What You NEED In Life To Be Happy, Per Your Zodiac Sign

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How To Be Happy
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Don't forget to put yourself first.

The way to having a wonderful life can often be very simple and, in turn, the path towards feeling happy and satisfied doesn’t need to be complex. Often, it’s the most obvious clichés and the smallest of changes that help us to lead our best lives.

Any adult who is at least somewhat aware of what works and what doesn’t work in their lives has an idea of what they need to remember, but these life rules can be easy to forget or can seem pointless.

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Why should you exercise or take vitamins? What difference do they make? Perhaps you’re somebody who holds all their emotions in only to explode later — you know you need to get those feelings out as they appear, but you feel scared to do it or might hurt someone else.

When you’re young, it seems as if your life will be going on forever, but as you age you know too well that your lifespan is finite and it’s up to you to improve the quality of your own life.


You don’t want to force yourself into being happy if you’re just not feeling it, nor do you want to get lost in a never-ending cycle of negativity and hurt. Practicing forgiveness, gratitude, visualization, and love can help improve the quality of anyone’s life.

One rule is that in order to practice self-care and learn how to be happy, you must pay as much attention to your heart and emotions as you do your physical body; you don’t want to ignore one over the other.

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When we’re physically feeling good, our emotions are usually up as well and we are balanced. If our body is ill, we may feel sad, hopeless, or pessimistic.

Each of the zodiac signs has their own needs when it comes to living their best lives. Here’s some astrological advice you need to remember to help you lead your best life.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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Don't keep people in your life that don't support you or cheer you on. If someone doesn't celebrate your many wins, then it's time to let them go.

You don't have to end your relationship with them dramatically, just let them fade from your life. If they ask, be honest with them that you don't want to spend time with someone who doesn't want to see you achieve, accomplish, and win.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You are well aware (as is everyone who knows you) that you can be stubborn, and the best thing for you and your life is to learn how to let it go. Some things are not worth the cost of being right. 

If you're constantly digging your heels in, you're closing yourself off to change and new experiences, and you're also damaging some of your relationships. If a condition of your friendship is that you must always be right, even if you're wrong, not everyone will be willing to accept it. You'll be amazed at the kind of freedom you get when you just let it go. 


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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Since you're the consummate host and love communicating with everyone around you, you can get into the habit of saying yes when you really want to say no. You need to appreciate the power in that little word and how being honest can benefit your life.

You have a choice, so instead of saying yes to the things that don't make you happy and drag you down, say no. Don't say it if you don't mean it, but if you do, say it loud and clear.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You're well aware of your emotions and how you feel, so don't pick the time when you're feeling at your lowest to ruminate on your life. You're asking for trouble. Negativity breeds more negativity, so when you want to have a clear look at where you've been in your life and where you're going, do it when you're feeling good.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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People look up to you and you always seem to end up as the leader whether you want to or not. You need to remember to ask for and get help when you need it. Asking for help doesn't make you less strong, nor does it put you in a weaker position — if anything, it makes you stronger.

Smart people, courageous people, and leaders know when to ask for help and how to use the help they receive.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You're always trying to improve what you feel are your flaws and imperfections, but the best thing you can do is to be yourself and to be kind to yourself. Accepting that you're imperfect doesn't mean giving up, it means appreciating the specialness that is you, taking the negative energy and putting it towards a more positive use.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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Make it a point to leave this world a better place than the one you were born into. Libras have a tendency to see life in self-centered terms — how do they feel, what makes them happyBut if you start to give back, you'll get something huge in return: purpose. You can do small things like pick up trash on your walk home or large things such as volunteer work.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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Take time to just relax and unwind. Scorpios tend to do everything with intensity and passion, but sometimes you just need to chill. It's OK to decompress and relax; the world will continue to spin. You don't want to burn out too quickly. Remember, you only have the one life, so enjoy it.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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With your inherent love of change and newness, it's also important for you to practice kindness and gratitude every day. You can do this with the people you love and with the people you meet on the road (as you're constantly traveling). As you embrace change, be grateful for the opportunities you receive each day and pay it forward with kindness whenever you can.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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Never stop fighting for the people you love, the things you believe in, and in having the life that you want. You tend to focus on work to the extent that other important aspects of your life are forgotten. Make things other than work important to you and try to focus on them as much as you do your career and responsibility.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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Because you're very independent, you sometimes put up walls that prevent people from getting too close. Let people love you and love them in return. Life is about connectivity, and that includes the relationships we have with others. It's very simple: in order for you to have a better life, you need to let love in.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You're very sensitive and you often prefer to be in a world of your own imagination. That's OK, but don't forget you live in the material world as well. The best thing you can do to improve your life is to commit senseless acts of beauty. You'll get a happier perspective on life when you add beauty to the world and the world will benefit from it as well.


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