Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is a fighter and has a hard time dealing with failure.
Since that’s one of the most difficult situations they face, it calls for a major escape mechanism.
What helps them best is physical activity and exercise.
Basically, they are the ones to sweat out the stress in order to get back to their normal selves.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
When they feel thrown out of balance, Taurians prefer to get lost in other people’s stories.
Reading is the best coping technique Taurus has.
Another thing that can help them is watching TV shows or movies.
They want to escape their own life, but that doesn’t mean they mind reading/watching about others’.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Talking about their life is Gemini’s coping mechanism.
When things go wrong, they prefer to have long talks about who did who, when, where, and why.
They need to discuss everything that happened that led to them feeling bad.
They get together with their best friend or gather a group of close friends and talk, talk, talk… until they feel better.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Similar to Taurus, several straight hours watching Netflix can make them feel so much better about their life.
They love getting lost in other people’s stories, especially romantic ones.
Another, completely different mechanism that helps Cancer cope is shopping.
They get lost in picking out unique details for their wardrobe or home decor, and feel like they get out of the messiness of life.
Leo (July 23 – August 21)
We all know any true Leo prefers being in the center of the attention and that’s exactly what their coping mechanism looks like.
They demonstrate how amazing they are in front of their friends and avoid being alone at all cost.
In the best possible scenario, their friends praise them for their numerous virtues, giving them material to prove to themselves once again that they are the absolute best.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos prefer to deal with their problems. They are not the type to try to escape.
If they feel overwhelmed by something, their way of coping is to work.
Focusing on something else (equally productive as solving their issues) is the only thing that helps them.
If there’s nothing else to do, they’ll clean.
Libra (September 23 – October 21)
Libra’s ideal escape is really classy: They want to escape for real, so traveling somewhere (the more lavish the better) is their coping mechanism.
In everyday life where traveling isn’t an option, they cope by listening to music.
It helps them reconnect with their inner self and relaxes them.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio’s coping mechanism is in their bodily pleasures.
They prefer to escape the harsh reality in their bedrooms.
It brings them peace and comfort and allows them to escape into an otherworldly realm of pleasure – far, far away from their reality.
They can also be very artistic and use their artistic expression to cope with their problems.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
They use adventurous endeavors as an escape from their everyday lives.
It doesn’t really matter to them what they do, as long as it’s fun, wild, and free.
They prefer practising extreme sports or fulfilling any kind of challenge.
If this is not an option, they simply let things be, go to a party, and hope that everything will somehow work out in the end.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn is the most practical of all signs. They know that in order to be able to do their best, they need to find a way to remain in their best form.
Their signature coping mechanism is meditation. They love that feeling of fully concentrating on their breathing and their strong organism working like a clock.
It helps them feel in control again when they feel like they are losing it.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The biggest truth about Aquarius is that every Aquarian is different.
They will change many coping techniques in their lifetime and the range of those is quite large.
From partying, smoking, drinking, reading, traveling… to meditating, gardening, organizing charity events, etc… The list is endless.
Each one of these only works for a while and then they have to change it because it loses its power.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces doesn’t even live in reality, so… Their whole life and way of thinking is their coping mechanism.
They escape reality through their creativity. Whenever they are particularly sad or feel down for any reason, they become even more creative than usual.
They need to create something beautiful to feel like their life as a whole is more beautiful than it seems at that moment.