Don’t know what to send your crush or BFF even just yourself on V Day? How about an astrology-themed card? If you’re constantly ragging on them for being a Scorpio or dragging their worst Gemini qualities, now’s the chance to tell them you really care, even if they ARE a stubborn Taurus. So send one out, and if you’re a self-loving fire sign, send one to yourself too!
1 Aries (March 21-April 19)
When it comes to matters of the heart, Aries—the first sign of the zodiac—are direct and straightforward. For these fiery lovers, romance is always fueled by passion, so don’t be surprised when your Aries boo turns up the heat this Valentine’s Day with some hot-blooded charm. Who knows: A quick trip to the restaurant’s bathroom proves to be more delicious than the meal itself. Me-ow.
2 Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
As the first earth sign of the zodiac, Taurus’ are truly physical beings. There is nothing that turns on these celestial bulls more than tantalizing the senses, which is why these seductive lovers are all about touch, sound, sight, smell, and—ahem—taste. This Valentine’s Day, treat your Taurus to a fully immersive experience (I’m talking fancy dinner, expensive wine, and a rose-petal bubble bath) and they’ll be sure to see red… in the best way, of course.
3 Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini are social creatures who always have something to say. So, obviously, these curious air signs appreciate partners who match their own chatty disposition. But, let’s be honest: It’s not always easy to keep up with these fast-talkin’ lovers. So, at the end of the day, there’s nothing more meaningful to Gemini than a partner who listens. Don’t get turned off my Gemini’s 2:00AM ‘u up?’ message; this is just the air sign’s unique way of showing that they care.
4 Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
They say home is where the heart is, and for sensitive Cancer lovers, this is definitely true. Cancers are symbolized by the crab, the hard-shelled sea-creatures who carry their domiciles on their back. Safety and security are of the utmost importance to these water signs, which is why they value partnerships that are gentle, nurturing, and supportive. When your Cancer boo feels comfortable to finally come out of their shell, they’re officially smitten.
5 Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You always know if you’re dating a Leo—these dramatic lions won’t let you forget! Leos live for the spotlight, so you can find these gregarious fire signs bowing on stage, belting in karaoke, or brainstorming a new way to get noticed. But what about a Leo in love? When a Leo is serious, they’re actually willing to share the applause. So this Valentine’s Day, don’t be surprised if your lion’s monologue becomes a dialogue—what could be sexier than that!?
6 Virgo (July 23 – August 22)
Virgos are rational, logical, and practical. Sure, this earth sign can get swept up in the moment from time-to-time—but at the end of the day, Virgos need to know that their partnership is built to last. At first, you may be surprised to discover that Virgo bought you a collection of highly-pragmatic gift cards for Valentine’s Day. But don’t forget that Virgo is turned on by functionality, so there’s nothing more erotic than a couples’ trip to IKEA. Meatballs, anyone?
7 Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Symbolized by the scales, no zodiac sign is quite as committed to partnership as Libra. This air sign is on a relentless quest to find the perfect, harmonious bond—which is obviously no easy feat. So, if your Libra lover reveals that you are actually the yin to their yang, it’s not to be taken lightly: When Libra finds their counterbalance, they’re ready to commit.
8 Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Just like their arachnid namesake, Scorpios are shadow-dwellers who love exploring nooks and crannies. They’re intense, and their ideal relationship mirrors their natural ferocity. Ultimately, they’re looking for a partner who’s willing to get real—you know, in a staying-awake-until-dawn-talking-about-your-greatest-fears sort of way. So, when a Scorpio asks to hear your truth (and is comfortable sharing their own), you can guarantee that this water sign has been stung by Cupid’s arrow.
9 Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians—the last fire sign of the zodiac—are explorers. Symbolized by the archer, they’re always looking for an adventure. It’s not easy for these wanderers to stay put, so you know they’ve met their match when they’re more interested in building the relationship than hopping on an impromptu flight. If your Sag boo actually sticks around on Valentine’s Day, take this gesture seriously: It may be their greatest gift of all.
10 Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
There is no sign that works harder than Capricorn. Ambitious and enterprising, Capricorn is always finding ways to quantify their experiences. Hey, someone has to do it! Likewise, there is no greater achievement than actually earning the respect of your Capricorn lover. So, this Valentine’s Day, a pat on the back may kickstart serious heavy petting. I mean, let’s be honest: Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a letter of recommendation.
11 Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Revolutionary and rebellious, chances are your Aquarius lover isn’t too keen on celebrating this bullshit ‘Hallmark holiday.’ But alas, even nonconformists fall in love (awww!), so this Valentine’s Day, read between the lines to discover your Aquarian’s most romantic gestures. Hey, you may not get a box of chocolates on the 14th—but a donation to the organization you care most about may prove to be even better.
12 Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
The last zodiac sign, Pisces, are extremely sensitive creatures. These lovers aren’t even trying to seek transcendent experiences… it’s just that everything is meaningful. You can always spot a Pisces in love because they let the well of their emotions flow freely. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to bring a box of tissues: A good cry sesh is the essence of romance.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US