Happiness is a tricky thing.
Sometimes it feels so damn close and sometimes it is completely out of your reach.
More times than not, we are unaware of it, even when it is completely present in our lives.
What’s messy in particular is when you have absolutely no reason to be unhappy and yet you can’t seem to bring yourself to feel ecstatic or excited about your current life.
Without a tangible reason, you feel defeated and lost.
Sometimes it feels as if there is something blocking you from feeling good, as if bad energy is surrounding you.
It could be that your negative energy comes from the stars themselves.
Why are you unhappy?
Read on to find out why that might be, according to your zodiac sign.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You are a goal-oriented person. This, of course, is a virtue but it can keep you from feeling happy, even though you might feel content.
You live your life the way you think it should be lived and you settle for things you don’t actually want.
Let go of your competitive side and go enjoy what you currently have.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
You are unhappy because you seem unable to get out of your comfort zone. You think too far into the future, letting things you simply can’t control dictate your life.
Focus on everything you have and find pleasure in the things you are able to control today.
This will allow you to break your routine and create room for happiness in your life.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You are way too consumed with what others think of you. This can even go as far as becoming an obsession that can affect your mental health.
You should stop obsessing and in case your mental health needs some help, don’t be afraid to seek professional help.
Also, you are usually ignoring your physical health issues and that can very much lead to an unhappy life.
Start taking better care of yourself.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Oh, do you need a fresh start. Dwelling on the past is your number one issue. Concentrate on your present and stop mourning your past relationships.
Taking care of others is your virtue but overcommitting to the well-being of others is not an award enough to keep you satisfied.
You need to engage your famous ‘helper’ attitude in fixing your own life.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
You are constantly surrounding yourself with people, except when you need to talk about your problems.
Having a bunch of acquaintances to party with is great but forming an honest human bond would do a lot for your happiness.
Find someone you can trust and open up to them. It will benefit you to talk with someone about your deepest secrets which keep you from feeling light and content.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Your strength comes in handy when dealing with everyday issues but it also creates a huge obstacle on your way to happiness.
Letting go of the walls you have put up between the strong you and the emotional you is crucial.
If you think you are in a rut with your job, try finding other challenges. This will motivate you to get back in the game.
When it comes to you, happiness comes from moving on into being in a stimulating environment, both at home and at work.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Seriously, stop overanalyzing. You cannot make everything perfect, no one can. Accept that absolute perfection doesn’t exist and make your life perfect for yourself.
Not everyone will like you and that’s a fact. You don’t like everyone either, right? Don’t lose sleep over those people you don’t really care about.
Getting this burden off your shoulders will most definitely help you be happier.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
You get obsessed with things you don’t or cannot have. Just because something is unavailable to you, it doesn’t mean you should devote every waking minute to get it.
You are doing fine. Figure out what it is that you REALLY want and start being happy about what you do and can have.
This will make a huge change to your level of happiness.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
You should start choosing your friends more cleverly. Not everyone is kind and nor does everyone have good intentions.
Some people enjoy putting others down and you should stay away from them, since their unkind words make you miserable and question yourself.
Make sure the people around you really have your best interests at heart. It’s not about having many people in your life, it’s about those people being true to you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
You are way too focused on staying responsible and productive to be happy. You absolutely need to relax a bit and do something fun.
Go out with friends, take a vacation or simply have a bit of rest.
You can’t do absolutely everything that comes to your mind and the sooner you accept that some of your ideas will have to wait, the happier you will be.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Whatever happens in your life, you find a way to focus on the negative. You’ve got a beautiful present from your friend but oh, it’s the wrong color!
There is almost no way for you to appreciate the positive side of things but this is something you will need to change if you want to be happier.
Stop focusing on things that could go wrong and try to enjoy the good things in your life.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Your soft side is what makes you feel everything to the fullest. It’s a positive thing but if you want to be happy, you will need to be tougher than that.
There will always be things around you to be sad about, horrible things happen to good people, but not everyone’s misfortune is your problem.
Stop feeling the pain that isn’t yours and you will be so much happier in no time.