Graphic Horoscopes and Addiction

What’s Your Sign and What’s Your Addiction?

Plenty has been written on the signs of addiction, but what about every zodiac sign’s potential addictions?

Zodiac star signs are traditionally categorized as having specific traits.

Many people think the signs are bunk. Others can’t start the day without consulting their horoscopes. To each his (or her, or their) own.

In recent years there’s been talk of a 13th sign (the plot thickens) — Ophiuchus (Nov. 29-Dec. 17) — and a reshuffling of the remaining 12.

So, if you were born August 23, you probably tell people you’re a Virgo, but under the new dates you’d be a Leo (August 10 – September 16).

It’s believed the Babylonians back in ancient times simply settled on 12 signs to match the 12 months, so the 13th sign was simply omitted. Also, 3,000 years after astrology as we know it was established, the Earth’s axis points in a slightly different direction, so things have been recalculated and … voila! … another sign.

Like Classic Coke, it seems the core dozen are here to stay.

Without further ado, here’s a list of the 12 signs as well as their dates, traits, and (some would say) addictive tendencies. Again, we’re discussing tendencies, not certainties.

  • Aries the ram (March 21 – April 19). Aries are headstrong, confident, competitive. Some sources say coffee (or caffeine) is the Achilles’ heel of Aries. Others suggest cocaine. Or risk-taking. Headstrong stuff for a willful sign.
  • Taurus the bull (April 20 – May 20). Taureans are dependable, sensual, stubborn. They’re drawn to touch, smell, and taste. As a result, they may get hooked on food or cannabis. Especially food, because it involves most of the senses.
  • Gemini the twins (May 21 – June 20). Geminis are versatile, curious, multitaskers. Social media is said to be catnip. They love to check in and comment and communicate.
  • Cancer the crab (June 21 – July 22). Cancers are intuitive, sentimental, moody. They’re homebodies. Heroin may cast a dangerous net, to pull them into their proverbial shell. Others say love is their drug, due to their emotional natures.
  • Leo the lion (July 23 – August 22). Leos are dramatic, fiery, outgoing. They’re said to love attention. Shopping provides a high, especially when they get their hands on luxury items. Plus, all that sparkle helps them get noticed. 
  • Virgo the virgin (August 23 – Sept. 22). Virgos are practical, analytical, caretaker types. As a result they might be drawn to codependent situations. Others suggest they may become hooked on organizing or cleaning, because their orderly minds crave structure.
  • Libra the scales (September 23 – October 22). Libras are social, fair, gracious, and have a rose-colored worldview. They’re quick to fall in love. That head-over-heels finding their soulmate feeling may be their poison. 
  • Scorpio the scorpion (October 23 – November 21). Scorpios are passionate, stubborn, mysterious. Sex and porn may be their go-to vice. They’re intense and physical and said to be all-too-willing to explore the dark side
  • Sagittarius the archer (November 22 – December 21). Sagittarians are optimistic, extroverted, and like new things. They may seek out new experiences, trying new things, moving, or traveling often. They also may gamble or try other risky endeavors.
  • Capricorn the goat (December 22 – January 19). Capricorns are serious, disciplined, worried about reputations. As a result they may hide their problems and resort to pills or eating disorders. They also may dive into their jobs, becoming relentless workaholics.
  • Aquarius the water bearer (January 20 – February 18). Aquarians are original, imaginative, and said to internalize or intellectualize their feelings. They may seek escape in video games. Cutting or other related behaviors may be an emotional outlet too.
  • Pisces the fish (February 19 – March 20). Pisceans are empathetic, artistic, emotional. That can be draining, so they might resort to drinking. Or binging their favorite TV series. Or sleeping. Some say anything is possible.

Ophiuchus is the serpent bearer — searching for knowledge and winning admiration. What their secret weakness might be, who can say?

Of course, these are paper-thin arguments. A lot of horoscopes are vague on purpose. To link a birthdate to a life-altering and potentially deadly addiction is dangerous.

Not every person who develops an addiction to cocaine will be an Aries. Not every person with an addiction to heroin will have a July birthday.

Also, considering that there may be a new 13th sign and a shuffling of existing ones, does that mean that someone is going to shift from Taurus to Aries and suddenly pick up the traits of the new sign? Not likely.

However, one truth is that addiction is real. It’s a set of behaviors that are disruptive and extremely hard to break. Genetics, environment, social influences, the age of first use — all can factor into the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder.

One thing is for certain: addiction is not in the stars. No matter your sign, if drugs and alcohol are overtaking your day-to-day life, please view it as a sign for help.

Sources – New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus the 13th Sign? – No, Your Zodiac Sign Is Not Changing – Astrology Zodiac Signs – New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus the 13th Sign? – No, Your Zodiac Sign Is Not Changing – Astrology Zodiac Signs – New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus the 13th Sign? – No, Your Zodiac Sign Is Not Changing – Astrology Zodiac Signs – All Zodiac Signs Have a Hidden Addiction: Here’s Yours – What Each Zodiac Sign Is Addicted To – Cocaine Addiction and Treatment

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