It’s no secret that taking time to practice self-care is crucial for your overall health. But with a plethora of wellness rituals out there, how do you know exactly which one will help you feel your best? It turns out the answer is written in the stars. Turning to your sun sign can provide some guidance on the best way for you to recharge, relax, and renew through the rest of this year and into the next. Keep scrolling to learn the wellness habits to start before 2022 ends, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries: Get out in nature
Although getting in movement is an absolute-must for an Aries, it can be easy to put exercise on the back burner when you’re exhausted or it’s freezing outside. But even during the coldest months, there are numerous health benefits to getting out in nature—even if it’s for a brief period of time—so make it a priority to get outside more. This can be done through hot girl walks, hiking, or even a quick walk to your mailbox. You may need to bundle up, but implementing movement into your routine and breathing in fresh air regularly will leave you feeling rejuvenated and calm.
Taurus: DIY spa treatments
As a Taurus, you love the finer things in life. Carving out time to pamper yourself is guaranteed to soothe you, and what better way is there to cater to your indulgent side than with some DIY spa treatments? This can be anything from face masks and mani-pedis to body scrubs and everything in-between. If you really want to create a relaxing atmosphere, light some candles, play some ambient music, and wrap yourself up in a plush robe with a glass of rosé in hand.
Gemini: Practice gratitude
As a Gemini, your spontaneous nature and insatiable curiosity make it so you’re always on-the-go and onto the next goal or project. This makes it easy for you to forget and appreciate all that you already do have, which is why taking the time to practice gratitude can be so beneficial. No matter how you do it—whether you think of three things you’re thankful for when you wake up in the morning or write in a gratitude journal—practicing gratitude will help you slow down and be more present. And when you’re present, you can fully soak up everything the world has to offer.
Cancer: Take baths
Of all the signs, Cancers are the most caring. However, as natural empaths, they often feel drained, so taking the time to recharge and renew is crucial. Since Cancers are ruled by the element of water, taking baths can be incredibly restorative. Water has long been associated with cleansing your mind, body, and soul, so get intentional with your bath routine and add crystals, flowers, dried herbs, or Epsom salts for added benefits.
Leo: Call loved ones
As much as Leos love the spotlight, they also love connecting with others, and research has found that social connection helps improve physical health and overall wellbeing. Chatting with your loved ones over FaceTime or Zoom will help nourish and strengthen the bonds you share with your loved ones; you’ll stay updated on what’s going on in their lives and vice versa. To cater to the part of you that feels an inherent need to shine, swipe on your favorite lipstick ahead of time or throw on a new outfit to show off for the camera.
Virgos tend to be extremely meticulous, which can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s good to be organized, but planning everything down to the last minute can be stressful and exhausting. So before the year comes to an end, set a goal for yourself to meditate once a day, even if it’s just for two minutes. Meditation will help you relinquish some of that control you’re always trying to hold on to, clear your mind so you can make better decisions, and make you feel more grounded and calm.
As a Libra, maintaining balance in all areas of your life is a necessity, and stretching regularly or in place of exercise occasionally can help ensure everything in your body is working in harmony. The tighter you are, the more prone you become to injury and the more tension you inevitably carry around with you. Additionally, stretching has been shown to increase serotonin levels and decrease stress. There are so many stretches out there that go beyond the basics, but for starters, check out these stretches that are good for digestion, these stretches that help anxiety, or these stretches that can help you orgasm for an added bonus.
Scorpios may have a mysterious aura, but they’re in tune with their emotions and often experience emotional extremes deep down. The best way to release those deep-rooted feelings? Journaling. Not only will journaling prevent negative or bitter feelings from building up, but it will also help you work through and analyze any tricky or uncomfortable emotions you’re currently experiencing. In turn, you’ll see things more clearly, which will help keep you from becoming cynical and suspicious of everyone you meet.
Sagittarius: Cook new recipes
Being born under a Sagittarius Sun means being born with wanderlust in your blood, so it’s not surprising that people with this sign in their astrology birth chart are often prone to feelings of restlessness and boredom. Although traveling is the best way to satisfy this craving for exploration, making new recipes is the next best thing. Get creative in the kitchen and experiment with different cuisines and recipes from all around the world. You’ll learn more about other cultures, expand your cooking skills, and have the opportunity to incorporate healthier foods into your diet.
Capricorn: Drink a gallon of water per day
Capricorns are all about practicality, and drinking plenty of water is one of the easiest and most practical wellness practices you can incorporate into your daily life. Not only does a gallon a day keep the wrinkles at bay, it also makes your body feel better. Staying hydrated helps alleviate aches and pains, improves circulation, and acts as a natural detoxer. The easiest way to ensure you’re drinking enough water is to carry around a large water bottle with you at all times. And if you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding in slices of lemon, orange, lime, or cucumber.
Aquarius: Practice Yoga
The entire goal of yoga is to bring the mind and body together, which can be especially helpful for Aquariuses. As an air sign, you’re naturally rational and idealistic, but this logical POV makes it easy to become detached. Practicing yoga can help you get in touch with your emotions, which can teach you how to deal with them—no matter how uncomfortable they may be. Once your mind, body, and heart are working in tandem, you’ll feel more balanced and better than ever.
Pisces: Work with crystals
As the dreamer of the zodiac, you have an uncanny ability to reach beyond what is tangible and experience things others cannot, which is exactly why you should work with healing crystals. There are numerous crystals recommended for those born under a Pisces Sun, but two of the most popular are amethyst and aquamarine because they’re the two birthstones associated with this sign. Amethyst is associated with the crown and third eye chakras and can help anyone struggling with the need to escape by releasing a calming vibrational energy and promote better sleep by placing it underneath your pillow. Likewise, aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra and courage, so wearing it around your neck can help empower you to try new things and communicate effectively. Be sure to do your research so you can find the crystal that works best for you.