How much do you really know about your sign? Sure, you’ve probably read that if you’re a Scorpio, you should steer clear of a Gemini, while a Pisces might just be your soulmate one day. But have you ever considered how your sign could affect your sleep? Especially during the hectic holiday season?
Here’s how your zodiac sign could influence your sleep during the month of December:
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Those born under the sign of the Archer are born travelers, which can definitely come in handy during this time of the year. Family gatherings and trips to celebrate the season with friends will be a delight for you, and the fun will just keep coming, even when your head hits the pillow. You’ll visit exotic locales in your dreams and love every minute of it. You might want to consider keeping a sleep journal to record your favorite nocturnal adventures, and plan a relaxing vacation to the destination that makes the most frequent appearance.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Meticulous rituals are a natural part of practical, well-organized Capricorn personalities. And bedtime routines are no different. But this month, you might want to take a break from your normal urge to keep things so spit and polished when it comes to your pre-sleep ritual. Focus instead on the joy of the season by imbibing in some extra relaxation. You might find that a bit easier when you discover that one of your most recurring and stressful dreams will stop making a regular appearance. Enjoy!
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
As a true “people person,” it should come as no surprise that you’re perfectly at home sleeping whenever and wherever, Aquarius. You’ve even been known to catch a few winks while taking public transportation. But this month, you could find taking a nap on the train or bus could lead to you missing your stop and ending up in unknown territory. Your best bet is to listen to some upbeat holiday music on your commute instead, and save the in-transit napping for long flights to visit family – when you know you won’t miss your stop.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Those born as a Fish are known to be true romantics, and it’s one of their best qualities, of course. But remember that timing is everything! If you feel the urge to sprinkle rose petals on the bed and serve chilled champagne to your partner, make sure that it’s on a night when neither of you has visiting family coming to town for the holidays. Everyone loves a surprise, dear Pisces, but be sure to check your calendar first to avoid a seriously awkward evening.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Rams are known for their courage, so when something disturbs your slumber this month, you’ll find yourself flipping on the light and springing into action. When you discover that it’s only the cat wreaking havoc on the Christmas tree, you’ll be both relieved and disappointed. Get him a new toy or two to avoid having to skip out on celebrating at your place due to a lack of decorations, and you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that you’re safe and sound – not to mention ready to strike if there ever is an actual emergency!
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
True to your bull-like nature, Taurus, you’ll find yourself clinging stubbornly to the covers when the temperature dips this holiday season. If you find yourself unable (or unwilling) to share the blankets, invest in a second set to avoid some ugly pillow talk. After all, ‘tis the season to be merry! You might even want to think about adding a nice pair of warm pajamas to your partner’s gift list, as an added reassurance and kind holiday gesture.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
For you, Gemini, communication is key, and you’ll never find that more true than during this month of merriment and celebration. You may learn that your need to communicate is so great, that you’ve taken up talking in your sleep. Don’t be alarmed! Just take it as a sign that you’ve got something on your mind, and use the opportunity to discuss your holiday plans at length with your loved ones.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Those born under the Crab sign may find themselves especially hungry this month. Don’t be afraid to indulge your cravings with a midnight snack or two, dear Cancer. Just make sure that it’s more along the lines of some fruit or nuts – not taking Aunt Betty’s whole Christmas apple pie and a fork to bed with you. Otherwise, you might find yourself avoiding those holiday photo ops, thanks to a growing waistline!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Lions are known in the astrology world as lovers of taking center stage, but you might want to squash that temptation this month, Leo. Your family and friends love you, but they don’t necessarily want to see you napping on a live social media feed. Your best bet is to keep the holidays about family, and try feeding your creative side with an improv class or two in the new year.
Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
If you schedule your sleep, hot glue your fitted sheets into place, and take your pajamas to the dry cleaners, you just might be a Virgo. Seriously though, those that were born under the sign of the Maiden are known to be a bit fastidious about their lives, and especially about their sleep haven. But do try to keep the meaning of the season in mind this month! If your partner comes to bed with some fruitcake, just take a deep breath and grab a fork, instead of thinking about all of those dreaded crumbs.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Libras are great at the fine art of compromise, but don’t allow your lenient nature to stir up problems this month. If your big family insists on staying at your place during the holidays, it’s safe to say that your body will not thank you when their snoring keeps you awake. Gently (but firmly) suggest that they might be more comfortable in a hotel, and even offer to help them make the reservations.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
You might find yourself involuntarily in the spotlight this holiday season, Scorpio, when your partner sneaks a picture of you catching some Zs and posts it to Facebook. Resist the temptation to get sweet revenge with an old prom pic for the next #tbt. Just be sure to wear your nicest PJs to bed, and maybe even add a new set to your Christmas list.