I’m admittedly one of the most sentimental people I know, and it makes total sense when you look at my astrological birth chart. (Two of my big three zodiac signs are in emotional water signs, but I think my emo Pisces moon in the feelings-filled fourth house of my chart is the most likely culprit.) Perhaps that’s why I save every birthday card anyone’s ever given me, tear up at the nostalgia of an old favorite song or scent, and regularly re-read old text conversations with my boyfriend to relive the sensation of falling of in love. Can you relate? If so, you might be able to blame it on astrology — because some people born under the most sentimental zodiac signs have a tendency to create deep emotional connections with their memories, experiences, and relationships that can be explained by the stars.
There are a variety of astrological signifiers that can point toward a penchant for sentimentalism. One important place to look is at the elements in your birth chart. Signs of each element tend to relate to the world differently — and the water zodiac signs are all about embracing their feelings and emotions. So if you’re a water sign or have a lot of water sign energy in your chart, it’s highly likely that you have some sentimental tendencies.
When it comes to astrologically explaining away those wistful feelings of nostalgia, one other place you’ll want to look is at the moon. That’s because the moon in astrology is the planet of home, family, comfort, emotions, and the past. If the moon is making certain intense astrological aspects with other planets in your birth chart or occupying some of the more emotionally-sensitive houses of the zodiac, it could show an inclination toward being more tender-hearted about your memories and feelings.
Read on to find out if you’re one of the zodiac signs most likely to be sentimental. And if you are, well, let’s go get swept up in our emotional attachments together.
Cancer Zodiac Signs (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer is the zodiac sign ruled by the moon — which is the planet of memories, emotions, and sentimentality. That said, these lunar crabs are one of the signs most prone to getting lost in their sentimental feelings. Cancers are one of the emotional water signs of the zodiac, which makes them deeply sensitive and heartfelt by nature. These gentle water babies spend a lot of time focusing on the past and longing for the bittersweet experiences, sensations, and feelings of days gone by. They’re prone to saving mementos and attaching lots of meaning to their memories.
Scorpio Zodiac Signs (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Don’t let Scorpio’s tough exoskeleton and poison-filled stinger fool you. While Scorpios tend to be intense and highly-driven truth seekers, they have a deeply sensitive and vulnerable side, which is why they tend to be private people who require deep trust before opening up to others. But once a Scorpio builds a bond with someone or something, they hold it near and dear to their heart and take their feelings seriously. And while they may not be quick to show it, these emotional connections hold a deep and sacred meaning to them.
Pisces Zodiac Signs (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Pisces are the dreamers of the zodiac, and these cosmic fish are always swimming in the seas of their emotions and fantasies. These creative and spiritual water signs build equally deep connections with things like art and music as they do with people. Something as simple as a song or line of poetry could easily send them floating down the wistful stream of their memories. They’re naturally sensitive and deeply in touch with their feelings, so even the mundane moments of life can hold a powerful emotional significance to them.