ARIES: BUBBLE BATHS
(March 21st to April 19th)
Your lover rents a private suite at a high-end local hotel. The suite is equipped with a heart-shaped hot tub that has soothing whirlpool jets. Your lover has also thoughtfully provided some scented bubble bath salts that are rich in minerals to make your soak even more luxurious. He gets the hot tub going and fills it to the brim with bubbles, hands you a glass of fine wine, and excuses himself to go take a shower before joining you.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Nothing makes you feel wanted and loved more than an unexpected delivery of your favorite fresh-cut flowers, whether that means roses, irises, or Lilies of the Valley. In an often drab and dreary life that’s filled with humdrum chores and routine tasks, a bright floral splash added to your living space is like that scene in The Wizard of Oz where everything that was in black-and-white suddenly explodes in color.
GEMINI: BREAKFAST IN BED
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You’re usually the one that makes breakfast, so it’s a delight for you to stay in bed with your bed hair and your morning breath as your lover rustles you up a piping-hot breakfast with your favorite juice and a warm mug of coffee fixed just the way you like it. Then, after all that lovingkindness just after waking up, who could blame you for being in the mood?
CANCER: LITTLE SURPRISE GIFTS
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
What wins your heart and makes you feel special is waking up in the morning to see that he left a handmade romantic greeting card on your car windshield. Then when you go to work, you’re surprised to find that he’s ordered your favorite lunch to be delivered to you. And when you get home, you find a package from eBay; inside is that rare CD you loved as a kid but have been unable to find ever since. It hardly cost him anything, but he went out of his way just to find it for you.
LEO: LAST TEXT AT NIGHT, FIRST IN THE MORNING
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You want to know that you’re the last person he thinks about before going to sleep and the first person he thinks about when he wakes up. And you’re not just satisfied with a “good night” and “good morning.” You love the fact that he always includes pictures of kittens and tells you that one day there will be no need for nighttime or morning texts because you’ll always be sleeping in the same bed.
VIRGO: SUDDEN ROAD TRIP
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You’ve lived in the same place and had the same job long enough that nothing breaks the monotony better than just throwing caution to the wind, taking five minutes to pack a bag, and hitting the road for somewhere that’s completely different than what you’re used to. Whether that’s the mountains or the beach or the city or the country, when someone springs a surprise road trip on you, it feels like an Instant Christmas.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Most of the time you like being in control, and what self-aware modern woman doesn’t? But every so often you like to strip down to your soul, lie motionless on a warm table, make yourself completely open and vulnerable, and have someone run their hands over all your sore muscles from top to bottom, rubbing out every knot and kneading out every ball of tension. It’s hard for you to relax and give yourself up to someone else’s hands, but once you relax, you never regret it.
SCORPIO: BEING LISTENED TO
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
What makes you feel special is having either a family member, a close friend, or a lover listen to you without offering advice. You aren’t seeking advice. You can figure out your problems, thank you very much. You just want someone to empathetically lend an ear until you’ve vented all your frustrations and feel at peace. Why is that so hard to find?
SAGITTARIUS: A FULL-COURSE HOME-COOKED MEAL
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Nothing makes you feel more like the homecoming queen or the belle of the ball than having someone you love prepare a home-cooked meal made from scratch featuring everything they know you love, from your favorite appetizers your favorite main course to your favorite beverages to your favorite dessert. They often say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach—that goes double for you. If he can cook your favorites foods they way you like them, he’s a keeper.
CAPRICORN: BEING SUNG TO
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Love songs make you cry, and nothing makes you cry tears of joy more than having your special someone give you a one-man solo concert, just you sitting there and just him singing your favorite songs while looking straight in your eyes. Love songs never sound better than when your lover sings them to you in private.
AQUARIUS: LOVE LETTERS
(January 21st to February 18th)
Anyone can send a text or a Facebook private message. What warms the cockles of your heart are love letters—the old-fashioned kind. Written by hand over pages and pages, each word detailing how much they love you and can’t live without you and didn’t really feel fully alive until they met you and how it would crush them to ever lose you. You can’t hold a Facebook message in your hand. You can’t smear the words in a text with your teardrops. You adore getting love letters, which is why you keep them all in a private box under lock and key.
PISCES: SLEEPING IN LATE
(February 19th to March 20th)
You are the most overworked and underpaid person you know, so nothing makes you feel better than being allowed to sleep all day while someone does all of your chores for you. Let them cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Let them take the phone calls and answer the emails. Let them go to the pharmacy and post office on your behalf. Their rewards will be rich when they finally join you in bed.