There are days that once I get something in my head, I cannot stop thinking about it, no matter how hard I try to stop.
It can be something small like whether or not the awful heat has finally made me sweat through my dress while I’m on the bus (gross, I know) or something bigger like whether or not I’m going to have enough money to pay all of the bills I need to this month and still be able to go on that weekend trip, or if I need to make some money-saving choices.
But even when I obsess about things like this, they usually tend to work out eventually – I don’t know about you, but I try not to obsess about things like this ALL the time. That said, astrology will tell you differently.
Each zodiac sign is capable of obsessing over people (and things) like this, but they’re also capable of sinking their teeth into one thing in particular and not being able to let go, depending on what their horoscope says about them.
By this, I mean that you might not obsess about making sure that you pinch your pennies all month so that you can afford that weekend trip with your friends, but you might obsess over something like the security and satisfaction of not having to worry about being short on rent that having money brings.
So, that might mean being a little more aggressive than your friends about saving your paycheck… which isn’t actually a bad thing to obsess over, but when you’d rather put that money away instead of having a little fun on the weekend every single weekend, you could probably call it an obsession.
So how are you supposed to find that balance between obsessing over something and having a healthy interest in it? Can obsessing about something to be a good thing or is it always negative?
When you obsess about something, it means your mind is constantly thinking about this one thing for whatever reason. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing, it just means that it’s always on your mind.
If you’re constantly obsessing over trying to eat healthily and work out all the time, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. What makes obsession negative is when it completely controls your life.
When your thoughts about something like eating healthy turn negative and brooding – like if you were only trying to get healthier because you wanted to show everyone that you’re better than someone else. See?
Obviously not the right way to go about it. But even if your obsession seems harmful at first, it can still bring about a lot of stress and worry.
And if it feels like you’re constantly ruminating on your obsessions, it’s probably a good idea to take a step back and figure out what you really need.
But before you can get that far into what your obsessions mean, you need to figure out what you obsess about the most, based on your zodiac sign.
Here’s what each horoscope can’t get off their mind, no matter how hard they try, by zodiac sign in astrology.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, your competitive nature doesn’t go unnoticed by anyone, so it makes sense that the thing you most obsess about would be wanting to be first – well, it’s a little more than that, but you get what I mean. One of your biggest needs in life is to be a trailblazer and pioneer; if not for anyone else, at least for yourself.
You have always wanted to be the leader that everyone else follows – the one who tries that new fusion restaurant first, the one who chops off all their hair before the glossy magazines announce that short hair is in this summer, and even the one who earns the title of “Company’s Youngest Manager” before the rest of your friends even get their first raise. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, just don’t let your obsession be driven solely by impulsion or the need to show everyone else up.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
No matter what you pursue in life, Taurus, there is always a similar need when you get right down to the basics: money and security. You aren’t a rabid obsessive when it comes to money and security, but you also don’t waste your time on things that aren’t going to bring you the financial and romantic safety you crave.
Plain and simple, you want material things and people that are going to last a lifetime. When you make friends, you do so with the intention that they’ll always be there for you (and vice versa). When you date, you do so with plans months and sometimes even years into the future.
Everything you do in life is an investment to you. You love material things and relationships that are built to last; the worst is knowing that when you put out for something cheap and meaningless, it’s inevitably going to break down quickly and leave you feeling empty inside.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you are most obsessed with finding your soulmate. Maybe it’s because you’re the twins of astrology, but whenever you find someone you really bond well with, your first reaction is to squeal, “OMG, twins!” The bonds you make don’t always have to be romantic, but they do always have to have meaning.
You are always looking to create deep connections that you know will last forever – that’s why you’re part of so many social clubs and groups in and outside of work, your phone storage is full to the brim with social apps and text messages from your BFFs, and you’re always making an effort to put yourself out there and meet new people. You certainly have good intentions, but all of this bouncing from one person to another looking for something deep can actually make you look shallow instead. Focus on cultivating a few close bonds, rather than a lot of shallow ones.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
As the crab of astrology, Cancer, you are all about surrounding yourself with things that make you feel safe and happy (so you don’t turn crabby). You obsess about comfort most; the comfort of being surrounded by friends and family, as well as physical comfort (soft textiles, relaxed clothing, and the like).
This isn’t necessarily harmful, as long as you remember that anything in excess can spoil a good thing. What’s most important to you is relying on your friends and family to nurture you and for you to nurture them in return. You want there to be certain bumpers that protect you and your loved ones from anything negative in life, so you try your best to keep everyone close and safe. While this is actually a good thing to obsess over, you can sometimes rely a little too heavily on these securities, rather than allow yourself to experience life outside of your comfort zone.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, you obsess most over being loved and adored. You know that life is way too short not to live it with rose-colored glasses on, so you always look for people to treat you the way royalty deserves to be treated. What can you say? There’s just something so addicting about being the object of many people’s affections.
While you don’t like to knock new ways of being loved and adored until you try them, you also know that there is a very fine line between being loved and being obsessed with attention. And while you do appreciate others worshipping the ground you walk on, you’re also fully capable of worshipping yourself… in a way. When you’re drunk on attention, it’s easy to turn into a selfish drama queen (or king) who demands too much, but you also know that love and adoration is just as important when it comes from yourself – so you make an effort to find that golden mean.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, you have a healthy obsession – albeit, still an obsession – with order and organization. The only thing that keeps you sane in this chaotic world is being able to control everything you possibly can in life. You’re not in the business of controlling other people, but you do try your very hardest to make something you can be proud of in your own life.
You have an inherent need for your body, mind, and soul to be tidy. You know that judging others who don’t have their sh*t together only works when you do have your sh*t together, so you make yourself a priority while still making an effort to help others whenever you can. You’re not afraid of admitting that you’re obsessed with perfection, either. Just don’t let it get too out of control (yes, your need for control can become wildly OUT of control), otherwise your neurotic side will come out.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Call it a life goal if it feels right, Libra, but your obsession is to find your soulmate. You spend so much of your time constantly hunting for balance and harmony, that finding your soul tie – or someone to make you feel more aligned – seems like a no-brainer. You have so many admirers that there’s no shortage of suitors to choose from, but it’s your obsession to find The One that drives you most.
In your eyes, balance isn’t just something that comes from finding your soulmate. Balance is what brings the most meaning to your life. You always do things with intention, and finding your soulmate is no different. That said, you are well aware that your soulmate isn’t necessarily another person. In fact, you are just as open to the idea that it can be yourself. To keep this obsession as healthy and meaningful as possible, start with a journey of self-love before looking for someone else to be your other half.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Anyone who knows you, Scorpio, knows that you obsess most about trust. It might be difficult for you to trust others at first, but that doesn’t stop you from always looking for people you know you can count on and will trust that you will learn how to open up once you’re comfortable around them. For you, trust is a long journey that doesn’t need to happen right away – when you trust people, you do so for life. You want to know that the people in your life aren’t going to disappear on you when times get tough.
You are in the business of creating lasting bonds with people that are most important to you. And to create a lasting bond with someone means to provide transformation and security where it’s needed the most. You obsess over creating a secure and welcoming environment for people in your life (so that they’ll trust you) and transforming yourself into someone who can be vulnerable and open to them. Your obsession might not be obvious to everyone, but it is something that rules a very big part of your life.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, you are most obsessed with meaning; finding meaning in life, love, and within yourself. You are constantly yearning for answers to life’s biggest questions – questions that you often pose to others (or yourself). You also want to know that you’re always growing as a person. Any bit of experience you can find in life is an experience you’ll take, as long as it’s meaningful and important to you.
Everything you do in life should have intention. Others might see your obsession with meaning as a way to not tie yourself down to any one place or person, but it’s definitely more than that. Your need for inner growth is always leading you to travel to new places, ask thoughtful questions, and try new things – all so that you can make better sense of this crazy world. Trust that you know best and don’t let the opinions of others convince you that being obsessed with something is always negative. For you, it’s actually not.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Surprise, surprise, Capricorn. You obsess about success the most. What you set your sights on most often – and what makes you the most admirable role model of all other zodiac signs – is that you’re always reaching toward your goals. Big or small, you know that success doesn’t happen if you give up… so, you don’t give up. Ever.
You are the zodiac sign that is always leading the pack without slowing down. You sometimes even prefer to go your own way because you know that not everyone can keep up with you – so you don’t even give them the option to hang. That said, this hunger for success can blind you from what’s really important – reaching your goals. Think of it this way: A shark that hunts its prey is one thing, but a shark with a bloodlust that turns it into an insatiable machine is another. Don’t let yourself get blinded by something insignificant; it isn’t important to your ultimate goal.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
You might choose to call it a passion instead of an obsession, Aquarius, but you obsess the most about new experiences. You can get so caught up in the fact that you don’t want to be tied down to anything or anyone that, sometimes, the only thing that makes sense to you is experiencing as many new things in life as you possibly can, no matter how crazy it might seem to other people.
You absolutely love experimenting with new people, places, and things, and you’ll often try to feed your obsession and need for experience by constantly rebelling against the status quo. But while you love getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing everything that life has to offer, it’s important to remember that rebelling just for the heck of it is less about new experiences as it is about being afraid to admit that commitment and staying in one place can be scary sometimes. While you’re on your journey to self-discovery, remember to be honest with yourself, too.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, your biggest obsession is your need to be needed. If any zodiac sign has that “I’m here for you always” quality down pat, it’s you. But it’s not always easy for you to believe that others are there for you when you need them, too. For the most part, you are usually very emotionally vulnerable and open, but you still have your emotional downfalls – and this obsession doesn’t help.
Your need to be needed isn’t just about needing to have people who care about you in your life. Sometimes – okay, a lot of the time – you need people to be vocal about being there for you. One of your biggest fears is being alone in life because you’re not entirely sure you can make it on your own. You obsess over proving to your friends and family that you’ll never leave them just so they’ll stick around… or rather never think about cutting you out of their lives. It’s okay to want to feel needed, just don’t let your obsession take a dark turn and ruin something good.