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We go through life striving to become the best version of ourselves. Some of us grow tired, frustrated, and defeated when it feels like we continually fail to achieve these goals. It can be hard to understand where to start. One smart way to begin is by looking to your zodiac sign. There are potential characteristics that are associated with each sign that you can unlock.

Even if you don’t believe every aspect of astrology, zodiac signs are a great place to look to and give you ideas that you might not have thought of otherwise. Help to open these traits up inside yourself and accept them as part of your personality. These will guide you in becoming the best version of yourself.

Aries

Those who are born under the Aries sign can effortlessly take action and initiative. They are known to be brave, and are leaders that inspire change. Due to their curiosity, they are go-getters that do not shy away from taking risks. This makes them successful in both business and relationship matters. If you are an Aries, focus on developing your leadership skills and learn to control your impulsiveness or aggressive side.

Taurus

A Taurus is likely to be a reliable, dependable, and loyal person. They tend to be patient and are resourceful in the face of problems. More likely to be a family type, they have the ability to make a prosperous family. If you are a Taurus, focus on relationships and activities that require patience to be successful. However also work on toning down your stubborn, rigid, and close-minded side.

Gemini

For those who want to unlock their Gemini potential, you will want to focus on developing your communication skills. Gemini’s are able to adapt well, be versatile in different situations, and effortlessly works with others. However they also are likely to be shallow, gossipy and dishonest. If you are a Gemini, work on being better in relationships while focusing on your goals.

Cancer

Cancer’s are known for being creative, loving and faithful. They are generous with everyone they meet and go out of the way to help those they love. They are better able to explain and accept feelings, which should be a primary focus when unlocking the potential of a Cancer. Work towards becoming emotionally secure, while shaking off moodiness and defensive traits.

Leo

A Leo is a natural born leader. They are able to draw the admiration and respect of those around them, which helps to advance their career. Unlocking the potential of a Leo sign means that they are more aware of their abilities. It’s important to pay attention to weaknesses, such as narcissism, egotism and a lack of empathy, in order to grow as a whole.

Virgo

A Virgo effortlessly masters the day-to-day details of life. They are goal-oriented perfectionists that are organized and responsible. Unlocking the traits of a Virgo will help make your dreams come true. Their confidence in themselves is unwavering and they will not stop working until they achieve their goals. The downfalls of a Virgo that need work include being hypocritical, nitpicky, and neurotic.

Libra

Libra’s can create harmony and foster cooperation in any situation. They are peaceful, balanced, diplomatic and charming. They value justice and will often do what’s right, even when another path is easier. Libra’s are great at keeping peace within relationships. Unlocking the true potential of a Libra requires also overcoming some faults, which include laziness, codependency and shallowness.

Scorpio

Unlocking the traits of a Scorpio means becoming focused, ambitious and intuitive. They pay attention to their surroundings and always know the right time to do, or not do, something. Through hard work and by following their instincts, Scorpio’s will be able to achieve their full potential. In order to do this they will need to overcome some weaknesses, including obsessiveness, control, and self-destructiveness.

Sagittarius

Those who are seekers and explorers are probably born under the Sagittarius sign. They are optimistic, enthusiastic and generous people that also are not afraid to be straightforward and stand up for themselves. They look for the silver lining in everything, and they forgive easily. This sign is great in relationships. A Sagittarius can be self-righteous or judgmental, which need to be addressed if they want to achieve their greatest potential.

Capricorn

Capricorns are often labeled as ambitious, disciplined, and wise. Unlocking your Capricorn potential means you’ll be more patient and open to seeing opportunity. You’ll be better equipped to bounce back from setbacks rather than lose focus and give up. This sometimes means they are controlling, cold, or ruthless when trying to achieve their goals. They need to find a balance in going after their goals while being reliable and sympathetic to those around them.

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