Your Valentine’s Day Plans Sorted, According to Your Zodiac Sign
By Amelia Quint
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year the universe has good news for your date plans! You’ll be able to enjoy it no matter where you are, whether it’s a walk in the park or something way more intimate.
That’s because astrology’s attraction planets, Venus and Mars, align this Valentine’s Day to give everyone’s plans a stellar boost—and with magnetic Pluto nearby, you’re even more likely to draw in that special someone. All three planets have a huge role to play when it comes to love and lust, but when you put them together, the chemistry is off the charts. Venus flirts and charms, while energizing Mars gets your heart racing in the best way possible. It’s already a surefire recipe for romance, but when you add intense Pluto to the mix, things go from warm and cozy to hot and spicy real fast.
Fortunately, all the action is happening in Capricorn, the sign of patience and long-term satisfaction. Yes, it’ll be a night to remember, but it’s also building up to a relationship breakthrough with lasting results. It’s the same sign that hosted this winter’s Venus retrograde in close quarters with Pluto, so this Valentine’s Day could be the antidote to any difficult situations that came up over the holidays. Plus, fiery Mars burns hottest in Capricorn, so trust that it’ll melt both your heart and your crush’s too.
So, what’s the best way to celebrate this romantic moment? Ahead, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day plans sorted, according to your star sign!
Aries | Truth or dare
You’re not exactly shy to begin with, and with Venus and Mars synced up in your publicity zone, you’re feeling downright audacious this Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ll decide to make a relationship Instagram official, or muster up the courage to ask someone out. You’re ready for them to see the real you, so try playing an old-school game of truth or dare with your partner. Start out with sweet questions, then once you’re both feeling it, try turning up the heat with an unexpected dare.
Taurus | Fine dining
You’re the zodiac’s connoisseur of good food, great wine, and even better company—and thanks to Venus and Mars aligned in your exploratory ninth house this Valentine’s Day, you’re ready to sample some new fare. Whether you get reservations at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, take a culinary class, or cook something together at home, few things are as intimate as having a new sensory experience together. After this, you’ll both have a delicious memory to savor!
Gemini | Share a secret
There’s nothing you love more than a deep conversation, and with Venus and Mars together in your confidential eighth house, don’t be surprised if both you and your match are ready to reveal a few secrets. You could take them to a hidden local gem for a chat over coffee or speakeasy-style drinks, and while you’re there, try really getting to know each other by diving into the provocative questions on the famous Proust Questionnaire. By the end of the night, you’ll be intimately acquainted—and if you’re ready for it, maybe in more ways than one!
Cancer | Party like it’s 1999
It’s no secret that you’re more sentimental than most, so with Venus and Mars aligned in your partnership zone this Valentine’s Day, take a romantic stroll down memory lane! Watch a favorite childhood movie together, dance to the music you loved back in the early 2000s, and add a few retro activities to the itinerary, like roller-skating. If you’ve been coupled up for a while, make a playlist of nostalgic songs that mean something to both of you for maximum effect.
Leo | Spa day
You’ve been working hard lately, and Venus and Mars together in your healthy sixth house this Valentine’s Day is your cue for both you and your partner to take a rest and recover from the demands of your busy schedules. A spa day (or night) is just what the doctor ordered, whether you book in for a couple’s massage or stay home and treat yourselves to face masks. Or, get your endorphins flowing with a hike to somewhere with a gorgeous view.
Virgo | Old-school romance
With Venus and Mars together in your pleasure sector this Valentine’s Day, the stars are aligned for peak romance. It’s one of the best combinations for your love life, so get ready for first-date butterflies, no matter how long you’ve known each other. Go all in with flowers, chocolate, and cute handwritten notes. For date night, opt for the classic dinner-and-a-movie combination, and be sure to pick a film that’ll set a sensual mood. After that, get ready for cinematic sparks to fly.
Libra | Cozy night in
Your glamorous sign usually loves a night on the town, but with Venus and Mars syncing up in your home sector this Valentine’s Day, you’ll have more fun with a cozy night in. Whether you opt for your place or theirs, cuddling up on the couch for one of your favorite films or a game night somehow feels more intimate than going out. Share your go-to snacks and introduce them to your pets; you might be surprised just how much closer you feel afterwards.
Scorpio | Put it in writing
This Valentine’s Day, Venus and Mars joining in your communication zone means it’s time to tell your crush how you feel! It’s not always easy for your guarded sign to open up, but you’ll be so glad you did. Your online flirting game will be especially strong now, so get your reaction gifs and one-liners ready to go. Alternate scenario? If you’ve been together for a while, try writing your partner a letter. It can be as short and sweet as you like—just let your voice shine through, and they’ll love hearing your story.
Sagittarius | Treat yourself
Your bohemian sign usually rebels against greeting card holidays like Valentine’s Day, but with Venus and Mars aligned in your luxurious second house, why not enjoy it? It’s the perfect moment for you and your partner to treat yourselves to something indulgent, whether that’s a fancy hotel room, a night at the theater, or just a rich dessert. Let your partner spoil you and vice versa. It feels good to give and receive gifts, and don’t doubt for a second that you’re worthy of it.
Capricorn | Find your muse
With Venus and Mars synced up in your sign for Valentine’s Day, your charisma is at an all-time high. Whatever your date night plans, the chemistry will be effortless—all you have to do is be yourself. It’s also a great alignment for creativity, so go somewhere where you and your partner will be surrounded by inspiration. Walk the galleries at a local art museum, or take a virtual tour of one you’ve both always wanted to visit. Either way, the stars are aligned to make your celebration a masterpiece.
Aquarius | Out of this world
Is it real life, or just a fantasy? Thanks to Venus and Mars getting together in your dreamy twelfth house on Valentine’s Day, your date night is all set to feel totally otherworldly. Try reading one another’s astrology charts or tarot cards, or get a reading from a pro. You could even have your palms read and find out what the future might hold. Or, keep it simple with some good old-fashioned stargazing at a planetarium, observatory, or just a seat on the porch.
Pisces | Group date
Valentine’s Day is usually a couples-only holiday, but with Venus and Mars linking arms in your groups sector, the more the merrier. You and your partner could host a potluck dinner or Zoom happy hour for your whole social circle. Or, you could use this opportunity to introduce your crush to your friend group and get their stamp of approval on your budding romance. With both attraction planets supporting you, you can trust that there’ll be good vibes all around!