It’s more than just saying ‘om.’
Just the idea of “peace” seems so… dreamy, so fulfilling. After a year filled with divisive, destructive energy, it sure would be nice to catch a breather on the hate movement. We just have to hope we still have it within us to want peace, to create peace, and to live in it.
Like all zodiac signs in astrology, we all go through phases of wanting peace and having a zen atmosphere.
We truly do know in our hearts that it’s so much better to be at peace than it is to be living in constant stress, as we all seem to be doing. We’ve tried meditation, breathing exercises, yoga; we’ve gone on silent sabbaticals, and we’ve tried to focus our minds on nothingness, all for the purpose of finding something everlasting — something detached and easy. Peace.
Have you noticed that there are certain people in your life who seem to come alive in anger? Anger gives them purpose, and arguing, fighting and defending seems to bring them energy, joy even.
It’s easy to get caught up in anger and the fires of hate, but there is another side to that coin, and that’s the side of peace and peaceful people. In this ugly world, there are people who do not care for agitation, 24/7. Some people, who are born under certain signs, are naturally swayed by the idea of a truly zen life, and they do their very best to achieve such a thing.
So, who are the most peaceful zodiac signs who live a zen lifestyle?
1. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
While you can stand your own and will fight if pressed, you are much more of a pacifist than a warrior, and that stance is exactly what makes you such a zen student. You take the time to open to your environment, you care about your surroundings, and the materialistic things in your life all have a purpose: to bring you peace and calm.
You are the person who keeps an altar, worships Pagan Goddesses, and honors nature, and you feel they honor you back. Life is balanced with you, Cancer, and you work hard to maintain what you’ve worked for. The day starts in gratitude for you, and ends in gratitude. You are a truly peaceful, zen person.
2. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
With a reputation for being the bossiest, most demanding sign of the zodiac, you also know that effort must be met with downtime. Your downtime is very special, however, because it’s not just “taking off from work”; it’s setting aside time to be yourself, without any one else around.
You love to indulge in ritual; whether it’s of a religious nature or not, you are someone who finds great peace in repetition, chanting, reading scripture and studying ancient wisdom. You take from the great books, and you use the lessons in your every day life.
You are committed to finding peace in your life, and with proper attention and discipline, you usually find what you are looking for, Capricorn.
3. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
You’re a loner, and sometimes quite lonely, but you’ve perfected that lonely state by making into a statement of peace and silence. You know you’ve done wrong, and you also know that it doesn’t help you to spend your life in regret, so, thankfully, you know how to get yourself out of a funk.
Your goal is peace; you will meditate and chant to transcend the mundane world. You may not always do the right thing towards people, but your guilt complex is so great that it’s forced you into self-reflection; in that state, you do your best work.
You are all potential, Libra. And once you find peace, you are able to sustain it for a lifetime.
4. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Life has been hard for you, Aquarius, and you want some good ol’ rest and relaxation. But more, you desire peace. It’s in your nature. You are the person who goes on a Hajj, or a pilgrimage. You will leave your environment to find Shangri-la, higher ground; you are the very person who will seek enlightenment in a far away place, because you know that you need change.
You accept the idea of change, and though it’s hard-fought, you are ready. You may end up living in an ashram, or working on a farm. Community is a beautiful thing to you, as long as all involved have one common mission: to live in peace and harmony.
5. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you always want the more peaceful route, and you spend an enormous amount of time trying to find that place of peace. You rarely engage in an argument, simply because you feel it wastes both parties’ time. You don’t like to let the other person “win,” but if it means that you’ll get to keep your sanity by “folding,” then fold you will.
You respect your peace of mind as well as your personal space. You like to keep your body and mind clean, and that translates into your living conditions as well. You’re the person who will cultivate that Bonzai tree for years and years. And why? Because the simplicity of it rewards you far more than winning an argument with just about anyone.
6. PISCES (February 19 – March 10)
As social as you are, Pisces, you are also someone who seriously craves alone time. In this case, “alone time” doesn’t necessarily mean self-care and doing things for yourself; it means taking time off from the crowd to regroup and stay quiet.
Your life is filled with non-stop noise, endless requests and overt drama; you seek solace in contemplative things, like gardening or decorating. You’re the person in that rock garden, moving the sand in patterns.
You shock your friends and family with your desire to be alone as everyone thinks of you as the social butterfly. But in truth, you crave a zen lifestyle — Koi fish in a pond, that kind of thing. You’ll get it, peaceful Pisces… you will.