It goes without saying that everyone handles conflict differently. People have their default fighting styles, their bad habits, their avoidance tactics, etc. We’ve realized that the way people respond to conflict usually has something to do with their needs — some people need space and time to process, some people need to spew out all their thoughts immediately, some people need to talk about things in a logical way, some people need their emotions validated. What does each zodiac sign need during conflict? Read on to find out!
Aries (March 21st-April 19th): Aries needs to have the freedom to express all of their intense feelings. Whether that means shouting them out, blurting them out, or crying them out, once they’ve gotten their feelings out, they will feel much better.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): Taureans need time to step back and really process what is going on and what they are feeling. They need space to be able to gather themselves and reflect (preferably alone) before diving into a conflict.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th): A Gemini just needs communication, period. They need to verbalize every angle of the issue at hand to feel heard and make sure they fully understand the argument on an intellectual level.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): Cancer needs to feel safe, secure, and emotionally validated. They need reassurance that the person/people involved understands their feelings. Conflict must be approached from an emotional angle instead of a logical one.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): In the midst of a conflict, a Leo needs a lot of attention. They need to be shown that their feelings are not only acknowledged and understood but deeply validated and ideally, fussed over a bit.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): Virgos need to talk out and analyze everything that is going on: logical things, emotional things, every little detail. Once that is all sorted out, they won’t feel the conflict is truly resolved until they have some practical solutions in place.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): If there’s one thing Libras can’t stand, it’s conflict. They will avoid it at all costs. If they have not been able to avert the conflict they will deal with it in a rather detached way, trying to keep things as calm and peaceful as possible.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): What Scorpio needs from conflict is closeness and intimacy. They need to be able to be open and real about their feelings and need the other(s) involved to do the same. Scorpio also needs to dig and dig and dig at a problem until a resolution is reached.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): Sagittarians need to have the freedom to be honest about what they feel. They need to be able to express their ideas/ideals and feel that those ideas are not only respected but also being used to move forward.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): A Capricorn needs to feel some sense of control in a conflict situation. They want things to be dealt with in a manner that feels stable and predictable. This often means scheduling when/where/how to deal with things.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): Aquarians crave a quick, fair, and civil resolution to conflict. They need things to be dealt with in a rational, logical way with a focus on the future rather than the past.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): When a conflict arises, Pisces needs space to translate their complex thoughts and feelings into words. They cannot feel rushed into dealing with things; they need patience and gentle encouragement in order to open up and share.