Whether you’re at the beginning stages of a romance or in a committed relationship, dating can be fraught with awkward and frustrating experiences. Passion is a fickle flame, one that requires attention and devotion for its survival. Astrology can assist in navigating these difficult moments. By learning more about your Sun sign, you gain insight into what makes you tick, what excites and thrills you, and what emboldens your flirtations. Knowing your partner’s zodiac sign, whether it’s a crush or your soulmate, gives you an advantage in understanding how they express love and how they want to receive it. Knowing what you both want is the key to compatibility. The zodiac is the ultimate matchmaker, as it harmonizes the traits and personalities of 12 unique energies. Find your zodiac sign below to find ways to spice up your love life that are specific to you.
Aries: (Aries Dates: March 20th – April 19th)
As an active, ambitious, and self-assured individual, you’re a force to be reckoned with. Ruled by the courageous planet Mars, you pride yourself in your ability to chase and get what (and who) you want. While you’re assertive and extroverted in your declarations of love, you struggle with maintaining the heat of your passion. For an Aries personality, compatibility is linked with energy and inspiration. Go on an exciting adventure with your crush to bond over the thrill of unfamiliarity or take a dance class with your partner. Be your bold and daring self when it comes to planning dates. Anything that activates your competitive and energetic nature is likely to invigorate your relationship.
Taurus: (Taurus Dates: April 20th – May 20th)
As a Taurus, you’re an indulgent, patient, and sensuous lover. While sometimes lazy and hedonistic, these qualities of your personality can be expressed in a healthy and romantic manner. Whether its cozying up with some popcorn to binge-watch Netflix or eating out at a restaurant with delicious food, you’re someone who wants to share the physical pleasures of life with your loved ones. Perhaps your desire for convention makes you a bit traditional, but that doesn’t mean you’re not up for new experiences. Try taking an intimate staycation with your partner or book a spa day for two. Spicing up your dating life can be as literal as adding a dash of heat to your favorite dish.
Gemini: (Gemini Dates: May 21st – June 20th)
Clever, intellectual, and versatile are just some of your Gemini personality traits. In romance, you’re likely to pick lovers who are dynamic communicators. When you find someone who can keep up with your curious and sociable nature, it’s a perfect match. While prone to mischief and agitated nerves, you make up for your volatility with your flexible and lively nature. You need to be stimulated in your relationship, whether that means discussing the movies and shows you watch with your partner, visiting art museums, or even learning a new language together. As the thinker of the zodiac, any cerebral activity that encourages the dexterity of your mind is likely to sustain passion in your relationship.
Cancer: (Cancer Dates: June 21st – July 21st)
The moon sways the tides of your heart, making you sensitive, imaginative, and conscientious of your lover’s emotions. Since you have a tendency to sulk in your moodiness, your Cancer Sun prefers a compatible match who understands your feelings. Your relationships thrive in domesticity, as you appreciate the romance of a home-cooked meal. Simply spending quality time with your partner is a joy, so it’s important to find activities that reflect this. It could mean working collaboratively on DIY projects to beautify your home, taking regular trips to the ocean or bodies of water, or going on long walks in the evenings. Anything that cultivates closeness with your partner will satisfy your desire for genuine connection.
Leo: (Leo Dates: July 22nd – August 22nd)
As the fabulous lion of the zodiac, your love of drama doesn’t go unnoticed in love. You have an authoritative personality, and sometimes people perceive you as conceited or domineering. But your strong feelings reflect your big heart, and your partners are enamored by your flashy expressions of devotion. While the flame of your passion is long-lasting once you’re committed, your desire for constant reassurance sometimes hinders your compatibility with others and your ability to enjoy small pleasures. Don’t be afraid to let your hair down. Go dancing with your love, flirt with your crush without worrying what’ll happen next, allow yourself to be bad at a new hobby that you and your partner are trying. Your natural charm is what makes your romantic life electric.
Virgo: (Virgo Dates: August 23rd – September 22nd)
Having a Virgo personality means you’re analytical, practical, and precise in everything you do. While your Sun sign gives you an anxious disposition, you thrive when the details of your life are accounted for. Your idea of passion might not fit the stereotypical “head-over-heels” mold, as you’re more contained and thoughtful in your romantic endeavors. For you, spicing up your relationship compatibility is all in the details. Whether it looks like asking your partner to help you clean up after a romantic dinner or browsing the aisles of Target to find the perfect color-coordinated stickers for your planner, you need to make sure your life is in order before you allow yourself to be receptive to love.
Libra: (Libra Dates: September 23rd – October 22nd)
Gracious, artistic, and kind, your Libra traits gift you with natural ease in all matters of love. As the peacemaker of the zodiac, your idea of romance prioritizes harmony. Your most compatible relationship will also be pleasingly artistic. Whether it means dressing to the nines for your date at the art museum or sharing a cocktail while gazing at a city skyline, every romantic situation you crave reflects your passion for beauty. While this could make you a bit frivolous, you have a knack for smoothing over even the bumpiest interactions. Stimulating your romantic life means creating experiences that mirror your charming allure, such as attending the ballet, watching a film at the art cinema, or something as simple as having a picnic during golden hour.
Scorpio: (Scorpio Dates: October 23rd – November 21st)
As a Scorpio Sun, you are intriguing, mysterious, and strong-willed. While you struggle with feelings of jealousy and paranoia, the depth of your passion fosters romantic experiences that lead to profound intimacy. Because of the powerful emotions you feel in love, you tend to be a bit reserved. For your zodiac sign, finding compatibility in your love life means doing activities that channel your intensity. Some examples of dates could be signing up for a boxing class, going to a museum with exhibits that explore topics in depth, or attending old horror film screenings in your local graveyard. For you, experiences that are a little unnerving are worth investigating.
Sagittarius: (Sagittarius Dates: November 22nd – December 20th)
Idealistic, philosophical, and outspoken, your Sagittarius personality seeks a romance that expands your horizons. At times, your zodiac sign struggles with restlessness and this can diminish your interest in romantic pursuits. You’re most open for love when it’s paired with the unexpected. You don’t have to go far to find adventure: it could be a date at a park you’ve never been to or a concert venue you’ve been dying to visit. It could even be the hole-in-the-wall bistro that you and your crush discover after a day of roaming the streets of town. All you need to do is follow the arc of Cupid’s arrow for your next adventure.
Capricorn: (Capricorn Dates: December 21st – January 19th)
You’re disciplined, responsible, and tenacious in love. While not always the most enthusiastic zodiac sign, your ability to be realistic makes you a dependable mate. You flirt with purpose, securing the devotion of a partner who helps you make your dreams come true. You prefer to love through acts of service, whether that means reminding your partner to take their vitamins or making sure your honeymoon flight and hotel bookings are fool-proof. Dates that involve mutual self-improvement such as exercising, attending a money-management course, or planning a romantic evening out on the town is bound to excite and delight your Capricorn sensibilities.
Aquarius: (Aquarius Dates: January 20th – February 17th)
Your dating life is as unconventional and rebellious as you are. As an Aquarius Sun, you prefer relationships that satisfy your unique, intellectual, and visionary personality. While a bit erratic and eccentric, your approach to love reflects your individualistic approach to life. Some may call you quirky, but you’re more concerned with being true to yourself than with following expectations. The perfect date changes depending on your whims, but some good ones could involve volunteering for a humanitarian cause, watching a documentary about space, or taking an impulsive day trip to a nature reserve. Even debating with your crush about philosophy and technology is bound to electrify your romantic passion.
Pisces: (Pisces Dates: February 18th – March 19th)
Artistic, imaginative, and charitable, your Pisces traits make you a dreamy and mystical lover. You experience romance through a poetic and creative lens. It’s easy for you to see the best in people, as your idealistic approach to love makes you a charming and irresistible individual. While you can be a little timid when getting to know a new love interest, your most compatible partners will feel intrigued and inspired by you. For you, spicing up your romantic relationship means finding experiences that activate your whimsical worldview. Whether it means visiting an aquarium and getting lost in the sea depths or gazing at a night sky in search of constellations, you crave experiences that make love feel like a fairytale.