By MWB Desk
What makes you happier, according to your zodiac sign
(March 21st to April 19th)
As natural leaders, Aries are the happiest when they can take charge of a situation. To be able to explore their pioneering spirit and follow their impulses, they require independence and self-care. This is the happy spot for them. Because this is also an aggressive sign, learning to be the bigger person and walking away from unnecessary conflict is a key to long-term happiness for these hot-headed rams.
(April 20th to May 21st)
As an earth sign, Taurus is drawn to stability and security. Since they are ruled by Venus, they are also drawn to material possessions, luxury, and money as key indicators of these feelings of stability and security. Curating a collection with personal meaning, be it artwork or something quirky, like action figures – anything that has sentimental value – will put the Taurus in their zone.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Geminis are a naturally garrulous sign, seeing as how they are ruled by Mercury. Nothing makes them happier than to be able to talk. Meaningful conversations about their intellectual insights and discoveries are the key to their joy.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Cancer are the homebodies of the zodiac, and as such, they feel happiest when they invest emotionally in their home life. This includes building on their relationships with their nearest and dearest. Regular communication with loved ones can help strengthen this feeling of safety, connection, and home.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
The Lion is a naturally happy sign, being ruled by the sun. While they get a lot of flak for chasing the spotlight, the real reason for a Leo’s happiness is in the act of being able to express themselves. If they are praised for their efforts, that’s just icing on the cake.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Virgos have a natural desire for perfectionism – and that can get really draining real fast. For this sign, they can find happiness in the letting go. Learning to take a step back and adopt a more relaxed attitude in life can greatly benefit their overall health and happiness.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Libra is another Venus-ruled sign, and loves to love. The mediators of the zodiac sign, they are all about being there for others, and seek validation from loved ones, but often fail to address their own needs. For a happier outlook on life, this sign must seek to establish balance between their relationships with others, and with themselves. Self-love is key, whatever that may look like to an individual Libran.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Like Virgos, Scorpios tend to struggle a bit with happiness, being ruled by two very intense planets: Mars and Pluto, which drives them towards volatility, which often results in destructive tendencies. To be able to tap into that elusive joy, this sign could take a lesson from Geminis and indulge in their intellectual side to lose themselves in the pleasure of expanding their minds.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
This boisterous sign is a naturally happy one. They’re curious and adventurous, and often find their own way to happiness. They need to grow and experience new things – spiritually, intellectually, and beyond. This could look like an impromptu trip to some far-flung location, or be as simple as reading a new book that expands their minds.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Capricorns are driven and dependable, but sometimes, their natural stoicism can lead them to be too hard on themselves. While looking ahead and manifesting their goals is certainly an admirable trait, they can stand to be happier if they can look back on the things they have already achieved, and appreciate themselves for it.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Much like Capricorn and Scorpio, Aquarius tends to struggle with finding happiness. For this sign, happiness comes from confidence, especially in relation to their individuality, eccentricity, and quirks. Like Leos, self-expression could open doors to more joy, but in general, finding some self-affirmation rituals are definitely what the doctor ordered.
(February 19th to March 20th)
Pisces is co-ruled by expansive Jupiter and magical Neptune, happiness may come from living a whimsical life. This dreamiest of star signs has creativity in abundance, and just by being present and manifesting some of their fantasies into something concrete, possibly through artistic self-expression, can help them find some of that same joy in the real life that they do in their daydreams.