend to roll out allows you to see if you’d be able to mesh well in a situation.
Pisces (mid-February to mid-March):
STEREOTYPE: “Pisces are closed off and emotional.”
REASONING: Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which governs a person’s creativity and dreams, and this influences Pisces to express them more creatively than verbally.
AFFIRMATION: Your ability to create as a form of self-expression adds beauty into the world and gives others a window into yourself.