Your Love Language, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Understanding the five love languages can be quite the essential force in improving and understanding your relationships.
Based on author Gary Chapman's years of experience counseling couples of all ages, the five languages—words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gifts and acts of service—represent five fundamental ways people express love. While each language should be used in different ways to communicate affection in their relationship, each person has a primary love language that acts as the guiding force of their emotional interactions. And understanding your love language can help you better communicate what you might need from a romantic partner.
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For example, if your love language is quality time, but your S.O.'s love language is gifts, you're always going to be on different pages. Your partner will continue to buy you things to show just how much they care for you, and you'll continue to feel like they don't actually love you because they can't just put their phone down and listen to you for 5 minutes. However, if you understand that you're simply communicating your affection in different ways, you can tell your partner what you need to feel loved and they can tell you their own love language in return.
But how do you figure out what your love language is? Of course, we turned to the stars for guidance.
Keep scrolling to learn your love language, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Physical Touch
As an active and energetic sign, Aries, you're also one of the most physical signs in all the zodiac. You're incredibly aware of your body, so physical contact with someone you care about means more to you than it might to other signs. Physical touch is definitely your love language. However, this type of communication revolves around a certain kind of contact. It's touch with intention behind it that means the most to you. Hugs, a pat on the shoulder, holding hands—all these serve to communicate care, security and affection in a relationship. You have a deeper understanding of what these small touches mean, which is precisely what makes them so important to you.
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Gifts
Practical and grounded as you are, Taurus, you also tend to be a little materialistic. This comes primarily from your Earth element—you know how much value there is in the world and you want to soak up as much beauty and pleasure as you possibly can. In your romantic relationships, you love to be wooed, making gifts your primary love language. You feel affection most deeply when someone gives you something you can cherish. Although you love physical objects for their own sake, you also love their ability to remind you of a special moment or person, and to act as a tangible symbol of the love between you and your partner.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Words of Affirmation
You're a sign known for your communicative and social nature, Gemini. You require clear verbal communication with your partner in order to feel love and feel appreciated. In fact, if there isn't a constant flow of words within your relationship, you tend to grow bored and restless. It only makes sense that words of affirmation is your love language, as this type of affection involves hearing how much someone loves you and all the reasons behind that love, which is precisely what you want out of a romance.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Quality Time
You're an incredibly sentimental and emotional sign, Cancer. That nature, combined with your desire to share every moment in your life with your partner leads you to just want to be with your person when you're in a romantic relationship. You don't need much else—just an opportunity to spend focused, uninterrupted time together. Your primary love language is quality time, which centers on eliminating outside distractions and giving the person you care about your full attention. Aka the perfect scenario to meet your emotional needs.
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Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Gifts
Ah, Leo—you're the self-confident and attractive queen of the zodiac. You're known for being the center of attention and loving it, and you tend to think quite highly of yourself, although your general confidence is usually confirmed by the adoration of people around you. While you love hearing how awesome you are, you get enough words of affirmation from other sources. In a romantic relationship, your primary love language is gifts. You want to be totally spoiled, as you crave a luxurious and carefree life. You feel love most when your partner gives something to you, as their gift acts as a physical representation of their care and affection, confirming in your mind that they're willing to do anything for you.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Acts of Service
As a methodical, practical and hardworking sign, you're not very adept at emotional expression, Virgo. Instead, you show your love through actions—taking care of your partner's wants and needs, often before they even realize that you've done it. This correlates directly with acts of service, which communications love by helping with and easing the responsibilities of the person you care about. While you communicate in this language, Virgo, you also receive love this way. There's nothing that means more to you than a partner who sees your needs and meets them, without you ever having to ask them for help. It speaks to your methodical and practical side and it eases some of the pressure you constantly put on yourself, which is precisely why it's so important to you.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Quality Time
You're on a lifelong and never-ending search for partnership, Libra. You see a relationship as a way to fulfill your need for balance and symmetry, so once you've found someone who fulfills all your desires, you just want to spend time with them. You can be indecisive and sometimes difficult, but you definitely feel most loved when your partner focuses their attention solely on you. Quality time is absolutely your love language. This language requires distraction-free valuable conversations and activities, which is all you really need to have a happy and caring relationship.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Physical Touch
You're not a sign who's particularly prone to expressing emotion, Scorpio. While you feel things very deeply, you tend to maintain a calm and cool demeanor that blocks anyone from understanding what you're really thinking. Rather than outright expressions of love, you definitely communicate your affection through physical touch. You're a very closed-off and mysterious sign, which means that you're very wary about when and how you share your space with people. You use intentional and affectionate touch like holding hands or patting someone's shoulder as calculated ways to communicate your care and adoration with a method that doesn't violate your aloof nature.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Quality Time
As one of the biggest travelers in all the zodiac, adventure and activity are incredibly important to you, Sagittarius. While Libra and Cancer tend to value the focused attention of the quality time love language, you veer more on the side of participating in meaningful activities with your partner—another facet of quality time. There's nothing that makes you feel more loved than spending a day adventuring around with your person. Not only are you creating memories, you'll also forging a bond based on sharing the more exciting elements of your life. As a sign who enjoys fun above all, quality time with your partner doing something you love is the ultimate way to show your affection.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Acts of Service
You're a hardworking, practical and disciplined sign, Capricorn. You have an unbeatable sense of self-control and a well-defined direction for your life that you're unwilling to sway from. The only love language that really means anything to you is acts of service. Considering how stubborn and uncompromising you can be, you only realize that someone cares about you when they're helping you achieve your goals. It's through this selfless desire to remove some of your more intense burdens that you truly understand just how much someone loves you, and how you're able to share your adoration for them in return.
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Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Words of Affirmation
Open, honest and clear communication is of the utmost importance to you in a relationship, Aquarius. You're not the most emotional or sentimental sign, but you definitely value a sincere disclosure of feelings in your romance. Words of affirmation are definitely your love language. While you don't require endless compliments or romantic ramblings of affection, you do need clear verbal confirmation of someone's feelings for you. As words of affirmation centers around spoken declarations of love, there's really no more fitting love language for you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Quality Time
Oh, Pisces—your sweet and gentle spirit makes you so open to communicating your affection. You're incredibly empathetic and intuitive, so you can often get along with people of any love language because you have an innate understanding of their feelings. You also tend to fall hard and fast, easily getting wrapped up in your person and desperately wanting to spend all your time with them. Since you tend to understand how people feel before they say it, you don't need words or actions to confirm their affection, making quality time your most valuable love language. Through genuine conversation, with both of you listening and sharing aspects of yourselves, you feel love and adoration most keenly. Given your compassionate and emotional nature, it makes sense that you would want to soak up as many moments as you can with the person you care about.
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