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.
Lasting happiness for the sign of the Crab is all about security. Like the self-protective creature that symbolizes your sign, you tend to withdraw when you feel threatened, or even when you’re just tired and overwhelmed. Therefore, a private, secure and comfortable retreat is a must. That may take the form of a home that you put a lot of time and effort into fixing just the way you want it, but it may also take the form of a close, trusted friend or partner. Cancers are all about family, whether the one you’re born into or the one you create over time. Sharing a solid bond and foundation with the people you call family makes you feel as if you can achieve anything.