Deep within each of us driven by our desires, influencing our actions, decisions, and reactions throughout life. This is the inner motivation that encourages us to keep fighting, inspiring us to step outside our comfort zone and go for the gold.

It’s important to acknowledge, however, that desires will come and go throughout our lives. What you want not as an adult likely differs incredibly from the desires that you held onto as a child, or even as a teen. In fact, one could argue that your desires today are likely quite different from your desires just a year ago! They change which each stage and season of our life, helping to give us direction and focus in an otherwise overwhelming world.

We may find ourselves influenced by society, the people around us, or the advertising that is so strategically waved in our faces. Why do you think companies spend so much money on television and internet ads? If they can convince you that you desire their product, that you NEED their product, you are far more likely to part with your hard-earned money.

However, underneath all of society’s influences lie your deepest inner desires. These are the needs and wants that create the foundation for all that we are. They motivate us to get up in the morning and give us something to dream about when we crawl into bed at night.

Discover the hidden desires of each zodiac sign here:

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Driven and determined, an Aries truly believes that they can accomplish anything and everything if only they set their mind to it. They refuse to allow others to hold them back and stand in their way, willing to give whatever it takes to make their dreams a reality, leading others on their path to success. Their desire? To lead others down their path, being recognized for their success.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Building their life on a solid foundation, there is nothing a Taurus needs more in their lives is safety and security in all areas. This includes a solid, unwavering relationship, financial security, a secure career, and a reliable home life. Their ideal life will occur when all these pieces come together. The easiest way to calm a stubborn Taurus is to provide them with security.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Full of energy and excitement, a Gemini’s desire is for their ongoing adventures to never end. They are always on the search for their next big adventure, finding their motivation in life through driven by new experiences and the opportunity to meet new people. If this were ever to end, their whole life would come crashing down.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Sensitive and compassionate Cancer may always be the first person to react to every situation they encounter in life, what they truly desire is freedom. This includes not only financial freedom but also emotional freedom. Sure, as many will point out, the stereotypical Cancer is anything but free from their emotions, but the deep-seeded desire for it is an ongoing journey that they aren’t ready to give up.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

While most people will jump to the conclusion that all Leo desires is to feed their own ego – power, success, money, the truth is far more subtle. What does a Leo desire above everyone else? Within their cold, hard exterior is a gentle, caring teddy bear that simply wants to feel appreciated by those around them for all that they do.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

The perfectionist Virgo is another surprise. Like Leo, their cold exterior often hides their true, sensitive selves. In fact, there is nothing that a Virgo desires more than love – the true, lasting, meaningful love that exists between two soul mates, committed to stand by one another through thick and thin.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Spending their entire lives focused on bringing harmony, balance, and unity to the world that they live in, a Libra’s efforts reflect a much more important internal desire. Deep down, all they want is this same sense of balance and harmony within their own lives. They would rather live a simple, conflict-free life than seek fame or success.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The ambition of Scorpio may get them into trouble, but the truth is that there is nothing that drives a Scorpio more in life than proving everyone else around them wrong. While others may be hurt if someone tells them they can’t do something, Scorpio sees it as a challenge, one that they refuse to lose, and they will take great pride in the reaction of others when they prove it.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Best known for their adventurous nature, Sagittarius is always trying something new. However, what most don’t realize is that the adventure itself is not their desire. They are driven by a need to make a change in the world and leave their mark, constantly stepping out of their comfort zone to expand their mind, boost their creativity and improve their ability for innovation. They genuinely just want to make the world a better place.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The hard-working Capricorn is eager to succeed, but not for the reasons that you may assume. They don’t concern themselves with their own wants and needs. Instead, they work hard because the thing they desire most is to bring value to their family. To have their family acknowledge their efforts is the greatest gift they can be given.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Arguably the most obvious of the signs, there is nothing an Aquarius desires more than their uniqueness. They hate the idea of blending in with the crowd and will even give up things that the love and enjoy if they feel like it is too ‘commonplace’. In fact, they sometimes become so blinded by their desire to stand out that they forget their actual feelings and emotions, let alone those of the people around them.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Living with their head in the clouds, Pisces spends most of their life dreaming, and in doing so they come up with some pretty lofty ideas. While not all of these ideas are realistic (ok, fine, very few are realistic), there is nothing they desire more than for people to take their ideas seriously and help them to bring them to life.

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