Looking at natural, non-toxic, inexpensive ways to destress and relax is the top of lots of people's do-to lists. Luckily for us, we live in an age where not only are there multiple options to improve our wellness, but also — the internet. ASMR is one of those affordable (in fact, mostly free), therapeutic mediums that people are getting involved in. Another increasingly popular interest at the moment is astrology. Although the two don't necessarily go hand in hand — what if you used one to figure out another? Like what ASMR is best for your star sign?
I contacted expert astrologer, author, yogi, and life coach Carolyne Faulkner about this, and she kindly offered her guidance. Faulkner, who is Tatler's official astrologer and often referred to as "Britain's coolest astrologer," was keen to stress that relying merely on your sun sign isn't sufficient when it comes to figuring out your astrological inclinations. In order to truly read the stars, you need to use a birth chart. And, like Faulkner says herself, "nobody’s future is written in the stars, the future is ours to create." So, living in the moment and focusing on positive choices and actions is what provides us with happy, balanced lives. Faulkner says:
"People generalising their signs just into just 12 signs is very common, but everyone has a full birth chart and getting to know your birth chart enables you to balance the four elements within yourself."
So, by grouping the signs into their elements — earth, air, fire, and water — we can look at what might potentially need balancing out.
"Everyone talks about this mindfulness stuff as if it's something new, but actually it is basic training of being in the present moment," Faulker says.