Knowing which signs to date, which we should pursue marriage with, and which we should ditch would be so much easier to navigate if, written in the stars somewhere, there existed a guide to compatibility. Well, there is, and luckily for all of us, it is on the internet and easily accessible. Our astrological signs, those that reflect the month and day on which we were born, can be used as a guide to potential lovers and those that are past due. So fear not! No longer do we have to be oppressed by the scumbags and players; consult the stars and find out which sign is your perfect match!
1. Nothing but red flags
Knowing which signs to date can be hard. Knowing which signs NOT to date can be even harder. Here are the matches that might bring nothing but trouble.
Aries (March 21-April 19) and Aries: Aries is one of the most competitive signs, and while a competitive edge in a relationship can be fun, a sole focus on who is better at this or that makes for a messy one.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) and Gemini: Both of these signs are stubborn. And since arguments are a natural part of any relationships, two stubborn people are bound to forever butt heads.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) and Cancer: Gemini and Cancer are said to neither connect emotionally or physically. And that’s all folks.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) and Aries: Since both Cancer and Aries require those around them to adapt, the odds that both will be willing to do so is slim to none.
Leo (July 23-August 22) and Virgo: Since Virgo is turned off by those who steal the spotlight, the often self-centered Leo could never be a logical match.
Virgo (August 23-Septmber 22) and Sagittarius: Despite the Virgo tendency to be loyal, Sagittarius dislikes feeling trapped.
Libra (September 23-October 22) and Taurus: Libra searches for justice. Taurus resigns too stubbornness. Not gonna happen.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) and Aries: Scorpio is a water sign. Aries is a fire sign. Need I say more?
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) and Scorpio: As stated above, people born under Sagittarius hate feeling trapped. Scorpio is often distrusting which can result in feelings of insecurity and, therefore, radical attempts at tying the Sagittarius down.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) and Libra: While this relationship isn’t necessarily doomed from the start, the lack of emotions that both signs exhibit make for a lackluster partnership.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) and Cancer: Cancers are emotional and understand the importance of expressing their feelings. Those born under Aquarius, however, tend to run away from such expression. Instead of nurturing their partner’s tenderness, they avoid it.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) and Leo: Pisces often crave alone time, while Leos are extroverts and love being around people. Unless these signs are willing to adapt to the other’s needs, the relationship will probably face a few issues.
2. Let’s talk sex
It would be naive to suggest that sex and perfect compatibility go hand in hand. Sometimes the best lovers are those who we could never see ourselves being in a serious, committed relationship with. And that’s okay. They serve one purpose, and that’s to be a perfect cuddle buddy…*enter winking emoji here*
Aries and Aquarius: Both these signs are adventurous, passionate, and friendly. Sometimes overly so. Seems like the perfect recipe for a hookup.
Taurus and Cancer: Cancers are known for being sensitive, while Taurus’s gentle nature makes for a devoted lover. However, both can often become attached as they crave feeling safe in their relationships.
Gemini and Virgos: While Geminis are extroverts, Virgos are introverts. And although this may seem counterintuitive, opposites often attract. And the chase is what makes it fun for Geminis.
Cancer and Scorpio: Both water signs, Cancers and Scorpios are passionate and highly intuitive. The best hookups are often those that rely purely on what feels good and not what necessarily makes rational sense.
Leo and Libra: With a creative Leo and the Libra tendency to be cooperative and try new things, this is a match made in hookup heaven.
Capricorn and Taurus: Nothing about this pairing says eternal happiness, but because Taurus brings a practical voice to any situation, Capricorn’s similar lack of emotions makes for an unattached one night stand.
Scorpio and Pisces: Literally, these two signs could not be more perfect for hooking up. Scorpio is the sign that represents sex, while Pisces represents orgasms. Enough said.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius: Both these signs have a liberal philosophy and, often, a lack of emotion. It’s the perfect recipe for a casual hookup.
3. It’s a match made in zodiac heaven
Aries and Leo: Both these signs are fire signs, and that fire translates both physically and emotionally between Aries and Leo.
Taurus and Virgo: Again, these signs are the same sign: the Earth sign. They are both loyal and reliable, which makes possible a relationship focused on longevity and devotion.
Gemini and Aquarius: What these signs have in common is their mutual love for conversation. They both crave intellect and excitement in their relationships.
Virgo and Capricorn: Both of these signs are hardworking and responsible. And while initially this may seem boring, a long-term relationship relies on more than just good sex. Healthy relationships rely on financial stability, job security, and boring (but really, really important) adult stuff like that.
Libra and Leo: Libras, when in love, surrender their body and mind completely to the relationship, making them a perfect match for the Leo, who takes on the role of the leader in most of their relationships.
Scorpio and Scorpio: Surprisingly, Scorpios work well together, unlike many of the other signs. Scorpios crave honesty, passion, and emotional expression. If one expects honesty, that is usually reciprocated throughout the relationship.
Sagittarius and Aries: Since neither of these signs places much stock in the opinions of others, their relationship can flourish without the pressures and judgments of outside voices.
Capricorn and Pisces: Because Pisces can be extremely emotional and sensitive, the responsible and self-controlled Capricorn can reign a Pisces in, calm them down, and remind them of what’s important.
Pisces and Cancer: Both Pisces and Cancer are in touch with their feelings, creating an emotional understanding that inspires the relationship.
4. So what now?
It often seems impossible to know which signs to date and which to ditch. And suggesting that each person falls perfectly into the characteristics of their astrological sign is hardly an exact science. Astrological signs can just be a guide to beginning to understand what’s important to each sign and what is necessary to creating and nurturing a healthy relationship. Understanding which signs to date, which to marry, and which to leave behind can eliminate the stress of online dating, awkward first dates, and relationships that simply waste our time.