Astrology can provide insightful, unique ideas for dating, especially when comparing the stereotypes of the twelve Zodiac Signs and how to impress them. While students of Astrology are aware that individuals are composed of a collection of influences-the entire natal chart versus just the sun sign-even those who do not study the teachings of the Zodiac Signs can employ the fundamental attributes of the twelve signs to provide a memorial, amusing date night.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
The Rams are spontaneous, competitive, energetic members of the Zodiac, and are typically easy to entertain when allowed to enjoy any of those traits. A date which incorporates a healthy amount of competition between the couple, such as miniature golf or darts at the local pub, is often a hit with Aries; alternatively, a date which allows the couple to compete with other people as a team is an even greater combination. Capitalize on the high level of energy the Mars-ruled Rams often enjoy and plan a date of bowling, dancing, or anything similar against other couples to lend a sense of unity with your Aries partner.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
The Bulls are a sensual group among the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and they enjoy good food, great company, and a relaxing atmosphere. If romance is on the agenda, consider combining these typical affinities of Taurus to woo the object of your affection. Plan a date with your Venus-ruled significant other which allows for a mellow, intimate feel-cooking at home with candlelight, a private picnic in the country, or even a secluded booth with delicious food in a nice restaurant. Allow the Taurus to set the pace of the date; the Bulls tend to be leisurely and even reserved when romancing, and many refuse to be rushed.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
The Twins are often bouncing bundles of energy, brightly colored and highly talkative, like songbirds flittering from tree to tree. They enjoy a high amount of stimulation, both intellectually and entertainment-wise, so a date packed to the brim with exciting and unexpected events is a sure hit with Mercury-ruled Gemini. The Twins can enjoy loud, chaotic locations better than some members of the Zodiac, so a crowded concert or party is a viable option, whereas a silent theatre only tempts them to talk throughout the show. Alternatively, if such high-energy options are not your style, accompany your Gemini to an exotic art show or book lecture, then grab a bite to eat after and let them talk for hours.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
The Crabs are traditionally viewed as homebodies, preferring the comfort and safety of places where they are intimately familiar with the setting. However, modern Lady Crabs are often advocates for women’s lib and feminism, and thus don’t appreciate being resigned to cooking dinner for a date night-nor do they need you to hold open the door for them, or pull out their chair. If your Crab is the stay-at-home type, consider cooking them dinner or ordering in an exotic cuisine they have never tried. Should your date be of the latter sort of the Moon-ruled, allow her to choose the events of your next date night-giving her free reign signifies your trust in her opinions.
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The Lions are typically seen to be warm, affectionate, proud people who appreciate being appreciated above many other traits in a partner. Planning a date which intentionally caters to the whims of the Sun-ruled is a quick way to curry favor; a movie in their favorite genre, dinner at their favorite restaurant, a concert with their favorite band or type of music. A date which showcases your Leo’s skills, such as dancing or karaoke, can also work nicely. Many members of this Zodiac sign enjoy dressing up for a night on the town, showing off their date and themselves, so higher-end date locations are often a sound choice for wooing the Lions.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
The Virgins, much like their fellow earth signs Taurus and Capricorn, enjoy an intimate setting while on a date, and they appreciate both sensual delights and good food. Unlike the Bulls, Virgo can create an intimate, personal atmosphere even within a populated setting, creating a pocket of interaction with everyone else on the sidelines. When wooing your Mercury-ruled Virgo, walk the line between a social setting and staying home by treating them to a walk through a botanical garden, a wine tasting class, or a showing of a classic romance movie at the local theatre.
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Libra, the Venus-ruled sign of the Scales, is one of the most social signs of the Zodiac. They enjoy interacting with people, making new acquaintances, and both showing-off and being shown-off by their partners. Take your Libra to a social gathering; a museum opening, a cocktail party, or a show at a local art gallery-they will appreciate the culture-infusion at these events. Libra enjoys being the center of attention, and most of them want the attention of their date to remain squarely on them for the majority of the evening. So, strut your stuff with the Scales on your arm, and watch them light up the room.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio is the sign of the Scorpion, and few members of the Zodiac have such a dangerous reputation. Regarded as highly sexual, passionate and vengeful, Scorpios are too often dismissed as being a playing-with-fire relationship scenario. The Pluto-ruled Scorpions crave stimulation, whether in solving mysteries or fiery intimacy, and wooing a Scorpio is a delicate balance of catering to those cravings and challenging them enough to keep their attention. Discuss the mysteries of the universe over exotic cuisine, catch a suspenseful movie or a documentary about the theories of Big Foot or The Bermuda Triangle, or plan a personalized scavenger hunt which leads to a delicious–and unknown–prize.
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
The Archers, who are depicted as a Centaur, often walk the line between enjoying refined, civilized outlets-and energetic, exciting primal endeavors. More importantly, the Jupiter-ruled march at the beat of their own drummer, and they value independence and individuality very highly. Never try to coerce your Sag into living by someone else’s rules; instead, celebrate their open-minded nature by taking them to see a foreign film, attending a political rally or a reading of a controversial book. If you prefer to stay at home, open a bottle of wine and discuss philosophy with your Archer-or indulge in some playful sparring over a card game, such as strip poker.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
The Sea Goats enjoy the finer things in life, and appreciate indulging in expensive cuisine, luxury surroundings and exclusive activities, such as closed movie premieres, the opening night of the newest chic restaurant, and such. If you can’t give your Saturn-ruled date the red carpet experience, appease the Capricorn desire to be envied by treating them to a class in a special skill, such as pastry arts or stained glass; your Sea Goat will appreciate having a new conversation piece for their home. Keeping in mind the interests of your Capricorn partner will afford an even more personal touch to the events planned, which both genders of the Zodiac sign will enjoy.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
The Water Bearers are a zany, creative Zodiac sign who constantly crave the unusual and odd. Similarly social to their fellow Air Signs Libra and Gemini, Aquarius are perfectly comfortable in a crowded setting full of strangers, and they often appreciate art and culture. Woo your Uranus-ruled love by surprising them with strange cuisine, obscure vintage movies, or abstract and ‘taboo’ local attractions–a historical, haunted house or tea leaf reading by a gypsy are both great opportunities to amuse your Aquarius date with the unexpected and weird.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
The Fish are an intuitive, creative and emotional member of the Zodiac, and often the Neptune-ruled prefer relaxing, serene atmospheres over the chaotic and bustling settings favored by the most social of the twelve signs. They often enjoy the mysterious and unusual, but have an appreciation for light-hearted entertainment. Surprise your Pisces with tickets to see a comedy or play, buy passes to an amusement park or carnival, or attend a magic show. Steal private moments between the acts to lavish affection on your Pisces, or pull them aside for a moment of one-on-one interaction, to promote the intimacy many of the Fish crave.