Planning a Valentine's Day that you and your partner enjoy can be difficult. People have differing tastes around the holiday, and while some want to engage with it fully in all the picture-perfect cheesiness, others would rather ignore that it's happening at all.
Your sun sign can have a major impact on how you view and celebrate Valentine's Day, but it's not just your sign worth considering; it's also that of your partner.
Below is the lowdown on how every sign thinks about Valentine's Day, as well as some advice for what partners of said sign can do to make it a love-filled, enjoyable day for all.
In any relationship, always take stock of your feelings and ask yourself: does this person make you love yourself more? Do you want to grow old with them?
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Love Is In The Air
Valentine's Day has returned for another year, much to the joy of some and the chagrin of others. It's the day of the year dedicated to love which, while a tricky topic for many, is still what makes the world go 'round.
Love is also a major aspect of the zodiac, and is often what people are wondering about when examining their signs or taking part in forms of divination. Our sign can absolutely have an effect on our attitudes and wishes surrounding Valentine's Day, all of which can be learned about here.
Aries folk have always been good about taking Valentine's Day in stride no matter the state of their relationship. They aren't necessarily the romantic type, but they do love love. Even when they're single, they're able to appreciate the day for what it is, happy enough knowing that couples everywhere are getting to celebrate.
Aries also love surprises, as aligned with their spontaneous and adventurous nature. If you're dating an Aries or have a single Aries friend in your life, treat them to a surprise gift or outing on Valentine's Day to really make it special for them. After all, who says two friends can't enjoy the atmosphere of February 14th?
Taurus is one of the practical planners of the zodiac, so it's likely that if you're in a relationship currently, you've already scheduled out at least a portion of what you two will be doing that day, even if it's something as simple as a stay-at-home movie and dinner date. This makes you a reliable lover, something your partner surely appreciates.
For those with a Taurus in their life, know that they're often not the material type and would much prefer doing an activity together or a romantic gesture over any type of gift you could give them. Experiences above material possessions every time.
Geminis tend to love Valentine's Day when they're coupled up for it, but hate it when they're not. No matter which side they find themselves on during a given year, they express their feelings about it perfectly, either reciting the most beautiful, touching expressions of love their partner has ever seen, or spewing a surprising amount of vitriol towards Valentine's Day as a concept.
If you know a Gemini, be it in a romantic context or otherwise, the best thing you can do for them on Valentine's Day is allow them to express themselves while being open and receptive to it. The reassurance that they can come to you with their true feelings will mean the world to them.
Cancer is one of the notably emotional, romantic signs in the zodiac, often battling with Pisces for the top spot. This means they truly value Valentine's Day and love to go all out for it in the most cliche ways possible (not that that's a bad thing). We're talking bouquets of roses, heart-shaped everything, romantic candle-lit dinners, they love the ambiance of it all.
This does also tend to leave them feeling pretty down if they're single for it, but thankfully, they only let it bug them for a few days or so. If you're with a Cancer, cheese it up big time, they'll find it all so very charming.
Leos aren't the type to personally value Valentine's Day as they believe shows of love and affection should take place year-round, but they understand why others enjoy it, so they'll work to celebrate it with their partner if that's what they desire. They'll happily plan romantic dates, purchase meaningful gifts, whatever it is that will bring their other half the most joy.
For those dating a Leo, you're in luck, as you don't really have to do much on your end. Of course, it's always good practice to express gratitude and thank them for all the work they did. Their payoff is seeing you happy, so be sure to show them that!
Virgos prefer their Valentine's Day celebrations to be low-key, but still meaningful. While they're not really the extravagant type, they don't mind celebrating, so long as it's kept on the simple side. They let their usual logic-driven perspective of the world go for just one day so they can relish being a touch more emotionally inspired, which is good and healthy!
If you're the partner of a Virgo, lean into this as much as you can. Don't push them into anything that would make them uncomfortable, but show them that it's okay for them to indulge in feelings or desires they would consider embarrassing on any other day. Valentine's Day is a wonderful catalyst for emotional growth!
Libras tend to love Valentine's Day, but only if it lives up to their expectations. Libras are both grand and perfectionists, so they're all about big displays of love so long as it's done right. This applies more to themselves than others, so if you're dating a Libra there's no need to stress, but that does mean you should react accordingly and tell them how much you appreciate all the work they put in.
There are very few days a year where drama and theatrics are widely accepted as common, so let Libras have their fun. Whatever they have planned will surely be enjoyable for the both of you.
Scorpios are very intentional in how they do things, and though they seem more logically motivated in a calm and calculated way, that's often just a front. Those who know them will say they're just as passionate as Aries and just as emotional as Cancer. This makes Valentine's Day a bit of a scramble for Scorpios.
They might even feel a little overwhelmed at the inner conflict going on, of wanting to engage in a cheesy romantic endeavor while also attempting to remain cool and in control. Partners of Scorpios, it's best to take the lead here and ease them in. Write them a love-filled letter or a card, plan a small dinner, things that tell them you want to experience this holiday with them so they can feel less nervous about it!
Sagittarius believes strongly in true, genuine, meaningful love; a personally transcending connection that blows other relationships out of the water. You would think this makes them romantics, but that's actually not the case! They enjoy simplicity in the physical manifestations of their relationships so long as the emotional aspect is strong.
This means they really don't need a lot on Valentine's Day, and rarely consider it a huge deal. They would much rather use time and money that would have been spent on an expensive yet superficial dinner on something simple that both parties would enjoy more instead, such as an indulgent night in or a day trip somewhere.
Capricorns are a funny sign when it comes to love, as they tend to sit on one of two extreme ends of the romantic spectrum. They either practice strict privacy, detesting public displays of affection beyond hand-holding and not wanting to engage in the Valentine's Day spectacle, or they love to show off their relationship to quite literally anybody who will listen, posting about everything they do on social media or otherwise.
Luckily, if you're dating a Capricorn, you already know who your partner is and you can gear your plans accordingly. For the former, a private exchange of gifts will be enough, but for the latter, see if you can find some Valentine's Day events in your area that will give them the perfect photo-op.
Aquarius tend to be a little closed off when it comes to romance, taking a long time to fully open up even to their partners. Once in a committed relationship, they're wonderful at expressing affection in private, but tone it way down when around others. This tends to mean that they enjoy Valentine's Day greatly, but don't particularly want to go out and do anything on the day of.
The best thing you can do as the partner of an Aquarius is not push them out of their comfort zone. If you want to make the most out of the day, let them treat you within their boundaries. You'll still feel loved and valued while they can still feel safe enough to express said love.
As mentioned, Pisces is the other highly-romantic sign of the zodiac, which means they love Valentine's Day. They tend to be wonderful gift-givers and enjoy the idea of a day made specifically for showing off romantic love. They'll definitely want to go out and do something, but it doesn't have to be too over-the-top, either.
The issue is that they sometimes feel a little nervous in planning things, worried their partner isn't as into it as they are. As the partner of a Pisces, if you start seeing signs of doubt, reassure them that you would love to go on a date or otherwise for Valentine's Day and watch them light up all over again.
To Cherish And Honor
Valentine's Day is truly a lovely day, and even those who aren't a fan should be able to admit that it's pleasant to see people who do enjoy it have a good time celebrating with their significant other.
Though it can be a bit tough to navigate when you have two people with wildly different tastes, just remember that the point of Valentine's Day is celebrating your loved ones and spending time together. Finding someone we love more than anything is hard in this big beautiful world, you deserve to celebrate having that sort of luck, as does the person you adore.