These three zodiac signs have very long nighttime routines

While some zodiac signs are happy to plop into bed at a moment's notice, others need to complete a 25-step relaxation ritual before they can even think about enjoying sleep—and that relaxation usually starts in the early evening.

According to astrologer Stina Garbis, signs with the most nocturnal activity tend to prioritize self-care in their birth charts. That's why they're never too tired to take a shower, and they're always happy to get their skin care done, even if they get home late.

Instead of watching TV until they fall asleep, people of these signs are busy at home making sure everything is in order. They love cleaning, organizing, and writing to-do lists—and they'll never go to bed with a sink full of dishes.

For these signs, a consistent bedtime routine can also help them relax, so the sooner they put on their pajamas and light a few candles, the better. If they hope to get a good night's sleep, they need a few hours to relax.

Here are three zodiac signs that thrive on a nightly routine, according to astrologers.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

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The acknowledged homebodies of the zodiac, Cancers won't skip their evening routine for anything. "They like to nest, so after dinner they're in their pajamas," Garbis said. At 5 p.m., candles are lit, lights are dimmed, and the night officially begins.

As a water sign, Cancers need to stay in touch with themselves, which is why they like to organize their daily lives to feel like a spa. They'll put on a luxurious face mask and then take time to journal and reflect on their day, usually while sipping some calming tea.

According to Garbis, Cancers won't sleep until they've completely shut down their homes, kind of like closing time at a restaurant. They need to clean the kitchen, fold blankets, and make sure everything is in its place. The routine may take a few hours, but they love the feeling.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

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Leo has one of the longest daily routines of the zodiac signs, and it revolves around all things beautiful and healthy. As a fire sign, "They like to look good and feel good," Garbis says. Once they're in the bathroom, you won't see them again for at least three hours, at which point they'll be completely covered in serums and oils.

When they're not looking in the mirror, you can find Leo on the couch wearing an infrared mask. They also multitask. While their skin is being treated, Leos go through their calendars and cross-reference everything they have to do the next day. (If they skip this step, they won't be able to sleep.)

Once they feel tired, they begin to build a space for eventual rest. They'll turn on the humidifier, spray lavender spray on the pillow, and inject melatonin. It's all about getting eight hours of perfect beauty sleep.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

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Virgo's nighttime routine is down to a science, but that doesn't mean it's fast. As Garbis said, they enjoy nesting rituals, especially extreme ones, so they don't mind if it takes a long time.

Once they're done, this earth sign cooks a hearty meal and leaves the kitchen spotless before getting started with the rest of the evening's activities. This usually involves throwing out a bunch of laundry, vacuuming (even if it's 8pm), and writing out a to-do list for the next day.

Once their apartment sparkles, they take a deep breath, lay out their yoga mats, and do 45 minutes of vinyasa flow. Afterwards, they insert a meditation soundtrack and journaling, then perform a 12-step skin care routine that includes gua sha.

When they're clean, they crawl under the sheets, turn on the rain music, and fall asleep.


Stina Garbis, astrologer