Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrological Sign

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If you've ever broken up with someone because your signs just weren't compatible (Gemini and Virgo? As if!), or waited to finalize the lease on a new apartment because Mercury was still retrograde, you know that the stars wield serious power.

But you don't have to be an obsessive astrological chart reader to gain major life insight. Even if you peek at your horoscope for kicks, your sun sign (AKA the zodiac sign that's aligned with your birthday) provides fascinating—and fun—intel around your personality, mood, career, relationship, and even health.

From happiness hacks to your ideal workout (seriously), consider this your astrological cheat sheet.

Scroll down for major horoscope advice for each zodiac sign.


Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Beauty look: Sleek hairstyle

Essential Oil: Lavender

Drink: Something fiery, with a little zest and pop

Workout: Kick-boxing

Yoga pose: Savasana

Happiness hack: Take action

Sex style: You like to take charge and spice things up

De-stress technique: Take an intense workout class

Goal to set: Be a better listener


Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Beauty look: Non-toxic moisturizer—and nothing else

Essential Oil: Oregano

Drink: Chocolate almond milk

Workout: Weight lifting

Yoga pose: Cow pose

Happiness hack: Feel good in your body by stretching and eating healthy foods

Sex style: Endurance is your forte; you like to keep things slow and steady

De-stress technique: Meal prep

Goal to set: Focus on self-healing


Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Beauty look: Bold nail art

Essential Oil: Eucalyptus

Drink: Watermelon-mint blend

Workout: Variety of group classes

Yoga pose: Cobra

Happiness hack: Take a class to learn a new skill

Sex style: Role play

De-stress technique: Gather information about what's triggering your anxiety

Goal to set: Revist past failures—don't give up


Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Beauty look: Shimmering eyeshadow

Essential Oil: Peppermint

Drink: Green almond milk with kale, cucumber, and spinach

Workout: Yoga

Yoga pose: Plank pose

Happiness hack: Keep reminders of happy moments around you

Sex style: Lots of cuddling

De-stress technique: Take a digital timeout

Goal to set:  Focus on small intentions and tackle them one at a time


Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Beauty look: Loose beach waves

Essential Oil: Basil

Drink: Berry-banana shake

Workout: Rollerblading

Yoga pose: Lion pose

Happiness hack: Express yourself through something creative

Sex style: Playful and light

De-stress technique: Cook

Goal to set: Find a way to share your creativity


Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Beauty look: A touch of shimmering lip-gloss

Essential OilVetiver

Drink: Classic green juice made with kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, and cucumber

Workout: Pilates

Yoga pose: Peacock pose

Happiness hack: Write down overwhelming thoughts

Sex style: A considerate, service-oriented lover

De-stress technique: Pull a Marie Kondo and clean

Goal to set: Set a budget


Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Beauty look: Bold red lipstick

Essential Oil: Frankincense

Drink: A greens blend with apple and veggies

Workout: Dance

Yoga pose: Tree pose

Happiness hack: Create balance in your home with feng shui

Sex style: You like rocking sweet, romantic lingerie

De-stress technique: Confide in close friends

Goal to set: Make communication a priority


Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Beauty look: A sultry smokey eye

Essential Oil: Fennel

Drink: Vibrant carrot and green juice

Workout: Spinning

Yoga pose: Lotus pose

Happiness hack: Call a friend you can have a deep conversation with

Sex style: Exploring new positions and techniques

De-stress technique: Mind-blowing sex (see above)—or equally exhilarating self-exploration

Goal to set: Don't let your emotions get the best of you; stay focused and steady


Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Beauty look: Casual half bun

Essential Oil: Ginger

Drink: A tropical blend of cilantro, cucumber, pineapple, and lime

Workout: Running outdoors

Yoga pose: Lizard pose

Happiness hack: Explore—even if it's just your neighborhood

Sex style: You need a deep emotional connection to fully feel satisfied

De-stress technique: Go on an energy-healing retreat

Goal to set: Take time to celebrate your successes


Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Beauty look: Perfectly maintained eyebrows

Essential Oil: Camomile

Drink: A carrot-apple-celery juice

WorkoutRock climbing

Yoga pose: Chair pose

Happiness hack: Make a plan—you thrive on structure

Sex style: Your work hard, play hard mentality extends to the bedroom

De-stress technique: Break goals into smaller steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed

Goal to set: Practice compassion and self-care


Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Beauty look: Tattoos (real or temporary)

Essential Oil: Cypress

Drink: A green juice spiked with dandelion

Workout: Aerial yoga

Yoga pose: Eagle pose

Happiness hack: Do something spontaneous

Sex style: You aren't afraid to change things up

De-stress technique: Make a vision board

Goal to set: Align your life wit your ideal vision for the future


Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Beauty look: Bold toenail polish

Essential Oil: Citrus

Drink: An almond milk-cardamom-rose essence blend

Workout: Swimming

Yoga pose: Mountain pose

Happiness hack: Volunteer

Sex style: You let your intuition lead you

De-stress technique: Meditate

Goal to set: Prioritize relationships

Originally published Mary 16, 2017; updated July 17, 2018.

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