What You Really Need to Be Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Check out the list below to see what your star sign needs to feel satisfied and happy as a clam!

AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18)
NEEDS: Intellect

An Aquarius needs stimulation and to be able to exercise their mind. They have so much going on and always feel the need to expand their outlook and intellect. If they feel that they are growing and improving the horizons of their mind they are very excited.

They love to learn and going somewhere new with fresh learning material is enough to satisfy them for weeks.

PISCES (February 19- March 20)
NEEDS: Creativity

A Pisces needs to be able to express themselves. They have so many emotions and thoughts swirling around that if they don’t have an outlet it could be disastrous. To be truly happy and blissful they need a niche to drown themselves in.

Any creative or artsy skill will be fuel to their happiness furnace. With creative freedom they are able to be uninhibited and their true artistic selves.

Aries (March 21- April 19)
NEEDS: Competition

An Aries will need something dynamic and active to keep them going in life. If they want to be truly happy they will need to always be on the move. They need excitement and that is where competition comes in. They always seem to have a hunger to be on top.

Their will to advance themselves physically and mentally serves as a fire within them. A healthy dose of competitiveness makes them feel alive. They will not feel truly happy or like they are living their best life without it.

TAURUS (April 20- May 20)
NEEDS: Peace

A Taurus is down to earth and wants to live a life with minimal chaos. To feel balanced and in tune with their life, they need peace. Not just world peace but peace within their mind, body, and soul.

If there is an ounce of manic or chaos from anything their first instinct is to cut it out of their life. They have no room for nonsense and always want to stay grounded with minimal amount of drama as possible.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
NEEDS: Human Interaction

A Gemini craves chit-chat, discussions and just plain old hanging out time with those they love. They tend to get caught up in their own minds and need a break. Having people around helps them do this. If they were in a room surrounded by all their best friends for 20 out of the 24 hours they would be ecstatic.

They do not find human interaction as draining as others. It actually makes them feel more energized. They are not happy if they do not have enough time with other throughout the day.

CANCER (June 21- July 22)
NEEDS: Compassion​

A Cancer is always in tune with their feelings. They have wants and needs that are geared more towards the feeling of love over anything else. Compassion is something that a Cancer will always appreciate.

The mere knowledge that someone cares is enough fuel to make them very very happy. They will appreciate and always be in the mood for some more lovin’ from the people they hold most dear.

LEO (June 21- August 22)
NEEDS: Praise

A Leo needs a lot of attention. Not in a vain way but they do have a lot of self-confidence so it helps if other people notice that as well. They praise themselves as much as they can and are very prideful.

When someone else acknowledges how awesome they are it validates what they’ve known all along. That they are the shiznit. With the stream of compliments flowing in they become very blissful and satisfied. Praise does more for them than most others.

VIRGO (August 23- September 22)
NEEDS: Acknowledgment​

A Virgo is always working on a new project or on something that will lead them to success. All of their hard work and the pressure they put on themselves seems worth it when they get acknowledgment. If someone else comments on their tenacity and the results of their work they feel complete.

Their happiness is multiplied tremendously by the smallest praise on their work ethic. With just a tiny bit of acknowledgment, a Virgo will feel validated and like she is being their best self.

LIBRA (September 23- October 22)
NEEDS: Balance

Balance is important to a Libra. Being the sign of the scales it makes sense that it is what they need to be truly happy. If they do not feel in tune with themselves it will throw everything off for them completely. They need to have a way to make their life feel level and even-keeled.

If not they are completely out of whack and it’s hard to get back in tune. With the right amount of balance, a Libra will feel anything but sad and dissatisfied.

SCORPIO (October 23- November 22)
NEEDS: Exhilaration

A Scorpio has a fire within them that many other signs do not possess. This hunger and urge to always feel big and huge experience needs to be fed for them to be happy. If a Scorpio is living a life of repetition and safety they will not be pleased in any way.

With exhilaration and adventures, they are able to feel truly alive and that makes them exceedingly joyful. Their fire needs it to be able to fan their flames of happy.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
NEEDS: Independence

A Sagittarius will not be happy at all if they feel caged in. They need to be completely free. Their uninhibited and impulsive ways are what makes their hearts skip a beat and happy. In order to be everything, they want to be they need to be completely independent.

They need this to be truly happy at all. If they are restricted or being controlled in any way they will rebel and be miserable.

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19)
NEEDS: Responsibility

A Capricorn is a master of being responsible. They love to have a lot of people looking up to them and being in charge of something important. They are truly in their element when they feel like people are relying on them.

They know they are strong enough to handle it and that’s what makes them feel alive. When people are following their lead and they are in charge their happiness is apparent. They kick ass and love to do it.

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