A sad Aries may try to act tough or try and throw people off the scent of their vulnerability, but what they really need is someone to see past the facade, scale over they walls put up, and push them to open up about things. They're much more likely to spill when they know the concern is real.
An upset Taurus just wants someone to consistently care the way they do for others. Taurus needs someone to be persistent, affectionate, and a reliable shoulder to lean on. They're so trustworthy for others and when they're sad they want someone they trust to open up to; someone who they know will be there.
Gemini needs someone understanding and patient to weather their mood swings; they can be inconsolable when they're feeling down. If someone can be sympathetic of how they're feeling and take the pressure off them to just snap out of it, it does a world of good.
An upset Cancer needs someone to dig them out of the trenches of pessimism. They need to be reminded of all the good and their self esteem needs a good boost. A sunny influence and ego fluff does a world of good for a sulky crab.
An upset Leo may deny it, but they want to be payed attention to. Feeling neglected and uncared for will only fuel their bad mood ten fold. When a Leo is sad thats when they need the reinforcement and encouragement of their loved ones most. Don't be afraid to lay it on thick for them!
An upset Virgo may appreciate being checked up on and having people offer a helping hand, but the one thing they'll likely want the most of is just enough space to figure things out and make everything compute. When they're able to analyze and understand they can find closure and move on from whats hurt them.
Libra needs someone to distract them from their sadness sometimes, but even more they need someone to push them to confront their issues and not succumb to sadness or indecisiveness. They just need a gentle push of encouragement or the support of a partner to nurture them and turn things around.
A bothered Scorpio needs solitude when they're sad or angry but they still want to feel validated and recognized. Ask what you can do with sincerity and be genuine, but also be prepared to honor their request for space.
Sagittarius is great at bouncing back, so definitely don't fuel the fire of whatever upset them or it can be a major setback. Help them not to dwell on things, and distract them with an adventure or something to keep their spirits up while their optimism replenishes itself.
A sad Capricorn is likely to throw themselves into a job or project to distract themselves from their feelings but it will do them no good to drown themselves in work. They need a friend to make them relax and have some fun instead of overwhelm themselves with duties and obligation. A sad Cap needs some relaxation and serious "me" time!
They key to pleasing an upset Aquarian is space, space, and more space. Be ready and willing with a listening ear should they open up, but also be prepared to let them work through their issues and sort through the emotions privately.
Pisces is a secretive sign that won't open up easily, but if they sense someone genuinely cares they may have a shot. Pisces needs someone they truly trust to open up to, and they need to know their friends won't be angry with them if they need to retreat and recharge their batteries for a while.