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Coping Skills for each Sign

Coping skills during stressful times for each sign - in this post I decided to look to our opposite sign for guidance. Our moon sign tells us about our emotional landscape. But, I find it interesting that our opposite sign (which often seems strange and even irritable to us), actually reveals our shadow side. Once we become more aware of it, it can provide interesting self-care cues. If you know your moon and rising signs, read them also and see which description works for you the best.

Aries. (March 21 – April 19) During stressful times your tendency will be to want to do something, anything, and preferably win big. Exercising is one of the most efficient ways for you to burn your extra energy that you are probably accumulating as we speak, due to not being able to act as usual. Libra, your opposite sign is all about relationships. See if connecting and running your ideas by others, (before you act) at home, or online, or telecommunicating with your pet, can also sooth out your impulse to act. Because after all, what is the ultimate end result of action and winning? What exactly are you winning? To spend more time with your loved ones, right? Well - you are already there.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) During stressful times your tendency is to dig in your heels even more than usual. What ever is going on in the world, you still have the right to be comfortable, first and foremost. No change to your daily routine is welcome here. But we are now living in a very unpredictable world. Your opposite sign Scorpio demonstrates how to roll with the punches - anticipate, plan, even invite and welcome challenges. Maybe hard work is something to be considered after all. Maybe temporary discomfort is not the worst thing in the world after all. You can truly rest, when comfort has been truly earned.

Gemini. (May 21 – June 20) So many choices to be investigated and decisions to be made. Or worse, a lack of choices. How can you possibly know what to do, when there are no choices available? But accumulating and dissecting information and manipulating life, like a chess game is not really helping, is it? Your opposite sign Sagittarius knows how to see the big picture. Try pulling out from the constant information flow and nagging details, and see it all from a far, far above, all the way from space. This is where the big decisions are really made - in visionary fields, where information has turned into star dust, collectively moving and speaking to you in symbols. This is where your legacy is made. Cancer (or Moonchild). (June 21 – July 22) During stressful times your tendency is to feel even more than usual, which leads you to overeat, binge watch TV, over-care for your family and your pet. You wish to wallow in an imaginary moonlit beach, under a rock, where the big bad world can’t find you. What about taking a page from your opposite sign, Capricorn? Calm and cool heads will prevail and you have the patience of an koala bear when it comes to abiding your time to act from a secure place. Instead of focusing on your ever changing feelings, maybe focus on things that need attending to; paperwork and finances. Small, practical steps to take control of your precious, carefully picked possessions and accumulations may just be the thing that helps with the overwhelm. You are not actually drifting with the tides, it just feels that way. Leo. (July 23 – August 22) During stressful times your tendency is to inspire others with your creativity, and while they are at it, have large crowds thank you and admire you profoundly. That’s great, but we are in a situation where extreme self care is needed. Creativity is wonderful, but how about the kind that you really want to do, not the kind that you think your kingdom needs? Like your opposite sign Aquarius, there’s a weirdo living inside of you that is dying to get out. You don’t have to rule the jungle every single day, it can wait. Be creative for creativeness’ sake. Get your freak on. Stand on your head. Go sit inside your closet. Wear the kind of mismatch clothes that you really want to wear. Learn Klingon. Sing that song that nobody else likes. You get my point. Virgo. (August 23 – September 22) During stressful times your tendency is to collect even more data and make even more lists. There are so many lists to be made, information to dissect, essays to spellcheck, and books to organize. That’s great, except at some point the lists, numbers and data just seem like a blur. Is it really helping? Try expanding, really expanding your mind, like your opposite sign Pisces - watch a documentary about the universe. Imagine what it will feel like when the world is free once again. When was the last time your daydreamed? Now is your chance - drift off - and maybe even take a nap. Libra. (September 23 – October 22) During stressful times your tendency is turn to relationships even more than usual. You feel the need to bounce your ideas with another, in order to tune into your own thoughts. But your opposite sign Aries points out that if you want to done it right and truly win, you better put on your big girl or boy pants, and to do it yourself. Find your individuality and your purpose. Your new found confidence in yourself will amaze you. You didn’t need the other person’s advise or opinion what to do, after all - (and let’s face it, you were not going to take their advise anyway). Go win at something. Scorpio. (October 23 – November 21) During stressful times your tendency is to turn into a private investigator. There is a conspiracy theory to be cracked somewhere, that only you can solve and then the world is saved. But that is not so. You alone cannot crack this nut, it is too big. Like your opposite sign Taurus, find solace in simple, beautiful, comfortable, earthy solutions. Tend to your plants. Use water to sooth your overactive spider senses. Stand in the shower and let the water heal you, without any words. Keep a bowl of water next to you on your desk. Put your hand or even feet in the bowl if you have to, and keep it there. Sagittarius. (November 22 – December 21) In one way, it feels like your time has come. This is big and the opportunities are, while unpredictable, also exciting. You have so many plans and visions, and although everything is up in the air, somehow, you just know that you will just land and succeed beautifully in the end. But do you think your opposite sign Gemini has something to teach in terms of thinking of actual, practical plans, finding out information and starting to network? Rome was not build in a day, but a brick by brick, and one practical small success after another. Maybe start writing things down, start contacting people online, and make your vision a reality. Capricorn. (December 22 – January 19) They say you are looking for love in all the wrong places, like property and money. Well, “look who is feeling safe now?”, you say defiantly. But wait…. what was all that accumulating for? At the end of the day, it really was for closeness, to overcome the loneliness, wasn’t it? So here you are, hopefully with your family, like your opposite sign Cancer. Let them take care of you, like you have been accumulating for them. You need a big hug, even if it’s a virtual one. And another. And another. And another. And another. Aquarius. (January 20 – February 18) If people only acted as your asked, and everything would be ok. It is so very lonely on that space ship, where you are waiting for the rest of humanity to catch up. “How do we even still have bodies, and how are we not communicating with our minds already?” You love people but you hate individuals, that’s what they say about you. But it’s not true, is it? Because the truth is always the opposite of what ever “they” say it is - they shall not box you in. Except, that on the other hand, limits are there for a reason. Structure is needed. Pain teaches us so much. Does it, though? Do you think that your opposite sign Leo is so annoying showing off her new fancy hair? How dare she, while the world is burning? Is it actually possible to enjoy childlike fun, for the sheer joy of existing? To let down your guard and actually connect with humans, and even shine like a superstar that you are? Pisces. (February 19 – March 20) During stressful times your tendency is to go big and deep in - well, everything. You feel and you imagine big - too big. There are just too many things, good and bad scenarios, to feel and invite them in like a sponge and imagine everything under the sun - and want as you may, you can’t help everyone at once. What about concentrating on small things instead, like your opposite sign Virgo? Maybe you will find that god is found in the details. Maybe following an ant or an insect you will discover a fun, small universe that you don’t have to save, and watching it thrive all on its own, soothes your empathic nerves.

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