We’ve always been fascinated by people who barely graze the pillow before slipping into a deep sleep, as if by a hypnotist’s snap. The people who doze off in doctor’s office waiting rooms, on park benches and aboard planes (even as the snack cart barrels by). And while there are tons of factors that affect your snoozing habits (like diet and stress levels), did you ever wonder how your zodiac placements might play a role in how you sleep? Here are three signs who are like walking sleep meditations (and three who need to start listening ASAP).
The Best Sleepers
1. Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Like listening to swaying wind chimes or sipping Palomas, sleep is just another delicious sensory pleasure for Taurus. They see no problem climbing into bed early and emerging as late as their schedule will allow the next day. The grounded earth signs take comfort in their familiar evening rituals: cooking up a comforting dinner at 7, dipping into a bath at 8, indulging in a few chapters of a Jane Austen novel at 9 and tucking themselves in at 10. Taurus’s bed is their throne, surrounded by their thriving houseplants and overpriced candle collection. Can we really blame them for being heavy sleepers?
2. Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
With imaginative Neptune as their ruler, Pisces is all about blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, the conscious and subconscious. The intuitive water signs are deeply connected to their poetic dreamworld (ask anyone who’s watched them space out mid-sentence). But sleep is more than just a playground for Pisces to explore their dreams; it’s a necessary retreat. The emotional chameleons take on the feelings of everyone they’ve encountered in a day—the friend who’s going through a breakup, the co-worker who’s overloaded with projects. So Pisces needs to escape to their sleep sanctuary to recharge. Just be sure to wake them up before they doze through work…or lunch.
3. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 21)
Libra is on a lifelong quest for artistic beauty and balance, and their sleeping habits are no exception. The air signs need to devote equal energy to each chapter of their day, from grabbing smoothies with an old friend to nurturing their garden and yes, getting their full eight hours of rest. Libra has to feel at ease before drifting to sleep, though, and knows just how to set the scene for bedtime. Think: a 12-step skincare routine, warm neutral pillows, a calming playlist and 25 good night texts. If Libra is certain they’re on good terms with the people they cherish, the darlings of the zodiac will allow sleep to sweep them up like a warm breeze.
The Worst Sleepers
1. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
We’re certain an Aries was behind the phrase, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Only the ram can make staying awake feel competitive, as though they’re stronger for having repelled sleep’s magnetic pull. Aries are hard-wired for action, so the idea of winding down after thrusting their firepower into a cardio dance workout, client proposal and bathroom renovation can feel daunting (and frankly, boring). The spark plugs of the zodiac might find themselves jolted awake with a destination idea for their vacation list or a vision of their next tattoo (and screw it, why not get it inked tomorrow?). They’ve got a trail to blaze, people.
2. Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Let’s talk about Gemini’s nightly routine. Kidding. The air signs prefer freedom and fluidity, coloring outside the lines of rigid structures like “bedtimes.” So even if they’re physically exhausted by nightfall, Gemini’s insatiable brain continues to crave stimulation. Their path to 2 a.m. is never the same. Watching an enlightening documentary on harvesting coffee leads to googling the best brew in their neighborhood leads to reading a longform article about shopping locally…you get the idea. To avoid waking up with their face squished against a screen, Gem should utilize their phone’s app-locking features (or have a loved one toss their tech out the window).
3. Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
Before they even think about hitting the comforter, Virgo is committed to finishing a checklist that resembles the Star Wars opening crawl. These worker bees see no problem cutting into their sleep schedule to craft a meticulous quarterly presentation or to lay out their kid’s outfits for the week. When they finally allow themselves to head to bed, Virgo has a habit of fixating. The self-critical signs might find themselves performing a mental day in review: Should I have tipped the barista another dollar? Was my e-mail request too abrasive? They’ll need to rely on their famous problem-solving skills (along with some magnesium supplements they’ve researched) to learn how to let go.