THE ARIES MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
Being the first sign of the zodiac, an Aries man is always number one, so get used to his needing a lot of attention.
This kind of self-absorption isn’t coming from a truly narcissistic place, but from an honest self-assurance of his own capability and all-around awesomeness. It’s true that Mars-ruled Aries men are good at what they do, and they’re not shy about standing in the spotlight.
Don’t be surprised, however, when their private persona reveals more vulnerability than you might have expected. Underneath that bombastic bravado, a childlike naiveté can cause them to end up with hurt feelings that are often masked by humor. It can be hard to keep up with their rapidfire wit, flair for grand gestures, and impressive libidos – so prepare to do a little stamina training in those areas if you have one of these fine fellows in your life!
Stubborn as the Ram that symbolically represents him, the typical Aries man is a warrior for what he believes to be right and true. With driven, passionate, and courageous personalities, these men tend to be movers and shakers who make big things happen in their careers and communities. Their assertiveness can be mistaken for aggression, but often it’s just the raw enthusiasm and verve that propels these horned creatures up and down the mountain.
You’ll never meet a shy Aries, and though subtlety is not one of their strongest personality traits, they’ll keep you laughing and will always dazzle you with their dynamic energy, creativity, and wild moves on the dance floor. Aries men are mischievous but not devious, sometimes foolhardy but never fools, egotistic but not selfish, seriously sexy, and extremely fun to be around.
THE ARIES MAN: SEX LIFE & IN LOVE
The Aries man is hot, hot, hot – physically and emotionally. Even when not conventionally handsome, these guys possess a kind of bravado and raw sexuality that oozes off of them, often making them infuriatingly attractive. There’s an innate confidence in the way they carry themselves – an energetic saunter, a wry grin, a double entendre that will make you want to stand closer to them in spite of yourself. Sex with an Aries man can be quite an athletic affair – lots of sweat pouring off slick flanks, acrobatic positions, and possibly a bit of consensual rough play.
When in love, these men can be possessed by a fleeting temper that can flare up unexpectedly. But they don’t tend to stay mad for long – unless you really cross them, in which case, you’re pretty much dead to them. That combustibility can implode a romance and create a tendency to burn bridges. Are you compatible with your Aries man? Find out here.
The Aries personality is one of extremes – there is no middle of the road here – so get ready to be equally as clear about what you want, and to be sure that you are speaking your own mind. The Aries man wants a powerful match that he can respect, and doesn’t have a lot of time for passivity, mixed messages, or doublespeak – but once he’s decided he wants you, he’ll put up with a lot if he thinks he can attain the prize.
Conquests can turn into a matter of pride or a competition, but Aries men can be easily bored and require constant stimulation. The best way to turn on an Aries is to just completely ignore them – but beware! That kind of rebuff won’t often get you a second chance. These partners may truly be suited better to polyamory, so keep that in mind if you’re wanting to settle down and get cozy for the long haul.
THE ARIES MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
This is not the sign of a homebody, so don’t expect the living space of the Aries man to be welcoming or comfortable. It works for them, and they have it all arranged the way they like it, but concessions might not be made for the desires of anyone else. There may just be one place setting or chair at the table, or one pillow on the bed. It’s not that they didn’t think of you, it’s just that they often don’t think of home as a place to share, or even really a place where they want to spend too much time – not with all the exciting things to do and see out in the world.
Home is a place to crash, to change clothes, and maybe to roll in the hay – so don’t be surprised if your Aries paramour invites himself over to your place much more often. In fact, you may never see his space at all, unless you happen to share it with him. In which case, get ready to finish up the dishes he started to do before he got bored and moved on to something else, and make sure that wet laundry gets into the dryer before it starts to mildew. He’ll definitely begin a chore with great enthusiasm, but often get distracted by something new that absolutely needs doing before the first thing is ever completed.
As a dad, the Aries man is excellent at making little ones explode into fits of helpless giggling and happy to unleash his inner clown to delight children of all ages. This is the kind of father who may toss his babe high up in the air before catching them again, or toss them in the pool to teach them to swim – much to the chagrin of their possibly more safety-conscious and risk-averse co-parent.
THE ARIES MAN: WORK & MONEY
An Aries man knows what he wants immediately, and goes after it with zero hesitation. This kind of man is often a leaper off of high cliffs, and not always a looker to see what lies down below. There’s a “me first!” mentality that can result in a sense of urgency in regards to ambition and initiative. This can make them natural leaders, ready to head up the vanguard.
With impulsive and idealistic traits, Aries tend to dream big, which means that they can be enterprising entrepreneurs, but many of their endeavors may end up being a flash in the pan. Often pioneers in their field, these fellows are always engaged in an intense race to be number one – to get their invention patented, to get the scoop, or to make their brilliant business idea the first of its kind. There is a sense of urgency to everything these Rams do, and their success is always defined by their primacy. If they aren’t the first ones to reach the highest peak of the mountain, what’s the point?
Aries men make great initiators and extremely hard workers. They will put in a lot of muscle at the beginning of the project, but sometimes lose interest or stamina halfway through, and need support in wrapping things up. An explosive temper can make an Aries a frustrating teammate – they have a hard time masking their often impatient personality when not in charge or working solo.
Risk-takers and gamblers extraordinaire, and often profligate spenders, Aries men can make others quite nervous with their devil-may-care attitude when it comes to managing money and issues of financial security. But luck is often on their side, usually helping him come out on top of seemingly impossible situations. Saving funds is not a strong point here, and these guys tend to fall prey to get-rich-quick schemes all too often.
THE ARIES MAN: GIFT GUIDE
A quiet night at home is not the ideal way to woo your Aries man. Instead, take him out to a loud, raucous concert and be willing to join him on the dance floor or in the mosh pit – or ringside at a Mexican wrestling match or a bullfight.
An Aries man lives for adrenaline, change, excitement, and novelty – so if you want to give him gifts, choose skydiving lessons, martial arts classes, or an exciting surprise vacation to somewhere he’s never been before. Surprises of all kinds are welcome here – the Ram is a sign who actually enjoys being caught a little off-guard, and will totally respect you for being able to pull off a surprise party without him finding out.
If you have to get him a gift, an engraved pocketknife or some kind of sports equipment might suit – and he might not tell you, but he usually secretly appreciates designer and name-brand clothing.
Going the extra mile will make him feel special – he wants to feel like he matters, so show him that he does by giving him gifts that are meant for him and him alone. Your Aries man is an original – there’s no one else quite like him, so don’t think for an instant that a Hallmark card or something you picked up at the mall is going to cut it. If anyone else has it, he probably doesn’t want it.
Aries is the sign of the fiery, rebellious personality, so be prepared to expect the unexpected with them – in their interests, personal perspectives, and even in their occasionally flamboyant dress sense. They don’t want to be part of the conformist herd and will find a way to set themselves apart and stand out from the crowd.
Self-expression is a big deal for these guys, and they will always add their personal signature to whatever they choose as their focus.
THE TAURUS MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
Despite often being seen as big, burly, tough guys, don’t forget that the Taurus man is ruled by Venus, the planet of love. If you’ve ever read the story of Ferdinand the Bull, you have your template for the Taurus man in your life. This big Bull would much rather be sitting under a shady tree smelling flowers than fighting to the death in the ring.
The Taurus man is definitely a lover, not a fighter – though he may quietly nurture a long-held grudge if you push him where it hurts. Generally, these guys are very easy to get along with, as long as you don’t encounter the famed Taurus stubbornness. He absolutely will not budge or give an inch once he’s entrenched on a subject, so don’t waste your energy trying to push him to see your point of view.
A fixed sign, the Taurus man is not usually into abrupt changes. Not much into taking risks, this guy would rather hang back, wait, and see. He could be described as slow and steady in all things: love, work, and even personal projects.
You’ll find that many Taurus men enjoy working with their hands and fixing things. A Taurus man will take his time to get it just right, and do it his way – which can be maddening to those around him.
These fellows can act deceivingly nonchalant and casual, hiding their intense and passionate nature behind a facade of unassuming stoicism. The truth is, they’re taking it all in, and gauging what their next move will be.
Dependable, tenacious, and extraordinarily diligent, a Taurus man is a great pick for your team, whether in work, friendship, or long-lasting love.
THE TAURUS MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
Taurus men make dependable and dedicated love matches for the right partner, one who will be willing to take their time with them and appreciate all they have to offer. Intelligent and very good with words (though he can often seem taciturn), he’ll think long and hard about the words he chooses.
A thoughtful communicator, if he’s not sure what he’s feeling or what he really wants to say, he may just stay silent. Try your best not to push him for a response, even though it may be agony to wait. Often, the Taurus man is not very swift when it comes to processing his emotions, so you’ll need to give him time to mull over changes or sensitive transitions. Be prepared to be extremely patient with him, and you’ll be rewarded by his immense patience in return.
If your Taurean is willing to get in touch with his inner Venusian and his feminine side, he’ll learn to trust his feelings. A Taurus man fully in touch with his heart and all aspects of his emotions is a truly powerful being to engage with. Unfortunately, all too often, these men will shut down hard when forced to make difficult emotional decisions and will find a way to numb themselves to what they are really feeling. Encourage him to express the full range of emotion by not reacting in an extreme way when they finally start to open up. Are you compatible with your Taurus man? Find out here.
An open-hearted Taurus is a dream come true in bed – your sex life will be one for the books. Caring, thorough, and extremely desirous of bringing pleasure to his loved one, this man will not let you get away with being unsatisfied! Once you’ve won his heart, it’s generally yours for the long haul. Consider yourself lucky: His way of showing affection can be surprisingly warm and sweet.
THE TAURUS MAN: HOME & FAMILY
A homebody at heart, the Taurus man is happiest hanging out comfortably on the couch, getting cozy with his honey. He has an appetite for comfort food, and may sometimes overindulge at home, which is his haven of rest, comfort, and pleasure.
Sometimes messy and prone to clutter, Taureans can hold onto stuff a bit too long. They tend to collect books, art, and musical instruments. Like the proverbial Bull in the china shop, a male Taurean may not be fully aware of his own body. It helps if his personal environment is as minimal as possible – but that’s a rarity with this earthy sign who adores his creature comforts. This guy needs a big comfy chair to collapse in, and lots of pillows to prop up his often-aching limbs, worn out from a hard day’s work. It’s healthy for a male Taurean to learn how to take things easy, and enjoy good times like relaxing with friends and family. And when he can host in his own space and create an environment for cookouts or movie nights, he’ll feel like the king of the world.
With traits like immense patience and gentle sense of humor, the Taurus man makes an ideal father. Children love to climb this guy like a tree, and often will bring out his silly and playful nature. The Taurus father will be a devoted provider to his household and take rules and traditions very seriously, often passing down aspects of how he himself was fathered. Consistent, dedicated, and kind-hearted, the Bull is a family man to the core.
THE TAURUS MAN: WORK & MONEY
Taurean dudes are solid, helpful, super sweet, and strong as hell. You want to be on their team should an apocalyptic situation ever befall you, because they’ve probably been collecting all sorts of seemingly useless information related to survival for years now.
They can build you a shelter out of random materials, they’ll know what plants one can eat (and which ones will kill you), and they’ll be happy to teach you how to skin a squirrel.
Always good with their hands, Taurus men usually enjoy playing music, making stuff, fixing broken things, or creating art. They tend to be rather handy in unconventional ways and have a formidable work ethic that sometimes becomes a little too intense.
It’s important to unhitch this gentle beast of burden from his self-imposed plow before he wears himself down to the point that he can’t even enjoy the sensual pleasures of life – the reason for all the hard work and dogged devotion to duty in the first place.
While his insane stamina under pressure is admirable, the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race approach often puts the Taurus man way behind deadline, forcing him to pull long hours to make it happen. Taureans often need someone to take their blinders off and sit them down to a delicious meal and a warm bed. That plodding, determined focus gets things done, though it’s often done the hard way. These guys may have trouble getting out of their own way and could benefit from learning how to conserve their energy.
A sense of purpose helps the Taurean man feel like his work actually matters – so it’s best for him to find a vocation that has a personal resonance or an aspect of creative self-expression. Usually very good about saving money, it would behoove the Bull man to learn to love cooking meals at home – he can blow a vast amount of money on eating out at restaurants if he’s not vigilant.
THE TAURUS MAN: GIFT GUIDE
Show your Taurus that you love him through actions, not words, and you will win his everlasting loyalty. These men will work tirelessly to help those they adore, and they love it when others reciprocate that.
Even though acts of service are usually the Taurus man’s native love language (rather than flowers or frivolous gifts), he would appreciate well-made work clothes or warm flannel shirts in a vintage style. Books and musical instruments also make for thoughtful gifts, and you will never go wrong by getting him some kind of gourmet food item like fine chocolate.
Take him out for a fabulous dinner at his favorite restaurant and he’ll be putty in your hands. These guys secretly love being treated like kings and showered with affection – though you might not realize it until you really get to know them.
A Taurus man views time and energy as sacred resources, so if he sees that you’ve truly taken time and effort into doing something for him, he will value your gesture immensely.
His style is specific, and he will rarely venture outside of his comfort zone when it comes to his appearance, sometimes wearing basically the same personal “uniform” for many years. He likes what he likes, so do not try to change him to fit an idea in your head, or mold him to your ideal. Find out what his tastes are, and surprise him by revealing that you’ve been playing close attention all along.
THE GEMINI MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
With his scintillating wit and mercurial moods, the Gemini man can be a delightfully confusing conundrum.
People born under the sign of the Twins represent the union of dualities within the human soul: dark and light. Does that mean you have to watch out for your Gemini guy’s evil twin? Not necessarily.
Understanding Gemini energy has more to do with appreciating our need to see and truly embrace both aspects in ourselves, which we also carry – regardless of our own zodiac sign. It’s an important lesson in life, and a Gemini is the perfect teacher (though perhaps not the most patient one). Constantly holding the juxtaposition of two opposites within the container of your own personality can be a lot to handle, both for the Gemini man himself and for those he encounters as he fleetly flits through life.
Quick-witted Geminis seem to wear invisible winged shoes, like Mercury, the god of their ruling planet. These brilliant, silver-tongued angel-devils can be extremely charming and entertaining. Born with a true gift for gab, they are always ready with a fascinating story to tell you. Generally jovial, good-natured, and intellectually energetic, a Gemini man will always keep you on your toes with constantly shifting attitudes and opinions. Extremely cerebral, full of ideas, and always excited about making new discoveries, a Gemini loves to learn and share his knowledge – but, he tends to know a little bit about these subjects without ever truly committing to one field of study in a deeply engaged way. It’s this sponge-like tendency to absorb bits of information that makes him lethal in a game of trivia.
THE GEMINI MAN: IN LOVE AND SEX
A Gemini man in love will always keep you guessing. This sign’s fluid disposition and dazzling intellect can be utter ambrosia for partners easily bored by earthier, more stable types. Just when you think you have your Gemini man figured out, he’ll have changed his tune – again!
If you enjoy parties and being social, you’ll make a good match for a Gemini man, who finds a quiet night at home unspeakably dull – unless you challenge him to a game involving chance and skill, where he has the opportunity to show off his prodigious knowledge. Are you compatible with your Gemini man? Find out here. A bit of a playboy, this versatile dandy loves to step out on the town with a bit of arm candy to show off to all his friends and acquaintances.
You may see more of this fellow on the screen of your phone than you do in real life, and you might have a hard time pinning him down to make plans, as his social calendar is always packed. That being said, he still might be texting or messaging you constantly, keeping up a steady flow of conversation. Keep in mind that you might not be the only one he’s in communication with! The Gemini man is known for dating multiple people at once, or even leading double lives. Not that he’s implicitly duplicitous – he doesn’t mean to deceive anyone or break any hearts. It’s just that his own version of reality is sometimes in conflict with what’s actually happening.
In addition to that, the Gemini man requires an enormous amount of intellectual stimulation to keep him engaged. Seduce him with your brilliance, learn the dance of a quick-stepping wit, and you’ll lure him in. Sexually, be prepared to try new things, and remember that you may have to encourage him to on one thing rather than move rapidly through the whole Kama Sutra, just because he can.
THE GEMINI MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
The home of a Gemini man is often just a placeholder – somewhere to store his books, papers, and clothes. You may never get an invitation to come over unless he’s having an impromptu gathering – but these tend to be more about the meeting of the minds rather than an elaborate dinner party or cozy to-do.
A Gemini man may move around a lot, and even go through stints of couch surfing or staying here and there when traveling. He tends not to get attached to his possessions or even many of the traditional connotations of home – unless he’s sharing a space with someone else who does, which is often ideal.
What he does have tends to be haphazardly organized in a manner that may only make sense to him and his personality, but it’s all kept fairly tidy. It’s not carelessness that makes him this way – just more of an attention focused on many other more important things, like what’s happening in the world outside the place where he sleeps and makes coffee. A Spartan, simplistic living space is ideal for this man, and he would do well inhabiting a studio apartment or tiny home.
Gemini men make for super fun dads who are not afraid to be silly with their kids. These guys are the ultimate tall tale tellers – their imaginations are rife with whoppers that gullible, innocent children may continue to believe well into adulthood. Gemini dads do this not to be mean or sneaky, but rather to instill a sense of wonder in their kids.
Sometimes too easily distractible, the Gemini dad could use the reminder to make lots of quality time for his little ones – giving them his full and undivided attention for playtime that deeply nourishes both parent and child.
THE GEMINI MAN: WORK & MONEY
The Gemini man loves to wheel and deal. He is always in action, moving forward and onto the next new thing. Technology and communications industries are natural fits for a Gemini – and you will often find the offices of new start-ups and networking mixers crowded with men born under the sign of the Twins. They love to rub elbows with the smartest people in the room and get a thrill from name dropping their well-known friends and connections. A Gemini man truly understands the maxim that it’s all about who you know – and they seem to somehow know everyone.
A classic Gemini is an ideal company man – happiest at the roundtable or board meeting where he can spout off from the font of his relentless inspiration. He prefers to work directly with other people, and you will rarely find him alone in his office or cubicle, unless he’s on the phone or hunkered over his work, trying desperately to record his thoughts before they elude his typing fingers. Dictating ideas works better for him because sometimes they flow out faster than he (or anyone else) can keep up with. You know the guy in your office who’s always bopping around talking to everyone and can never seem to sit still? It’s probably not ADHD – most likely he’s just a Gemini! Getting bored and not having enough to do is torture for these brilliant thinkers, who live to brainstorm and problem-solve.
Unfortunately, sometimes they can get overly enthusiastic, and may not let anyone else get a word in edgewise. Mansplaining can be an issue for the Gemini man, so learning how to listen will help them get along. Any vocation that deals with the communication of information is ideal for this sign, especially writing, working in news or social media, or anything to do with new and exciting technology.
THE GEMINI MAN: GIFT GUIDE
A Gemini man is one of the easiest guys in the entire zodiac to shop for. He adores novelty and technology and goes crazy for those catalogs filled with all sorts of wild new gadgets that scratch your back while making coffee and vacuuming the floor. Finding him lots of fun little doodads may prove to be more satisfying than spending a big chunk of dough on a high-dollar item. Books and music are always winners with a Gemini, and a subscription to a great magazine or gift cards to his favorite bookstore will easily delight him. Puzzles and games make for fun gifts that you can engage in together.
The restless mind of a Gemini man requires lots of information to keep him busy, so he’ll enjoy going out to see a play or film that has audiences completely perplexed. He favors mysteries and suspense thrillers with lots of double-crossing and twists and turns to keep him guessing – though he’s always five steps ahead of everyone else in sleuthing the whodunit. Travel with your Gemini man, if you can – he loves visiting new places, and will reliably research all the most interesting, off-the-beaten-path restaurants for you to try. He’ll pore thoroughly over every guidebook, making copious notes about every place you go, and loves feeling prepared to have an incredible time before making a trip. One of the rare people who truly enjoy surprises (the more elaborate the better), if you really want to impress a Gemini, pull one over on him! Or, for a present he’ll never forget, go one step further – plot a scavenger hunt with humorous clues leading to his gift as the prize.
THE CANCER MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Cancer man’s personality is full of contradictions.
He is soft, loving, considerate, and nurturing to those he cares deeply for – but always remember that those born under the sign of the Crab have a hard shell to protect their vulnerable underbelly, and pincers to protect themselves when they feel attacked.
Ruled by the moon, Cancer men may be uncommonly in touch with their emotions, able to take on roles that many of their male counterparts would be utterly lost in, like romance and parenting. You will find that chivalry is not dead with this sentimental and poetic knight in shining armor – if you can get him to take the armor off.
Deeply sensitive and easily wounded, your Cancer may not give you another chance to do him wrong once you’ve hurt him. Cancer men have long memories, and never forget once they’ve experienced a slight. Tread lightly and be kind to this Crab, and you will be rewarded with undying loyalty.
A male Cancer’s intuition is highly developed, but that can sometimes be limited to people residing within his own den. This sign is all about their own tribe, and sometimes need to be lured out of their shell and their comfort zone in order to really grow. A Cancer man can be consumed with longing and nostalgia for things of the past – which, if channeled creatively, can inspire him to explore history and the world of myth. If not, you may encounter a barnacle-encrusted relic of former glory days who fears progress and change. Beware when you hear a Cancer constantly bemoaning the loss of “how it used to be.”
As long as this crustacean is willing to scuttle toward the future, you’ll get to see him come into his own power – trusting in his gifts of sensitivity and giving kindness.
THE CANCER MAN: IN LOVE & SEX
When in love, the Cancer man is a dedicated lover. He’s a total dream come true for someone who loves to receive affection. He can come off as the ultimate Prince Charming, making extravagant professions of adoration and writing flowery love letters to court you. But, once comfortably ensconced in a committed relationship, the connection can become more cozy than steamy. Cooking you dinner and settling in for a night of Netflix may become more his habit than hot bedroom action so that chemistry needs to be stoked, and intimacy kept vibrant with lots of touch and the willingness to always go deeper.
Cancer men can be mama’s boys, so be prepared to meet his (and hope that you pass muster!). And, know that he’s the ideal candidate to bring home to meet your parents: His manners will be impeccable at dinner, and he’ll have already charmed your mom and dad into thinking he’s the best guy you’ve ever dated by the time the appetizers arrive.
Men born under the sign of the Crab can be more attached to a romantic ideal than to reality – so the man you meet online or long-distance may be very different than the one you get to know. Are you compatible with your Cancer man? Find out here. Cancers can be incredibly possessive and jealous – always fearing that what they have will be taken from them or slip away. It’s often the case that extremely jealous people can become cheaters themselves, so make sure you set clear boundaries about what both of you want from your commitment.
THE CANCER MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
Cancerian men are natural homebodies, deeply attached to their personal space, which they like to feel cushy and comfy, with a deep, soft sofa to lounge around on. They’ll often prefer to eat their meals here, rather than stand on ceremony and have proper place-settings and sit stuffily at the table in angular chairs.
Once at home, a Cancer man wants to feel at ease and completely unwind, usually while wearing sweatpants or a robe. Even though smoking jackets and slippers have fallen out of style, you might see a Cancer man rocking this look while sitting in his big cozy chair near the fire.
Usually excellent cooks, Cancer men prefer eating at home to going out, delighting in simple repast and filling comfort foods like soups and stews. Cancers are drawn to relics of yesteryear, and often have a longing for the traditions and tastes of days gone by – so you may see his home crammed with antiques and family heirlooms. He will hold onto passed-down possessions for their sentimental value, even if they are no longer beautiful to behold.
The Cancer dad is characterized by warm, loving traits. He’s always ready to cuddle and comfort his progeny. These natural-born nurturers are often found readily spooning mush, changing diapers, and rocking little ones to sleep. Being a stay-at-home dad would suit most Cancer men just fine – they would rather be home with the kids, cooking and caretaking, than out being a provider (which they can often take far too seriously). Mama’s boys themselves, a Cancer man usually has a very close relationship with his mother and will want to take care of her at home in her elder years, rather than letting her go live in a nursing home.
THE CANCER MAN: WORK & MONEY
It’s not very common knowledge, but the intense work ethic of a Cancerian man is quite a powerful force.
These men can be laser-focused workhorses, especially if they’re intent on supporting their children or loved ones. Bringing home the bacon is taken very seriously for this sign, and their role as breadwinner sometimes forces them into overwork.
Cancers can easily get into a vicious cycle of working their butts off for long shifts, and then coming home to collapse and recover before doing it all over again, ad nauseam. When they vacation, they prefer to do so for longer than most people (at least a month at a time) so that they can fully immerse in relaxation. Six months of grueling work with no time for fun is doable for them, as long as they have a dangling carrot luring them toward the promise of lazy days on the beach. This extremism can result in burnout and neglect of their own needs, and friendships outside of their partner and children frequently fall by the wayside when a Cancer man is in work-mode.
These men often end up working in the family business and will take on a role within that established structure to keep the tradition alive, even if it’s not their passion. They do best with working for or with good friends, though they will always be most loyal to their significant other and family – all other considerations come second. Working from home can be desirable for a Cancerian – it’s where they feel safest, and have control over their personal work environment – though sometimes they feel too isolated from being part of a team, a set-up in which kindred-seeking Cancers thrive.
Work relationships will often feel like a family to a Cancer man. His personality allows him to easily develop a closeness with his co-workers that feels supportive and caring.
THE CANCER MAN: GIFT GUIDE
Cancer men are a pleasure to shop for because they genuinely love receiving gifts and romantic displays of affection – especially if you give them something that has special meaning for you. They adore old things and unusual treasures, especially if they know for certain that no one else has what they have. Ruled by the moon, Cancer men are generally more in touch with their feminine nature and inner anima than most guys – so you can have fun finding them cute clothes and accessories with which to adorn themselves. They usually enjoy receiving jewelry, especially handcrafted silver rings, cuffs, and pendants. These men will often wear scents that seem more flowery or sweet than most guys feel comfortable sporting – so lavender, verbena and all gourmand scents like chocolate or spice will usually go over well here.
Cancer men will eschew anything they perceive as tacky, but paradoxically rescue odd things from the trash all the time. Kitchen implements like copper pots, good knives, and beautiful wooden cutting boards will please domestic Cancers, who make excellent cooks. Hand-woven blankets and fine rugs will delight a man who loves to make his home a bastion of comfort and sweetness. If you decide to take him out of his natural environment, drive him to the seaside for the weekend.
Cancer men love the beach and are happy to spend hours combing for washed up treasure, or just watching the ebb and flow of the surf.
THE LEO MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Leo man is the zodiac’s king of the jungle – a regal lion of a man who never fails to find the spotlight in any situation, be it social or professional.
When a Leo struts into the room, with his catlike lazy swagger, he might seem the picture of nonchalance – but you can bet that he is secretly gauging the effect he’s having, and taking note of who’s noticing him. When a Leo man is really feeling himself at a party or gathering, he may bounce all over the room like Tigger, bopping from conversation to conversation, riling things up. Don’t be too shocked if he ends up doing cartwheels or break dancing in the middle of the dance floor.
Though usually well-meaning, Leo has a marked tendency to be something of an insufferable show-off – he loves to be the life of the party, and if that’s not happening organically, he will always find a way to shift the limelight in his direction with some kind of bombastic interjection or disruption. Energetic, joyful, and a bit childlike, Leos are loads of fun, because they genuinely love being alive and will find a way to share their enthusiasm and joie de vivre with whoever they’re spending time with. Their Sun-ruled, vibrant personalities and charismatic personas are magnetic and extremely attractive.
Finding yourself basking in the gaze of a Leo man can feel like standing in a sunbeam, but beware – being bathed in that warmth and focused attention is addictive, so watch out for the moment when their attention swings elsewhere. The shadow they leave in their wake can feel very cold indeed. As long as you can handle their larger-than-life egos and don’t rub them the wrong way, a Leo is a blast to be around and an inspiration for anyone longing to learn how to live out loud.
THE LEO MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
Leo men make for passionate and playful lovers who crave the warmth of companionship and the fire of an intense, focused intimacy. For Lion men, sex is incredibly important, and they express themselves through touch. Be prepared to engage in some pretty heavy public displays of affection with your Leo – because he’ll want not only to hold hands but to pet and be petted pretty much constantly. A notorious flirt, lascivious Leo likes lots of attention – so if he’s not getting it from you, he may go hunting for more interesting prey.
The number one way to infuriate a Leo is to ignore him. He will amp up his bombast and turn his charisma meter up to eleven – but only for about five minutes or so. He’ll soon lose interest, like a cat who’s grown bored of a mouse that plays dead. Are you compatible with your Leo man? Find out here. To lure this big cat toward you, amp up your inner sparkle, be amazed by his dashing fabulosity, and let a steady stream of adoring compliments spill from your lips.
Figure out how he likes to be stroked (behind the ears or under the chin – but use those adoring lips again!), and in no time you’ll have him rolling around in ecstasy like he’s just found the catnip mother lode.
THE LEO MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
The home of a Leo man is akin to a male Lion’s den. He can be extremely territorial about protecting his space, his family, and his possessions. Most comfortable when he knows everything in his domain is his, this cat does not make the easiest roommate. He can be generous when sharing things but, unfortunately, he may lend or gift items that aren’t his to give.
Want room on the sofa? Better invest in a wraparound sectional, because this Lion loves to sprawl out atop the cushions. Don’t be surprised to find him there, waiting for you to peel his grapes and pop them into his gaping jaws.
A Leo man’s taste in home furnishings tends towards the extravagant and unusual, but with a shabby insouciance that comes from the expectation that there will always be enough money to replace things eventually. Picture a deposed sultan’s desert tent, with worn and faded rugs, still glowing with a faded glory. Everything in his space is comfortable and aesthetic, but it can be a hodgepodge of eras and styles. He sees no issue with wildly mixing art and decor from a variety of cultures and time periods, and tends to be a collector who delights in creating a mish-mashed visual goulash on his walls and surfaces.
As a parent, the Leo dad takes fatherhood seriously, and will relentlessly defend and champion the little ones in his pride. Boisterous and fun-loving, this big cat loves to roll and tumble with his kids, and tends to be a terrible tickle monster! Toward bedtime, expect to find the Leo dad reading stories to his progeny, enthusiastically acting out all the characters with funny voices and great dramatics.
THE LEO MAN: WORK & MONEY
Leo men are drawn to leadership roles in the workplace. It often happens that, even when a Leo is not in charge, people will turn to him for the answers. Frequently, male Leos are treated this way from an early age, which can result in some entitlement issues.
Known to be pompous and even patronizing when working in groups, the Leo man is extremely opinionated and contrary – which can make for an impressive career in law. The Lion can be domineering and even megalomaniacal in a work environment, so it’s best for this normally benevolent King to command his authority with a strong focus on teamwork and realizing goals together. Leonine men make fantastic coaches for both athletics and acting and excel when working with kids or teens. These charming cats really shine when encouraging others to face – and move past – their fears, and will help uplift scared underdogs with enthusiastic cheerleading.
Outside of finding a way to be the boss, some Leos just find it easier to work alone, especially in artistic or creative fields. With traits that make them self-driven and motivated, they can access great inner endurance when their focus is on realizing a personal vision with their art or passion.
Money and Leos have a complicated relationship, as it tends to fall through their paws like water. They love to make grand gestures and be big spenders, even when they don’t have the actual cash to back it up. They can be a bit delusional about their credit scores and can end up easily in debt from overspending wildly. That being said, Leo men always seem to have cash when it counts and can be abundance magnets. If they play their cards wisely, everything they touch seems to turn to gold.
THE LEO MAN: GIFT GUIDE
A Leo man loves anything outrageous, so keep in mind that if you want to impress him, you must be prepared to do something grand. He’s seen it all before, had kingdoms laid at his feet, you know – so what he really wants from you is nothing less than, well, your whole heart. On a silver (no, better make that golden) platter. Your “heart” means your authenticity, your radical vulnerability, and your willingness to show up 100% for love and all that it can offer.
Translate this kind of courageousness into gift-giving, and you’ll find that while a platinum credit card isn’t required (though it sure couldn’t hurt), the best way to show your Leo man that you’re mad for him is to do something so memorable, so completely unforgettable that he’ll be regaling dinner parties with stories about it for years to come. Tailor it to be so uniquely him that the gift truly couldn’t mean anything to anyone else. You may have to listen carefully for months while he expounds about all his favorite things, or do a little sleuth work to come up with something that shows him that you’ve really been paying attention and that you truly do care.
A dedicated gourmand, Leo men love to eat fine food, even if they don’t particularly relish preparing it. A fabulous multi-course dinner at a well-regarded restaurant is a special treat, but only if it’s somewhere that he hasn’t already been a thousand times before. Leos prefer the unusual, so go with Burmese or Paraguayan fusion over staid and basic country cookin’.
A Leo can appear to be a bit conceited and ostentatiously vain, loving to preen his fabulous mane, so hair-care products, beard oil, or a session with a great barber will all speak to his desire to be the prettiest lion of them all.
THE VIRGO MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
Ruled by the planet Mercury, the Virgo man is incredibly intelligent and is always busy parsing information and finding ways to organize the contents of his own crowded brainpan. He delights in making the world fit his specifications and creating a space around himself that is peaceful, orderly, and utterly tidy – to help quell the over-thinking that is constantly taking place within his mind.
A Virgo man can easily turn into an inveterate worrywart without enough tasks and projects to keep his thoughts occupied. People born under the sign of the Virgin take well to owning responsibility for themselves and their work, and love to find ways to be of service to others (though they can easily turn resentful if they continually martyr themselves in situations with no reciprocity).
Often their own worst critics, Virgo men can be extremely hard on themselves – often over tiny errors or insignificant infractions. The Virgoan personality has an intense desire to control all outcomes of any given situation, and therefore even relaxing events like vacations and fun trips are meticulously planned out, with detailed lists, schedules, and charts that must be followed to the letter for them to feel comfortable. Switching gracefully from Plan A to Plan B when their carefully plotted plans fall through is difficult for this hyper-organized and careful sign.
This propensity to be a bit neurotic and even slightly obsessive-compulsive can be the Virgo’s downfall – especially when it becomes hard for others around them to relate to their fussiness. This can manifest in small ways, like being particular about how things are arranged on their desk, or finicky habits around food and eating. On the other hand, a Virgo man is often so full of charm – his good manners and natural elegance do much to make up for his somewhat odd ways.
THE VIRGO MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
A Virgo man in love is a very particular flavor really only meant for those with the most discerning palates. He is the caviar and truffle oil of the zodiac’s lovers. In other words, if you’re more of a meat and potatoes or hot-dog and bag of chips sort of person, this may not be a match made in heaven.
These men are erudite, brilliant, and love problem solving, and therefore they often end up in relationships with younger people who admire their keen intellect and want to learn from their experience. Do you think you are compatible with your Libra man? Find out here. The mentor/mentee connection can be fulfilling to both parties, but rarely is this a relationship between equals – so it’s important to find balance in areas involving personal boundaries. There can be drastic age differences here, and relations built more on an exchange of information and power rather than a genuine affinity.
Emotionally, a Virgoan can come off as a little cold, and will often be reticent about what’s really going on with his feelings. He might write a passionate letter or text, but will act totally preoccupied when you see him in person, or behave in a way that belies any interest in you at all.
This is not the kind of guy that’s going to get hot and heavy with you in public, and he may want to keep his relationship with you secret until a formal commitment between you has been made. His old-fashioned ways may seem positively archaic and stiff – but, like many men of the Victorian era, a modest and even parsimonious public persona might serve as a foil for an appetite that swings toward secret kinks.
Have an open mind with your Virgo man, and you’ll discover a lover who is dexterous and very good with his hands. This is a man that will take his time and be exceedingly exacting in his pleasure-giving.
THE VIRGO MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
You’ll be able to tell if your man’s a Virgo the minute you walk into his abode. Only a Virgo man would live in such a perfectly arranged and meticulously organized home – which usually looks more like something from a film set than a home where anyone actually lives. Nothing pleases a Virgo man more than the opportunity to show off his gorgeously appointed living space to his guests, with every detail tailored specifically to his tastes – though he may ask you to take off your shoes and use a coaster for your drink.
The Virgoan reputation for being a clean freak applies to the men born under this sign who have truly embraced and made room for who they really are – though there are exceptions to that rule. Some male Virgos leave the home to their counterparts to mess with, but their own workspaces and tool-sheds are impeccably set up and usually off-limits to anyone but themselves. You’ll know immediately when you’re dealing with an afflicted Virgo (someone suffering from emotional issues) by his inability to keep his space tidy. Classic Virgo men may get teased for being a bit fussy with their things, but a beautiful and clean home is the sign of healthy Virgo – so just let him do his thing!
Virgos love to collect odd little treasures, especially items found in nature, and so their parlors and offices can come to resemble the wunderkammers (or wonder-cabinets) of 18th century Naturalists, stuffed with interesting shells, bird’s nests, and bizarre taxidermy. Everything must be labeled accordingly, kept immaculate and dust-free (ideally behind glass), and compartmentalized according to his own internal systems. A little reclusive, a Virgo man prefers to stay at home once he’s gotten it all fixed up just how he likes it.
Virgo dads love to take a teaching role, and may not be the warmest or most affectionate with young children. But they’ll truly bond once they can converse with their progeny.
THE VIRGO MAN: WORK & MONEY
A Virgo man is a boon to any workplace, where his intensely focused work ethic and exacting personality will ensure zero slacking or sloppiness in what he produces or achieves. With his analytical and critical thinking skills, Virgo tends to excel at problem-solving, planning, and organizing information. Left to their own devices, these men can be trusted to be efficient in their use of time and counted on to always strive toward perfection.
Even if they aren’t passionate about the work they’re doing, Virgoans will still endeavor to excel – not for their own personal gain or to build up their egos, but because they truly believe that anything worth doing is worth doing to the best of one’s ability.
Not always the most ideal team player, a Virgo man can be a stickler for minutiae that may seem unimportant to others and is often frustrated by others’ lack of care or attention to detail. These men are wizards when it comes to the kind of work that confounds most people, and they tend to develop expertise in unusual or specialized fields. Virgos can be insufferable know-it-alls when it comes to the subject they’ve dedicated their lives to. Often, Virgos are creative geniuses whose skillfulness borders on the work of eccentric savants.
Fine craftsmanship is their forte, and they work well with their hands – taking a special delight in fixing things that are broken or refurbishing and retrofitting antique elements into more updated and practical uses. A Virgo man genuinely wants to be helpful and enjoys making everything around him better – though this can be perceived as micromanaging by those who don’t know him well.
Work in the healing arts, academia, or artistic fields is a natural placement for this didactic, productive, and inherently curious earth sign.
THE VIRGO MAN: GIFT GUIDE
Virgo men have a penchant for gifts that appeal to their fastidiousness personalities and vanity regarding their appearance – so fancy shaving soap, hand-carved horn combs, and monogrammed cufflinks would go over well.
They will appreciate anything beautifully made, especially if it was created specifically with them in mind. Virgos adore bespoke tailoring, leather-bound journals, and handmade jewelry, especially silver or gold. An antique signet ring in sapphire, Virgo’s birthstone, would make them swoon inwardly while they maintain a decorously impassive external demeanor.
Virgoan men tend to be modest when it comes to their own needs and can be notoriously difficult to shop for because they don’t often trust their loved ones to really pay attention to discerning what will truly please them. When your Virgo says, “Oh, nothing really…” in response to your query about what they want for their birthday, whatever you do – don’t believe them! They do secretly want to be doted on, but will usually never ask.
That being said, shy Virgoan men loathe being made a spectacle of, so think twice before planning that surprise party for them, or telling the waiter to make a scene with the whole restaurant loudly singing to them. Noisy, raucous parties full of messy drunks tend to make these retiring fellows nervous, so maybe consider cooking a lovely meal at home to celebrate instead. Give them their presents in private, and show them that you’ve really been paying attention to what tomes they were lingering over at the bookstore, or the goodies they’ve circled in their favorite catalogs.
If you can gain access to it, trust that all Virgo men have a master wish list of all the things they’ve been hankering for tucked away somewhere, indulgences for which they’re saving up their pennies to purchase eventually.
THE LIBRA MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Libra man is incredibly charming, often gorgeous to look at, entertaining, quick-witted – but ultimately, extremely hard to pin down.
These fellows generally never stay put for long and tend to float between relationships, careers, and friendships like cotton-candy clouds. They leave a sweet taste on your tongue, but they aren’t often the most nourishing or fulfilling connections – unless you encounter the rare Libra man who has really decided to sit down and work on himself.
The commitment to know himself and achieve balance in his own life can create a personality not commonly seen in this sign: true mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual equilibrium. Without this dedication to focusing on internal balance, Libra men can wobble and teeter-totter back and forth from one extreme to another like a lopsided seesaw.
As the only zodiac sign represented by an inanimate object (the Scales), it can be hard to remember that a Libra man is only human and that it’s sometimes hard for him to connect to his own humanity.
A Libran male is the ultimate bon vivant, a fairy prince who flits from scene to scene creating stirs and causing little dust-ups before inevitably disappearing in a puff of pixie powder. He’s a natural poet who loves composing lyrical odes to utopian ideals of truth, unity, and beauty. And it’s a perfect world, a castle in the air that he builds over days of lazy daydreaming and doodling, woolgathering and noodling – but in the end, what does he have to show for all his beautiful ideas? Sometimes not enough.
Creating something real from his brilliant inspirations and building a concrete platform for his visions will help this optimistic Libra man commit to being a part of something that will have greater meaning for him in the long run – which can be hard to imagine for this man who tends to live completely in the moment.
THE LIBRA MAN: LOVE AND SEX
A hopeless romantic who often prizes a poetic ideal over the gritty truth, Libra finds his rose-colored glasses getting in the way of seeing a situation for what it really is.
It can be hard for his partners to live up to the lofty pedestals he loves to place them on. The harsh angles and lessons of real life are distasteful to this prince of the air. (Curious whether or not you compatible with your Libra man? Find out here.) Decisions can be tricky for a Libra man, who constantly fears making the wrong one and committing in the long term to a lover who will eventually reveal his or her inevitable flaws and disappoint him – or worse, who will see through his superficiality and realize that sometimes there’s not much to back up all the flowery words and sweet talk.
For this reason, Libra men have a habit of stringing several (or more) people along at once – often without even realizing what they are doing. An artistic or mental connection can easily slide into flirtation or an emotional affair. Because many of these are conducted online or over text and are usually over long distances, most of his fleeting romances (often with several people at once) are never consummated or physically acted upon.
A Libra man hates to be alone and fears actually having to deal with himself and his own deeper motivations and emotions; thus, he turns to distracting dalliances with multiple partners to keep his own demons at bay. When in a committed relationship, a Libra man can be a total dream: an attentive lover who will flatter you with compliments and gestures of his deep appreciation for all that you represent to him. As long as he can iron out his own internal conflict between a passionate desire for freedom and a natural longing for partnership, marriage can endure as a true lasting union. If he can be real with himself, and honest with who (and how) he loves, romance with this lovely air sign can be a fantasy come to life.
THE LIBRA MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
The ultimate social butterfly, the Libra man may not spend enough time at home to really make it his own. But when you are invited into his living space, you will find it clean and tidy, with lots of clear surfaces and mood lighting. Even in a relatively simple space, this air sign will take pains to create a sense of ambiance that lends itself well to romance.
Libra personalities desire equilibrium and harmony above all else, and will feel uncomfortable unless everything in their personal area is perfectly symmetrical. If your Libran domestic partner comes home to find that you’ve moved all the furniture around so that the bed is off-kilter from the window and the dining room chairs are scattered about willy-nilly instead of placed carefully around the table, you may see cracks begin to form in his generally calm and placid demeanor. Mess and disarray offend Venus-ruled Libra men, who prize beauty and appearance sometimes over functionality and basic human needs. If you cook dinner in his kitchen, clean as you go, and don’t leave a pile of dishes sitting until the next day – otherwise, those sensitive Scales may start to twitch.
Libras may enjoy stylish modern decor and collect designer goods that may look dated after a few years. White carpets or Lucite chairs may not hold up for the long run, especially if there are little ones in the household. The artful set dressing of a male Libra’s home may seem like an unlikely space to raise kids, but this dedicated air-sign papa will prepare a harmonious space for learning and growing. Libra men crave balance in their household, and find conflict and arguments extremely upsetting – so don’t be surprised when they retreat into their office or out the door when there’s tension in the air at home.
THE LIBRA MAN: WORK & MONEY
In the workplace, Libras are idea men, always ready to put their analytical minds to use brainstorming and delving into the world of inspiration. These guys really shine in visual fields like photography and film, or merchandising and design – areas where look-and-feel influences how the brain interprets meaning. Advertising and creative teams tend to be stacked to the gills with eager Libra men sketching out style guides a mile a minute. Often their ideas flow faster then they can tack them down, so it can be ideal if they’re in a position to have people working under them to transform the ephemeral into the actual.
Fame and notoriety comes naturally to these pretty boys who can make careers based on their charm and their looks, and all the better if they have the raw talent and drive to back it up. Many famous Libra men fashion a persona for themselves to build up around the ordinary man underneath – Sting, Snoop Dogg, Flea, Divine, Meatloaf, Eminem and U2’s The Edge come to mind, men who we know by the icons they project outwardly. Who are the men behind that glittery curtain? Maybe they’re the only ones who know for sure.
Good with words, flow, and improvisation, Libran men shine when geared toward acting or music. All the world’s a stage for these charmers, who love to have all eyes transfixed on them. As long as there’s a message and meaning behind the facade, a Libra stands a chance of being more than a passing flash in the pan.
The Libran trait of indecisiveness means they tend to vacillate between three or more vocations might make this man look like a jack-of-all-trades, but read over his resume and you might find the master of none.
THE LIBRA MAN: GIFT GUIDE
Libra males are the peacocks of the zodiac, foppish dandies with penchant for pretty colors and unusual prints. These stylish guys love dressing up in all the latest fashions, and will often wear hues and looks that most men wouldn’t be able to pull off – but for this mutable Venusian air sign, the unusual becomes quite usual. These adorable clotheshorses may have closets to rival even the most fashion-conscious females in their life. Hats and scarves are everyday accessories, as are eye-catching sunglasses, and since Libra men are always misplacing all of the above, they will definitely be pleased when you pick new ones for them (even if they already have a closet full).
Quality isn’t necessarily the most important here – novelty will win out every time for a trend-obsessed Libra man, so it’s probably best not to spend a mint on something that you’re hoping they’ll keep and treasure forever.
Similarly, antiques and heirlooms may feel like too much of a heavy responsibility to them – so maybe skip passing on your grandfather’s engraved pocket watch and instead pick out a bunch of bizarre socks with pineapples and poodles. They’ll get a kick out of gifts with humor and wit – especially something that references a private running joke between the two of you.
Libra men love art and design, so beautiful, glossy coffee table books and trips to modern art museums or performance events will delight them. They always want to go see all the shows, films, and musicals that are being discussed in the news and on social media, so season passes or gift cards to their favorite movie theater are sure to please.
THE SCORPIO MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
Scorpio men have a reputation for being the bad boys of the zodiac.
Generally characterized as brooding loner types who favor long black trench coats, these guys are often in a band, ride a motorcycle, or practice some form of dark magic – or, sometimes, all of the above!
Not all male Scorpios you meet will fit this mold, of course, and many will surprise you with their distinct lack of spookiness and easy warmth. But it’s rare to meet a Scorpion man who doesn’t at least in some way rebel from the norms of society and have some dealings with subcultural elements or spirituality. These guys are known for having seriously intense personalities, with their piercing eyes that seem to look right through you. A Scorpio will hang out on the sidelines, always watching what everyone else is doing while plotting his own plans.
Planning what exactly, you may ask? Well, the truth is, they may not even know, but they can’t help themselves from doing it all the same. Life for these men is like a giant chessboard – and they prefer to strategize carefully, always staying seven steps ahead of the game. Not much for small talk, a Scorpio man will saunter into the party and quietly observe the action. Don’t let his reticence trick you into thinking that he’s not paying attention – even the smallest details are filed away for later use, especially if he’s taken an interest in you.
Still waters run deep with this one, so make no mistake – most Scorpios have deep-seated emotions and are incredibly sensitive, even though they may seem like the most confident guy you’ve ever met. Passionate, mysterious, and unbelievably romantic, Scorpios represent Pluto, the God of the Underworld (and one of their planetary rulers, along with Mars, God of War).
There’s nothing tame, boring, or vanilla about these fellows, so get ready to explore the depths with them if you decide you’re ready to go there.
THE SCORPIO MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
The darker aspects of human sexuality and love often come to the forefront when dealing with a Scorpio man. He loves to delve into his partner’s innermost fears and secret desires, and to find the spaces within them where they are most vulnerable.
Within moments of meeting this guy, you may find yourself divulging all your deepest secrets. When in love, Scorpion men are known to be notoriously jealous and possessive, even displaying stalker-like tendencies once you’ve walked away. This is because, like wolves, most of these guys desire a mate for life – and if they’ve connected to you deeply, and really let you in, they want to keep going all the way. Casual dating and meaningless relationships rarely appeal to these men, who love in a way that is fiercely devoted and all-consuming. Once you’ve committed to each other and you’ve been allowed into his inner sanctum and the private recesses of his heart, he will treat you like the royalty you are and lavish his sensual talents on you until you’re gasping for mercy.
Scorpios can be extremely severe when displeased, often saying things that feel unnecessarily harsh or final when they feel backed into a corner. The venomous sting of a betrayed Scorpion’s tail can be incredibly painful, so it’s best to treat them with care and love once you’ve earned their trust. They are quick to leap to conclusions or be fatalistic about the relationship, and it can be difficult for them to take things slowly. Falling in love with a Scorpio is always a dive into the deep end, so strap on your scuba gear and prepare to see what wonders lie below.
THE SCORPIO MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
Visiting the home of a Scorpio man might feel a bit like entering the Batcave – replete with a control center where he tinkers away at his computers, secret hidey-holes for all his favorite treasures, and a little lair where he sleeps (and does other things that involve a bed).
This man’s bedroom may be a space you won’t be invited to enter unless you’ve really proven that you want to know him deeply. Many Scorpio men will construct elaborate canopies around their bed to block out light while they sleep or to create an insular and intimate environment for sexual explorations.
This lair-like theme may extend to other rooms of his house, with heavy draperies over the windows and dark-painted walls. Natural light isn’t often super important for these nocturnal creatures who may be much more interested in showing you their night light that projects stars all over the ceiling, or screening movies with their own projector.
Once you’re in their space, with its deep, velvety sofas that seem to suck you in and hold you fast, you may feel like it’s hard to leave – like a soul trapped in the god of the underworld’s dark domain.
When it comes to parenting, a Scorpio man may not seem like a natural candidate for fatherhood, with his air of intensity and solitary ways. Scorpio men tend to project self-reliance and intrigue, leading you to believe that they don’t really need you – or anyone else for that matter – but lone wolves rarely survive for long. The Scorpio dad needs a pack to protect, connect to, and share with.
Being a partner and a dad can provide an anchor and a sense of purpose to this deeply emotional soul who often feels isolated and misunderstood.
THE SCORPIO MAN: WORK & MONEY
Scorpio men are infamous for being reclusive geniuses, best when left to their own devices to intently focus on the work at hand. If you can trust their voracious intelligence and relentless work ethic, they will come through every time – but try not to micromanage or give them the idea that you don’t trust them because they can’t help but take that sort of thing so personally that it might completely disrupt the work environment.
The traits of these extremely independent guys don’t make the best team players, so it may be ideal for them to work remotely or have a secluded office away from the hustle and bustle. Open office plans without even a cubicle for a semblance of privacy might raise their hackles constantly, and they may develop a reputation for being ornery, curt, or overly harsh.
Their sense of humor can be majorly sarcastic, even cutting, and not everyone will take kindly to their jokes. Scorpio men love to get inside your head and delight in playing mind games. Like a spider in the center of a web, these devious masterminds always play the long game and will pit players against each other. Political science and corporate intrigue are areas where male Scorpions naturally shine, as well as research fields and documentary film making. They’re happiest anywhere they can be behind the scenes, analyzing information and silently orchestrating their complex webs in peace.
With finances, Scorpio men may enjoy playing the stock market or investing in intricate money-making schemes. They may have funds socked away in secret accounts for emergencies, and they might not always be completely above board in their financial dealings. Inheritance often plays into their stories, but they may never be explicit about how much they’ve received or from what source.
While covert dealings don’t always indicate shadiness, these guys are very private about their personal business and don’t like to have their information available for everyone to pick over.
THE SCORPIO MAN: GIFT GUIDE
Shopping for the Scorpio man may be a little tricky, because he may not be forthcoming about what it is he really wants. The ever-elusive Scorpio really and truly wants you to be able to read his mind about his innermost desires – and if you fail, prepare to experience a prizewinning Scorpio sulk.
The best advice? Pay attention. He may not drop subtle hints or circle things in magazines he leaves lying about, but keep a closer eye on what he lingers over while you’re window shopping together, or what he buys for himself.
He expects and assumes that no one really knows him or will bother taking the time to deduce his secret wants, so if you can solve his cryptic riddle, you’ll win major points of respect and appreciation with your Scorpion man.
The Scorpio personality loves to think about deep and often difficult subjects, so books or documentaries on psychology, religious cults or occult subjects, true crime, unsolved mysteries, war, and incredible heists will often fascinate them. They are captivated by the intricacies of the human mind, heart, and soul, as well as the classic Scorpio fixations on sex and death. Rebirth and regeneration are major themes here, and they may be fascinated by stories of life after death, reincarnation, and near-death experiences.
Games of strategy like chess will engage their minds, and they would be even happier if you’ll take time to play with them. When buying them clothes, you won’t go wrong with black or red, and they tend to like scents that are warm and spicy. Jewelry usually appeals to a Scorpion man, especially something from a far-off land – like heavy amber from Africa.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Centaur, the fierce archer, half-horse and half-man – a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, the male Sagittarius can be expansive and exuberant, a generally cheerful guy with a can-do attitude who is always up for a wild adventure.
These easygoing gentlemen tend to go after exhilarating experiences like cross-country skiing treks, bear hunting, or wild (though often brief) love affairs. There’s a Hemingway energy to these great outdoorsmen, who are often into hunting, full-contact sports, or finding some way to live outside the parameters of ordinary life. These dudes never really want to settle down and live peaceably behind a white picket fence. Often nomadic, they may wander here and there, rarely ever calling any one place home.
A Sagittarius man lives for those wild open spaces – so whatever you do, don’t fence him in! Sometimes extremely impulsive, a male Sag may be off and running towards the next thing just as you think you’ve roped him in. Being restrained in any way does not appeal to these independent, freedom-loving fellows. There’s something lucky about a Sagittarius man, making him dangerous to bet against at the gambling table – not that he’s too concerned about losing a little money. “Easy come, easy go” is a typical Sagittarius motto; they tend to live completely in the moment, trusting that good fortune will follow them wherever they go. Many Sagittarius men seem to be living a charmed life and often take their own blessings for granted – finding themselves at a loss for what exactly to do when their luck runs out.
Like the heroes in tales of old, a Sagittarius will find a way to turn life’s pitfalls into a quest or grand adventure, and will later enjoy regaling you with the tale of how he escaped from a sticky situation, came out on top, and ended up saving the day.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
Sagittarius men in love have a magnetic quality, making them attractive and easy to like. But beware of falling hard for one of these extremely self-sufficient men, for they tend to be all about the chase.
The hunt is everything to the Archer, who lives to perform the complex dance of flirtation and lust. This guy may spend years obsessing about the perfection of the one who got away, while completely ignoring the devoted affections of the one who’s been right here all along. Steadfast dedication might make this elusive hunter shy away – he’d rather sit up all night in the woods, waiting to catch a glimpse of his ideal mate, though that person may be nothing more than a fantasy. When the “what if” finally does become a reality, it’s often as if he’s woken up from a spell. The glamour has faded, and when the challenge is no more, the thrill is gone.
If you can be okay with living for the moment and enjoying a Sagittarius man while you can, you’ll be treated to the pleasurable experience a joyful and generous lover who genuinely enjoys sex and connection – provided he has enough freedom to wander when he wants to. Open relationships or undefined flings abound for a Sagittarius man, and as long as he’s respectful enough to be explicit about what he wants and what he doesn’t want, everyone should be happy.
This isn’t to say that no male Sag has ever longed for more than an explosive-but-fleeting affair – many of these men have intensely loyal hearts, and long for the partner who they truly feel is a match for their fiery souls. Find out if you are compatible with your Sag here.
If you are truly up for anything, that just might be you.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The home of a Sagittarius man tends to be mostly Spartan and utilitarian. It may serve more as a stopping-off place where he changes his clothes and packs a fresh bag before heading out into the world once more. Most houses and apartments can feel claustrophobic and be confining to this wild creature, who much prefers to be outside or in a new place every day. He may have crash pads scattered all over the world, and keys to places where he knows that he can lay his head for a few days before jetting off to his next destination.
When a Sag man does choose to roost in one spot for a while, his few beloved belongings are arranged with care. Functionality is big for Sagittarius personalities who shun frills and pointless frippery. Sagittarius a sign that’s all about truth and authenticity, so any kind of artifice or pomposity makes them shudder. These men dislike pretentiousness, particularly the trend of taking traditional work-wear or outdoor gear and trying to make it fashionable. They are fanatical about buying only what’s truly well-made and useful – or if they can’t, just going without.
Domestic routines and responsibilities tend to weigh heavy on the Sagittarius man’s shoulders, particularly if imposed upon him by someone else – though they’re happy cooking and cleaning for themselves. You might find this one grilling meat and vegetables over an open fire, and sleeping outside whenever he can.
Escape to where the grass is greener is a constant motivation for these adventure-seeking Centaurs, so fatherhood doesn’t always come naturally to a Sag man – though he may love taking his kids out into nature when they get old enough to appreciate the experience with him.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: WORK & MONEY
A Sagittarius man is forever in pursuit of truth and knowledge, and he deeply desires a career that supports his passion for freedom as well as his penchant for bold undertakings. A desk job in a tiny gray cubicle is simply not going to work for impatient, dynamic Sag.
His traits paint this man is an idealist whose enthusiasm and glass-half-full attitude can be completely infectious. If he finds fulfilling work doing something that he really loves, he will put his whole heart into it – as well as his mind, body, and soul. Exploration is a keyword in the careers of a Sagittarius man. Working for National Geographic as a photojournalist would be a dream job for this man. Sports, hunting, fishing, or any work with animals (especially horses) will appeal to a native Sagittarian.
For the less physical Sagittarian male, investigative work or fighting for justice in the legal system could be part of his pursuit of the truth. These men love to be heroes, and they live for any chance to throw themselves into a courageous, epic, and often reckless quest for true meaning.
You can count on your Sag man to be honest, often to a fault, and sometimes their bluntness can be misconstrued. They don’t have much time to waste buttering people up or engaging in pretense, so sales aren’t always their strong point – but they definitely aren’t above padding their own resumes or experience with a little bombast and maybe some tall tales.
The thing is, these guys believe their own incredible stories, and after awhile, the yarns they spin just become part of their legendary personas. Audacious, gutsy, and forever valiant, a Sag on your team who believes in your cause will fight with you to the very end – often forsaking his own personal relationships and responsibilities to do so.
A bit of a gambler with his money, a Sagittarius man may have a hard time saving for the future – but Jupiter shines on these men, and somehow they always have enough!
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: GIFT GUIDE
When shopping for the Sagittarius man in your life, remember that he prefers to travel light. Refrain from buying him anything heavy, bulky, or too cumbersome. A set of practical, lightweight luggage with great design will always appeal, as will any travel or outdoor gear, especially custom-made items. Multipurpose tools and anything that has ingenious functionality will delight them, but not if it’s a fad gadget that doesn’t really work. That rock-climbing carabiner with attached compass had better be designed to actually hold weight and show true north, or else your Sag will be absolutely disgusted that you spent your money on such junk.
Ostentatious restaurants and overly pricey food that they could easily make on their camping stove will make this wild horse of a man chomp at his bit. He’s got no time to stand on ceremony and may make a bit of scene over the pretense of expensive eateries and hotels.
These guys aren’t fancy, though they like to look sharp and put together even when living out of a backpack. Gift them turquoise jewelry, especially rings or a pendant – the stone and its cerulean hue are especially attuned to a Sagittarius man. He’ll appreciate being able to dress up even the most utilitarian outfit a bit.
Experiences over objects will often win big with this guy. See if your Archer is true to his sign and get him some archery lessons – he might take to the bow and arrow as naturally as the Centaur constellation who is eternally hunting in the heavens. Surprise a Sagittarius with a road trip to an unknown destination, or some slightly risky adventure, and he’ll be thrilled to have an experience that he can tell a story about later.
Make wild memories with this man, rather than collecting closets full of stuff that will eventually leave him feeling weighted down – he’ll thank you for giving him new experiences and room to roam.
THE CAPRICORN MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Capricorn man in your life may be a mysterious paradox. Due to hard his reticent nature, it may feel like he’s hard to get to truly know. These men tend to build high, icy walls around their true inner selves that only the most intrepid climbers can eventually scale.
With traits that are often perceived as cold, callous, and uncaring, the Capricornian male’s secret is his raw and sensitive heart, which he feels he must keep shielded from the world. It’s common for these men to take a cynical or nihilistic view of most people, and not many are ever really invited into his inner circle. On top of that, you may not meet too many of these elusive Sea-Goats (unless you work with them), because they don’t tend to be incredibly social personalities.
Goal-driven and eternally work-focused, Saturn-ruled Capricorn men keep their eye on the peak of the summit they’re climbing. Very little can distract them from achieving their career ambitions. Though they may seem overly serious and gloomy, once you get to know these guys, you’ll discover a raucous sense of humor and lust for life that may seem to come out of nowhere, surprising even those closest to them.
Capricorns love dark comedies and, if they can find a way to laugh and find humor in the even the bleakest situations, they’ll be able to manage their innate, melancholic bent for dwelling on the negative aspects of life. They might not display their oddness overtly, but remember that a traditional-looking or acting Capricorn man is actually an extremely peculiar and particular sort of fellow beneath that nondescript veneer.
Expect to find some unusual tastes underneath that business suit or work clothes, whether it’s a CEO type who lives for black metal music or a tough-looking construction worker who goes regularly to the symphony.
THE CAPRICORN MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
Capricorns are often pegged as “bad boys” in the zodiac, with their air of nonchalant cruelty and penchant for doom and gloom – but even sexier than your run-of-the-mill renegade rebelling against whatever you’ve got is a grown man who’s got his act together. Having something to back up all that brooding is way hotter than the typical black-clad heartbreaker (who works at the local gas station and probably lives in his parents’ basement).
A Capricorn is going to have money to take you out to dinner, and will absolutely have his own place (male Caps will typically try to purchase property early in life) – and not only that, these guys will already be in charge of their own empire.
Once you’re in love with a Capricorn man, you might feel that you only see him early in the morning before he heads off to work, or else late at night after he’s pulled a long shift at the office. As long as you have your own thing going on and are comfortable dating a workaholic, this should work out well. All the better if you are a generally optimistic sort of person who can stay happy and cheerful even when dealing with the grumpiest curmudgeon. Are you and your Cap a good match? Find out here.
Capricorn men can be somewhat craggy emotionally, but they are also sexy as hell – much like an embodiment of Pan, the goat-footed Grecian god. If you’re willing to put up with his sometimes cantankerous moods, your Capricorn man will reward you with steadfastness, loyalty, and regular, dedicated servicing in the bedroom. He will doggedly apply his famous work ethic toward your pleasure. A Cap man aims to please, and if you tell him what you like, he’ll do it until you can’t take any more!
THE CAPRICORN MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
The home of a Capricorn man can often feel more like a wild animal’s den or a monk’s hermitage than a particularly comfortable living space. Don’t expect to find a lot of comfy cushions or throw pillows cast about – or even a couch. Capricorns are all about function, and sometimes they forget that form (and comfort) are equally as important.
In the kitchen cupboard, there may be only one plate, one bowl, and one cup – because it seemed impractical to buy more “for no reason.” If you move in, you might want to bring your own. But beware: Trying to effect changes in the established ways of a Capricorn man might have you seeing his horns. He has things set up the way they are for a very good reason (in his own mind), and it will take a steady supply of rational arguments to convince him that shifting things around might actually be a good idea. This resistance to change and new ideas can also result in a traditionalism that might make his house look exactly like every other one on the block – with a white picket fence and beige paint. But inside, it is another story.
If you’re lucky enough to be invited in, you’ll see his library stuffed with rare books, or his collection of unusual objects and antiques related to a historical era that has captivated him. These men often own their homes and tend to stay put in them for years – unless they are forced to move by external reasons like rising property taxes or a career opportunity too good to pass up.
A Capricorn dad makes for a stern father, who tends to be an exacting disciplinarian – but they love their little ones and will work hard to protect their safety. They are excellent providers.
THE CAPRICORN MAN: WORK & MONEY
With a down-to-earth personality, Capricorn men are the most hardworking of all the signs in the zodiac. This is thanks to their ability to focus intently on the work at hand, whatever it may be, and steadily make progress until they attain their goal. Slowly but surely, one cloven hoof in front of the other, the determined Goat man will climb his own personal mountain with a combination of extraordinary perseverance and dedication to duty.
We’ve all heard the legendary tales of the guy who took a lowly position in a company sweeping floors as a teenager, and after many years of diligence, business savvy, and pure grit ended up owning the business. That’s Cap! These ingenious Goats love to fly beneath the radar or be a fly on the wall – quietly picking up bits of information as they push their brooms around, appearing to be nothing more than a mere grunt to higher-ups who don’t always watch what they say around the underlings. The long game takes immense patience, a deep and persistent faith, and a belief in their own ability to eventually get exactly where they want to go.
Once he’s transcended his lowly station, a Capricorn man has to work hard to remember where he came from and stay somewhat humble – as it’s easy for the deadly combination of ego, power, and money to turn Mr. Goat into a bit of a tyrant. These men often end up in positions of power, moving from their rags-to-riches origins into positions where they have control and responsibility over many people. Government roles and work in finance often appeal to these lovers of stability, law, and order.
Capricorn men excel at saving money and putting away funds for a rainy day, but they can be notorious misers and greedy with all the abundance they’ve strived so hard to accumulate.
THE CAPRICORN MAN: GIFT GUIDE
A Capricorn man can be tough one to shop for because he tends to loathe waste and frivolity. Still, he secretly longs to be showered with affection and attention.
This man may act completely disinterested in gift-giving holidays, but believe that he’s hoping you’ve discovered his wish list and have gotten him something in secret. Better act quick and get it for him before he buys it for himself, though – because a practical and often morose Capricorn doesn’t always expect to be treated by anyone else.
These guys can be the Eeyores of the zodiac, difficult to cheer up once they’re in a solid funk. They can be hard to please, even when surprised with the most special of treats. Find out what puts a smile on his face, and take notes for next year!
Capricorn men love things that are well made: fine leather goods, tailored suits, jackets, antiques, or rare books. First editions with beautiful leather bindings from their favorite authors will score you points, as well as unusual treasures like a brass spyglass or a ship in a bottle. Ruled by Saturn, lord of time, Capricorns tend to collect antique watches and clocks, and some even repair these as a hobby on their days off.
If you want to take these guys on a trip instead of giving them something material, make sure it’s not a total surprise, and give them plenty of notice to plan time off work and to thoroughly research your destination. These men can be a bit pedantic and overly detail-oriented in their approach to life, but if you keep an enthusiastic and positive attitude, you’ll find that it’s not so hard to please your favorite Sea-Goat.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Aquarius man can be a captivating – and often confusing – person.
He’s the kind of guy who many people are curious about, but few people ever truly understand. Much of this is due to the fact that these men are often perceived as being either ahead their time, or having ideas that are so radical and new that most people aren’t ready to hear them. Aquarius men often feel removed from most of society, and thrive best when they find a few like-minded individuals with whom they can share their far-seeing visions of the future.
Aquarian men are frequently perceived as wacky geniuses, full of brilliant plans and concepts, but not always capable of bringing these to fruition. They are social personalities who move in extremely varied circles – like the zany high school guy who was somehow able to move smoothly between the jocks, the nerds, and the freaks with little friction, getting along well with everyone.
If you go out on the town with an Aquarian, you may notice that he seems to know everybody, saying hi to the servers and gallery owners wherever he goes – but who really knows him? Few people are patient enough to really peel back the layers and discover what makes this guy tick.
The silvery heart of an Aquarian man is like a wonder of antiquated clockwork – this Uranus-ruled guy is often pulling out all the springs and cogs and trying to sort it out himself, but sometimes his emotions get jumbled up with his logic and make a mess of the whole mechanism.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: IN LOVE & SEX LIFE
Aquarian men are the original sexy nerds, much beloved by those who find intelligence to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.
These guys are often hilarious, with a zany sense of humor that borders on the absurd. This is a tool they use to charm the pants off whomever they’re flirting with at the moment – which could be a few people at the same time. They’re notorious bachelors, so it often takes someone extremely forgiving to put up with the infamous Aquarian eccentricities long-term, and they may go through a few marriages or partnerships before they find a really compatible match. Are you and your Aquarius compatible? Find out here.
These men are complete originals, refusing to conform to society’s standards and expectations. This may be displayed in their clothing, choice of profession, or political viewpoints, but it will always be obvious in their unconventional choice of mate. They often want to be with someone who’s even more transgressive and unusual than they are, and they frequently pair with a fellow Aquarian.
When not permanently bonded, the Aquarian man can take a businesslike air to sex, romance, or when he’s in love. These relationships can feel purely transactional, and he may prefer to just have “friends with benefits” arrangements. He can have a detached and even humorous attitude towards sexuality – and is known for being callous and leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Eroticism can be experimental territory for an Aquarius, and he may enjoy mind games, role play, or taking a scientific approach to lovemaking by using the latest in sex toys with his lovers. Not all Aquarians allow themselves to indulge physically in what their minds may be fascinated by, so it’s helpful when they have an open-minded partner who’s willing to explore new worlds with them.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: HOME LIFE & FAMILY
The home of an Aquarian man can feel a little bit like the workshop of a mad scientist – often with elements of his current projects scattered about, or some experiment taking place in the middle of the kitchen table (or in the refrigerator). He’s always got some bizarre new hobby taking up space in his life, and he rarely gets rid of the remnants of his past enchantments once they’ve lost their glamour.
He loves any memorabilia that relates to his chosen profession (or latest obsession), so if you share a home with this guy, he may need his own man-cave or a separate area to display all his favorite treasures and really spread out.
An Aquarian man’s personality often makes for diffident, somewhat distracted dads. They are much more interested in their progeny when the kids have learned to walk and talk, and they can take part in their education and engage in conversation. They shine their brightest when they learn to show empathy for their children’s emotions. Play and silliness come naturally to an Aquarius dad, and he will always be happy to let his children express themselves and evolve into whoever they want to be.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: WORK & MONEY
Aquarians rarely have conventional, boring desk jobs, much preferring to create their own schedules and not be limited by inhibiting corporate structures or lots of rules that don’t give them free reign to stretch the limits of their imaginations.
The realm of ideas and creativity is where an Aquarian man will truly flourish. And bringing people together to help humanity is always of the utmost importance to this cerebral air sign, who uses his mind and formidable intelligence to attempt to solve age-old problems. He is motivated by the idea of Utopia and creating a better world for all people, but sometimes loses himself in the big picture and can’t quite work out the little details necessary to get his would-be castle in the sky off the ground.
Ideally, the Aquarian man will put his genius traits to work helping out charitable organizations, or being a part of creative movements. You’ll often find this Water-Bearing wizard working with music festivals, teaching college students about transgressive politics, or trying to discover cures for terminal illnesses. Whatever he does, you can count on his profession being somewhat out of left field, and always completely unexpected.
Aquarians delight in delving into the universal mysteries of life, and are often curious about spirituality, concepts of oneness, and unity. But as much as he’s all about working together toward common goals, he may put others off with his odd ideas and quirky tactics. However, this man has immense conviction, and his intense focus will usually sway his teammates to see his point of view eventually.
As an arbiter of social change and champion for mankind, Aquarius is like a light shining in the darkness – provided he doesn’t get too lost in his own unique perspective and end up lost in a fervor of rhetoric like a 1960s cult leader who’s alienated his flock.
Saving money can be an issue for the Aquarian man, but his charm and charisma have a way of attracting rich investors who believe in his wild visions for the future. When he can manage his finances prudently, he can end up becoming extremely wealthy.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: GIFT GUIDE
If you have an appreciation for the unusual and enjoy the hunt for something truly extraordinary, you will take much pleasure in finding gifts for your Aquarian man who makes a habit of collecting odd things. You may find that he’ll value and use the electric razor or fancy tooth-cleaning gadget that you got him for his latest birthday, but he won’t be as enthused about these as he will about the strange Victorian stereoscope with accompanying slides, or an antique jade-handled magnifying glass.
He likes objects that combine both form and function, and anything that appeals to his childlike sense of curiosity will be a natural winner with an Aquarian’s inquisitive personality and voracious hunger for knowledge. Don’t make the mistake of gifting this guy anything too run-of-the-mill – playing it safe with a boring gift will fail to capture his attention, and he may interpret anything too practical as a lack of interest on your part.
Books, magazines, comics, and beautiful art prints always captivate his cerebral intellect – and the more oddball, the better. If you are willing to dig through stacks of tomes at an antiquarian bookseller to find the obscure medical textbook of his dreams or a rare printing of some controversial political pamphlet, you will see this air sign’s eyes light up. He loves to ponder, to wonder, and to let his mind wander – so give him something that will hold his focus.
THE PISCES MAN: OVERVIEW & PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Pisces man has the heart of a poet and the soul of a mystic, thanks to his dreamy water sign.
These Neptune-ruled visionaries love to dive deep and are never content to stay in shallow water – emotionally, spiritually, or intellectually. Small talk doesn’t interest them at all, and you’ll find that even upon meeting them for the first time, a Pisces man will ask you penetrating questions about yourself and your life for hours. It may take awhile before you notice that, though they know everything about you, you still know almost nothing about them.
A male Pisces holds his cards very close to his heart – only revealing his true personality to those he feels that he’ll be safe with. It often takes many years to really get to know this guy. He tends to keep his inner circle tight, and though he is friendly and social, only the chosen few will ever get past his internal gauntlet. This is because a Pisces possesses an extreme sensitivity, and everything affects him ten times more intensely than it might with any of the other signs.
Water has no boundaries. It can seep into even the tiniest crack and wreak havoc, melting barriers and dissolving that which was formerly solid. The power of Neptune, god of the sea, is of dissolution – that which seeks oneness. Water is our natural state, from the primordial ooze where we began to the amniotic fluid we swam in while within the womb. This is what Pisces energy is all about: fluidity, unity, and returning to our original source.
As the final sign in the zodiac, Pisces people are the most ancient souls, possessing powerful wisdom and often psychic ability to see and feel things beyond what most people can sense or understand.
THE PISCES MAN: LOVE & SEX
A Pisces man in love will give his entire self to his partner, swooning in the dance of two souls merging as one. That’s his aim, to achieve complete harmony and unity as one being with no firm distinctions as to where his identity ends and his partner’s begins. This can be intoxicating to a fellow romantic spirit, but completely overwhelming for those who are looking to date more casually.
Because of this disparity, Pisces men often end up getting hurt and may wear their wounded hearts on their sleeves. It’s easy for them to end up feeling like the victim when their deep feelings aren’t matched, or when their partner suddenly wakes from the consuming spell of singularity to realize they haven’t been home in a week and all their houseplants are dead. It’s tempting to spend all night and day in bed with your Pisces – swimming within their embrace and getting lost in their kisses.
This is what they most desire: for you to forget that the world outside exists, and to give yourself over to love and the vision of indivisibility. When they lose themselves in love or dissolve into a puddle of tears after a major heartbreak, Pisces men may turn to drugs or alcohol to escape from their intense emotions or to numb their pain. Casual drinking or drug use may seem fun or innocent enough at first, but be on the lookout for the psychedelic daydreamer who can’t seem to handle being sober for any aspect of day-to-day life. Often the idyllic otherworlds of their substance-stimulated imaginations are much more attractive to them than the humdrum doldrums of boring old reality.
Passionate, chivalrous, and thoroughly enchanting, this magical man is easy to fall in love with.
THE PISCES MAN: HOME & FAMILY
The home of a Pisces man often feels like a magical realm, a hermit’s cave filled with wonders, far removed from the bland settings of the other homes around it. It may look unassuming from the outside, but once within his domain, prepare to be dazzled.
Pisces guys often like to have aquariums or terrariums full of rare fish, frogs, or unusual plant life. They may raise orchids or just enjoy having plants and animals around them. There is artwork everywhere, usually created by him or by dear friends who he loves to support. There is a sacred atmosphere in his space, and a hush in the air that calls for a sense of reverence. You might instinctively bend to take off your shoes when you enter, regardless of whether or not he insists upon it – or feel awkward about using your cellphone inside.
Many Pisces men are extremely sensitive to noise and light pollution, and will often soundproof their homes or block out natural light from the windows, lending further to the sense of being in an insular womb-like cavern, a fairyland away from the normal world. You may lose track of time and forget that there’s even a world outside the beautiful one that he has created.
Some Pisces folks take their protection from polluting forces even further, installing water filters to get rid of contaminants and fluoride, or blocking wi-fi transmissions. Before you accuse him of wearing a tinfoil hat, remember that a Pisces man will pick up on things that other people aren’t aware of, so if it works for him, don’t knock it.
The Pisces dad makes a wonderful, gentle father, who tends to be very permissive, and is not much for disciplining his children or setting clear boundaries or rules.
THE PISCES MAN: WORK & MONEY
Work and career are generally aspects of a Pisces man’s life that (like the rest of him) never conform to typical ideas of what a regular job should be. Often, he will invent a career for himself that you didn’t even know could exist, doing something so intriguing and bizarre that you just want to ask him a million questions about what it’s like to be a poisonous dart frog breeder or private investigator.
These men are rarely happy or successful trying to adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule. More often than not, they prefer to keep odd hours, maybe as serious night owls who would always rather work the graveyard shift. The freedom of being able to create their own way of doing things is essential – because they’re just going to do it anyway.
A Pisces man will have little regard for “rules for the sake of rules,” and will defy everything from dress code to issues on tardiness or taking breaks. Rather than marching to the beat of their own drummer, they tend to undulate vaguely to their own internal clarinet. This may infuriate managers, but if the people in charge of a Pisces can recognize the strange genius of the man they’ve employed and just let him do his thing (rules and regulations be damned), they’ll often be amazed by the results he produces and the inventiveness of his work.
Some structure can be good for a Pisces, who will either start work too late in the day to actually get anything done or else just work nonstop for days on end until he collapses from exhaustion.
Money can be an area of difficulty and strife for your Pisces man, who loves to spend profligately and may find that coins spill out of his hands like water. This Fish needs to learn about saving his dollars away for a rainy day.
THE PISCES MAN: GIFT GUIDE
If you want to buy the perfect gift for a Pisces man, choose something that feels like it has magical powers.
Not just any everyday object will do – it needs to be something that he will feel is imbued with meaning. Usually, a Pisces will not adhere to one mystical path or religion – choosing instead to mix bits of this and that into a hodgepodge of traditions and beliefs that suits him best. “Take what you like and leave the rest” tends to be his philosophy, and he sees all paths as being one anyway, so he has no issues in placing a statue of the Buddha next to a Catholic saint or Pagan goddess image.
A Tibetan relic or a huge chunk of a crystal will probably please him to no end, earning in a place of honor on one of his altars. You might gift him a piece of black tourmaline, obsidian, or shungite, which will protect against negative energy (which he has a tendency toward being open to absorbing).
Jewelry made of these or other semi-precious stones will often appeal, as romantic, emotional Pisces men usually are not uncomfortable exploring their feminine side. They may enjoy wearing perfume or oils and like to always smell delicious. Based on their innate traits. many Pisces men can be fastidious about their personal cleanliness habits and appearance, so scented bath and body products will be appreciated by this water-loving sign.