It works like this: each zodiac sign belongs to a fundamental element: fire, earth, air, or water. Each element has unique characteristics and different requirements that contribute to your well-being. Look up your zodiac sign and see which element it belongs to so that you can enjoy this winter to the fullest.
Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Fire signs are rich in energy, drive, and motivation. So it’s imperative that you keep the fire stoked once the cold kicks in. You can sit on the couch with a tub of ice cream and watch your favorite series, but your body has to generate heat, so it’s much more sensible to exercise! Zumba and running are great options for getting in shape and keeping your body warm.
But don’t overdo it, because your element is also prone to strain and injury. With your usual epic recovery power and excellent digestion, you should be able to get through the winter months well, on one condition: don’t let the social candle burn out completely. The trick to fire signs is to stay warm and bright while avoiding burnout.
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Earth signs like to move their bodies in steady, rhythmic movements. Tai Chi and jogging will strengthen your circulation, avoid lethargy and keep your body strong. Regular exercise during the winter months is vital in detoxifying your body. Your Earth sign can really benefit from a detox during the winter to increase energy and increase stamina. Cold mornings and chilly evenings don’t exactly inspire you to get outside, but connecting with nature through hiking is exactly what you need.
Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Air signs are the opposite of fire signs. While fire signs are urged not to overbook their schedules, air signs are encouraged to maintain personal connections.
Air signs can be prone to lung problems so it’s important to protect your airways. Walking in the fresh air will revitalize you, but avoid icy winds. For many air signs, mental activity increases as physical activity decrease. With the risk of an overactive mind, leading to insomnia and the exhaustion that inevitably follows. Prioritizing a calm state of mind through pranayama (breath work) or meditation is key to good air element health.
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
Water signs optimize their health when they are on the move and in sync with the tides of life. When you swim in the opposite direction and carry life on your shoulders, it only creates worry, stress, and a desire to withdraw. It also destroys your immune system.
Learn to let go and let the flow, especially in winter when your resistance can be compromised by an influx of viruses. Water signs can be prone to colds, which is why immune-boosting herbs like echinacea, astragalus, and garlic work so well too. Nourish your liquid element with hot baths, and eucalyptus oils for steaming, or spend time near the sea. While cold weather often suppresses thirst, boosting hydration will restore the natural balance in your body.