Your ultimate bedtime routine, according to your star sign

The perfect evening routine does exist – you just need to know your star sign.

Your horoscope can do a lot more than tell you how good (or crappy) your day is going to be. When you dig a little deeper, understanding your star sign can reveal everything from where to go on holiday, how to boost your sex life and what workout routine you’ll love the most.

In fact, by syncing up to your personality traits and cosmic desires, you’ll also be able to engineer the perfect evening routine for a solid night’s sleep and productive day ahead. Interested? Here’s what you need to do:

Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

As the leaders of the zodiac, Aries are constantly seeking a challenge – but this makes them prone to burnout. To ensure you’re well rested for the day ahead, allow yourself to complete any unfinished tasks, then ditch the phone. Scrolling through Instagram or your work inbox isn’t restorative. Instead, burn off excess energy with a yoga flow or nurture yourself with a calming cup of chamomile to wind down.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)

What do Taurians like more than working hard? Rewarding themselves. After a tough day, light a candle, burn some calming essential oils like lavender and frankincense and run yourself a hot bath. Indulge in a little gua sha while you’re at it and you’ll be headed for Sleep City in no time.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)

Geminis are always on the go and have trouble focusing on one thing at a time. To help calm your mind for sleep and the day ahead, write out a to-do list, then settle in for a hearty meal with friends (or give your bestie a call). This way you’ll find time to rest and digest while also getting your social fix in.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

Cancers are used to taking care of the people around them, so carve out at least 30 minutes for yourself. Take a bath, watch your favourite show or diffuse some essential oils and meditate. It’s easy for you to feel overwhelmed or take on other people’s dramas, so having this sacred time for yourself is essential.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)

Passionate, creative and a little on the theatrical side, Leo’s have stellar attention to detail. Well, their own details. Run yourself a warm shower or bath, slather on some body oil and a face mask then plan your outfit for the next day. You’ll feel pampered and ready to shine.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

It can be hard to get out of your head when you’re a Virgo, so do a brain dump before you leave work or once you get home by writing out everything you want to accomplish the next day. Meal prep so you won’t stress about tomorrow’s lunch , then wind down with a podcast or TV show. Don’t feel guilty – you deserve a little time to yourself.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

Your easy-going nature means you’re less affected by stress, but it also means you can let important things (like tomorrow’s meeting) slip off your radar. Read over your calendar, prep your clothes and gym bag, then connect with your partner or friends over a movie, meal or board game.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

Scorpios can be highly emotional and easily affected by the day’s events. To stop your self-criticism in its tracks, make time to repeat some affirmations before bed. You’ll gain confidence for the next day and set you up for a better night’s rest.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)

Pencil in a walk or run before you head home so you can soak up the last rays of sun or explore your local hood. Once you’re back indoors, cook yourself a meal from scratch then lose yourself in a travel blog or documentary to fuel your ever-present wanderlust.

Capricorn (December 22nd-Jan 19th)

Hey, workaholic, it’s time to switch off. Head to a yoga class or do some stretching in your living room to shake off stress and anxiety, then do something creative (but still productive) by tending to your houseplants, playing with your pet, crocheting or baking.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

Highly intellectual and highly independent, Aquarians can feel tired after socialising for too long, so get your fix in with a quick scroll through social media. Don’t spend too long on Facebook, though. You’ll feel more rejuvenated after reading up on the latest news then winding down with a good book.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

You’re compassionate, emotional and prone to daydreaming, so get yourself ready for tomorrow by writing in your journal. Whether it’s offloading your thoughts and concerns or expressing your gratitude, you’ll feel more at ease after expressing yourself.