The Best Candles for Every Zodiac Sign

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Mar 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Candles for different zodiac signs
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Do you find that your zodiac sign is freakishly accurate when it comes to describing your personality? We feel you. And while we might not make all our life decisions based on our weekly horoscope, it’s sometimes nice to have an outside suggestion for what to try, do or see based on your personality type — or astrological sign.

Candles are a good way to start. Whether you want one for mood lighting, or just to make your house feel nicer, we did our best to pair unique candle scents with the zodiac sign they’re destined for. A black pepper candle for the spicy Aries? Yes. Sage for the earthy Capricorn? You betcha. 

And hey, we won’t hold it against you if you feel like all of these could be your favorites. After all, we contain multitudes, right?

1 /12: Aries: March 21 – April 19

Pepper candle for Aries star sign
Image: Target

1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

Fiery and passionate Aries needs a spicy candle that adds a little flavor to their life. We like this black pepper-scented option.

The Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle Black pepper 12-ounce jar candle, $13 at Target

2 /12: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Amber scented candle for Taurus star sign
Image: World Market

2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Earth-loving Taurus needs a grounding, earthy aroma, so a classic amber-scented candle is perfect.

White Amber apothecary jar candle, $15 at World Market

3 /12: Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Hazelnut coffee candle for Gemini star sign
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3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Buzzy air sign Gemini is always running at a million miles a minute — which is why they should skip the coffee and get their fix via this hazelnut coffee candle instead.

Roasted Hazelnut Coffee scented candle, $14 at RusticSugarCreekCo/Etsy

4 /12: Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Cucumber melon candle for Cancer star sign
Image: The Lamp Stand

4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

This calming, loving water sign needs a candle that captures their essence, and refreshing cucumber-melon is the perfect match.

WoodWick 3.4-ounce candle in cucumber-melon, $9 at The Lamp Stand

5 /12: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Juniper candle scent for Leo star sign
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5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Royal, attention-loving Leo needs a candle to help ground them, and a tree-scented candle like this juniper pick will do exactly that.

Waterworks Sweet Juniper candle, $62 at Luxury Bath for Less

6 /12: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Bergamot candle scent for Virgo star sign
Image: Bath And Body Works

6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Virgos can be perfectionists, overly cautious, forgetting to dream. This dreamy bergamot waters candle helps to balance their stricter nature.

White Barn Bergamot Waters candle, $13 at Bath and Body Works

7 /12: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Geranium scented candle for Libra star sign
Image: Mrs. Meyer's

7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Libras are laid-back people who value harmony, which is why the floral, whimsical scent of geranium is a great choice for them.

Geranium-scented soy candle, $8 at Mrs. Meyer's

8 /12: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Anise scented candle for Scorpio star sign
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8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Scorpios are intense, dynamic people who can be incredibly alluring. Their candles should be able to match them. Try this spice-heavy hashish candle featuring a smoky, woody armoise, nutmeg, anise and cumin combo.

Hashish candle by Kobo Candles, $45 at Burke Decor

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Pear scented candle for Sagittarius star sign
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9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

The independent, energetic Sagittarius can use help getting in touch with their sweeter side — this whipped cream and pear candle rises to the occasion. 

Whipped cream and pear candle, $18 at Anthropologie

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Sage scented candle for Capricorn
Image: The Motley

10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Capricorn is the real Earth mother, a leader who stays calm in turmoil and always connected to their roots. This desert sage candle can help ground them in times of trouble.

The Motley desert sage 100 percent soy wax candle, $13 at The Motley

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Lavender scented candle for Aquarius star sign
Image: Williams-Sonoma

11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Friendly and loyal Aquarius needs a candle that is sure to please everyone they gather in their circle, and it's hard to go wrong with lavender.

Williams-Sonoma French lavender triple-wick candle, $32 at Williams-Sonoma

12 /12: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Mango scented candle for Pisces star sign
Image: Bath & Body Works

12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Adaptable, creative water sign Pisces lives every day relaxed and open as if they were perpetually at the beach. A mango-coconut candle helps connect them to their essence.

Mango coconut candle, $13 at Bath & Body Works