Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews
Staying inspired as a creative can sometimes need a little bit of upkeep, but where do we start? After all, people have so many layers… Sometimes a lack of inspiration can even stem from having so much going on that it’s hard to pick a single focus to create around. That’s where Astrology can come in handy.
You sun sign isn’t a clear indicator of who you are, as some may think. Really, it takes the entire birth chart with all of the planets to share the full story that the stars are telling! However, your sun sign is like the gift-wrapping on the entire package. It represents the general presentation of who you are, and how you shine to other people. For this reason, it can be a pretty good anchor to reel in all of the details, and start creating as a single, cohesive you!
Getting Inspired For Each Zodiac Sign:
Aries loves to be bold, passionate, and firmly rooted in its ideals. This sign can find inspiration in bold colors, and projects that represent big ideas, or the people closest to them. Aries also loves a challenge! Get your creative energy flowing by recreating an old idea and making it better, or even entering into a competition.
Taurus loves to feel grounded, stable, and at peace. This sign can find inspiration in things that add comfort and value to the home, or have a relaxing sensory quality about them. Taurus loves to chip away at what needs to be done! Get your creative energy flowing by gathering the information needed to plan a project, and carving out dedicated time to work on it.
Gemini loves… to find new things to love, of course! This hyper and communicative sign can find inspiration in variety, and by comparing many things. Gemini loves to explore! Get your creative energy flowing by creating a short-series project, like knitting a blanket made of many individual squares, a sketch journal, or a series of short stories.
Cancer loves to be secure, loving, and nurturing. This sign can find inspiration in creating gifts for children, or things that enhance their recharging time. Cancer loves to give and refill their own cup! Get your creative energy flowing by making two of something you really enjoy: one for you, and one for the person who’s on your heart!
Leo loves to be bold, bright, and fearless! This sign can find inspiration in presentation, and will often write the play when given a stage. Leo may love to be in the spotlight, but they also love for their creations to be given that same attention and care. Get your creative energy flowing by thinking about where and how this creation is going to be shown when it’s complete!
Virgo loves to improve on things through consistent, detailed efforts. This sign is a natural perfectionist, and can find inspiration in room for improvement. Virgo loves to dive in to the nuts and bolts of whatever has their attention. Get your creative energy flowing by picking any idea at random, and then spending three minutes on improving the concept. (Then set it down and walk away…yeah, right.)
Libra loves to feel balanced and in harmony. This sign can find inspiration in symmetry, matters of the heart, and the pursuit of justice. Libra can be indecisive, trying to weigh out the many available options. Get your creative energy flowing by following a tutorial, and then expanding upon it as you go.
Scorpio loves to explore the hidden depths of things. This sign can find inspiration in existing patterns and ideas that are often overlooked. Scorpio loves to use its intense nature to dig deeper, and dive into the hidden values of its interest. Get your creative energy flowing by taking a random pattern, like an inkblot, a weaving design, or a wallpaper, and looking deeper into the accidental symbolism that it displays.
Sagittarius loves to explore, travel, and pursue. This sign can find inspiration in foreign or exotic themes. Sagittarius loves to go out into the world, and bring pieces of it back home to share! Get your creative energy flowing by using materials, styles, or colors from another culture, and create as if you were there right now.
Capricorn loves to be practical, work hard, and to see the way to the summit. This sign can find inspiration in things that save time, move toward goals, and attest to what is possible. Capricorn loves a rags to riches story with an epic ending! Get your creative energy flowing by aligning your projects to your long-term goals, and the people who are a part of them.
Aquarius loves to push into unknown territory, especially when it’s for the greater good. This sign can find inspiration in broadening their understanding of the world as a whole. Aquarius loves to go to the edge and look over it! Get your creative energy flowing by making something incredibly unusual, and considering exactly how it breaks away from the norm, and why.
Pisces love to retreat into their inner world and take time with their feelings. This sign can find inspiration in allowing themselves to flow freely, without adhering to a plan. Pisces love to get into touch with their dreams and ideals! Get your creative energy flowing by giving yourself the space, materials, and time to experiment without any expectations.
"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.