You might find yourself lamenting Daylight Saving Time and the way it impacts your sleep and schedule in 2017, but once upon a time, it was actually a pretty important practice to implement. If you're trying to figure out who to blame for what now feels like a general disruption to your routine, allow me to direct your attention to several brilliant minds of the early 20th century, all of whom suggested that there was a better way for humans to take advantage of the then limited sunlit hours. Having never experienced life without DST, it's hard to know for sure if that's true — but I think we can all probably agree that the annual time shift affects us in plenty of other ways today. The way you handle the changes that come with Daylight Saving Time may even differ based on your sign.
This year, Daylight Saving Time will end on Nov. 5 at 2 a.m., when clocks will turn back one hour, giving us an extra 60 minutes of sweet, sweet sleep. It's hard to complain about that part of the arrangement, but what follows isn't always so fun. DST's impact on your sleep schedule can cause issues with health and focus no matter who you are, but the way you embrace it (or don't) will probably depend on where you fall on the zodiac.
Since DST is a human construct and not an actual astronomical phenomenon, it doesn't actually impact you differently according to your sign — but the way different signs approach it will probably differ. "Every sign has a core energy, and each energy reacts to change differently," Katie Sweetman of Empowering Astrology tells Bustle. "Some signs, for example, might be more adaptive, while others are more shaken." Keep reading for all the details on how you're predicted to weather the upcoming transition — then buckle up!
You, Aquarius, are probably really intellectualizing all of this. You've been totally prepared for Daylight Saving Time, but you've also been doing a lot of research about why it even has to be a thing. (Enlighten me: why does it even have to be a thing?)
Sweetman expects the Pisces set to be especially psyched about an extra hour of sleep. Pisces are also hyperaware of how their body is reacting to the environment, she says, so they may need to work on self-care a little more than usual while they adjust.
Action-oriented, future-focused Aries are likely to be totally unfazed by what others find totally inconvenient. Already thinking more about their plans for Nov. 6 than they are about DST, they may not even notice — or care — that the clocks have moved back until hours after it's actually happened. From there, they'll probably just keep it movin'.
Tauruses, Sweetman says, are likely to experience Daylight Saving Time as a "double-edged sword." If you're a Taurus, you probably love the rest that comes with a little more sleep, but you may also be very change-averse. Even a minor loss of control can make you grumpy and uncomfortable.
Because of their inherent adaptability, Sweetman says, most Geminis have probably been fully prepped for the upcoming chronological shift for a few weeks — and it's definitely not on their list of worries. "Geminis are probably deciding whether they want an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning or an extra hour of fun on Saturday night," she tells us.
The November full moon is also coming on Nov. 4, which Sweetman says will make for a highly-charged, more-stressful-than-usual week. Cancer, you're probably just excited to recover from all of the chaos with an extra hour of snoozing.
None of us love the way it feels to walk out of the office at 5 p.m. and into total darkness for the first time post-DST, but Leos will probably take it especially hard. Leo, you're ruled by the sun, so when that sun is suddenly lacking during your waking hours, it can get you pretty down.
"Virgo has probably had it on their calendar and has been reminding everyone about Dayling Saving Time for weeks," Sweetman says. Although Virgos are pretty resistant to changes in schedule and routine, they can usually manage it pretty well as long as they've had time to make a plan.
If you're a Libra, then the concept of equilibrium is really important to you. You're happiest when your environment is balanced, so the immediate imbalance that comes after the end of Daylight Saving Time might throw you off your game for a few days. Sweetman recommends that you indulge in a little self-care to get you through the initial weirdness.
My Scorpio friends naturally understand that life is just one long cycle made up of other, smaller cycles — and they embrace Daylight Saving Time as just one of these cycles. Change may not be your favorite thing, Scorpio, but you're too excited that it's almost your birthday to spend a lot of time dwelling on it.
Sagittarius, you may be flexible, but you may also have already come up with a long list of reasons that Daylight Saving Time is, well, stupid. Sweetman fully expects you to show up to work on Monday with plenty of well-researched thoughts about the whole situation.
Capricorns probably aren't spending a lot of time thinking about how DST is affecting them. As long as it doesn't interfere with the items on their to-do lists, they'll keep on truckin'.