Your Mental Health by Zodiac Sign

Social media claims that your astrological birth chart and mental health are aligned to determine your personality and reveal a lot about you.

Astrology may protect it because it can be taken lightly. Pinning all your habits and behaviors on being a rising Sag takes away your control over your life. Like blaming your childhood or parents, it removes you from the problem. “It lessens your accountability,” adds Dr. Fornabia. “You’re free.”

Unfortunately, mental health difficulties cannot be explained by being a Scorpio. Try as I might, my birth time doesn't explain my intensity, anxiety, or control.

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Astrology should not be used to hide greater concerns, says psychologist Donna Rockwell, Psy.D. "Psychologically, we use'magical thinking,' where we project our own ideas onto a situation to cope," she explains.

Magical thinking can keep you emotionally safe—like a metaphorical mental blanket—until you can address the root reasons of a major issue.

This may prevent you from getting the aid and care you need. If an astrology session brings up thoughts or actions, consider how they affect your life.

How much do they affect eating, sleeping, and socializing? A therapist may be needed if the answer is yes. Dr. Fornabia also worries about over-pathologizing astrological information without therapy.

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