How You Love Based On Your Zodiac Sign (And What It Means For Love In 2017)



(March 21st to April 19th)

You learn by experience, it may take you a few wrong turns before finding the right way, but that’s fine for you. You have a tendency to get bored rather easily and the change of pace is good in your life. You have no shame in taking lead in the relationship and are known to be a passionate lover.

Love in 2017:

You will be more in control of your emotions. Passion is turning on your side in 2017, along with love. This is your year.


(April 20th to May 21st)

Taurus’ want to make their partner feel loved and appreciated, it’s very important to them. You are completely dedicated to the person you commit yourself to and you need to feel a strong sense of stability. You are devoted and protective of those you care about and random hook ups aren’t really your thing.

Love in 2017:

This is a good year to get pregnant if you’re a Taurus, so if that’s not what you’re after don’t forget to use protection! Things are going to get sexual for you in 2017.


(May 22nd to June 21st)

Gemini’s are all about perfection, or getting as close to it as possible. You love the idea of love and would rather be alone than settle. You look for a best friend out of your relationship and you love to talk, but you hate being smothered. You still want to feel like your own person, even in a relationship.

Love in 2017:

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, if you’re single this is a good year for you to try new things. Don’t look for love out of your friend group, it’s predicted you will fall for a stranger so the more you do the more likely you will be to meet your perfect match.


(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Cancers are guarded. They want to love deeply at first, but tend to take smaller steps as a method to protect themselves from pain. Cancers can become clingy, but they just need to feel secure and loved. You crave a reliable and stable partner because when you commit to someone you really commit.

Love in 2017:

This is your year of health, boosting your mental and physical health will in turn help strengthen all your relationships and if you’re single it will give you more confidence to find that special someone. Don’t be afraid to try something new and show off that sexy confidence!


(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You are mostly fearless, they don’t cringe and shy away at the sign of rejection like most signs do, instead they just move on. You generally don’t think before you act, you more so just go with what you’re feeling and act on impulse. You have a positive attitude and always try to see the best in others.

Love in 2017:

Things might seem slow for you in 2017 if you’re single or in a relationship, but know it’s for the best because bigger things are coming. Keep working on improving yourself because you never know what’s coming around the corner.


(August 23rd to September 22nd)

You are completely rational, you always think things through and have no problem putting your foot down and disagreeing with your S/O. You’re kind of a hopeless romantic and you want someone to come into your life and knock down the walls you’ve built around yourself. You pride yourself on independence, but know sometimes it’s okay to let other’s in.

Love in 2017:

In 2017 you feel more inclined to start a new relationship whether that is romantic or not is completely up to you. But this year you’re more about opening yourself up and trusting others. It’s a way to break down your walls and feel a new energy vibe for you.


(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Libras are all about the soul connection. You think physical connections are great and important, but to you it’s more about the emotional connection. You crave a deep connection and once you have that and trust instilled in your partner you feel like you’ve got it all. You want someone who respects you and treats you kindly because your values are very important to you.

Love in 2017:

This is your year to move on from an old love and find yourself in the arms of a new love. You will find a new level of confidence to express and it will improve your relationship not only with yourself, but also others. If you’re already in a relationship work on improving your communication and keeping a good healthy balance.


(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Scorpios need their own space, but you also enjoy playing the field. You like to scope out all your potential options to find the best one, but once you do you’re hooked on that person. You can be standoffish at first, but when you fall it’s hard. You radiate confidence and that’s what attracts people to you.

Love in 2017:

This is your year to try something new if you’re looking for love, like online dating! It’s okay to let your guard down and stop being so mysterious and secretive all the time. Be outgoing and give love a chance.


(November 23rd to December 21st)

You have a heart full of love and optimism – it can be contagious. If anyone is hopeful to find love it’s you. You are an explorer of the heart, but once you find someone you see yourself being able to love you have no problem settling down. You’re independent but you also heavy love romance. You love a chase and are attracted to fun loving and outgoing people.

Love in 2017:

You might start dating an old love this year, but don’t cling to that thought too tightly. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to try new things and revisit old opportunities. Follow your heart this year.


(December 22nd to January 20th)

You don’t need a partner in order to be fulfilled. You would rather be alone than with a half-hearted relationship or jump from partner to partner. You are very goal oriented and love is not your top priority. You are confident in yourself for believing in yourself and that can be intimidating to weaker signs.

Love in 2017:

You need to be true to your feelings this year. It’s okay to be emotional. You need to work on improving your mental wellbeing and become okay with your flaws because they are what’s currently holding you back. Stay true to yourself and your feelings, and don’t be afraid to open up.


(January 21st to February 18th)

You’re pretty laid back and chill. You tend to find yourself in relationships with friends because you think it’s important to establish a prior relationship than to jump in one with a stranger. You’re pretty unpredictable when it comes to love but you like to move slow.

Love in 2017:

Your feelings are about to get deeper than you thought was possible. This year you’re all about feeling more serious than fun. It might start with dating a friend so don’t close doors in your life before you try.


(February 19th to March 20th)

You’re a nurturing lover. Love with you is selfless and fulfilling. You are hesitant to open yourself up, but once you do you love deeply and you basically hand your heart over to your love. You crave a gentle and compassionate partner whom you can trust. You love the idea of finding a soulmate.

Love in 2017:

2017 will be all over for you and your emotions. You might have lots of small flings and it will play with your emotions, but don’t shy away from love because one of them will stay, it just matters how many you have to go through to find the right one. Stay strong. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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