Astrologer’s Guide to Gift Selection
The very best way to figure out what gift someone will like is to base it on their Venus sign. Venus represents what we value and what we love.
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Venus in Gemini loves variety, ideas, and social encounters. Encyclopedias of trivia–especially about one of their favorite topics; teaching an older Gemini how to use Facebook; a bunch of mystery novels; a new smart-phone or a music/radio/mp3 device; or a grab-bag of many small and clever items will thrill a Gemini person. You could also throw in a day-trip to a great dinner theatre.
Venus in Cancer loves to snuggle. These are sentimental people who will respond to a snuggly couch-blanket, a hot chocolate kit and, if you’re intimate, a “coupon” for a gentle personal massage. Many Cancers like cookbooks, comfy items for the home (a sofa pillow with a sentimental message), and a gathering of the clan.
Venus in Leo loves drama–but mainly if they’re the star of it, so contrive to let them show off. They want to be seen with someone dressed to the nines, and a flashy-but-classy item of clothing for them is not out of place. Tickets to the ball of the season, a must-see concert, or a noticeable piece of jewelry, all delivered with heaps of praise will go over well. If you really want to win their heart, ask them to tell a favorite story in front of the crowd.
Venus in Virgo loves detail. A collection of interesting boxes, small to large; a grab-bag of clever and varied office supplies (Virgo Venus always loves office supply stores), a library card if they don’t have one, boxes of beautiful note cards, a gift certificate to a bookstore that also sells cards or reading accessories will make Virgo Venus feel loved and appreciated. (Click here for more.)
Venus in Libra loves beauty, grace. and harmony. Beautiful silk scarves or neckties; dinner in an elegantly appointed restaurant, tickets to an event in a beautifully designed venue, books on design and style, or on graceful manners. Whatever the gift, wrap it with style. Presentation is everything. A gift certificate should be in an elegant envelope with a bow tied around it (no stick-on bows, please). Whatever you give in a beautiful package will be that much more appreciated. .
Venus in Scorpio is sometimes tricky, as they keep their preferences secret. In fact, a book or movie of “secrets”, or material on the occult or conspiracy theories might appeal. They’ll like detective stories, experiences that may be frightening but offer transcendence (scary movies with a redeeming point to make), stories of true experiences of the paranormal or supernatural; transpersonal “depth” psychology. Touch Venus in Scorpios in a deep way, guide them to face and overcome fears, and you’ll have a friend for life.