How to Use Today’s Horoscope as the Ultimate Stress Reliever

Posted on January 14, 2019

Today’s horoscope can be a window into your own emotional state, and if you know the nature of your sign, you can use today’s horoscope as a way to use each day’s unique energy to make serious headway towards your goals. Today’s horoscope lets you know how your mind will be filtering the world around you. Each day is slightly different based on the movements of the planets in our solar system, explaining why you’re impulsive and spontaneous some days while on others we will be more introverted and sensitive.

Getting a daily briefing each morning from today’s horoscope will remind you not only to keep yourself in check throughout the day, but it will give you a heads-up regarding the cosmic climate of the day. This is why we love to follow the stars and planets because they help us know when we will have the energy to get organized and when it’s best to take a rest day. In a practical sense, this can help you feel like you have a better handle on things and you won’t have to beat yourself up when the motivation to clean your closet just isn’t there.

You can always use an intention to focus on being relaxed when today’s horoscope you have some stressful energy blasting you. Your daily horoscope allows you to counter the intense energies to be free of the influences that catch many people off-guard. In that light, knowing you are the captain of your ship, the purveyor of your destiny, and the director of your thoughts, reading today’s horoscope can be very empowering, not a daily jail sentence.

Why Today’s Horoscope Can Be a Powerful Stress Reliever:

Stress is actually very closely tied to what the planets are doing. For example, you may feel stressed on a Full Moon because of the extra energy in our nervous system, or when Mars is in an intense Fire sign because we feel the compulsion to get things done right away. Because each zodiac sign is unique, your own daily horoscope will deliver the most succinct snapshot of what energy you’ll be treading throughout the day.

Your daily horoscope is not a seal on your fate, quite the opposite actually. It’s a heads-up that will allow you to navigate the day’s emotional terrain with more grace, ease, and optimism. Your daily horoscope really does take a huge chunk of pressure off you and can help you find appropriate ways to alleviate stress instead of blowing up because you are caught off guard by your emotions.

Relieve Stress Using Today’s Horoscope - The Ultimate Guide to All Signs

Know your weaknesses and the tendencies of your zodiac sign so you can overcome them. Knowing what you do when you’re stressed is the first step, then figuring out the best way to counter that stress. Reading today’s horoscope will let you know which areas of your life will be most affected so you can paint the day’s canvas with colours you choose instead of getting splattered with paint.

Some days when you have (sorry if this is too blunt) a lot of sexual energy, for instance, you can channel it by exercising and doing creative projects. If today’s horoscope warns that your mental clarity will be foggy, you’ll know to leave complex projects for another day and maybe finally get to sweeping the garage or doing the laundry instead.

Here are some specific ways each sign can use today’s horoscope to deal with stress:

Aries - Focus on Physical Activity & Time Alone

When today’s horoscope reveals some tension in the stars for you, dear Aries, find a way to keep busy that you enjoy so you don’t spew your extra energy out into the world in less-than-desirable ways. When it comes to communicating, just take a deep breath before talking and think, is this the best way to say this? That will relieve tension between you and others.

Aries tends to rush things and can be so passionate that they push people (including themselves) to do things before they are ready. If today’s Aries horoscope says you’ll be fired up or impatient today, get some good cardio in and avoid people until the steam is burned off. Then, let your inner die down a little bit and take some alone time out for yourself.

Taurus - Find or Make Yourself a “Safe Place” to Feel Calm

You are an Earth sign, which means you take your time making decisions, and you prefer to make them independently and from a practical standpoint. Taureans walk to the beat of their own drums and do things in their own time, so let others know when today’s Taurus horoscope warns of irritable or impatient energy. At the same time, open your mind to listen to other perspectives more, dear Taurus, because you easily get lost in your own mind. It will greatly lower your stress if you allow discussions and conversations with others to take some of that stress off your plate: you don’t have to do it all yourself!

Finally, get back in touch with your feelings in your own home or the place where you feel most safe and secure. Indulge in some good food and your favourite movie when today’s horoscope warns of high stress so your mind can take a break from trying to care for others and solve everyone else’s problems.

Gemini - Avoid Social Interactions & Read a Book

It can be easy for the excitable, scatterbrained Gemini to over-do things and become stressed. Due to your insatiable curiosity, you may find your mind needs a break from exploring, and you can do that by practicing focusing on one thing at a time. Like reading a book! Other little things that relieve excess energy during the day can include cleaning, cooking or baking, or anything else that requires mental focus and mindfulness. Working with your hands can be very grounding for the restless Gemini.

The typical Gemini tendency is to be around people essentially all the time - you probably talk to people even when you’re not around them on the phone! But it can be draining to talk for the sake of talking because it requires so much mental energy. To reclaim your sense of peace when today’s horoscope for Gemini warns of tense or difficult transits and energies, do a technology detox for an hour or so once a day. Take a walk while listening to an audio-book or do something playful like painting or playing with animals. Geminis are naturally playful people, and if you get too serious, you get stressed.

Cancer - Spend Time With Loved Ones

You are not meant to be alone too much, dear Cancer, it stresses you out not to have human interaction! Don’t deny yourself the affection of others when today’s horoscope for Cancer warns of stress or overstimulation. Being with people will help refill your energy, but only if those people are kind and loving. Being in large groups of people who are overly excitable or chaotic will only leave you feeling drained. Try baking some comfort food for yourself or for others when you feel stressed. You operate through loving and being loved, so if you’ve been overworked and not had enough time with your loved ones, you’re probably going to end up feeling off.

Cancerian attachments to others can often become a crutch, so you need to make sure you don’t intentionally attach to people too quickly. Perhaps you could benefit from spending time with just yourself! Offer yourself the amount of love and affection you give to others so naturally.

Leo - Do an Activity That You Really Like

Leos are gregarious, charming, and love to be around people. If you deny your inner child, you’ll get very frustrated, dear Leo. Your passion burns 24-7 and you must live through your senses to feel balanced. If you don’t let yourself stop and smell the roses, your life will have a feeling of being wilted. You’re also not meant to be isolated for long periods of time. When today’s horoscope for Leo predicts a stressful or a particularly slow energy, go out and do something fun to relieve stress. Seeing a live music show, going to a new restaurant with a group of friends, or inviting someone to go to the movies with you are great ways to alleviate stress.

If today’s horoscope says you’ll be bursting with energy, find a healthy outlet. Put your energy into something you’re proud of, like volunteering or work on your latest creative project (we know you have one). On the days when your horoscope warns that you’re susceptible to a bit of arrogance, exercise to give that energy an outlet, but don’t push too hard and injure yourself. Instead of biking 15 miles, be okay with a leisurely five. You tend to go overboard without realizing when you’ve burnt out. A good deep-breathing meditation will help calm your wildness. If today’s horoscope warns of impulsivity, notice your emotions and calm your mind and body before acting.

Virgo - Be Productive or Take a Rest Day

Virgos are the perfectionists of the zodiac, so it’s likely that you’re even solving problems in your dream state! Because you tend to be a worrier, using today’s horoscope for Virgo can alleviate your stress by making you aware of the days when your productivity might suffer and why. On your (very rare) lazier days, make a list of your necessary tasks for the day. Get them out of the way first thing, but then know that it’s important to take a break and find a way to lighten up. Watch comedy movies or paint abstract art to let go of your need to be in control.

Today’s horoscope will remind you to keep creativity and relaxation as priorities in your life. Remember, nothing everything has to be perfect, and even if you don’t feel something is finished, others typically don’t have the same nearly-unattainable standards that you often do. If you struggle with low self-esteem, let today’s horoscope remind you you’re worthy of love, even on your least productive days. If you find yourself going over what you did wrong or could have done better at the end of every day, your daily horoscope can remind you of your strengths. Take it easy on yourself!

Libra - Talk to a Trusted Friend or Surround Yourself With Art

Librans are very sociable and creative and thrive upon both. You do need your sleep though, and have you realized when you’re excited you forget to eat? If today’s horoscope for Libra says you’re likely to be stressing, make life a little easier by letting someone be there to support you. Reach out to a friend and invite them over for tea or to watch a good documentary. Don’t struggle through the day shouldering your burdens. Just like you’re always there for others, you can let others show you love too. Open up and be vulnerable and you’ll find stress is gone quickly. More than most, you understand the importance of balance, but you often ruin your own inner balance trying to care for others. Reflect on life with someone you trust because dialogue and discussion help you understand the world.

You can also alleviate your stress by listening to music that inspires or calms you, touring through an art gallery, or watching eclectic indie films. You have such a wonderful and unique way of seeing the world and you feel more ‘yourself’ when you’re around artistic minds that help you see the value of being different.

Scorpio - Take Care of Yourself & Have Sex

Classic Scorpionic intensity can lead you to forget to care for your basic needs. If today’s horoscope for Scorpio predicts a particularly intense energy, the best thing you can do is focus on making sure your body and mind get the care and attention they need. You often get lost in your work, your mind, or in a deep conversation, causing you to lose track of time and your basic needs.

Surround yourself with kind, intellectually curious people so you can feel at ease in your own skin. Dear Scorpio, you’re probably used to hearing that your sex drive is higher than average. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially when sensuality is one of the most stress-relieving experiences you can have! Find a partner with an equally strong appreciation for intimacy and have some fun.

Sagittarius - Travel & Discover New Places

Fiery Sagittarians get bored if they don’t have something new and stimulating to experience. You are a natural adventurer and love to take risks. Routines will stress you out because it’s not in your nature to be stuck in the same pattern. When today’s Sagittarius horoscope predicts a stressful day, find room in your routines to take breaks or mini-vacations (may we suggest a staycation at an Airbnb in your own city?) and explore on a local or global scale. Getting out in nature is a natural stress reliever for most Sagittarians. If the people around you have set limitations upon your mind and lifestyle, branch out and try new activities with fellow adventure-seekers.

You thrive on ideas and understanding the world, so exposing yourself to other cultures is a must for you to feel your best. Your mind is very vast, and that’s why studying anthropology, visiting exotic places, and even exploring foreign foods and customs will help your mind find alignment with your soul. You’ll feel stressed if you’re just following the status quo as Sagittarians prioritize learning, growth, and evolution. Get some new books from your library or attend a free seminar at a local college.

Capricorn - Relax & Get Closer to Nature

Capricorn, you’re a salt-of-the-earth person who is loyal and protective. You often stress the most when someone you love is in a situation that isn’t good for them. You must learn to let people learn their lessons and separate yourself from their karma. You’re so hardworking you often work for months upon months without a vacation, so let yourself indulge in some dedicated relaxation time every once in a while. As an Earth sign, most Capricorns can greatly benefit from disconnecting from work and responsibilities to be around trees and put their feet in the dirt. This will help you get back in touch with your emotions when today’s horoscope for Capricorn calls for some stormy cosmic weather.

Time in nature can help you work on being present and clearing your emotions which can get bottled up from always being productive and focusing on the future. You’re great at getting things done, meaning your body sometimes needs a break! Let yourself indulge in a massage, relax in the Sun, and listen to what your body needs and wants to feel balanced again.

Aquarius - Practice Yoga or Make a Vision Board

Aquarians often push themselves for their bigger goals and visions, resulting in neglecting or missing out on smaller details that need attention. You may find your body and mind have trouble keeping up with your visionary lifestyle! It’s a source of stress to fight off hunger or fatigue. Make sure you get some daily yoga in, regardless of what today’s horoscope for Aquarius says, to check in regularly with how your body is feeling. The schedule you tend to keep is only sustainable if you don’t ignore your body. You’ll still get stuff done, but you must protect your temple in order not to burn out.

Aquarians are known for wanting to make all the changes necessary in the world to alleviate suffering, but we know not one person can do it all. You can your lower stress by making a very clear and specific goal and breaking it down into actionable steps so your ideas aren’t bouncing around aimlessly in your head. Once you know what you’re going to do and why, you’ll know how to use your time to maximize productivity and self-care. You work best when you start with your vision and work backwards. Remember, you’re not like most people, and you must dedicate time to learn to work with your own eccentricities.

Pisces - Meditate

Empathic Pisceans often confuse the energy of others around them with their own, which can often cause a build-up of stress that doesn’t even belong to them. You’re so flexible and free-flowing that you can get lost in your feelings, neglecting to set up a stable foundation for your life. In order to disconnect from external energy and lower stress about your future, you can meditate in order to reconnect with your own intuition and feelings. Once you’re back in your own head, use your people skills and creativity to make progress toward your own goals.

Meditation helps you stay in touch with Pisceans’ potent spiritual side, which is very important for you. You are a unique type of person that doesn’t fit neatly into labels, boxes, or categories, so meditation will help you find the inner guidance you need to feel secure in your identity. You more you try to fit in and oblige what others think you should do, the more stressed you’ll feel. The more you use today’s horoscope for Pisces to follow your own inner compass, the lower your stress will be as a sensitive Pisces.

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Join our online community and check out today’s horoscope to help you through your day. Over time, you’ll start looking forward to reading today’s horoscope each morning to help you through some of the more difficult, confusing inner emotional changes. When you can expect and understand why your stress is happening, it’s much easier to accept it and find a way to alleviate it. Regardless of your zodiac sign and what today’s horoscope tells you, ignoring your emotions is never a productive way to alleviate stress.

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Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and be… Read More »

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