No two people are the same, especially if they are an Aries and a Virgo, so when it comes to the art of destressing, it’s important to understand what each zodiac sign needs can make a big difference in how we approach self-care.
Sun In Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Considered the most energetic, people with their sun in Aries thrive when they are in a fast paced environment. However, when it comes time to destress these fiery rams need to find a place to put all of their untapped energy. Physical activities like running or a high-intensity workout can do the trick and keep their competitive energy in check.
Sun In Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
People with their sun in Taurus thrive in comfort as that is when they feel the most relaxed. They can become easily stressed when put in uncomfortable situations that deal with change or a disturbance of their inner peace. Taurus, ruled by Venus, loves feeling pampered, so consider unwinding, getting some essential oil, and spending some much-needed time in a bubble bath.
Sun In Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Geminis are known as the social butterflies of the zodiac. The Air sign loves having a packed schedule. From dinner plans with friends to planning a game night with their family, Geminis don’t ever skip a beat. However, balancing constant socializing can get tiresome even for them. Going for solo walks keeps the world moving while still giving them the time to refocus and reorganize their thoughts.
Sun In Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
Cancers, although the biggest homebodies, are the biggest caretakers of the bunch. They take in everyone’s emotions and hold them close, often allowing others' feelings to affect them positively and negatively. These Crabs need to take the time to take care of themselves regardless of how difficult it is. Cooking a meal by themselves that can later be shared with a loved one is great for Cancers to destress while still nurturing the people in their life.
Sun In Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Leos often see themselves as the leaders in their lives, and even though they won’t admit it, it can be exhausting to always be the main character. They take pride in their image, and never want to be viewed as weak or less than others; however, living with that expectation can cause a lot of stress. The best way a Leo can destress is by having fun! Going out dancing or to a party and focusing on having a good night can remind the powerful Lion having fun doesn’t have to come with an audience and allow them to take their mask off for a night.
Sun In Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If there is one thing to know about Virgos it’s that they are constantly looking for perfection and are hyper-critical. This overthinking can lead to a lot of anxiety and stress, which is why their ideal destresser should involve an activity to get them out of their own mind. Yoga and meditation are great ways to recenter a Virgo while also giving them the structure of an activity they can easily implement in their daily life.
Sun In Libra (Sept.23 - Oct.23)
Libras blossom when they have balance in their life, however, they struggle to achieve it as they juggle all the various aspects of their life. Finding time to enjoy the beauty in life is what people with their sun in Libra look for when they need to rebalance. Going to an art museum or on a nature walk can re-establish beauty and harmony in their life.
Sun In Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov.21)
Passionate and mysterious Scorpios can more often than not get intense when it comes to intrusive thoughts. Typically to themselves, people with their sun in Scorpio need to feel safe to destress and the best way to do that is to take care of a Scorpio through music. Creating a playlist can help them escape from their troubles without having to force the hard-to-read scorpion to discuss their emotions.
Sun In Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
They are the travelers of the zodiac, and can often feel their freest when they are on the move and discovering new places. Although this typically comes with positives, they can often find themselves agreeing to way more than their social battery can take. A perfect way for any Sag to destress is to take a solo trip. Locally or not, when they are on the move they are their happiest.
Sun In Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Capricorns and self-care don’t come as naturally, as they often put work before anything else. This can be beneficial when it comes to achieving their goals but can be detrimental when it comes to their self-wellness. In order for a Capricorn to unwind you have to get them away from their busy daily lives. Outdoor activities like hiking or rock climbing all have end goals that can appeal to any Capricorn while connecting them to their mind and bodies.
Sun In Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Aquarius are overthinkers. Often they're trying to solve everyone’s problems before their own. They are active thinkers with large imaginations and want to absorb new information constantly. In order for people with their sun in Aquarius to destress, they need to find an outlet for all their brain power. Board games and trivia can do just the trick by helping stimulate the brain in a different way.
Sun In Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Pisces feel it all, regardless if they want to or not. Sometimes though, they can feel a little too much. They are often living in their own dreamy world but when faced with negative emotions they can be left unsure how to handle them in a healthy manner. Pisceans thrive when being creative, so painting or drawing can be very therapeutic to the fish of the zodiac.
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Stress is a common part of life, and although normal, it should not consume your everyday life. Regardless of your zodiac sign, if you’re struggling to achieve happiness and feel your anxiety worsening, then don’t wait. Speak to a professional that can help make a difference. Resources like online therapy are a convenient yet effective way to seek professional health from the comfort of your own home. There are also a multitude of mental health resources from LGBTQ+ options to the Veterans Crisis Line available online. However, if you are in emotional distress then immediately contact 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline as there are trained crisis workers available 24/7.