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.
Some might think the sign of the Bull has a corner on lasting happiness, since this sign is all about pleasures like great food, wonderful friends and a beautiful, comfortable home. But again, deep, inner fulfillment is about more than momentary pleasures and creature comforts. For Taurus, the key ingredients also include working hard at a meaningful occupation — since it’s all too easy for you to self-indulge to the point of laziness — and having loving friends who can shake you out of the deliciously comfortable ruts you’re famous for slipping into. Rather than indulging your preference for routine, try switching things up from time to time. You’ll find that doing so creates a fresh perspective along with a wonderful sense of anticipation and joy.