When it comes to giving and receiving love, we all have our personal preferences. We can recognize when someone is trying to show us how they feel, but specific ways resonate with us more than others do. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman is one of the most well-known descriptions of how people give and receive love differently.
While not everyone with the same zodiac sign reacts the same way, there are some consistent patterns regarding how each zodiac sign wants to be loved. Check your zodiac sign below (your Sun/Moon/and Venus particularly) to see what your top love language is!
Aries: Words Of Affirmation
Aries aren’t afraid to express and bold, grand gesture- you want your feelings to be known. When it comes to love, you want someone to affirm that they love and appreciate you. You don’t want to have to guess at whether a person is happy with you. While you appreciate any attempts at showing love, you feel the most comforted when it’s said to you, straight-forward.
Taurus: Physical Touch
You are significantly in tune with your senses, Taurus. While you can appreciate a thoughtful gift or kind word from the person you love, you feel a specific type of way when you can physically be close to them. Whether it’s hand holding, a simple brush of your arm when they walk past, or cuddling on the couch after a long day- you feel comforted and grounded when the person you care about shows you physical affection.
Gemini: Quality Time
Most people would associate you with Words of Affirmation- but you don’t necessarily need to be complimented, Gemini. You enjoy sharing things you find interesting with other people, and you have a tendency to fixate on your latest discovery. You feel loved when someone takes the time to sit with you and really listen to what you’re saying and engage with you one-on-one. Having a person’s full attention speaks volumes to you.
Cancer: Acts of Service
We know you would do anything for your loved ones, Cancer. You go out of your way to nurture and care for others in every way possible. When it comes to your love language, you just want to be taken care of. While you will know the heart behind any kind gesture or word, you feel the most loved when someone goes out of their way to help you and take care of you. Whether it’s offering to help you clean the kitchen or running some errands with you, it makes you feel safe and secure to know you don’t have to do everything alone.
Leo: Words Of Affirmation
Leos may be aware of their accomplishments and believe they are genuinely great people- but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to hear it from the people you love. You love being recognized for what you’ve done, but it means so much more if you have people to share it with. When your loved ones encourage you or compliment you, it truly means the world.
Virgo: Acts of Service
You really take notice when someone gets things done, don’t you? You spend so much time trying to keep things running smoothly in your life, and you have a particular method of how to do so. While you know that most people aren’t quite as detail-oriented and organized as you, it makes you feel the most loved when the people you love do even the smallest things to help you out. You have a hard time asking for help when you need it, and when someone steps in without you asking, it’s an incredible display of love for you.
You certainly have an eye for things, Libra. You aren’t superficial, but you are in awe when someone goes out of their way to pick out something special for you. It doesn’t have to be expensive- it just needs to come from the heart. You like those tangible reminders that someone was thinking of you and knew you so well!
Scorpio: Physical Touch
You may put on a tough front, Scorpio, but that doesn’t mean you like being left alone all the time. You enjoy connecting with others, and you want to feel as close to them as possible. You are over the moon when someone shows you physical affection, and it tends to break down some of those walls you carefully put up. Sex doesn’t have to be the end game- you enjoy even the smallest expressions.
Sagittarius: Quality Time
You have a reputation for being always on the go, Sagittarius. You are very optimistic and expressive about how you feel because you don’t see any reason not to be. When it comes to feeling loved, you want someone who can keep up with you. Most people think quality time requires sitting at home on a couch. However, you want someone who is enthusiastically by your side, doing the things you love together. When someone is trying to be involved with what you love rather than pushing you to stay back, it’s everything you could hope for.
Capricorn: Acts Of Service
You are someone who not only values hard work but helping the people you care about. For someone as focused and goal-oriented as you are, you tend to have a lot on your plate. When the person you love steps up and does anything for you that is helpful, it speaks volumes. You really do lean on the idea that actions speak louder than words.
Aquarius: Words Of Affirmation
You may cringe at the idea of cheesy, romantic lines Aquarius- but that isn’t what Words of Affirmation are. You spend a great deal of time inside your own head pondering so much, and you genuinely want the world around you to be a better place. At times, you stretch yourself to then and often ask yourself if what you’re doing is even worthwhile or stress that you could be doing more. It makes you feel secure and loved when someone tells you that you’re doing a great job or encourages you while you’re doing the best you can.
Pisces: Quality Time
You enjoy spending time with your loved ones, Pisces. You can sometimes get a little caught up in your mind and your daydreams, but spending time with the people you love brings you back to reality- in a good way. You appreciate it when people take the time to listen to you and be present with you. The memories you make are ones you hold onto, and you really feel as if people care when they give you their time and energy.