Sun Sign Compatibility. There’s a lot more to your relationship than just Sun Signs. However, the following compatibility readings are useful nevertheless as a starting point for exploring astrological compatibility. Fire-sign children love to look at the dancing flames on a summer camp-out fire. Fire is creative but, mishandled, is dangerous. Those with little fire in their charts often find it hard to get started, and they may need someone of greater enthusiasm and spark to get them going! Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. People with lots of.
This site looks at how astrology can be used to understand and predict people and relationships. I have over 2500 pages exploring the ways astrology affects love, sex and compatibility.
It's often assumed that the best relationships involve people who are substantially identical with similar temperaments. The reality however is that the best relationships involve people who are identical in some areas, but opposite in others. For example introverts are nearly always more suited to other introverts, but intelectual people are often more suited to emotional people (opposites). The logical grouping of personality traits used in astrology provides an ideal framework to identify, measure and predict this phenomenon.
Astrology divides all human traits into groups. Because of the logical and consistent way that traits are grouped there are intervals between groups which are more compatible than others. Mathematically, astrology compatibility works in a similar way to music theory with some combinations of notes being more harmonious than others.
Why are there 12 zodiac signs? Because the number 12 has mathematical properties which make it ideal for any science involving pattern recognition. It's the smallest number with five factors (1, 2, 3, 4, 6). It's no coincidence that there are 12 zodiac signs. The science defined the signs; the signs didn't define the science. There are far more constellations than just the 12 which were chosen.
Where do the concepts such as houses, elements, polarity etc used in astrology come from? Astrology allocates distinctive labels to groups with common features. For example, traits which are common to people of 3 of the 12 zodiac signs are associated with the 4 elements (fire, water, air, earth). The labeling system used is thousands of years old and gives the field its new age image. These labels are however merely an intuitive memory aid. Behind them is a science based on patterns and extrapolation using a duodecimal (base 12) system.
It's certainly possible to learn astrology without a knowledge of the math behind it, and there is far more to astrology than just these patterns, however it's safe to say that the earliest astrologers were mathematicians at heart, and not magicians.
Yes! Most people are amazed by how much behavior and personality is predictable via astrology. Most people are of course skeptical until they see it work with their own eyes. The most common feedback I get from my first time clients is shock at the accuracy and detail of their reading. Many believe that the vague information in tabloid horoscopes or free astrology reports is 'as good as it gets', when often those aren't even written by an astrologer.
Astrology is a complex field. There are hundreds of factors producing billions of permutations which make up someone's natal chart, which is as unique as a fingerprint. Makes sense, as each person and relationship is of course unique.
No website or book can list each of these billions of combinations. However a good degree of accuracy is available by looking just at sun signs (also called your zodiac sign, or star sign). Everyone knows what those are, and it's fun to explore them.
Sun signs are just the tip of the iceberg however and one goal of this site is to encourage you to try a real astrology reading at some point, and see for yourself the real accuracy which this fascinating field can offer.
The real name for this area within astrology is Synastry. Few people have heard of that however, and even fewer can usually remember how to spell it. For practical purposes it usually goes by less formal names, such as compatible astrology.
If you see references to astrology compatibility, horoscope compatibility, zodiac compatibility, star sign compatibility, sun sign compatibility, relationship astrology, love astrology, sexual astrology etc - don't worry, it's all the exact same thing.
Astrology is a controversial subject. Some people swear by it, some think it's bogus, some think it's cheesy. The reality is that it can be any or all of these, depending on the source. Astrology is only as good as the astrologer.
Free weekly horoscopes. The Daily Horoscope for Virgo. Now you will have the opportunity to expand your horizons either physically or intellectually. You may look at new courses or languages, or maybe travel to places you have never been, to experience them for yourself. Apr 23, 2021 - The Moon in your sign makes this a day of great focus for you, Virgo. You may feel more driven to action and this makes it a fantastic day for pursuing new endeavors. You may feel more driven to action and this makes it a fantastic day for pursuing new endeavors.
My name is David, and I'm a full time relationship astrologer. Since 1993 my clients have included doctors, psychologists, relationship counselors, other astrologers and some of the worlds largest dating services. This has allowed a massive level of research and data collection. You can read more about me here.
I'd like to show you how powerful astrology can be, and to encourage you to try a real reading for yourself at some point. Professional astrology doesn't have to be expensive and its uses and accuracy change lives. That's a bold statement, but I say it because I get almost daily emails from clients saying it.
This page gives only a brief introduction to the topic. I have a more detailed article on astrology compatibility and the various factors and techniques used, together with frequently asked questions.
So, welcome to Compatible Astrology! I hope you find the information here as fascinating as I have.
The recent boom of interest in astrology can likely be attributed to the fact that we love learning more about ourselves and bolstering our self-awareness. But what we adore just as much (maybe even more sometimes, if we're being honest) is learning about the objects of our affection and whether or not we're destined for a cinematic love story — or at least, a satisfying romp between the sheets. And the planets — specifically your natal chart (or birth chart) — can offer helpful intel.
Here, several planetary factors that can provide insight into your zodiac sign compatibility as well as which sign pairings are the most compatible, the most challenging, and the those that are just hit-or-miss.Also read: Complete Guide to Zodiac Signs & Meanings
When considering whether you and a potential or existing partner are going to hit it off, you'll want to compare the following celestial bodies. (To get your natal chart — which contains all this info and can help you determine your astrological compatibility, among many other things — you can consult an astrologer or plug your info into an online service such as astrology.com.)
Your sun signs: Whether you're filling out a dating app profile or buying a pretty new zodiac sign pendant, the sign you identify with is the sign that the sun was moving through at the time of your birth. The sun oversees your self-image, self-esteem, identity, and how you experience confidence. It can also influence your life path.
Your moon signs: The shimmering, mysterious moon is considered your inner emotional compass. It's tied not only to the experiences, people, and material items in life that offer you a sense of security but it also impacts how you connect emotionally with others. That's why it's so helpful for identifying someone who shares your values and how you experience intuition and emotion. (Related: How Moon Signs Compatibility Can Affect Your Relationships)
Your Venus Signs: The planet of love, romance, beauty, and money speaks to what you most value in a relationship, how you demonstrate desire, how you attract others, and the way you experience pleasure. It can very much characterize how you behave in any of your social interactions and relationships — romantic or otherwise — and color your love language. For those reasons, it's a key player when looking at zodiac sign compatibility.
Your Mars Signs: Mars, the planet of action, influences the things in life that drive you, your energy, your strength, your inner fire, and yep, your sexual style. Chances are, you want your partner to be on the same (or at least a similar) page in terms of all of those aspects of life, so it's a major planet to look to when determining how well you'll vibe with someone else — in and out of bed. (Related: The Best Sex Position for Your Zodiac Sign)
A big-picture must-know: You'll want to think about how all of these planets interact with one another to really investigate astrological compatibility — not just like with like. For example, your sun might technically be square (the harshest angle — more on that in a sec) your partner's sun, but your Venus signs are trine (the sweetest angle), and your moon signs are conjunct (meaning in the same sign). Harmonious aspects like those can significantly rosy up what might, at first glimpse at sun signs, seem like a problematic picture.
Although the most in-depth look at astrological compatibility will come from looking closely at two people's whole natal charts, you can generally find a natural compatibility between two people whose birth charts display trines between their planets. The trine — which indicates that two signs are four signs apart — is the most supportive, harmonious angle between two signs.
Basically, these are the signs that are in the same element as your sign. A quick refresher on which signs fall where — and are therefore trine one another:
You might also consider signs that are sextile yours. These signs are two signs apart and fall under a compatible element. Fire and air are simpatico, as are water and earth. While the relationship isn't as frequently celebrated as the trine, it's considered friendly and easygoing. The signs you're sextile to, based on your sign:
Again, astrologers often warn against jumping to conclusions — positive or negative — based exclusively on your sun sign, but generally speaking, squares can indicate challenges in a relationship. The square occurs between signs that are three signs apart, and it's pretty much the astrological version of clashing or head-butting.
Two signs that are square have the same quality (also referred to as quadruplicities): cardinal, mutable, or fixed. Cardinal signs excel at seeing the big picture but not so much with the details, mutable signs are the most flexible but can also struggle to commit, and fixed signs are resolute on their best day and stubborn as hell on their worst.
Having these traits in common might initially sound like the fast track to compatibility, but in the case of squares, too much of the same energy can spell conflict. The following signs are square one another:
If your sun — or any planet — is in the same sign as your partner's, they're conjunct one another. Although conjunctions can make for too much of the same energy at times, plenty of celeb couples have proven it can work. For example, both Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are Geminis — and celebrate birthdays just one day apart (June 9 and June 10). Nick and Vanessa Lachey are both Scorpios — and even share the same birthday (November 9). And although that famous 6.1-carat pink diamond didn't lead to nuptials with fellow Leo Ben Affleck (born August 15), J.Lo (born July 24) did go on to fall for another Lion: Alex Rodriguez (born on July 27).
Similarly, having the sun, the moon, or another planet in a sign that's directly opposite your partner's could create a case of yin and yang, in which you're organically balancing one another — or it could make it tough to see eye-to-eye. (Again, it really depends on other natal chart details to really judge astrological compatibility.)
The following signs are opposite one another:
A couple of famous examples of attracted opposites: Cancer Prince William (born June 21) and Capricorn Kate Middleton (born January 9) and Leo Mila Kunis (born August 14) and Aquarius Ashton Kutcher (born February 7). (Related: How to Let Astrocartography — the Astrology of Travel — Guide Your Wanderlust)
Exploring how your sun, moon, Venus, and Mars signs interact with a partner's can offer valuable intel on how you connect or clash. But it's important to bear in mind that these details are just a jumping-off point. There are many other layers to investigate when you're considering astrological compatibility. You'll want to understand how certain birth chart details might mirror, harmonize, or clash with your partner's. (For example, say they have a slew of planets in their 12th house, which makes them super-private, while you have most of yours in the 1st house, which means you wear your heart on your sleeve.) You can also look at how your charts interact when they're overlapped on one another (an area of astrology called synastry). Sound like a lot? It is; that's why it's so helpful to sit down with a pro astrologer who can help you zero in on specifics and offer a high-level overview.
Maressa Brown is a writer and astrologer with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to being Shape's resident astrologer, she contributes to InStyle, Parents, Astrology.com, and more. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.