With Valentine's Day just days away men and women throughout Santa Ramona are wondering what's the best way to say " I love you" to that someone special. This year we at the Chronicle have taken the guess work out of it for you. After having contacted the best and world's most accurate sources we have compiled a Valentine's Guide to wowing that someone special. Read on to knock their socks off and make all their dreams come true!
AQUARIUS JAN. 20-FEB. 18
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Aquarians love to be friends with everyone. So if you want their undivided attention, you'd best choose a secluded location where you won't be distracted. If a fun night is more your idea, then try an evening at " the Boiler Room". Donating to charity will appeal to and impress your Aquarian lover.
The perfect proposal: If there's an undeniable oneness between you and your love mate, feel confident that your proposal will be accepted. Aquarians are air signs and are creative as well as highly intelligent. Book a helicopter ride in New York, the city that never sleeps and, as you circle over the stunning Chrysler Building, you can propose. If you'd prefer to stay closer to home, head for Full Moon Beach or an equally beautiful place. After you propose, free two white love birds to fly away together on an adventure, symbolizing the adventure of the lifetime you'll have together.
PISCES FEB. 19-MARCH 20
The perfect Valentine's Day date: For the romantic Pisces, send an abundance of cards. The more cards, the greater the impact! Be picked up in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage, presented with fragrant roses, and go to dinner somewhere on your wish list, just the two of you. As you celebrate with an intoxicating cocktail, look lovingly into each other's eyes, surrendering to the feeling of becoming one with each other.
The perfect proposal: Pisces love the mystery and fantasy of life. Set a path of rose petals for them to follow, with little love messages along the way. The petal path ultimately leads right into the arms of a sweetheart! Whether you're being asked or asking, this is the perfect moment to entice your partner to spend the rest of his or her life with you. It doesn't matter where the setting is, as long as the process is romantic. As you look in each other's eyes, surroundings will be forgotten. When everything else fades into the background, you'll know you're with your true soul mate.
ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Catching your Aries partner unaware by presenting roses from behind your back will get their attention. Because Aries are used to being decision makers, there's nothing nicer than for them to be totally pampered, with everything organized. For an unforgettable night, make it a surprise. Tell them what to wear, what time to be ready, and take care of everything else. They'll torture you to get the details, but it will be worth it. It will be a memorable occasion!
The perfect proposal: A proposal will come from an Aries when love makes their heart race faster every time he or she sets eyes on you. As soon as they feel emotionally safe, the magic little words “Will you marry me?" will be blurted out with some urgency. Once the decision is made, it's likely to be a quick trip to Vegas to get the formalities out of the way. Later there may be ups and downs, but it will be fabulous!
TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Being ruled by Venus, Taureans are sensual people. What could be more romantic than a home-cooked meal, which you both prepare, an open fire or cozy setting, a rose bush instead of flowers, chocolate hearts, and a beautiful card imparting heartfelt handwritten words. At the perfect moment, just when you're sipping French Champagne, you give your Taurean sweetheart that little blue bag instantly recognizable as being from Tiffany's.
The perfect proposal: Taureans don't rush important life-changing decisions. But if you stay around long enough, they'll submit to the notion of marriage once they're sure you're the one and only. When the time is right, and enough romantic dinners have been shared, you can pop the question, but make sure it's over a well- planned feast and in a romantic setting. They are gourmets at heart and romantics till the day they die. Keep these two elements in mind and you can't go wrong. Oh, and don't forget to make it five-star luxury all the way. No scrimping, only the best for Mr. or Ms. Taurean!
GEMINI MAY 21-JUNE 20
The perfect Valentine's Day date: To capture a Gemini's heart, make the night interesting and varied. Take him or her to their favorite cafe; go to the latest flick and follow up with coffee or cocktails. Or, if you know your valentine well, you can send them on a treasure hunt, by giving them a message that leads them to the next step. Make sure they go through at least five steps before they end up at their destination, which, of course, is in your arms!
The perfect proposal: Touching a Gemini's heart as well as their mind will win them over. Try something creative. Arrange to have your “Will you marry me?" message written in the sky - perfect for the air sign Gemini. Failing good weather, you could propose by having your message in a bottle. Buy a decorative, unusual bottle - red for passion is preferable - and write your proposal on beautiful paper. This is something he or she will keep forever as a reminder of this special moment.
CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Treat your Cancer valentine as a prince or princess. Spoil them with everything their heart ever desired. Create your own love story and make it a fairy-tale day. Send them flowers for three days straight, with a different card each day with just one word. The first day, simply write the word ‘I,' the next day write ‘love,' and on the third day write the word ‘you.' This love message won't be forgotten in a hurry.
The perfect proposal: Fill the tub with warm scented water and cover the tub and floor with red rose petals. Have Champagne chilling in an ice bucket. You can feed each other chocolate strawberries that are waiting on a platter, with candles illuminating the room. While you laze back listening to love songs, have the ring ready to float up to the surface. At the same moment, you can ask for her/his hand in marriage. If you're not intimate with each other, then incorporate these elements in a private setting, just the two of you, and replace the bath with the ocean or a waterfall or fountain. If it's a magical soul connection, they'll say, “Yes."
LEO JULY 23-AUG. 22
The perfect Valentine's Day date: For something different, and because Leos can be just a little bit bossy, let them create their own Valentine's date. Draw up a list of multiple choices they must fill in and send back to you. Give them at least three choices in each of the following categories: Start with the time, then the main event (restaurant, theater, etc.), and what to do afterward (coffee, cocktail, late show). Include other details, for instance, how they'd like to travel, what wardrobe (casual, dressy or straight from work). Let your imagination go wild. This is a game your Leo partner will enjoy.
The perfect proposal: To impress your Leo sweetheart, charge up in a white limo, with Champagne or your favorite cocktail waiting in the back, as you head toward your mystery location. On the way, give her or him a box of chocolates. When you offer them one, have one chocolate in the middle missing and, in its place, the engagement ring - this is the moment to declare your forever love. When you arrive at your destination, a handful of your closest friends should be there to celebrate the occasion. Make sure it's a surprise. Don't forget the video or camera.
VIRGO AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Have flowers delivered to work. Virgos take their work seriously and are usually well-respected. So when they receive a huge bunch of gorgeous red roses at the office, the feel-good sensation will last even longer when everyone crowds around to see who sent them. If you go out to dinner and don't want the night to end too early, then take your Virgo valentine to a bookstore, where they can browse for hours.
The perfect proposal: Virgos love details, so the more little things you can do - like propose on the date of a memorable occasion, incorporate their favorite color and the song you both love - the more meaning it will have. They are ruled by Mercury, the communication planet, so the words you use are important. Write them on a card or special paper as a keepsake. Two rings are a great idea - one for the engagement and one for new beginnings, with your initials engraved on them. The fact that you have taken the time to do everything with so much detail will be impressive. If they loved you before, now they'll totally adore you!
LIBRA SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
The perfect Valentine's Day date: If you have unlimited funds, hop on a plane and jet your way to Paris, one of the most romantic cities of the world. If you don't own a Lear jet, then the next best thing is to book a hotel room and order room service. If you're not yet intimate with each other, The Reel Club down by the beach and book the best table in the place. Libras can be sensual, shy and coy all at the same time, and when they exude their natural charm, you can fall in love with them in an instant.
The perfect proposal: To catch a Libra's heart, take him or her back to where you first met - what could be more romantic! If it's feasible, have your favorite song playing on your iPod with split earphones. Don't forget to have the camera handy for someone to take a few pics - they're definitely going to want this moment recorded. The rest is up to you, but remember, make it romantic.
SCORPIO OCT. 23-NOV. 21
The perfect Valentine's Day date: If your Scorpio date has a theme fantasy - and what Scorpio sex siren doesn't? - arrange to play out their wildest fantasy. Prepare to be weird and wonderful to indulge them. Keep in mind, however, that with this one Valentine's night you could be setting a precedent! If you don't know your Scorpio that well, it's good to remember that they like to be seen around town, so try Wolfe's Tavern or The Watering Hole.
The perfect proposal: Scorpios are into erotic abundance and sensual pleasure. They are tactile people who love to feel close to someone even if they're not intimate. Plan a night out on the town, have dinner and finish off by giving each other a soothing massage. Have the massage oils from Scandals on Mission Blvd, candles and flowers ready, and as you massage each other's arms and hands, you can slip on the engagement ring. While entwined in each other's arms, whisper “I love you" and propose to the most beautiful and important person in your world. If it's true love, you will have it all and more.
SAGITTARIUS NOV. 22-DEC. 21
The perfect Valentine's Day date: As Sagittarians are freedom-loving souls, you may have to occasionally remind him or her that there are two of you in this relationship. Bring them back to the here and now by organizing a multifaceted evening. Weather permitting, take a stroll along the beach or a park in your area to get some exercise. The fresh air is not only invigorating but bracing in other ways. Choose a romantic setting, perhaps the little park beside the Hotel Cortez, with roses and soft music on your Ipod to be romantically serenaded.
The perfect proposal: To woo the heart of a Sagittarian, find an adventurous place, a site with either spiritual or historic significance. Go to the Grand Canyon, which is known to be a romantic and totally awesome place. Propose on a gondola at Aspen or book a holiday to the ancient ruins in Peru, and ask him or her to marry you at the top of Machu Picchu. If you want to stay closer to home, try the top of the Santa Ramona
Dam where you can look out over all of Santa Ramona. It might be a popular location, but it will always be romantic and memorable for the two of you.
CAPRICORN DEC. 22-JAN. 19
The perfect Valentine's Day date: Go somewhere where you are well known and treated like a celebrity. A Capricorn will be impressed by the level of personal service and the obvious standing you have in the community. For a special occasion, go totally over the top. Buy flowers and gifts and take him or her to the oldest and most recognized establishment in town. Today it's not all about the latest hot spot. It's old-style quality and elegant class that gets and keeps their attention. If the budget doesn't stretch that far, then Capricorns can certainly enjoy the simple things in life, like a cozy and private dinner for two at home.
The perfect proposal: Compatibility and chemistry are important to a Capricorn. Once you have this in place, make sure you can provide security, prestige and a touch of tradition. For a proposal, it has to be nothing less than down on one knee, with the presentation of a stunning diamond ring - the bigger, the better, or at least the promise of it being updated later. Capricorns are practical, but don't let that stop you from extravagantly making it an occasion to remember.