We all have that thing that makes us angry, whether it be an unreliable coworker or being stuck in traffic. We all tend to handle our anger in different ways, too, and what your zodiac sign reveals about your temper may give you a little more insight as to why you react in stressful situations they way you do.
How zodiac signs react when they’re mad is often reflective of the less-than-savory traits and secrets associated with each sign. For example, Fire signs like Aries or Leos can be hot-headed and have a propensity to have dramatic scorching meltdowns. Air signs may act a little more aloof and pretend whatever is ticking them off simply doesn’t exist. Anger, like fear, is a complex but necessary emotion, and learning how astrological signs get angry can help you understand how to interpret and handle it. Dive even deeper into the complexities of your sign and its place in the world with Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life.
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A Leo (July 23 - August 22) is a Fire sign, and they tend to run hot. They are extremely proud and unlikely to admit blame for something in a fight, even though they might know they are in the wrong. If a Leo is angry with you, they will likely shout over you and may even throw some stuff around the room. However, this anger is often short-lived and they are likely to get over it quickly.
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It’s hard to trigger a Virgo (August 23 - September 22), as they are one of the most patient signs. You won’t see them blow up like a Leo or Aries. Instead, they internalize their anger, sometimes building up dislike for someone over months and judging their various wrongdoings. If you pissed them off enough, they could completely ghost you, erasing you from their lives like you never existed at all.
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Naturally balanced, Libras (September 23 - October 22) are even-tempered and it’s unlikely you’ll even know if you offended them. They are the “peacekeepers” of the signs and generally try to avoid confrontation when they can. But, if you do find yourself in an argument with a Libra, don’t think it will be an easy one to win. Libras make great lawyers, and they can always justify their position.
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Beware of the Scorpio’s sting. Scorpios (October 23 - November 21) feel very deeply and express a lot of dominance in their relationships. If you piss off a Scorpio, good luck getting off their sh*t list. They don’t tend to anger easy, but when they do get upset, they often choose cutting silence as their weapon of choice. Scorpios are known for their self-control, so they will not blow up in your face if they are angry. Instead, they will become plotting and spiteful. If they’re angry, walking over a hot bed of coals is more comfortable than being in their presence.