Valentine’s Day is upon us, along with the pressure to prove our feelings with material objects. But this date can also inspire us to push back. To untangle ourselves from the shopping mall rush. And insist on the kind of love that doesn’t need a marketing pitch or box of chocolates.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s with besties, beloveds, or your own sweet self, here are some ideas of what to do with each sign to make your time together all the more connected and enchanted.
Tip: Check the CHANI app or our online chart tool to learn what sign your natal Venus is in — then check the Venus signs of the ones you love. In astrology, there’s one planet dedicated to love, and that’s Venus. As you move through this post, read the signs associated with these placements, not just Sun and rising signs. After all, it’s your Venus that opens a window into the ways you love, desire, and feel recognized in partnership.
Please feel free to read any or all of the following horoscopes for the Sun, Moon, Venus and rising signs of yourselves and your loved ones.
Aries & Aries Rising
Do something, anything, new together. Let them lead the way. Invite them to ditch their calendar for the day, and tag along for all of the activities and social plans they’ll pack into their schedule anyway. Be daring together. Try out new hot sauces. Plant garlic bulbs. Go surfing or visit an area of town you’ve never been to before. Give each other hot oil massages. Bring them flowers you find growing on your way to their home. Remind them it’s always possible to rest.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
Treat them to their favorite home-cooked meal. Turn off their morning alarm before they wake up. Make their favorite coffee or tea. Thank them for reminding you how to slow down. Visit a plant nursery together and touch all the leaves. Learn how to weave friendship bracelets. Go outside without a set plan. Find a quiet place under a tree. Read next to each other. Hold hands. Listen to a music album from start to finish. Bring them soft, big flowers. Draw them a bath. Tell them all the ways they add beauty to your world.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Ask what they’re thinking about at this exact moment. Ask what friends they want to see and what things they want to do — then triple-book yourselves accordingly. Wear matching glitter. Snuggle up with a crossword or the daily Wordle. Start your own two-person book club. Get lost in a park or a new area of town together. Remind them they don’t have to do everything all at once. Then go do everything all at once anyway.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Cook together. Gather friends for a shared meal. Bring them soft stones or beach glass that you find. Visit the water together. If you can’t, run them a bath with salts, essential oils, loose petals, and candles. Tell them your secrets. Read each other’s tea leaves. Make them a homemade card and send it by snail mail, even if you live in the same city. Tuck them in to their favorite blankets. Remind them there’s nowhere they need to be other than right here.
Leo & Leo Rising
Bring them flowers as yellow as the Sun. Spend your day outside. If it’s cloudy, make your own light — fill your space with candles, string up fairy lights, and slice a mango together. Make your own two-person dress code (color palette: gold). Ask them what they want to create and spend the day working on that project. Hand them the mic at karaoke. Accept their compliments. Double-dare each other. Hold their hand. Notice what’s special about them and let them know.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Turn your phone notifications off. Bring them fresh herbs, wildflowers, and branches. Clean your space meticulously and invite them home. Write a handwritten letter about what you cherish about them. Include footnotes. Remind them that they are enough. Tell them multiple times throughout the day. Re-pot plants together. Take a field trip to your local library, independent bookstore, or museum. Geek out. Ask if you can see their spreadsheets. Play scrabble together. Read out loud to each other before falling asleep.
Libra & Libra Rising
Play dress up together. Admire the colors in the sky. Visit a local art gallery and ask them what they think. Then listen. Take them to a flower shop. Let them create their own bouquet. Browse the poetry section of a local bookstore. Drizzle honey on their fruit. Ask their opinion on everything. Remind them to trust their own decisions. Go somewhere bustling at night. Find a disco ball to dance under. Hug them often.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Treat your time together like a heart-to-heart. Get into the messy bits and the thoughts that keep you up at night. Trace each other’s tattoos. Freewrite together and share out loud. Draw them a bath with salts and crimson candles. Paint each other’s nails. Visit a herpetarium and chat up the snakes. Get your palms read together. Make a secret handshake. Share the ways their love brings you closer to your own humanness. Cast a spell together. Read to them until they fall asleep.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Give them a paper map, a disposable camera, or an empty notebook. Explore anywhere the wind will push through their hair. Go horseback riding. Try out a new restaurant or recipe. Set up a massive area to paint and get messy. Blast their favorite dance tunes. Read philosophy texts together. Gift them a soap box. Remind them that home is where their heart is on any given day — and you want to be with them wherever that may be. Tell them as many times as they need.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Tend to their garden. Draw up a plan for an elaborate multi-course meal. Remind them it’s okay if they don’t complete their checklist. Sleep in together. Make them coffee or breakfast in bed. Go thrift-shopping. Flip through photos of bygone eras. Track the dust collecting on the lamps. Sift through piles of old records. Find a treasure together. Get an ice cream cone in the middle of the day. Ask how you can support them here and now. Anticipate their needs before they try to satisfy yours.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Watch documentaries in search of extraterrestrial life. Accompany them down astrophysics YouTube wormholes. Invite them outside before the Sun goes down. Search for blue and white flowers together. Find a new and complex recipe to attempt. Be their sous-chef. Ask about their feelings. If they answer with what they’re thinking, ask again. Tell them their vulnerability looks good on them. Play brain games together. Eat breakfast for dinner, and vice versa. Hold their hand more often than they reach for yours.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Ask them what they dreamt last night. Press your foreheads together and see if you can read each other’s minds. Make them a bath filled with petals, salts, and essential oils. If there isn’t a bathtub around, encourage them to take a luxurious shower. If you can make it to the ocean, do. Write each other’s names in the sand. Watch rom-coms. Read tarot cards together. Tell them how worthy they are. Then tell them again. Leave love notes in places they’ll find later.