The Best Candle For You Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Did you used to read your weekly horoscope in the Sunday newspaper to have a giggle?
On the opposite side of the spectrum, was it a way to help guide your upcoming week, hoping and praying things in your horoscope came true?
Perhaps, you even get natal chart readings and monitor your horoscope on the daily.
Or maybe you never really have understood what these zodiac signs mean and how they correspond to your birthday and time?
Zodiac Sign History
Zodiac signs derive from astrology, which studies the position of stars, planets and other celestial bodies. This field of study has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Over 30% of Americans believe in astrology.
No matter your outlook on astrology, studying zodiac signs is a fun way to dive deeper into your birthday month and personality traits.
If you do want a more personalized horoscope reading, speak with seasoned astrologers who study the moon and stars to craft horoscopes. These professionals use natal charts, readings and tarot cards to come to their conclusions.
Which Sign Are You?
Horoscopes are based on the 12 zodiac signs. These signs reflect the 12 months in a year.
Unlike the calendar year that starts in January, the zodiac calendar year begins with the spring equinox to mirror new beginnings. Therefore, March 21 is the beginning of the year and Aries marks the first zodiac sign.
The 12 signs are separated into four groups called the zodiac elements of astrology. These groups are: fire, earth, air and water.
Fire signs are passionate, charming and confident. Like us, our signs have bad days, too. On a fire signs bad day, they may be aggressive, selfish and needing to be the center of attention with their fiery energy.
Earth signs, like their name, are grounded, loyal and practical. However, they can also be stubborn and their inclination for material things can lead to laziness.
Air signs are very rational, likeable, good communicators and sharp. But just like the wind, air signs can be cold, unemotional and most likely to ghost.
Lastly, water signs, like an ocean, are deep, sensitive and highly intuitive and imaginative. Their compassion can make them get hurt easily or take things very personally.
Best Candle For You, Based on Your Sign
Each person has a unique preference for a lot of things such as our desired scent profiles. Our zodiac signs can help us discover what we like the most over other options.
Here are the sign names, their timeline on the zodiac calendar and our Vellabox scent picks for your most compatible candle!
(March 21 – April 19)
Your Candle: Vanilla & Cedar
Why: Aries, the leader of the zodiacs, is bold and independent, so it’s no surprise that they are a fire sign. You exude warmth and your charming energy is infectious. Your best scent gives off love and passion while channeling your inner fire with a woodsy cedarwood.
(April 20 – May 20)
Your Candle: Swell
Why: If you’re a Taurus sign, you’re down-to-earth and enjoy the simple pleasures in life spent with the ones who mean the most to you. This scent takes you to a fun summer afternoon with notes of tuberose + sea moss, and the name just invites being content.
(May 21 – June 20)
Your Candle: Tobacco Sunrise
Why: Geminis are known for being charismatic, creative and easy-going. However, you can be unpredictable, getting bored easily and liking to try new things with your curious nature. Try Tobacco Sunrise, which boasts notes of subtle spices, fresh tobacco and white tea to spice up your room.
(June 21 – July 22)
Your Candle: Star Crossed
Why: As a water sign, Cancers pose a tough exterior. Underneath your hard shell, you are sensitive, protective and love deeply. Next time you want to spend a romantic evening with your special someone burn Star Crossed with smooth and rich aromas of mandarin, cedar, jasmine and dark musk.
(July 23 – August 22)
Your Candle: Grapefruit + Mandarin
Why: Leos are fun and bold and usually like to be the center of attention. Light up your day as you do in other peoples’ lives with a citrus and zesty scent blended with freshly sliced grapefruit and orange zest.
(August 23 – September 22)
Your Candle: Sugar + Lemon
Why: Virgos, one of the three earth signs, are considered the perfectionist of the signs. You are organized, knowledgeable, modest and reliable. Burn a scent that is just as bright and clean as your life.
(September 23 – October 22)
Your Candle: Lavender Rosemary
Why: Being like ultimate balancers, Libras like to maintain peace and harmony. You are sophisticated, witty and sociable and need to find a scent that compliments you without being too much.
(October 23 – November 21)
Your Candle: Amber + Moss
Why: Celebrities such as Drake, Kris Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Katy Perry are also Scorpios. You are passionate, empathetic and brave. Notes of delicate sage, moss and lavender emit a woodsy feel to show off both your tough and soft sides.
(November 22 – December 21)
Your Candle: Colorado Camper | 16 oz
Why: You’re considered not only one of the most optimistic signs, but also one of the funniest. You’re spontaneous and love freedom. Imagine yourself in the mountains of Colorado kicking jokes around the campfire, just wandering and breathing in the fresh air with this scent.
(December 22 – January 19)
Your Candle: Coffee House
Why: Breathe in, breathe out. Feel better? A Capricorn like yourself is more likely to feel overworked because they are ambitious, persistent and disciplined–a true workaholic. Stay relaxed and energized with a scent that burns notes of ground coffee, hazelnut and sweet cream.
(January 20 – February 18)
Your Candle: Moonlight
Why: You are witty, friendly and likable. Coined as one of the most mysterious signs, you’re ambivert– the best of both worlds in terms of being shy and outgoing. You need a candle that reflects your mysterious and friendly sides with notes of citrus, cardamom, plum and amber.
(February 19 – March 20)
Your Candle: Golden Coast
Why: As a water sign, Pisces are considered to be the mermaid of the signs for your overly emotional side and being drawn to the water. You’re creative, generous and empathetic. A vibrant and fresh scent draws you to the water and has you hearing the crash of waves on the Cali coast. Notes of eucalyptus, sea salt, redwood and palo santo.
Most Likely Signs + Accessory Shop
Check out the accessory shop to complete your personalized candle experience and burn candles like a pro.
A wick trimmer leads to a cleaner burn. Trimming wicks to ¼ inches before each burn reduces smokey residue. Tell me I’m not wrong when I say that a Sagittarius will have their hands on these in no time.
A Taurus likes to keep it simple. With the birch coaster which comes in a set of four, you add just the right amount of style while sticking to your natural roots.
Snuffers are a Leo’s new best friend. With the snuffer, they extinguish the flame in an effective way to avoid billowing smoke and soot collecting inside the glass. It’s like the B.S. they don’t put up with, but for candles.
For my highly organized and tidy Virgo’s, a macrame coaster not only gives your candle display that functional decor, but also makes everything look nice and put together.
No matter your outlook on astrology, studying zodiac signs is a fun way to dip deeper into your birthday month and learn more about yourself as a person.
If you’re interested in learning more about astrology, check out Co-Star, an app for your personalized, daily horoscopes!
Let us know how you enjoy your zodiac sign candle pick!