The Zodiac Unwinds

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond Gourmet, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

You can also read dozens additional lifestyle articles on different topics.

How does Aries relax?

Release pressure for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

At first glance, you find it hard to unwind. You always have emergencies that you impose on yourself to attend to, or a new mission to start.

One might as well say that idleness is unappealing to you. You rapidly feel bored if you are requested to do nothing and to plan nothing.

However, you must learn to calm down. Not necessarily to meditate or to breathe better, although it would do you a great deal of good, but at least to slow down.

Advice for Aries

Take advantage of the summer or of quieter periods, and take a fresh look at yourself. The principle of reinventing yourself, for instance, includes a creative dimension likely to delight you. Such inner mobilization enables you to forget your extremely fast pace.

Some Aries Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

These texts about the sign of Aries and Mars might interest you.

How does Taurus relax?

Release pressure for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

For you, relaxation implies a willingness to reconnect to the five senses. Stuck in the daily grind, you can become a stakhanovite to the extent that work is the only important thing.

Now, during the summer break, it is the right moment to change your rhythm. Always take your time; wake up late, admire nature when walking in the countryside, stroll with no specific aim when you do your shopping, enjoy the colours, smell the scents, and listen to the birds.

There is in you a part of innocence ready to resurface.

Advice for Taurus

Adopt new well-being habits that you can keep far beyond the holiday.

Some Taurus Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

These texts about the sign of Taurus and Venus might interest you.

How do Gemini relax?

Release pressure for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

You must put your mind in standby mode. To begin with, stop communicating on everything and nothing. You will see that this is a first step in the right direction.

Then, and above all, silent your inner little voice constantly requesting your attention.

When you cannot chit-chat with people, your favorite activity, you tend to discuss with yourself, playing the contradictors, preparing witty lines which hit the target, next time. However, you accumulate so many questions or ideas that stress occurs.

Advice for Gemini

Rely on outdoor walks, your Air element, and focus on your breathing.

Some Gemini Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

These texts about the sign of Gemini and Mercury might interest you.

How does Cancer relax?

Release pressure for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Everyone feels that you are the king or the queen of relaxation. Indeed, without forcing your natural self, you can remain doing nothing for hours, lost in your thoughts.

A little bit like cats, you relax one muscle after the other, you yawn, you stretch yourself, and you sleep. It is so good! You spend your afternoon naps in the shade when the sun is scorching.

If the weather is not too warm, you just laze on your towel on the beach. In your case, the only drawback is that you tend to brood over problems or to let yourself be overwhelmed by anxieties which are as vague as ungrounded.

Advice for Cancer

Also make your mind go blank.

Some Cancer Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

These texts about the sign of Cancer and the Moon might interest you.

How does Leo relax?

Release pressure for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Like your Fire sign friends, you have difficulty stopping being active. In your case, you desire to keep the flame burning, i.e. the ambiance, or just to take care of yourself.

At certain periods of the year, you must learn to do nothing. Let your sometimes-lazy nature express itself without inhibitions, and lounge around at will.

For instance, you can take care of your suntan so as to look great effortlessly when you resume work.

Advice for Leo

You must set your ambitions aside for the moment. It is pointless to think of your image or of power games. Learn to enjoy the simplicity of days devoid of social pressure.

Some Leo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

These texts about the sign of Leo and the Sun might interest you.

How does Virgo relax?

Release pressure for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

In your case, it is the sense of duty that must take a holiday. For some reason, you tend to take on stressful responsibilities.

Ruled by Mercury, the planet of the intellect, you continuously think about organizing yourself, about the budget, or about potential health issues. Stop! No need to constantly get worried; you can neither plan nor calculate every detail.

Accept to let go. Nobody is paying you or forcing you to serve people or to be so reasonable.

Advice for Virgo

Wake up one the morning without preparing any program. Learn to relax. Change the routine, especially in vacation. Forget the time.

Some Virgo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

These texts about the sign of Virgo and Mercury might interest you.

How does Libra relax?

Release pressure for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Always mindful of people, you do not realize to which extent you are stressed. Yet, a dash of selfishness is harmless. Let people take care for themselves, for once, and concentrate on your emotions.

Also forget the impact you make. You do not need to always be the incarnation of perfection, gentleness, and courtesy included.

Your appearance too can be on holiday. Slip into a simple outfit, do not wear any make-up, and do not shave. You will see that you will have an astonishing impression of freedom.

Advice for Libra

Pay high attention to your deep feelings.

Some Libra Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

These texts about the sign of Libra and Venus might interest you.

How does Scorpio relax?

Release pressure for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Secretive by nature, you do not wear your heart on your sleeve. Therefore, people can hardly evaluate how tired you are.

To tell the truth, your endurance and your resilience capacity are rather exceptional.

Nevertheless, all human beings necessarily have their limits. Stop striving to take up all challenges and to beat everything. You are not in a movie or in a trial ending with a life or death verdict.

Advice for Scorpio

Learn to throw in some lightness in your existence. To get some relaxation, there is nothing better than a good reading session. If you want to be thrilled, keep on immersing yourself in detective novels.

Some Scorpio Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

These texts about the sign of Scorpio and Pluto might interest you.

How does Sagittarius relax?

Release pressure for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Always here and there, on tour or in a meeting, you do not know how to unplug.

You still have a new project to start, or new territories to explore, should you leave aside your social and professional commitments.

For once, give up going to the other end of the world. Lobbyists are starting to prompt travelers not to systematically use airplanes.

Advice for Sagittarius

You can keep your taste for wild nature, because it helps you recharge your batteries, but discover it in places nearer to your home. You will be amazed by the change of scenery.

Some Sagittarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

These texts about the sign of Sagittarius and Jupiter might interest you.

How does Capricorn relax?

Release pressure for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Your apparent calm sometimes conceals a host of inner torments. Demanding with people as well as with yourself, you pressure yourself too much.

You are unable to go on vacation serenely. You believe that your business or your office falls apart when you are not around. Learn to put things in perspective, and do not think that you are indispensable.

Above all, avoid to leave with a stack of files under your arm or even after having given your whereabouts in order to remain reachable anytime. Stop.

Advice for Capricorn

Meditation is most likely to suit you very well, because it is in solitude or far from the crowd that you can best be revivified.

Some Capricorn Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

These texts about the sign of Capricorn and Saturn might interest you.

How does Aquarius relax?

Release pressure for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

With your deliberately atypical lifestyle, you disregard your nervous exhaustion. You are wrong. Indeed, your nature is not only ethereal.

You must learn to listen to your body and its needs. More importantly, slow down the pace, for you are one of the signs which are most fond of speed and progress.

Rest properly, and forget to mull over complex topics.

Advice for Aquarius

Do not be ashamed of getting interested in anecdotes or daily matters. Have a good time with your friends, go out, and attend concerts.

Some Aquarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

These texts about the sign of Aquarius and Uranus might interest you.

How do Pisces relax?

Release pressure for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

No doubt that relaxation is your inborn talent. Throughout the year, you await the holiday period which allows you to take a break freely.

People come to ask advice on the art of siesta that you practice with real know-how. By the sea-side, you listen to the noise of the waves.

In your cozy bed, you slip under linen sheets, and you keep on dreaming. In short, stress has no hold on you.

Advice for Pisces

Avoid leaving with hyperactive persons. Nobody must disturb your tranquil bliss.

Some Pisces Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House sometimes two houses you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

These texts about the sign of Pisces and Neptune might interest you.

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