The art of Astrology can help you figure out what clichés you need to learn to disregard in order to find happiness, based on your star sign.
We are all brought up with countless rules that are meant to teach us how to be “decent” human beings, attain “success”, and enjoy a “happy” life. Depending on the individual, “decency”, “success” and “happiness” can be defined in a variety of ways, but there’s no denying that, on a societal level, some definitions are more prevalent than others. They have become clichés and even though they may be useful for some people they can prove counterproductive for others, hindering their efforts to lead a fulfilling life. The need to be critical, if not outright dismissive, of these clichés becomes even more acute when they reflect inner tendencies we should tame.
Depending on your star sign, there are certain clichés you would do well to learn to disregard. Horoscopefriends is here to help you figure out what clichéd ideas you need to set aside in order to find happiness, based on your star sign. If you find happiness, you can be sure that those who genuinely have your best interests at heart will be happy, too!
The clichés you need to learn to disregard to find happiness, based on your star sign!
Read your star-sign below and discover which clichés are blocking you from finding happiness. Then learn to disregard them! For a more personal astrological reading call our friendly stargazers on 0207 111 6384.
“When someone loves you, they always agree with your decisions.”
Aries is notoriously strong-willed; when you set your mind on doing something, there’s no stopping you. However, even though you appear unaffected by what others think of your actions, deep down inside their objections disconcert you and make you feel unloved. What you need to keep in mind is that when someone disagrees with a decision you’ve made, it may very well be due to their own fears and insecurities; not everyone can be as bold and daring as you. You were born to lead the way; sometimes, this means you’ll have to walk alone. Find out more about your sign in myths and facts about the star signs.
“There’s always a right and a wrong way to do things.”
As a Taurus, you tend to plan your actions very carefully; you feel the constant need to be sure that the course of action you’ve chosen is the right one. You think things through, weigh the pros and cons, and play it safe. But the thing is, there isn’t always a right and a wrong choice. What worked for someone else may very well not work for you – and vice versa. Your choices need to be aligned with your own character and mentality. It is only by taking risks that we propel ourselves forward. Read your monthly horoscope and find the right time to take a risk!
“There’s nothing worse than being alone…”
When Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people”, he most definitely didn’t have Geminis in mind. Spending time alone is hardly your strong suit; you can only handle solitude to the extent that it allows you to do certain things undistracted. Once you’re done, you can’t wait to go back to mixing and mingling with other people. And showing off. And feeling popular. Lonely Saturday nights can give you a full-blown existential crisis (“The horror! The horror!”). You should try to keep in mind that spending time alone every once in a while won’t turn you into a misanthrope or a mad recluse; on the contrary, it will help you find an inner balance. Get in touch with your intuitive side by checking out our psychic tip of the day.
“You’ll find happiness if…”
Cancer is the star sign of “ifs”. If you were more beautiful, thinner, richer, in love, smarter, healthier, you’d definitely be happy, right? There’s always something missing. But the thing is, looking for happiness outside of yourself condemns you to a fruitless, pointless quest for the unattainable. How many times have you reached your ideal weight, found your ideal job, or met your ideal partner, only to see your joy fade away shortly after? You have to realise that happiness resides within you. Get tips on how to find it and grow in relation to the planets in your chart!
“Hide your vulnerability!”
For Leo, staying strong in the face of adversity is a matter of pride. Even if the world came crashing down around you, you’d still maintain a façade of courage and resilience. Now, there’s no denying that strength of character is an admirable quality – and it is well known that Leo thrives on being admired. But you have to realise that showing your vulnerability every once in a while would not be a sign of weakness; it’s part of what makes you human and an aspect of yourself you should learn to embrace. Besides, true strength lies in fully accepting oneself and letting others in. Find out what sort of lover you are in your uniquely personal intimate lover report!
“You always need to know where you’re going.”
Virgo is, for all intents and purposes, a control freak. So when things don’t go as planned or when you’re faced with unexpected turns of events, you feel upset, disconcerted, and like your life has gone off the rails. You have to try to keep in mind that things don’t need to be a certain way; you are exactly where you need to be, and everything’s in its place. You have to learn to trust in life, enjoy the present moment, and let things flow; everything happens for a reason. If you still like to be prepared, your Chinese horoscope can shed a little more light on what to expect.
“Relationships require constant compromise.”
Libras need to feel attuned to the world surrounding them; it gives them a sense of belonging to a group, a family, a community. It’s human, all too human. The problem is that you practically force yourself to fully adjust your behaviour, opinions and ideas to those of the group for fear of being ostracised. What you have to realise is that getting along and fitting in with others shouldn’t come at any cost. You should get in harmony with and freely express your true self; you need no-one’s approval. Indeed, you can even have fun on your own. Here are five ways to have fun when your lover’s not around.
“Never give up!”
Scorpio is one of the most resilient and strong-willed star signs of the zodiac. Scorpios refuse to give up even when all seems lost. It’s a matter of honour. But also – let’s be honest here – a matter of ego: you just won’t accept failure or defeat.
But the thing is, there’s no point in wasting time and energy on dead-end situations.
You have to learn to let go of meaningless burdens. Once you’ve come to terms with the things you cannot change, you can allow yourself to move forward and make room for what you truly want and need. Dreams often carry signs of what is no longer working in your life. Check out what your dreams mean in our dream meanings dictionary!
“Life needs to be wonderful.”
For Sagittarius, life has to be carefree and fun. When the going gets tough, you feel betrayed, as if the universe had ever promised you and the rest of humanity a rose garden. You have to come to terms with the fact that the real world is full of ups and downs. Life itself would be impossible without fluctuations and contrasts. That’s how the world progresses. So try to reconcile yourself to the lows of life by thinking of them as transitional phases leading to something better. Get a detailed analysis of how the planets affect your chart today with your daily natal horoscope!
“If you want to succeed, you have to work, work, WORK!”
When Capricorns set their mind on a goal, their determination to achieve it is unparalleled; nothing can distract them from it. They are assiduous, relentless workers. Fun and rest can wait. Until the weekend. Until summer. Until retirement. As a Capricorn, you keep postponing enjoying life. You put off joy and happiness until some future time, as if they were forbidden, and you end up missing out on invaluable experiences. You can always find some time to take a break. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Single? Find out all about it in Lone Star: Astrology and the single life.
“It is selfish to love yourself.”
Aquarius is the humanist of the zodiac. As an Aquarius, you stand up for the weak, for justice, for your ideals. You dream of a world ruled by the principle of “all of one, and one for all”. But you tend to forget that we also need to love ourselves. Self-love is usually viewed as a sin; we’re often told we should prioritise the needs of others over our own. But how can you truly love others unless you love yourself? Altruism, compassion and solidarity are only authentic when they’re based in self-love; otherwise, they’re nothing but a means of hiding one’s insecurities. Find out what choosing the right gemstone can do for you.
“Your dreams need to be grounded in reality.”
As a Pisces, you’re made of the same material as dreams. But people won’t stop telling you that “you should finally grow up” and reconcile your dreams with reality. Your dreams, however, are none of other people’s business. Don’t let those around you censor them, and don’t scare yourself into looking for excuses not to pursue them. It’s your dreams that will show you the way to your life's purpose, and your intuition knows what that is better than anyone else. Numerology based on your name and date of birth also has insights to offer, so check out your numerology destiny number, for starters.