By Adela Pirillo
It’s September, which means it’s back to school for us, and officially sweater weather. However, September is also world suicide prevention month. While school can be very stressful, it’s always important to prioritize your physical and mental health. Here are some little reminders of that.
Birthday: If you were born September 24th, happy happy happy birthday! Also, if you were born March 26th, happy happy happy half birthday!
1) Aries (mar. 20-apr. 18) : Try adding something to your routine that’ll take pressure off your busy schedule — maybe wake up early to read in peace, or go on a serene walk after dinner.
2) Taurus (apr. 19-may 20) : There’s a fine line between healthy self-criticism and simply tearing yourself down. You cannot change the cards you have been dealt. The only thing you can do is make the best of what you’ve got.
3) Gemini (may 21-june 20) : Take time this month to feel your emotions. Do not be afraid to say yes to the things you want and no to the things you don’t. You are the main character of your life, so don’t take shit from anyone.
4) Cancer (june 21-july 22) : Shutting people out or lashing out at those who try to help is self-destructive. This month, Cancers, when anger, pain, or sadness strikes, have an honest conversation with a friend about your emotions. You aren’t alone— but worst come to worst, screaming in the shower won’t hurt.
5) Leo (july 23-aug. 22) : It’s okay to not be okay. Leos, you don’t always have to put on a brave face. Give yourself credit- you’re doing better than you think.
6) Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): You are stressing out and it’s 100% normal. Your “this must come out perfect” attitude can be frustrating, but it’s important to remember that some things are out of your control. You are trying your best. At least celebrate that!
7) Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22) : Libras, oh how wonderfully you have grown since last September. Change may be scary, but it can also be a beautiful thing. Embrace it!
8) Scorpio (oct. 23- nov. 21) : Scorpios, take an afternoon to go for a walk with a calming playlist and a buddy to speak to. It’s truly amazing how a little time outside can diffuse the tension caused by being cooped up all day.
9) Sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21) : Try a ten minute meditation video— it might seem boring or make you feel uncomfortable at first, but try it. When you’re feeling particularly restless, go the extra mile this month to find something that can calm you down.
10) Capricorn (dec. 22- jan. 19) : Capricorns, don’t let what people think hold you back. Progress doesn’t come to those who wait, so this month, make it happen. Go for what you want, and never doubt yourself.
11) Aquarius (jan. 20-feb. 18) : Feeding into others’ negativity will bring you down— this month, Aquarians, don’t let anyone rain on your parade, especially not yourself.
12) Pisces (feb. 19-mar. 19) : Pisces, remember that stress is temporary— focus on one thing at a time and eventually life will fall into place.