Your Best Valentine’s Day Plan, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
If you don’t take Valentine’s Day all that seriously, maybe you just chalk it up to being a non-traditionalist. Or you pride yourself on being thoughtful and romantic every day of the year, not just once a year. But chances are, your astrological sign also factors into how you see the holiday, at least a little bit!
Here’s what your date of birth says about how you’d most enjoy spending the holiday — whether that’s in complete rebellion of it or dressed to the nines and dining at a sufficiently swanky restaurant.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You’re competitive by nature, thanks to your ruling planet, aggressive Mars. So, even if you act like you couldn’t care less about what you might scoff about and call “a Hallmark holiday,” you want to be sure you have an envy-inducing story to tell your friends the next day. If you’re single, maybe this means hitting up a that premiere restaurant that’s not even on OpenTable yet with your GFs. If you’re attached, you’re obviously taking plenty of snaps of that stunning bouquet of roses or “Hamilton” tickets your bae scored.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Sure, you enjoy a glass of fine wine and a primo steak or other gourmet cuisine, and if that’s what your partner is craving, you’ll be onboard with it. But you tend to feel like comfort can be even more romantic than luxury. Your ideal V-Day is spent snuggled up on the couch with your favorite cozy pillows, a comforting candle or two and maybe a simmering pot of that Food Network recipe you’ve been meaning to try. You just can’t help it. You’re a homebody!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Ruled by the communication planet Mercury, you always find stimulating conversation to be a turn-on. For that reason, spending your evening doing something that gets your mind going is your best bet. Hit up an art exhibit, a concert or a screening of a thought-provoking film with that potential partner you just started seeing or your bae. Group dates are also a perfect choice, because as far as you’re concerned, the more, the merrier.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Ruled by the emotional moon, you tend to be oh-so-sentimental. You may have a cool exterior (it’s that crab shell!), but inside, you’re all mush. You’d love if your partner wrote you a poem, baked your favorite pie or took you out to see a romantic classic movie. If you’re flying solo, you’ll want to make plans to have dinner with loved ones — either your BFFs, your sister or even your mom. Your plans don’t need to be fancy; it’s really your closest bonds you’re looking to bolster and celebrate.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Roll out the red carpet! Your ruling planet is the confident sun, and you always want to look and feel like a king or queen, but especially so on Valentine’s Day. Face it: You’re a hopeless romantic! You’ll want to look your best by rocking that brand new lipstick or snazzy new tie, bust out a bottle of fine champagne and party like a Hollywood star (or at least have a dramatic and intense time between the sheets).
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
“Picky” doesn’t even begin to describe how you’re bound to be about your plans for, well, any day, let alone a special one, because you’re ruled by Mercury, the information-gathering planet. You probably need to check Yelp and Zagat and your whole social media network before you can land on a suitable spot to spend the evening with your bae or best friends. It’s so exhausting that you may actually decide at the last minute that you’d prefer to bail on an intimidatingly involved plan altogether, and just stay in and make a healthy dinner and watch that documentary you’ve had in your Netflix queue forever.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You never seem to have trouble just happening upon a romantic time, thanks to your ruling planet Venus, the goddess of love. You’re pretty easygoing about how to spend Valentine’s Day. (It’s not like it’s the only chance for you to have a date night, after all!) But you certainly expect to enjoy certain trappings of the holiday, like being presented with a jaw-dropping bouquet or going out with your sweetheart for a memorable meal. If you’re single, you’ll want to be surrounded by your friends, even if that means just hanging at someone’s house with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. As long as you’re able to get in touch with your inner social butterfly, you’ll be satisfied.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Like everything else in your love life, you’ll play your desires for Valentine’s Day close to the vest. You tend to be secretive, or at least a generally private person. You certainly aren’t going to make a big deal about it at all, but you would enjoy an unforgettable, sexy night, either with your partner or, if you’re single, someone who’s caught your eye. If that’s not an option, you’ll be just fine treating yourself to your favorite home-cooked meal (seafood, maybe?) and FaceTiming with beloved family members. After all, as an emotional water sign, your part of your heart is always with your family — and you certainly enjoy the pleasures of delicious food!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Because Sagittarius is a fire sign, and one that’s associated with the ninth house of adventure, your first choice for Valentine’s Day (or any day, really) is a full-on adventure with someone who truly excites you and gets your pulse racing. You wish you could be in Fiji or Tulum! But if long-distance travel isn’t really in the cards, you can get your fix by dining out on or cooking up exotic cuisine (think Ethiopian or Moroccan), seeing a foreign film or going rock climbing. As long as an activity broadens your horizons, you’ll feel like it was time well spent.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You admittedly tend to be a bit of a workaholic, being that your ruling planet is taskmaster Saturn and your sign is ruled by the tenth house of career. So, you probably won’t think twice about having to stay late at the office to hit a deadline… Yeah, yeah, V-Day falls on a weeknight this year, so of course that’s an understandable excuse, but be sure to give yourself a break at some point. Make plans with your colleagues for a weekend brunch (during which you can do a bit of networking and going over the loose ends of that big project). Or sneak in some one-on-one time with your sweetheart and crack open that bottle of red you’ve been saving for a special occasion. You put your nose to the grindstone so much of the time, you deserve to treat yourself!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
As a quirky Aquarian, ruled by unpredictable, revolutionary Uranus, you are known to be unconventional. Basically, if everyone is jumping off that bridge…you want nothing to do with it. This applies to how you feel about Valentine’s Day for the most part. It’s far too much of a cookie cutter holiday for you to actually want to celebrate it. But because you’re a good sport, you’ll go along for whatever plan your partner has in mind. Ideally, you’d like to spending time catching up and goofing around with a big, lively group of friends. After all, you never fail to be the life of the party!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
As an artistic water sign, ruled by dreamy Neptune, you’d secretly be thrilled if Valentine’s Day played out like a romantic musical you’ve always loved. You want to be swept off your feet and escape the daily grind! Whether or not you have a leading man or lady to make that happen, you’ll be most content if you set the stage for your own love story. In other words, you do you, Pisces. Get a massage, buy that expensive pastry or go to bed early, if that’s what your heart, body and mind desire.