Each person is unique according to the stars, to it’s important to know your unique way to destress! Find your sign and find the best ways to relax for you.
Element: Fire/ Dates: March 21-April 19
Aries are strong willed, impulsive, competitive, and lives by their own rules. More often than not Aries are activists who make their voices heard. These trailblazers live by the beat of their own drum.
When the going gets tough, Aries will feel out of control and won’t think things through. The best way to get out of the ball of stress is to find something you can control or find a competition.
Here is how to destress if you are an Aries:
- Take the lead on the next big project at work
- Cook a healthy meal
- Scream into a pillow
- Go out for a trivia night
Element: Earth/ Dates: April 20- May 20
Hardworking, ambitious, and stubborn are traits of Taurus. They are the anchor of the Zodiac. They are genuine and stable friends to all and appreciate a drama free life. Because you value stability in your life, change or flaky plans might stress you out. Your biggest motto is probably “keep calm and carry on”
Here is how to destress if you are a Taurus:
- Do some grounding work like meditation or deep breathing
- Plan, plan, plan
- Clean your room or declutter a space
- Listen to music
Element: Air/ Dates: May 21- June 20
Gemini is often one of the most misunderstood signs. It not that you’re two-faced or fake, you just can adapt easily to the other person. You are the chameleon. You are an expert communicator and love to chat, especially when you’re stressed. But that’s okay because you are optimistic!
Stressful situations may not get you down like it does with other signs, but you still need time for you. Here is how to destress as a Gemini:
- Vent to a friend
- Write down a list of positives
- Express your gratitude
- Watch a movie that makes you laugh
Element: Water/ Dates: June 21- July 22
Cancers are symbolized by the crab. They have tough exteriors, but are secretly soft and, being a water sign, emotional. You are intuitive, near psychic, and deep in your emotions. You value all types of relationships.
Most cancers identify themselves as empaths, so when there is too much going on they get stressed. You immediately withdraw and hide in your shell. Here is how to stress as a cancer:
- Talk all of your emotions out. Through a journal or a friend.
- Spend some alone time. No phones allowed.
- Dance to your favorite tunes
Element: Fire/ Dates: July 23- August 22
Leos are known for their boldness and leadership skills. You have some awesome traits and you are proud to show it! Intense and energetic, it is hard for others to ignore you.
When stressed, Leos are drama queens, but the show must go on. When someone challenges you or doesn’t listen, you get fired up. Here is how to destress as a Leo:
- Exercise through a kickboxing class
- Go have fun! Go to a party or a dinner date
- Watch a comedy show
- Get out of your ego and help someone
Element: Earth/ Dates: August 22-September 23
As a Virgo you are smart and sophisticated. You are all about planning and perfectly executing them. Virgos also hate to disappoint their friends. They will try their best to make every night out, and then write a 5 page paper. That must be a reason for your stress!
Here is how to destress as a Virgo:
- Create boundaries
- Just simply stop (no plans, no phone, just you and Netflix)
- Let your standards for yourself go
- Clean your space
Element: Air/ Dates: September 23- October 22
Libras are one of the kindest zodiacs. Always willing to put others before themselves, they are the ultimate friend. You are probably excellent at compromises because of your love for others and ability to see both sides of the spectrum.
Here is how to destress if you are a Libra,
- Put yourself first and do what you love
- Stay out of your friend’s problems
- Find balance- try not to focus all on one thing
- Write down 10 things you love about yourself
Element: Water/ Dates: October 23- November 21
Scorpios are another sign that is often misunderstood. At the end of the day, you are still a water sign and emotions are sill important to you. Scorpios are just passionate!
Scorpios are unapologetic about who they are and won’t back down from their passions. At the first sign of stress it’s normal for you to withdraw.
Here is how a Scorpio should destress:
- Do a meditation focused on letting go
- Write out what emotions you are having and why
- Work on a passion project
- Talk to a friend
Element: Fire/ Dates: November 22- December 21
Sagittarius have bold personalities. Independent, strong-willed, and not afraid to go off the beaten path. They are extroverted and blunt, but can easily put themselves in another person’s shoes.
When stressed it’s easy to get scattered. Here is how to destress as a Sagittarius:
- Go on a hike
- Remember your bigger purpose
- Prioritize your problems and tasks
Element: Earth/ Dates: December 22- January 19
Capricorns always get what they set their mind too. Hard-working, in control, and smart, it may seem like you are stubborn, but you just know what you want!
Capricorns can feel stressed when there are no rules and too many decisions to make. If you are a hard-working Capricorn, here is how to destress:
- Give yourself a break. That task from work can wait
- Learn to say no
- Do something grounding like being in nature
- Do a body-scan meditation
Element: Air/ Dates: January 20- February 18
It’s tough to describe and Aquarius. Each one is unique. They don’t like labels and want to be different. Everything is changing and evolving to an Aquarius.
Social justice and humanity are important topics for Aquarius. Here is how to destress as an Aquarius:
- Do your favorite self-care ritual (take a bath, do a facemask, etc.)
- Donate to a cause that matters to you
- Vent to a friend
- Watch your favorite movie
Element: Water/ Dates: February 19- March 20
Pisces is known for their emotional and sensitive nature. Just like cancer, most Pisces are empaths and take on everyone’s emotions on top of their own. As a Pisces you are imaginative, creative and emotionally driven. That doesn’t mean you ignore your logic! You just think with your gut sometimes.
Having so many emotions can be exhausting, so here is how to destress as a Pisces:
- Indulge your creative side by writing a short story
- Sit with your emotions and organize them
- Do a coloring page
- Take a bath with candles
All artwork from Tati Moons (@tatimoons)
Did these help you relax? What your favorite way to destress? Let us know below. P.S. share with your friends so can relax too!
Hi! I'm Jayde. Communication expert and your relationship guru. I'm just living life one word at a time and trying to take it all in. You can catch me sipping an iced coffee and snuggling an animal.