The significance of astrological signs originates in Babylonian astrology—priests used them to determine the will of the gods, which were thought to manifest in different celestial images. This is a tradition that has been passed down in different forms since 1800 B.C. and links the activity of the heavens with that of earth, working on the principle of of “as above, so below”.
Today, most of us have at least a passing familiarity with the 12 zodiac signs—each is loosely based on a constellation which is visible during a certain time of the year. Astrologers determine which sign you were born under, and use this sign to make predictions about your life, personality, strengths, and weaknesses.
One of the most popular predictions involve love, of course. A skilled astrologer can predict which other signs you might be most compatible with, and what romantic pitfalls you might have to look out for.
Whether or not you believe the zodiac signs have any special significance, it can’t hurt to try them out for yourself, so let’s uncover the secrets of the 12 zodiac signs, and find out what yours means for your lovelife!
Aquarius: January 20th to February 18th
Individuals born under Aquarius can be independent, original, and empathetic, and are often highly intellectual.
Because of this, intellectual stimulation is one of the biggest romantic pleasures for an Aquarius—look for a date that can engage you in conversation and match your level of education and wittiness.
Avoid relationships that seem based in pure physicality—things will quickly grow old, and you’ll want out sooner than you think.
Those born under this sign are most compatible with Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. These signs compliment and share in the same intellectual passion as the Aquarius.
Pisces: February 19th through March 20th
Those born under Pisces are the artists of the world, and are often gentle, wise, and intuitive.
In the world of love, Pisces are incredibly romantic, and are loyal and generous to their lucky partners. They do, however, need to feel a deep connection with their loved ones in order to be satisfied.
If this is your sign, stay away from one night stands—they’ll leave you feeling empty and depressed. Instead, foster relationships that begin as friendships, and you’ll find that your lovelife becomes richer than you could ever imagine.
Take care, though, not to allow your romantic loyalty to blind you. Don’t allow yourself to be used, abused, or taken advantage of—this can happen all too easily to a Pisces.
Pisces has romantic compatibility with Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn—these signs are capable of the dedication it takes to make a Pisces happy!
Aries: March 21st to April 19th
If you were born during the time of Aries, you’re likely courageous, determined, confident, and above all, passionate.
Those born under Aries feel the desire to take the initiate when it comes to romance, and become energetic and excited about love, showing their partners with gifts and affection. Physical pleasure is important to most born under Aries, so look for a partner that is sexually compatible.
Watch out, though, that you take time with your partner in order to get to know them past the initial rush of physical and emotional excitement. Take care to be tender, loving, and gentle—don’t scare potential partners away by coming on too strongly
Aries is romantically compatible with Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra, all of which are capable of both cooling an Aries down and heating him or her up.
Taurus: April 20th to May 20th
This sign produces those who are responsible, patient, and highly reliable.
The Taurus is very responsive to his or her senses, and potential lovers must be able to engage all of them, creating a safe and loving environment for any romance to occur. Stability is a must for people born under this sign, and so those born under Taurus should avoid thrill seeker and partiers who might take them on a wild ride they won’t enjoy.
The Taurus should take care not to become too enmeshed in tradition and expectations—it’s easy for these individuals to simply take the path that has been laid out for them. Don’t be afraid to gradually become more and more adventurous as you get to know your potential partner!
This sign is compatible with Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces, all of whom have the patience and gentle nature needed to keep a Taurus happy.
Gemini: May 21st to June 20th
If you were born under Gemini, you are likely to be an adaptable, quick-learning individual who enjoys a wide variety of interests.
If this is you, you need to look for a partner that can not only provide you an intellectual challenge, but who also is a good communicator. When communication and physical touch combine, the Gemini is happiest.
Those born under this sign also crave variety, and may flirt with many people before deciding to settle into actually dating—repetition and tradition are exactly what they don’t want.
If you’re a Gemini, look for partners who can quickly adapt to any situation—they need to be able to keep up with you rather than feeling left behind.
And be sure that you take the time to explore the depths of your partner—there is more to people than meets the eye. Dig a little more deeply than you’re used to, and you’ll find a treasured love.
Cancer: June 21st to July 22nd
Those born under this sign are imaginative, loyal, and very persuasive when they wish to be.
In love, Cancers are highly emotional, and feelings are important to them—they will rush to care for the hurt emotions of others, and are highly sympathetic. They enjoy sharing responsibility and the idea of building a life together with their partner—this helps them feel secure.
Be careful, if you are of this sign, not to allow others to take advantage of your caring nature. Look for those who are, like you, caring and empathetic, and who are willing to commit to you.
Compatible signs are Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pices, and Capricorn, all of whom can form the deep emotional bonds a Cancer craves.
Leo: July 23rd to August 22nd
People born under Leo are passionate, generous, warm, and cheerful.
In the realm of romance, those born under Leo are often extremely sincere in their affections, and easily show their feelings. In love, they are fun, warm, loyal, and very generous toward those they adore, and are willing to gently take the lead in a relationship.
They must take care, though, not to harshly impose their will on their partner’s life. If you’re a Leo, look for a partner who can stand up for him or herself, and who is not afraid to set strong boundaries.
Compatible signs are Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius, all of whom can stand up for themselves and match the passion of the Leo.
Virgo: August 23rd to September 22nd
Virgos are loyal, kind, shy, hardworking, and practical in all matters.
In romance, Virgos need a stable relationship with a partner who affirms them and makes them feel safe enough to open up. It’s important for a Virgo to invest time and energy into opening up to their partner so that trust can be built.
If this is you, look for someone who is kind and caring, and who is willing to wait on physical romance for a while—you need time to grow accustomed to a lover before anything can happen.
Signs compatible with Virgo are Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces, all of which have the ability to lovingly help you to trust in them.
Libra: September 23rd to October 22nd
Those born under Libra are cooperative, gracious, fair, diplomatic, and often have well-balanced lives.
Those born under Libra are very compatible with most personality types, but should look for others who are, above all, willing to work at a peaceful, harmonious relationship. The dedication, sweet charm, and peaceful nature makes them a wonderful partner.
Libras should take care not to allow themselves to sink into loneliness—alone, they can be quite unhappy. Single Libras should take the time to regularly socialize with friends and family, and not rush headlong into relationships out of pure loneliness.
Most compatible signs are Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Scorpio: October 23rd to November 21st
The Scorpio is brave, stubborn, resourceful, and can be a rare and true gem of a friend.
This is the most sensual of all the signs, and are extremely passionate and intimate when it comes to love. If this is you, look for honest, intelligent partners—deception will not sit well with you, even by normal standards.
Scorpios should take care to trust their partner until that partner proves untrustworthy. Don’t let your innate distrust of others create a wall between your heart and theirs.
Compatible sings are Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Sagittarius: November 22nd to December 21st
A Sagittarius is excitable, humorous, and extremely idealistic.
If you were born under this sign, you need a partner who enjoys humor and has a playful side. You need to look for dates with those who are open, excited about life, and optimistic.
But be careful not to allow your energy and enthusiasm to push you into the arms of other partners—your love for diversity and change can bring you into situations that may be hurtful to your partner. Be loyal, and you’ll be rewarded with the, satisfying connection you didn’t know you craved.
Compatible sings are Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius.
Capricorn: December 22nd to January 19th
Finally, those born under Capricorn are disciplined, have lots of self-control, and love being responsible.
In love, a Capricorn can be difficult to get close to because they express their love through action rather than words. But once a relationship is established, they are exceedingly loyal. They should look for people who are similarly responsible, and who will take the time to win them over.
If this is you, remain open to the love language of your partner—if actions don’t suit, speak to them in ways they understand. And don’t be afraid to lighten up! A bit of playfulness can light up your romantic life in ways you might not expect as a studious Capricorn.
Compatible signs are Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces, who are all capable of bringing out the best in a Capricorn.
What’s Your Sign?
Whatever your zodiac sign, you have the potential for a beautiful, deep, and satisfying lovelife, but heeding the ancient advice from the stars might just be what you need to find that perfect someone!