Marianne O'Hagan









(Part One) Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Sagittarius.


(Part Two) Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.



Anxiety is not a joke, but a serious disorder that you should not ignore. The “stress triggers” in your Sun sign can be of considerable benefit in understanding the points of stress personal to you.


If you identify with any of the following 6 signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder:
1. Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge?
2. Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities?
3. Do you have irrational fears which you cannot control.
4. Do you believe that something bad will happen if certain things aren’t done in a certain way?
5. Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety?
6. Do you experience sudden, unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic?

Aries, March 21 - April 19

Aries are dynamic people until their energy runs out then stress sets in. They should remember they are not superheros and no one expects them to save the world. They are sensitive and they should take time out to relax. Aries likes to take action and they do not like being stopped in their tracks, or having the wind taken out of their sails! Burdening them with responsibilities of pointless chores and mounds of paperwork will frustrate them. Aries are too hard on themselves and they believe the world would stop without them. They set their goals too high and they work too hard to achieve them, then they get disappointed when things do not turn out the way they expected which leads to overwhelming feelings of stress. Stress triggers for Aries:- If you should show kindness to their enemies, or become detached from them, or disapprove of their actions in a given situation they will become anxious and stressed.

Taurus, April 20 - May 20

Taurus wants to be seen as fully competent, so they take their time to do it right the first time. An ultimate source of stress is failure.. Taurus needs order in their lives and when they do not have order, they get very anxious. They like to please people by nature and if they feel they haven’t then they will feel inwardly anxious. They should stop doubting themselves when they fail to please others, instead, they should focus on themselves and their own self-needs which is in the area of finance and security in general. Stress triggers for Taurus:- If you spend their money, eat their food, borrow stuff and don’t return it or change their objects around in their house when they are not looking, or simply move everything a few inches from their normal places, they will become anxious and stressed.

Gemini, May 21 - June 20

Gemini doesn't suffer fools easily and they feel stressed out when people are being stupid or boring. It is vital for Gemini to remember that others need time to breathe between sentences and they should exercise patience instead of getting wound up and stressed out in waiting for the next word or more importantly, the end of the story. Gemini tends to think too much and turn little problems into big ones which compounds their stress levels. They are highly active mentally and they have trouble controlling their frustration when they are trying to solve problems that have built up. If they learn to ask for help in problem-solving, stress levels can be reduced. Stress triggers for Gemini:- If you bore them to tears with boring monologues about your emotional life or completely ignore them, or perhaps monopolise them at social gatherings so that they can’t circulate and talk to other people they will become anxious and stressed.

Cancer, June 21 - July 22

Not feeling secure is what stresses Cancers so much. When they feel defeated, they tend to engage in emotional outbursts or bury their feelings behind a wall of self-protectionism. They should learn to breathe deeply and know that they are secure within themselves. Cancers are anxious by nature. They are meticulous perfectionists who have trouble recognizing or handling mistakes, theirs or others. They can’t stand criticism and tend to take it too personally, also they worry too much about other people’s opinions. They strive to provide security for the family and to be the very best they can. If they feel they have failed their family and loved ones, they can become anxious and worried. Stress triggers for Cancer:- If you insult their mothers, or criticise their homes, or warn them they might lose their jobs, or that a highway is going to be built, running through their house they will become anxious and stressed.

Leo, July 23 - August 22

Not being in command is the stressful trigger for Leo. If things do not really turn out the way they want them to it affects their nerves. They like to be acknowledged when they are doing well. Leo is spirited, strong willed, warm and affectionate and being respected by others is important to them. They also understand that self-respect is equally as important. They will work very hard to get their own way. They are honest and truthful and they like to get everything out into the open. Leo is a proud sign and prone to discouragement when something goes wrong. Respect is very important to a Leo and if they lose the respect of those they love they become anxious and stressed. Stress triggers for Leo:- If you try to teach Leo something they don’t know or have little knowledge of, or ignore them, or forget to introduce them, or do not acknowledge or respect them when they have done well they will become anxious and stressed. Also when they have committed to a meeting and they are running late, they get anxious and stressed because they feel they are letting others down.

Virgo, August 23 - September 22

Virgo thinks too much and pay too much attention to detail, they can be be over critical of themselves and others in their working environment, but their biggest source of stress is not being able to organise their over worrisome thoughts. They should make lists or they can use spreadsheets to keep track of their day to day duties and tasks. Just writing things down will be a relief for them. Virgo has a habit of constantly thinking and worrying about every aspect of their work and personal life when things go wrong. This habit can lead to sleepless nights and with little rest stress levels can increase which can affect their health. A Virgo often freaks themselves out with the worst possible case scenarios which will probably never happen. Stress Triggers for Virgo:- If you lose one of their important books, or mess up their homes, or wreck their filing systems or schedules, or walk in with mud on your shoes over their nice new carpet they won’t like it and they will become inwardly critical, anxious and stressed.

Libra, September 23 - October 22

Libra is a friendship sign and doesn’t like to be treated unfairly. They tend to spend too much time thinking about whether or not to confront unfair people instead of simply talking the matter out at the time. Libra has difficulty understanding why people are so unjust and because of it they like to mediate the situation to everyone’s advantage, however, not everyone is motivated by the same outcome. Sometimes it is okay to accept situations as they are because it is not worth the stress of trying to change things, especially if those around them are not likely to change. If everyone they love is yelling at each other, or not talking to each other they will try to mediate the situation but they will feel worried and stressed. Another stressful situation for Libra is in making decisions. Stress triggers for Libra:- When a decision has to be made between you and your Libra friend, just say; “It’s up to you” or you can take them to ugly places, or act gross in public, or make a scene around them which causes discord and aggression they won’t like it and they can become anxious and stressed.

Scorpio, October 23 - November 21

Scorpio is a sensitive sign and they can feel tense and nervous without privacy. They should make sure they take time out for themselves because they are secretive about their inner life and they care about their own comfort-zone and well-being. They act with power, but once power is lost, passion ceases and anxiety sets in. When left alone, and in their own time, they will rejuvenate themselves. But there is one thing that can make a Scorpio anxious and it is a lack of deep love. Underneath. they crave those one thing, and when people they love do not give them love in return, they become deeply hurt. Stress triggers for Scorpio:- If they are invited to a group that they don’t know, they will not want to go. The thought sends them into panic mode. “The unknown causes fear.” If they are forced into uncompromising positions, they will feel uncomfortable and they can become anxious and stressed.

Sagittarius, November 22 - December 21

Sagittarius has its own opinions and can be judgmental but they are optimistic in the main. They dislike sitting still and they hate situations where they are tied to other people’s arrangements. To break away from this, they use their free time to enjoy themselves, such as an enjoyable night out with others where they can solve the worlds problems and have a good laugh, or alternatively, some physical activity. Sagittarius can wind themselves up by booking an interesting learning course, but once the weekly grind sets in and learning becomes a routine they become restless and bored and they will look elsewhere for stimulation. Sagittarius dislikes living according to others routines, demands and expectations. Stress triggers for Sagittarius:- When they have free time to pursue their own plans they feel happy, but when others impose their excessive demands on them which puts their plans under pressure or on the back burner it drives them nuts. If others impose on their free time to enjoy their own interests such as holidays, travel, tramping, nature and the great outdoors they will become anxious and stressed.

Capricorn, December 22 - January 19

Capricorn is too demanding of itself. Stress for them is not living up to the demands they make on themselves. They should seek joy in each moment, even if some of those moments seem like a real challenge. Just like Aries, Capricorns puts too much pressure on themselves. They set high standards and hard-to-achieve goals and if they fail to achieve their own expected standard they become depressed and withdrawn. They stress over the tiniest thing in trying to reach their standards and they become downcast if their coworkers do not acknowledge their efforts. To Capricorn, status is important, but they should develop inner self-confidence. Stress triggers for Capricorn”- If others organise them they will feel they have lost control and when loss of control sets in, fear, anxiety and stress is the result. If they are being organised by coworkers they will feel their position is being threatened which can also lead to moodiness, anxiety and stress.

Aquarius, January 20 - February 18

Aquarius represents group identification and they need to achieve group goals with those of similar interest with each one playing their part for the good of the group. If anyone in the group is disruptive in the interests of group achievement they become very frustrated. If Aquarius fails to reach goal achievement without good reason from associated parties they become anxious. They should take time to understand that this is just the way life is, then take a deep breath and move on. Multitasking is the root cause of their anxiety. They are trying to accomplish too many things at one time, and when they fail to achieve (which can happen often) they get sick and tired of it all and they have to pull themselves together to do it again. Stress triggers for Aquarius:- If they were asked to phone the group thirteen times a day and have the group inform them of their exact duties or movements, or if they felt they were being taken for granted they would feel anxious and stressed.

Pisces, February 19 - March 20

Pisces is the most sensitive sign in the zodiac. If they are exposed to the negative energy of others they absorb the energy and feel drained. If a family member, friend or loved one is upset they feel the tension and they want to communicate the underlying cause to get the tension and emotion out into the open where it can be resolved, otherwise they feel guilty and drained. If they are called at random to speak before an audience they freeze because they feel inadequate. However if they volunteer to speak before an audience they relax and they can impress others with their public speaking skills. When Pisces is placed in a situation where too much is happening around them they can feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. As a result, their minds become overstimulated resulting in sleepless nights with little rest. If they are surrounded by negative people they tend to absorb the energy and feel drained, anxious and stressed. They have to understand that the negative energy they feel does not belong to them. The remedy is to place the negative energy they feel where it belongs and seal their energy field. They are sensitive to other people’s sorrows and they can be taken advantage of, but everyone reaches a limit as to just how much they can do, Pisces needs to remember this. Stress triggers for Pisces:- If others told them to get a grip on themselves or that they are wallowing in self-pity they would feel anxious and stressed.
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