The Happiest Zodiac Signs (And What Fills Them With Joy), Ranked From Most To Least

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These signs revel in life's simple pleasures.

When it comes down to the basic needs of a human being, the ultimate goal is simply happiness. To be content. To not be worried.

We crave the peace and promise of happiness, and we spend lifetimes in pursuit of it. Some get it, and for others, the search never bears fruit, no matter what their horoscope says. Some people are born happy — it's just the way it is for them.

But if we've learned anything from astrology, there are those zodiac signs who cannot be happy, no matter how hard they try; it's just in their nature. Perhaps they are burdened with self-doubt, or perhaps happiness seems a thing they can never participate in.

Nonetheless, we can gain insight into the happiest zodiac signs (and those who are quite sour) to see who is more prone to basic human contentment and who is not.

It would make sense that the planets affect the simplest of human emotions, and that depending on when we were born, we may or may not fall into the category of happy. Here are the happiest zodiac signs, ranked from most to least happy, and perhaps even sad.

1. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Without a doubt, Sagittarius is the happiest sign of them all. Perhaps it's because they come with this natural sense of adventure and freedom.

When Sag feels bad, they have a built-in escape mechanism from the pain that lets them go right back to their happy place. Sagittarians are happy-go-lucky fools that are better off happy, foolish and unscathed by anything of this world.


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2. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Pretty much the same as Sagittarius, these folks are right up there with the happy kids. Leo thirsts for positivity and always finds it, no matter what.

While they might not be as completely able to magically remove sadness in the way that the magic Sag can, they are still one of the happiest signs of the Zodiac.


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3. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Rounding out the fire signs, Aries is a fairly happy camper. They have a devil-may-care attitude and a tendency to crack jokes all the time, but they are not always satisfied with the people in their lives, and if it bothers them, they let that ruminating feeling go on and on.

Usually, they snap out of bad moods quite easily as they consciously prefer to be happy and content.


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4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is of the "fake it 'til you make it" gang, and guess what? Faking it works!

Libra has a gentle nature, and they want to go with the flow; they do their best to avoid conflict, though they certainly don't fear it. They'd just rather avoid it, and in doing so, they effectively create a state of happiness and contentment for themselves. Libra is a happy sign.


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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Oddly enough, with all that sappy, emotional bloodletting that Pisces are known for, these are pretty happy people. Maybe it's because they cry so much... and I mean it.

Maybe they've found that the secret to happiness is to not repress their feelings, which, in the long run, makes them very happy people.


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6. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini's dualistic nature allows them an open door to happiness whenever they so choose, especially when they're feeling down. Nobody can get out of a funk like Gemini; they seriously do not indulge in feeling bad.

Gemini sees life as a choice — feel good about it, or bad. They always choose good.


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7. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

What keeps Capricorn happy is knowing that they have the freedom to fight for what they want. These are very free people, and they do not appreciate repression of any kind.

So, they express themselves in many ways. Their expressive nature gives them a free pass to the state of happy, whenever and wherever they want it.


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8. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Those of you who fall under the sign of Scorpio already know that happiness is what you make of it, and nobody tries harder than Scorpio when it comes to personal contentment.

You'll find them working out, staying fit, reading great books and eating properly, because so much of what makes Scorpio happy is found in physical attainments.


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9. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Not altogether unsatisfied, Taurus wants to be happy — the only problem is that they continuously self-sabotage and end up hurting themselves. It's a curse, this self-destructive behavior, and Taureans themselves don't understand why they do it again and again.

However, when Taurus does reach that state of super-happy, they are like the sun at midday: always shining.


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10. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

What keeps Cancer down is that they are never satisfied in the moment. Happiness is always a goal, something "over there," something to strive for.

They do not settle into the now moment because they don't believe in the present, and so happiness is a fleeting notion that they rarely acquire.


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11. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Unfortunately, Aquarians are fairly miserable people who tend to get it wrong every time. Schadenfreude is popular among Aquarians, which translates as finding joy in the misery of others.

As long as they have best friends and lovers that suffer, they are secretly happy.


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12. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Happiness is not allowed in the Virgo mentality. Virgo is the saddest, most personally miserable sign in the Zodiac. The self-hate that they practice on a daily basis always finds its way out of their system through its projection on to others.

The only true happiness Virgo feels is when they've hurt someone with words. They seek thrills in putting others down — that's their happiness.


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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.

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