Your Quarantine Horoscope The Star Signs At Home
Here’s what your sign says about how you should be spending the extra time at home.
In an effort to lighten your days of conference calls and Zoom chats, BWB has become your self-care astrologer! Use this opportunity to re-establish a connection with yourself and the rituals that give you pleasure. Here are some things you can do on your own to exercise self-care and self-love, according to your star sign.
ARIES: At-Home Workout
As the fiery first sign of the zodiac, you are never short of confidence, drive and competitiveness. With a constant must-come-out-on-top mentality, an intense at-home workout is perfect for any Aries. After all, you are your biggest competition. Kick things up a notch from your regular Vinyasa yoga flow! Instead, opt for a high-intensity interval circuit or incorporate sprints into your cardio to burn even more calories than you did yesterday. With any workout, breathing is key.
TAURUS: Try Out A New Recipe
Self-care is hardly a novel concept to the hedonistic Taurus. An appreciator of the finer things in life and a Class-A relaxer, you’ve already been indulging in bubble baths, glow-inducing masks and latest Netflix originals. Now that there’s nowhere to be during this isolation period, why not try something that was too time-consuming before? Try your hand at baking Insta-worthy morning buns or cooking an exquisite three-course dinner. And you know what? Put on your best dress, your most expensive heels, and glam up for no other reason except for yourself. Bon appétit!
GEMINI: Start A(n Online) Book Club
This curious and open-minded sign thrives off of intellectual stimulation. Consumed by their thoughts, ideas and perceptions of the world, books are the perfect escape for a Gemini’s insatiable mind. Keep things interesting by reading at least two or three books at a time—even better if one is non-fiction and the other is fiction. As a natural communicator and social butterfly, you may find these solitary times to be especially challenging. Make sure you’re keeping your social channels open by inviting friends and family to read along with you and schedule weekly video chats to share thoughts, opinions and predictions!
Welcome to the feelings circle, water sign. You are all about emotions and intuition, and your dependable loyalty makes you a wonderful friend and partner. When it comes to self-care, journaling is probably one of the healthiest habits for an emotional Cancer. Putting personal, abstract concepts into words on paper can be extremely therapeutic in itself. In other words, writing can help you process your feelings and come to revelations you may not have otherwise reached. Carve out a window of time to journal each day. If you find yourself struggling to find something to write about, use a list of prompts: express gratitude, list goals, or start a health log. The possibilities are endless!
LEO: Document the Distancing
The mighty Leo lion is anything but timid. And why should you be? As a fire sign, the Leo is enthusiastic, charismatic and optimistic. Born to rule, you can dominate the internet jungle during this confinement period. Toying with the idea of starting your own YouTube channel, blog, or IGTV series? You’re beaming with big ideas—use this opportunity to share them with your following: How are you spending the extra time at home? What new things have you been trying? What have been the successes and failures of those things? As a natural leader, don’t forget to encourage your following to share their own experiences as well. Leave it up to a Leo to bring people even closer together during a period of social distancing.
VIRGO: Spring Cleaning
Meticulous, detail-oriented and hard-working, Virgos are the “perfectionists” of the signs. As an earth element, you also tend to be highly practical and realistic. Looking for an enjoyable and productive task? Re-organize that junk drawer in the kitchen or the storage bins under your bed. Downsize, categorize and label— but the key word here is downsize! This can be a lot more challenging than it seems. But, few things bring the same kind of joy and satisfaction that minimalism does.
There’s a reason why the symbol for a Libra is a scale: you love balance. Diplomatic and fair, you are a peacekeeper who avoids conflict and confrontation at all costs. One way to maintain calm is meditation. But, quieting the mind and gaining control over your thoughts is no easy feat. Set aside 10 to 60 minutes (depending on your experience level) to meditate each morning or evening. Do whatever works better for you personally! Like any other skill, meditation requires practice and patience. Keep at it, and I promise you’ll start seeing a difference in the way you interact with the world.
SCORPIO: Change Up Your Look
Hello, Scorpio! You are as fierce as you are sensitive, and you are also as charming as you are reclusive. The dangerous scorpion perfectly embodies your bold, daring and tenacious personality. You’ve never been one to shy away from change, so why not take this quarantine period to switch up your look? Change up your hair color or glam up with a dramatic smokey eye. With everyone quarantined, no one has to see it if you don’t like how it turns out! If you love it, don’t skimp out on the selfies. Experiment to your heart’s desire– as long as it’s not bangs!
SAGITTARIUS: Plan Your Next Vacay
Quarantine must be suffocating for someone as adventurous and restless as a Sagittarius. While you thrive off of exploration and the outdoors, you probably won’t be making any weekend plans anytime soon given the circumstances. So, why not take this extra time to plan your next big vacation? With your wanderlust, you definitely have a list of dream destinations on deck. Whether it’s enjoying traditional Pad Thai in Koh Samui, sipping a glass of red in Paris, or surfing the waves of Cape Town, your travel plans are surely going to be out-of-this-world. Now is the time to get down to the nitty gritty details of your planning, like an itinerary of all your must-see and must-do items.
CAPRICORN: Do A Puzzle
As a member of the earth element, Capricorns are realistic, persistent and ambitious. This sign is interested in making sense of the real world. What better way to make the pieces fit than by starting a new puzzle? The idea is simple but it’s a surefire way to satisfy your craving for problem-solving. Besides, working from home is no excuse to slack off on brain exercises! Puzzles are a great way to keep the mind stimulated and occupied for an extended period of time, which might be exactly what you need these days.
AQUARIUS: Help Out A Local Business
You are the humanitarian everyone needs in their lives, Aquarius! Your passion is dedicated to making the world a better place, fighting for justice and demanding equality (hi, Oprah!). With so much negativity stemming from the current pandemic, you are exactly what the world needs right now. One of the easiest ways to lend a helping hand? Support your local businesses. Your go-to café for a morning latte? Or the cute trinket store across the street where you buy all your gifts? They all need your help. Check out their websites to see how you can support their employees. It could be through donating, purchasing gift cards, or even just letting them know how much you appreciate their business.
A dreamer at heart, you’ve been told more than once that your head always seems to be in the clouds. This is probably due to your natural infatuation with extraterrestrial and mystical phenomenons. For someone as creative and whimsical as you, an artistic outlet could be the perfect outlet during quarantine. How about painting? Oil, acrylic, water? No matter the medium, let your mind poor freely onto a canvas. Try not to put too much emphasis on the end product; just enjoy the meditative process of creating.
Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.