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Your favourite chore, based on your zodiac sign

Your favourite chore, based on your zodiac sign

Which chore suits you best?

As much as well all moan and groan about chores, we all have one that we really don’t mind. After all, how satisfying is cleaning up a burnt pan you thought was destined for the bin? Or even getting rid of the fingerprints that always seem to appear on your stainless steel appliances?  Find out what chores are best suited to you.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): taking out the rubbish

You’re a leader, not a follower, Aries. So if you think you’re going to wait around for someone else in your family to take out the overflowing rubbish (or recycling), think again. You’re the type that will do it before anyone even asks/notices/reminds you.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): watering the plants

If you’re a Taurus, chances are you have a special bond with Mother Nature, meaning you have more of a green thumb than your fellow star signs. So any chores that involve nature – like watering the plants and gardening – are likely to be on your to-do list.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): washing the car

Friday night dinner with friends? A church potluck? Your colleague’s birthday party? You RSVP yes to all of the above, Gem. To keep up your social butterfly status, you’ll need your car to get from place to place – so take care of your chariot by washing it often.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): vacuuming

If we had to define you in one word, Cancer, it would be homebody (and that’s not a bad thing!). And since you love where you live so much, dirty floors just aren’t going to cut it. Hence, if you had your choice of chores, you’d likely grab the vacuum cleaner.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): washing dishes

You like to be in control in every aspect of your life, Leo – including when it comes to household chores. One task you aren’t willing to delegate? Washing the dishes. You’re convinced no one does it as well as you do (and you’re probably right!).

Virgo (August 25 – September 22): organising

Some call it OCD, some call it being a Virgo. Regardless, your perfectionistic tendencies mean you like everything to be in its proper place.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): making the bed

You’re a lot of great things, Libra: charming, happy, optimistic. But you’re also not that interested in housework. That means you like to 1) spend a lot of time in bed and 2) spend very little time doing chores. So changing the sheets and making your bed is about the extent of your chore duties.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): dusting

The only thing that’s more mysterious than a Scorpio? How so much dust can accumulate on your furniture (and your baseboards) in just a week. Uncovering what’s beneath the grime is similar to the way people have to peel back your layers to get to know you, Scorp.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): cleaning the bathroom

Everything you do, you do enthusiastically, Sagittarius. And of all the spots in your house that deserve such a thorough cleaning the bathroom is number one (the toilet! the bathtub! the floor!).

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): scrubbing the floors

It takes an admirable amount of self-discipline to remember to scrub the floor every week, let alone motivate yourself to actually do it. But thanks to your incredible work ethic, Cap, you’re on it – and as a result, your floors are sparkly clean.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): laundry

Why fit in when you can stand out? That’s your motto, Aquarius, and one way to express your originality is through what you wear. All those clothes need to be washed before your next party, though, so laundry is something you’re probably pretty good at.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): cooking

You love getting creative in the kitchen, Pisces, so cooking dinner for the fam hardly feels like a chore to you. Whether you’re experimenting with a new air fryer recipe or whipping up everyone’s favourite comfort food, you’re always mixing it up (figuratively and literally).

Written by Amanda Tarlton. This article first appeared in Reader’s Digest. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, here’s our best subscription offer.

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