Valentine’s Day Gifts by the Zodiac Signs
Stumped on gift ideas for that certain significant someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? Let the stars be your guide!
Red is Aries’ color, so go for rubies – real or rhinestones – to bring out the fire in Arien eyes. A fire-engine red, V-8 muscle car may be the gift of your Ram’s dreams, but it does tend to be beyond most of our means. Ariens appreciate gifts that provide an outlet for their abundant Martian energy. Spring for a romantic getaway with lots of physical activity – hiking or rock-climbing allows Aries to blow off steam in romantic environs. We know how much our rushing Ram loves the chase, right? Toasty socks, gloves or a cap will protect beloved Aries from the cold on those early morning runs. Hunting gear will suit those Ariens on the game trail – in red, of course, for safety and because it happens to be the color ruled by this sign.
The secret is out – vocal-chord-ruling Taurus is a closet Broadway star! If a weekend trip to the Great White Way is beyond your means, give the gift that doubles as a sure-fire way to lift your Taurean from Planet Sofa: compact disks with his or her favorite show tunes. Just wait ’til Taurus is home alone. When “Ohhhhhh-klahoma!” rings out from behind closed doors, and your floor shakes with dancing, you’ll know you’ve got one happy song bird!
But who needs secrets with this easy-to please sign? Earthy Taurus literally eats up the creature comforts of this world. Can’t afford the whole recliner chair? Soft cushions are fine; hand-stitched pillows are even better; think satin. More than anyone, Venus-ruled Taureans will appreciate your hand-made creations. The Bull is a softie for flowers, but potted plants keep Taurus in touch with Mother Earth year-round. Bake up some sweets, box and wrap them with a bow.
There is no gift Gemini will appreciate more than the satisfaction of this life-long karmic quest: to find his or her true-twin soul mate. And, that soul mate may be in Gemini’s own back yard! According to esoteric astrology, Gemini is actually ruled by loving Venus. Romantically-involved Geminis will faint for a couples weekend seminar on exploring their love relationships – tasty brain food for the Gemini insatiable curiosity and the hungry Gemini heart! Handwritten Valentines will always win over this word-loving sign.
Airy, brainy Gemini never tires of books. Just make sure your winged-footed one hasn’t already beat you to the bookstore for the latest titles. Better yet, let your gift-ideas accommodate Gemini’s bookishness in comfort. Gazing upon a life-accumulation of books is an essential salve for delicate Gemini nerves. Collapsible bookshelves answer two prime Geminian needs: the never-ending quest for storage space and the need to travel light — as do easily-stackable paperbacks. Decorator bookends of carved wood, pewter, acrylic or sparkling geodes dress up the books at a sensible price.
Easily pegged as the natural parents of the Zodiac, Moon-ruled Cancer will always appreciate kitchen supplies, recipe books, and enrollments in gourmet clubs. Anything to feed and nurture the ones they love. But don’t get this sign wrong – Cancer is actually one of the best travelers of all. The original home-body, the traveling Moon Child knows the secret, like nature’s crab, of carrying home on his or her back. So you can’t go wrong with gifts of travel gear — not just luggage, but luggage carts, personalized suitcase belts, knapsacks and attachable compartments for knapsacks. And if you can, spring for a romantic getaway, where mouth watering delicacies abound — Northern Italy comes to mind.
If a European vacation is more ambitious than what you had in mind, how about a romantic picnic — in your living room? Plus, you can help your Moon Child take the comforts of home on the road! Picnic baskets, plastic dishware and silverware, decorator paper plates and utensils, camping pots and pans, and especially that all-purpose Swiss army knife. Make sure the latter comes with can opener, corkscrew, and bottle opener, or don’t even bother!
I’ve got one word for you. Gold. In any form, in large or small portions. You just can’t go wrong! And yes, gold sequins are fine too — put ’em on a derby hat, and your Leo will find the show where he or she can make that one … singular sensation! A gold sequined jacket, and Leo is the hit of the New Years party.
Now *real* gold paves a spectacular way to the Leonine heart. Just as the regal jungle cat lives and travels in a pride, the Leo native loyally clings to his or her family. The best bet for your Lioness is a golden locket, with pictures of her beloved children, spouse, brothers, sisters, parents, or significant other…. A hand-held, folding gold-plate picture frame fits perfectly in your male Leo’s breast pocket, where he can hold his loved ones close to his heart. Gold-plate picture frames provide lovely display for Leo’s family pride. Theater tickets never fail this drama-loving cat, who will especially love the opportunity to share the experience with someone he or she loves.
Yes, Virgo is a meticulous perfectionist, but don’t cop out with a dust-buster! It’s the ultimate faux pas — to imply your Virgo actually needs this? Woo! Get my smelling salts! Just open the Virgo’s broom closet, and there you’ll see, hanging above the perfectly organized cleaning supplies, a row of four or five dust busters from prior well-intentioned-but-misguided friends.
Lecture over. Sugary-candy is a no-no for natives of this health-minded sign. A romantic pasta dinner satisfies Virgo’s connection to grain. Throw in candle light, red wine and violins playing in the background, and you can make an evening of it!
Now, let’s find an outlet for Virgo’s discerning and analytical mind. Jig saw puzzles are absolutely addictive for this sign, and they provide a diversion for long-extended times together. Stackable puzzle games are great for social fun.
Elegance, subtlety and beauty is the rule for your Libran. Jewel-like hair accessories provide the perfect intimate accent. Fine silken ties are an easy buy for the men. Look for ways to contribute to the harmonious environments your Libran prefers. Scented candles, incense and flowery sachets offer lovely ambiance. Compact disks with the elaborately balanced variations of Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi restore peace and balance to the Libran mind. Heating pads and massagers, in a variety of sizes and prices, bring relaxation and comfort to vulnerable Libran back muscles.
The Venus-ruled Libran is a natural for art objects, but save the Velvet Elvis for your jovial Sagittarian. Start your gift hunting at a craft store, but make sure your purchase will match your Libran’s existing home color scheme. Fine crystal vases offer a distinguished container for flowers, and glass sculpture will match any room. Hand-crafted brass or ceramic candle sticks provide lovely display for those scented candles.
Intense, probing Scorpio is the most mysterious of signs to buy for. The key to this puzzle is to know your Scorpion well enough to let his or her passions guide you. Many Scorpios have an interest in spirituality and mysticism — treat them to a personal reading or report by an astrologer, psychic or card-reader. Valentine’s Day calls for a compatibility reading for both of you, of course! A personal deck of tarot cards, along with a book of interpretations will provide plenty of food for the soul and rich imagery for their fertile imaginations.
Scorpio rules sex, secrets and passion. Take a discrete trip together to one of the upscale adult accessory stores, and you’ll catch an extended glimpse of the delightfully uninhibited side of your Scorpion. Women’s lingerie shops get the Scorpio imagination going, with corresponding impact on the Scorpio blood flow.
Wisdom-seeking Sag enjoys books on religion and philosophy, but a trip to Tibet will always beat the paper version. Beyond your means? Don’t worry — Sagi will get there eventually. You can help by providing the travel gear, prayer beads, altar candles, and foreign language course tapes. A fantasy trip can turn on your Archer as much as the real thing. Then there’s Sag’s love of risk, gambling and adventure — go on an outing to a theme park, Vegas or Atlantic City. Nothing gets the Sag blood flowing more than the big score!
For tangible gifts and clothing, nothing stirs the Sagittarian soul more than the color purple. Jewelry in amethyst adds to Sag’s dazzle and healing abilities. It’s also a nice semi-precious stone for teen Sag. Emerald is good for the adults.
Arien gifts work for Sagittarians, but for different reasons. Athletic Sag enjoys physical exercise – not so much for the glory of conquering a rock cliff, but for the sheer fun and bonding that comes from the shared adventure. Archery and hunting gear promotes the Sagittarian joy of reaching a goal.
Sober and hard-working, Cappy can fool you into buying real-leather desk accessories for his or her office. Don’t fall for that trap! The Goat is actually an old party boy (or girl) from ancient history. You just have to do some reminding choosing the right time (after work) and place (anywhere private) to lavish your Capricorn with earthly delights.
To combat that Capricornian propensity for workaholism, make it more comfortable for him or her to stay at home — where you can work your romantic magic! Cappy appreciates the finer material things; just make sure it’s real but not too flashy: real leather, real silk, real cashmere, real (or real-looking) jewelry. A watch is a natural choice for natives ruled by Saturn, the Great Time-Keeper. But you can bet your Cappy already has a prized — and very very old, possibly heirloom — watch. How ’bout a new real-leather watchband to replace the one that’s been fraying on Cappy’s wrist the last ten years?
Your Aquarian is a natural candidate for electronic gadgets. This may not sound very romantic to you, but these Aquarians are … how shall we say … a bit eccentric. A new (or should I say *another*) computer is the obvious gift, but chances are your Aquarian already has a computer that he or she has customized to perfection. Peripheral add-ons are just as good: modems, zip drives, stereo speakers, recording and mixing devices, digital cameras, monitors, any kind of software programs…. Just go to your local computer super store and go crazy! Or it may be better to give a gift certificate to that computer store — your Aquarian will know what he or she wants.
Aquarians, young and old, are deeply humanitarian — a contribution to their favorite charity or cause will turn their hearts to mush. Try ordering a subscription to the political or scientific journal of your Aquarian’s choice.
This most sensitive sign of the Zodiac will say he or she appreciates whatever you give, so it’s up to you to give the Piscean what he or she really wants. Pisces rules the feet, so a foot massager can’t fail, especially if it’s the carbon model, your hands, for a good, long time. A gift certificate to a footwear store lets your Piscean pick and choose the most comfortable dressing for his or her tootsies, but you should really come along for trip, to keep the giving truly personal. Comfy slippers are another way to give Pisces happy feet during the cold winter months.
A water sign, of course the Fishes love all things aquatic — snorkeling in the Caribbean is always nice, but the snorkel and wet suit is more affordable. How about a membership to a swim club? Piscean children and grown-ups alike will just love a home aquarium – or contribute fish food, filters and water treatment supplies for the aquarium they already have!
Don’t forget that Pisces’ ruler, Neptune, is a higher vibration of loving, creative Venus. Books of poetry and soothing music will thrill your Pisces’ heart. Works of art made by you offer proof of what your Pisces native needs more than anything – your love, attention, and caring.