Astrology is considered a pseudoscience; it is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their potential influences on human affairs and world events. A person’s “sign” is determined by the position of the Sun on the date they were born. For example, a person is born under the sign of Virgo if the constellation Virgo was behind the Sun at the time of birth. At any time of the year, the Sun is between Earth and one of the twelve Zodiac constellations. First seen by ancient astronomers, the constellations of the Zodiac were ascribed specific patterns that resemble the shapes animals, half-animals, and human beings.
While our team at AstroReality work frequently with NASA scientists and astronomers, we decided for this holiday season to dabble in the softer art of examining the stars, to bring you our Zodiac-themed holiday gift guide. Here’s our official AstroReality gift guide, for every sign.
Aries are well-known to be energetic and turbulent: they are always looking to be first in everything and at times, take action before they think about it well.
Gift them the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Space Mission Notebook – it’s the perfect match since it commemorates the first-ever landing on the moon. Plus, action-oriented Aries can use this pocket-sized notebook to jot down and mull over their ideas before jumping into them.
This notebook has a vintage design but is made with premium binding, a fabric spine, and of course, features an Augmented Reality experience. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer, too.
Taurus is the first Earth sign, and often means that those born underneath this sign are practical, well-grounded, and down to Earth. They are sensual and tactile, and consider touch and taste to be the most important of senses.
Gift the Taurus in your life our timeless, 3D-printed EARTH model, which has precise paint pigment ratios that bring our planet’s oceans, mountains, and lands to life. Our AstroReality EARTH v.2.0 app also features a wealth of new content that showcases population growth, geology distributions, migrational movements of animals, climate patterns, and more.
Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux, and thus often those born under this sign showcase a dual nature – two different personalities in one. Geminis can be sociable and fun, but can also be serious, thoughtful and restless.
Gift a Gemini both our beautiful, dark AR-amplified Moon Mug, which can represent their introspective, serious, dark side. It also shows moon phases and inspires creativity at night. For the lighter, fun, side of Geminis, gift them our NASA Space Mug, which is lighter and more structured – it also gives views from 500 million square kilometers up in the atmosphere, looking down on our blue planet from the iconic International Space Station.
Cancers are deeply sentimental and intuitive, but they can also be enigmatic and one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. Gift the sensitive Cancer in your life our special-edition LUNAR Max, since they are guided by the emotion in the heart, they will take comfort exploring the mysteries of our moon.
Our LUNAR Max debuted on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and immediately sold out—but now it’s back for the holiday season. Our 200mm model is the largest and most accurate 3D printed model of the moon ever known to mankind. Because of its size, the highly accurate and hand-painted texture of the moon’s surface really comes to life.
Leos are natural-born leaders who love to be at the center of attention: they can be dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist.
Gift your spotlight loving Leo our Pro Collection, which they can show off in their home to their friends. They’ll be able to showcase three planets that represent our past, present, and future: the LUNAR Pro, which represents past space achievements, the EARTH Model, which represents our current present and all of its changes like climate patterns, brought to life by augmented reality, and the MARS Pro, which represents the planet that will potentially host a future human colony.
Virgos are another earth sign, and often very meticulous, organized, and are always paying attention to the smallest details. They are methodical and don’t like to leave anything up to chance; Virgos are organized and their goals and dreams have strictly defined borders in their mind.
Gift the Virgo in your life our AR Notebook Collection, which features our Mars, Jupiter, Lunar and Earth notebooks – all augmented with our custom app. This beautiful set of four notebooks feature embossed hardcover exteriors, handbound wire binding, a black ribbon bookmark, and back cover folders to store documents. Your Virgo will love to keep their ideas and life organized in these notebooks, and the ability to explore further with our AR app.
Those born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and are fascinated by balance and symmetry. Libras are in a constant chase for justice and equality, and would do anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible. Since Libra is an Air sign, they also possess a strong intellect and a keen mind. They will be inspired by good books and insurmountable discussions.
Naturally, gift the Libras in your life our Libra Notebook. They’ll be able to interact with the Mythology of the Constellations and also learn the scientific facts behind each of the constellations. Our Zodiac Notebooks are also made with eco-friendly materials and the highest quality paper.
Scorpios are passionate and powerful. Since they are a water sign, Scorpios also tend to be extremely clairvoyant and intuitive. They know what they want and are unafraid to work hard and play the long game to get it. Since Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that governs both destruction and transformation – gift them our Pluto Classic.
It took the New Horizons Spacecraft nearly a decade to reach Pluto in 2015. The reward of this long game is to explore Pluto’s surface, which has officially named thirteen major landmarks, including the Sputnik Planitia, the brightest point in the “heart shape” region, the Tenzing Mountains and the Hillary Montes, that reach up to 3,500 meters high. Your Scorpio will love the dreamy colors of the ultra-precise 3D printed PLUTO Classic model.
Since the energetic and curious Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers amongst the zodiac signs, they have open minds and often wander the world in search of the meaning of life.
Gift them our EARTH Bundle, which features both our 3D-printed Earth model and notebook, which features a thick, embossed hardcover exterior, wire-binding and acid-free paper in both blank and graph styles to sketch and dream on. It’s the perfect size to carry and travel with, while also experiencing the geomorphological wonder of Earth through our AR app. Explore Mount Everest, the Grey Glacier, and the Grand Canyon from a birds-eye view.
Since Capricorns are traditional and often very serious by nature, these types are usually independent and make significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They have a lot of self-control and have the ability to lead the way and make solid and realistic plans.
Gift the Capricorn in your life our NASA Frame, which will let them display an icon of the 21 century. This framed poster commemorates the 61st Anniversary of the National Aviation and Space Association, and the corresponding AR app allows one to be immersed in the fascinating history of the iconic space association.
Shy and quiet Aquarius signs can be eccentric and energetic, and are deep thinkers that are highly intellectual people. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.
Gift an Aquarius in your life our NIGHTLIGHT Moon Frame, which will illuminate their homes at night while they contemplate the deeper meaning of life. Dive into a new world of discovery with a deeply informational Augmented Reality experience, with the mysterious moonlight wall decor that’ll add an air of intrigue into any space.
Since Pisces are symbolized by fish, it is a water sign that makes for empathetic and compassionate people. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the celestial body that governs creativity and dreams, and they love to explore their boundless imaginations.
Gift a Pisces our LUNAR Bundle to let them indulge in their dreamy escapism to our mysterious moon planet. Our LUNAR was awarded as an INDIEGOGO Innovative Product in 2018, and paired with the LUNAR Notebook, it weaves together an unparalleled way to experience the moon.