There is no shame in being an introvert. While some people fall on the sociable, chatty, and noisy end of the spectrum, these humans tend to be quieter and find solace in the comfort of home (or at least socializing in small groups). Since introversion is such an important personality trait, it’s no wonder it can be dictated by astrology. If you’ve ever wondered if your introverted tendencies – or those of an acquaintance – are written in the stars, we have the answer. Here, experienced astrologers tell us about astrology’s most introverted signs, from mere wallflowers to seriously lonely ones.
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You may know this air sign as one of the friendliest and most charming members of the zodiac, but it turns out they also need downtime. Celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman notes that this is the case, although Libras are notoriously great listeners and can easily see both sides of an argument. “They’re not quick to talk, not wanting to draw negative attention to themselves,” says Honigman. “So they feel introverted and calmer when they’re alone.” Your Libra friend might be perfectly happy to chat with a new friend of a friend, but he’ll quickly calm down – and possibly even apologize – if there’s a disagreement.
Capricorn people are often ambitious, organized, and sometimes aloof. Anastasiya Kirilchik, the resident astrologer of the Futurio app, says they don’t easily let others into their inner world, which is often read as introverted. “They choose their career path and goals,” says Kirilchik. “Even the most sociable Capricorns prefer to stay home and mind their own business.” Don’t be surprised if your Capricorn co-worker chooses to stay late at the office to clean up spreadsheets instead of going to happy hour with the group.
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Surprised that this dynamic and intense sign is one of the most introverted members of the zodiac? Relationship astrologer Anna Kovach says this is typical. “Aquarius people can be social, but they need excessive time to recover and recharge,” says Kovach. “They are pioneers and pride themselves on standing out from the crowd.” However, to tune in to this innovative energy, they need to spend time alone. Don’t worry – this sign doesn’t mind staying home away from the party. “Aquarius is perfectly capable of spending days or even weeks alone,” says Kovach. “They are fascinated by technology and have various intellectual interests that can keep them busy for hours on end.” When they are participating in these interests, they may even see it as an intrusion to have to respond to others.
People born under the Cancer sign are probably more afraid of you than you are of them. This reticence to connect, of course, screams introversion. “[Cancers] are sensitive and shy,” says Kovach. “They can be introverted and will wait for others to strike up a conversation or take the first step in love and romance.” Fortunately, that hesitation doesn’t last long. “Like the crab that is their symbol , they remain hidden in their shell until they feel safe enough to show their true selves,” adds Kovach. Then they will be a lively member of the group. Like most introverts, they need some downtime after interacting with large crowds, which they find particularly exhausting.
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Another hardworking and hardworking sign, most Virgos are happy to do their own thing. “Virgo would rather work behind the scenes than be in the spotlight,” says Kovach. “When Virgo people are social, it’s usually in their ability to be an assistant or helper.” The only time they speak is when they give advice, says Kovach. However, you shouldn’t expect them to reveal too much about their own inner world. “It’s hard to figure out what Virgos are feeling because they try to operate from a strictly rational perspective,” advises Kovach. “They tend to keep their feelings hidden.” They draw energy from being alone rather than being with others.
You probably visit your Pisces friend when you need a shoulder to lean on – so it might come as a shock that this highly emotionally intelligent sign is the most introverted of them all. Our team of experts observe this duality. “The irony is that those born under this sign crave a close emotional connection,” says Kovach. “However, they are so sensitive and empathetic that they often retreat into their own fantasy world.” Sometimes self-esteem also gets into the mix. “They may need to work on healing and learn to accept themselves because they are aware on some level that their psychic nature and sensitivity make it difficult for them to adapt to the material world,” adds Kovach. “This can also lead Pisces people to be introverted and shy.”
“However, this sign is perfectly content to lean into your daydreaming tendencies.”[Pisces people] they tend to channel their creativity into artistic or musical talents that can be nurtured in solitude,” says Kovach. “They can spend hours playing the piano or painting. They don’t need an audience and may prefer to have plenty of time alone to adjust their talents or get lost in deep thought.”
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