Creating a self-care routine that empowers you and makes you feel good revolves around activities that can elevate your mood and make you happy.
If you think taking bubble baths and putting on face masks is too cliche, it’s time to take things up a notch.
If you consult the stars when it comes to the career move you should make or how you should spend your time, it makes sense to also use your zodiac to figure out suitable self-care activities you should look into.
Below are some of the zodiac-based activities you can add to your self-care toolkit:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If you are an Aries, you typically thrive in challenging competitions and situations—that’s when you feel most alive. If you feel bogged down by your emotions, consider getting some movement to release those pent up feelings.
You can take a kickboxing class, hit the gym, or train for a marathon. The idea is to do something that will involve moving your body and challenging yourself.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans are known for their love of luxury and connection to the physical world. They also have a deep appreciation for sensual pleasures and an immense awareness of their bodies. Often, they enjoy the pleasures of life and find comfort in the tangible.
If you are a Taurus, splurge on a full space day or indulge in a relaxing mani-pedi. Regardless of the activities you want to indulge in, make sure you feel pampered.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Learn Something New
Geminis love collecting new information. They are also very particular about nourishing their extroverted and introverted sides. That said, self-care for Geminis means spending time alone with themselves and others.
Consider taking up a class, watching interesting documentaries, and researching new subjects and sharing them with friends or loved ones. You can also give your extrovert side some stimulation by joining a book club so you can discuss your favorite books with others.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Try Journaling or Therapy
Cancers find comforting others the most fulfilling. They love to take care of other people and help them with their problems. However, as natural empaths, they tend to take on the problems of others and put their needs in the backseat.
The best way to take care of yourself is to dedicate time to emotionally and mentally work on yourself. Pencil in time with a therapist to talk about your feelings. Another option would be to try journaling to figure out your needs and get any negative emotions you may have in writing.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Whether they are aware of it or not, Leos are born stars and they need to shine. Leos can look after themselves by tapping on their creative side and sharing it with the world. Apart from wowing everyone at karaoke night, Leos can also try taking creative photos or running a blog.
Leos can fulfil their need to seek nourishment and love by sharing their work with others. If you are a Leo, you should never allow anything to dull your sparkle. You are always a pleasure to be around when you shine.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Declutter Your Space
Often, Virgos feel the need to be perfect. While there is no such thing as perfection, the closest they can get to being in control is having a clean and well organized space. So rather than focusing on how they can make their space perfect, they can instead declutter it to make everything simpler. Decluttering the mind is recommended too!
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Create a List of Positive Affirmations
Libras like to keep their space and will often feel most fulfilled when they are well-liked. While their ability to prioritise and bring harmony to other people’s feelings is admirable, they often end up forgetting about their own needs and focusing more on being like rather than being happy.
To revert their attention back to their happiness rather than the happiness of others, Libras can create a list of go-to affirmations they can recite daily or go-to when they need a quick pick me up.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Schedule Some Alone Time
While they are unlikely to reveal their emotions to others, Scorpios can easily develop intense emotions. To look after themselves, it is crucial that Scorpios release their feelings safely and not repress any emotions. Scorpios love privacy so self-care will involve retreating from others and doing whatever makes them feel safe.
They also need to ensure they have some “me time” to not only reset and recharge but also to release any pent-up emotions through various mediums like journaling or meditation. Schedule alone time and make a deliberate choice to make the most out of it.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Try Something New
It’s not surprising that these fire signs feel more alive when they are trying and experiencing something new. That said, it is important for them to try and be exposed to new things and experiences to feel their best. In line with this, they should allow their intuitions to guide them.
It is also recommended that they try activities they have been dying to do like going on a trip alone, reading a totally different genre, or trying a cooking class. They are surprised at how invigorating trying something new makes them feel.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Take a Break
Capricorns often tackle everything on their to-do list way faster compared to others. Unfortunately, finishing their to-do lists ahead of time is often at the expense of self-care or even fun. If anything, nourishing the mind and body is a foreign concept to them.
However, taking breaks and learning to be okay with taking breaks is an integral part of self-care. That said, adding “relaxing and doing nothing” to the to-do list would be a good thing to do.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Do Some Volunteer Work
Considered the most detached among all the signs, they don’t talk or show emotions very often. They also don’t spend time dwelling on negative feelings. Typically, they focus on finding solutions right away.
With a similar mindset, finding a project that you are passionate about and raising money or donating money can be a good place to start if they want to nourish their mind, body, and soul.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Do Something Creative
Pisces are very comfortable when it comes to talking about their feelings and emotions. They are incredibly empathetic and intuitive and can often take on the problems of others like their own.
They also probably feel the need to often escape so they channel their emotions into forms of escapism that are healthy. They thrive when they use their creativity and they feel their best when they are able to work and use their imagination.
Since art (or doing anything creative) feels like meditation, you can try creating music, painting, and writing fiction to soothe the mind and ease out of reality at least for a bit.
Over to You
Figuring out the best self-care activities is just one part of the equation. Ensuring you include them in your day to day life is where the magic truly happens.