Astrology 101: When Life Doesn’t Go According To Plan

Breakups. Job losses. Bombed college entrance exams. Canceled Lady Gaga concerts. As much as we might try to control our circumstances and resist unexpected changes, it’s inevitable that life will throw us a few curveballs. Read on to find out how each sign reacts when their best laid plans fall apart…

Aries (March 21st-April 19th): You… flip out. Get sad, mad, furious even! Everyone around you will know you are upset and there is no denying it or attempting to hide it. Luckily these feelings won’t last too long, as you’ll start getting excited about the new developments in your life.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): You… need time to process it. Chances are you are pretty unhappy about it but you need to sit with it for a while to marinate on how you feel about it. In the end, you will likely hold onto some resentment as to why things didn’t go your way.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th): You…well, honestly, your reaction depends on your mood at the moment. You are extremely adaptable, more so than any other sign, so rest assured you will be able to adapt to the change and move forward relatively quickly.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): You… get mopey. It is likely that you will need to take a break and hibernate from the world for a few days while you process your emotions and figure out a new plan of action.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): You… react with the perfect storm of sassy and sulky. Leos can’t stand it when things don’t go their way! The good news? You are likely to regain your pride by coming up with a new solution that is so much better anyway.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): You… talk about it incessantly. Every single person in your life will hear every single detail of what happened, why it happened, how it could have been prevented, and how you feel about it for days on end.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): You… try to make logical sense of the situation. Out of all the signs, you have the unique ability to remain calm while you try to understand and accept why things worked out that way.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): You … have an internal freakout. The world may not see it, but you are an anxious, brooding mess when you don’t have control over the outcome of your plans.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): You… complain. Your ego takes over and you have to prove to yourself and everyone around you that you are still in control and know what’s best. It would have been so much better if it’d gone your way, right?

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): You… resist, deny, and try to regain control. Feeling like you have lost your controlled grip makes you feel utterly unsafe in life. You will deny it as long as possible and do whatever you can to regain some semblance of control.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): You… hate it, but act like you are ok with it. You cover up your panic with logic and set up a new plan as quickly as possible so that things can go back to happening the “right” way.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): You… get really sad, sometimes even to the point of self-loathing. It can be hard to pull yourself out of this negative space but luckily you are fairly adaptable so once you process the changes, you should be able to move on.