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What The First"I Love You" Means To Him, According To Astrology

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Hearing "I love you" from someone for the first time is scary and exciting all at the same time. On the one hand, you're happy that you get to take the next step in your relationship, but on the other hand, it's a big deal and it means that your relationship is starting to get serious.

Telling someone that you love them for the first time is something that can come from a lot of planning or it can be totally spontaneous.

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Maybe you're the kind of zodiac sign that plans for both the smallest and biggest things in your life – like where you're going to eat for lunch and exactly when and where you're going to tell your boyfriend you love him for the first time.

Or maybe you're the kind of zodiac sign that lives life purely by how you feel about things at the moment. One day, you and your boyfriend are just joking around with each other when you feel like the overwhelming urge to tell him that you love him because it feels right at the moment.

Everyone handles saying "I love you" for the first time differently, just like every zodiac sign handles hearing those three words for the first time differently. Some will jump for joy, while others will tell you that they need to collect their thoughts before they answer you.

And others still will outright say, "Ummm, no thanks," because they're not about that life.

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But whether or not your boyfriend is the kind of guy to get excited when you tell him that you love him or he totally disengages himself from the situation, it takes serious guts to express your feelings for him like that. So, way to go! Trust me, not everyone can do it. When I told my boyfriend that I loved him for the first time, I was very drunk.

And the next day, I pretended that I didn't know what I had said the night before because I wasn't totally sure if I was the one who loved him or if it was the alcohol I had been drinking.

But even before I got drunk and told him I loved him for the first time, he told me he loved me a few months earlier. And my response? "Uhhhh, thanks!" Yeah, maybe it's because I'm an Aquarius, but I was NOT ready to handle that conversation yet.

Like Aquarius, some horoscopes just need time to adjust to this next relationship phase, while others are ready to tell you that they love you as soon as you start dating.

If you want to know how he'll react, or you're just curious to know what he'd say, here's what astrology says about how he'll respond when you say "I love you" for the first time, according to his zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Cue the swell of romantic music because Aries loves love. The moment you tell him that you love him is a big moment... for you, of course. For him, he's already known that he's loved you since you started dating. Yeah, he falls in love hard.

He might have wanted to wait to say he loves you back until you said it first, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been thinking about it for a long time. Aries is one of those zodiac signs that just know when love is real, so for you to say it for the first time is huge.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is another one of those zodiac signs that knows when he loves someone as soon as he starts dating them. So, if he hasn't said I love you first, he's definitely picking the perfect time to break the news to you – and he hopes you feel the same.

When you say you love him for the first time, he's pleasantly shocked. He probably wanted to say it first, but the fact that you were confident enough to say it before he could get a chance is admirable to him. It also makes him excited for the next step, now that you're in love.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is not the kind of person to say I love you first, or almost ever for that matter. He likes to keep things casual until he knows for sure, but even then, he doesn't know if the love he feels for you is going to last. It's harsh, but Gemini tends to fall in lust rather than love.

If you say I love you for the first time, he'll probably tell you he isn't there yet. This doesn't mean that he'll never say he loves you, but you can't rush him into it. He'll probably want to focus on deeply connecting with you first, just to make sure that the feelings are there.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer has a lot of love in his heart to give, but he can also be a little bit insecure about it. He's one of those people who toys with telling you he loves you but talks himself out of it because he doesn't want to seem like he's taking things too fast.

Chances are, he's wanted to tell you that he loves you for a while but hasn't wanted to ruin things. If you tell him you love him for the first time, he's probably going to ask you if you're sure. He definitely wants to say it back, but his insecurity that you're not serious holds him back.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

When you tell Leo that you love him for the first time, he might say something like, "Me too!" Whether that means he loves himself too or it's a casual way for him to say he loves you back, Leo is probably a little taken aback right now, but still happy you said it.

Leo does love you, trust me. He doesn't spend a lot of time with someone he doesn't consider the love of his life material. But he also wants to make sure that you mean it when you tell him you love him. If he's overly casual, he's probably enjoying this warm, fuzzy feeling for a while.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo puts a lot of time and effort into finding the perfect person for himself. He doesn't run around telling people he loves them unless he knows for sure that it's real. Telling him that you love him for the first time can be good if he's already said it or worse if he hasn't.

There's a good chance that he says something like, "Thanks but no thanks," when you tell him you love him. He knows right away if his love for you is real, and if he wasn't the first one to say I love you, then he's probably still on the fence. If it's just your first time, though, he's ecstatic.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is all about the love and romance of a relationship, but that doesn't mean saying I love oyu to each other doesn't freak him out a little bit. If he's not in control of all the romance in your relationship, it can take him a long time to get comfortable with these new emotions.

When you tell Libra that you love him for the first time, he's probably going to act a little shy and reserved. He has difficulty committing to things, so he needs some time to really figure out if this relationship is worth the next step. Don't take it personally, just know he needs to think.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio likes dating – on the off chance that he happens to find someone that he can fall madly in love with – but he treats his partners like contestants on a gameshow. One wrong move and you'll never earn his love. This is just his way of protecting his heart, but it is still frustrating.

Before you tell Scorpio that you love him, really think about where you are in your relationship. If he's telling you his secrets and being honest with you, he's ready. If it's still a little awkward and cold, he'll put his guard back up until he makes a decision about you.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius in love is like a little kid on his birthday – full of excitement and with a giant smile plastered on his face. Sagittarius loves love because he believes that life is way too short to go without expressing your feelings for someone.

That said, he also needs his freedom, so he probably won't be the first to say those words to you. He has to know that you won't leave him before he can open up to you honestly. If you say it to him for the first time, he'll be delighted because he knows you really mean it.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is one of those zodiac signs who considers relationships to be like investments. He dates to find that one special person he can spend his life with – not just for a casual hook-up. So, if you've been dating for a while now, he probably already has deep feelings for you.

Whether he says it first or not is entirely up to you. If you're just as serious as he is about the relationship, he'll know you're ready to take the next step. If he can't read you, you'll have to make the first move. When you do say it, expect him to say, "I knew it," because he does know.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is fully capable of being in love with someone, but he needs to know that you're more than just someone he's dating for him to really let his guard down. He needs to be in a relationship with a strong foundation before he can ever decide to say those words to you.

If you are ready to say that you love him (and you're not sure if he feels the same), you should expect him to need some time to think. He wants to know that this relationship lifts him up, not tears him down before he can totally commit to you. This is scary for him; give him some time.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces loves to look at the world with rose-colored glasses on. He loves seeing all the happy couples around him because he knows that one day, it'll be him that's deeply in love. Of course, he tends to love with his head in the clouds, so it can be hard to see what's in his reality.

When you tell him that you love him for the first time, he'll probably say something like. "Wait, really?" He spends so much of his time dreaming of the perfect relationship that he forgets he has the perfect relationship right in front of him. He might be shocked, but he'll definitely be pleased.

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.