Many people turn to cannabis to connect with their higher selves, both literally and figuratively, and astrology connects us to the universe. It’s no surprise that the two go hand in hand.
While each astrological sign has its own defining set of characteristics, so does each strain of cannabis. This 420, connect to your highest self by combining the plant with the stars above, based on your sun sign (bonus points if you check for your moon and rising signs as well…although you may be on the couch all day):
Aries (March 20 – April 19) + Green Crack
The first of the three fire signs, Aries are recognized for their ambition, bold nature, and headstrong approach. Aries people are motivated, confident leaders who build community and move with optimism. They tend to leap first and think later, which can be a superpower, or a hindrance if you’re not careful enough.
Much like Aries, Green Crack is a high-energy strain recognized for its motivational, mood-boosting effects. And however aggressive Green Crack may seem upon first impression, this strain is incredibly reliable, flavorful, and uplifting–just like an Aries.
Taurus (April 19 – May 20) + Purple Pie
Taurus is the earth sign associated with the bull. Just like their celestial spirit animal, Tauruses are all about extravagant comfort: soothing aromas, relaxing environments, luscious flavors, delicious foods, and beautiful yet functional fashion. This sign is ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money.
Spending time with a Taurus will have you paying more attention to the finer things in life, and provides you with a renewed sense of luxury. Tauruses are also known for their hard-working yet stubborn nature, but they know how to play just as hard.
Purple Pie is a potent hybrid, a cross between the famous Girl Scout Cookies and Ninja Fruit. This strain is noted for its ability to make you hungry and euphoric, perfect for spending an evening in with some takeout, a queue of good movies, and your favorite Taurus to enjoy it all with.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) + OG Kush
Geminis tend to get a bad rap, often dubbed as two-faced or fake, but this is one of the most misunderstood signs in the entire zodiac for that reason. Like all air signs, Geminis are masters of communication and can carry on a conversation with almost anyone. They’re incredibly laidback, skilled at banter, and tend to be highly intelligent.
Represented by the Twins, Geminis are known for having another side to them and can be somewhat impulsive, indecisive, and unreliable. However, your Gemini friend will always have your back at the end of the day if you are someone they really care about.
Much like a Gemini, OG Kush is a strain that contains multitudes. A cross between Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam, this hybrid is the best of both worlds. Heady and delicious, OG Kush has gone on to inspire several other phenotypes of the strain, like Tahoe OG, Ghost OG, or SFV OG.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) + Merlot OG
A water sign, the Cancer sign is represented by the Crab. Cancers are known for being very emotional, nurturing, and almost as intuitive as a Pisces. This sign is incredibly protective over their loved ones, sometimes overly so, and they can be a little insecure at times.
However, Cancers truly wear their hearts on their sleeves for those they care about. Just like a real crab, a Cancer is most comfortable in his/her own “shell”–a.k.a. in the comfort of their home, surrounded by loved ones. They tend to be more on the introverted side, but don’t underestimate the wrath of a Cancer. Just like their spirit animal, they can snap hard when provoked.
Although Cancers are associated with comfort and homebodyness, there is an undeniable and effortless glamour that exudes from this sign. Merlot OG is a SoCal hybrid with stunning dark purple trichomes and happy, relaxing effects perfect for staying in your shell.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) + Chocolope
Represented by the Lion, Leos are perhaps the firiest of the fire signs. Led by bravery, charisma, and passion, a Leo’s energy is infectious to those around them. They face everything head on, ready to dominate everything on their plate.
However fearless and strong-headed Leos can be, they also love to laugh and have a surprisingly silly sense of humor. Leos aren’t afraid to stay in touch with their inner child. This sign tends to struggle with vanity and arrogance, but conversely, Leos also struggle with low self-esteem and imposter syndrome.
If Leos can move past these possible issues, they truly are the life of the party and make for amazing, loyal, long-term friends.
Like a Leo, Chocolope is a cannabis strain known for its positive, dreamy, confident effects. Consumers experience strong mental shifts that are particularly effective when coping with depression, stress, or pressure–much like the exuberance and confidence a Leo passes on when expressing their passions.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) + Harlequin
The second earth sign of the zodiac is Virgo, represented by the Maiden/Virgin. As the name suggests, Virgos tend to be more on the innocent side. They’re known for being perfectionists and can be extremely meticulous and single-minded when it comes to chasing their goals.
Virgos are one of the most practical signs, and they’re recognized for their sensibility, logic, and loyalty. Virgos make great friends and partners–once a Virgo makes up their mind about you, they won’t turn back (whether that’s good or bad).
This sign has a unique way of thinking about viewing the world, and they tend to be highly intelligent and innovative in the way they approach learning. However, Virgos are also very hard on themselves and can hold themselves back in this way. They usually have a love of nature, animals, and orderliness.
For a Virgo, Harlequin is the cannabis strain that makes the most sense. Often criticizing themselves in their heads, Virgos are notorious overthinkers and may benefit more from a strain that is low THC and high CBD. Harlequin is CBD dominant and allows you to quiet your mind without feeling like you’ve lost control–every Virgo’s worst nightmare.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) + Forbidden Fruit
Represented by the Scales, Libras are the second air sign in the zodiac and are recognized for balance. Libras are diplomatic and level-headed–they are always able to see both sides of every situation and make great mediators. Intuitive and clever in nature, Libras are led by their charisma, sociability, and otherworldly beauty.
While a Libra’s strength lies in their ability to understand everyone’s viewpoint, this sign is notoriously indecisive, flighty, and non-confrontational. Libras just want everyone to get along, be kind to one another, and appreciate beauty.
Forbidden Fruit is a hybrid that is both mouthwatering and stunning to look at–one of the most picture-worthy strains in the cannabis family. With dark purple hues, deep green foliage, and wiry orange trichomes, this strain is as pretty as it is euphoric and physically unwinding.
Scorpio (October 22 – November 21) + Darkside OG
The second water sign, Scorpio is typically typecast as the Darth Vader of the zodiac. They’re known for being drawn to darkness, secrecy, and violence. However, Scorpios are some of the truest friends you’ll ever come across. Like any other water sign, they live for emotion, although they tend to hide it under a cool exterior.
You may be surprised by how a Scorpio’s personality transforms once they decide to let you in. What was once distant, guarded, and somewhat cold becomes friendly, teasing, passionate, and even bubbly. Either way, Scorpios are true to themselves to the end and won’t be afraid to bluntly put you in your place.
Of course we had to feed into the Darth Vader stereotype with Darkside OG, a heavy-hitting and dark-hued Kush hybrid. But just like a Scorpio, Darkside OG is multifaceted. Although dark and frosty in appearance, it emanates a soft, floral aroma and envelopes your entire body in a calm yet warm cocoon.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) + Laughing Buddha
Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius is the sign closely associated with an open mind and good luck. Sagittarians are usually very optimistic and advocate for freedom, spontaneity, and laughing your way through life. They tend to be unflinchingly honest, which can sometimes get them in trouble, but Sagittarians are loyal, ambitious, and hilarious to be around.
Although Sagittarians are always a good time to be around, they tend to get bored easily and move on, which can render them pretty difficult to build a lasting relationship with. However, Sagittarians make for great friends with those they decide to commit to. They’re always down to try a new experience, no matter how crazy it sounds, they will always tell you the truth, and they will never judge you.
The most fitting strain for a Sagittarius is Laughing Buddha, an award-winning sativa closely associated with energy, happiness, and endless giggles. This is the weed you smoke when you want to laugh so hard your sides hurt, just like a Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) + White Buffalo
Capricorn is represented by the Goat and is the final earth sign of the zodiac. Rooted in pragmatism and dogged ambition, this sign is known for being extremely disciplined, organized, and independent.
Planners through and through, Capricorns look at everything as a task on their to-do list, and they’ll likely complete it to perfection. However, Capricorns tend to hold the people in their life to impossibly high standards, and can often seem distant and emotionless.
It’s important for Capricorns to take time to relax and practice self-care. They tend to be a little pessimistic, but they will do whatever it takes to fulfill their goals at the end of the day. They are one of the most diligent signs; you can always trust a Capricorn to deliver.
White Buffalo is a clear-headed sativa, providing consumers with effects that are uplifting and stimulating. This strain is ideal for productivity, so if you need a little inspiration while you map out your five-year plan, White Buffalo is your friend.
Aquarius (January 19 – February 18) + Jack Herer
The last air sign and second to last sign of the zodiac is Aquarius, represented by the Water Bearer, bringing nourishment to Earth. And Aquarians definitely bring a lot to the table intellectually, culturally, and socially. This sign is usually associated with social activism, diplomacy, and fierce independence.
Aquarians are very intelligent and excel at critical thinking and social consciousness. They have a strong sense of what is right and wrong and stick to their morals, but they’re also not afraid to question things and go against the norm.
Aquarians are some of the most unique and creative of the zodiac, and are natural philosophers. However, they can also be hot-tempered, and can sometimes come across as cold or detached.
Named after the cannabis activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer is one of the most popular strains in the cannabis community. It’s known for fueling high energy and creativity, and is rooted in historical importance and 420 legend status. Effortlessly complex, just, and badass–just like an Aquarius.
Pisces ( February 19 – March 20) + Blue Dream
The final sign of the zodiac is Pisces, ruled by planet Neptune and represented by the Fish. Water babies, Pisceans are highly intuitive, friendly, and gentle. They tend to be artistic and are incredibly connected to music.
Pisceans are generous, faithful, and compassionate, and they love to laugh and stay in touch with their inner child. They are endlessly loyal to those they care about and will show up for their loved ones in every way possible.
However, because they are so intuitive and in touch with the emotions of those around them, they tend to need a lot of down time and can spiral into moodiness and negativity. Pisceans also struggle with laziness and can be flighty and overly idealistic.
Blue Dream is one of the most iconic strains of all time. A sativa-dominant hybrid, Blue Dream is gentle, highly cerebral, and invigorating. Smoking Blue Dream tastes like sweet berries and feels like floating atop rolling, enveloping waves, just like the freeing magic of a Pisces.
420 is a sacred stoner holiday, but it’s also the second day of Taurus season. Celebrate your Taurus friends and 420 with a fat joint of some Purple Pie–bonus points for salading it with your own sign’s strain. Happy 420!