We speak with astrologer Kristy Gray about the best way to wind down and get some much needed relaxation.
We all hope to have an evening routine that helps us to relax, recenter and drift instantly into dreamland. But when life gets in the way, these self-care rituals are often the first to slip, which can impact the quality of our sleep.
Creating a night routine that works for you is a habit and it’s just as important as how we set-up our mornings, because if you don’t get it right, your future self will suffer (she doesn’t deserve it!).
So where should you begin?
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What if I told you that you can create healthy habits based on your Star Sign? Yes, that’s right, Astrology is a language to help you understand yourself and what you need most. So tonight, instead of scrolling aimlessly, why not see what the stars have in store for you instead?
Explore your Star (Sun) Sign below and if you’re ready to go deeper using your Natal Chart, your Moon and Rising Sign can also provide you with clues.
As the pioneer of the zodiac, you’re impulsive and spontaneous which means you’re always ready for action. It’s important that you eliminate distractions, otherwise, you might catch yourself mid-scroll and you can’t remember how you got there! Swap screen time for meditation and strenuous exercise for stretching. Plus as a fire sign, investing in bamboo sheets might be just the thing to help keep you cool.
As the protector of the zodiac, you’re pragmatic and faithful which means you prefer to do things on your timeline. It’s important that your evening rituals centre around winding down while also delighting the senses. Try taking a hot shower or a bath with essential oils to help you de-stress, or place a diffuser in your bedroom. If you’re feeling on the lazy side and you’d rather ‘Netflix and Chill’ just think of how your future self will thank you for what you do tonight.
As the intellectual of the zodiac, you’re curious and carefree which means you’re always on the go. Doing a quick audit of the day will help to still your busy mind. Write down three things that you achieved and three things that you would have done differently. This will help you to acknowledge what’s working and what’s not so hot. Plus, this puts your progress into perspective, which you need from time to time!
As the homebody of the zodiac, you’re imaginative and a dreamer which means you act on instinct. It’s important that you build an evening routine that leaves you feeling good inside and out. Comfortable sleepwear that you can’t wait to put on teamed with spending time with someone close to you is bound to speak to your Cancerian soul. Plus, keep a dream journal on your bedside for any hidden messages from your subconscious.
As the optimist of the zodiac, you’re decisive and passionate which means you’ll want to treat yourself like a King or Queen before the day comes to a close. It’s important that you make time to express yourself so you don’t go to bed with anything weighing on your mind. Journaling will help you start a conversation with yourself, but if that feels too hard, start with a bulleted list in preparation for tomorrow. You’ll be in control even before your day begins.
As the scientist of the zodiac, you’re clever and thorough which means you’ll approach your evening with calculated precision. It’s important you optimise your evening with your future horizon in mind. Do a quick clean up around the home, prepare any lunches and pick out your outfit for tomorrow so you set your future self up for success. Then you’ll be ready to reflect on your day, writing down ten things you’re grateful for to promote positivity and inner calm.
As the strategist of the zodiac, you’re sociable and good-natured with a tendency to put other people’s needs before your own. You crave connecting and communicating with others, but it’s important you prioritise stillness and yourself. Set the mood by lighting a candle, pouring a cup of tea and getting ready for a night of Zzz’s with a good book. Give yourself permission to take centre stage in your life and you won’t be disappointed.
As the warrior of the zodiac, you’re powerful and intense which means you’re either all in or all out baby! You also make a great detective out of all the signs so it’s important you don’t go down an internet rabbit hole when the day starts to turn to night. Go for a long walk to disconnect from technology and wind down or self-massage with a luxurious body oil to release any stagnant energy still lingering from your day.
As the enthusiast of the zodiac, you’re self-motivated and adventurous which means you’ll have magnificent plans for your future…or even your night-time routine! It’s important you encourage your brain and nervous system to relax, moving into ‘rest and digest’ mode. Yoga can help to promote deeper sleep along with some quiet contemplation or breathing exercises. This helps to alleviate any stressors and invoke inner peace before the day ends.
As the disciplined of the zodiac, you’re persistent and diligent which means you’re going to have to make a conscious effort to switch off. Let’s face it, you’d keep working if you could. Decide on a set bedtime and stick to it. Prep your bedroom by turning it into a sleep oasis; remove any electronics, dim the lights and set the temperature. You’d be surprised how much more productive you’ll become when you consistently prioritise this.
As the rebel of the zodiac, you’re independent and original which means you’re going to be more unconventional than the rest of us. But that’s a good thing! You’re incredibly cerebral as one of the air signs so visualisation is a powerful way to connect with your future self. Or why not try a Solfeggio Frequency to help promote a healthy body and mind? Just remember not to indulge your intellect too late at night.
As the dreamer of the zodiac, you’re intuitive and sensitive which means it’s important you energetically cleanse yourself and your space before the day ends. Smudge sage to create an energetic shift in your home. Bathe in an Epsom salt bath or use a salt scrub to remove any negative energy, or indulge in an at-home sound bath via YouTube to shift into a higher vibration. You can now drift off into dreamland with no one else’s energy but your own.
Kristy Gray is an Astrologer and Life Strategist. Through her signature formula, Astrostrategy ™, Kristy combines mystical insights with practical tools to dismantle the uncertainty that’s been holding you back. Ready to get to know yourself on an entirely new level? Your celestial initiation starts here.
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