Your Biggest Pet Peeve, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Tools like spirituality, astrology, numerology, tarot, and self-care routines can work wonders for our mental health, emotional equilibrium, and self-esteem. But let’s face it, no one is perfect.

We all have flaws or habits that can grate on the nerves of others. Likewise, no matter how evolved or spiritually aligned you are, there’s a good chance that you have a pet peeve or two.

Does your partner, best friend, or family member have a certain habit that just drives you nuts? Whether it’s chewing with their mouth open, driving too fast, interrupting your train of thought, or something more significant, like refusing to share their feelings, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere participates in behavior that simply infuriates you.

Each zodiac sign has its own unique characteristics and traits, and certain things may drive an Aries crazy wouldn’t bother a Cancer in the least.

Today, we’re going to explore the pet peeves of each sign, giving you a better grip on why these habits irritate you, and how to find an amicable solution. When you understand your own pet peeves and why they bother you, it’s much easier to communicate these thoughts and feelings with others in a loving, empathetic manner.

Your Biggest Pet Peeve, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

While there are certain habits or actions that may be considered Universally annoying, your Sun sign can tell you a lot about the behaviors that will leave you seething.

Let’s look at each sign to determine what their biggest pet peeve is, which can not only help you learn more about yourself, but it can also help you understand more about the people you love and care for.

To get more insights about your unique personality, make sure to look at your full birth chart!


Aries is a Fire sign, an element that leads to their straightforward approach and passionate demeanor. You follow your gut and can be quite impulsive at times. It’s like you just know what the right thing to do in the moment is, and it’s hard to change your mind once you’ve made a decision.

One habit that may send Aries over the edge is the inability to make a decision. (We’re looking at you, Air signs.)

Some people like to mull over a decision for hours, days, even weeks before taking the plunge. Aries sees this behavior as a sign of weakness or distraction, which doesn’t flow with the strength and focus that their ruling planet, Mars, brings to their personality.


Ruled by Venus, Taurus is a sign that focuses on compromise, emotional stability, and social grace. While empathetic, you tend to keep your cool under pressure, preferring a calm approach to panic or emotional outbursts. You may be stubborn, but it’s rare that you succumb to over-the-top displays of emotion.

A Taurus does not appreciate an emotional display that causes a scene, especially as a stable, grounded Earth sign.

As a Taurus, it’s best to explain to your loved ones that you feel more empathetic and understanding when emotions remain stable. If you want to get through to a Taurus, explain your feelings as calmly as possible to help them hear and understand your point of view.


Gemini is an Air sign, moving as quickly through life as a windy summer breeze. Geminis think fast, they talk fast, and they prefer stimulation over peace and relaxation.

Your ruling sign, Mercury, is all about communication and the sharing of information, and you want to take in as many informative experiences as possible. And when you’re sharing this information with others, nothing grates on your nerves quite as much as being interrupted.

Some people are excitable during conversations, and they can’t seem to help themselves from inserting their opinions mid-sentence. Try explaining to your loved ones that you really appreciate it when they allow you to finish your stories so you don’t lose your train of thought.


Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the astrological planet that rules over our emotions. As a Water sign, Cancers are deeply connected to their emotional and intuitive center, following their heart at all times. You are loyal and sensitive, coming to the defense of anyone that you feel has been wronged – including yourself.

You desire open, emotional expression and communication, and you can’t stand it when someone refuses to be vulnerable with you.

Likewise, you may also react poorly to criticism, and your biggest pet peeve is when someone is unnecessarily harsh or unkind. If you’re not a Cancer and you want to get on their good side, don’t be afraid to share your emotions and always be kind.

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Leo is a sign ruled by the Sun, the planet that sustains life and brings light into the world. As a Fire sign, Leos are passionate and creative, and they love to be in the spotlight. In fact, you naturally gravitate towards the center stage and have no problem maintaining your status as the life of the party.

You probably can’t stand it when someone tries to upstage you, especially when it’s your moment to shine.

Have you even been in the middle of a karaoke performance just to see someone walking towards the microphone to join you? If you’re not a Leo and you want to stay in their good graces, let them soak up the attention before attempting to place the spotlight on yourself.


As an Earth sign, Virgos are responsible, hard-working, and they place a great importance on paying attention to detail. Virgos are not likely to start any task or project that they can’t finish and finish well – or perfectly. You don’t take on an assignment unless you know you’re going to crush it.

Your biggest pet peeve is seeing someone putting less than 100 percent into their work or their responsibilities, especially in relationships. Want to drive a Virgo nuts? Put little effort into maintaining your friendship or romance and watch their head explode.

If you want to impress a Virgo, put your all into anything you do, and make sure your clothes are neat and orderly.


Ruled by Venus, Libras are friendly, sociable, and balanced. Libras know how to negotiate and compromise, as they realize that balance and harmony are crucial for maintaining peaceful relationships. You are a peacemaker, Libra, and as an Air sign, you think things through before sharing your thoughts and feelings.

One of the easiest ways to get under a Libras skin is to be overly emotional, irrational, quick-to-action, or impulsive. Libras want to maintain the balance that they’re always working towards, and they can’t stand unfounded emotional outbursts.

Libra, try letting people you care about know that you prefer a calm and rational discussion over wild emotions.


Scorpio is a Water sign, which is connected to the emotional center. However, their ruling planet, Pluto, urges them to keep their emotions relatively hidden. You prefer the mysterious over the obvious, and you follow the beat of your own drummer.

You don’t conform to society’s notions of who you should be, but rather you prefer to follow your heart.Your biggest pet peeve is watching someone follow the crowd or do something that goes against what they believe in.

You prefer a genuine mess over a fake display. If you’re not a Scorpio but you’re looking to win one over, stay true to yourself and don’t follow the leader.


Sagittarius is ruled by expansive Jupiter, a planet that promotes independence and a desire to seek the truth in all things. And as a Fire sign, you deeply value your freedom. You don’t want to be tied down or forced into situations that don’t align with your spirit. Like wild horses, you want to run free and enjoy everything life has to offer.

What is a Sagittarian’s biggest pet peeve? Being held back or smothered by someone else’s opinions or affection. If you want to win over a Sag, you have to let them be themselves – which includes giving them plenty of space to play on life’s playground.

Trying to tie a Sagittarius down will only result in their wanting to run even faster.


A responsible Earth sign, Capricorns are hard-working and focused on success. Their ruling planet, Saturn, encourages discipline, making Capricorns one of the most down-to-earth and motivated signs. When there’s work to be done, a Capricorn will not sit idly by or procrastinate – they give each and every project their all.

To watch a Capricorn’s head spin, simply act lazy or unmotivated. As a Capricorn, you can’t stand seeing other people procrastinating or avoiding hard work when you maintain so much discipline and focus.

If you’re trying to make your way into a Capricorn’s heart, show them how ambitious and driven you can be.


Aquarius is a friendly sign that focuses a lot of their attention on humanitarian efforts. Their ruling planet, Uranus, combined with their ruling element, Air, increases their ability to care about their global community as well as they do their own social circle. And while you may not be the most willing sign to show outward displays of affection, you truly love the people you care for.

Your biggest pet peeve is when someone within your circle of friends or work colleagues is unnecessarily rude or mean to those around them. You don’t appreciate unwarranted negativity or nastiness.

If you’re not Aquarius and you want to know how to get along with one, work on amplifying your empathy and being kind to those around you.


As a Water Sign, Pisces are empathetic and compassionate. Pisces feel their feelings deeply, and they want to help everyone around them feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. Your ruling planet, Neptune, amplifies your sensitivities and ability to understand how others are feeling at any given moment.

If you want to see a Pisces’ skin crawl, just be a jerk. Be sarcastic, rude, and don’t make any effort to understand where someone else is coming from. As a Pisces, you can’t stand it when others refuse to try to put themselves in another person’s shoes.

If you want to win the heart of a Pisces, deepen your empathy and willingness to be there for others.

Celebrating Each Other’s Flaws

While there may be lots of actions and behaviors that get under your skin, it’s important to remember that we are all human. No one is perfect, no matter how much growth or personal transformation they go through in life. It’s important to be open and honest with those you love about the things that bother you, giving them the opportunity to find another approach.

Let’s celebrate each other’s flaws as well as our own and bring more peace and understanding in the world through astrology!

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About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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