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.
What makes the courageous Lion happy? Oh, just warmth, romance, drama, excitement, fun, family, and plenty of extravagant gifts — in other words, all the best that life has to offer. That may sound like a tall order, but if anyone can have it all, it’s strong, brave, warm-hearted Leo. It helps that your radiant personality attracts others like moths to a flame. You tend to impress people easily, including employers, clients, lovers and friends. You adore being the center of attention, but like a child sick from candy overload, too much isn’t a good thing. Find meaningful work you love and surround yourself with devoted, fun-loving friends who don’t let your strong personality dominate the relationship overmuch, and you’ll find happiness that lasts.