What You Should Forgive Yourself For, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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You need to forgive yourself for these things.
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It's time to forgive yourself and let it go.

Forgiveness can be a tricky thing. Why is it sometimes easier to forgive others rather than ourselves? Is it because forgiving ourselves is something that is often overlooked? We don't hold grudges or swear revenge against ourselves, so forgiveness often doesn't come into play.

We all make mistakes. They're a necessary part of life, and hopefully we grow from them. Sometimes we're conscious that what we're doing isn't nice or even smart, but we do it anyway.

We can look back on these acts and wish we hadn't done them, that we'd been smarter or had been ruled by a cooler head. We can hold on to past mistakes for a long time after they've happened, and every now and then think about them and cringe.

As it's important to make amends to others, so should we make them to ourselves. We need to recognize the importance of forgiving ourselves. Forgiveness doesn't happen in an instant; it takes time and is more of a process than a rapid change.

In order for us to forgive ourselves and let go of past mistakes and grievances, we've got to put the past in the past. It happened, there's no need to constantly beat yourself up about it. Realize what you did, what you could have done instead, release the associated feeling (whether it's anger, shame, or sadness), and move on.

Cut yourself some slack. Hopefully, you're not a narcissist or an evil being who is out to hurt people. You probably did the best you could at the time. You may have perceived the whole situation wrong, or maybe you just didn't have the skills you have now in order to handle the situation.

There are so many things we all should forgive ourselves for, and naturally, astrology is here to help. Here's what you should forgive yourself for, according to your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
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Aries tend to be impulsive and a little foolhardy. Next time, train for that marathon; don't just sign up the day of the event and consider the ramifications of your actions before you do them. Aries need to forgive themselves for the decisions they made but didn't think through.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
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Taurus can be self-indulgent and greedy. They love the luxuries of life, especially home luxuries like delicious food, high thread count sheets, and gorgeous art on the wall. Taurus need to forgive their tendency to over-indulge. You only live once, you might as well enjoy it.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
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Geminis are the great communicators of the zodiac, and they'll be happy to tell you all about it. But even they can remain mute when they should speak up or miss the opportunity to say goodbye. Geminis need to forgive themselves for the things they didn't say until it was too late.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
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Cancers are filled with so much emotion and love that not only can it be overwhelming to them, it can be overpowering to others. Sometimes Cancers have to hold back or they'll give too much and get hurt. Cancers need to forgive themselves for all the times when they had to protect their hearts and practice self-care.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)
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Leo, Leo, we all love Leo! Leos are so warm and generous, but the flip side of their dazzling personalities is that they can be very hard on themselves. Leos need to forgive themselves for the times when just being a Leo wasn't enough. Not every dream can come true, not all goals met, and sometimes, no matter what you do, it's just not going to happen.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
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If there's a fact that you don't know or research you need backed up, Virgos are happy to do it. They love learning and discovering but can be hypercritical. Virgos need to forgive themselves for not having all the answers. There are some things you'll never know the answer to and it's time to stop beating yourself up about it.

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)
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Libras hate injustice but they also hate conflict, so there are going to be times when Libra will feel completely torn. Libras need to forgive themselves for not taking action when they should have. Maybe they were afraid of what others would say, but it's time to let it go.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
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Scorpios are one of the most personally powerful people you'll ever meet. They're determined and forceful, which can sometimes overtake their compassion and empathy. Scorpios need to forgive themselves for the times they unintentionally hurt others. They might have been too blunt or made an enemy out of someone they never intended.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
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Sagittarius need to keep moving and have new stimulus — whether it be with people, places or things. Sagittarius needs to forgive themselves for the times they weren't there for those who needed them. Sagittarius moves too fast and doesn't notice that you're leaving someone in a bad way. Sometimes your self-interest overpowers your awareness of others. Time to forgive and try to do better in the future.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
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Most of the time Capricorns are disciplined, dependable, and have a tendency be perfectionists. Capricorns need to forgive themselves for the perfection that they never achieved nor will ever achieve. It's our flaws and imperfections that make us human. Perfect is for robots.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
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Aquarius are unique and quirky — always completely themselves. But even as true as they are to their core personalities, they've made mistakes. Aquarius needs to forgive themselves for the times that they let themselves (and others) down. Get used to it Aquarius; it's going to happen again and you're going to disappoint someone, but hopefully it won't completely derail your humanitarian plans.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
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Pisces are selfless and sympathetic, and are always trying to help someone or something. Pisces need to forgive themselves for those people and things they couldn't save. You know you gave it everything you had, but there are times when your best isn't enough. You're not a miracle worker.

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