February Sleeposcope: What Your Sign Says About Your Sleep
How much do you really know about your sign? Sure, years ago you probably read that if you’re a Capricorn you should steer clear of Aries, and a Taurus could potentially be your soulmate. But did you ever consider how your sign affects your sleep?
Are you going to have a reoccurring dream about getting fired? Wake up next to an empty box of pizza? Will Mercury ruin all chances of finding a good night’s sleep this month?
Here’s how your zodiac sign influences your sleep:
Virgo (August 23-September 23)
Winter can be stressful (and the snow doesn’t help). Warm up and chill out with a bath. And not just any bath. Burn chamomile-scented candles, add excessive amounts of bubbles, dig up your collection of rubber duckies, and proceed to soak your worries away.
Libra (September 24-October 23)
Your romantic nature is a match made in heaven for the month of February, Libra. Treat your significant other to breakfast in bed. Whip up waffles, bacon, eggs, or whatever other breakfast dish you can come up with. Better yet, you can even make dinner in bed too. Is that love in the air or the smell of pancakes? It’s hard to tell.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Thank god for Postmates. You are most definitely spending the month of February under the covers, Scorpio. Seriously, walking from the bed to the refrigerator is a journey in itself (one we give you full permission to avoid). And while you might be fixated on watching all nine seasons of The Office consecutively, remember to take a much-needed break from Netflix.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
No Sagittarius, “the dog ate my alarm clock” is not a valid excuse for your perpetual tendency to run late in the morning — especially when you don’t even have a dog. Although we totally understand the desire to snooze the day away, those extra moments of shut-eye do not compensate for your tardiness. Set up your coffee machine so you can wake up and literally smell the caffeine.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Capricorn, February is here. We know you are already too busy for… well, pretty much everyone and everything. But there is one more thing that you may have forgotten to include in your schedule. Make sure to pencil in some dozing with a weekend nap. You’ll need it to power through the work weeks.
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
Aquarius, this month is the perfect time to draft your first literary masterpiece. Whether you are considering pursuing a Hunger-Games-esque dystopian bedtime story, or find yourself more inclined towards scripting an insomniac-inspired screenplay, let your inventive inklings run wild.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Take control of your dreams in February, Pisces. And by take control, we mean that you should master the art of lucid dreaming. Escape reality, but be awake inside your dream. February is the dreamer’s month anyway.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Let your inner daredevil take a chance with your alarm clock this month, Aries. Refrain from setting an alarm, and experiment with rising naturally. Not only will you avoid the sleep inertia that accompanies being woken up in the middle of a REM cycle, but you will start the morning feeling as though you already conquered the day. Challenge accepted?
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
Don’t be stubborn, Taurus. We understand that coffee is the object of your affection, but you’re forgetting about another dreamy beverage that could steal your heart. Ditch your afternoon java fix, and show tea some love before bed. Who knows… your chemistry with chamomile may be buzz-worthy.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
This month, your mind (and let’s be honest, your mouth) might be running at a million miles a minute, but take a break from talking to inquire within. Center yourself with a new mediation class or even an app. If you need some time to yourself, consider investing in an adult coloring book. They’re all the rage. Regardless of your activity of choice, your brain will appreciate the siesta.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Creativity is your forte, Cancer. And what happens when you apply your ingenuity to late-night snacks? Bacon Fried Oreos, perhaps? Don’t let the possibilities end there. With eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, waffles, pancakes, butter, syrup, hot sauce, and bagels, the possibilities for your late night-nosh to accompany binge-watching Chelsea Does are truly endless. After all, you are just appropriately celebrating National Snack Food Month.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Become a cocktail connoisseur this February, Leo. Practice crafting your own boozy concoctions, and showcase your newfound expertise by hosting a sleepy soiree. Whether you top off your Bloody Mary with a Breakfast Sandwich or get creative with a twist on a classic nightcap, your guests will most certainly be sipping their way to slumber in no time.