What’s Your Biggest Fear According To Your Zodiac Sign?

Written by Emaan Shah

We’re all familiar with fear.

After all, it is what makes us so very human.

Everybody has their personal demons. Whether rational or irrational, they dwell in the deep, dark depths of our minds, haunting our everyday existence. Our Zodiac signs can reveal a lot of what we keep veiled from the world, and at times even from ourselves. This includes those very demons we have never really purged.

So, do you know your darkest fear? If not let’s take a peek at the darker side of your star chart. The revelation may alarm you, but do try to remember, sometimes knowledge can lead to salvation.

1. CAPRICORN (22nd December – 19th January): Fears Failing To Achieve One’s Dreams

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No one can match the relentless drive, ambition and the work ethic of a Capricorn. Highly motivated, they are masters of conquering their goals and transforming their dreams into a glorious reality. However, beneath that distracting bravado is a deep-rooted vulnerability- a fear of not being good enough and of failing to make that impact they so desire to deliver.

2. AQUARIUS (20th January – 18th February): Fears Being Powerless

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Aquarians are renowned for their individuality of spirit and formidable strength. Their greatest pride is their impressive independence, which is why they so greatly fear being weak and succumbing to society’s dictates of how to live their lives. They abhor people who attempt to enforce their beliefs upon them. Compromising one’s power is an Aquarian’s biggest nightmare.

3. PISCES (19th February – 20th March): Fears Loneliness

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Positively bursting with love and affection, Pisces are eternally faithful creatures who once committed, never falter in trusting that special someone with their heart. However, their greatest terror is failing to find a half who can equally reciprocate all their love.

4. ARIES (21st March – 19th April): Fears Losing Loved Ones

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For Aries, the true fear is the loss of a loved one. It could be through death or even through separation; Aries cannot bear to see the end of meaningful, long-term relationships. On the plus side, this produces some rather nurturing and intimate bonds. However, the greater the love, the greater an Aries fears the loss, which ultimately robs them of the time they do have with loved ones.

5. TAURUS (20th April – 20th May): Fears Chaos

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Resilient and proud, a Taurean can be counted on to prize their stability and routine. They crave consistency and prefer to build a world full of realized expectations, steering clear of unnecessary change or unsettling surprises. Which is why a Taurean’s worst nightmare is someone or something upheaving their familiar existence and plunging their world into chaos.

6. GEMINI (21st May – 20th June): Fears Failure

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Inclined to perfectionism, a Gemini refuses to consider failure as an option. On one hand, this irrational fear can fuel great work habits such as perseverance, hard work, and focus. But, on the other hand, it can turn their existence into a perpetual state of discontentment. At times their intense fear of failure can also, paradoxically, morph into a self-fulfilling prophecy. They have the potential to become their own destruction.

7. CANCER (21st June – 22nd July): Fears Being Excluded

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Highly caring and sensitive individuals, Cancers will usually be the most tender people you ever come across. Though this is an amazing quality to have in a friend, this can also leave them rather vulnerable. If rejected, Cancers take it hard. Social media especially is the bane of their existence for every little post of friends gathering without them simply fuels their insecurities and prods their lurking demons.

8. LEO (23rd July – 22nd August): Fears Mediocrity

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Leos are notoriously proud creatures. Some may even go so far as to accuse them of being vain. When it comes to their time to shine, all Leos desire is for the people they love to care. They crave the attention and admiration of their peers as well, which is why a Leo’s worst fear is going unnoticed. Nothing scares a Leo-lioness quite as much as the prospect of being ordinary and overlooked.

9. VIRGO (23rd August – 22nd September): Fears Codependence

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Rain or shine, you can count on a Virgo prizing his or her independence. Hence, there are no prizes for guessing this Zodiac’s worst fear- relying on another individual. For Virgos being dependent is akin to losing a limb- unimaginable.

10. LIBRA (23rd September – 22nd October): Fears Hurting Others

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Librans are such gentle and empathetic creatures that their worst nightmare is hurting another soul. Compassionate and tender to the core, most Librans often hold humanitarian interests, which they actively pursue. Though they are the very last people to deliberately hurt another, the thought, however, constantly haunts them.

11. SCORPIO (23rd October – 21st November): Fears Intimacy

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Proud, enigmatic and seemingly invulnerable, Scorpions fiercely hide their vulnerabilities beneath a bold façade. In reality, these dynamic but brooding souls fear opening up and exposing themselves to emotional pain. They are passionate creatures who inspire great attraction and love. However, their fear of heartbreak causes them to push away the people they care about. Get too close, and the Scorpion will sting.

12. SAGITTARIUS (22nd November – 21st December): Fears Losing Their Independence

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Free-spirited and wandering souls, Sagittarians are ruled by their spontaneity. Their greatest love is their freedom to follow their whim, whenever it strikes their fancy. Hence, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that their greatest fear also happens to be surrendering their prized independence. No nightmare can haunt a Sagittarian more than the thought of having a controlling partner or tyrannical boss. Yikes.

In parting, I leave you with the words of the great Mandela:

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

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Emaan is a voracious and rather indiscriminate reader. She is also a writer, history buff, insomniac, amateur doodle artist, terrible poet and a self-professed philosopher (but only after 3 am). Currently, she is pursuing a degree in medicine.