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How to Best Deal With the End of Daylight Saving Time, According to Your Zodiac Sign


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If you've been perusing your calendar lately, wondering, huh, when is daylight saving over this year? Guess what? The time has come. On the early morning of Sunday, November 3, we shift back our clocks an hour, granting us a glorious additional hour of sleep. Yet, the long-term effect can be troublesome for many of us, especially those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, since the end of daylight saving means that nighttime skies overtake the light of day earlier and earlier. Sure, you've lived your whole life to this point just dealing with the change (and considering a move to Arizona, where daylight saving time isn't acknowledged). And while it might seem easier to just handle with the effects this way until the days stretch longer again, why not consider leaning on the stars for help?

Your zodiac sign can offer huge hints about your personality and coping style, and astrologer Kyle Thomas has some personal tips to help make the sting of darker days much easier for you to handle. Who knows? Armed with this intel, you may just emerge from the winter months feeling more energized than ever.

Learn how to use your zodiac sign to handle the effects of daylight saving being over

Aries (March 21 to April 19): Start a fitness routine

As a bold fire sign that thrives on the outdoors, an Aries can get fairly down once the colder months arrive—which means a rush of endorphins is absolutely crucial. “This is a time when you’re going to want to boost your fitness routine and concentrate on your health,” says Thomas. “By adding to your regimen, you can grow stronger and face your moods head on.”

Happiness tips for Taurus
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Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Prepare an extra snack

Taureans are the epicures of the zodiac, so healthy snacks will do wonders to boost their mood when the weather seems dark. “Choose a snack that brings you pleasure and energy,” says Thomas. Some suggestions include dark chocolate, nuts, avocado, or another favorite fruit.

Happiness tips for GeminiGemini (May 21 to June 20): Listen to a motivational podcast

These chatty and sociable twins are always interested in several pursuits at the same time, but they often don’t know where to start. To help solve the dilemma, Thomas suggests podcasts as a motivational strategy to help Geminis get out of their rut, both weather and life-wise. “Your mind is always buzzing, and now is a great time to listen to others so you can speak even more eloquently and find your purpose,” he says.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Light some scented candles

Just as a crab finds shelter in its shell, Cancers find that the home offers the most joy and stability when the weather gets cold. “This is a time to feel beautiful in your sanctuary,” says Thomas. “By lighting scented candles, you can bring a more sensual vibe to your space.”

Leo (July 23 to August 22): Create a vision board

Confident and proud, Leos are known for their ambition, which is why the cooler months are a great time to really hone in on what they want—and a vision board can be the perfect tool. “Use your creativity now to consider what you want to manifest in the months to come,” says Thomas. “Don’t get limited, and really work to achieve what you truly want.”

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Send some gratitude out into the universe

Analytical Virgos are always chasing perfection, oftentimes forgetting that flaws can be beautiful, too. The harsh weather can affect their demeanor, so Thomas recommends cultivating a gratitude practice: “It’ll help to lift both you and others up,” he says.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): Enjoy a warm shower or bubble bath

Indecisive Libras crave balance and stability in every area of their lives, so when they feel off-center in the cooler months, their entire mind-set shifts to one of anxiety. As they’re ruled by Venus, and love the finer things in life, Thomas suggests a pampering session to help calm them down. “As a Libra, overthinking and anxiety can haunt you, but it’s important to take a moment to pamper yourself,” he says. “Use a bubble bath to truly feel beautiful in your skin.”

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Get into yoga or stretching

The most emotional sign of the zodiac, Scorpios often get lost in their feelings, and the dark days absolutely don’t help this buildup of unpleasant emotions. “You often hold a great deal of fire in your body, so now is a great time to start a new flow that’ll work in the coming months,” says Thomas. “Release those negative thoughts through yoga or stretching.”

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Book a trip

Trailblazers in every sense of the world, Sags are fueled by wanderlust, and they love to travel all around the globe. According to Thomas, even a quick weekend away can help fuel creativity and boost this sign's mood when the days get dark.

Illustration: Julia Wu

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): Treat yourself to a gift

Easily one of the most hardworking signs of the zodiac, Capricorns need to remember to slow down a bit—especially if they burn themselves out more when it’s too cold for rooftop season. “You work so hard all the time, so you should use this season to listen to your natural rhythm,” says Thomas. “Treat yourself to a little gift to show yourself some self-love.”

Illustration: Julia Wu

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): List everything you’re proud of about yourself

The humanitarians of the zodiac, Aquarians are always out to make the world a better place. However, in the process, they often neglect themselves and feel down on themselves—and the harsh temps don’t help this mind-set. “You have so many qualities that make you wonderful, but you don’t always look in the mirror,” says Thomas. “Make a list of everything you’re proud of at this time.”

Happiness tips for Pisces
Illustration: Julia Wu

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Begin a spiritual practice

As the last water sign of the zodiac, these fish have absorbed the lessons of all the signs that came before them, which makes them the most psychic, empathetic signs—and therefore one of the most likely to be affected by subtle shifts in weather and energy. “You are the zodiac sign most likely to connect to divinity,” says Thomas. “Use this time to connect to your spiritual side, as we transition to a whole new timeline.”

Now that you can answer when is daylight saving over, let's focus on your morning routine. Here's how to optimize it according to your sign. And here's how to use your Myers-Briggs profile to wake up right.

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