Intimacy means something different for everyone, and is very telling about how one functions in a relationship. Whether you require emotional stability or rely on physical connections, the way in which you fit intimacy into your life exposes even more about your core values. This is what your zodiac sign can tell you about how you create and maintain closeness with the people you care about.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th):
Because your independence is very important to you, you crave an intimacy that allows you some space. You feel closest with those who open up your mind rather than your heart, and therefore you seek out relationships that provide you with laughter and insight.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th):
Just because you value time alone doesn’t mean that you’re not a true romantic. You’re very intimate with those who accept your free spirit without judgment, which means that you crave the type of closeness that brings you the most emotional reassurance.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th):
Your impulsive nature forces you into spontaneous, energetic relationships that rely on physical intimacy. This intimacy isn’t always long-lasting. Your constant search for adventure may cause you to move on from romance rather quickly, but you always exercise the most heated passion while it lasts.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th):
You love to love, Taurus, and your eye for romance draws you to the kind of intimacy you see in movies. You’re always devoted and ready to embark on affectionate gestures to show your partner how emotionally invested you are.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th):
Even though you seek out honest emotion in others, your inconsistent lifestyle and inability to make decisions complicates your intimate relationships. You want someone to spend time with, but these connections usually don’t transcend platonic territory due to your fear of commitment.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd):
As a Cancer, you have a big imagination and an even bigger heart, which allows you to fully indulge your romantic side in your intimate relationships. You seek out comfort and deep honesty, but you may not be willing to give yourself to just anyone. However, once you find someone you can trust you can find a very fulfilling intimacy.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd):
Above all else, you value intimacy that ensures admiration and attention. You want your partner to shower you with love in a way that proves your worth, and you’ll return this same level of effort with passion and sometimes a well thought out gift.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd):
You need emotional intimacy that reassures you of your greatness, otherwise you’ll stray due to your fear of being criticized. You’ll need someone who is extremely intuitive because it’s hard to admit what you really want––which also means that for you, intimacy and closeness go hand in hand.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd):
Your idea of intimacy is anything but ordinary. You dread conformity and therefore you don’t expect your personal relationships to be in line with what others deem “normal.” Instead, you need your intimacy to grow from shared passions and like-minded values.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st):
You’re not quick to trust people, which means intimacy cannot exist for you without honesty and straightforward conversations. You truly value the opportunity to open your heart, but this doesn’t come easy to you. You need concrete proof before opening up and giving it your all.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st):
Your free-spirited lifestyle allows you to reach intimacy with those who value the way you view the world. Your philosophical mind searches for a partner who can achieve intellectual intimacy, and then the rest will just fall into place.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th):
Although you often anticipate the worst from others, the time that you invest in your family shows that your intimate life relies on commitment and comfort. You have to build up to intimacy, but once you allow yourself to get there you’re able to experience an intense closeness.