With 7 billion plus people on this planet, you’re statistically bound to meet people you like and people you hate. Is there a science behind figuring out who you’ll mesh with and who you’ll clash with, other than through trial and error? Maybe it’s not pure science, but horoscopes can try to take a crack at guiding your life, including relationships.
What’s Your Sign?
Your zodiac sign is based off the date you’re born and is also known as your Sun sign. The general breakdown is as follows according to Astro Style:
Aries: March 21 to April 19
Taurus: April 20 to May 20
Gemini: May 21 to June 20
Cancer: June 21 to July 22
Leo: July 23 to August 22
Virgo: August 23 to September 22
Libra: September 23 to October 22
Scorpio: October 23 to November 21
Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21
Capricorn: December 22 to January 19
Aquarius: January 20 to February 18
Pisces: February 19 to March 20
Aliza Kelly Faragher’s article on Allure breaks down each zodiac and provides common characteristics. For example, Aries are bold, ambitious, and love to be first (which is very fitting, considering they’re the first sign in the zodiac). There are definitely more than a total of 12 personalities in the world, though, which is where your moon rising and ascendant come in.
To gather a more detailed chart (including your moon rising and ascendant, along with descriptions of what both mean), head to Cafe Astrology and put in a few details such as your date of birth, time of birth, and birthplace. The Natal Chart will give you a lot more information than is needed to tell compatibility, but the detailed analysis (which can take up to 30 PDF pages) can serve as some interesting reading material.
Top Compatibility Matches
Opposites attract, but birds of a feather also flock together, and that’s what we see with the 12 power couple matches presented in this Self article. Our Aries and Aquarius matches are dynamic because both their adventurous personalities fit together. Leos and Sagittarius’ also make the list of perfect matches; these couples are full of adventure and energy, both being fire signs. Leos have an affinity for spotlight and attention (they’re represented by a lion, after all), and our Sagittarius’ love jumping into pursuits of geographical, intellectual, and/or spiritual adventures.
For our Taurus and Cancer matches, their energies are more complementary. Taurus is an earth sign while Cancer is a water sign, and while both elements can serve as an antithesis of each other, both are still connected by the calm energies they come from.
While these 12 matches are the ones Self decided to focus on, there are still plenty more combinations that exist, and Amanda Chatel’s article on Bustle organizes the matches by each zodiac sign; you can easily scroll to your zodiac sign and see the two to four other zodiacs you match well with. Some signs have more zodiacs they’re compatible with (such as Aries, Leos, Sagittarius and Capricorns) while others only have two other zodiacs the stars determine a fitting match.
Sure, these matches are written in the stars, but they’re certainly not written in stone, so take these suggestions as simply suggestions, and continuing exploring to find your perfect match.