Guarded Zodiac Signs. Photo: KnowInsiders
Guarded Zodiac Signs. Photo: KnowInsiders

There's a big difference between someone who's smothering you and someone who's genuinely nurturing your needs. So these are the most guarded zodiac signs.

It’s difficult for some people to reveal their emotions, thoughts, and secrets, and it can also make some scared to be vulnerable, especially with what's going on inside your mind.

1. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius prefer to brush off their emotions and not deal with them. If they're involved in a terrible breakup, they don't let themselves process it. They like to be control, especially of their emotions, and even when their relationships may suffer because of it.

Aquarius Zodiac Signs. Photo: Star Naming
Aquarius Zodiac Signs. Photo: Star Naming

It can be confusing for their partners when, rather than opening up to them, they detach and become aloof. Since their behavior pattern is an inconsistent pattern, it can be hard for their partner to know what's really going on.

Independent and enigmatical, Aquarians are unique. There is no one quite like an Aquarius, and because each is so incredibly individual, it can be tough to describe them as a group. Aquarians don't like labels, and may shy away from any adjective—even the good ones you might bestow upon them. Aquarians believe in the nature of change and evolution, and even though they're a fixed sign, they may not necessarily believe they are the "same" people they were when they were born.

Aquarians have a strong sense of social justice and making the world a better place, and see themselves as just one link in an endless human chain. They are very concerned about others, not because of how others treat them or how they want others to treat them.

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2. Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

As down to earth and patient as Taurus is, it can be very difficult to get them to open up. They need to feel in control, and that the person they're opening up to is trustworthy.

But it's hard for Taurus to trust anyone completely, and even if their partner passes every test, Taurus may still not trust them. They would prefer that people think of them as strong and capable, and if they let down their guard, they might see Taurus' vulnerabilities and take advantage of them.

Photo: Star Naming
Photo: Star Naming

If you've ever been in a relationship with a Taurus, whether it be personally or professionally, then you know they can be the most loving and loyal human beings you'll ever meet. When this fixed earth sign commits to something, it's for life. Also, given that their luscious planetary ruler, Venus, governs the finer things in life, they love to spoil the people they love. If you're feeling uncomfortable, Taurus will stop at nothing to change that for you, because their comfort depends on it, too.

Taurus Love

One always has to be prepared to have patience for a Taurus lover. They are extremely sensual, touch, smell and all pleasurable senses being extremely important to them, but they also need time to create a safe environment and relax in their sexual encounters. When they create enough intimacy with a loved one, they become a bit gooey, sometimes even needy, and have to keep their emotions in check, holding on to practical reasoning, while embracing change and initiative of their partner at all times.

For long-term relationships they often choose people from the same social environment that are able to respond to their intellectual needs, but also the expectations of their family and close friends. Holding on to traditional values and the practical side to life, this is a sign that rarely chooses a partner who won’t fulfill basic expectations of their upbringing, often showing and receiving attention through gifts and material things. If they stick to the moral code too stiffly and refuse all taboos and adventurous approaches, they could end up swimming in frustration and anger issues they don’t know how to resolve, often manifesting through the person standing in front of them. Taurus compatibility with other signs can be complicated.

3. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn, you blame yourself too much when your heart gets broken or a relationship ends. You get obsessive trying to figure out how you could have prevented the end and what you could have changed about yourself. You take a long time to let anyone into your life and don’t tend to consider the chances of it not working out. You overwhelm yourself emotionally by overanalyzing every detail of how it could have worked. That’s why you protect your heart a lot.

Photo: Star Naming
Photo: Star Naming
Belonging to the element of Earth , like Taurus and Virgo, this is the last sign in the trio of practicality and grounding. Not only do they focus on the material world, but they have the ability to use the most out of it. Unfortunately, this element also makes them stiff and sometimes too stubborn to move from one perspective or point in a relationship. They have a hard time accepting differences of other people that are too far from their character, and out of fear might try to impose their traditional values aggressively.

Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn, and this planet represents restrictions of all kinds. Its influence makes these people practical and responsible, but also cold, distant and unforgiving, prone to the feeling of guilt and turned to the past. They need to learn to forgive in order to make their own life lighter and more positive.

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4. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are mysterious by nature — it's part of what makes them who they are. They are secretive and also sensitive, and want people to be honest with them. Though they want people to tell them everything, they also don't expect the same kind of openness in return.

Any pain Scorpio has experienced in the past is still fresh for them, and they never want to be in the position to get hurt again, so they guard their emotions. Scorpios are faithful and will always stand by their partners, even if they never feel comfortable or safe enough to be vulnerable.

Scorpio zodiac signs. Photo: Star Naming
Scorpio zodiac signs. Photo: Star Naming
This sign is often misunderstood, says Montúfar. But, she notes, they only seem complex. In reality, they've got tons of emotional depth. Thing is, it might take a while to see that. Scorpio is a fixed sign, meaning the water that rules it is also fixed, making them guarded, adds Mesa.

"For some, their enigmatic nature could come across as 'shady' or unapproachable but, in reality, this is how Scorpios protect their heart," she explains. This is why they'd rather have a few deep connections than a ton of shallow ones: "They're either a ride-or-die or not in the least bit interested."

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5. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

If Virgo was open, they might have to admit they aren't perfect, and their partner may see how vulnerable and sensitive they are. It's safer for Virgo to remain guarded and protect their heart by not being open with their partner.

Photo: Star Naming
Photo: Star Naming

This zodiac sign can be judgmental and overcritical with others, but they're harshest with themselves. Virgos get so lost in the details of their mistakes and their failures that it can become overwhelming to them. The last thing they want is to appear weak to their partner; they'd rather present the best version of themselves, which doesn't include being transparent.

Virgo's Secret Weapon

Virgo is incredibly hard working. When this sign wants something, they'll work for it. They're also good at making the most of things friends look to them to help them with a DIY project or redecorate their home. Virgins push the people around them to be their best if you want a training buddy for a marathon, you know who to call. Bottom line: Virgos work hard, and that work ethic inspires everyone in their life.

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