Which Zodiac Sign Is Most Likely To Engage In Self Harm?

In this article we will take a look at the zodiac signs who are most likely to engage in self harm and why. To help increase the understanding of the audience we will not only cover the topic of self harm briefly but also introduce the relevant zodiac signs to the readers.

Which Zodiac Sign Is Most Likely To Engage In Self Harm?

The zodiac signs that are most likely to engage in self harm include the following:

  • Cancer
  • Virgo 
  • Libra

Before we explain why these zodiac signs are more likely to engage in self harm, we will introduce each of these signs in detail to the audience.


Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac represented by the symbol of the ‘Crab’. It is assigned to those people who are born from June 20 to July 22. People born with this star are often considered as caring, sensitive and protective but their habits of repressing their feelings and thoughts will surprise you when they experience strong mood swings and extreme anger. Their focus is not on their own self but on others and their well being.

The birthstone of Cancer is Ruby but goes well with Moonstone, Pearl and Emerald as well! 

The Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer and represents the unconscious, one’s feelings and the self as it takes light from the Sun which focuses on the person itself. The Moon represents the feminine side which is associated with nurturing others and caring for their needs. It inculcates the instincts of caring for loved ones and those in need. 

The element of Cancer is water hence they have a deep relationship with the realm of emotions; they feel strongly and are also quick to note how others are feeling. They allow themselves to get in touch with their emotional side more compared to others so they feel and express strongly too.

They are loyal because they don’t want to hurt you and they realize the pain that is associated with cheating or not being there for their friends and family at their times of need. Also, they have this innate urge to care for you either by being there to defend you or show you that you are the only one they want to be with!


A Virgo is an astrological sign of the zodiac which is assigned to people born between and including 22 August to 22 September. It is the sixth sign in the zodiac with the symbol of a maiden. These individuals who possess this star are defined as people who value their work in that they put much effort into it, desire for it to be of the highest standards and are very committed. The birthstones affiliated with this zodiac sign include Sapphire, Jade, Jasper and Zircon. 

The zodiac sign of Virgo is ruled by the planet of Mercury which influences the intellectual side of Virgo and this is usually applied to their work, home and professional life. It also transforms the meaning of life for Virgo as one to be of service either at home or in their work or to their friends. Hence this may result in Virgo being very hard working to achieve the best in their work, loyal and dedicated in their personal relations and kind and reliable when it comes to their friends and family.

This zodiac sign has the element of earth which reminds people to be humble and stick to the foundations hence influencing the star of Virgo to be loyal and hardworking as well as to take things slowly. This element also incorporates a sense of stability into Virgo.

As we mentioned before, Virgo’s are hard workers; they believe in quality work and may also be considered as perfectionists at times due to their habit of being critical of not only themselves but others. They will expend much time, energy and resources to make their work valuable. 

Oftentimes they will throw themselves into work to the extent that they seem distant and will skip meals and have sleepless nights; they are committed to producing an excellent piece of work that not only others will appreciate but they too will admire.


The Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac which is represented by the symbol of scales. People who are born between September 22 to October 22 fall into this category and are assigned the star of Libra. The birthstone of this zodiac sign is the Opal, Peridot, Tourmaline and Sapphire.

Generally, Libras are people who are peace loving and avoid conflict. They have good people skills and are gentle beings to be with; they will listen to you and understand your experiences, problems and situations and won’t really judge you for it. They want good things to happen to people hence they value fairness and justice. 

Not only Libra but also Gemini and Aquarius possess the element of Air. This signifies them as individuals who are thinkers, communicators and doers. They breeze through life in a very smooth flow analyzing, synthesizing and probing various elements and things of interest. They are intelligent which also helps them make decisions.

Venus is the planet that rules over Libra giving it it’s romantic touch and feel. Venus is a planet that revolves on the axis of love and passion; Libra with it’s calm and peaceful nature of relationships allows Venus to dump it’s love drunk influence all over it. Hence, this combination leaves Libra with the sense of not only romantic love but an eye for aesthetics too.

What Is Self Harm?

Self harm refers to the act of hurting or injuring oneself – usually by cutting yourself. This is associated with emotional distress and signals to better coping skills required. People undergo intense emotions such as those of sadness, frustration and anger that act as a trigger to hurt oneself. Check The Saddest Zodiac Signs.

Although self harm is not considered a mental disease, it is associated with several illnesses such as depression and borderline personality disorder.

Self-injury usually occurs in private and is done in a controlled or ritualistic manner that often leaves a pattern on the skin. Examples of self-harm include:

  • Cutting 
  • Scratching
  • Burning 
  • Carving words or symbols on the skin
  • Self-hitting, punching or head banging
  • Piercing the skin with sharp objects
  • Inserting objects under the skin

It is necessary to state that self harm can also occur in individuals who have low self esteem. It has also been shown in studies that low self esteem has a link with suicidal ideation and anxiety too.

Zodiacs & Self Harm

In this section we will look at reasons as to why these zodiacs are most likely to engage in self harm!


This zodiac sign has high chances of experiencing low self esteem because they can’t take criticism. They are very touchy and sensitive and will break at the slightest mention of criticism especially if they have been working so hard and thrilled about a certain activity. Oftentimes, they break down and think the problem is with them and let others bulldoze all over them. They are hence more prone to harming their own selves.


The Virgo sign has high standards to meet. They judge themselves based on the achievements they accomplish and want to see their own selves rise. However, when they are not able to do so they become extremely depressed and will blame themselves without acknowledging external factors. This is one of the signs that are more likely to engage in self harm.


This zodiac sign takes relationships very seriously and judges their own self on the basis of the other person regardless of how fair they are. When things go wrong they tend to blame their own selves and may engage in self harm in various ways to punish themselves or get away from the emotions they experience – it is a source of escape for them!


This article took a look at the zodiac signs that are more likely to engage in self harm and why. The article also touched upon the topic of self harm briefly to help the audience develop a better understanding. Furthermore, the article introduced the zodiac signs in detail so the audience had a good idea of their general traits and how they can lead to them becoming involved in activities such as self harm.



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