The astrology of gift-giving is really very simple.
We tend to buy gifts for other people according to our Moon Sign – that is, what we’d quite fancy. But if we can discover the recipient’s Moon Sign, it’s a natural guide to the most welcome and appropriate gift.
eg: My Moon in Libra will be insanely thrilled with either high-end or chic-simple scent – fragrance wins.
Moon in Aquarius loves cool new gadgets, breaking-news technology and if you can manage it, something they haven’t heard of.
Moon in Aries likes vouchers so that they are in charge of how your kind thought is spent. Cash in an envelope would not offend.
Feed the Moon in Taurus people. They adore gourmet food gifts and/or meals out. A hamper?
Moon in Cancer/Kataka will croon over antique/vintage gifts – something with provenance, whereas other Moons signs would freak at the ‘used’ factor.
Gemini Moon people like information, new media, gadgetry and things that enable them to stream the internet – all of it – straight into their mind.
The Moon in Leo contingent prefer official designer luxury like a bottle of brand-name champagne or timeless ‘investment’ accessories.
Scorp Moons can be psychologically weird around gifts – they’re highly aware of transactional undercurrents within relationships and dislike feeling in anyone’s debt. Tread carefully and listen between the lines. If in doubt, ask them flat-out what they want.
Moon in Sagittarius people like gifts of experiences and space – a voucher for hang-gliding, a flight to anywhere, concert tickets.
Capricorn Moons appreciate whatever helps them stay classic and cheat time or master mundanity; Peer-reviewed scientific skin serum, a fruit-bearing tree or well-chosen shares.
Moon in Pisces? Anything rare, magic and thoughtful enough to know you get their quirks. They won’t care about the cost but the ‘thought’ of sleuthing down the weird esoteric book they mentioned? Amazing.
And what of Moon in Virgo? They often tell you, conveniently several months before the actual time you might have considered buying them a gift and only to help you out, because they would hate to think of you stressing out re what to get them when the Virgo has already got the details ready at hand.