The word “wholesome” has gotten kind of a bad reputation in recent years. If someone is described as wholesome, it sounds as if they’re a goody-goody, sanctimonious, and no fun at all. They are good to the point of being dull, as if they’re one-dimensional caricatures of a real person.
The truth is that all wholesome means is someone who’s in good health and is physically fit. And in astrology, there are certain wholesome zodiac signs who choose to do things that are beneficial to their whole beings — working out, eating right, and getting enough sleep and water.
Just because someone can be called wholesome, it doesn’t mean they never deviate from their norm; it’s just that most of the time they choose to be mindful of the choices they make. However, they still might have nights where they drink too much, make foolish decisions, or do something they regret.
Wholesome people have the same kind of challenges we all have, they just might have more self-discipline and self-worth. They try to treat their body and mind as well as they can.
1. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer individuals show their wholesomeness by the way they really listen to themselves and to other people. Cancers don’t do “surface” very well, and they prefer deep conversations and soul connections. They’re truly interested in what other people have to say, and they show this by not constantly checking their phone or looking for someone flashier to talk to.
Cancers go by their gut-instincts and practice mindfulness. They tend to develop a moral compass at an early age and stick to those beliefs throughout their lives.
2. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are wholesome in their thoughtfulness when it comes to other people. They always try to do right by others and therefore do right by themselves. They couldn’t live with themselves if they did something shady or mean on purpose to someone else just to get ahead.
Capricorns are driven more by their thoughts and morals than by what other people tell them. This zodiac sign isn’t going to follow a fad or something that claims to do incredible things unless they have their own proof that it works. They are cautious and patient to the extent that those qualities help to give them purpose and direction.
3. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
One of the reasons Leos are such captivating people while still being real and genuine is that they have high self-esteem. They believe in themselves and their capabilities, and they’re smart enough to know how they must take care of themselves if they’re going to continue to follow their paths to greatness.
Leos are wholesome in the way they take good care of themselves — physically, mentally, and spiritually. A Leo may have a full schedule with work, going to the gym, attending to their spiritual needs, and helping others, but you’ll never hear them complain.
4. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces may be artistic types, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be wholesome too. They’re wholesome in the way they practice gratitude. Pisces are great at giving and receiving compliments because they believe in sharing the love.
Most Pisces are kind, selfless, and caring, which makes them genuinely good people. The most wholesome thing about them is a kind of purity of spirit they have.
5. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis show their authenticity and wholesomeness in the way they aren’t afraid to share their thoughts, beliefs, and opinions with the world.
Sometimes people talk about how divided the Gemini personality is, and this may be true; however, when it comes to issues or beliefs that Geminis are passionate about, both parts are joined and strong. By being open about what they believe, they are open about who they are and what they stand for.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She’s had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly, I AM & CO, and YourTango. Check out her website, her Facebook writer’s page, and her Instagram.