Here’s How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Learning your unique zodiac love language is the key to having the best Valentine's Day ever.
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’Tis the season for love! But rather than falling back on the usual Hallmark traditions, spend February 14th in a way that you truly love by choosing a Valentine’s Day celebration that aligns with your zodiac sign. From booking a reservation at a romantic restaurant to snuggling on the couch with a romantic movie, each sun sign has its own idea of what feels meaningful and special, says astrologer Sofia Adler, and the key to enjoying the holiday is tapping into your unique love language. For example, Sagittarius might crave adventure on the big day, while Taurus—which has that grounded Earth zodiac element—would probably prefer to keep things low-key.
Of course, because opposites attract, a mash-up of zodiac-inspired celebrations might be just what Cupid ordered this Valentine’s Day. If you and your Valentine have different sun signs, Adler says that “rather than focus on one event or one thing, [you] can incorporate elements into your celebration that honor both your desires and needs.” After all, compatibility is “about your ability to respect each other for who you are.” You might also want to take your rising signs into account for added thoughtfulness.
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Aries (March 21–April 19)
People with an Aries sun sign tend to be adventurous, brimming with bravery, creativity, and optimism. “The best way to an Aries’ heart is to do something physical and active that requires courage,” says Adler. “Aries is a very active, outgoing, and risk-taking zodiac sign.” Getting more adventurous on Valentine’s Day doesn’t just get their adrenaline going—it also makes them feel more connected to their significant other because they can do what they love with the person they love. With that in mind, the ideal Valentine’s celebration for this fire sign might entail rock climbing, hiking, or “maybe even something daring in the bedroom,” says Adler.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
As a Taurus, you might not feel the need to go over the top with your Valentine’s Day celebrations. According to Adler, that’s to be expected. “Taurus is all about keeping things simple,” she says, noting that Taurus is a fixed sign that has a “desire for stability, a steadfast nature, and resistance to change.” While this sign likes to take things slow and steady, it doesn’t mean Taurus doesn’t want to do something special on the big day. In fact, Tauruses love to indulge—but mostly at home. Adler suggests celebrating with “a cozy night in by the fire with a cup of tea, decadent chocolate, and a soft cashmere blanket.”
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
According to Adler, the ideal Valentine’s Day celebration for a Gemini is one where “they can use their mind and learn.” This sign loves to be “in a state of wonder and awe,” and whether spending the holiday with friends, a significant other, or solo, Gemini will want to ring in the season of love with a trip to the museum, a walking tour, or even a great documentary. If you’re wondering what to get your Gemini significant other, Adler says you can’t go wrong with “books, movies, an Audible subscription, or puzzles—anything that stimulates their mind and offers them the opportunity to learn.”
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Cancers are happiest when caring for others rather than letting themselves be nurtured, says Adler, so the best way for this zodiac sign to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by doing something that allows for two-way reciprocation. “One way Cancer loves to show their love and appreciation is through cooking,” says Adler. “Pick out a recipe [with your significant other] and cook a feast.” Cooking a meal together, she notes, allows them to satisfy their desire to care for while also being cared for.
While a post-dinner snuggle session is probably in the cards regardless, it’s even more important to people born under this sun sign. Cancers, says Adler, “value feeling safe, connected, and comforted” and want to feel a close bond with their loved ones. Additionally, Cancer is ruled by moon, which is closely associated with the body, making skin-to-skin connection essential for this lovey-dovey sign.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
“If there were any sign that would spend all of Valentine’s Day in the bedroom, it would be Leo,” says Adler. “Fiery Leos are all about pleasure, joy, and self-expression.” In general, whatever lights your Leo heart on fire is the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Single on Valentine’s Day? Indulge in your materialistic side by gifting yourself a glittering gemstone necklace or reserving a table for yourself and some friends at a nice restaurant.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgos are drawn to activities where they can be of service, says Adler. That means instead of the usual dinner-and-a-movie celebration, you’d prefer to ring in Valentine’s Day by volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about. Looking for something more relationship-based? Adler suggests attending a workshop either for couples or for yourself. “Virgos are all about personal growth and development, constantly seeking to be the best version of themselves possible,” she explains.
In terms of gifts, skip the Valentine’s Day flowers and instead treat yourself or your practical Virgo love to a new houseplant. “Virgos are an Earth sign, which suggests they love to be in nature and connect to the Earth,” says Adler. “This sign is also all about mental and physical health, and houseplants help with both.”
Libra (September 23–October 22)
“Libras seek balance, harmony, and fairness above all else, and Valentine’s Day is no different,” says Adler. “Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day together with your friend or partner, co-creating a day that honors both of your desires equally.” Libras are all about the timeless Valentine’s Day traditions, so you can’t go wrong celebrating with a nice dinner, chocolates, jewelry, and roses.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpios aren’t interested in the superficial side of things—they want to jump in and get real. This makes Valentine’s Day a great excuse for you to strengthen your connections to loved ones and get to know them on a deeper level. “Pick up conversation-sparking cards and get to know your partner [or friends] on an intimate level,” Adler suggests. A romantic dinner is also a great idea for Scorpio, as long as you skip the small talk and allow yourselves to really open up to each other.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
If you have a Sagittarius sun sign, you “want to feel free and enjoy all that life has to offer,” says Adler. To that end, she suggests a Valentine’s Day celebration in which you check out a new place or get out of town for the weekend: “Anything that feels like an adventure is the way to go.” This depends completely on your (or your Sagittarius loved one’s) interests and passions. Trying something new outdoors like skiing is a fun way to spice things up this holiday—or you could turn a romantic weekend getaway into a surprise trip for the ultimate adventure.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Albeit not the warmest and fuzziest of sun signs, Capricorns “are all about commitment” and still enjoy a good Valentine’s Day celebration. “Rather than making Valentine’s Day more special than any other day, use this day to reaffirm your commitment to yourself or your special someone,” says Adler. “It’s more important to honor [your Capricorn] loved ones every day, and not just today.”
She adds that Capricorns ultimately want to build something great in their lives, so for Valentine’s Day, think about what they’re working on and honor that. For example, you could gift them a class that will help them get one step closer to their goals or spend the day looking at properties for their future business idea. Capricorns also like to move, so a recommitment to their health and body might also be in the cards with something like a membership to their favorite workout studio or activewear in their zodiac power color.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
“Aquarius sun signs are known for their desire to buck against the status quo, so chances are the ‘normal’ Valentine’s Day activities and gifts make this sign want to gag,” says Adler. “Instead of doing what you’re ‘supposed’ to this Valentine’s Day, be true to yourself and honor what love means to you.” Since people born under this sign are highly creative, they might enjoy spending the day indulging in their favorite artistic hobbies or trying a new DIY project. A fun Valentine’s Day activity for two could involve taking a painting or pottery class together, or maybe getting adventurous in the kitchen with an at-home cooking class.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate by “leaning into your creative prowess,” says Adler. Activities such as playing music, going to a concert, making art, or wandering the halls of your favorite museum are excellent ways to spend your time. “Let your creative outlets sing to your soul and allow you to feel even more deeply,” says Adler. “This sign is inherently creative, very intuitive, musical, and incredibly sensitive and empathetic.” The right activities will allow them to flex their creative muscles and make them oh-so-happy on the big day. If you’re looking to create the perfect playlist for the big day (or any day), download the best love songs from our mega list.
- Sofia Adler, astrologer