Ever wondered why the Sun sign before yours in the zodiac wheel makes you nervous? And the one after yours seems wary of you? It's an old rule of thumb in astrology that each sign fears the one before -– and usually for good reason. Here's why.
You're fiery, brave to the point of recklessness, and you have a straight-up-the-middle-of-the-road approach. Emotionally hypersensitive Pisces, which comes immediately before you, is inclined to be timid and will slide around difficulties rather than confront them. All that watery chaos and indecision makes you feel swamped and confused.
You're solid, placid, steady and persevering; you're a marathon runner, not a sprinter. The sign before you, Aries, is a firecracker, a flash in the pan, here one moment and off somewhere else the next. Just thinking about the prospect of sliding into that high-speed, constantly changing Aries lifestyle makes you want to sit down.
You're a jitterbug and a butterfly -- a walking, talking multi-tasker. Variety is the spice of your life, which is why Taurus's urge for sameness, stability and security makes your teeth ache. They like ploughing the same furrow for decades, if not a lifetime, and to you, that feels like a living grave. It's simply not your style to be trapped in one place.
You're creative, ambitious, sentimental and possessive. As a water sign, you view Gemini's airy detachment as cool and uncaring. They think and talk, while you're all about feeling. Your need for nurturing makes you dream of warm baths, while Gemini's up-in-the-head approach to life feels like a blast of cold air.
You're fiery, inspirational, entertaining and attention-seeking. You should get along well with Cancer because you both enjoy the elegant lifestyle. But where the Crab likes to come in sideways with the odd nip, you're basically straightforward -- so your zodiac neighbor makes you nervous. You feel cramped by their possessiveness, and their emotional moodiness unsettles your need for constant admiration.
You're practical, hardworking, keen to be of service and rather understated. And compared with Leo's flamboyance, egocentricity and impracticality, your value systems are poles apart. What you prize is a job well done ... while what the Lion aims for is glory, which in your rather critical view is a hollow goal.
You're sociable, chatty, diplomatic and you like balance. Virgo seems to be a drab, nitpicking creature in comparison, always pointing out your flaws and absolutely hopeless at parties -- which is where you shine. You like folks who complement your social skills, but Virgo's head is constantly buried in their computer, a book or the kitchen sink!
You're deep, dark, intensely emotional, possessive and always seeking passion. You'll take the agonies to get to the ecstasies. Libra seems lightweight, coolly detached and not willing to get entangled in your sensual depths. To you, a Libra lifestyle lacks real connection, which in Scorpio terms is always found way below the surface.
You're fiery, adventurous and restless, and must always be free to roam. The thought of being pulled below into Scorpio's depths makes you feel ill. A firefly trapped by an octopus would be happier than you sliding into all that emotional intensity and darkness.
You're ambitious, practical, responsible and a steady climber up the mountain of life. Sagittarius is a tearaway creature with a head full of unrealistic dreams, not given to self-discipline and perseverance -- qualities ingrained in your bones as prime requirements. Sag relies on luck, which you regard as a hopelessly unsafe way of living.
You're a maverick, tolerant of everyone as long as nobody encroaches on your independence. Capricorn's straight-laced, conventional approach makes your stomach knot up. They think hierarchically, with everyone in their right place; you think network, with everyone loosely connected while maintaining their own space.
You're a creative dreamer, emotionally sensitive instead of confrontational. Aquarius is not nurturing, but coolly detached and mischievous in their upfront comments -- they don't like being hemmed in. Sliding into an Aquarian universe makes your soul freeze at the thought.