When things are feeling out of sorts, you’d think your phone would be the last place you’d find some much-needed grounding. But when I feel like I need a little guidance, I open up astrologist Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone app and check out my horoscope. (Full disclosure I read it everyday!)
Susan’s readings have an uncanny way of being spot-on. Whenever I’m reading my Capricorn horoscope, I think to myself, “That’s exactly what’s happening in my life right now.” Her readings help me feel just a little more able to tackle the day ahead. Of course, much like Susan would tell you, I don’t view my horoscope as an ultimate prediction, just a map that I can use for touch points to work through. And if nothing else, it’s an entertaining, insightful way to start the day.
I’m not alone in my trust of Susan’s abilities: Her following is massive. She’s a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker and an entrepreneur. So I’m beyond thrilled to feature her here today.
Of course, when it comes to horoscopes, a lot of us (myself included!) want to get to the juicy bits about love and relationships. Here, Susan’s sharing insights about each sign and how they respond to romance. I, for one, am glad to know that as a Capricorn woman I “deliver on my promises!”
Whether you’re attached or single, I hope you’ll learn a little bit more about yourself and your relationships. Enjoy!
THE ARIES WOMAN: MARCH 21 – APRIL 19
Love an Aries woman? She’s modern all the way, full of spunk and drive. You will likely find her running her own business, or heading up a division in her company, for Aries is the sign that rules entrepreneurial ventures. She is a woman of strength, has well-formed and intelligent opinions, and part of her charm is that she is so thoroughly independent and self-reliant. Aries is a fire sign and therefore quite imaginative, born to lead rather than to follow.
To keep up with her, you’ve got to think of some original things to do together–the “same old, same old” will never rate with her.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
In bed, the Aries woman will often enjoy initiating the lovemaking, much to your delight. Allow her that pleasure and enjoy the fireworks. Sexually, she will be creative and even humorous, and her sense of adventure will lead her to try many things.
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Take her to an amusement park and try out the fastest, scariest rides together–she’ll be all the more passionate later. If you are giving her perfume, choose a fragrance that has depth and character–it could have a hint of spice or be a new, modern blend. (One thing is certain, your grandmother’s sweet rose or lily of the valley just isn’t her style). Another idea would be to give her a gift certificate for a new hairstyle by a famous hairdresser she’s read about in her favorite fashion magazine. A fine imported hairbrush would be a good gift idea too. Aries rules the head, and a bad hair day is no joke for our girl. Having her hair just right gives her increased self confidence, and by giving her a chic new look, she’s apt to be delighted. Be prepared for her open demonstrations of her love for you! If you would rather choose something for her that is a bit more sexy, get her a short satin wrap robe with matching demi-bra and tiny thong panties, in her favorite color, bright red.
An Aries girl loves uniforms, so let her see you in your Navy dress whites the next time you call on her. If you don’t have an “Officer and an Gentleman” uniform around, any other uniform will do. Do you have a friend who is a UPS or FedEx delivery man? You are in luck–borrow his uniform and pretend to be a delivery man. This will really ring her bell! Take note all “suits”: every Aries woman looks forward to those sexy, well-muscled UPS guys, even when they’re dumping more work for them to do on the counter! Your working-class stud attire could be a fantasy-come-true.
If you want to be late for work and get the bathroom all steamy, try this: when you’re shaving one morning, stand at the sink completely nude, with the water running, and your face all lathered up with shaving cream. As you shave, be completely oblivious to her staring at you and just talk naturally with her about everyday matters–the more mundane the better. For example, ask, “Shall I pick up the Dijon mustard after I get the stuff from the dry cleaner?” Shave your face slowly–and wait for her reaction . Aries rules sharp instruments, so watching you wield your razor in such a masterful fashion will send her temperature rising–and could be start the start of a wonderful day for you!
THE TAURUS WOMAN: APRIL 20 – MAY 20
The Taurus woman is feminine, soft and highly diplomatic. She has a lyrical speaking voice that soothes and comforts you, and she could even have a talented singing voice (Barbara Streisand is a Taurus). Ruled by Venus, Taurus is a sign which adores the arts–from music to painting–and will enthusiastically go to any cultural event her lover suggests. In lovemaking, the Taurus woman is passionate and deeply tender. She may not be as sexually experimental as the other signs, but her fidelity and strong sense of ethics will impress you. Her bed will be the pinnacle of comfort, with piles of pillows and a fluffy comforter. There might be fresh flowers in her bedroom, or she might have a glass wall overlooking a lush garden. She will make her environment so inviting you won’t want to leave, for Taurus adores comfort.
Your Taurus woman will need to see tangible evidence of your love for her–and that means gifts. There is no getting around this and you may have to save up to afford her! She is one of the most loving and affectionate of all signs, certainly one of the most sensuous, and quite a catch. But first, this lady will want to know that you have a nest egg. Delay popping the question until you can show her your substantial stash of Treasury bills, a solid investment in mutual funds, an impressive stock portfolio and, of course, cash in the bank. Being a earth sign, having some real estate wouldn’t hurt either–it is something which would impress her deeply. (I never said your courtship was going to be easy, did I?)
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Assure her of your reliability and your stability–traits she values in a person. Being flaky is the surest way to turn her off. She is slow but sure in matters of the heart, so don’t rush her. Treat her well and she’ll be yours for a long, long time.
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Always keep in mind that she is ruled by Venus, the planet of decorative arts. Start by sending her flowers. Be prepared to plunk down major money for a large bouquet of rare blooms. Don’t try to get away with something cheap and small–you’ll loose points. Original flowers to try would be white and purple lilacs, which are as fragrant as they are beautiful, and send them to her in an expensive crystal vase. (A Taurus knows quality when she sees it, and she adores objects of beauty. Every time she uses the vase you gave her, she will think of you.)
Another clever tactic would be to find out the name of her favorite scent. Most Taurus women have an entire arsenal of perfumes, one to suit every mood, and she uses her stash to seduce her chosen male with skill and subtlety. Taurus rules the throat, so a choker of pearls or other stones would go over well too. Princess Di has popularized the choker. This was not surprising since she had Venus in Taurus. This sign likes almost any kind of gem, as long as it is precious and refined, so certainly there must be something that strikes your eye at the jeweler’s. If you can’t afford to get her jewelry, then try for a fine silk or cashmere scarf. She is prone to sore throats and you’ll want to be sure she stays cozy warm in the winter.
Finally, the influence of Venus gives the Taurus woman a rounded silhouette, perfect “material” for a WonderBra. If you know her well, by all means buy her a selection of this type of bra in various pretty colors, then talk her into giving you a fashion s how. Since the media keeps telling women who have curves (as most Taurus women do) that they are less-than-ideal, you’ll need to counteract that notion. Keep reassuring her that you adore her real-woman curves and that the waif look was never one that turned you on.
THE GEMINI WOMAN: MAY 21 – JUNE 20
The Gemini woman is full of enthusiasm. A vivacious, shining beauty, she can talk about a wide variety of subjects, and she is curious about everything. Don’t advise a Gemini woman that she would be better off doing one thing at a time, for she needs variety and pursues a multitude of interests. She is actually at her best when swamped with things to do! Gemini is an ace communicator too, particularly adept at sharing her emotions and thoughts. (Take away her dial tone and it is like taking away oxygen.) She doesn’t go for a man who crowds her or who limits her space. Gemini is symbolized by the twins flying through the air, and to set limits on a Gemini is like trapping a lovely bird in a small cage.
This is a busy woman with endless lists of things to accomplish. She does have a tendency to be a bit forgetful too. But who wouldn’t, with her lifestyle? She does more in a week than most of us accomplish in a month! You will need to remain Priority One with her, a hard task, when you’re competing with all her activities, friends and admirers.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Read up on current issues, whether it is art, technology, movies, or books–anything interesting you that is topical. Then suggest to her that you and she check out a show or meet in a late night coffee shop to discuss the issues. Gemini adores a lively debate (she was probably captain of her debating team in college). Browse with her in a good bookstore, one that plays music to encourage lingering. (Gemini rules the printed words, thus, she is happy in book shops.) Or, if she has a new laptop, offer to help her set up her system folder. (She has the brains to do it, but prefers to do things like that š deux for the company.) Suggest you go window shopping for a new fax machine one night after work, so that she can choose the best one when she’s ready. Convince her to let you assess the various local cellular phone carriers to choose the best deal for her, then meet to discuss your findings. As you see all these things are communication-oriented, and believe it or not, as dorky as these things seem, they will really turn her on. She will love you for your thoughtfulness. Trust me on this.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
Buy her a cellular phone or a beeper with voice mail messaging, with pre-paid service for a year so you can call her up and leave sexy messages. Or give her an all-expense-paid-trip for two (with you!) to an inland hideaway. (Be sure there are cultural activities and night life available–remember, Gemini needs lots of stimulation). No money? Then fax her a naughty love note if her machine is private or else FedEx her an overnight letter filled with pink and red rose petals–she will be thrilled by your creativity.
In bed, whisper words and little stories you’ve imagined or read. She is the most verbal of all the signs, and her strong intellect and rich imagination is your surest way to passionate love. Read portions of steamy novels too while in bed, and don’t be afraid to laugh or have fun with her when making love. She is one of the most spontaneous of all the signs. Since Gemini is the sign which rules versatility, she will appreciate your reading up on different lovemaking positions–and she’ll be willing to try almost anything at least once. One more hint: she is very verbal, and therefore highly oral. Enough said? You lucky dude, you.
THE CANCER WOMAN: JUNE 21 – JULY 22
With her soft translucent skin and lovely shoulders, your Cancer lover makes a knockout entrance to any club wearing her sleek, dþcolletage slip dress, as only a Cancer lady could carry off. But in case you think you can easily date this beauty, be forewarned that she is no pushover. The Cancer woman is careful about who she gives her heart to, because once she commits, she gives her all. Your lunar lady is truly feminine, and lucky for you, of all the signs, Cancer is the most nurturing and protective of those close to her.
Her ruler, the moon, rules the changing emotions–so she can be a moody person. This may make it hard to figure out how she feels about you in the early days of your relationship, because at times your stock will appear to rise and fall. If you marry her, this will not be a problem for she will be very loyal to you, and often put your interests ahead of hers. Your lunar goddess takes responsibility seriously. If she is a single mother, her children will come first, and you may have to wait in line. Yet it is this side of her–her mothering instincts–that you probably find so appealing in her.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Nothing comes before her spouse and her children in a Cancer woman’s life and thus, she often she forgets her own needs. Here is where you can lavish attention on her. She is a bit of a worrier, and will often second-guess herself about decisions she has made. Reassure her that her judgment is sound, and help her focus more on the future, less on the past. (Cancer rules tradition, and this why she is so marvelous about creating a warm and loving family life–she knows she is building memories!) Holidays and birthdays are important to her, so don’t put her down for wanting to make them special. Instead, support her.
If she seems down and suddenly you find yourself on the outs with her, talk gently with her to get back into her good graces. Harsh tactics would be the wrong approach to take with her. Keep your temper under control and don’t be demanding. Her gentle feelings over-respond to criticism and in the heat of argument you could say something which could crush her irreparably. Cancers have excellent memories and she will remember everything you said, unfortunately whether you meant it or not.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
The Cancer woman’s home is her nest and is highly important to her. Offer to paint her living room or to give her a hand moving furniture around if she wants a new look. If she is divorced with kids, take everyone on an outing (she will be thunderstruck that you are attentive of her children, and love you for the gesture). Later, help her locate a baby-sitter and take her to a small and cozy family-run restaurant where the food is delicious and the lights are low. (Cancers are not comfortable in large, high-key, fancy places. She wants to focus on you, not the surroundings.) If your table has a view overlooking water, so much the better, for water rejuvenates Cancer in a way that other signs simply can’t fathom.
The Cancer woman will enjoy reminiscing, so think about recreating the first time you made love together, perhaps by going back to the same place or by celebrating the anniversary. Or, give her a beautiful album filled with snapshots of the two of you that you’ve been collecting.
When making love, the Cancer woman is fragile and feminine. Because she often puts others first, a little pampering would be a smart idea. To seduce her properly, whip up a surprise gourmet dinner and serve it to her on a small table decorated with flowers and white table linens set up in the bedroom, a place she isn’t used to eating. Have chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert and feed her each by hand, one by one. Hide a love note or special card under her plate–Cancers are sentimental. Be especially careful about what you say to her during lovemaking, for anything she construes as negative could hurt her deeply—teasing is not for her.
Give her an exquisite strand of pearls (Cancer is a crab, a little sea creature like the pearl oyster) or a skimpy, slinky, expensive nightgown in one of her moon colors–silver, creamy white or pale, smoky blue. She would also adore flowers–but instead of sending her red or pink roses, make your bouquet a variety of flowers in Cancer’s color–snow white–tied with a gorgeous thick white satin ribbon.
You’ll eventually discover (if she likes you) that she has beautiful, firm, fully-rounded breasts (the part of the body the sign rules) which, in bed, she adores having her man fondle and admire. Paint them with thousands of kisses and caress them gently.
THE LEO WOMAN: JULY 23 – AUGUST 22
A Leo woman is easy to spot. She’s the one lighting up the room in her spectacular designer outfit–Leo women love to make an entrance. Her taste is superb and unfailing. Like chic French women (France is ruled by Leo), a lioness would rather have one dazzling outfit than 20 cheap ones. She has a deep and abiding need for respect from others and will work hard to being noticed and remembered. She is naturally extravagant–don’t even try to tell her she spends too much on clothes (or on her kids either, who she loves to pamper). Yet she is warm, spontaneous and creative too, and you are sure to have fun with this vivacious lioness.
In a nutshell, your challenge will be to afford this jewel of a woman. Her taste is superb and she won’t settle for second best (which she translates as second rate). She will be demanding, so be prepared to lavish lots of attention on her instead of being preoccupied with your spreadsheets or waxing your car. If you are serious about her, bite the bullet and get some personal help. You will need to maximize your efficiency at home and the office to devote time to your lioness–at least until you win her heart.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
In all probability she will be handling you, not the other way around! Leo women have a way of being in control, even if they let you think that is not the case. She’s subtle, but strong. She resists any kind of confinement, so don’t try to box her in. Throughout courtship, the Leo woman loves to tease her man, often playing cat-and-mouse games until you “catch” her. When wed, she will do anything in her power to keep things lively and fun, and will build up an entire wardrobe of imported lingerie to keep her man interested. The Leo woman loves to have her lover run his fingers through her mane. She will rarely go to bed without a touch of makeup, even if it’s just a hint of blush or scented body creme. To increase her passion, whisper to her, “You are the most beautiful woman in the world!” . . . and mean it.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
This is one lady you are going to have to woo with gifts. She expects them, wants them, and enjoys them, so you might as well cave in and buy them for her. She looks stunning and regal in purple, so choose something in that color, whether it be a lace teddy, bra and panty set or drop-dead, killer nightie. She will also sparkle in gold–try getting her a classy knit sweater shot through with golden threads that shimmer in the evening light, then take her to a four star restaurant for dinner so she can wear it. Surprise her with an overnight stay at a rustic hotel with ornate wooden architecture and antique furniture. Make sure to reserve a room with a roaring fireplace. Or send her two dozen long-stemmed roses (don’t even THINK of trying to get away with one dozen), a generous box of imported bittersweet chocolates or a bottle of fine champagne for you both to drink later. Buy her tickets to the opera in New York or Rome (orchestra seats, of course.) If buying her a ring or other jewelry, know that she adores sapphires, the gem ruling her sign. Start saving now! It’s true, loving a Leo can be a second career in itself. But she’ll adore you for your generosity and will insure you both will have a hell of a lot of fun. So what if the American Express bill is gigantic? Yours will be a life fully enjoyed and a love like no other you could imagine.
Your lioness likes to play games. So, try a serious game of strip poker. Or, if you know each other very well, do a variation on the movie Indecent Proposal. Remember when Demi Moore had to decide whether to take the cool million and bed Robert Redford or stay loyal to Woody Harrelson and give up their dream house? Near the end of the film there is a scene where she and Woody make love on a bed of hundred dollar (or higher) bills. In your own private remake, you are the millionaire, but you don’t have to share her with anyone. For fun, strew her bed with lots of crisp, new crumpled dollar bills (if it’s ones, not fifties or hundreds, who cares?). Leo women have fertile imaginations and a fabulous sense of drama. She’ll adore your little make-believe and beg you to think of more!
THE VIRGO WOMAN: AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22
The quality people notice first about your Virgo beloved is her alertness and unmistakable intelligence. It has been said that Virgo’s gift is making order out of chaos. Send a Virgo into a hurricane-ravaged town, and in no time they’ve pitched the tents, organized the shipments of food and water, and started clearing the roadways. If it is one thing Virgo does well, it’s organize people and things. If your life is a bit of a hurricane, you’re in luck, for she will provide a willing ear and heaps of amazing practical advice– ideas you will wish you had thought of long ago.
Virgo women have lists of things to do, and sometimes you could wind up being one more item on her list. Becoming “Priority #10-D” is something to avoid at all costs! Once she writes you into her Filofax as “Sex with James, Thursday @ 9:00 PM” you know you’ve hit bottom, and it is time to do something drastic–and delightful!.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Your goal is to allow her to take time to relax and gently pull her away from her everyday cares. She hates being lazy, so accomplishing this isn’t going to be as easy. Like the male Virgo, the female Virgo loathes making love in a hovel, so if this describes your place, you’d better spiff it up. Nothing turns off a Virgo faster than dirt or mess. She isn’t impressed with luxury, so don’t worry about having things “good enough” for her–crisp, just laundered cotton sheets and some soft pillows are fine. But if you don’t get organized, before you know it, she’ll be out of bed and cleaning up the place–the last thing you want her to be doing in her Victoria’s Secret teddy! As good as it sounds, to have some lovely geisha cleaning up your pigsty, think about it. If she’s stacking dishes in the dishwasher, she isn’t making love to you, so get your priorities straight, buddy. Besides, god knows where she’ll “neaten up” your collection of half-dirty basketball shorts TO. So take away the clamor of disorder that distracts her and when she’s with you, you will be all that exists in her world.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
She adores high fashion and well-made clothing. As the saying goes, “God in the details,” and details are this perfectionist’s forte. Most Virgo women enjoy staying up-to-date on the latest couture trends (she is ruled by Mercury, so she is oriented toward staying current). Yet their appearance will likely be elegant and understated rather than flashy, often choosing neutrals over bright colors. She likes to dress up, so think of a nice restaurant where she can wear some of her new things. Tattered jeans and polo shirts are not her style.
Buy her an article of clothing or piece jewelry that is high fashion but enduring, top quality, like a Tiffany or Cartier watch that she can treasure for years. (She’s madly punctual, so what better gift?). Her sign rules jade, the stone of fidelity, so a ring or pendant made of that stone is especially meaningful. You could alternatively give her a beauty service, like a year of manicures and pedicures (Virgo likes her nails fastidiously groomed) or six months of a personal trainer (fitness is a big thing with her) and still make a big hit with her.
In love, she is highly ethical and idealistic, so don’t be surprised if your Virgo comes to you with little sexual experience. She’s just very discriminating about who she will give her heart and body to. Don’t think that means she lacks passion. Quite the contrary! Virgos are just better at controlling their intense, smoldering feelings, but once released, watch out! When she finds a man she is willing to devote her life to, she can be a tiger in bed. Her secret strength is that she communicates her needs well and will also listen closely to, and act on, what her lover needs.
Since Virgo prizes cleanliness so much, seduce her with a bubble bath for two. Set dozens of softly-scented votive candles around the bathroom and be sure to have some thick, luxurious towels nearby. A bottle of champagne would be good to have on hand, as would a bowl of finger fruits–grapes, strawberries, raspberries–to feed her one by one. After your bath, give her a full body massage. Later, when you make love, be sure to talk to her during sex because nothing as erotic to her as her vivid imagination. Describe places and situations where you would like to make love to her down to the tiniest details. (When she begins asking questions to keep you taking about a certain scenario, you’re on the right track).
THE LIBRA WOMAN: SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22
Libra women have busy social calendars and keep happy by surrounding themselves with adoring friends. Still, this lady wants to be married, so don’t be fooled by her gadding about. Once wed, she will attend to her marriage as fiercely as her career.
Always fashionably-dressed, she favors an eclectic look, mixing designer things with antique pieces. The final effect is smart and sexy, never dowdy. This Venus-ruled beauty is beautifully groomed, and smells as good as she looks, for she never leaves the house without a light spray of something intoxicating. Her figure is usually curvy, svelte and feminine, so you don’t even stand a chance of resisting her. The most memorable quality about your Libra lover is her quintessential grace; in every movement she makes, every word she utters, she is poetry in motion.
Your mission 007, is to capture her heart. Not an easy task, considering the line of men waiting in line. She has no shortage of opportunities, so competition will be stiff.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
She has powerful talents of persuasion and her lover may not know exactly how she gets her way, but she does every time–in the most charming fashion. Be wary of getting wrapped around her little finger, for although she may protest, she secretly likes a man who stands up to her now and then. If you are only semi-conscious most of the time, you don’t stand a chance of winning her heart.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
Think of the cherubs in old master paintings, flying though the air, holding branches of roses or a lovely harp. This describes your angelic lover. She’d adore anything decorative, from sweetheart roses, soft silk lingerie in a delicate colors, to perfume in a modern or gentle floral tone (nothing jarring for Libra). One of Libra’s favorite gifts is jewelry, but it has to be the real thing. Costume jewelry will tarnish, just like your relationship will if you try to give her this. Robbing a bank may be your only choice to get her what she wants. She might also enjoy a beautiful mirror, framed in gold leaf. Let’s pause a moment –perhaps you’ve just thought of something naughty? Before you get carried away, let me advise you that not all Libras like making love in front of a mirror. Venus endowed her with curves and she may be a bit self-conscious about them (silly girl.) Put the mirror up in the bedroom and let her gradually get used to it. Keep telling her how tell her how gorgeous she looks without a stitch on.
The Libra woman adores lighter foreplay activities and is a world-class kisser. If you haven’t yet tapped into this aspect of her, you are missing one of life’s true experiences. Corner her into a hot necking session somewhere like at the movies, where the other viewers won’t care if you and she are going at one another like two kids hell bent on trouble. If you are lucky, the usher may come with her flashlight and scold you!
When you finally get her to bed she will want a slow hand, for Libra women never marry cold fish or slam-bam-thank-you-m’am types. She is highly romantic and sensitive and wants you to be that way too. Her bed usually has many fluffy pillows and the most beautiful linens she can afford. She wants music in the bedroom, but no TV (too indelicate–who wants to hear about the Congressional budget or a mugging in Queens when one is in the throes of passion?) One last hint: Libra rules the lower back and will purr like a kitten when her man massages it with a lightly scented cream. Meow!
THE SCORPIO WOMAN: OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 22
The Scorpio woman has great charm, allure, and inner strength, and is able to overcome most any obstacle in life. She comes across as self-confident and self-possessed and men are drawn to her for that reason. There is a mysterious quality about the Scorpio woman, because she is intensely private, discrete and secretive. Soon she will learn everything about you, but later you will realize that she hasn’t given you many details about herself–that’s Scorpio’s natural reticence.
Finally, the operative word to best understand your Scorpio lover is “passion.” One Scorpio once said to me that passion was the single most important ingredient in life, that is, to be passionate about one’s loved ones, one’s career, one’s lifestyle, for without passion, what kind of life would we have in the end? Well said!
Your Scorpio beauty is attracted to power, so if you have it, you are ahead of the game. Your other challenge will be that this lady has a mind of her own, so if you think you can tame her, forget it.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Her highly intuitive nature makes her a mind reader extraordinaire, so don’t try to hide anything from her. If you are trying to impress her with power you don’t have, her Pluto-ruled nature will sense it like a homing device. (Certainly you don’t want to activate her seek and destroy mechanism.) In love and friendship, she is true-blue loyal and will expect the same from you. If you show her the slightest reason to distrust you, however, she will never forgive you. On the other hand, treat her well and she will reward you for the rest of your life. Home and family are regarded as sacred, and Scorpio will defend and support her man to the ends of the earth. Like Leo women, Scorpio women are into control, and with her magnetic, femme fatale powers, she will soon have the upper hand. After all, who could resist her famous Scorpion gaze, those memorable bedroom eyes?
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
If you take your Scorpio beloved out for dinner, make it a private little dark rendezvous, overlooking water if possible or better yet, as a guest on a private yacht (preferably yours). The Scorpion woman will always be understated with her powerful sexuality–she doesn’t need to flaunt it, it exudes naturally. In her dress, she is very careful about her accessories, buying only the finest shoes and handbags, and if she needs one, an elegant leather brief case. She knows these accessories punctuate her entire look and impart a feeling of true elegance. Get her quality things made out of leather (down, boy, not those things). If treating her to perfume, get her a modern oriental or something of musk and subtly sexual.
While the Scorpio woman is always a lady in public, she loves being her man’s fantasy woman in the bedroom. Buy her some new lingerie in of her most flattering tones: maroon, eggplant or a black. Elegant French and Italian imported lingerie will impress her so buy her a demi-cup push up bra, tiny, sheer g-string bikini and elegant garter belt, complete with a pair of black seamed stockings. She may also be amused and aroused by a lavishly illustrated photography book by Helmut Newton or Doris Kloster. If you get lucky, she may want to experiment a little by lap dancing for you and you alone.
This sign rules detective work, so plan a mystery for her. She has a rich imagination and this should work whether you’ve known her a month or a decade. Tell her to meet you in the most elegant hotel bar in town. When you spot her, stand at the other end of the bar and have the waiter send over a glass of champagne and a note from you. By now the suggestive nature of your behavior will have the staff murmuring and staring and it will begin to turn her on tremendously. After the second or third drink, send her the key to your room in a small envelope. (Book their best suite ahead of time and stock it with roses and.) When she’s pocketed the key, have her meet you by the elevator. Ride up alone, pushing her against the back wall of the elevator and tell her in great detail what you have planned. Show her the silk ribbons you’ve tucked into your breast pocket–Scorpio is intrigued by bondage. Although she will try her hardest not to show it, she will be aching for you to begin. She won’t forget this mystery, and neither will you!
THE SAGITTARIUS WOMAN: NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21
The Sagittarius woman is vivacious, funny, self assured, and sophisticated. She probably had an opportunity to travel as a child, and will need to continue to do so throughout her life. She’s a woman who needs challenge and intellectual stimulation in all parts of her life.
Sag women are often highly successful at what they set out to do simply because they are so positive they will succeed. Since the sign also rules international communication, they are either known worldwide or deal with matters of global importance. This is not an overly-sensitive sign, and when criticized, they listen carefully to the feedback. She should be careful not to hurt her mate’s feelings by being too direct in her comments; Sag often has no idea of how her words effect others. Her man should also be sure to allow her a sense of freedom which is highly important to the Sag woman.
To keep her intellectually stimulated will be a lifelong struggle. This is no dumb bunny, and you may have to struggle to keep up with her. (Her idea of fun is listening to National Public Radio.) She gets bored easily, so be forewarned!
HOW TO HANDLE HER
Her sign rules the centaur, half man, half horse, pointing high, toward the sky, which symbolizes her quest to reach the lofty goals she’s set. She could be “high maintenance” in that you will have to endure all the highs and lows of her existence, for her motto is nothing ventured, nothing gained. Alas, some things just aren’t going too work out, but unlike Cancer, who will try to second-guess themselves, Sag’s optimism will buoy her up. She will be on to Plan B in no time. Sometimes this could be exhausting for you, so keep the vitamins handy. Places To Go, Things To Buy Her
If you’d like to get her a fragrance, choose one of the fresh new uni-sex fragrance, for she won’t wear anything too conventionally flowery or sweet. She is apt to be a runner or do some equally strenuous sport–can you imagine a marathon runner fussing with Arpege? Not quite.
Her likes her look sporty, preferring pants to skirts and sportswear to anything more formal. Sag generally likes comfortable shoes, the heels not too high. It must have been a Sag who started the trend of wearing her sneakers on the way to work. Often Sag women were tomboys as a kid, and as a woman she manages to keep her enviable figure because of all the exercise she gets. Give her clothing which is body revealing, such as a mini skirt and matching top in lycra or spandex. She is one woman who can carry it off in style! Or treat her to ten weeks with a personal trainer and she’ll be yours for life.
The Sag woman has no patience with frilly nightgowns but prefers either something plain and natural. What would she most likely wear to bed? A cool, thin, tight white cotton tank top which outlines her breasts, worn with tiny cotton string panties–or nothing at all. She likes men’s wear, so you might catch her putting on your button-down shirt with not much else on but a smile. (Remember how fetching Annette Bening looked in the seduction scene from American President?). She will do more for your shirt than you could ever imagine.
She will be impressed if you treat your body like a temple too, so try to work out often. Then, you can lounge around in tight bicycle shorts to heat things up. Look at her innocently and say you took a part time job as a messenger and need to wear them for practicality and comfort. (She’d got a good sense of humor.) Since this woman would love a strenuous workout, plan an active, feather-flying pillow fight or try chasing her around the yard. Feeling randy? Toss her into a snow drift. The aim here is to get her pulse rate up then convince her she won’t need her morning run with you around.
THE CAPRICORN WOMAN: DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19
The Capricorn woman is the one with the good gold jewelry, neutral tweed or classic Brooks Brothers suits and silk shirts. She always looks highly successful, or like she comes from old money (even if she doesn’t.)
Your Capricorn woman realizes the value of a solid social network and will join organizations which will help her up the career ladder. Her lover will soon realize that he will need to share her with the world, and will be proud of her long list of accomplishments. She will come across as serious, conservative, shy, detailed, organized and self-disciplined. She delivers on her promises. She keeps her word and everything that bears her name is the best she can muster.
Your Capricorn lover is practical–coming from a good background and having success potential is important to her. Some Capricorn women marry for social position, others are just concerned that their husband to be will be able to support her in the manner to which she is accustomed. You’ll need to convince her of your earnest ambition and your solid future. If you’re socially connected, by all means, don’t hide it.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
In love she is slow and careful. Never one to wander from one flirtation to another, the Capricorn woman has her feet well planted on the ground. If her man suggests something new to her and she isn’t sure, he should give her time. Capricorn generally likes to mull things over and get used to ideas. She must never be forced or she will resist for sure.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
When getting her jewelry, think about buying an antique piece of estate jewelry, or give her something handed down from your grandmother. For a lovely dinner, take her to your club or to a restaurant that looks like a grand estate. Afterwards, give her a madly romantic experience, such as a carriage ride through the park in the snow, with warm blanket and brandy afterwards, or plan to meet her on top of a tall building, such as the Empire State building at 11:00 PM (š la An Affair to Remember, but in this version, both of you show up). Kiss her passionately, and promise her your true love.
Later, take her back to your apartment. Since this sign rules history, buy her a historical romance novel and read steamy portions of it to her in bed. Or, rent a romantic video, set in the days of knights and princes. Your lady is so used to making all the decisions at home and at work that she is tired of it all. She wants to be rescued now and then instead of having to rescue everyone else. Transfer all those feelings to you. Here is your chance to be her real life knight in shining armor and you will have her heart for life.
THE AQUARIUS WOMAN: JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18
The Aquarius woman is smart, independent, somewhat rebellious and a true original. Part of the reason her man has fallen in love with her is the fact that she’s not a clinging vine. Quite the contrary, she matches wits with her man, has a wide circle of her own friends, and prefers to stand on her own two feet. Many Aquarius women are leaders in their field. She’s analytical and her ability to communicate is highly developed. If you want to get on her good side, use reason and logic rather than emotion.
Your challenge will be to keep things from becoming boring or routine, which would spell disaster for your relationship. She is not an easy little bird to catch, for once you feel you’ve got her in your hands (or arms) she’s flitted away again. She will need her space, and with so many other guys buzzing around her (she tells you they’re just friends) you will need to steady your nerves.
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
Her best colors are bright fuchsia, cobalt blue or charcoal gray. Aquarius women tend to wear streamlined, futuristic clothing and some Aquarius women don’t mind if they shock a bit. Her taste in jewelry is unique and individual, even New Age, so you could do well by getting her a special crystal. There is a uniqueness about the Aquarius woman, from her toes to her hair, she is always a bit different, on the cutting edge of what’s new and hot.
Another gift that would be a hit is a beeper with voice mail capability, all the better for you to leave her intimate love messages. If you take her out to eat, better ask ahead of she likes a certain kind of food, for many Aquarians are vegetarians. She does not need to be wined and dined in a five-star restaurant–she is just as happy in a noisy, lively bistro that serves good food and is a place where she might bump into friends. (To get an Aquarius alone is a feat unto itself.)
Never inhibited in bed, Aquarius brings a sense of fun and playfulness to her lovemaking. She may suggest a video to watch beforehand, since Aquarius are so electronically-oriented, or if you know her very well, she might consent to making your private video together, with her ground rules. Since she loves being in the center of the action, tell her that you want make love to her in a semi-public place. Remember the movie set in Vietnam, called The Lover? The lovers meet regularly in an apartment right off the street where city noises and people walking around outside the door are quite audible, and the very closeness of the street has an erotic effect on lovers. Be inspired by this thought, perhaps at the next party you two attend. Choose a room where she can hear other guests but where the two of you can temporarily disappear for some privacy, maybe a closet or pantry. Don’t worry about her reaction to suggesting a quickie–if she knows you well, this is one lady who will be delighted!
THE PISCES WOMAN: FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
The Pisces temperament is gentle, romantic, caring, compassionate, and spiritual. Pisces rules the subconscious mind, and so it follows that her dreams are vivid and meaningful, even prophetic. You’ve got quite a glamorous sparkler on your hands–Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone and Cindy Crawford are all dazzling Pisces, and each in their own way reflects the reserved and unpretentious Pisces nature. Your Pisces enchantress almost always has large and beautiful eyes which mirror her feelings openly and she could be prone to cry easily. Soft and ultra-feminine, she will put your needs ahead of hers.
Her feelings are very sensitive and easily hurt, so be careful how you address her. In any relationship, she likes to proceed gradually, perhaps at a slower pace than you would like. But rush her and your little fish will disappear into the depths of the sea.
HOW TO HANDLE HER
She’s mystical and poetic and she needs a regular outlet for her creative expressions. Her sign rules all non-verbal communication–symbols, gesture, dance, art, and poetry–and the Pisces woman is highly intuitive. She trusts her feelings and she reads body language perfectly, so don’t try to say one thing and mean another–she will catch on quickly. Pisces will need to be alone occasionally to recharge and refresh herself, so allow her time for that.
She’s caring and sensitive to her man, but can easily be so self-effacing that she forgets her own needs. Her urge to relieve suffering in others is as strong as the life force and it is the single most important element of her nature to understand. Some people will sometimes take advantage of her good nature. Her man should help her by reminding her that it’s OK to say no to favors others ask of her. At times the world can have a wearing-down effect on her self-confidence, which sometimes needs rebuilding in even the strongest Pisces women. When Pisces is hurt, she will build her own version of the world to protect herself, preferring to live in a world of dreams until she feels she is ready for re-entry into reality. Realize this is not a weakness–she will always come back–and the worst thing you could say to this fragile beauty is “Get real!”
THINGS TO DO, GIFTS TO BUY
Don’t be overtly sexual with Pisces–she is subtle and indirect. Come across brash and aggressive and she’ll vanish. Instead, give her a book of romantic poetry, like that of Edna St. Vincent Millay or a beautiful black & white photograph of a couple kissing. Or give her music, perhaps something soothing and spiritual, such as Enya, Orion or Monks singing Gregorian chant.
Buy her clothing in one of her favorite shades of violet, blue or sea green. She loves lace, angora sweaters, and prefers flowing, soft chiffon-type fabrics over sharp tailoring. Silk is favored over crisp cotton. Sparkling jewels look especially beautiful on her, so consider surprising her with diamonds, amethysts or aquamarine stones. In choosing a restaurant, pick a dark, private, romantic place filled with flowers. She loves to dance (Pisces rules the feet) so take her to a club with a great band. She also loves the movies, for her ruler, Neptune, rules film and she can easily lose herself in the story. She will also adore tickets to the ballet, an art opening or a poetry reading. Finally, surprise her a deluxe shower head for her bathroom (Pisces is a water sign), promising her that the two of you will play under it soon.
Sex to Pisces is spiritual. She simply cannot sleep with a man she isn’t in love with. She’s worth waiting for–her natural sense of rhythm and grace in body movement makes her a fabulous lover. This does not preclude her from having fun with her lover–that is a certainty–but she will need a full commitment of love from you before surrendering.
No other sign loves costume and fantasy as much as Pisces does, so when you get to know her well, suggest you both go shopping together for an outfit to wear in the bedroom–a French maid? Cleopatra? Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? Her rich imagination needs fantasy, so you will be on the right track. If she is a reserved Pisces, give her a gift-wrapped bottle of her favorite scent tucked inside the pocket of a new luxurious terry robe. She’ll be happy to try her new robe on–just tell her the rules are that she wear nothing else. Then draw her close to you, turn on the water in the bath and take a long, passionate and steamy soak together. Afterwards, be sure to rub on some of the softy scented cream that you bought and let nature take its course!