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 Scorpion, achieving an enduring sense of fulfillment is a complicated process — but then, what isn’t? Scorpio thrives on complexity and intensity. For you, lasting happiness is about channeling your power in positive ways. For example, tempering deep passion with compassion helps you avoid lashing out when you’ve been hurt, because you know others are hurting, too. If you find yourself trying to control events and people around you, work on learning to control only yourself — but not so much that you don’t allow yourself to express your deepest emotions. Trusted friends are essential to your emotional wellbeing, so seek out positive bonds with people who understand just how deeply you experience life.