AN empath is someone who is highly sensitive to the moods and energies surrounding them.
Whether you are an empath or not could very well be determined by your star sign!
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Your star sign may determine how empathetic you areCredit: Getty – Contributor
Empaths are exceptionally good at reading the room, and they’re usually the first to know when something is ‘off’.
The great thing about being an empath is that you often sense things before others do, especially energies and feelings.
The downside of being an empath, though, is that you can’t help but absorb and feel the moods of others, making large groups of people very problematic for you due to all the different emotions flying around.
Whether you are born an empath or not could very well be written in the stars. So which zodiac signs are most likely to be empaths? (hint: it’s not just water signs!)
It comes as no surprise that dreamy Pisces is at the top of the list. One of their strong suits is compassion, and they easily become absorbed in the feelings of others. They are a caring type and are concerned about the well-being of their friends and loved ones.
Dreamy star sign Pisces easily picks up on the feelings of othersCredit: Getty
Cancer is known for being a sensitive sign, and not just to their own feelings — they can easily pick up and absorb the emotions of others. Their strong intuition can sometimes be overwhelming because it’s almost impossible to turn off.
Scorpio is a sign that feels things very intensely. They tend to be passionate and they strongly desire to be close to others. Because emotions are so important to them, they easily pick up on other people’s energies.
Detail-oriented Virgo has a hard time ignoring emotional changes in others, no matter how small. They are less emotional than the sensitive water signs, but no less observant and they can be incredibly empathetic.
It’s important for empaths to prioritise self-careCredit: Getty
Connection is very important to Geminis, and they will often go out of their way to find out how you are feeling. This sign tends to be open-minded and they will pick up on your feelings without judging you for them.
For anyone who belongs to one of these empathy-overwhelmed signs, it’s important to make sure that self-care is a part of your regular routine.
Treat yourself to a massage, try meditating, or express your feelings in a journal that’s for your eyes only. You’ve got to take care of yourself in order to avoid emotional burnout.