Love Horoscope Compatibility can be a tricky thing. For answers to romance many look to the stars, or at least use it as a useful tool for insight. The key word regarding love horoscopes is “relate.” Any relationship functions best when they understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. There has to be a willingness to be happy that overtakes the need to be right. You can choose to be compatible with anyone, as long as you can find a way to relate. When anyone is examining love and zodiac compatibility, you need to look at the elements.
The elements are Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), and Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). Each of the elements interact with each other uniquely. Think of it in a scientific manner. When water combines with fire, it either goes out or picks up steam. When water is added to earth, it nourishes the soil but too much and it can result in mudslides. Earth can smother fire and fire can scorch Earth. Air can blow Earth signs away or add fuel to fire to burn bright. When you can understand how elements work in nature, then you can get an idea of how you can interact to see the magic behind the relationship. The different elements can be challenging but beautiful opportunities to evolve. Differences can push you both to grow and step outside your own comfort zones.
FIRE AND EARTH
To really build a fire and reach max creative powers, there must be steady ground beneath flames. Handle this combination with care! They are wildly different elements but can thrive if they play to their strengths. Earth is grounded, seeks stability, and wants to put down roots. The adventurous fire longs to explore, grow, and spread into new terrain. A battle can erupt as one strives for freedom while the other craves consistency. The fire sign will feel caged in by the white picket fence fantasy. The earth sign can never relax with constant change and surprises. If you learn to appreciate your differences then you can offer what the other is missing. Wordly fire will have a predictable home base to return to, which is tended to by their Earth partner. In exchange, Earth doesn’t get stagnant because fire will encourage growth and adaptation. Earth is sensual and practical; impulsive Fire benefits from this. Fire needs to learn to slow down to savor the moment instead of rushing off. Fire can help Earth take more chances.
FIRE AND AIR
Air feeds Fire, so this will help spread the passion. Fire heats the Air, so it can warm up and take chances. However, it is just as easy to blow out the match. The good times will roll with lots of similarities. Both are adventurous, expressive, and full of grand schemes and plans. There is no shortage of fun dates and plans. They are both game to try anything once. Beyond being lovers, these simpatico friends get each other in many ways. Their relationship may develop organically from their platonic bond. In some cases, they may cool down to more of a buddy or sibling vibe after the honeymoon phase. Both can get excited by the novelty and then grow bored when things become too familiar. This is not a sensual match in the bedroom, but they will share lively conversations, hilarious jokes, and spontaneous adventures. They can keep each other satisfied in other ways. There are also key differences. Air tends to be more cool, detached, and cerebral. Fire is more compulsive, emotional, and expressive. Air signs think more with their head, while Fire feels more with their heart. Disagreements will come when the Air sign will want to discuss things objectively, which can seem cold and uncaring to the worked up and reactive Fire. Fire, who may talk in circles or get defensive, will be frustrating for solution-oriented Air. Fire signs have too much energy which can be exhausting.
FIRE AND WATER
Water can put out the Fire and possibly control it. Fire can warm up the cold water, or make it boiling mad until it evaporates. Overly dominant Fire can cause the less aggressive Water sign to disappear in the relationship. This pairing has wildly different needs. To succeed as a couple, compromise will be essential. Water signs are soothing and nurturing, prone to fluctuating moods, and deeply crave security and comfort. Fire signs can be aggressive, independent and often seek discomfort in the name of adventure. Water signs are nostalgic and tend to live in a rosy-hued (overly maligned) past, while Fire signs are pioneers who get the most excited about sculpting a future of their own creation. This is a combination of traditionalist Water sign and risk taking Fire. Fire must enter Water’s world, meaning family visits, home time, and repeating good things. But they will feel limited or stagnant. The Water sign will have to embrace adventure, travel, and meeting new people (and being social when they do). They have to risk changing up their comfortable routines from time to time. Being parents together could really be the sticking point. Water is dutifully close, while Fire doesn’t look back.
FIRE AND FIRE
The heat is on! This exothermic combination can move from 0 to soul mate in seconds because they recognize a kindred spirit. They are the same, so there is a comfort and familiarity. They don’t have to explain themselves and have similar speeds. It could, however, be too much of a good thing and they could get stuck. The lusty fire blazes quickly, which means it can also sweep out of control or go from sizzle to fizzle easily. Their tempers are as scorching as their sex. There will be an inferno in the sheets and their arguments can also be legendary. This relationship needs room for individuality, exploration, and autonomy within safe boundaries. They need to make and keep commitments delicately, so don’t lose spark or smother the flame.
EARTH AND AIR
These two have vastly different operating styles which can create either weird timing issues or make them a powerful duo if they play to their strengths. Grounded Earth signs like stability and tend to want things to stay the same. Air is always on the move; winds of change are always blowing for these variety seeking signs. Communicative Air signs are talkers, but may not always follow through. Earth signs are doers who prefer to let actions speak louder than words. Because of the Earth sign’s rooted nature, Air signs may find them to be unadventurous or boring; in other words, stuck in a stagnant routine. Air partners may not get the spontaneity and surprise they need to keep them interested. The Earth partner may see the Air sign partner as flaky and full of ‘hot air,’ all talk and no action. Dizzying changes can leave Earth signs feeling destabilized and anxious, unable to plan ahead without feeling sabotaged from left field. It is possible to strike a balance, if they work together. This happens best when the Air sign brings exciting ideas to the table and Earth sign builds it into a tangible reality. Air needs to make a dedicated effort to follow through on their promises. Some measure of routine and consistency will have to be followed, even if the Air sign abhors tradition. One solution to break up the monotony of say another Christmas, is to let the social Air sign plan the parties, playlists, decorations, menu, new faces on the guest list, and other creative flourishes. This allows dueling needs for novelty and consistency to both be satisfied. The Earth sign will have to be more flexible and open minded, willing to try the new ideas that the Air sign introduces. Earth partners will have to learn to be more spontaneous instead of always insisting on a plan. In return, Air signs must stick to some part of the plan, not changing it all the time or showing up late or inviting random tagalongs at the last minute.
EARTH AND WATER
For the most part, this pairing is a harmonious blend of two compatible energies. Both Earth and Water signs seek comfort, security, and consistency. The two of you provide that nicely for each other. It is the kind of relationship that can even begin in primary school or college, and then last throughout adulthood. You easily slip into a comfortable groove, especially once you live together. Your home can be a cozy, welcoming space; a hub for gathering family and longtime friends. Parenthood can be an area where you really shine together. There are differences of course. The nature of water is emotional, while Earth tends to be more grounded and practical. The Water sign might start a sentence with ‘I feel’ versus the Earth sign that would be more responsive to a statement that starts with ‘I think.’ Feelings, to an Earth sign, seem random and hard to follow. If there’s a problem with the relationship, the linear Earth partner wants you to get to the point so they can figure out how to fix it. Unfortunately, the intuitive Water sign doesn’t work that way. They need to process things in a more circular pattern, starting with emotions and intuition, which for Water is the most trustworthy. Earth signs must learn to respect Water’s gut feelings, even when they seem to defy sensibility and logic. By contrast, this Water sign might want to unpack some of those emotions with their therapist or compassionate friend rather than with their Earth sign partner. Once the Water sign gets to the root of what is bothering them, then they can present it in a less emotionally charged way to the Earth sign. The Water sign will find a partner eager to problem solve, rather than a defensive or dismissive person who patronizes them when they are at their most vulnerable. Earth signs can seem cold or overly harsh, doling out tough love when Water feels sensitive. Water signs can get clingy and dependent, creating a parent child dynamic. They both will have to make an effort to not lapse into these well worn roles just because it’s easy. You can also get stuck in a rut of doing the same old things or being fearful of change together.
EARTH AND EARTH
Home sweet home or humdrum? Both are grounded, seek security, consistency, and a bond that’s built to last. Tradition and integrity are important, in each other you will find the stability you crave. Soon enough, you’ll ease into pleasant routines and rituals together. The structure and the routine come naturally. Whether you’re running a business or family together, the ability to keep it simple is one of the shared earthly super powers. This is a rock solid combination that can create a lovely legacy. The challenge, however, is getting stuck in a rut. They could become stagnant if there isn’t a refresh from travels or new people. Together, you may become too ironfisted and conservative, which others will find intimidating. Because the Earth element rules the physical world, you can also become overly materialistic and status driven. You may indulge your senses by eating, drinking, and accumulating possessions. This results in forgetting to work on spiritual and emotional development. Too much tried and true can also prevent you from evolving with the times. The Earth sign pairings need to view change and risk as an opportunity rather than a threat. This compromise is also a skill that needs extra work. Earth signs stand their ground and can stubbornly dig in their heels. They need to turn their intractable nature on each other; it can be an endless war, with nobody willing to budge.
AIR AND WATER
The head and heart combine or collide when you pair a talkative Air sign with a touchy feely Water sign. Temperaments of these two elements are wildly different. Air signs love change, variety, and novelty while sentimental Water signs seek security, comfort, and nostalgia. One of you is all about the new, while the other cherishes the old. You’ll have to learn to appreciate this major difference. Otherwise, you could quickly feel like you have nothing in common. Your social habits may need some tweaking to make this work. Water signs don’t trust easily and tend to roll with a tight knit clique, many of whom they’ve known since childhood. By contrast, Air signs have never met a stranger and are constantly introducing you to their latest BFFs. Water signs might be jealous or threatened by all of these newcomers while Air signs feel suffocated and loved by seeing some old faces. Compromise is key. A Water sign partner will have to be more open to new people and experiences, going with the flow. The Air sign will have to embrace tradition and develop more emotional sensitivity. The benefit of this match is an opportunity for growth. Water signs can be too into their feelings. The cooler, rational Air sign partner can teach them the power of detaching. Water signs will learn how to take things less personally, laugh at themselves, and lighten up. In exchange, the Water sign can teach the glib Air sign to dive into their depths more, rather than being overly superficial or turning everything into a joke. The Water sign may create a cozy, beautiful home, while the Air sign fills it with interesting guests, music, and art. Both of these elements can be culture vultures and may bond over dissecting a documentary film, singing karaoke (could have encyclopedic knowledge of lyrics) or even traveling.
AIR AND AIR
Air signs crave constant stimulation. Two spontaneous Air signs together and you might just get an exciting non stop barrage of conversations and ideas. But do they actually pan out? That’s the challenge with a double Air sign. Someone will have to rise up. These social signs both crave novelty. You’ll be the first in line to try the buzzy new restaurant, new trending band, or latest upgrade. They would be camped out entertaining those in line as well. The trouble begins in an Air sign love match when there’s too much change. They may be constantly on the move and never really rooted. There can be flakiness, as they blow with the wind or run as hot and cold as the air temperatures outside. They are both easily scattered and your million friends’ activities and separate interests could make it hard to find quality time. Air signs are communicative, but not always compassionate. Your arguments can turn into brutal verbal dagger flinging. The best results need the right amount of change and stability, entertaining the huge connection factor.
WATER AND WATER
Into the depths you go with these highly perceptive and sensitive water sings. They are very comfy with each other as well as fast paces. They will go from dating to moving in together quickly, especially if they have family and/or friend approval. Home is everything to this element. Solitude-seeking souls need to retreat to a private and intimate hub after being out in a wider world. You could host holidays, rent houses for all, and have kids in every nook. This would feature cozily appointed guest bedrooms and lots of spare pillows and blankets. Nostalgic signs both cherish family and tradition. Since you don’t trust easily, you may have small tight knit circles of friends you both keep for life. Though it is nice to feel safe together, comfort has limits. If you wrap up too tightly in security blanket, it can smother you. The Water sign relationship can devolve into parent-child dynamic, complete with baby talk and cutesy nicknames, self destructive indulgence in food, shopping, etc. You can get too deep in your feelings, stirring up a tsunami of emotions that can spiral into rage and even abuse, if you aren’t careful. The powerful moods may overlap or spiral out of control if not managed. Although water can be placid and beautiful, it can actually do great damage. To avoid creating a hurricane, both will need to talk to a therapist or grounded friend before unleashing anger, resentment, or jealously on each other. Water that doesn’t move can become stagnant and toxic. They could also become possessive and fearful of change, which would be to their own detriment.
It’s important to remember when looking at compatibility and the zodiac that just because you seem to be the worst couple possible that everything is fluid and we make our own destiny. So how is compatibility determined? Love horoscope compatibility is determined using a complex series of equations that look at each part of your astrological chart and that of the person you are interested in. Your chart and that of your potential partner are divided into the twelve houses, one for each sign of the zodiac, and each house has its energy or powers. These are given a number and compared to the numbers of the other houses. High numbers go together well, and low numbers mean potential problems. Then this is compared to the numbers in the chart of the person you are considering a relationship with.
Successful Relationships Via Love Horoscopes
Just as in determining the areas of your life that go well together, matches in your love compatibility horoscope help determine the successes of your relationship. Remember, this does not mean that low numbers are a relationship that is determined to fail. People are always changing! But it does mean that you and your partner may have to re-sync with one another so that you’re on the same wavelength. People with higher compatibility will have to do this less than people who have lower compatibility. Compatibility horoscopes basically checks to see what the cost of a relationship may be so that you can determine if you think the person is worth spending that much time and energy working with!
Looking For Compatibility In Your Love Horoscope
When an astrologer looks at your compatibility horoscope they are going to be looking for ascendant signs and links. These are ways that you and your partners sign are compatible with one another. They’ll also look for sun and moon signs, houses and aspects and use these to see if your energies are in sync with one another.
They will also check to see where Venus and Mars are in your charts as this is important in determining how much conflict and tension may be present in your relationship. They will also check Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury for things like surprises, joy, stability and communication! They will be looking for completions, areas where each of you fill in the blanks for one another. You don’t want two people in a relationship that both have the same shortcomings, but rather two people who fit together like puzzle pieces.