These 4 Zodiac Signs Are Very Likely To Be Over-thinkers

They’re always getting lost in the details.

Do you sometimes find yourself dwelling over the potential outcome of every decision you make or reading too much into a quick text message? If so, you may be inclined to overthink — and while many factors add to this tendency, your individual astrology might have something to do with it, too. If you are one of the few zodiac signs more prone to overthink things than others, then it’s essential to be conscious of this manner so you can nip it in the bud.

While completely thinking through our choices is a great thing, analyzing circumstances too much or obsessing over the “what ifs” can prevent us from reaching our highest potential. Some indications that you’re overthinking include ruminating on what might happen in the future, an inability to make decisions, regularly weighing pros and cons, and dwelling on the past.

There are many astrological signifiers in a birth chart that can point to an overactive mind. Anyone with many air present elements in their chart could be more inclined to overthink, as air sign energy is mentally focused and highly conceptual. Thoughts drive the air signs in astrology, and there’s a big emphasis on logic and ideas. Another place to look is the planet Mercury, which rules thinking, communication, information, and logistics. Suppose Mercury is making certain intense astrological aspects with other planets in the zodiac. In that case, it could show an inclination toward overthinking and looping thoughts.

Read on to see if you’re one of the zodiac signs most likely to be overthinkers — and don’t be scared to ask for some help or try some helpful ideas to stop overthinking if you think that it’s becoming a problem or affecting your wellness or health.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The zodiac sign that rules information is Gemini. It is governed by the planet Mercury, so these quick-witted air signs tend to be overthinkers. As a Gemini, it’s simple to get lost in a sea of facts, making it hard to move forward on things and can be overwhelming. If you’re a Gemini, remember that it is okay to move on from events, even if you haven’t researched every corner of the situation or turned over every leaf. There’s no need to get everyone’s opinion on something or be an expert at everything to move on.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

The only sign on this list that is not an air sign is Virgo. Virgos are ruled by the intellectual planet Mercury, which is why they have a tendency to be hyper-focused on every situation’s details. Virgos are the most prepared signs of the zodiac. Their strong attention to detail is a bit of what makes them likely to be overthinkers. Sometimes Virgos tend to be perfectionists, so if you discover yourself worrying or obsessing about the consequences of making a tiny mistake, try to journal through your feelings or listen more closely to your intuition.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

 Libras are all about balance — but a lot of times to a fault! These air signs that are communication-focused naturally look for fairness and harmony, so when it comes time to make a decision, they can sometimes fall victim to the endless cycle of examining the pros and cons. Seeing all sides of a situation can be helpful, but sometimes it hinders if taken to the extreme. That said, Libras should temper their natural indecisiveness with the awareness that if they make a mistake, they can always course-correct.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Aquarius is the zodiac’s most innovative and visionary thinker, and they’re always thinking up new ideas. But because these air signs are usually so mentally focused and concept-driven, it can be easy for them to become lost in a world of overthinking. Aquarians have a tendency to put a lot of their focus on what’s yet to come, so they mustn’t get trapped in a looping cycle of obsessing or future-tripping over what could possibly happen. If you’re overthinking, Aquarius, try to stay grounded in the present by paying close attention to what is around you and feeling the sensations in your body. This can help get you out of that cycle.