Here Are the 4 Most OCD Zodiac Signs

By Jessica Estrada

On September 7, 2022

Here Are the 4 Most OCD Zodiac Signs

While any zodiac sign can have a mental health condition, some signs are more likely to exhibit obsessive behaviors. After all, your birth chart can reveal a lot about you, including any unhealthy tendencies.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), if you’re not familiar, refers to unwanted thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors, which can cause distress and interfere with daily life. For a proper diagnosis, you’ll of course need to consult a mental health professional.

If you’re curious about which zodiac sign is the most OCD, read on. 

Most OCD Zodiac Signs: Virgo and Gemini

According to astrologer and therapist Lauren Donelson, MA, LMFTA, Virgo, and Gemini are the two zodiac signs most likely to exhibit symptoms of OCD. (As a refresher, Virgo dates are August 23 to September 22, and Gemini dates are May 21 to June 20)

“These two signs are ruled by Mercury, which is the planet that governs our thinking mind,” she says. So, both Virgo and Gemini tend to overthink and overanalyze things. “When they get overly stressed, feel out of control, or experience trauma, this can lead to obsessive-compulsive tendencies.” 

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Gemini, in particular, Donelson says, can struggle with repetitive thoughts and rumination. Virgo’s OCD, on the other hand, can show up as health-related issues. “Virgo energy likes order and perfection, which—in an extreme expression—can become obsessive,” she says. “Because Virgo is an earth sign and connected with health and the body, Virgos can struggle with over-exercise and overly controlling their diet.”

If you’re a Gemini or Virgo rising, or have planets in either sign, especially three or more, that can also contribute to obsessive-compulsive tendencies. For example, you might have a Pisces sun, but if Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter are in Gemini in your birth chart, you may likely experience obsessive-compulsive tendencies. 

Other OCD Signs

Capricorn

Capricorn is another sign that can be prone to obsessive behaviors, Donelson says. That includes Capricorn sun, Capricorn rising, and anyone with a Capricorn stellium (aka three or more planets).

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“Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which governs hard work and your reputation,” she says. “Capricorn energy can drive you to obsess about work, success, and your accomplishments. When this energy is overactivated, it can manifest as obsessive or compulsive behavior.” 

Scorpio

Add Scorpio to the list of most OCD zodiac signs. The super passionate fixed water sign is known for going deep into things, like really deep.

“They will dive head first into their interests, including if they are interested in people,” Donelson says of Scorpios. “If something or someone has caught their attention, they might fixate on it and tune everything else out. Scorpios will latch on and not let go.”

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When Scorpios are under stress, she adds, that can look a lot like obsessive or compulsive behavior. 

FAQs

How many zodiac signs are there?

Despite the rumors of a 13th zodiac sign (we’re looking at you, Ophiuchus), the traditional zodiac wheel has only 12 astrological signs

Are Virgos bipolar?

Nope! According to Donelson, any zodiac sign (or combination of planetary placements) can have a mental-health condition, such as bipolar disorder—not just Virgos. 

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