Feb. 14 marks the day that Cupid aims its arrows at our hearts and urges us to jump into love. No matter if you’re rolling solo, have a crush, or are committed to a long-term partner, it’s important to give TLC to the most important person in your life on Valentine’s Day — that is, yourself.
And the astrology of Valentine’s Day 2023 is encouraging you to do exactly that. For starters, the emotional moon in bold fire sign Sagittarius presents a sense of optimism; we’ll feel self-assured and ready to embrace our passions. Meanwhile, Mars (planet of vitality, energy, and aggression) in Gemini and Pluto (planet of sex and transformation) in Capricorn share a minor astrological aspect that intensifies our sex appeal. The caveat is that power struggles may ensue, making it important to keep it lighthearted — perhaps by opting for a fun Valentine’s Day activity vs. something intense and intimate — to compensate and mediate the energy. The following day, Venus and Neptune align in Pisces, heightening our desire for romance and companionship.
All in all, the astrology of Valentine’s Day 2023 is whimsical, intoxicating, and fierce — and definitely not for the faint of heart. Here’s what your 2023 Valentine’s Day horoscope is highlighting for you, according to your zodiac sign. Read your horoscope first according to your rising sign, then according to your sun sign. For the full picture of your love life this year, be sure to read your zodiac sign’s 2023 love horoscope and 2023 sex horoscope, too.
Aries (March 21–April 19) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
Your head has been in the clouds lately, Aries, so it may feel really important to you to create a night to remember for you and your partner this Valentine’s Day. There’s a good chance you’re craving or planning an exciting, out-of-the-ordinary evening that your partner will dream about for years to come. The moon in Sagittarius is urging you to embrace an activity that’s cool and romantic, but off the beaten path and simplistic in nature. Perhaps in nature, too. Grabbing a blanket and heading out to the park to watch the stars with your crush or significant other will satisfy the whimsical and tender part of this evening’s vibe. Bonus points if you can name a few of the constellations and warm their hearts with hot cocoa as well as some extra body heat.
Taurus (April 20–May 20) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
Love has felt like a roller coaster for you lately, Taurus, which is why you’re likely going back to basics for your Valentine’s Day plans. As the most indulgent and sensual zodiac signs, your romantic needs are simple: all you want is good company (which can be met by hanging out with another or by having alone time), perhaps some thoughtful presents, and a bit of physical touch. Add just the right amount of decadence and passion to your Valentine’s plans by, for example, spending sunset enjoying a romantic toast to the future, followed by a fulfilling meal, and sexy time in the boudoir. Whether you decide to spend this time solo or with company, the one thing certain is that pleasure is on the menu.
Gemini (May 21–June 21) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
Real talk: you’re opting out of the Valentine’s Day hype in 2023, mostly because your current relationship status is likely in a state of limbo. This year, you’re not looking to celebrate or throw a big bash like you usually do, since drama in your relationship (or situationship) and at work is exhausting every bone in your body. Instead, you’re wanting a relaxing wine night at home with a few friends to rejuvenate yourself. Having your crew around while playing games and applying face masks will bring joy to your heart. Be forewarned that the evening may progress to tarot readings about the future and social media stalking of exes. It’s all in good fun.
Cancer (June 22–July 22) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
You totally want the traditional dinner and roses scenario, Cancer — just with a twist. After having a lovely meal at a posh romantic restaurant with your pals or boo, head out for a night of dancing. Find a hot spot to bust a move, and let your hair down. Whether it’s a dive bar, classy club, or local haunt, you’ll have a great time getting down on Valentine’s Day and proving to your date, friends, or yourself that you’re not a wallflower. Let go of your inhibitions, and dance the night away under your celestial ruler, the waning gibbous moon. If you’re partnered up, doing so will deepen the intimacy between you and your boo.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
When it comes to declarations of the heart, you believe bigger is always better, Leo. And, being that your moods have been a handful lately, you may want to take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to show your crush or partner how deep your love is. This means that you’ll be giving (or receiving!) life-size cards filled with over-the-top poetry, multiple bouquets of flowers, or piles of sweets. Perhaps you won’t only receive things from a partner, but also from friends and family. A kiss atop the Empire State Building (to follow the theme of your fave rom-com, “Sleepless in Seattle”) will keep your heart beating fast. In case you can’t make it to NYC, choose the most iconic romantic hot spot in your town or city and go all out with lively music, decorations, and maybe even fireworks — inside or outside the bedroom.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
For you, this romantic holiday marks the beginning or renewal of a beautiful partnership, Virgo. Prepare to dive deeper into your relationship on this day and make a commitment (or recommitment), thanks to the Neptunian presence in the cosmos. If you’re planning a first date tonight, you could find yourself connecting to them in ways you never have before. Think of this as a fated moment — one that’s delivering to you an intoxicating experience that transcends time. (Yes, it’s that intense.) Set your sights on creating an enchanting moment and time with someone special this Valentine’s Day. The stars want you to fall in love right now — and you just can’t help but play along.
Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
It’s been a long time since you’ve done something romantic for your partner, which is why you may be feeling a call to level up, Libra. Since you usually find creative ways to express your innermost sentiments, it makes sense that you’ll craft an amazing poem or painting that shows off your feelings to your crush or SO. Once you present this awesome gift to your partner, you’ll have their heart. After all, there’s nothing cooler and more romantic than being someone’s muse. (Not to mention, the level of preparation and thought speaks volumes.) You’ll want to relish the moment of having your art on display. Take lots of pics to commemorate the special moment.
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
No matter how you celebrate the holiday, know that you’re always hot to trot on Valentine’s Day, Scorpio. The reason being is that you’re perennially in the mood to embrace your carnal and hedonistic urges. Your relationship could use a little fun and experimentation — so go ahead and embrace your desires. Play around. If you’re planning on getting a little naughty on Valentine’s Day but want to go out, perhaps head to a sex museum, a gallery that displays erotic art, or a burlesque show. Not only will you enjoy the show, but it’ll give you lots to talk about with your friends or date. Have a little extra fun in the gift shop picking out a new sex toy or souvenir afterward, then take your inspiration home.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
There’s a chance your relationship(s) have become predictable and need spicing up, Sag. Your adventurous spirit is always looking for exciting ways to spend this romantic holiday, so instead of spending the day or night at home, head out to the next town over or a spot you’ve never been in your local community. This will spark your freedom-loving side while supporting your desire to find or indulge in love. On the way, share a few laughs and philosophize about the meaning of some old-school love songs on your Spotify playlist. But also take some time to connect with yourself and your feelings, perhaps sharing them with your crush or SO. It’ll give you a chance to get to know each other on a deeper level.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
Work drama has likely been standing in the way of one-on-one time with your special someone, Cap. When you do connect (or get some alone time for yourself), you might be too stressed to truly enjoy it. The answer is simple: get touchy by scheduling a luxurious couple’s massage or one for yourself. This will give you the chance to get intimate without having to express your emotions with words (since that may be something you’re particularly good at or don’t enjoy). Sink into bliss knowing that this is healing for your mind, body, and spirit. Let go of all the tension and stress you’re holding within. A shower, hot tub, jacuzzi, or bath for two after the massage will help do the trick in bringing satisfaction and total relaxation your way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
You’ve been putting a ton of pressure on your relationship to ensure it’s perfect, Aquarius. As a result, you may have lost track of shared interests. This Valentine’s Day, reconnect with yourself or your partner through one of those activities. Taking on a hobby like a cooking class or joining a bowling league is ideal right now — with or without a significant other. If you attend any activity as a singleton, you may make a whole new group of friends as a result and even lock eyes with someone you’ll be crushing on for the next few months. And, yes, that budding flirtation has the possibility of becoming something major. Activating your interests through these classes will hold your attention span for months or years to come because you genuinely enjoy what you’re giving your energy to.
Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20) Valentine’s Day Horoscope
For you, Valentine’s Day means embracing any moment you can to have a sweet encounter with your boo — even if that means stealing a few sets of kisses and speaking up with meaningful words. Don’t shy away from PDA showing off your love. Let the world know how lucky you are. Expect to give and get a ton of affection and love throughout the day whenever you’re in the same room as your special someone. This is your chance to secure a happy-ever-after, so feel free to invest yourself in a situation that fulfills your fantasy of what love is supposed to look and feel like — not according to movies or music, but according to you. Your sensitive, water-sign heart will know the way.
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