We spend about a third of our lives asleep, so good slumber is a massive contributor to our well-being. When we’re snoozing, we regenerate cells and revitalize our minds. But just because sleep is a vital physical process for us, doesn’t mean that it happens easily all the time. Everyone has different sleep habits, positions, and times. So, we decided to channel some childhood lullabies by looking to the stars for a little extra insight on our sleep styles.
Ahead, you'll find each sign's signature style and a few ideas you might want to incorporate into your nightly routine.
March 21 to April 19
As the zodiac’s resident go-getting fire sign, shutting down for the day can be difficult. When the sun is shining, he powers up your need for fun, entertainment, and creativity. Meanwhile, the moon, your personal planet of home and family life, highlights your need to organize your schedule. Be intentional about ending your day with a simple ritual. Spray your room with a few spritzes of essential oil mist made with lavender, a scent that helps our bodies relax and recharge.
A cardinal sign like yourself might want to wind down for the day with a few simple stretches to re-align. Sit on the floor next to your bed with your legs straight and reach your arms above your head. Then bend forward, lengthening your spine slowly. Repeat this stretch three times, quieting your mind from a long day. Once you settle in for the night, let go of your thoughts — you’ll be prepared to spring to action and take on the new day with vigor.
April 20 to May 20
As a fixed earth sign, making your foundation stable is an essential part of getting a good night’s sleep. The sun, your personal planet of home and family life, works with Venus, your ruling planet, to influence a beautiful and supportive abode. The planet of love and beauty also impacts your health and work zones. With this in mind, is it time to upgrade your mattress? If you notice a “you-shaped” hole in your bed or just haven’t been getting a good night’s rest lately – it could be time to upgrade. It’s a good idea to switch out your mattress every 9 to 10 years, as old saggy mattresses can impact your spine and stop you from getting all of the benefits from sleep. If you’re thinking of making the switch, wait until Mercury is out of retrograde as the messenger planet rules your financial sector. Mattresses are a big ticket item, so you want to be sure that you’re making the best possible decision. When you satiate your need for comfort, you thrive.
May 21 to June 20
You’re the most communicative sign in the game, making it essential to power down at the end of a day. The moon, your personal planet of finances shines her light while you sleep, and that making getting those z’s ultra important. As a mutable air sign, your ability to be flexible is one of your greatest strengths. Draw that strength from a solid rest routine. Before hitting the hay, quiet your mind with a gentle fan to create white noise and keep the room’s temperature cool. Blocking out exterior sounds will help you to center your mind as you doze off. Pay attention to your personal planet of home and family, Mercury if you’re having trouble sleeping. The messenger planet rules your ability to communicate with others and be understood. Instead of focusing on listening, let yourself relax by plugging into a sleep podcast like Sleep With Me. You’ll hear a stranger talk you to sleep by taking you through a stream of consciousness that will send you straight to dreamland.
June 21 to July 22
It can be difficult to shut down after a hard day of work, Cancer. The sun, your personal financial planet, has you go-go-going constantly. You’re always grinding! When it’s time for you to wind down, we suggest unplugging from your devices at least an hour before bed. Blue light from phones can mess with your natural circadian rhythm, the 24-hour biological process that we go through each day. When you soak up too much light from laptops or cellphones, your body thinks that it needs to stay awake. If you can’t avoid your tech, try to reduce it by turning on “Night Shift.”
Or get into your element (hi, water sign) by dipping into a bath or warm shower. Taking some time to yourself will do you wonders. Then you can tuck in knowing that Neptune, the planet of dreams and Cancer’s personal planet of good fortune is looking down and supporting your intuition. If you’d like some further insight into your emotions download iLuna. Your ruling planet, the moon, is continually waxing and waning through the signs, oscillating with your feelings.
July 23 to August 22
You rule the daytime, dear lion, and recharging correctly is the key to your success. As a fixed fire sign, you’re always on. Prepare yourself for bed by investing in some pajamas that make you feel like a royal. Strict Saturn, your personal planet of health and work, will help you to create a sleep schedule that makes sense. The secret to getting a good night’s sleep is consistency. If you don’t have a set bedtime, it’s time to make one. Work 7-8 hours back from your wake up time and stick to it. Invest in a good sleep mask to keep your peepers shut so that you can wake as your best self the next morning. Pluto, your personal planet of home and family, helps you transform slowly over time, as it goes direct and retrograde every six months. It’s small changes from within that help you to conquer your goals.
August 23 to September 22
You’re always organizing, Virgo. As a mutable earth sign, you’re in a constant flow. Uranus, your personal planet of health and work is partially responsible for this need for change. If you’d like to quiet your mind without harmful sleep aids, consider the natural treatment with a hemp-derived CBD tincture. Your body contains natural cannabinoid receptors which help you to manage anxiety and inflammation. CBD oil can help you to achieve a calm state to slip off to dreamland. Unlike THC, CBD contains no psychoactive effects. To enjoy the benefits of CBD, use the tincture each night to enjoy a cumulative outcome. Lucky Jupiter, Virgo’s personal planet of home and family, helps to bolster your well being. Create a soothing environment for yourself by considering a soothing new paint job in your favorite shade of blue. Entering a mindstate of sleep before bed will help you to be the most productive you possible.
September 23 to October 22
You’re a delight to be with, Libra. As a cardinal air sign, you draw your strength from your friends and relationships. When it’s time for you to retire from a day of socializing, it can be irritating if you don’t conk out immediately. If you drink alcohol often, that can be a significant inhibitor to your sleep cycle. Neptune, your personal planet of health and work can make your sign susceptible to substances, and mess with your slumber. While alcohol can help you to fall asleep immediately, it can screw up your non-drinking nights by dehydrating your body. Balance out each drink you take with a glass of water to avoid this. You’ve got to stay sharp, as your career ruler the moon is changing up your perspectives on work. If you need help falling asleep faster, invest in the support of a weighted blanket. The feeling of a heavy duvet can help relieve stress without the use of medication. Tuck in for a good night’s sleep, and you’ll feel fresh as a daisy.
October 23 to November 21
The night is a time of transformation for you, Scorpio. Pluto, your ruling planet helps you to begin each day with a new perspective and zest for life. As a fixed water sign, you’re more apt to avoid showing your feelings to others. You spend your days devising strategies for advancement in your field as the sun rules your career zone. Your health and work ruler Mars fuels your ambitions. Create a harmonious bedtime routine by working a quick meditation practice in before bed. Centering your thoughts will help you to reduce stress and anxiety. Trade your phone for a novel to help carry your thoughts away. A dose of inspiration will help you to turn those gears differently.
November 22 to December 21
You’re always on the go, Sagittarius. As a mutable fire sign, your need for expansion, both mentally and physically demands the correct amount of rest. It’s not always so simple for you to relax. Neptune, your personal planet of home and family life helps you to create an inspiring place for you to get cozy. Make your bedroom a safe haven with dreamy lighting. Smart lightbulbs can help adjust the mood so that your body can adapt for bedtime with ease. If you’ve been traveling, you could be subject to a few cases of jet lag. Get over the hump by increasing your active time in the daylight to help your body learn it’s new circadian rhythm after a trip. Venus, your personal planet of health and work, contributes to your views on your daily routines, so make it fun by beautifying every experience. This doesn’t mean that you need to revamp your wardrobe, but to be conscious of the charm if everyday life.
December 22 to January 19
Efficiency is your jam, Capricorn. As a cardinal earth sign, you’re hard-working and focused on your goals. Want to fall asleep like a pro? Try these breathing exercises to clock out. Concentrating on your breath will help move tasks and stray thoughts out of your mind for a deep sleep. Mars, your personal planet of home and family can contribute to an active household — make your bedroom a sanctuary and set the stage for success by controlling your environment. Reduce annoying outdoor lights with a blackout curtain to get maximum darkness.
Keep an eye on Mercury, your personal planet of health and work as he goes retrograde and direct this year. His movements can impact your schedule, so be ready for him by creating firm bedtimes for yourself. If you’re a heavy sleeper and share a bed, you can eliminate snoring with the help of Snore Lab. This app records your audible snoozies and provides solutions to reduce your nighttime noise.
January 20 to February 18
Aquarius is a fixed air sign, making you a forward thinker. You’re down to try new gadgets to help you sleep. If you’re someone who can’t fall asleep without listening to something but keep getting your headphones tangled or lose your ear pods to the abyss of your duvet, you might want to try out the Zeeq smart pillow. This soft piece of tech connects to your favorite audiobooks, podcasts, and music without annoying your partner. It also tracks your sleep cycles and helps you wake up if you’re snoring too loudly. If you notice that your sleep schedule is irregular, check the current cycle of the moon, your personal planet of health and work. Your energy will mirror her phases as she waxes and wanes. Wake up with ease during the darker months with the help of a sunrise clock. The lights will imitate the sunrise, strengthening your connection to your personal planet of love.
February 19 to March 20
If sleep is something that’s hard for you to accomplish, take a look at your surroundings, Pisces. It may be time for you to give your bedroom a good once-over and remove your clutter. You’ll be able to find peace of mind while the sun, your personal planet of health and work, helps you spot problem areas. As a mutable water sign, Pisces is in touch with emotions. Keep an eye out for Mercury’s movement, as this planet rules your home and family zones. When he’s retrograde, he increases your chances of finding lost things and helps you to slow down. If you’re struggling to find a comfortable position, you may want to invest in a body pillow. Keep your spine aligned to get the most out of your downtime. You get your best ideas at night when the Moon, your personal planet of creativity and children, love affairs cycles waxes and wanes. Keep a moon calendar, and make records of your dreams. Neptune, your ruling planet is the ruler of inspiration and illusion — listen to what he has to say.
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