How You Really Feel About Valentine's Day, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Oh, Valentine's Day

In theory it's a sweet and romantic holiday, but in reality it's a bit uncomfortable. Suddenly your love life (or lack thereof) is the center of attention, which makes it difficult to express how you really feel. If you love Valentine's Day, you're desperate. If you think it's a ridiculous holiday, you're bitter. There's really no way to win.

Thankfully, the stars already know all your innermost thoughts, even if you can't say them out loud. Keep scrolling to see how you really feel about Valentines' Day, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You're known for your energetic and enthusiastic nature, Aries. Although you don't really come across as tender or affectionate, you definitely infuse a lot of passion into your relationships. The problem is, you don't really see the point in saving up all your declarations of love for one specific day of the year. You're always going to tell your loved one how you feel, and shower them with affection, so Valentine's Day isn't all that special to you. You enjoy the holiday well enough, but you don't really think it's all that necessary.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

With Earth as your element, you're a sign who loves the material world, Taurus. That characteristic definitely plays a role in your Valentine's Day plans, as your favorite part of the holiday is the gifts. You'll settle for flowers and chocolates, but you're really craving something flashy and gorgeous that shows just how much your S.O. really cares about you. Your definition of a successful Valentine's Day has everything to do with the gifts you receive, so it's always up in the air whether you'll actually enjoy the holiday or not.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Much like the rest of your personality, you're not very stable in your romantic emotions, Gemini. You tend to get easily bored, and will change out potential partners again and again before you find someone that truly captures your attention. Given that you're a shameless flirt, you love Valentine's Day… but only if you're single. When everyone's sad about not being in a relationship, you find that you get double the attention from potential new love interests. You fulfill your need for communication and connection, and you don't have to commit to any one person—it's a win-win.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You're a very emotional sign, Cancer, so it shouldn't come as any surprise that you absolutely adore Valentine's Day. It's a holiday dedicated to all the ooey-gooey emotions you love so much—how could you not appreciate that? What's more, it gives you a chance to tap into your sentimental side and tell people around you how much they mean to you, whether it be friends, family or a romantic partner. You live for the holiday of love, Cancer, if only because your overly emotional nature is basically built for this feeling-focused celebration.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Oh, Leo. You're used to being the center of attention 365 days of the year, so Valentine's Day isn't all that special. In fact, you're pretty indifferent about the holiday in general. If you're in a relationship, you'll definitely put some effort into showing your S.O. that you care. But you're already an affectionate and warm partner, so your V-Day love won't be out of the ordinary. If you're single, you know you'll get plenty of attention from other sources, so you're sincerely unbothered by spending the holiday alone. You really don't have any strong feelings about Valentine's Day one way or the other—you just see it as another day of the year.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22)

Ah, Virgo. Unfortunately, your critical nature makes it very difficult for you to enjoy Valentine's Day. You have a tendency to feel insecure in relationships, so you're always preparing yourself to be disappointed. Combine that with your tendency to overanalyze every little thing and you'll quickly realize that your V-Day plans are usually doomed before they even begin. Thankfully, you totally understand that about yourself, so you prefer to stay away from the pressures of Valentine's Day altogether. You'll celebrate if you absolutely have to, but you usually like to approach it as "just another day" so you don't get any of your expectations up too high.

Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22)

Peaceful Libra—partnership is of the utmost importance to you. In fact, finding an S.O. is one of the main goals of your life, and you often feel incomplete if you're not paired up with someone. Given your focused attention on romantic relationships, you can only enjoy Valentine's Day if you have someone to celebrate with. If you're coupled-up, it's the most wonderful day of the year. If you happen to be single, you feel pathetic and lonely, making it the worst holiday to ever exist.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You're one of the most mysterious signs in all the zodiac, Scorpio. Although you're very emotional under the surface, you don't really like expressing your feelings to other people. A holiday focused on publicly declaring your love definitely isn't your jam, so you pretty much hate Valentine's Day. Single or in a relationship, you're a very passionate and dedicated person, but you don't need everyone else to know the inner you. A holiday that makes your most private feelings public information makes you cringe, and you'd rather that Valentine's Day just didn't exist at all.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You're all about having a good time Sagittarius. Whether you're single or in a relationship, you're always looking to inject fun and humor into your interactions. You love any holiday—it gives you an excuse to celebrate and do something interesting, and Valentine's Day is no different. You see Valentine's Day as a time to plan an exciting evening and get out of the house, either with your S.O. or with your girlfriends. You couldn't care less about the romantic elements and you're not all that into the gifts, but you definitely enjoy trying out a new activity.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Given your focus on responsibility and discipline, Capricorn, you think Valentine's Day is pretty stupid. You tend to have trouble showing sensitivity and compassion to other people in general, so you're especially annoyed with a holiday that demands you take time out of your busy schedule to express all your feelings. You don't hate it necessarily, but you do think it's a dumb, made-up holiday that doesn't really deserve a celebration.

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Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

You're not big on feelings, Aquarius. You're a compassionate and thoughtful sign, but you're not one to participate in grand gestures of affection. However, you definitely love your social time. While Valentine's Day with a partner makes you a little uncomfortable, you love spending the holiday with your friends. Not only does it make for a lighthearted celebration, it also takes the pressure off of you to show off your romantic side. You couldn't care less about Valentine's, but Galentine's just might be your favorite holiday.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

You're the hopeless romantic of the zodiac, Pisces. You're a dreamer, so you often get caught up in your imagination and forget to live in the real world. In theory, you really like Valentine's Day, but in practice you usually find that you're disappointed in the day of love. Single or in a relationship, nothing ever manages to compare to the grand romantic gestures you have planned out in your head. Still, you enter every year hopeful and excited that this could be the moment that all your dreams will come true. It's a disappointing holiday for you, but one that you can't help but get excited to arrive.


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