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Why Your Life Totally SUCKS (According To Your Zodiac Sign)

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When we consult the Zodiac to find out about our future or to read our horoscopes, we're looking for insights into how to make our lives better. 

We scan all the astrology we can find for details about how to improve our love life, our home life, and even our financial life. 

But we very seldom think of our Zodiac signs being able to reveal why, exactly, we are so unhappy during challenging times in our lives. 

The truth is our signs can show us a lot about what makes us tick, and not just the good stuff, the bad stuff too. 

Here's the reason you're totally miserable, according to the stars. 

Aries (March 21 - April 19)


An Aries is going to ruin their life by not feeling challenged enough. An Aries doesn't just thrive under pressure, they NEED pressure in order to be their best selves. Make sure you stay hungry to learn and grow, if you don't, you will feel stifled and absolutely miserable. 

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)


I'm not saying you're superficial Taurus, but we both know just how important the way things look is to you. We aren't talking about perfection, we're talking about a sense of style and decor that makes your heart sing. If you're miserable it's most likely because you need to revamp your wardrobe or redecorate your digs. This can have a tremendously positive impact on your outlook and w

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)


Beautiful Gemini, you are so passionate about so many things and this is exactly why you're also so friggin' unhappy. You've got all this energy and all these great ideas, but what doesn't come naturally to you is the ability to focus in and direct that energy. It might be tough, but pick one thing and start there, it will take such a load off your mind. 

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)


For the emotional cancer personal relationships are so, so, so important. If you're a cancer and there's something in your life that's making you unhappy the first thing to look to is the people in your life. If you aren't spending time and forging bonds with the right people, it will take a tremendous emotional toll on you.  

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)


Leos take pride in their strong sense of self... which is all well and good is the self is something static. But it isn't. Who we are is totally dynamic, it changes constantly. This might feel fine for everyone else, but Leo, you tend to need internal certainty. Trust it will come with time, take a breath, and don't be so hard on your wonderful self. 

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)


I love you leo, but we both know that if you're unhappy it's probably because you're living your life based on what other people expect of you and not on what you really want. It's sweet how much other people matter to you, just don't let their opinions inform everything you do or you will surely be miserable. 

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)


We all know that living a Libra life means living one dedicated to achieving balance. It should come then as no surprise when I say that a miserable Libra is unhappy because they haven't figured out how to best balance the two most important things in their life: work and love. One day at a time Libra, you'll get there. 

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)


For a Scorpio thoughts are just as inescapable as feelings are to a Cancer (I know, right?!) If you want to avoid being unhappy, learn that your thoughts are just that, thoughts, not reality. If you're scared you're going to be fired because of a dream you had, that doesn't mean it's going to come true. You thinking something doesn't make it so, Scorpio. 

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)


Ugh, a Sagittarius thrives with constant, constant activity. If they ever feel plagued by ennui it's because they've managed to somehow watch an entire hour of TV without getting up to do one thing or another. Keep yourself engaged and stimulated and happiness is a guarantee. 

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)


Capricorns NEED to know that they have a soft place to fall. They need a roof over their head, a loved one to share a bottle of wine with, and a job that they love. If they don't have these creatures comforts they get itchy as ick. If you miss one, Cap, relax and try to enjoy the others. 

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)


Aquarians have so much to prove. It's not enough to want make a short film with some friends, they need to have that film premiere at a major film festival if they are even going to PRETEND to be proud of the work they've done. Try and set more reasonable goals for yourself, guys. Happiness is something you have control over. 

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)


Poor Pisces. If you're unhappy it's because you don't have anything creative to pour your heart and soul into. You need this kind of outlet in order to be your wonderful and best self. This one is easy, get you to a hobby store! Take up a new craft. You'll feel better in no time. 

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Please note: the descriptions provided here follow Western astrological dates