Where To Go When You Need A Break, By Zodiac Sign

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Where To Go When You Need A Break, Per Astrology
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The place where you feel most relaxed.

When life gets stressful or overwhelming, we always look for a safe place where we can retreat to and recover. Even if this place is somewhere you imagine in your mind – and not a physical place – you still want to give yourself a chance to get away from whatever is stressing you out, even if only for a few moments.

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Being able to take get away from it all, when you need to is vital. Sometimes, we retreat to a safe and relaxing place subconsciously, other times we actively seek out something to help make us feel better, whether that’s a person or a place.

Think about the last time you felt like you needed a break from work, life, drama, whatever. Maybe you put on your favorite Spotify playlist and zoned out for a few hours, or maybe you texted your BFF and asked her to meet you at your favorite coffee shop.

Now, think about how you felt after giving yourself a much-needed break; probably a lot better, huh?

Whenever I need a break, I go to my bedroom. For me, especially in college, my bedroom is where all of my favorite things are.

Incense, my overstuffed bookshelves, my beautiful shoe collection – everything that makes me happy is all in this one room. So, when I need to get away from my dramatic family or work is starting to stress me out, I go to my little haven and relax.

Sometimes, I get caught up on a show I’m watching on Netflix, sometimes I do a little embroidery to calm myself down, but even if I do nothing, simply being in my safe place makes me feel better. According to astrology, you have your own safe place that helps you relax when you need some peace and quiet.

It doesn't necessarily have to be a formal trip out of town or a long-vacation. It can be something simple that you do at home to relieve your mind.

When you can’t be near your safe space physically, create one in your mind to imagine in times of stress. That way, you always have a way to relax, even when you’re on the go. Taking care of your mental health is so important, and being able to find those relaxing moments to take care of your body, mind, and soul is vital.

Here is where to go when you need a break, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

When you need a break, Aries, you should go to the gym. The amount of pressure you put on yourself to be the best and do the best all the time can be VERY stressful, and it's a good idea to release some of the tension you feel in a healthy way.

Going to the gym on a regular basis will not only let you escape reality for an hour or so at a time, but it's also a good way to refresh after a hard day at work or a stressful week. Remember to give yourself a break at least once a week, even if that means penciling it into your schedule.


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

When you need a break, Taurus, you should go back to your five senses. You're a very tactile, hands-on zodiac sign that finds comfort in the stability of being able to feel, hear, and taste things.

Get back to your senses by cooking up some of your favorite comfort food, putting on your favorite playlist, or snuggling down with the softest blanket you have. Before you know it, you'll be feeling like yourself again – just remember to keep these favorite things handy when you need them.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

It's not often that you have some serious downtime in your schedule, Gemini. You're constantly being stimulated by people, work, and your phone, so it's easy for you to feel stressed out and overwhelmed easily. These times are when you desperately need a break.

When you're in need of a break, you should go home for some serious me-time. Unplug your phone, tell everyone you're busy spending time with yourself, and run a bubble bath to help yourself totally relax. Keep it simple and easy to replicate when you need some emergency me-time scheduled.


CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Life can get pretty hectic for you, Cancer, especially when you're trying to manage your personal life, social life, and work life all at once. For an empath, it's easier for you to get overwhelmed and stressed out than it is for others – you're always taking on more than necessary.

When you need a break – and trust me, you're gonna burn out if you don't give yourself time to rest – go to your family. They've always been able to make you feel better, and nothing makes you feel as loved and important as spending time with your family.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)

You join the list of zodiac signs who are constantly working their butts off to make things happen. You're a tremendously hard worker, but you can sometimes get so caught up in your to-do list that you forget to take a break.

When you DO need a break, you should go to your favorite place to let loose and have fun. Whether that's your BFF's apartment for a game night, or your favorite night club to dance until you sweat through your clothes, make it a regular practice to let yourself have a good time.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You're a classic overthinker, Virgo. You spend far too much time in your own head that you forget that the outside world still very much exists. It's easy for you to put your head down to get some work done and not pick it up for anyone or anything.

You often work yourself to the bone without coming up for air, so it's vital for you to take frequent breaks. Going back to your routine when you're feeling burnt out is a great way to ground yourself and relax. Give yourself a chance to put your thoughts on hold and enhance your life.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Life can sometimes be nothing but chaos for you, Libra. You try to keep the balance in everything you do, but of course, you can't control everything. When you're feeling out of whack and unaligned, it's time for a break.

Go somewhere you can find your balance again when you need a break. Yoga, meditation, and Pilates are all wonderful balancing-type exercises, but enjoying the beauty in a chaotic world – like visiting a museum or making some art – is also a great way to relax.


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You're a very intense creature than thrives on stimulation and passion, even when those same things can be overstimulating at times, Scorpio. For you, life is about living life to the fullest, even when it gets hectic and messy.

When you need a break, you really just need to redirect your intensity on something new, rather than stop being who you are altogether. Go to the person that makes you feel the most relaxed and like yourself. Whether that's a lover, friend, or family member, enjoy some quality time with someone you care about.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You're always on the go that it's easy for you to fall into serious exhaustion, Sagittarius. You like living a life that is full of adventure and excitement, but you can still live a life like that without constantly burning yourself out.

When you need a break, go to your friends. Even if all you do together is hang out and watch Netflix while eating take-out, being around people who know you best means they know exactly what you need. Never underestimate your squad's ability to make you feel better.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You're a classic workaholic, Capricorn. You constantly have projects lined up, new goals added to your ten-year plan, and more tasks added to your ever-growing to-do list. Needless to say, it's about time you had a break.

When you're ready to take a rest from your busy, hectic schedule, it's important for you to get as far away from your crazy life as possible to recharge. Consider connecting with nature and yourself in an organic way to get back to basics through outdoor activities, meditation, and breathing exercises.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

While you enjoy having a lot of things going on at once in your life, Aquarius, it can definitely be the source of all your stress. You feel like you constantly have to have something scheduled to be a "real" person.

When you need to get away from it all, do something you actually enjoy for once. Go back to the hobby you out on hold when your life got too busy to schedule time for fun. You'll find that doing something that isn't a responsibility or requirement is actually very relaxing.


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

It's very easy for you to get stressed out and overworked, Pisces. For you, feeling overwhelmed is just a part of who you are, especially because you put so much of yourself into everything you do. And, of course, as an empath, you put so much of yourself into other people's lives, as well.

When you need a break, go back to your self-care routine. You know that you always feel better when you take care of yourself, and as an empath, it's important to keep these self-care techniques in your arsenal – you'll definitely need to fall back on them.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.

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