How Each Zodiac Sign Stays Upbeat And Positive

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Learning how to stay positive in a chaotic world is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves, but it can be challenging. There are so many issues that weigh us down and it can sometimes seem as if we have to constantly be on guard against all the negativity that threatens to consume us.

There are all kinds of ways to stay positive — focusing on something uplifting, or visualizing positivity coming into your life are just two methods. And whether or not you're one of the positive zodiac signs, in astrology, each zodiac sign does something to keep themselves inspired, whether it's looking for the good in others, checking out an uplifting horoscope, or even laughing at themselves.

A good way to begin your journey to positivity is to first cleanse your mind, body, and spirit, and create a blank canvas for positivity. Try to eat nourishing things such as raw, plant-based foods, meditating to clear out as many of your negative thoughts as possible, and clean and rearrange your space. 

Another method for how to stay positive is to sing and dance. When you’re belting out a tune and dancing around alone in your living room, you’re free to let loose without anyone judging you. This is a great way to release tension and get in practice for the next karaoke night.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries individuals are very self-aware and are naturally upbeat and positive. They choose to feel good about themselves and life, so they will make a conscious effort to replace negative habits with more positive ones. An Aries would rather feel inspired than defeated, so they will think about their negative behaviors and try to change them out.

If they're eating poorly, they'll switch out the junk food for a healthier diet. If they think they're spending too much time watching Netflix, they'll go on a hike or convince a friend to go swimming with them. Being flexible and comfortable with change helps Aries stay positive.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

For Taurus, the best thing they can do for their mood and outlook is to limit the number of hours they spend watching the news, being online, reading social media rants, and any kind of content that is negative, depressing, or hopeless. When Taurus is exposed (even when it's purely by choice) to too much negativity, they will soak it in and it will affect their mood and energy levels — they'll become angry, unhappy, anxious, and despondent.

Taurus would rather stay positive and enjoy their life, rather than get sucked down into the abyss of sadness that having too much negativity in your life will bring.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

They say that there are two sides to the Gemini personality, and if this is so, then it may help them in how they stay positive. What Geminis tend to do is they flip the focus — instead of increasing their focus on the world's problems, they focus on the more positive aspects of life.

They continue to do what they can to bring about change whether it's volunteering, making phone calls, marching, and donating money, but they still continue to look for the good, the small moments, and the tiny delights that happen continuously around us. Gemini tries to be realistic about the state of the world without losing their sense of wonder.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers stay positive by taking care of themselves and the people that they love. They try not to over-schedule, overburden or overwork themselves. Cancers know that they absolutely need to take a walk or do something physical every day to clear their mind and feel better about themselves.

They practice self-care and are mindful of how they spend their time. Cancers know how important it is for them to not rush around and take their time, to eat right, and to smile. Sometimes just the act of smiling puts one in a better mood


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

The way Leo stays positive is to surround themselves with positive people who bring out the best in them. Leos tend not to have a lot of toxic friendships, so while they have a lot of friends and admirers, they generally only have a couple of close friends.

Leos don't have the time for people who bring them down, they want people in their lives who will challenge them to be better and who will lift them up to a higher level. Leos want the people in their life to enjoy living with the same incredible energy that they do.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

With Virgos, they stay positive by either solving a problem or by making something with their hands. When they're doing an art project or writing a poem, it gives them not only focus but a sense of peace and contentment.

Virgos love learning, so their project doesn't have to be something they're already good at to make them feel happy. Teaching someone else also helps Virgo to stay positive and feel good about themselves.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

If Libra isn't feeling very positive, the best thing for them to do is to talk with a friend or mentor who inspires them. Being around positive people is beneficial for Libras, but really connecting with them is even better.

Libras tend to be good at seeing things from someone else's perspective in order to support or advocate for them. But when Libra is feeling discouraged or hopeless, seeing the world from a positive person's point of view can completely change things around for them.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios can get caught up in their own heads and ruminate about the evils of the world. Scorpios know that the best thing they can do to lift their spirits and have a more positive outlook is simply to laugh more often.

If it means watching a stupid sitcom or cat videos on YouTube, Scorpio will make an effort to find the funny, and they use it to brighten their mood and help with any stress or tension they may be feeling. Laughter is strong medicine and for Scorpio.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

As social as Sagittarius is, they know the best way for them to stay positive is to get outside in nature. It's isn't just the physicality of it, it's the sunlight, hearing the sounds of birds, or the absence of sound. It's seeing the stars in all their glory and feeling a part of this magical world. 

Sagittarius need to connect with the natural world to feel better. Since they are also very adventurous and love to travel, making plans to go somewhere that has natural beauty will make them feel optimistic about the future and excited about what spectacular things they'll experience.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are very practical but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate the good things in their life. When Capricorn needs a positive bump in their attitude, they'll make a list (as often as needed) for everything they're grateful for, and they try not to forget anything.

Their list will have on it the regular things such as their job, their family, having a roof over their heads, and enough to eat, but it will also include things like waking up naturally without an alarm or getting to try a cronut (a croissant/donut pastry) for the first time. Of course, Capricorn's list is comprehensive — that's how they are. The act of writing the list helps them the most, but when they are on a time crunch, just glancing at the list will benefit them.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

To stay positive, Aquarius disconnects from the world and enjoys some quiet time alone. That means no social media, no devices, and no phone. They may meditate or just empty their mind, and overthinking (one of Aquarius' personality traits) is not allowed.

If they need to push their worries or problems that need solving to the back of their brain and compartmentalize them, that's okay. Everything is okay as long as Aquarius has removed their participation in life's responsibilities for a time. 


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces get out their negative feelings by being creative: They paint, write a song, or do some kind of craft. Once they've expressed the negative feeling, they focus on the positive and do something to celebrate their life.

If they're going through a tough time and it's difficult to find things to be happy about, Pisces will celebrate the fact that their heart is still beating and that, even with so much negativity in the world, right alongside it is so much beauty, goodness, and love. A Pisces individual will often go to a movie, concert, or museum so they can connect with another artistic spirit. Art of any kind helps Pisces to stay positive.


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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.