While the study of astrology can be a bit complex (and maybe not for everyone), it’s safe to say that each zodiac sign represents a different approach to life. Each sign possesses its own traits, as well as strengths and weaknesses. Determined by the day you were born, your sun sign represents your identity and is what you show to the world around you. Categorized by the elements, you will learn not only your zodiac’s traits but a few essential oils or blends that suit you best, helping you get through life’s toughest situations.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Sometimes, Aquarius can be labeled as the “outcast” but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are loners. This air sign represents traits of being fearless, completely independent, and intellectual. They can be shy and quiet at times but can also be energetic, which demonstrates the needed balance that an Aquarius seeks to completely recharge. Because its ruling planet is Uranus, it gives Aquarius-born people the trait to quickly and easily transform themselves, making them intelligent thinkers and humanitarians. However, for these free thinkers, one of their biggest constraints is feeling limited. Normalcy can come across as boring to them so if things feel too ordinary, you’ll lose their interest.
For all Aquarius-born, to help you recharge after a long day at work or from socializing amongst friends, reach for Pink Grapefruit to help lighten your mood due to mental fatigue or moodiness. Its bright, sweet, citrus aroma is great to diffuse when you are searching for an energy boost. As they’re intelligent thinkers and hard workers, other essential oils like Peppermint and Black Pepper can help stimulate the senses and keep you alert during big projects.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
There are two sides to Gemini, and chances are, you won’t know which one you’ll meet. Versatility comes naturally to them as they’re comfortable being both introverted and extroverted. They can be social butterflies one minute, then get serious the next. Geminis are typically playful individuals and usually find themselves juggling between hobbies, careers, and socializing. There’s no one wittier than a Gemini. They are also intelligent individuals who are often very analytical. But with an analytical mind, Gemini tends to overanalyze situations and emotions. They overthink things that then cause them to be indecisive.
One thing Geminis won’t have to overthink is what essential oil is useful for them. Oils like Sweet Marjoram and Thyme Linalool can help alleviate tense muscles in the neck and shoulders, brought on during stressful situations. Bergamot can also help relieve anxiety and uplift your mood, which can help a Gemini stay alert and clear-minded.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Always searching for peace, Libras are at the heart of balance and symmetry. They like making peace between others and seek compromise rather than confrontation. With partnerships, it’s important to have someone that can mirror them. Furthermore, they deeply value empathy and are receptive to people’s emotions. They are extremely thoughtful and are willing to go out of their way for others. However, they can sometimes be too wrapped up in people’s feelings that they allow others to make decisions for them. Sometimes, this can lead them to be manipulated by others.
Balance is at the heart of everything a Libra does, so there’s no other blend that can help other than our Tranquil Essential Oil Blend. It gives a bright, sweet, yet warm aroma to your living space while also helping Libras maintain emotional balance. When a Libra starts getting wrapped up in other’s emotions, this blend can help them remain calm and in control. Also, it can sometimes be heavy taking on other’s emotions. For Libras who are empathetic to those around them, reach for Jasmine as it can help balance your emotions while calming your energy during these situations.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This fire sign is a go-getter. They are independent leaders who take charge and have a natural entrepreneurial spirit. They like to dive into new ideas headfirst, which makes them bold and goal-driven. Not to mention, the Aries symbol is a ram, which fits perfectly for their ambitious personality since they are usually the ones to take the first step. Because they throw themselves into projects eagerly, it makes them impulsive and impatient at times. This can make them lose control of their emotions and can be difficult to become level-headed.
Because Aries likes to take charge of projects, this may make them prone to stress and headaches. Neroli or Lavender can help calm the mind after a long, stressful day as well as soothe any painful headaches that arise throughout the day. We get it, it can be exhausting taking on big risks but these essential oils can help Aries get through the day. Because they can be a tad impatient, it can make them lose control of their emotions. Our Chill Out blend is a great contender to help calm such emotions down. It can help evoke an overall calming atmosphere when feeling agitated.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A true leader of the pack like their lion symbol, a Leo has no problem taking charge. Their confidence and ambitious side make it almost second nature to take on tasks and projects. They lead by the heart, which makes their actions feel natural and effortless. They have captivating, charismatic personalities but at times, these traits may come off as excessive. As a fixed fire sign, this makes them loving individuals, in love with life and striving to live it to its fullest. To shield their vulnerabilities, they’ll put up a protective wall as they don’t like to show signs of being weak as they aim to be perceived as strong and brave people.
Due to Leo’s confident and captivating persona, they tend to exude high energy. To keep that energy going, Leo’s can use essential oils like Sweet Orange to help for a midday boost. It helps keep energy and positive moods high when taking on work or daily tasks. Because they’re fire signs, Leos need something with spice. Reach for Cinnamon or Spearmint to help stimulate the senses and improve concentration. It can help them continue to strive in projects and lead like the Leo they are.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Encompassing the term, “wanderlust”, a Sagittarius is always up for an adventure. They are very open-minded and are constantly seeking the meaning of life. They are extroverted, enthusiastic beings and invite change into their life as they believe it helps them grow and transform into who they’re supposed to be. Because they crave traveling, they need to feel like they’re always in touch with the world to experience new meanings. This makes them the most curious souls. They value freedom, physically and emotionally. If anyone tries to block them from this, they’ll do anything in their power to obtain it.
For a Sagittarius that seeks adventures and traveling, our Travel Essential Oil Blend is what they need to help stay energized and focused to make trips a breeze. These enthusiastic travelers need an essential oil that can help further encourage their boldness and energetic selves to explore the world with an open mind. Tea Tree can help encourage this while also helping boost your immune system, which might come in handy when traveling often.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is the last constellation of the zodiac so many say that this sign particularly absorbs all the lessons, good and bad, that the other signs have learned. This makes Pisces an intuitive character, sensitive to many feelings and emotions. More so, it becomes very easy for a Pisces-born to feel other people’s experiences, which makes them compassionate beings. Their behavior can quickly change due to who they’re around. A few other traits that Pisces possesses are creativity and admiring the arts, being friendly, and immense generosity. They are also very forgiving, which some may see as a sign of being naive. At times, Pisces can feel vulnerable and fear that people might not always understand them.
For times when a Pisces can feel vulnerable or fearful, Blue Tansy can help alleviate emotions like nervous tension or worry, which can be brought on when they fear their own confidence. It can help alleviate those feelings brought on by doubt, and overall, support high self-esteem and boost confidence. For mental strength, Vetiver is also a great essential oil for Pisces-born. As they’re already intuitive individuals, Vetiver can help calm the mind after experiencing many emotions and feelings from others around them. It helps promote relaxation and balance.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Most in tune with their emotions, Cancers are known for their sensitivity and sympathy for others. They are generous beings and are usually one of the first to lend a helping hand. This water sign is typically caring and protective of the people they love and remain loyal until the very end. They often think with their heart and aren’t afraid to allow their emotions to guide them through situations. However, because of this, they tend to be overly sensitive when dealt with criticism. They also resort to familiar faces and things, making them shy and reserved when placed into new surroundings.
Don’t let emotions get the best of you, Cancer! There are a few essential oils that can help. First, Lemon gives a wonderfully uplifting bright scent and isn’t called a “happy” oil for nothing. It can help boost moods, especially when dealing with sadness, moodiness, or nervous tension. Also, Patchouli can help calm Cancers when certain emotions arise and soothe any emotions that can cause a Cancer to feel frazzled.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Passionate, assertive, determined– just a few words to describe a Scorpio. People who are Scorpio-born are most notable for being fully aware of any situation and their surroundings. When put into any situation, this water sign relies heavily on the facts presented and will most likely use this to determine their answer. The most trustworthy of the bunch, a Scorpio will take your secrets to the grave. While they give off a cool and calm demeanor, deep down, they sometimes fear vulnerability. Because of past pains, this is an excuse for them not to trust others so easily. They believe that being vulnerable gives others the power to take advantage, which in turn, makes a Scorpio become possessive.
Scorpios are most notable for being fierce, intense, a bit spicy. To tame this wild side of them, essential oils like Bourbon Geranium can help balance the mind during times of agitation. Its soft, floral scent can round out a Scorpio’s sharp edges. Because of their boldness and loyalty, it makes them great leaders. And with any great leader, they need an essential oil that can help them stay focused and sharp. Our Brain Aid blend is made of oils that are both energizing and stimulating, which overall, helps boost focus.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
If there was one sign that embodied the meaning of relaxed, Taurus takes the cake. They are the epitome of being patient creatures. As an Earth sign, they have the ability to view things practically and realistically. Taurus, in particular, is the most grounded and logical of the bunch. When it comes to tasks or projects, they stay committed until the end to complete them, no matter how difficult. Because of this, they’re excellent long-term friends, partners, or employees. They’re exceptionally loyal people. When it comes to sudden changes, Taurus might struggle more than others. Like their symbol, the Bull, they can be a bit stubborn and set in their ways.
Due to a Taurus’s committed nature, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole can help with alertness and mental focus. This essential oil can help them complete their tasks until the very end, all while keeping their retention and energies high. When struggling with sudden life changes, Taurus may have a hard time grasping the reality. Essential oils like Blue Yarrow can help bring back balance and stability when going through major changes that might have you worried. In addition, Ylang Ylang can help further reduce worry and calm the mind of those impeding thoughts.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Are you paying attention? We know Virgo is. Virgos are strong individuals, who have a methodical way of thinking. They are very practical, well-organized, and notice every single detail. Because of this, sometimes they can get stuck in the details, causing them to overthink and be concerned about little matters that others don’t care about as much. Even when things may go awry, they are still clear on their path to achieving goals. It makes Virgos happy when they are being useful and productive. They like to contribute themselves to something that’s bigger than themselves to further fuel their self-worth.
No need to worry, Virgo! We have a few essential oils to help you get through all the details. When a Virgo’s mind becomes overworked and overwhelmed, Eucalyptus Globulus can help reenergize and stimulate the mind. At the end of a long day, help let go of worries and stress by diffusing essential oils like Rose Absolute. It can help soothe riled emotions due to overthinking. Because Virgos are perfectionists, an essential oil like Melissa can help soothe overwhelmed feelings and nerves brought on by work or daily tasks.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Responsible, practical, and disciplined, Capricorns have it all. These earth signs are serious by nature and have the most self-control. They stick to the rule book and are keen on their own moral compass. They are natural leaders and at most, workaholics, that stick to their goals while also being able to manage many people. Even though they are great at management, they can sometimes be more fixated on the set plans or the rules laid out, rather than considering the team that works for them. This makes them, at times, distant and cold. Capricorns struggle most when they question their own authority. They strive most when put in a position of power, but tend to feel a bit out of control when it comes to working for someone else.
While Capricorns are very ambitious and self-disciplined, there’s no guarantee that your routine can go awry. When this happens, Capricorns are one of the first to feel anxious about things not going as planned. As a result, Coriander Seed can help calm frazzled nerves, while supporting mental focus. It can also help calm anxious thoughts and elevate your mood during stressful times. To further help a Capricorn relax, use Roman Chamomile to help soothe unruly emotions. Take a deep breath, Capricorn, you got this!
Looks like Mercury Retrograde is making its comeback. From May 29 to June 22, Mercury Retrograde can affect anything from personal communication to tech-related issues. Furthermore, it affects each zodiac sign differently. To help you through this trying time (and each one after), our Mercury Retrograde blend is perfect to help create a peaceful, grounded environment during a time of hectic communication and glitchy technology. To learn more about how you can handle your own obstacles during this time, check out our blog post.
PS. A new Mercury Retrograde sticker is coming! Check back on June 1st…
What are your favorite oils for your sign? Let us know in the comments below!
17 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Your Zodiac Sign”
Pisces here – Blue Tansy and Vetiver are both on my list to try.
As a Leo, Spearmint is one of my favorite pick me ups!
I love using Melissa when feeling overwhelmed.
My rising sign is Capricorn and my moon is Sagittarius. I’m new to using oils but I have been using the Tea Tree oil for about a month. I have never heard of the ones for Capricorn. I’m definitely gonna have to try them. Thanks for the information
Born 21st of March always went with being an Aries. But reading the description here I’m definitely a Pisces!
Love Rosemary for headaches but I also just love the smell!!!
Bergamot and Eucalyptus are my current favorites!
My go tos are clary sage, juniper berry, eucalyptus, lavendar, rose and jasmine absolutes, and frankincense and myrr, inclusive of my two most favorite to date. Although, since I found Plant Therapy, I am starting to explore more, although I have yet to replace my two most favorites. I am looking forward to sharing my DIY’s with suggestions from this article with geminis, aries, and sagitarions I know.
Im kind of new to the Essential Oil thing..but there is sssooo much info out here..but I really like Plant Therapy and all that they post and talk about.
I also just became a subscriber to Plant Therapy…I can’t wait to get my packages each month and to see what Plant Therapy is all about.
This was very interesting and helpful!
I am an Aries Sun but my Moon and several other planets are in Pices… I tend to like Lavender or Rose as a goto, but also edge into Geranium and Bergamot too; it really depends in my mood and energy levels.
LOVED this blog. The article speaks about Ylang Ylang for calming the mind for those of us that are Taurus . Thank you, Universe, as Ylang Ylang is my most favorite EO fragrance.
Aries here and Neroli is one of my all time favorites, it’s effects on me are wonderful.
I love all the citrusy type blends.
As a Cancer, I love using patchouli to help ease my anxiety!
Would have to check it out
It was really interesting to look at the zodiac characteristics and match them with essential oils and blends. This is yet another resource to support mental health. Being able to address emotional states directly with something that helps induce calm, focus, or relaxation is ALWAYS a good thing. I already utilize many of them but look forward to trying additional ones. Thanks for additional ideas for how to use essential oils