As our lives begin to feel more fast paced, daily stressors tend to overwhelm our sense of calmness and it is easy to feel slightly or even greatly worn out. Self-care has a lot to do with promoting and maintaining wellness, whether that aspect is mental, physical, social, emotional and or spiritual. It requires you to check in on yourself and really ask yourself “how am I doing today?” and if your answer requires a bit of replenishing, then these self-care rituals by astrologer Constance Stellas might just be for you!

Author: Hilma.L.Inkono

The Air signs

These are the thinkers of the zodiac, their predominance is more mental and they’re known for their ideas and concepts. Air signs reside in a space of both intuitive and rational thought. They are curious, always pursuing some type of new knowledge and almost idealistic in various of forms communication. Redundancy is a bore to these natives and hence they need variety and dissimilar wellness activities.


 Aquarius: (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are said to be non-conformist and unique.

-Cloud watching: Air signs are excessive thinkers and are great at problem solving and creative thought, which means it can be difficult for them to turn off their speeding minds. If you have a lot on your mind, take some time to lie back and simply observe the clouds as they move through the sky. Clear your mind and later you’re sure to feel refreshed and perhaps an even better perspective on your prior thoughts.

-Recite a Mantra: Mantra’s are positive words of affirmation or phrases you can chant to yourself, in order to motivate yourself or improve your self-confidence. Since your sign is so unique, society might pressure you into joining the crowd, when that happens simply repeat “ I go my own way” or “I am who I’m meant to be”, as you take a deep breath. These powerful words can remind you of that, if you’re feeling doubtful.

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Meditation, using writing prompts, clearing space in your home, going on a weekly hike, stop gossiping, keep your windows open, read a book, pick up a foreign language.

Gemini: (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is a dual sign and symbolizes the dualism involving the conscious and divine universal mind and are said to resemble a split personality.

-Head to the swimming pool:  Swimming happens to be good for air signs, as surprising as that may sound. As mentioned, air signs tend to overthink and sometimes need a mental break. Swimming allows you to focus on the movements and maintaining fluidity, so it’s an efficient way to calm your mind and feel restored from your worries. It’s also a fun way to get a good workout in and it builds lung power and stamina.

Avoid Negative Conversation Overload: Air signs are social and enjoy communicating with other people, so they are naturally good listeners. However, do not allow yourself to get worn out by tuning into undesirable conversations that do not concern you. Air signs can detect people’s energies and pick up on their vibrations, that can cause mental overload. Instead, remove yourself from that conversation and redirect your energy on something more uplifting or go out for some fresh pastor.

-Embrace your twin mind: When it comes to outings and activities, you should plan to do two things at a time, to fend off monotony and keep yourself interested. This keeps you entertained and doubling up feeds your twin mind. For example, you can go to the movies during the day and then read a book during the night.

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Take a deep breath, try a challenging yoga pose, learn a foreign language, keep in touch with friends, repeat a mantra, keep your windows open, get a manicure,

Libra: (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are perceived to understand the world through peace and balance.

-Smile: One of Libras notorious talents is spreading joy. Even when you’re having a bad day, practice that Libran smile, stay positive even when others are being curt. You never know whose day you might brighten.

-Get a massage: When coupled with the heat of oil and stones, the sensual experience of pressure on your muscles and joints is divine. Libras tend to have a problematic lower back, so have the masseuse focus on that area. Locate or make use of an area that is aesthetically pleasing.

-Feel Grounded with Free weights: Libra’s head is often in the clouds. Although, large ideas and upbeat fun are a huge part of Libra’s character, you should ground yourself every once in a while, and lifting weights is a great way to keep you firm on the ground and your senses rooted on the now. Weightlifting is also a good stress reliever and helps you decompress whilst releasing tension.

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Cloud watching, indulging in dark chocolate, unplugging before bed, create the perfect workspace, become a social butterfly, snack on almonds, record your ideas.


The Fire signs

The Fire signs are known to be inspirational, due to their enthusiastic and lively personalities, that help cheer others and including themselves to success. They have strong sense of intuition and represent a sort of spirituality. Fire signs possess a flame that lights up their spirits, bodies, and minds, but this also leads to frequent burnout. Hence, it is essential for them to stop, rest and refuel through self-care.

Aries:  (March 21 – April 19)

Aries are known as extroverts and take pleasure in expressing their influence.

-Go on a social media detox: Fire signs like to bask in the moment, but don’t spoil the moment by constantly updating on your social media platforms. Allow yourself to be present and familiarize yourself with the world around you. A social media detox allows you to share events in person and rekindle relationships.

-Forgive yourself: It’s not difficult for you to go from passionate to enraged and sometimes these emotions are reserved for yourself. While its key to hold yourself accountable for your actions, it is also important to release those pent-up feelings that have been flaming up inside and channel it into positive actions and thoughts. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

-Boxing:  Like your totem sign the Ram, you may want to push your way to success in all you endeavours and this level of intensity may not always be a good thing. Instead, release all your frustrations and passions onto a punching bag through boxing. This will get your heart rate up, which is perfect for a fire sign.

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Stargaze, write your thoughts out, watch the sunset, take road trip, enjoy a laugh, go for a run, try something spontaneous, create a good sleep routine, stay hydrated.

Leo: (July 23 – August 22)

Leo’s are prideful and tend to be active and adventurous.

-Yoga: Since Leo’s confidence exudes from their core, yoga is an ideal way to strengthen and manifest Leo’s positive qualities. The Sun salutation is a great way to start or end your day and the more slowly you move through the poses, the more calming the effect.

-Find your passion: If you have something that drives your sense of individuality, whether it’s a hobby that fills you with joy or a political cause, perhaps even a person, hone in on them and make them an eminent part of your life. If you do not know what sets you alight, take the time to learn more about yourself.

-Sleep: Fire signs often have a difficult time, getting enough rest, which is sad considering a good night’s sleep can be transformative. Starting and maintaining a good sleep schedule is key. Try exercising enjoyable activities before bed around the same time every night, for example; meditating, taking a bath or reading.

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Take care of your hair, follow your intuition, stay active in winter months, hot yoga, draw a bath, go on a digital detox, get creative, learn to say no, strike as work-life balance.

Sagittarius: (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius are adventurous, open, good humoured and optimistic.

-Journal your daily reflections: Sagittarius are constantly thinking of future plans, past experiences and regularly reflect on life.  It would do you well to keep a journal to write down all these memories and thoughts. You can begin a habit of jotting down your feelings and experiences every night and then take some time to reflect on it by the end of the week.

-Visit a place of worship: This sign represents the search for spiritual enlightenment and the merriment of varying religious traditions. Redeploy your search by undergoing a devotional ceremony at your chosen place of praise and worship.

Revisit a favourite comedy: Watch a funny movie or show to when in need of an emotional release. Something funny, is the best way a fire sign can release bad emotions that have been building over time. Laughter reduces stress hormones and releases endorphins, which is the body’s “happy hormone.”

These are other tasks that you might enjoy and help you unwind:

-Set a fitness goal, get a good nights sleep, dance, don’t test your limits, keep a dram journal, enjoy a night out with friends, draw a bath, create a vison board, take a trip.

Are you a water and earth sign? Worry not, your self care tips will be up next week. 

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