Common Vices by Astrological Sign

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The zodiac is morally neutral. It does not judge your habits. Astrology measures patterns. The choices you make reinforce these patterns. Some might call your choices good. Some might call them bad. The zodiac only marks what was done and holds you to your actions.

In every culture there are virtues and vices. Killing is frowned upon in Western society, but ancient New Guinea is an example of a culture where murder, in the form of headhunting, was an acceptable way for young men to show off to women how skilled they were.

And so in our culture, there are vices that many of us seem to fall into. You may lecture your friend or family member about his or her failings, and then be shamed by a boss or acquaintance about your inadequacies of a different sort. Everyone has a vice, and it is usually determined by your zodiac sun sign. Read below to learn which vice is associated with each sign.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    Vice: Selfishness
    Rams can be highly self-oriented. Aries may see the people in their lives as props that exist only to help realize his or her dreams; and the Aries is always Numero Uno. He or she becomes a bad judge of character and ends up hanging out with real losers; this leads to all sorts of other trouble.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    Vice: Stubbornness
    When the Bull lays down the law, settles on a decision or digs in his or her heels, others should just give up or walk away. Taurus individuals like to think of their loyalty and commitment as an attribute, but a blind stubborn streak to maintain the way things are done quickly becomes a hostile and unappealing vice.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Vice: Two-Faced
    If you are best friends with a Gemini, think again. You might hear what this person really feels as most Twins talk behind everyone’s back. If your Gemini friend is the perfect spouse, look for a darker side to be hidden, but just as much a part of that Twin’s identity.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    Vice: Deceit
    When the Crab makes a deal, he or she shakes on it with a claw. That clamp does not bind Cancer to the deal; it crushes your chances of getting a fair shake. Cancer may borrow something from a friend with no intention of returning it. But that isn’t stealing, if your buddy gave it to you. Right?

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    Vice: Narcissism
    The Lion cannot believe anyone would critique him or her. All critics must be jealous. Leo will insist that he or she is humble. The words that might be uttered are, �I am the most humble person in world history,� and the Leo will believe it. Center of the universe, you don’t want to be around when the Lion gets treated in a less-than VIP manner, or worst of all, like everyone else.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    Vice: Cheating
    When a Virgo cheats in a board game, the interpretation of the rules will be explained in a detailed manner to justify it. When a Virgo cheats on his or her spouse, there will be all sorts of reasoning made to underscore how perfectly logical and acceptable that behavior was. Virgos are the reason contracts exist at all in our world and need to be signed and enforced.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    Vice: Sloth
    Is it the last minute? You can tell it is if Libra is finally up and getting ready. Want to start work on that project due next week? If your work partner is a Libra, you better tell him or her that it was due yesterday. And this is the go-getter Libra who takes on endeavors; most of the people born under this sign are still in bed or finally made it to the couch to watch TV.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Vice: Lust
    A female Scorpio has an innocent stare, but in her mind she is tearing off her man’s clothes and demanding he service her after breaking his heart. Male Scorpios just come out and ask for a night on the town, or in the bedroom, or in the backseat of the car if your blanket is more than ten minutes away.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    Vice: Fickleness
    You had the perfect lover, didn’t you? Oh, so it wasn’t perfect? You wanted to keep him and have another so that you had two versions of the best? And they didn’t go for it? Sagittarius is never satisfied and it leads members of this sign into some rather complicated rationalizations about why they do not yet have it all.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    Vice: Social Climbing, Gold-Digging
    Are you on top? Here is one way to tell: Capricorns are calling, claiming you are best friends and always have been. The Goat is a zodiac sign that is always aiming to move up in the world. Capricorn doesn’t just want to keep up with the Joneses; the zodiac Goat makes sure to socialize with the Joneses in order to get ahead. .

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    Vice: Superficiality
    When Aquarians tell you that they love you, they mean it. Of course, their definition of love might be less deep than a three-year-old’s love of a teddy bear. The Aquarian’s commitment is always verbal but hardly ever emotional. A detached manner saves them from entanglements. They leave at the first sign of trouble. And they actually think that a connection was made, a bond was sealed and that it ultimately meant something. The ex-partner understands too late that the only feeling was emptiness. .

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    Vice: Drugs and Alcohol
    The Fish loves to connect to other realities. When a Pisces is young, this is through a wild imagination and a deep comprehension of worlds beyond our own. Unless they develop a good sense of discipline in their adolescence and young adulthood, though, this connection becomes all too real with the use of substances that take them into the ethereal realities, and where they linger too long.

Where to Find Help

A professional psychic or astrologer can offer insight about the qualities that make you who you are, including guiding you toward a healthy balance to manage a vice or trait you’d like to change. A professional astrologer has many talents and tools at her disposal, including numerology, tarot cards and detailed astrological birth charts – based on specific information about when and where you were born.

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