This Is the Morning Routine For You, According to Your Star Sign
How we spend our time each morning helps us set the tone for the day ahead and feel in control of our schedules. It's easy to fall into the same trap day in and day out, whether that's hitting snooze one too many times or rushing mindlessly through our bathroom rituals. But if you approach your morning routine with care, and stick to one that serves you well throughout the day, you may notice a vast improvement in your overall health and wellbeing.
To help you discern what your ideal morning routine looks like, why not look to the zodiac? From what to eat for breakfast to daily detox rituals, read on to find out the ideal morning routine for you, according to your star sign.
Libra (24 Sep to 23 Oct)
Balance is everything for you, Libra, so your ideal morning routine is well organised and ticks off everything you need to start the day right. That means waking up at the same time every day, and a consistent daily bathroom ritual, covering oral hygiene (tongue scraping, oil pulling, teeth brushing) and a straightforward yet comprehensive skincare routine. Once you're finished in the bathroom, have a bowl of oats for breakfast with a herbal tea and perhaps your daily news podcast of choice.
Scorpio (24 Oct to 22 Nov)
Scorpio, you are intense and deeply passionate, so the ideal morning routine for you begins with a high-intensity home workout or a run. Fuel yourself with a hearty breakfast that is equally delicious and energising—an omelette or some toast with peanut butter and banana—while you scan the news of the day online.
Sagittarius (23 Nov to 21 Dec)
Sensitive and introspective, waking up can feel like being born for the very first time for Sagittarians. Ease yourself into it with a quiet meditation or a set of breathing exercises, before attuning yourself to the physical realm in the bathroom mirror. Incorporate some facial reflexology exercises into your skincare routine with a playlist of positive and energising music as your soundtrack.
Capricorn (22 Dec to 20 Jan)
Practical and realistic, in the very best way, the ideal morning routine for Capricorns will mirror the sign's organised nature. Once you've showered and finished in the bathroom, create a to-do list for the day ahead—or simply recap on the list you've made the night before—and triple check to make sure everything is actually doable. Once everything is in order, treat yourself to a small portion of "free time". Half an hour doing stretches while you listen to a fun podcast can help to release any underlying stress before you get to work on whatever it is that you've got going on today.
Aquarius (21 Jan to 19 Feb)
You do you, Aquarius, no matter what time of day it is. Your ideal morning routine might be more unusual than most, but it ought to include some sort of yoga. When everything is in order, you naturally cruise out of bed and into your day with relatively little mounting anticipation about the day ahead, so why not get on out there straight away? Take a walk outside or enrol in a sunrise yoga and meditation class at your nearest studio, then catch up with a friend over coffee.
Pisces (20 Feb to 20 Mar)
Emotions can be overwhelming for you, dear, sensitive Pisces, so it's important to establish a morning routine that involves reflection. Many people who journal choose to do so in the evenings, as a way to reflect on the day just gone, but for you it's the perfect activity to start your day with. Balance out your worries with plenty of gratitude—or decide to only focus on what you're thankful for—and you will straight the day with positive perspective. Your ideal morning routine should always include some sort of self-care ritual, whether that's a face mask or lovingly preparing yourself a healthy smoothie.
Aries (21 Mar to 20 Apr)
You, Aries, come with plenty of built-in energy, which can make you reactive in situations that require consideration. Your ideal daily routine is one that allows you to level out that energy overflow. This could mean an at-home cardio workout followed by a healthy breakfast, or it could be a set of sit-ups that increases by five each morning. Any activity that helps you to expel some of that energy and also focus on honing your self-discipline will set you up for a productive day ahead.
Taurus (21 Apr to 21 May)
Never fear, Taurus, your ideal morning routine absolutely involves a substantial breakfast. In fact, it's the centrepiece of the whole routine. When you wake up, try to avoid picking up your phone straight away. Instead, give yourself some time to steadily and calmly get through your tasks without the noise of your social media feed interrupting. You are patient with the world, so let the world be patient with you.
Gemini (22 May to 21 Jun)
Gemini, you are flexible by nature, so your ideal morning routine is one that can handle a curveball every now and then (like that friend you've been trying to FaceTime with for weeks who only has a 45-minute window at 7am on a Wednesday. Because of this, you ought to develop daily detox rituals that are fuss-free and don't lead to you becoming dependent on them. Don't sleep in: and use your mornings to read up on the latest developments in your field of interest, or to watch an episode by your favourite YouTube documentarian, and why not get through a load or two of laundry while you're at it?
Cancer (22 Jun to 22 Jul)
Famously full of feelings, Cancers are better off planning their mornings the night before. To make your mornings the best they can be, make sure you tidy up and plan your outfit for the day the night before. That way when you wake up you will have sufficient time to cycling through the practical tasks while you reflect—deeply—on where you're at and where you're going. To help you maintain perspective and connection to the world outside of yourself, say hello to a neighbour's cat or, if you have your own pet, take them on a decent walk and spend some time playing fetch.
Leo (23 July to 22 Aug)
Like the rest of your day, Leo, mornings are full of creativity in some way. Your ideal morning routine is best filled with plenty of tasks that don't relate to your work day and don't feel like work to do. Call your best mood-boosting friend for a chat. Try a new at-home workout (not for fitness, for fun). Fulfilling this part of yourself is just as important as your highly involved skincare and beauty routine, so don't skimp.
Virgo (23 Aug to 23 Sep)
Diligent as ever, you, dear Virgo, already have your ideal morning routine running like a Swiss watch. Your mornings look just like what they should, a perfect combination of housekeeping, personal care and mental stimulation, with a to-do list completely checked off by the time you start your day in earnest.
Illustration by Madeline Kate Martinez.
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