What Makes Your Zodiac Sign Powerful?

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Aries, yours is a sign of blasting forth action. You show power when you're:

  • Forceful
  • Truthfully you
  • Provocative
  • Active and progressive
  • Aggressive or competitive
  • Confrontational when necessary
  • Honest
  • Optimistic
  • Confident
  • Fun-loving

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Stagnant and without the right creative outlets
  • Antagonistic toward others
  • Unable to read emotional subtleties
  • Pushy when a light touch will do
  • Always fired up, without downtime
  • Burnt-out and emotionally brittle
  • Fighting meaningless battles
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Taurus is a sign of thriving and stability. You show power when you're:

  • Steady-natured and thorough
  • Deeply engaged in a satisfying discipline
  • Actively enjoying sensual pleasures
  • Creating abundance from your own natural talents
  • Strong of body, mind, and spirit
  • Rooted in a sense of place
  • Tending to life in all its stages of growth

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Stubbornly resistant to change
  • Weighed down by your possessions
  • Unable to jump on opportunities
  • Overindulgent, lazy or dull-minded
  • Too set in your ways
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Gemini is the sign of fluency and nimble change. You show power when you're:

  • Mentally flexible
  • Enlightening the scene with your intelligent humor
  • Engaged in the dynamic whirl of life
  • Learning something new
  • Following a fascination
  • Satisfying your curiosity
  • Exploring your many sides
  • Acknowledging your need for rest, along with motion
  • With stimulating friends or colleagues

You feel powerful when you're:

  • Too tightly wound
  • Repeating things you know you shouldn't
  • Putting negativity into the collective stream
  • Unable to sustain interest long enough to bring an idea to fruition
  • Giving in to cynicism
  • Not getting enough "Me" time to center yourself
  • Not allowing for silence to hear your own thoughts
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Cancer is the sign of emotionality and the home. You show power when you're:

  • Protecting the vulnerable
  • Reading the emotional reality of any situation
  • Drawing from your imagination
  • Able to be yourself in a safe, familiar setting
  • Create a homey atmosphere wherever you are
  • Intuiting what's going on, and acting on that information
  • Being the keeper of memories, impressions, intimate stories
  • Reclusive and fearful of being hurt

You feel powerless when you're:

    • Always on the defense
    • Wounded and lashing out
    • Only loving toward those in your clan (family, race, nation)
    • Unable to see beyond your own problems
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Leo is the sign of exuberant creativity. You show power when you're:

  • Larger-than-life with personality
  • Dignified and full of self-respect
  • Big-hearted, generous, a loyal friend
  • Confidently leading and encouraging others
  • Expressing the joy of being alive through all kinds of interests just-for-the-fun-of-it
  • Matching the exuberance of children
  • Exploring the drama of life through the arts, music, theater, etc

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Full of empty boasts
  • Constantly in need of attention
  • Demanding of special treatment
  • Inconsiderate toward other people's time, efforts, gifts
  • Resentful from feeling disrespected
  • Taking life too seriously
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Virgo is the sign of devotion, healthy living and self-improvement. You show power when you're:

  • Productive and working toward tangible goals
  • Tuned into your body and its ability to heal, transform
  • Being of service, in a way that enriching you also
  • Analyzing systems and processes
  • Offering your discerning perspective
  • Sharing your gifts as a healer

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Too humble and don't take credit for your accomplishments
  • Always dissatisfied with where you are
  • Paralyzed from self-criticism
  • Spinning out on the little things that can go wrong
  • Worry over all there is to do
  • Overly fixated on your aches and pains
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Libra is the sign of beauty and art, and romantic love. You show power when you're:

  • A harmonizing influence
  • Playing off another's energies in a masterful way
  • Modeling fairness
  • Thriving in relationship
  • Creating beauty
  • Being stylish, graceful, elegant
  • Advocating justice
  • Restoring balance
  • Being a peacemaker

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Being who you think another needs/wants you to be
  • Fearful of direct action
  • Avoiding a necessary confrontation
  • Unwilling to see the dark, along with the light
  • Full of great ideas, that never get executed
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Scorpio is the sign of sexuality, the shadows, and great feats. You show power when you're:

  • Exploring the rich, shadowy terrain of the psyche
  • Administering strong medicine in a way that has integrity
  • Engaged in life's work that's totally absorbing
  • Aware of your power to heal and transform
  • Patiently strategic when waiting for the right time
  • Extending yourself to go into someone else's darkness, for healing
  • Soulful

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Heavy with unresolved emotions and dramas
  • Stuck in the death part of the cycle with a fixation on destruction
  • Too fearful of losing control that you don't express yourself
  • Manipulative or psychically invasive
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Sagittarius is the sign of knowledge-seeking and wandering far afield. You show power when you're:

  • Exploring new fields of study that fascinate you
  • Planning things to look forward to
  • Moving in and out of friend circles
  • Sharing your optimistic outlook
  • Joyful and friendly
  • Testing your personal limits
  • Experimenting at your creative edge
  • Weaving in many ideas across disciplines
  • Sharing your philosophy

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Bogged down in work that's meaningless for you
  • Alienating others by being intolerant
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Capricorn is the sign of tradition, perseverance and life's wintry times. You show power when you're:

  • Committed to life's work that's deeply rewarding
  • Exerting personal authority
  • Feeling respected in your field or community
  • Working toward mastery of skills
  • Patience with your steady progress
  • Compassionate toward your own melancholic feelings

You feel powerless when you're:

  • All work and no play
  • Unable to connect to wonder or mystery
  • Too focused on status, convention
  • Ruthless in attaining what you want
  • Self-denigrating when you don't meet your own high standards
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Aquarius is the sign of far-sightedness and humane values. You show power when you're:

  • Experimenting and following your path wherever it leads
  • Daring in your thinking
  • Able to think for the group, and see the big picture
  • Open to breakthroughs that take you to the next level
  • Friendly toward everyone equally
  • Not afraid to be considered strange

You lose power when you're:

  • Stuck in an unusual, but rigid matrix of thought
  • Defiant in a way that's self-destructive
  • Unable to create any kind of stability
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Pisces is the sign of heightened sensitivity and imagination. You show power when you're:

  • Able to release old wounds, and transform miraculously
  • Using the power of your imagination
  • Tuned into dreams and the spirit realms
  • Grounded in a spiritual practice
  • Honing your awareness of the subtle intuitive senses

You feel powerless when you're:

  • Absorbing too much of the energies around you
  • Overwhelmed, without the time you need to process emotions
  • Too involved in saving others, without tending to your own needs
  • Losing your moral center because of the need to please
  • Overexposed to stimulation, and unable to access the subtle senses