It’s 2 p.m. You’re finally ready to scarf down that lunch you’ve been anticipating all day: creamy, dreamy leftover penne alla vodka. Only, when you yank open the fridge, the pasta’s vanished. And you’re thinking a certain carb-loving spouse is to blame. Do you storm into their home office and demand answers? Send a passive-aggressive text? Laugh it off? Turns out, your zodiac sign might give us a hint. Here are the two most confrontational zodiac signs, along with their peaceful counterparts.
The Signs on Either End of the Tug-of-War Rope:
1. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Aries are tiny cosmic tea kettles perched on top of a roaring flame. They boil up quickly and if they have a strong opinion (psst: they always do), they can’t help but scream it out for the entire house to hear. If something is bothering the fire signs, they address it. There’s no time for plotting confrontations or writing mental drafts of how things might play out (so they might fire off an angry text without thinking through its implications). Your Aries roommate knows you haven’t been paying your share of the grocery funds and they just want to have an honest conversation. Holding in emotions just isn’t their thing.
2. Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Reigning over their kingdom with bravery and stoicism, the zodiac lions aren’t afraid of a little confrontation. What they are afraid of (underneath the loud roar and flashy mane): someone taunting their new haircut or the acapella cover they just uploaded to Instagram. When Leo’s pride is at stake, they’re driven to pounce. But not before collecting themselves and the facts. Leo will strut right up to you and inform you that their harmony was, in fact, on key (and they’ve got the sheet music to back it up). Time for you to utter those two sweet words every Leo longs to hear: “you’re right.”
The Signs Begging You to Stop Before Someone Gets Hurt:
1. Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Aquarians are on the front lines standing up for social and global injustices. But they lack the same energy when it comes to their personal relationships. Dishing out their feelings in the form of an “I feel” statement? No thanks. Instead, the air signs soar above gossip and group chat squabbles like the drone they built in their garage. Aquarians are used to thinking existentially, so when they’re faced with a small slight, like not getting invited to a high-school friend’s wedding, their first instinct is, in a word: “Eh.” The creative signs are more likely to come up with a smart solution to squash a conflict, rather than actually facing someone about it.
2. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 21)
Libras don’t have a mission statement, they have a peace treaty. Their purpose is to bring people together, meaning they’re the first to quell any fights within their social circles. Libra’s celestial scales are tipped in favor of whomever they’re chatting with at the moment. So they understand why you’re mad at a friend for calling off dinner plans, but they also get why that friend had to cancel. The gentle air signs avoid arguments at all costs. So much so that they have the strong urge to send “are you mad at me?” texts to everyone in their contacts list. Go ahead, wave that white flag, Libra. It matches your romantic eyelet dress.