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The Most OCD Zodiacs

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.”

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 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).

“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.”


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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