What Your Valentine's Day Date Night Should Be, Based on Your Sign
Your Horoscope for Valentine's Day
Aries (March 21–April 19)
As a fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of action, you're naturally competitive, athletic, and impulsive. For that reason, instead of plotting out a detailed Valentine's Day agenda, you may prefer to wing it. But if you are thinking about planning ahead, you'll do well to get tickets to that buzzy play that just opened or a local sporting event. No matter who you're celebrating the lovey-dovey day with, you'll likely most enjoy an activity that allows you to get fired up while being enviable enough to earn you bragging rights.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You can thank your ruler Venus, the planet of love and beauty, for that sensual nature of yours, which is surely a boon on Valentine's Day. Though you wouldn't exactly be mad about reservations at a fancy restaurant, you would be perfectly content with a quiet night in on the couch, given your grounded, homebody tendencies. In fact, your whole night could be made by a special bottle of wine or your favorite dessert followed by time spent snuggled up with your favorite cozy blanket—or partner, of course!
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Because your sign is ruled by the planet of communication Mercury, there may be nothing you love more than animated conversation with a partner or friend, so a date that's intellectually-stimulating and maybe even social is key. Check out a new exhibit at a museum or plan a group date at a bustling cocktail bar or tapas spot. As long as you feel like you have the opportunity to connect mentally with your companion, you'll feel like you had a Valentine's Day well-spent.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
You're a sentimental water sign, ruled by the emotional moon, so no matter how much you may outwardly scoff that V-Day is NBD, there's no doubt you're looking forward to lovely quality time with your partner, BFF, or other family members. Whether or not you enjoy cooking yourself, chances are you're a foodie, so incorporating some mouthwatering eats (seafood or sushi, perhaps?) into the evening is key. Think about checking out an intriguing new restaurant or recreating your first date. You'll be in heaven.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
As a fire sign ruled by the confident, joyful sun, you'll do best to capitalize on your passionate, playful nature come Valentine's Day. Think salsa dancing! Many proud Leos also enjoy VIP treatment, so making reservations at a trendy restaurant or posh B&B with rave reviews could be an option. Or because you're such a natural-born leader, hosting your own event with a dramatic theme (a flapper or murder mystery, perhaps) might make for thrilling moments you won't soon forget.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
A fastidious earth sign, ruled by the planet of communication Mercury, you've likely been researching hot spots or weekend travel plans for a while now. You'll want to make sure that the plan you end up green-lighting is stimulating, fun, romantic, and perfect—or as close to it as possible. But putting all that pressure on yourself is sure to stress you out. You may do well to keep it simple: cook (or order in) a healthy dinner with your sweetheart or pop open a bottle of Prosecco with your girlfriends!
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and relationships, it's possible you're drawn to all the traditional trappings of the holiday. You would likely enjoy a classically romantic night out on the town with your partner or a potential S.O. You can't go wrong with a sumptuous, candle-lit meal or movie date. As an air sign, you're also a social butterfly, so it may not be out of the question to spend at least part of the evening with other couples or friends.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
As an emotional water sign ruled by secretive Pluto, you tend to be rather private when it comes to matters of the heart. An intimate, quiet evening with your love, best friends, or relatives suits you just fine. Since you're a creature of habit, you may enjoy keeping up with a tradition, like ordering your favorite meal at that tried-and-true special occasion spot. Though, you certainly wouldn't balk at experimenting with certain sensual pleasures (like seeing a burlesque show or getting a couple's massage at a spa).
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
You're naturally adventurous, as a fire sign ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck. That said, you may very well be a fan of going big or going home! This could mean booking travel for a quick but thrilling weekend getaway, going for an ambitious hike with your partner, tasting wines you've never tried before, or indulging in exotic cuisine. Basically, any plan that allows you to broaden your horizons and learn with your loved one is sure to satiate your endless appetite for new experiences!
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
As an earth sign ruled by taskmaster planet Saturn, you're innately pragmatic and your work ethic is intense. It could be tough for you to put professional projects and/or the kids' to-dos on the backburner to let loose on V-Day, but you deserve R&R, as well! Maybe that takes the form of a spa day, restorative time spent in nature, or chill brunch—not on the actual holiday, but over the weekend. No matter what plan you pick, you could find that being present feels rejuvenating, especially once you're back to your daily grind.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
You're an air sign known for your free-spirited, friendly nature, ruled by revolutionary Uranus. For that reason, you would likely spend the holiday doing something unconventional, thought-provoking, and/or humanitarian, like seeing a documentary, exploring a science museum, patronizing a local business, participating in a charity event, or even throwing or attending an anti-Valentine's Day party with a lively, diverse group of friends. As long as the activity fosters your ability to express yourself in your signature, unique way, you're sure to feel stimulated and satisfied.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
As a water sign ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams, you're innately romantic and perhaps even a little dramatic sometimes. This often translates to a love of theater, music, dance, film, or art, so you're sure to enjoy taking in any of those art forms with your partner or friends. And yes, you're probably fantasizing about that perfectly rich, sensual Valentine's Day meal featuring your favorite red wine or fancy pastry. Allowing yourself to indulge (without guilt!) is the key to a sweet, memorable time. Yes, you completely deserve it!