The Perfect Mother’s Day Celebration, Based on Your Mom’s Zodiac Sign

“Aries loves a little healthy competition and to work up a sweat,” says astrologer Sofia Adler. Her recommendation for the best way to spend Mother’s Day with an Aries? “Take your mom for a hike, long walk, or even scope out a workout class to do together.”

Aries (March 21–April 19)

According to Adler, a mother who’s a Taurus will prefer “quality over quantity, and really appreciate the finer things in life.” So aim for simple yet exquisite Mother’s Day plans. Adler’s suggestion: Make lunch reservations at an elegant restaurant known for its local, organic produce and fine wines.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

“Your Gemini mom likely doesn’t want to do just one thing, but all the things,” says Adler. She recommends creating “a celebration that allows her to learn something new and feel stimulated from start to finish.” With that in mind, a trip to the local botanical garden could be a hit for Geminis who love to spend time outside in beautifully manicured landscapes.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

If your mom’s zodiac sign is Cancer, she’ll prefer a Mother’s Day celebration that is intimate and cozy. Planning a fun day at home is a great place to start. “Quality time with the family is of utmost importance,” says Adler, adding that Cancers prefer to do the nurturing rather than be nurtured.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

“Your Leo mom loves to be the center of attention, so be sure to go above and beyond and make the day all about her,” says Adler. “Take her out to a delicious meal at a bustling restaurant and pretend it’s her birthday so that the whole place sings for her when you get to dessert.”

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Virgos are all about personal growth and development, so your mom is probably “hyper-focused on constantly growing and evolving into the best version of herself possible,” says Adler. “She does this because she wants to be of service to the world, so plan a day that allows you to spend time together while giving back.”

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

“Libras aren’t always comfortable with letting the day be about them, so make the day about the two of you and your relationship,” says Adler. One way to do that is by indulging in activities you both love—perhaps it’s a beloved activity you inherited from your mother—such as strolling through an art museum or picnicking in a community park.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Scorpio mothers “thrive off of intimacy and deep connection,” says Adler, adding that this is especially true when it comes to their children. This Mother’s Day, she recommends you choose “a quiet place or stay home for some true one-on-one time, carving out time for an honest heart-to-heart chat.”

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

“The best way to celebrate your Sagittarius mom this Mother’s Day is to make the entire day an adventure,” says Adler, adding that the day will be most successful based on how many risks you take and deep belly laughs you have together. Take your mom back to her hometown and help her see where she grew up through a new set of eyes.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Capricorns are rooted in tradition and routine, which means you don’t have to break away from the status quo to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day. “Show her how committed you are to her and your relationship,” says Adler, noting that commitment will earn big points from a Capricorn.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

“Chances are, your rebellious Aquarius mom doesn’t want you to make a fuss of Mother’s Day,” says Adler. She adds that your mom may believe the celebration is a tad outdated. This might make a Mother’s Day celebration tricky, but it also forces you to get creative.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

If you have a Pisces for a mom, Adler recommends committing to spending the day together, but to “avoid making firm plans.” This will allow your mom to “go with the flow, getting lost in a daydream and carried away by whatever strikes her that day and that moment.”

Pisces (February 19–March 20)