Everyone is on a quest for happiness. After all, isn’t that what life is all about? We only get one life to live, so most of us want to spend it being as happy as possible. But for whatever reason, this is not always easy. And the concept of achieving happiness becomes even more complicated when you realize that not every defines happiness in the same way.
Some people feel happy and fulfilled when they’re working long hours at a job that they enjoy, constantly taking on new projects, and moving up in their career. Other people don’t feel that their work contributes to their happiness at all—maybe they would rather stay at home with their children and raise a family. Some people feel happiest when they can stay in one place for a long time, while others find that this idea makes them restless and would rather travel the world.
So, how do we figure out what will bring us closer to happiness? How can we achieve this elusive goal? If you’re feeling lost, one aspect of your life that can give you a clue is your zodiac sign. Here’s the one thing you need to do right now to be happy, based on your sign.
16Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Fire signs, you are all different in your own ways. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are all bold, interesting signs that are on their own separate paths to happiness. But one thing is for certain—fire signs are called fire signs for a reason. These signs have fiery, intense spirits, and they do not back down from what they want. Their element truly defines who they are. Basically, fire signs do not want traditional lives. Yes, Leos might be after a high-powered career, but at the end of the day, they also have no interest in the white picket fence, two kids, and a golden retriever lifestyle. So, what do these fire signs need to do to be happy? We have all the answers right here.
15Aries: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Aries may be a stubborn sign, but despite this trait, they also enjoy a good challenge. Simply put, this sign does tend to get bored easily. They do not thrive in the confines of a typical day-to-day routine. No, they need something more exciting in order to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. In order to be happy, people born under the sign of Aries need to make an effort to push themselves out of their comfort zones on a daily basis. This may seem like an impossible task—don’t you have to travel somewhere far away, take on a totally new job, or jump into a new relationship to get out of your comfort zone? Nope. For Aries, this could just mean talking to a stranger or trying a new food. It’s about the little things.
14Leo: Do Yoga
Leo, you have a packed schedule all the time. You are always taking on a million different projects and trying to get ahead when it comes to your goals. You simply do not stop for anything! But this can result in a bad case of burnout—you may think that you are immune to it, but make no mistake, burnout can hit anyone at the most inconvenient time. Therefore, in between the hundred and one things that you have written down in your planner, you need to take time to relax and be present. Starting a yoga practice today could be so good for your mental and physical health. You are always on the go, so sometimes, you need to slow down and take time for yourself to be happy.
13Sagittarius: Plan A Trip
Sagittarius, there is nothing in life that you love more than traveling to somewhere new. In fact, you would probably say that traveling is your greatest passion in life. Therefore, you always feel a little sad when you don’t have a trip on the horizon. If you’re going to be home for a long stretch of time, you like having something to look forward to in the future. So even if you don’t have the money to book a trip right now, it never hurts to dream. One project that could be fun and really perk up your mood could involve creating a vision board of all the places that you would like to visit in the next year or two. Paris, London, Rome, Hawaii—let your imagination run wild!
12Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Earth signs don’t need much to be happy. In fact, these signs are often happy with very little (with the exception of Capricorn, but we’ll get to that later). They are content to just go outside and relax in nature, they enjoy doing lots of activities that don’t really cost any money, and they are naturally very laid back in relax. In fact, on the outside, it can often seem like the earth signs have the ultimate secrets to happiness all figured out! But this is simply not true. Earth signs struggle with finding their happiness the same way that the rest of us do. After all, they may be more mindful and spiritual, but at the end of the day, they are only human.
Taurus, you are one of the most mindful signs in the entire zodiac. What does this mean? Well, it means that you have a very rich inner life. You do not need attention from other people, fancy things, or an impressive job title. You are also drawn to spiritual practices like meditation and yoga. However, sometimes you allow yourself to become distracted by things that don’t really matter, and you allow yourself to slack off when it comes to these spiritual practices. But truthfully, Taurus, because of your nature, you need to incorporate habits like meditation into your daily schedule in order to be happy. If you have fallen out of the habit for a while, today is the perfect time to get back into meditating.
10Virgo: Get Outside
Virgo, you are a very organized and practical sign. Honestly, you don’t have too many hobbies, because you would rather focus on a few specific priorities rather than many scattered pursuits. You want to really devote yourself to only a couple things so that you can become truly great at them. However, sometimes you get too wrapped up in your daily routines, and you forget to take time to just relax and be yourself—you have a few things in common with Leo in this regard! You should take a little time every day to go outside and just chill. You don’t need to stay busy all the time, and every minute of your day doesn’t need to be filled with something practical or professional.
9Capricorn: Get Organized
Capricorn, you are one busy sign! You put so much time and effort into your career, it’s insane. But it’s also admirable—you were probably voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school, and you wore that label like a badge of honor. You have always prided yourself on being so successful, and you always think about the kind of legacy you want to leave when you’re older. However, this can actually result in a very disorganized life. You might be very busy rushing around in order to fulfill all of your commitments, and your desk is probably a scattered mess. Your planner might be filled with a random note scrawled all over the place. Capricorn, you will be much happier and more relaxed if you give yourself a couple hours to get organized right now.
8Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air signs, you all have very different journeys to finding happiness. Air signs as a group do have some things in common, but Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius all have unique personalities and lead different lifestyles. But here’s one thing that every air sign needs to understand about finding happiness—what makes them happy may not be what society expects, and that’s okay. Being an air sign is all about being free. That’s why their element is air! Air signs need to be free to live how they please and do what they want. They have to be able to pursue their unique interests and not feel bogged down by what everybody else expects from them. This is what it means to be an air sign and embrace your element.
7Gemini: Pick Up A Good Book
Gemini, it may not seem like it on the surface, but you are actually one of the most intellectually curious signs. You are always on a mission to learn something new, and you love picking up new hobbies, even if you aren’t very good at them, simply because you feel that this helps expand your view of the world. Therefore, in order to be happy, you always want to feel like you are learning new things and gaining knowledge. Gemini, if you want to put yourself in a good mood today, do yourself a small favor that won’t cost you a single dime. Go to your local library and pick up an interesting book or two that you’ve been dying to read. We can promise you’ll have a pleasant afternoon of reading ahead of you.
6Libra: Call Your Mom
Libra, you can get very caught up in society’s expectations and forget that your true nature as an air sign is to be your unique self. Don’t feel bad about it, though—all Libras struggle with some internal conflict over this issue, and every single air sign grapples with it at some point or another! If you’re feeling stressed because you’ve been under a lot of pressure lately, or you’re just really feeling the weight of everyone else’s expectations for you and you need to blow off some steam, call your mom right now. Somehow, your mom will always know the answer—we don’t know how they do it, but they have the power to make it all better. Calling your mom will definitely put you in a happy mood.
5Aquarius: Put On Your Favorite Album
Aquarius, your taste in music may seem strange or unique to some, but you don’t care what anyone else thinks of it! In fact, your love for music inspires your creativity, and you always find motivation and encouragement through your favorite albums. Sometimes (actually, about half the time), you feel like you just don’t fit in. You know that you’re different, and you’re totally at peace with that, but nobody wants to feel like an outcast all of the time, right? Well, if you need a little pick-me-up and a happiness boost, start your day by putting on your favorite album. Dance around your room if you want to—nobody’s going to stop you! This will definitely get your day started right.
4Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Water signs, to other people it may seem like you find your happiness in the strangest places. But it doesn’t matter to you—you hold happiness as one of the primary goals in your life. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are all very spiritual signs. Your mental well being is super important to you. In fact, you might say that it’s one of your top priorities. Other may not always understand this—they may ask why you’re not more motivated in other areas of your life, but you don’t want to pursue jobs or hobbies that don’t bring you true happiness. However, because you are all deep thinkers, you often find yourself questioning what makes you happiest. We’ve got good news for you—we have some helpful advice below.
3Cancer: Make Plans With Friends
Cancer, you really thrive off having close, stable relationships with your loved ones. You hate conflict of any kind—even a small fight with a friend or sibling can throw off your mood for an entire week—so you really try to always keep the peace. But sometimes you become frustrated because it feels like other people do not put in as much effort as you do. But the good news is that you do understand your source of true happiness—connections with the people you love. If you want to ensure that you have a good day today, simply call up a close friend that you haven’t talked in a little while. There’s no doubt that they will be happy to hear from you!
2Scorpio: Write In A Journal
Scorpio, you are an extremely emotional sign, and you don’t need us to tell you that—you’re already aware! But sometimes, it can be very difficult for you to handle all of your strong emotions in a healthy way, even though you have probably been this way your whole life. So, what’s a Scorpio to do? You may sometimes find yourself wishing that you had the creativity of a Pisces so that you could express yourself better—you don’t think of yourself as a good artist. But here’s the thing—if you start keeping a journal, you can just let out all of your emotions, and it doesn’t matter how good you are. You can just write and write and write, let any negativity out, and no one will be able to judge you.
1Pisces: Do Something Creative
Pisces, you know that your happiness and your creativity go hand in hand. Pisces have a wide variety of creative talents. Some are writers, some are musicians, some are artists, some are sculptors or filmmakers or dancers…yea, you get the idea. The point is, Pisces is one talented sign. But as you grow up, you may have had some adults try to squash your creativity out of you and pursue more practical things. They may have told you that your artistic pursuits would never make you any money. But regardless of what your career is, you know that you need to be creative in some way. So right now, give yourself time to create something. Write a poem, play some music, draw, do whatever you want to do.