For many people, the idea of happiness conjures images of a gorgeous beach vacation, an exciting love affair, or the simple enjoyment of family and friends. But lasting happiness — a deep sense of sustained satisfaction and fulfillment — is complicated, based on far more than momentary pleasures or even strong relationships. It is achieved through meaningful work and connections, but also through overcoming obstacles and meeting life’s many challenges — learning self-discipline or -respect, for example, or developing greater compassion for others. Each sign of the Zodiac has a unique prescription for finding lasting happiness, based on that sign’s distinctive traits, both positive and challenging. Read on to learn about your sign’s recipe for genuine fulfillment.
For the Water Bearer, lasting happiness comes from having the freedom to be exactly who you are, and to feel as if you’re making a difference in the world. You’re the maverick of the Zodiac; perhaps more than any other sign, you march to the beat of your own drummer. Work that engages your inventive mind fulfills you, but can cause problems with friends and family — the people who want to connect with you on a regular basis. To achieve lasting happiness, focus not just on meaningful work, but also on deep emotional attachments. Seek relationships with people who understand your need for freedom and alone time, but who can also draw you in occasionally for some warmth, comfort and connection.