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How Different Zodiac Signs React When They're Mad

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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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    Aries (March 21 - April 19) are set-off relatively easily. They are a Fire sign and tend to be hot-tempered. They will lash out when upset and may even have a bit of a temper tantrum. But like Fourth of July fireworks, they burn bright and hot then fizzle out quickly. As the babies of the zodiac, Aries are not the most mature of zodiac signs and will typically feel awful after blowing up at you. The best thing to do in a fight with an Aries is to remain calm.

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    It takes a lot to get the bull to see red, but once he does, you better run for your life. There are usually some warning signs prior to a Taurus (April 20 - May 20) meltdown. They get quiet and distant as they plot how to destroy you. You can call this the calm before the storm. When they finally blow up, their sharp memory will have them recalling things you said to them from three years ago. After their anger cools down, don’t expect that they’ll be forgetting about this fight anytime soon. Bulls like to keep grudges.  

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    The Gemini (May 21 - June 20) is the most vocal of all the signs, so when you get them angry, you can expect a whole lot of shouting. That’s if you get their more fiery side; if you get their other side, they will be cool and conniving sadists who won’t hesitate to hit you where it hurts. They’ll bring up your troubled relationship with your mother and remind you of all your greatest failures and weaknesses.

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    Cancers (June 21 - July 22) are extremely sensitive and have no qualms turning into an adult baby when they're angry. If they don’t get a group invite to grab drinks with the crew or you forget to congratulate them on some minor accomplishment, they’ll take it personally. Cancers hate to feel like they’re being left out of something or like they’re undervalued. While they might not lash out with a swarm of obscenities, they’ll probably drown themselves in their own tears. To cheer them up, you’ll have to reach out to them to reassure them they are still loved.