(March 21st to April 19th)
You cared too much about what other people thought of your decisions and the way you chose to live your life. You don’t have to live your life according to everyone else’s expectations, you just have to make sure yourself happy. Even if you do meet their expectations, what does it do for you? Does it make you a better person, a happier or more fulfilled person? If not, then why worry about meeting them? Work towards what YOU want, not what everyone else wants for you. It’s your life, not theirs.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You tried not to let your worries get the best of you, but ultimately they did. You had trouble enjoying all the wonderful things you experienced this month because there was an overwhelming feeling that these things just wouldn’t last. In September, you’ll hopefully learn to enjoy the moment. You’ll learn to soak up every bit of happiness in the present instead of stressing about the future.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You doubted your strength and your ability to overcome the challenges you came across. August presented you with a lot of obstacles, personally and professionally, and when you were trying so hard to just stay afloat, you listened to the little voice in the back of your head telling you you’d sink. In September , don’t listen to that voice that fills you with doubt and uncertainty. Believe in yourself. Anyone can work hard, but believing in yourself often makes the difference that makes that hard work worth it.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You let the little stresses of life get to you. Don’t forget to be thankful for everything you have. Don’t forget to step back and appreciate the bigger picture. You most likely have more to be grateful for than you realize. Take a deep breath, look around you, and realize your life is really not that bad. The little worries you have on a daily basis, whether it’s with work, relationships, family, or friends they aren’t worth all of the energy it takes to stress about them.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You tried focusing on too many things, instead of just narrowing your focus on one that held the most importance. You have a lot of energy, but sometimes you spread yourself too thin. You can’t do everything. Try to accomplish one thing at a time, and work your way down the priority list.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You let the fear of uncertainty prevent you from trying new things. You were hesitant to venture outside of your comfort zone simply because you weren’t sure of the outcome, of whether or not you’d fail or succeed, and you allowed failure to completely freak you out. In September, hopefully you’ll learn that failure comes with lots of lessons. Failure, although it sucks in the moment, usually teaches you something that ultimately makes you a better person, and if it doesn’t at least it gave you a new experience.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You let excuses get in the way of opportunities you should’ve taken. It’s a lot easier to make up an excuse than it is to take an opportunity that has an uncertain outcome, but an excuse always leaves you wondering, what if? Hopefully in September you’ll stop wondering what if? and start taking the multitude of opportunities presented to you.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
You didn’t take responsibility for your… irresponsibility. August dealt you some pretty tough challenges, and instead of taking them seriously, you blew them off. It’s awesome that you didn’t stress over things not worth stressing over, but some issues need to be dealt with, and only become worse when you pretend like they’re nothing. In September, hopefully you learn to deal with the more important issues instead of pretending they don’t exist.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
You didn’t take a break when you knew you needed it. You are always on the move, and that’s fine because staying in one place drives you insane, but in August you felt a little worn, and instead of letting yourself stop and rest and breathe, you kept on running. Hopefully in September you learn to take a break and reenergize when you need to.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You let the stress of daily life completely overwhelm you. August made your head spin and it spun because you didn’t know how to step back and appreciate where you are. Instead, you worried too much about where you’ll be. Your body was in the present but your thoughts were in the future. In September , try to learn how to enjoy the moment. Be present with your body and your mind.
(January 21st to February 18th)
You tried so hard to not let others down and you let yourself down along the way. In August you put your life on hold to help the ones who needed you, but somewhere in the process you forgot to check on yourself. As wonderful as it is to offer a helping hand to someone who needs it, you have needs too and you can’t forget to take care of yourself simply because you’re taking care of everyone else.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You tried to deny your feelings because you thought they were too much. You’re an emotional person, and sometimes those emotions can become overwhelming, but it’s better to acknowledge the way you’re feeling than it is to try and hide it. Let all those feelings out and don’t be ashamed of them. In September , allow yourself to feel without worrying whether or not those feelings are ‘normal.’ Your feelings are legitimate, who cares if they’re normal.