This Is How You Ruin Your Own Happiness, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
(March 21st to April 19th)
As an Aries, you’re sabotaging your happiness by holding yourself to an unrealistic set of standards. There’s nothing wrong with setting the bar high, and it’s great that you strive to be the best you can be. But you’re neglecting what’s really important in life by doing so. Your life might look great on paper, but until you can slow down and take a step back, and truly appreciate life for what really matters, your happiness will continue to stay on the back burner where you left it. Take time to put down social media and other outside distractions that have you stressed out. Learn how to live in the moment you’re in, before that moment passes you on by. Life is too short to spend beating yourself up for not being perfect. You are perfect the way you are, and it’s about time you realize it for yourself.
(April 20th to May 21st)
I hate to break it to you, Taurus, but you are sabotaging your own happiness by failing to let things go. You have been presented with some uncomfortable, brand new, and unusual situations recently. You’ve resisted change all together, especially when that change feels strange or uncomfortable to you. You’re resisting the inevitable, Taurus, and eventually change will catch up with you, whether you like it or not. You like to have a plan set in stone with what you’re going to do next with your life. You want that control over everything, and you can’t bear the thought of losing even the smallest amount of that control. Unfortunately, sometimes life won’t work out that way. Life will never go as we planned it to, and that’s perfectly okay. Embrace the change. Embrace the unknown, even if it seems scary or uncomfortable. The unpredictability is what makes life so amazing. Once you let go of your fear of change, you will see that change isn’t all so bad after all.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
As a Gemini, you are sabotaging your happiness by constantly searching for validation from others. You tend to let yourself become caught up in who likes you and who doesn’t It fills your life with added stress and fabricated insecurities. And although you may like the person you are, you haven’t figured out exactly who that really is just yet. And that’s perfectly okay. Just remember that as long as you like you, it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. If you spend your days trying to find new ways to be liked and accepted by others, life is going to seem a lot longer than you’d like it to be. You’ll be constantly living your life based on what others perceive you as, rather than how you perceive your own self. You’ll do things only to please others, rather than pleasing yourself. That’s no way to live, Gemini. Please yourself first. You deserve to live life by your own set of rules, on your own terms. Point blank.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
As a Cancer, you’re sabotaging your happiness by being a pushover. You have a big heart. And you’re an empathic soul by nature. But you have a tendency to let people walk all over you. Sometimes you do it without even realizing it. You are compassionate, kind, and nurturing by nature. You want to help others see their potential. You want to pick up their broken pieces and kiss all their wounded limbs back to life again. But, you cannot save everybody, Cancer. Never lose your big, warm heart, because that is what others admire most about you. But, don’t let people stomp all over your heart in the meantime. You can be kind without being a pushover. You need to learn how to stand your ground and stick up for yourself when it is necessary. Stop doing things for people who don’t give you anything back in return.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
As a Leo, you’re sabotaging your happiness by being too prideful. You are strong and independent, that’s for certain. But sometimes it’s okay to not be the strong one. It’s okay to ask for help when you feel like you need it. It’s actually healthy. Nobody’s perfect, and that includes you. So swallow your pride and remind yourself that your biggest strength will always outweigh your greatest weakness.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
As a Virgo, you’re sabotaging your happiness by nit-picking every little detail about yourself. You desire to be the very best at everything you do in life. You strive to be perfect, although you’re entirely aware that perfection doesn’t actually exist. Life is all about trial and error. If you want to truly be happy, Virgo, you need a little bit of both to balance things out. Learn to grow from your mistakes. Don’t allow them to haunt your every waking moment. You will drive yourself insane if you let your faults get the best of you. You aren’t perfect, that’s the reality of it. Nobody is perfect, Virgo. Stop looking at yourself so critically. You are only human. You will make mistakes and you will start over again. Choose to see the best in yourself. Strive to be the best version of yourself you possibly can be. Love yourself for the you that you are. You are enough, and always have been.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
As a Libra, you’re sabotaging your happiness by feeling the need to be liked by everyone around you. In your mind, life is always rainbows and butterflies. And it’s awesome to be the peacemaker and person who doesn’t jump at the chance to engage in conflict. But sometimes people won’t love you. And they will push your buttons and test you in ways you never imagined. When this happens, love yourself more. If somebody else is incapable of loving you, respecting you, and caring for you, that’s their fault. Not yours. When they lack compassion, shower them in kindness. When they spread unnecessary hate, send love their way. Being a compassionate, loving person will always win. It will always outweigh hate and people who have nothing better to do but bring others down with them. Rise above them, and show them the way.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
As a Scorpio, you’re sabotaging your happiness by clinging to the past. You’re one to hold a grudge with someone. And if someone does you wrong in any sort of way, you’re bound to cut them out of your life entirely. You need to realize that in life, mistakes happen. We are only human. Humans make mistakes, and while sometimes some of those mistakes are unforgivable, it is so important that you learn the power of forgiveness. Let things go. Forgive and forget, and move forward with life, because life is far too short to keep holding onto grudges. Grudges are poison and you don’t need any of that toxicity in your life, Scorpio.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
As a Sagittarius, you’re sabotaging your happiness by keeping your emotions bottled up inside. You always want to come across as being a happy, energetic, full-of-life kind of person. Which you most definitely are. But we all struggle from time to time, and that includes you. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes. Sometimes you’ll be the one in need of a shoulder to lean on instead of it being the other way around. Learn how to open yourself up to others about how you’re feeling. You will be delightfully surprised at how they relate to you in unimaginable ways.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
As a Capricorn, you’re sabotaging your happiness by constantly being too hard on yourself. Of course, you want to be successful, and you will be. But what you also need to keep in mind that you can still be successful in life and make mistakes along the way. Mistakes give you room to grow into the person you want to be. So try new things, take bold risks, and please don’t fear failure. Because failure is really just meant to show you where you’re meant to be.
(January 21st to February 18th)
As an Aquarius, you’re sabotaging your happiness by always keeping to yourself. You’ve been burned in the past, so you want to protect yourself from feeling vulnerable again. You are petrified of the bitter sting that rejection may bring. You need to realize that true happiness will only come when you release that fear and allow rejection into your life when it’s necessary. Go after it. Quit worrying so much about the fall. You’ll be so happy that you did later on. Take chances. Make moves in life. You don’t want to look back in twenty years from now and wish you did things differently. You don’t want to regret living in your own little bubble because you were afraid to break free. Take risks. Even if they don’t end up working out for you after all, you’ll always leave with an important lesson to learn from for next time around.
(February 19th to March 20th)
As a Pisces, you’re sabotaging your happiness by only focusing on other people’s issues and neglecting your own. You are compassionate and kind by nature. You find peace in helping others with their problems and finding the right solutions for them. But in order to find genuine happiness, you have to start focusing more on yourself. Focus on what’s happening in your own life for once. Once you’re capable of helping yourself, then you will be able to help others.