A sign for your partner is a big deal, but what does it mean? Here’s everything you need to know about the zodiac and how astrological compatibility affects relationships.
You may have heard that everyone has their unique “sign” or personality trait, which can help explain why some people feel more at home in relationships while others don’t. But what exactly does it mean when someone says they’re a Virgo? A Taurus?
Maybe you’ve even asked yourself if you’re compatible with one of these personalities.
If so, read more about the zodiac signs and how astrological compatibility affects relationships.
The Zodiac Signs
We all have characteristics, quirks, and other defining traits that make us who we are. Whether it’s our hair color, eye shape, body type, or hobbies, there are plenty of ways we can be different from person to person.
Astrology takes this concept seriously by analyzing our character through the stars. According to ancient Greek mythology, the twelve signs were assigned to each zodiacal constellation.
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
- Cancer (June 22 – July 23)
- Leo (July 24 – Aug. 23)
- Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23)
- Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23)
- Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)
- Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)
- Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
- Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
- Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
These constellations are where the zodiac signs are found in the sky, and astrologers use them to determine the personality traits associated with each movement. While many of us associate certain personality traits—like being introverted or extroverted, having an adventurous spirit, or being reserved—with specific signs, more than 12 personality traits are linked to the zodiac. We’ll get into those below.
How Astrologically Compatible Are You With Your Partner’s Sign?
Consider the following points to determine whether your zodiac sign and personality traits will work well together in a relationship.
1. Do you share similar values and beliefs?
When two people meet, both partners should share similar beliefs, goals, and desires. That means they shouldn’t want radically different things or try to change their significant other to fit their needs. If you’d like to have a more harmonious relationship, that’s important.
2. Are you both ambitious?
This doesn’t necessarily mean working hard or taking risks, but rather that you both value success and achievement. It could also mean that you’re both goal-oriented people who enjoy accomplishing tasks and progressing toward whatever you’re working toward.
3. Are you both independent?
Whether it’s because of family obligations, career aspirations, or personal interests, being self-reliant is healthy. This doesn’t mean you won’t rely on or depend on your partner, but it’s essential to function as a team without turning on your partner or vice versa.
4. Are you both emotionally stable?
While you might think that emotional stability isn’t essential in a relationship, it’s just as important as ambition. Having unhealthy negative emotions can lead to many problems in relationships and affect how you communicate with your partner. Therefore, it’s better to be emotionally stable than to have a high tolerance for stress and anxiety.
5. Do you both prefer physical affection?
Physical intimacy is essential to couples, and while it doesn’t always have to involve intercourse, it usually consists in kissing, hugging, touching, cuddling, and other forms of physical contact.
Are They The One For Me?
So now you know what your zodiac sign is, and you’ve got a pretty good idea if your personality traits match up with the personality traits of your potential partner. Still, if you’re unsure, here are some tips to tell if you’re compatible with your partner’s zodiac sign.
Zodiac Compatibility FAQ
Q: What do the words’ Sun-Moon conjunction’ mean?
A: When Sun and Moon align—as they do twice every month between August and October—they symbolize a strong connection. Astrologers believe that Sun-Moon conjunctions bring out the best in people and strengthen relationships, so they tend to be very positive influences.
Q: What does Scorpio mean?
A: Many people think of Scorpios as mysterious and secretive, but the sign signifies deep feelings and passion. It’s beautiful to Scorpios, who are often seen as seductive and charming.
Significances of Each Personality Trait in Every Sign
Now that you know the zodiac basics, let’s look at the personality traits that apply to every sign.
Aries: The Ram is known for being aggressive and competitive, and their relationship approach shows this. They’re often impulsive and impatient, leading to arguments and misunderstandings. However, Aries has a lot of charm and wit and are very passionate and outgoing.
Taurus: The Bull is slow to anger, but once they become angry, it can hold onto its temper for a long time. They’re efficient and stubborn, and they usually choose partners who are the same way. Tauruses are reliable, caring, loyal, and generally love spending money on themselves.
Gemini: The Twins represent duality and the ability to see both sides of any issue. Gemini is highly adaptable and can quickly shift gears depending on the situation, which makes them great communicators. Their communication styles range from direct to indirect, and they can be slightly forgetful. Geminis are fun-loving, witty, and creative.
Cancer: Cancers are known for their loyalty and compassion. They’re very nurturing and sensitive and tend to form close bonds with loved ones, friends, and pets. Cancerians are generally kind and gentle but can also be moody and jealous sometimes. They’re very sentimental and emotional, hate conflict, and are very protective of their loved ones.
Leo: The Lion is a confident and charismatic leader, and they’re usually seen as charismatic and intelligent. Leo loves attention and likes to be treated like royalty, which is why they often attract people who are selfish or materialistic. Leos are warm, generous, and generous, but they also have a lot of pride and are prone to jealousy and possessiveness.
Virgo: Virgos are very organized and clean and often called “neat freaks.” They’re very responsible and conscientious and tend to keep their homes tidy and spotless. They’re also very detail-oriented, and they love to teach others things. Virgos are quiet and shy but also very patient and forgiving.
Libra: Libras are very diplomatic and peaceful, and they’re known for being very social butterflies. Libra is known for its balance and harmony; they often strive for equality and fairness in relationships. Libra is very romantic and tends to fall in love easily.