The Zodiac Sex Position You Should Try, According To An Astrologist

The position that will have you, your partner and the stars align.
Sex Positions You Should Try According To Your Zodiac Sign
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Hayley Folk
Hayley Folk
Hayley Folk
Hayley Folk
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  • Hayley writes articles on a freelance basis for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in sex and relationships.
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Updated Aug 15, 2023

There is nothing wrong with doing the same sex positions you know and love in bed. But if you're feeling bored or in need of something exciting—and you and your partner are looking to try out some new moves together—the stars have the perfect solution: zodiac sex positions.

Ditch the Kama Sutra and look up into the stars. Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about yourself, when you're at your best in-between the sheets and, yes, even new sexual zodiac positions to give a go.

"With zodiac signs, there are certain affinities for every person," Maria Hayes, a long-time astrologist and fortune-teller shares. "This means that there are particular sexual affinities for you and your partner based on each of your zodiac signs."

With the astrological expertise of Hayes and the help of the stars, discover what your (and your partner's) preferred zodiac sign positions are, below.

Aries (March 21-April 19): The Assertive Aries

Giddy up, much? In this classic, well-loved position, the Aries sits on top of their partner, either facing forward or reversed.

"Aries suggests a tone of daring assertiveness and control," Hayes says. "In this position, the Aries finds their spot and feels confident throughout the experience." As an Aries, this position is sure to give you a feel-good sensation that you'll ride throughout the night.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): The Sensual Bull

Are you a Taurus? Chances are, missionary is the best position for you. In this position, both partners maintain eye contact, creating a level of intimacy and vulnerability. It's also a great position for going faster (or slower) depending on the mood.

"Although Taurus may like to get it [more intense], they also share a sense of nurturing intimacy," Hayes remarks. "Thus, this position works if either you or your partner is a Taurus."

Gemini (May 21-June 20): The Playful Twins

Some haters say the Gemini is two-faced—but it turns out, they really value face-to-face intimacy. Enter the lotus (or sitting) position: one partner sits cross-legged while the other faces them, straddling them. "In this position, where both partners try to mimic a single lotus, there's plenty of room for face-to-face intimacy to slow things down and take each other's time," Hayes explains.

If either you or your partner is a Gemini, you'll love this.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): The Tender Crab

Cancers are known for being the most crafty of signs. They like to get creative and utilize whatever is around them to spice things up. This is where the chair-assisted position comes into play!

"Using a chair during action mimics the missionary and the cowgirl positions," Hayes explains. "But unlike the cowgirl position, there is less distance between the giver and receiver. This position is unique and crafty because both people can take control of speed and intensity."

Your New Fave Sex Position According To Your Zodiac
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Leo (July 23-August 22): The Passionate Lion

If you're a Leo, you're looking for passion. That's why the missionary, with a partner's legs over the other partner's shoulders, is the best Leo sex position for you. Just as astrology suggests, this position works if the giver is the more aggressive type but still loves connection.

"Leo folks like to innovate out of the ordinary," according to Hayes. "Hence, this position accommodates their inner flame."

Virgo (August 23-September 22): The Detail-Oriented

What's better than spooning? For Virgos, who are often more quick and detail-oriented in their day-to-day life, sex is a different story. Those with this sign love to take their time and treasure moments of intimacy. This horoscope sexual position, spooning, is a must-try for Virgos—where two partners lay side by side, spooning each other, while exploring each other's bodies.

"This especially works well if you're a male Virgo," Hayes says, "It suggests slowing down one's aggressiveness." Spooning can be adapted to suit whatever mood or speed you're in.

Libra (September 23-October 22): The Harmonious Scales

Libras like control—but when it comes to intimacy, they can be a little shy. That's why the Libra sex position Hayes recommends is missionary with lifting or raising of the partner's legs. (It opens up their assertive nature!) According to Hayes, this position emphasizes intimacy and safety while giving a sense of control and power, which is perfect for any Libra's sex life.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): The Intense Scorpion

Get ready to giddy up—again! This time, though, we're talking about the infamous Scorpio. If you're this well-known and intense sign, your perfect Scorpio sex position is none other than the reverse cowgirl: Simply sit on top of your partner facing their feet, and ride, as a cowgirl would.

If you're a Scorpio, you're likely known for dominance and assertiveness; a mix of confidence and being naughty, a perfect blend of characteristics for this sex act. "This position works at a cosmic level when the Scorpio is the female partner," Hayes says.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): The Adventurous Archer

Ah, the Sagittarius. If this is your sign, you're definitely the adventurous type and are always willing to try new things, anywhere. Even in the shower. Or up against the shower wall.

"The shower position against a wall might be a staple for all Sagittarius partners," Hayes shares. It's versatile, too. For the Sag givers, you might like to add excitement to their partner's experience by mixing gentleness with aggressiveness, pushing them lightly against the shower wall. For the Sag receivers, you might enjoy spicing up the foreplay by feigning resistance in the heat of the moment. (Of course, discussions surrounding conset are and always will be key.)

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): The Practical Goat

"Capricorns are headstrong and bedroom action for them is no strange terrain. That is why doggy style works well if either you or your partner is a Capricorn," Hayes says.

This position, which involved being bent over on all fours while the other person is behind you, allows Capricorns to exercise being headstrong in a couple of ways: for the giver, more force and energy; for the receiver, the energy to take what the giver gives.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): The Eccentric Water Bearer

For this water sign, the element can become a sex accessory—and it leads to perhaps the perfect Aquarius sex position: shower sex while standing up. "This position works well if you're a male Aquarius," Hayes says, "You'd assist your partner by lifting their leg or thigh during action while maintaining a steady balance for the both of you."

Water can add to how steamy it gets. Just be careful to not slip and fall.

Pisces (February 19-March 20): The Dreamy Fish

Last, but not least, we have the Pisces. Pisces folks can explore any position they want, but what works best for them would be a position that harmonizes with their signs. That's why Hayes suggests 69. "This position works well enough if either of you is a Pisces," she says. "But the best experience is when both partners are Pisces."

"Just like their signs, the two harmonize with each other throughout the experience by becoming both receiver and giver at the same time."

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