No matter how different we all are, every person on the planet wants only one thing: to find out how to be happier.
While there are some common strategies we can use in our pursuit of happiness—from finding our purpose to finding the right people—what works for us depends on our unique makeup, including our unique astrological makeup. The signs in which we were born play an important role in determining what makes us vibrate and what can turn each of us into the happiest person on earth.
What makes you happy depends on your zodiac sign, the environment in which you were born and live, your history, your personality, and many other factors. Today we will refer only to the zodiac signs, through the lens of information provided by astrologers.
Some signs manage to find joy in life more easily, while others are more difficult to please.
According to astrologer Liz Simmons, Leo, and Sagittarius are the happiest zodiac signs. “Leo is a fixed fire sign that is ruled by the Sun and is associated with the 5th House, which is the good part of the zodiac,” explains the astrologer. “Typically, the sun is considered an exceptionally positive celestial body, so Leo’s confidence and charisma would be evident due to its planetary ruler.” As a fixed fire sign, Leo is also “constantly upbeat, enthusiastic, and self-assured,” adds Simmons.
Sagittarius is similar to Leo, although this mutable fire sign is ruled by Jupiter and associated with the 9th House of travel, belief systems, and exploration, “tending to always move forward in search of brighter horizons”.
“This zodiac sign’s optimism is usually unwavering because its planetary ruler is incredibly exuberant,” says astrologer Liz Simmons.
What makes you happy according to your zodiac sign
Aries: Take charge
“Aries are born leaders, so they are happiest when they have the opportunity to be in charge, show their pioneering spirit and fully follow their impulses,” says astrologer Nina Kahn, author of Astrology for Life. Taking this into account, people born under this sign are happy to have the opportunity to do something first. Independence will make you happy if you are an Aries.
Taurus: Start a significant collection
Being an earth sign, Taurus is attracted to stability and security. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that for this sign to be the happiest, it will involve just that – feeling stable and secure. “Governed by Venus, Taurus tends to have a knack for materials, luxury, and money,” says Simmons, “so Taurus may find that happiness comes from having enough to ensure a comfortable lifestyle.” It’s no secret that Taurus values their possessions and finds a deep sense of security and belonging with them, so much so that they tend to find their happiness rooted in trinkets and sentimental objects.
Gemini: Have deep conversations
“Governed by Mercury, the planet of communication, Geminis are blessed with the gift of speech,” says astrologer, clairvoyant and spiritual coach Tara Bennet. This sign is never at a loss for words and always has the best stories to entertain a crowd. In addition, these natives like to read, to learn new things. But the greatest happiness that a Gemini can experience is the satisfaction of completing what he set out to do.
Cancer: Strengthen your relationships
Cancer is linked to the Moon, home, and family, which means that Cancers tend to feel happiest when they are emotionally invested in their home life. ” Creating a comfortable home will help Cancer feel emotionally fulfilled,” says astrologer Simmons. Bennet adds, saying it’s also important for Cancer to “reevaluate their friendships and surround themselves with people who will support them and break down their barriers.”
Leo: Give up pride
Being the happiest zodiac sign, Leo makes feeling happy one of its non-negotiables. And because it already has a solid base of happiness, Leo can focus even more on happiness. “Since Leo is ruled by the Sun, Leos would feel best when they are recognized for their charisma, talents, and cheerful disposition,” says Simmons. If Leos want to be truly happy, they need to let go of their pride and learn that the praise they seek can be replaced with how amazing it is to simply express yourself.
Virgo: Keep your perfectionism in check
Virgos have a natural desire for perfectionism – and this can become very tiring if you don’t learn how to set boundaries. “Let others take control sometimes and accept that the outcome will not meet your high standards,” says astrologer Tara Bennet. “Virgos can find the greatest happiness in simplicity, so spending quality time recharging in the serenity of nature will quickly boost their sense of well-being,” says Kahn. Other ideas to be happier could include trying a grounding meditation that allows you to let yourself be more at the mercy of fate.
Libra: Work on your relationship with yourself
“This Venus sign loves love, so Libra is usually happiest when they’re with someone who matches them as a friend, lover, or more,” explains Simmons. These ever-so-natural hosts love to surround themselves with wonderful connections, but this is where things can go wrong because their happiness cannot depend solely on other people. To truly thrive and achieve long-term happiness, Libras should work on forming a relationship with themselves—just as they do with their friends.
Scorpio: Explore your intellectual side
Scorpios tend to struggle a bit with happiness, says Simmons, “because Scorpio is co-ruled by two very intense planets: Mars and Pluto.” As a result, Scorpio tends to experience happiness in extreme and volatile waves. “To be truly happy, Scorpios will need to get in touch with their means of power, transformation, and control,” explains Simmons. However, for this to happen, they must also “give up power struggles, destructive tendencies, and entanglements.”
Sagittarius: Try new things
“Sagittarius may find that happiness comes naturally to them,” says Simmons. That being said, Sagittarius is the happiest zodiac sign when they feel a sense of freedom that allows them to roam, travel, explore, and experiment. “They need to grow and experience new things – spiritually, intellectually, and more,” explains astrologer Nina Kahn. This could be translated by reading inspirational books, reflecting on the purpose of life, following a course that expands their mind, or – of course – traveling and visiting a distant place.
Capricorn: Set achievable goals
These natives tend to be incredibly hard on themselves, which can get in the way of feeling content. “But happiness is possible, especially if Capricorn learns to balance the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality.” As for true happiness, Simmons says that if you are born under this zodiac sign, you must focus on what you have achieved through your work. For Capricorns, perceived success plays a major role in their satisfaction and motivates them to continue on the right path.
Aquarius: Be yourself
According to Simmons, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Uranus. “Happiness may seem like a social construct for Aquarius, especially since this zodiac sign can struggle with its emotions and fear of being judged,” she explains. “But once Aquarius is ready to take a leap of faith, they may find that their happiness is associated with being rebellious and authentic.” For Aquarius, happiness comes from trust, especially about the individuality, eccentricity, and quirks that represent him. They could cultivate feelings of confidence by allowing themselves to be more expressive, whether it’s the way they dress or the music they listen to. Feeling confident, Aquarians can tap into a true energy of happiness and feel more at peace with themselves and the world around them.
Pisces: Express your creativity
Known for being one of the dreamiest zodiac signs, the Pisces native can usually achieve happiness when they immerse themselves more in their daydreams, fantasies, and artistic desires. “Since Pisces is co-ruled by Jupiter, who is expansive, and Neptune—the planet of fantasy and life— happiness can come from living a special life,” explains Simmons. Those born under the sign of Pisces tend to make everything they touch dreamy, from the way they masterfully decorate their homes to the artistic passions they develop.