Let’s be real, how many of you check your daily horoscope? How many of you check your love horoscope and your partner’s? There’s nothing to be ashamed of; most of us do it. In fact, that’s why you’re here. Some people just do it for fun, the rest of us do it because it’s helpful to us. Astrology, in general, offers not just information and guidance for our daily lives, it also helps us understand the people around us: our loved ones, newfound friends and even workmates. It gives us thorough understanding on how to deal with different types of people, improve our relationships and mend disagreements. In astrology, nothing is coincidental; everything that happens to us (and will soon happen) is governed by forces beyond our control.
We Are in Love with Love
Astrology compatibility readings are popular for one reason. Of all feelings and emotions known to mankind, the only one we obsessed about is LOVE. We scour the net for love quotes, love songs – post it on our social media accounts, we follow celebrity couples, watch romantic movies, read romance books and so on. All because the idea of love, especially an enduring one, appeals to us. Then what an insightful experience it would be if we have the power to know more about an individual or the object of our affection. If only we know what they like, what makes them tick, what annoys them, what they expect from a relationship – it would be easier to deal with problems that might come along. We’d surely have a chance of making our human relationships work. Zodiac compatibility offers more than that, but it doesn’t mean we need to just rely on these readings and everything will work out fine. It can give you distinctive information to better appreciate the personalities and shortcomings of the people you love. But we also need to rely on our intuition, other factors about our loved ones, and unique situations that might arise. You can make the best of these things and the knowledge you gain from horoscope compatibility readings to maintain harmonious relationship with your partner.
How Horoscope Compatibility Guides Us
Each 12 zodiac sun signs has its own traits, personalities and weaknesses. The knowledge of this came from the analysis of the sky, the position of the stars and the planets on the day you were born, their movements, and the relationship of these things to earth. It reveals the basic characteristics of everyone, and because planetary movements are ever changing, it also affects our daily lives – our moods, our motivations and behavior.
How Sun, Moon and the Planets Influence Astrology
The SUN is an almost perfect sphere at the center of our solar system, the brightest object in the universe where most planets orbit. In astrology, it governs our inner nature: our creativity, ego, our life energies, our characteristics and the way we communicate with other people. The sun is the masculine side of our personalities, and it affects how we deal with our fathers or other male figures we have in our lives. It rules the zodiac sign Leo, a masculine sign under the element of fire.
The MOON represents the feminine side of our personalities, and it affects how deal with our mothers and other female figures in our lives. In contrast to the sun, it rules over our feelings, intuitions and emotions. It rules the zodiac sign Cancer, a feminine sign under the element of water.
The planet MERCURY is associated with the mind or the brain. It influences the type of communications we use in dealing with other people. It doesn’t deal with emotions but with logical, objective way of thinking. Mercury represents masculinity, and it governs Virgo and Gemini.
The planet VENUS govern the heart, love, beauty and pleasures and our affections. Venus is not about justice and aggressiveness, but delves with charisma and what feels good. Venus may also rule material gains, and everything that is beautiful in the world. Venus represents femininity, and it governs Taurus and Libra.
The planet MARS is associated with courage, forceful and aggressive nature. Mars affects our motivation, survival instincts and our drive to succeed. Although a little impulsive, Mars gives us determination during stressful situations. Mars represents masculine elements, and it governs Aries and Scorpio.
The planet JUPITER is all about optimism and joviality – thus it has earned its reputation of being the ‘happy planet’. It also rules good fortune, prosperity and financial gains. Jupiter in your sector makes way for self-reflection, and attainment of a higher purpose in life. It governs Pisces and Sagittarius.
The planet SATURN, also known as the ‘serious planet,’ is associated with focus, concentration and productivity. Saturn propels us to make progress and stop procrastinating. This planet is like an authority figure: a father or a teacher that confronts us to do better, to stop acting like a child and grow up. It rules Capricorn and Aquarius.
The planet URANUS is all about change, progress and experiments. Uranus represents individuality, setting ourselves apart from other people, and not conforming to the majority. Uranus in your nature can bring about sudden change, discoveries and radical decisions. This planet governs Aquarius, under the element air.
The planet NEPTUNE, also called the planet of mist, governs anything artistic in our lives; it is associated with creativity, intuition and fantasies. Neptune also helps us connect to our psychic abilities, mystical realms, and even the occult. Neptune governs the zodiac sign Pisces.
The planet PLUTO makes way for transformation. It is associated with renewal and rebirth. Pluto teaches us to embrace change for it will happen whether we like or not, to let go of our old self because only then can we come out better. Pluto is Scorpio’s ruling planet.
Zodiac Signs Love Compatibility
Astrological compatibility with each zodiac sign is affected by many things such as planetary influences discussed above, relationship between elements (earth, fire, water, air), dualities and polarities, and the astrological modes (cardinal, fixed, mutable) that govern each sign. That’s why we can’t really say if two signs are a hundred percent compatible or incompatible because of the many aspects that come in play.
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn)
Cardinal signs are often the initiators in the relationship, and most of them based their attractions with first impressions. Because they are the ones who took the initiative, they may require appreciation and equal efforts in return. They would be dejected to continue a relationship if their feelings are not reciprocated.
Fixed Signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius)
Fixed sign individuals may be reluctant in doing the first move. It is because they tend to assess their feelings first; the bad thing is that when they have already decided to pursue their love interest, it might be too late. People under these signs are very patient, and may still continue to chase the object of their affection even when they are unavailable. They could be sentimental, jealous and it takes time for them to forget a lost love.
Mutable Signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces)
Mutable signs are idealists when it comes to love. They are capable of falling head over heels in love with someone, but their lives aren’t centered with the ones they love. They know that love is important, but it is not everything there is. There are other important things such as family, friends, careers and hobbies that motivate them. Mutable signs prefer relationships that would give them respect and a sense of freedom.
Astrology Compatibility and the Elements
|SUN SIGN||ELEMENT||MODALITY||COMPATIBLE SIGNS|
|Aries||Fire||Cardinal||Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius|
|Taurus||Earth||Fixed||Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces|
|Gemini||Air||Mutable||Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius|
|Cancer||Water||Cardinal||Taurus, Scorpio, Virgo, Pisces|
|Leo||Fire||Fixed||Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius|
|Virgo||Earth||Mutable||Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Libra||Air||Cardinal||Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius|
|Scorpio||Water||Fixed||Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces|
|Sagittarius||Fire||Mutable||Aries, Leo. Libra. Aquarius|
|Capricorn||Earth||Cardinal||Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces|
|Aquarius||Air||Fixed||Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius|
|Pisces||Water||Mutable||Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn|
Each sun sign belongs to one of the four elements: fire, earth, water and air. Observing how these elements behave in the natural world tells a lot about the traits of the zodiac signs assigned to it. Signs under the same elements tend to be compatible with each other because they behave the same way. But you also have to consider the following: water extinguishes fire, air can fan fire and make it greater, fire can burn up earth, air can upset earth through tornadoes and the likes, a combination of water and air brings about hurricanes, and water can mold the earth.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)
Water signs symbolize emotion and intuition. Water can be easily found anywhere, and they are essential to all living things; people under this element are good listeners – they can reach out and understand people from all walks of life. They are supportive of their loved ones, and they crave intimacy and emotional connection.
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)
Fire as an element is unpredictable and can destroy almost anything. People under this element are temperamental, active and adventurous. These people can be very passionate but they are also volatile; they can easily ignite and be out of control. Fire signs may get angry easily, but with a sincere apology, they can also forgive just as quickly.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn)
People under this element are the true “down to earth” individuals. Earth is a solid foundation, thus earth sign people are also dependable by nature, like a friend you can always rely on. Earthy people craves emotional attachment, security and material gains.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air as an element is invisible to the naked eye, yet it can be contained through objects like a balloon. But people under this element don’t want to be contained. They have high level of thinking and want a partner who can satisfy the mental stimulation they crave. They are good communicators, enjoy being with people and seek experiences that will enhance their intellectual abilities.
You need to analyze all the factors discussed above in order to fully understand your love compatibility.