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.
To achieve lasting fulfillment, Virgo needs, first and foremost, to feel useful. You want to help others, and you’re good at it. A service-oriented occupation that exercises this skill brings you plenty of satisfaction, as long as you don’t start feeling as if others are taking advantage of your nature. Good thing you tend to open up slowly and take your time before committing to a long-term relationship. This gives you time to determine whether the other person is worth your devotion. Seek friends, lovers and business partners who offer you both stability and reassurance, to counter your tendency toward anxiety and self-criticism. Learning to be proud of yourself — and a bit selfish from time to time — will foster a deep, enduring sense of happiness.