When you hear the term “addiction”, it usually means abusing substances such as drugs and alcohol. The truth, however, is that addiction is not always about a substance.
The term refers to any substance, behavior or situation that gives you rewarding effects, encouraging you to continue to seek this reward despite the consequences you face. Some common non-substance addictions include gambling, passion and high risk/high adrenaline activity.
While not all addictions are dangerous or life-changing, they do have the ability to have a very significant impact on our lives. By understanding and recognizing these dependencies, we can take steps to minimize their impact and protect ourselves from potential risks.
What are you addicted to? Here’s what your zodiac sign reveals:
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Fast-paced lifestyle and caffeine
When you run at 100 km/h, taking everything at rocket speed with no indication of deceleration, you will be treated with a high dose of adrenaline. Addicted to how it makes you feel, you keep moving forward without considering the need for a break.
Building on your love of caffeine to keep going will keep you running until you are completely exhausted.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Food
You love luxury in life, from the finest high-end clothing to the latest gadgets – you love living the good life. Of all the “good things” in life, the one that you cannot do without is food. From sweet desserts to decadent meals, you enjoy everything.
Unfortunately, you may not notice that your love for food gets out of hand until you see it reflected on the scale.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Knowledge
Although you are known as the social butterfly who likes to have fun, you have an incredibly deep mind. You go through life with a high level of curiosity, eager to discover everything you can about the world in which you live.
You are addicted to the knowledge that you can become obsessed with learning, forgetting everything else around you.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Overthinking
You have a bad habit of getting caught up in your own mind, thinking too much about each situation to an extent that most can only begin to understand. It’s a dark hole, and too much time spent in this darkness will lead to being too critical of yourself and those around you.
In addition, you can be so wrapped up in a situation that you are blind to the truth.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Yourself
This can manifest as an obsession with exercise or dieting, heavy spending on clothing and jewelry, or the use of plastic surgery. It’s a slippery slope…
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Cleanliness
If you lose control, your need for an organization can even come close to OCD, which can have a significant impact on your life.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Shopping
There is nothing wrong with a little retail therapy, but you are going to the extreme. Whether you’re celebrating your greatest accomplishments or trying to get past your last breakup, you think shopping is the answer to everything.
There is an obvious drop – your bank account and your credit limit can only handle so much!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Passion
Known to be the most passionate of signs, you have an unmatched personal motivation. You are ready to try anything once, willing to experiment. The call to you is the physical act, rather than the emotional connection that some bring to their personal lives.
As such, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in a relationship or moving from connection to connection, as long as you get what you want. This can quickly escalate, take over your life – not to mention the risk of STDs.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Risk-taking
Always ready for adventure, nothing makes your blood pump more than pushing you to the limit. Whether you’re jumping off a plane or playing with the fortune of your life – the riskier the behavior, the greater the adrenaline rush.
However, with each activity, you feel the need to push yourself further, which can ultimately cost you everything.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Work
Focused on details and data, it’s no wonder you’re in your element when you get started in your work. You are very perfectionist, refusing to move away from a project until you have the impression that it is done as perfectly as possible, no matter how long it may take.
You will sacrifice the rest of your life for this job, including sleep, which will ultimately lead to exhaustion if you do not control it.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Drinking
You’ve discovered for a long time that drinking has the power to silence the voices in your head, something you haven’t accomplished otherwise. Whether you’re drinking a beautifully aged scotch or a cheap glass of canned wine, you’re looking for both the buzz it gives you and the numbing effect it has on you.
There is too much good, however. You have to be careful not to let your need for drunkenness take over your life.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Everything
You have an addictive personality, regularly pushing everything to the extreme. You don’t just love or enjoy the things in your life, instead, you throw yourself out of the window and indulge in any vice you can take advantage of.
You probably already have some bad habits, and you will only add to them if you do not take the necessary measures to control this aspect of your personality.