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 might seem easy to accomplish for the Bull — it’s all about excellent food, great friends and a comfortable place to lay your head at night, right? That’s partly true; creature comforts certainly make Taurus happy in the moment. But lasting fulfillment is a bit more complicated than a great meal, an expensive outfit or a luxurious home. You also need good, meaningful work that exercises your strength and endurance. You need loving, dependable friends who know how to blast through your occasional bouts of stubbornness. And you need people to challenge your routines and expectations, so you don’t get stuck in a comfortable rut. These are the keys to your satisfaction.