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Which astrological signs are the most prone to depression
Which astrological signs tend to be the most depressed
(And it won't necessarily be the signs that you think!)
I have always been curious to see if there was some kind of link between astrological signs and depression. I suppose I have always been curious about this because not only have I always been a student of astrology but I have battled depression since I was a teenager. I always wondered if it was destined by the planets and signs in my natal chart for me to be more prone to depression than someone else whose signs/planets/placements were different than mine. I was actually a little surprised to find the answer.
Since I am making this entry somewhat personal as well as informative, I will let you know a little about my natal chart. My Sun is in Sagittarius, my Moon is in Capricorn and my Ascendant is in Scorpio. All of my other planets are also in the signs of Sagittarius, Capricorn and Scorpio EXCEPT for my random Jupiter in Aries. According to my research, I would be just about screwed, for I found the four Zodiac Signs most prone to depression are Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Now, you may be thinking "Gemini? Sagittarius? Really? This girl doesn't know what she is talking about!" Before you write me off completely, let me explain WHY these signs are most prone to being depressed, each for different reasons. (When I say depression, I don't mean 'getting the blues every once in a while', but full blown, life-crippling depression.)
The roots and triggers of Scorpio's depression tend to be loss, separation and loneliness. Also, relationships in general can (not always) be a source of anguish and confusion for them. Scorpios love to be close with the person (or people) they love most, but they may fear the loss of control they give up WHEN they love someone, and Scorpios are known for loving hard. Another thing about depression; it keeps people out. Some Scorpios like it that way and are more prone to depression just by way of that fact.
Sagittarius is generally a happy-go-lucky sign and they want to soak up all life has to offer. Sagittarius likes to find the meaning and higher purpose in each experience it undertakes. They may not want to focus on the negative aspects of those experiences, so they tend to push anything and everything negative to the very back of their minds. However, eventually this all catches up with them. If Sagittarius has pushed back too many negative experiences (and not expressed their feelings at the time said experience(s) occurred,) their loved ones could be dealing with a very, very sad and depressed archer somewhere down the line.
Capricorn is prone to depression for a few different reasons. They tend to be a little gloomier just by nature, but also because they tend to have the mind set that life is difficult and nothing comes easy/everything is a struggle. While Sagittarius focuses on the higher meaning of life and all it's experiences, Capricorn focuses on the mortality in the world. Capricorn doesn't necessarily see all the possibilities in life, but instead all the limitations. They also feel like they must be responsible for everything (and everyone,) essentially feeling as though they hold the world on their shoulders. When they don't live up to their own expectations of responsibility, the guilt sets in, which only makes the situation worse.
Since the symbol of Gemini is the Twins, they are prone to wanting two different things at the same time or being two different people simultaneously. When this happens it can cause them great confusion. When it happens for too long, it can mess with their psyches. (Another word for this is "splitting.") Unlike the other three signs who deal with their depressions within themselves, Gemini has a tendency to project theirs onto the outside world.
Of course, if you believe there could be a link between astrology and depression, you could go much more in depth than just these signs. I'm sure different aspects, planet placements, etc have plenty to do with this subject as well. However, you can use this article as some kind of starting reference (if you wanted to pursue this further.)