What Really Makes You Happy, Per Astrology

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What Makes Your Heart Beat, By Zodiac Sign

What makes you happy? If you don't know, pay attention to how your heart feels when doing something. If it beats faster or you feel it fill with joy, that's a sign that you are doing something good and right for you.

When I think about what makes my heart beat, I think about what excites me or what makes me happy. Quite a few things fall under this category. Dancing is one thing that makes my heart beat. I love hearing the sound of a great beat and either choreographing or learning a dance to it.

There is no greater way to get my heart racing than to know that I am mastering a skill and getting a good workout at the same time. In terms of people, my boyfriend makes my heart beat. When he looks at me or kisses me my heart instantly starts to race.

I feel loved and desired. These are all things that I noticed over time, but I’ve found that there are other ways to know what makes you happy or that bring joy. Take astrology. Astrology is the study of how celestial bodies impact our lives. This could include everything from our personality, our likes and dislikes, and our strengths and weaknesses.

All of these things can be used to find life's thrills and to determine one’s life purpose which can allow a person to engage with people and in activities that make their heart beat in a positive way. While you can just be self-aware like I often am, you can learn a lot about yourself.

But if you use astrology as a guide, your zodiac sign can give you a better understanding of who you are and what gets you racing.

For example, if you are a Gemini, then maybe you like being social which is why interacting with different crowds of people makes your heart beat. No matter your horoscope sign we all have at least one thing that makes our heart beat, sometimes we just need a little help figuring out what it is.

Find out what makes your heart beat, by zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Passion makes your heart beat. You love new adventures with your partners, even becoming an addict to experiencing new sexual encounters that make you tingle. There is something about the unknown that thrills you and makes you want to continue to chase down that path until you find out if the adventure was worth all of the hype. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus are sensual lovers who think touch and taste are the most important of all the senses. You are tuned in to physical pleasures and will stop at nothing to reach personal satisfaction. Your heart will beat as you try out all of your sexual fantasies with a partner who is willing to explore different areas of the body just as much as you are. 

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are curious beings who enjoy exchanging ideas with others. Exchanging ideas allows you to be mentally stimulated and challenged as you listen to the experiences and viewpoints of others that often differ from your own. This is why as a Gemini your heart beats when you meet new people. You are inspired by the people and the world around you and want to experience everything that life has to offer.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You are deeply sentimental, and work very hard to preserve your family's memories. That is why your children make your heart beat. When you look at them you feel whole and can't imagine doing anything else but nurturing them to become the best versions of themselves and instilling in them the importance of family. Your life will be fulfilled and you will be the most caring parent.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Expensive things get the attention of others. When someone sees something nice it is hard not to admire it. That is why as a Leo you enjoy all things modern and classy. Your heart beats when you dress up in expensive things and go to expensive places that will make you be admired. You find pride in saying that you only surround yourself with the finest people and things. 

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

If you could only describe a Virgo in three words, practical, analytical, and hard-working would come to mind. This is why your heart beats when you have to problem solve. You get a thrill out of using your mind and hands to get to the core of any problem. This is when you shine the brightest as you have an eye for detail like no other. 

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Your life needs to be enriched by beautiful things. As a Libra your priority will be to find a compatible partner who will enjoy beautiful things just as much as you. Your heart will beat as you get closer and closer to finding the right person to settle down with. You will strive to maintain peace and harmony with them so you don't risk losing them.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

As the most sensual beings, Scorpios live to express and experience different emotions. You particularly live to express the truth. Your heart will beat when you get to the bottom of the truth of something that has been bothering you for a while. You get excited to present the facts associated with the situation and prove that you were right all along. 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius love making and spending money. You don't care where the money comes from, as long as you receive it. This is why your heart beats every time you take risky job opportunities in hopes that you will receive a hefty paycheck. You are always optimistic that the universe is on your side and will give you all the earnings you need, want and deserve. 

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn's have great respect for family traditions. You are attached to every single thing from your past which is why holiday and birthday seasons make your heart beat.These seasons give you the chance to share all of your childhood memories and exchange war stories with anyone who cares to share and listen.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius value intellectual stimulation above all else. If you aren't mentally stimulated then you become easily bored and frustrated. So your heart beats when you can actually engage in conversation with people who are strong communicators and can challenge your brain. It is through these conversations that you are motivated to come up with ideas to help others. 

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Similar to Scorpios, Pisces are characterized by empathy and expression. Because of this you are able to achieve the best emotional relationships with others. As a result, your heart beats when you can sense something wrong with your family and friends before anything happens. You will not hesitate to bring them together to communicate and find a way to solve the problem so you can slow your heart rate again. 

Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.