Your ultimate morning routine, according to your star sign

They key to the perfect morning routine lies in your star sign.

You might know what your February horoscope has in store – or how to have the perfect Valentine’s Day based on your star sign – but did you know your position on the zodiac can help you master your morning routine, too?

Just like it affects your evening routine, your horoscope can have a major impact on how you like to kick off your day, so it makes sense that tailoring your morning rituals to your star sign can help set you up for the perfect day ahead. Here’s how to do it:

Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

Ruled by Mars, this fire sign is bursting with energy – so it’s best to control it earlier in the day. Work out first thing in the morning to nix any stress and to ground yourself for productivity. Since there’s nothing you love more than a challenge, consider hitting the gym with a friend because there’s no way you’d be caught flaking. Since your anxiety can often get the better of you, download a meditation app and take 10 minutes to set your intentions for the day.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)

Lovers of luxury, Taurians can feel off balance when they don’t show themselves some TLC, so try setting your alarm 30 minutes earlier and treat yourself to a hearty breakfast of flax waffles or a porridge latte. Starting the day with as little stress as possible will allow you to race through your to-do list, so be sure to leave enough time for you to plan your outfit or relax in the shower before heading out the door.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)

You can’t function unless you know everything that’s going on in the world, so before you jump out of bed read up on the latest news and reply to any texts you received through the night. There’s nothing Geminis love more than a good chat over coffee, so schedule any meetings you have for the morning.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

Take some time to nurture yourself before heading to work – it’ll give you the energy you need to make it through the day. A highly emotional star sign, Cancers benefit from loving-kindness meditation and affirmations, so be sure to squeeze a few in before you leave the house. If you have time, book in for an early-morning yoga session to help settle your thoughts and score a little social connection before you clock on.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)

Creative Leos can get antsy when their days revolve around work, so allow yourself enough time to hit the gym, go for a swim or catch up with friends over breakfast. Ruled by the sun, Leo’s need a little cerebral stimulation before they tackle hard tasks, so queue up some podcasts for your morning commute.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

If you’re a Virgo, you probably wrote a to-do list before you went to sleep, so give it a skim to help you mentally prepare for your day. Since you can be prone to stress, rubbing a worry stone or clearing your mind with an ocean swim or boxing class can help you approach the day with a more positive mindset.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

The scales of the zodiac, Librans are all about balance – so your morning routine needs to be equal parts self-care and work. Do your future self a favour by tackling a quick chore or two (like finally turning the dishwasher on), but leave yourself enough time to do something for yourself, like relaxing in the shower or writing in a gratitude journal. This kind of self-love will provide you with the mental fuel you need to face the day.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

Since you probably laid your gym clothes out before you went to bed, slip them on and work up a sweat to clear your head. You’re not that chatty in the morning, so fuel your need for communication by listening to or reading the news. You like to know what you’re doing so you can channel your energy effectively, so write down your plan for the day as soon as you get to work.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)

As a Sagittarian you’re more about spontaneity than routine, but pencilling in a morning walk or jog will help satisfy your adventurous mind and help you focus the rest of the day. Take a few minutes to practise some deep breathing during your commute then tune into your favourite playlist to get pumped for the day.

Capricorn (December 22nd-Jan 19th)

Your mind will start to race as soon as you open your eyes, so quiet the chatter with some mindfulness meditation. Once you’ve settled, go through your calendar and to-do list and be sure to make your bed – it’ll help you feel in control, just as you like it.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

You spend most of your time in your head, so meditation is your best friend in the mornings. Once you’ve connected with your inner self, it’s time to get out into the world. Meet up with a friend for a workout or breakfast, or begin your day in the café where you can read up on the news and people-watch.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

As the daydreamer of the zodiac getting you out of bed is like mission impossible. To set the foundations for a worry-free day, wind your alarm back 30 minutes to an hour so you have time to laze around in bed for a while. Add some rose or citrus essential oils to your diffuser to perk you up, then get your blood flowing with a hot-and-cold shower. There’s no sneaking off the bed after that!