What Your Horoscope Sign Says About Your Relationship Future
Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each of the star signs belongs to one house of the elements, and this determines many of their traits and qualities. Whether an earthy Taurus or a fiery Aries, what does your star sign indicate about you as a prospective partner? How well matched are you with your current partner, and if you’re single right now, could the stars lead you toward the right match?
There are no guarantees, but whether you are a believer or a skeptic of horoscopes, considering your own sign’s qualities, values and personality traits and those of your partner (current or prospective) certainly deepens your ability to connect, to be understanding and to find common ground to bond over.
Aries people are typically energetic, driven and intelligent. The downside to these traits, is that Aries can be perfectionists, impatient and intolerant of failure (their own and others). The element associated with Aries is fire, so they are intense, magnetic even, but also prone to pushing too far, opting for spontaneity at the cost of stability. Their interest and attention can even wane quickly if they’re not being entertained or satisfied.
Aries are assertive, frank and candid. They are best suited to partners who are unafraid of these qualities and equally confident in themselves, or just very tolerant and not easily shaken. Aries are wary of limits, restrictions and rules, so relationships in which one partner has dominance or tries to lay down the law will likely fizzle out quickly.
Gemini: As fun seekers and adventure lovers, Geminis provide the chemistry that could keep a relationship sizzling long term.
Libra: As intellectual and culturally curious and intelligent people, Libras are a great match for the intelligent Aries.
Classified as an Earth sign in the system of elements, Taurus men and women are resistant to change, fiercely willful and determined individuals. This can make them hugely dependable and reliable partners, but also stubborn and resolute in their beliefs and opinions.
If you want an unpredictable, surprise party or a last-second dinner booking on impulse, don’t rely on a Taurus. If you want someone stable, but also creative and artistically inclined, this bull sign delivers.
Taurus: For all their stubborness and aversion to change, Tauruses are dedicated and artistic. A pairing of Taurus mates can work brilliantly, though the arguments may be fierce.
Cancer: Taurus men and women are nurturing and naturally caring, and Cancers love to be taken care of and protected. Perfect.
Geminis, ruled by the element of Air, have a tendency to be intellectual, dynamic and yet also contradictory — displaying different elements from one day to the next. This makes them adept at blending into different social groups and taking on various roles.
Geminis, or The Twins, are often seeking their other half. In relationships, they are seeking commitment and long-term love, so their intensity can either be rewarded with equally ferocious commitment or it can be too much for some.
Libra: Intellectually and socially, Libras and Geminis share much in common. They are in harmony when it comes to sex, need for warmth and honesty, and a lack of jealousy.
Aquarius: Both Geminis and Aquarians seek variety and fun, and both are averse to routine and ritual. Both signs are open, articulate communicators and love to be social, which makes them a great match.
Cancers, represented by the crab, seek to protect themselves, and there is a sense of vulnerability to them that makes them gentle and sensitive in nature, but also slow to trust. They can tend towards crabbiness and moodiness, and rather than voicing their feelings openly, they can withdraw and be passive aggressive in their speech and behavior.
That said, Cancers are enormously loving, and their desire for protection leads them to be very protective of their loved ones. They make wonderful parents, friends and partners. They are best suited to fellow Water signs and also to the reliable, steadfast Earth signs.
Virgo: Caring and nurturing are both key traits of Virgo and Cancer signs. While Cancers tend to get emotional when communicating, Virgos are quite practical and straightforward. Regardless, both signs really value being open and honest.
Scorpio: Shy and reticent Cancer is buoyed by the natural tendency of Scorpio to protect and support their loved ones. Scorpio is passionate and dynamic, with enough energy to embolden and empower their Cancer mates.
Leos, like their lion symbol suggests, are brave and proud individuals with a sometimes dramatic energy and personality. Leo loves attention and admiration, but not at the expense of integrity. Leo is creative, artistic and naturally at ease on stage.
Leos can sometimes channel their flamboyance into narcissism and self-obsessiveness. But in the right environment and surrounded by the right influences, Leos have the power to battle for justice and a better world. Leos are well matched with fire signs.
Gemini: Fun, warmth and enthusiasm are common traits for these two signs, and Gemini makes for a good, practical and intelligent counter to Leo's sometimes overly dramatic sensibilities. They are a great couple to be around, and there's plenty of joy in this matching.
Sagittarius: Both signs really value their freedom, and both love adventure. Sagittarius and Leo inspire and encourage each other in their creative, personal and professional pursuits. This is certainly a pairing that is robust and built to last.
Practical, orderly and keen on being useful, Virgo is a reliable and resourceful star sign. Virgos can sometimes let their desire to do everything well verge on perfectionism and pickiness.
That said, they are very responsible and take their duties and loyalties very seriously. Their ability to get fixated on small details and to fuss over trivialities is balanced by partners with a sense of calmness, practicality and patience.
Taurus: Earthy, steadfast Taurus provides security and warmth. Both Virgo and Taurus are homebodies who love to create safe, nurturing spaces to live and work in. Both care deeply about being patient and responsive, though if Taurus is on a stubborn streak and Virgo is being fussy, there can be trouble.
Capricorn: Hard-working, dedicated signs, both Capricorn and Virgo are well matched in regard to their intellectualism and conservative views. Both like to spend time alone or with a few friends or family rather than big social gatherings. This is a match built to last through challenging times.
Libras are preoccupied with fairness, peace and justice in the world. They are focused on harmony and unity and, therefore, make wonderful friends, partners and colleagues. Libras are intelligent, curious and cultured individuals who take joy in music, books and art.
Libras counter these wonderful traits by sometimes being unreliable and vague on dates, deadlines and responsibilities. Their desire to have harmony can sometimes mean they avoid difficult but necessary conversations and avoid conflict by withholding information or keeping secrets.
Aquarius: Highly social and talkative creatures, Aquarius and Libra love parties and gatherings. They are well matched in regard to their social and community values. Both enjoy intellectual conversation, and their natural curiosity will lead them toward travel, culture and arts experiences they’ll enjoy discovering together.
Gemini: Sexually, socially and intellectually, Gemini and Libra are well paired. Both have a depth of interests and a natural curiosity that means they struggle to be bored when together. Both are passionate about all aspects of their lives and one another.
Intense, focused Scorpio is drawn to the darker side of life thanks to being ruled by Pluto, both the planet and the mythological god of the underworld. Scorpio has a sixth sense, a level of awareness that is heightened more than the other signs. They can pick up on the energy around them and make observations that are highly astute and accurate.
Scorpios are loyal and protective, with the downside being that they can also be quite vengeful if they feel they or their loved ones have been treated unfairly. Scorpios have a tendency to be secretive, and trust is their major challenge.
Taurus: The earthy, reliable and steadfast Taurus is well matched with secretive and skeptical Scorpio. Once Scorpio knows they are safe and secure, they are passionate and intense lovers and full of energy and enthusiasm for love and life. Taurus can fall into routines and ruts, so the mysteriousness inherent in their Scorpio mate makes life interesting.
Aries: Fiery, energetic Aries is a great match for the energetic, dynamic Scorpio. Both are powerful signs, and while they will constantly inspire and energize one another, their combined energy can be exhausting to earthier, less intense signs.
Ruled by Fire and the planet Jupiter, Sagittarius is generous, positive and tends to have a joyful and magnetic sense of humor. Unlike Earth and Water signs, Sagittarius loves freedom, change, traveling and being in a variety of natural, outdoor environments.
Sagittarians are determined individuals, and once they've set their sight on achieving a goal, they pursue it with enthusiasm. They are highly tactile and love to be hands-on. They make great gardeners, artists, builders and pilots — loving the ability to get into the outdoors and travel across different, dynamic terrains.
Gemini: Sagittarius can be very direct and honest, which is highly valued and appreciated by some but can also lead to misunderstanding and needless hurt. Geminis are confident and independent, so they are not concerned by the need of their Sagittarius mate to regularly travel, explore and discover the world either alone or as a couple.
Aries: Both Fire signs, this can be an explosive mix but a dynamic, exciting one that brings out the most passion and enthusiasm for life in both partners. Neither sign is clingy or dependent, so both appreciate the need of their partner to have time alone to pursue their individual interests and goals. Both are optimists and have similar views of life.
Traditional and conservative in their values, Capricorn is a typical Earth sign: fuss-free and stable. Individuals under this sign are independent and perseverant, both in their professions and in their personal lives. They are good at conserving their own energy so that they can continue to work, live and play without burning out or getting carried away with the chaos and dramatics of life.
Capricorns are realists and thrive when they have plans and goals and steps to get there. Practical and focused on what they can see, measure and understand, Capricorn can sometimes be stubborn and immutable. They are natural leaders and blossom when they're given freedom to guide, direct and nurture people around them. They don't respond well to being micromanaged or questioned.
Taurus: Earthy Taurus is a great match for their fellow Earth sign, Capricorn. Both enjoy having a steady, shared love of routine and being attuned to the other's need for space and comfort. Both are highly practical and like to share their plans, make individual and shared goals, and neither are inclined to being dramatic or imaginative at the expense of enjoying their lives as they are, right now.
Cancer: Quite a departure in personality, Cancer is proof that opposites can attract. While both Cancer and Capricorn are tenacious and determined, Capricorn's practicality is countered by Cancer's imaginative, emotional nature. Cancer loves being at home preparing and sharing a good meal, as does Capricorn. So, while Capricorn is at work, leading, managing and directing, Cancer thrives on caring, nurturing and being of service to others. As a couple, they provide the best of both worlds. One is the practical anchor, the other is the caring, supportive and imaginative breath of fresh air.
This Air sign is independent and energetic. Aquarians can also have a tendency to be temperamental and averse to trust and honest expression though. They thrive when they are given space and patience to analyze and intellectualize the world around them. Aquarians are natural humanitarians, with a passion for justice and ensuring human and animal rights as well as environmental causes are championed.
As much as they are independent, Aquarians hate to be lonely or bored, and they seek the companionship of intelligent conversationalists, those who are also passionate about rights and causes, and those who are open to different opinions, views and values.
Leo: Opposing signs are sometimes the most interesting and dynamic pairings. Leo is proud, regal and independent. Aquarius is a battler for justice. Their combined passion, intellectual force and determination to see a fair, good world can make them inspirational to one another and the people around them. They are both strong personalities and when in agreeance, are a formidable pairing. It is when they disagree that there can be a rough road ahead.
Sagittarius: Equally intellectual and intelligent, Sagittarius and Aquarius never tire of their fascinating and insightful discussions and philosophical musings. Aquarians and Sagittarians are both rational, practical and attentive. Neither are overly emotional, and this can lead to a sense of distance, which, if either partner is particularly vulnerable or needing extra attention, can spell the end, but it can also ensure that neither is clingy or needy.
Pisces is a Water sign ruled by Neptune. They are typically gentle, compassionate and generous with their affection. Pisces adapt well to relationships with all the other signs as they are easygoing and not easily affected or challenged.
Pisces are artistic and insightful, though they can have a tendency to be fearful or too quick to trust and accept things on face value. Their key dislikes are being criticized or treated cruelly, while they thrive in spiritual discussions as well as when they are able to look after their needs: sleep, nourishment and time alone.
Taurus: Practical, earth-based Taurus is an excellent match for sensitive and compassionate Pisces. Taurus partners are great at taking care of practical matters like paying the bills, making plans and setting deadlines, while Pisces is the relaxed and romantic counterbalance who enables Taurus to calm down.
Sagittarius: Both Sagittarius and Pisces are creative and intuitive, finding these common traits a strong bond. They are also alike in their hobbies. Both are compassionate by nature, and this makes their relationship a loving one and also makes them an appealing couple to spend time with. Neither are very practical or realistic though, and while this can make their relationship hugely romantic, it may not be sustainable in the long term.