Being a free spirit isn’t a phase–it’s a lifestyle. A free spirit is spontaneous, independent, and optimistic in their approach to everything. These people aren’t afraid to go against the grain and carve out their own path. Typically, these social butterflies are the outgoing type who like to take things easy. They don’t sweat the small stuff–and trust that things will eventually work out.
Some people assume that free spirits are flippant or unintentional in the way they act, but that’s not always true. It’s about choosing to make the most of your circumstances and never letting fear or doubt get in the way of your happiness or success. Most importantly, being a free spirit is about learning to ride the waves of life with ease.
Free spirits are very in tune with their intuition and sense of self–and this carefree demeanor doesn't come naturally to everyone. And if you’re wondering why some people just seem to cruise through life with ease–the answer is in the stars. Turns out your zodiac sign can tell you a lot about how free-spirited you are.
Is your zodiac sign one of the most free-spirited around? Keep reading to find out.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Aries are the fierce and bold leaders of the zodiac who like to set the trends. You’re somebody who exudes an aura of joy, freedom, and spontaneity that is simply infectious. People are inspired by your zest for life: probably because you don’t let anyone’s opinion of you and your plans stop you from succeeding.
Aries are ruled by Mars, the planet of action and motivation, meaning you’re here in this lifetime to leave your mark on the world. You’ll stop at nothing to showcase your unique talents. “Aries is not especially interested in power over others: it merely wants power to do what it wants without others making demands,” writes astrologer Robert Hand in his book Horoscope Symbols. This energy will take you far in life, Aries; just be sure to slow down and enjoy the ride as you follow the flames of passion.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Being a free spirit is about living your life without rules or limitations–something you know plenty about Sagittarius. You understand that life is about gracefully moving from one phase of being to the next. “For Sagittarians to be at their best, they must be allowed to do things their own way: they should be given as much freedom of expression as is practically possible,” write astrologers Derek and Julia Parker in their book, Life Signs.
Sagittarius doesn’t rely on other people’s expectations for motivation. Creating your own luck comes naturally from knowing your true desires. Plus, your ruling planet Jupiter gives you a courageous and independent spirit that can’t be contained. You know how to tune out the criticism from your inner critic and trust that you’ll land on your feet. And there’s nothing you love more than shaking up expectations and subverting the status quo.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You know life is all about transformation and change, Pisces. As a water sign, you’re deeply connected to your intuition. That’s why you don’t pay attention when people try to impose their ideas on you. “[Pisces] are indifferent to most limiting restrictions, if they don’t rob them of their freedom to dream and feel their way through life,” writes astrologer Linda Goodman in her book, Sun Signs.
Your free-spirited nature is also reflected in your creative, unconventional way of thinking about the world. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions, you’re able to see the beauty in things that others pass by. Pisces are unafraid to challenge the existing norms and social conventions. And you’re someone who is always eager to learn and willing to take risks to follow your passions.
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