If you have a keen interest in astrology then you are likely to be well-informed on how the signs can impact relationships and the compatibility between people in those relationships. If you are new to the world of astrology then you are in for a wild ride, as this post will go through how the signs affect relationship compatibility and what signs make the perfect pair.

What Is A Zodiac Sign?

Just so everyone is up to speed, let’s go through what a Zodiac sign actually means. According to western astrology, there are twelve 30 degree sectors that add up to the Earth’s 360-degree orbit around the sun. These sectors correspond to constellations and the 12 Zodiac signs are as follows: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

What Relationship Traits Are Prominent In What Zodiac Sign?

The zodiac signs influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours in day to day life, and our relationships are no exception to that. Each sign is known to have its specific characteristics when it comes to love and relationships. Below are each of the signs and their more prominent characteristics:

Aries are known for being bold and confident, and so this is what drives them to want to take the lead in their relationships. They are also easily bored, which can sometimes lead them to drift away if their levels of excitement are not matched.

Taurus do not enjoy change and tend to be practical thinkers. For this reason, they tend to prefer a slow-burning relationship. However, once that bond is formed they are extremely loyal and able to build long-lasting and sensual unions.

Geminis like to keep things casual, they like to opt for multiple partners as opposed to having one exclusive relationship. Even when they do get into relationships, they can find it hard to open up about their feelings and can sometimes fall into the trap of only telling their partner what they want to hear.

Getting into a relationship with a Cancer can be tricky at times as they are known for finding it difficult to open up. However, once they do come out of their shell they have a lot of loving qualities that make a relationship with them very rewarding. They are also quite easy to read because as soon as they begin to lose interest you will see them retreat into their shell to avoid conflict.

Dating a Leo can be an amazing experience as you are met with endless affection in the relationship. If you are wondering how to date a Leo man and how to keep him, the answer is to give them the love, adoration and admiration that they crave. In return, they will provide you with undying loyalty. Although, a Leo’s loyalty can sometimes be their Achilles heel as they are not always able to end a relationship even if it is toxic or has clearly run its course.

Virgos are always striving for more. They want to work on the relationship almost as though it is a DIY project. The right person will find this ambition endearing, however, the wrong person will find this tiresome and aggravating.

The hopeless romantic of star signs is the Libra, as they crave the old-school romance and relationships you see in the movies. They have a strong desire to be loved and to love! They are generous and selfless – sometimes to their own detriment.

When you think about a Scorpio your brain should go straight to passion. They experience intense feelings and they have a way of igniting this passion within their partners.

Dating a Sagittarius will always be a lot of fun! They crave novelty in their relationships as they are such curious and playful people in general. The only issue with dating a Sagittarius is that you will have to learn to keep up with their adventurous nature, or you risk being left behind.

Capricorns are not time wasters. When they are in a relationship, they are all in on this person. Their pragmatic nature can sometimes come off as cold, but Capricorns really just want to be loved.

Aquarius’ can be tough nuts to crack, but when you break down their walls and surpass their stubborn nature, you will find a person who is patient, friendly and intelligent.

Last but certainly not least, we the Pisces who are kind, compassionate and sensitive individuals. They prioritise a mental connection over a physical one.

What Signs Are Compatible?

Astrologers explain that water signs (Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer) work well with the earth signs (Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus) as the earth needs water for nourishment. Whereas, air signs (Libra, Gemini and Aquarius) go together with the fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius and Aries) because air fuels fire.

What Signs Are Not Compatible?

Opposing signs do not always indicate incompatibility, however, they do suggest that it might take a little extra work to make the relationship succeed. Traditionally incompatible pairings include the following;

  • Sagittarius and Gemini
  • Aries and Libra
  • Leo-Aquarius
  • Virgo-Pisces
  • Cancer and Capricorn
  • Taurus and Scorpio

Is There Any Hope For Star Crossed Lovers?

The short answer is yes, there is always hope. If you care and love someone, it does not matter if their star sign is opposed to yours. So long as you are both willing to put in the work to create a happy and healthy relationship, what is the harm in trying? Do not be disheartened if your Zodiac signs are not a match, because if you mentally check out before it has even begun, the relationship will never work.

Relationships and love do not always come easy, but with some patience, compassion, love, humour and kindness, you are on the right track to find the person who completes you. Take the time to understand your zodiac sign and acknowledge the behaviours you present. Similarly, take the time to understand your partner’s zodiac sign and their behaviours, because an understanding of one another is the foundation of every successful relationship.