Relationships aren’t only about love and romance, even if that’s what we often think! They involve building someone’s trust and confidence and doing this takes time and dedication. Everyone has a different perspective on what it means to be dependable or responsible, so here’s where astrology and the zodiac comes in to help. Each sign of the zodiac has a unique understanding of what it means to trust a romantic partner; find your lover’s astrology sign below to see how you can work to build their confidence in you.
Aries and Relationships (Aries dates: March 20 - April 19)
Dating an active, self-centered and hot-headed Aries can feel like a whirlwind! But an exciting one, with lots of room for growth and risky possibilities. It’s easy to imagine that your fire sign Aries partner doesn’t need a lot of support, as they’re fiercely independent. Beneath the surface of that extroverted and impatient shell, however, is a softness that yearns to be cultivated. The best way to earn an Aries’ trust is to respect and support their individuality. This zodiac sign is a natural born leader who explores and pushes their potential. Avoid boxing them in and leave lots of room for growth.
Taurus and Relationships (Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20)
The Venusian-ruled Taurus is a cautious and sensual romantic zodiac partner. When dating this zodiac sign, you should expect lots of emotional barriers when you’re first getting to know one another. Slow and steady wins the race with a stubborn Taurus, as they might have a hard time trying to figure out whether you’re dependable or not before they commit. The worst thing you could do is rush your Taurus to make a decision about the status of your relationship; instead, focus on cultivating a strong emotional (and physical!) connection. This food-loving sign adores ordering take-out and cuddling in front of a movie; so, indulge them!
Gemini and Relationships (Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20)
Partnering up with the restless and endlessly adaptable Gemini lover is a commitment to communication! This Mercury-ruled zodiac sign loves a good debate, and even enjoys the heat of arguments. Being able to express your thoughts and feelings verbally is required when gaining the trust of Gemini. If you’re someone who shuts down and has difficulties articulating your emotions, your Gemini partner will struggle. While they could easily talk your ear off, they’re also concerned with reciprocation. So, if you want to secure your place in this fickle zodiac sign’s heart, work on honing your intellect and communication skills.
Cancer and Relationships (Cancer dates: June 21 - July 21)
Those who are blessed to love the caring and sensitive water sign Cancer understand how much they need stable commitment. Since their ruling planet, the Moon, is constantly shifting and creating tidal waves, the Cancer partner oscillates between extreme moodiness and serenity. Their emotions run deep, and they crave a romantic lover who appreciates their sentimentality. Earning this zodiac sign’s trust means you have to be willing to show up and be present, through better or worse. It’s also imperative to demonstrate that you care about them and are sympathetic to whatever they’re going through; as they extend this consideration to your feelings as well.
Leo and Relationships (Leo dates: July 22 - August 22)
Wooing the flashy and dramatic Leo isn’t too different from securing their trust. This fire sign craves the limelight, and when it comes to love, they want to be the center of your romantic universe. While this can manifest in a lot of different ways, they require loads of attention, consideration, and affection. This means they crave consistency. The prideful Leo may not admit it off the bat, but they’re sensitive to rejection and erratic behavior. Loving a Leo isn’t just about showing them off, but also about showing up for them. Whether it’s through difficult or joyous times, you’ll gain their trust simply by being there.
Virgo and Relationships (Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22)
You don’t choose to partner up with the analytic and practical Virgo; they choose you. This sensible Earth sign doesn’t take commitments lightly, and they’ve already made a pros and cons list when it comes to trusting someone else. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to gain their trust, just challenging. They’re likely to test you in order to determine whether or not you can keep up with their busy and responsible lifestyle. Gaining the confidence of a Virgo requires humility; you’re going to make mistakes, but if you own up to them and work to fix it, your Virgo lover will notice and appreciate it.
Libra and Relationships (Libra dates: September 23 - October 22)
Pining the flirtatious air sign Libra down into a committed relationship is easy but it takes work, as their indecisive nature is one of their downfalls. So, if you do, congratulations! While the sociable Libra seems to trust everyone, it’s only because they tend to see the good in people. Gaining their trust in a romantic context requires cooperation and adaptation. Whenever there’s conflict, your Libra love will want to smooth it over with some open dialogue and charming affirmations which is one of their better- known traits. Be willing to open your perspective to possible compromise. Debates and discussion are not a source of contention, but a foundation for mutual understanding.
Scorpio and Relationships (Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21)
Everyone wants to be in a relationship with the magnetic Scorpio, but are they willing to do the work required to build their trust? Most likely no, because this zodiac sign needs a high-level of commitment and vulnerability to thrive in romance due to their possessiveness and trust issues. According to Astrology, Scorpios often struggle with the shadow of suspicion and abandonment, which means that earning their trust requires transparency. While they’re more likely to communicate their worst fears with their body language and behavior, it’s important you verbally affirm your dedication to the relationship with your Scorpio. They appear to be strong on the surface, but this water sign secretly desires tender love and care.
Sagittarius and Relationships (Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 20)
One would think earning the trust of a direct and casual sun sign Sagittarius would be straight-forward. But this restless and talkative sign is more complicated than they let on; the interior psyche of a Sagittarius is rife with a burning desire to avoid and run away from romantic complications. Earning their trust is more than proving you can keep up with them in a philosophical debate or tag along in their globetrotting adventures. It requires an honesty and transparency that might be scary for some; but it’s necessary to speak your special Sagittarian’s language to show them you care.
Capricorn and Relationships (Capricorn dates: December 21 - January 19)
On the surface, your ambitious Capricorn partner seems to want someone to take over the world with. But this is only their superficial desire, as their need for emotional intimacy is greater. In classic Earth sign fashion, Capricorns take time to decide whether or not they can trust their partner. They want to see you work for it, which can mean anything from supporting their newest project to asking them how their day went. While Capricorn can come off as demanding or even bossy, it’s only an act to protect themselves. Respect their hard exterior then they’ll eventually let you see their true self.
Aquarius and Relationships (Aquarius dates: January 20 - February 17)
Loving the altruistic and rebellious Aquarius air sign can feel like marching through the streets for a cause you care about. There’s an exciting edge to a relationship with this unconventional zodiac sign, as you never quite know what to expect. While for many other signs trust equals consistency but this isn’t the case for an Aquarius. Earning their confidence may feel counter-intuitive, but that’s the point! Your partner wants to know whether or not you’re willing to go outside your comfort zone to experience something new. Since their innovative nature pushes them to live on the fringe, they’re looking for someone to share this lifestyle.
Pisces and Relationships (Pisces dates: February 18 - March 19)
Earning the trust of your artistic and idealistic Pisces lover is pretty straightforward: support their dreams! While they’re not always motivated to actually pursue every fantasy that floats through their mind, their ability to imagine the possibilities is central to their identity. This astrological emotional, water sign, requires their partner to appreciate the depth of feelings. Gaining their confidence means you need to be connected with your emotions; otherwise, how can they expect you to show up for them? Whether or not this is challenging for you, the reward of a committed Pisces is like your most magical daydreams.