Running out of positivity in life? Especially in these historically turbulent times, we could all use a little more optimism. But how, precisely?
In astrology, a sign's tendency toward pessimism or optimism is frequently associated with something known as "qualities" or "quadruplicities." This is the position of a zodiac sign in the seasons, which indicates whether the sign accepts or resists change. For instance, if your zodiac sign is associated with the start of a new season, such as Aries, which ushers in spring, you could have the same eager, initiating energy.
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Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn)
Those born at the start of the season are natural leaders and idea generators. They are often called the change agents because they can channel their supercharged optimism into big dreams for the future. Imagine a cardinal sign person to be that child who sets up a lemonade stand in their driveway in summer holidays or an adult who turned their artistic abilities into a profitable business.
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius
Born in the middle of the season, they may struggle with change more than others. These individuals order the same coffee and walk around the block in the same route. They are cautious by nature, preferring to build on what is already in place rather than attempting something new.
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces
Born at the end of the month, these natives enjoy change and look for variety and adventure. They're the friends who enthusiastically agree to plans before you've even completed your sentence, even if they include camping in the woods or skydiving. And every time you see them, they’ll show up with a completely different hairstyle.
We all have an optimist and a pessimist inside us, regardless of our zodiac sign. Understanding the qualities of each sign allows us to tap into our inner optimist while also understanding and combating our more pessimistic tendencies. Who wouldn't want that? Here's a strategy tailored to each sign to help you become a little more optimistic, as well as an optimism mantra to help you silence that annoying voice telling you everything is terrible.
Aries - Nobody could ever accuse an Aries of being fearful. Aries, known for their self-assurance, tends to be overly optimistic at the start of a project but struggles to maintain it until the end. Aries can swing between optimism and recklessness, but keeping their eyes on the prize can help them avoid self-sabotage at the last minute.
Mantra for Optimism: Find pleasure in the journey.
Taurus - Taurus isn't known for its cheerful demeanor, so the earth sign may find it difficult to be optimistic. Fortunately, Taurus, the hardworking, persistent sign, is never afraid of a challenge! The most important thing for bulls to avoid is becoming overly cautious. Taureans may benefit from gaining perspective rather than living in the worst-case scenario when dealing with life's uncertainties.
Mantra for Optimism: Just go with the flow.
Gemini - Geminis adore change, so you're already ahead of the game in terms of optimism. The twins approve of anything that means today will be different from yesterday: making new friends, reading a new book, or learning the latest viral dance. However, because Geminis' moods can change drastically from day to day, it's critical to recognize and manage your pessimistic side when it emerges.
Mantra for Optimism: This, too, will pass.
Cancer - The supersensitivity of a Cancer is both a blessing and a curse, so keeping a more upbeat attitude will help when your watery tendencies veer into the moody side. When a Cancer is particularly down or pessimistic, they tend to withdraw and cut off communication. Stewing like this will only exacerbate your pessimism, so make an effort to spend some time outside each day or talk to a close friend for an outside perspective.
Mantra for Optimism: I have control over how I feel, and today I choose happiness.
Leo - Leos have never-ending energy for fun and entertainment, but they can turn cold-hearted, jealous, and aggressive when they feel threatened. Rest assured, the world isn't out to get you! Remember that a rising tide lifts all boats, and remind yourself that there's enough light for everyone when you feel the green-eyed monster creeping up inside you.
Mantra for Optimism: Other people's accomplishments are not my failures.
Virgo - Virgo is another sign that is full of optimism about their own ideas but needs a little help spreading that optimism to those around them. If they lack control, it can send Virgos into a tailspin of fearful thoughts, and their extremely high standards can cause them to never see any project as "good enough" to be completed. You might be able to see the good in all the things you think need to be improved if you look at them with fresh eyes.
Mantra for Optimism: It's preferable to be finished rather than perfect.
Libra - Libras are known as charming, lovable, hopeless romantics and are naturally optimistic signs. When Libras allow their natural optimism to blind them to red flags, they can have major meltdowns when even the tiniest things go wrong. You simply wanted everyone to be happy, but you must also ensure that your own needs are met.
Mantra for Optimism: Accept both the positive and negative aspects.
Scorpio - Scorpios are prone to intense bouts of optimism and pessimism because they feel things so strongly. Scorpios can become secretive and obsessive when their pessimistic side emerges. Consider some of the positive outcomes the next time you find yourself fixated on something negative.
Mantra for Optimism: The sky is me. Everything else is mere weather.
Sagittarius - Sagittarius, congratulations! You are the zodiac's most optimistic sign. But you probably had a hunch when you started reading that this would be the case. Sag, eager to answer life's big questions, seeks greater meaning everywhere. You love motivational speakers and inspirational stories, and the slogan "hope and change" is essentially about you. But that doesn't mean you can't succumb to pessimistic thinking like the rest of us, and it can hit you especially hard because you're not used to dealing with such emotions. These are the times when you'll need a non-Sagittarius friend on speed dial to help you work through some of your difficult emotions and return to being your sunny, cheerful self!
Mantra for Optimism: Worry less, stay happy!
Capricorn - Capricorns are extremely self-critical. While they are the most pessimistic of the zodiac signs, they can learn to appreciate the good in their lives. Despite their fierce independence, Caps must be careful not to isolate themselves. When you're in that quiet, scary, "everything is terrible" zone, it's time to call a good friend and plan a night out. Surrounding yourself with people you care about and engaging in lighthearted conversation can help you feel better.
Mantra for Optimism: I love myself regardless.
Aquarius - Aquarians have a funny quirk: they have no trouble conjuring up grand, optimistic visions of the future, but they have a hard time seeing the good in the present. Aquarians, who are cynical about the world and its people, can become lost in existential thought. When you're stuck in what could be, take the time to reconnect with the present positively and optimistically. Focus on the positive aspects of your current situation, and you'll be better prepared to take advantage of the exciting opportunities that await you.
Mantra for Optimism: I am thankful for the present moment and everything it has to offer.
Pisces - Pisces, as a mutable sign, is generally optimistic. They can get into trouble when their intense empathy and sensitivity cause them to adopt other people's pessimism. Pisceans are extremely sensitive to other people's emotions, adopting them as their own as easily as you would try on a new jacket. Check-in with yourself when you're feeling particularly pessimistic. You'll be able to work through your feelings once you've identified the source.
Mantra for Optimism: My feelings are solely mine.
Regardless of where they fall on the astrological chart, every sign in the zodiac can live a more fulfilled life with a little effort. Rather than foretelling the future, astrology provides insight into our own personalities, allowing us to control them in the present better. So go out there and begin to smile at people.
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