In the beginning of a new relationship, knowing your partner’s star sign and love language can be helpful tools for gaining insight into who they really are. The astrological intel is generally easy enough to get, either from their dating-app profile or even simply asking, “When’s your birthday?” Learning someone’s love language, though, may be a bit more complicated. Unless you take the quiz together as bonding activity (here’s a link!), the intel is generally teased out over time…but that doesn’t have to be the case. As it turns out, you can actually pinpoint every specific zodiac sign love language.
But first, a quick recap of what we mean when we talk about love languages: There are five love languages—which is a term Gary Chapman originally coined in his book of the same name—that speak to how a person feels affection. They are words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. And given her knowledge about the qualities of each zodiac sign, Ambi Kavanagh, astrologer and founder of SoulStrology, is able to pinpoint which love language (or languages) can be heard the loudest for each sign.
Below, find your zodiac sign love language, according to an astrologer.
“Physical touch and words of affirmation are of the utmost importance to Aries,” says Kavanagh. “This sign, which is ruled by Mars, is passionate and needs physical touch, plus those words of affirmation to stroke their love ego.”
Taurus is a big lover of the material objects—the things in life you can touch, hold, and feel. This doesn’t make them superficial, but rather means they like whatever’s real and tangible.
“Receiving gifts is validation that they are loved by their loved ones, while physical touch is super-important to this sign, as they are all about the five senses and are deeply sensual,” says Kavanagh.
Gemini is a chatty sign in a particularly powerful way. Being extremely discerning and also forthcoming with your words will draw them in.
“Unsurprisingly, words of affirmation is the love language of Gemini, for whom conversation is a form of foreplay,” says Kavanagh. “Gems love to connect on an intellectual level. Seduce their mind, and their heart will be yours forever.”
“Sensitive Cancer loves to nurture and be nurtured, so your Cancer lover will want plenty of quality time as reassurance of their importance to you,” says Kavanagh. “They also love to receive what they give, so acts of service speak loudly to their heart and lets them know you love them.”
“Fiery, passionate Leo’s love language is definitely physical touch—these lovers need affection to be showered with affection,” says Kavanagh. “They also appreciate quality time with their loved ones and words of affirmation, as Leos love to be loved in all ways.”
The practicality of Virgo is what typically wins out when it comes to being loved. They’re such hard workers that when someone can take a load off their plate, it means the world to them.
“Dutiful Virgo will treat your acts of service as a romantic gesture,” says Kavanagh. “This sign is all about service and likes to receive what they value so highly.”
Libra is known to be a hopeless romantic, so they’ll happily buy into all those classic tropes of red roses, chocolates, and champagne.
“Ruled by Venus, Libra loves all things pretty,” says Kavanagh. “Receiving gifts to this sign is an expression of love. This sociable sign also loves to pair up and spend quality time with their significant other.”
Scorpio is known for their ability to penetrate the psyche, but the way to their heart is often through their bed. “Unsurprisingly the sign who rules sex in the natural zodiac highly reveres physical touch as their number-one love language,” says Kavanagh.
Kavanagh says the zodiac-sign love language for you, Sagittarius, is words of affirmation to stimulate your mind. Sag also enjoys the quality time love language when they find a moment to sit still.
“The zodiac optimist who sees the glass half full loves to hear that their loved ones value them and see their light,” says Kavanagh. “The wanderer of the zodiac, Sag may seem restless, but actually really appreciates quality time with their significant other.”
“Duty-driven and pragmatic Capricorn views acts of service as a truly loving act by their significant other,” says Kavanagh. “Capricorn is also quite focused on the material world, so receiving gifts on their wish list is a surefire way to light up their heart.”
“A thinker, talker, and doer, Aquarius hearts will get racing by discussing their thoughts and the causes close to their heart,” says Kavanagh. “They need affirmation from their loved ones that their personal plans for saving the world and humanity are worthwhile.”
Pisces is the psychic empath of the zodiac, feeling everything for everyone and imparting wisdom when called upon. It’s a gift as well as a curse, so while Pisces adores being close to their loved ones, they also need to be taken care of once in a while.
“For sensitive Pisces, the number-one love language is quality time, but acts of service is also a love language for this selfless sign whose love, rather like the ocean, has no bounds,” says Kavanagh.
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