The Risk You Should Take, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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You're due for a major life change.

How comfortable are you with risk-taking?

For some people, taking risks is part of their adventurous nature and they never feel more alive than when they’re doing something risky. And the risks they take can be in all areas of their lives or only in specific areas. Then there are those people who prefer not to take any kind of chance on anything and even the slightest risk makes them feel anxious.

There are good and bad risks. Trying some new flavor at your favorite coffee place is an easy risk and, surprisingly, just the act of slightly stepping out of your comfort zone can be beneficial.

However, putting all your money on red 7 is a bad risk, and even if red 7 hits and you win everything, there still could be some very negative results like losing it all on the next spin, becoming a gambling addict and having to mortgage your home to pay your bookie, or getting emboldened so that you constantly take risks without thinking them through because of that one time your foolhardy behavior paid off in Las Vegas.

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher the difference between a good risk and a bad one. Is that stock purchase good or bad? What about jumping out of an airplane to celebrate a birthday? When taking a larger risk, it’s a good idea to figure out all the dangers or problems that could come from taking that risk and if, in the end, it’s a risk worth taking.

Sometimes we do need to take a risk so that our lives don’t become stale and stagnant; even a tiny risk can shake off the cobwebs and make you see things in a new way. There are surprising risks that we need to take for major life changes, and your zodiac sign can tell you what they are.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You're no stranger to taking risks — you're game for almost anything. But the one kind of risk that you're not as comfortable with and the one you most need to take is the risk of being vulnerable and opening up your heart. You need to ask that guy you've had your eye on out or that co-worker that you've been flirting with. You may be rejected; the situation might feel awkward but it's much better than trying to divert your attention from your loneliness with constant activity. Take a risk on love.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You need to start forgiving, both yourself and other people. You tend to hang on to past grudges and slights and the negativity is eating you up from the inside. Yes, it's a risk that the people from whom you ask for forgiveness won't be very receptive — they may not even be kind about it. But that's okay because, ultimately, it's for you and your growth. You won't be comfortable telling people that you're sorry — and, in some cases, that you were wrong — but once it's done, you'll feel much freer. 


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You need to take a risk and indulge yourself. You're always thinking of others and being self-sacrificing but sometimes you need to take care of you. Buy yourself something extravagant like plastic surgery or designer shoes — something that you'd never usually do for yourself. It's okay to put yourself on the top of the list this one time. 


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You need to take the risk of being by yourself. You need to book a solo trip and prove to yourself that you don't need anybody else to have a good time. When you see how you're able to rely on yourself, your confidence will grow and you'll probably be less dependent on others — for your happiness and your well-being. You need to know that no matter what the situation, you've got this.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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You need to loosen up some of your control. You tend to want to control everything and everyone, and honestly, it's exhausting. You need to loosen up and make peace with the fact that you don't have to micro-manage everybody. Trust that some people know what they're doing. Hell yes, it's risky, but the rewards of better mental and physical health are worth it.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You need to take a chance of looking foolish or stupid. You like to be in charge of your image and sometimes that prevents you from asking for help. You need to force yourself to ask whatever you need to ask, no matter how dumb you think it makes you seem. You'll end up learning more and becoming more comfortable with yourself. You must relax your ridiculous standards and let yourself make mistakes.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You need to take a giant leap of faith and trust that the decisions you make are sound. Don't ask everybody's opinion before, during, and after the decision and don't second guess yourself when you've already decided something. Just do it and then let it be done.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You need to take a risk and do something radically new with your appearance — get a tattoo, cut your hair, or get that piercing you want but were always too afraid to get. You're going to feel emboldened and as if you can conquer the world. Added benefit: it's going to raise your hotness factor through the roof.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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Take a risk and go to the doctor. You are always so busy and traveling that you tend to put things off when it comes to your health. Make an appointment with the doctor, even if you don't have a specific ailment — it's probably been awhile since you had a physical. If you're in perfect health, seeing the doctor will confirm it; if not, you've taken the first step to treating whatever health issue you have.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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You need to shake up your life and do something you've never done before and something that's way out of your comfort zone. You tend to like what you know and what you feel comfortable in, but you can get stuck in a holding pattern if you don't watch out.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You need to take a risk by asking for a promotion or apply for a new job. You've gotten so comfortable in your job that's it's become rote for you. Plus, you're getting frustrated with your co-workers because they're not at your level of productivity and innovation. You need to either get rewarded financially or you need to go somewhere new.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You need to do something that scares you like bungee jumping, rock climbing, or zip lining. Any kind of outdoor adventure will do and it doesn't have to necessarily be risky, just something that scares you a little bit. It's good for you to get out in the world and expand the boundaries of your mind. If you think glamping might be okay, do it and get inspired by the shadows that the campfire makes.


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