How To Be Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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The stars know what you need.

What do you need to be happy?

We know that our basic needs are food, water, air, shelter, and sleep. Once we have those primary needs covered, there are some physiological needs such as safety, health care, jobs, home, feeling of belonging, love, affection, self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment that add to the quality of our lives. In addition, some people desire more spiritual things such as awareness, insight, and personal growth to truly live their best lives.

But do all those things guarantee happiness? It’s up to each person to decide what they need to make them happy.


For some people, having a ton of money gives them a huge amount of happiness, while for others money doesn’t buy them happiness. Money problems, however, can cause a great amount of stress, so not having them seems better than having to constantly worry about paying the mortgage or where your next meal is coming from.

Having good health is also something that, when you don’t have it, would color your attitude. I’m not saying it’s impossible to be happy if you have a chronic illness, but it does make it more of a challenge.

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Many people find that their greatest happiness comes from their family and that having people to care for and love brings them a tremendous amount of joy. Conversely, there are those who enjoy the freedom that comes from living a more solo life.

Experiences can also lead to real happiness — traveling, trying new things, and getting out of your comfort zone. It’s important to know what it is that you need to make yourself happy so that you can access it whenever you need it.


Each zodiac sign has a personality that views life and deals with people, behaviors, and circumstances differently. And when looking at happiness by the characteristics of each sign, we can get a clearer vision of what makes each happy.

Here’s how to be happy, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You need competition, even when the only person that you're competing with if yourself. You need challenges, adventures, and to test your limits whenever you can. The more difficult the competition, the better. You like to win, especially when you've earned it.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You need a comfortable home that you can go to and relax. You like to have things of beauty all around you and filling your senses. Your home is your safe place where you can go to decompress and shut out the stresses and unpleasantness of the world.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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When you have a fantastic conversation, you couldn't be happier. There's something about connecting with someone on an intellectual and communicative level that feeds your soul like nothing else. You aren't in it just to hear yourself talk; you need the other person to be as engaged as you are.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You need family. It's very important for you to feel as if there are people who care about you, protect you and are there when you need them. Your people need to show that they care with warm hugs, open hearts, and shoulders for you to cry on. You need your family, even if it's made up of people who are unrelated to you and who simply choose to love you.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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It's easy to get what you need most of the time because you need adoration to be truly happy, and since you're often the star or leader, you generally have a lot of people adoring, praising, and loving you. It may be your friends or your public but the more compliments, approval, and indications of your awesomeness the better.


Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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For you to feel happiness, you need to feel that others acknowledge what you bring to the world. You want them to affirm that you're brilliant, helpful and that you're the one to call when there's a problem that can't be solved. If you could be elected Genius of the World, you'd do it.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You need the same things that the hippies of the 1960s needed: peace and love. You don't like when there's negative energy around you, and conflict is a total buzz kill. You love being in love and having a partner who will make sure you're happy.


Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You're an extremely private person and need privacy and trust to be happy. If you don't feel safe with where you are or who you're with, you tend to get nervous and uncomfortable. You don't like people who aren't straight with you but you aren't exactly open and direct with them.


Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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You need to get out and explore. There's nothing that makes you happier than being on a trip somewhere, and you need to go on them as often as possible to truly be happy. Responsibilities and being tied down make you extremely unhappy.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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You need to feel as if you're in total control to be happy. Does this make you a control freak? Yes, but an awesome control freak. You're very responsible, dependable, and you like it when everything is in place and the world runs as it should. You like rules, discipline, and predictability, and in that environment, you thrive.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You need flexibility in thought. You're one of kind and you like being independent and kind of out there. You love coming up with new ideas, philosophies, and theories and are at your happiest when dealing with some kind of brain teaser.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You need a creative outlet, even if that just means a quiet place to think of innovative ideas or your next art project. You love to lose yourself in your fantasy world and express yourself best by using the inspiration and creating art.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One