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 Ram, achieving lasting happiness is all about tempering your fiery willpower with a good dose of grounded energy. The trick is finding a balance between these two extremes. How can you soften your sharper edges, curb your impulses and check your temper without completely dousing your inner fire — that wonderful, courageous drive that makes you who you are? That, in a nutshell, is your challenge. In your work and your personal life, surround yourself with people who can offer dependability and stability, but who also challenge you — and stand up to you when needed. Your best long-term relationships are with people who match your driven energy, who allow you to exercise your individuality, who appreciate your impulsiveness, and who whet your appetite for variety.