Written by Julia Szabo
Produced by Doris Athineos
SCORPIO / Oct. 23–Nov. 21
The zodiac’s most seductive sign, Scorpio creates vistas and atmosphere that captivate, from art (the paintings of Claude Monet and Georgia O’Keeffe) to music (any Aaron Copland composition or the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet). And Scorpio designers—Calvin Klein, Mariette Himes Gomez, Eric Cohler, the late, great Albert Hadley—are among the most powerful seducers, with a passion for turning interiors into dazzling arenas ripe for romance.
Think darkly sensuous colors (deepest purple and crimson), high sheen (as on the furniture designs of Scorpion Viscount Linley), and plenty of velvet, Ultrasuede, exotic animal prints, mirrors, and marble. The latter are but a few style signatures of Kelly Wearstler, whose new incarnation as a fashion designer extends her influence beyond the living room. By all means consider gifting your favorite female Scorpion with a wearable Wearstler, such as a bracelet, scarf, or clutch. The vision of Scorpion Emilio Pucci (1914–1992) lives on in creative new applications for his dynamic textile designs, including iPhone and iPad holders that are sure to quicken a high-tech Scorpio’s heart.
A water sign, Scorpion takes hydration quite seriously and probably already owns a dependable water purifier; but if he doesn’t, the gift of a water ionizer by Tyent USA will keep you in mind each time he takes a drink! More spot-on Scorpion gifts: gorgeous hermetic glass bottles for storing the wet stuff in style, a SodaStream Penguin Soda Maker, to make flat water sparkle, or an Aquasana Shower Filter, so nothing but the purest form of Scorpio’s element ever touches his skin.
SAGITTARIUS / Nov. 22–Dec. 21
An extended stay in an exotic, faraway locale—or a short weekend getaway to a fun nearby city—makes a great gift for the zodiac’s globe-trotter. And for planning the next voyage, how about Jonathan Adler’s glam globe pillow?
CAPRICORN / Dec. 22–Jan. 19
Classicists with a soft spot for leatherbound volumes, Goats appreciate a traditional tome by any of these fellow Capricorn authors: Rudyard Kipling, J.D. Salinger, J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Newton, Albert Schweitzer, Carl Sandburg, Simone de Beauvoir, or Richard Nixon (extra credit if it’s a first edition).
AQUARIUS / Jan. 20–Feb. 18
The water bearer is the zodiac’s futurist, someone who appreciates the space-age technology behind TempurPedic Memory Foam—not to mention how the go-anywhere, roll-up mattress topper comfortably customizes any sofa or guest-room bed.
PISCES / Feb. 19–March 20
The zodiac’s altruists, Neptunians appreciate when a donation to a worthy charity is made in their name. Consider the Humane Society of New York, located in the heart of Manhattan’s design district, whose adoption center and clinic have been helping needy animals since 1904.
ARIES / March 21–April 19
Whether they’re tapers, pillars, or votives, unscented or infused with essential oils, vegan, fair trade Eco Palm Wax Candles make a glowing gift to light a fire in the psyche of an Aries. (“Holiday Spice” combines the delicious fragrances of Cassia, Balsam Fir, Nutmeg, Clove, and Orange; “Mountain Mist” comprises scents of Cedar, Rosemary, Canadian Fir, and White Pine.)