Everyone has their preferences for interior decoration, whether you opt for house plants or fresh flowers to whether you like neutral or bright colors. But sometimes the options can be overwhelming, even with something as small as a candle. Do you like the cozy feeling of burning candles? Are you trying to make your house smell just right? To help you decide which candle to buy, we enlisted the help of a professional astrologer KJ Atlas. Keep reading to find out which candle scent to burn based on your zodiac sign. Will you be a light, floral scent or a deep, musky aroma?
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You’re red hot, Aries! Your fire sign energy gives you the confidence to chase your dreams and worry about the details later. And with Mars, the planet of passion and determination, ruling your energy, you don’t stop until you get what you want. To match your energy, go for “a red candle with a bright and spicy scent,” Atlas says. “You can rock an apple-cinnamon flavored aroma all year round, so it’s totally okay to break out those Christmas candles early.”
You’re a lover of the finer things in life, Taurus, meaning your taste in home decor tends to skew luxury. However, your earthy nature lends a refined edge to your aesthetic. And as the sign ruled by romantic Venus, you enjoy indulging. So your ideal candle should have the rich, dreamy tones you’ve come to love. Atlas says that “mossy, sensual scents” emphasize your energy and are also great for your favorite part of the house – the bedroom.
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You like to shake things up, Gemini. As the carefree social butterfly of the zodiac, you are never content to stay in one place for too long. Born under the sign of the twins, your dual nature allows you to move through the world with an open mind. Sure, you have your preferences and favorites, but you’re always up for trying something new.
When it comes to the perfect candle, you’ll want to pick something “with opposing scent profiles and a surprising twist,” Atlas says. “Strawberry basil or sweet lemon might be for you,” she suggests. And since you’re a bit of a socialite, she also recommends finding a local craftsman to buy from.
As a water sign, you take comforting energy with you everywhere. Cancer is known as the caretaker of the zodiac, but you have to invest as much in yourself as you do in others. You treat your home as the ultimate escape from life, so a candle that is nostalgic and feels like being wrapped in a big warm blanket on a rainy afternoon is just what you need. “A candle that smells like fresh wax fits perfectly with your cozy atmosphere,” explains Atlas.
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As the fiery scene-stealer of the zodiac, there’s nothing subtle about your style. However, your personality is more than trying to be the center of attention. You are extremely loyal and bring a zest for life to everything you touch. When choosing a candle scent, you need one that embodies the same optimistic and powerful energy.
As the sign associated with the king of the jungle himself, you’re not shy to splurge every now and then and “deserve a candle that makes you feel like you made it,” Atlas says. “Why not opt for a bright and spicy rose and orange blossom candle that smells both lush and fresh?” After all, she adds, “A little luxury never hurt anyone, right, Leo?”
Choosing a candle scent can be a difficult undertaking for you. You have an eye for details and you are very picky. “Virgo, you need a candle you can light at the end of the day to help you take the edge off,” Atlas says, referring to your sometimes-demanding perfectionist ways. “That’s why a fresh, woody scent like sandalwood and cedar is the perfect blend to help you relax,” she adds. Plus, this scent is timeless, so you’ll feel good investing in a nice candle.
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Charming and witty, you are always drawn into new social situations, where you thrive. Unlike other signs that reject change, you like to embrace the unknown and always look on the bright side. That’s why you want a candle that is both indulgent and familiar and that everyone will enjoy. Atlas recommends “a subtle romantic scent like floral or vanilla that will please even the pickiest visitor.” She also suggests going for a statement candle because you have an eye for style.
You have refined taste, Scorpio. As a passionate and highly intuitive water sign, you enjoy a candle scent with some boldness and depth. “A Scorpio should light a candle that exudes mystery and sensuality, like a rich and musky tobacco and patchouli candle,” Atlas says. “You may want to grab a few more than you think you need to keep any room of the house atmospheric and sexy,” she adds. After all, you are known for being both highly sexual and incredibly romantic.
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You are a thrill seeker, Sagittarius. As a fire sign, nothing is more important to you than following the flame of your heart’s desire. You are always looking to grow and improve yourself with new experiences, ideas and adventures, so Atlas suggests a candle “that reminds you of your most beloved travel destination.” She says a scent that smells like “amber, fig, or saffron for a hint of aromatic spice” is just right. To make it even better, you can take this candle with you on your next trip.
Simple and elegant, you don’t like clutter in your life, Capricorn. You are no stranger to hard work and take pride in your maturity and dedication to creating the life of your dreams. You don’t need anything fancy or flashy, you just want to enjoy the comforts of life. Earthy and rich scents draw you in, so Atlas says a “leather and mahogany” candle is “too good for you to pass up.” For such an ambitious sign, you really can’t go wrong with a candle that smells like an old library.
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You are the eccentric of the zodiac, Aquarius. Your love for the unusual will often lead your life in exciting and unexpected directions. When it comes to choosing things for your home, you want items that stand out and spark the conversation. That’s why Atlas suggests “a free-standing candle molded into a fun shape.” (“Who needs a glass when you can push the envelope a little bit?” she says.) As for the scent, she says she should pick something unusual and surprisingly sweet “like tropical papaya and pomegranate.”
Compassionate, dreamy and a little mystical, you are a deep thinker, Pisces. As the last sign of the zodiac, you encompass all the energy of other signs, making you quite sensitive to the mood swings around you. Your reflective, emotional nature makes you an incredible friend and partner, but it also means you need plenty of time to decompress.
“As a water sign, you’re drawn to scents that remind you of long walks on the beach and the salty ocean breeze blowing through your hair,” Atlas says. “A tropical scent that transports you to an island retreat is all you need to leave your troubles behind.” Think coconut, pineapple and salty air scents that will bring out your inner mermaid and let your mind wander for a while.