It’s happening; astrology and dating are becoming a thing, with even Bumble launching an astrology filter, so you might need some insight into sign compatibility.
While popular astrology tells us that signs of the same element work well together, this is not always the case.
As you may already know, there are four elements in western astrology, which star signs are within; fire (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), earth (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), air (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) and water (Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio).
The rule of thumb says people of the same element work very well together as they “get” each other. Earth signs tend to value stability, routine and the security of ownership. Air signs love to talk, think, read and discuss. Water signs are emotional, sensitive and nurturing. However, while there is a basic synergy between elements, we can have too much of a good thing.
A vital piece of information that popular astrology excludes is the position of your moon sign. When considering compatibility, apply the same concept of elements. Just as the Moon is always changing its appearance in the sky, the astrological Moon rules our fluctuating emotions. It has a huge influence upon our “love language” and it is important to know this zodiac placement when considering potential partners and relationships. Remember: you can’t always get what you want, but you get what you need.
While it’s great to have likeminded friends with a complementary element, it can be intoxicating to find lovers who are different to us. There is a basic synergy between elements, but we can have too much of a good thing. Though, with enough awareness and love, any relationship can thrive.
Aries loves action, making things happen and playing to win. Seek out: The air signs are a good match for Aries as they enjoy debate and are not too sensitive, so won’t be easily wounded by any hot-headed Aries remarks. Potential challenge: Gemini poses a potential challenge for Taurus who prefers calm, quiet, peaceful relaxation and does not want to enter into the endless conversations that Gemini wants and needs. Surprise match: Capricorn. Though Cbition that pair can be truly industrious together.
The most important thing to know about Taurus is that it loathes change. Seek out: Loyal, kind and a lover of nature, any of the earth or water signs pair happily with this steady sign. Cancer clings to the past and the things they love as much as Taurus, meaning together these two can build a lovely home. Potential challenge: Gemini poses a potential challenge for Taurus, who prefers calm, quiet, peaceful relaxation and isn’t on for entering into the endless conversations they wants and needs. Surprise match: Sagittarius. Not the most obvious match for a Taurus as Sagittarius has a passion for travel and adventure that can makes a Taurus’ eyes water! However when considering a whole natal chart, these two share a love of the great outdoors and their alternative perspectives can be mutually supportive.
Planets in Gemini thrive on change and variety. Seek out: Other air signs are brilliant for a Gemini as they can talk and rationalise, and both have the ability to remain slightly detached and independent. The light, ever-changing, mercurial nature of Gemini needs to be able to come and go on a whim, or at least disappear into a book for a few hours each evening! Potential challenge: Capricorn can help Gemini focus, but Capricorn’s love of rules could cause friction when expectations are set within the relationship that restrict the movement of Gemini. Surprise match: Virgo. Both Virgo and Gemini are ruled by the planet Mercury. These two will WhatsApp each other all day and night as they have a need to communicate. Virgo is slightly more practical and grounded than Gemini, but can speak a language that Gemini understands to help them do less and focus their brilliant mind on something constructive.