Feeling a little ‘mehh’ but don’t know what you need? Let your birth date lead the way with some horoscope healing based on your zodiac. These are the acts of self care that suit your star sign…
TRY A NEW SEX TOY
(21st March-19th April)
The first fire sign in the Zodiac, Aries are frank, adventurous and know what they want. You’re passionate about the things you love, so make sure one of those things is yourself. If you want something doing properly, you reckon you’re best off doing it yourself. So experiment a new sex toy, and see if you don’t discover new thrills.
Fellow aries: Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson
UPGRADE YOUR SURROUNDINGS WITH DIY HOME HACKS
(20th April-20th May)
Taurus, you prize comfort and security, and in turn, that’s what you give back to others. Your environment is important to you, so given we’re spending more time at home, it’s time to put your characteristic practicality to good use and upgrade your nest. Google #IkeaHacks and whack out your tool belt, it’s about to get creative up in here. Using your self care time to build something that brings you more joy in the long-term is effort well spent. To make sure you achieve what you want, start small. A simple change of drawer handles on a dresser can make a huge difference. Then, when you feel confident, go large.
Fellow taurus: Adele, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Gal Gadot, Janet Jackson, Cher, Tina Fey
SET UP A BOOK CLUB
(21st May-20th June)
Curious and outgoing, combine your inquisitive nature with your social side by rounding up like-minded mates for some book chat and chill. It doesn’t need to be high-brow. You can reacquaint the gang with your fave chick-lit one week, then wax lyrical on a lengthy tome the next. And if you get everyone to bring their current reads, rather than reviewing one set book each week, you can discover new titles to add to your list. Finish each session by debriefing with the goss, obvs.
Fellow geminis: Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Venus Williams, Lucy Hale
STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE WITH PILATES
(21st June-22nd July)
Kind, caring and empathetic, you’re a rock for everyone else, but you need to serve yourself that same kind of TLC. Give yourself strength by working on your core with pilates. Clear your space, turn off your phone (and everyone else’s drama) and just focus on you, your body and your breathing for a little bit. You’ll feel re-invigorated after.
Fellow cancerians: Margot Robbie, Ariana Grande, Mindy Kaling, Meryl Streep, Lana Del Ray, Selena Gomez
PLAN AN ADVENTURE
(23rd July-22nd August)
Like your symbol the lion, Leos aren’t built for captivity, which is why lockdown’s been particularly tough on you. Look out the window… Where do you want to be? Drill down on that thought, plan around it. Use your self care time to map out adventures, Google destinations and create your dream itinerary, so that when we’re out the other side, you’re ready to roll.
Fellow leos: JLo, Rose Byrne, Sandra Bullock, Megan Markle, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence
PERFECT YOUR FLOWER ARRANGING
(23rd August-22nd September)
With your meticulous eye for detail, you like everything to be in its proper place. Channel that energy into something frivolous and wholesome that let’s your neat-freak flag fly, but also helps you to relax and feel grounded. Flower arranging is a great shout. It’s orderly, but also a little wild. Learn the names of the flowers and stems, and also how to proportion them properly in a bouquet. At the end of it you’ll be left with some serious foliage knowledge and a masterpiece that will enhance your space. Win-win.
Fellow virgos: Beyonce, Zendaya, Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, Taraji P. Henson, Lili Reinhart
COOK SOMETHING SPECIAL
(23rd September-22nd October)
Libra’s are attentive, relaxed and tactful. You’re a romantic at heart and so enjoy taking an everyday occurrences and creating them into memorable occasions. Once or twice a week really make a meal out of dinner or lunch. Plan the menu with yummy food that you and your family love, and rope in your nearest and dearest so you can create something together. Then serve up a whole heap of soul food.
Fellow libras: Serena Williams, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brie Larson, Hilary Duff, Gwen Stefani
BRUSH UP ON SOME PAINTING
(23rd October-21 November)
Passionate, powerful, emotional and deep, it’s time to get all those feelings from pen (or paintbrush) to paper. Let it all out, get creative and brush up on a new skill, Scorpio.
Fellow scorpios: Ciara, Kendall Jenner, Kiernan Shipka, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams, Hailey Bieber
TRY WINE PAIRING WITH FRIENDS
(22nd November-21st December)
No-one puts Sagittarius in the corner. You’re bubbly, vivacious and you seek out fun and adventure. Solo time is great, but you also love to be social. For you self-care means an activity where you can have a laugh with friends. So get your mates together (even if it’s virtually) and organise a group wine tasting. You can keep it casual by discussing your faves amongst yourselves, or get in touch with the likes of UK-based ThriftyFifty or LA-based Brianne Cohen from #virtualvino to MC.
Fellow sagittarius: Miley Cyrus, Zoe Kravitz, Britney Spears, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Chrissy Teigen
LOOK INTO YOUR ANCESTRY
(22nd December-19th January)
Capricorn, you’re caring, traditional and ambitious, if a little intense at times. You don’t like to waste time, so some self-care that’s productive and enlightening as well as comforting is right up your street. That’s why a deep-dive into your ancestry is a perfect activity. It combines history with nostalgia and lifts the lid on your family tree. So next time you need a little ‘me time’ get on Ancestry.com or MyHeritage, and enlist the help of your grandparents, too.
Fellow capricorns: Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton, Kate Moss, Mary J Blige, Duchess of Cambridge, Zooey Deschanel
GIVE YOURSELF A SOUND BATH
(20th January-18th February)
Naturally analytical (and at times, skeptical), Aquarian’s are generally progressive and open-minded, too. You’ll try anything once, just to be sure. Sound bathing is a marmite activity that you’ll either love or hate. But if you can tune into the mesmerising noises made from everyday objects, and out of the distracting monologue in your head, you can create a space for relaxation. Better still, you can give yourself the headspace you need to coax out all of your genius ideas, and map out a way for getting that sh*t done. If you’d rather leave the sound bath to the pros, get comfy, close your eyes and listen to this YouTube vid.
Fellow aquarius: Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Shakira, Chloe Grace Moretz, Yara Shahidi
(19th February-20th March)
Pisces, you’re a nurturer, which means of all the star signs, we reckon you’d make the best plant parent. Take all that love and care you’ve got to give and channel it into cultivating your own little brood of flower babies into a flourishing oasis that brings you joy each time you look at it. For a great read, try Rootbound by Alice Vincent, a blend of memoir, botanical history and biography on setting down roots.
Fellow pisces: Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, Emily Blunt, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong’o, Rebel Wilson