On the surface, most of us can probably agree on what makes people happy: taking a great trip, for example, enjoying a warm, sunny day, or seeing a hilarious movie with friends. But each of these is more about momentary enjoyment than true happiness — that deep-rooted sense of contentment and fulfillment that is sustained over time. Inner happiness is based on more than just short-lived pleasures; it even depends on more than strong and satisfying relationships. True happiness comes in part from meaningful connections and work, but it is also enhanced when we meet the challenges that life throws our way — learning how to relax or how to love ourselves, for example, or working through personal tragedy toward finding joy.
Momentary happiness tends to come easily to the sign of the Lion. After all, yours is one of the most exciting, dramatic, romantic and flat-out fun signs of the Zodiac. You know how to have a great time with the people you love, and you’re often surrounded by admirers who make you feel wonderful about yourself. At least, their attention and admiration should boost your self-confidence...so why does Leo tend to suffer from secret insecurity? Perhaps this is because you, alone, know the depth of your need for attention, connection, love and loyalty. What you may not realize is that these are yours for the taking. You inspire these in other people, simply by being your warm-hearted, courageous and charismatic self. Once you begin making yourself more emotionally vulnerable to others, you’ll start to learn who is truly there for you, through thick and thin — and that deep-rooted insecurity will dissolve. This is your key to lasting happiness.