Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, arriving at the tail end of Aquarius season. This is a time that encourages us to make connections and think deeply about our lives. Thankfully, it’s also a relatively mellow season, but the pressure of V-Day can stress out even the happiest couples.
One way to minimize that stress is to understand how your sweetheart’s zodiac sign expresses love. If you expect flowers and chocolates but they think love means getting the oil changed in your car… well, that’s a mismatch that can cause friction.
One isn’t better than the other, just different. Here’s what you need to know about how each sign shows they care.
Aries is a passionate sign with a strong drive toward action. They’ll (literally) sweep you off your feet on Valentine’s Day! They aren’t traditional romantics and may tease you or even play practical jokes.
When Taurus loves someone, they show it–but won’t necessarily say it. Taurus will cook you a delicious meal, spend time picking out the perfect bottle of wine, and ensure that their home is as comfortable and cozy as possible.
Gemini is a chatty sign who will shower you with compliments, poetry and song lyrics, fun facts, and quotes from favorite movies and TV shows. You might get a love letter from this sign, which is ruled by Mercury, or maybe a stand-up comedy routine. You never know with Gemini!
Cancerians show their love through care. They have photos of the two of you everywhere, including their lock screen. They ask about your day and try to make the world a little bit easier for you. Most of these tender-hearted crabs also show their love through food.
Leo is all about those big, romantic gestures. They’re the type to woo you in public or take you out to a fancy restaurant so that everyone can admire you on their arm. This year, expect lavish praise on social media and lots of photos celebrating your love.
It won’t occur to Virgo to do something special for Valentine’s Day unless you put it on their calendar. Virgo would happily file your taxes or detail your car as a sign of affection. Understand that they mean “I love you” when they do it.
Libra is a people-pleaser who worries about getting things exactly right. They’ll probably stress about creating the perfect Valentine’s Day for their partner and ask you a lot of questions about what you want. Know that it’s just because they truly want you to be as happy as possible.
Scorpio tends to be quite guarded and doesn’t like being sappy, especially in public. Don’t expect big declarations on social media. But when you’re alone together, the intensity and passion of this sign will leave you dizzy.
Sagittarians thrive on spontaneity, which means that planning a romantic day is not one of their strong suits. They may surprise you with something truly delightful on Valentine’s Day… or forget about it entirely and then scramble to make it up to you.
Capricorn is a loyal and devoted sign. They may default to flowers and chocolates because that’s the traditional gift for a Valentine, but their true heart is revealed in how they protect you and take care of you every day.
Aquarius is a wild, free-spirited partner who probably loathes the corporate aspect of Valentine’s Day. Don’t expect a bouquet from them, but they may show you they care in an unexpected way. Making your favorite breakfast, presenting you with a handmade gift, or giving you a massage all mean “I love you.”
Pisces is deeply romantic but also quite shy, even in a committed relationship. They might not be able to put their feelings into words, but they’ll show you with a thoughtful, perhaps handmade, gift.