When someone finds out I’m an astrologer the conversation usually gets around to which sign is the most compatible for them. But I can’t give them a proper answer without looking at their birth chart first.
I can make simple statements about how Aries gets on well with fellow fire signs Leo & Sagittarius. I can explain that Geminis find it easy to swap ideas with other air signs Libra & Aquarius. I can talk about why earth signs Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn find natural friends in water signs Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces. But true and lasting compatibility goes deeper than traditional astrological ideas about how the 12 signs interact with one another and why.
On the surface, 2 water signs would be seen as compatible due to their ability to share one another’s emotional, imaginative and creative approach to life. But delve deeper to find there could be too much empathy involved in this relationship. This would encourage the couple to dwell on personal feelings and undermine their ability to keep a grip on everyday life. The classic romantic matching of water signs Elizabeth Taylor (Pisces) and Richard Burton (Scorpio) is an example of what can go wrong with having too much of the same element. While this couple were strongly attracted to one another, the combination of their deeply emotional natures overwhelmed them. You could say they drowned in each other!
- If you are searching for someone to feel comfortable and at home with, you’ll be attracted to people who are the same zodiac sign as the Moon in your birth chart or the 4th house of your horoscope. An example would be Prince Charles, who seems to have a sub-conscious attraction to Cancerian women. This could be because there is strong emphasis on the 4th house of his horoscope, which contains his relationship planet Venus. It may also be because the Moon was high up in the sky at the time of his birth.
- If it’s passion and romance you want, you’re likely to attract lovers whose zodiac sign corresponds to Mars and Neptune in your birth chart or to the 5th and 8th houses of your horoscope. While this kind of chemistry can be quite compelling, it tends not to translate into successful long-term commitment. Angelina Jolie’s birth chart suggests that she probably saw Sagittarian Brad Pitt as her ideal romantic hero, which turned out to be an impossible role for him to sustain in real life terms.
- If it’s marriage you’re after, then look no further than your partnership planet Venus. An example would be Meghan Markle who has Venus in Virgo, which is Prince Harry’s Zodiac Sign. You’d also be looking at the 7th house of your horoscope and any planets or zodiac signs associated with it. There’s another neat connection between the birth charts of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex which is that the signs on their 7th houses are in opposite sides of the zodiac. Harry’s 7th house cusp is in Cancer which is ruled by the Moon in Taurus and Meghan’s is Capricorn, ruled by Saturn in Libra. Both Harry’s and Meghan’s 7th house rulers are in signs that are influenced by Venus, which enhances their partnership potential.
- If you’re looking for business associates you’ll want a connection that complements your strengths and compensates for your weaknesses. Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs probably wouldn’t have created Apple without the interplay between their talents & abilities which, as it happened, produced five-star corporate compatibility. Steve Jobs’ 2nd house of wealth creation contains Neptune, which suggests that he may have lacked consistency when he tried to make something tangible that could be turned into a business. Wozniak’s action planet Mars fell in Jobs’ 2nd house and it was Wozniak’s enthusiasm for engineering that created the computer upon which Apple’s future success was founded. Steve Wozniak’s 8th house of asset investment and resource management is empty of planets, suggesting that this is not one of his main areas of interest in life. Jobs’ Mars fell in Wozniak’s 8th house and it was his dynamic approach to business that turned Apple into a near-trillion dollar corporation.
In reality there is much more involved in answering the call of compatibility than simple Sun Sign synastry but if you want to understand the bare basics of astrological matchmaking, find your zodiac sign and read about how it relates and interacts with the other 11.