Sometimes it’s hard to find a significant other—finding someone who fits your personality traits, someone who you’re physically, emotionally and intellectually attracted to and someone you can instantly click with. With all of the complicated factors behind a perfect match, it might be time to ditch the dating apps and trust the stars to be your cupid.
A person’s astrological sign is determined by the position of the Sun, stars and planets on the date they were born. There are twelve astrological signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. There are certain brackets of time for each astrological sign—currently we’re in the Scorpio bracket, which runs from Oct. 23 to Nov. 21.
Each astrological or zodiac sign possesses their own unique personality traits, whether they be positive or negative. They are each categorized by the four elements: fire, earth, air and water. Fire signs include Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Earth signs include Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air signs include Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Water signs include Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
In terms of compatibility, signs of the same element tend to be more compatible because their personality traits complement each other; however, opposing signs tend to have the strongest attraction where Air is highly compatible with Fire and Water is highly compatible with Earth.
In relationships, each zodiac sign embodies their own characteristic that makes them a coveted significant other. For example, Aries signs are typically passionate, Gemini signs are communicative, Leos signs are generous and all of the other signs offer their own unique character.
Some people are skeptical about astrological signs. The connections between how you act, your future and your love prospects in the magnetic fields and the position of the stars might be hard to recognize. It’s interesting to think that our love life can be controlled by something unseen, hundreds of thousands of miles above our stratosphere.
Maybe the reason you and your current significant other aren’t working is because you’re not astrologically compatible. There are several compatibility generators online to see if you and your partner are technically compatible.
Don’t let what your astrological sign suggests deter you completely from pursuing a potential lover, however. Each sign has a certain degree of compatibility, varying from intense compatibility to mild compatibility, making any pairing possible.
Zodiac signs can also suggest who you should surround yourself with beyond the bedroom. Your compatibility with your friends may also be influenced by astrological signs, where you surround yourself with people that are similar to you or ones that compensate for your personality weaknesses.
Next time you meet someone new—whether a friend or potential partner—it could be a smart idea to consult the stars and planets to suggest the outcome of a budding relationship.