Well, it’s February 14th this Sunday and it’s a good time to use astrology to help us find a gift for our loved ones!
I have some suggestions for suitable gifts and trips out for your loved one based on their zodiac sign. I’ve stayed away from the classic flowers, chocolates, underwear and meal out suggestions because I’d like to do something a bit different – the sun is in Aquarius, the sign that likes to shake it up.The trips out suggestions are things you can do together.
Valentine’s ideas – through the zodiac
Aries – March 20th – April 19th
These folks are usually active and like to be first, they also enjoy excitement; so how about something adventurous like a day or a trip to a theme park to embrace their inner child and scream like a girl on the big rides! If they are not quite so outdoorsy they may prefer a shopping trip to get the first edition of their favourite new game or a new season outfit. As long as they are ahead of the crowd they’ll be happy!
Taurus April 20th – May 20th
These people are traditional, comfort loving creatures who are often artistic and creative. They may like a picture or ornament to decorate their home. They are sensual so a massage should go down well. A trip out to a craft fair to see what other people make and to look at lots of exciting fabrics and materials would also prove popular; so should a day’s workshop where they can get hands on and creative. Suggestions include painting, applique and knitting.
Gemini May 21st – June 20th
Witty and light hearted Geminis are not usually keen on overblown romantic gestures; they can easily regard it as slushy. A poem (assessed for slush) may go down well; maybe one you have written yourself, or if you’d like a ready-made one I suggest the aptly named Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. They usually have a whole range of interests so a relevant specialist magazine would be a good choice. For a trip out they would like something fast paced and entertaining like a poetry slam or a comedy club would be a good option.
Cancer- June 21st to July 21st
Cancerians tend to be home loving and family orientated with a passion for food. Suitable gifts include a framed photo of both of you together or a cook book so they can practise their culinary skills. A visit to the seaside would make a great day out; Cancerians tend to have an affinity to the sea, even when it is cold and windswept, as long as they can have their creature comforts when they get home! A browse around a farmers’ market looking at and sampling lots of locally produced food would be good too.
Leo – July 22nd- August 21st
These people enjoy luxury, so a high quality personalised gift would go down well. This could be bought, such as a bespoke piece of jewellery or something individually crafted by you just for them should hit the spot. They also enjoy being pampered so hair care products are suitable. A trip to a theatre or a night dancing at a club would appeal to their love of drama.
Virgo – August 22nd- September 21st
Virgos can get a bit tense at times, and are usually practical but with a hidden sensitivity, therefore, something to help them relax would be appreciated. Try giving them organic hand cream or a selection of essential oils. They like to be active so may enjoy a day out cycling in the countryside, or a visit to a garden where they can impress you with their knowledge of plants.
Libra – September 22nd – October 21st
These graceful, sociable people enjoy the finer things in life, they like to look, feel and smell good, so perfume or aftershave would go down well , so would scented candles to give a luxurious ambiance to their home. They enjoy elegance so a trip to an art gallery followed by afternoon tea in a stylish café would be an ideal way to treat a Libra.
Scorpio – October 22nd-November 21st
Scorpios are renowned for being intense, private and sexy. Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to their love of drama and mystery. (Is the Milk Tray Man a Scorpio?) They would probably appreciate a good thriller or a pair of glamorous sunglasses which would give them an enigmatic air. A ghost walk would be an appropriate trip out so would a weekend to a mystery destination, particularly if is just the two of you somewhere secluded. It’s probably best to let them know they are going away; they may not be too keen on a total surprise.
Sagittarius November 22nd to December 21st
These freethinkers enjoy learning and travelling. Books usually go down well or any gift from a different and interesting culture. They love going to new places and the journey is part of the fun so a trip away to a new place would be great for them, particularly one where they can learn – a museum would be ideal. They also enjoy the great outdoors; pony trekking in the countryside should appeal to them.
Capricorn December 22nd to January 20th
Capricorns are not usually overly demonstrative; however, they appreciate practical demonstrations of love such as loyalty and politeness. They like good quality items which will last, such as crystals or warm snugly woollen scarves and jumpers. Plastic hearts and shiny balloons will probably go down like the proverbial lead one. They are likely to enjoy time with you doing interesting things and can be quite adventurous at times. Try taking them to a climbing wall, or if they (or you) don’t have a head for heights then an old historical building with plenty to explore such as a cathedral or castle would be good.
Aquarius – January 21st – February 18th
These individualists are likely to appreciate something different and unusual, perhaps a one off item made by you or a new electronic gadget they have seen online. They like to keep abreast of the new and to be challenged and inspired. Suitable places to take them would be somewhere unusual like a folly or the latest installation at a science and technology museum.
Pisces – February 19th – March 20th
Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to Pisceans, a day of romance and mystery, what could be better for these sensitive souls? A CD of romantic music or a bottle of their favourite tipple is likely to be a good gift– check this first, but I don’t know many teetotal Pisceans. Suitable trips out are a visit to an aquarium or an evening at a musical concert.