Why You Feel Like Your Zodiac Sign Doesn't Describe You

It seems like everywhere you go these days, someone is talking about astrology.

Whether you're scrolling through Instagram or Twitter, or browsing the stories on your favorite site (aka Sweety High), you just can't escape the discussion of the zodiac.

While many people (us included) enjoy this, plenty do not. It's not that they're skeptical—they may want to believe in the zodiac—but every time they read about their sign, they don't feel as though it relates to them in the slightest.

We hear you, which is why rather than telling you to figure it out on your own, we're here to offer some guidance. Scroll below to discover all the reasons why you feel as though your zodiac sign doesn't describe you!

You Don't Know Your Rising and Moon Signs

When people say they don't relate to their zodiac sign, they're often referring to their sun sign. Many forget that there are so many other signs that make up their astrological chart, including the ever so important rising and moon signs. In short, your rising sign is the first impression you offer others and your moon sign is who you are behind closed doors. While your sun sign is based on your date and month of birth, your rising and moon signs are determined by the time and location of where you were born. You probably don't know this information off the top of your head, but your mom definitely does. Be sure to ask her for this, then fill out your birth chart to discover your rising and moon signs. Once you know what they are, you might realize you relate to one or both of them more than you do your sun sign.

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Another Sign Might Be More Prominent in Your Birth Chart

Once you get your birth chart back, it isn't enough to look at your sun, rising and moon signs. You might notice there's another sign that takes up more houses and planets than those represented in the trilogy. Say you're a Sagittarius sun, Aries rising and Taurus moon, but have four planets in Leo. You're likely to identify with Leo more than any other sign, unless you also have four planets in Aquarius. Moral of the story, be aware of everything that's going on in your birth chart.


You Were Born on the Cusp of Two Zodiac Signs

Being born on the cusp of two zodiac signs is another logical explanation as to why you don't relate to your sun sign. Maybe you were born on June 21, making you a Cancer. But being so close to Gemini, maybe you relate more to the qualities of that zodiac sign. You could even feel like an equal balance of both signs, which happens for many born on a cusp. Don't let this technicality make you feel as though you don't belong. If anything, being born on the cusp gives you the opportunity to pick your zodiac family. You can choose which one you identify with most or claim they both relate to you.

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You're Only Aware of the Stereotypical Traits for Your Sign

There is a lot more to the zodiac and the traits of the sign than meets the eye. Most of what you read is watered-down and simplified for everyone to be able to understand. This is why Scorpio is known for being secretive, Leo for being the center of attention, Pisces for being the ultimate caregiver, and so on. There are trivial things we relate to the signs just to differentiate them, when really there is so much more to them. You may be a Leo, but not crave the spotlight or be that much of a drama queen, that happens. Not every Leo wants to be a scene-stealer or the most popular person in the room. Same with how every Sagittarius doesn't want to travel all around the world or never be committed to another human. Instead of sticking to the surface level, read more about what your sign has to offer and represents. Because maybe you really do relate to it more than you think.


You Just Don't Want to Believe It

We hate to call you out, but we're doing it. Maybe you simply don't want to believe you're a Virgo or a Capricorn. Honestly, we don't blame you. Only kidding! Those signs are… great. Anyway, one huge reason you might not feel like your sign is because you're in denial—even after you've figured out your rising and moon sign, done a deep dive of your birth chart and learned more about the signs, but still don't relate to yours. Well, that might just be on you. You might eventually come around, but it could take some time. And if that doesn't work, well, astrology isn't for everyone. Don't feel as though you need to be a part of it just because everyone else is fascinated by it.

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If you want to get a little more acquainted with your signs, discover what your rising, sun and moon signs reveal about you HERE.