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 tender, loving sign of the Fish, happiness may seem to hinge on romantic fulfillment. Emotional and intuitive, Pisces soaks up others’ feelings like a sponge; you feel their pain, their excitement, their sadness or worry. For this reason, it’s important to seek relationships with people who are basically grounded and content, as becoming entwined with someone depressed or self-destructive could overwhelm you. Furthermore, it’s important to work on setting firm boundaries with others. In friendship and in love, you might throw yourself into selfless devotion and neglect your own needs. Enduring happiness comes from honoring your compassionate, intuitive, flexible and fanciful nature while developing your personal power so you can stand up for yourself when necessary.