The weeks leading up to February 14th can be rough for single folks. Hearts and flowers and chocolate are everywhere, constant reminders that you don’t have a Valentine of your own.
If you’re alone on Valentine’s Day this year, don’t despair. Instead, treat yourself to one of these alternative celebrations for the self-partnered.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries is strong in both spirit and body, and nothing makes you feel better than testing your limits. While a workout on Valentine’s Day might not appeal to everyone, exercise is one of the ways that Aries shows love to themselves.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Who says you need to have a partner to enjoy a fabulous meal on Valentine’s Day? Cook a recipe that you’ve always waned to try or treat yourself to take-out. Light some candles, break out the good dishes, and enjoy the experience.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Chatty, gregarious Gemini doesn’t love being alone when everyone else is having fun. If you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day, organize a Zoom party for your other single friends or set up a feisty game of Among Us.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancerians typically prefer to be in relationships instead of being single, so this Valentine’s Day might hit hard. Instead of wallowing in your own feelings, focus your attention outward. Make gifts or send cards to the people you care about, or find a volunteer opportunity that fills your heart with gratitude.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
A single Leo? As if! If you’re between worshippers–I mean, dates–right now, don’t despair. Treat yourself to the most decadent spa experience you can manage at home. Pour yourself some champagne (or La Croix in a fancy glass) and indulge.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Being single isn’t all bad, Virgo! You can do exactly what you want today–and if that involves working, reorganizing your home, or watching Hallmark movies on the couch, then you do you.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Single Libras can feel pretty down and discouraged on Valentine’s Day. You worry a lot about where you are supposed to be in life, but instead take some time today to appreciate where you are. Try meditating or writing in a gratitude journal.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
When Scorpio is single, they can feel a little antsy. As much as you put up walls, you like the idea of letting someone inside your heart. Even though it might be scary, reach out to friends and family and let them know you care today. You can text them a meme if saying the words out loud are too much.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Who cares about being single, right? That just means you have more freedom to do whatever you want. Any other Valentine’s Day, you’d probably head to a bar or club to mingle. Since that’s not an option, focus your energy on thinking about your next big adventure or vacation.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn often has rigid boundaries and iron self-discipline. Let yourself be soft today and have something that you wouldn’t normally allow. Buy some chocolate, if that’s your thing, or whatever small indulgence makes you feel happy and pampered.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Turn your focus inward, Aquarius, and work on your relationship with yourself on Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s the most important and longest-lasting relationship of your life! Journaling, vision-boarding, or spiritual exercises will feed your soul.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces is prone to feel disappointed when reality fails to live up to their daydreams. Channel those feelings into creativity on Valentine’s Day! Work on an art project, sing and dance, or find another outlet for creative expression that matches your passions.