As above, so below. As within, so without.
– Hermes Trismegistus, circa 3000 BC

For thousands of years man has been looking to the stars for guidance and knowledge. Astrology dates back to 2,000 BC, and was carefully studied by the ancient Indians, Mayans, Greeks, Chinese and Arabs independently of each other. Not only that, but astrology has been used as a way to study human personality and motivation, such as in psychiatrist Carl Jung’s work.

Through observation and analysis, it was discovered that there were correlations between the movement of heavenly bodies, and life here on earth. Through time, twelve distinct astrology personality types evolved.

These days, many people have opposing opinions about astrology. While some skeptics think of it as pseudoscience and wishful thinking, others swear by astrology, raising strong arguments in favor of it.  Personally, I don’t think the validity of astrology should be whittled down to reductionist scientific studies – it’s a complex topic. But on the other hand, I take astrology with a playful “pinch of salt” … maybe that’s the strange mix of Leo (fire) and Cancer (water) within me!

12 ASTROLOGY PERSONALITY TYPE PROFILES

According to astrology, contentment and peace of mind can be found based on your personality’s characteristics. Below you’ll find the twelve different astrology personality types, a short description, and five top recommendations to help you find harmony. (If you don’t know what your astrology personality sign is, just look for your birth month and date.)

ARIES

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Aries
Mar 21 – April 20

You’re a passionate, dynamic and confident person by nature, however, you tend to have a short-temper and a tendency towards being impulsive.

To find balance:

  • Keep a work-life balance – ensure that you schedule relaxation time if necessary
  • Create more efficiency in your work life and cut out extraneous chores
  • Channel your energy through high-impact workouts such as running or kickboxing
  • Balance your physical activities with calming activities such as cooking, reading or gardening
  • Try non-violent communication strategies if anger is an issue

TAURUS

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Taurus

April 21 – May 21

You’re a reliable, warm-hearted and determined person, however, you can sometimes be inflexible, resentful and possessive.

To find balance:

  • Learn to consider the viability of other people’s points of view to avoid stubbornness
  • Ground yourself in nature when you feel stuck
  • Be conscious of the way your actions influence other people
  • Try mantras or meditation to surrender recurring thoughts
  • Explore the world of scents and aromatherapy healing

GEMINI

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Gemini

May 22 – June 21

You’re an intelligent, versatile and lively person, but on the flip side, you can also be tense, cunning and inconsistent.

To find balance:

  • Be conscious of workaholism: are you over-working yourself?
  • Adopt a balanced diet and avoid skipping meals
  • Learn to relax your nerves, perhaps with a herbal tonic or warm bath
  • To rest your mind, explore different visualization techniques
  • Learn to breathe deeply on a daily basis

CANCER

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Cancer

June 22 – July 22

You’re a caring, intuitive and protective soul, but you tend to struggle with moodiness, touchiness and the inability to let go.

To find balance:

  • Remember to nurture yourself and take care of your own needs – this isn’t selfish, it’s vital to your well-being
  • Try grounding exercises such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, or qigong
  • Learn to slow down and go at your own pace
  • Explore setting boundaries and learning assertiveness techniques
  • Learn the practice of consciously surrendering whatever doesn’t serve you

LEO

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Leo

July 23 – August 21

You’re a courageous, creative and loyal person, however, you tend to struggle with being bossy, self-righteous and intolerant.

To find balance:

  • Develop your listening skills so that you can allow other to shine
  • Use affirmations and NLP to allow your self-worth to flow from the inside rather than outside
  • Dedicate time every day to spend alone doing something you love
  • Avoid spicy and fatty foods that weigh you down and imbalance your energy
  • Drink lots of replenishing water

VIRGO

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Virgo
August 22 – September 23

You’re an analytical, practical and diligent person, but you can also be perfectionistic, overly critical and fussy.

To find balance:

  • Abandon routine and allow yourself to be spontaneous every once in a while
  • Be forgiving, both of yourself and others
  • Get out of your mind and into your body; you may like to explore hiking, dancing and trampolining
  • Become aware of your self-talk: are you being too critical? Learn to replace any negativity with acceptance
  • Make sleeping a priority – rest that mind!

LIBRA

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Libra

September 24 – October 23

You’re an easy-going, romantic and idealistic person, but you can sometimes be gullible, over-indulgent and indecisive.

To find balance:

  • Create “to-do” lists to help you stay organized and avoid stress
  • When making important decisions, list all the “pros” and “cons”
  • Open an outlet to express your emotions such as music, painting, yoga or other forms of catharsis
  • Learn to walk away when a situation is beyond your control
  • Allow yourself indulgence, but also remember to practice moderation

SCORPIO

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Scorpio

October 24 – November 22

You’re a passionate, intuitive and magnetic person, but you also have the tendency to be jealous, resentful and obsessive.

To find balance:

  • Practice self-calming techniques whenever you feel stressed, e.g. breathing deeply, visualizing, mindfulness
  • Call “time out” when a situation is getting too overwhelming
  • Try hydrotherapy (spa or bath) as a way to soothe your body and mind
  • Forgive others of their wrongdoings to prevent grudge-holding
  • Practice big-picture thinking to not get lost in the details

SAGITTARIUS

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius

November 23 – December 22

You’re honest, good-humored and philosophical, but you also tend to be blindly optimistic, irresponsible and restless.

To find balance:

  • Use sport as an energetic outlet – find one you love
  • Learn to balance optimism with realism
  • Examine your life: in what areas do you feel trapped?
  • Work to consciously feel your emotions, both good and bad, so that they don’t consume you
  • Learn to find joy in the little things as well

CAPRICORN

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Capricon

December 23 – January 20

You’re a humorous, practical and disciplined person, but you can sometimes verge on being miserly, fatalistic and pessimistic.

To find balance:

  • Let go of toxic connections and surround yourself with vibrant people
  • Remember your values and dreams whenever making decisions
  • How is your self-talk impacting you? If it’s negative, work to foster healthy self-esteem
  • Allow yourself to unwind through mind-body based practices such as tai chi and yoga
  • Remember that happiness is a choice, not a given

AQUARIUS

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Aquarius

January 21 – February 19

You’re inventive, free-spirited and friendly, but you can also be unpredictable, emotionally distant and argumentative.

To find balance:

  • Give yourself the permission to be your authentic self
  • Schedule activities regularly that allow you to get away and honor your free-spirit
  • Learn to value vulnerability and the fact that it makes you stronger
  • Enjoy being individualistic, but avoid ostracizing yourself
  • Practice present-moment awareness

PISCES

Finding Peace Of Mind - According To Your Zodiac Sign - Pisces

February 20 – March 20

You’re sensitive, compassionate and imaginative, but you also tend to be secretive, weak-willed and vague.

To find balance:

  • Learn to acknowledge what makes you stressed out
  • Be wary of self-pity and avoid victim-martyr roles
  • Allow your romantic mind to run free, but remember to come back to earth again
  • Learn to balance your right and left side of the brain for more inner stability
  • Permit yourself to develop a healthy level of skepticism, this will protect you from manipulation

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What is your astrology personality sign and what advice do you have to share about finding tranquility and balance? Spread your wisdom below!


Written by Aletheia Luna
Originally appeared on Lonerwolf, find the original copy here