While there are obviously many factors at play when it comes to being emotionally available, your zodiac sign—with all of its innate traits—might have more to do with it than you think.
Some signs are wired to be more independent, detached from emotions, or outspoken.
In other words, the personality traits that your sign shares in common might play a role in why you have such a hard time opening up.
Or at least why it seems you have other priorities.
Some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves and aren’t afraid to express our feelings, while others can be completely isolated and won’t let it get us down.
Invading other people’s sensitive side can be a minefield and can lead to disaster if not handled carefully.
Unfortunately, these five zodiac signs are emotionally unavailable and notoriously difficult to understand on an emotional level.
If you happen to be one of the five signs below and you’re feeling left out or misunderstood, there are a lot of things you can do to open up, connect, and express your feelings in your romantic relationships.
Scorpios are known for being emotionally intense, but it’s rare for them to show that side.
Scorpios are full of secrets and refuse to reveal anything they don’t want people to know about them.
This can make it difficult to form an emotional connection with them as they are experts at being distant and unavailable.
Scorpios won’t play your emotional games, so don’t overdo it.
They are merciless and will dump you at the first sign of emotional manipulation.
That’s because they value loyalty above anything else.
Though they may be difficult to reach out to at first, relationships with Scorpios are rock solid… as you are both loyal to one another.
When it comes to being afraid of commitment, nobody beats a Gemini.
The moment things get tense between a Gemini and their partner, they tend to stand still.
As an air sign, Gemini’s comfort zone is the mind, not the heart.
But that doesn’t mean they can’t have amazing, loving relationships.
While Geminis may instinctively run away at the first sign of love, Geminis should try doing the opposite — just to see how that feels.
The best way to become more emotionally available is to stay put when the going gets tough.
If a Gemini can turn a challenging emotional situation into an opportunity for growth and learning, they can become a healthier and more aware partner.
Geminis are afraid of being rejected.
You may be reluctant to emotionally commit to someone because there is always a risk that that person might leave Gemini for someone else.
Gemini will make excuses like they are not good in relationships.
Matchmaking may seem like a better option to twins because they have less of a chance of forming an emotional bond with that person.
Aries are often overly focused on all the things they desire in life. And of course that’s great.
But when it comes to being emotionally available in relationships, that attitude can be difficult for a partner to understand.
And they may see Aries as emotionally unavailable because of this.
This can make Aries seem callous or unavailable. But in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Aries really cares. And anything Aries needs to do to show that they are aware and trying to find a better balance between what they do for themselves and what they occasionally do for others.
Aries can benefit from realizing that compromise is essential in healthy, loving relationships.
You can learn to choose an “we” rather than an “I” and to see that the best decisions in relationships are mutually beneficial.
Aries don’t want to be emotionally unavailable, but they can get caught up in their grand plans for adventure and forget to be there for someone.
They will forget they have a partner when making plans for a trip.
While Aries aren’t cruel or unkind, they can be so self-centered that they shut out everyone else.
Capricorn tends to be the definition of a workaholic.
If you were born under this zodiac sign, you may find yourself staying in the office late, working extra shifts on weekends, or bringing projects home with you.
And while it’s an ambitious sign, this habit doesn’t leave much room for the emotional side of life.
As a Capricorn, you also tend to protect your emotional side by building a wall around your heart.
And that, too, can do some harm.
When Capricorns lose hope in love, they can give it up and focus on their career success.
They often forget that it’s entirely possible to have a healthy balance between the two if that’s what you want.
The solution is to work on changing your thoughts about love.
Capricorns could benefit from reframing their ideas about love and relationships and focusing less on the regrets or disappointments of the past and more on the possibilities for the future.
As an Aquarius, your brain is always working at a mile per minute. They have ideas and come up with new goals.
This is an excellent quality that can make you an innovative thinker.
But your tendency to get stuck in your head can make you seem emotionally unavailable to some.
At times, Aquarius can seem detached or isolated from their emotions.
However, that doesn’t mean they don’t care. But on the contrary.
It is very important to them! However, Aquarius is more inclined towards logic and thinking than feelings.
If you want to be open and find a balance between your thinking and your feeling side, that’s entirely possible.
One option is to do therapy, where you can learn to manage your emotions and your partner’s emotions better.
This is something that actually takes practice for Aquarius. But the results can be well worth your time.
And the same goes for all of these signs, as well as any person who feels like opening up or connecting.
If something in life seems to be getting in your way, there is always a way to make a few changes and balance things out.