The best morning routine to set up your day for success, according to your zodiac sign


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Unless you’re one of those genetically blessed short sleepers, mornings can be tough be tough to master. There are so many reasons you might not feel ready to take on the day, whether it’s morning anxiety, the still-sleepy effects of insomnia, or something else. If you suspect a health condition may be at play, certainly seek a professional opinion for strategies to improve your situation, but otherwise, some good, old-fashioned trial and error may be your best play for nailing a healthy morning routine that feels perfectly tailored to you. One factor you may also want to consider? How your zodiac sign may influence and inform the best way to set up all your days for success.

According to astrologer Kyle Thomas, each zodiac sign has a specific strength and energy, and the right healthy morning routine can help to productively propel a person’s day forward. “By focusing on these specific ways to harness their strengths, each sign will be able to optimize both productivity and morning mindfulness,” he says. Below, check out Thomas’s recommendations for the best way to start your day, astrologically speaking.

Below, find the best healthy morning routine for your zodiac sign, according to an astrologer.

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Aries: morning exercise

“Ruled by Mars, Aries is an active and feisty zodiac sign,” says Thomas. “These excited rams need to get their bodies moving to center and ground themselves.” To clarify, this doesn’t necessarily mean Aries need to be signing up for vigorous spin classes on the daily in order to have productive days. Hitting the gym, using a digital platform for an at-home sweat sesh, or even just going for a walk all count.

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Taurus: breakfast

As the epicures of the zodiac wheel, Taureans love the finer things in life. “Taurus is the zodiac sign best known for a heavy appetite and love of food, so they absolutely must eat breakfast every day,” says Thomas.

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Gemini: motivational reading

These jovial twins are intellectually curious, and they love to juggle hobbies, careers, and even friend groups. So since they skew busy no matter what, channeling their attention toward the productive and inspirational is the way to go.

“Ruled by mental Mercury, Geminis always need their minds to be abuzz,” says Thomas. “This is why doing some motivational reading will inspire them and help them get ready for their day. If they find a new mantra for the morning, they’ll be able to put it into practice.”

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Cancer: grooming plants or animals

Since Cancers are sensitive to their environments and the energies present in any given room, they often retreat back into their shells. “They’re the biggest homebodies of the zodiac,” says Thomas. “To get started each day, they should connect with a living creature, whether that’s their garden or a cuddly pet. This will activate their sweet side, and bring more happiness to the start of their day.”

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Leo: listening to music

Ruled by the sun (which never goes retrograde), Leos are full of life and vitality, and are pretty much royalty in the celestial jungle. “Leos are known for being creative and artistic, so the best way for them to start their day is by stimulating their brain,” says Thomas. “If you’re a Leo, consider listening to music that will get you pumped up, moving, and ready to rule your kingdom.”

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Virgo: making a to-do list

The perfectionists of the zodiac, Virgos are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. However, unlike Geminis, who communicate by looking outward, Virgos are all about quiet introspection. “No one can make a list better than a Virgo, which is why they should spend some time each morning organizing their priorities, thus making a note of what they should do with their day,” says Thomas. “This will keep their mind fresh and ready to tackle whatever the day brings.”

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Libra: aromatherapy

Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, which is why they tend to gravitate toward the finer things in life. “Sensual Venus is known for everything fragrant, beautiful, and luxurious,” says Thomas. “This is why Libras should spend some time relaxing with aromatherapy, in order to awaken their senses and energize themselves for the day ahead.”

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Scorpio: a body massage

The most sexual and emotional sign of the zodiac, Scorpio is extremely intuitive and clairvoyant in nature. “Scorpios are known for their intense connection to both their emotions and the body, which makes this sensual sign a force to be reckoned with,” says Thomas. “In order to loosen up and get grounded in their skin, they should spend some time each morning rubbing and massaging themselves. This will release toxins and stress from their muscles, and allow them to feel ready for all of their plans.”

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Sagittarius: listening to podcasts

Travel-hungry Sagittarius is always on the hunt for the next adventure, and is often the life of any party, thanks to an infectious sense of humor. “As they’re such magnetic story tellers, Sags should spend some time each morning listening to their favorite podcasts,” says Thomas. “There are so many out there that will leave them with endless options to peak their curiosity.”

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Capricorn: a morning spa treatment

Capricorns have unwavering focus when it comes to their goals, and therefore, they need to make sure they take the time to rest and relax. “No one can rule a kingdom when they’re exhausted (or look exhausted, for that matter), so Caps should consider a morning ritual that includes a spa treatment,” says Thomas. “A cold face mask could also do the trick.”

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Aquarius: stretching and yoga

Free-spirited and always in their heads, these eccentric air signs often forget to stay in touch with their bodies. “Aquarians would do well to try stretching or yoga each morning,” says Thomas. “Since yoga consists of a variety of poses and techniques, this sign can tailor it to their individual needs, making the practice as vigorous or relaxing as need be.”

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Pisces: gratitude journaling

The last constellation of the zodiac, this deep water sign can often get sucked up by emotions, which can lead Pisces down some dark holes if they’re not careful. “For a Pisces, spending some time each morning journaling about gratitude can help with connecting to their positive inner spirit,” says Thomas. “There is so much to be thankful for, and by writing it down, Pisces can appreciate the beauty within their own iridescent spirit.”

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