5 Zodiac Signs That Are Always Guarding Their Feelings

Let's be honest — who hasn't looked up a new love interest's zodiac sign to see if you're compatible with them? Learning about astrological signs can be a fun hobby for some, but many others seriously rely on this info to get a read on people. Whether you're making a new friend or are sussing out a current relationship, finding out a person's characteristics can give you an indication of what you're getting into and if you two have what it takes to go the distance.


Chances are, you already know your own sign's personality traits, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. If so, you also already know which other signs you're compatible with. For example, Libra and Leo are some of the friendliest and most open of all the zodiac signs. They're usually the life of the party and are not afraid to let people in. Other signs, such as Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Capricorn, tend to guard their feelings. They require a bit of emotional prodding and it takes a little more effort to crack open their shell. However, this doesn't mean they're cold and heartless! Get to know more about these five signs and you'll have them opening up to you in no time.


Aquarius shies away from strong emotions

Aquarians are an air sign born between January 20 and February 18. They are highly intelligent and think outside the box, which means they tend to be strategic with their emotions. When dealing with their own feelings, they need time to process things alone before they can talk about them with a partner or friend. Even when they're ready, Aquarians have difficulty putting their feelings into words, so they require a lot of patience when it comes to them opening up. It's hard for this sign to be openly vulnerable, so they may appear cold and aloof at times. However, it's because they're sensitive creatures and work hard to keep their emotions in check.


While Aquarians need their alone time, they love being in relationships and are looking for long-term commitments. They also do well in group settings where they can share their innovative ideas with like-minded people. Just be sure not to overcrowd this sign and they'll give you the same respect too.

Geminis have a fear of commitment

There are always two sides to a Gemini. The sign of the twin, which falls from May 21 to June 20, is often the funny and witty life of the party. They're highly social and love to tell a good story. This air sign is particularly loveable because of their easygoing personality and ability to laugh at themselves. However, their fun-loving nature means that they get caught up in the next bright thing that catches their eyes. They love the chase and once they have their prize, they can get bored easily.


The thing Geminis dislike the most is feeling stagnant. Whether it's within their jobs or relationships, if they're not mentally and emotionally stimulated, they're a flight risk. Geminis love to learn and grow — and they need the people around them to be just as interesting as themselves. While they are good at communicating, sometimes their diplomacy makes it hard for them to be truly honest. They are also quick to leave at the first sign of conflict, so be prepared to give Geminis plenty of space to work out their feelings.

Scorpios take a while to trust people

Those that are born between October 23 and November 21 are Scorpios, and boy, do they live up to their name. If you ever do a Scorpio wrong, be prepared for their stinger. This intensely passionate sign is fiercely loyal and will do anything for their friends and loved ones. However, once they feel betrayed, they will either cut you off or enact revenge in a big way.


Scorpios are very secretive and hold their cards close to their chest. They don't let anyone in — you have to earn their trust by being loyal and honest. Don't expect to be able to control this water sign. They love to be the dominant ones in relationships and friendships. If you try to take the lead, expect a bit of resistance.

Because they guard their emotions so well, it's hard to know what Scorpios are really thinking. Ask them, however, and they will be brutally honest with you, which can sometimes sting. Once you gain their love and trust, this loyal sign will be yours forever.

Sagittarius' wanderlust makes them hard to pin down

The Sagittarius is a fire sign, with the dates spanning from November 22 – December 21. This mutable sign represented as an archer armed with a bow and arrow tends to be straightforward and will tell you how it is without sugarcoating anything. Their blunt words and sharp tongue often get them in trouble with friends and loved ones but their loveable, optimistic attitude makes it hard to stay mad at them.


Sags love to have fun and will regale those around them with hilarious stories and jokes. They may come across as too lighthearted sometimes, so don't expect to engage in deep conversations with them. Because they are curious and love learning about new things, Sagittarius signs are always on the move. They enjoy a good adventure and the perfect vacation for them involves spelunking a remote cave or visiting ancient ruins. Their constant need for motion and enjoyment means those born under the Sagittarius sign have trouble with commitment. If you're dating a Sag, be sure to give them a very loose rein and be prepared to go on many adventures by their side.

Capricorns think vulnerability is a sign of weakness

Capricorns (December 21-January 20) are one of the most stalwart signs of the zodiac. This earth sign is not afraid of working hard and lives life very pragmatically. If Capricorns have a goal, expect them to accomplish it. Because of their earth sign, they are very rooted and dependable. They're the ones to call if your car breaks down or you need a good listener. However, don't expect a Capricorn to cry along with you. While they will always lend a helping hand or ear, their practical nature prevents them from showing too much emotion. They look at the big picture and don't believe that minor freakouts will help any situation.


Many may think Capricorns are initially cold and aloof. They put on a tough facade because they despise looking weak and vulnerable. They're not stoic by nature, however. The goat sign feels emotions deeply and will show you they care for you, rather than tell you with flowery words. Don't expect grand romantic gestures either. While Capricorns make great life partners, their way of telling you they love you is by helping you clean out your garage or buying you a Kitchenaid stand mixer.