(March 21st to April 19th)
You’re losing your hunger for growth and knowledge, because you’re not spending your time and energy on stuff that challenges you and forces you to be better. Whether it’s a bland job, a mediocre partner, or a lack of passions outside of work, you need to find something that inspires you and breathes life back into your everyday experiences.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You’re an extremely hard worker – you’re dependable, determined, and diligent. But sometimes being a hard worker means you take on too many things at once, and then you end up dropping the ball on several of your promises. As motivated as you are by success, wealth, and improvement, you need to make sure you’re putting 100% of your effort into everything you do, instead of spreading yourself too thin and only giving 20% or 30% of your effort to projects that turn out poorly and therefore cause you to feel frustrated and disappointed in yourself. Focus on doing a few things incredibly well, rather than doing a mediocre job on dozens of projects.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Your life has gotten to be too routine, too predictable, and too “blah.” You feel inspired and alive when you’re constantly being stimulated – by meeting interesting people, by putting effort into your relationships, by reading and learning and discovering new music and movies. You need to make sure you’re still taking time out of your busy day to try new things, go to new restaurants, take on new hobbies, try new classes, etc. Don’t let yourself feel stifled by the mundanity that can come with adulthood. That’s what’s bringing you down.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
The most important thing to you is your relationships with your loved ones – friends, family, a partner, even coworkers. You’re a very selfless and empathetic person, and sometimes that means you can end up attracting manipulative and selfish ‘friends’ who disguise these traits as loneliness or sadness. What you need to do is focus your energy on the people who give you as much as you give to them. Otherwise, you’re going to be doling out your love, energy, and kindness to people who are only going to suck it up into a black hole, instead of taking it and multiplying it and continuing to spread it along with you.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You greatly value passion, the arts, your imagination, and originality. But your creativity can also be stifled and in constant conflict with your tendency towards laziness and passivity. You’re only truly happy, satisified, and inspired when you’re constantly creating art and making things and exploring your own artistic tendencies. So as tempting as it is to sit on the couch after work and watch mindless tv for hours, you need to remember that that will only provide you with short-term satisfaction. The easiest way to wake yourself up and begin to feel a spark again is to force yourself to start creating! The more diligent you become about it, the more natural it will feel and the happier you will be.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You love working hard, getting things done, and expanding your intelligence. But your obsession with perfection and your instinct to be critical towards yourself constantly gets in the way. You convince yourself that you’re being practical and analytical, but really what you’re doing is pushing yourself towards resenting the type of work that you actually love deep down. What you need to do is rediscover the balance between work and play, and learn how to give yourself a break and force yourself to enjoy some time off, so that work and your hobbies and any of your other commitments can feel refreshing and inspiring to you again, instead of tedious and draining.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You have to stop moving from thing to thing to thing. Your curiosity and thirst for exploring new ideas can be a wonderful thing, unless you take it to the point of being indecisive and flaky with everything that you try. What you need to understand is that even the type of thing you initially love and are fascinated by is eventually going to get hard and challenging – and sometimes you’re not going to be good at it. But instead of moving on to the next shiny object, you need to put your time, energy, and focus into something that matters to you, even if it’s difficult in the moment. Once you start learning to work through adversity, you’ll develop a passion and an interest in your projects that goes so much deeper than surface level. And then you’ll realize it’s a thousand times more satisfying than that initial high of discovering something new and exciting.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
You’re spending too much time around passive people, or at least, you’re looking at the way they act and assuming you should do the same thing. It’s fine to have passive friends, and it doesn’t mean you need to ‘drop’ them and walk away. But you do need to learn that the way you handle yourself can (and at times, should) be different from the way your friends handle themselves. If you’re spending too many hours bingewatching shows and ordering takeout and doing nothing, you need to get moving again. Put some more time and energy back into one of your bigger passions. Put in a little more effort at work. Get up early. Get some sort of exercise, even if it’s walking. Learn, read. Keep up with the news. Just remember that even if you have friends who have fallen into a mundane routine, it doesn’t mean you have to follow suit.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
You love change, you love achieving your goals, you always try to see the glass as half full. But sometimes this leads to you assuming that things will take care of themselves, instead of taking your life into your own hands and deciding for yourself what it is that you actually want, instead of saying “whatever happens, happens.” You need to start going after what you truly desire again – to travel, to spend time around people that inspire you, to learn about things outside of the little bubble that you live in. Stop letting life happen to you, and instead, decide what you want to happen in your life. Being optimistic and being proactive are not mutually exclusive things.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You assume that you have to make a choice between being being a hard-working and successful person, or being happy and content. When in reality, you can absolutely be both, and that if you do it the right way, you can find a ton of joy, satisfaction, and contentment from a job well done. For you it’s less about big life changes and more about learning how to let go and enjoy the process of the things you are already doing. You’re a smart person and you’re good at what you do – so just trust that you’ll get things done, and figure out a way in the meantime to enjoy the experience and reward yourself with relaxation, time with friends, and even some material pleasures while you’re on your path to success.
(January 21st to February 18th)
You’re so passionate and fired up about so many important issues, and spending your time working for causes that truly matter to you is a great way to live your life. But sometimes you get so focused on what you’re doing that you forget to take some time to recharge yourself. You often confuse “relaxation” and “recharging your batteries” with being lazy or passive or useless. But what you need to remember, if you’re going to have enough energy and inspiration to keep going on your path, is that you need to take care of your mental self and give your mind a rest, the same way that you take care of your body and your physical self.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You’re an incredibly compassionate, curious, and open person, which for the most part, is great. But it’s also lead you to be overly trusting with the wrong sorts of people, and when you get into a situation where you’re being treated poorly by someone, you tend to just assume you deserve it and that you got yourself into this mess, rather than taking the reins and deciding that you deserve to be treated better than this. And it not only applies to people – it applies to your work, your health, and your overall happiness. You need to stop settling and accepting mediocrity, and instead be a little more selfish and go after what makes you happy. It doesn’t mean you have to stop being compassionate and giving and warm. It just means you have to be as kind to yourself as you are to others.