What a crazy year it has been! Everyone feels as if their lives went out of control, or that they are pulled in different directions. While many of us are trying our best to handle daily activities that use to be mundane – career, parenting, romantic relationships, and friendships – we also need to get used to the #NewNormal and switch up our social lives and exercise routines as we probably need to maintain a social distance from one another for at least another one to two years.
Which is why, your mental, emotional and spiritual health are so important. You need to practise #SelfLove and #SelfCare because you need to love yourself first before you can love.
But how do you even start to heal? Here are recommendations of healing methods and activities based on your horoscopes so you can find balance, clarity, peace, and serenity in your life again.
*For advance level Astrology enthusiasts, please also check the rising sign (outer energy) and moon sign (emotional energy).
Birth Dates: March 21st – April 19th
Body part: Aries rules over the head, hair, and face.
Personality: Aries individuals are all about leadership, standing up for oneself, and being brave in pursuing their dreams. It also rules over the emotions of anger, self-confidence and courage.
When out of balance: When the Aries energy is not in alignment, it can manifest as headaches, migraines, a lack of self-confidence, runny nose and sinus problems. It may even cause acne, skin problems, eczema, rashes and hair loss.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: When an Aries is stressed out, their tension would be accumulated at the head area. Hence, head massages or maybe purchasing an electric pillow roller would be great for them to release stress. Other forms of release include running and more dynamic forms of Yoga, such as aerial or anti-gravity Yoga.
Healing colours: Red and White
Healing crystals/precious stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone
Birth Dates: April 20th – May 20th
Body part: Taurus rules over the neck, throat, thyroid, tonsils, and upper back area.
Personality: Taurus individuals are all about stability and consistency. The Taurus zodiac sign also represents material or physical possessions and also one’s general feelings of self-worth and self-assurance.
When out of balance: When a Taurus person is out of balance, he or she can experience upper back issues, neck problems, sore throats and a hoarse voice. It can also cause feelings of being boxed in or fear of changing or losing something and someone.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Taureans like following a specific ritual or schedule. When they are pushed out of their comfort zone, feelings of stress or tension may appear in the neck, throat, or upper back area. Singing will help clear up and harmonise the throat area. As they are the ultimate foodies of the zodiac, baking, cooking, preparing ingredients, planning their meals, and also planning which restaurants to go to are therapeutic for them. They are also usually keen to explore when it comes to the consumption of herbs (both eastern and western) and even supplements.
Healing colours: Green, Brown, and Turquoise
Healing crystals/precious stones: Sapphire, Malachite, Jade, Dioptase, Amber
Birth Dates: May 21st – July 20th
Body part: Gemini rules over your mind, thoughts, your ability to express yourself and your arms and hands.
Personality: Geminis have a strong need to have the freedom to express themselves and their thoughts in an organised manner so that the masses can understand. Gemini people are natural communicators, writers, and speakers.
When out of balance: When Gemini energy is out of balance, it can appear as if their thoughts are scattered. They experience arm or hand pain, and develop fear to acknowledge what they feel. The Gemini person may also start to partake in gossips or perhaps speak before thinking.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: There are two types of Geminis that I know: a chatty one and a quiet one. But even when a Gemini is the quiet twin, most of them have trouble sleeping at night. To balance their erratic energy, guided meditation or journaling would help them channel their thoughts and use their arms and hands simultaneously.
Healing colours: Yellow and Light Blue
Healing crystals/precious stones: Agate, Chalcedony, Stibnite, Red Fire Quartz, Harlequin Quartz
Birth Dates: June 21st – July 22nd
Body part: Cancer rules over the chest, breast, and heart area.
Personality: The Cancer person has the ability to tune into one’s emotions and would encourage those around them to express their truth and feelings. A Cancer person also appears very nurturing and often desires to be of service to others.
When out of balance: When Cancer energy is out of balance, they would be an emotional wreck, feel drained or be overly sensitive, and even withdrawal from friends or have the desire to be alone. They will experience symptoms such as respiratory illnesses, coughing, sore breasts, and a tendency to succumb to emotional eating.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: To relax their anxieties and tightness in their chest, Yoga that focuses explicitly on breathing would be beneficial to them. Cancers are also known for their constant need to nurture, as Cancer is the sign that symbolises the ‘mother.’ Because of that, volunteering can also help them achieve balance.
Healing colours: White, Silver, and Light Yellow
Healing crystals/precious stones: Emerald, Moonstone, Citrine, Silver
Birth Dates: July 23rd – August 22nd
Body part: Leo rules over the heart, as well as the upper back.
Personality: Leo individuals yearn to shine, as they believe in being true to themselves and expressing who they really are. Leos can appear proud, confident, and unafraid to express or go after what they want.
When out of balance: When a Leo energy is out of balance, issues such as heart complications, difficulty expressing emotions, and feeling closed off to love may occur. It can also manifest as a lack of self-esteem, feeling shy, or negative mindset.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Leo is the sign of the performer. Activities that allow them to perform (and shine in front of friends) such as dancing, singing karaoke, or creating parody videos on YouTube can help with stress release. For Leos, who love Yoga, poses that help to open the heart area would be recommended and Sun salutations, as the Leo zodiac are ruled by the sun.
Healing colours: Gold, Royal Blue, Purple, and Red
Healing crystals/precious stones: Onyx, Gold, Zircon
Birth Dates: August 23rd – September 22nd
Body part: Virgo rules over the stomach and digestive organs.
Personality: Virgo is an Earth sign, so this makes Virgos appear grounded, and this would help them stay motivated to move through life’s obstacles and hurdles. Virgo energy is also about noticing the smaller, more refined details and they are usually steadfast and firm.
When out of balance: When a Virgo energy is out of balance, they may face digestive problems, constipation, eating disorders, chronic dieting, and indigestion. It can also manifest as over-thinking, stubbornness, and obsessive behaviours.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Virgos are analytical and usually prefer healing techniques proven by years of research and studies such as psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Virgos are also known to be health-conscious and often follow diets like consuming plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables or going on a fast/juice diet. As the Virgo zodiac sign is known for their need for neatness, organising their closet ‘Marie Kondo’ style can also be meditative and therapeutic.
Healing colours: Blue, Yellow, Gray, Tan, Navy, and Lilac
Healing crystals/precious stones: Chrysoberyl, Aventurine
Birth Dates: Sept 23rd – Oct 22nd
Body part: Libra energy rules over your kidneys, bladder, and lower back area.
Personality: Libra is the sign of partners, negotiations and finding balance. Many of them find themselves learning how to connect and grow with others and form healthy partnerships and relationships.
When out of balance: As the Libra sign is represented by a scale, when they are out of balance, they can be at either extremes – too independent or too co-dependent. They may face issues relating to the bladder, such as infections, frequent urination, or lower back pain.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: As the sign of partnerships, ironically, one of the lessons that a Libra needs to learn is to stand on their own feet and find the strength to rely on themselves and not on others. Most Librans love pretty things and things that smell good. Librans are guilty of going on shopping therapies, as mentioned previously, they love pretty things. Less expensive methods to channel their energy would be art jamming as it would be a great way to express their appreciation for beauty. Aromatherapy would also help them relax and find balance on stressful days.
Healing colours: Ivory, Pink, Turquoise, and Blue
Healing crystals/precious stones: Peridot, Jade, Aventurine, Tourmaline
Birth Dates: Oct 23rd – Nov 21st
Body part: Scorpio energy rules over the genital area.
Personality: The Scorpio sign is all about transformation and learning how to grow and change through life’s experiences. It is also about looking within their shadow side to bring it into the light. They are like a phoenix that rises from the ash. There is no death, only rebirth.
When out of balance: When Scorpio is out of balance, it can manifest as feeling at loss or perhaps even overwhelmed by too many changes that are going on all at the same time. Many Scorpios would also find themselves feeling depressed or have a lack of libido, or an overactive libido.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Scorpio is the most mysterious sign in the zodiac as many Scorpios don’t like expressing their true feelings or “shadow” side to others, as they take a long time to trust people. They prefer relaxing on their own by taking a nice hot bath with candles, a glass of wine, and a good book – usually on occult or mystery genre. They are open to exploring new age alternative medicine such as Acupuncture and Ayurveda.
Healing colours: Red, Black, Indigo, and Green.
Healing crystals/precious stones: Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Tiger Eye
Birth Dates: November 22nd – December 21st
Body part: Sagittarius energy rules over your hips and thighs. It also rules over the liver.
Personality: The Sagittarius individual is all about learning, exploring, and teaching. Sagittarius energy is always ready for adventure and seek to understand life and the world.
When out of balance: When a Sagittarius energy is out of balance, they may find themselves facing hip problems, liver issues, or even the tendency to over-indulge. They tend to also be restless and may be unable to stay in one spot for an extended period of time. Additionally, it can also manifest as stagnancy and perhaps an unwillingness to learn, accept other cultures, or be open-minded.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Sagittarius individuals are always off on an adventure of the mind, body, or soul. Most Sagittarius love traveling, but due to the current worldwide situation, forest bathing or hiking in nature would benefit them as it can help relax the hip area. Sagittarius also loves topics on philosophy and learning to expand their mind, so signing up for a webinar or workshop can challenge them in picking up a new skill.
Healing colours: Scarlet, Light Brown, Dark Blue, and Orange
Healing crystals/precious stones: Topaz, Turquoise
Birth Dates: December 22nd – January 19th
Body part: Capricorn energy rules over your bones, knees, and teeth.
Personality: Capricorn people like getting things done in a practical and orderly manner. Capricorn people are usually is overly ambitious and is highly motivated to achieve and create.
When out of balance: Capricorns can turn into workaholics and face issues with the knees, cavities, or tooth pain. They can also put too much pressure on themselves in order to achieve their goals and a habit of working or ‘doing things’ just to suppress certain negative feelings and emotions.
Recommended healing methods or activities to de-stress: Capricorn is the sign of the ‘boss,’ and they always mean business. But as the saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl”. They usually need to rework their schedule to balance up other facets or areas of their life. Hence, Reiki, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, or Chakra healing can help evenly distribute their energy to achieve a balance. Watching television (chasing their favourite K-drama) or going to the movie theatre can also help them take their mind away from work.
Healing colours: Brown, Blue, Dark Green, Gray, Red
Healing crystals/precious stones: Ruby, Hematite, Onys, Jet, Obsidian
Birth Dates: January 20th – February 18th
Body part: Aquarius energy rules over your ankles and your nervous system.
Personality: An Aquarian’s motivation is all about supporting humanity and thinking about things on a bigger and more global scale as the community or the collective is important to them. Aquarians are extremely innovative and is often known to have revolutionary ideas.
When out of balance: When out of balance, Aquarius energy can cause them to appear like a “mad scientist.” They may also reach a point where they lose touch with reality. Ankle issues can also surface, as well as feelings of anxiety or even panic attacks.
Recommended healing methods or activities to de-stress: Aquarius loves people and things that are different and unorthodox and would often be the first to come out with any conspiracy theory. Because of this, they would often try spiritual healing methods that are different such as crystal therapy, sound healing, and even Tarot cards reading. The ‘unpredictable’ elements of their healing methods keep them excited, as they don’t like following the norm.
Healing colours: Silver, Aqua, Purple
Healing crystals/precious stones: Aquamarine, Garnet, Silver
Birth Dates: February 18th – March 20th
Body part: Pisces energy rules over the feet and pineal gland.
Personality: Pisces energy is all about aligning with your essence or spirituality. It is also very creative and can be expressed through art, music, and dance.
When out of balance: When out of balance, Pisces energy can manifest as feeling “all over the place”. It can also manifest as losing touch with others’ needs, egocentrism, and even being prone to worry or hypochondria. It can also result in being closed off from your spiritual energy or intuition. Imbalances can sometimes also occur during a spiritual awakening.
Recommended healing methods or activities to destress: Pisces the fishes is a water sign, so relaxing at places such as the lake, river, or next to the sea on the beach would calm them down. Being in the water by swimming or floating therapy would also be useful. As Pisces rules the feet, foot massages or reflexology would also help them.
Healing colours: Light Green, Purple, Pink, and Silver
Healing crystals/precious stones: Amethyst, Sugelite, Fluorite, Chrome Diopside