Well, it’s that time of year again, fall is officially here. The days are getting cooler and shorter. With less time to enjoy daylight comes the common condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Ironically, the initials for this disorder spell sad which is how many people feel during the fall and winter seasons. As we receive less sunlight, many people experience a variety of emotional and mental shifts that often lead to feelings of seclusion and depression. To combat this, we’ve compiled a list of activities each zodiac sign can do to effectively deal with seasonal affective disorder. So if you find that you have the fall blues, consider giving these specially picked mood boosters a try.
Aries-Take a Hike
If you’ve got the fall blues, Aries, consider putting on your hiking boots and getting out into nature. Because you are ruled by Mars, it is important that you stay active even during the colder seasons. So, if you’re ever feeling blue Aries, get out and explore the beauty of the fall terrain. You’ll be surprised just how much better you feel once you get your blood flowing and energy levels up through some physical activity. If you ever find that you’re not able to get outside to enjoy the fall weather, try your best to get some exercise at home. For you Aries, it is vital to stay active during the fall and winter seasons to combat the low energy that is likely at this time of year.
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Gemini-Take A Local Fall Trip
Gemini, sadness will set in quickly for you if you aren’t able to communicate with others and explore your local environment. So, don’t let the dropping temperatures and the shorter days keep you from connecting with others. No matter the season, there’s always something to do in your local area. Find out about the latest fall events and keep yourself busy and engaged to keep your mood boosted during the fall and winter seasons.
Cancer-Bring in Some Fall Decor
For you Cancer, home is where the heart is. You just don’t feel at your best when your home life is in disarray. Our suggestion would be for you to bring a bit of the fall into your home to boost your spirits. Head on over to your favorite home decor store and purchase as many fall decor items as needed to get you into the fall mood. From pumpkin spice wax melts to a cornucopia centerpiece, these are the little touches that will make your home feel warm and inviting throughout the fall season. Don’t forget to pick up a couple of fall-colored throws and pillows for curling up on the couch and watching a movie.
Leo, the extroverted sunshiny days of summer are gone, and now fall is here. The lack of sun can definitely impact your mood especially since you are ruled by the sun. Since you are a person who enjoys being in the spotlight and sharing your light with others, making sure that you remain creative throughout the darker months of the year is important. Whether you’re making your own Halloween costume, styling your home with fall colors, or building a new fall wardrobe, keeping your creative juices flowing is essential to boosting your mood and tempering sadness this fall season.
Virgo, if there’s anything that will make you feel a lot better about life it’s being organized. To keep your spirits high this fall season, you are advised to search for all ways that you can make your life more functional. Bring out your cold-weather clothes and store away your warm-weather clothes. Consider purchasing more foods that are seasonal as this could definitely be in your own health and wellness.
Libra-Socialize For the Season
Libra, as a social sign, it is highly important that you interact with others in order to feel like yourself. One of the great things about the fall is that it is the introduction to the holiday season which means plenty of occasions to get together and socialize with others. From Halloween to Black Friday and Thanksgiving, there are plenty of occasions through the fall season where you’ll get a chance to stay connected to others and be the impeccable hostess and socialite that you are known for. Libra, you may also want to consider joining a club such as a social club or perhaps a book club for added mental and social stimulation.
Scorpio-Expand Your Self-Awareness
Unlike some of the other signs, Scorpio you are quite okay with the darkness. In fact, you may really enjoy the shorter days as you’ll get to enjoy the shift to more internal, reflective energy. Now is an excellent time to explore the depths of yourself through the occult, psychoanalysis, and deep intimate relationships. Fall is definitely the start of “cuffing season,” so make sure that whomever you decide to share yourself with at this time is someone that has the capacity for deep intimate relations. Scorpio, you will find that you can beat the fall blues by making the space to purge yourself of anything that is no longer applicable. More than anyone else, this is a necessity for you as old, stagnant energy is likely to increase feelings of sadness and depression during the fall.
Sagittarius-Travel for the Fall
Sagittarius, there is nothing that is going to keep you from traveling, not even colder temperatures and shorter days. Even if you are not able to travel to far exotic places, there’s always something new to discover. Seeking expansion is essential to keep your spirits boosted through the shorter days. Embrace experiences that bring the exotic to you. Cook meals that remind you of all of the far-off places that you have been to. Visit museums that feature exhibits from different cultures. Spend your time inside learning a new language so that once you’re ready to get traveling again you can connect with others. Sagittarius, you know more than others that a mind is a terrible thing to waste, so make time to expand your consciousness through philosophy. Some of you may choose to seek higher education. Do anything you can to expand your consciousness via travel, religion, philosophy, and meeting new people to fight off the fall blues.
Capricorn-Make Some Plans
For the Saturn ruled of the zodiac, Capricorn, you do your best when you have a plan in action. As your sign rules the start of the winter solstice, you’re familiar with the coldness and the shorter days that really pull you into yourself. However, you also understand that his great power and going within yourself and with each create plans that you can and can work on not only now but well into the future. So, if there’s something that you’ve been thinking about doing that you’ve been putting off, this is a great time to get out your pen and pad and make a detailed plan for how you want to move forward. This action-oriented energy will definitely help your ward off the fall blues.
Aquarius-Connect with Friends & Groups
Aquarius, you are encouraged to truly maintain your connections with others to keep your mood boosted at this time. As the humanitarian of the zodiac, you really do enjoy connecting with others and giving them a bolt of shocking energy that propels them into higher levels of existence. Since your friends and associations matter to you, the Internet is a vital part of maintaining your openness and availability with others. Uranus, your ruler Aquarius, rules the Internet and you would do well to use this platform to stay connected not only to those closest to you but to the greater humanity at large. Something as simple as a weekly Zoom call to stay connected can do wonders in keeping your spirits high during the shorter days of the fall season.
Pisces-Align With the Spiritual
Of all the signs, Pisces you are the one who is quite okay with isolation. Your ruler Neptune makes you quite mystical and hard to really know. As one of the most intuitive and spiritual signs of the zodiac, Pisces it is a necessity for you to genuinely make space to tend to your spiritual self. Given that it is fall, we suggest adding a bit of a fall twist to your own spiritual self-care.
Meditate surrounded by the scent of a pumpkin spice candle. Sip on a cup of cranberry tea while journaling or drawing. Relax in an energy-clearing Epsom salt bath. Purchase some new crystals for your spiritual practices. For you Pisces, these are the little things that will allow you to remain balanced mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and help you get through any energy slumps that come with shorter days and colder temps of the fall season.
So there you have it, a list of suggestions to help all the zodiac signs deal with seasonal affective disorder. Here’s hoping that these suggestions can help you get out of your funk and genuinely enjoy all that fall has to offer while keeping your moods boosted.