How You Should Express Your Love This Valentine’s Day, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

You like having things your way, Aries — that’s not really a surprise to anyone who knows you. But this Valentine’s Day, show how much you care by stepping back and letting your significant other take the reins. Let them know you’re happy doing anything they want, just as long as you’re together. Seriously, you don’t need fancy gifts or grand gestures to express your love — just selflessly letting them do whatever makes them happy is proof enough for how much you care. Your lover may actually cherish taking the lead for once, and you both might have a night full of unexpected thrills waiting for you.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

You’re the sign of luxury, so you’d better be ready to spend the day in style. You expect nothing but the best for your love — the finest food, the biggest teddy bear, the most coveted candies, the most expensive bottle of wine. But even though you’re a fan of material objects, don’t forget to put a personal spin on all these standard gifts — after all, you’re also quite the romantic once you fall in love, and you’re great at personalizing grand gestures, proving that your love is not only big but special. Don’t break your bank, but definitely don’t be afraid to splurge a little on your significant other. After all, no one knows how to live a life of grandeur quite like you do.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

In love, you want a best friend. While it may be tempting to spend Valentine’s Day in a traditional romantic setting, why not spice it up and make it more about just spending time with your significant other doing things you both love to do? You’re good with spontaneity and it may be much more fun to take on the evening without a plan. Take turns choosing where to go throughout the night — whether this means bars, stores, or cute hideaway cafes and restaurants — and make sure to have fun as you go. Perhaps the best way to express your love is to just show them that despite your social personality, you just want to be with them, no matter where the night takes you.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Love for you is like a home — something warm, comforting, and secure. It seems fitting to spend the special night in, where the two of you can be completely alone. Surprise your date with a special home cooked meal (made with love, of course) and fancy wine. Decorate the room with candles and incense to create a romantic atmosphere and spend the whole evening basking in each other’s company. Nurture your date like you’ve always wanted to and show them how much you want to care for them. If you’re feeling up to it, you can finish up the night with some Netflix — or maybe skip right to the “and chill” part.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You’re such a cute little lion cub when it comes to romance, Leo. You require a lot of attention, but you love to give it, too. There’s no better way to express your feelings this Valentine’s Day than to orchestrate a grand profession of your love. Write your special someone a song or serenade them with one of their favorites, make a slide show about your time together to present in front of all your friends, take them to a venue where you’ve paid someone to make an announcement for you. Hell, have someone write it in the sky with an airplane. There’s no such thing as “too big” with you, and you know your lover deserves the world.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

You’re not necessarily the mushy type, but you love making your partner happy. Spend the evening doing something you know your date would want to do — something they’ve expressed interest in doing in the past or something they’ve been meaning to get around to. You prefer turning your love into practical actions, and your significant other will be touched that you’ve decided to spend the holiday doing something specifically tailored toward them, helping them achieve a goal or crossing something off their to-do list.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Valentine’s Day is your day, Libra. You’re an excellent giver, so hone in your abilities to find that perfect gift for your significant other — something magical, of course. You want a fairytale romance, and Valentine’s Day is the night to make it happen. Find the most romantic, magical place in town — botanical gardens, maybe, or somewhere with particularly dazzling view of the city — and remind your date why they decided to spend the evening with you to begin with. After all, you don’t know how else to say “I love you” than proving you’re truly the person who can give them everything they’ve ever dreamed of.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

When you’re in love, you like to create a world where just you and your significant other exists. Why spend Valentine’s Day any other way? Find a way to spend the evening in seclusion with your lover. Find an outside space few people know about — even if that’s just your backyard — and set up a picnic dinner. Spend the night alone under the stars cuddling and talking about anything and everything. If the weather isn’t ideal where you live, just stay in for the night and ensure everyone else will be out for the night — I’m sure there are plenty of romantic things you can do with your lover when you’re home alone.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

You’re an adventurer, and you love nothing more than to share the world with that special someone. Luckily for you, you’re also all about spontaneity. Express your love by showing your significant other just how much you want to make life with them an adventure. Plan a special surprise trip for your love, even if it’s something small — take them to an interesting part of town they’ve never been to before, book a nice hotel room in a nearby city you haven’t had the chance to explore yet, or drive out to the middle of nowhere to watch the stars. The world is yours for a night.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

Forever the traditionalist, you’d do best showing your love with a classy, conventional Valentine’s date. Be sure to get a reservation at the nicest spot in town (that you can afford, that is), send flowers to that special someone’s work, and end the night with special chocolates and fine wine. If anyone knows how to wine and dine a person, it’s you, Capricorn, so it’s time to pull out all the stops and show your significant other what you’ve got up your sleeve. It may not seem the most personalized, but anyone who knows you knows that this is exactly how you show your love, and they’ll love you for it nonetheless.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

You don’t really like convention. Honestly, you probably don’t even like Valentine’s day that much. Still, this is an excuse to get out there with a special someone, so make the most of it. Take your date to interesting places — a museum, a comedy show, a really wacky novelty store you’ve been dying to check out. If you’re going to eat out, try a type of food you’ve never had before. The best way for you to express your love this Valentine’s day is to make sure your date is having fun and that you’re connecting even on a non-romantic level — after all, you want to fall in love with someone who can handle a crazy life with you.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

You’re the romantic of the zodiac sign, so it’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is a huge deal for you. Once you have that special someone, you want them to know exactly how you feel, and Pisces, you feel a lot. This Valentine’s Day, be sure to tailor the day around your date. Take them to the restaurant they’re always talking about, play the music you always hear them singing to, make them a special homemade gift that reflects on your time together and a card that explains exactly what you love about them. You notice the tiny details about the people you love, and you treasure every single one, so let them know — they’ll be more touched than you think. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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