With vaccines now accessible and the country slowly getting back to normal, the lure of post-pandemic life is very real. But after a year of quarantine and limited socializing, we all need a little refresher on the proper way to be social creatures again. We don’t want all that repressed energy to manifest in all the wrong ways. So, before you plan a big rager and annoy all of your neighbors or organize an unruly group trip out of the country, check out the two words you need to reacclimate to society based on your zodiac sign below.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your words: slow and steady
All that energy Aries are known for has been pent up over the course of the last year and now you feel like it’s time to let loose. The world may be opening up but that doesn’t mean we throw all protocol out the window. Make sure you don’t give into your impulses because that unfettered Aries determination mixed with unbridled self-confidence can easily result in reckless behavior. Better to just pace yourself.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your words: budget-conscious
Now that things are starting to move again, you can visit your favorite spa or go to that fancy restaurant that serves your favorite Champagne just the way you like it. Heck, you can even book a lux trip if all regulations are in place, but let’s not splurge all those savings you’ve accumulated in one spend. You like the finer things in life, and we love that for you. But treat yourself on a budget, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your words: stay focused
That dual personality means you’re constantly half in and half out. But try using this transitional period to teach yourself how to be more decisive. Sure, Geminis can be scatterbrained and unfocused, but they’re also inventive and resourceful so changing your ways doesn’t mean you must now follow the status quo. Create a method of doing things that works for you and get things done much faster. (We suggest a dry erase board where you can color-coordinate your priorities.) Your loved ones and workmates will thank you!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your words: be selfish
Not in the over-indulgent, egotistical way, but more in the self-prioritize and take-care-of-yourself direction. There’ll be a lot of emotion in the atmosphere as people are excited, nervous and everything in-between while adjusting to the new norm. The natural nurturer in Cancers will want to make sure everyone is heard and emotionally sound, but consider making sure you’re in the right head and emotional space before you go trying to cater to everyone else.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your words: prioritize others
Leos love feeling like the world revolves around them. (Their ruling planet is the sun, so it may just come with the territory.) However, at their best, Leos also love sharing their light with others, and what’s a better time to turn some frowns upside down than right now? Share some of that renowned courage and zest for life with your loved ones—plan a small brunch for that one friend who had a baby during lockdown or rent a theater for that film buff who couldn’t go to the movies all year. Bonus: You’ll feel really proud of yourself once those tears of joy start streaming and everyone is telling you what a great friend you are.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your words: chill out
Listen Virgo, the last thing anyone wants to do after a year of lockdown is to follow your color-coordinated, laminated list of rules for gatherings. As the country slowly opens up and mandates loosen, so should your stringent personal protocol. While your tendency to over-analyze and overthink every scenario is uber appreciated as we’re fighting a pandemic, you need to trust that the people around you care about their health as much as you do yours. Keep the hand sanitizer, masks and Lysol on deck, but also just relax a little.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your words: be selective
As the social butterfly of the zodiac, people are going to be looking for you to come liven up their festivities. However, as much as you love being around people, it’s important to be a bit selective about the company you keep. A small house party hosted by a member of your pod, yes. A night of bar hopping with your roommate and her cousins who just flew into town and want a tour of the city, no.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Your words: control yourself
We understand, a year cooped up in your house can be trying for a fiery and passionate sign with a high sex drive like yourself. But, the days of monkey-barring from one Tinder date to another are behind us and you need to be doubly cautious with COVID still running rampant. Be more in tune with that power of discernment you’re famous for and don’t let your carnal urges lead you down a dangerous path.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your words: start small
Hey Sag, just because vaccines are now accessible doesn’t mean you can now go back to throwing large parties or planning group excursions with your newly made friends. Much like Libra, you have a strong affinity for crowds and socializing in general, but we strongly advise you to start small. Opt for a mini group staycation in a small town with some close friends if your inner adventurer is really getting stir crazy. But definitely put a kibosh on any ideas for world traveling or big gatherings for the time being.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Your words: slow down
Much like Sagittarians, Capricorns like to hit the ground running—but in a much different way. With rollout into offices starting to slowly happen, these highly ambitious earth signs are going to want to get back to their pre-pandemic efficiency as quickly as possible. The better thing to do would be to slow down, pace yourself and get used to your new norm. No one is expecting you to operate at maximum capacity after such a tough year, so don’t think you have to. Take it easy because burnout is very real.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Your words: be yourself
Benevolent Aquarians are primed for a time such as this. This beacon of humanitarianism in the zodiac has probably been racking their brains to figure out how to help others, and as COVID restrictions lift, they’re able to do more. Aside from encouraging you to take care of yourself as well (because you can’t pour from an empty cup), we say stay the course and be yourself. We can all learn from that spirit of community and connection you water bearers embody so seamlessly.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Your words: don’t panic
If there is one sign likely to suffer from FOGO, it’s definitely Pisces. As a renowned loner, you probably reveled in the limited amount of socializing you had to do over the course of the last year. And now that restrictions are looser and those lunch invitations are rolling in again, your social anxiety is starting to percolate. However, keep in mind that you’re not the only one experiencing those feelings. Most people are apprehensive about getting back out there, so just be honest about it.