In life, some people are much more critical than others. While it can sometimes be warranted, there are overly critical types that are constantly found giving others a serious look for no reason. If there are certain friends you know who are a little more critical than others, there could be a reason for that: astrology. Read on to discover the most critical zodiac signs, from people who sometimes say the wrong thing to those who analyze everyone around them all the time.
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Inbaal Honigman, celebrity psychic and astrologer, explains that Aries “can seem quite critical without really meaning to” because they often “talk before they think”. If you think this impulsive sign disapproves of their behavior, it could just be because they’re upset. Honigman explains that Aries often says things he doesn’t mean when he’s angry; but once they are calm again, they will regret his behavior. “That split second when they say something awful, though, can make you question everything you’ve ever done,” she warns.
Taurus are temperamental and can get angry easily, so don’t be surprised if they throw a little shadow your way. Honigman explains that Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and “although Venus is a lovely planet – named for a goddess who embodies the value of true love, compassion and beauty – there is a problem”. Taurus can be shallow and love that everything around them is perfect. If you’re not what they want, Honigman warns, “they might give you a little sideways glance, which will be more than enough.”
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These born leaders need to be the best because they are very ambitious, but this can occasionally lead them to make assumptions about others. Honigman explains that they are generally not critical – they simply want to be the best on a personal level. But if they’re in a toxic workplace or relationship, they can’t help but compare themselves to others and start criticizing those they’re competing with.
Beware of Scorpios if you’re afraid of criticism, because they’re sure to want to offer one. “The combination of a water sign – which feels all the sensations – with a traditional fire ruling planet on Mars – which rages all rage – is potentially explosive,” explains Honigman. This sign can be volatile and derogatory because they often react immediately without thinking about their actions.
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If you’ve spent a lot of time with a Virgo, it’s possible that you’ve always felt that they are silently judging you. Honigman confirms these suspicions because this “analytical sign is obsessed with the smallest details of stories and situations and therefore can make judgments based on imperceptible reasoning”. These meticulous people always expect the best from themselves and others, and if you don’t live up to their standards, they won’t hesitate to say something. But being so critical is not necessarily a bad thing. Honigman says these characteristics make them “ideally suited for many challenging careers where precision and accuracy are valued”.
Honigman explains that Libra tops the list for a very good reason: “The symbol of Libra, the scales, echoes everywhere judgments are made. Justice itself is portrayed as a blindfolded lady holding a scale.” Libras love justice and “can easily distinguish guilty from innocent, useful from useless,” she adds. So being critical is helpful for Libras and helps them understand the world.
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