Fear… all of us live with it, and we all have to learn how to navigate it. In astrology, the planet Saturn rules what we fear. Learning more about what frightens us allows us to understand where our fears come from and how we can effectively move beyond these fears. Continue to read on to learn more about the greatest fears of each zodiac sign.
Saturn & Its Connection to Fear
It should come as no surprise that the planet Saturn rules fear in astrology. Additionally, Saturn is the planet that represents limitations. It is the planet that keeps us in check and under control. When we think about fears, they are an element either real or imagined that causes some form of ill feelings in us which ultimately impact our perception of our realities. Dusk, in order to get a handle over our fears oh, we have to understand what those fears are and where they originated from.
The following is an overview of the fears of each of the zodiac signs. In order to get a more thorough understanding of what could possibly be your own fear, consider not only the Sun sign but also the Saturn sign as this can provide a more comprehensive view of innate fears per astrology.
For Aries, one of the biggest unspoken fears is not being able to take action and move forward. As the first sign, Aries was born to exert itself on its environment. Thus, not having the ability to actually step forward into life is something that would deeply upset an Aries individual. Simply imagine Aries not being able to exert its fiery, pioneering personality unto its physical experience. Thus, fear for Aries is not being able to initiate, move forward, and embrace its position of being number one.
If you want to set fear in the heart of a Taurus, take away its security and threaten its foundation. As the first Earth sign, Taurus is highly invested in establishing a firm foundation. It moves very slowly to ensure that the base that it builds for itself is solid. Thus, when there is a possibility that the foundation is being threatened, Taurus can become very insecure. The foundation that Taurus builds is its security, and when someone threatens the foundation it is very likely that Taurus will get extremely upset. This anger is coupled with the fear that someone is taking away the very thing that Taurus has invested so much of its time and energy into in order to secure for itself a solid place within the physical realm.
One of the best ways to invoke fear in a Gemini is to take away its ability to communicate. As a Mercury-ruled sign, Gemini seeks to connect to others through the mental plane. Its form of connecting is through communication which often involves talking. A Gemini that cannot engage with its immediate environment can ultimately end up feeling highly stressed as Gemini does not have an outlet for all of its nervous energy. In fact, if you ever see a Gemini that doesn’t genuinely have much to say, it is important to consider what they may be going through in their lives as most people of this sign thoroughly enjoy being able to connect with others through the spoken and written word.
For Cancer, feeling as if it is not needed by anyone is what it fears the most. Cancer thrives off of the close bonds it forms with family, close friends, and intimate partners. They are the nurturers of the zodiac, so finding out that they are no longer needed by anyone could definitely make them very defensive about their position with others while making them question their own value. For Cancer, the establishment of these close bonds enables them to feel emotionally secure. So, anything that threatens their emotional security will cause fear.
While it may seem as if the bold, courageous Leo is beyond fear, this is not true. Simply take away the opportunity for Leo to be recognized, and this is the perfect base for inciting fear in the kings and queens of the zodiac. Leo thrives off attention, and they are often found to be the center of attention. Thus, when you take away the ability for Leo to center itself, what will Leo have for itself? Who is Leo? No one wants to be ignored, but for Leo, not being recognized as one of the scariest things that could happen to them.
Virgo fears chaos. As an earth sign, Virgo understands the importance of being in the body and living this physical experience. Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, seeks to make sense of its environment as well as the self through noticing the details. In noticing the details, Virgo picks up on what is “out of order” and seeks to fix the problem. Chaos, uncertainty, and disarray are all characteristics that a Virgo would not want to deal with without the ability to adapt through making adjustments. Thus, Virgo would definitely be afraid if it felt it couldn’t do anything about the imperfections that it sees within itself and others as this goes against Virgo’s desire to create a system that provides order.
The relationship-oriented Libra fears ending up alone. This is the sign that enjoys having another person around to experience life with. As an air sign, it is important for Libra to have mental stimulation in all of its relationships. Likewise, Libra can be indecisive, and this often results in keeping the door open in current relationships in case someone more appealing comes along. Being a social person, Libra does in fact care about the opinions of others, and they are quite aware of the socially imposed “time schedule” for major life events such as marriage and children. Thus, Libra doesn’t really see itself alone and will do its best to position its life so that it does not end up alone.
Scorpio is not very trusting. Thus, betrayal is something that Scorpio wants to avoid at all costs. Scorpio prefers to have a limited circle of people, and once they have decided that someone is in the inner circle unwavering loyalty is expected. Those that are within Scorpio’s personal circle are very aware that the trust extended should never be violated at any cost. If such a betrayal should occur, Scorpio won’t take it lightly. Thus, it is important that Scorpio suss out people thoroughly before inviting them into their lives because betrayal is not something that Scorpio stomachs lightly.
Sagittarius’ biggest fear is being denied its freedom. Do you want to see the archer run away quickly? Just try to box them in and make them feel like they can’t explore, and they will take off in a flash! Freedom means a lot to Sagittarius. This is not just the freedom associated with traveling, it also includes the freedom of the mind. As the philosopher of the zodiac, Sagittarius desires to expand its mind in a profound way. So, being subjected to people that Sagittarius may consider as narrow-minded is also something that they would prefer to not deal with.
For the Saturn-ruled sign Capricorn, not having a plan is a great fear. Capricorn wants to be in control of its experience, and the best way to do this is to have a carefully laid out plan. The plan reflects the responsibility and accountability that Capricorn has about the progression of its life. Also, as an earth sign, Capricorn desires structure. When there is no plan, there is no structure for Capricorn. Life without a plan is hard for Capricorn to envision because when there is no plan how will Capricorn know how to move forward? For a sign that is governed by rules, the lack of a plan essentially leaves Capricorn without its earthly purpose.
For Aquarius, conformity is its biggest fear. Ruled by Uranus, Aquarius marches to the beat of its own drum, so having to fit itself in a box for anyone is not something that it will likely enjoy doing. In general, Aquarius is not interested in being like everyone else. It quite enjoys doing its own thing and being its aloof self. The palpitations of fear set in when Aquarius is presented with the conundrum of acting, thinking, believing, and simply existing like everyone else. Having to conform dampers their electric, forward-thinking energy which essentially goes against the innate essence of Aquarius.
For the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces fears being abandoned. This is a very empathetic, caring, compassionate sign that often feels out of place in the world. Many people born under this sign have had heavy lives which contribute to their desire to find some form of belonging whether it be through a family or finding that special “soul mate.” So, when they are left behind…particularly by the very people that they have poured themselves into, Pisces don’t take too well to this. Being the last sign, Pisces is aware at a fundamental level that they are never alone because they are connected to everything. However, the fear of abandonment still persists.