You probably know people who are downright rude. Or those who like to gossip. And then there’s the jealous bunch. But throw all these unfavorable traits together and you’re left with a very catty person. They’ll knock you down with one comment if they feel threatened (maybe about how your hair looked better before the cut) and won’t think twice about making you look bad behind your back. If you get tired of their mean comments, you may be interested to learn that their horoscope sign may be to blame. Read on to hear from professional astrologers about the six cattiest zodiac signs, from slightly bitter to very hateful.
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You might be surprised to see Cancer on this list; after all, they are known for being friendly and devoted to their family and friends. But if you offend one, watch out. “Cancer is one of the most sensitive zodiac signs of all, which can make them pretty catty if they’re offended,” warns pop culture astrologer and horoscope writer Kyle Thomas.
They won’t say anything to your face, of course, because they’re the famous conflict avoidant. But they will be passive-aggressive and won’t mind talking behind your back. One reason for this is that cancers tend to live in the past. They hang on to failed friendships and exes, and won’t hesitate to tell someone how they really feel about that grudge they hold.
Bags are the life of the party. But they also have a dark side. “While often known as one of the most jovial constellations because they are ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius can also have a mean streak,” Thomas warns. He describes this explosive fire sign as “reckless, rude, abrasive and brash” and says that “their way of communicating can be very offensive to others.” They’ll tell you exactly what’s on their mind, without thinking about the consequences.
This sign is also quite proud, so if someone insults them (which is surprisingly easy to do), their ego can’t handle it. They retaliate with a vindictive remark.
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Aries are born leaders, but if someone stands in their way, they will behave hostilely. “Aries is presented as the child of the zodiac, as they are the first zodiac sign, which can cause them to throw tantrums and be sassy if their egos aren’t satiated,” Thomas notes.
In fact, they are considered the rudest sign as they are highly combative and impulsive. Emily Newman, an astrologer at Best of Psychic Reader, notes that they like to be the center of attention. “Any competition with Aries you could set up for their bitter and vicious tirades.” The best way to keep their biting ways at bay is to put them in charge. Fortunately, their anger doesn’t last long, even if you do get them going.
Like Aries, Leo longs to be the best of the best and the center of attention. On the outside, these fun outgoing people are “kind, loving, empathetic, and pleasant,” Newman notes. But she warns that “they are not harmless.”
This fire sign has a hot temper that will let go when they feel they have been wronged (they are represented by a lion for a reason). “[Leos] can’t stand it if someone doesn’t respect them, their pride or what they love, which will make them see anyone who does this as an enemy,” explains Thomas. As long as you don’t betray a Leo or try to steal their spotlight, they will happy and nice, but once you upset them…that’s another story.
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Gemini are incredible at communicating. They talk for hours about everything and can start a conversation with anyone at a party. But they also absolutely love to gossip. They tell a mean tale of a friend’s breakup and may even reveal your deep, dark family secret if they think it will entertain a crowd.
As Thomas explains, Gemini is symbolized by the Gemini, so they are known to have two different sides to their personality. “They’re nice when they like you, but are quick to stab you in the back if they feel belittled.” And with the huge circle of friends a Gemini usually has, it can be all too easy for the he-said-she-said to be misinterpreted. It’s probably best not to say too much about this sign.
This intense, mysterious sign symbolized by the scorpion can get pretty nasty, especially during a breakup, be it with a friend or significant other. Thomas explains that this is because they are “ruled by Mars, the planet of war, and Pluto, the planet of extremes and domination.” They hold a grudge and are all too quick with the drama.
And don’t expect a Scorpio to change their behavior. “As a permanent sign, they are stubborn and resist change and have trouble moving on,” added Thomas. Plus, they probably won’t see your side of things anyway. Newman says they have “a ruthless attitude and lack of empathy for the injured people as if the victim is guilty.” You know, they are that person who can handle any situation and make you feel guilty about it.