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April 19, 2017

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Absolutely Masters Their Twenties

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

You master your twenties by finding adventure within your own life, instead of obsessively chasing it elsewhere. 

You always have been and always will be an incredibly curious and energetic being, with an unquenchable thirst for life. And as you mature into the person you’re meant to become, that doesn’t have to change. But the way that you master your twenties is not by bouncing around haphazardly from place to place and passion to passion. Rather, it’s by taking control of your pioneering nature, channeling that energy into things around you that you really care about, and changing the world through one, tiny choice at a time. Rather than racing around the globe and searching desperately for adventure, your best bet is to realize that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can find excitement and thrill no matter what.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

You master your twenties by figuring out who you are outside of the relationships you have. 

Your friendships, your relationships with your family members, and your romantic relationships are a huge part of your identity. It’s not that you have dependency issues, it’s simply that you find a lot of joy, meaning, and strength from the love that you both put into and receive from the relationships with those whom you care about. But when you truly come into your own, particularly in your twenties, is when you learn how to understand yourself and get to know yourself outside of other people. From something as small as figuring out some things you like to do in your alone time, to something as big as traveling completely on your own, you truly master your sense of self when your relationships nurture you and fuel you – but you grasp your identity truly from looking within.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

You master your twenties by becoming comfortable with who you are, no matter what situation you are in. 

You have quite an adaptable personality. Depending on what social situation you are in, you can be funny and entertaining, or intellectual and contemplative, or lively and energetic. But you also have a side of you that’s anxious and uncertain, especially if you feel pressure to be a particular way in front of people but think you’ll be unable to pull it off. You come into your own by embracing the fact that you’re going to be a lot of different versions of yourself in front of a lot of different people, and that that’s okay. Sometimes, you’ll be the ringleader, sometimes you’ll be the quiet one in the back. Sometimes you’ll feel super social and confident, and other times you’ll feel a little out of your element. This is part of being human, and as soon as you stop making yourself feel guilty or ashamed for not being The Perfect Version of You everywhere you go, you’ll feel a freeing sense of being able to let loose, relax, and be whoever you are today – knowing that whoever you are today is the right answer.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

You master your twenties by listening to your gut while also learning how to let go of your need for control. 

Your strong sense of intuition is always going to help you make tough decisions, foster your relationships, and stay in tune with who you are. You are at once fierce about who and what you care about – while also being a sympathetic and understanding being. But you truly grow into the person you’re meant to be when you become as conscious and aware of your own emotions and feelings as you are about those of others. You’ve had a history of having difficulty letting things go, giving up your sense of control, or being overly sensitive. But throughout your twenties, as you learn more about your own emotional tendencies and you become more flexible to just letting things be, you truly grow into the person you’ve been striving for.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You master your twenties by finding the perfect balance between fanning your passion and reigning it in. 

There is no doubt that your blossoming creativity and your intense excitement over learning and expanding your knowledge are some of your best qualities. But, because you’re such an enthusiastic and impassioned individual, your fire can sometimes overwhelm others. You truly master your twenties when you learn how to nurture your passion and allow it to grow, flourish, and positively touch others – while also making sure you stay in control of it and never end up stepping on anyone else’s toes or anyone else’s dreams.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

You master your twenties by finally managing your thoughts, instead of letting your thoughts manage you. 

Your brain is responsible for some of your best qualities: your fascinating intellect, your observant mindset, your unique and analytical perspective. But your brain has also caused you a lot of stress and unnecessary trouble from its tendency to be overly critical, obsessed with perfection, and constantly worrying about ‘what if’ situations, etc. The way that you take control of your twenties and make them truly life-changing and memorable is by taking control of your own brain – by learning how to manage your thoughts and counterbalance your worrisome and negative thinking, without trying to change the essence of who you are. It’s good that you’re cautious, and analytical, and that you hold yourself to a high standard – and the moment you learn how to do that in a healthy way as opposed to a neurotic and critical way is the moment when you truly start to have a positive change on your twentysomething experience.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

You master your twenties by building roots for yourself without ever losing your spark. 

You have no problem charming the pants off everyone you meet. Being sociable, easygoing, and delightful is in your nature and it always has been. The only problem is that because you’re so used to making new friends and so used to doing fun and exciting new things, you also have a tendency to be inconsistent and unsteady. There’s nothing wrong with being spontaneous and wanting to avoid a monotonous existence, but there’s also something to be said about investing yourself in the things and the people you care about. Therefore, you truly find success in your twenties when you find the people and the passions that you truly care about – without ever losing your spark, your passion, and your enthusiasm for new experiences and new relationships. Instead, morphing the two together just leads you down a path that is flourishing, fascinating, and unpredictable in the best way.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

You master your twenties by not caring about what others think. 

You have quite a powerful and magnetic personality and because of this, it’s often not hard to ‘not care what others think.’ Because most of the time, everybody just likes you anyway. However, because life is life and this happens to everyone, sometimes people just do not like you. And because you have somewhat of an obsessive and ‘overthinker’ kind of personality, this can be hard for you to let go of. But as you wander through your twenties, and grow further into a person that you like and are proud of, you start to master the art of ‘not giving as much of a crap.’ It’s not that you are unbothered or immune to the judgments of others, but you simply learn how to keep being you and doing the things you care about anyway. This is how you truly win your twenties – by becoming someone you’re proud of, and not caring (as much) about what others think, because you’re more concerned with doing and learning and experiencing and growing.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

You master your twenties by being unafraid to face reality. 

It’s highly likely that you are the happy-go-lucky one in the group: bouncy, optimistic, always in a good mood, very Tigger-esque, etc. It’s one of the best parts of your personality and never something you should try to let go of. But the ultimate sign that you are truly growing up and becoming a successful, admirable person is your ability to face reality and be practical, without ever losing your glass-half-full outlook or your wonderful sense of humor. You’ve had a proclivity in the past to being optimistic to a fault and a little bit careless and passive, so you truly come into your own when you learn to balance your refreshing sense of positivity with your willingness to look reality in the face and tackle your problems head on.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

You master your twenties by learning to trust yourself more. 

For the most part, your logic, ambition, and discipline get you very far in life – in your career and your finances and all the other ‘adult’ things you deal with on a regular basis. But you also have a pessimistic outlook that has really weighed you down in the past. In your own mind, it’s your way of being practical, prepared, and ready for anything. But there is such a thing as being practical to a fault – when you are so pessimistic and so fatalistic that you worry about every little thing and you become afraid to take any sort of risk. The times in your twenties when you truly thrive are the times where you learn how to trust yourself and believe in yourself more. It’s not about letting go of your responsible and ambitious nature – it’s about learning to combine that with a confidence in your own abilities and decision-making. That’s when you are truly able to make smart choices while also not being afraid to put yourself out there or try something that’s a little outside your area of expertise.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

You master your twenties by fully immersing yourself in the things you are passionate about. 

You guard yourself very carefully. Although you are an incredibly smart, forward-thinking, and independent individual, you’re also very protective of yourself and your emotions. And sometimes, this leads you to being somewhat detached and unemotional, especially about the things you are most passionate about. You’re so afraid of getting hurt, or failing, that you don’t let yourself dive fully into the things you love most. The times in your twenties that you truly shine, therefore, are when you let yourself take leaps, do things that scare you, and throw yourself whole-heartedly into whatever it is that you care about. Because when you go all-in and give it 100%, the results are truly incredible and awe-inspiring.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

You master your twenties by actually making things happen, instead of just being the person who is all-talk. 

You have an incredible imagination and an endless amount of enthusiasm, curiosity, and authenticity. And although you’ve shown a tendency in the past of being idealistic and more of a dreamer than a doer, your twenties are when you truly take your life into your own hands and actually DO things. Rather than speaking in terms of ‘one day I’ll do this’ or taking on a ‘you’ll see’ kind of attitude, you truly flourish when you put your head down, do the work, and stop worrying about how your life looks and instead focus on taking what you care about and putting it into action. TC mark