If you ever want to do it all and impress your partner with a fun date or romantic gesture, you might want to let their zodiac sign inspire a few ideas. After all, every sign tends to have character traits and things that they value, in life and in relationships. And making those things a priority can end up being quite meaningful.
âIn general, signs tend to notice two things: the things they like and the things they like,â Emily Ridout, MA, a professional yoga and astrology teacher, told Bustle. And if you can get right to the heart of what matters most to them, all kinds of them will feel seen and understood.
For example, water signs tend to value emotional connections, so you can focus on that when planning a special night out. “Besides, it wouldn’t hurt […] to riff on these ideas, âsays Ridout.
While you can focus on a particular idea, the main focus should always be spending time together and doing things that bring you together. And that may mean personalizing each of the ideas below for them and your relationship. With that in mind, here are some sweet ways to impress your partner,
according to their sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Join them for their favorite hobby
âAries energy is a true leader, and nothing will rock Aries in your life like joining them for their favorite activity,â Ridout said. It could mean going on a hike or surprising them with a couple’s cooking class – as long as it means doing something they love, together.
âIf this is unfamiliar territory for you, let them show you their favorite hobby,â says Ridout. âWhether it’s a sport, an art or even growing houseplants, they’re sure to have fun showing you the ins and outs of what they love. In addition, you will have a warm and enthusiastic person to show you around this new activity (he is probably an expert). “
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Surprise them with food
Nothing will melt their heart more to impress a Taurus than showing up at their doorstep with their favorite takeaway in hand. So the next time they mention their favorite meal, you might just want to go out and offer it to them. âMake sure you’re lavish,â says Ridout. Get the extra avocado for example, and lots of sauce.
You can even go one step further and make the evening even more special with a few additions. âDo they have any special things they like with a meal? Maybe a movie or even just their favorite dessert? Bring them too,â says Ridout.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Plan an exciting date
Since Geminis love to talk and have fun, you can impress them by remembering what they’re saying and then turning it into a
date idea, Ridout says. For example, if they mentioned that they really like a band, see if you can get tickets to a show. Or if they’ve mentioned a great new restaurant, make reservations. This combination shows you hear them and make an effort to have fun, which is a sure-fire way to impress them.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): pamper them
Cancers are homeowners who love nothing more than relaxing at home, which is why pampering them can be such a beautiful gesture. âCancer energy tends to go through the day feeling sensitive, while protecting itself with that hard shell,â says Ridout. “Give them a spa night filled with beautiful scents and a long deep tissue massage. They will be in awe of your support and will feel seen and heard for who they really are.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Talk About It
Leo likes to be the center of attention, so if you want to impress your partner, go ahead and talk to them the next time you go out with friends, says Ridout. For example, you could casually bring up a project they’ve been working on and let your friends know the details.
Your partner will be glad you mentioned it. They will be happy to know that you are listening and happy to share their success with the group.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Compliment them
Virgo focuses on the details of life and always notices what is going on around them. So, to impress your partner, you might want to show that you notice them too.
You can do this by complimenting something they’ve done recently that you’ve really enjoyed, says Ridout, like the way they’ve handled a situation or organized an aspect of your life.
These are things that often go unnoticed, but still mean a lot to a Virgo. Complimenting them will show that you are listening to their life, perhaps in a way that they might not have expected.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): cook a fancy dinner
Libra values ââbeauty and ease. And sometimes, nothing can be more beautiful – or heartwarming – than a home-cooked meal. So if you are in the mood to impress your partner and have a few ingredients on hand, this may be the right thing to do.
For maximum effect, try to make it “tasty, colorful, and bathed in the perfect lighting,” says Ridout. Don’t be afraid to light a few candles and really set the mood. You could even put on a disc while you eat and then offer them for dessert.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): write a love letter
Scorpios have a deep knowledge of what goes unsaid, says Ridout, which is why it can be so meaningful for them to have a physical representation of your innermost thoughts – in the form of a note of love.
You can slip one into their pocket before work or leave it at home. Anything that seems fair. Just be sure to look into your emotions when writing the note, Ridout says, and let them know how you feel.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Plan a getaway
Sagittarius is all about doing new and exciting things. So to wow and amaze them, you might want to plan a surprise getaway.
You know them best, so decide if they’ll appreciate knowing a few days in advance, or if they’d be delighted with a
real surprise. Then set the dates.
âWhen planning, think about what would be the most fun for them,â says Ridout. Even if you are just taking a day trip out of town, they will really appreciate the change of scenery and the effort you put into understanding this aspect of their personality.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Schedule a date for the middle of the week
Capricorn values ââcareer and success, and yet they still have a soft, vulnerable side that appreciates a romantic date, Ridout says. And that’s why nothing can convince them more than doing something special in the middle of the week.
By giving them time to slow down and treat them to dinner or a movie, you’ll send them the message that they’re still a top priority. And it can be incredibly meaningful when the two of you are so busy.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Donate on their behalf
âAquarius energy loves justice for all, and nothing says that like showing that you care about them and others,â says Ridout, âTake the time to listen to them on a topic that interests them, then donate to this cause. “
Are they concerned about the environment? Find an organization that helps clean up the oceans, for example, then introduce them to the news. âBonus points if you can personalize the donation,â she says. “It doesn’t have to be a lot of money, it’s the idea that counts.”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Volunteer together
Since Pisces is such an extremely empathetic sign, your partner will really appreciate doing something that helps others. See if you can plan a date when you can volunteer together, says Ridout, perhaps by going to a shelter to walk the dogs.
Anything that helps those in need will make Pisces feel right at home. And it can also be a connection for both of you. âA real Pisces knows that love deepens the more it is shared,â she says. “Share the love with others to deepen the love within your relationship.”
By tuning into what your partner values ââmost and making it a priority in your relationship, you are sure to impress them. And most importantly, strengthen your connection.