They’re the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.
Do you find that no matter how hard you try to stay out of trouble, you’re always getting into fights? It turns out that this may be due to astrology and, therefore, your horoscope. Because when you’re one of the combative zodiac signs, you always end up in volatile situations.
Fighting isn’t only a physical act; you can strike a body blow with a few choice words. In fact, some people consider arguing a sport and are constantly getting into heated discussions with other people just as a way to blow off steam.
What are some of the reasons people want to fight all the time? It can be as simple as the fact that they don’t get enough sleep and they’re so tired that they can’t control their emotions, causing them to lash out. Sometimes fighters are those people who have a lot of power but not respect, and they think fighting is the only way that they can get some.
There are also those people who just don’t treat themselves very well and fight to subconsciously punish themselves. But fighting all the time isn’t being kind to oneself and they would do better trying to find a way to practice self-care over arguing or punching somebody.
So, who are the combative zodiac signs most likely to start a fight?
1. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries are known for being aggressive, impulsive, and combative. They aren’t aggressive out of meanness, but they get frustrated easily. You never know what you may say that will piss an Aries off, and once they get angry, they don’t keep it to themselves — they’ll let you know.
Aries don’t have a lot of patience, so when they get mad they tend to fly off the handle, and that’s when they’ll start a fight. If you get into a fight with an Aries, whether it’s verbal or physical, you’ll probably lose.
2. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Generally, Scorpio isn’t the most aggressive sign out there, but when things don’t go their way or someone hurts them, they will get extremely angry, combative, and sometimes violent. They’re not above screaming, breaking things, and hitting walls.
They have a hard time just brushing things off, and they’ll pick a fight with anyone who upsets them. If you get into any kind of fight with a Scorpio, even if it happened a while ago, they’ll never forget about it, and an incident that occurred years ago will still provoke them into starting another fight.
3. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus can be very aggressive and uncompromising. They don’t like it when someone disagrees with them and a calm discussion can easily morph into a full-fledged fight.
Taurus have an edge to their personalities; because they’re so passionate and adamant about what they believe in, they can get very intense and hot-headed easily. Once triggered, a Taurus will fight until the death for they rarely will concede that they were wrong about anything.
4. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are very proud and like to be thought of well, but if someone dares to talk smack about them or threatens their ego in any way, they will get extremely angry. They don’t like feeling as if some part of them is being threatened or insulted, and they won’t back down if you challenge them.
Leos have big personalities and generally get along with people, but if something upsets them, they won’t be able to keep it together and will likely start a fight. The good thing about Leos is that they can be talked down and they cool off quickly, so a fight with them doesn’t have to end with the destruction of friendship or property.
5. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis like to get their way in things, and if someone blocks them, Gemini isn’t going to lay back and let them — they will start a fight. They’d prefer it if it could be an argument because words are Gemini’s favorite weapon, and are very damaging.
This zodiac sign can be extremely unpredictable and it’s hard to know how they’re going to react sometimes. They may seem calm enough, but if they feel provoked, the combative and aggressive side of their personality will emerge.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She’s had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.