How You Will Reinvent Yourself (When Times Get Tough), According To Your Zodiac Sign

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Reinvention is a process.

Wanting to reinvent yourself from time to time isn’t a bad thing. I’m not saying to make a radical change so that you’re an entirely different person, but to change some of the things and ways of being that aren’t working for you is a great action to take for yourself.

Reinvention, especially of one's self, is a powerful tool. Life has its bumps in the road and no matter how smoothly things are going for you, there’s going to be times when there will be challenges and difficulties. 

The start of the new year is a time when people make resolutions and swear that they’re going to eat better, exercise more, meditate, or take into account what their horoscope says. But sometimes, the promises they make to themselves about how they’re going to change go deeper. They want to have better relationships and know what they need to do differently in order to achieve them.

Then there are times when all you need to do is to make small changes to result in huge changes in your life and personality; other times, you need to work at reinventing yourself so you don’t fall back on old habits.

The desire to be a better person may come at a cost, but ultimately, it’s worth it. Everyone has their own way of reinventing themselves, especially when it comes to those who follow astrology.

Here’s how the zodiac signs reinvent themselves and make big life changes.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You start treating other people and yourself as if it was your or their last day on earth. You take the time to look people in the eye, listen to what they have to say, be more open and honest with them, and treat them with kindness.

You may have to battle with your natural impatience, but you'll be surprised at how much more you'll appreciate the people in your life and how loved you'll feel when you are really present with them.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You need to expand your social circle. You may already have a ton of friends, but that doesn't mean you don't need a new one or two. You'll be amazed at how getting some new perspectives from people in your life will benefit you.

It will help shake things up in your life a little and it's always kind of exciting when you make a new friend. It will help give you a new way to look at your own life.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Sometimes finishing projects can seem impossible for you, so you tend to beat yourself up a little for being a procrastinator and not finishing things you've started. One way you can change that thinking pattern and feel better about yourself is to make a "have done list."

When you see how much you actually achieve every day, you'll start to appreciate all you do. A small change in awareness can mean a big change in you.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

To reinvent yourself you need to let things go — past relationships, mistakes you're still obsessing over, opportunities you didn't take, chances you messed up, bad decisions you made, and especially any regrets that are keeping you from moving forward.

Once you've let go of all the things that were holding you back, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel. 


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Focus on the things that help keep you inspired and moving forward, and do them more. Think about the things that have been holding you back in your relationships, your career, and your life and give yourself the permission to stop them all now.

To reinvent yourself, you need to accentuate the positive and get rid of the negatives as best you can. You have a huge support system, so it's more than okay to ask for help in kicking your insecurities, doubts, and hurts to the curb.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You need to reinvent yourself into someone who isn't so hard on themselves. One way that will help is if you do what you do best: Listen, ask questions, and let your curiosity take you where you've never gone before.

You need to get out of your comfort zone, so arm yourself with the knowledge you need and get out there. You're brilliant, so use that big brain to change yourself.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You've been treading water for too long, so the best way to reinvent yourself is to find your purpose. If you figure out the right path, stay on it; if not or if you feel stuck, change direction and explore other areas.

Guard yourself against detractors and surround yourself with people who will support you no matter what. You have the tools to create real change in the world and in people's lives, you just need to get started.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

To reinvent yourself, you're going to have to dig down deep and become reacquainted with your jealousies and why you have them. Study the things you dislike in others because they probably are qualities you don't like about yourself.

Try to connect with others with openness, transparency, empathy, and try to see them as collaborators instead of competitors. 


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

To reinvent yourself, you need to take a trip back to the past and the person you were when you were growing up. Revisit the things that you were interested in and the activities that you enjoyed — they may give you a clue to the direction you should take now.

One of the best ways to figure out where you're meant to go is by remembering where you've been and who you were. For you, the process of acknowledging the past can be quite cathartic.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

The best way for you to change is to start practicing some self-care. You do everything for everybody and you're glad to do it, but you haven't been taking care of yourself very well.

A little self-pampering would make you feel like a new person, so do whatever you need to feel rejuvenated — get a massage, do some deep breathing, travel, laugh, dance like you're 12, shop, listen to music, an/or have some good sex. Give yourself that much needed break and treat yourself as if you're the most important person in the world.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Not only are you open to change, you have all the things you need already. You need to visualize the new you and change your inner dialogue to suit it.

Talk to yourself in the most positive, helpful way you can and actually hear what you're saying. You understand that reinvention is available to you whenever you want it.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

The reinvented you says "no." That's it and that's huge. You no longer need to be somebody else's doormat; you can decide for yourself if you want to do something or help someone. Put yourself first and be self-centered.

When you take care of yourself, you don't jeopardize your self-esteem just because you need approval from other people. After the first few times, saying no is going to get easier. Say "yes" to eating better, moving more, being grateful, and getting enough sleep.


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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.