How Do You Deal With a Setback?Throughout life we all go through ups and downs, no one is immune to the setbacks that can be thrown at us. From break ups to mourning, losing your job to injuries – there are many different difficulties we will have to overcome throughout our lives.
The way in which we react to these setbacks varies hugely, some of us withdraw into ourselves and become very reserved whilst others may express their emotion through anger and rage. How do you react? Read on to find out…
Everyone reacts differently in the face of adversity, some isolate themselves whereas others do the complete opposite and keep themselves busy so they have no time to think about the problem. And you? What is your way of reacting and dealing with a setback? Your zodiac sign plays a big role in calculating what you’re likely to do…
How do you react according to your sign…
When an Aries is confronted by intense sadness and pain their likely reaction will be to not believe what they’re hearing; “is this true?” and “it can’t be possible” are likely to be repeated over and over before they enter a stage of complete denial. Rather than accept a situation, an Aries will say no and refuse to hear it, they prefer to fight for as long as possible against acceptance of something they don’t want to be true.
When a Taurus is placed in a difficult situation they’re likely to lose their temper, expressing their emotion through anger even if it’s something they cannot change. They’ll withdraw on initially hearing the news, thinking it over and taking it in before exploding in a burst of rage as the emotion is too much to withhold.
A Gemini has to talk through their problems to be able to understand and process them. They’ll desperately search for a reason as to why events have turned out this way so that they can accept what’s happened. A keen negotiator, a Gemini often finds a solution to the problem or at least a way of making the situation bearable.
When things get too much to handle a Cancer can fall into a short episode of depression, they’ll become very subdued and buried in their emotions. It can be difficult for a Cancer to get themselves out of this depressive state.
The fierce Leo won’t allow themselves to get too down about a situation, a surge of pride will push them into picking themselves up. A Leo is uninterested in the pity of others, they’ll want to keep up their image!
The Virgo is a meticulous planner and like things organized and pre-planned. For this reason, on receiving bad news a Virgo is likely to create lists of pros and cons, possible outcomes and ways to handle the situation. In order to support themselves during this painful time, a Virgo will reorganise their life and throw themselves into new activities and sports to forget their worries for a few hours.
A Libra will struggle to cope with a situation if they’re feeling alone, they need support and comfort. A Libra will look for an understanding of the situation, advice and of course, the support of their partner. Without the support of their partner a Libra will find it very difficult to turn things around.
In the face of adversity the Scorpio is the king of recovery and turning things around. With a Scorpio they view any setback as a ‘mini-death’, allowing for rebirth, renewal and coming back stronger than ever. The Scorpio will take a bit of distance in order to consider events and collect themselves but it shouldn’t take them too long to get back on track – this will be helped by starting a new hobby.
The Sagittarius is very philosophical, they need to understand the meaning and reason behind events so they turn to philosophy, religion and get lost in books to find the meaning of why events turn out the way they do. A Sagittarius will need new surroundings and people to get space from events and be able to process everything.
To find their feet a Capricorn needs new interests and goals to take their mind off things. They will create new aims for the future and work on achieving them whilst trying to process events. They will put everything they have into these goals.
In the face of sadness an Aquarius needs to quickly start thinking about the future in order to not get too caught up on the past, they need to focus on making it through to tomorrow and not get caught up on daily events. They mustn’t block out completely the events that are causing pain, but just try to keep a realistic vision on the future.
The Pisces is the sign of acceptance, they’ve accepted their destiny and they are able to put things into perspective with an immense wisdom as they know there is no way to change the past… Pisces accept their fate with an intense understanding of the way the world works.