Getting in shape can be difficult. What if I told you that you could choose the best workouts for you based on your zodiac sign? Well, this is actually pretty true. With the help of the planet Mars in our natal charts, we can choose physical activities that are most enjoyable for us. When you make physical activity appealing, it is much more likely that you’ll be able to stick to it. Continue to read on to find out how you can use astrology to improve your fitness.
How to Use Astrology for Physical Fitness
Using astrology for physical fitness is not as difficult as it may seem. With all the different exercises and physical regimens out here, if you want to improve your physical health, it is best to choose a regimen that will work for you. In astrology, there are several placements that focus on your health and well-being. The six house rules our daily routines as well as our overall health and well-being, and the planet Mars governs the type of physical activities we are likely to engage in. While it may seem like everyone can do the same types of exercises and get the same results, this is not true. The Mars sign provides detailed information on how we can get physical and actually enjoy ourselves. Whether you are a fiery Aries that enjoys something risky such as boxing or a sensitive Pisces who would much rather do yoga, keeping healthy and physical does not have to feel like an unnecessary chore.
Exercise and Your Mars Sign
Mars, the god of war, is the planet associated with physical activity. Mars is the ruler of the sign Aries which is known for its independence, boldness, and desire to get moving. Given that each of us has our own unique Mars placement, it makes sense that choosing an exercise regimen based on our Mars placement would be most beneficial.
When considering an exercise regimen, it is important to consider the Mars sign as well as the house placement. The Mars sign shows the energy that is associated with how we get active while the house placement shows how we are likely to do this. For example, an individual with Mars in Taurus in the third house is not likely to enjoy extremely strenuous activities as Taurus is ruled by the sign of Venus which enjoys simple pleasures and comfort. A good suggestion for a workout plan or exercise regimen for this placement would be to take a walk in nature in the local environment. This suggestion combines the earthy nature of Taurus and its love of nature with the third house element of the local community. In this way, the slow-moving Mars in Taurus is provided with the physical activity in an environment that is most likely to get it moving.
Tailored Workouts for Each Zodiac Sign
The following is an overview of the suggested physical activities based on the Mars placement. Consider giving these exercise ideas a try if you are looking to implement a more energy-aligned exercise regimen into your life.
Mars in Aries– This placement is likely to enjoy some type of strenuous physical activity that really gets the blood flowing. Consider activities that push the edge and engage your inner warrior such as boxing. Two is a crowd when working out, so you may enjoy working out alone.
Mars in Taurus-With this placement, consider exercises that help you build your strength slowly over time. A simple walk in nature will allow Mars in Taurus to build up its strength while being surrounded by the earth element.
Mars in Gemini– To keep Mars in Gemini motivated to workout, variety is key. It is important to mix up the exercise regimen with different exercises. Consider an exercise class as this allows the very chatty, social Gemini the opportunity to socialize while working out.
Mars in Cancer-Mars in Cancer is not an especially active placement. Thus, it will be important for them to be motivated by something or someone important in order to begin and maintain an exercise regimen. Enlisting the help of an accountability partner will go a long way in helping Mars in Cancer to commit to a form of exercise. Some choices for exercise include general stretching, yoga, and pilates as these activities get the body moving without excessive stress.
Mars in Leo-For Mars in Leo, working out will help them feel good about themselves, and they want to look good while doing it. Consider some form of exercise that allows Leo to be seen. Because Leo also rules the cardiovascular system, exercises that increase the heart rate, such as cardio are recommended.
Mars in Virgo-This is a position that enjoys routines, so choosing an exercise regimen and sticking to it will not be a problem. When selecting an exercise regimen, consider a variety of exercises that work the whole body as a Virgo focuses on wholism. Also, it would do well to implement some sort of objective or goal related to exercising so that Virgo can have something to perfect.
Mars in Libra-This particular sign is more likely to enjoy physical activity if they have a partner. It doesn’t really matter what type of physical activity Mars in Libra is doing as long as they have someone else to hold them accountable as Libra can be very indecisive especially when it comes to committing to a physical regimen. This position may enjoy group classes as well because Libra is a social sign.
Mars in Scorpio-With Mars in Scorpio, intense is the name of the game. This position will enjoy any type of physical activity that pushes them to their limits and requires an all-or-nothing approach. Consider such activities as cross-training and other high-intensity workouts.
Mars in Sagittarius-As a fire sign, Mars in Sagittarius enjoys physical activity that allows them to fan the flames of their passion. Sagittarius is often an athletic sign that enjoys exploring, so choosing activities that are outside is beneficial. Some considerations include rock climbing, running, and hiking.
Mars in Capricorn-With Mars in Capricorn, making a goal out of an exercise regimen is a great way to get this placement motivated. Choosing traditional, tried-and-true exercise regimens is highly recommended for this sign. Since Capricorn rules the bones, exercises that promote bone strength such as weight-bearing activities like walking, dancing, and stair climbing are recommended.
Mars in Aquarius-As an air sign, Aquarius enjoys both mental and physical stimulation. Consider physical activities that stimulate the mind and body such as acrobatics and those activities that combine both mental agility and physical skill.
Mars in Pisces-Pisces energy is not known for exerting lots of energy, and when it does it is done with the intention of healing and/or creative expression. Thus, this placement would do best with activities such as yoga, dancing, and martial arts. Physical activities with a touch of the spiritual are highly recommended.