Do you feel like your zodiac sign doesn’t represent you at all? It can be confusing when all your friends relate so heavily to their signs and you don’t feel the same. Let’s take a look at why this is a reality for some people.

Planet Problems

In some cases, your sign has too many planets in it. The position of which causes differences to appear in your personality. Your sun sign is supposed to reflect your soul. When there are other planets in the mix, it adds additional nuance to your personality. You could show love differently than the stereotypical person with your sign because of a strong Venus placement.  You might communicate differently because of your Mercury sign. Every additional planet adds differences to you individually. For example, if your Venus, Mercury, Mars and Pluto planets are all in your same sign, you might be extremely different from another person who shares the same sign as you and doesn’t have those planet placements.

Lastly, another reason why you might not relate to your zodiac sign is because your birth chart has more influence on another sign instead of your own. For example, if your sun is in Libra but you have three other planets in Leo, you might align more with a Leo’s personality. Whatever personality feels good to you, run with it.

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Parental Influence

It’s shouldn’t be surprising to learn that your parents can influence how your zodiac sign presents. How is this possible? An article written by Mary Grace Garis for explains, “It can happen that someone is not aligned to their zodiac sign because the person was raised by strong personalities from other signs that basically disable that person to achieve the integration of his or her sun personality to the self,” says Dr. Williams (an astrologer and clinical psychologist). For example, someone that is Pisces is raised by Virgo and Sagittarius parents. This parenting combination might lead to self-misalignment and confusion.”

Born on the Cusp

You’ve probably heard this one before. If you were born on the cusp of two different signs, you could easily have traits relating to both. The sun typically changes from one constellation to another on days 18-25 of a month. If your birthday falls within that date range, this could be why you have a difficult time relating to the zodiac sign associated with your birthday. Doing your birth chart online in a situation like this means you could the wrong information. They don’t take into account those born on the cusp of two signs. For this reason, it’s a good idea to seek out a professional astrologer to help assist you with a deeper dive into your own personal astrology.

If you don’t feel aligned with your zodiac, don’t worry. There are multiple reasons for this occurrence. The most important things is that you’re comfortable and happy with your own personality traits.