The stars know it all. If the universe seems to be mad at you of late, pushing all your wrong buttons and squeezing you out of your comfort zone, you may need to make it up to the stars, so they can let you in on all the secret tips to undo the damage. I know what you are thinking- how great it would be if you didn’t have to work for something that should be happening on its own- but you know what they say- you want it, you’ve gotta go, get it. No matter how confident you are and how tenacious you can prove under trying circumstances, there are a few things that can make all the certainty and self-assurance go down the drain… and if you are wondering how we’d know (because you took care not to let anybody know what gets you all riled up), well, NLT has always been teaming up with the stars to unfurl your life in front of you in a whole new perspective.
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So, if you are wondering what good could come of knowing what you already know, allow us to tell you not only that which pushes you out of your comfort zone but that which can help you push past your discomfort:
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You are over competitive and your competitive streak rears its ugly head in unexpected ways at unexpected places. You may sulk at not receiving enough likes, shares, retweets or comments or simply, beat yourself up on a laudable achievement at work only because it doesn’t match your peer’s. You may want to be more appreciative of your talents and capabilities and even more grateful for the things you have accomplished so far. Doing that shall weed out the negative energy of your competitiveness and the next time, a challenge is on- you shall still throw yourself headlong in but not denigrate yourself if the results don’t match your own ridiculously set competitive standards.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You are terrified of change. However, you need to accept that change is the only constant in life and if you don’t keep pace, you shall be left behind. Try to welcome change by including it in your life. Start small- if a haircut feels like too big a change when you see yourself in the mirror, simply, change your nail color. Try to move the positions of your favorite items in your bedroom or redo your work station. You shall be surprised how much you’d be able to appreciate the changes you bring in. For the ones you have no control over, you may simply learn to see the ‘good’ in them.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You are constantly second-guessing yourself. You have a habit of poring into the details of every decision you make- rethinking its implications and therefore, never implementing it. Try to overcome your doubts and paranoia and do not let your incessant self-questioning erode your confidence. Do not allow doubt to become a reason for inaction and once you have arrived at a decision (through logic), simply put it in action.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your problem is excessive care and concern for people you love. While that can most certainly be a good thing, it does push you out of your comfort zone when you are fighting. During times that you cannot see eye to eye with a loved one, you invest so much power in their opinion that you take an attack or a rebuttal as your personal failure. Do not do that- allow your love to be confirmed and empowered by your love for yourself. All great love stems from self-love. Remember that.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Lack of external validation really ticks you off. If you aren’t being constantly reassured about how great you look, how talented you are or how incredible your success is- you begin to question it all. You need to slash down the need for external assurances and build your own self-esteem inside out. You are enough- repeat that to yourself and you shall be good.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Your self-critical attitude is the death knell for your confidence. It not only pushes you out of your comfort zone but even drives your personality. This contradiction makes your condition one of the most complicated on the charts, Virgo. You tend to build yourself up and yet, knock yourself down. You wouldn’t rest because you are keen on finding some loophole, some flaw with your modus operandi. This eats away your self-esteem slowly but your lofty aspirations for absolute perfection make for apt blinders that won’t let you see it. Now that we’ve told you all about it- maybe you can go easy on yourself.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You derive a lot of your confidence from your social circuit. Social isolation pushes you to the edge. However, you need to realize that high school is long over and life isn’t the popularity contest you won at college. You don’t need all the votes to flow in to feel worthy- you are enough, just as you are. Learn to believe that and you may start easing and opening up a little.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You have a tendency to be strong-armed by people. This has your back against the wall but you do not know how to wriggle out of the situation. Remember that nobody can make you feel weak or inferior without your acquiescence. Snatch away that power from them. You are enough and nobody has the right to make you feel lesser.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You tend to be pushed out of your comfort zone by a differing opinion. If a person does not agree with you, you try to convince them to come around to your perspective. Often, these practices are futile and yield nothing- and you tend to beat yourself up for it. Remember that life isn’t about having everyone on your side. You have many on your team to be thankful for- and that is enough!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You are pushed out of your comfort zone by biting off more than you can chew. Yet, it remains a habitual instinct- you love to help others and are always stuffing your plate with tasks that you won’t have time for. This makes you feel like sh*t but you wouldn’t change your ‘helpful’ nature, as you like to call it, for the world. Maybe you need to realize the entire burden isn’t yours’ to carry. You can take on as much as you can deliver. Doing two tasks and doing justice to each is way better than taking on twenty and delivering half-as*ed output.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
A public failure messes you up. You do not like to be seen as someone who makes mistakes, fails to deliver or is incompetent. However, you need to remember that nobody is perfect and it is okay to trip and fall to the ground as long as you know how to bounce back up.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You are guilty of awarding people far too many chances than they deserve and yet, when they keep the drill going, you blame yourself. You may need to fix your own overtly trusting nature to stop feeling worse about things that aren’t your fault. People don’t change and you can’t make’em- may wanna remember that along the way!
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