It’s easy to think of creativity as a trait that’s exclusive to artists, writers and musicians when, in truth, we’re all capable of expressing ourselves in one way or another. Creativity comes in all sorts of different shapes and forms. Some might express themselves through painting or drawing, while others might demonstrate their creative prowess by planning an elaborate party. As long as the end product is something that you create, then you can attribute it to creativity (it’s in the name, after all).
If you’re still having trouble figuring out what your creative calling is, you might want to look to your zodiac sign for the guidance. The phases of the moon and the alignment of the stars at the time of your birth does have a significant impact on your personality, and can affect how you express yourself creatively as a result. 🌟Read on to see how each of the different astrological signs can best express themselves!🌟
Aquarius (Jan 20th – Feb 18th)
Let’s start at the beginning of the year with Aquarius. You might be inclined to believe that Aquarius is a Water sign, but it’s actually an Air sign. As an Aquarius, you crave mental stimulation and love collecting information.
As an Aquarius, you might be drawn to forms of creative expression where you can explore your spirituality or learn about different forms of symbolism. We have several articles available detailing the abundant symbolic significance present in both mandala creation and zen doodle art forms. After you study which symbols resonate with you the most, you can incorporate them into a wonderfully unique and eye catching zen doodle pattern. Draw inspiration from your zodiac sign and decorate the canvas with illuminating shades of light blue, silver and iridescent gray. Just like the swirling currents of air that represent your sign, your design should be uplifting and spiritual.
Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)
Pisces are widely acknowledged to be the most creative of all the astrological signs. Your natural talent and prowess for the creative arts gifts you with the capability to excel in any form of expression you choose to pursue. However, this often leads to several unfinished projects, as you can become distracted by an exciting, new idea that commands your interest instead. While this can be frustrating, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Someone as easily distracted as a Pisces might find joy adopting zen doodle artwork into several different forms of media. Zen doodle in itself is not a form of planned creative expression, but rather one that finds its way as you go. There are no rules or restrictions, which makes it perfect for an uninhibited, open-minded spirit, like Pisces. Try expressing your wacky and fun personality by experimenting with colors and patterns that normally wouldn’t flow together. Where someone else might fill their page with lush, green vegetation, you might turn the concept upside down and paint a colorful mosaic of rainbow shaded leaves and vines. It’s all about surprising your audience.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
Aries is a powerful, determined and headstrong fire sign that always seems to be on the move. As an Aries, you like having structure and purpose in your life. While this lends itself to many positive qualities, it also means you might struggle with creative pursuits as a result. After all, you see little point in doing something if that something doesn’t serve a specific purpose.
Don’t worry, you aren’t doomed to a life of never expressing yourself. You just need to take on projects that serve a specific purpose or a greater good. You might find that you’re quite good at DIY home renovations, or creating personal gifts for your loved ones. For example, are the coasters in your living room looking a bit drab? You can spice them up by incorporating an elegant zen doodle design! This way, you’re able to express your creative side while also upgrading an item in your home that actually serves a purpose. As an Aries, you are a fire sign. Express this passion and drive by filling your zen doodle with bright, fiery colors and swirling shapes that imitate the dancing flames in your soul.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Those born under the sign of Taurus are natural perfectionists, and might also struggle with creative expression as a result. No matter what you do, you want to make sure it’s absolutely flawless. As such, you might find yourself working tirelessly on one single project for a very long time until you feel like all of the edges have been smoothed out.
Your perfectionism is not a bad quality; it actually helps you create some pretty amazing projects! The key is to not let it take over your life and cause unnecessary stress. After all, the point of creative expression is to let loose, blow off some steam and forge a healthier state of mind. You might find zen doodle useful, as the practice itself advises against the use of erasers. As such, those who practice the technique can learn to embrace their mistakes and build off of what they have been given. Since you’re an earth sign, you can experiment with creating sharper, more structured patterns that represent your stability and stoicism.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Gemini are characterized by their sharp minds, charismatic personalities and ease of expression. As a Gemini, you are the most social and outgoing out of all the zodiac signs. Gemini love to be the center of attention and thrive when they’re surrounded by their friends and loved ones. You’re also fueled by your confidence, so you’re more likely to thrive on the creative front when you feel like you have the support of those around you.
An outgoing, lively spirit, such as yourself, naturally needs a platform. You are best able to express yourself when you have an audience, which gives you a natural inclination towards the performing arts. It doesn’t matter whether you select dancing, acting, singing or something else; as long as you have an audience and a stage, you’ll be a star. If you feel like you aren’t ready to hop on the stage quite yet, then you can still express this sentiment by creating some wonderful artwork that you can put on display for the whole world to admire. Twins are the ruling symbol for Gemini and you can express this using the zen doodle technique’s natural inclination for symmetry. Just imagine spreading gorgeous, repeating patterns across a canvas that you can proudly display in your own home.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancers are natural empaths that are extremely in-tune with their feelings and emotions. As a Cancer, you feel much more intense emotions than any of the other astrological signs, and you may struggle to express yourself from time to time due to this intensity. These qualities grant you the capability to be a fantastic poet or writer.
Writing doesn’t necessarily come easy to everyone. If you’re having trouble getting started, you may find it beneficial to start keeping a daily journal or diary. If words don’t come naturally to you, then you can still use the zen doodle technique to express your emotions. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so a zen doodle drawing must be worth a million! Instead of writing about how happy you’re feeling, you can express this sentiment using a bright, perky, elegant zen doodle drawing. Just imagine filling an entire notebook or journal with these gorgeous creations! Cancer’s ruling symbol is a crab, which matches the water sign perfectly! You can emphasize the symbology present in both by filling your zen doodle notebook with soft blues and crashing wave patterns. Add some artistic flair by offsetting these calming aquatic designs with some bright red or orange crab claws.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22nd)
Leo, much like Gemini, demands attention. You love standing at center stage and having all eyes on you. While you love receiving positive attention and kudos, you tend to struggle with any form of criticism as well. This can often manifest itself as perfectionist tendencies, like with Taurus. After all, what’s the point in presenting your hard work if you aren’t 100% confident that everyone will love it?
While there’s nothing wrong with being a perfectionist, you also have to understand that not everyone is going to love 100% of your work 100% of the time. You should also attempt to engage in healthy practices, like zen doodling, that can teach you to embrace your mistakes and flaws. By removing the option to erase and change mistakes, you naturally learn to embrace your flaws and, eventually, transform them into unique strengths. Since Leo also loves to be the center of attention, why don’t you use this zen doodle technique to attempt and create a super unique self portrait? Use your favorite shapes and patterns to create an unorthodox portrait of your face and splash the page with your favorite colors. It’s all about you!
Virgo (Aug 23rd – Sept 22nd)
Virgo tends to be extremely neat, tidy and organized, especially when it comes to their workspace. Unlike Leo, you will not go out of your way to showcase the fruits of your labor, and instead prefer that others notice and appreciate it in their own time. Their creations are subtle, yet they always serve a purpose.
As a natural designer and organizer, you might find that your creative pursuits are best spent in interior design. After all, nobody has a more organized or aesthetically pleasing workspace than you do. Use zen doodle artwork to add some much needed pizazz to any drab, dull or otherwise boring workspace. Having something bright, happy and colorful to look at while you work can absolutely have a positive effect on your productivity and mood throughout the day. Virgo’s ruling colors are gray, pale yellow and beige, and you can make these pop in your designs by pairing them with louder, more boisterous shades.
Libra (Sept 23rd – October 22nd)
Libras exhibit exceptionally productive, driven and balanced personalities. The projects you take on always serve a greater purpose, while also allowing your creative side to shine through. As a Libra, you appreciate balance, symmetry and purpose.
Libras thrive when working in physical mediums that emphasize balance. This includes knitting, crocheting and other forms of crafting. The careful, conscious movements create symmetrical designs that are pleasing to the eye, and serve a purpose beyond aesthetic beauty. The symmetry involved in the zen doodle technique absolutely appeals to Libra’s mode of creative expression. This is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you would like an added challenge, you can attempt to create a zen doodle masterpiece using one of the physical mediums listed above. Just imagine being able to wrap yourself up in a beautiful, customized zen doodle quilt as you snuggle into bed every night.
Scorpio (October 23rd – Nov 21st)
As a water sign, a Scorpio is also incredibly in tune with their emotions. Scorpios have a very strong sense of self, which often manifests itself in the form of outlandish fashion choices, large, colorful tattoos and bold personalities. Often though to be one of the darker and more mysterious astrological signs, Scorpios have a knack for finding beauty in pain and suffering. This talent helps them thrive as musicians and poets.
Scorpio actually has quite a few different options for creative expression. You could use your unique fashion sense to create clothing and costumes for others, ultimately stamping your personal brand in the fashion industry. As previously mentioned, you could also use your talents in the music industry, whether that manifests itself as writing lyrics or learning to play a musical instrument. Your innate ability to find beauty in pain can lend you to create some beautifully haunting zen doodle designs. The use of milder colors, such as dark violets and maroons, along with sharper patterns and shapes can invoke a completely different feeling entirely. Why don’t you give it a shot?
Sagittarius (Nov 22nd – Dec 21st)
Sagittarius has a hungry personality that always leaves them wanting more. You’re much more of a consumer than a creator, preferring read rather than to write, so to speak. However, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t still capable of expressing yourself.
Your natural inclination to absorb as much content as you can has granted you a discerning eye for quality. Sagittarians are perfectly capable of thriving as creative connoisseurs, consuming and evaluating rather than producing. This quality also helps them become exceptional photographers. Photography is all about capturing moments, and who better to take up that task than you, Sagittarius? After you have those photographs, you can attempt to re-create them in a unique way using the zen doodle technique. Incorporate patterns and shapes that you find within the still images along with designs that you feel emphasize your emotional connection to your work. It’s a unique and fun way to connect with your creative side on a deeper level.
Capricorn (Dec 22nd – Jan 19th)
Last, but certainly not least, we have the innovative, disciplined Capricorn. Capricorn is another sign that lends itself to perfectionist tendencies, so you might find that you prefer to work on longer, more complex projects that take significant amounts of time and effort to complete. Needless to say, Capricorns are extremely patient and determined people.
This patience and tireless discipline makes Capricorns perfect for long, complex projects. You might find that you are drawn towards pursuits, such as sculpting, mural painting or anything else that requires a significant amount of time and effort. To you, it doesn’t matter how long the project takes; the joy is in the process, not the outcome. For you, the best way to express yourself through zen doodle is by creating a giant design using sidewalk chalk. The image might not last forever, but you find joy in the process. And a sidewalk mural certainly isn’t a small undertaking either.
No matter what the stars tell you, every single zodiac sign is capable of expressing themselves creatively in some way, shape or form. While we were able to offer some suggestions for the types of creative pursuits that might be best for you, each artist is different in their own unique way. At the end of the day, the right creative project for you is the one that makes you the happiest!
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