Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Refuse to lay low and let the stress consume you. Time to do what an Aries does best: take charge. You are filled with a passion that can not be extinguished. Find something to channel your passion into and take control of it. There is no better time than the present to start a new hobby or take up a daily challenge. While it is best to remain at home for the safety of everyone, that shouldn’t stop you from seeking out an adventure. Explore the woods or clean out the attic you’ve been neglecting for years.
Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
It is important to stay grounded in this time of uncertainty. All the unknowns right now have you digging in your heels and resisting the change. Relax, let go of the tension and persevere. There is light at the end of the tunnel when the daily routine you sought security in will return. Until that time though, you must stay calm. To help with the stress, create a space solely for you in your home. Fill it with all the comfortable and cozy items you possess, from blankets to entertainment to snacks, and use it as a shelter when everything becomes overwhelming.
Gemini (May 21 – June 22)
Find healthy, positive ways to keep your mind engaged to keep the negative energies from consuming you. Boredom becomes your biggest enemy spurring anxious feelings and restlessness. Adventure does not have to stop because of social distancing. Hop in your car and explore the world around you or find an adventure documentary so you can travel from the comfort of your couch. Don’t forget to keep in contact with your friends, keeping steady communications with people will help to reduce feelings of anxiety.
Cancer (June 23 – July 21)
Don’t go through this time of uncertainty alone. While physically you may be separate from others, that does not prevent you from having a fantastic support group at the tip of your fingers. Combat the feeling of loneliness together by playing games or chatting. Social distancing is a great time to give yourself the attention you need. Have a spa day and take a bubble bath or try some journaling as a way to exercise your imagination.
Leo (July 22 – Aug. 23)
Sitting around and overthinking is only going to make this experience seem longer than it actually is. Find ways to express yourself by starting creative projects in the safety of your home. If you are feeling trapped, step outside and enjoy the fresh air. Hike a new path, or go for a bike ride. Limiting yourself will add to the stress. If you are social distancing with a partner, try something new or be creative with a date night.
Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sep. 23)
Things feel less than perfect right now, which can be troublesome for you. It is too easy to latch onto the details of the news and begin a downward spiral. To prevent this, find a positive way to channel your analytical focus. Try a new fitness challenge while you are staying home. Not only will this keep your mind focused on the details at hand, but it will help to keep you feeling fresh. If you’d rather be entertained from beneath the covers of cozy blankets, hop online and take a virtual tour of an art gallery to give you something to contemplate.
Libra (Sep. 24 – Oct. 23)
Everything is far from balanced right now, but that is okay. Within the walls of your home, you can find a balance to keep you feeling calm during this time of irregularity. Do what Libras do best and indulge in the good things in life. Bake and eat all the cookies you can, then spend time curled up reading your favorite books with your furry friends. Remember to keep a balance between being indulgent and healthy. Take no shame in eating all the sweets, but also take a walk to keep healthy. Spend time with yourself then FaceTime a friend for some company.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)
Sometimes it is easier to embrace the bad times rather than run from them. No one is more prepared to endure this tough time than you. Buckle down, stay home and get through each day. Social distancing is an opportunity to give yourself much needed alone time. Use the days on your couch to binge a new mystery series or a thriller. Use your fiery ambition to prepare for the future. Research a backpacking trip or organize a new project to make for an easy transition after life returns to normal.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)
While surrounding yourself with friends is not the best choice to make right now, that should not stop you from being the wonderful host that you are. Step into the role of a virtual party host. Organize your friends for weekly online gatherings and let the party continue as if you were all right there. Nothing cures anxiety better than dancing the night away. Whether it be with your family, pet or significant other, when the jitters start coming on strong, turn the music up loud and dance until they are gone.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20)
No work, no school, no structure, but plenty of stress. Sitting at home doing nothing leaves lots of room for anxiety to come creeping in, so don’t give it the room. You thrive when having lots to do, so give yourself some stuff to do. Start by planning. Make a list of everything you can do. Plan out things you can do in the future. Clean, organize and reorganize your space to give you an accomplished feeling, and a brand new home. Take control of your current situation.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19)
When life becomes the same routine day after day, it begins to feel like your own version of “Groundhog Day.” As someone who craves spontaneity, life coming to a standstill is not conducive to good energy. Find ways to experience new things. Cook something new or pair your clothes in new ways. If all else fails, go online and take advantage of all the experiences available to you like concerts, museum tours and movies.
Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20)
Being at home makes it so easy to wander off in your own world where nothing stressful can reach you. Right now, there is no better way to cope with anxiety. If the real world is too scary to handle, then make a world you feel safe in. Feeling safe keeps you safe right now. Exercise your creativity by doing some fun activities like journaling, meditating or even some good old daydreaming.