Horoscope-Driven Dating

Reviewed by Jacqueline Dautaj, Certified Astrologer; NCGR Member
Jacqueline Dautaj, Certified Astrologer; NCGR Member Jacqueline Dautaj, Certified Astrologer; NCGR Member

Jacqueline is a certifed astrologer and member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research.

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You can use zodiac information to help you set up ideal dates. Each sign within the four elements, along with the details of a natal chart, serves to craft a finely nuanced individual. You'll want to create dates that take into account the essence of your partner's zodiac makeup.

Dates Made Perfect

First, it can be helpful to know the exact horoscope dates of each sign. That way you can begin to compare your sign characteristics with those of anyone you're interested in - if you happen to know that person's birth date.

The Zodiac Birth Dates
Horoscope Sign Corresponding Dates
Aries March 21- April 19
Taurus April 20 - May 20
Gemini May 21 - June 20
Cancer June 21 - July 22
Leo July 23 - August 23
Virgo August 24 - September 22
Libra September 24 - October 22
Scorpio October 23 - November 21
Sagittarius November 22 - December 21
Capricorn December 22 - January 19
Aquarius January 20 - February 18
Pisces February 19 - March 20

In terms of romance, among the best ways to have a spectacular date is to take into account the specific characteristics and attributes of each sign. To that end, consider the following.

Out on the Town with Earth

The earth elements of Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo are all pragmatic, responsible and determined signs. The way one of these individuals approaches dating depends on just how comfortable she feels around the person she's interested in.

For earth elements, creature comforts can be good food, wine and an elegant ambience. Don't even think of skimping when it comes to these three signs! An earth individual is famous for taking in the details and appreciating the effort her partner makes, so you may want to keep that wallet open.

The Heart of Water

The water elements are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. All three of these signs are visual, creative and highly imaginative, and all three "feel" their way through any given situation.

To make the most of an event with a water sign, consider cruising around the city or involving the element of water during the outing some way. This is because water is very calming to these three zodiac signs. This can be as simple as heading to the Aquarium on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Air and Attraction

All of the air elements, whether a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius, process everything in their surroundings through a highly intellectual experience. An air sign loves to talk and prefers an intimate situation where she is free to do just that. Engage her mind with a trip to the museum or a new play.

Afterwards, dinner for two at a charming bistro will provide just the right kind of atmosphere to get her talking. Locations that provide a minimal amount of distractions are great if you are also very verbal and love to talk. If not, feel free to welcome distractions, since this will give the two of you even more to discuss.

Enticing Fire

Keywords that best describe the fire signs Aries, Sagittarius and Leo are adventurous and risky. This doesn't mean you need to go sky-diving, but something a little adventurous would be ideal. To that end, you may want to go indoor rock-climbing or have a picnic in the park.

A fire sign loves letting her inner child out to play, and an outdoor setting where she can take in some fresh air will help her feel comfortable. If a picnic or an indoor climbing session is out of the question, don't fret. The fire signs love having dinner at a fine restaurant. Just make sure that the restaurant is very current and a "cool" place to be seen.

Timing Is Everything

When it comes to asking someone out, timing is often an issue. Whether this is because your intended just got out of a serious relationship or because of a scheduling conflict, many dates just don't seem to get off the ground.

A great way to put time on your side is by following the cycle of the moon. While it may seem far-out there, it really isn't. In fact, farmers (as evidenced in the Farmer's Almanac) have known this secret for years, and they effectively use the moon to ensure a bountiful crop. You can do the same, and here's how.

  • New Moons: A new moon is the very best time to begin a new project. That's because whatever you begin, in this case planning the ideal date, will grow to fruition by the full moon.
  • Full Moons: If your intended is someone you've had your eye on for some time and the two of you know each other, it's fine to have a date on a full moon. This is because full moons bring things to "fruition". However, it is very important to note that you should not ask out someone you just met on a full moon, a time when the odds are especially against the relationship "flowering".

A Word on Mercury Retrograde

While you wouldn't want to ask someone new out during a Mercury retrograde period, this time is perfect for going back to an old relationship and seeing if conditions are just right for it to work out this time around. This is because Mercury retrograde periods are perfect for "re-doing" or looking to the past. If you've been thinking about someone from your past, you're curious to see what that individual is up to and you're in a Mercury retrograde period, go ahead and get in touch. Who knows? Things may just turnout to your liking!

Don't Focus Solely on Horoscopes

You can put astrology to good use to help you choose the ideal time and place for a romantic outing, but the rest is really up to you. Be yourself, be considerate of your date and try to do something you both enjoy. If you can do that, you're both bound to have a good time.

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