How Each Zodiac Sign Experiences Personal Growth

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how each zodiac sign grows as a person

We've all heard phrases to the effect of "He who claims he knows all, knows nothing," followed by "He who claims to know nothing is truly wise." Basically, the wise man is the one who doesn't go around saying he's the wise man.

The wisdom of age is a very real thing, and after you realize you know nothing, you realize you know everything. You just don't blab about it, because you've grown and there is no need to prove a thing anymore. The truly wise don't even care to tell you they know nothing, because the reality is: they know it all. (For real. Ask an old person.)

Now, that's personal growth. That's human potential. When your life span leads you to a place where you are detached from harsh dramas, at one with your body and mind, at peace with the opinions of others and not even slightly interested in doing something about it, that's wisdom, and wisdom is what you get if you dedicate your life to growing spiritually, mentally, emotionally. 

We are the sum of our experiences at any given point in our lives. How we grow is up to us, and our zodiac signs as well as astrology do affect our development.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Always open to new ideas, Aries welcomes every single bit of knowledge into their lives. They hunger for it, and they utilize it well. Aries gives themselves full right to grow, and rarely do they not reach full potential.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taureans learn their lessons the hard way, and often times lose their lives to battles that overtake them. Yet, there's something within each Taurus that is resilient. It's almost as if it's their superpower: they don't fall — they rise. Taurus grows from the mistakes they make.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini grows in solitude. They are ruminators; they never stop thinking, and often times those thoughts are destructive and wicked. Gemini will not act on their negative thoughts; instead, they will withhold their emotion and process their thoughts until they feel they've grown enough and can move on.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer learns the hardest lessons through betrayal. It forms them and makes them rigid. They recognize this bitterness within themselves and they do not like it, which causes change and growth. To combat self-hate, Cancer practices much self-love.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

To win the approval of the masses, Leo isn't just about flaunting what they have; they'd much prefer to flaunt what's wonderful about what they have, and to do so, they need to study, practice and perfect their skills.

Leo wants your approval, so they learn what it takes to get it. Not always the humblest, but always the most ready to grow, to learn and to accomplish.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo has a special trait: they seek perfection, and we all know that perfection does not exist. This is a hard lesson for Virgo, and it trips them up every time, yet, it also seasons them with wisdom.

Adaptability is hard for a Virgo, but getting to the point where they do adapt? Now, that's some advanced human growth.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra has a terrible tendency to hurt people, so their growth tends to come from losing friends and loved ones to careless mistakes made on their part.

They aren't keen on hurting people, but it does happen frequently with Librans, and the loss and loneliness they experience, as a result, is something they process as a way to grow into a better person.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is another of the signs that do things alone. This is where they mastermind their lives; they take control and prepare for the worst. They are not optimists, but are pleasantly surprised when things go well.

It's the little happy moments in a Scorpio's life that help them grow into something other than control freak sadists.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians are pretty much into advancing their wisdom, as long as they can do it alone. Anti-social but friendly, Sagittarius learns that the only way they can grow is if they remove themselves from all public contact.

That ascetic monk on the mountain with the loin cloth, balancing on one leg? That's our Sag.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Out of the way! Capricorn is all about growth. They envision greatness and they know the only way to get it is to study, research, try, plan and calculate. Growth is something they can depend on; they crave newness, innovation and change. And change is the biggest proponent of growth.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius needs to hold on to a dream in order to live, and it's that very dream that dictates how they will grow. They need inspiration, and, often times, they fantasize an entire life — one that they are not actually living.

But it's okay, because in fantasy, Aquarius experiences the world, and that is where they grow and develop.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 10)

Pisces grows in compassion. They are loving, darling people who only want to care for others. Sometimes they are rejected for their efforts, because not everyone wants that kind of "loving" around. But nonetheless, rejection strengthens them and gives them backbone, a true show of growth.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.