Love Astrology: Turn-Offs by the Zodiac Sign

Posted on February 12, 2019
Updated on May 23, 2019

Have you been trying to get through to your lovable Leo, but feel like you’re just banging your head against the wall? Have you been hoping to send sweet signals to your aloof Aquarius but feel like there’s something wrong with the connection?

It could be that something happened to push the PAUSE button on your love life, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get that mojo back in good order!

Follow these simple guidelines for turn-offs by the zodiac sign. Once you have these safely stowed in your back pocket, you will know exactly what to avoid in those intense conversations or awkward moments!


You mustn’t demand that Aquarius quenches your thirst, as the water bearer will bid you drink when you have earned it. Intellectual Aquarius loves a challenge, so don’t make it too easy for them.

Aquarius Turn-offs:

  • Begging/neediness
  • Being ‘managed’
  • People who are close-minded


You will never catch a fish by being noisy and impatient. Pisces likes to make choices about their life on their own without pressure, so avoid pushing them to commit too quickly.

Pisces Turn-offs:

  • Prejudice and arrogance
  • Stubbornness
  • Feeling confined


Don’t be bossy or gloomy and whatever you do, don’t try to change the ram unless you want to meet the horns! Fire sign Aries wants to be inspired and stimulated or they will lose interest quickly.

Aries Turn-offs:

  • Nagging
  • Routine
  • People without a sense of humour


On the other side of the coin, Taurus is not fond of surprises. Anything unreliable is sure to upset a Taurus’ sensibilities. However, vapid clichés will guarantee you see the bull’s tail flicker as they walk out the door.

Taurus Turn-offs:

  • Insincere come-on lines
  • Drama and liars
  • Unreliability


The sign of the twins wants someone to work hand in hand with, not someone who rains on the parade. Gemini needs constant stimulation - when left up to their own devices, they will get up to mischief rather than risk boredom.

Gemini Turn-offs:

  • Wet blankets - don’t kill their enthusiasm
  • Formality and repetition
  • Being held back


While Cancers are good nurturers, they prefer partners who are adults. Acting childishly by sulking, having tantrums and being selfish, stubborn and arrogant will make a Cancer treat you like a child in need of a time-out.

Cancer Turn-offs:

  • Childish behaviour
  • Thoughtlessness
  • Making fun of their sensitivity


Don’t expect lions to go Dutch and make sure you are taking care of your appearance. Lastly, Leos are performers, so don’t try to hide them from their much-needed spotlight!

Leo Turn-offs:

  • Negativity and arrogance
  • Deception and patronizers
  • Phoniness


Virgo needs cleanliness and order, so don’t attempt to use perfume, body spray or cologne in place of a shower! Bad manners easily offend the virgin’s delicate sensibilities and unhealthy habits will also find Virgo running for the door.

Virgo Turn-offs:

  • Crass behaviour and sloppiness
  • Wasting time or being late
  • People without substance


Air sign Libra is easy to please but do not take advantage of their good nature. While the scales of justice are made for mediating, there’s only so much they can take before tipping over.

Libra Turn-offs:

  • Drama and confrontation
  • Criticism
  • Cruelty or unkindness


Don’t come on too strong too soon - Scorpio is sexually liberated, but they want to be subtly wooed first. Playing hard to get won’t work either. Attempting to force a scorpion into a good mood will get you stung.

Scorpio Turn-offs:

  • Dishonesty and disloyalty
  • Pushiness
  • Ignorance


The centaur needs to run free and have room to aim for the sky. Being monotonous and closed-minded will send Sag running toward greener pastures. While Sags like creativity, outright liars are not tolerated.

Sagittarius Turn-offs:

  • Feeling limited in any way
  • Laziness
  • Repetition and details


Small people talk about other people. Mediocre people talk about things. Great people talk about ideas. This applies to the Capricorn who yearns to climb the highest mountain while swimming the deepest sea.

Capricorn Turn-offs:

  • Inflated egos
  • Petty gossip
  • Tackiness or being gauche


While there are some universal truths when it comes to annoying people - each zodiac sign has their own particular turnoffs at the top of their list. Understanding and anticipating these turnoffs will keep you in their good books - and on the road to a really healthy relationship.

If you are interested in learning more about making relationships work from an astrology point of view, try out our free love compatibility generator!

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