Monday, January 24, 2011

Astrological Essential Oils

A friend asked me what essential oils go with her astrological sign. Great question! So I started looking around for answers and asked a few essential oil friends. Here is what I found so far:

• Aries (21st March - 20th April) - basil, black pepper;
• Taurus (21st April - 21st May) - palmarosa, ylang ylang, rose;
• Gemini (22nd May - 22nd June) - fennel, peppermint, thyme;
• Cancer (23rd June - 23rd July) - Roman/German chamomile;
• Leo (24th July - 23rd August) - benzoin, myrrh, frankincense, helichrysum;
• Virgo (24th August - 23rd September) - lavender, myrtle;
• Libra (24th September - 23rd October) - geranium;
• Scorpio (24th October - 22nd November) - patchouli;
• Sagittarius (23rd November - 21st December) - hyssop;
• Capricorn (22nd December - 20th January) - eucalyptus, vetiver;
• Aquarius (21st January - 19th February) - sandalwood, violet leaf;
• Pisces (20th February - 20th March) - cypress.

On Aromaweb and
Aquarius January 20-February 18 - Essential Oil of Choice for Aquarius Neroli
Pisces February 19-March 20 - Essential Oil of Choice for Pisces Melissa

Aries March 21-April 19 - Essential Oil of Choice for Aries Rosemary
Taurus April 20-May 20 - Essential Oil of Choice for Taurus Rose
Gemini May 21-June 21 - Essential Oil of Choice for Gemini Basil
Cancer June 22-July 22 - Essential Oil of Choice for Cancer Blue Chamomile
Leo July 23-August 22 - Essential Oil of Choice for Leo Jasmine
Virgo August 23-September 22 - Essential Oil of Choice for Virgo Lavender
Libra September 23-October 22 - Essential Oil of Choice for Libra Geranium
Scorpio October 23 - November 21 - Essential Oil of Choice for Scorpio Patchouli
Sagittarius November 22-December 21 - Essential Oil of Choice for Sagittarius Black Pepper
Capricorn December 22-January 19 - Essential Oil of Choice for Capricorn Vetivert

A friend sent me this list from an unknown source:
AQUARIUS OIL--includes Violet & Patchouli
PISCES OIL--includes Amber & Sandalwood
ARIES OIL--includes Musk & Orange Blossom
TAURUS OIL--includes Patchouli & Ylang Ylang
GEMINI OIL--includes Vetiver & Jasmine
CANCER OIL--includes Sandalwood & Oakmoss
LEO OIL--includes Rose & Lavender
VIRGO OIL--includes Frankincense & Patchouli
LIBRA OIL--includes Orange Blossom & Rose
SCORPIO OIL--includes Cinnamon & Rosemary
SAGITTARIUS OIL--includes Clove & Rosemary
CAPRICORN OIL--includes Myrrh & Vetiver


  1. Thank you for posting this; it's so helpful! What do you think determines which oils go with which signs, though?

    1. Hi Tess, that's a great question. I am guessing a conversation between a real astrologer and aromatherapist would reveal that answer. I notice that the oils assigned to my zodiac sign, Capricorn, are in what I would call the 'earthy' range of essential oils. Vetiver comes up most frequently for us Capricorns, and it is a deep, rooty, earthy oil which maybe is thought to match the overall personality of Capricorns. But I basically don't know the answer. Grin. Thanks for the comment though. Edward