How To Quarantine According To Your Zodiac Sign

Need help staying sane in quarantine? Join the f*cking club. As in all things, astrology is here to help guide you through quarantine and be the best socially distanced self you can be. The quarantine life is hard for everyone, but by knowing your sign’s particular needs and weaknesses, you can at least help to make things slightly better. Emphasis on the slightly.

Aries

Aries live their life in go-go-go mode, so what do you do when you’re not allowed to “go” anywhere? To Pinterest, of course! Aries is that person who loves starting things but hates finishing them, so chances are you’ll end quarantine with a room full of half-finished DIY projects and multiple domain names for the new soap-making company you’re going to start. (Once you learn to make soap, of course.) When you’re old and gray, you’ll look back on this period fondly as the time you almost learned how to sew a tote bag.

Taurus

Okay, so nobody loves being in quarantine, but Taurus comes pretty damn close. Taurus was made to thrive at home with their creature comforts, and will be able to stay at home among their bath bombs for longer than most. But beware! As soon as your #1 takeout place/Amazon order/subscription box delivery is affected, routine-loving Taurus could go into full meltdown mode. But hey, at least you still have all those bath bombs.

Gemini

Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, meaning they love to share their ideas with the world. So how do they do that in quarantine? Social media, of course! Geminis are the sign most likely to let it all out on social, sharing memes, retweeting articles, posting thirst traps, and of course, going live for an audience of exactly one person (their mom). Then once this is all over they’ll delete it all and pretend it never happened.

Cancer

Cancers derive most of their comfort from being around other ones which, depending on your quarantine situation, could be either good or bad for you. Cancer is that person who is constantly scheduling Zoom hangouts with increasingly niche groups of people just to feel like they have a “squad” again. Like, week one it was all your college besties, but by week eight you’re hitting up Natalie from second grade to see if she wants to join the “People Who Sat Near The Piano In Music Class.” No judgment.

Leo

Leos love dressing up and heading off for a night of trying to get attention. They’re that person in quarantine who still actually gets dressed every day, and who posts pictures on Instagram of things they “would have worn” on that day if literally every wedding/party/event/birthday hadn’t been canceled. As a Leo, you’re also not above posting an old picture you just “happened to find” to remind everyone of all the cute outfits you *would* be wearing if there was anyone outside to see them.

Virgo

In some ways Virgos are made for this WFH life, and in other ways they f*cking hate it. Virgos need structure and might find themselves struggling under the new normal. You quarantine best while maintaining a rigid schedule for your day. That means getting up at normal work time, daily showers, and generally using the work day to… work. Your roommates may secretly call you a psycho in the group chat, but you’ll be the one laughing when you’ve worked out, eaten a balanced breakfast, and gotten to inbox zero before they’ve changed out of sweatpants.

Libra

As the most social sign in the Zodiac, this whole “social distancing” thing is hitting you hard. In addition to weekly Zoom hangs and FaceTimes, Libras will quarantine best if they focus their energy on beautifying their space. Libras love shiny objects and literally anything pretty, so now is the time to turn your home into an oasis fit for a 73 Questions Tour. With all the money you’re not spending on going out every night of the week, there’s sure to be some extra cash lying around for a soothing look at the Target Home Goods collection.

Scorpio

Scorpios love to go deep in a crisis, but there is such a thing as going too deep. Lovers of drama and mystery, Scorpios are the sign most likely to go on a coronavirus YouTube rabbit hole and come out the other end screaming at your roommate about 5G. You deal with anxiety by trying to explain the unexplainable, making you the sign most likely to forward a link about COVID and UFO sightings to the family chat. We all deal with anxiety in different ways. Just try to remember that memes and reputable scientific sources are two completely different things.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius is known for its love of partying and travel, so chances are you’re not taking the news that summer 2020 is effectively canceled particularly well. You’re an adventurer by nature, so the best way to get through quarantine is to substitute physical adventures for an adventure…of the mind. I know, I know. That sounds corning as f*ck. But signing up for a class, trying to learn a new skill, or even just setting a goal of reading as many crime novels as humanly possible will give your quarantine purpose while you try to forget you should be at your aunt’s beach house this weekend.

Capricorn

Productivity-obsessed Capricorn needs to watch out that they don’t fall for all the productivity porn floating around online these days. No, you are not a failure if you don’t become a sous chef by the end of this, and it’s not okay to beat yourself up for not hitting 10k steps in your 800 square foot apartment. The only way you’ll get through this is by giving yourself a f*cking break, and doing things because you want to, not because you’re trying to keep up with some random chick on Instagram. Oh and that bread she’s posting probably tastes like sh*t, btw.

Aquarius

Aquarius is the humanitarian of the Zodiac, so don’t be surprised if you feel that part of yourself activated in a crisis. You’re that person who is out here cheering on healthcare workers every day at 7pm. You’re volunteering to bring groceries to those in need. You’re sewing masks for shelter dogs. You’re donating to your mutual aid network. In short, you’re better than us. Don’t rub it in.

Pisces

Pisces love to chill, so this mandatory chill time comes somewhat naturally to them. You also have no problem going deep into the spiritual realm in times of crisis, whether that be by leaning on your own religious traditions or by stocking your corona bunker with crystals and essential oils. Whatever you choose, developing a spiritual practice will help you stay grounded through the crisis, and at the very least you’ll start actually using that meditation app you’ve been paying for since January.

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10 Signs Your Casual Relationship Turned Serious & You Played Yourself

So you’re in a casual thing and it’s fine. It’s like, whatever. Like you’re not even looking for a relationship. Right? Maybe you just got out of a longterm relay or maybe you just can’t handle commitment. Honestly, being desperate for a boyfriend is such a nicegirl thing, unless you’re in seventh grade in which case it still makes you cool to hold hands on the quad. But just because you haven’t made it official doesn’t mean you’re not low-key already in a relationship. If you relate to this list, then we hate to break it to you, but you’re kind of in a relationship.

1. You text each other every day and not just to hook up. I mean, let’s start with the basics. If you’ve been talking to each other everyday for over a month, you’re def more than just casual hookups. Like, I can’t even remember to text my mom back sometimes. If some guy is sending you random shit he finds on the internet or just saying “how’s your day?” you’ve def left the shallow end.

2. When your friends see one of out they ask where the other one is. And you’re like, Idk, why don’t you text him? Or if you’re both at a party people ask you, “hey, where’s Jared?” like you’re supposed to know exactly where he is at all times. (He’s outside smoking.) So maybe you get asked about each other because you actually do show up to things together all the time. Whoops.

3. You’re each other’s #1 best friend on Snapchat. I mean, sometimes technology knows us better than we know ourselves. Like have you seen Black Mirror? You might tell yourself you’re not in a relationship, but one day hearts just showed up next to his name in Snapchat and you were like “how did they know!?”

4. You have plans to hang out on the next big holiday. If there’s a three day weekend you make plans to hang out. If it’s New Year’s you’re def hanging out. He asks you what you’re doing before he makes any big plans, because sorry to break it to you… you are the plan.

5. When the DJ calls out the single ladies, you don’t put your hands up. AND that’s after three vodka sodas, and you know alcohol brings out the truth. It’s not like you’re in a relationship, you just don’t want to advertise as being single. Or maybe you’re not single.

6. He remembers stuff about you that you don’t even remember telling him. Like your childhood pet’s name or all of your allergies. The fact that he remembers little details about your life means you’ve spent enough time with each other for you to tell him.

7. You haven’t opened Bumble in weeks. Things are so casual that you casually forgot you were supposed to be dating other people. Whoops. You legit forgot to open up the app and every once in a while you remember so you spend a few minutes swiping, but then get bored and text him instead.

8. You tell each other when you’re going out of town so you can make a plan to hang out before. There’s nothing more satisfying than being out of town when a casual hookup texts you to hang out—it makes you feel wanted in multiple cities like Ludacris. Like, whoops I forgot to tell you I’m off being more interesting than hanging out with you. So if you’re telling each other about your travel plans it means he’s made it to your inner circle. You are well past the courting phase.

9. You get invited on double dates from your other couple friends. Uh, Tracy and Mark have been dating for two years, you are NOT in the same boat. Speaking of boat, a booze cruise does sound fun. Why TF not? Oh, it’s a couples cruise? Hah. Ironic, because you’re not a couple. Or are you?

10. When you think about your future, he’s in it. You’re thinking about getting wasted at your birthday party, and he’s taking you home. And your birthday isn’t for another six months. Or you know, more future stuff, but who really thinks that far ahead? Anyways, the point is he creeps into your daydreams and you don’t hate it.