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This Is What’s Causing You To Remain Stagnant In Life Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21st-April 19th): You don’t follow through when things lose your interest.

You are a sign full of excitement and energy, and that can cause you to get really amped up about certain goals, relationships, and opportunities…that is until they lose your interest and you become bored. While it’s important to not make yourself miserable by forcing yourself to constantly do things you really don’t want, you just might be throwing away opportunities to take you places you want to go by not being a little more patient, so give it a shot for a change.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): You are too afraid to leave your comfort zone.

You have an idea of what you want, and that’s totally normal. The problem is that even if something you want is an incredible thing if it causes you to leave your comfort zone then you’re pretty much out. We all crave comfort to some extent—it’s human nature. Yet you would be surprised at what incredible things could be waiting for you if you’re willing to take a chance, rather than let everything pass you by while you stay in your own little bubble.

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Gemini (May 21st-June 20th): You have trouble making decisions.

This life is filled with so many things to learn, see, and do and you know that better than anyone. You’re always excited to soak up new knowledge on just about anything and that means that life tends to present you with all sorts of exciting opportunities. However, because you are constantly taking in new information, you tend to have a hard time making decisions on what things to go after and what things to leave behind. While it’s understandable to struggle with choices, this is the exact thing causing you to remain stagnant, and we both know that’s the last thing you want. So pick a path and run after it full force. You don’t know where it might take you.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): Your constant desire for choosing stability over what you want.

You don’t ask for much, just someone to love that loves you back, a set career, and an easy kind of life. Most people won’t argue with you on this being an ideal situation, but because you desire it so strongly, sometimes you tend to choose the things you think you should, rather than what your heart would really want. You feel as though secure and sure things don’t come around too often for people, so who are you to refuse it? Yet at the same time, you know that in your heart there are some things you would be willing to chase after, even if they aren’t quite as stable or certain because it would make you truly happy. Don’t allow yourself to stay stuck in the same old place because you feel you’re supposed to because you’ll never be truly happy or fulfilled that way.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): You care too much about the opinions others have of you.

You are a strong, fierce, vibrant human being, and it’s hard to imagine you ever being stagnant in life whatsoever. Yet the truth is that while you are independent and capable of taking care of yourself, you tend to take to heart other’s opinions of you and allow it to affect how you see yourself as well as your decisions from time to time. Don’t allow yourself to pass up opportunities just because you’re unsure on what people might say about you. You’re the one who has to live this life, and you deserve to chase what you want to the fullest extent.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): The fact that you second guess yourself constantly.

When it comes to your life, you want things to be the best they can be, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. Yet when you’re trying to make decisions on what to do, where to go, or what you should shoot for next, there is always this voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough, or that you should try something else instead. You spend so much time accepting that you can’t do things that oftentimes you end up not doing anything at all, and it’s holding you back. When you set your mind to something, we all know you will get what you want. So stop holding yourself back.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): Your need for harmony above everything else.

Wanting things to be harmonious is not something to be ashamed of, yet you tend to let it dictate more of your life than should. You tend to not pursue things you would otherwise consider because you’re afraid of disturbing the peace, and while it’s extremely considerate to take other’s feelings into account, you can’t always do that. Sometimes life is chaotic and people won’t be happy, but that shouldn’t cause you to stay at a standstill in your own life and not go after your dreams and goals.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): You are always chasing the things that you can’t have.

You tend to exude so many qualities that people would kill to have. Truthfully, you’d be surprised at how many people wish they were you. Yet you tend to always have your eye on the things you don’t have, and spend all your time chasing after them. While it’s fine to have goals, your constant searching and comparisons are having the opposite effect on you and are causing you to run in circles, right back to where you’ve started. Don’t allow your dissatisfaction with the things you don’t have hold you back from where you could be. You’d be amazed if you’d stop and realize just how much life has given to you.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): Your inability to take things seriously when it’s called for.

You’re most certainly a care-free, optimistic spirit, and it’s part of the reason people love being around you. Yet sometimes in life, things need to be taken a little more seriously than you’re comfortable doing, and it’s holding you back more than you realize. Though it’s great to crack some jokes to lighten the mood every now and then, you can’t always approach situations in life that way. Don’t allow yourself to be held back simply because you aren’t able to be serious when life asks it of you.

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): You’re putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed.

When it comes to achieving your goals, there are few that can truly compete with you. It’s hard to imagine you ever becoming stagnant in your life given how driven you are, and yet sometimes you tend to put too much pressure on yourself to succeed and become the best you can be. There isn’t anything wrong with aspiring to great things, yet the pressure you’re putting on yourself is actually causing you to be stagnant since you’re wearing yourself into the ground in the process. Don’t allow life to pass you by because you’re so concerned with success.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): Not following through on things you say you will.

You have a lot of ideas and potential going on inside that head of yours, and people love catching glimpses of it. You have so many things you could be doing, and yet more often than not, you are content with allowing things to remain ideas rather than reality, and that is causing you to stay in the same old place you’ve always been. Don’t be afraid to make one of those ideas something tangible. You’d be amazed at where it might take you.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): You insist on remaining emotionally distant.

You are someone so full of empathy and emotional depth that people might have a hard time believing that you tend to close yourself off to people, and yet that is exactly what you do. Though you’re more than willing to be a listening ear to anyone’s emotional needs, and yet you refuse to connect to anyone emotionally yourself, which is actually the cause of your being so stagnant in your life. If you’re willing to open yourself up and connect to people in a real way, you might be amazed at the places it will take you in life. TC mark

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