Here's What Lighting You Should Use In Your Home, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Who doesn't consult the stars for answers about dating, career, and the future? We're talking about zodiac signs, which are a part of our culture whether they interest you or not. According to, zodiac signs have been around since ancient times as a way to predict the future. Is it possible our zodiac sign can clue us in on our unique personality traits, how we handle our emotions, and even how we should decorate our homes? There's only one way to find out, and that's by reading yours. You might be surprised how well your sign reflects who you are. You may even be able to figure out what your home design style should be, based on your zodiac sign.

If they can reveal the future, why can't they help you choose a light fixture for your living space, dining area, or bedroom? The lighting in our homes plays a role in our productivity and mood. It's worth looking into and matching your lights with your personality. Your zodiac sign can help you figure out how to choose the perfect lighting fixture for your home.

How your sign affects your mood

While the sun determines our zodiac sign at birth, the moon is responsible for how it affects our mood. According to Harper's Bazaar, our sun sign determines our outer personality. On the other hand, our moon sign reflects our inner emotions, whether good, bad, or ugly. At least now you have something to blame.

What does your sign say about you? Are you prone to mood swings, or are you chill most days? If you notice a couple of days each month when your mood is much different than the rest of the month, it may be the two days the moon is hanging around your zodiac area. The moon shuffles around each month, and every sign gets about two days of attention. You can figure out your moon sign if you know your time of birth, place, and date. When lighting your home, it's best to consider both your sun and moon signs.

Lighting and our daily emotions

The atmosphere in our homes influences how we feel each day. Once you understand your zodiac sign and how it correlates with your daily emotions and overall well-being, you can choose the best lighting for your home. Imagine it's been a long day at work, and the traffic on the way home was awful. You finally open the door to what should be an oasis, but your home has bright fluorescent lights instead of a soft and calming glow. You get the idea that lighting matters.

According to Illuminated Integration, depending on the part of the home, both bright and dim lighting can harm us. When sitting in a dimly lit dining room, our bodies tend to overeat. On the other hand, bright lights can cause us to lose our appetite. Lighting and emotions go hand in hand. It's not just the lights themselves, but the fixtures. The entire lighting package brings a feeling. Consult your zodiac sign to figure out how you want to feel inside your home.

Confident lighting for Aries

Aries are strong, confident, and full of life. As an Aries, you may often find yourself in a leadership role or taking charge of a team. However, there's more to Aries than your strength and confidence. According to The Times of India, Aries is ruled by Mars, making them aggressive at times. Aries must work hard to control their tempers. Still, they can channel their aggression in positive ways. People love to be around Aries friends and coworkers as they confidently lead the way.

If you're an Aries, choose home lighting as bold as you. Your light fixtures should make a statement. Look for unique shapes with sharp edges and lights that are bright but not unattractive. The lighting should take center stage in your kitchen, with an incredibly bold fixture like a Sputnik chandelier above a kitchen island. Throughout the house, make it clear that you have great taste, you're confident in who you are, and you're not afraid to shine a light on everything in your life.

Elegant and artistic lighting for Taurus

The Taurus loves art and the finer things in life. According to Architectural Digest, Taurus needs a home that's comfortable and full of the best of everything. Visitors are usually in awe of their homes when they walk inside. Beautiful rugs, an eclectic collection of art on the walls, and the best taste in all things describe a Taurus. Dinner at your Taurus friend's house includes a bottle of excellent vintage wine, which they'll thoroughly enjoy sharing with you, followed by an evening of stimulating conversation in their comfortable yet sophisticated living room.

As a Taurus, the lighting in your home needs to be flexible. Brightly lit rooms for daytime gatherings and work, then dim lights for when company visits later in the day. Choose lights that can operate with dimmer switches. Candles are also a good idea for fancy dinners. Keep your light fixtures subtle and sophisticated and, of course, always stylish. The Taurus likes things to look expensive, but style doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag if you shop around.

Quirky and energetic lighting for Gemini

As children, the playful Gemini is that kid who's often referred to as "bouncing off the walls." That may be true, but as they grow into adults, that boundless energy serves them well. According to Allure, the Gemini is playful, curious, and skilled at balancing many different activities in life, including passions, friends, and hobbies. If you enjoy a good conversation, find a Gemini friend. They love to talk, and they'll talk to everyone. Do you know that guy on the train who talks to whoever sits next to him? He's probably a Gemini.

The Gemini needs a lively home. They get bored as their minds bounce from one idea to the next. Decorate in a way that allows you to change when your newest, creative pursuit for home decorating comes along. Light fixtures are the perfect opportunity to let your energetic personality shine. Let the light match your Gemini energy by hanging sparkling chandeliers that twinkle all day long. Friends expect a joyful home from their Gemini friends, so try to make it fun. You can hang up a disco ball from the ceiling on Friday night, and no one will blink an eye.

Cozy lighting for Cancer

Cancer is known as the homebody of the zodiac. They're compassionate, warm, and need a space that makes them feel at home. Spending time curled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book is perfectly fine with Cancer. According to InStyle, Cancer is that friend you can count on to offer some warm cookies (homemade, of course) and their loving shoulder to cry on when you've had a bad day. Many signs are wild and exciting, but we need the down-to-earth, caring Cancers in our lives.

A Cancer home requires lighting that's warm and comforting. Yes, light can do that. Think of soft, amber lights coming from vintage-style lightbulbs. Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures without much shine create a cozy atmosphere as well. Adjustable floor lamps are a great option for the living room. A couch full of pillows and blankets is necessary for those long chats with friends.

Big lights for big-hearted Leo

If you're a Leo, you thrive on helping others, and you do so through bravery and strength. According to Oprah Daily, Jennifer Lopez and Barrack Obama are Leos, giving you an idea of Leo's personality. The zodiac element for a Leo is fire, and their symbol is the lion, explaining their fiery and passionate personality quite well (via PrepScholar). There's a side to the intense Leo that must be well-channeled, or the world better watch out. When they set their mind to something, they will make sure it happens. Most often, that's a great trait to have and leads to success and development.

The lighting in Leo's home should be as bold as they are. Look for fixtures that make a statement in unique shapes and designs. Leo is in their comfort zone when others walk in and think, "Wow, I'd never be brave enough to hang up a light like that."

Elegant and orderly light fixtures for Virgo

Neat and tidy are two words the Virgo loves when considering how a home should look. According to Architectural Digest, Virgo is the closest to a perfectionist of all the signs. Perfectionism sometimes gets a bad rap, and rightfully so since it can lead to anxiety when things aren't exactly the way one expects them to be. However, when handled well by our Virgo friends, perfectionism creates an organized, clean home that brings a peaceful feeling to all who walk in.

A Virgo's home might reflect a minimalist lifestyle, and indeed, Virgos enjoy minimalism because of the orderliness it brings. Virgo can add a little pizazz to their homes by adding splashes of color here and there. An all-white, clean, and organized kitchen is lovely but can feel drab if there's no color. Picture simple, red light fixtures hanging in that white kitchen, and now you've got a sexy style while still enjoying the simplicity Virgos love. Stay tidy, and keep light fixtures the same way while using them to add a little change now and then.

Dreamy and airy lamps for Libra

Just as Libra seems to drift effortlessly from one mood to another, so should their home. The Libra is a breath of fresh air, passionate about balance, and willing to go with the flow. It's no wonder their symbol is a balanced scale. Life changes and Libra adjusts accordingly. According to Parade, Libra is the friend or coworker to call when mediation is needed. They naturally bring a sense of balance to the conversation. Here's a fun little Libra trait — they're hopeless romantics.

The Libra should create that romance they love right inside their own home. Shabby chic and cottage-style furnishings and lighting are a great fit. They also offer a change from the outside world, bringing that balance in life that Libra naturally exudes. Pretty little nightstand lamps in the bedroom, wall sconces in the living room, and white chandeliers suit Libra quite well. Decorate your bedroom according to your zodiac sign and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.

Mysterious lighting for Scorpio

Scorpios are known for their mysterious personalities that keep those that know them on their toes. While they often appear calm on the outside, according to mindbodygreen, Scorpio may be experiencing intense emotions underneath the surface. Their moods, which they keep hidden at times, lead Scorpio to long for stability in life. That includes their home life, where they need a dependable style. Comfort for them comes in deep, rich hues, like oranges, browns, and jewel tones of dark blues and reds. Scorpios are born in autumn, and their favorite styles reflect this season.

Consider a home full of rich, warm colors, which naturally lend to your mysterious personality as a Scorpio. Let lighting be a part of the mystery with fixtures that ooze a gothic or Romanesque vibe. Lighting under the bed creates a passionate mood that Scorpio will love. Scorpios need lighting that soothes their souls, which sometimes carry the weight of unexpressed emotion.

Passionate lighting for Sagittarius

Sagittarius is the life of the party. Their passion for life is nothing short of contagious. No minimalist decor in Sag's home, please. The archers are known for impulsiveness and spend their lives trying to channel that gift in the right direction. Typically extroverts, Sagittarius gets their energy from other people. Plop them in the middle of a noisy restaurant, and they'll thrive. Keep them stuck at home alone for days, and the Sagittarius quickly loses their mojo. According to Varaluz, our friends born from November 22 to December 21 often have intense wanderlust. You know that friend who is here today and off adventuring in a foreign land tomorrow — that's a Sagittarius.

These adventurous, people-loving peeps can have tons of fun with home decor and lighting options. They long to connect with the earth and the planet, so earthy is the way to go in their homes. The Sagittarius should look for light fixtures created by or designed to look like natural pieces. For example, lighting that belongs in a rustic cabin suits Sagittarius. For natural lighting, the Sagittarius enjoys the soft glow of candles or a fireplace.

Hard-working task lighting for Capricorn

The Capricorn expects their home to run as efficiently as they do. They thrive on setting goals and doing what it takes to achieve them. According to Well+Good, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, representing the limits of space and time. This placement means they have a unique awareness of their limited time on earth. They live life to the fullest and intend to accomplish their goals before time is up. It's a trait we could all strive to embody. Capricorns give meaning to the phrase carpe diem.

In their homes, everything runs efficiently, including the lighting. If it doesn't, you can bet they'll change it up. The Capricorn should choose fixtures that don't require a manual when it's time to clean them. Not because they aren't capable, but because it would be a waste of time. They should invest in high-quality lighting that lasts, ideally for their home office. Style is important, but for Capricorn, items that are functional and get the job done are more important.

Warm and open lighting for Aquarius

It's not a bad thing to enjoy the company of people like Abraham Lincoln and Oprah Winfrey. The Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac, full of confidence and driven to make the world a better place. You'll meet plenty of Aquarius while volunteering in your community because they thrive on giving back. But that's not all. According to, if you know an Aquarius, you know they aren't shy. They are quite the opposite. Ask an Aquarius their opinion and be ready to hear it, friendly or not. Humanitarians who aren't afraid to speak up — not a bad combo.

When decorating according to their sign, the Aquarius needs a home that reflects their giving and unique personality. They'll spend less on their own decor, putting their resources toward better causes. Aquarius needs warm lighting with natural elements and openness, just like their giving hearts. Soft shapes and lighting fixtures that are simple yet confident suit these givers.

Soft and romantic lighting for Pisces

A Pisces is irresistible with their romantic thoughts and sometimes innocent naivety. Florals, soft pastels, and all things romance should fill the Pisces home. According to ThoughtCo., those born between February 19 and March 20 are intuitive, selfless, compassionate, and unworldly. Their character traits suit their idealistic personality perfectly. A Pisces would thrive somewhere like a picturesque English cottage with a thatched roof and cabbage rose bushes. Their personalities are like something out of a fairytale. Sure, they don't wander around with flowers in their hair while singing love songs, but they would if it were acceptable.

The Pisces should embrace the romance when it comes to their home. If you're a Pisces, surround yourself with soft pastels like pink, blue, and yellow. A little French Country style might satisfy your charming soul. Lights are also essential in the Pisces environment. A flickering fluorescent light is sure to ruin their day. Instead, look for white, matte finishes with rubbed edges and fill them with soft, white bulbs. Antique stores and flea markets are full of lighting options the Pisces will swoon over. If it's an antique or replicates days gone by, it's sure to find a new home in the intimate setting of a Pisces' place.