How Each Of The Zodiac Signs Makes Life Choices — For Better Or Worse

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How Each Of The Zodiac Signs Makes Life Choices

Every day, every hour, and every minute, we make a series of choices. Some of these choices are so small that we aren't even conscious of them, while others are so large that we sweat.

All of the life choices we make have consequences, repercussions, and can cause change and/or alter the direction of our futures. However, big life choices — where we live, if we marry or not, the kind of jobs we work — are fairly clear. But even when you know something is a huge life choice, you may not take it seriously.

We all have our own ways of making life choices, but when we factor in astrology, the choices we make may depend on our zodiac signs.

We might not know how much of an influence the stars have on us. There may be a certain gravitas to every choice we make, or an indifference. If your zodiac sign is one that doesn’t generally take things too seriously, that’s going to affect how you make a life choice.

But not all life-choices are irreversible or inadaptable. Sometimes, we need to gain experience and wisdom before we can make the kind of choices that make sense to our lives. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

When an Aries is making a life choice, they tend to listen to their gut. They don't go back and forth, taking everything into consideration; instead, they go by what feels right to them.

Aries have a very spontaneous way of making choices and they're usually good about accepting the consequences. They know themselves well and they're self-aware, so they're not going to make a choice that isn't aligned with their beliefs and values. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus put a lot of thought into the choices they make, and once they've made a choice, they stick with it. This zodiac sign tends to favor choices that aren't going to lead to extra work or conflict, but if they're unavoidable, Taurus won't shy away from them.

They're extremely uncompromising and strong-willed, but if they see a choice was a bad one, they will correct it or choose something different while still taking responsibility for their decision.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are often very indecisive so making life choices can sometimes be challenging. They will discuss their choices with other people (if there isn't a time-crunch), and can sometimes get too many different perspectives.

Geminis don't want to agonize over every little choice that comes up, but they also don't want a bad choice to lead to worse choices. The more Gemini practices making good choices, the better they get at it.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers tend to make choices based on what their heart tells them, not what might be logically best. If Cancer's choices will have an impact on someone or something they love, their judgment may be clouded by emotion.

It's hard for them to be rational when they're in a highly emotional state, and it can be best if they take a moment before making a choice so they don't regret it.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

When Leos make choices, they tend to be well-thought-out choices that will assist in their overall vision for their lives. It's not that Leos aren't ever spontaneous — they are. They tend to keep their eyes on their overall goals and the things they want to achieve.

The results of the choices Leo makes need to align with their vision, or at least have some benefit to it. That's why Leos make smart choices.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos don't do anything half-assed and that includes making choices. If possible, Virgo is going to look at a choice with a critical eye, especially a life choice.

They are well aware of the consequences of a bad choice and they don't want to suffer any fallout if they don't have to. They're practical and analytical, but they tend to be satisfied with the life choices they make.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras would hate to make a poor life choice and then have to deal with a lot of conflict and unpleasantness, so they get flustered when faced with one. Decisions are bad enough, but a choice that's going to affect your whole life? That's a lot of pressure for someone, especially a Libra.

Sometimes, they make a choice too quickly and then regret their haste; other times, they'll spend an unreasonable amount of time on a small life decision such as what book should they read next.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios tend to be very focused, but they're especially focused when it comes to life choices. They don't take them lightly, nor do they underestimate the repercussions of a bad choice.

When Scorpio makes a choice, they stand by it as long as it makes sense. But the moment it seems to be a poor one, Scorpio will try to rectify the situation. They won't lay back and let the consequences fall where they may; they'll try to create a better solution instead.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

When Sagittarius makes a life choice, they'll share it with other people. Sometimes, they do this for validation that they made the right choice, and other times as a way to ensure they follow through with it.

Sagittarians like having a sounding board. They're optimistic, confident, and have a strong sense of right and wrong. They tend to believe in their choices, even when other people may disagree. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are all about making the right life choices — choosing the best school, job, partner, and even how they spend their time. They are practical, cautious, and while they do have a spontaneous side to them, they tend not to make choices that are deliberately foolish or risky.

Once they've made a choice, Capricorns tend to stick with it, even when advised against it by others.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are independent enough that they make choices others may not agree with, but they're also magnanimous in the way they're conscious of how their choices will affect others. And they'll work so that their choices have a benefit for many.

Since they think outside of the box, they're able to see other choices that may not be apparent to everybody. Aquarius will choose to help everybody over just helping themselves.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Like Aquarius, Pisces don't want to make a choice that would benefit only themselves; however, unlike Aquarius, Pisces can go in the exact opposite direction and do something that only benefits another person.

It's Pisces' life, and sometimes their choices need to help only them and is in their best interest. It's not wrong to help yourself first and then help others. There are times when Pisces are compassionate to everybody except themselves.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly and I AM & CO. Check out her website or and her Instagram.