Are you starting to feel all lovey-dovey yet? With the most romantic day of the year almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how to spend the day – and your (or your partner’s) horoscope could be the secret behind having the best Valentine’s Day whether you’re celebrating with someone or embracing that single life.
To find out how each star sign would love to spend Valentine’s Day, we’ve worked with astrologer Inbaal Honigman who has shared her wisdom on just this as well as how you can impress them, which other sign would make an amazing love match, and the perfect gift idea.
Aries: March 21st – April 19th
Date idea: Active and restless, the best types of dates for an Aries involve being out and about doing something like a climbing wall.
How to impress them: A sure-fire way to impress an Aries is by turning up to your date and telling them you’ve just come straight from the gym (just maybe grab a quick shower so you’re not all sweaty though).
Star sign match: Fellow-fire sign Sagittarius would also be up for anything adventurous making the two signs a great pairing.
Gift idea: Being a fire fan, an Aries would massively appreciate a scented candle as their Valentine’s gift.
Taurus: April 20th – May 20th
Date idea: As they’re giant foodies, Taureans would love to be spoiled on Valentine’s Day by some fine dining. As long as the atmosphere is great and the food is yummy, they’ll be happy.
How to impress them: Taureans have a big love of learning so whilst you’re out having your fancy dinner you can impress your date by ordering from the menu in the original Latin.
Star sign match: Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, just like Taurus meaning they make a fabulous love match.
Gift idea: A thoughtful gift like a book that they can curl up and read will always find a happy home with a Taurus.
Gemini: May 21st – June 21st
Date idea: Sociable Gemini loves being surrounded by people and making everyone laugh which is why events like an open mic comedy evening would be where they shine.
How to impress them: Match the Gemini’s lively energy and show your confidence by screaming your favourite songs at the top of your lungs on a karaoke stage.
Star sign match: Experimental Gemini would love to learn a thing or two from an open-minded Scorpio.
Gift idea: Restless and spirited, show a Gemini you know how to bring them momentary respite with an adult fidget toy.
Cancer: June 22nd – July 22nd
Date idea: Cancerians feel most comfortable in their own space and will appreciate something as simple as being treated to a home-cooked meal at your house.
How to impress them: A nurturing sign who cares deeply about their nearest and dearest, calling your mum halfway through the date will show a Cancer you also cherish your family.
Star sign match: Pisces is a fellow water sign who is able to match the emotional depth of a Cancer and form a strong bond.
Gift idea: Always up for a pampering session, a beautiful bath set will suit this unassuming and humble water sign.
Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd
Date idea: An exclusive limousine ride around the fanciest parts of town will delight luxury-loving Leo and make them feel right at home.
How to impress them: Natural leaders, Leos love to share their wisdom so make your date proud by showing what a quick learner you are and quoting their favourite poetry back to them.
Star sign match: Sometimes viewed as being self-centred, Leos know that they deserve the best that life has to offer – just like Capricorns – meaning these two would thrive together.
Gift idea: Anything personalised or monogrammed, like a necklace with their initials, will make a Leo feel special.
Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd
Date idea: Subtle and traditional, all a Virgo wants from a date is to get to know each other. Somewhere like a pizza place with low music and good lighting so you can easily chat and see one another is their go-to.
How to impress them: You don’t need to do anything fancy as Virgos value modesty so even something as simple as booking reservations a month in advance will leave them impressed.
Star sign match: Opposites really do attract for sensible Virgo and quirky Aquarius making them an interesting match.
Gift idea: Not after unnecessary things, a practical gift option like a fancy notebook will show a humble Virgo that you value their practical side.
Libra: September 23rd – October 23rd
Date idea: The most elegant of the sign in the Zodiac, a visit to somewhere like a beautiful art gallery would be a wonderful Valentine’s date for a libra.
How to impress them: Stylish Libra will know you’re going to be someone special if you can match your suit to the décor.
Star sign match: Both ruled by the planet Venus, which governs love and the home, reliable Taurus is the perfect match for charming Libra.
Gift idea: Subtle Librans are drawn towards pale colours so you can’t go wrong with a diamond.
Scorpio: October 24th – November 21st
Date idea: An ironic date walking around a red-light district and giggling together will show a Scorpio that you get their sense of humour.
How to impress them: If you know of somewhere secret like a hidden bar with only two tables and an unmarked door, they’ll know you’re a keeper.
Star sign match: Fellow free spirit Gemini makes a good love match with the two able to enjoy themselves wherever they go.
Gift idea: A black infinity rose is not only a romantic gift but works well with the Scorpio aesthetic.
Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st
Date idea: Fun-loving and outgoing, a day pass to a water park will make a Sagittarius feel like they’re living the dream holiday life.
How to impress them: Travelling is a Sagittarian’s favourite hobby so if you can list off all the places you’ve visited and exciting things you’ve seen or done, you’ll blow them away.
Star sign match: As another fire sign, Aries share many of the same romantic traits as a Sagittarius.
Gift idea: Always up for a laugh anything that makes them smile is the key to a Sagittarius’ heart, so think along the lines of chocolate inscribed with a rude joke or your face on a pillow.
Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th
Date idea: When planning a date it’s important to remember to treat a Capricorn to the best money can buy, like a fine dining experience in a TV chef’s restaurant.
How to impress them: Let them know how on-trend you are by learning how to pronounce all the designer names accurately.
Star sign match: Both Capricorn and Leo prefer a dating experience steeped in luxury and know exactly how to treat the other like royalty.
Gift idea: A fan of quality over quantity, Capricorns would delight in a sophisticated little box of chocolates carrying the stamp of one of the world’s most acclaimed chocolatiers.
Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
Date idea: Aquarians care deeply about the environment and doing their part for the planet. Their perfect Valentine’s date would involve visiting a vegan café where they can enjoy a medley of local veg and some homemade cake.
How to impress them: Being so environmentally conscious a selfie with well-known activist Greta Thunberg would win you some major Aquarian brownie points.
Star sign match: Big thinkers Aquarius and Virgo fit well together.
Gift idea: One way to show an Aquarian just how much you care is by bringing them a bunch of fresh flowers straight from your garden.
Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
Date idea: Being near the water is all a Pisces needs, so something like a beach date or a lake-side stroll are both great ideas for Valentine’s dates.
How to impress them: Pisceans love everything to do with love and are most attracted to others who can embrace this. That’s why they’d absolutely adore a truly romantic gesture like quietly serenading them whilst holding hands.
Star sign match: As the most romantic sign, Pisceans need someone who can give them an equal amount of love in return which is why Cancer is a great match.
Gift idea: From seashell-shaped soaps to a chocolate starfish, any variation on a water-themed gift will be extremely well received and treasured.
How do you feel about your horoscope’s ideal Valentine’s Day? Whatever your plans, you can find all sorts of inspiration including the most romantic date ideas and how to celebrate being single on Valentine’s Day by heading over to the thortful blog.
And if you’ve been so focused on organising everything ready for the day that the little task of sorting out a card completely slipped your mind, we’ve got a wide range of beautiful Valentine’s Day cards to save you from disaster!