How Each Zodiac Sign Self-Soothes And Relaxes


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It's kind of amazing how we don't just implode from stress, or explode depending on how stressed we really are. The truth is, this is a stressed out planet, and not everyone turns to drinking to soothe their ragged soul at the end of the day. 

Self-soothing comes naturally. It's nature's way of allowing us some kind of intuitive look into what could possibly make us calm down. The entire point of stress management and soothing one's self is survival; if we didn't find a way to take it all down 8 or 9,000 notches, we'd perish.


How the zodiac signs self-soothe all depends on their personalities, determined by astrology.

Some meditate or exercise as a form of self-soothing, but those are only the most typical "go-to's." Notice the face of the person who sits on a couch knitting for hours at a time — that's the face of calm.

It's been known that repetitive movements have a calming effect on us, and it's true. Meditation is usually based around the repeating of a sacred mantra, and knitting or crocheting are skills that require repetitive actions. 

So, how do the signs of the zodiac self-soothe?

Aries (March 21 - April 19)


Aries goes right for the remote. It's simple — to self-soothe, Aries needs obvious distractions like TV, or loud music, or even soft Classical music. Whatever it is, it's not found within, it's found in the joys of devices and the love of a good story in movie form.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus usually turns to the same thing for self-soothing as they do for stress: social media. Perhaps it's an addiction they can't quit, but after a hot bath and a good meal, Taurus tends to jump right back into the source of their anxiety by staring at their phones for hours on end... to relax.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This sign self-soothes by putting things together and tearing them apart. They are gadget-oriented, and it gives them a little thrill to disassemble something mechanical. They like spending ample amounts of time alone, and this is how they decompress from a hard stressed out day.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

More along the lines of what we think of as "typical," Cancer will take on a meditation practice. Breathing exercises allow Cancer to relax fully, and they completely believe in the benefits of meditation and contemplation. This is a spiritual sign that turns to the spirit for its soothing effects.


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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo loves to soothe themselves by getting lost in an old movie — one they've seen a million times before. They take great comfort in knowing what's going to happen in the plot, and they adore looking at the costumes and set designs. Grandiose visions of beauty always soothe the heart of this beast.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

When Virgo feels the need to self-soothe, the first thing they do is grab an animal and start petting. Animals and Virgo go well together, and many Virgos are animal activists, always concerned for the welfare of these creatures. Helping an animal out is what gives Virgo peace of mind.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra takes joy in making purchases — when the stress pours on, they shop. It's just a Libra thing.

Spending money tends to relieve all their pressures and it's also quite enjoyable. If Libra gets to the point of having a nervous breakdown, they simply acknowledge that it's too much, and they self-soothe with a massive shopping spree.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio doesn't take stress lightly, and rarely do they know how to deal with anxiety and the pressures of every day life. That's why when they self-soothe, they don't realize they're doing so.


To alleviate the pain of existence, Scorpio likes to hurt people, control them, and make them do awful things. This gives Scorpio the laugh they know they deserve.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

To self-soothe, Sagittarius must first be in the presence of no one. They do not find comfort in movies, music, art or hugs; they find comfort in being by themselves, heavily involved in either creating something, or eating the house down. They love to eat the house down.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

It takes nothing for Capricorn to go from mild-mannered, regular ol' guy to raging maniac of anxiety and stress, and when that happens they turn to... clothing. Makeup. Drag. Theater.

Capricorn is a tightly wrapped time bomb that ticks and ticks, and only explodes when it finally comes out, on stage, dressed as a mermaid. Very seagoat of them.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius lives in a constant state of "keeping it together," and even though it would appear that every moment of their lives is fraught with stress, noise and calamity, they know that their best bet for self-soothing is exercise. They will throw on some new age music and get into Tai Chi or Yoga. It works!

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Pisces (February 19 - March 10)

Pisces likes to cook for many people, and you will find many Pisces in soup kitchens, feeding the poor, giving their time to others. They caught on to the idea that giving is receiving, and they know that what soothes them best is giving to others.


Pisces is an emotional, feeling sign. They are OK if you're OK.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.