Cancers unite! I have always loved astrology and use it as one of my 3 criteria for understanding people. If you must know, the other two factors are via The Color Code and The 5 Love Languages. More on those some other time. For now, let’s focus on sun signs.
Your sun sign represents the position the sun was in the zodiac when you were born. This is the sign most used in astrology and depicts your more dominant, or masculine side. For a more in-depth understanding of yourself, figure out your moon sign. In astrology, moon signs represent your feminine side, or subconscious.
Astrology for Personalized Decor
Most people know what their sun (or star) sign is. I’ll add dates with each one below and won’t get into the “on the cusp” business to keep it simple. Each star sign has specific traits associated with it. Knowing a few things about your sign can make adding personal touches to your home fun and easy! Learn more about your sign, or consider the sign of someone you’re giving a gift to this season.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Firstly, Aries’ most likeable trait is courage. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is a fire sign with Mars as its ruling planet. Aries is active, energetic, and impulsive so go big or go home! Their special color is red, the color of fire and excitement. Try a big, bold art piece in red. Or a red leather chair. Something exciting and unusual.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Taurus’ most likeable trait is their dependability. One of the 3 earth signs, Taurus people are quite, affectionate, and stable. Also, they are very comfortable and secure with familiarity. Find them something they own that has finally worn out after decades of use. and you will be complimented on your good taste!
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Oh, Gemini. With their most likeable trait being responsiveness, Geminis are mutable and extremely adaptable. Their color is yellow, which coincides with their bright personalities. These air signs are hard to tie down, so find knickknacks and clever curios for decor. This is because they get a genuine kick from items relating to travel or communication.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Hey Cancer, you smart, you loyal. Cancer is a water sign and is ruled by the moon. And when I say ruled, I mean they are literally affected by the magnetic influence. The moon governs emotions and intuitive behavior, so think of decor that is touch-oriented. Silver is a big Cancer color so think of silver planters, grey fabrics, or black and white photos.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
When you think Leo, think exuberance. This fire sign is enthusiastic, expansive, and creative. Their ruling planet is the sun, which they will be happy to know is the most powerful planetary influence. Gold and orange are Leo colors and extravagance knows no bounds! Find that one amazing piece of furniture and you’re set. For a little while, at least.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Well-known for their conscientiousness, Virgos are reserved, modest, and practical. They have discriminating taste so craftsmanship is highly rated. Better to find items that boast quality and they don’t necessarily need to be expensive. They tend to love small, domestic pets and things for the garden. Herbs in terra-cotta pots or wooden furniture are great decor ideas for this earth sign.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
Because they are charmers by nature, Libras like to keep a balance in all things. Their planet is Venus which, if you’ll recall, is named after the Goddess of love and beauty. Libras are easy-going, peaceable, and polished. Mirrors, vases, and leather goods do not go unappreciated by this attractive sign. They are also partner-prone, so be sure to purchase items in pairs!
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
This water sign is an idealist at heart. They use their imaginations, passions, and persistence to move about in the world. Their colors are crimson, burgundy, and maroon, which are the glowing colors of passion. Scorpios tend to run in the underground scenes, so books on the occult, astrology, or tarot are great choices. A sense of destiny persists with Scorpios, so sometimes just that magical vintage find will do just right.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Optimism is one of Sagittarius’ best traits. With their generous, ambitious, and freedom-loving personalities, Sagittarians are great with people. Their symbol is the Archer and they are know for being direct and open to new ideas. They need lots of outdoor exercise, so travel items that also work as decor are perfect. Think of displaying vintage suitcases or cameras that can be used as well. Higher learning is also appreciated, so a great desk or bookends would be a nice idea.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Capricorn’s most likeable trait is their steadiness. They tend to use strategy instead of force, and are reserved, patient and prudent. This is the sign that governs reputation and career standing; especially within the community. Any improvement to existing decor is appreciated by a Capricorn. They appreciate the investment of time and work in handmade items, so Etsy is a great shop stop. Also, think organization and office items for this disciplined and acquisitive sign.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Who doesn’t have a friend that is an Aquarius? They are progressive, analytical, and original. An air sign that feeds on hopes and dreams, Aquarius are idealistic humanitarians. Their concerns with the larger picture also translates to the pieces they like to collect from around the world. Art and science are valued by this sign, and their special color is electric blue.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Last but not least, the best one of all.. Pisces! Who doesn’t love a Pisces when they are such compassionate people? This water sign is very romantic and impressionable. They learn to trust their intuition and tend to seek more spiritual values in life. Candles, bath items, and flowers add the perfect touches to a Pisces home. Their symbol is the fish, so water fountains and houseplants also work great.
Like the Mid-Mod Cats?
Get a Sweet Kitty Cat! If you love the mid-century modern cat graphics, then I am not alone in the world! Most of these pieces are available in donnamibus’ Etsy shop. The Dominic Borbeau pieces I used for Gemini and Libra can be found via Etsy as well. El Gato Gomez uses stronger brush strokes in his work and offers items for sale via his ebay shop. These prints make the best pets! I have a black cat above my desk as we speak 😉