Earth Day star reading: An astrology guide to helping the planet – and yourself
Looking to celebrate Earth Day with meaningful action, but overwhelmed by the possibilities? Or maybe you feel like an individual can't make a dent to help the environment. Well, TAG24's got some suggestions to help you on your journey, and your preservation of the planet.
Appropriately, Earth Day falls in an earth sign season – Taurus season, to be exact.
April 22 marks the 52nd celebration of Earth Day, and it's a great opportunity to jump into action.
There are so many potential paths you can wander on that choosing where to start might be overwhelming, regardless if your star sign is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces.
Do you want to do more than just shop with a reusable bag, but aren't sure if you want to be vegetarian? Weighing your options for being able to afford an electric car? Are you unsure about what will really make a difference?
Astrology can be your guide in lots of life situations, and it can also aid you in your environmental decisions. This Earth Day, find out what type of meaningful action your star sign can best jump into for Mother Earth.
Fire, air, water, and earth signs can unite, and join in the fight to make positive climate action a reality.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Rid yourself of single use plastic
Your climate conscious decisions should be as bold as you. How about a good challenge, Aries? See if you can make your life free of single use plastic. Get yourself a reusable water bottle and ditch plastic forks and plates. Then go even further by only buying products without any plastic packaging. Ram your way to reusable!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Fight food waste
Food is more than sustenance to you, it's something you enjoy bite for yummy bite. But food waste is no good. Put the work in and track what ends up in the trash. Then you'll be able to adjust your shopping, cooking, and left over feast for the betterment of all and Mother Earth – not to mention your wallet, too.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Organize a call-your-reps party
You like to move fast and share the facts. Use your commutative strengths to call your representatives, or better yet, get a crew to do it with you. There is power in numbers. Consider starting on the local level. Maybe petition to reduce noise and air pollution from gas-powered leaf blowers. Or go big, and call to see if your senator is willing to work for environmental change in exchange for your vote.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Cultivate a native plant plot
Secure tethers to friends help you whether your own emotions. Why not plant some real roots and get to know the native plants in your area? With a plot of wild flowers, you don't even have to worry about weeds, and you'll help the bees. Sow some seeds, water them, watch them grow, and let your feelings flow.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Rock second hand fashion
Everyone knows you're big, bold, and a trendsetter, so why not consider using your powers for good and rocking sustainable fashion? It's as easy as wearing your grandma's clothes. Head to a thrift store or organize a clothing swap with friends. Look good while combating fast fashion, too.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Learn to let go and compost
You already turn off the lights when you leave and recycle meticulously. So learn a new skill this Earth Day that will serve the planet and your soul: composting. Put those carrot peels in the compost bin, mix them with coffee grinds, and let them decompose while you learn to let go, dear Virgo.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Lobby for little changes
Like Mother Earth, you love natural order and balance. Use your keen ability to convince others and get everyone in your office, or at home, to make small changes for a big change. Lobby to switch all the bulbs to energy efficient LEDs, or rally for more environmentally friendly appliances.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Take to the streets for climate action
Real change requires passion and drive. And you are one passionate water sign. People think you're mysterious, but what you want is clear: effective legislation for climate action. Luckily, you're willing to take to the streets for your passions and your energy draws others to your side. Now go big.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Invest to offset your jet-setting
What's there to say? You love travel, adventure, and play. So when that sense of adventure has you jet-setting on a plane instead of biking for a change, why not spend a bit more money and offset that carbon footprint from your flight? Look into ways to spend your money on green energy investments. No amount is too small.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Make trash into treasure
Hard work isn't something you shy away from – it makes you thrive. So why not delve in to the DYI? See if you can't create something out of what you would otherwise throw away. Make a planter out of old shoes, bottles, or cans. Or you can unleash your inner artist and upcycle yourself some fine wall art, or a fly accessory.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Build a bee hotel
People think you're flighty, but you are just busy thinking out of the box. So why not help the busybodies of nature? A bee hotel is easy to build and gives the essential pollinators a place to rest.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Move more by the power of your own two feet
Some might say that you're a dreamer, and that's more than ok. But daydreaming is a safer pastime if you're not driving. Do something good for the planet and your body, and try walking more while you go on your merry little way.
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