While a comfortable bed and luxurious bedding can help create an ideal sleeping environment, the foundation for getting a good night’s sleep is actually built before you even get into bed. We’re discussing bedtime routines. The optimal nighttime routine, like self-care routines, will vary by person, depending on their personality and what helps them relax. For other people, releasing extra energy with a short yoga sequence before bedtime may be sufficient. Others will find that going all out with an at-home spa session—think bubble baths and fragrant oils—is the trick to getting them to sleep like a baby. Turn to the best sleep routine for your zodiac sign to find out what might be best for you.
According to your zodiac sign, astrologers offer advice on the most productive night regimen to follow. (Don’t know what you’re signing? Use a free online generator, such as this one, to create your natal chart.)
According to your zodiac sign, the optimal sleep routine for you is
Aries: Make your body move.
“Aries, as a fire sign, frequently keeps going until they stop,” explains Rachel Lang, astrologer and author of Modern Day Magic, a forthcoming book. Given this, a sleep ritual for this sign may seem superfluous. As a result, both Lang and Ellen Bowles, an astrologer, tarot and ancestral healer, and co-author of Astrology SOS, advise doing some light physical exercise, such as yoga, stretching, or sex, to release excess energy, decompress, and shift into sleep mode.
Taurus: Take pleasure in all things sensual.
Because Taurus is a sensual Earth sign, anything that makes this sign feel sexy and spicy before bed is great, according to Lang. Soothing sounds, plush sheets, and rose and bergamot scents are just a few suggestions. Bowles recommends taking a bubble bath and then massaging your body while saying affirmations to yourself.
Gemini: Calm down your thoughts.
As an intellectual sign, Gemini’s biggest sleep issue, according to Lang, is turning down their brains. Bowles adds, “A Gemini’s mind is always looking for the next brilliant idea, and recognising how things may be remade and rearranged.” She recommends listening to a guided meditation to help you anchor yourself in the present moment and relax your mind.
For bookworms, Lang recommends reading before bedtime to lose yourself in a novel rather than your own thoughts.
Look at the moon, Cancer.
Because Cancer is dominated by the moon, it has a special affinity for the night. That’s why Bowles recommends moon gazing as a bedtime routine to help nourish this sign. “Go outside or open a window and gaze at the bright moonlight,” she suggests as a way to practise moon gazing. “Allow your mind to wander while you take in its wonder and beauty. After that, keep a journal of your feelings and the knowledge you obtained from its celestial body.”
Make nighttime a treat for yourself, Leo.
According to Lang, the perfect night routine for a Leo is to set the right mood—which for these fire signs means an especially long, sumptuous, and sacred experience: light candles, slide into silky pyjamas, and apply a moisturising face mask.
Is there another Leo-friendly nighttime routine? Dancing that is sensual. “Play a song that connects you to your sensuality,” Bowles recommends. “Close your eyes and move your body in whatever way that feels right.”
Virgo: Keep a journal
Virgos thrive when they have a clear idea of what they want to do next, which is why Bowles and Lang recommend journaling as a nightly routine for this Mercury-ruled sign. “Write your thoughts on one sheet and any to-do things that spring to mind on the opposite side,” Lang advises. “Imagine eliminating those thoughts from your conscious mind and fully relaxing as you do so.” Bowles also recommends setting down your intentions for how you want the next day’s activities to feel and what you expect to happen.
Libra: Do a lot of mirror work.
Bowles claims that Libras are often so preoccupied with serving others that they neglect to look after themselves. As a result, she advises Libras to include mirror work in their evening routine to help them feel seen, heard, and encouraged.
“Sit in front of your mirror and place your hands over your heart space before night,” Bowles recommends. “Say to yourself in lovely, loving terms how proud you are of your accomplishments and all that you have accomplished for the day.”
Listen to a guided meditation if you’re a Scorpio.
“Because Scorpio is a water sign, they are more sensitive to other people’s emotions and energies,” Lang explains. As a result, she suggests that Scorpios do a guided meditation before bed to help them feel more focused and balanced, as well as quiet their mind if it’s dwelling on conversations, events, or problems from the day.
Work on a vision board, Sagittarius.
Because Sagittarius people are prone to daydreaming about their next big adventure, Bowles recommends creating a vision board before going to bed each night. This could help them relax while also serving as a reminder of their future travel plans. “Start by adding one image to your board each night before bed,” Bowles advises, “as a means to continue to grow on your purpose with intention.” “When you’ve finished the board, hang it where you can see it from your bed.”
Capricorn: Do some breathing exercises.
Capricorns are constantly in demand, according to Bowles, so setting aside a solid 30 minutes before bed is essential. To reconnect to the present, Bowles recommends turning off all of your electronics and practising breathwork. “Connecting back to your breath reminds you of the beauty of quiet,” she says, despite the fact that she is always working on many projects. “You’ll get a better night’s sleep and feel more prepared for the day ahead.”
Aquarius: Visualize your goals.
Aquarians tend to have an active mind, and often that busy mind is focused on the future. To capitalize on that energy and include it in a bedtime routine, Lang suggests you visualize what you want to call into you life and to recite positive affirmations as part of your bedtime ritual. Doing so, she adds, helps ensures a positive mindset in time for drifting off and also communicates a sense of safety to the body.
Pisces: Try lucid dreaming exercises
Because Pisces is the sign of the dreamer, Lang recommends a nightly routine to help you remember your dreams. “Meditate before night to calm the mind and still the body,” Lang advises. “Make it a goal to recall your dreams. When you wake up, write down your dream symbols in a dream notebook. Over time, the dreams will become more vivid and prophetic.”
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