December 28, 2014
 
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Don't Be a Doormat

Most of us don't think of ourselves as doormats until it's too late. By then, we've been stepped on so many times we think it's normal. So get a heads up on how your zodiac sign can become a doormat, so you know what to avoid to get the respect you deserve!Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Impatience is your weakness, Aries, and it gets you in trouble every time. Seduced by the promise of a quick fix, you lower your standards so much you fall flat on your face. The next time you feel tempted by the latest and greatest, slow down, do your research and look before you leap. 

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Change isn't your strong suit, so you dig in your heels to maintain the status quo ... but then you end up digging your own grave and people walk right over you. Work on remaining open and flexible when new ideas are proposed. Remember, change can be your friend.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Being a big gabber yourself, it's easy for you to get sucked in by fast talkers. Their spiels mesmerize you and you forget who you are. Then you're putty in their hands. The best way to avoid scammers is to demand they walk their talk. If they don't, you need to snap out of it and move on.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You'll do anything for family and home, so of course it's easy for your loved ones to take advantage of you. Go ahead and aspire to being Mom or Dad of the Year, but don't sacrifice your own life. Set limits and reserve time for interests and activities that nurture you.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You're a sucker for praise, and as long as anyone is piling it on you'll continue to eat right out of their hand. That's not always a bad thing, unless they're just stroking your ego to jerk your chain. Keep checking in with your conscience so you don't take a wrong turn.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You prefer to be a perfect lady or gentleman, so when faced with conflict, you often choose to step aside. Problems arise when you bottle up your feelings, grow resentful and then start using passive-aggressive behaviors. It's easier to be up front with your feelings from the get-go ... in a polite way of course.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Since you will do almost anything to avoid confrontation, you get into trouble by appeasing others when you should be drawing the line. Be a peacemaker if you must, but don't let people wipe their feet on you. Stand up for what you know is right.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
With your love of intensity, you need to watch out for unhealthy relationships. If you find yourself defining love as slavish devotion, that's a big red flag! Psychologists call it co-dependence. You need to get a life and pour your intensity into your personal achievements instead.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your quest for adventure can get you into trouble when you put off what you can do today for the promise of something bigger tomorrow. Don't be a Cinderella waiting for your pumpkin to turn into a carriage ... because it might never happen. Seize the day and keep moving toward more realistic goals.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You normally stick to your high standards, but occasionally your pursuit of the almighty dollar does you in. If you have a boss who is dangling a carrot down the road in exchange for endless hours, make sure you don't get run over. Nail down the details and get them in writing. 
 
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Doormat is not usually in your repertoire, but you do have your Achilles' heal. It's called nonconformity. Your quest to be hipper-than-thou can lead you to sacrificing traditions that would actually be better for you. Watch out for knee-jerk reactions and seek more balance.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Compassion and generosity come naturally to you, making you a great friend ... but those same traits can get you into hot water when you fall prey to a user. Make sure whomever you expend your energy on is worth it. If you find yourself doing all the giving, turn on your heel and head for the hills.

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