Sunday October 25, 2020

By Erin Hiatt

Zodiac Signs & Cannabis: What Strain Suits Your Horoscope? 420 Culture

For as long as humans have been consuming cannabis, they have been studying the stars. It’s believed that the Babylonians were the first to develop their own form of horoscopes, featuring the familiar zodiac symbols like the Gemini twins, the Cancer crab, and Pisces fish. Around 2,100 years ago, astrology made its way to the eastern Mediterranean and morphed into the Greek style of mythology, which remains essentially intact to this day. Your sun sign (AKA zodiac sign, astrological sign)  is decided by your birthday and may represent your preferences, core personality, sense of self, and how you move through the world. It could also reveal your blind spots and weaknesses. 

Could cannabis enlighten one of your sun sign blind spots? Or make someone with a supposedly stubborn sign like Taurus less bullheaded? Let’s explore how cannabis could affect for better or worse the main traits of your astrological sign. 

Aries, the Ram

Date Range: March 21 – April 19 

Characteristics: Eager, Dynamic, Quick, Competitive

Strain: L.A. Confidential

Easy there, Aries! All that competition and eagerness has you champing at the bit. Why not calm down with a nice and relaxing indica guaranteed to make you smile.

Taurus, the Bull

Date Range: April 20 – May 20 

Characteristics: Strong, Dependable, Sensual, Creative

Strain: Lamb’s Bread

For the sensual and creative bull, a nice uplifting and cerebral sativa to spark your creativity and refresh your mind.

Gemini, the Twins

Date Range: May 21 – June 20 

Characteristics: Versatile, Expressive, Curious, Kind

Strain: Afghan Kush

Just like the planet that rules this sign, Mercury, sometimes Geminis can spin too fast. Afghan Kush will help slow you down and take in the world with more awareness. 

Cancer, the Crab 

Date Range: June 21 – July 22 

Characteristics: Intuitive, Sentimental, Compassionate, Sensitive

Strain: Maui Waui

Being tuned in to other people’s emotions all the time can really bring down your mood. So, how about an uplifting and positive strain for change of pace? 

Leo, the Lion 

Date Range: July 23 – August 22 

Characteristics: Dramatic, Outgoing, Fiery, Self-assured

Strain: Blue Dream

So much drama, so little Blue Dream. This sativa-dominant hybrid will help you relax while still getting things done.

Virgo, the Maiden 

Date Range: August 23 – September 22 

Characteristics: Practical, Loyal, Gentle, Analytical

Strain: Durban Poison

A great daytime strain for the analytical Virgo, Durban Poison will add sociability and creativity to any Virgo’s day.

Libra, the Scales 

Date Range: September 23 – October 22 

Characteristics: Social, Fair-minded, Diplomatic, Gracious

Strain: Bruce Banner #3

For the fair and balanced Libra, a fair and balanced strain. The first half of this sesh will lead to creativity and productivity, while the second half brings clear-headed relaxation.

Scorpio, the Scorpion 

Scorpio, the Scorpion

Date Range: October 23 – November 21 

Characteristics: Passionate, Stubborn, Resourceful, Brave

Strain: Skunk #1

For the mysterious and serious Scorpio, this sativa-dominant hybrid will lift you up mentally while helping you relax.

Sagittarius, the Archer

Date Range: November 22 – December 21 

Characteristics: Extroverted, Optimistic, Funny, Generous

Strain: Power Kush

A classic mood elevator and body relaxant, it’s a perfect strain to highlight all of a Sagittarian's best qualities. 

Capricorn, the Goat

Date Range: December 22 – January 19 

Characteristics: Serious, Independent, Disciplined, Tenacious

Strain: Super Lemon Haze

For the oh-so-serious Capricorn, a motivational, buzzy, relaxed, and mood-elevating experience.

Aquarius, the Water-Bearer

Date Range: January 20 – February 18 

Characteristics: Deep, Imaginative, Original, Uncompromising

Strain: Pineapple Hashwreck

Water-bearers will get a boost of inspiration, energy, and creativity to spark their imagination when consuming this strain.

Pisces, the Fish

Date Range: February 29 – March 20 

Characteristics: Affectionate, Empathetic, Wise, Artistic

Strain: Skywalker OG

This sativa-dominant hybrid is a good bet for a sign whose creative mind is buzzing even without cannabis. Skywalker OG could help provide some mental clarity and relaxation.


Next time you head to the dispensary, why not give your strain a try? If you’ve got the perfect strain for your sign and we missed it, let us know in the comments!

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Erin Hiatt Erin Hiatt

Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work - which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor - covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Erin's work and industry insights have been featured on the podcasts The Let's Go Eat Show, In the Know 420, and she has appeared as a featured panelist on the topic of hemp media. Erin has interviewed top industry experts such as Dr. Carl Hart, Ethan Nadelmann, Amanda Feilding, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Dr. James Fadiman, and culture icons Governor Jesse Ventura, and author Tom Robbins. You can follow her work on LinkedInWordpress, @erinhiatt on Twitter, and @erinisred on Instagram.



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