The quest for happiness has led generations of people determined to discover the real secret of a happy life. What if the secret of happiness was not a unique situation and we had to focus our efforts on our own individual 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 on a daily basis? While there are certainly certain 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 accomplishment. At the same time, each of us must also understand what deprives us of this happiness.
If, for example, you are the kind of person who finds happiness in your social interactions, then loneliness can be the negative influence that you should avoid most.
By examining the personality traits associated with each of the signs of the zodiac, we can identify what will likely deprive you of happiness in your life and how to correct it in the future. It is an incredibly powerful tool, after all – who does not want a life of joy and happiness?
Discover 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 daring individuals who find happiness in battle. They are always looking for their next big conquest, working to improve their careers, relationships, finances, hobbies and more.
If, however, they feel trapped in a rut, misfortune will quickly begin to settle. It is at this point that they have to find something to relight 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 will give them that feeling of satisfaction, like learning to play an instrument or joining a local sports league.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
This powerful workhouse is determined to do whatever is thrown in its place and to do it better than those around it. The problem is that they are not the best at what they do, despite what they may believe.
When they are struck by the harsh realization that their work somewhere was not perfect, they begin to be wary of the fact that they were not “enough”. It quickly turns into a completely disapproving downward spiral as they move away from everyone and everything, focusing on all the ways they have failed in life.
They cannot change the past and must refocus their attention on the things they CAN accomplish in order to reset 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 perspectives would only bring happiness, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, while they seem to be living their lives with incredible positive energy, this bubble of positivity can burst with the slightest disturbance.
They cannot handle disappointment or bad news. When they find themselves wallowing in negativity, it’s time to slow down and step back.
If they refocus on the things that make them smile, they can rebuild their happy bubble.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Emotions are difficult for Cancer because of their overly sensitive way of thinking means that they experience both incredible highs and heartbreaking lows. In fact, 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 wallowing in self-pity, they must make these roller coasters work for them.
If they step back and examine all the reasons why they should be thankful in their lives, they will quickly find themselves in a much better place. They should try to maintain this focus on the positive to minimize the lows in life.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
The bold and confident Leo is motivated by their vision of the “greatest purpose” at work in their lives. They know they were sent here for a reason, and that is the real underlying reason for their happiness.
If, however, they feel disconnected from this goal, then misfortune will begin to settle. They have to do a little self-reflection, being very careful where their passions are.
Refocusing on these passions will rekindle their love of life.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
It is not surprising that the source of the misfortune of a perfectionist Virgo is the feeling that comes from not meeting her expectations. The problem with this is that their expectations are often impossible, which means that they are waging a lost battle.
The path to happiness will not be easy, but it begins by abandoning these expectations a little, by living, for the moment.
Of course, the satisfaction that comes from succeeding is great, but don’t forget the happiness that comes from the journey and from 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 everything and try everything, but that often means that they continually start something new without ever finishing anything they do.
When this achievement occurs, they will suddenly fall in on themselves, feeling bad about the fact that they never feel the satisfying reward of success. If they make a list of everything they recently started, they can refocus their attention on fixing a few loose ends.
Filling even one or two things on this list will completely change their feelings of happiness.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
Basically, they really care about whether or not they fit in with the people around them and often find themselves diving into new situations just because it’s “what everyone else is doing”.
Unfortunately, this will often lead them to incredibly negative disappointment and unhappiness situations in their world. They must stand up and discover their value without outside acceptance. Find happiness in their own lives and they will begin to connect with people who respect that.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
The adventurous life of a Sagittarius is a life full of excitement and happiness at every turn. As long as they are outside and live the life they have before them, they will do so with a smile on their lips.
There will, however, be times in this life when the responsibilities of adults will hinder their carefree approach to life. As soon as they start to feel trapped for whatever reason, unhappiness will begin to infiltrate.
They must find a balance between seeking adventure and maintaining responsibility in their lives. Once this balance is established, they will be an example of a life well-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 why Capricorns will often feel unhappy is simply due to the fact that they do not see the many reasons to be happy around them.
When they aim to accomplish something, they develop tunnel vision, and they are certainly not going to allow it to be derailed by something as unproductive as feelings and emotions!
The best thing they can do to promote happiness in their lives is just to take time each day to live the moment and enjoy it.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
It is fair to say that no one can accuse an Aquarius of not having made enough effort. After all, they will go too far. They have no idea of personal limits or of the fact that they cannot do everything under the sun.
It doesn’t take long for this mindset to leave them completely overwhelmed with FAR more on their plate than they are capable of handling. 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 on, they increase their chances of actually meeting the requirements they set for themselves, thereby eliminating stress and, ultimately, bringing them happiness.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Over time, living their lives in their perfect little dream world blurs the line between their fantasy and reality. Of course, caught in the middle, the Pisces are completely unaware that this is happening.
It is only when the people around them are far from the kindness of which they believe they are capable, by keeping 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 grief is very real. They must allow themselves to overcome these feelings, cry if you need to, and then move on.