Guide to Astrology Compatibility: Is Your Love Written in the Stars
Whether you are first catching feelings for someone, or have been in a relationship for a while, it is fun to consider your compatibility with another person. There are many different schools of thought that you can consider when trying to figure out your compatibility with another person. Some people think that it’s important to know and compare Myers-Briggs personality types to better understand your compatibility with another person. Other people turn to other personality tests like enneagram to compare their compatibility with a partner. Another common way to test your compatibility with another person is to consider your zodiac signs. Zodiac signs are based on the astrology of when you were born. There are twelve different zodiac signs, each with specific character traits and compatibilities. Each of the twelve zodiacs is divided into one of four elements: fire, water, earth or air. The elements help categorize the zodiacs, even though each zodiac has distinct characteristics.
When considering compatibility of zodiac signs, the signs associated with the same element are often very compatible. When people talk about their zodiac signs, they are normally talking about their sun sign, which is determined by what time of the year that you were born in. People that are very into astrology also consider moon signs, rising signs and the positions of different planets at your birth which take into account the exact time of day that you were born and the location where you were born. Considering all of these things helps paint a more vivid picture of your exact individual astrology, but for the purpose of this article, we will just consider how your sun sign can affect your compatibility with another person. If you are interested in a more in-depth analysis of your astrology, there are plenty of apps and birth chart readers who can help you understand exactly how your sun, rising and moon signs interact and affect your personality and compatibility. We would like to note here that astrology compatibility is fun to look at, but it doesn’t necessarily determine the outcome of a relationship or the connection between a couple. With that being said, here is a list of the zodiac signs, some general characteristics of each of the signs, and notes about which of the signs are the most compatible.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac calendar, aka people born between March 21 and April 19 are aries. Aries are ruled by Mars and are known for being fiery, impulsive and determined. Aries are known for being very action oriented and are often competitive and interested in trying to be the best. Aries is a fire sign, hence the fiery personality. The fiery and passionate qualities that can make Aries an exciting partner, can also translate to impatience, moodiness and aggression. Aries are most compatible with Leo and Sagittarius (the other fire signs), who appreciate and reciprocate the intensity and spirit of Aries. Aries also pair well with Libra, their opposite sign, because Libras can bring balance, patience and a lightheartedness to the relationship.
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People born between April 20-May 20 are Taurus, a stubborn earth sign known for both practicality and romanticism. Taurus love the finer things in life, and appreciate partners that also share an interest in indulgence. Taurus pair well with Virgo and Capricorn signs that are also practical, but appreciate the Taurus’s eye for luxury. Taurus can also pair well with it’s opposite sign, Scorpio because a Taurus’s sensuality pairs well with the sexual intensity associated with Scorpios.
Geminis, also known as the twin sign, are people born between May 21 - June 20. Geminis are known for being capricious, adventure seeking, talkative and clever. Geminis pair well with Libra and Aquarius, the other air signs who are able to appreciate their wit. Though these pairings work, Geminis pair best with Sagitarrius, the adventurous fire sign. Though these signs are technically opposites, their adventurous spirits play off of one another and lead to a dynamic and fun-loving partnership.
Cancers are water signs born between June 21 - July 22. Cancers are known for being intuitive, sensitive and sweet. Though they are very emotional, cancers need to build trust and safe spaces before they feel completely comfortable opening up their hearts to others. Cancers pair well with other water signs (Scorpio and Pisces), who understand their sensitive nature and can foster a safe and loving environment for Cancers. Cancers also pair very well with Capricorns, who tend to be less emotional and can appreciate (even if they can’t relate) to a Cancer’s sensitivities.
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Leos, born between July 23 - August 22, are a fire sign ruled by the sun. They are known for being passionate, extravagant, creative and theatrical. Leos (also known as Lions) are loyal and warm and match well with other fire signs like Aries and Sagittarius that can appreciate their charismatic nature. Leos also pair nicely with Aquarius, a fairly opposite sign, who can help check a Leo’s pride and stubborn nature when need be.
Virgos are an earth sign for people born between August 23 - September 22. Virgos are known for being very intellectual, pragmatic and a reliable helping hand to those that they love. They pair well with other earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn who are also drawn to stability. Virgos also match well with Pisces, their opposite sign. Both Pisces and Virgos are dedicated friends and partners who focus on helping others. Pisces can offer a nice emotional balance to a pragmatic Virgo’s sensibilities.
Libras are the sign of balance, born between September 23 - October 22. Libras are known for being charming, diplomatic and empathetic. Libras pair well with other air signs Gemini and Aquarius who appreciate their diplomacy and compassion.
Additionally, Libras also work well with their opposite sign, Aries. Libras, symbolized by a scale, love being in pairs and can offer a loving counterbalance to the independent and fiery Aries.
Scorpios are water signs born between October 23 - November 22. When you think of a water sign, you may think of a go-with-the-flow, laid back energy, but this could not be further from the truth with Scorpio. Aside from Aries, Scorpio is one of the most fiery and most intense signs. Scorpios are known for being passionate, dedicated and emotionally intelligent. Scorpios pair well with other water signs who understand and appreciate Scorpios intensity. Scorpios also pair well with Taurus, the most sensual sign, in a very dynamic and sexual way.
People born between November 23 - December 21 are Sagittarius, an adventurous, fun and independent fire sign. Sagittarius are captivating and pair well with other fire signs that can appreciate their creativity and wanderlust. Sagittariuses also pair well with Gemini, it’s opposite sign, because both are committed to exploration and adventure.
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Capricorns are ambitious and dedicated earth signs born between December 22 - January 19. Capricorns are known for being hard workers, but they are also known to fully embody the “work hard play hard mentality”. Capricorns are very compatible with other earth signs who appreciate dedication and stability in the same way that Capricorns do. Capricorns are also very compatible with their opposite sign, Cancer, and can bond over their appreciation for safe environments.
People born between January 20 - February 19 are Aquarius, an air sign known to be free-spirited and focused on humanitarianism. Aquarius are known for being visionaries and tend to be very forward thinking. Aquarius are very compatible with other air signs who appreciate their compassion and intellectualism. Aquarians also pair well with Leo, in a rather unconventional matching. Aquarius is often depicted to represent the people, while Leo represents Lions, royalty and kings. The two signs can provide some much needed counterbalance, and like fire needs air, Leo and Aquarius can complement each other and help each other grow.
The final sign in the zodiac is pisces, people born between February 20 - March 20. Pisces are sensitive water signs, known to be creative, open-minded and kind. Pisces are compatible with other water signs who appreciate their creativity and ability to pick up on and reciprocate energies. Pisces also pair well with Virgos, who can ground Pisces who are often walking through life with their head in the clouds. Virgos and Pisces are able to provide each other with support and dedication in a relationship and make a lovely pairing.
While each of the zodiac signs have signs that are more naturally compatible, it’s important to note that a relationship between any of the signs is totally possible. Even though some pairings might seem less natural than others, it’s always possible to make things work. Astrology believes in the natural tendency of each of the signs, but recognizes that all of the signs have the ability to be compassionate, loving and supportive which are the key building blocks for any relationship. So even if your exact character traits don’t line up, it is totally possible to have a healthy, happy and loving relationship no matter what your zodiac sign is. Whether your compatibility is written in the stars or not, you and your partner can make any relationship work with good communication, compromise and conflict resolution skills.
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