Romance and dating can be difficult no matter when you were born or what sign of the zodiac you are. It's a good thing you can consult the zodiac and consider your astrological quirks and romantic tendencies, can improve your dating game tenfold and lead to the relationship you truly desire. Whether you're looking for a soulmate or a hot make-out session, use this guide to realize your romantic potential and start getting what you want in your love life.
Aries: (Aries Dates: March 20 - April 19)
Oh, adventurous Aries, what a fun date you can be! Your zodiac sign is the master of adventure, risk, and spontaneity and thus, you tend to plan (or not plan...) some really awesome dates. That said, here's the catch and here's where you could use a little romantic guidance... If you want to impress your date or turn a crush into a soulmate and a loving relationship, go the extra mile to make sure you're really reliable, taking care of the little things and being ultra-communicative with your partner in crime. Not everyone loves surprises, and sometimes a little planning can go a long way. Let your sweetie know what they're getting themselves into before the date and be sure to follow up after with some thoughtful words. If you can follow this advice, you'll be sure to get that second date you're hoping for and possibly a healthy relationship for the long-term.
Taurus: (Taurus Dates: April 20 - May 20)
Taurus – you can be so sweet, sensuous, and romantic. With Venus, the planet of love and beauty, as your planetary ruler, you sure know how to capture a crush. At the same time, your zodiac sign can get a little stuck in your ways... Bulls are known to be stubborn, and a good date must include an equal amount of flexibility and compromise. Start with the essentials - good food and a beautiful location, and then leave room for the rest to unfold. Ask your date what they like, listen, and let loose a little. Sometimes stepping outside of your comfort zone can lead to the most unexpected and sexy of times. If you can ease into the flow of your romantic evening and let your date take the lead, you might be surprised by the fun you never knew you could have which will in turn lead to the healthy relationship you're seeking.
Gemini: (Gemini Dates: May 21 - June 20)
You are the whiz of the zodiac when it comes to dating, Gemini. As an expert at flirting, a clever conversationalist, and a curious companion, you've pretty much got this whole dating thing down, right?! Well...yes, but we all have a few things we can practice when it comes to intimacy, romance and relationships. For you clever Air sign Gemini, it's time to start speaking your truth and this means really listening to your body and your heart, not just your mind. Sometimes it can be so easy for you to get what you think you want that you don't stop to consider whether it's truly what you want. Now's the time to check in with yourself and with your datebook to see who needs to go and who needs to stay. Pick lovers that truly make your heart sing—people you want to go on a second, third and fourth date with. These are the crushes that have the most to teach you, and the sweeties who will lead the way to your deepest longings, desires, and truths.
Cancer: (Cancer Dates: June 21 - July 21)
Dating can be difficult for you fragile, Water sign Cancer. Sometimes it can be exhausting to go on date after date with people who may not even care about you, or care to draw you out of your shell. Go easy on yourself and on your crushes. It may be helpful to remember to slow it down, and that you need not disclose all your deepest emotional truths on the first date to remain emotionally available. There is a balance to be found here, so have faith. Try to lighten up a bit and let your great sense of humor lead the way. If you can remember that you don't owe anyone anything, in time, you'll begin to see who is worth showering in love, attention, and care and who might not be. If you can retain a strong sense of self-empowerment and self-love, your dating life and overall relationships will be sure to flourish.
Leo: (Leo Dates: July 22 - August 22)
Leos can have high expectations when it comes to dating. Although we all want and need love and attention, this can get a little extreme for fierce little zodiac sign lions. Make sure you give what you'd like to receive, both to yourself and to your sweetie. Not everyone will be able to see you in the way you'd like, and that's ok. Let someone go if they can't appreciate your specialness and let that be it - it needn't mean anything about you. Leo, you are a Fire sign after all, so if you can go into your dates and relationships feeling strong, empowered, and realistic about who you are - strengths and weaknesses - then you'll be able to have a lot more clarity about what's really going on between you and your crush and decide where to take it from there.
Virgo: (Virgo Dates: August 23 - September 22)
Okay Virgo, not everyone is perfect, and they shouldn't have to be for you to at least consider going on a date with them. Perhaps it's time to lower your standards just a little and consider what it is that really matters to you in a potential crush or romantic partner. Sometimes it can be fun to go on a date with someone even if you feel like you know it will never work out. You might learn a lot about your Earth sign self and what you want this way. It does seem important that your soulmate be truly willing to look at their life and their traits and habits with honest and growth-oriented eyes, but as long as they are inclined towards self-knowledge and transformation, that's really the best we can do. Save the nit-picking and the constructive criticism, Virgo, for after you get to know the person and have a little more faith in humanity. You might find yourself surprised by someone and what they are capable of.
Libra: (Libra Dates: September 23 - October 22)
Yes, yes, yes...balance and harmony are important dear Libra, but for you, improving your dating life and relationships looks like sticking to your guns a bit more. Who are you and what do you want and need from a crush, sweetie, or soulmate? Even though it's easy for your zodiac sign to make your date comfortable and to give them exactly what they desire, it's time you start asking for what you need. In order to do this, you have to get clear with yourself first and not get so absorbed by your crushes and their interests. It's ok to express curiosity towards your crush, Libra, and what they like, but if you're planning a date, make it a goal to figure out what you'd like to do and to lead the way a little. In the long run, this type of forwardness will lead you to a more invigorating and fulfilling romantic life with people who you are actually compatible with.
Scorpio: (Scorpio Dates: October 23 - November 21)
Not everything has to be so intense, Scorpio. Your zodiac sign tends to demand a lot from a romantic interest and relationships in general, and this is admirable and sexy in many ways... but for the sake of your sanity, and your crush's sanity, maybe test out turning it down a notch. This doesn't mean that you can't eventually take it there—to that dark, mysterious, and secretive place—but you don't have to know it all on the first date... or the second. On the other hand, maybe you should try disclosing a bit more about yourself instead of trying to figure out everyone else and their motivations. Sometimes dating and learning more about your compatibility just means having fun and getting to know each other. If your romantic life tends to get dramatic quickly, try to give a little more, Scorpio, and expect a little less, and see what happens from there.
Sagittarius: (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 - December 20)
Listen Sagittarius, you have a lot to share. You're wise, adventurous, and likely, a talented and engrossing storyteller. There's no denying any of this, and you needn't have to, to improve your dating life and relationships and make your crushes feel a bit more seen and heard. Perhaps show more emotion and try to step back and listen the next time you are out on a romantic escapade. Engage your crush where they're at and start the philosophical conversation from the topic at hand rather than out of thin air. As a Fire sign, you can be an inspiring and uplifting presence, but just make sure that you're not taking up too much space. If you can learn from your crush and share your wisdom, rather than preach it, you'll be able to connect on the deep and profound level that you long for.
Capricorn: (Capricorn Dates: December 21 - January 19)
Earth sign Capricorn is known for being responsible, hardworking, and reliable. These are good qualities in a potential spouse, but they don't always lend themselves to being the most fun or inspiring date. The important thing to remember is to try to loosen up a little, Capricorn, show some emotion and let go of your desire to measure or quantify everything. Sometimes you won't know what something is worth until after you do it. Even if you don't end up committing to a long-term relationship with a crush, you still might gain a lot from those couple dates where you really let yourself go. Catch yourself if you start getting too practical too soon and let yourself enjoy the pure and unencumbered energy and potential compatibility of a first date. You are more than your resume, and so is your crush. If you can let it be so, you might be surprised by what you or your date has to offer.
Aquarius: (Aquarius Dates: January 20 - February 17)
How are you feeling about your dating life and relationships in general, Aquarius? Are you invested or a little detached? Perhaps it's time you begin to consider the value of romance and love in your life, and this means putting a little more care in places that may be long neglected. Friends are great, but sometimes you need the touch, intimacy, and nourishment of a loved one. If you can admit this to yourself (and you are open-minded) you'll start to find the intimacy your heart longs for. This will mean stepping outside of your mind and into your body and as an Air sign this may be a little challenging What does your body want and need? How is your heart? Make yourself emotionally available, Aquarius, put yourself out there, and let yourself be vulnerable. These three steps are sure to lead your zodiac sign to new horizons of love and in turn, a more rewarding romantic life.
Pisces: (Pisces Dates: February 18 - March 19)
It's time you start protecting your heart, sweet Pisces. You are easily injured, taken advantage of, and used when it comes to dating and even other people and it could be taking a toll on other aspects of your life. It's important for someone who feels as deeply as you do and whom often times tends to wear rose-colored glasses to protect yourself when it comes to your relationships. Do a little reading about boundaries and self-care and start approaching romance and intimacy with a bit more intention. Being in perpetual heartbreak is exhausting for your zodiac sign, and not everyone deserves all your love, care and attention. Choose wisely when it comes to crushes, and don't let yourself be charmed by every smooth talker that walks into the bar. Those who are worthy of your love will respect the boundaries you set, and if you can let them be known early on, you'll be able to weed out the emotional vampires from the deep feelers and in turn, reclaim your heart and your love life to experience the relationship you truly deserve.