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How You're Wasting Your Life (And What You Can Do To Fix The Mistakes), According To Your Zodiac Sign

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Did you have big dreams when you were a kid? If you were to go back in time, could you tell the young you that you had achieved everything you set out to do, or have you missed more opportunities than you care to admit? Are you one of the zodiac signs who make poor life choices?

The best way to fix this is to look to astrology and check your horoscope for insight on how you're wasting your life. When you're one of the zodiac signs who make poor life choices, it's never too late to bounce back and embrace your full potential.

It’s a very difficult thing to be brutally honest with yourself and admit that you’re not moving toward becoming the person you wanted to be. It’s not a failure if you gave your best, but if you lost sight of your goals or just gave up caring then that’s a problem, and it means you let yourself down.

The good thing about life is that it’s never too late to try. If you need to do a whole overhaul of your personality, you can do it. You can become the person that you always wanted to be and achieve the things you dreamed of doing.

The first step is admitting to yourself that you’ve become lazy  or that you became frustrated and discouraged when you attempted something but it didn't turn out as you wanted. Sometimes, when we’re at rock bottom, without a clue as to what we need to do to move forward, that’s the time when we get inspired and energized.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You spend an inordinate amount of time doing things that you shouldn't be doing. Instead of focusing, you're distracted by watching too many hours of Netflix, going online, video games, going out to eat, drinking too much, and smoking (cigarettes, weed, anything).

You need to take a closer look at your life, Aries. Do you like what you see? Does it show that you're making progress in achieving your goals? If it doesn't, then you need to have a serious talk with yourself and cut way back on the activities you do for pleasure. Fun is great but not when it gets in the way of accomplishing what you set out to do.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

On the surface, Taurus, it may seem as if you're right on track. However, the huge amount of complaining you do says otherwise. Instead of making you feel better, complaining surrounds you with negative energy and makes you feel ten times worse. If everything sucks, how can you possibly move forward?

By being so negative, you're sending out a message that you're hard to please, ungrateful, and probably not someone that people want to work with. You need to change things up. If something that you're doing is making you so unhappy, you need to delete it from your life.

I know change can sometimes be difficult for you and you may not know where to start, but that's where complaining can actually help you. Start with what you complain about the most, and go from there. If you're constantly griping about your job, get a new one. Make the changes you're (not so subtly) telling yourself to make.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

You keep putting things off or stopping a project before you've even finished. You feel that unfinished business hanging over your head, dragging you down. Procrastinating on something you don't really want to do doesn't make it easier to go back to; it makes it more difficult.

A part of you thinks that it's no big deal if you don't finish that art project or the extra credit assignment you promised to do, but those unfinished things can definitely come back to haunt you. If you don't do something you said you would, people will start to think of you as unreliable.

Why should anyone come to you with an opportunity when you're probably not going to finish it? That's only if you don't blow them off and even start the thing. Gemini, you'll feel much better about your life if you complete the things you need to finish.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

It's not that you don't have things you're passionate about or that inspire you; it's that you have too many. You're constantly starting and stopping new projects. Your focus is split in many different directions so you can't fully give your attention to anything.

You want to be a musician, but you don't have time to practice, or you want to start a business but can't decide on what it should be. You get too much information and then you feel overwhelmed and usually don't do half (usually even less) of the things you mean to do.

You can't divide yourself up, Cancer, so you need to think about what it is that you really want and go for it. If you need to put blinders on in order to focus, then do so. Do whatever you need to center yourself and focus.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you are spending too much money on pointless things and focusing too much on the act of getting them. Although it may seem as if you have an endless supply of energy, you don't, and you're wasting it on the wrong things.

You can achieve major things if you just put your mind to it, not to how you're going to get various expensive items. You believe you need the newest technology, even when you don't. You need to control your spending because you're not only wasting money, you're wasting time. You can achieve greatness if you only focus on doing what you need to do, not on how to get the latest version of something.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you're living a life that doesn't make your heart sing. You're going through the motions, but looking at your life from other people's perspective, you're doing great. However, you're not happy about what your life is like.

You had big plans and while you realize that everyone has to adjust their dreams along the way, you seem to have lost sight of what you truly want. You're stuck and you're not sure what you should do to get unstuck, so you continue to do what you always do, hoping that somehow things will get better. You need to start saying "no" to the things that won't bring you joy and focus more on what makes you happy.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You're wasting your life because you're not really living it, Libra. You're spending too much time on your phone and on social media and missing out on real-time fun. While it's possible to have a whole relationship online, it's not recommended because it's mostly a fantasy. Meeting people in the flesh, talking face to face, and developing a chemistry is how relationships start.

It's easy to confess your deepest, darkest secrets to someone online, but in the end, how much do you know about each other? You need to turn off your phone, close down your computer, and go out into the world. When you're always online, you're hiding and becoming more of a voyeur than someone who actually participates.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You seem to have forgotten how important sleep is or maybe you're suffering from insomnia, but you're not getting enough sleep. You spend your nights thinking of past betrayals or future revenge plots or maybe just how you've let yourself down.

Scorpio, you need to get plenty of sleep for your mental and physical health. You can't jump on an opportunity if you're too sleep-deprived to even be aware of it. If you're not sleeping due to a medical problem, you need to get that checked out. It may sound cool to say you never sleep, but if you're not getting enough rest, it can really screw you up.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Living in the moment is fantastic, but not to the exclusion of making plans for the future. The future really will be here before you know it and if you have no plans in place, you might find yourself in an extremely scary position.

Sagittarius, it's great to be spontaneous, but not rigidly so. Without a plan, you can flounder and travel so off-course that you may never be able to get back on track. You need to have a contingency plan — something you can fall back on when times get tough. Also, having goals not only gives you something to work toward, but it focuses you.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You're stagnating because you're not keeping your mind active enough and learning new things. Capricorn, you may think you know everything you need to know in order to succeed in life, but you don't.

Think about great dancers and musicians — they continue to practice and take classes even when they're at the top of their craft. When you make positive changes and open yourself up to learning, your life will improve in unexpected ways. 

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You're wasting your life by spending too much time with people who are toxic or aren't good for your growth. Aquarius, you're very magnanimous and you want to be everybody's friend. But it's time to do some emotional inventory.

Are the people that you're hanging out with holding you back, or are they helping you to reach your potential? If your friends are enabling you in ways that are destructive to you or keeping you at a low level rather than encouraging you to grow, you need to cut them loose. Some people aren't in our lives forever, and by continuing on with a friendship that is ultimately damaging to you, that's not healthy. 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You're playing it way too safe and your life is feeling stagnate and stale, Pisces. You need to get out of your comfort zone, take some calculated risks, and do something new (or do something old in a new way). You need some stimulus to get you excited and make you feel enthusiastic about your life.

If you spend too much time always doing the same thing, the same way, you'll get expected results, and you'll become bored out of your mind. You desperately need some surprises in your life and when those chances you take pay off, you'll get a boost of confidence. Get out of your head and experience your life before it's wasted away.

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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.