How To Show Him More Appreciation, By His Zodiac Sign

What he wishes you'd see in him.

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Sometimes you can get used to a good thing and forget to express your appreciation. There are times when your boyfriend may feel like you take him for granted. It’s always nice to be recognized for something about us – something that we maybe don’t advertise to the whole world.

I mean, there’s definitely a difference between asking your BFF if she noticed your new haircut and wanting the guy you like (or maybe he’s even your boyfriend) notice that you always make sure he gets home after a night out before you go to sleep.


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These things – little or small – are usually things we do for others because we love and care about them. But they’re also things we don’t usually flaunt just to get a little recognition.


Things like waiting until your boyfriend is inside his house before you drive home and saving him the best parts of Chex Mix because you know he loves those pumpernickel chips are things that you just do. It would probably be weird to say, “Hey! I always dress nicely when I’m around you and you should recognize that more often,” anyway, right?

Then, there are the things about us that we don’t do for anyone else but that is part of who we are.

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Maybe you’re the kind of person to always listen to your gut and go with your instincts. You’re probably not going to share this bit of info about yourself, but it would be nice if someone noticed that you always tend to make the right decisions, thanks to your awesome intuition skills.

My point is, each zodiac sign has that one thing they wish you’d notice about them. It doesn’t mean you need to bring it up and make a big fuss over it, but sometimes, even just a little appreciation can make anyone feel good about themselves.



So, think about how it would make him feel to know how touched you are that he’s thinking of you. Whether he says it or not, there’s something he wishes you’d notice about him, according to his zodiac sign. And who knows? Maybe the thing he wants you to notice about him is something he does especially for you – that would make you feel good too, wouldn’t it?

Per astrology, here's how he feels underappreciated and he wished you notice more often, by zodiac sign and horoscope date. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries gets pigeonholed into being the guy who's intense about everything. While it's true that Aries can get really into something, that doesn't mean there isn't more to his personality than just a lot of intensity. Have you ever stopped to wonder what it is he's so passionate about?


Rather than only seeing one side of him, Aries wishes you would notice his interests more – and notice that he's not just one-sided. Rather than see him as a competitive, intense person, really understand how he spends his free time. He'll like that you're really taking an interest in him.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is one of those guys that does all of his hard work behind the scenes. He's never been one to brag about what he does for himself and the people he cares about, but he's a hard worker. The only reason you'd ever know how hard he works is if he ends up telling you (which he won't).

The key to really figuring out just how dedicated this man is to his career, family, and relationships is to listen to him. Rather than get upset because he says he's too tired to go out with you, notice that it's because he's working hard to create a life he can be proud of.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini has a lot to say; so much that it can be easy to just tune him out instead of actually listening to him. But if he could wish for anything, he would wish that you'd notice what he's actually saying more often.

It might be hard for him to express how he feels about you (or anything) directly, so listening to what he does say is important. He might share an old memory with you or a new dream, but they're not just stories; they're his way of connecting with you and showing you who he is.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

I think it's safe to say that Cancer has a lot of emotions. He definitely lets his moods run the show, but that isn't always a bad thing. Sure, it can be hard to connect with him when he's especially angry or upset, but are you noticing what's under all that emotion?


Cancer wishes you'd notice these emotions for what they really are. He's not quick to anger or sensitivity because that's just who he is. He trusts you enough to open up to you completely (which is something to appreciate) and he wishes you knew how special you are because of that.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo always looks good, let's start with that. He takes a lot of pride in being able to dress to the nines, and he loves being with you because it gives him a reason to really look good. But he doesn't dress up just to be stared at and admired.


Leo wishes you'd notice his style more. He puts a lot of effort into looking good because that's just what makes him happy. He isn't looking for anyone's attention but your own, so tell him how nice he looks once in a while. He is trying to impress you, after all, and this is how he does it.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is the kind of guy who is known for paying attention to the little things. When other people tend to overlook the small details, Virgo is the one who remembers that you love sleeping with the windows open when it rains and only eats ice cream in the middle of winter.

Even if you've only mentioned these facts once – or not at all – Virgo knows them like he knows his own likes and dislikes. And he wishes you'd notice his dedication to you a little more. I mean, not every guy is going to appreciate you for exactly who you are, right? He's one of a kind.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra shows love a little differently than any other zodiac sign. While others will get into the routine and habits of a relationship, Libra is the one always trying to sweep you off your feet, no matter how long you've been together. Have you noticed? He's always in romance mode.

If he could only choose one thing he wishes you'd notice, it would be his commitment to you. Libra has a very busy life, so it can be hard to always spend time together, but really notice how much he cares about you and how much effort he puts into making sure you're always happy.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is the kind of man you have to work hard to crack. He likes keeping his true self hidden away because he truly believes that the right person will make him feel like sharing his deepest secrets feel safe. That said, he wants you to just know if you're that person without him saying it.


Scorpio wishes you'd notice his passions more. If he's sharing what he loves and his dreams for the future with you, it means he really cares about you. Instead of pushing that to the side, show him that you care about his passions and that you're proud to be called his.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius tends to take on a nonchalant, silly side when he's around people he doesn't think too much about. If you're special to him, he's going to open up more and show you his deep-thinker side. That said, you have to notice when this side of his comes out, otherwise, you'll miss it.


Sagittarius wants you to notice his dreams. He doesn't share them with just anyone, so you really have to be special to him for him to tell you about them. He wants to know that even his wildest dreams and goals are safe with you and that you can support him no matter what he wants.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

One thing you have to know about Capricorn is that he isn't one to drop everything for his partner. He is just as dedicated to you as he is to his career, but he'll never give something up just for love. He wants to know that he can love you and still become the person he wants to be.

In that same vein, he wishes you'd notice his plans for the future. Rather than just telling him they sound cool, learn more about why he chose those plans. Tell him that you support whatever he does and that you'll be by his side, to ensure him that he made the right choice with you.


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius sometimes gets a bad rap for being a little weird. A lot of people try to tear him down for being different, which is why it's so hard for a lot of people to connect with him. But if he thinks you're special, he tends to let his freak flag fly – as long as you support him for it.

Aquarius wishes you'd notice his quirks more. I know, it doesn't seem possible to ignore them, but his quirks are what makes him, him. He's not just acting weird for attention – he likes being different. Notice these quirks and indulge him a little, and he'll really open up to you.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is one of those guys who tends to wear all of his emotions on his face. If he's happy about something, you'll know. If he wants to share big news with you, he'll hardly be able to stop himself from gushing. Needless to say, emotions are very big to him.


If he could wish for you to notice anything about him, it would be his attitude. His emotions are always connectors to what he's thinking and feeling, so don't just let a tiny shift in attitude go ignored. Proving that you know him intuitively and understand him will make him feel loved.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. Along with writing about astrology and relationships, she's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.