National Sports Day - Which sport suits your sign?

Sports and Physical activities should be inculcated in daily life as much as possible for a hale and hearty lifestyle. The National Sports Day sensitizes us about the importance of outdoor activities for our physical and mental well-being. Let us find out, which sports suit our zodiac moon sign the best and why!

National Sports Day - Which sport suits your sign?


In India, National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th of August each year, on the birth anniversary of the famous hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. Since 2012, the Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day.

Major Dhyan Chand was India’s star hockey player, who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. He successfully imprinted India’s name on the International Hockey arena and served his country to reach its pinnacle of glory several times. His legendary contribution in world and Indian Hockey is widely recognized. Thus on his birth anniversary each year, India celebrates National Sports Day to honour and commemorate his legacy.

On this holiday, the President of India often gives out sports awards. On account of Covid-19, these celebratory practices will be held online this year in 2021. Some of these awards include the Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and the Arjuna Award. People gather around one of the Dhyan Chand statues across India and place flowers on them. However, some of the most intense celebrations occur every four years – during the Summer Olympics.

However, in India this day holds another special importance as well. This day is also observed for raising public awareness of fitness in today’s world – to educate people on various health-related issues and to promote and encourage fitness on a daily basis.

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Now, surely all of us are keen on certain sports or physical activities. Depending on our intrinsic nature, we are bound to like one athletic activity or sports more than the other. Whether you love to play sports or love to watch sporting events on TV, we are all guided by different emotions and aptitude when it comes to sports. What better way than your zodiac moon sign to determine which sports suit you the best. Find out.

Sports that suit your zodiac moon sign:

  1. Aries

You are outdoorsy and like spending time in quest of physical activities and new adventures. You are naturally drawn to sport and allied activities. You are so full of vitality and have an inclination towards athletic activities. You are extremely spirited and vivacious. You are fiery and have a store of immense potential and energy in you. You love outdoor activities as well as love to sweat it out in the gym. You are competitive and therefore athletic activities like sprinting, martial arts, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling and boxing are perfect for Aries.

  1. Taurus

Not that you do not enjoy sports, but you like them from a distance or prefer watching sports, rather than participating. You are, as one would call a homebody, who prefers the comfort of his or her own houses. You will rather be cooped up inside in a cozy corner than actually go outside to participate in any strenuous activities. You do have a lot of stamina and patience and therefore you have a special liking towards soccer or football. But among other sports, you would prefer cycling, swimming and fencing.

  1. Gemini

Sometimes, you love being outdoors and enjoy the sweaty activities while the other times, you’d prefer to watch a sport from the comfort of your house without participating. Depicted by the duality in character, you sport quite contrasting personalities. You have a good sense of balance and good hand-eye coordination. You are energetic and like high-powered sport activities. Volleyball, tennis, badminton, canoeing, swimming etc. are the preferred choice of sporting activities for a Gemini.

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  1. Cancer

You are happy in your own cocoon of peace and tranquility. You do not like the aggression that is attached with sporting or athletic activities. You are sensitive, nourishing, and mostly passive. You would rather not hit the gym or go for outdoor sport activities, for as long as you could avoid. Sports and you, do not quite go together hand in hand. However, when you need to clear your head and mind, you like going for a run or a light jog or even swimming, if you prefer. Thus, these are the few sports that you enjoy.

  1. Leo

You are fiercely competitive and love to win. You love to play sports that highlight or showcase your talent. You also love to sweat it out in the gym or even take up a dance, aerobics or Zumba classes to maintain your fitness. You are highly motivated, spirited and brim with vitality. You love outdoor activities and have a special talent for them. You do not mind being out in the sun for hours, honing your skills, so that you can outperform others. For Leos, preferred sports would be surfing, basketball, golf, volleyball, gymnastics or track running.

  1. Virgo

You enjoy fitness and want to keep in shape and healthy. So, if you undertake sport activities, it will be only because you prioritize your health. You are organized, practical and very matter-of-factly. To be honest, you do not care too much about sports. You enjoy them on TV, when you are relaxing. But, sporty and athletic activities are not quite for you. Running, swimming, jogging or brisk walking is the choice of sporting activity that a Virgo would prefer.

  1. Libra

You are not particularly as one would call athletic or sporty, but you are neither averse to it. You like taking up new challenges and often end up experimenting with sports and adventures. Libra is all about balance. You balance your outdoor and indoor activities beautifully and alike. You need motivation and a push, and once that is provided, you can excel in anything you set your mind on. You like aesthetic athletic activities. Fencing, ice-skating, roller blading, ballet and gymnastics are ideal sports activities for Libra natives as it enhances their beauty and aesthetics.

  1. Scorpio

Scorpios are not sports freak but you love adventures and thrills. You like the road less taken and therefore your choice of athletic activities are quirky and intense like you are. You enjoy rock climbing, caving, rafting or skydiving since it gives you that much-needed adrenaline rush. You are intense and a powerhouse of energy. Even though you don’t show it, you exude an aura of physical agility. You are strong and calculative and often very competitive. Thus, these off-beat athletic activities are best suited for Scorpio natives like swimming, marathon running, volleyball, fencing, roller blading, cycling etc.

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  1. Sagittarius

You love the adrenaline rush that is essential with any sporty activity. You love visiting the gym, trying out new regimes, ranging from acrobatics to aerobics. You love to experiment and try new things. You don’t like stagnation and continuously like being on the run. You are a total outdoor person. You are vivacious, energetic and continuously on the move. You enjoy sports, practicing them as much as watching them. You have a natural talent for archery. That apart, running, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, acrobatics, gymnastics, cycling are the sporting activities that a Sagittarius enjoys.

  1. Capricorn

You have a sports-oriented attitude. You enjoy sports since it teaches a lot of life skills, which you can apply in your daily life to enrich your experience. For you, athletics and sports are learning grounds for you. You play, not to win, but to learn. You are serious, business-like and formal. You are strong, have a great deal of stamina and great endurance. You genuinely enjoy the sweaty outdoor activities. You also are very careful about how you look and therefore you are concerned about your fitness. Baseball, hockey, golf, bodybuilding, wrestling and marathon running are the ideal sports for the Capricorns.

  1. Aquarius

You love extreme sports. You love the adrenaline rush. You love being outdoors for hours. You are eccentric and a force to reckon with. You have extreme strength and have a penchant for adventure. . If you have set your mind on accomplishing a task, you will make sure that you finish it through. You enjoy the process thoroughly. The turbulence of weather does not bother you – you are as well adapted to sultry sun as to torrential rains. Biking, cycling, track running, competitive swimming, surfing, wrestling are the choice of sports activities that an Aquarius would undertake.

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  1. Pisces

You are imaginative and dreamy and these qualities are the makings of a creative genius and not so much of a sports person. You are not very inclined towards sports. You are creative and artistic and rather prefer indoor activities, than having to go out. However, you are extremely drawn to water and what can be called as a water baby. You enjoy being in the water and therefore any water based activities are a win-win situation for you. Swimming, surfing, diving etc. are the best suited athletic activities for the Pisces native.