How You Heal Your Mind And Body, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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What self-help method is right for you?

The link between mental health and physical health is undeniable. Stress and anxiety have a direct negative effect on your body, and when there’s something physically wrong, it creates stress and anxiety.

It’s a vicious circle, and it can quickly escalate, but you can take steps to break out of the patterns, regain control, and learn how to be happy again. And no matter what your zodiac sign is, once you live a healthier life, your horoscope will reflect that change.

Certain simple practices are good for everyone. For example, meditation has many proven benefits. it not only reduces stress, but boosts your immune system, increases intelligence, and makes you more productive. 

Exercise is another great way that all the zodiac signs can reduce stress and pain. You don’t have to become an Olympic athlete. Just get up and walk around the block once a day. Stand up and stretch once an hour. Like meditation, regular physical exercise will have a positive, lasting effect on both your mind and your body.

The key is to find the most effective, enjoyable method for you and your lifestyle, and make it a habit. If you need some suggestions, here are the self-care methods associated with each of the zodiac signs.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Physical exercise is the best form of meditation that Aries could hope for. Some people are satisfied with just running around the neighborhood, but Aries is the one tearing along the most difficult hiking trails, parasailing, or bungee-jumping.

For Aries, peace of mind comes from pushing the boundaries and exploring the extremes.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Nothing like a little “retail therapy” and a spa day to help Taurus feel rejuvenated, calm, and renewed. This is the sign of luxury and physical pleasure. They find genuine joy in possessing fine things (nothing wrong with a little materialism now and then), and a massage will make all their troubles seem to melt away.

After a day of pampering, Taurus’ issues don’t seem so overwhelming, and they’re ready to deal with them more objectively and efficiently.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

The line from that old Beatles song is Gemini’s theme: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Gemini thrives in social settings, and with others’ support, they can deal with just about anything that life throws their way.

They just have to make sure that they surround themselves with positive company. It’s so easy for Gemini to pick up on others’ energy that being around cynics and pessimists can make them feel a lot worse.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer takes their mental, emotional, and physical strength from their own home turf. They tend to create their private environment in a way that resonates positively with their own energy.

For Cancer, being at home (either alone or with loved ones) is like plugging into their own personal re-charger, especially if they can enjoy some comfort food.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

There’s a lot of talk about Leo’s giant ego, but don’t overlook the fact that this sign is also strongly associated with creativity and friendship. When Leo’s hurting, one surefire cure is for them to spend some time in an art studio, preferably with a few other like-minded creatives.

Whether they’re working together on the same project of just being there to offer critiques, suggestions, and praise, being part of a creative scene is important for Leo’s overall health.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Cleaning, organizing, and improving — that’s what Virgo does anyway. Unfortunately, they’re so often involved in trying to help others improve that they forget to take breaks and pay attention to their own needs.

When Virgo finally takes a break and pays attention to their own needs, they tend to throw themselves into purging and remaking their own environment (whether that’s their physical home, their digital files, or their social life). The best way for Virgo to control their own health is to control and de-clutter their own space.  


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Like Gemini, Libra does best in social situations. Our society is hyper-focused on productivity and purpose, but Libra can only take so much of that.

Having fun for its own sake is imperative for Libra’s well-being. Surrounding themselves with music, beauty and light-hearted company is the most effective way for Libra to keep themselves healthy.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Mysterious, spiritual Scorpio is highly attuned to the pulse of the universe itself and is quite sensitive to energy frequencies that other people tend to miss. Scorpio’s methods of self-care might seem a little unorthodox to the rest of the world.

It’s difficult for Scorpio to find someone who both understands them and whom they trust enough to share their problems. Because of this, Scorpio will often seek healing in solitude, in places where they feel like they can connect with higher powers and other dimensions.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is a scholar and an explorer. A new experience can really help clear their minds and hearts. Maybe they’ll be spending a night or two under the stars, or taking a spontaneous vacation to another country, or burying themselves in that giant book they’ve been meaning to read for a while.

Ideally, Sagittarius has a friend or two who shares their absurd sense of humor. For this sign, laughter really is the best medicine, and a night of revelry really helps them decompress.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

It’s all too easy for Capricorn to get so involved in their projects that they forget to stop and take care of their own emotional and physical needs. For Capricorn, “doing nothing” is far from relaxing.

When they do take a break, they tend to choose another goal-oriented activity — working in a garden, talking a nice walk (instead of driving) to do a couple of errands, or taking themselves (and their laptop) out for a treat at an outdoor café where they can work in the fresh air.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Saving the world is exhausting. Aquarius can endure it for a lot longer than other signs, but now and then they just need to disappear, lock themselves in their room, and play video games for a couple of days. (Aquarius loves technology and gadgets, and it’s a lot easier to save virtual worlds than the real one.)

Don’t try to force Aquarius to talk about their problems. If they decide they need to vent, they’ll come find you. In the meantime, solitude is the best way for them to get back in touch with themselves and their own needs.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is always taking on too much, emotionally speaking. They make connections easily, and can get confused about where others’ problems end and their own begin. Because of this, the wise Pisces will regularly set aside some time to be alone and take inventory.

Journaling helps them sort out their feelings, prioritize their needs, and get all the daydreaming out of their system so they can return to reality with a fresh perspective. 


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Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats). 

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