This is how to decorate your Christmas tree according to your zodiac sign

It’s time to get festive—but if you're struggling with which Christmas tree theme to go for, this should provide all the inspo you need...

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If you’re into astrology (honestly, who isn’t?) and you’ve already picked out the top gifts for astrology lovers to add to your wishlist, chances are you’ll be looking for other ways to explore and fulfil your zodiac personality traits.

The good news? Psychic World (opens in new tab) has revealed exactly how to decorate your Christmas tree, according to your zodiac sign. Even if you haven’t already bought your beautiful Nordmann fir—it is still a bit early—it's never too early to start planning your festive decor. And your tree is one of the best places to start, as it can be a tricky feature to get right. Too little decor and it looks sparse, but too much (or the wrong kind), and it can look overbearing and messy. 

So if you are are struggling, or just need a bit of direction, a tree inspired by your truest essence (in the form of your zodiac) is a great way to do it. And once you're done, why not take a look at our Christmas gift ideas for your boyfriend, or the best Christmas gifts in general, if you're also struggling with what to buy your loved ones this year?


Christmas tree ideas based on your zodiac sign

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Sagittarius tree theme: Nordic

This super cool sign is known for having a thirst for knowledge and for their love of chasing adventures, whether geographical, intellectual or spiritual. To complement the Sagittarian nature, go for a Nordic theme that mixes paper and wooden ornaments along with delicate garlands draped over twinkling lights. For added hygge, opt for a sheepskin rug instead of a tree skirt. 

Capricorn tree theme: simplicity

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Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms, which makes them perfectly suited to a simple Christmas tree theme. In short, goats (the Capricorn symbol) don’t need too much to transform their space—a slim tree for example will fit just about anywhere and because the body will be sparser, the emphasis is on whatever you choose to decorate with, be it a few decadent ornaments or some delicate beaded garlands.

Aquarius tree theme: seaside

Humanitarian sign Aquarius is representative of a mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Therefore, a seaside tree theme is a great fit for this sign. Think rope garlands, sand-colored or soft blue ornaments, and if you're feeling super brave, you could even go for a starfish at the top rather than a star! If you want to maximize this theme, throw on some netting and frame your tree skirt/base in shells from the beach. Even if you are not an Aquarian, this might be the perfect theme for those dreaming of spending Christmas by the sea—or those who are actually by the sea.

Pisces tree theme: candy

Pisces is a water sign that reflects a constant division between fantasy and reality, so an OTT theme is the one for you. It's also a popular choice for many celebrity Christmas trees! To create it, throw on every sickly-sweet color you can think of—vibrant pinks, blues, greens, anything goes. For an added pop of the fantastical, scatter candy canes and lollipops throughout. An OTT tree is bang on-trend at the moment too, so you'll be right up there with the cool kids.

Aries tree theme: ombre

Bold and ambitious Aries loves to be number one, which is why this star sign needs a theme that stands out from the rest. An ombre theme is sure to impress—simply start with light colors at the top, and darken as you reach the base of your tree. For example, you could place white stars at the top, arctic blue baubles in the middle and navy ribbons at the bottom for a winter wonderland theme.

Taurus tree theme: woodland creatures

Perfect for outdoorsy Taureans, who want to pretend they’re celebrating Christmas under the stars, a woodland theme is the one for you.  To achieve it, wrap a simple string of twinkling lights around the tree, then, adorn it with papier-mâché deer, felt squirrels and plenty of woodland animal ornaments. You can also add woodland-esque baubles if you want, full of browns, golds and whites, to create the illusion of a cutesy, snowy scene. 

Gemini tree theme: multicolored

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Gemini is a busy sign that can often feel pulled in a lot of directions, so choosing a single color isn't an option for this popular sign! Go full-on multicolored with bold shapes and clashing decorations—from giant red baubles to blue bows and gold tinsel. If you’re a Gemini who hasn’t got the time or focus on Marie Kondo-ing your tree to perfection, and loves a fun Christmas theme, this is the option for you. A couple of funky ornaments—such as Friends ornaments—would also go brilliantly on a tree like this.

Cancer tree theme: classic

Those under the sign of Cancer are sensitive and effortlessly pick up on energy. To complement this, stick with a calm, traditional, and classic Christmas tree, decorated with delicate reds, golds and oranges, to keep you at ease in your environment. For an extra touch, add several dried orange slices to your tree—the deliciously soothing scent they'll send through the home is the very essence of Christmas. It'll make for the perfect atmosphere to snuggle down and re-watch your fave Friends Christmas episodes...

Leo tree theme: glam

This spirited fire sign is known to bask in the light, with a theatrical and intense passion, meaning a glamorous theme is best suited to them. Create a warm holiday glow with a stunning gold and bronze color palette—and for added glitz, use oversized and sparkling decorations! 

Virgo tree theme: farmhouse

This earth sign reflects practical, perfectionist qualities, which perfectly suit a simple and rustic farmhouse theme. Go for a real tree (obvs), then use neutral gold and white tones that blend with most home decor and make a great base for any country look. Finish with a few rustic festive touches, such as a rattan topper and red checked bows. The trick with this theme is to start simple, then build on it as much or as little as you please—which will suit the perfectionists among us.

Libra tree theme: minimalist

Librans champion harmony and equilibrium, which makes them perfectly suited to the minimalist theme. A tree adorned with a simple string of lights and not much else will promote the feeling of an organic environment, so there is very little chance of upsetting a Libran’s sense of balance. But, if you do want to make it jollier, why not decorate with a few simple pine cones and fairly lights?

Scorpio tree theme: white metallic

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Scorpio is an intense and powerful sign, so they need a statement tree. And for us, there is no bigger statement than a white metallic Christmas tree, particularly when set against dark decor. To complete this look, adorn your tree with large metallic baubles, giant snowflakes, and lavish beading. The bigger the better!

Lydia Swinscoe
Lifestyle News Editor

Lydia is a freelance travel writer, and Lifestyle News Editor at My Imperfect Life


Her travel writing has been published in BBC Good Food, Oh magazine, Harper's Bazaar UK, Town&Country, ELLE UK, MailOnline, Woman, and woman&home


She began her career compiling fashion and beauty pages for teen magazines at the BBC where she interviewed and styled some of the world's biggest pop acts—from Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato to One Direction—before joining celebrity magazine Now, as Fashion and Beauty Director, and later Woman magazine as Lifestyle Director.


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At 23, she quit her job and traveled out of a backpack for a year, living on just $26 (£20) a day. Of the 15 countries she visited, 13 were explored by land in a bid to cut her carbon footprint. Some highlights from the trip include a teaching by the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas, sleeping on the world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and being completely overwhelmed by the magnificent Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border.


In 2015 Lydia traveled solo through India and Nepal for three months, visiting some of the most spiritual places in the world, and completing Nepal’s Annapurna Base Camp trek over the course of nine days. 


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