From your sex drive to your most attractive quality, your birthdate and thus, your astrological sun sign, has a pretty incredible effect on not only on how you portray your ~true self~, but how others perceive you. Understanding this can come in handy, especially when it comes to relationships. And yep, the magic of the sky above us most certainly influences the way you flirt with someone you’re into.
Here, your flirting style summed up in one word, based on your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
A fire sign ruled by Mars, the God of War, Aries are known for their competitive, direct, and spontaneous nature. They’re not one to beat around the bush! If they’re flirting, you’ll see they have just one, very clear mission: to win your affection.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
As an earth sign, Taureans are practical and thoughtful, so giving a potential bae your full attention is your go-to flirting strategy. And who doesn’t love to feel like they’re the center of someone else’s attention?! In turn, it’s hard for others not to find you magnetic.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, so for you, flirtation is all about intellectual sparks flying. You adore word play and seek mental stimulation. So, it’s no surprise that a prospective partner really needs to be on their toes with back-and-forth banter—or you could lose lose your interest in a heartbeat.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
As a water sign, Cancers are hopelessly sentimental, but when it comes to making a move on someone you’ve just met, you’re all about employing your light-hearted, somewhat goofy sense of humor. If you and the person you’re into are cracking up at the same things, you’ll be all the more apt to fall head over heels.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The fact that you’re fiery is obvi, being that you’re a fire sign, Leo, but your flirting style couldn’t be more in-your-face, passionate, and attention-grabbing. When you want something, you make it very well-known, and you truly believe you can get it, cuz you’re the kween. All that confidence is intoxicating!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Like Geminis, Virgos are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, so you’re seeking a solid meeting of the minds from a maybe bae. You’re always thinking, planning, learning, and analyzing (and yeah, overthinking, too!). So, you’ll flirt in a way that not reflects this but confirms the person who’s piqued your interest is just as intellectually curious as you.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Although you’re a truly gentle person at heart, you can be rather direct, as the cardinal air sign. Still, ruled by Venus, the planet of love, you’re a romantic, and love being fawned over. So, you’re pretty much always striking the ~balance~ between soaking up that attention and ensuring your desires will be fulfilled. Smart.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
As a fixed sign, especially one associated with the eighth house of sex, your heart wants what it wants, and you’ll go for it. Still, you’re innately secretive, so you won’t give too much of yourself away when you’re in the early stages with someone you’re attracted to. You’ll just keep your inner self guarded while projecting an intense, emotionally-compelling magnetism that’s ridiculously hot.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Associated with the ninth house of adventure, Sagittarians are lively lovers of life and adventure, and this is undoubtedly something you project when you’re comin’ on to someone you have your eye on. You’ll shoot from the hip—and then, maybe even reel your possible partner into a philosophical conversation.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Because Capricorn is associated with the tenth house of career, you’ll want to make sure the person you’re flirting with isn’t just impressed with your own professional accomplishments but has their own to discuss, too. You can come off as a bit aloof and all-business, but really you’re just straight-forward, which can be seriously sexy.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Associated with the eleventh house of networking, Aquarians tend to have a super-approachable, friendly manner and direct, no-nonsense communication style, and that reflects in your flirting game for sure. You’re so open and laid back, you’ll talk to someone you’re interested into like they’re your new BFF. (You’ll just want to make sure they don’t think you’re friend-zoning them!)
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Since Pisces is associated with the twelfth house and Neptune, both which involve mysticism and spirituality, you’re naturally intuitive—maybe even a bit psychic. You’ll pick up on a potential partner’s mood and roll with it, showing them just how big-hearted you are. And that paired with your poetic mind is a combo that can be hard to resist.