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 sign of the Scales, lasting happiness is all about balance. At work and among your friends, you tend to be the peacekeeper. You don’t enjoy making waves, so you’ll go out of your way to find common ground or a solution that works for everyone. This serves you and others well in a variety of situations, but life won’t always cooperate with your desire for harmony. Thus, your challenge is to learn to make tough decisions and take a stand when necessary. Otherwise, you run the risk of being mistreated in both professional and personal relationships, which can be a major barrier to deep, lasting fulfillment. Learn to speak your truth, even as you work toward cooperation.