The Brutal Life Advice You Need, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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It’s funny — we can get the same message from different sources and it just won’t resonate. Sometimes we just need to get the information in just the right way to really hear it. Our loved ones can advise us or give us unsolicited suggestions about how to live our lives, and we can turn to professionals or our horoscope to help us make better choices in our lives.

We often go about our lives sensing that there’s something off about ourselves and yet, we do nothing about it. We know that we shouldn't stay up until 3 AM every morning but we do it anyway. Or, we date someone that we know isn’t good for us and we ignore all the red flags and warning signs.


People may demand that we change but we dig our heels in and absolutely refuse to do so until we feel the time is right.

There are times when we seek information and try out every life tip, every hack, and every piece of advice we can get our hands on. Sometimes we just need something pointed out to us for us to know that it is a thing that needs to be changed.


Astrology can give us insights into our personalities and often, the perfect piece of advice is right there in our zodiac sign. The stars seem to know things about us that we don’t even know or recognize and can give us a new perspective.

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The right life tip can make the difference between feeling fulfilled and empty, from feeling bad about yourself to feeling good, and it can help you to make better decisions that help you instead of hurt you. These tips may not be outlandish or things that you haven’t thought before, but sometimes you just need to hear it from that outside source for it to resonate.

So, here's some much-needed advice for each zodiac sign that can help transform your life right now.


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Your life tip is that you need to watch your excessive self-confidence and hubris. While being confident is great, you take it to the extreme so that you think things that happen to other people won't happen to you. You put yourself in dangerous situations with very little thought about the consequences and you don't hold back when you want to say something, so you can piss people off and not understand why they're upset.


These are not great attributes to have when you're somewhere sketchy/dangerous. Don't meet someone from the internet without telling people where you're going, and don't decide to hike that huge trail without proper planning. You can get hurt just like anyone else; being an Aries doesn't always give you a pass.

Read: Characteristics Of The Aries Horoscope Sign That Makes Astrology's Ram The BOSS

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

The best life tip for Taurus is that you need to challenge yourself more. Sure, when you decide to do something, you slay it, but you rarely venture out of your comfort zone. You need to conquer some fears and get yourself out there. You have all kinds of skills and talents that you don't know you have.


When you accomplish something that you never thought you could do, it will make you feel so good about yourself. You like to be comfortable but there are times when the best thing you can do for yourself is to be a little uncomfortable.

Read: The TRUTH About Being A Taurus — The Most Stubborn Sign Of The Zodiac

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)



You need to get organized, Gemini. Your life like your house is often very disorganized. You're late to appointments and meetings which makes you feel bad. If you were more on top of your schedule, you'd annoy fewer people and you wouldn't feel like a screw-up.

When our homes are messy and it's impossible to find anything, it affects one's psyche. Declutter, organize, and put things in their place and you'll find that you'll feel a lot more balanced and harmonious.

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

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Relax your grip on your loved ones. Cancer, you can come off as clingy and needy when you refuse to let go. Trust that they love you and that they'll return without you holding on so tightly. You're more independent than you think, so work towards distancing yourself a little from the people and things you feel most desperate to cling to.


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

LEO (July 23 - August 22). 

Your life tip is to ease up on the judgment. Leo, you can be a bit holier-than-thou and think that when people don't do the things you do or do them in the way you would, they're wrong. They're not you. Everyone has their own beliefs and ways of behaving. You'll be much better off if instead of looking down on them, you accepted them for who they are. 

Read: Characteristics Of The Leo Horoscope Sign That Makes Astrology's Lion The RULER Of The Zodiac

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Your life tip is to accept the messiness of your creative side and go wild with it. You tend to be a bit contained and self-critical which can stifle your creative side. You need to let your creative side go wild, no matter how messy and chaotic it might be.


Creativity is a wonderful gift and you shouldn't stomp it down. Let it out and go with it, Virgo. You're more of an artist than you care to admit.

Read: Complete Virgo Compatibility Guide: Understanding Love, Sex, And Relationships

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Your life tip is to grow up. Guess what? No one is going to bail you out of whatever mess you've created but you. If you're broke, no one is going to magically leave you an inheritance, and you no one is just going to offer you the perfect job without you doing some of the legwork.


You need to take responsibility for your life and go out into the world and make it yours, Libra.

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

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you need to release your grudges. It's not attractive the way you keep score of every slight or wrongdoing that's been done to you, nor is right when you make things much worse than they actually are. It's controlling to think that you can teach someone a lesson by enacting some sort of revenge and that kind of negativity will cause you the most damage.

Don't sweat the small stuff and let things go. If someone cut you off on the freeway, don't follow them home with your brights on to scare them into being better drivers.


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

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Your life tip is to slow your roll. You're always dashing about from one place to another, never taking time to settle and enjoy the view. Your constant movement and doing things is a way to avoid dealing with your feelings and, eventually, those emotions are going to demand your attention.

Sagittarius, take the time to have a breather and relax. If you can, meditation is a great way to center yourself and contemplate.

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

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)



Remember that there's more to life than money, Capricorn. It's not that you don't have relationships and other things you care about, but money is at the top of your list. However, when you're so focused on making money and being financially solvent, you miss out on the experiences of life.

You need to take the time to be with your family and the people you love. Don't skip those vacations and enjoy your days off, don't fill them with work.

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

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Your life tip is that you need to strike a balance between your own feelings and those of other people. If someone upsets you, you get very sensitive, but if you upset them, you tend to shut down and are unable to deal thoughtfully and kindly with what they're feeling.


You lack empathy but expect it from others. Aquarius, work on being there for someone else while they're going through an emotional upheaval and maybe it will help to toughen you up when you're being ultra-sensitive.

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

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)



Don't let laziness overcome you so that you're not being creative. You're a genius when it comes to being creative — sometimes it comes in the form of art, and other times it about problem-solving. However, when you give into your natural laziness, you stop creating.

We're not saying that you can't have any downtime, just don't let it overcome you in such a way that it puts you in a stupor, unable to do much of anything. Do what you need to do to make sure you have some time every day to be inspired and creative. In other words, get off your ass, Pisces!

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


Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.