6 Most Empathic Zodiac Signs Who Feel *Everything*

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6 Most Empathic Zodiac Signs Who Feel *Everything*

Let's get something straight: empathy is something we all have, and, somehow, over the years, we've placed a hot spotlight on those who claim to be empathic, as if empathy is a great gift that vaults the person up to new spiritual levels. It's not that. It's part of what comes with being human.

Some have more empathy, and some have less, but being an empath doesn't make you a special creature; it just means you're open to the emotional output of others.

What is empathy? For the empathic zodiac signs in astrology, it's something they don't question.

Empathy is the ability to pick up on the energy of others, which can be joyful or dreadful. True empaths feel the emotions of others and process them internally. Fake empaths post memes on Facebook telling the world how sensitive and risen they are.

Real empaths take it all in, and feel the pain, or pleasure, of the world, while fake empathy make statements that require applause afterwards.

Empathy is the pure sister of sympathy; it takes sympathy to the next level. Where sympathy allows us to feel sorry for another, empathy allows us to understand, relate to, and emotionally bond with another.

We all have this to a degree, while some of us have more than others. Empathy allows us to experience the feelings of another, and for the true empath, that can be a nightmare of feelings.

So, who are the zodiac signs with the most empathy?

1. PISCES (February 19 - March 10)

It's hard enough being such a people pleaser, but you also happen to be a true empath, and between those two things, you're basically in a nonstop state of agitation and anxiety. You know when members of your family are in emotional pain, and you hover by them to drink in the negativity — not because you want it, but because you are compulsive about wanting to help.

Most of the time you are wanted as your presence tends to be very calming and peaceful. You feel the weight of the world, and you try very hard to not let other empaths know you are burdened by it.

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2. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You wouldn't automatically assume that the sign that is symbolized by the Bull would be graceful enough to move through the emotional circles, but that stereotype stops short at Taurus. You are incredibly sensitive to the emotional output of others, even psychically in tune with those around you. You recognize this in you and you don't show off about it.

You merely allow yourself to be there for others. You take their pain, and your good nature and desire to be helpful really does come through. You're the best friend anyone could have, because you're a true empath, and you know how to soothe with love and kindness.

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3. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You've been torn all your life between being the hardened perfectionist and the absolutely mush ball of an empath that you are. One of the reasons you became so cold and hard is because you had to protect yourself; you pick up on everything, and it all hurts way too much.

As a survival mechanism, you come off as cold and non-accepting; however, this is really only a facade. You feel everything very deeply, especially when it comes to animals. If an animal is in distress, you can barely breathe. Empathy is deeply embedded in you, and it is also torturous.

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4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Another sign that usually implies so many other things that have nothing to do with sensitivity. The irony here is that, while being known as the harsh and violent Scorpio, you're also the most sensitive, caring and empathic zodiac signs there is. You want to help, you want to make people happy, and sometimes you push the envelope a little too hard to help.

When you feel a friend is in trouble, you go all out to be there for them. But the thing is, you're not always right. You feel the emotions of the world, but pin-pointing it on one person isn't your ultimate talent. You are empathic, but you are often times off-base with your own emotions.

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5. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Your empathy is profound, and you treat the world around you like a parent treats a child. You are ultimately concerned for those around you, and if there's pain being felt, you want it over and done with. You can't stand the idea of someone being left out or sad, and you spend years trying to make people happy; you sense it when they're not.

Sometimes, they want your help and that makes you happy, but when your empathy goes unappreciated, you tend to get angry. And your anger is the issue here. Anger dulls your empathy and makes you less receptive to those around you.

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6. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

You are a true empath, Gemini, and it's not always easy to be this way. You take in the feelings of others and, sometimes, while it's processing in your own psyche, it starts to feel worse than it is.

You have been known to shy away from people simply because it hurts to pick up on the pain and anxiety of others, but should someone reach out to you, you will be a stand-up person and come through for them. You're not likely to stay in the position of "helpful" because it really is too much for you. However, you do your best — for both yourself and for the others involved.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.