The Secret To Self-Confidence, According To Your Sign

Sometimes, you just have to play to your Zodiac sign's known strengths. It's then that you feel the most in your element — at your most confident. You just need to know which strengths your sign possess and figure out how you can benefit.

All 12 signs can be forces to be reckoned with, as long as they have the right tricks in their arsenal. After all, a brazen, self-assured Aries probably won't share the same approach to handle stress as a by-the-books Capricorn. And a lone wolf Pisces would not gain confidence taking a chatty Gemini's advice.

Ahead, discover the simple habit your sign should pick up to feel more confident, whether you're pitching your ideas at work, negotiating with your landlord, or gearing up for a Big Talk with your partner.

Ready to launch into the new year but not sure where to start? Take a cue from the stars and let your horoscope guide you. 'Scope the rest of your year here.

Burn some energy.

Aries
Burn some energy.

Let's be real: Aries are often branded as too confident. The trick for you, dear Ram, is to temper your excitement so that you don't go into every single interaction with your metaphorical guns a-blazing. Find an outlet for all that energy your fire sign is so famous for, whether that's a quick visit to the gym or a stroll around the block. Doing something more physical than mental will help you focus your thoughts later.

Take your time.

Taurus
Take your time.

Taureans are at their best when they're allowed to take their time — and boy, can you Bulls enjoy a leisurely pace when you want to. Ideally, you have room in your schedule to prep and pamper yourself before making any major moves. And, if it's within reason, you should ask for that time. Steady-as-they-go Bulls can tend to get huffy if they're rushed, but they rarely speak up to say that a short timeline doesn't actually work for them. Reclaim your time, dear Bull.

Talk first.

Gemini
Talk first.

This probably won't come as a shock, Gem, but you feel right at home — and, therefore, carefree — when you're leading the conversation, most likely talking right off the cuff. This is not to say you should start an important house meeting with a string of word vomit, but you will be more at ease if you can kick things off and set the tone for the discussion. Knowing you, you'll probably lead with an offbeat joke.

Call a relative.

Cancer
Call a relative.

Even if you don't see your family on a regular basis, your bonds with them are undeniable, Cancer — and it's more than likely that you really look up to one relative in particular. You won't find a better confidence boost than the one you'll get after giving this special parent, aunt, or family friend a ring. They've known you for years and know just what to say to get you out of your shell (no pun intended).

Find your power pose.

Leo
Find your power pose.

Although the science behind it is a little shaky, there's something perfectly Leonine about striking a Wonder Woman-inspired stance in front of the mirror before conquering the world. It's true that Leos love to strut, but wouldn't be caught dead looking goofy in any sort of professional setting. So, your best plan of action is to indulge in a little swagger while at home: strike a tough pose, sing your favorite pump-up song, or recite the battle speech from Return of the King — anything that reminds you of the power you possess.

Keep as many lists as you see fit.

Virgo
Keep as many lists as you see fit.

Other members of the Zodiac love to rag on Virgos for their microscopic attention to detail and meticulous approach to organization, but it's only because of those skills that you're such a shot-caller in the first place. Ignore the haters and make your lists and check them as many times as you wish. Those to-do lists arm you with a sense of purpose that carries you through your day — and crossing off items will feel like earning a badge of honor.

Get a signature look.

Libra
Get a signature look.

As someone accustomed to flitting from setting to setting (and finding ways to instantly fit in), you understand the importance of a first impression. Sure, that has a lot to do with your quick-witted, Libran charm, but you're perfectly aware that a pair of statement spectacles or a monochromatic uniform helps to make a major impact, too. And you don't have to break the bank or leave your comfort zone — just find an ensemble or look that makes you feel comfortable and you're sure to shine.

Laugh a little.

Scorpio
Laugh a little.

Left to mull over your own thoughts for too long can send you down a self-serious spiral, Scorp. We can't exactly picture you walking into the boardroom with a spring in your step, but a little levity can be a secret weapon to preparing for your big moment. Ask a friend to tell a joke or scroll through your favorite meme account. Pausing to crack a smile won't just take your mind off the task at hand, but it'll actually relieve some of your stress, too.

Learn something new.

Sagittarius
Learn something new.

Given your reputation as the adventurer of the Zodiac, Sag, your bookworm tendencies are often overlooked. But, more than a few Archers like to do their exploring within the pages of an illuminating tome on philosophy or history — and going on such a journey is just the thing you need to calm your nerves. Afterward, you'll feel refreshed and even armed with new pearls of wisdom that you'll doubt love to impart unto others.

Stick with your routines.

Capricorn
Stick with your routines.

A Capricorn under stress is a perplexing thing to behold: Your workhorse instincts will not allow you to quit while tasks remain, but you also hate to deviate from the structure of your daily life. Rather than strive to strike an unattainable balance between these two needs, we urge you to prioritize the latter. A Cap who misses out on their three square meals, eight hours of sleep, or whatever is the cornerstone of your day is a frazzled and self-conscious Cap indeed.

Put it on paper.

Aquarius
Put it on paper.

The mind of an Aquarius is incredible to behold, if not a little overwhelming. Your wheels are always turning — and you're eager to share your best ideas with others, if only you could sort them out quick enough. It's rare for a Water Bearer to embrace analog methods in this day and age, but your rapid-fire thoughts will be best served (and, later on, expressed) if you put pen to paper and jot them down as them come. Then, you can easily sift through them and hone your point before bringing it before a group.

Go for a walk.

Pisces
Go for a walk.

Every Pisces can seem like a fortress of solitude unto themselves — and, for the most part, that's how they like it, so find time to be on your own before you have to make an impression. Nothing grounds you more than a bit of alone time, especially one that allows you to get back to nature. Taking a walk in the park will remind you of the big, world that lies beyond your problems, and thus put those issues in perspective.

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