Astrology 101: What Each Sign Needs After A Bad Day

When was the last time you had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Between the stormy weather and the holiday blues, crappy days aren’t too hard to come by lately, so it’s good to have a plan of action for how to deal with them. Now here’s some good news: knowing the unique needs of your sign might help you understand the ideal ways to take care of yourself when life knocks you down. Whether it’s chocolate, kickboxing, or a hot bubble bath, read on to find out the best medicine for your sign after a bad day…


Aries (March 21st-April 19th): Release all that intense Aries energy by engaging in your favorite physical activity. You are guaranteed to feel better (and calmer) after a 4-mile run or a round of kickboxing.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): Take a time out from a stressful day by wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket and treating yourself to your favorite decadent dessert–you will find your worries drifting away in no time.

Gemini (May 21sh-June 20th): Give your racing mind a break by getting into a good book. Refocusing your mental energies on something fun, engaging, and positive will help you feel better.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): A relaxing night at home is just what you need after a rough day. Curl up on the couch with a blanket and pop in your favorite movie–you’ll feel comforted and calm by the time the credits roll.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): Find a way to express yourself, whether that means working on a creative project or calling a supportive friend–once you get all those feelings out you will feel monumentally better.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): Debrief your day with a friend over dinner and drinks. Allow yourself ample time to thoroughly sort through and analyze everything, so you can begin to let it go and relax.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): A home spa night will be sure to help wash your worries away. Spend the evening pampering yourself with body scrubs, oatmeal masks, and a fresh manicure–you deserve it!

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): You need to let out your Scorpio energy somehow before you can truly relax. Go for a brisk walk and then wind down with a glass of red wine and a hot bubble bath.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): A combination of physical activity, social time, and venting your frustrations is just what you need! Call up a friend and head out for a jog to talk (and sweat) things out.

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): After a trying day, treat yourself to a little something just for you, whether it’s whipping up a batch of your favorite cookies, getting a massage, or buying that pair of shoes you have been eyeing.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): Get together with your favorite group of people and head out to happy hour. Having fun and moving forward from you bad day will leave you feeling refreshed and positive.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): Create a calm oasis for yourself by lighting some candles and turning off your cellphone. Whether you write, meditate, or just sip some tea and relax, you need a tranquil environment to recover from a stressful day.