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 isn’t difficult for the Archer; your naturally sunny nature and optimistic outlook make it easy to greet each new day with cheer. But your idealism can also lead to disappointment when reality doesn’t live up to the image you held in your mind. Furthermore, your adventurous, gregarious spirit leads you far and wide — so much so that you may end up feeling lonely or without a home base. For you, enduring fulfillment comes from finding a stable influence to provide a foundation for your drive for knowledge and experience. Seek friends, lovers and business partners who give you plenty of freedom to explore, but who can also help to ground you when needed. Strive to develop follow-through, even as you honor and utilize your innate flexibility.