Almost everyone experiences a form of anxiety at some point in their lives, but for some people, it’s much worse than for others. Some people will end up dwelling on negative thoughts and talking themselves out of activities they might have enjoyed because of their worries. Other people may get sweaty palms, shaky hands, and feel like they’re suddenly weak and dizzy. And then there are those who may feel like they need to overcompensate for their anxiety by being super happy, positive, and friendly all the time, and they will never sit down to deal with their issues head-on.

There’s no doubt that anxiety can be difficult to deal with, even if you only feel this way every once in a while.

It’s a very unpleasant emotion. Luckily, there are lots of methods for dealing with anxiety, and you are sure to find a way to tackle it. Once you figure out how to handle your anxiety in a healthy way, you can sometimes stop it before it even starts! Wondering what tricks might work for you? Here are some of the best ways to battle anxiety, based on your zodiac sign.

16Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius):

You might be surprised to hear that fire signs do experience anxiety, just like everyone else. “But they’re so social and happy all the time,” you might be thinking. “How could people who are so confident even feel anxious.”

Well, the truth is that anxious feelings could strike anyone, even the most independent and secure people on the planet.

So if you’re a fire sign and felt confused the first time you noticed yourself getting anxious, don’t freak out—it’s perfectly normal, and it happens to everybody at some point. Now, we know what your next question is: how on earth do I deal with this? Stay calm, we’ve got your back. There are a few tried and true tactics for fire signs who need to kick their anxiety.

15Aries: Watch Something That Makes You Laugh

Aries, you are normally a pretty carefree sign, but unfortunately, this does not make you immune to anxiety. You might feel anxious for a variety of reasons: maybe you got into a fight with someone you really care about, and your stubbornness prevented the two of you from reaching a solution. Or maybe one of your spontaneous adventures got in the way of some important plans, and you neglected some of your responsibilities and now have to play catch up. Whatever happened, we’ve got some helpful advice. Put on a movie, TV show, or stand up comedy special that always makes you laugh. Just let yourself sit back, relax, giggle, and blow off a little steam. You’ll be feeling more chilled out and back to your old self in no time.

14Leo: Take A Long, Comfy Nap

Leo, when you experience anxiety, it’s usually because you’ve pushed yourself way too hard. You tend to put a ton of pressure on yourself to do everything and do it well. Yup, you could say you’re a perfectionist! That term basically sums up the Leo personality with one word.

Therefore, you’re actually more likely to experience anxiety than the other fire signs.

You can’t help it—it’s in your nature to hold yourself to a high standard, and you tend to beat yourself up when you fall short. If you’ve pushed yourself too hard, and you’re really feeling the consequences, give yourself a break and take a nice, long nap. Chances are, you’re mentally and physically exhausted, and you need to rest up before you tackle anything else.

13Sagittarius: Go To A Yoga Class

Sagittarius, when you’re feeling anxious, you need to move! You can’t stand the feeling of anxiety—it’s so “not you.” You’re typically such a laid back person that when you catch yourself dwelling on negativity and getting worked up over small things, you know that you need to slow down and fix your mindset right away. Otherwise, you just won’t feel like yourself. The best cure for your anxiety is definitely yoga. This provides you with both physical and mental exercise—you’ll get to move your body, get a nice workout in, and have some time to reflect on what’s going on in your life. You will leave your yoga class feeling super relaxed and refreshed, ready to take on whatever life might throw at you next!

12Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn):

Earth signs may appear too “zen” to experience anxiety, but make no mistake, these signs definitely deal with this emotion from time to time. No matter what your sign is, you can’t escape anxiety—it’s just part of the human condition! So, why do earth signs get anxious? Well, just as Leos tend to be perfectionists, all earth signs are born perfectionists. It’s just written in the stars!

These signs tend to be quite ambitious (yup, we’re looking at you, Capricorn!), and because of this, they always worry if they are falling behind where they need to be.

They stress out over their grades, their jobs, their finances, their futures—even when they are doing way better than the average person. Never fear, earth signs—we have the perfect coping strategies for you all.

11Taurus: Have Fun Outdoors

Taurus, you love to be outdoors more than any other sign. You just feel most at home when you’re walking along the beach with your toes in the sand, or hanging out in the forest with mud all over your hiking boots. When you feel anxious, the best thing for you to do is get out into nature. Even if you live in a city, you should at least go for a short walk in a park. Going somewhere indoors like a floral shop can even help! It may sound silly, but don’t knock it until you try it. When your mind is going crazy thinking of everything that could go wrong, your first course of action should be to go somewhere that makes you feel at peace.

10Virgo: Practice Meditation

Virgo, you can be a very critical sign. This can be frustrating for other people around you, but hey, we all have our flaws, right? In reality, the person you criticize the most is yourself. Not your friends, not your siblings, not your coworkers—yourself.

You often spend more time putting yourself down than building yourself up.

This is because you often fall into the trap of thinking that the only way to reach your goals and achieve greatness is to criticize yourself if you make a mistake. But the truth is that this is only adding to your anxiety, not making you successful. Your best strategy? Start meditating. This will help you stay calm throughout any stressful situation, and you’ll learn to simply accept yourself as you are.

9Capricorn: Give Yourself The Day Off

Hey Capricorn, remember when we mentioned that Leos have a tendency to push themselves to their limits before they stop to deal with their anxiety? Well, you push yourself way past your limits. You’ll be in your office, exhausted and burnt out, making yourself one last cup of coffee just to stay for another hour and get a little more work done, and then falling asleep with your head on your desk at midnight, wondering why you feel so jumpy and out of sorts. Capricorn, when you’re feeling anxious, your only solution is to take a day off work—or hey, maybe an entire weekend—to get yourself back on track. Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and don’t let yourself lift a finger unless you’re calling a friend to hang out.

8Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius):

Air signs tend to experience a lot of anxiety. Why is this? What causes them to feel this way? Well, they each have a unique personality, and they do not always feel like they fit in with the rest of society.

They have no desire to blend in and are happy with themselves the way they are, but feeling like an outcast can take a toll over time.

This is when air signs might start wondering: what’s wrong? Why don’t I connect with these people? Why can’t I seem to enjoy the same things as everyone else? But don’t lose hope, air signs: you’re amazing the way you are, and there are plenty of easy ways to deal with your anxiety. We’ve got the full scoop for you, so read on.

7Gemini: Take Some Time To Be Alone

Gemini, you are known for being a social butterfly. It seems like no matter where you go, you are always surrounded by friends—and most of the time, you like it this way. Being an extrovert is in your nature, and ever since you were a little kid, you’ve had an easy time making friends. But sometimes, having to be “on” like this so often can make you feel like you have no space or time to yourself. You feel a ton of pressure to entertain everyone else and make sure that they have a good time, so you end up neglecting your own needs. That’s no way to live! Gemini, when you’re feeling anxious, allow yourself to be alone for a little while. You probably just need to recharge.

6Libra: Write In A Journal

Libra, you often feel the pressure to be perfect. You are very similar to Leo and Capricorn in this respect. You can’t help it—you just want to please everyone, and you definitely don’t want to let anybody down. So what’s a girl to do?

You always have a mile long to-do list and half of it is filled with tasks that other people need your help with.

Plus, you also experience anxiety related to your appearance. You always want to look pretty and feminine because you’re scared of being judged for looking less than your best. Libra, you absolutely need to use a journal to work through these difficult emotions. Writing in a journal will give you a space to get all of those anxious thoughts out of your head and down on paper.

5Aquarius: Read Your Favorite Book

Aquarius, despite the fact that you are a very confident person, you experience anxiety on a fairly regular basis. This is probably because you don’t fit in with many people—and although you made peace with that a long time ago, you still don’t like the feeling of being alone in a crowded room. When you’re dealing with anxiety, you may end up questioning yourself and the choices that you’ve made, wondering if you should make more of an effort to mesh with the crowd. Instead of mulling over thoughts like this, let yourself disappear into your favorite book for a while and just forget the world. Reading a good book will help to distract you from all of your anxious thoughts and take you on an adventure instead.

4Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces):

Water signs are highly prone to anxiety. In fact, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces may be the most anxious signs in the zodiac. It’s a shame because they are often very sweet and talented people, but they also have a tendency to stand out from the crowd and pursue unique paths in life, which can leave them feeling lonely and left out.

So if you are a water sign and you feel this way right now, don’t panic.

You are not alone—your fellow water signs (as well as countless other people born under different signs) are right there with you. If you’re struggling with anxiety, take a deep breath and keep reading. We have plenty of advice that could help you the next time you’re feeling down.

3Cancer: Talk With A Close Friend

Cancer, you are so kind, but the world can be so harsh—and this is why you are very likely to experience anxiety throughout your life. But don’t worry, you will eventually learn how to cope with this and recognize that it happens to you because you care so deeply about everyone. If you’re feeling anxious, the first thing you’ll want to do is pick up the phone and call a close friend for support. This is not something you have to deal with on your own, so don’t feel like you have to struggle by yourself! Your friends know how sweet and generous you are, so when you’re the one in need, they will jump to return the favor. You will always have someone to turn to.

2Scorpio: Reach Out For Help

Scorpio, you just might be the most anxious sign in the entire zodiac—yes, even compared to the other water signs. But since you are so in touch with your own emotions, you probably already knew this.

Scorpio, when you are dealing with anxiety, don’t be afraid to ask an adult for help.

You definitely do not need to solve this problem on your own, and there are always people you can reach out to. You might want to talk to someone older than you who has lots of experience dealing with anxiety and learning to manage it. They’ll be able to give you lots of guidance and prove to you that feeling strong emotions doesn’t need to be a negative thing. It can be very beneficial if you have the right strategies.

1Pisces: Do Something Creative

Pisces, you may experience a lot of anxiety, but luckily, you have a healthy way of dealing with it: expressing your thoughts and emotions through your favorite creative medium. You are one of the most artistic signs, but you are also one of the most sensitive. Whenever someone around you is feeling down, or something in your life is going wrong, you feel it deeply, and you need an outlet. Whether you want to write in a journal, play an instrument, paint, draw, dance, or even experiment with makeup, the choice is yours. You just need to find a creative art form that speaks you, and once you do, you will have a place to express all of those deep emotions that you feel inside..

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