Taureans should find joy in sharing and Virgos need to accept their flaws: Celebrity astrologer reveals the secret to success for each star sign
Astrology teaches us that much of our personalities and life paths are written in the stars from the moment we are born.
But while some of our characteristics may be pre-determined by the zodiac, real world experience proves there is no single recipe for success or happiness.
FEMAIL's resident zodiac expert, renowned Australian astrologer Kelli Fox, believes by identifying and embracing our unique traits, we can use these talents (and shortcomings) to our advantage to achieve goals in life.
Ms Fox shared the secret to success for each star sign and revealed what's really holding us back from true happiness.
According to Ms Fox, Aries always strives to be number one.
'Once challenged, the Ram can become defensive and is prone to forgetting that competition can be both healthy and friendly.
'Aries must remember that not coming first doesn't automatically make them a loser - even winning becomes a lonely endeavour when there is only one victor.
'Aries is happy when they have someone to share achievement with, whether a friend, family member or lover.
'In turn, those closest to them will be Aries' biggest fans, making the Ram feel like a champion no matter what.'
Taurus longs for comfort, consistency and contentment, but Ms Fox revealed they are also averse to change.
'They are notoriously resistant to changing their pace, mind, or anything else; they also harbour a deep desire to own luxury items which is the one thing that motivates them to knuckle down.
'Taurus believes anything worthwhile must be earned, which can sometimes lead to difficulty when it comes to sharing with others who have not worked hard.
'This romantic sign may find sharing their hard-earned treasure trove with someone, deserved or not, creates the serene and permanent relationship they deeply desire.'
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUN 20) - USING KNOWLEDGE FOR A PURPOSE
'Gemini needs a purposeful outlet to share ideas so that their collection of knowledge doesn't wither within.'
Writing, blogging, teaching or any method of sharing information in a purposeful manner gives meaning to the Twin's storehouse of knowledge and sates their insatiable appetite for data.
Ms Fox said intentional sharing connects Gemini's mind to others in more profound ways than simple chit-chat, gossip or socialising ever can.
CANCER (JUN 21 – JUL 22) - CREATING A SENSE OF SECURITY
Cancer is famous for its desire both to nurture and be nurtured in return.
According to Ms Fox, family, acceptance and security are what the Crab craves most, and will go to drastic lengths to take care of the needs of those they love
'Developing their own sense of security and comfort within, and knowing how to self-nurture, means they can always rely on themselves for appreciation and love.'
LEO (JUL 23 – AUG 22) - LEARNING SELF LOVE
Dramatic Leo is all about self-expression and creativity, and yearns to shine like the sun wherever they go.
'Leo seeks adoration from everyone and in return, gives unending devotion to their most loyal friends.
'However in many cases, Leo relies too heavily on others to validate their unique traits and recognise their talents.
'The Lion will find success and happiness when they understand that without acknowledgement, and even in the face of criticism and adversity, they still have a reason to shine and a right to self-expression.
'Once they embrace this, no one can take their shine away!'
Virgo is the glue that holds everything together, and their attention to detail, problem-solving skills and dedication makes them indispensable to anyone and anything they're involved with.
Ms Fox said Virgo is usually more concerned with perfection and efficiency than with seeking credit or attention for their accomplishments.
But because their eye for detail is focused so sharply within, they rarely forgive themselves for even the tiniest mistake.
'It can be hard living up to one's own high standard of perfection, so to find happiness, Virgo must accept their own shortcomings and acknowledge they won't always get things right the first time.
'If they can view life threw the lens of 'practice makes perfect', they will flourish.'
Widely regarded as the most successful zodiac sign, Libra balances all things, and rarely does anything outlandish (at least, not without everyone's approval).
Ms Fox stressed how important harmony is to Librans, particularly harmony with others which causes people to naturally gravitate towards them.
'Librans are known for their ability to make you feel wanted, listened to and at ease.
'However, they may forgo the things they truly want or need in order to avoid disharmony or being alone.
'To obtain true success and contentment, Libra must learn to develop a tolerance to adversity and be okay with being alone.
'They know how to create harmony for others, which means they are well equipped to do it for themselves.'
SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 21) - INTIMACY WITHOUT EXTREMES
Scorpio makes commitments like no other, and when Scorpio is in, they're all in.
'This intense need for intimacy makes them push boundaries to the extreme - including other people's.
'This way, Scorpio can accept they deserve the kind of love and acceptance others seem to get so easily.
'Allowing themselves to be vulnerable without fear and have peace in the moment, even when predictable, will satisfy a basic need for acceptance without control or manipulation.'
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22 – DEC 21) - LEARNING TO STAY
The perpetual wanderer, Sagittarius constantly seeks knowledge and experience in the wider world where there is no end to opportunities and possibilities.
'While Sagittarius is most comfortable with a lack of responsibility and commitment that would terrify most others, it makes them feel alive and free,' Ms Fox said.
'However, aimless travelling can lead to nothing more than insatiable wanderlust if Sagittarius doesn't learn to stay and see situations through or at least, see them out a little longer.
'Some commitments, freely given, can open the door to wisdom they can't obtain by running away - from these obligations, they will have something to teach others which will ultimately bring them the most joy.'
CAPRICORN (DEC 22 – JAN 19) - MEASURING ACHIEVEMENTS
According to Ms Fox, Capricorn's reputation, career, and responsibilities are what defines them, and exceeding plans and expectations is the air they breathe.
'However, this also means constantly worrying about where they stand with others and their status in the world,' she cautioned.
'It may be lonely at the top, but only if it's on the top of the heap - if Capricorn creates their own definition of success, they may find that even when their ambitions separate them, they don't need to seek anyone else's approval.'
AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 18) - EMBRACING EMOTION
Brainy, future-minded, and unconventional Aquarius is light-hearted and idealistic.
Ms Fox said this air sign often has many acquaintances and loves to create its own alternative worlds.
'But when it comes to deeper relationships, other people's irrational emotions and need for intimacy and commitment can overwhelm them.
'Capricorn sometimes shies away from their own emotions, but if they can view vulnerability as an asset and not a liability, they will be able top accept other people's feelings as well as their own.'
PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) - FINDING JOY IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
Pisces is spiritual, sympathetic and artistic, always in pursuit of a better world.
However, Ms Fox warned this idealistic world where everyone is safe, coexisting and happy view often exists only in Pisces mind.
'This emotional sign must face up to the harsh limitations of the real world, and is best served helping people in real time instead of investing in their own self-made fantasies,' she said.
'To achieve true success, Pisces must find what is beautiful and joyful in the material life to give them hope that the universe they envision can, and does, exist.'