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Star signs and cannabis strains: compatibility guide for love and connection

February 11, 2022

Love is in the air. Or maybe that’s the smell of the West Coast’s finest OG Kush? With haze and hormones everywhere you look, we have created a special guide for the twelve zodiac signs and their compatible matches. In addition, we’ve also made some strain recommendations for specific occasions that are bound to arise when you’re trying to make a special connection with certain signs.

Much of this guide will cover romantic compatibilities, but that doesn’t mean you have to close your browser tab if you are single. Take what applies and let the rest fly. Maybe you’re a Pisces with a Taurus best friend and you just want to know what kind of bud will go great for a movie night together. We’ve got you covered.

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So, whatever your romantic status is this month, head to the dispensary, stock up, and raise a joint as a toast to love.

Aries

Aries are the firstborns of the Zodiac world. Strong, opinionated, and honest these Rams will not toy around with your heart. You will absolutely know what kind of mood Aries is in because they wear their hearts on their sleeves. Aries are fantastic partners if you are an adventurous soul.

If you are the type of person that prefers a quiet life at home, Aries make great friends and close allies at work. Their courageous energy serves others well in times of distress. Aries are most at home with other fire signs, though the vibes can quickly turn hostile if there are several big Fire personalities in one room. A great first date with an Aries would be a night spent riding the biggest coasters at a theme park, followed by a spliff and all-you-can-eat sushi.

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Sign element: Fire

Best matches: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with an Aries – With a wandering soul like an Aries, you’ll want to stick with an uplifting strain that keeps the mood light and creative.

Wild Thailand is a sativa-dominant strain that users describe as “exhilarating.”

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with an Aries – Aries are rarely wrong (or at least that’s how they see it) so when you’re in a tiff, big or small, give them the time and space they need to cool off.

Leave a bowl of Yellow Zushi on the table and back away slowly. Yellow Zushi is a sativa with mellow, body-focused effects.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with an Aries – If you’re looking to acknowledge an anniversary in a big way, pack a picnic, and don’t forget the Happy Hiker.

As the name implies, this sativa will keep you on your feet while still providing a lovely, cerebral buzz. This bud perfectly complements a walk down memory lane.

Taurus

The Taurus is a loyal, diligent, graceful soul who can teach you everything you’d ever want to know about carnal pleasures and self-care. They thrive in calm, relaxing environments. Bulls can be just a smidge reserved and they hold a grudge like the Hoover Dam holds water.

A perfect date with a Taurus would be a decadent meal featuring something like mashed potatoes topped with some pot butter, followed by a night in the hot tub and snuggling on the couch while watching an episode of their favorite comfort show. Bulls pair especially well with other earth signs and water signs but get along with many of the signs in the Zodiac. Keeping things grounded is a Bull’s main goal in life.

Sign element: Earth

Best matches: Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Taurus – When you’re having a laid-back first date with a Bull, you’ll want to keep things centered on the body and somatic experiences. An indica strain like Presidential OG has a moderate amount of THC and users love it because it can alleviate the average aches and pains life brings.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Taurus – The Taurus does not suffer foolishness well. If you looking to make a peace offering, roll a joint with a hybrid strain like True Love. The mix of indica and sativa will help bring a Taurus back down to earth without weighing them down too much.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Taurus – Bulls love to be spoiled. A great anniversary looks like a big bowl of Sweet Kush followed by a massage. This hybrid strain has a delicious aroma and users love it for the cerebral effects.  

Gemini

Gemini, life of the party, the ultimate event host, and smart as the day is long. These Twins embody many of the air sign traits. They love to be around people and they derive their energy from making other people laugh. They’re industrious, too. If you ever find yourself at a party with a Gemini and no pipe, don’t worry, they can show you how to craft one out of an apple in a heartbeat.

Twins can also be mercurial. They don’t enjoy boredom and they don’t get along well with those they deem bland or insecure. A great first date with a Gemini would be a breakout room followed by karaoke and a couple of fancy cocktails. The Gemini does well with Fire and Air signs, but they can get along with tons of other signs in the Zodiac.

Sign element: Air

Best matches: Pisces, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Gemini – Geminis love a loud, good time but that can be a little bit much for a first date. Smoking a strain like Funfetti can keep things level and fun. This is a 60/40 indica-dominant strain and users report it’s a great mix of body buzz and cerebral high.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Gemini – Geminis can be wounded easily. They appreciate clear communication. Offer to smoke a bowl of Peaches and Cream together. Let the sweet aroma drown out any lingering resentments. Users report this hybrid is great for creativity and getting things done.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Gemini – The bigger the better with Geminis. If your love language is acts of service, organize a surprise party for your favorite Twin and make sure there is plenty of Party Animal on hand. Users report this is a joyous strain that keeps them buzzed and happy.

Cancer

Sweet, sensitive Cancer. Crabs are perhaps the most protective signs in the Zodiac. When a Crab decides you’re their person, that’s it. They will guard you with their life. Not only are they serious about loyalty, but they also often have a surprisingly silly side to them that they save only for their most favorite people.

A first date with Cancer looks like a candle-lit dinner cooked at home, followed by board games and deep conversation. If you can work in some strawberry pot pancakes for the morning after your date, you’ll be well on your way to capturing a Crab’s heart. Because Crabs are Water signs, they go with the flow and work well with other Water signs and Earth signs.

Cancer sign on sparkly pink and purple background
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Sign element: Water

Best matches: Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Cancer – Cancers love to feel appreciated. They’re hard workers who tend to neglect self-care. Show them their worth with a little Sweet Dreams. This indica strain is great for sleep and relaxing those tight, stressed muscles.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Cancer – Because they are sensitive and prone to feeling things deeply, it’s best to give Crabs time to work through arguments and tiffs. Just don’t leave them in the dark for long. A great truce would be a bong full of Best Friend OG. This hybrid is a sativa-dominant strain and users love it for its longevity and ideal mix of body and cerebral effects.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Cancer – Cancers don’t necessarily need to be the center of attention, they just want that one person to make them feel like the only person in the room. Royal Gorilla is a delightful hybrid strain that offers potent, uplifting effects on the mind. Perfect for showing your favorite Crab how regal they truly are.

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Leo

Ah, Leo. Ruled by the sun and full of radiant, fun light. These folks are the leaders and groundbreakers of the Zodiac. Full of great ideas, the Lion prefers to assume responsibility over all their domains: home, work, and social circle. When you have a seemingly impassable problem, just call your Leo friend. They’ll have a creative solution to your problem.

A perfect first date with a Leo looks like a beach clean-up or other do-good event where they can impact their environment and do some good. Just be sure to throw in a delicious, home-cooked meal and something sweet for dessert. Leos love other Fire elements and Air elements, too. They also do surprisingly well with a few Water signs.

Sign element: Fire

Best matches: Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Leo – Passion is key to any relationship with a Leo. Bring out that sun in your favorite lion on the first date and you’ll be sure to secure your place in their heart. Fire OG is a potent hybrid so it’s best smoked over a chill night at home with snacks and maybe a sensual little massage.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Leo – You might have guessed it, but Leos can hold a grudge and have big, big feelings. Be swift to apologize when you’ve wronged a Leo and always leave the door open for a deep chat. Spark up some Ecto Cooler to ease the tension. This strain is a hybrid and users love it for its potent, skunky smell and strong body effects.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Leo – Making a Leo feel like the center of the universe is a real skill (and highly recommended on big occasions). Consider getting something artsy like painting classes or ceramic classes together to celebrate and pack a bowl of Wedding Cake. Medical users especially love this strain for its pain-busting effects, making it a great smoke before a big adventure.  

Virgo

The Virgo is the workhorse of the Zodiac. If you’ve ever walked into a room after a big party, only to discover the whole place has already been cleaned and made spotless — it was probably a Virgo who did it.

Virgos are gentle, sweet, and really appreciate the smaller details and ordinary moments in life. A perfect first date with a Virgo would be a night where every detail has already been taken care of.

Schedule a car to a concert, make sure the dinner reservation is already made, and have a sweet dessert ready to wrap up the night. Virgos do best when they are paired with down-to-earth signs like Earth signs (obviously) and water signs.

Sign element: Water

Best matches: Taurus, Capricorn, Scorpio, Pisces

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Virgo – The first date with a Virgo is extra sweet. Share a bowl of Watermelon to get things started on the right note. This indica strain is beloved for its bad mood-busting effects and happy buzz.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Virgo – Sometimes making up with a Virgo takes a little bit of luck. They often keep their feelings to themselves. Try a strain like Love Potion #9 to keep things grounded and level-headed. This indica strain is loved by users because it offers a light buzz and sweet taste.  

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Virgo – When a big occasion is happening in a Virgo’s life, they will feel the urge to take on all of the grunt work and preparation. Show them you care by offering to do the hard stuff. Prep for any event with a hit of Happy Haze. As the name implies, this strain will leave you feeling floaty and ready to party.

Libra

Need a ride-or-die friend? Look no further than the Libra. These are the loyalists of the Zodiac world. They care deeply for the world and often lean towards service careers and often love helping the environment. They can also be a bit too persuasive at times. You might find yourself signed up for a 5-k run or a river clean-up if you hang out with a Libra for too long.

The ideal first date with a Libra would be a walk in the park followed up with a laid-back picnic and sharing a spliff over a couple of beers. As an Air sign, Libras get on well with other dreamers, artistic signs in the Zodiac. They also don’t mind being around leaders so Fire signs also work well.

Libra sign on sparkly pink and purple background
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Sign element: Air

Best matches: Aries, Gemini, Aquarius, Leo

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Libra – Libras care deeply and you can really show off to them by organizing a first date that benefits other people, animals, or the environment.

Take a Libra to a rescue farm and follow it up with a visit to your favorite vegan restaurant. Don’t forget to make some time to smoke a little Earth OG. This hybrid strain has a delicious pine and citrus smell and it’s great for melting away everyday worries and stress in the body.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Libra –  Libras are swift to forgive but don’t take advantage of their kindness. If you’re in the wrong, pack a bowl of Boy Scout Cookies and show you’re sorry by doing an act of service for your favorite Libra. This classic hybrid strain offers euphoric highs and happy vibes.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Libra – Libras are humble and don’t usually require a ton of pomp and circumstance to feel celebrated. That said, they still love a big party now and then. Prepare for a night on the town with some Firewalker OG. This is a beloved sativa strain that will keep you upright but also bring a delightful body buzz to a special occasion.  

Scorpio

Bold, mercurial, and full of delightful mysteries, the Scorpio is a companion that will always keep you on your toes. They will passionately defend their moral convictions and they thrive in artist circles and places where weirdness is celebrated.

The perfect first date with a Scorpion would be a local play or tour of an art gallery followed by the strangest, hole-in-the-wall restaurant you can find. They do very well with Water signs and Earth signs. They are particular who they keep in their inner circle, but don’t be surprised if you see Scorpios hanging out with an air sign — they love to surprise people.

Sign element: Water

Best matches: Taurus, Cancer, Gemini, Virgo

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Scorpio – Get indulgent on a first date with a Scorpio. Don’t be afraid to go all out. Smoke some Big Holy Nina before you go to a body painting party or something equally weird. This hybrid strain is known for the artistic, creative vibes it offers and users love it because it melts stress away.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Scorpio – Scorpios don’t always warn you when they’re unhappy with you. The best way to get through a fight with a Scorpio is to show that you care about their feelings. Validate their concerns and smoke a bowl of Mendo Afgoo to release body tension and create a mellow, soft space to land after a fight.  

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Scorpio – A Scorpio will love you forever if you can conjure a bit of magic in their lives. Roll a joint with some Sorcerer’s Apprentice and organize a surprise firework display. Give them something bizarre and uncanny to look forward to.

Sagittarius

When Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers” he was almost certainly referring to the Sagittarius. These Archers are loyal, cunning, and deeply empathetic. They tend to stick in their lane and don’t like to be fussed over. They can also be distant and mercurial at times.

The perfect first date with an Archer is a quiet meal at a restaurant and a walk through a botanical garden. They work well with Air and Fire signs, and the occasional Earth and Water sign, too.

Sign element: Fire

Best matches: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Sagittarius – Archers are like a warm, bright sun on a cold winter day. Make them feel like they hung the moon on the first date and you’re sure to secure the most important spot in their inner circle. Smoke some Summertime Squeeze together to conjure up a sweet, mellow buzz with delicious citrus smells.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Sagittarius – Archers don’t like to make a fuss, but they do house some big, big feelings in those fiery hearts of theirs. Be on the lookout for any small signs that a Sagittarius has been hurt by something you did and said. Offer up a peace-keeping joint filled with Velvet Bud to smooth things over. This hybrid strain is perfect for mellowing out the vibes and encourages us to return to the self when things get tough.  

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Sagittarius – Archers are, usually, very easy to please. Any effort you show will be appreciated and kept close to their hearts. If you’re throwing a small get-together with friends, be sure to have Blue Treat on hand. This sweet citrus hybrid strain is great for relaxing the body while keeping the mind fresh.

Capricorn

Capricorns are the organizers of the Zodiac. Not only can they keep rowdy, loud crowds in check, but they can also take your space from packrat to minimalist in the blink of an eye. They’re ambitious, practical, and they love to set goals and aim big. Sometimes their rigidity can get in the way of any spontaneous efforts to be romantic.

The perfect first date with a Capricorn would come with a Google Calendar invite. You can take them to a trivia night and order a nice flight of beer (maybe even some cannabis beer). Sea-Goats do well with other Earth signs and Water signs, though they make friends with Air signs easily, too.

Sign element: Earth

Best matches: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Capricorn – Don’t be put off if you take a Capricorn on a first date and they’re reserved. Get them to open up by providing an agenda for the night and asking them about their day-to-day routines. Smoke a little Ice Princess to get the mood right. This is a hybrid strain with sweet cerebral effects.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Capricorn – Capricorns don’t like unpredictability. Even if you’re really fuming over an argument, remind them that with time you will be ready to open up and talk with them. Make a peace offering with some Dreamer’s Glass. It’s a hybrid strain beloved by medical patients for its nausea-busting effects. Clear the dead air with some hazy smoke and a deep conversation.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Capricorn – Capricorns work hard and are often tasked with planning big events. While they usually enjoy this work, it doesn’t hurt to offer to be their right-hand planner. Have some Berry Punch on hand for celebratory occasions. This is hybrid offers creative, cerebral effects that are sure to get everyone up and dancing.

Aquarius

Clever, soft, hopeful Aquarius. These Water-Bearers are artists and philanthropists. They can mingle with the best of them, but often thrive when they get to do things their way. One downside to being with Aquarius is that they only need their own company to have a good time.

A great first date with an Aquarius is a wine and paint night followed by a game of Mad Libs. The Aquarius gets along well with artsy Air signs and Fire signs who like to take charge and do things their own way. They value independence in themselves and others.

Aquarius sign on sparkly pink and purple background
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Sign element: Air

Best matches: Scorpio, Aquarius, Libra, Sagittarius

Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with an Aquarius – The best first date material for an Aquarius is someone who can get them to come out of their shell right away. Try firing up some Diablo Wind. This sativa strain was created by known goofball, Seth Rogen. Don’t be afraid to try something a little silly and artistic to set the mood.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with an Aquarius – The Water-Bearer is known to shut down when arguments get uncomfortable. Give them the time and space they need to sort things out. Roll them a joint with some Big Tooth. It’s a hybrid strain with a woody, earthy scent profile and a good mix of body and mind effects.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with an Aquarius – Water-Bearers define personality categories. Some like to go big, others would prefer to celebrate big events with small gatherings. Either way, it’s wise to have a hybrid strain like Spritzer on hand to get everyone in a creative mood.

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Pisces

Pisces is one of the most forgiving signs in the Zodiac. They are graceful, elegant, and emotionally intelligent. They often sense the tension in the room before anyone else can. Their ability to be in tune with others’ emotions can come at a great cost to their own energy.

The perfect first date with a Pisces would be watching a rom-com on the couch while you wait for your Grubhub order to arrive. They really are low-maintenance, down-to-earth people who know how to go with the flow. That’s why they’re best with other Water signs and Earth signs.

Sign element: Water

Best matches: Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo

Pisces sign on sparkly pink and purple background
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Best strain to smoke when you’re on a first date with a Pisces – Pisces are undeniably gracious so you almost can’t blow the first date with a Fish. Speaking of fish, consider smoking a little Valley Breeze and then taking a little trip to the aquarium. Valley Breeze is an indica that offers gentle body effects and euphoric vibes.

Best strain to smoke when you’re cooling off from a fight with a Pisces – Making up with a Pisces almost always comes down to each party’s willingness to show humility. Acknowledging their deep emotional maturity can get them to open up with you and share what’s really wrong. Offer up a truce with some Purple Sunset. It’s an indica strain great for winding down and returning to the body.

Best strain to smoke when you’re celebrating a big occasion or milestone with a Pisces – Pisces love a good party with great music and delightful company. Bring on the good times with a strain like Fred Flippin’ Stoned. This is a potent indica strain that will have everyone melting into the couch and sharing deep belly laughs.


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Maeva Considine is an award-winning journalist and author of “Cat Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to the Feline Mystique.” She's a Taurus who loves traveling, canceling plans, and dessert. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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