If there’s a time and a place that mean the world to you, a friend or a loved one, look up to the heavens to commemorate that magical moment with personalised horoscope and zodiac prints that make the perfect gifts for astrology lovers.
It’s pretty logical to assume that astrology has had a presence in some form since humans gazed skyward at those gleaming silver dots embellishing the nocturnal expanse and gradually began to take note of their cyclical movement.
The earliest recorded system of astrology was uncovered in ancient Babylon around 4,000 years ago. By the 5th century BC, during the period of Persian dominance, Babylonian astronomers had partitioned the 360° circle of the celestial sphere into 12 equal 30° segments. Each of these segments was governed by a distinct constellation through which the sun appeared to traverse over the span of a year.
The Greeks embraced this technique of organising the stars, employing it as a means of tracking time and a tool for predicting forthcoming occurrences. The term “horoscope” emerges from the fusion of two Greek words signifying “observer of the hour”. By the second century AD, shaped by the influence of the renowned ancient scholar Ptolemy, who resided in Alexandria during the Roman rule of Egypt, the system had undergone refinement, evolving into the Western form of astrology that holds familiarity today.
Ancient and enigmatic, yet remarkably familiar, the twelve signs of the zodiac, a cosmic tapestry weaving animals, humans, and mythical creatures, continue to resonate with so many of us today. This persistence underscores astrology’s enduring charm, fascination, and even enchantment.
According to a recent YouGov survey, more than a quarter (27%) of respondents expressed belief in astrology and its impact on their daily lives, influenced by the positions of stars and planets. Interestingly, this celestial cycle, commencing with Aries and subsequently flowing through Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and finally Pisces, remains widely recognised — even among the sceptics. Remarkably, nearly 90% of Americans know their birth sign, whether they pay attention to their horoscope or not.
The Allure of Astrological Gifts
There’s no doubt that personalised gift-giving has become one of the strongest growing spending trends to emerge in the last couple of years. And you don’t need to read the stars to see that it’s an expressive urge that is only getting stronger. Numerous experts have proposed that, following the experience of a global pandemic, our shared desire to extend ourselves and forge meaningful connections to acknowledge family, friends, and loved ones, even when separated, has become even more important to many of us.
A truly thoughtful, personalised gift is more than a mere acknowledgement or a cursory thank-you; it’s a wordless and enduring way of expressing just how much we really care, which is why we’re lucky to have so many unique gift ideas with a personal spin to help inspire us when it comes to finding that special something for a special someone.
No wonder then that astrology-related and zodiac gifts remain some of the most popular in terms of selecting presents that surprise and delight thanks to their personal touch.
It’s easy to understand why. After all, what could be more uniquely meaningful than striking artwork depicting special events, such as where and when a romance began or a child was born, marked by a Map of the Stars at that moment or a Phase of the Moon Print for that magical night, or maybe just a beautiful piece of Zodiac Art depicting a special someone’s star sign?
Such gifts are likely to be especially well received by the most artistic star signs, such as Pisces, passionate creatives like Leo, or real appreciators of style and beauty like the immaculate Virgo!
Great Gifts for Astrology Lovers
If you have a certain someone in mind who’s simply starry-eyed about their connection to the cosmos or even just curious about star signs in general, you’ll be glad to know there’s a seeming skyful of opportunities to create some wonderfully personalised zodiac-related horoscope gifts.
To begin unlocking that potential, it might help to be aware that not only does each star sign have its particular personality traits, but each has its own birthstone, flower, and even spirit animal, as you’ll discover here.
Personalised Zodiac Sign Prints
When you pick a fully customisable Zodiac Sign Art print for a friend or loved one, you know you won’t be stuck for inspiration when creating something that’s personalised and unique. Why not take a cue from a star sign’s birthstone colour when it comes to colour options? Maybe a rich amethyst purple for a conscientious Aquarius or the vibrant green or peridot for a confident Leo? There’s room for personalised text, too, to help define who that special person is.
Personalised Star Map Prints
Make a gift of a customised Star Map Print, and someone will hang a piece of heaven on their wall! Stylish star maps are ideal gifts for celebrating a birthday or marking a birth. A beautiful depiction of just how the stars were aligned at that very moment, they’re perfect for other sentimental occasions, such as a fateful first meeting or a wonderful wedding day.
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Personalised Moon Phase Map Prints
As with the stars, so with the mysterious moon, the jewel of the night sky. And where the moon was in the heavens is just as important for discovering personal traits through the horoscope as our sun sign, for it’s our moon sign that describes our inner life of emotions, feelings, and desires. Discover your moon sign here. Moon Map Prints make a bold and beautiful piece of graphic art, letting you recreate that mysterious lunar connection by discovering the phase of the moon at a significant event. Maybe you met under a waxing crescent or proposed beneath an almost full moon.
Related reading: Beautiful Moon Quotes to Put on Your Wall Decor
Personalised Where We Met Map Prints
Of course, astrology gifts and zodiac-inspired artworks are an ideal choice as meaningful presents marking the birth of a new arrival, but they can also make a wonderfully romantic memento.
Some astrologers might suggest that the geographic location of a significant event can also have an influence. This can tie into the idea of geomancy, where the energies of a particular place are believed to affect the experiences and interactions that occur there. In the context of a Where We Met Map, considering the astrological aspects of that location could add another layer of meaning to the memory being commemorated. Customisable text will let you remember the place of your first meeting and what was happening high in the celestial sphere as the stars in the zodiac gazed down on a blossoming romance.
Related reading: Map Gifts: Highlight Your Unique Journeys
How to Choose the Perfect Horoscope Gift
Great gifts for astrology lovers have the versatility to commemorate all types of significant events, whether it’s a birth, a marriage, or simply recollecting a special, sentimental moment.
Yet, with a range of equally striking options to choose from, just how will you select the ideal astrology gift for that special someone? In answer, there probably couldn’t be a better time to look to the heavens!
For instance, the 12 sun signs of the zodiac are grouped into four further elemental groups: earth, air, fire, and water. Discover your star sign’s specific element here. It may be worth considering that the water signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces all express traits governed by lunar energy, so they might appreciate a Moon Phase Map more than most.
The most imaginative zodiac signs, such as Aquarius and Sagittarius, may just love staring at a sky full of stars hung on the wall. For the signs regarded by astrologers as the most romantic, such as Leo and Libra, what could be better than a delicious Double Star Map Print, allowing you and a loved one to both show your place in the heavens and the special synastry (the unique compatibility between different star signs) that you share? It’s a gift that will work just as well for astrology-loving best friends or even close relatives.
The super-practical earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo may well enjoy the aesthetically pleasing functionality of astrologically Customised Map Art, and all twelve will surely not be disappointed with a classic, bespoke piece of Zodiac Sign Art.
Take It as a Sign
With so many choices and creative potential for personalised gift-giving to those with a passion and fascination for astrology, it’s just as well that each star sign’s unique personality is there to guide and inspire. And if you’re feeling fired up with enthusiasm for creating a truly exceptional astrology gift for a special someone, then, just maybe, you’re a Leo, Cancer, Virgo, or Aquarius — widely regarded as the zodiac’s most generous signs!