Do you ever wonder why you get along with some people so well while with others, no matter how you try, the relationship is rocky at best? Whether family, social, work, or love relationships, knowing your astrological sign and that of the other person may answer that question. And when it comes to finding the one special person with whom you can happily spend the rest of your life, astrology can steer you in the right direction.
Astrology’s fundamental principle is that your birth date, with its accompanying zodiac sign, predicts what you like, want, and need, and with what other signs you likely are most compatible. The theory is that distant cosmic objects, such as stars and planets, under which each person was born influence his or her life. Consequently, some signs are more compatible with you than others.
The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Here are the 12 Zodiac signs, complete with each one’s dates, symbol, and element:
- Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Ram – fire
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Bull – earth
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Twins – air
- Cancer(June 21 – July 22) – Crab – water
- Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Lion – fire
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Wheat Goddess – earth
- Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Scales – air
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Scorpion – water
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Archer – fire
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Sea Goat – earth
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – Water Bearer – air
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Fish Twins – water
By the way, if you’ve ever wondered why the zodiac begins with Aries (March 21 – April 19), it’s because this is the time of the vernal equinox, March 21, the beginning of spring. Since spring represents the new beginning of life, the ancients considered this to be the real beginning of a new year. Aries, therefore, represents new beginnings.
Your Own Characteristics
When you’re searching for that perfect relationship, it’s good to know the characteristics astrology predicts you have before you worry about the characteristics of others.
For instance, if you’re an Aries, you likely are creative and independent, but can sometimes have an explosive temper and exhibit aggressive behavior. You hate people who try to cling to you.
If you’re a Taurus, you likely are very straightforward, but also stubborn. You tend to think your way is the only way, and hate people who over-think things or are indecisive.
If you’re a Gemini, you likely can’t stand rudeness and attitude in others, but this can make you rather bossy at times. In addition, since you change your mind a lot, this can make you indecisive when it comes to commitment.
If you’re a Cancer, you likely love your family big time and want to love your partner the same way. Beware, however, of showing too much love. It can overwhelm and suffocate people.
If you’re a Leo, you’re likely just like your symbol, the lion. You’re proud, and you’re not afraid to roar when the situation calls for it. You tend to love the romantic chase, but once in a relationship, it’s not hard for you to become bored.
If you’re a Virgo, you’re likely a perfectionist and may even have obsessive tendencies. Unfortunately, if you don’t watch out, you can create impossible standards for yourself and others to live up to and become quite disappointed when no one does.
If you’re a Libra, you’re likely sweet, empathetic, sympathetic, and loyal almost to a fault. You love to please others, but this sometimes makes it difficult for you to stand your ground since you’ll go to almost any length to keep others happy. But you also expect reciprocal treatment from those you love.
If you’re a Scorpio, you’re likely supremely honest, but also subject to moodiness, especially the darker ones. Heaven help the person who deceives you. You can turn sulky or melancholy, and you might not get over it for days.
If you’re a Sagittarius, you’re likely the exact opposite of a Scorpio, i.e., you’re the eternal optimist. You hate negativity and complainers.
If you’re a Capricorn, you’re likely a highly stable person who feels most comfortable having an established routine. You’re not particularly fond of spontaneous people who fly by the seat of their pants, and when you’re in a position of power, you can easily micromanage what they do and how they do it.
If you’re an Aquarius, you likely are a highly moral and ethical person who strongly believes in fairness for and with everyone. You tend to see any form of prejudice as a personal affront, even when it’s not aimed at you. But since you’re so independent, you can be absent-minded about your partner’s needs or even downright careless in relationships
If you’re a Pisces, you likely are quite sensitive about your feelings and often subject to self-doubt. You may tend to feel that you’re not good enough for your desired partner, especially if you feel that (s)he keeps himself or herself emotionally unavailable to you.
It’s Elemental, Dear Watson
When it comes to compatibility or a match, pay particular attention to the other person’s element. In general, people whose birth dates possess the same element as yours are the ones with whom you’re the most compatible. For instance, if you’re an Aries, you likely will be most compatible with a Leo or Sagittarius who shares your fire element.
All in all, astrology can help you match yourself to others with whom you’ll have the most likelihood of being compatible. Just remember, however, while astrology predicts, it doesn’t guarantee. Every person is an individual.