Valentine’s Day has roots to love going back centuries. And like love and alot of history it is complicated. No one really knows for sure who St. Valentine was. There were several fellows who could fit the bill but no definitive answer. One though did declare February 14th as St. Valentine’s Day in the 5th Century. What historians do know is the origins of the holiday hark back to Roman days and their February fertility celebration, Lupercalia. Christians chose this time of year as St. Valentine’s Day to help Christianize the Lupercalia festival.
It wasn’t until the 1300′s St. Valentine’s Day becomes full in as our holiday for love and romance. People during this time thought February 14th was the start of mating season for birds. In the 15th century we find our first written Valentines and by the 17th Century the Brits turn it into a holiday celebration where exchanges of cards and gifts that represent our love for another is born.
Valentine’s Day can bring great joy to the people who receive the over one billion cards that will be handed out to loves worldwide. If you are looking to gift your love with more than a card I have assembled brief gift ideas for each astrology sign. I hope you have a love filled Valentine’s Day!
Astrology Gift Overview
Aries March 21-April 19: Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and likes to be treated as such. They want to be the one with the latest trend item. This covers anything from tech to clothing. No antiques or second hand goods for this sign. They are always proud if they have chosen you as their mate, return the favor by choosing a gift that allows them to show off the love you have for them.
Taurus April 20 – May 20: Taurus enjoys luxury, art, food and money. These all make great gifts for your bull but if want to pick a gift that shows the real intentions of your heart you need to make it personal and special. Taurus is ruled by Venus, therefore making love and romance extremely important business to them.
Gemini May 21 – June 20: Gemini has many entertainers born under their sign. They have a knack for catching your eye and enjoy being in the spotlight. Plan a day all around them and their interests. Set out clues that lead them to their evening destination where they reap the rewards of their quest.
Cancer June 21-July 22: Cancer loves home and the comfier you can help them feel in their environment the happier they are. Overstuffed bedding, country chic furniture or a new set of cook ware all will achieve that goal. If you are looking to show your feelings are true whisk them away to the waterside and surprise them with any gift that makes the gals feel girlie and the guys manly.
Leo July 23-August 22: Leo can give thanks for their regal stature to the Sun and every Leo likes to shine. Making a big deal about them and the love you have for them will go far in getting their attention. If your connection is deep with your Leo make it a serious gift like jewelry, if not, a high end set of hair products to take care of their famous manes wrapped around a bottle of bubbly will have you both celebrating.
Virgo August 23-September 22: Virgos have super power brains that love a good turned word. An inspirational message framed as artwork, finely bound journals to express their thoughts gifted with a personalized pen will show them how special you think their mind is – their favorite feature.
Libra September 23-October 22: Libra is overseen by the planet of love, Venus making them mushy romantics under the tough outside exterior they project to the world. Male or female presenting them with flowers, jewellery and a fancy dinner for two will have your Libra lover cozying up to only you.
Scorpio October 23-November 21: Scorpio rules the domain of our intuition and universal connection so purchasing a gift of an astrology chart; Tarot or psychic reading could not only inspire their spiritual path but show you understand them at their deepest level.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21: Sagittarius likes to be busy and they love to travel. Book a weekend trip for two where you get to take in the sights by day then enjoy an evening dancing the night away. If you can’t get take flight, surprise your love by designing an exotic hideaway at home.
Capricorn December 22-January 19: Capricorns are an Earth sign and one of their favorite treasures is gold. In its metal form or anything that highlights the hue of its color will be appreciated as a lovely extravagance by the astrology sign known for being practical.
Aquarius January 20-February 18: Aquarius is the ruler of our tomorrows so any gift with high tech is sure to be a hit. They also love the arts. Surprise them with tickets to a funky theater show or museum opening to bring out the smiles to their usually reserved faces.
Pisces February 19-March 20: Pieces are inspired by love. Any present that conveys your romantic intentions will have them feeling warm inside. Gift wrap a book of poetry highlighting the verses you hold dearest to them. I guarantee those pages will be well-worn in no time.