Love Horoscopes: How To Make Any Star Sign Swoon

Love Horoscopes: How To Make Any Star Sign Swoon
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By The AstroTwins, Tali & Ophira Edut

As astrologers, one of the most frequently asked questions we hear is, “What zodiac sign is the best match for mine?” In our opinion, this is barking up the wrong tree. Hey, we love who we love—and we probably shouldn’t break up with them because we don’t like the day they’re born on, right? Some of the best matches we’ve seen have actually been between two lovebirds whose star signs were conventionally “incompatible.” After all, the differences can ignite a spark too and the commonalities can feel stultifying after a while. Maybe a better question to ask is, “What makes my partner’s star sign swoon?” Here are our zodiac-inspired tips for fueling love on Valentine’s Day and every day.

ARIES
V-Day:
Show that you REALLY know them. Being the originators and innovators of the zodiac, Aries often feel like no one understands them. But deep down, they want to be appreciated for their trailblazing ways. Study your Ram quietly then bust out a gift or Valentine’s Day experience that is right in line with their passions, like concert tickets to that obscure band they love or a limited edition item from their favorite independent label designer.

Every Day:
Get obsessed with their obsessions. Aries have a handful of select passions—or shall we say obsessions, since this sign doesn’t do anything halfway. So what if you give zero damns about competitive cycling, analog record collections or pranic breathing and meditation. Learn about it, get into it (somewhat, at least) and listen to them talk about it. For Aries, this attention feels like the ultimate support and respect.

TAURUS
V-Day:
Spend on the finer things, but practically. Taurus is the sign governing luxury and their quality control filters will be activated when untying the ribbon on that V-Day gift. This sign is more elegant than flashy, however, so skip the bright foil boxes and gaudy balloons. Source a pair of rose gold stud earrings or a Swiss watch—something useful that comes with a lifetime warranty.

Every Day:
Be consistent. Taurus is a grounded earth sign and they relax when they have solid routines. Repetition isn’t boring to a Bull. Sharing the beauty of basic rituals—like waking up and making fancy espressos every morning or taking an annual pilgrimage to the same vacation spot—is their favorite way to bond.

GEMINI
V-Day:
Give them something to buzz about. Geminis are the zodiac’s storytellers. To please them, devise a plan so original (and Instagramworthy!) that recounting it gives them instant street cred with their friends. Dressing up like Star Wars characters for a triple date at a Skybar, a private tour of the oldest vineyard in the state, a chocolate-making workshop? Now, we’re talking.

Every Day:
Be their lifelong playmate. Boredom is the ultimate relationship killer to this eternally-curious sign. Whether they’re tinkering in a home workshop or exploring the world outside their window, they want their “twin flame” by their side. Geminis know how to turn the mundane into the magical by making everything feel like a game or adventure. Play along—and pick up that entertaining baton yourself—and you’ll captivate your Gemini forever.

CANCER
V-Day:
Keep it cozy and sentimental. Cancers love to make memories—ones they can recall on moody days or glue into scrapbooks as permanent treasures. Pick a cozy venue for brunch or dinner (over candlelight) and follow up with enviable cultural activities like a night at the opera or front row at a concert. Dress up: there WILL be photos to snap! PS: What you write on the card could mean as much, if not more than, the gift.

Every Day:
Love a Cancer, love their family. Tender Cancers may have a million acquaintances, but only a precious few make it into their hearts. To be part of a Cancer’s family (even if that’s an ersatz family made up of dear friends) is an esteemed position. Dating a Cancer means embracing their inner circle, caring about their crew, supporting their squad. But hey, being in their magic bubble is well worth the effort!

LEO
V-Day:
Make them feel like the center of the universe. Whether they care to admit it or not, Leos love attention. They’re huge givers so Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to really let them know how wonderful you know they are. Make them king or queen for the day—the whole day, from dawn to dusk. After breakfast in bed, gift them a crown or tiara to wear all day. Bring a bouquet of their favorite flowers, take them for a massage, a 3D movie or live theater followed by drinks, dinner and dancing. Epic? Of course! That’s how larger-than-life Leos roll!

Every Day:
Praise them often. Leos may strut around with royal swagger, but that doesn’t mean they are narcissists. This magnanimous sign loves to please and make people happy—and they need to know that they’re doing a great job at it. Praise your Lion regularly for their achievements in the outside world and the ways they put a smile on your face. The reward will be their nonstop generosity.

VIRGO
V-Day:
Mirror their discerning tastes. Let’s get one thing straight here: Virgos want the best and the coolest of everything. This is not about the price tag, but rather the artistry, innovation and craftsmanship that goes into the production of goods. Do your research, tracking down the Japanese hand towels, exclusive label French chocolates, or limited run vinyl album your Virgo hasn’t stopped buzzing about since seeing it on Pinterest.

Every Day:
Respect the art of practical magic. Structure, order and routine are the holy trinity for this sign—even if they can be messy packrats in moments. Help your Virgo streamline and stay organized. Keep them on track with their healthy living and financial goals. And do it in an inspiring way, kind of like their lifelong Tony Robbins and romantic partner rolled into one.

LIBRA
V-Day:
Ridiculous amounts of pampering, please. Beauty-obsessed Libras don’t just like to relax, they revel in all things rejuvenating, refreshing and reinvigorating. Help these radiant beings illuminate their lit-from-within glow by gifting them spa treatments, punch cards at their favorite organic juice joint, or even home appliances like a high-speed blender or essential oil bath sets from a haute perfumerie.

Every Day:
Romance them on the regular. Cupid can’t just make cameos if you want to keep your Libra on the line. He has to set up camp in your hearts—and shoot weekly (or hey, daily) arrows in your relationship’s direction. Don’t leave romance up to chance. Schedule it! One weekend getaway (a day trip even) per month and a weekly date night is pretty much the minimum. And any chance for chivalry or spoiling one another should be leapt on without hesitation!

SCORPIO
V-Day:
Opt for an edgy plan. Scorpios don’t reveal themselves often so when they bare their soul to you, make sure that you’re REALLY paying attention. Tailor your V-Day gift or outing to your Scorpio’s scrutinizing—and off-the-cuff—tastes. Order a dozen black roses (they exist!), go to a graffiti exhibit, see a punk band play, and have a piece of jewelry custom designed for them—with a matching companion that you’ll wear too. When a Scorpio chooses you, they want the world to know that you are Together with a capital T!

Every Day:
Worship them and be someone they can worship in return: Scorpio is the sign associated with jealousy, but that doesn’t mean the green-eyed monster will be the third in your relationship. What they DO secretly relish in, however, is your status as an enviable couple—the ones all your mutual friends strive to emulate. Blaze a trail together by being the first ones to discover all the “it” places in town—and to travel to destinations no one has heard of…well, not until the two of you broke the news. Have a life of your own that Scorpio can brag about while always pumping up your sensitive soulmate’s status too. It won’t be hard because Scorpios are usually doing something awe-inspiring with or without you.

SAGITTARIUS
V-Day:
Give them a gift for growth: Sagittarius is the sign of the lifelong learner, forever on a quest for higher truths and horizon-expanding adventures. You might gift your Archer a session with one of their favorite self-help gurus or a private sports or music lesson. Traveling is huge with these jetsetters so celebrating V-Day with a weekend getaway—or even a staycation at a chic “hautel” close to home will make their hearts sing.

Every Day:
Keep them on their toes. Restless Sagittarians love to be challenged so don’t just submit to their rules and whims. They relish a partner who will call them out on their BS or help them view life through a new lens. But don’t make the mistake of trying to control them or fence them in. The goals is to help them expand, not slow them down! Traditional, they are not.

CAPRICORN
V-Day:
Status counts. Capricorns are the zodiac’s traditionalists. They adore high quality objects that stand the test of time. There’s a reason certain brands have gained and retained their status—because they never compromise their integrity. That’s a value Capricorns admire and adhere to so reach for heritage labels, reserve an airbnb in a hundred-year-old (or more!) mansion or castle, lock down a two-top at a farm-to-table restaurant that only uses the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Don’t get mad if they invite a single family member along for part of the celebration—they hate to see anyone they love left out!

Every Day:
Support their ambitions, but help them chill out. Work-life balance…what’s that? Capricorns eat, sleep and breathe their ambitions so you’re not just marrying them, you’re also making vows with their jobs. These incredible providers can be a huge support and inspiration to their mates, but they don’t always know how or when to relax. While you should never get in the way of their grand goals, help them carve out pleasurable downtime by directing them towards vacations, massages, workouts, movie nights—fun things you can do together. Quality over quantity might just have to be the way your time together plays out.

AQUARIUS
V-Day:
Take them on an adventure. Aquarians are anything but materialistic; in fact this sign values experiences over stuff any day. They’d rather go on a helicopter ride over the city, have artisanal pizza under the Brooklyn Bridge or see an interactive theater performance. There’s a New Age-y vibe to many Water Bearers so don’t rule out the “heart-centered communication for couples” workshop you saw advertised at the food co-op where Aquarius surely shops for groceries.

Every Day:
Love an Aquarius, love their friends. As the sign the rules community, Aquarians have a “one love” vibe (much like famed Water Bearer Bob Marley). Their network of friends is ever expanding so here’s hoping you’re not the jealous type. Since you’ll never stop this sign from turning strangers into BFFs, just surrender and get ready to host a nonstop round of soirees, pub crawls, group travel and more endless fun.

PISCES
V-Day:
Sweep them off their feet. The element of surprise works wonders with Pisces so dazzle them with a dreamy plan they aren’t expecting. Pick them up in a horse-drawn carriage, take them to a ballroom dancing lesson or to see a Latin band; have a private dinner prepared by a chef in a loft with 360 degree views. The fairy tale element should be strong here. Write a tribute in a card and read it aloud to your fish while you sip champagne in bed.

Every Day:
Stay in a permanent honeymoon phase.  It’s not easy to dazzle this enchanting sign so dig deeper into that bag of tricks. If they had to choose, Pisces prefer magic over mundane, poetic over pedestrian, dreamy over dependable. But if you can bring both of those qualities—a cocktail of excitement and stability—you’ll have them at hello. Never fall into complacency or your Pisces will swim away. But hey, there could be worse thing in life than buying fresh flowers weekly, slipping love notes into their work bag or taking trips to remote beach hideouts. Plus a Pisces will give as good as they get!

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