Self Care For Each Astrological Sign
In these fast-paced and downright chaotic times it can be easy to overlook the importance of taking a moment to restore one’s sense of well-being, and enjoy the pleasures that appeal to what makes us feel truly valued and cared for.
Self care is an essential part of one’s health and wellness, and sometimes even the littlest pick-me-up can make a world of difference.
The twelve signs of the zodiac, from fiery Aries to sensitive Pisces, all represent the elemental qualities, pursuits, and personality traits that define what makes each sign tick. Astrology is a great place to start when seeking the perfect self care regimen for yourself or a loved one, from a cozy good read to an experimental art exhibit.
Below are the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the tried-and-true ways for each sign to unwind and replenish their precious stores.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Energetic and vivacious, the youthful Aries is happiest when they are on the go and part of the action. This can lead to tremendous moving and shaking, but even the tireless ram needs to be reminded to take some down time every now and then. Taking up a new hobby, sport, or group project is a fantastic way for Aries to unwind without losing momentum.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The Venus-ruled Taurus works hard to reap the finer rewards in life, and nothing soothes the bull’s rough edges more than a little self-pampering. A night out at one of the finest restaurants in town, a sumptuous spa day, or afternoon hitting the shops allows Taurus to truly enjoy what they’ve earned.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Quick and clever Gemini, much like Aries, is not one to sit still even in the name of relaxation. Gemini loves to have his or her finger on the cultural pulse, so taking in the latest shows, museum exhibitions, and about-town-events keeps Gemini engaged and in their own happy element.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
It’s no secret that many of the world’s finest chefs are Cancers. This nurturing sign is happiest in their own kitchen abode, creating delicious dishes and replenishing what is so often lost in the day-to-day grind. Cancers love exploring new cuisines, spices, and sensory indulgences, and even an afternoon with a brand new cookbook is enough to perk them up.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The spotlight loving lion is not one to step down just for a little, well, down time, but rather prefers to unwind where they can be seen and heard. Natural born entertainers, Leos can truly let loose in improv, dance, or performance-related classes and projects, with their warm and gregarious personalities instantly elevating any group environment to a new positive high.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The sensible and often overworked Virgo is ripe for a good literary escapade, and nothing awards them their much-earned like a good book and fireside to curl up by. For a more social outlet, Virgo is bound to take great pleasure in a local book club and thoughtful discussion with kindred spirits.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Sophisticated and social, Libra is generally found wherever tastes run high and beauty plays host. Always at their best in settings where every guest is treated equally and well, Librans are bound to enjoy a special museum opening, musicale, or charity event where they can mingle with ease while still contributing in a positive way.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Intense and mysterious, Scorpios can be prone to illness and depression if they don’t retreat from social and professional demands every once in awhile and make a private niche for themselves. Much like their symbolic counterpart, the scorpion prefers lush and dimly lit nooks in which to relax and indulge without outside interference. Scented candles, long baths, and luscious music are sure to restore Scorpios to their sensual selves in no time.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Wherever there’s a crowd and/or physically challenging pursuit there’s bound to be a Sagittarius. These astrological archers can’t get enough of the dazzling promise of adventure, and first to organize group outings and solo expeditions alike. Exploring new areas, camping, and even afternoon hikes a few hours outside of town keep Sagittarius feeling boldly alive and nothing short of invigorated.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
On par with Virgo’s tireless work ethic, with an ambitious drive that propels them even when they’re off the clock, Capricorn is happiest when he or she is at their most productive. Weekend retreats, classes, or workshops pertaining to their personal goals (but with a much friendlier atmosphere) are a perfect way for the sea goat to have fun and still get ahead.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
The inquisitive and intellectual Aquarian savors any opportunity to learn a new skill or savor an unexpected facet of life. Lecture halls, avant garde museums, and experimental performance centers are ideal places for the Aquarius to dip his or her toes into stimulating new outlets and meet intriguing individuals like themselves.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Dreamy and hyper sensitive, these old mer souls need a body of water and gentle company to soothe and lift their spirits. A day at the beach or picnic by the river works like a tonic on the fish’s frazzled nerves; even a rainy day with nowhere to go can be bliss to a Pisces. Pisceans are naturally inclined towards the arts, and are first to appreciate a new play, poetry reading, or art exhibit.