How to Best Cleanse Your Energy, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

There are a number of factors that might lead you to feeling a little down in the dumps, but have you considered a simple energy cleanse?

Some people believe that we all have psychic or spiritual energy that we must nurture in order to become our best selves. While it's prone to outside forces, we can work to cleanse and improve our energies. Keep reading to find out the best way to refresh yours based on your zodiac sign—and if you don't buy into the idea of energy, just think about the following as ways to practice self-care.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Lighting a Candle

Though fire is typically seen as a destructive force, it can give off a cleansing energy when it's contained properly. Aries is not just a fire sign, but also the first sign of the zodiac, so lighting a candle can be especially calming for them. Use a candle color that matches your energy, such as red or orange, and only select a scented candle if its fragrance helps you focus. Try meditating while gazing into the flickering flame to let out the old and fill your heart with new, warming energy.


(Beauty and the Beast via Buena Vista Pictures)


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Meditating

Taurus is one of the most grounded signs, which is why meditation typically comes easily to the sign.  When you close your eyes and breathe deeply, imagine your connection to the earth below you extending out to all of the forests, animals and seas. The more you appreciate that you're part of the world as a whole, the better you'll be able to renew the energy that flows through you.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Using Essential Oils

Gemini is a social sign that's refreshed by new experiences, so try incorporating some luscious-smelling essential oils into your routine to reinvigorate your energy. Not only do they fill your nostrils with strong, energizing scents, but each one has its own special properties to lend you exactly what you need. Having a wide variety of oils must be just the thing to cure any kind of malaise you might feel, and the fact that you can share and exchange with your friends will make the experience even better.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Imagining a Protective Barrier

Sensitive Cancer is especially prone to the negative effects of energy vampires, so when you feel like you need to recharge, it can be extremely beneficial to learn to create a temporary spiritual barrier between you and the rest of the world. Cross your arms and legs and visualize a large bubble around yourself before imagining it shrinking to contain only you and your own personal aura, preventing outside energies from coming in. Doing this for just a few minutes can allow you to feel refreshed and like yourself again.


(The Incredibles via Buena Vista Pictures)


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Dancing Your Heart Out

If you're a Leo, chances are you're a people person and that you're feeling your best when you can take action and others are involved. Often, you feel that your energy is at its lowest when you're feeling lonely or starved for attention, but you can dance those feelings away with a little movement and the right music backing you up. Because of your extroversion, you may get even more out of the experience if you strut your stuff in front of a group of people. If recognition and admiration are involved, you'll start feeling like new in no time.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Tidying Up

Virgo tends to be a perfectionistic sign, so you often like to keep your workplace spick-and-span, but when you get in over your head, you're as prone to clutter as the rest of us. The busier you get, the more disorganized your life might get, which can completely mess with your energy flow. It may seem counterintuitive, but tidying up after yourself is especially important when you're falling behind. When things are nice and orderly again, you'll find that everything (including your energy) will fall back into place.


Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Breathing Mindfully

Libra may be known as the sign of balance, but you've always been better at helping other people find a happy medium than you have at maintaining fairness in your own life. When you feel that your energy starts tilting too far in one direction, try not to completely ignore your own feelings for the sake of others. Breathing mindfully in order to slow down, be present and restore balance will help get your own-of-whack energies back in check.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Burning Sage

Scorpio is anything but an open book, and the fact that you don't always feel like expressing yourself can cause some of your less-than-positive energies to build up. When that happens, sage may be the cure to all that ails you. Burning sage is one of the best-known techniques for clearing negative energy from a space, and for good reason. It may also be wise that you cleanse yourself, as Scorpios can be prone to absorbing bad vibes and passing them on to other people.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Practicing Yoga

Sagittarius is a sign of travelers and lovers of culture, so when you feel like renewing your energy, yoga is just the right practice for you. Not only is it an active form of meditation, involving your body, mind and spirit, but it exposes you to new ideas you may not have considered before. By keeping an open mind while working on your physical body simultaneously, you'll find your path to completely cleansing your energy.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Spending Time Outdoors

Capricorn is a sign known for working themselves too hard, and your dedicated mentality may get you far in school or work, but it's not always the best for your energy levels. We know that you're busy, but if you can, try making one of your many extracurriculars something outdoorsy that allows you to connect with nature and the earth. Capricorn is an earth sign, and getting in touch with your environment will help you cope better with anything that's overwhelming you, making you feel refreshed and ready for anything.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Using Crystals

Aquarius may be the most curious and open-minded sign of the zodiac, making you open to new energies as well. You tend to go with the flow, which can expose you to a lot of different auras. If you ever begin to feel like they're weighing you down, crystals can help. Select your crystals based on the type of energy cleansing you need to undergo, charge them by moonlight, and use them with intention to open yourself to their healing abilities.


(Atlantis: The Lost Empire  via Buena Vista Pictures)


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Visiting Water

Pisces is an open, dreamy water sign, but your intuitive nature can cause you to absorb other people's energy, making you feel introverted and overwhelmed. When this happens, visiting any body of water, whether it's an ocean, lake or a babbling stream, will help you to let outside feelings and energies wash away. And if you don't live near water, taking a relaxing bath or a brisk shower will do in a pinch.


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