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6 Super-Serious Zodiac Signs Who Need To Learn How To Lighten Up

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Have you ever been told that you’re too serious and to lighten up? It’s not as bad as being told to smile, but it can be annoying. You’re one of the serious zodiac signs, so what? You’ve got important things to do and have a lot on your mind.

In astrology, there are some who are more serious than others, which may come across in what their horoscope has to say. This doesn't mean they don’t have a sense of humor or that they’re always unhappy, just that they’re intensely focused and have obstacles to overcome.

It’s difficult to avoid negativity and stress in the modern world. There’s always something in the news that breaks our hearts or makes us angry. Then if it’s not what’s happening around us, it’s our own lives where we’re spending all of our time trying to get ahead, become something, and do better than those around us.

However, it’s not good for us to be so serious that we never give ourselves a break. If you work too hard and never take a vacation, that can affect your outlook and how you feel. When you’re too serious, your blood pressure can rise and put extra stress on your heart.

You have to switch your focus from everything that’s making you so serious all the time and look at things from a more positive perspective. Start to be grateful for what you have and what you’ve accomplished. Practice self-care and make having fun a priority.

1. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You're so serious, it sometimes seems as if you've forgotten how to laugh. Can you even remember the last time you laughed at yourself or anything else? Laughter is a great way to relieve tension and you've got enough stress in your life to last a lifetime.

Now might be the time to make an effort to get some laughter in your life — watch a comedy special, a silly movie, or go to a comedy show. Finding the funny in life can help you relax and not be 100 percent serious, 100 percent of the time.

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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

If you're not actively working on a goal, you feel a bit lost. Your focus is admirable, but you're putting an unbelievable amount of pressure on yourself. Having things that you want to achieve is great ,but not to the extent that it keeps you from having fun and enjoying your life.

Plan for the future, but don't forget to enjoy the here and now. Try to find the joy in small moments, little pleasures, and being with the people that you love.

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3. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You get offended when you think people aren't taking you seriously enough — so much so that you feel you have to present as someone who is extremely competent and serious. Look, we all understand how driven and focused you are, so you don't have to get defensive about it. No one is going to think less of you if you let the lighter side of your personality out.

We all know that you can party with the best of them. If you let down your guard a little and let people see your less serious side, they won't lose respect for you and will probably admire you even more.

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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, not everything is a competition and you don't need to compare yourself to everybody else. One of the problems with comparison is when you feel as if you come up short. You see people on social media and think they have perfect lives and it makes you resent yours. Why isn't your life effortless and full of winning?

You can't be someone you're not, so why not try to appreciate what you've got and go out and show the world all the amazing qualities you have? By not taking yourself so seriously, you'll become more comfortable with yourself and your individuality. 

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5. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You sometimes feel as if the world is hostile and scary, and the only place you can go to be safe is your home. You get paranoid and defensive where you think everyone is out to get you, and if you don't put up a wall, people will get under your skin and hurt you.

If you prevent people from getting close to you, it will cause you to take yourself even more seriously. The good thing is that you do have a silly side to you and you can appreciate the fun things in life, as long as you feel emotionally protected. 

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6. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You take yourself and what you do very seriously. You're very sensitive and deeply thoughtful, Pisces, especially when it comes to your art. You tend to feel wounded when someone gives you constructive criticism; in fact, you'd rather keep your gifts to yourself than share them with the world.

You tend to look at the pessimistic side of life, and when something good happens, you're sure that something bad is going to follow to balance things out. You get even more serious when things don't turn out as you hoped and you're filled with disappointment. Things will get better again, all you need to do is believe it.

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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.