There’s nothing wrong with taking a little time to make a decision, especially one that make change the entire path of your life. As Ben Franklin said: “Take time for all things: great haste makes waste.” This means that it can be hazardous to make hasty decisions in the twinkling of an eye.
But another old saying, “He who hesitates is lost,” implies that you can take too much time to decide. This principle of course applies to all genders, and what it means in practical terms is that if you take too long to make a decision, you may lose a golden opportunity.
Here are the five zodiacs who struggle the most with decision-making. When it comes to astrological “modalities,” four of these five signs (everyone except Libra) are mutable rather than fixed or cardinal signs. The word “mutable” means “liable to change.” This means they may flip-flop on a decision as quickly as they breathe in and out.
So without further ado, here are the most indecisive zodiac signs.
When it comes to decision-making, Virgos are the wishy-washiest of all the signs. Virgos are ruled by the planet Mercury, and the adjective “mercurial” means “subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.” Virgos also tend to be analytical perfectionists, which means it takes them more time than others to finally make up their mind. They veer toward being humbler and therefore less confident than other signs, leading them to second-guess themselves more than is normal. If you’re stuck in the drive-thru lane at a fast-food restaurant honking at the person in front of you who’s taking forever to place their order, chances are it’s a Virgo.
Libras are predisposed to pleasing others, which often finds them walking a tightrope between trying to make others happy and making themselves happy. Say, for example, that a Libra is trying to plan a surprise summer vacation for you. They love the mountains and hate the beach, but they know that you feel the exact opposite—you love the sand and surf but feel dizzy at higher elevations. While planning your surprise vacation, they’ll stay up all night hemming and hawing and wondering whether maybe the best compromise between “beach” and “mountains” would be to find a cabin near a pond on a small hill somewhere. Then they’ll ditch that idea and decide the best way to choose between mountains or beach would be a simple coin toss. And then they’ll spend another hour fretting whether they should toss a penny, a nickel, a dime, or a quarter.
Like the notoriously indecisive Virgos, Geminis are a mutable sign ruled by Mercury, the planet of wavering and waffling. Geminis are also an air sign, which in their case can signal a bit of air-headedness or, in a few instances, even outright flakiness. To top things off, they are symbolized by the Twins, and everyone who’s ever dealt with real-life twins know they are prone to sibling rivalry and fighting with one another. They are also extremely open-minded, which makes them able to see the good and bad sides of any decision—which is why they often avoid making any decision at all.
Ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreamers, Pisces would like to follow their heart at all times—but then their brain gets in the way. It’s helpful to view them as the type of person who has a sweet tooth but also loves regulating their food intake. They know that there’s a fresh slice of chocolate cake in the fridge just begging and pleading with them to gobble it down, but they also, to paraphrase Kate Moss, love the taste of feeling healthy as much as they do junk foods. while their heart says, “You only live once—eat that cake,” their brain tells them to eat a stick of celery instead and they love both.
Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck. They are also one of the more impulsive signs, which often leads them to make snap judgments that turn out to be wrong. Over time, they learn that their devil-may-care attitude tends to get them into trouble, so they find themselves trying to dial down their natural-born tendency toward reckless decision-making. After a while, they realize that no one is that lucky and maybe they should take a more analytical approach to problem-solving. This often finds them struggling between following their natural instincts and appealing to their logical side.