You have the answers already.
Do you listen to the voices in your head? I’m not talking about auditory hallucinations, I’m talking about the inner voices we all have — the mental tapes that play over and over again, the things that both our inner child and our instincts tell us about.
We have many kinds of voices in our head — some are positive and help to lead happier and healthier lives, while others are negative and get in the way of us living our best lives.
I once took a workshop on the voices we have in our heads from the daughter of a legendary comedian, who, in her own right, is a talented writer-performer. Yes, I live in California where we have workshops on voices in our heads, but it wasn’t as outlandish as you may think.
They say that we have all the answers we need inside us and the challenge is in accessing them. Just because a voice is giving us good advice, it doesn’t mean we listen to or follow it. More times than not, we ignore the right voices only to give in to our more negative instincts.
Doesn’t it make sense that all these voices represent different characteristics of ourselves, and that when we learn which ones to focus on and which ones to drown out, we do better in our lives?
Our positive voices help to guide us to make good choices and take positive actions that don’t lead to hurt, pain, and misery.
There are times when we completely block out what our voices are trying to tell us and seek answers from other people like our friends, families, or experts, only to have them confirm what we already knew. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have the power inside ourselves always.
Each zodiac sign has one inner voice that resonates the most with them. Here’s a guide to help you know which inner voice you should definitely be listening to. Once you get a hold on one voice, you might be able to trust more of your gut feelings and instincts.
You need to listen to the voice of reason. You know you tend to be impulsive, impatient, and foolhardy. It sometimes appears as if you don't give any thought beforehand to the things you say and do. It's more than OK to take a moment to consider all the factors before doing something risky.
The voice that you should pay attention to is the voice of flexibility. You need to give a little because being as intractable and stubborn as you are can get you into trouble. If you lose an argument it doesn't mean you're not intelligent, and if you compromise it doesn't mean that you're weak; it means that you're willing to adapt a little. When something rigid refuses to bend, it breaks.
You need to listen to the unifying voice in your head as you sometimes feel as if you're being pulled in two different directions. You love people but commitment scares you. You need consistency in your life but feel powerless on how to get it. Take some deep breaths and listen to that voice that is pulling you together, not apart.
No one can accuse you of not feeling things deeply, but sometimes you become too emotional and too needy. You need to clear out the voices and listen to the one that reminds you that you're enough and that you have all the qualities you need to withstand the hurt and the pain. If you believe that you're abundant with positive characteristics, you'll be able to toughen up and not get too rocked when you're overcome with feelings.
On the surface, everything is golden for you — you're loved, you feel good about yourself, and your life is on track. But no one lives an entirely easy life and it's a good idea to be as present and aware of reality as possible, which is why you need to listen to the "woke" voice. This is the voice that gives you a reality check and helps you not get derailed every time there's a bump in the road.
As someone who can get lost in overthinking, you need to listen to that inner voice that tells you to stop holding everything so tightly and let loose and have fun. Yes, you need to listen to your inner child. Sometimes in life, you need to allow yourself to take chances and improvise instead of planning everything out.
You like everything to go along smoothly — for people to get along and for life to be harmonious — but sometimes you need to listen to the voice that inspires you to fight, to stand up for what you believe in and to engage in necessary conflict. You need to hear the call to action that your combative voice says.
You need to listen to the voice of letting bygones be bygones or the voice of letting go. You're a very passionate person and you love deeply but when you think that someone has lied to you, you cut them off. If it's a betrayal or something worse, you'll plot revenge and got completely consumed by that negative action. All that anger is hurting you, so let it go; if you can't do that entirely, try to find something that can occupy you and bring some positive passion into your life.
You're so busy traveling, exploring, and trying new things that you tend to miss how irresponsible and thoughtless you can be. When you spontaneously went on that trip to Dubai, you left your partner to deal with all the household bills and family drama. You need to stop ignoring the responsible voice and look at your behavior with a clear eye. Know that you're culpable and the things that you do have consequences for everyone, not just yourself.
It can get exhausting being dependable, reliable, and conscientious all the time. If you don't listen to your getaway voice, you're in danger of working yourself until there's nothing left to give. You need to take a vacation and relax. The best thing you can do for your psyche is to have a good time, relax, and laugh. You have a great sense of humor but when was the last time you laughed yourself silly?
You do a lot for your fellow human — volunteering and doing whatever needs to be done for whatever the cause is that has your attention. You're independent, unorthodox, and you're extremely loyal, but the problem is you're not good at sharing your emotions and you're especially not good at being around people who are trying to express theirs. You need to listen to the voice that tells you that emotions aren't dangerous and that, ultimately, they are an important tool for survival.
You're so selfless and tend to forgive people who wrong you — not once, not twice but over and over again. You try not to be too trusting or gullible but you often get hurt. You need to listen to the voice that urges you to use caution and to trust your gut instincts when it comes to trusting someone. You can actually sense when someone is bad news. You're that intuitive.