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.
Achieving lasting happiness can be a complicated endeavor for Scorpio, which should come as no surprise; life itself is a complex venture for this sign. But you welcome the intensity of learning from direct experience, which, in this case, is about finding positive ways to channel your considerable personal power. Especially when life gets tough, it can be all too easy for the Scorpion to follow instinctive urges toward possessive, compulsive or even vengeful behavior. But your best qualities are your deep compassion and your natural ability to heal and nurture others. When you tap into these streams of energy within yourself, that twin destructive urge is diminished, and you develop a strong and healthy self-image in the process. Nurturing your closest relationships also builds that well of happiness within you, so put conscious effort into building trusting, loving connections with others.