If you’ve ever experienced a long-distance relationship, you’ll know that it can either make or break you as a couple. Certain signs are more capable of loving and communication from a distance than others. Here are some tips from the zodiac on how to keep your long-distance lover engaged and happy.
ARIES (Aries dates: March 20 -April 19)
Since you’re always up for a challenge, Aries, being a part of a passionate, romantic long-distance love affair appeals to you. It allows you the opportunity to compete for your lover’s attention, and you’ll pull out all the stops in order to keep your sweetheart engaged. Being apart from your partner will keep things fresh and exciting when you do come together, which is exactly what you desire. Propelled by the fire in your heart, your temper can test even the most patient lover, especially if you’re far away, so to make it work you’ll need to tame that flaming spirit a little.
TAURUS (Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20)
In a long-distance relationship, Taurus, you are willing to put in the work it takes to make it succeed. Your innate strength of spirit means you’re not one to shy away from difficult situations. If you’re in a good space, your calm, stable nature will help you deal with the uncertainties that come with long-distance love. However, you’re a sensual soul, and you crave physical affection to feel loved, so you will have to find other ways to meet your physical needs. Scheduling regular connection sessions, preferably via video chats, will help you feel more secure and appease your sometimes possessive spirit.
GEMINI (Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20)
Communication is especially important in a long-distance relationship and luckily for you, Gemini, this is where you shine. Your sharp, analytical mind will enable you to get to the root of any problems that may arise and your natural charm and need to share everything will keep you emotionally close to your lover. You may struggle with the physical loneliness of faraway love. You also need a partner who is equally self-confident and light of heart and who will make time to communicate with you regularly. Watch out – feeling insecure in your relationship may bring out your naughty twin side.
CANCER (Cancer dates: June 21 - July 21)
Your craving for loving, stability and comfort means you may struggle in a long-distance relationship, Cancer; however, if you have a partner who is nevertheless able to deliver that sense of security you so desire, you can make it work. You need a lover who welcomes your big feelings that sometimes defy logic. As long as your intense emotional needs are met, your relationship can blossom. Luckily, you are a super sensitive soul that enables you to empathize with your partner’s needs as well as your own, which is essential in long-distance love affairs.
LEO (Leo dates: July 22 - August 22)
Since your zodiac sign thrives on attention and adoration, Leo, a long-distance relationship will only work if your partner stays committed to showering you with attentiveness. You are easily hurt if you don’t feel the warm glow of loving devotion constantly shining upon you. You do enjoy the melodrama and intrigue that accompanies some long-distance love though; as long as your needs are met and your ego is not bruised in the process, you can have a successful faraway romance. Your love for living life, being creative and enthusiastic will serve to inspire your other half when the loneliness gets too much to bear.
VIRGO (Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22)
Unfailingly trustworthy and astonishingly loyal, Virgos are ideal long-distance lovers. Uncertainty in a relationship can bring out your not-very-pretty jealous side, so you need lots of assurance of a lover’s commitment in order to trust, especially when you don’t see your partner often. You tend to get anxious when plans change and schedules get disrupted, but in a long-distance relationship, you’ll need to learn to go with the flow in order to make it succeed. Make use of your bright mind to come up with innovative ways to stay in tune with each other – play games together online, Skype each other while watching your Netflix series, or share a virtual bubble bath.
LIBRA (Libra dates: September 23 - October 22)
Ruled by Venus, your zodiac sign is all about love and partnership. Your intuitive ability to maintain balance in all aspects of life means you’re able to give your relationship the time and attention it needs to flourish. Your intense dislike of confrontation coupled with your desire to keep the peace may prove a problem when it comes to voicing any dissatisfaction with your relationship. You need a long-distance partner who encourages you to speak your truth. Your indecisiveness may create problems in setting up a schedule in order to stay connected; it may even cause you to stay in a relationship that does not bring you joy simply because you can’t decide whether you should leave.
SCORPIO (Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21)
Your natural desire for secrecy and jealous nature don’t make you a natural candidate for long-distance love, Scorpio. Your partner may feel worn down by your constant accusations of infidelity or become distrustful of you due to your lack of sharing information. Don’t despair – your inborn intensity and passion will provide the fire and momentum needed to make a long-distance love go all the way. Under the wall of dusky defenses, your true desire is an honest, open relationship. You also have a strong aspiration and ability to prosper, which will serve you well in this type of relationship.
SAGITTARIUS (Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 20)
The idea of a long-distance love affair may spark your zodiac sign's inherent sense of adventure. Plus, you get to travel, which excites your soul. If you’re a Sagittarius who’s cautious to commit, you will actually enjoy the space a long-distance relationship affords you. You’re optimistic and carefree, which means you won’t take the inevitable petty arguments that occur in a long-distance relationship too seriously. It also means you need a sweetheart who is equally open-hearted and shares your bold spirit. Sometimes, you can be a little tactless, so watch what you say to your beloved.
CAPRICORN (Capricorn dates: December 21 - January 19)
Supportive and serious, you will always be there for your partner, Capricorn, even if he or she is miles away. Since planning and preparing is important to you, you need to have clear parameters for the relationship in order to feel secure; you need to know what the end goal is. Your zodiac sign’s ambitious nature will work in your favor in a long distance love as you’ll do everything you can to make it work; however, your sometimes over practical nature may put a damper on the romance aspect. You need a love match who understands that actions speak louder than words.
AQUARIUS (Aquarius dates: January 20 - February 17)
Always independent, Aquarius, you are not fazed by the loneliness of long-distance love. Your zodiac sign enjoys the freedom and will quickly fill up your time with friends and activities. You are an excellent communicator and feel intrinsically connected to humanity; however, you sometimes struggle with real intimacy in one-on-one relationships, and this guardedness could impact negatively on long-distance love. You are best suited to a lover who has great patience as you need time to reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings. Your far-flung sweetheart will surely appreciate your altruistic desire to please others before yourself.
PISCES (Pisces dates: February 18 - March 19)
Pisces love to fantasize about anything and everything, especially love, so much of your time in a long-distance relationship will be spent in loving dreamland. The time apart will give you the opportunity to release your romantic creativity in other ways. Pisces, your idealism makes you a perfect long-distance partner; however, when problems arise, you may try to avoid resolving them. Your remote sweetheart will have to be willing to gently coax you into communication. You will need to speak up if you want to have a lasting relationship. Ultimately, that caring and compassionate heart will shine through most problems that arise in your long-distance love match.