The pursuit of happiness has led generations of determined people to discover the true secret of a happy life. What if the secret of happiness wasn’t a unique situation and we had to focus our efforts on our personalities?
Happiness is a very broad term, focused on the idea of positivity in our lives, but this concept can be broken down into pieces that are much easier to digest. Take a moment to reflect on your current life.
Do you experience more moments of happiness and joy than disappointments and upheavals? If so, what makes you smile every day? While there are certainly some habits commonly seen in people, regardless of their personality, finding true happiness is an incredibly personal experience.
We need to find the things that stimulate positivity in our world, the moments of satisfaction and fulfillment. At the same time, each of us must also understand what deprives us of this happiness.
If, for example, you are the type of person who finds happiness in your social interactions, loneliness can be the negative influence you should avoid the most.
By examining the personality traits associated with each of the signs of the zodiac, we can identify what is likely to rob you of happiness in your life and how to correct it in the future. It’s an incredibly powerful tool, after all – who doesn’t want a life of joy and happiness?
Find out why you are truly unhappy and how to overcome it, according to your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Those born under the sign of Aries are determined and bold individuals who find happiness in battle. They are always on the hunt for their next big thing, working to improve their careers, relationships, finances, hobbies, and more.
If, however, they feel trapped in a rut, the misfortune will quickly begin to resolve. It is at this point that they have to find something to rekindle this fire inside, something to throw themselves 100%.
They may already have something at their disposal, like a big project at work. If not, they should try to try something that gives them that feeling of satisfaction, like learning to play an instrument or joining a local sports league.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
This powerful lab is determined to do whatever is thrown in its place and do it better than those around it. The problem is that they are not the best at what they do, despite what they believe.
When they are struck by the stark realization that their work somewhere wasn’t perfect, they begin to be wary of the fact that it wasn’t “good enough”. It quickly turns into a completely disapproving downward spiral as they walk away from everyone and everyone, focusing on all the ways they have failed in life.
They cannot change the past and must focus their attention on the things they CAN do to restore their minds.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
Living their life as a beacon of light, bringing joy and happiness to everyone they meet, their optimistic outlook would only bring happiness, wouldn’t they? Unfortunately, while they seem to be living their lives with incredible positive energy, this bubble of positivity can burst with minimal disturbance.
They can’t handle disappointment or bad news. When they find themselves basking in negativity, it’s time to slow down and take a step back.
If they focus on the things that make them smile, they can rebuild their happy bubble.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Emotions are difficult for cancer due to their overly sensitive thinking means they experience both incredible highs and heartbreaking lows. It doesn’t take much to flip the switch, creating a roller coaster experience.
If they feel weak, they often don’t know why and are too caught up in the negativity of it all. Rather than wallow in self-pity, they have to make this roller coaster work for them.
If they take a step back and examine all the reasons they should be grateful for in their life, they will quickly find themselves in a much better place. They should try to keep this focus on the positives to minimize life lows.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
The brave and confident Leo is motivated by their vision of the “greater purpose” at work in their life. They know they were sent here for a reason, and that is the real reason behind their happiness.
If, however, they feel disconnected from this goal, then the misfortune will begin to resolve. They need to do some self-reflection, paying close attention to where their passions are.
Refocusing on these passions will rekindle their love of life.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Unsurprisingly, the source of a Virgo perfectionist’s misfortune is the feeling that comes from not meeting her expectations. The problem is that their expectations are often impossible, which means they are leading a losing battle.
The path to happiness won’t be easy, but it starts by letting go of those expectations a little, living, for the moment.
Sure, the satisfaction that comes from success is great, but don’t forget the happiness that comes from traveling and this perfectly imperfect life.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
The biggest challenge Libras have to learn to overcome is their lack of focus. They want to do it all and try it all, but that often means they continually start something new and never finish anything they do.
When this result occurs, they will suddenly fall on themselves, feeling bad that they never experience the satisfying satisfaction of success. If they make a list of everything they’ve recently started, they can focus their attention on solving some problems.
Filling in even just one or two things on this list will completely change their feelings of happiness.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
Although the mysterious Scorpio often gives the impression that he is completely comfortable with himself, without the need for acceptance, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
They care whether or not they fit in with the people around them and often find themselves immersing themselves in new situations just because that’s “what everyone else is doing.”
Unfortunately, this will often lead them to incredibly negative situations of disappointment and unhappiness in their world. They have to get up and discover their worth without external acceptance. Find happiness in their own life and they will begin to connect with people who respect it.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
The adventurous life of a Sagittarius is a life filled with excitement and happiness around every corner. As long as they are out and living the life they have in front of them, they will do so with a smile on their face.
There will, however, be times in this life when adult responsibilities will hinder their carefree approach to life. As soon as they start feeling trapped for whatever reason, unhappiness will begin to infiltrate.
They have to find a balance between seeking adventure and keeping responsibility in their lives. Once this balance is established, they will be an example of a life lived for all those around them.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Always focused on success, moving forward and the logical side of life, the main reason Capricorns often feel miserable is simply that they don’t see the many reasons to be happy around them.
When they aim to accomplish something, they develop tunnel vision and certainly won’t allow it to be derailed by something as unproductive as feelings and emotions!
The best thing they can do to promote happiness in their life is just take time each day to live in the moment and enjoy it.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
It is fair to say that no one can accuse an Aquarius of not making enough effort. After all, they will go too far. They have no idea of personal limitations or the fact that they can’t do everything under the sun.
It doesn’t take long for this mindset to leave them completely overwhelmed by FAR more on the plate than they can handle. It can be difficult, but the only way to avoid dissatisfaction is to learn the power of the word “no”.
By limiting what they take in, they increase their chances of actually meeting the requirements they set for themselves, thus eliminating stress and ultimately bringing them happiness.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Over time, living their life in their perfect little dream world blurs the line between their fantasy and reality. Of course, caught in the middle, Pisces are completely unaware that this is happening.
It is only when the people around them are far from the kindness they believe they are capable of, holding their vision of the perfect world, that everything collapses.
It will break their hearts, disappointed by the less than ideal reality in which we live. Although they may mourn an image they have created, the pain is very real. They must allow themselves to overcome these feelings, cry if necessary, and then move on.