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The Relaxation Ritual You Should Have, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

An astrologer shares whether you should practice yoga or take a bubble bath to wind down.

Life is hectic, so of course, you're ready to come home and relax after a long day. But depending on your personality type (and schedule), it can be challenging to find time to unwind. Since each of us copes with stress in different ways, astrology can actually give you some insight into the best ways to recharge. Read on to hear from an astrologer about the relaxation ritual you should have, based on your zodiac sign—from yoga and meditation to movie nights and painting.

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Lauren Ash is a celebrity astrologer and lifestyle writer. She writes horoscopes for Best Life and USA Today, and hosts the weekly astrology and pop culture podcast Birth Chart Pls. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

Aries: Practice Yoga

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Aries, you are the go-getter of the zodiac. Known to be a natural-born leader, you're typically active in every aspect of life. While it might be hard to take a break from your busy schedule, it's important to give your mind some rest. It's best to channel your stress into physical activity like yoga, hiking, pilates, or anything that engages your body and focuses your mind.

Taurus: Enjoy a Solo Movie Night

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Taurus, you're known for your love of simple creature comforts. You work hard work during the day, so regular nights alone to recharge are imperative to your success. You prefer your own bed or cozy couch, and as the sign of luxury and indulgence, nothing beats a night with good food, a glass of red wine, and your favorite movie.

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Gemini: Journal

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Geminis don't know the meaning of the word relax. Quick-witted and super-social, you don't like to be stuck in one place for too long. But when the battery starts to run low and your mind feels like it's burning out, the best way to reset is with journaling. By getting all your thoughts on paper, you'll finally have the space in your brain to stop thinking about what comes next and just embrace the moment.

Cancer: Have a Self-Care Night

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Cancers are natural nurturers, and as such, you're known for taking care of others before yourself. But it's also important to remember to carve out some "you time," which you often forget to do. Staying at home where it's comfortable and peaceful is your best bet for a relaxation ritual. Grab your favorite face mask, take a bubble bath, listen to music, and cook yourself a delicious meal.

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Leo: Paint

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Leos are high-energy individuals who like to have a good time. It's tough to pull you out of the spotlight since you have an active mind that has a hard time calming down. You like to pretend that things don't stress you out, but you find it extremely difficult to ever fully relax. To get there, indulge your creative side by spending an afternoon enjoying a new craft like painting or crocheting.

Virgo: Meditate

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Virgos are the perfectionists of the zodiac, so you're no stranger to stress. Your attention to detail gets you ahead in life, but it's hard for you to turn your brain off. You're constantly thinking about everything you have to do at work and in your personal life. To give your mind a break, meditation will do you wonders. If it seems too hard at first, something engaging like puzzles or cracking open a new book can also be a form of mental meditation.

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Libra: Take in Culture

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Libras are very concerned with balance in life. You'll go out of your way to help others de-stress by taking on as much as you can. However, because you want to please everyone, you often spread yourself too thin. When life starts to get out of control, indulge in your favorite things. Heading to an art museum, going to the movies, or even taking yourself on a dinner date will work like magic for curing your stress.

Scorpio: Get a Massage

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People generally see you as cool and controlled, Scorpio. However, you're a bit intense and obsessive under the surface. That's not necessarily a bad thing: You're ambitious and passionate about reaching your full potential. As such, you can easily burn the candles at both ends. To unwind, sit back and allow yourself to be pampered. Book an afternoon at the day spa, or schedule that massage that's been calling your name.

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Sagittarius: Get Away

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Sagittarius, you are known for your go-with-the-flow attitude. You're flexible and can adapt to new situations easily, which means you don't get stressed out often. But as the world traveler of the zodiac, if you don't have your freedom, you'll start to feel anxious. So, what should a Sagittarius do to rejuvenate? Try changing up your environment by booking a staycation or a long weekend away. A change of scenery will help you slow down and be present.

Capricorn: Treat Yourself

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Capricorns have a hard time relaxing, probably because there's so much on your to-do list. You like to methodically plan your days to ensure no moment goes wasted. But every once in a while, you need to treat yourself; which is exactly why a spa day followed by a round of shopping is the perfect way to unwind and indulge. After all, what's all the hard work for if you're not willing to spend a little cash on yourself?

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Aquarius: Do Something Spontaneous

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You're the rebel of the zodiac, Aquarius. Whether you're protesting the status quo or fighting for your fellow man, you find your zen when you're helping others. However, you spend so much time trying to solve everyone's problems that you forget about your own well-being. Try doing something spontaneous, like going to a concert or a new restaurant. Switching up your routine will give your active mind some much-needed reset.

Pisces: Take a Bubble Bath

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You're known for your easygoing attitude, Pisces. Some people might think that means you don't get stressed, but that couldn't be further from the truth. You're a sensitive soul and often absorb the weight of the world around you. And when things get too chaotic, you're notorious for slipping away into your own dreamland. As a cure for your stress, try grabbing your favorite book and running yourself a hot bath. Light some candles, turn on your favorite playlist, and treat yourself to some fun bath bombs for the ultimate self-care ritual.

Lauren Ash
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