It’s spring! The air is warmer, tiny buds are beginning to unfurl on bare tree branches, green shoots are poking up through the cold earth, and the world is filled with a fresh sense of renewal. It’s no wonder that, as the landscape changes around us, becoming more vibrant, lush and beautiful after the monochromatic tones of winter, we’re filled with a corresponding urge to update our living spaces. Spring cleaning is universal: It’s all about clearing the clutter from our homes and doing a top-to-bottom deep-clean, scouring all the nooks and crannies we’ve overlooked all winter long. And there is a definite link between our physical surroundings and our inner emotions; setting our homes to rights makes us feel more focused, confident and optimistic. But the actual process of cleaning is far more individual, based on the particulars of your Sun sign. What’s your cleaning style? How can you maximize your natural strengths from the Zodiac and avoid the pitfalls common to your sign? Read on to find out.
For Aries, your primary spring-cleaning gifts are your energy and willpower. Still, even armed with that legendary drive of yours, no matter how determined you are in the moment, tackling the job of cleaning your house from top to bottom is no easy task. The problem? Your tendency to lose interest halfway through — or sooner — and move on to something more captivating. Cleaning is dull, tedious work, after all, and it’s tough to find ways to jazz it up. That’s why you need to utilize another gift from your Zodiac sign: your natural leadership. You’re excellent at rallying the troops to get the job done. With your can-do spirit, you can inspire family members or housemates to attack dirt and clutter like warriors going into battle. Once you get everyone around you moving, you can keep offering direction as needed until the job is complete.