The Surprising Reason Your Life Suuucks, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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You need to make a change.

You suck, but there's so much happening in the world right now that you don't know where to put your focus or if you even have the energy to devote to not sucking. 

If we are blind to how we’re sucking, then we don’t have to do anything about it. We can go on being miserable or obnoxious to others and not have to do anything difficult or uncomfortable. It’s not that we enjoy living in a negative state, we just can’t see an easy way out of it.

The problem is that much of the time, we know exactly what to do to feel better but we don’t do it. We can get used to behaving in a dysfunctional way or we pass off our flaws as personality quirks. Being honest with oneself can be challenging.

We don’t have control over what happens around us. There are things we can do such as exercise, eating healthier, meditating, self-care, and talking to people. We all want to live our best lives possible but sometimes we have trouble believing that we deserve it. However, everyone is worthy of a good life, even if they’ve made some horrible mistakes along the way.

When you suck, it’s not that you’re deliberately being evil or annoying, it’s usually something small that you can change without too much effort. Just because you’ve been hugely self-centered your entire life, it doesn't mean that you can’t make an adjustment and become more giving and compassionate.

The core of who you are is consistent but everything else is in constant influx. And your horoscope is proof of that. You can change if it’s important to you, especially if it improves the quality of your life, your relationships, and how you feel about yourself.

But until then, here's why each zodiac sign's life sucks.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You're so self-centered right now that you're not even considering how your behavior is affecting anyone else. You make quick decisions without taking anything else into consideration and you blindly go forward without thinking about what the consequences will be down the line.

You're not looking at the big picture but at how you feel in the moment. This euphoric state is illusionary and at any moment you're going to crash and burn.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You're too controlling. If people don't do what you want, in the way you want them to do it, or do it in a completely new way, you practically implode. You can't have everything your way all the time. Where would the excitement, challenge, and fun be in that?

Something has to give and if it's not you at least some of the time, you're going to find yourself bored and alone. With each controlling action you take, you make your life smaller and more constrained.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

You're spreading yourself too thin. You want to make everybody happy, so you try to be everything to everybody. But you're not magical and can't be in more than one place at a time.

What happens when you've over-scheduled and made too many promises? You get overwhelmed and end up flaking and disappointing people. You're not a saint, you're not a savior; you're just a really good person who needs to learn how to say "no."


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You tend to take everything personally and you act like your problems are more important than everyone else's. You feel things deeply but not everything is a major catastrophe.

Your ex has a new girlfriend... that sucks but it probably had very little to do with you and you can't act like they deliberately stabbed you in the heart. It can be exhausting to be around you if every single thing affects you emotionally. Pick and choose your emotional battles.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Your standards are too low. You don't care how obnoxious or boring someone is if they think you're amazing. You need to be around brilliant and artistic people, not sycophants.

When the only people around you are constantly agreeing with everything you say, you stagnate. You need challenging people who will inspire you and force you to grow. Praise is great but getting it shouldn't be your top priority.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You tend to fixate on the things you can't fix which makes you extremely agitated. You're not perfect, no one is, and sometimes you're going to find things that you can't immediately fix.

You can't keep focusing on the mistakes you made in the past. There are times when you need to cut your losses, accept the things you cannot change, and move on.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You tend to depend on others for your happiness. You really like to be around people and in a relationship but there are times when you're going to be alone, even if it's just for a small amount of time.

You need to learn how to enjoy your own company and how to cultivate joy for yourself. You're dazzling on your own and you don't need a witness to come alive. Take yourself out on a date and see how much fun you can have being solo.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You need to get on your path. Right now, you don't have a clear purpose for your life and it makes you feel as if you're floundering. No one has better focus and intent than you do, so sit down and really think about what you need to do for yourself and for the world.

It could be changing careers, or doing volunteer work, or expressing your artistic side. You need a challenge and you need to feel as if you were put on this earth for a reason.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You have a desperate need to be liked — not just by a few people but by as many people as possible. The problem is that you're so busy cultivating new friends, you're not putting the time in to strengthen and keep the friends you already have. These fast friendships that you're making don't have much of a foundation and will crumble.

What do you want: a ton of people who barely know you or a few people who will always be there for you? If you learn how to balance them out, you'll be able to have both.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You are someone who can dish it out but you can't take it. You feel free to speak your mind to someone else but when they try to express something you don't like, you shut them down.

When you refuse to listen to other people's opinions or have them weigh in on the decisions you make, you will find yourself making uninformed and terrible choices. Being open to criticism doesn't make you weak, it actually makes you stronger and more capable.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You need to grow up. You seem to think that irresponsibility is attractive but it's not, especially when it grows into a bad situation. You get sent a notice for jury duty but instead of reporting to court, you just toss the summons away. Well, those things tend not to disappear but get worse and worse, until there's a warrant out for your arrest.

As an adult, there are lots of non-fun things that you have to do. Having a childlike wonder is a good thing; behaving as a child when you're an adult isn't.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You need to take a leap and do something different. You've gotten too comfortable, which has made you lazy. You need to be inspired and find new ways to express your creativity.

It's wonderful to be comfy and cozy in your house but there are times when you've got to force yourself to get up and go somewhere new, even if that place is an online class of a subject you don't already excel in. You need to shake yourself up every now and then and get moving. Do something you've never done before and take a big risk. The payoff will be bigger than you suspect.


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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.