The modern way of life is full of stress, competition, and numerous other triggers for depression. No wonder research shows that more than 17 million adults in the United States have had at least one major depressive episode . When you’re struggling with depression, every day feels like a big problem – it’s hard to deal with drastic mood swings and loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy. The good news is, with the help of your zodiac sign, you can find out how to deal with depression that suits your personality.
How do you ask Well, astrology uses complex methods to describe the intricate patterns of our psyche. This will teach you how your zodiac sign is likely to deal with depression, which in turn can help you overcome a depressed mood once and for all.
Remember: What it says here applies to every zodiac sign. What you experience in reality may differ to some extent because you may have other planets in adjacent signs that balance out what is being said.
How to deal with depression according to your zodiac sign
1. Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
The fiery fire sign Aries does not get depressed easily, and when it does, it is mostly because for some reason they are unable to reconnect with their inner fire and passion for life.
There is a risk when parents are overly careful with their Aries child and advise them not to trust their gut instincts. This can be a serious problem because the Aries is always looking for new challenges and needs to be able to trust his instincts as he is on the hunt for adventures that will inspire him. Hence, an Arian should never be overly careful.
When they become depressed, the best cure for them is to get more exercise and do what inspires them again. Arians are only prone to depression when they feel like they are not facing a challenge.
Arians do not express their depressed mood through crying or whining, although they display anger and aggressive behavior.
2: Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
As an earth sign, Taurus is stable and grounded. Taurus have a balanced temperament and do not get upset easily. Hence, this sign is above the area of depression.
Taurus like things to go one-way and hate drastic change. If they are plagued by depression, there are simple solutions for them: a long bath, a delicious meal, or something else that appeals to their senses will help them improve their mood. They are very sensual people. Taurus people love stability when it comes to emotions, and they don’t let depression get them down too much.
3: TWIN (May 21st – June 20th)
The erratic air sign Gemini hardly ever becomes depressed. Boredom is more of a nuisance in their life. The explorer Gemini is always eager to discover new things around him. He just has to wait a few minutes until he finds something exciting and the depression will be over quickly.
The twins (especially young adults) are too busy trying to find their fate, which rarely makes them feel like they are looking for something in life that they cannot get their hands on, which leads to depression.
Geminis find it difficult to connect with their innermost feelings. If there are troubling memories hidden deep within them, they are unable to recognize and eradicate them, instead thoughts are haunted. Your depression usually manifests itself in unexpected outbursts of angry and critical words.
But Gemini are gifted with a keen thought that they should use to figure out what is bothering them. They don’t like to face the music, but it is much better for their peace of mind if they face their injuries instead of avoiding the problems.
4: CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
As one of the moodiest zodiac signs of them all, you are probably the most depressed zodiac sign for it . Cancer is prone to depression, and most of the time the trigger for depression is “nobody loves me”.
They are sentimental and sensitive people, and when they feel bad, Cancers are likely to drown in a sea of hurtful feelings. In order to feel better, they depend on friends who can empathize with them. But that doesn’t necessarily help them in the long run. Cancers often become overwhelmed by their sadness and feel that they cannot face the rigors of life on their own. This mentality is quite dangerous as it can develop into long-term depression.
The cure for Cancer depression is to surround yourself with supportive friends and family members. The company of Fire signs, like Aries and Sagittarius, can lift their spirits and make their feelings even more cheerful. You need to make a conscious effort not to withdraw into your shell and expect others to understand what is going on in your mind.
When you are in the “nobody loves me” phase, you should logically ask yourself whether it is really true that the other person is not interested in you – a real answer can get you out of your doldrums.
5: Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Leo, a fire sign, always seems full of life and is not easy to get depressed. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find a whole different story.
The truth is that although they appear cheerful, they are good at hiding their pain from the world and often from themselves. They like to pretend everything is fine because the opinions of others are very important to them.
Lions are proud people, and feeling offended in any way can lead to depression. They then suffer in silence because they are unsure whether others are making fun of their feelings.
Although Leos want to believe that the emotional troubles with the previous sign of cancer have stopped, the reality is that they are carrying some of the cancer within them. However, these traits never show up because the Leos have an active way of life in which they are quite popular. If left to their own devices, depression can creep in.
6: Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Virgos shouldn’t be depressed. That’s right. They see depression as a character weakness that should be removed from their system as early as possible so that they can get back to work with full vigor.
Even when they are feeling depressed, Virgos dismiss them as annoying thoughts and try to focus on something productive. Their practical and logical thought will help them to overcome a depressed mood more easily.
As we all know, Virgos are perfectionists and are too careful not to go “wrong”. That, and their innate shyness, can make them awkward when dealing with new people. When it comes to interacting in a social setting, they can be overwhelmed, which later leads to them thinking too much and becoming depressed.
7: Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
The air sign Libra does not get depressed too often because its feelings do not get it down. If they do get depressed, it is mostly because they have planets in Scorpio, their next sign of the zodiac, which is characterized by strong mood swings.
Libra are smart people and enjoy having in-depth, interesting conversations. So if you talk openly with people who like you and get involved in social gatherings, this is sure to be good for you in case you feel depressed. Anything that makes their life more beautiful and harmonious is good for Libra – shopping is a good temporary fix.
The way out of depression is to build inner strength and not hope for a better partnership / relationship as they sometimes expect. Activities like yoga and writing can help you get rid of toxic feelings.
8: Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
As one of the most intense zodiac signs that feel everything deeply, they can also have their own problems – depression is one of them.
The problems that trigger depression often have to do with their relationships. This is because Scorpios attach great importance to their relationships, that’s how they are.
They fluctuate between the extremes – their highs are super ecstatic while sometimes making them feel as bad as they can get. When you find yourself suffering from depression, go all out with the negativity – you get immersed in everything that is sad, in movies, music, etc. You want to bottom out and come out of it as a stronger person.
Scorpio is a fixed watermark, so they are naturally good at fixing their emotions. You just need to have the willpower necessary to fight off your depression. With Scorpios it all boils down to will.
9: Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
The mutable fire sign Sagittarius is cheerful, optimistic, and full of life! They see it as their job to instill a positive and happy attitude in the world that can cheer up those who are feeling gloomy.
Does that mean they are never depressed? Of course, they get depressed, but they don’t linger in their depression for long. When you are feeling negative, try your best to hide it from others and to recover from yourself. You will find joy in the little things in life to combat depressing thoughts.
Sagittarians are naturally irritable and hate depression. They bring a cheerful air with them, which is one of the main reasons people are drawn to them.
10: Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
The Capricorns, ruled by Saturn, make the most pessimistic zodiac sign of all twelve signs. Generally, they hover just above the depression area and get easily dejected and negative. Your dejection is as good as self-inflicted. This is because Capricorns always look for guarantees before doing anything in life.
The billy goat philosophy is to make sure that things in life are consistent, they avoid risks and want to be absolutely sure before taking a step. This is the main cause of their depression. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and results and the stable Capricorns find it difficult to indulge in the spontaneity of life.
They also like to take responsibility themselves and cannot rely on others to do things the way they want. So the solution to your depression is to loosen up a little, learn, let go, and surround yourself with people you can trust.
11: Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
A dejected Aquarius is not often encountered. As a sign that they are an air sign, they like to live life with a carefree and excited attitude. They are interested in new things and almost never get bored. Plus, they’re persistent and don’t waste energy getting angry about bad things.
Aquarians in general are very progressive and progressive. They are difficult to see through. Not everyone understands their ideas, which are way ahead of their time, and that makes them aliens in their own people. This makes them feel lonely and helpless. For them, the best way to prevent depressive thoughts is to be in the company of like-minded people who share similar ideals.
12: Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
No other zodiac sign can suffer as quietly as Pisces – this is due to their innate nature of not wanting to burden and hurt others. They are compassionate, selfless souls. They indulge in their grief but don’t say a word because they don’t want to make a scene or disturb anyone. The cause of their depression is their fascination with victims – they will not stand up for their own rights, but instead choose to suffer.
They should just focus on being happy in life instead of wanting to take responsibility for the whole world on their shoulders. Do not build walls and ignore what is oppressing you, confide in others and usually fight against the victim mentality.