The pandemic of 2020 has forced many of us to stretch away from our more common reactions and learn new skills. Sadly, those who can’t understand that their reactions can flex simply become reactionary. Luckily, those who follow astrological guidance have good examples of viewpoints that will weather this challenge more effectively. They also see folks who display modes of behavior that can serve as good examples.
Sheltering in Place or Struggling in Place? If you’re looking for a sign to emulate during this time of sheltering in place, consider your favorite Cancer. This is the sign of folks who love having the whole family (clan, friends, neighbors) home. That being said, older Cancers may really be struggling right now if they’re on their own, but they can take comfort in the knowledge that their families are at least healthy, if they can’t be together.Read More »
Options for Overcoming Sign Challenges
Flexibility is critical to getting through this, so the inflexible folks (yes, looking at you, Scorpio) really need to work their “maybe” mindset. Maybe their weekend plans will need to change. Maybe they need to wait to book that trip or flight. That being said, the rather rigid Scorpio is great at sticking to a schedule, so if big changes need to happen, like a renovation or a down-sizing, now is the time for Scorpio to get busy.
Libras have the benefit of looking at all of this in balance. Yes, for now, folks need to be home. However, their future plans likely include some travel with an eye toward nostalgia. Libra likely feels a pull to their family home and favorite childhood haunts. If you’re planning a slow, leisurely trip when you can travel again, invite Libra for great pacing.
If you’re looking for ways to make staying home fun, follow your favorite Taurus on social media! They are all about coziness and are prone to snuggling in place. If Taurus is watching a movie at home, the cheese platter is perfect and the red wine is breathing. This is a sign that shelters in place with style. That being said, Taurus has little patience with silliness or incendiary rants. If you need to lose it on social media, warn them so they can scroll on by. This steady sign marches in the direction they know to be right; flaking out is generally not tolerated.
Under the rule of Mars, Aries may be really struggling under all the restrictions. That being said, while the Aries may be a bit of a rebel, they’re not dumb. Restrictions that are all about safety and protection of them and theirs may cause them to get really rigid about ordinary activities. Once they understand the “why”, they’re on board 100%.
The ever busy Leo is working on ways to protect those dear to them, period. If you don’t have hand sanitizer or a mask, don’t get close to their family, home or business. Leos are highly motivated and full of energy, and they will do anything to protect them and theirs. That being said, Leos can struggle to just snuggle down and stay home. If they start a YouTube channel, give them a like and a thumbs-up; it will likely be really helpful and highly entertaining.
The neighborhood Virgo is likely organizing their home and disinfecting their groceries as you read this. Virgos are both practical and flexible; it’s hard to knock them off their path. That being said, the rather picky Virgo may really be struggling to find any common thread in their news sources at this time. If you don’t hear from a Virgo on social media, send them a text or an email. They may just be disconnecting from all the noise and the spin. They’re still there for you and will happily reorganize your spice rack when time permits.
Your local Gemini could be in a bit of a pickle. These folks tend to be bored, so once all of the binge-watching is done, Gemini needs to make sure they have a project. That friend who’s learning to make sourdough? Gemini. The person looking for yarn so they can learn to crochet? Gemini. Help them find great tutorial videos and send raw craft supplies, quick!
While your local Aquarius is fairly known as the most caring and humanitarian of people, their emotional tread is wearing thin. The disconnect between folks in power and folks struggling on the front lines is likely really getting under their skin. If you start to notice any despair in your favorite Aquarius, act fast. Start a fundraiser or ask for donations that you can come and pick up. Glove and mask as needed to protect you and yours, but don’t let this caring rebel give up.
Being forced to stay home for a time may not be the worst thing to happen to a Capricorn. These folks can easily become workaholics when ambition takes over. That being said, a hard-working Capricorn may be just the person to redecorate their home or learn a new language while sheltering in place. To stay sane, Capricorn will want to let some stuff go. Snacks in the living room? Get out the no-spill cups and relax a bit. If Capricorn starts to get pessimistic, disconnect and focus on goals.
Be kind to your local Sagittarius, because they are not finding any comfort in their shelter at this point. While the infinitely creative and flexible Sagittarius was likely finding ways to work around the initial crisis, we’re several months in and things are likely getting harder for them by the day. No travel and lots of rules. Now is the time for Sagittarius to pick up a new language or study another culture.
Stress and exhaustion are common features of this pandemic experience. There’s a sense of panic, but panic is inherently short-lived and exhausting. Every sign can put an aspect of their personal style to work to better their lives at this time. Just don’t expect their pandemic to look like your pandemic. Hang in there.