If you don't have any idea of how you're going to celebrate Valentine's day, here's an idea. Why don't you let astrology give you a little guidance? Whether you're a believer or not, your zodiac sign can provide some fun insight into things like how you are in a relationship, what makes you dateable, and of course, who you're most compatible with. Because February 14 is coming up quick, your zodiac sign can give you an idea of how you should spend Valentine's Day.
Richard Gideon Hammond, a second generation astrologer and holistic educator tells Bustle that it's just as important to know your ascendant or rising sign in addition to your sun sign, since it describes which house your sun sign is in. You can easily find what your rising sign by taking your birthday, your city of birth, and the exact time of your birth and plugging that into an ascendant calculator. "For example, I am a Capricorn with my sun in the 7th House because my ascendant (or first house) is Cancer," he tells Bustle. "This information makes each sun sign a little different in how they like to be loved."
Because of that, it's important to take note of all the different aspects of you and your partner's chart if you feel like you can't completely relate to what's written about the sun signs. So here's what you should do on Valentine's Day based on your partner's zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Go To A Concert Or A Sporting Event
They're simple in the sense that they appreciate bold moves, grand gestures, and spontaneity. Aries like to take charge, call the shots, and they also have a tendency to make everything about them.
"If you are looking to share your Valentine's day with an Aries, be sure to make it all about them," Hammond says. If you're looking to spend the day with an Aries, surprise them by splurging on tickets to a concert they would love or to a game of their favorite team. They'll be sure to appreciate that you're making the day about them.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Get A Couples Massage
If there's one thing you should know about people born under Taurus, it's that they like stuff. As a Taurus, myself, I can attest to that. Taureans like the finer things in life. So the perfect Valentine's Day would be spent doing nice sensual activities like eating or getting massages. Some Taureans may have a tendency to be lazy, so in-home couples massages are a great option for those who don't want to leave the house.
Another great idea for this food-loving sign is to take a couple's cooking class together. But remember that "Taureans like gifts of all kinds, so be sure to get them a bottle of wine at least," Hammond says.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Go Dancing
Geminis like socializing more than anything else. So go out dancing or find some place where your Gemini can be the life of the party. "Any activity that puts them around people will make them happy, even if it's a night on the town with you, they will enjoy dressing up and mingling with the other boozers on the street," Hammond says, "Don't be surprised if they might even like to take a third person home with you for a threesome."
When it comes to a Gemini's sex life, nothing is off the table.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Have A Night At Home
Cancers are known for being sensitive and caring. Their nature makes them reflect on what they're surrounded with, so you may have to go witht he flow, Hammond says. For instance, if they're having a bad day, a truly intimate dinner at home would work great because they'll appreciate the intimacy of it. After, you can cuddle up on the couch with a movie you would both enjoy.
For sensitive Cancers, it really doesn't matter what you do. It's all about the moments you spend and the memories you make together. But be sure not to start a fight or bring up anything that can dampen the mood if you want to have a good time.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Attend A Valentine's Day Party
"This sign is always ready to go out on the town and be seen, don't try to keep them indoors," Hammond says.
If you're looking to spend Valentine's Day with a Leo, give them time to get ready and an event to dress up for. There are usually tons of different local special events and activities just for Valentine's Day, so be sure to check out what's happening where you live. Even a nice dinner at a local sit-down restaurant will warrant their best outfit," he says. "So be sure to have yours ready too!"
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Have A Quiet Dinner For Two
Virgos are on the nervous side, he says, so be sure to have everything planned out if you're looking to spend the day with them. "They will meticulously keep track of everything you do right and wrong, so planning is key," Hammond says. "Their gratitude may be yours if you show that you really took the time to orchestrate something just for them."
Virgos tend to be more low-key so grand gestures won't really do it for them. The best thing to do is keep it simple and share a meal together at your favorite restaurant.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): See A Gallery Opening Or An Art Show
Libras are very hard to upset, and any day spent with a Libra is a nice one. However, they do have a tendency to get walked on. Unlike Aries, turning the spot light on a Libra might make them feel uncomfortable.
"Be sure to have an open dialogue about what they want, and if they are being indecisive help them narrow it down," he says. "Don't sweat it too much but do something to show them you appreciate their chill attitude."
Libras are known for loving romance and beauty, so take them to some place where they can enjoy looking at things that are aesthetically pleasing like a gallery opening or an art show. If you want to take things outdoors, someplace with a nice view would also work really well.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Have Some Late-Night Fun In The Bedroom
Scorpios may be brooding and soulful lovers, yet they aren't the easiest to impress at all. So it's important to come with "the deep stuff." Write them a poem or make them a playlist. It pretty much comes down to showing them that you probed your soul in order to make them happy.
""They really only accept gifts from the heart," Hammond says. "Anything less is fake to them." Whatever you do decide to so with your Scorpio on that day, just know Scorpios are known for being sexy and passionate. Take them someplace like a dimly lit bar where you can sit close together. Think of it as a prelude to the Valentine's Day sex you most likely will end up having. For Scoprios, that's probably be up there on the to-do list.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Go Rollerskating
They're a positive and quickly moving sign. They're constantly on the go and will probably want to go out with you and show off, or at least do something more active. "You might like to plan a day of activities only to end up doing something completely different than expected, and that is to be expected when you're with a Sagittarius," he says.
Any kind of outdoor activity like going on a hike or playing a sport together would be good options. If it's too cold where you're at, find an adventurous activity to do indoors like indoor skydiving, rock climbing or rollerskating. Just be sure to keep it fun and lighthearted and you should have a great day.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Treat It Like Any Other Date Night With Dinner
Capricorns are grounded and practical, so they'll appreciate gifts of the more practical nature. Hammond says they'll appreciate any gift at all. He even suggests going to the store with them and buying them something they would like. Doing something simple like a dinner will work for them. They'll appreciate the time you have to just sit and talk with you.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Go To A Comedy Show With All Your Friends
"Because they are so rebellious and weird, anything goes with this sign," he says. Aquarius tend to like out-of-the-box experiences and gifts, so you may never impress them, but they aren't ultimately hard to please. Communication is big here, so just ask them what they want to do and they will definitely tell you. People born under Aquarius tend to have a lot of friends and definitely enjoy a good time. So having a good laugh at a comedy show with a bunch of people you know will be an enjoyable time for them. But don't worry, you'll definitely have some alone time with them afterwards.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
"[Pisces are] very sensitive and somewhat psychic, it's more than likely you already know what your pisces would like to do for Valentine's Day," Hammond says. However, don't expect to get away without the day being meaningful and emotional in some way. Pisces look forward to holidays and celebrations so be sure to give them something they will always remember. Pisces enjoy simple things and don't like being in large crowds. So a romantic home cooked meal might be just the thing they would love.
As you can see, each sign has different ways they'd like to be loved or shown affection. By knowing that, you'll be able to get an idea of how they'd like to spend Valentine's Day.