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The Best Hobby for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Find out which activity best matches your energy.

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Are you growing restless from spending so many hours at home?

Then take Nick Offerman’s advice. “Bury your cell phone and then find a hobby,” says the actor—who is also a talented woodworker. But with so many possible pastimes to choose from, picking one might seem like a daunting task. So, why not let your star sign guide your decision?

We enlisted the help of astrologer Julie Green, who owns and operates several studios in and around New York City, for advice on what types of activities are best suited to the various zodiac signs. Even better, all of these boredom-busting hobbies are easy to pick up, even during a pandemic. After, take a look at what your favorite chore likely is, based on your zodiac sign.

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Aries (March 21 – April 19): Zumba

Courageous and determined—with an enviable amount of confidence—Aries particularly excels at physical challenges. So, breaking a sweat while busting a move is a surefire way for this fire sign to unwind and destress. Zumba’s high energy style is especially good for Aries, who are allergic to inactivity. If you’re exercising to lose weight, here are the best workouts for you based on your zodiac sign.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Gardening

“Taurus is never selfish, always ready to do the right thing,” says Reed. The nurturing energy of this earth sign makes a Taurus the perfect person to start a garden and see it through to its flourishing finish. Whether planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, or some combination, Taurus’s patience will pay off when those seeds start to blossom and bloom. Read these expert gardening tips for beginners.

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Learning a new language

The more languages you speak, the more people you can communicate with. And Geminis are quick learners who are “ready to give advice to others,” says Reed. Their positive energy, coupled with their curious nature and love of exchanging ideas, makes language learning a joyful pursuit for people with this air sign. You might also be interested in these best books for you based on your zodiac sign.

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Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Photography

Cancers are highly imaginative, “but they also like to see immediate results,” says Reed. So, while artistic pursuits generally suit this water sign well, photography might be the best fit. After all, once you snap a picture, you have the final product. Cancers also love to travel, and photography is a great way to document their journeys. Check out these spectacular photos of America’s national parks.

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Leo (July 23 – August 22): Collecting

“Leos are more concerned with happiness than with finances,” says Reed. They have their priorities in order, and they also have their passions. Whatever Leos love—from stamps to stuffed animals—people with this star sign are sure to find joy in organizing and displaying their collections—as well as in each new addition. Find out what your biggest fears are, based on your zodiac.

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Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Baking

Virgos might be shy, but they don’t shy away from hard work. “Anything they do, they do to perfection,” says Reed, which means tweaking and fine-tuning a recipe to yield the perfect pastries or the best banana bread is right up a Virgo’s alley. Those with this sign will find the process very rewarding—as well as delicious. Learn how to make this versatile dough that works in multiple recipes.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22): Volunteering

Social butterfly Libras earn their long lists of friends from their cooperative and diplomatic nature. But these gracious qualities also make them ideal for volunteer work. Once those with this air sign find a worthy cause and a way to make a difference, there’s no limit to the good they can do. Read these 15 creative ways to get involved.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Hiking

“Scorpios are ambitious,” says Reed. “They don’t mind helping others, but they need freedom and space.” Whether following the trail or forging a new one, retreating to the great outdoors for a hike is a perfect getaway for this water sign. With single-minded determination (and the occasional companion), a Scorpio will reach the mountaintop—literally. Find the best hiking trail in your state. 

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Meditation

Despite being a fire sign, Sagittarius has “a very serene energy,” says Reed. Introspection uplifts Sags and helps them “make good decisions.” Reed suggests incorporating yoga as well. Its emphasis on harmony between body and mind is a great complement to meditation. Learn how to find peace anytime, anyplace.

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): DIY

Disciplined and self-reliant, Capricorns are uniquely suited to learning and mastering a craft. Whether they choose to make their own clothes, jewelry, or furniture, people with this earth sign like to take charge and “be their own leaders,” says Green. Once they’ve developed a particular skill, the real joy comes from the autonomy of picking their own projects. Check out these 20 hilarious DIY disasters.

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Stargazing

Looking up at the night sky and contemplating our place in the universe is an ideal activity for cerebral and philosophical Aquariuses. These deep thinkers will revel in finding and observing stars, planets, and other celestial objects, either through a telescope or with the naked eye. Can you spot the iconic constellations in these pictures?

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Songwriting

“Sometimes Pisces just want to be by themselves,” says Reed. “But they’re always thinking of others and willing to communicate.” Combine that with this water sign’s artistic and musical strengths, and what better way is there to channel that creative energy than through composing original lyrics? Find out which Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving.

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  • Julie Reed is an astrologer, reiki healer, and the owner of The Art of Astrology. She has been offering free readings to those in need of guidance during COVID-19.