Aries (March 21 - April 19)
One of Aries' strongest personality traits is their ability to stand up for themselves. They say what's on their mind, aren't afraid to act, and try to keep a positive attitude. They know that no one has the power to control them or to make them feel unworthy.
However, many Aries could work on waiting until their anger dies down before reacting. These individuals don't hold back, even when it could benefit them.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taurus is extremely deliberate when it comes to standing up for themselves. They're fully aware of their body language and stand grounded, strong, and with their body facing forward rather than at an angle.
They are careful with their words and are comfortable asking for what they want, or expressing their beliefs and opinions. They are definitely stubborn but still respectful. They're patient enough to not back down, even when it appears as if no one is on their side.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis have brilliant communication skills, so the major way they stand up for themselves is verbally. They're smart and they're not shy in expressing their opinions, showing off their knowledge, and making their voice heard.
Now, they also have a great sense of humor and find that sometimes the best way to stand up for themselves is with humor.
If someone disagrees with them, Gemini is happy to show them how they're wrong and still make the whole thing enjoyable.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancers are extremely intuitive, so they trust their instincts about whether it's best to stand up for themselves as soon as a situation presents itself, or if it's better to wait until tempers have cooled off.
Since Cancers are also very creative, they may stand up for themselves in less obvious ways.
Cancers express who they are and what they're feeling through art or other creative outlets. They're fully themselves without shoving it in anyone's face.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leos stand up for themselves by being strong leaders and being very clear about what they believe in. They know how to pick their battles and understand that some things can be worked out without making it into a big deal.
But when it's something that Leo is passionate about, they don't hold back. They're assertive and don't let anybody try to make them do anything they don't want to do.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos stand up for themselves by demonstrating how they wish to be treated by others.
This sign is very aware of how their own actions, words, and decisions look to other people, and they send the message that they won't be taken advantage of, in any way.
Also, Virgos are very good at listening and are able to respond in a thoughtful way. Being a good listener helps them avoid unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras have no problem standing up for others, but find it more difficult to stand up for themselves. To get better at it, Libras may fake it until they get comfortable in holding their ground and not letting someone take advantage of them.
They practice saying "no" and not doing things for people.
Also, Libras have a gift of being able to see things from other people's perspectives, and they use that to see the needs, desires, and motives of another person in a conflict.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios stand up for themselves by choosing the time and place.
They know that planning things in advance gives them more control over the situation because they can get extremely intense.
This sign needs to be able to clarify what's really bothering them before going on the attack.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarius stand up for themselves by being transparent and authentic. They're honest with themselves and try not to think of worst-case scenarios; instead, they focus on positive results.
They're confident and they don’t shy away their own talents, abilities, and victories. Sagittarians are their own support system and they’ll defend themselves against anyone who tries to defeat them.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns aren't going to give in to something just because somebody tells them they should. They have a very strong sense of self and won't be pushed around. They work on taking small, powerful steps to get what they want or fight for injustices.
If Capricorn is passed over for a promotion, they'll come up with a strategy and stand up for themselves so that kind of mistake isn't made twice.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius stands up for themselves by not caring if they're standing alone. They know they can tell someone "yes" or "no" without having to give an explanation or an apology.
Aquarians have very strong beliefs and causes, and don't need anyone's approval to do so. If someone tries to stand in their way, Aquarius will stand up to them without thinking twice.
Having a purpose is very important to this sign, and it shapes who they are.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces have a deep desire to help, and it can be challenging for them to say no to a project or a cause. But they know they can't do everything and must defend themselves every now and then.
Pisces are their own advocate by figuring out what's bothering them before igniting a conflict.
They also know not to delay dealing with an issue because Pisces know it's best to handle it as soon as possible, before you’re over it.