Aquarius runs from January 20th through February 18th. It is an Air Sign, known as “The Water Bearer.”
If you’re reading this, you’re probably an Aquarius or know an Aquarius who needs help.
Maybe your life sucks right now and you don’t know why. Maybe you know why, but you don’t know how to fix it.
It’s time for some tough love, dear Aquarius, and I’m going to give it to you here.
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Aquarius: Why Your Life Sucks and How to Fix It
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Aquarians are great people. Independent, thoughtful and artistic, they don’t like labels (you may have even disliked the fact that you’re lumped in with every other Aquarius here).
We’re going to analyze your unique traits, positive and negative, and figure out what the hell is wrong with you. Sound good? Here are a few things that *might* be wrong, and some ideas to fix them:
1). You’re trying too hard to be different
We get it, you’re a rebel. Your thoughts are unique and no one like you has ever existed. You’re #notliketheothergirls and #notallmen all rolled into one. Here’s the thing: everyone is unique in their own way. When you try too hard to be an individual, people notice, but usually not in a good way.
The solution: You ARE unique, dear Aquarius. There is no one else like you. You don’t have to try so hard. There’s no need to go against the grain, simply for the sake of doing so.
Instead of trying so hard to be different, try finding a common ground. Our similarities are what bind us, and your solution may be hidden within.
2). You’re being stubborn
This is related to #1 a little bit, but think about it – do you REALLY need to stick to your guns here? It’s fine if you do, but remember that everyone has a different reality, based on their own personalities and experiences (and signs).
The Solution: Examine your situation from all sides and viewpoints. At this stage, you don’t have to agree with anyone, just see it from their side.
If, at the end of your examination, you still feel strongly about your opinion, that’s fine. At least now you know where the other side is coming from, and you can approach them differently. You’d be surprised at how much progress can be made, simply by acknowledging the opposing party’s viewpoint. You can agree to disagree, or maybe they’ll even wind up agreeing with you! Whatever happens, at least you both understand each other’s view.
3). You’re not accepting help
Your family and friends are there for you, dear Aquarius. People like you and want to help you. Trust me, as a Virgo, I know how much you want to do it all yourself. You don’t need anyone, you can’t trust anyone, or maybe you just want all of the credit to yourself. Those feelings are fine, but they aren’t always necessary or helpful. We do, in fact, live in a society. Let that society help you sometimes.
The Solution: Examine where you need the most help. Where are your weakest points? Is it possible someone could help you there?
Alternatively, has someone repeatedly offered to help you with something? Ask yourself why that might be. You might not want their help, but could you use it? Would it make your life easier? If so, why not let them chip in?
4). You’re lost in your own head
As an INFJ, I totally relate to this one. It’s easy to get tangled in your own mind and ignore the real world outside. The world in your head is so complex and interesting, and you can create your story as you go. Why would you ever want to venture out into reality?
The problem arises when there are actual, real-life problems happening around you, and you’re daydreaming about something else. You have to return to the real world eventually, Aquarius, especially if you have shit to deal with.
The Solution: Ease into reality. You may have ignored the problem for so long now that it seems overwhelming to even try. Go slow. Carefully explore the problem at hand. What are the facts? What have you created in your own mind that is impacting reality? Remember, feelings are not facts. Get the facts before retreating into your feelings.
5). You’re not communicating well
No one is perfect at communicating, but Aquarians have an especially hard time expressing their details inner thoughts. Communication is a skill, and that means you can get better at it! No more subtweets or side-eyes, it’s time to confront this issue head on.
The Solution: There are many ways to approach communication. The first step is to find what works for you. Do you prefer writing an email, texting, talking on the phone, or talking in person?
Once you know your preferred method, it’s time to plan what you want to say. You don’t want to go into this unprepared, so express yourself FULLY and HONESTLY before doing anything. Make a mind map, a bullet point list, or journal about your true feelings.
Now, find the best way to communicate those thoughts (not ALL of them, just the most important and least hurtful). It will be hard at first, but the more you do this, the better you’ll get at it!
I hope these tips will help you, Aquarius friends!
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