Here is your September 2023 Horoscope

Mercury may be in retrograde this September but that is not going to change the fact that this Virgo season will be filled with exciting opportunities. Moreover, as Venus retrograde ends on September 4, you can also expect to see your love life take a better turn. Read your September 2023 horoscope to know what this Virgo season has in store for your star sign.

VIRGO (23 August – 22 September)

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Born under the Virgo star sign, you are great at thinking with practicality and logic. While this has made you appear less compassionate around others, this September, some incidents will change the way people perceive you. They will begin to appreciate your thought process and even ask for your opinions and actually take them seriously.

While this sudden change, especially from your partner, may confuse you at the beginning, you should try not to overthink and go with the flow. Your needless suspicions can only have a negative impact but accepting them could benefit your relationship. So, though it may be in your nature to think critically, it is best to set aside that characteristic of yours, at least for the time being.

LIBRA (23 September – 22 October)

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While your past self might have felt discouraged by the many hurdles you have to overcome to taste victory, you are more mature now, so you understand that success does not come easily. This month, you will find happiness in knowing that you have put in your best efforts in the things you do. (Libra of the Month: Atthaphan Phunsawat, Thai Actor, 4 October 1993)

SCORPIO (23 October – 21 November)

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September could turn out to be the most exciting month for you, as you will find yourself involved in projects that you are highly passionate about. In fact, a certain person may be amazed by your expertise and give you an opportunity to advance in your career. If it feels right, just go for it, Scorpio. (Scorpio of the Month: Ryan Gosling, Canadian Actor, 12 November 1980)

Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December)

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You are feeling a sense of despair but now is the time to stay optimistic, Sagittarius. Life can be more exciting for you if you learn to pay attention to the new beginnings in life rather than pondering over what has ended. September is the right time for you to unwind and focus on your health and personal life before you become busy. (Sagittarius of the month: Sebastian Croft, British Actor, 16 December 16)

CAPRICORN (22 December – 19 January)

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Given the planetary alignment this month, you will find September to be less exciting but you may not be very concerned about feeling bored on some days. Your priorities will completely lie in knowing that you have passed each month without any troubles and that you were not involved in any minor or major arguments. (Capricorn of the Month: Kim Taehyung, South Korean Idol, 30 December 1995)

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)

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You will come across a couple of hurdles that would initially discourage you from continuing to work towards your goals. Do not let those minor troubles stop you from focusing on your aspirations because when you see the bigger picture, these recent obstacles will have actually taught you some valuable lessons. (Aquarius of the Month: Tom Hiddleston, British Actor, 9 February 1981)

PISCES (19 February – 20 March)

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Communication is going to be the most vital thing for you, Pisces. Whether it is at work or at home, reminding yourself and letting the people around you know what your true feelings are, will help you and the people around you to resolve issues. September brings you the opportunity to fix any past misunderstandings. (Pisces of the Month: Emily Blunt, British Actress, 23 February 1983)

ARIES (21 March – 19 April)

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You may feel like there is something holding you back, not allowing you to go ahead and do the things you planned. Such intuitions are mostly just in your thoughts. Learn to put your self-confidence in the forefront and it will be easy for you to see significant progress in your life, but try not to get overconfident because that might just work negatively for you. (Aries of the Month: Jim Parsons, American Actor, 24 March 1973)

TAURUS (20 April – 20 May)

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Now is the right time to look at events from this year and reevaluate your past which may give you an awakening that will encourage you to look forward to a better future. If you have been procrastinating certain discussions to avoid conflicts, September will make it easy to have such difficult conversations. (Taurus of the Month: Andria Tayeh, Jordanian Model, 9 May 2001)

GEMINI (21 May – 20 June)

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Previously, you might have reclined from chatting with strangers in fear of being judged or coming off as unlikable. But, this month, you will let go of that shyness and find yourself networking with new people and focusing on growing your career. Besides, you do know how to talk in a way that impresses everyone. (Gemini of the Month: Troye Sivan, South African Singer, 5 June 1995)

CANCER (21 June – 22 July)

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In the last couple of weeks, you were probably focusing on all the things that are missing from your life and that has only made you feel low. Fortunately, your stars are pushing you to be more optimistic and look at all the simple yet great things that you have overlooked recently. Sometimes, bliss comes from within you, Cancer. (Cancer of the Month: Camila Queiroz, Brazilian Actress, 27 June 1993)

Leo (23 July – 22 August)

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September may feel more stressful than you expected it to be, so planning out in advance and following a strict schedule will be both necessary and beneficial for you, Leo. Your proper time management may even make the last week of September much more relaxed and raise your desire to go on a weekend trip to a new destination. (Leo of the Month: Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor, 28 July 1983)

Here is your August 2023 Horoscope

August is quite a special month in astrology as the month brings not one but two blue moons which can have a unique effect on each zodiac sign. Scroll down to read your August 2023 horoscope to learn what this month has in store for you.

Leo (23 Jul – 22 Aug)

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Individuals born under the Leo zodiac sign are natural leaders who attract attention with their flamboyant presence. This August, you may be inclined to make changes in a specific matter that affects you and those in your proximity. Do not hesitate to take the first steps, even if no one has taken any action in the past. Your initiative can inspire others to follow your lead, and the ultimate result will provide a sense of relief.

Fortunately, you have a supportive partner by your side to help you on this journey. Remember that it’s normal for them to expect the same support, even if they don’t ask for it. With this mutual understanding, your relationship can continue to thrive and maybe even improve.

VIRGO (23 August – 22 September)

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You are having second thoughts about the people around you, especially because you feel they don’t encourage you as you do for them. You may be inclined to hang out with new people but keep in mind, it is better not to have high expectations from others. (Virgo of the Month: Zendaya, American Actress, 1 September 1996)

LIBRA (23 September – 22 October)

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You have a certain charm to you that attracts new people leading to new opportunities too. This August, your amicable personality will have people wanting to collaborate with you and if it interests you, you can look forward to the success of these projects. (Libra of the Month: Thanawat Rattanakitpaisarn, Thai Actor, 13 October 1998)

Also Read: The most anticipated movies released this August

SCORPIO (23 October – 21 November)

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Though you may not be ready for it, the universe calls you to make certain decisions. With both your options being equally pleasing, you are worried about the loss that comes with not choosing the other. It is time to focus on what would make you happier so pick the one close to your heart. (Scorpio of the Month: Björk, Icelandic singer-songwriter, 21 November 1965)

SAGITTARIUS (22 November – 21 December)

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When you rethink why you made some choices in life, you would realise that you are onto something productive and though you may not see its outcomes immediately, you will surely one day. Don’t let this dull phase in your life make you feel agitated and discouraged from working towards your goals. (Sagittarius: Jung Wooyoung, South Korean Singer, 26 November 1999)

CAPRICORN (22 December – 19 January)

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You are actually your strictest critic, Capricorn. Some incidents in August may have you thinking that you are not showing your full potential but it is better not to be very hard on yourself and understand that it is essential to prioritise your mental health. (Capricorn of the Month: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese composer, 17 January 1952)

AQUARIUS (20 January – 18 February)

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On a positive note, you, things are going to go undisturbed on the career aspect. However, your love life may see a downfall unless you learn to express your love towards your partner and being subtle is just not enough at least for the time being. (Aquarius of the Month: Alexander Glantz, American Singer-songwriter, 23 January 1995)

PISCES (19 February – 20 March)

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You have found an environment that is ideal for you to succeed and that has allowed you to work without any worries. While such circumstances have pushed you to work hard, so that you can see victory, you may want to slow down and remember that using all your energy now will leave you hopeless in the future. (Pisces of the Month: Catherine O’Hara, Canadian-American Actress, 4 March 1954)

ARIES (21 March – 19 April)

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This month’s planetary position pushes you to have high expectations of yourself and though it may feel daunting at first, it can become your own dose of encouragement once you see that you are more capable than you think you are. Take full advantage of this new-found hope to win big in life. (Aries of the Month: Tristan Tzara, Romanian Poet, 28 April 1896)

TAURUS (20 April – 20 May)

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August could feel like the longest month and it will test your patience as you will find yourself waiting for things to happen. Look at it optimistically and all that extra time gives you more room to prepare better and perform better. (Taurus of the Month: Miranda Kerr, Australian Model, 20 April 1983)

GEMINI (21 May – 20 June)

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You are feeling like you are stuck in a slump with nothing happening the way you planned. Don’t let this despair stop you from working towards your ambitions. Diverting your mind from any negative thoughts you may have, will benefit you significantly. (Gemini of the Month: Ranganathan Madhavan, Indian Actor, 1 June 1970)

CANCER (21 June – 22 July)

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You have discovered your true potential but this turned out to be a double-edged sword for you, Cancer. Now, you are pushing yourself to work even harder and not giving the rest you most certainly need. August could be the right time to take a break and then swing back with full force. (Cancer of the Month: Sofia Vergara, Colombian-American actress, 10 July 1972)

Also Read: Things to do this August in Hong Kong

Your fate this Year of the Tiger 2022

A prosperous year is in the stars – though some animals are likely to prosper more than others. Generally, though, the Year of the Tiger is billed to be an auspicious one, setting an even playing field for all 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Yet, as the balance of energies between yin and yang shifts, unpredictable and often challenging circumstances will arise in the wake of a changing landscape.

The year ahead will find finances, romance and health in flux, but those who are cautious in their investments and choose their friends wisely will be better positioned to profit down the line. If you have the patience and resilience to weather the rocky road ahead, the later months will bring monetary reward and, yes, luck in love.
Here’s what’s on the slate for each animal sign of the Chinese zodiac…

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Tiger
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Since it’s the Year of the Tiger, the self-confident, competitive feline will be in conflict with Tai Sui, the Guardian God of the Year, meaning major life changes are expected for those born under the sign. If marriage and children were not on the cards last year, 2022 may bring a proposal – or a break up. But the fierce feline has also been blessed by the powerful relationship star, which offers hope to singletons looking to settle down. Issues may also arise over health and finances; be cautious, Tigers, when you decide to travel or invest.

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Rabbit
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Under the star of temporary relationships, those born in the zodiac sign of the Rabbit are likely to enjoy a sudden shift in positive attention from colleagues and superiors. This may enable these gentle, skilful creatures to work more efficiently, boosting their career prospects or business ventures to immediate reward. But Rabbits should be wary of temptations this year. Their increased popularity and positive influence on those around them could elevate their luck in love – or it might backfire. Avoid any potential messy situation as a possible love triangle will only end messily.

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Dragon
1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Dragons are in a distant union with the year’s guardian god, implying that fortune will appear in the form of aid or support from afar. There’s a good chance that foreign investments and international partnerships will prosper. Business travel is likely to result in a successful deal, but hard work will be required before any discernible pay off. Dragons shouldn’t be afraid of asserting themselves to control their destiny this year – which is no huge leap for these intelligent, ambitious creatures.

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Snake
1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
While Snakes enjoyed seamless social interaction last year, the tide has now turned and they are likely to be plagued by gossip and trivial disputes. Although career and finances will not be heavily affected by this negative energy, if small matters are not settled promptly, they may become weighty and troublesome, affecting mood, temperament, memory and relationships. The insightful Snake might find it helpful to cut back on outside entertainment and spend quality time with family and those who’ve always had their back.

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Horse
1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Horses are in harmony with the guardian god of the year, affording them greater stability and improved relationships at work and home. Reaping the benefits of a helpful support system, these active, energetic animals should be able to ascend their respective social and career ladders, thus expanding their inner circle and boosting their reputation. However, success may also spawn jealousy and petty disputes. Don’t be blindsided; stay competitive yet humble so you can canter smoothly through the year.

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Goat
1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
2021 was a turbulent year for the shy, amicable Goat, but their luck is about to turn. A change in relationship, career and / or living environment will provide a more comfortable building block. New partners, children and homes will be sources of joy, while a profitable return affords a surer footing. So, if you have been putting off that large, indulgent purchase, this year would be the best time to treat yourself, though bear in mind that the larger the sum, the heavier the bill.

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Monkey
1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Last year the witty, adventurous Monkey was blessed by the relationship star, but now a shift in fortune may prompt a proposal, pregnancy or even a break-up. For the uncommitted, this is the year to discuss long-term matters like marriage or children. While this instability may have Monkeys scrambling for solutions, they are advised to pace themselves lest they make decisions they live to regret. Outside such matters of the heart, though, the lucky stars are aligned with their sign; big problems should get smaller, and small problems disappear.

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Rooster
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
2021 was an exciting year for the talented Rooster. But come 2022, their happy rollercoaster of life will slow down, perhaps too much so. They might experience a sudden dip in motivation and energy as they hit a career bump, or their personal or relationship goals stagnate. While these resourceful, courageous creatures are often itching for change, they are advised to proceed with caution and consider each decision carefully, since it could determine their fortune for the rest of the year.

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Dog
1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
More money, more time and more capital – Dogs are blessed with abundance and prosperity in 2022, although personal circumstances and health issues may tell a different story. These loyal, prudent creatures are advised to avoid gossip and adopt a healthier diet to stay lucky and energetic. Business affairs abroad may also reap rewards, while local opportunities wane. Stay connected to the latest trends in order to build stronger professional relationships; there is no limit to Dogs learning new tricks this year.

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Pig
1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
The diligent, amiable Pig is fortunately in sync with the guardian god of 2022, meaning they are less likely to face major upheaval in their romantic, career or home life. They may bask in the glow of this auspicious energy for the next couple of years, thanks to their habit of sticking to routine, especially when confronted by unexpected events. While it’s best to avoid changing jobs now – the economy may not improve until the second half of the year – push for that promotion you’ve been eyeing, or strengthen your existing network to boost the chance of your lucky star turning mishap into marvel.

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Rat
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Rats will find it harder to get along with others as they undergo a major upheaval, either in terms of living space – it is said to be an auspicious year for Rats to move house – or travelling to a new place. Though they are likely to be on unstable ground for the first few months of the year, there will be no significant downturns in their situation. Liberated by the change in scenery, these quick-witted, versatile souls are advised to learn a new skill and hone it – before further shifts befall them towards the end of the year.

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Ox
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Love is in the air for Oxen this year. The relationship star is shining over them, boosting interpersonal liaisons. Good fortune and abundance hover on the horizon as well; all these dependable, decisive animals must do is push past the mishaps and misfortunes lingering from last year. With the way then clear for luck to work its magic, the Ox will be led to bigger and better wins in their personal and professional lives.

 

Year of the Tiger: Lucky colours to wear according to Feng Shui

Lai see, mandarins, red lanterns are all back! 2022 – the year of the Water Tiger – a symbol of strength, ambition and competitiveness. According to Feng Shui masters new opportunities, career change, relationships and fresh ventures or even a return to long-standing pending projects is due. Let’s hone in all this auspicious energy the year has to offer by match your lucky colours with zodiac signs. 

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Tiger 2022 Gafencu Chinese zodiac
Yang Zodiac Animals: Tiger, Monkey, Dog, Rat, Dragon and Horse

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Yin Zodiac Animals: Ox, Snake, Rooster, Rabbit, Goat and Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those born in the year of the Tiger, Monkey, Rat, Horse, Dog and Dragon are considered to be of Yang energy and possess  traits that align with masculine energy. On the other hand, those who belong to the Rabbit, Pig, Snake, Ox and Goat are more aligned with feminine energy, Yin.

While Yang animals enjoy an extra boost of luck through more cooler, neutral and metallic hues such as white, gold, silver, black, grey and blue; Yin animals are said to gain more from dressing in warmer and brighter tones – red, orange, purple, green and turquoise, for example.

Year of the Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Tiger 2022 year of the tiger gafencu chinese zodiac
Burberry FW21 Coat; Buccellati Hawaii 18K gold earrings; Balenciaga Hourglass XS croc-effect leather tot; Dodo Bar Or Dodo Bar or Gabrielle HW Metallic Knit; Alexander McQueen Neoprene ankle boots

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism 

Year of the Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the rabbit gafencu chinese zodiac
Gucci FW21 blazer and trousers; Aquazzura Carrie 75mm leather mules; Giorgio Armani handbag; Ananya Scatter Energy 18-karat rose and white gold, diamond and ruby ring; Buccelati Prestigi silver cuff

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Tiger 2022 year of the dragon gafencu chinese zodiac
Tom Ford black floral-lace high neck blouse; Versace Virtus quilted leather clutch; JIMMY CHOO Aveline 100 bow-detailed mirrored-leather sandals; Alberta Ferretti high-waisted flared trousers

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours: Pink and Yellow

Year of the Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the snake gafencu chinese zodiac
Salvatore Ferragamo cropped top and pants; Christian Louboutin Hot Chick 100 patent-leather pumps and Red Show refillable lipstick; Breguet Reine de Naples watch; Hourglass Scattered Light glitter eyeshadow

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the horse gafencu chinese zodiac
Versace jacket and pants; Jimmy Choo Zania 65mm mules; Bottega Veneta Octagon-frame gold-tone metal sunglasses and The Snap clutch; By Pariah The Sabine large recycled gold vermeil clip hoops earrings;

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the horse gafencu chinese zodiac
Ferragamo FW21 sweater; Victoria Bekham Cropped crepe flared pants; Palm Angels scalloped cossbody bag; Shiseido Camellia Compact Limited Edition

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Tiger 2022 year of the monkey gafencu chinese zodiac
Giorgio Armani cropped floral jacket and high waist pants; Jimmy Choo Spruce 110mm pumps; Saint Laurent Sade puffer envelope clutch bag

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Also Read: Go with the Flow! How best to apply Feng Shui to the Home

Year of the Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the rooster gafencu chinese zodiac
Gucci top, pants, medium top handle bag with Bamboo and Link to Love rubellite ring; Burberry Checked canvas and rubber rain boots

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Tiger 2022 year of the dog gafencu chinese zodiac
Burberry Metallic Paillette-embellished Mesh Asymmetric Dress, Bullion Fringing Paillette-embellished Silk Flag Bag and Paillette-embellished Heel Stretch Tulle Sock Boots

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the pig gafencu chinese zodiac
Fendi men’s FW21 jacket and pants; IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Spitfire Automatic 43mm Bronze and Leather Watch; Gucci Logo-Embellihed leather belt; Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Quilted Leather Messenger Bag

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Also Read: Thierry Chow – An In-depth Interview with a Feng Shui master

Year of the Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the Rat 2022 year of the dragon gafencu chinese zodiac
Tom Ford blue velvet blazer and trousers, Loro Piana Andre Garment-Dyed Silk Shirt; Blacpain Villeret Quantieme Complet; Balenciaga 4cm Leather and Silver-Tone Belt; Gucci Jordaan leather loafer

Lucky Colours:

White: Fertility and Creativity

Gold / Yellow: Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Silver /Gray: Social Support, Harmony, Wisdom and Adventure

Black: Career

Blue: Social Interaction, Wisdom and Calmness

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

Year of the Ox (1937 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

Lucky colours to wear this Year of the tiger 2022 year of the ox gafencu chinese zodiac
Giorgio Armani FW21 jacket and shoes; Yves Saint Laurent latex leggings; David Koma embellished candy crop top; ALAÏA Angèle 20 XS laser-cut leather tote

Lucky Colours:

Red: Courage, Passion, Fame and Reputation

Orange: Abundance and Good Fortune

Purple: Wealth, Spirituality and Abundance

Green / Turquoise: Family, Growth, Energy and Prosperity

Neutral Colours:

Pink: Love and Relationship

Yellow: Happiness, Warmth, Focus and Optimism

How to choose the right birthstone for you

A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a person’s period of birth. They were historically believed to hold mythical powers that benefit the wearer, whether in terms of healing, protection or promoting joyfulness. Contrary to popular belief, picking a gemstone doesn’t have to be limited to one stone or colour, rather one can choose a birthstone according to zodiac signs, or their month, day and season of birth. Worn alone or in combination, these gemstones are often fashioned as a jewellery or as a pendant on a necklace. Here are a few different ways you can choose the right birthstone for you…

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What each stone means
According to ancient astrologers, wearing birthstones were believed to deliver good luck, good health, and protection against bad energy. Certain gemstones were attributed supernatural powers such as mindfulness, concentration and magnetism for positivity in love and friendships. For example, ruby stones offered its wearers vitality while amethysts increased wisdom and pink tourmaline promoted healing.

gafencu magazine A guide to choosing the right birthstone for you by month of birth

Choosing a birthstone based on the month of birth
For every month of the year, there is one or multiple gemstones attributed to it. For months with different birthstones, the have the option to choose between traditional birthstones and modern birthstones, standardised by the US National Association of Jewellers. For example bloodstones were traditionally attributed to those born in March, though according modern birthstones, it is Aquamarine.

gafencu magazine A guide to choosing the right birthstone for you by horoscope zodiac sign

Choosing a birthstone according to zodiac signs
Other than choosing a birthstone based on the month of birth, birthstones can also be selected based on the western astrological sign of the person, also known as their zodiac sign  or horoscope sign. For example, Leos match well with onyx stones while Pisces are compatible with amethysts.

gafencu magazine A guide to choosing the right birthstone for you by day of birth

Choosing a birthstone based on the days of the week
Alternatively, birthstones can also be selected based on the days of the week of which the person is born.

gafencu magazine A guide to choosing the right birthstone for you by seasons

Choosing a birthstone according to seasons
In addition, to the days and months, the seasons also play a role in attributing a gemstone for each season of the year, more particularly, the four big gemstones: emerald, ruby, sapphire and diamond.

 

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What the 2021 Year of the Ox has in store for you

While the Year of the Rat certainly lived up to the less salubrious associations of its namesake, it is hoped that the boldly muscular incoming Year of the Ox will set right much of what’s gone wrong. Join us as we take sneak peak at just what the next 12 months have in store…
 
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Years of the Ox:

1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

With the Year of the Ox said to be supremely unlucky for those born under the same sign, a challenging year awaits you on many fronts, not least of all financial. You are best advised to postpone anything with more than a hint of risk and focus on consolidating all of your interests into a comparatively safe haven. If you can ride out the immediately forthcoming tough times, you will be well placed to begin next year in a far more advantageous position than many of your peers. Look to investing in the education of someone close to you come autumn. 

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Years of the Tiger:

1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

With the blessings of Tai Yang, the powerful star of relationships, upon you, this is the time to change the power dynamics of a key relationship. One particular partner – whether personal or business-related – has been pushing you to take things to the next stage for quite some time now. If you postpone your decision much longer, you may well find the choice has been made for you. Chances are, the outcome will not be the one you most desire, so it would be far better for you to seize the initiative and take control of your own destiny.

Years of the Rabbit:

1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Your long-suppressed desire to travel will eventually resurface and be fully indulged, but not until the new year turns old. Someone far away has been keeping the faith throughout the travails of the past 12 months, but their hope of you doing the same is beginning to waiver. It’s best you reaffirm your commitment virtually at the earlier opportunity; this will reassure both of you that you really are doing the right thing. Use your vacation time sparingly, as you will have a lot of catching up to do come late autumn.

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Years of the Dragon:

1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Dragons truly get to take flight this year. While you spent much of 2020 hunkering down, the time is now right for you to return to the fray with a vengeance. Although others have grown soft and indecisive during the months of relative inactivity, you have taken the opportunity to regroup, reassess and plan. However, remember to keep a level head as the inauspicious auspices of Yang Ren entering your sphere may have you experiencing sudden, inopportune bouts of temper. 

Years of the Snake:

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Snakes know a turncoat when they see one and you have long suspected the loyalties of someone who has enjoyed all the advantages of being privy to your inner circle. Now, inadvertently, they are poised to show their true colours, giving you all the justification you need to exile them from you and yours. While they are bound to backpedal and look to mitigate, you know this is but cosmetic bluster. Stick to your convictions and make the break.

Years of the Horse:

1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 2002, 2014

Love is all around you this year, with the admirable qualities you showed over the last 12 months having endeared many to you. Your leadership on many fronts has led to family, friends and work colleagues reevaluating you in a universally favourable light. Be careful, however, as this outpouring of affection could impair your objectivity when tough decisions need to be taken. While flattery is always welcome, it is never going to sustain you financially or help you reach any of your key life goals.

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Years of the Goat:

1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

An event early in the year forces you to reassess much of your philosophy of life, particularly on the environmental front. While you have long given tacit support for action on the climate change front, you may well soon feel compelled to take a more strident approach. This is largely down to your growing sense of stewardship and your increased awareness that the wellbeing of future generations is already in your hands.

Years of the Monkey:

1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

It has often been said that you can resist anything but temptation. Given the kid-in-a-candy shop sentiment that is tiding over you at the first hint that the wider world may be about to return to something approaching normal, this may become an issue. While you’ve been abstemious and restrained for the best part of 10 months, there is now an inner dam approaching breaking point. Discretion is your watchword as the sins of older folk are always less becoming than those of their younger counterparts.

Years of the Rooster:

1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Very rarely has the New Year presented you with quite such a blank page. In this instance, given the Rooster’s harmonious relationship with the ruling Ox sign, that’s very definitely a positive prospect. While you’ve spent the past few years constrained by the expectations and demands of others, suddenly you are off the leash big time, free to explore new directions both personally and professionally. While this has, unfortunately, been triggered by something of a loss, there is also an awful lot to be gained.

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Years of the Dog:

1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Gossip will be dogging your every move in the first half of the year. While much of this is down to jealousy on the part of certain people within your professional and social circles, there’s no denying it’s also been fuelled by your habitually opaque behaviour. Although no-one is suggesting complete transparency, keeping secrets for the sake of keeping secrets doesn’t really become you. You could just try explaining yourself every once in a while.

Years of the Pig:

1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

With the lucky star of mobility, Yi Ma, smiling on you, a golden career opportunity is starred for you this year. It may, however, be best to keep the celebrations on a low burn – after all, everyone’s gain has to be someone else’s loss. You may find that some people are more inclined to mourn the latter rather than applaud the former, so it’s best all round if you share any good news sparingly. A grand charitable gesture may help to dispel any negative karma heading your way.

Years of the Rat:

1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

A year of fine balance awaits you, one where you manage to keep all of your plates – personal, professional and spiritual – spinning rather nicely. Many will look on wistfully as you dexterously keep all of your affairs in order, with few realising just how much hard work it has taken for you to arrive in such an enviable position. If you can maintain your current priorities and keep your hand firmly (but sensitively) on the tiller, this is a situation that could yet hold steady for several more years.

Choose a lucky charm to complement your zodiac sign

Every year, luxury jewellery houses and watchmakers pay homage to the tale of the Chinese zodiacs with animal motifs that decorate pendants, jewelries and watches. But as Chinese beliefs would have it, keeping a close contact with these 12 zodiac animals can bless one’s year with great fortune and protection, provided that the right charm is worn to match his or her sign. Not just to adorn one’s features and add a touch of style to an outfit, lucky zodiac charms complement one’s personality and and ward off bad luck. Here’s how to pick out a lucky zodiac charm to match your sign. 

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Piaget Year of the Ox watch

Established by feng shui masters, the compatibility of each sign is categorized by two grouping methods: The ‘six-harmony’ and ‘trine’ signs. They follow the theory of Five Elements and the concept of Yin and Yang to determine which zodiac animals complement each other the best.

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Paloma’s Rooster charm by Tiffany & Co.

The most compatible matches in terms personality, values and temperament are within the six-harmony groups. The bonds between the pairs in these groups are strongest and is the ideal match to boost one’s luck all-around.

Six-harmony compatible signs:

Rat & Ox

Tiger & Pig

Rabbit & Dog

Dragon & Rooster

Snake & Monkey

Horse & Goat

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Year of the Ox necklace by Louis Vuitton

However, according to Chinese astrology, people in their zodiac year are believed to offend Tai Sui (the God of Age) leading to an unfortunate year ahead if you were born in the year of the Ox. It is also known by Chinese astrologists that there are five zodiac signs in conflict with the Tai Sui this year: Ox, Goat, Dog, Horse, and Dragon.

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Tessa Packard ‘mr pig’ earrings

In this case, if any of these five signs are in your “six-harmony” pairing, it’s best to opt for another animal within the “trine” group. A trio of signs that get along well with one another in areas of habits and interests, and can boost one’s luck and happiness in life.

Trine Signs:

Rat, Dragon, Monkey

Ox, Snake, Rooster

Tiger, Horse, Dog

Rabbit, Sheep, Pig

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Boucheron’s Laïka-Le-Husky ring

Besides knowing your lucky animals, there are also charms that are best avoided. Following the Five Elements theory, creation and destruction are complementary processes in which the ultimate goal is harmony. Meaning that while some signs come together to create life, other signs with contrasting elements tend to be in conflict with each other. For instance, water (Rat) puts out fire (Horse), which can explain why the two are always butting heads with one another.

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Chopard monkey ring from Red Carpet collection

On the other hand, though Ox and Goats are both earth elements, their designated years are always six years apart. Coinciding with what feng shui states as the ‘circle of conflict’. Knowing the element of your sign, it’s safest to stir clear from wearing charms that feature zodiac signs that belong to elements that conflict with yours, as well as those that are three, six and nine years apart from you.

Conflicting pairs: 

Rat (Water) vs Horse (Fire)

Ox (Earth) vs Goat (Earth)

Monkey (Metal) vs Tiger (Wood)

Rabbit (Wood) vs Rooster (Metal)

Dragon (Earth) vs Dog (Dog)

Snake (Fire) vs Pig (Water)

 

Feature image from Fabergé

The most effective exercises that align with your zodiac sign (Virgo – Capricorn)

Following last week’s list of exercises for zodiac signs Aries to Leo, we’ve returned with another set of effective exercises that align with your zodiac signs. In this second part, we cover the horoscopes Virgo to Capricorn. If you’re among these horoscope signs, give these workouts a try and let us know on our Instagram or Facebook page how well these workouts matched your personality.

 

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VIRGO: Yoga

Those born to the zodiac sign Virgo often feel obliged to serve others, but can also be quite critical and picky of how things are done. Yoga is a great opportunity for them to release anxiety and relax. It guides the mind to quietly let go of worries and escalating thoughts by shifting complete focus on controlling the body’s breath and movement.

 

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Aquarius: Community Workout

Those with the Aquarius sign have a strong sense of social conscience and are progressive and engaging people. Because of this, they are likely to lean towards team sports and community workouts. Alternatives to group workouts at gyms are outdoor community workouts like those organized by SundayShred where a strong sense of community and support system are huge parts of accomplishing the workout.

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Pieces: Swimming

Taking after the likeness of the fish zodiac sign, those born to the sign of Pieces are spiritual and they tend to focus on their inner journey. They spend their days dreaming of secret illusionary worlds which makes swimming a great activity for them to enjoy because of its quiet and solitary nature.

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Libra: Barre

Unsurprisingly, a type of exercise that would best fit Libras is barre. This type of workout draws out elements from strength training, yoga, and pilates. It’s a bodyweight exercise that targets the whole body instead of individual muscle groups. This workout emphasizes on balance — a value Libras take hold great importance in.

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Scorpio: Rock Climbing

Scorpios are investigative and resourceful people. Although they tend to see things in black and white, they are able to easily identify beginnings and endings of a process and work tirelessly to achieve their goals. This makes rock climbing a great workout for them as it has a clear start and endpoint which also offers an intense work out in the process. There are a few rock climbing gyms in the city such as Attic V and Verm City.

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Sagittarius: Crossfit

Those who are born to the Sagittarius sign have more of a wanderer’s spirit. They are much more inclined to venture out and speak with others to broaden their minds and seek out knowledge. Their interests tend to grow into areas of philosophy and religion. Although CrossFit might initially seem like an odd pairing for a Sagittarius, it requires a great deal of mental maturity and determination to perform CrossFit exercises. The movements typically involve high-intensity strength and conditioning workouts that use day-to-day functional movements that are quite fitting to a wanderer’s attributes. 

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Capricorn: Calisthenics

Calisthenics and Capricorns are like a match made in fitness heaven the way that Capricorns are dedicated and ambitious hard workers that don’t mind taking things one step at a time. This makes their characters perfectly suited for activities that require practice, like Calisthenics. This exercise differs in level, intensity, and rhythm and improves on strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination which are well-suited skill sets to work towards for Capricorns’ practical way of thinking.

The most effective exercises that align with your zodiac sign (Aries – Leo)

Progress has been painstakingly slow since we set our 2020 New Year’s resolution to stay fit. It doesn’t help that operations of gyms and other fitness centres across the city have been temporarily suspended Don’t despair though -the year isn’t over yet by any stretch of imagination.

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By chance, I came across a nugget of inspiration and what might be the most quoted line for strength on the internet. “Don’t push your weaknesses, play with your strengths”, said by one of Hollywood’s most sexiest performer and producer, Jennifer Lopez. Did you know that she is also a Leo? Interestingly, people with this Zodiac sign are often reputed for being ambitious and hardworking. Presumably, these traits account for Lopez’s massively successful career and great physique over the years. This article will help you play to your strengths with the most effective exercises in line with your zodiac sign and push you forward through the rest of 2020.

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Aries: Interval Training

Those born to the zodiac sign, are said to have the tendency to initiate but not complete. However, their high energy also makes them keen on trying new things, making them versatile to exploring various types of workouts. Interval training best accommodates their short-attention span and energetic spirit.

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Taurus: Weight Training

Bearing the likeness of a bull, the most distinguishable traits of a Taurus are their strength and breathing. They tend to focus on nutrition and reward which weight-training reflects as the successful results of weight-training is heavily reliant on diet and the strong-willed minds.

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Gemini: Hiking

Those with Gemini zodiac signs are curious intellectuals who love to talk and enjoy the outdoors. Because they thrive on social interactions, exercises that involve a partner, like walking or hiking, enables them to chat on short trips outdoors making the activity enjoyable for them.

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Cancer: Boxing / HIIT

Although working out at home in Hong Kong can be challenging due to limited spaces, it is actually a preference for those born to the Cancer sign. Rooted by home and family, they tend to be home bodies which makes home workouts that need little space, like boxing and HIIT, ideal for them.

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Leo: Dancing

Not surprising, a high-energy and cardio-heavy sport best reflects a Leo’s characteristics. They are creatives that enjoy attention, and their ambitions build up strength of purpose which drives their ability to succeed. There are a wide variety of apps and YouTube videos of dance styles that are great for breaking a sweat and exercising that creative mind.

If you didn’t read about your zodiac sign here, worry not —we didn’t forget about you. We’ll go through the remaining seven signs next Monday. In the mean time, drop us a comment on our Instagram and Facebook and share with us your sign and your favourite workout routine.

Zodiac tips for loved-up pairs ahead of Valentine’s Day

Are you and your partner a match made in heaven, or star-crossed lovers doomed from the start? Do your celestial signs align, both physically and emotionally? Let astrology be the judge.

Valentine’s Day has once again arrived, with swathes of loved-up pairs seeking to celebrate the day with a romantic rendezvous. Sometimes, though, a little extra-cosmological support is needed to make sure you and your lover are on the same celestial page. While some signs complement each other perfectly, others are less well matched, which could lead to emotional and physical strife.

When it comes to finding out how well suited you and your other half are – publically and behind closed doors – the zodiac’s pairings give a general idea of what to expect. Although no two people are the same, the various defining traits that are attributed to each sign can help guide you on your path to relationship satisfaction. Are you an attentive lover or is it adventure that you seek? Are you a passionate romantic or a coy wallflower? Perhaps it’s variety and the unexpected that you love the most? Read on for our comprehensive celestial compatibility guide to love, romance and everything inbetween…

Aries

March 21 – April 19
Relationship traits: Passionate, energetic, pursuer
Most compatible with: Leo, Libra, Gemini, Scorpio
Least compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn

Assertive Aries is the ram, the first sign of the zodiac and a fire sign. This makes you self-assured, extroverted and eager when part of a couple. More of an in-the-moment than a hearts-and-flowers sign, you like open, honest relationships with plenty of physical intimacy. You prefer to pursue rather than be pursued, and you’re not afraid to say exactly what you want. You are unabashedly fiery and confident which can sometimes come across as dominant; be gentle and thoughtful at times.

Aries Valentine’s Day Tip: Spoil your loved one with a special night just for them. It’s long overdue.

Taurus

April 20 – May 20
Relationship traits: Traditional, sensual and romantic
Most compatible with: Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Least compatible with: Leo, Aquarius

As a Taurian, you value sensual pleasures more than other signs and have a heightened sense of smell, sound and touch. You can be a bit picky when it comes to choosing a partner, preferring to wait until the right person comes along. You are thoughtful and considerate when it comes to loving relationships and will express great consideration for the needs of others. You love being wooed, so potential love interests should wine and dine you for romantic success. A well-thought out gift may be coming your way.

Taurus Valentine’s Day Tip: Be spontaneous. Make a bit more effort than you usually would and be open to new ideas.

Cancer

June 21 – July 22
Relationship traits: Passionate, protective and elusive
Most compatible with: Taurus, Virgo, Pisces
Least compatible with: Aries, Libra

Known for their love of stability, Cancers seek faithful, loyal and loving partners. You are sensual and creative, but you’re also wary when it comes to new love interests. Once you feel secure, your confidence grows both emotionally and physically. You love romance and romantic gestures, especially dinner à deux. You are sometimes possessive of the ones you love, and often need lots of reassurance or loving words. Trust more and you’ll soon see how little substance your fears have.

Cancer Valentine’s Day Tip: Cook a romantic meal for two and shower your partner with praise.

Leo

July 23 – August 22
Relationship traits: Sensual, social and attentive
Most compatible with: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
Least compatible with: Taurus, Scorpio

Known for their high libido and fiery nature, Leos are one of the most passionate signs of the zodiac. You have an intense and powerful chemistry that draws plenty of attention from the opposite sex. You love intimacy and are extremely attentive when it comes to physical interaction. However you also need constant reassurance from your partner in private, as well as in social situations. Sometimes you can be overly demanding so take a step back once in a while.

Leo Valentine’s Day Tip: Let your partner know you’re thinking about them too, with a thoughtful gift or trip away.

 

Gemini

May 21 – June 20
Relationship traits: Flirty, experimental and carefree
Most compatible with: Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo
Least compatible with: Virgo and Pisces

Geminis are renowned for their flirtatious side and are quite open when it comes to experimentation, or even mysterious trysts in new places. You have great communication skills and you look for fun, easygoing partners. In the past, you have flitted from one relationship to another, although you can also be loyal and loving. You can be somewhat indecisive at times, making it hard for your other half to address your needs. You need to be more assertive as it will help your relationship in the long run.

Gemini Valentine’s Day Tip: Spend time sharing thoughts, secrets and dreams with your partner.

Virgo

August 23 – September 22
Relationship traits: Sensitive, loving and intimate
Most compatible with: Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio
Least compatible with: Gemini, Sagittarius

Highly sensual, Virgos look for physical intimacy with their partners at all times. Forget fancy dinners or extravagant gifts, it is closeness with your beloved that you seek. You wear your heart on your sleeve and are immensely proud of your relationship. You often look for more extroverted star signs and love appearing in public as a Hollywood-perfect couple. Behind closed doors, however, you’re far more adventurous and ready to shake off your conventional image. Don’t be afraid to share your innermost thoughts.

Virgo Valentine’s Day Tip: Splash out and celebrate your loved-up status, perhaps at a special restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.

Libra

September 23 – October 22
Relationship traits: Coy, experienced and seductive
Most compatible with: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius
Least compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn

The most refined sign of the zodiac, Libras seek sophisticated tête-à-têtes with distinguished lovers. You are hyper-aware of your surroundings, so the setting is as important as the person, especially if they are a new partner. You are flirty and seductive, but also a tad secretive when it comes to socially romantic situations. You prefer to be tucked away than in a public setting and like to keep things discreet. Don’t be afraid to show your feelings, you may find it strengthens your relationship.

Libra Valentine’s Day Tip: Spill your heart. Your partner is used to you being secretive, so open up for a change.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 21
Relationship traits: Fiery, communicative and experimental
Most compatible with: Cancer, Pisces, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio
Least compatible with: Leo, Aquarius

Many believe Scorpios to be untameable, thanks to their highly sensual, extroverted nature. Ardently amorous though you may be, you are also willing to listen to your partner – especially if they want to explore new avenues in your relationship. You also like to keep your lover on their toes, and aren’t afraid to let them know if you’re not satisfied. You like to give, but you also usually get what you want. Try to keep an open mind; your partner might be too shy to open up to you.

Scorpio Valentine’s Day Tip: Plan to do something with each other that you’ve never tried before.

Capricorn

December 22 – January 19
Relationship traits: Considerate, romantic and intuitive
Most compatible with: Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Least compatible with: Aries, Libra

Stable without being dull, Capricorns are one of the most loving and reliable signs of the zodiac. You are prepared to spend time making sure you and your partner are on the same page physically, and you also enjoy making romantic gestures. Sensuality and trust are both deeply crucial to you, especially when it comes to forming a bond with someone. Make sure you are giving off the right signals to your loved one and don’t be afraid to share your inner thoughts.

Capricorn Valentine’s Day Tip: Keep doing what you do best! If you’re feeling particularly amorous, light some candles and enjoy a couple’s massage to get into the romantic mood.

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18
Relationship traits: Discerning, physical, receptive
Most compatible with: Gemini, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Least compatible with: Taurus, Scorpio

Aquarians are notably fickle when it comes to giving bedroom preferences away. You pride yourself on your clear-headedness and rationale. Once you meet the right person, though, these scruples often fall by the wayside. You like to be mentally stimulated and that’s often the way to your heart. You like to explore, but you don’t like to be caged in. Finding the right physical and emotional match is important to you but make sure you aren’t being too judgemental about potential suitors – someone’s got their eye on you.

Aquarius Valentine’s Day Tip: Experiment more than you usually would. Your strict principles may be holding you back.

 

Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21
Relationship traits: Adventurous, affectionate and flirtatious
Most compatible with: Aries, Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius
Least compatible with: Virgo, Pisces

Spontaneous Sagittarians are known for their affection and attentiveness. The perpetual wanderer, you love to meet new people and try new things. In relationships, you’re the one usually making suggestions and you are often flirty and, possibly, a bit promiscuous. You’re always up for an adventure, especially if it’s of a romantic nature. While your partner loves spending time with you, remember that alone time can also mean just enjoying each others’ company.

Sagittarius Valentine’s Day Tip: Harness your sense of adventure to your relationship by whisking your lover away on a romantic mini-break.

Pisces

February 19 – March 20
Relationship traits: Discreet, thoughtful and mysterious
Most compatible with: Scorpio, Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Least compatible with: Gemini, Sagittarius

Playful Pisceans are a source of delight for their partners, and are keen to share interests and pursue adventures together. Moderately physical, you often rely on non-verbal communication with your other half, especially in intimate scenarios. You are very giving in your relationship and happiest when you are relaxing as a pair. You are also – at times – shy, as well as being incredibly loyal. Don’t be afraid to suggest new activities together, too. You need to make sure you don’t get stuck in a domestic rut; your partner may well think the same.

Pisces Valentine’s Day Tip: Vocalise more. Share you inner thoughts and you might be rewarded.

Written by Juliette Silver