‘Twas the week after Christmas, before the New Year
Not a person was moving, too drunk on good cheer
Sweet little sugar plums no longer dance in our heads
For we are far too full from the cheeses and breads
We are still reveling from this year’s celebrations
And we find that we lack any motivations
The gifts are unwrapped, the bills have been paid
Next week, our ill-fated resolutions will be made
But for now, let us not leap from our bed
Let’s read this cozy zodiac list, instead.
The week between Christmas and New Years always feels kind of weird. It is during this week that you wish humans could hibernate and you shudder at the idea of accomplishing a single task. And honestly, this year has been really, really hard. You have earned the right to do absolutely nothing.
But if you are experiencing the mid-holiday haze and you want to stay somewhat active, you may want to try an activity that requires minimal effort. Read on to find out which activity may be best for you. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising as well as your sun sign. You can check your birth chart here.
Aries – Roasting Marshmallows
Aries is the cardinal fire sign and is also known as the Warrior of the Zodiac. So of course, they would be paired with an activity where they stab something on a skewer before setting it ablaze. But all jokes aside, this toasty winter tradition will keep Aries warm on cold nights. Plus, the hyperactive little firecrackers will enjoy the sugar rush.
Taurus – Grilled Cheese Party
My Taurus editor actually suggested this one. Taureans love a good meal, and creating a good meal may be the perfect self-care if they already enjoy cooking as a hobby. If they don’t enjoy cooking as a hobby, then fixing themselves a tasty, easy snack may be the best option. It can be a healthy snack, but it doesn’t have to be too healthy.
Gemini – Reading Poetry
Normally, I would suggest that the eloquent and intelligent air sign take up journaling. But writing can take mental effort and we want the sweet mutable sign to relax. If the Wordsmith of the Zodiac is overcome with mid-holiday malaise, then they should put on their comfiest pajamas and curl up with a good book of poetry. I recommend Nikita Gil or Amanda Lovelace.
Cancer – A Luxurious Nap
Cancerians are ruled by the moon, so they may appreciate rest the most out of any sign in the zodiac. At the end of a long and stressful week, put on your favorite pajamas, get your softest blanket, put some relaxing music or an ASMR video on in the background and curl up in bed.
Leo – Binge-Watching
Even a ball of fiery energy like Leo needs to simmer down every once in a while. Leos are known to have a flair for the dramatic. They are also known to have a great love for the dramatic arts. So this weird in-between holiday week is the perfect time for them to veg out on the couch and binge-watch that new show on *insert streaming service here* that everyone has been talking about.
Virgo – Knitting
Even the analytical Virgo needs to turn their brain off sometimes. Sometimes the best way to do that is to give your hands something to do while your mind takes a vacation… get your head out of the gutter, I’m talking about knitting! Knitting is a nice, relaxing activity that will give the industrious earth sign a feeling of accomplishment.
Libra – Cuddling
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the Greek goddess of love. So it’s easy to understand why they are one of the most affectionate signs in the zodiac. The best way for a Libra to beat the midwinter blues is to curl up next to a loved one and hibernate for a few days.
Scorpio – A Bubble Bath
The Hormone Monstress must be a Scorpio! The sensual water sign feels most at home in their own element. The best way for Scorpio to unwind and beat the winter chill is to luxuriate in a tub of warm water, Epsom salts, and of course, bubbles. If you love a good bubble bath, I suggest you invest in a bathtub tray.
Sagittarius – Reading By a Fireplace
It can be nearly impossible for Sagittarius to turn their brain off. The mutable fire sign likes to keep their mind active because being alone with your own thoughts for too long can cause anxiety. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, curl up by the fireplace, and become engrossed in your favorite novel.
Capricorn – Family Game Night
As the cardinal earth sign, Capricorn understands the importance of family. The best way for them to unwind is by sharing a few laughs with their loved ones as they all play a board game or a card game. Capricorns will especially love it if they emerge victorious. But I’m begging you Capricorn, please don’t suggest Monopoly!
Aquarius – Podcasts/Audiobooks
Aquarians love reading and expanding their minds because they are already naturally studious. But sometimes it can be hard for them to read for pleasure because it feels like another assignment or task. That is why they are so thankful for podcasts and audiobooks. They allow them to sit back, relax, and take in a story. It gives them a sense of comfort because it feels like they are being read to.
Pisces – Listening to Music
Pisces are believed to be one of the most musically inclined signs in the whole zodiac. So the best way for them to unwind during a joyous yet stressful holiday season is to shut themselves off from the world and listen to some of their favorite artists. If you are having trouble finding the perfect song to listen to, this playlist may be helpful.
Ophiuchus – Existential Dread
You can sit in a dark room and contemplate the fact that you are not a real zodiac sign.