No man is an island, and in today’s socially connected world, it is impossible to avoid people in your life. The best thing to do is to build social relationships – in learning more about other people, you can slowly learn more about yourself as well.
Here are some simple tips and tricks catered to each zodiac sign to help you improve your social life, whether it’s for networking events, social media or just a casual setting.
Fiery and competitive Aries comes in first in the zodiac. Those born under this sign possess a passion that’s famously contagious, and they have no trouble seeking out people who share their competitive and ambitious spirit.
However, they should take note that not everyone sees everything as a competition, and not everyone takes things as challenges to be won.
Remember, not all competitions are solo competitions. Sometimes, you should learn to employ a bit of teamwork.
In relationships, the Aries enjoys taking charge. However, when they start acting as team players, their relationships become more enriched and strengthened. Those born under the Aries sign must learn to earn the respect, trust and even friendship of others through their skills and personality. Only then can they truly form relationships that will stick close to them, and fulfil their desire for happiness in their social lives.
Stubbornly in second place, Taurians have a very strong and even immovable will. It can be difficult to change their opinion, or get them to be more open-minded and try something new that’s outside of their comfort zone.
While their indomitable will can be attractive, it can alienate them from pursuing new relationships. So, it is important that Taurians adopt a “try everything at least once” attitude before they form any judgements.
Being open-minded does not only mean being willing to listen to differing opinions, it also means not forcing their own views on others. Learn to agree to disagree and leave it at that. It can be difficult, but once Taurians start socialising is a more open-minded manner, they may find that it adds a lot of happiness to their life.
Sharp-tongued and quick-witted number three of the zodiac, Geminis usually have no problem socialising with others. They enjoy beating around the bush and jumping from topic to topic, depending on their mood. While no conversation with a Gemini will ever be boring, this can cause some conflicts in long-term or serious social relationships.
Geminis have no problems starting relationships and finding friends. However, in order to keep and strengthen their relationships, Geminis must learn to adapt and know when to drop their playful demeanour to discuss serious issues or topics.
People will always love the intelligent opinions of Geminis, but sometimes, Geminis need to acknowledge that relationships aren’t just built on wit alone. Relationships rely on a deep sense of trust and empathy. Once Geminis learn to tap into their more serious and softer side, they will find that this is what ensures that their relationships remain strong.
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Fourth in the zodiac, Cancer is a sweet, sensitive sign, and those born under it draw a lot of strength and happiness from their relationships. They value their social relationships very deeply.
Cancerians have no problem ensuring that those in their social circle feel comfortable and happy in their presence. However, they have a tendency to bottle up their own feelings of insecurity or worries, to a point that it can hamper their relationships.
In order to find happiness in their social life, Cancerians must learn to be more open to those they trust. They must learn to value their own feelings and impulses, and not be afraid to share their emotions with others.
Often, Cancerians will find that their true friends will be willing to show them the same care and affection that they show others. Being vulnerable can help to strengthen and deepen their social circles. By not bottling in negative feelings, Cancerians will have a much easier time socialising and forming relationships with new people.
In fifth place is the King of the Jungle, Leo – another sign that has no trouble being in the social spotlight. Leos know how to command a room and everybody’s attention.
However, sometimes, Leos must learn to let others have the spotlight. They have to learn to give some attention to others, and allow them to shine as well. From it, they’ll gain much more insight into their relationships, and find themselves much happier socialising with others.
Many Leos will find that they have gained much loyalty and respect from those around them – traits that are greatly valued by Leos. All this just from taking a step back and letting others speak, or lending someone a listening ear.
In sixth place in the zodiac, Virgos always strive to show their best side to people. They are very strict about how they act in front of others.
However, while this can be beneficial in a professional setting, it can be an obstacle to deepening or forming meaningful and happy relationships in a social setting.
Virgos must learn to relax their perfectionist tendencies, especially with the expectations they set on themselves. While always showing your best side can help attract people initially, Virgos only find true happiness when they learn to relax and showcase other aspects of their personality.
Once Virgos learn not to be so uptight while socialising with others, they’ll find themselves starting to have fun. Simply relaxing and letting their guard down can be very beneficial to finding social happiness.
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Sitting comfortably in seventh place in the zodiac, Libra is the glue that binds people together. Libras seek to bring harmony and balance to their surroundings – they act as the diplomat in most situations.
While this role is an admirable and even a necessary one in both professional and casual social settings, it can become tiring and detrimental.
Like any other sign, Libras have their own opinions and ideas, which may not always fall in line with the idea of compromise. And sometimes, Libras must learn to be a bit selfish in their social lives.
There is nothing wrong with standing up for what they believe in, or being vocal when they are upset or uncomfortable. Even if these issues cause disharmony, it will ultimately lead to a much stronger relationship if they bring these issues to light. Honesty and being open are the most important ideals to keep.
Slinking into eighth place in the zodiac, Scorpios tend to avoid the limelight and shy away from social situations.
They often don’t have problems starting up witty or intellectual conversations with like-minded people, however. The biggest thing that Scorpios need to watch out for is their tendency to cling to past events or even hoard emotional hang-ups.
Scorpios never forget and can be prone to building walls around them in order to avoid getting into situations similar to the past. While this is a means to protect oneself, Scorpios can risk becoming closed off to socialising altogether.
Therefore, Scorpios must learn to show their vulnerable side to people while socialising. Being entirely guarded can make Scorpios come off as too aloof or even cold when they don’t mean to.
Excitedly waiting in ninth place in the zodiac, Sagittarius is another sign that usually has no trouble socialising. Their happy-go-lucky attitude is infectious – and just what makes them so attractive.
However, Sagittarians have a habit of just barrelling forward without always considering the feelings of others. Their definition of happiness and fun isn’t always the same as everybody else’s, so they must learn to stop and listen.
Spontaneity is important to Sagittarians, but making sudden and bold changes can easily upset the people they are trying to build relationships with. They don’t need to sacrifice part of themselves, but instead just consider the feelings and thoughts of others before leaping forward.
Many times, they may find that someone else’s insights can keep them from leaping headfirst into a dangerous situation. More importantly, they can connect with others better, and even form unlikely friendships that fill the gap in their current social lives.
Patiently waiting in 10th place in the zodiac, Capricorns treat their social life very much like their careers – they always have their eyes fixed on the goal.
While there is nothing wrong with ambition, these stubborn goats sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses. Capricorns should learn to focus on the “now”, and especially on what makes them happy, rather than what benefits them.
Socialising isn’t just about networking or forming connections, it’s also about finding like-minded people they can trust and confide in. Friendships make life so much brighter, after all.
Capricorns need to learn to put down the briefcase and laptop, and just start focusing on having fun and meeting new people. Not everyone may be an asset in business, but they can certainly help Capricorns find newfound happiness and joy while they are socialising.
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In the 11th place of the zodiac, Aquarius attracts like-minded people who think out of the box while socialising. They have an endless bounty of ideas and opinions.
However, with all these great ideas, comes the need for control, and to play by no one else’s rules. Aquarius’ thirst for flexibility and freedom are admirable, but this desire can also end up alienating many around them.
The trick is to give others the same freedom. They should not attempt to control or dictate but instead, focus on creating a social circle where everyone is free to express themselves without fear of judgement.
Aquarians will receive as much as they give. They’ll find that communicating new and unique ideas promotes better brainstorming than if they were to keep all the ideas to themselves.
Always one for trying something new, the eccentric Aquarius should attempt this new form of socialising with zeal.
Waiting at the end, in the 12th place of the zodiac, is the gentle and sweet Pisces. Pisceans love to daydream about their ideal social situation, and tend to tap into their inner spirituality when it comes to networking.
However, at times, that spiritual side can become weighed down by negative emotions or thoughts. Pisceans, being as sweet and caring as they are, tend to hold these feelings in.
But socialising is not just about showing your best side to others. Pisceans must learn to let their opinions be heard and not keep these thoughts to themselves. Releasing these negative feelings does not stain their reputation – it enhances it.
Pisces is a very emotional and spiritual sign, and those born under it should understand that sharing their thoughts are a form of emotional release, and can only help strengthen their social prowess. This is powerful knowledge that Pisceans should not forget.
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