When it comes to love and romance, we have to know how to play the game just right, and that means we need to know what we are looking for in a romantic relationship, rather than settling for someone or something we really don’t want. How much grief could be avoided if we simply tapped into our real needs and desires, and stopped trying to mold or change ourselves to fit someone else’s expectations? And how much happier would our prospective and current partners be, if they knew exactly what to expect from us, and what makes us happy?
Cue Astrology. Sometimes we don’t even really know what we want, until we know a little more about ourselves, and our Astrology Sign can give us a great deal of really useful information when it comes to relationships. Are we more about the chase, or looking for security? Do we run from commitment or lean into it comfortably? Is a mental connection more important or an emotional one? These and many more questions and relationship advice can be answered by simply reading on to find out how to get the relationship that we really, really want according to our zodiac personality.
ARIES LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Aries dates: March 20 - April 19)
Make no mistake, Aries, you are a firebrand, and when you want someone, they will know about it. As the first sign of the zodiac, you are highly aware of your own needs and desires when it comes to love, and you’ll not be shy about expressing them. Compromise? Mediation? Sharing? All foreign concepts to you, but you make up for it by treating each and every person like your absolute soulmate and carrying their flame until the bitter end. You’re a fighter, Aries, and it takes a lot for someone to push you away. Watch for that over-sensitivity to rejection, being a little too self-centered and self-absorption becoming a hindrance to true, long lasting love.
TAURUS LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Taurus dates: April 20 -May 20)
You were born to love and be loved, Taurus. Words that scare most people, such as commitment, marriage and long-term relationship are the peanut butter to your jam, and you absolutely revel in the security and stability of a long-lasting love. True, it takes time for your zodiac sign to really open up and allow change to come in the form of a relationship, and although you’re a deadly flirt, the right person will have to be persistent and patient to get to your stubborn little heart. Once given, it’s theirs forever and you’ll spend the rest of your materially luxurious lives watching reruns of your favorite shows whilst super-cuddling.
GEMINI LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20)
For you, Gemini, the C word (yes, that means commitment) is not your best friend when it comes to love and romance. Your zodiac sign likes variety, which means plenty of dating, uncounted hook-ups and barrels of fun. Open relationships? Yes please? Three-ways? Any time. Flexibility and keeping things “casual” – this is gold for you. Boring people bore you, and complex, clever characters intrigue you. Yup, you like the crazy ones, because they’re the only people who can entertain you for longer than a couple of weeks. Be sensitive to those who need a little more reliability, Gemini, and realize that your flighty, free-spirited spontaneity may be seen as fickle.
CANCER LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Cancer dates: June 21 - July 21)
Oh, Cancer. Love is the food of your soul and there’s nothing your zodiac sign adores more than a deep, delicious, spiritual connection with a soulmate. Sure, it takes time to get to your tender heart – you’ve been hurt more times than you can count, yet you still open up like a flower in full bloom when there’s a real opportunity for true love and romance. Flirting is nice, sure, but what you need is a soulful and meaningful relationship - forever and ever. Babies, marriage, homemaking – all music to your finely tuned ears. Beware projecting imagined hurt onto your lover that has only happened in your mind, and don’t allow that feeling of inner fear of abandonment to cause you to become clingy.
LEO LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Leo dates: July 22 - August 22)
There is no doubt when you are in love, Leo. Your tail swishes and you radiate sunshine and warmth, purring satisfyingly like a cat that got all the cream. Even though your zodiac sign can play the dating game as well as anyone, you prefer a long-term commitment and are the most loyal sign of all the zodiac. It takes a great deal for your lover to let you down, although when they do, you will wash your hands clean and completely move on, however long that may take. Try not to make it all about you though – this can undo a romance faster than you can blink. Taking time to step outside of your own universe can do wonders for your relationships.
VIRGO LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22)
There’s a rumor going around that Virgo is one of those zodiac signs that is reserved and timid in public and wildcats in private. Is that you, Virgo? If so, what a lucky partner! Service and sacrifice are the languages of love in your life, and you’ll go out of your way to make your lover feel looked after. In your books, compatibility means a shared desire for security and stability, and being motivated to take care of each other. Sure, you can be critical, which can hurt your partner at times – so you do have to watch that sharp tongue. Yet beneath that judgment lies a heart of the purest gold that simply needs someone to recognize and love it.
LIBRA LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Libra dates: September 23 - October 22)
Libra is the zodiac sign of the quintessential lover. You really are the perfect partner – diplomacy, tact and sharing are your strongest traits, and there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your relationship. However, it will take quite a few flirts, crushes and passionate hook-ups for you to find “The One” who meets your sometimes higher-than-high expectations. You expect a soulmate, partner, lover, friend, therapist, partner in crime, doctor, and who knows what else all rolled into one, so do go lightly on them, Libra. No one can really be that perfect in real life. Be careful of a partner who doesn’t understand your emotions, natural flirtatiousness and desire to be loved by everyone, which can arouse powerful jealousy in the more possessive types.
SCORPIO LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21)
Despite what people assume because of your air of mystery and downright unapproachability, Scorpio, you are, in fact, someone who craves a deep love, a searing and emotionally intense, “I will die for you” type of soulmate-love. You don’t give that away in the slightest, do you Scorpio? No – you control it, until you are sure you can trust them, and only then do you dive deeply in. Love means forever for you, and although you can play the dating game as well as anyone, you’d prefer to have one person hold your heart forever. Be ever so careful of that powerful desire to control your lover’s every movement, and to possess every bone in their body. It can make some feel trapped, and sabotage something beautiful.
SAGITTARIUS LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 20)
When it comes to compatibility in love, Sagittarius, you prefer a sort of loose agreement, a kind of “I’ll see you when I see you, maybe after I come back from trekking in Kathmandu” kind of romance. For you, love means utter freedom and a partner who can share that trait is the one you will call soulmate. You’re great at dating and have plenty of emotion and passion to share – yet romantic commitment is not really your strongest trait, is it? As long as you can find someone who isn’t too insecure and won’t cling onto you as you pack your bags for yet another outback tour, you’ll be just fine in the romance department, Beware of your fickle heart, however, Sagittarius. It can end a really good thing.
CAPRICORN LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Capricorn dates: December 21 - January 19)
Oh Capricorn. Cool and reserved are you in love, although your tender heart longs for someone to make you feel really good about yourself and your amazing achievements. Letting down that reserve will allow for a little more fun, playfulness and romance in your life – you don’t have to be serious all the time, you know. Compatibility for you means shared good taste, as well as a partner who is as much of a hard worker as you are. Status is sexy, and you’ll need to find a partner who shares your ambitions. Commitment is the name of the game here, so as much as you may pretend to be “casual”, Capricorn, you’re really just searching for something more solid.
AQUARIUS LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Aquarius dates: January 20 - February 17)
It’ll take quite a lot for you Aquarian space cadets to realize that friendship has suddenly morphed into love. What was a casual coffee date to talk about aliens and astrology has now developed into all these…feelings. Scary, we know, but honestly, your biggest love will be your best friend. And contrary to what other people think, romantic commitment is one of your strongest traits. As long as your lover lets you be free to do your weird thing, you’ll be theirs for life. Just don’t let that free-spirited detachment cool the passion in your relationships, as you may find yourself unexpectedly on your own.
PISCES LOVE & ROMANCE TRAITS (Pisces dates: February 18 - March 19)
Pisces, you are a contradiction. On one hand, you yearn to merge wholeheartedly with your soulmate (they’re all soulmates in the end, as you know), and on the other, if there’s no escape you’ll feel suffocated and avoid the whole confusing situation. Should I stay or should I go? That is sometimes your song, Pisces, so be ever so careful of sabotaging your relationships with indecision and an avoidance to confrontation. Other than that, you are the perfect lover. Empathetic, sweet and ever supportive, you will sacrifice your life for your love and for you, passion is par for the course. Compatibility means a partner who will take care of you and flow with your feelings, no matter how much they change.