Astrologers who follow the science of the stars would tell you that some star signs are more compatible, and some are less compatible, and that someone’s star sign can predict who they are attracted to when it comes to love.
This originates from the eastern philosophies where a person’s date of birth was used to find a suitable a love match. This was done by matching two peoples’ birth charts to see if the position of planets at the time of birth were in synchronicity. Astrologers call this chart synastry, in layman terms it could be called the study of love compatibility.
The basics of Western Astrology suggest that if your main planets (at the time of birth) such as the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus match the position of your loved one’s main planets within 10 degrees there is magnetic star attraction, and a basis for love compatibility.
Most astrologers suggest that we all belong to an element sign – each of us is either a fire, earth, air or water sign; they believe there is love compatibility if you share the same elemental sign.
A very famous mystic, Cheiro (1866-1936) who studied numerology and astrology also stated that each star sign was ruled by certain planets. He said that those who have the same planet as a ruler are love compatible.
Cheiro’s theory might explain why we are drawn to some people that are dissimilar to us – hence giving us an understanding to why opposites attract. Having the same planetary ruler may be all in the stardust and create a passion compatibility.
The table below shows us who we are love compatible and describes what star signs are like in love. Some being complex, some being sensitive and some romantic.
Table of love compatibility by element and planet rulership
|Sun Star sign
|Compatible signs (Element)||Passion Compatibility – unusual but strong matches ruled by the same planets (planet rulership)||What are you like in love?|
|Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
|Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, Cancer, Pisces (Sun/Venus/Mars)||Open, loyal, active, straightforward and honest to a fault.
|Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn (Earth)||Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Cancer, Pisces, Leo (Moon/Mercury/Saturn)||Romantic, sensitive, nurturing, loving and grounded.|
|Gemini, Libra, Aquarius (Air)||Capricorn, Virgo, Scorpio, Aries, Leo, Pisces (Sun/ Mars/ Jupiter)||Changeable, complex, adaptable and flirtatious.|
|4. Cancer||Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
|Aquarius, Virgo, Aries, Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra (Venus/Mercury/Moon)||Loyal, sensitive, complex, nurturing and protective.|
|5. Leo||Leo, Aries, Sagittarius
|Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Gemini, Taurus, Libra (Mars/Saturn/Jupiter)||Protective, straightforward, like to take the lead and also generous hearted.|
|6. Virgo||Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus (Earth)||Scorpio, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Cancer, Sagittarius (Sun/ Venus/Mercury)||Perfectionist, sensitive, idealistic and very loyal.|
|7. Libra||Libra, Gemini, Aquarius (Air)||Sagittarius, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Leo, Capricorn (Moon/ Saturn/Jupiter)||Peaceful, idealistic, sensitive and like to create romantic ambience.|
|8. Scorpio||Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces (Water)||Capricorn, Virgo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Leo (Sun/ Venus/Mars)||Intense, highly sensitive and complex, loyal and idealistic.|
|9. Sagittarius||Sagittarius, Leo, Aries
|Aquarius, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Libra, Pisces (Mercury/Moon/Saturn)||Open hearted, straightforward, honest and adventurous.|
|10. Capricorn||Capricorn, Aquarius, Virgo, Taurus
|Scorpio, Gemini, Aries, Pisces, Leo, Libra (Sun/Mars/Jupiter)||Practical, complex and passionate with a sense of humour.|
|11. Aquarius||Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
|Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Aries, Sagittarius, Taurus (Venus/Mercury/Moon)||Need mutual respect and freedom in a relationship – unconventional and complex.|
|12. Pisces||Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio (Water)||Capricorn, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Taurus, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo (Mars, Saturn/ Jupiter)||Dreamy, highly sensitive and complex, romantic and intuitive.|
As humans we try to find patterns to make life easier for us to understand. Trying to find a science behind love compatibility is as exciting as it is fascinating because love is an elusive and enticing part of our lives. Many seek out love and want to know what factors can help us find our soulmate. Look at your love relationships and see if they fit into the table above – you might be unexpectedly surprised!
About the Author
Neelam is an experienced writer and coach on the topics of astrology, wellbeing and self-empowerment. She works as an Astrologer, Psychic Medium and Numerologist, and lives in Hertfordshire, England with her children.