What To Do When You Want To Give Up, Per Astrology

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When You Want To Give Up Here's What To Do, By Zodiac Sign

What do you do when confronted with struggles?

You don’t need your horoscope to tell you that life can be challenging, but it does help to know what action to take when facing problems that get you down. 

Did you know that your zodiac sign can tell you a lot about how you can deal with life and the emotions that come along with it? 

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Per astrology, all zodiac signs are born to face certain battles to become a better person.

Whether life is treating you worse than it ever has in the past or you just can't imagine living after life has finished beating you up, you can learn a lot from your zodiac sign to help you keep it together and survive another day. 

Here's how your Sun sign adapts to complicated situations and what works for you when you feel like throwing in the town and giving up:

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You and life often butt heads because you can’t stand it when life doesn’t go your way.

Whether your ride is a few minutes late, your clothes shrank in the dryer or your plans were canceled, making the whole day a bore, life struggles are common for you.

Quickly finding an alternative plan of action is the best way for you to cope with life’s problems.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

When life isn’t going your way, the best thing you can do to deal is to occupy yourself with things you can change. It takes a lot to disrupt a patient Taurus, but, once you’re upset, you’ll probably be upset for a while.

Just focus on activities that use both your hands and your mind to help you stop thinking about the issue for a bit. This will also help you feel more in control of your life (even if you can’t actually be in control).  

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

To deal with life’s many challenges, you’ll feel the urge to talk to someone. Express your feelings about how unfair life can be, how life sucks right now and how silly you feel for thinking all of that.

Talking out your issues is cathartic. You might even start to forget why you were angry, frustrated or sad and simply enjoy the conversation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Relax. Life can be rough, but you have all the things you need to handle it. You can practice your art skills, craft some DIY projects or hang out with your loved ones.

Spending time to reflect on the issues you’re facing alone or with friends and family is one of the best ways to calm down, and you don’t need to worry about sharing any personal details for it to work.

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LEO (July 23-August 22)

As a Leo, you will spend time trying to solve all the problems that life throws at you. You’re great at solving complicated situations, so it’s only natural that you’ll need to think through all possible solutions before you let life win.

If you can’t find a solution, then humor is your escape. Have a fun time laughing with people. You’ll soon remember why you love life.

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VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Focus on small tasks that you can do to work on your life. Slowly. Concerning yourself with little details, like the state of your bed and the dirty dishes in the sink, make you feel like you’re making progress.

You believe you can fix any struggles in your life by cleaning your house, and you’re not completely wrong. Having a clean house will improve your mood.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Wallowing in self-pity is your weakness, and, when life kicks your butt, you’ll want to complain about it. Life should be fair, after all. To deal with your life struggles, you need to be with other people.

Other people can keep you level-headed and sane. They’ll have opinions about how you can improve your situation, and you need them.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Sometimes, the only thing you need to do when life gets you down is to feel down. Let yourself feel depressed, irritable, angry or passionate.

Experiencing emotions is a great thing, and it can help you overcome them! If life isn’t going well for you, then take some time to discover your true feelings about it.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

You’re an optimist and know that a better situation is just around the corner. To deal with problems in your life, you’re bound to run around the corner ahead of time because you can’t wait for life to fix itself.

Traveling to new places or stepping outside to get some fresh air can be liberating and make all the problems in your life seem to vanish.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Surround yourself with your family during hard times. You understand the seriousness of life and don’t want to waste a second of it worrying about your problems. Your family will appreciate the extra time you devote to them, and you’ll feel better knowing that you prioritized the right things in your life, even when life is going wrong.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Life struggles encourage you to retreat. Because you’re kind of a loner, you’ll want to process your life in a quiet space away from the rest of the world. However, you’ll feel much better if you actively try to change your situation or make a difference in the world. Fighting for social good is a way for you to not only improve your life but also the lives of others.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

Consider spacing out to music, meditating or even sleeping when life gives you lemons. Being alone is ideal for you during difficult times, and creative and relaxing activities help you deal with life struggles in a productive way. Remember to be gentle with yourself and treat yourself with the same kindness you would give anyone else dealing with life issues.

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Meaghan Summers is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.