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The Inspirational Quote That Best Represents Your Zodiac Sign

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There are times when we’re feeling down and our outlook is bleak. We don’t know what we can do to get on the right path again. Some may turn to inspirational quotes to dull their sadness, while others use astrology and their horoscope for answers.

But when you're one of the positive zodiac signs, you can still find happiness in the darkest of times. And that's probably due to reading things that speak to them, and then acting accordingly. Sometimes, you just need to decompress and take a vacation, or focus on something positive.

There is power in words — sometimes overt and other times subtle. We read the message but may just brush it off, and hours later we suddenly get the meaning of what we read; it’s as if a light was turned on and we understand so much more about the world and ourselves.

When we find the right words, it can reset us, and we once again can focus on our goals and move forward. It’s interesting how motivational phrases and inspirational quotes can help us. They make us feel like we’re not alone and as if someone is guiding us by their own experiences.

As each of the positive zodiac signs has their own characteristics and needs, each has their own inspirational quote that helps to jumpstart them.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

"You can't live a positive life with a negative mind."

Aries are all about taking chances, challenging themselves, and keeping things lively. They need a positive attitude to propel them to their next adventure. Aries don't have a lot of downtime, so they'd prefer to have a positive outlook rather than a negative one. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

"No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. And it may seem hard to get to it, but you can do it. And just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things."

Taurus need to process ideas, opinions, and people, so it's natural for them to get into their own heads and think about things. It may take them some time to get to an answer or to allow someone to get close to them, but when they're sure, they'll stand by their decision until the end. Taurus know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and that's what helps them keep going.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Geminis can get anxious and feel stuck, so sometimes they need to be reassured that they're as smart, funny, and amazing as they're known to be. Reminding themselves of all their positive attributes is a good thing for them to do and can elevate their mood.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

"I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive."

Cancers are sensitive and emotional ,so sometimes the best thing they can do for themselves is decide to take the bad in their life and look at it from a new perspective. Was it a learning experience? Did they grow from it? How will they do it differently next time around? By looking at something with a positive viewpoint, Cancers can take back their power and feel better about themselves.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

"Anything that's not positive, I don't have the energy to focus on it. Anything that's not going in the right direction, I don't have the time or the energy."

Leos have better things to do in their lives than focus on regrets or past hurts, so they tend to focus on the positives. Leos are extremely optimistic and energetic, and when they focus on a goal there really is no stopping them. If there is something negative that could derail someone else, Leo will just brush it off and keep moving forward.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

"I have never, ever focused on the negative of things. I always look at the positive."

Virgos pay attention and they're extremely intelligent. If they don't have the answer to something, they do whatever they can to find the solution. If they focus too much on things gone wrong or how they've failed, they can get stuck. It's much better for Virgos to recognize the mistakes and failures, learn from them, and then let them go. 

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

Libras are much more sensitive than they're given credit for and they have a lot of empathy for others, so they need to be careful that they don't get so empathetic that they internalize other people's negativity. Libras do best when they appreciate every moment of their lives and they focus on the good in people.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

"My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud."

Scorpios are intense and focused, and often times that's how they express their happiness and positive outlook. They may be fighting for something but that just makes them have a more positive outlook. Scorpios know to hang on to those good times and to enjoy every minute.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

"Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you."

Sagittarians tend to have a very positive outlook — maybe because they're always going to new places, experiencing new cultures, and meeting new people. They're very rarely bored and always have an inner excitement about life that's very appealing. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

Capricorns know that there's very little they can't achieve as long as they put their mind to it. They work hard and know they do better when they have a positive outlook than when they don't. Negativity is just another obstacle that Capricorn must overcome to reach their goals.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Aquarius tend not to follow the crowd — they do things their own way and often on their own. They're incredibly smart and are constantly coming up with new ways and innovations. They believe in themselves 100 percent and know that if they trust their instincts, they won't be led down the wrong path.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

"I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that's all you're going to get back."

Pisces are extremely compassionate, selfless, and sensitive. They don't want to hurt anyone and they don't want for themselves to get hurt. Pisces desperately want everybody to get along and love each other. They tend to express themselves in creative and imaginative ways. The truth is, Pisces people make the world a little more beautiful just by being in 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.