Zodiac Candles: A Complete Guide to This Great-Smelling Trend

Zodiac Candles: A Complete Guide to This Great-Smelling Trend

Everyone loves candles. But did you know that there is a way for you to combine your love for candles and astrology into a single, amazing package? Zodiac candles have become the new hot trend, but we also think they have a lot of staying power. 

After all, who doesn’t love insight with the aesthetic appeal? At Birthdate Co., we’ve built our entire company around the idea that astrology doesn’t have to be stuffy. You can enjoy the same level of deep understanding that astrology provides, while also being proud to show off the products that helped you find it. Never settle!

The Zodiac Has a Smell

The idea of zodiac candles is great, right? But how exactly does the zodiac have a scent that can be made into candle form?

The truth is, each of the twelve zodiac signs relates directly to many different factors. You’re probably already familiar with the concept of a “birthstone.” Birthstones are gems that are associated with either a birth month or a specific sign. October has two—opal and tourmaline. 

Scents are like this, too. While they are less direct than birthstones, certain scents are associated directly with different vibes each zodiac sign tends to put out. It’s true on an internal level too. Certain fragrances have a tendency to open people up, even if they’re not sure why. We’re all just biologically programmed that way.

Birthdate Candles

Before we dig into the specific scents associated with each astrological sign, we wanted to talk a little bit about how we make our own zodiac candles!

While some companies create one, all-encompassing scent for each astrological sign, we went one step further. We actually worked with master perfumers to create a unique, custom blend of natural fragrance oils for each day of the year. 

Each scent was made to match the inner spirit of anyone born on that specific day. They take into account different personality traits of the sign associated with that day, too. That makes every candle we make special, just like all of us are.

We didn’t want to stop there. All of our candles are hand-poured in small batches right here in the United States. They come in a premium, reusable glass jaw and burn cleanly for up to 80 hours. 

The outside of the glass features insight and details about that specific day, too! We included not only astrological insight, but information based on numerology and the tarot as well. They’re beautiful, unique, and beneficial at the same time.

We view products like this as some of the ultimate self-care items. Light one while you meditate or take a bath, or just to cozy up your space. They also make excellent gifts!

Aries (March 21st - April 19th)

Let’s start out at the beginning of the zodiac, with our good friend The Ram. 

Aries is known for being self-sufficient, natural-born leaders. They are enthusiastic, super energetic, quiet-witted, and brave. They are also a fire sign, so they love big, bold scents that come across as assertive as they are. 

Scents that relate to the Aries include rose, ginger, tobacco, leather, amber, and coriander. 

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Taurus, or The Bull, is the first earth sign of the zodiac. 

The Taurus is known for being reliable and determined. They are incredibly trustworthy and patient people, who are loyal to the end to people that have earned it. However, they also love the creature comforts in life and are drawn to beautiful things. 

Scents that a Taurus is likely to enjoy include grounded, earthy smells like violet, vanilla, Japanese cherry blossom, and balsamic. 

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

The Twins, as they’re familiarly called, are known for being adaptable and incredibly intelligent. They are the first air sign in the zodiac and are best when they are able to fully express both sides of their personality. Clever and imaginative, Gemini’s love fragrances with the same duality that they encompass. 

Scents for Gemini’s include combinations of fruits, spices, and musk, plus grapefruit, tangerine, lavender, peppermint, walnut, and almond.

Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)

The first water sign in the zodiac, Cancer (or The Crab), is perhaps the most known for being emotional. There is so much more hidden depth to them than that.

They are protective, loving, nurturing, and incredibly devoted. However, they also have a tendency to turn inward to protect themselves. Comfort and safety are of paramount importance to the Cancer, above nearly everything else. 

Scents that will make a Cancer feel safe and comfortable include jasmine, melon, cucumber, myrrh, and heliotrope. 

Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)

The second fire sign in the zodiac is Leo (The Lion). 

Leos are one of the most outgoing signs in astrology. They love being the center of attention and thrive in the spotlight. However, they are also loving, playful, and considerate. If you want someone to appreciate you for exactly who you are, look no further than the Leo.

Scents for Leos include bold fragrances like nutmeg, cinnamon, lime, mandarin, and orange blossom.

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

Our second Earth sign is the Virgo, occasionally referred to as The Virgin.

Virgos are very intelligent and down to earth, perhaps a little too much so. They can come across as overly cautious and practical and have a tendency to be perfectionists. However, they are also very reliable and observant and are unlikely to ever forget a special connection.

Scents for Virgos are as down to earth as they are, including things like hay, grass, wheat, basil, cedar, and chamomile. 

Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

The Scales are the ultimate symbol of balance, which is a great descriptor of the Libra. Although they are often not in balance, they are always seeking it.

In general, Libras are laid back and enjoy it most when things are calm and at peace around them. They’re also very sociable and tend to be over the top with their focus on compassion and social justice.

Scents that inspire a sense of harmony, like geranium, orchid, lily of the valley, and oakmoss are perfect for the Libra.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs in the zodiac. 

While they definitely have their times of being “extra,” Scorpios are just overly passionate. It’s just part of what makes them such dynamic people who tend to draw people in. They are also very determined and creative.

Scents that best fit with the Scorpio are just as bold as they are, like gardenia, anise, and wisteria.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)

As signs go, there aren’t many that are more independent than The Archer. 

This fire sign loves to seize the day in any way that it can. They thrive on adventure and absolutely hate to be tied down. They’re full of energy, both physically and mentally, which is contagious to anyone around them. 

Scents reminiscent of the Sagittarius include peach, pear, iris, clove, and saffron.

Capricorn (December 22nd - January 20th)

Capricorn is known as The Sea Goat, but they are a true earth sign at heart. 

They are incredibly disciplined and resourceful and can stay even-keeled even in the most demanding and chaotic of times. Capricorns can put their nose down and really get things done, especially if they’re interested in what they’re doing. It’s this mix of patience and ambition that makes the Capricorn so special.

Scents to honor a Capricorn include sage, civet, angelica, and dandelion.

Aquarius (January 21st - February 18th)

Everyone loves an Aquarius. But don’t mistake The Water Bearer for a water sign—they are an air sign all the way.

Not only are they honest and loyal, but they also are some of the best in the zodiac at appreciating and respecting people’s differences. They’re funny, and almost always their authentic selves. The Aquarius can also communicate more effectively than a lot of other signs.

Zodiac candles with scents sure to please an Aquarius include fragrances like morning glory, hydrangea, bergamot, and eucalyptus. 

Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)

The final sign in the zodiac is The Fish, better known as Pisces.

Pisces is known for being extremely generous and charitable. They are also incredibly sensitive, flexible, and compassionate toward others. As a water sign, Pisces possess an innate sense of intuition for situations, which allows them to be able to see things from all angles without judgment.

Scents for Pisces include guava, mango, tiare, and absinthe.

In Summary

Zodiac candles are a refreshing way to be able to harness the power of astrology in a way that smells great, too. Buy one for yourself, for a friend, or just give a gift card that lets your loved ones choose what’s right for them. Astrology doesn’t have to be boring, and neither does learning more about what makes you tick!


Birthstones | Birthstone by Month | GIA

The Importance of Self-Care | Tri-State Memorial Hospital (tristatehospital.org)

Meditation: In Depth | NCCIH (nih.gov)

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