How To Attract Someone Based On Their Zodiac Sign, Part 1: Aries – Libra.

Let’s jump straight into the tips and tricks of what makes each sign tick. Applicable to any gender. As Oscar Wilde once said, “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” 

Aries

Aries

The warrior of the zodiac needs a challenge to sink their teeth into so your best bet is to tease them playfully and debate with them. Opinionated and bold, they need someone to spar with intellectually. CAUTION – the fragility of their ego means you need to counteract cheeky jibes with compliments so they know you appreciate how amazing (they believe) they are. In turn, they will shower you with affection right back and always leave you with butterflies. Very physical beings, play-fighting is also a good way to entice them. Excitement, new experiences and a high-value individual are what an Aries wants.

Above all, don’t be boring.

Taurus

Taurus

Preen yourself, smell enticing and mind your manners. Ruled by Venus, a Taurus has an eye for detail when it comes to beauty and therefore appearances matter. Fortunately, you don’t really have your work cut out for you as their favourite activities are sleeping, relaxing and eating. Find out their favourite restaurant and casually mention how much you like it there; they’ll invite you to join them one evening as you clearly have good opinions ( -ones that are identical to theirs). Be sweet to them as they have a solid sense of self and yet remain somewhat mysterious so they have a reason to pursue you. When they do, you won’t get together overnight but together you might just last a lifetime.

Above all, be patient.

Gemini

Gemini

Good luck. Gemini have a reputation for being fickle and flirtatious. If you want them to like you, let them talk to/at you and ensure you snag them within the first few times you meet. If they don’t show any signs of interest straight away, you risk letting them move onto the next one. At any given moment they enjoy pressing people’s buttons so if you can match their wit you’re almost there. Most people fall prey to their charms so keep your distance from time to time. If you’re into the same films/games/books etc you already have a way in so all you need to do now is keep on top of cultural trends and remain well-read.

Above all, be talkative.

Cancer

Cancer

Help an old lady cross the road. Spend time with your grandma and send a snapchat to your Cancer crush with the caption ‘FaMiLy ❤‘. Bring them home-baked apple pie. Despite trying to appear tough (cue the laughter track), Cancerians are sentimental creatures who want to cuddle up with a blanket and stroke your face until you feel safe in their arms. The natural look will win them over and so will plenty of reassurance. They wish they were less emotional so if you convey strength and sass, you’ll have them intrigued. Just make sure you give them 90% of the attention they constantly crave because these pessimists aren’t too secure in their self-worth.

Above all, be responsive.

Leo

Leo

Make them the center of your universe. Talk about their favourite subject (them) with a sense of awe and wonder. How do they get their hair so shiny? Where do they buy their DKNY shirts? Why can’t everybody be like them? Once you have a mutual understanding of their brilliance, you’re off to a solid start. Next you need to laugh at their jokes because they are truly the life of the party; if you’re a stay-at-home type you might not be for them. Be desirable by making an effort with your appearance and laying on the charm as a Leo just wants to entertain and be entertained. When they get short-tempered with you, bite back. They’ll respect you for standing up to their royal highness. They can be cliquey too so if you’re a cool kid they’ll come a’knocking to hang out with you.

Above all, openly adore them.

Virgo

vvirgo

Read a book. Then another, and then another. Once you’ve completed this process, regurgitate this information to your Virgo interest before pondering aloud “Lo, I find the assertion that cognitive dissonance unravels during adolescence to be preposterous and quite unlike most 20th century psycho-analytical studies.” There you have it, the deal is sealed. Intellectual Virgo needs to know you’ll understand the analysis they love to undertake on matters big and small as their mind is constantly judging everything. Predictably, they are picky. Flattery won’t work on them because they have an ideal lover in mind and you must live up to these expectations. Do some digging to discover the type of people they admire and then emulate the stereotype. Virgos are suckers for fixing things so tell them your boiler is broken and they’ll come around to fix it. Explain to them the pragmatic merits of a date with you so they know you won’t interfere with their busy schedule.

Above all, be smart.

Libra

Libra

Libra is the relational sign so you’ll need to compete for their attention. They spend their whole lives learning how to be well-liked because they crave external validation and this brings me onto my first tip: tell them they’re pretty. Their smile is their best feature because it can charm anyone, following on from the words that come out of it. Share ideas and exchange friendly banter when you’re in their company. It’s likely they have a creative streak so take an interest in the arts and see where you match up because a Libra is a pop culture fiend. Since they’re also naturally good-looking, it would help if you made the best of yourself for their viewing pleasure. They’re popular people who are never short of a date so you’ll need to incorporate a ‘hot and cold’ approach to pique their interest in the long term. Let them choose you…eventually.

Above all, let them know you appreciate them.

Up next is Part 2: Scorpio-Pisces. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Character Signs. Part 5!

Faith: Sagittarius

Faith is carefree, an area of Sagittarian expertise. She arrives as the badass in town: an outsider with a rebellious tendency, her outgoing personality and zealous fighting style run parallel to the righteous Buffy Summers. Buffy slays out of duty – Faith kills for kicks, it makes her ‘hungry and horny’. Slayer no.2 brings nonchalance to the game of life and death as she closes every statement with ‘five by five’… whatever that means. She doesn’t know or care, making her a unique character who willingly never fits in anywhere, just like a non-conformist Sagittarius.

Her arrival in Sunnydale is beset by her direct nature and attention-seeking tendencies as she regails stories of nude ass-kicking adventures to the Scooby gang. She’s focused on the bigger picture and therefore doesn’t desire gossipy, organised meetings with the herd. But not everybody operates with such an open manner, meaning she falls prey to the Mayor’s manipulation and Angel’s pretend pact against Buffy. She always saw Buffy as competition, even body-swapping with her in pursuit of victory, like a determined centaur. Strategy is a game this fire sign can play well due to their sharp intellect, even in their love life. Despite not necessarily existing as mutually exclusive concepts, success trumps romance in the Sagittarian mind, enabling them to play the field with a fast recuperation rate (poor Xander).

Like a true fire sign, she’s uninhibited and that’s why she’s loved. Plus, even as the Mayor’s employee, Faith is nothing if not free.


Number 5 in a 5 part series, start from the beginning to read about Buffy, Giles and the others…

Buffy Character Signs, Part 1

Why You’re Awesome, according to your Sun Sign

Your sun sign is also known as your star sign. We each have our own birth chart detailing which sign rules over a particular planet, etc. The sun represents your ego so your sun sign reveals your dominant personality traits. There are 12 signs of the zodiac so my points are purposefully short and superficial, but if you’d like an in-depth analysis I’d be happy to do that for you. Skeptic or not, you may as well read on to find out what makes you liked by the people in your life!

Aries – You’re playful and energetic, making you fun to be around at all times. People admire your boldness and envy your self-confidence. You make people feel welcome with your indiscriminate friendliness and you’re a passionate speaker! You love to create art and evaluate people, yet you always want to party. Plus, you dish out compliments liberally and champion those who need a voice. Keep up the kindness.

Taurus – You make people feel safe. Social skills a-plenty, you’re the friend who makes tea and tidies when you have company because you think about other people’s happiness too. Your touch is magic and your taste in well-designed, quality clothes makes you aesthetically pleasing to most eyes. You’re also good with your hands so you know how to build and create things! You’re boyfriend/girlfriend material, too.

Gemini – You’re never boring. The only sign to be completely unpredictable, even the quiet ones among you entertain with your quick wit. Your viewpoint tends to be original, and your social media profiles are regularly updated with random thoughts and trivia. You live in the moment more than most as you have a youthful, inquisitive demeanor. People want you around so they can vibe with you mentally.

Cancer – Your caring nature is what this world needs. You empathise with other people: dispensing advice, hugs and even sympathetic crying when needed. When you’re otherwise hardened, you’re a badass. You know about music from previous decades and respect your roots. Also, you unconditionally love your family and make loved ones a priority at all times.

Leo – You’re a naturally popular person. You have an earthy confidence that makes people believe in you and follow you… to the dance floor, where you’ll be sure to behave flamboyantly! A natural performer, you entertain others. You have compassion for humankind, so you give generously to charity and the homeless. Your conscientiousness means you’ll help out friends whenever they need you and they love you for your warmth and sincerity.

Virgo – Your intelligence impresses. Knowledgeable, service-oriented and skilled, you’re any employer’s dream. You genuinely want to help people and do so pragmatically. Practicality is a trait you possess alongside your poise and smarts, making you an interesting, grounded person. Conversations with you are stimulating because you think before you speak.

Libra – You’re ludicrously charming. You know what people want to hear and will tell them exactly that. You’re blessed with beauty and an attractive smile. Pop culture excites you and you can reference most things easily. Artistically inclined and musically gifted, you can turn your bright ideas into great art it you try. People want to hang out with you because you’re social and quick-witted.

Scorpio – Your intensity draws people to you. Passion bubbles inside you. You seem to have your life together, even when you don’t. You see through people – analysing everyone with a mix of keen intellectual ability and gut instinct. When you love and care about someone, you’ll fight for what you have with them. Your strong-willed determination is admirable

Sagittarius – You’re the free spirit. People want to be as independent as you are because you only rely on yourself. Animals are close to your heart and you will interact with them often, especially horses. You see the bigger picture easily and philosophical thoughts dominate your thinking landscape. An idealist, you want the best for everyone. You have a kind heart and unique personality because you refuse to compromise.

Capricorn – You’re down to earth and dignified. Every action you take is considered and you love having the responsibility of managing other people. Your pragmatism makes you a good leader and level-headed friend. People want to go shopping with you as you’ll pick up good quality bargains through perseverance and self-control. You’re reliable when most people fail to be.

Aquarius – You’re a humanitarian. The most likely to participate in charity events and homeless donations, you have love for humankind. You can find something to like about anyone and therefore call many people your friend. You’re an intellectual who deconstructs the information presented to you. Individuality is most important to you: you emit integrity in whatever you say and do. You know yourself well and want to know others to the same degree.

Pisces – You’re a poetic soul. People might think you’re psychic when really you’re just attuned to their feelings. You’re deep and open to spirituality, preferring to experiment with different ideologies. People like your company as you’re genuinely laid back. You also observe the lives of others so you always know what’s going on with them, and this awareness surprises them. You love both the sciences and the arts, so you’re able to pursue either one – or both!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Zodiac (Star/Sun signs)

Buffy Zodiac SignsWant more detail? I’ve written an analysis of why each character matches their allotted Sun sign in a 4 part series!

Part 1: Buffy, Giles & Willow,

Part 2: Spike, Xander & Cordelia,

Part 3: Tara, Anya & Angel,

Part 4: Oz, Dawn & Drusilla.

Enjoy!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Character Signs. Part 4!

Oz: Taurus

Oz was always the Earthy extra in the Scooby gang. Taureans have a calming effect on other people due to their docility and use of passive aggressive sarcasm to avoid confrontation. He was introduced to us as quiet and unassuming, staying in his shell for a long time before the beast within him emerged. After a long while of stewing over past wrongs and arguments, a Taurus will explode in fury to reveal a magnificent temper; werewolf transformations are a means of catharsis for him. Oz is an artistically inclined procrastinator as he plays live music with his buddies while schoolwork goes unnoticed. He is also very tactile in showing his affections. Taureans (arguably) function best in a relationship due to their considerate and sensual nature, as well as their tendency to prioritise other people. A self-assured sign such as Taurus adores their partner, making the end of any relationship even more difficult to process. If there’s one certainty we have regarding Oz, it’s that he’s terrible at goodbye’s. He used his inner strength to leave Willow when he felt ashamed of his infidelity, but he’ll still reminisce about their relationship from time to time.

Dawn: Libra

Libra is a social sign. A person born under this sign actively desires popularity, harmony, and a full love life more than most. Idealism is their default setting, meaning they don’t always know how to obtain the riches they romanticise. Dawn’s ‘damsel in distress’ behaviour is rooted in her preoccupation with outside perception. She deduces that since Buffy is the powerful Slayer, society must view her as the futile little sister, and acts accordingly. This behaviour evolves into a more independent streak later on, but adolescence brings Libra many phases until they decide who they truly are. Libran self-perception will always originate from how they believe other people view them as they want to fit in yet stand out simultaneously, and Dawn clearly yearns to join the Scooby gang in their adventures. Naturally beautiful, a Libra is in high demand when it comes to relationships. It’s something Dawn flirts with when she’s caught in a love spell, yet her attraction turns out to be superficial. A Libra is fickle in matters of the heart, yet disarmingly charming and smart.

Druisilla: Pisces

Cursed with psychic intuition and visions, Druisilla is the ethereal Pisces sign. These people are attuned to their gut instincts more than any other sign, giving them an affinity for occultism. Angel’s malicious character sees vulnerability in her visceral reactions to ordinary events, and her imaginative resources are a factor in his decision to sire her. He also perceived usefulness in her compassionate ability, an endearing girl he reveled in corrupting. Pisces is often beset by passivity and daydreaming, whereby the crude ways of humanity cannot provoke their heightened sensitivity. Despite her considerable cruelty, she relies on the co-dependency she has with both Angel and Spike to comfort and empower her.This reveals the essentially insecure character of a Pisces, whose self-worth is tainted by their acquiescence. Symbolised by two fish, animals are natural companions of this sign as their prominent visual thinking skills engender empathy towards smaller creatures. Druisilla is too preoccupied with assimilating everything around her to dish out puns and throwaway small talk. Unlike every other Sunnydale resident, she’s a mystery in her aloofness.

Buffy character signs Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Character Signs. Part 3

Tara:Virgo

Tara is often cited as a perfect character due to her exceptional maturity and habit of making consistently good decisions. When Willow becomes a ‘magic junkie’ whose actions lose morality, Tara has enough self-respect to leave their increasingly toxic relationship. A Virgo has a nurturing approach to others with their incessant favours and practical advice, but this is only carried out after they’ve tended to their own needs. Virgo’s are notoriously plagued by self-doubt, causing them to evolve into perfectionists. In Tara’s case, her family capitalised on this emotional intelligence by bullying her into believing her fears were real. While she is open-minded enough to believe them in her formative years, a Virgo will not tolerate abuse for long and we soon see her defend herself. The past is not easily forgotten where a Virgo is concerned, and Tara’s scars are shown in the form of a stutter and unassuming manner, despite her considerable wiccan skill and physical beauty.This unassuming character is common in Virgo, as well as her despair at people who ignore the small details in life, “I go online sometimes, but everyone’s spelling is really bad. It’s depressing.” Notably, she provides comfort to people in need – specifically Buffy and Dawn. When a young Dawn loses her mother, Tara assumes her role by ensuring Dawn eats breakfast and distracts her from the pain by treating her to milkshakes and films. Simultaneously, she compartmentalises the other parts of her life into working order while looking effortlessly serene, like a Virgo.

Anya:Sagittarius

Anya is a Sagittarius because she’s blunt and awkward. If you’re a Sagittarian reader, I’m sorry to remind you of this truth but I thought I’d get the obvious out of the way so I can make like a fire sign and be more positive. Like Anya. She’s gone through hell – literally, and yet she’s a vengeance demon who is perpetually upbeat and childlike. She’s aware of the bigger picture and therefore chooses to avenge broken-hearted women particularly, as an act of far-reaching kindness to those most likely to suffer. Those around the Sagittarian woman know of her innocent motives so become adept at dodging the verbal arrows she carelessly slings at them. Some people (and demons) however lack the same good nature, as demonstrated by her husband Olaf’s affair and the manipulation that led to Xander leaving her at a crucial moment. To the oblivious Sagittarius, these acts of betrayal are unexpected and heart-breaking, although they do learn to forgive and we slowly see Anya rebuild her self-esteem towards the end of Series 7. A lover of the luxuries in life, Sagittarius is motivated by money a lot of the time and Anya loves money above all; not in a cynical, scheming way but because it leads to what she desires most: happiness. Her smile resembles the infamous Sagittarian grin and radiates joy, while her ever-changing hair colour reflects Sagittarian spontaneity. Sagittarius is often called a lone wolf; likewise Anya isn’t the most popular member of the gang but she’s happy in her independent experiences.

Angel:Scorpio

Scorpio is often steeped in mystery and Angel has mastered the art of brooding intensity. His words are few and his facial expressions even fewer, thereby epitomising the Scorpio character. Famed for their passionate personality and unyielding love, Scorpio will act obsessively towards the object of their desire. Before Buffy even knew of her fate, Angel lurked in the shadows of her school grounds and pined after her once she arrived in Sunnydale. Unlike other water signs, Scorpio will act upon their vengeful streak when wronged and utilise their Machiavellian tendencies. Given Angel’s notoriously evil past and penchant for taunting the more vulnerable Spike, his love of power play is duly noted. Moreover, his betrayal of Buffy is not easily forgiven by anybody, including himself, where other souls (pun intended) would choose to allude personal responsibility. Scorpio has a special relationship with absolutes: pain and truth. Physically, his imposing figure, deep-set eyes and black attire are the stereotype of a Scorpio man and so accurately match his persona.


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Character star signs. PART 2

Spike: Leo

Before becoming the notorious slayer of Slayers, Spike’s mortal friends knew him as William the bloody; a lousy Romantic poet. His words were profound and his manner was reserved, as he valued looking after his mother more than any hedonistic pursuits. Like a Leo, he never gives up on love, especially if it’s all-consuming and torturous: Druisilla taunts him relentlessly but he follows her across the centuries, while Buffy eventually steals his heart just by being the fiery badass he secretly desires. Spike’s egocentricity and flair for a dramatic story lead him to the unbeatable slayer as he knows she will never love him back. There’s an endearing sense of openness about a Leo that engenders forgiveness for their wrongdoings, and as an audience we’re tempted to root for him.

Leo’s express their individuality through their
 well-groomed hair and Spike’s peroxide ‘do trumps any other Vampire on the show. Underneath the badboy leather jacket lies a big heart.

Xander: Cancer

Xander harris is often taunted for his lack of special ability in the Scooby gang, but it would be fair to say he’s there to boost morale. When times get rough, he is there to provide comic relief in the form of puns and specialist geeky knowledge. He’s the emotional glue of the group and his cute demeanour makes him the apple of Willow, Cordelia and Anya’s eye at various points. His sensitivity means he’s not the most masculine figure among Sunnydale folk and is at first self-conscious but eventually realises kindness and interpersonal skills are worth more than being popular ever will be. When Cordelia teases him about his inefficiency, we’re taken on a journey where Xander is the accidental hero but doesn’t need the recognition others crave. It’s often said that Cancerians are particularly connected to the home and family, so it’s no surprise that his dysfunctional family instill the perpetual anxiety stirring inside of him.

Due to their loving nature, Cancerians excel in relationships. He’s also got the large, round eyes prominent in the moon-ruled Cancerian, matched with the comfort over style motto that lets their personality shine instead of a false projection.

Cordelia:Gemini

Cordelia. On first appearances, Cordelia seems like a leo. If you delve beyond the luscious mane and the fact Charisma Carpenter herself is a leo however, you can see the duality of the Gemini perfectly embodies ‘Queen C’. Cordelia starts life at Sunnydale High as the catty popular girl, but when she learns to stay true to herself she slowly hangs around with the Scooby gang with less shame. Of course, she doesn’t have a choice once her popularity is forsaken but a Gemini looks after number one. Her clumsy backhanded compliments are delivered from the mouthpiece of somebody who lives inside their head and frankly doesn’t care. Cordelia is competitive and duplicitous with people because she’s smart enough to understand how people work, like a Gemini. On first appearances, she is shallow due to her fondness for shopping and designer clothes, but this only proves she wants to enjoy life. 

A gemini knows how to live in the moment and this is why Cordelia’s reaction to hearing of an apocalypse is to appreciate the fact she doesn’t have to do homework. It’s her time to have fun and she’s going to do it.


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