Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Needing to be the best
You can be very competitive and like to come out on top at whatever you set your mind to, so the threat of not being the best at something can be absolutely soul-crushing, to the point of holding you back from giving something a go. Just remember, winning isn’t everything. Life’s greatest successes also have great failures.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Try to give people the benefit of the doubt, your default setting always switches back to expecting the worst in someone, perhaps because you’ve been burned badly in the past. Whatever the reason is, it holds you back from being truly vulnerable in relationships and that can sabotage your happiness. Just remember, there’ll always be people who’ll let you down but more often than not, those that love you…. will be there to support you, through the good and bad.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Caring too much about what others think
It holds you back from being authentic at times and can lead to overthinking and anxiety, which can negatively impact every part of your life. Just remember, it’s better to be a first-rate version of yourself, than a second-rate version of someone else. Also, most people are too self-centered to even notice what’s going on around them. So, live your best life.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your need for control
You're need to control the outcome of everything in your life isn’t just exhausting for you and everyone who’s in your life, it also holds you back from truly enjoying things and being ‘in the moment because you’re always thinking 10 steps ahead. So just breathe, ride it out and accept that even the best thought-out plans can go wrong sometimes. Life was meant to be messy.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
You’re used to being in charge, and you like things that way. But your bossy nature can also push away people you care about. Also, because you’re always taking the lead on things, you’re sometimes insecure that people think you’re not capable of being a team player. So prove them wrong and step back and let someone else call the shots. Sometimes it’s more fun, going along for the ride than having the pressure of steering the wheel.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Always doubting yourself
We’re all our own worst critics, but you really take this concept to the extreme and constantly second-guessing your every move. Your negative self-talk holds you back from putting yourself out there. It’s time to stop being so hard on yourself. Take small steps, starting with a morning mantra; tell yourself “I’m worthy and capable of greatness” every day until it starts to feel real.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Not standing up for yourself
While it’s definitely good to avoid conflict when possible, your need to people-please often means you bite your tongue when you really should speak up, and this holds you back from expressing yourself. It’s natural to want to make the people we care about happy, but it shouldn’t constantly be at the expense of being heard. Practice speaking you mind with honesty and respect.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Your trust issues
You’ve been burned before and taught your heart to be guarded in all situations to prevent it from ever happening again. But doing so…. keeps you from developing meaningful relationships and taking risks in your career and life in general. Life’s all about relationships, so sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and put your trust in someone else’s hands.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your commitment phobia
You love your freedom, so the thought of being tied down to someone or something for a prolonged stretch of time is terrifying to you. Your commitment phobia often sabotages what could be a truly loving relationship or fulfilling situation, because you never let yourself hang around for long enough to see what could develop. It’s perfectly normal to have a little anxiety about locking into something, but sometimes you just have to ignore the fear and make the leap.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Fear of failure
You feel pressured to achieve flawless results at whatever you set your mind to, you tend to dedicate your all… to any task you’re working on, which isn’t a bad thing. However the drawback of this tendency is that it holds you back from experiencing failure, so you feel completely overwhelmed when it catches you off-guard. Just remember that failure is a necessary part of life, and it allows us to appreciate the wins even more.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your fragile heart
You’re a sensitive soul, and there’s nothing wrong with that – it’s actually one of your most beautiful qualities. Unfortunately, you don’t see it that way. Instead, you invest all your time and energy into putting up the ultimate ‘cool’ front, to mask your fragile heart. It’s time to stop holding yourself back from experiencing true connections with people because you’re afraid of them seeing your sensitive side. Start living authentically and let it shine.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Your fear of being a disappointment
You’re always afraid of letting other people down because you’re convinced you’re not worthy – whether it’s asking for a pay rise or taking a leap into a new relationship, you hold back and you keep telling yourself you don’t deserve it. It’s time for you to do something you’ve always wanted to do, and each time you hear that negative voice try to talk you out of it, remind yourself of all the times you’ve succeeded in your life. The more you challenge your inner critic, the quieter it’ll become.