The astrology of love

We have all heard the expression about relationships, “it was fate” or “it was written in the stars” so perhaps it is not surprising that loads of astrology sites on the internet are devoted to the astrology of relationships. 

In the most simplest forms astrology will compare sun signs for compatibility but astrologers would say that for a more complex reading you need to compare two peoples’ birth charts and find out how their personal planets in particular, Sun, Moon, Venus Mars and Saturn, interact with each other.

For instance if you are feel your partner just does not understand your emotional needs ( moon) then it is because you do not have a connection with each others moons or it could be you are very attracted by someone but do not understand why then it could be that their mars ( attraction, energy and sex) is doing things to your Venus.

Lots of web sites offer charts if you know the time, date and place of birth of each person.

You then get a detailed report of how each person’s planets interact with the others and what it all means!

Astrologers claim that this type of chart can give you useful insights into why parts of your relationships work and why others don’t.

One site gives you a short free sample of what a bigger chart might look like if you type in both partners’ birth dates.

In more simplistic terms you can look at what elements your star sign and your partner’s are ruled by and whether they are compatible.

Usually signs in the same elements get on but if elements are mixed it can add excitement!

Below are the best pairings for individual star signs.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Have a strong sense of romance. They are very possessive of their loved ones and are prone to jealousy.

They are highly expressive in love and are not the ones to hold back their feelings.

They love spontaneity in a relationship.

Perfect love match Leo, Sagittarius or Gemini

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Taurus can take it slow and easy with the other Earth signs Capricorn and Virgo. But Capricorn would be wise not to get bossy with the Bull. Same goes for Virgo with the tendency to critique.

Taurus feels at home with water signs, which help to bring out the Bull’s affectionate nature.

Other fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) attract Taurus, and can lead to pairings of love and “divine” struggle together.

Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Gemini finds the mental stimulation it needs from the other Air signs Libra and Aquarius.

The fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) keep Gemini from becoming bored, and promise a lifetime of spontaneity.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Cancer feels emotionally understood with the other Water signs Scorpio and Pisces.

Earth signs have the slower rhythm that appeals to Cancer, and is often just as security-oriented.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)

Leo rises to the challenge of winning the hearts of the other Fire signs Aries and Sagittarius.

But the Leo pride could be deflated if Aries loses interest and Sadge takes a too casual approach.

A Leo-Aquarius match makes sense and throws the door wide to a lifetime of growth.

Leo-Taurus has friction, but I’ve seen this combo thrive — there is shared sensuality and enjoyment of the finer things.

Virgo (Aug.23-Sept.22)

Virgo’s focus is on the details of daily life and other Earth signs Capricorn and Taurus support this trait.

Virgo doesn’t mind playing helpmate to Capricorn, or working alongside Taurus.

But Virgo needs to keep from being weighted down, a danger of being with another earth sign.

The Virgo-Cancer combo brings two worriers together, but both cherish the little habits that come with life together.

Many a Virgo ends up with Pisces for a match that draws them into the emotional depths.

Libra (Sept.23-Oct.22)

Libra veers toward other active minds including Air signs Gemini and Aquarius.

But Libra may think Gemini untrustworthy, and Aquarius too rigid in their own views.

When a Libra meets the other Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer and Capricorn, they’ll be faced with frictions that make them giddy with relationship challenges.

For these pairs to work, you’ll have to understand the different ways you take charge.

There are Libra-Libra pairs in abundance, since both are peacemakers.

Scorpio (Oct.23-Nov.21)

Scorpio can merge swimmingly with other Water signs Cancer and Pisces.

But Scorpio will need to learn true emotional revelation to win the heart of either of these two sensitive souls.

The Scorpio-Taurus match creates a duo with the power to build an empire.

The Scorpio-Scorpio couple has to fight (literally) to keep from imploding, but they can work out most things in the bedroom.


Sagittarius (Nov.22-Dec21)

Sagittarius is on the move and admires the other Fire signs Aries and Leo.

The Sagittarius-Gemini couple star in their own action adventure and are best friends, as well as lovers.

Aquarius understands Sadge independence.

The physical Sagittarius can find an unspoken understanding with any of the Earth signs Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus.

Sagittarius is known as the “friend of the Zodiac” in more ways than one.

Capricorn (Dec.22-Jan19)

Capricorn is drawn to the other Earth signs Virgo and Taurus.

But Capricorn could get restless with these two, and seek out relationships with more edge.

Like in life, Capricorn is an achiever in romance, and other Cardinal signs Cancer, Libra and Aries offer that coveted brass ring.

The Capricorn-Aquarius match has a cool dignity that gives each plenty of emotional space.

Aquarius (Jan.20-Feb.18)

Aquarius wants to be loved at a distance, and the other Air signs Gemini and Libra are good prospects.

But the rebel Aquarius could balk at Libra’s people-pleasing ways, and might find Gemini too all over the place.

The Aquarius-Leo match foretells many interesting puzzles to unravel over time.

A Virgo or Capricorn can bring the Aquarius down to Earth, but without forcing too much togetherness. True to form, Aquarians will likely surprise everyone with the mate they choose.

Pisces (Feb.19-March20)

Pisces is allowed to remain an enigma with the other Water signs Cancer and Scorpio.

The Pisces-Virgo allows the drifter to find a piece of land to settle on, and lifts Virgo up from the mundane to see life from more lofty perspective.

A Pisces-Pisces affair could lead to total oneness, but they should make sure they have a separate life, too.

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