Zodiac Compatibility: Find Your Perfect Candle Match
Scent is one of our most powerful senses. The olfactory system resides in the same region of the brain that controls memory, emotions and creativity. For this reason alone, it should come as no surprise that scent, emotion and memory are closely linked. Our brains often link certain fragrances to specific experiences, special people in our lives or even time periods. For example, catching a whiff of freshly made pancakes might mentally transport you back to your childhood kitchen on a Saturday morning.
One of the most interesting things about various fragrances is that they don’t affect everyone the same way. We are all drawn to some scents more than others, and just about everyone has a personal favorite. If you’ve ever wondered why you find some scents more pleasant and enjoyable than others, you might be surprised to learn that the day you were born could have something to do with it.
If you are familiar with astrology, you know that your zodiac sign plays a role in several aspects of your life. Your sun sign is based on your date of birth and corresponds to one of twelve zodiacs. Also known as your star sign, it represents your fundamental nature and who you are as your core. Your zodiac sign even influences your preferences — including your fragrance preferences. The benefits of candles are numerous. When you choose one based on your sign, the perks can be even greater. If you are looking for the perfect candle match based on zodiac compatibility, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn more.Fall in Love with Our Zodiac Candles
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and people born under this sign tend to be bold, confident and sometimes a bit aggressive. Natural-born leaders, Aries individuals are trail-blazing firestarters thanks to having Mars as their ruling planet. They’re also very straightforward and open but can have a hard time expressing difficult emotions. The perfect Aries candle is one that’s packed with rich and invigorating aromas. Fiery, smoky scents paired with spices and citrus fragrances work well for people born under this dynamic and powerful sign. Look for smoked amber, black pepper, cinnamon, grapefruit, bergamot and lemon flower.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
This sign represents the fixed earth in the zodiac cycle, and those who are born under this sign have Venus as their ruling planet. Tauruses are well-known for their stubborn nature, but they are also kind-hearted, patient and reliable. They appreciate beauty and have nurturing yet practical personalities. Tauruses can be rather active once they get started, but they love relaxing and tend to procrastinate. Many Tauruses are quite creative and artistic too. Known as “the sensualists,” Tauruses enjoy sophisticated scents. They also tend to gravitate toward warm, rich fragrances that evoke feelings of comfort and grounding. The Taurus candle includes base notes of musk and sandalwood paired with earthy aromas like cypress, balsam, verbena, oakmoss and agave.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Gemini is a mutable air sign, and people born under it are compelled by a need for change. They tend to jump from one activity to the next, often doing the same in relationships. Geminis are ruled by Mercury, and they tend to be excellent communicators. They’re also highly intellectual, quick-witted individuals. The Gemini in your life likely has a love for books, too, so a Gemini will love a book club candle. Sweet scents mixed with lovely florals form the perfect candle fragrance for Geminis. Cashmere musk, vanilla flower, lemon, tonka, rosemary, gardenia, and jasmine are all wonderful choices and are sure to please the Gemini in your life. The Gemini candle that features these scents can get even the most active and energetic Geminis to slow down and relax for a bit.
Cancer: June 22 – July 22
Cancers are natural-born nurturers. Ruled by the moon, they are sensitive to others’ feelings and care deeply about their loved ones. They are emotional and intuitive, and they often share the reclusive nature of crabs and the need to hide away from the world at times. However, they can also become aggressive — especially when someone they care about is treated unfairly. They can be a bit “crabby” when disturbed or when they feel their space is being infringed upon too. Cancers have a sweet nature, but they are also fiercely devoted to and protective of their loved ones. The ideal Cancer candle for someone born under this sign features sweet summer florals paired with more grounding scents like leather and patchouli. Cancer is a water sign, so the fragrance of water lilies is a common favorite. Violet, iris flower and Muguet are excellent options too.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Leo is an energetic fire sign that’s well known for being fiercely loyal, passionate and dramatic. Represented by the lion, people born under the Leo signs are the kings (and queens, of course) of the zodiac jungle. Most Leos enjoy being in the spotlight and excel in leadership roles. They are also warm-hearted, creative, and willing to take chances. As noble romantics, they follow their hearts and do whatever it takes to achieve their desires. Leos are ruled by the sun and love sharing their warmth with the people they care about most. If you are looking for the perfect candle for a Leo, bold fragrances are essential. Delicate florals are not the best choice for this fiery sign! Instead, look for spicy scents like chili pepper, cinnamon bark, nutmeg and peppercorn mixed with bright citrus fragrances like mandarin. A splash of sugar cane or vanilla is a great way to round out the scent profile and add a touch of sweetness to appeal to Leo’s sweet side.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Virgo is an earth sign, but the speedy Mercury rules it. Virgos take a logical and systematic approach to life, and most are perfectionists at heart. When they are at their best, they are exceptional communicators and excel at practicality. They’re highly organized and have a natural knack for bringing structure to other peoples’ lives. They are also natural healers who are kind and loyal and carry a strong sense of humanity. They tend to stay busy and are the masters of getting things done quickly. If you have a task that needs to be done, give it to a Virgo! The goddess of agriculture and wheat traditionally represents the sign, so it makes sense that Virgos are drawn to natural, earthy fragrances. Woody scents paired with bright citrus and amber notes are perfect. Our Virgo candle features base notes of patchouli, cedar and musk with mid- and top notes of oud wood, clove, fresh citron and amber.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Libras are all about balance — so much so that they are known as “The Diplomat.” Symbolized by the scales, Libras are a cardinal air sign. Their energy is defined by justice, harmony and balance, and most Libras strive for symmetry and equilibrium in all areas of their lives. They are primarily concerned with fairness and balance in romantic relationships. They possess excellent people skills and know how to deal with the complexities of human nature. Despite this, they are very selective about who they befriend and tend to have small social circles. Libras are drawn to soft, well-balanced fragrances, just like the Libra candle. Ruled by Venus, they appreciate beauty and enjoy lovely floral scents like lavender and honeysuckle. Bamboo, cedarwood, water lilies, water lotus and mineral spring aromas appeal to the harmonious nature of this sign as well.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs in the entire zodiac. It is a fixed water sign ruled by both Pluto and Mars. They are well known for their aggressive nature, but they also have a charming softer side. Equal parts lone wolf and loyal partner, Scorpios are enchanting individuals who tend to be mysterious and elusive. They also have strong psychic and intuitive abilities. If you are fortunate enough to earn the affection of a Scorpio as either a friend or a romantic partner, they will be a passionate, resourceful and loyal part of your life.
Woodsy scents are the best option if you’re looking for a candle for the mysterious Scorpio. Evergreen, willow, balsam and fir needle fragrances are all excellent options. Combined with hints of musk, patchouli and even eucalyptus, these woody smells take an alluring air that will appeal to even the most discerning Scorpio.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius is a fire sign that knows no limits. Ruled by the expansive and optimistic planet Jupiter, people born under this sign tend to have a positive outlook on life. Sagittarians are also curious and eager to learn. They enjoy traveling and experiencing new places, people and cultures. They are energetic and believe that anything is possible. And they have the drive and ambition to get wherever they want to go! Sagittarians are also some of the most caring and compassionate people you’ll ever have the privilege to meet.
If you’re looking for the perfect candle for a Sagittarius, one that blends smoky tobacco with fresh herbal scents is an excellent option. Lavender, sandalwood, vetiver, musk, tobacco, sage, verbena and thyme combine to create a unique and captivating fragrance any Sagittarius will love.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Capricorns are ruled by Saturn and tend to be ambitious, serious individuals. They know the value of time and are passionate about growth and advancement. Patient and perseverant, they are skilled at navigating both emotional and material realms. Capricorns are very responsible, and they sometimes come off as demanding or dominant figures. They tend to take themselves seriously, but they can be a lot of fun when they let themselves relax.
The Capricorn in your life needs candles that feature classy, refreshing aromas. Since they are so level-headed, they don’t tend to enjoy fragrances that are too complex. Instead, they enjoy scents like cedar bark, white whiskey, tobacco and teakwood rounded out by citron, amber and bergamot, just like our Capricorn candle.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Aquarius is an air sign that rules the age in which we live. Most Aquarians are forward-thinking individuals who thrive on idealistic values. They long to build communities based on truth and love, so it should come as no surprise that Aquarius is the most humanitarian zodiac sign. While they are passionate about making the world a better place, they are often unstable, making maintaining long-term relationships difficult. Most of the time, though, others are willing to overlook their instability and unusual ways because their bright, individualistic personalities outweigh them.
Bright, clean floral scents are perfect for the idealistic and loving Aquarius. Our Aquarius candle features top notes of cassis, plum blossom and fig combined with mid notes of coconut, mandarin and tamarind and base notes of pomegranate, rose and ylang-ylang.Pair It with Our Date Night Candle for an Amazing Night In!
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
The last sign of the zodiac, Pisces is a water sign ruled by Neptune. Pisces is the most sensitive, empathetic and intuitive sign because it has absorbed all the lessons of the other signs. The two fish swimming in opposite directions that symbolize Pisces represent the constant division in Pisces’ mind between reality and fantasy. Pisces are easily wounded emotionally, but they know that there is more to life than what can be seen. They often have strong spiritual sides and love the arts — particularly writing and music.
For the Pisces who loves candles, fragrances reminiscent of ocean breezes and water orchids are perfect. Our Pisces candles smell of each moss, white sands, driftwood and blue waves form an excellent base for cactus flower, eucalyptus, water orchid, aloe vera and Muguet to float upon. These dreamy, sea-soaked scents will surely appeal to the water-loving nature of Pieces.