Flirting with a cutie is the most fun, whether you鈥檙e聽single (and ready to mingle) at a wedding聽or in a relationship and harmlessly bantering with your neighborhood barista. Meeting someone with whom you have that 鈥渮sa zsa zsu鈥 (thank you, Carrie Bradshaw) is often unexpected and always unmistakable 鈥 when 鈥渋t鈥 is there, it鈥檚 there. But have you ever thought about how you flirt?

In astrology, your rising sign聽(also called your ascendant sign), relates to the constellation that was on the horizon the moment you were born. It represents those personality characteristics that you share immediately with those around you 鈥 the traits that inform people鈥檚 first impressions of you. And flirting is basically just us trying to make good first impressions, right? So if you鈥檙e looking to better understand your flirting style (or maybe change it up to better align with your cosmic self), it鈥檚 all in your ascendant sign. If you don鈥檛 know your ascendant sign, use聽Cafe Astrology鈥檚聽(free!) natal chart calculator聽to get started.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Forward and Confident:聽Never one to shy away from making the first move,聽you see flirting as a game you鈥檝e already won. You鈥檙e energized by these supercharged interactions and approach any new flirty conversation openly and with enthusiasm. You鈥檙e not one for demurely giggling at bad jokes and want someone as confident as you are.

Taurus (April 20-may 20)

Romantic and Generous:聽Pouring a glass of red wine, sharing a piece of dark chocolate, putting on the new Drake album 鈥 for you flirting is all about stimulating the senses. You show someone you鈥檙e into them by offering luxurious, physical pleasures they can touch, see, taste, and hear. You鈥檙e also steadfast and stubborn, so you only flirt with those you think can become a long-term thing.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Chatty and Quick: A good back-and-forth banter is all you need to develop a full-blown crush. You find razor-sharp wit and extensive smarts extremely attractive and revel in trying to one-up someone in a flirty conversation. If they can keep up with your quickness (or even better, best you at your own game!), you鈥檙e all theirs.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Observant and Reserved: 鈥淧utting yourself out there鈥 really isn鈥檛 part of your flirting vocabulary. You prefer to surround yourself with those who know you best, and you don鈥檛 often invite strangers into your circle (even if they are super cute). You prefer someone to approach you, and when they do, you鈥檙e an expert at keeping the conversation on them with thoughtful questions and intimate observations. They鈥檒l walk away feeling totally understood without you having revealed a thing about yourself.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Bold and Playful:聽Warmhearted and radiating with joie de vivre, you just naturally draw like-minded people into your orbit. Flirting comes to you as effortlessly as breathing, and you鈥檙e always up for meeting someone new聽鈥 even if it doesn鈥檛 turn into something serious. You鈥檙e a social creature who craves attention and will generously lavish it on others too.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Direct and Thoughtful: Not to say that you鈥檙e not romantic, because you appreciate a sweet comment and knowing smile as much as the next person, but your version of flirting is a bit more practical than most. You know how to communicate your intentions honestly and have no time for game-playing or mixed messages. It鈥檚 a practical side to you that all your friends are jealous of 鈥 you鈥檙e the last person to wait around for a text that may never come.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Charming and Sweet: The last thing you want to do is make someone feel uncomfortable, and your flirting style reflects that. You know how to make anyone feel immediately at ease with no more than a smile, and you have a gentle, chill vibe that makes people just want to talk to you. Once you find something in common with your crush, you can chat for hours.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Dark and Mysterious:聽You wrote the book on how to be a good flirt. You鈥檙e assertive without coming off as pushy, passionate without seeming desperate, and emotional without being unpredictable 鈥 a perfect flirt cocktail when you鈥檙e trying to get to know someone. As a water sign, you present a calm, cool exterior, with all the intensity happening just below the surface.

A couple laughs together in the park

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Funny and Spontaneous:聽If a potential bae can鈥檛 make you laugh (or, shudder to think, doesn鈥檛 find your jokes hilarious), they won鈥檛 stand a chance with you. Easy humor and a positive attitude take you far where flirting is concerned 鈥 and you鈥檙e always down for an impromptu adventure if you鈥檙e feeling the flirting could be something more. With that said, you鈥檙e also fiercely independent and crave your freedom, which means someone acting even the tiniest bit clingy will be an immediate turnoff.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Straightforward and Honest: You have no time for coy or cute, even when it comes to flirting. If you鈥檙e interested in someone, you simply ask them out, which is its own special kind of flirting (especially in this noncommittal app dating world we live in). There鈥檚 nothing sexier than someone who knows what they want聽鈥 and you鈥檙e looking for a committed partner to help you conquer the world.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Quirky and Fun: No one ever knows what they鈥檒l get, which is half the fun of flirting with you! You鈥檙e attracted to independent rebels like yourself 鈥 free spirits make the best flirting partners, after all. You鈥檙e a wickedly good conversationalist 鈥 both intellectually curious and a great listener 鈥 which means that you can make anyone feel like they鈥檙e the most important person in the room.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Observant and Open: Even in a super-crowded bar on a Saturday night, a quick scan of the room will tell you all you need to know about potential cuties. You鈥檙e just that cosmically clued in to your type.聽You approach any new love interest as a potential soul mate and dive right in for a deep, spiritual conversation 鈥 that otherworldly connection is important to you.

What鈥檚 your flirting style? Tweet us @BritandCo to share how you make your affection known!

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