Astrologer Madi says, “When you are young or you are not consciously moving in life, you may not be fully aware of all the gifts and opportunities of your sun sign, and you may not understand how to live in it fully. Murphy, co-founder of mental wellness platform CosmicRx. Therefore, it’s probably more accurate to think of your sun sign—the one most closely related to your identity and the sign you’ve read horoscopes for—as a description of your horoscope. ideal what you may one day be, not the character you were only given at birth. (It’s a common reason why people often fail to identify their sun signs early in life.)
“Think of your sun sign like a mission you give it, and you’ll find it as you go on,” says Murphy. “It will continue to throw you curved spheres, or you will continue to feel as if you are stuck in old patterns until you learn to manage its unique obstacles.” The personal challenges facing each zodiac sign stem from their dark sides, or inherent negative traits, that people of each zodiac need to face and recognize throughout their lives.
“While your sun sign is your most vibrant, fullest expression of yourself, it’s been a lifelong journey to becoming that.” —Madi Murphy, astrologer
“While your sun sign is the most vibrant, complete expression of yourself, it’s been a lifelong journey to become that,” says Murphy. The same concept applies outside of astrology, she adds: Growing into the best version of yourself often requires you to face challenges along the way. . “The better you can understand what your sun sign really needs and the lessons you here have to go through, the more effectively you can integrate them,” she says.
Below, Murphy shares the personal challenges every zodiac sign needs to face and overcome in life in order to reach their full potential.
The personal challenge every zodiac sign faces, according to an astrologer
Aries: accept life’s time
As they say, patience is a virtue. And it can be a particularly hard truth to face for you, Aries, given that you’re always up for action. The Aries path is fiery, with urgency and sometimes impulsiveness, says Murphy.
“But it’s important to know that not everything is going to happen in your timeline — and it really shouldn’t be because it won’t ultimately serve you to make things happen as quickly as you could. desire.” The key here is learning to sit with the feeling of disorientation or discomfort you can experience when the timing of something is out of your control, she adds.
Taurus: embrace change
You have a reputation for being stubborn perhaps the most “fixed” of the fixed signs, Taurus. In fact, that constancy stems from your deep resistance to or fear of change, says Murphy. But given that “the only guarantee in life To be change — and on a spiritual level, our souls are here to expand and grow — you will often be faced with new and unknown things,” she said.
So the sooner you learn to accept change, the sooner you can release some of your internal friction. Murphy’s advice to do it? “Find some way to make yourself feel safe and secure when change inevitably happens.”
Gemini: respect commitments to others
Freedom and variety is your way, Gemini. And that’s fine and fine – until it impacts your sense of integrity and the trust others feel they can place in you. “Wanting to experience everything is both a gift and a curse,” says Murphy. “Being a ‘yes’ can open you up to great things, but ultimately your integrity will come from being honest with yourself and others about what you do and without the bandwidth.” for that.” In other words, you can have a lot going on at the same time (and you’ll grow when you do), but your challenge is to learn not to let people hang in the balance.
Cancer: communicating personal needs
You can be easily reached when a loved one needs help and are ready to support them, Cancer. But you can also fall into the trap of assuming that everyone else can and will automatically do this for you — and become passive-aggressive when they don’t, says Murphy.
“It’s important to remember that other people can’t necessarily read your mind,” she says. “You may find yourself thinking, ‘I always give to this person, and they don’t give it back to me,’ but that could be because you never asked directly.” Speaking up about your needs can feel difficult, but it will be much more worthwhile in the end.
Leo: practice self-love
You certainly thrive in the limelight—but it has to be one of those private It’s not something you’ve stolen from someone else, says Murphy.
“One of your core needs is to be seen and to be seen, but the challenge is learning how to do this in a healthy way,” she says. “This has to come from within, through a feeling of self-love so warm and radiant, it really invites or attracts the other person to say, ‘Well, I want to bask in their limelight. .'” That’s how you can learn to focus on yourself without ignoring others.
Virgo: release judgment
Your detail-oriented discernment can sometimes stray into judgmental territory, Virgo. That can subject you and others to an unrealistic standard of perfection, says Murphy. Surely when you or others fall short of this impossible expectation, you will be left with only disappointment or resentment.
“That’s why it’s essential to identify when your discrimination is serious,” she says, and to release a sense of judgment, especially when others may trapped.
Libra: cultivate a sense of self
According to Murphy, when relationships and partnerships are signed, you have a great capacity to make your partner feel loved — but sometimes that happens at your own expense. “You may have a tendency to become so dependent on others that you lose connection with yourself,” she says.
That can manifest as a fear of abandonment or a great dislike of spending time alone. (FOMO, anyone?) Your challenge will be to figure out “who you really are without a partner and what makes you glow, so you can give it to yourself before asking for one. different,” Murphy said.
Scorpio: learn to trust others
As a water sign, your emotional will is incredibly strong, Scorpio. But because you tend to react quickly to situations emotionally or intuitively, you can also easily give in to feelings of fear or distrust of others, says Murphy. Once that happens, it is very easy to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling increasingly distrustful, possibly even applying negative bias.
“You might think, ‘Life is hard,’ or ‘Life is dark,’ and then subconsciously you start looking around for people and situations that confirm it.” By learning how to react instead of reacting, you’ll be able to see more clearly that not everyone is ready to approach you and that trusting everyone is what allows for the vulnerable connections you crave. thirsty.
Sagittarius: being realistic with difficult things
As a traveler in the zodiac, you love to go far – but you can’t always hide from your problems, Sagittarius. Your boundless optimism (thanks to your rule by lucky Jupiter) is what makes you magnetic, but it can also prevent you from admitting when you’ve made a mistake or taken responsibility. for something difficult, Murphy said.
“Your hard truth is that sometimes you have to take off your pastel pink glasses,” she says, “so you’re not just shading things that aren’t comfortable.”
Capricorn: recognize the value of rest
“Work hard, play hard” could very well be your ethos, Capricorn. And that can certainly lead to great success (and great joy) in life, as long as you don’t fall for the flip side of hustle culture, says Murphy. Your challenge will be to distance yourself from some of the overly rigid life goals that society defines, which is, “I have to get married at this age, earn this money at that age, own a house.” of this age” and Soon.
“You don’t always have to work harder, be perfect, or push something forward,” says Murphy. Sometimes, real rest and relaxation is also helpful and necessary.
Aquarius: connect with emotions
Being logical in everything is your superpower — except in situations when emotions are much more involved. In these situations, you may experience over-brain, detached from the core human quality of what’s going on, says Murphy. “This can make it difficult for you to connect with other people emotionally,” she says.
“A lot of people want to deal with the clutter of the human experience, but since it’s not a logical topic, you can watch as if you don’t care about it.” That’s why your personal challenge is to recognize that emotions are also a valid response to situations, and even if you don’t feel them, many other people around you probably as well and would appreciate you acknowledging it.
Pisces: develop boundaries
You are so sensitive and compassionate by nature that you may take on the burden of others’ feelings as your own. This gives you a great ability to connect with people, but when it’s leveraged also It can lead you to a place where “martyrdom is glorified,” says Murphy.
“It can feel like, ‘I’m going to rescue this person,’ and then you’re going to be abandoned by them when, in reality, no one is asking you to rescue them,” she said, adding that the burden heavy. to others are actually depriving them of their power. Reminding yourself of that can help you set boundaries without feeling guilty and step back from a caring role when it’s not required of you.