Essential Oils for the Zodiac Signs

Essential Oils for the Zodiac Signs: Connect with Your Sign with Aromatherapy

In this blog post I wanted to introduce another topic I love – essential oils. If you’re not exactly sure what essential oils are, no worries! Keep an eye out for another post all about essential oils. I personally use essential oils every day and I’m frequently amazed by how many things they can be used for. I use them for personal health, flavoring food and water, cleaning my home, and even for emotional regulation. Now this got me thinking, if essential oils can regulate emotions, and we all experience a variety of emotions on the daily, then there must be a correlation between essential oils and our zodiac signs. 

I am so excited to share what I found, and I hope you can find this useful. So here we go, I’m going to go through each of the 12 signs of the zodiac and which essential oils may be the most beneficial for each based on the more prominent traits of that sign. 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

First up, we have Aries. As the first sign of the zodiac, this fire sign symbolizes renewal and rebirth. It is also full of get up and go, go, go energy. Aries are known to be very assertive, willful, and active doers. The essential oil I found to work best with Aries energy is peppermint. Peppermint oil is extremely invigorating. The word “invigorating” literally means making someone feel full of energy, strong, and healthy. If that doesn’t sum up Aries, then I really don’t know what does! Aries also rules the head, so it’s no coincidence that the oil I would grab for a headache is peppermint! In case you were wondering, peppermint also has analgesic properties, which makes it pretty effective for headaches. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Next, we have practical and stable Taurus. People with a lot of Taurus energy tend to embrace the slow and steady vibe. They are hard workers and super loyal. They really need stability in their lives, so their home, possessions and money are extremely important to them. Taurus also loves sensual, feel good things like a good home-cooked meal, a massage or sex. The essential oil I found to work well with the Taurus energy is Patchouli. Patchouli is a calming essential oil, great for relaxing or grounding. It also has some influence on sex, money and physical energy, which is kinda what Taurus is all about! 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The third sign of the zodiac is the intellectually quick Gemini. Although we popularly know Gemini as the twins, this actually has nothing to do with having split personalities. It actually has everything to do with their love of communicating. They love to talk, network, send texts and emails, read 3 books at once and generally just keep their minds stimulated. The essential oil I found that balances Gemini energy the best is Sandalwood. Many people use Sandalwood in meditation practices and what better way to calm a busy mind than meditation? People with a lot of Gemini energy in their charts run the risk of mental fatigue if they don’t know how to quiet the mind every once in a while. As someone with a Gemini Sun, I can attest to how easily I burn myself out with how many thoughts and ideas I have on a regular basis! Meditation has been a huge help for me when I really need to unwind and quiet the constant chatter. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Now we have nurturing Cancer, the 4th zodiac sign. We know Cancerians to love all things home and family, and their extreme loyalty to those they love. Cancer is also a water sign, and water signs are known for their intuitive and emotional nature. People born with a lot of Cancer in their chart actually care so much and feel so much that they can wind up coming across as if they don’t care at all. They can create a protective “shell” around their emotions (no surprise that Cancer is symbolized by the Crab). When looking at essential oils for the zodiac signs, I believe the one that is great for helping to balance these deep emotions is Roman Chamomile. Known for its calming and relaxing effects, this essential oil can actually be used to fight depression, anxiety, stress, irritability, nervousness and insomnia. This is the perfect essential oil to promote peace as it soothes and clears the mind. 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Up next is limelight loving Leo. This fire sign is all about happiness, joy, charisma, and being the center of attention. They are confident leaders who thrive on recognition and love being the life of the party. And who doesn’t love a good party?! Although Leo’s can be a little ego-driven, we also know them to be very generous, kind, and openhearted. The essential oil that suits this sign well is Frankincense. With all the dramatic and grand ego tendencies of Leo, Frankincense can step in to help balance it all out. Frankincense helps to ground and balance emotions as it assists with improved focus and eases hyperactivity and impatience. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Let’s analyze Virgo, the 6th sign of the zodiac. Virgos are organized, detail-oriented, analytical beings. Virgos are also doers. They thrive on accomplishing and perfecting anything they can. These people are symbolized by the Virgin because of their purity of purpose. They enjoy being in service to others and using their gifts to help. The essential oil I found to support these Virgo traits is lemon. Lemon essential oil is great for its purifying and healing qualities. It is also an energizing and invigorating essential oil which can definitely help Virgos get their tasks checked off that list!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Next we have the harmonious sign of Libra. Libras are all about partnerships, balance and keeping the peace. Librans are happiest when their environment is calm and serene. Peace is worth more than anything to them and people born with a lot of Libra in their chart will probably go out of their way to avoid friction or confrontations. The essential oil I think is the most complimentary to the Libra energies is Ylang Ylang. This essential oil supports relationships. It is calming, relaxing and can even alleviate anger. Ylang Ylang is also well known to enhance sexual energy; something I think any romantic partnership can use. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio is the 8th zodiac sign and usually known for its extremely intense nature . Scorpios get such a bad rap, but they’re really just a little misunderstood. Scorpio is a water sign and people born under this sign are passionate and have intense emotions. These people can appear calm on the surface, but underneath they have a million wheels turning and they’re trying to understand everything and solve problems. Skilled at navigating complex situations, Scorpios are great problem solvers and work well under pressure. With all the intense emotions they experience on a daily basis, the essential oil I think compliments them nicely is Vetiver. Vetiver is wonderful for relieving stress and helping people recover from emotional traumas. Vetiver is also a natural tranquilizer and promotes more restful sleep. Anyone that has experienced emotional fatigue can probably agree that good sleep can be a great remedy. 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The 9th sign of the Zodiac is freedom loving and optimistic Sagittarius. This sign loves to travel. Freedom in all aspects is honestly the most important thing to a Sagittarian. Always on the lookout for their next adventure, they can’t stand being pinned down physically or emotionally. Sagittarians love to learn and will literally follow an urge to the end to find their answers. They can even be philosophical and great teachers. With this zest for life, I would have to say the best essential oil for this group is Lime.  Lime essential oil is both stimulating and refreshing. It has the ability to permeate the soul with a zest for life and, to me, that is the true nature of Sagittarius. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Moving on to disciplined Capricorn. This earth sign is about leadership and power. They will persevere and climb any mountain to achieve their goals. Capricorns also know the value of time and are great organizers and planners. Surprisingly, Capricorns are also very creative and know how to put dreams into action. The essential oil I have matched up with Capricorn is Cypress. Cypress is known to enhance willpower and straightforwardness as well as calm feelings of overwhelm. It also has a woodsy, earthy scent which like anything connected to Earth is great for grounding. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Ok now, the second to last sign is innovative Aquarius. Aquarians are known for their out-of-the-box forward thinking. They love to be different and embrace what others may think is quirky or unorthodox. Aquarians are very intellectual beings, full of information and ideas. They are truth tellers, but as an air sign, they have the ability to stay objective and not let emotions get in their way. This trait comes in handy since they are also great humanitarians who are very concerned with the welfare of the world. For this inventive air sign, I chose Peppermint essential oil. This essential oil can assist with mental performance and memory. It is also stimulating and cleansing to the conscious mind.  

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The 12th and final sign of the zodiac is intuitive Pisces, known to have a great connection to the spirit world and psychic abilities. Pisceans, like other water signs, are very sensitive and empathetic. They can easily take on other people’s struggles or joys, sometimes to a fault. It wouldn’t be unlike them to give away the very strength or emotional protection they need for themselves. Pisceans also typically have a strong feeling that they are never really at home in the real world. For this sign, I think Myrrh essential oil would be helpful. This essential oil Myrrh helps rekindle trust within the soul and helps one’s soul feel safe and at home. It also promotes feelings of love, security and grounding. 

What Do You Think About These Essential Oils for the Zodiac Signs?

So that concludes my little dive into the correlations between the signs of the zodiac and essential oils. I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did putting it all together. Of course, this is just my opinion. There are tons of essential oils and more than one that would benefit someone regardless of their zodiac sign.

If you have any questions regarding essential oils or you want to learn more about your natal chart please feel free to reach out to me at readings@innerloveastrology.com or book a reading here. If you’re curious to know more about essential oils you can check out where I get my oils from here.

With Cosmic Love,
Jocelyn

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