We all experience mood swings and emotional funks, but some of our more permanent sources of grief can come from the stars. Do you know why your zodiac sign really keeps you from achieving true happiness? Keep reading to find out.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
Financial stress is rough for anyone, but Taurus tends to dramatically internalize her worries. Whether you’re in debt or you’re behind on your savings plan, you’re probably too preoccupied with your bank account to enjoy your life right now. While thinking seriously about your finances is smart, are you really in as much trouble as you feel like you are? If you adjust your perspective, you might realize not every money mishap is a devastating blow.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Curious Gemini hungers for more knowledge, so being stuck in a routine can be emotionally draining. You might be comfortable in the same job or point in your life when nothing is challenging you intellectually. Fortunately, you don’t need to be enrolled in school to keep learning new ideas. The more you can engage with people, books, and experiences around you, the more invigorated you’ll feel.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
This may not be the first time you’ve heard this, but Cancer cares so much about others that they tend to take advantage of her. Your personal energy is a limited resource, so you can’t be too generous with your time. Unplug your phone, tell your loved ones you’re busy, and schedule some “me” time to recharge.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Nobody is taking away your past achievements. You should be proud of where life has brought you so far, Leo. But living in the glory days of the past won’t make you feel fulfilled in the present. Instead of thinking about what Past You wants for herself, think about what Present You (and maybe Future You!) needs. It’s time to make some new dreams.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
If only Virgo could pull all the strings. As much as you love to plan, life always throws curveballs. You might feel like you’re not in control of your life, either because you’re not in a leadership position or because unexpected events have thrown you off balance. Even if the uncertainty is making you unhappy, this phase of your life is teaching you valuable lessons about how to keep pushing forward through life.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
You’re normally pretty fair and forgiving to your friends, but there is probably one person in your life who has truly wronged you. This person probably hasn’t accepted responsibility or shown remorse for what he or she did, and you’re holding onto a grudge as a result. Libra, this isn’t you. You don’t have to pretend like your feelings aren’t hurt, but learning to let go will lift a weight off your shoulders.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Feeding off other people’s energy gives Scorpio life. But what happens when you’re surrounded by toxic people? You tend to feel as positive as your friends, so ditch the manipulators, fake people, and Negative Nancys so you can find a tribe that pulls you up and doesn’t bring you down.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
As someone who thrives on new experiences, Sagittarius tends to be free-spirited and independent. Unfortunately, your thirst for new places may mean you’re neglecting your friends and family. It may feel like you’re too tired to make time for a late-night phone call with your mom or college bestie, but talking to your loved ones can actually make you feel more energized.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Focusing on the big picture is Capricorn’s recipe for success. The ambitious way you keep raising the bar for yourself means you never slow down. The problem with this is you may not always take time to celebrate the small victories. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself for getting through a rough patch or almost reaching your daily goal.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Although it is normal to find yourself in a funk and be stuck sometimes, Aquarius can often feel as though she is moving through life in slow motion. Her temperamental and uncompromising nature and often makes it difficult for her to go with the flow, even if doing so means getting out of that funk. Try saying yes to something you normally wouldn’t at least once a day to get into the habit of being more flexible. You might find that compromise can often bring you closer to what you deeply desire.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
It can be difficult to find time for your hobbies in the midst of a busy work schedule, but Pisces have more trouble making room for her creative outlets than other signs. Your fearful nature prevents you from branching out of your comfortable productivity bubble and exploring the things that truly interest you. Try devoting a small, reasonable chunk of time out each day to tend to your hobbies, and you might just find yourself reaping the benefits in other aspects of your life as well.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Although feeling lost and directionless is inevitable from time to time, Aries tends to dwell on the fear of never achieving her true purpose. Her impulsive nature might sway her into so many paths that she has trouble choosing one to stick with. Your feeling of fulfillment is incredibly important, and can be more readily achieved when you slow down and take the time to define what’s important to you. Once you know what you want, you can make decisions that align more closely with your truest self.