1. Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd
Libra, you are the most self-alert sign because of your desire for harmony. You are a sign that loves justice, peace and people getting along. You are always trying to bring people together and cool down heated fights. When you are personally involved in a disagreement or fight, you are able to see the situation from multiple points of view. You are able to own up to your mistakes and shortcomings. When a flaw is brought to your attention, you don’t dismiss it like other signs might. You look yourself in the mirror and try to figure out why exactly you did this bad thing to someone. When someone brings a flaw to your attention, you want to fix it, as you don’t want to let this flaw get in the way of harmony again.
2. Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd
Virgo, you are very hardworking, practical and analytical. You’re every boss’s favourite employee because you work extremely hard and need very little encouragement to do so. Also, when you do a job well done, you tend to shy away from the attention for it. While the Leo would like a raise every single time they show up to their job, you don’t need that. In fact, recognition makes you feel kind of awkward. You hate being the centre of attention. Because of your ability to step away from the limelight and your analytical nature, you tend to be very much in connection with your feelings and emotions. You are very self-alert.
3. Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st
If you happen to be a less self-alert and want to be more like the Scorpio, try to play things closer to the chest. The Scorpio is a sign of secrets and poker faces. In adopting the secretive nature of the Scorpio, you’ll keep your emotions for yourself and be able to understand them, instead of having people’s reactions influence your understanding of your own feelings. In keeping your emotions closer to you, you’ll also come off as more mysterious and more in control of yourself. You’ll seem as self-possessed, confident, and independent.
4. Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
Aquarius, you not only march to the beat of your own drum, but you also love that you march to the beat of your own drum. You enjoy being different from others. Because of your ability to enjoy your differences and your highly intellectual side, you are one of the more self-alert signs. Though, you may sometimes struggle when you do actually enjoy things that the crowd enjoys. Your refusal to be “the same” aside, Aquarius you are truly one of the most self-alert and independent signs. However, you don’t necessarily come off as completely conscious of yourself in social settings, as you can be temperamental and have difficulty expressing emotion. When you’re having a great conversation with someone, you thrive. It’s just the whole small talk part of socializing that you aren’t great with.
5. Aries: March 21st-April 19th
Aries, as a fire sign; you share the bright, positive attitude of other fire signs. You are confident, enthusiastic, and optimistic. Nothing can get in your way! You’re a go, go, go type of person. Because of this, you can be impulsive and short-tempered. This impulsive nature can be very evident in social situations, you ’know like when you freak out on someone or decide to go skinny-dipping at a party. In the future, it’d be best to take a moment and ask yourself ‘Why am I doing this’ before acting. This will both keep you from making mistakes and help you get to know yourself a bit better. That said, your self-alert is strong, though hindered by your competitive nature and impulsive edge.
6. Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd
Cancer, you are an extremely emotional water sign. While the Pisces comes off as whimsical and the Scorpio comes off as secretive, you, Cancer, come off as straight-up emotional. Though, this can be a good thing, as you are also very perceptive to the emotions of others. In social situations, you’re the type to be sympathetic to even the ‘villain’ of the situation, since you tend to view things from all angles. While you are conscious of yourself in social situations, you may not be as self-alert as you come off to others. Because you’re so ruled by your emotions, you sometimes have a difficult time getting to the root of the issue. Instead of figuring out why you’re feeling sad or jealous or angry, you simply feel those things too heavily to understand why. Try to tap into your more intellectual side when you’re feelings take over and you may have deeper self- alertness. Until then, keep feeling feelings, Cancer.
7. Taurus: April 20th-May 20th
Taurus, you are a great friend. You care very deeply about all the relationships in your life. In fact, your personal relationships are one of the most important things to you. You are a sign that values your relationships over even career ambition. And hey, human connection is what life is all about, right? You are practical and rational, so you do have some grasp on being self-aware. Your downfall, however, is that you are too stubborn. If someone tells you that you are maybe jealous, greedy, or a bit harsh, you will simply not hear a word of it. You’ll decide they are wrong and you’re obviously not jealous, greedy or harsh. Your refusal to listen to how others see you hinder your self-alertness. Being more open-minded about how others see you will give you more insight into your inner self as well as how you behave in social situations.
8. Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
Pisces, you have the soul of an old hippie. Yes, there is something old and wise about you, but there is also something whimsical and creative about you too. Because of this, you have an incredibly open mind. You are extremely caring, kind and loyal. You’re basically a ball of open love. Pisces, you tend to be self-alert in the way that you do know yourself. You have a deep connect with yourself and know who you are. However, you also tend to live in a different reality from other people. You’re a little… out there. But in a good way! It’s like you have such a good, kind soul that you simply don’t belong in the real reality. That said, you’re not completely conscious in social settings. You come off kind of like Phoebe on Friends, but everyone needs a Pheebs!
9. Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st
Sagittarius, you are an extroverted and excited sign. You are excitable most of the things that are foreign to you. You like embracing new knowledge, people, culture and history. Anything new is good for you. You are also idealistic, which contributes to your sunny disposition, though it can also lead to an ‘everything will work out’ attitude, which is not always the case. Since you believe everything will work out, you may end up promising more than you can actually deliver or saying something too bluntly to someone. But hey, everything will work out, right? To be more self-alert, consider negative outcomes sometimes. Take off those rose-coloured glasses and consider a world in which everything will not work out. This will help you see all possible consequences, consider yourself from a more objective point of view, and also connect to people in a more delicate nature.
10. Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th
Capricorn, you are a sign that represents responsibility and tradition. Because of this, you put great value on tradition, conservatism, and manners. You’re old school in that sense. Because you have such great respect for tradition and such overwhelming self-control, you can be critical of people who don’t behave in a way that’s up to your standards. And by critical, I mean very, very judgmental. In fact, you’re so judgmental of others that it inhibits you from being full self-alert. Your mind is too busy judging people for not living up to your standards that you don’t have the time to consider their standards, which may differ from yours. In social settings, you can come off as condescending and cold. In order to be more self-alert and conscious in social settings, you must accept that other’s standards may be different from yours and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though accept others can be difficult for a stubborn earth sign.
11. Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd
Leo, you are a warm, passionate, cheerful person. People may think you’re someone who is always happy, even though we all know everyone has their down moments in life. This particular positive passion is also felt in terms of yourself, meaning you really love yourself. Like, you really love yourself. Of all the signs, you’re most likely to be arrogant and self-centred. It’s just because you’re a queen and demand you be treated as such. I get down with that level of self-love, but it hinders your self-alert, as you tend to see yourself in only a positive light. If there are some negative aspects of your personality, you’re likely to gloss over them and not want to fully acknowledge them. In social situations, you also may not be completely self-conscious, as you’re most concerned with the spotlight being on you. You’re a true ham, but this can sometimes rub people the wrong way. Of course, they are simply peasants and you’re a queen, so who cares?
12. Gemini: May 21st – June 20th
Gemini, you are beloved by friends and family for quite a few reasons. You’re spontaneous, chatty, and just plain exciting to be around. In fact, your friends may feel that they never know exactly what will happen during a night out on the town with you. That said, you’re not necessarily beloved because you’re super self-alert. It’s really not your fault, though. It’s just that you simply have too many different personalities to be self-alert. Gemini, you’re known as the sign of the twin, which refers to the fact that there are generally two – or more – opposing feelings going on inside of you at once. This can make you indecisive and nervous. At best, you can hope to be self-alert of the fact that you have all these opposing feelings, but your ability to really be alert of yourself and conscious of yourself in social situations is stunted by all the feelings you’re constantly feeling. Not to worry, your friends still love you for how positive and friendly you are. They just also know you’re loose cannon you are.