Preferences: everyone has them. There simply are things in the world that can resonate with one person in a deep way while barely making an impact on another. And while we're up for a little experimenting with fragrant new candles when we can, it's hard to do the sniff test while online shopping. In the interest of pointing you in the right direction, we rounded up the best candle for your zodiac sign based on your element.

By surrounding yourself with the things that make you feel good in your own home, it can truly be a restorative retreat. Yes, even if you are enjoying the scent of a candle at 5:30 a.m. when your toddler woke you up. These little things can go a long way, mama!

What do zodiac elements say about you?

The 12 zodiac signs are categorized into four elements: earth, water, air and fire—which can translate into personality traits.

Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are grounded, meaning they like logic and pragmatism. They can be detail oriented and can make for good, loyal friends.

Water signs (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer) are imaginative, emotional and empathetic. They can come across as strong and focused, but are also often more sensitive than meets the eye.

Air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) are curious and witty. Often thought of as free spirits, air signs also value connection and intellect.

Fire signs (Sagittarius, Leo, Aries) are passionate and courageous. They are more likely to have a fiercely independent streak, but are also grounded by artistic and creative pursuits.

There can also be a link between these traits and the types of candles that people prefer. A passionate and confident Leo, for example, may be drawn to a bold and energizing scent while an empathetic and nurturing Cancer might prefer a calming, mellow aroma.

What is the best candle for your zodiac sign?

The Motherly Shop's new collection of hand-poured candles includes something for everyone. By leaning into the best candle for your zodiac sign, however, you can take the experience from "that smells good" to "wow, I'm feeling good." Each candle 11-oz. candle is rated for 90 hours of burn time. Made with sustainable an apricot and coconut blend wax, these candles will inspire you to feel present and connected with the world around you.

Based on the zodiac elements, here's what we suggest for you...

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1. The Best Candle for an Earth Sign

A perfect match for the grounded zodiac signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, this richly scented mahogany and amber candle will help you feel centered—no matter what chaos is swirling around you at home.

Modern_Theory__WhiteTeaGinger1_shopify_1000x Best Candle for Zodiac Sign that is Water Element
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2. The Best Candle for a Water Sign

Intuitive water signs born under a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancer moon will connect with this candle’s cozy-yet-refreshing hints of white tea, ginger and clove with mid notes of orange, lemon and peach. Water signs can ruled by extreme emotions. But, as this candle shows, opposites can work in harmony, too.

Modern_Theory__CitrusBasil2_shopify_1000x The Best Candle for Zodiac Sign with Air Element
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3. The Best Candle for an Air Sign

Outgoing and adventurous air signs—Libra, Aquarius, Gemini—are right at home with an invigorating scent. Although this candle is carried by a robust citrus blend, base notes of musk, amber and warm woods keep it delightfully balanced. That makes this a great option to light before getting into a meaningful conversation with a loved one.

Modern_Theory__LeatherSuede1_shopify_1000x Best candle for zodiac sign with fire element
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4. The Best Candle for a Fire Sign

Fiery signs Sagittarius, Leo and Aries are naturally confident and passionate—which is reflected by this candle’s warm fragrances of leather, suede, amber and spice. Just like the fire signs, this candle is bold and yet still ideal for unwinding in the comfort of your own home. After all, we all need a safe space to let our guards down.