Have a crush and wondering whether he’s into you? Look no further than his astrological sign for clues. Some men are very open about their feelings — in fact, some shout them to the rooftops every chance they get — while others keep them under wraps until they feel more confident and connected. The reason for such a wide variety of love signals among men? It’s simple: Every Sun sign has its own way of expressing attraction and desire. If you know the subtleties of your guy’s Zodiac sign, you can read between the lines of what he says and does to decode his level of interest. Read on to find out how to tell whether or not he’s into you.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
The sign of the Ram is not known for its subtlety. If an Aries male is into you, he’ll make it very clear by turning up the heat as hot and as fast as possible. If your Aries crush is a friend or a coworker, he’ll signal his interest with his persistence — making excuses to stop by your desk as often as he can, sticking by your side when you’re out with a group, and doing whatever it takes to show off in front of you, keeping your attention focused on him. Speaking of which, his competitive side will also assert itself whenever necessary — or even when it’s not. If he even suspects someone else might be vying for your attention, he’ll really turn on the charm. The truth is, if you’re the object of a Ram’s desires, you’ll hardly have time to wonder whether he’s into you or not. He’ll sweep you off your feet before you even have time to blink.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
If the sign of the Bull is interested in you, he’ll make his desires known with compliments, gifts, sweet gestures and gentle persistence. Taurus is known for its sensuality, and Taurus men definitely know how to treat the object of their desires. Expect impromptu shoulder massages, a homemade sweet treat, a serenade of your favorite song, or other small yet meaningful signals that clearly say, “Hey — I like you.” After all, if he’s attracted to you, he wants to pleasure you, and he figures the quickest way to do that is by appealing to your senses. Taurus men are highly attentive and can be rather single-minded in their focus, so if he sets his sights on you, you’ll probably know it. Then, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy being wooed.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
When it comes to romance, the sign of the Twins can be hard to pin down. On the one hand, you might feel certain that he’s into you: He’s flirtatious, inquisitive and clearly interested in finding out more about who you are and what makes you tick. On the other hand, you might notice that you aren’t the only one he treats with such close, curious attention. It’s true, Gemini men have flirtation down to an art form, and they’re often interested in more than one potential romantic partner at a time. They aren’t players, exactly; they simply have diverse interests. The key is whether your Gemini man keeps coming back for more — and whether you can keep him guessing. If you can pique his interest, keep him on his toes and show him that the conversation always flows, you’ll make him crave more and more of your fascinating attention.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
The sign of the Crab is one of the more difficult Zodiac signs to figure out when it comes to romance. Cancers are famous for their self-protective urge, not to mention the depth of their emotions. Until he feels completely and utterly trusting of you, your feelings and your intentions, he may guard his own like a deep secret. Still, there are ways to know he’s into you — such as when he lectures you sternly about the need to fix that broken taillight on your car, or when he takes over one of your duties at the office, as if you can’t handle it yourself. This is one of the counterintuitive things about Cancer men: When they start acting like a slightly overbearing father figure, that’s when you know they’re seriously interested in you. Remember, safety, security and putting down roots are a Cancer’s top priorities in life. When he falls for you, he wants to take you under his wing. Once his protective streak starts extending in your direction, you’ll know you have his heart.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
The sign of the Lion makes it easy for you to guess whether he’s attracted to you or not. In fact, there’s hardly any guessing involved: As one of the most passionate signs of the Zodiac, Leo demonstrates his affections in a variety of ways that are hard to miss. Think grand gestures: Whether he’s filling your desk at work with bouquets of roses or asking for a date on bended knee, Leo definitely knows how to make an entrance and capture your attention. You’ll also know he’s into you when he takes you out and shows you off to all his friends, as if you’re a brag-worthy conquest — and to him, that’s just what you are. In general, Leo makes his attraction clear by treating you to the warm radiance of his attention and affection. As long as he knows you share his feelings, he’ll be your greatest champion and cheerleader. And that’s the kind of interest that is very hard to miss.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
Figuring out whether a Virgo man is interested in you can be a tough and time-consuming endeavor — but one that is well worth the wait, if a romantic attachment ends up forming between you. When it comes to their feelings and interests, Virgo men are notoriously reserved, especially if someone else is also vying for your attention. If Virgo so much as senses that he has competition, he isn’t likely to step up and compete, as certain other signs would. Instead, he will step into the background, leaving it up to you to approach him — once you’ve sorted things out with the other person, of course. So how to know if Virgo is attracted to you? Pay attention to his subtle signals, especially when you’re alone together. If he’s interested, he’ll listen carefully when you speak, and will offer sensible and sensitive advice about any problems you might bring up. He’ll always treat you in a respectful and gentlemanly way. Most of all, give it time. If there’s truly something between you, it will blossom into a connection neither of you can deny.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
Ruled by Venus, the sign of the Scales is one of the most romantic signs of the Zodiac. Libra men truly wear their hearts on their sleeves, for all to see. If he’s interested in you, you can’t help but be aware of it — he’ll send you flowers, leave you sweet notes, and tell all your friends how fascinating he finds you. He’ll never shy away from giving you flowers, holding your hand in public or engaging in other “couple-y” behaviors that other men might steer clear of. In fact, he’s a natural at gestures designed to make you swoon, such as serenading you with a love song in front of all your coworkers or reenacting a scene from your favorite romantic movie. Yes, it’s easy to tell when you’ve won the heart of a Libra man. What’s more difficult is telling when you’ve hurt or offended him, since he does everything he can to keep a smile on his face, and yours. Be sure to treat this one with caution, as he has an extra tender heart.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
The sign of the Scorpion is one of the sexiest and most deeply emotional signs of the Zodiac. Scorpio men aren’t flirts; they’re too serious about intimate connection for anything so frivolous as that. If he’s into you, you’ll find him watching you intently, and you may notice that he makes up reasons to be around you. If someone else is also interested in your attentions, you might even see your Scorpio man behave in some surprisingly jealous or possessive ways, even if you aren’t a couple yet. The Scorpion simply feels things deeply, and that’s especially true in the realm of attraction. Of course, he knows how to win your heart simply by dialing up the intensity. When he’s nearby, his gaze might feel like a laser beam, and his physical proximity may have you actually breaking a sweat. Trust that he is fully aware of these effects; that’s just how he wants you to feel — like an animal caught in the crosshairs of his desire.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
You know you’ve caught the eye of the Archer when he starts going out of his way to make you laugh. Sagittarius men are famously good-humored, and the twinkle in their eye can be irresistible. If he regales you with funny stories or actually clowns around like a child in front of you, you’ll know you’ve caught his eye. And when he invites you to join him on an adventure — anything from rock-climbing to seeing a foreign film or hitting the road for an impromptu day trip — that’s his signal that he finds you intriguing and wants to know more. Just don’t expect the Archer’s attention to be constant. He’s a free spirit who tends to blow where the wind takes him; one day he might bring you a fistful of handpicked flowers, and the next, he might completely forget to call. As long as he keeps checking in, you’ll know his interest continues.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
The sign of the Goat tends to be rather direct in expressing his romantic interest — once he gets around to it, that is. Hardworking Capricorns are incredibly busy, often too busy to devote much time to dating and romance. And when he does finally make a date with you, it may feel more like you’ve set up a business meeting; he’ll conscientiously double-check your contact information in his Smartphone, and he might even have his personal assistant phone you with the time and place instead of contacting you personally. (Expect it to be one of the finest restaurants in town, since he wants to impress you.) Just know that his future is filled with big, important things, so he might seem a bit distracted or hard to pin down — even when, in his mind, he’s fully courting you with all the best hopes and intentions. Good thing he has an earthy, sensual side that makes itself known when it counts.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
When it comes to attraction and desire, the Water Bearer is one sign that can really keep you guessing. An Aquarius man might show his interest by inviting you to an avant-garde art show or a rally to end global hunger — not exactly the most traditionally romantic dates. And then, once you accept his invitation, he might seem so distant and aloof, or so focused on everyone but you, that you end up wondering why he invited you in the first place. Rest assured, it isn’t you; that’s just the intriguing enigma of Aquarius. In his mind, he knows he’s interested. Thus, he simply doesn’t see any reason to go overboard in actually showing you how he feels. Of course, you may need a little more attention, feedback and reassurance than that. Often, the key to knowing whether you’ve won an Aquarian’s heart is finding out what he says about you to others. You may need to feel out mutual friends who have the scoop on where his interests lie.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
The sign of the Fish shows his interest through creative expression and intuitive, nurturing attention. First and foremost, if he’s into you, he’ll spend plenty of time making soulful eye contact. After all, for Pisces, the eyes are the windows into the soul. He might play you songs he wrote himself or gift you with a small book of poetry that he finds beautiful and meaningful. Pisces men can be a bit tough to pin down or figure out — in some way, they’re almost otherworldly — but they are true romantics who wear their hearts on their sleeves. As his attraction grows, he’ll make himself emotionally vulnerable to you, and will show you how deeply tuned in he is by seeming to intuit your needs before you’ve even put them into words. The more deeply heard and understood he makes you feel, the more certain you can be that he is losing his heart to you.