Everyone has their preferences when it comes to interior decoration, whether you choose indoor plants or fresh flowers or whether you like neutral or bright colors. But sometimes the options can be overwhelming, even with something as small as a candle. Love the warm feeling of lit candles? Trying to make your home smell nice? To help you decide which candle you should buy, we enlisted the help of a professional astrologer KJ Atlas. Keep reading to find out which candle scent you should burn based on your zodiac sign. Will you be a light and floral fragrance or a deep and musky aroma?
You are hot, Aries! Your fire sign energy gives you the confidence to pursue your dreams and worry about the details later. And with Mars, the planet of passion and determination, ruling your energy, you won’t stop until you get what you want. To match your energy, opt for “a red candle with a bright, punchy scent,” says Atlas. “You can rock an apple and cinnamon flavored aroma all year round, so there’s nothing wrong with blowing out those holiday candles early.”
You’re a lover of the finer things in life, Taurus, which means your tastes in interior design tend to be luxurious. Your earthy nature, however, lends a refined touch to your aesthetic. And as a sign ruled by romantic Venus, you like to indulge yourself. So your ideal candle should have the rich, dreamy notes you’ve come to love. Atlas says the “mossy, sultry scents” bring out your energy and are also perfect for your favorite part of the house: the bedroom.
You like to shake things up, Gemini. As the carefree social butterfly of the zodiac, you’re never content to stay in one place for too long. Born under the sign of twins, your dual nature allows you to travel the world with an open mind. Sure, you have your preferences and favorites, but you’re always ready to try something new.
When it comes to the perfect candle, you’ll want to pick something “that has opposing scent profiles and offers a surprising twist,” says Atlas. “Strawberry basil or sweet lemon might work for you,” she suggests. And since you’re a bit of a worldly person, she also recommends that you find a local artisan to buy from.
As a water sign, you bring uplifting energy wherever you go. Cancer is known as the nurturer of the zodiac, but you need to invest as much in yourself as in others. You consider your home to be the ultimate escape from life, and so a candle that’s nostalgic and feels like you’ve been wrapped in a big warm blanket on a rainy afternoon is just what you need. “A scented candle like fresh linen is the perfect combination for your warm atmospheres,” says Atlas.
As the feisty scene-stealer of the zodiac, there’s nothing subtle about your style. However, there is more to your personality than trying to be the center of attention. You are fiercely loyal and bring a zest for life to everything you touch. When choosing a candle scent, you need one that embodies that same upbeat, vigorous energy.
As a sign associated with the king of the jungle himself, you don’t hesitate to splurge once in a while and “deserve a candle that makes you feel like you’ve done it,” says Atlas. “Why not choose a bright and punchy rose and orange blossom candle that smells both opulent and fresh?” After all, she adds, “A little luxury never hurt anyone, did it, Leo?”
For you, choosing a candle scent can be a tricky task. You have an eye for detail and you are very picky about your tastes. “Virgo, you need a candle you can light at the end of the day to help you relax,” 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 beautiful candle.
Charming and witty, you are always drawn into new social situations, this is where you thrive. Unlike other signs that reject change, you like to embrace the unknown and always look on the bright side. Therefore, you will 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 appeals to even the pickiest tastes of visitors.” She also suggests going for a “statement candle” since you have “an eye for style.”
You have refined taste, Scorpio. As a passionate and highly intuitive water sign, you appreciate a candle scent with a certain boldness and depth. “A Scorpio should light a candle that exudes mystery and sensuality, like a rich, musky tobacco and patchouli candle,” says Atlas. “You might want to take a little more than you think you need to keep every room in the house ambient and sexy,” she adds. After all, you’re known to be both very sexual and incredibly romantic.
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’re always looking to grow and improve with new experiences, ideas, and adventures, so Atlas suggests a candle “that reminds you of your favorite travel destination.” She says one that smells of “amber, fig or saffron for a touch of aromatic spice” will be perfect. To make it even better, get this candle on your next trip.
Simple and elegant, you don’t like clutter in your life, Capricorn. You’re no stranger to hard work, and you pride yourself on your maturity and dedication to creating the life of your dreams. You don’t need anything fancy or flashy, you just like to enjoy the comforts of life. Earthy, rich scents draw you in, so Atlas says a “leather and mahogany” candle will be “too good to pass up.” For such an ambitious sign, you really can’t go wrong with a candle that smells like an old bookcase.
You are the eccentric of the zodiac, Aquarius. Your love of the unusual will often take your life in exciting and unexpected directions. When it comes to choosing things for your home, you want items that stand out and are conversation starters. Therefore, Atlas suggests “a pedestal candle molded into a fun shape.” (“Who needs a drink when you can push the envelope a little?” she says.) As for the scent, she says to pick something unusual and surprisingly sweet “like tropical papaya and pomegranate.”
Compassionate, dreamy, and a little mystical, you’re a deep thinker, Pisces. As the last sign of the zodiac, you encompass all the energy of other signs, which makes you quite sensitive to mood swings around you. Your thoughtful and 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 takes you to an island is all you need to leave your cares behind.” Think coconut, pineapple, and salty air scents that bring out your inner mermaid and allow you to let your mind wander a little.