Most people know that astrology is a beautiful lens for becoming more self-aware about our emotional and mental patterns, but just as astrology can illuminate our psychological nature, it can also increase our awareness about how we relate to our physical bodies.
Here are some ways your Zodiac sign might affect your approach to exercise. We’ll go over how the four elements relate to exercise in astrology and dive deeper into each particular sign.
Fire signs such as Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius need movement and exercise to keep them from becoming restless and cool down their tempers.
Out of all the fire signs, Aries is the most likely to slay an exercise program. At least…at first because if they find another program that piques more of their interest, they’ll forget the first one and start another instead. Overall, they do well with high-intensity exercises that can be finished quickly. Patience isn’t their strong suit.
If anyone rivals Aries in terms of competitiveness, it’s Leo. You’ll find Leo either competing for the winning goal on a sports team or center stage in a Zumba class. Heart-strengthening cardio is a must because Leo is the sign that rules our hearts.
Sagittarius needs variability when it comes to exercise. A consistent exercise routine is not their cup of tea. Sagittariuses often satisfy both their thirst for adventure and movement with long scenic walks. Do not underestimate the power and strength of Sagittarian legs! Sagittarius rules the thighs, after all!
Air signs such as Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius should incorporate workouts that align movement and breath, such as pilates or yoga so that they can harness their air in a more intentional and focused way.
Gemini appreciates a social aspect to their exercises. If their minds are stimulated, they’ll stay invested. A circuit training class can provide both variability in exercises and a chance to talk to the other participants as they move through transitions. Bonus points for maintaining even breaths in cardio circuit training!
Venus, the planet of beauty, rules Libra. No matter what, when it comes to exercise, they want to look good doing it, which is why maintaining proper form is so important for a Libra. Libra rules the lower back, and most exercises where our form is compromised usually affect the lower back negatively. A personal trainer can help with their form and be an accountability partner that can be very beneficial for Libra.
Exercise is crucial for a high-minded Aquarius so that they stay connected to their bodies. Weight-bearing exercises help them stay grounded in their body. Joining a team or a fitness group that fosters friendships can help them stay motivated since they enjoy being around people who are also striving towards the same goal.
Water signs such as Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are quite different from each other, but in general, simplicity is key, which doesn’t mean easy but rather focused, intuitive movements. Swimming, biking, dancing, and vinyasa are examples.
Cancer is ruled by the moon, which waxes and wanes just as its energy might. To thrive in fitness, Cancers should prioritize their energy levels and adjust their routine accordingly so they don’t become unmotivated. It’s also important for the domestic sign to be comfortable while exercising. Make it feel homey.
Scorpio needs to feel empowered and in control. A routine that emphasizes the mind-body connection is important so that they get to test their physical endurance while deep diving into their psyche. They will feel in control in a hot yoga class that uses rhythmic breath or an uphill run that pushes their limit—mind over matter for this sign.
Pisces likes going with the flow and will not thrive with a regimented exercise routine. Intuitive movements such as dance or yoga are supportive because they can tune in to their sensitive bodies. Out of the other water signs, Pisces are the most drawn to swimming because it also helps them detox from the negative energies of others that they are prone to absorbing.
Earth signs such as Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are more disciplined when it comes to exercise, especially when motivated and thrive with goals and progress measurements.
Taurus is probably the least drawn to exercise out of all of the zodiac signs, which does not mean they don’t exercise, but they just don’t do it traditionally. Though, Taureans appreciate the finer things in life. Exercises that help them connect to the beauty of nature, such as gardening, or that requires grace, such as ballet or tai chi, support this slow and steady sign.
Virgo has no issues when it comes to exercise and maintaining a routine. They are the first ones at the gym so that they waste no time waiting for other people to finish with their equipment. Virgo loves efficiency, so compound movements that recruit multiple muscle groups is a must-try! Because Virgo rules the core, a regimented pilates routine is another good choice!
When it comes to exercise, Capricorn thrives when they are working towards a goal. Measurements of progress are a must for this sign. Since this sign is usually on the grind, they can benefit from taking a break to somewhere without a cellphone reception where they can reach new heights while climbing or hiking, not just emailing and hustling.
If you want to dive deeper into how your astrology informs your relationship to exercise, read for your Mars sign!