As we all move further into 2012, this is a terrific time to renew your connection with your inner self. After all, cultivating the child within helps you view life from a place of openness and creativity. And apart from that, it simply makes life more fun and enjoyable!
Using the element of your Sun sign -- whether it be Fire, Earth, Air or Water -- as a guide, boost your vitality as you continue through the early days of 2012!
Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire signs don't usually have trouble connecting with their inner child. The trick, however, is to find the child within who is joyful rather than ready to throw a tantrum, and creative instead of dramatic. If you're feeling cut off from inspiration and simple pleasures, get yourself some new art supplies, take a trip or simply go dancing. Fire signs love action in all forms -- just be sure to indulge in impulses that are free-spirited rather than immature.
Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Communing with nature is the best way for Earth signs to rekindle a sense of wonder in their lives. Find the right day to pack a picnic, head to the woods or beach, and plan for a day of play. By immersing yourself in the pleasures and beauty of the natural world, you'll be able to recharge your batteries. Let go of all responsibilities for a day and embrace the patient wisdom of our beautiful planet.
Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Air signs can become indifferent when disconnected from their child-like experiences of joy. Since Air signs thrive on groups, community, communication and learning, plan fun activities with your friends to allow yourself to reconnect with your inner child. A book club (perhaps set up around your favorite children's books) or game night (filled with silly, childhood board games) will likely rejuvenate your spirit!
Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Your vulnerability and a strong connection with your emotional side keeps you young, but factoring fun into the equation is important as well. Water signs can tap into the joys of youth by reconnecting with childhood activities. If you once collected stamps with a passion, why not start a new collection? Perhaps you used to love to rollerskate? Buy yourself a new pair of skates. Exploring an interest you enjoyed as a child can remind you of what once made you happy -- and inspire you again in the present day.