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Astrological Compatibility - Sun Signs
Updated and revised May 9, 2015
I'm Dr Z - and you've landed at my astrology site: The Zodiac Master! Futhermore... you're at the most popular astrology article on The Zodiac Master! (My article on Scorpio and Sex is a close 2nd place.)
Go figure... it appears that quite a few of you out there are (for some strange reason) interested in the subject of Sun Sign astrological love, compatibility, and (also) sex... and chances are that you clicked on a link expecting to find one of those typical lists of supposed "compatible Zodiac Signs."
Hang in there with me... and we'll get there (eventually)... however, being a natural born sermonizer, I just can't bring myself to let you off the hook that easily...
And surely you don't mind putting on your "thinking cap" for just a moment?
Dr Z's Rule of Thumb for Sun Sign Compatibility:
It's pretty simple... really... in pop Sun Sign compatibility you're looking for someone with a Zodiac Sun Sign located in the same or a complementary "astrological element."
Hmmm... I guess my simple Rule of Thumb would be a wee bit more helpful if you knew what in the heck an "astrological element" was, huh? Okay... okay... I'll let you off the hook:
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and Air Signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) are complementary astrological elements. So as the traditional theory goes: the Zodiac signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini all tend to get along with each other.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and Earth Signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) are complementary astrological elements. So as the traditional theory goes: the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo all tend to get along with each other.
Wee Bit Controversial
The Skinny: Paths of Least and Most Resistance
As such... simple astrology Sun Sign match ups can often assist us in sorting out those people that we theoretically tend to get along with in long term relationships… and, on the other hand, astrology Sun Sign comparisons can assist us in sorting out those people that (over the long haul) we will generally tend to experience the most potential "challenges" and/or "friction" with.
The Fly in the Ointment of Sun Sign Compatibility
Many (or most) people appear to prefer, need, and/or seek out a certain amount of "friction" in their relationships. Yep! It appears that we actually prefer, need, and/or look for and choose those "paths of most resistance."
Disclaimer: Any two people who love each other and are willing to work a little (or sometimes a lot) can make a relationship work. Of course, ya didn't need an astrologer to tell you that...
Astrology can, however, help out by clarifying what some of the strengths and weaknesses of a relationship are.
More Flies in the Ointment
Whoops! You say that you didn't even know you have something called an "Ascendant sign?" You didn't know you have a "Moon sign?" Yep! Sorry about that, but there are many, many, many factors involved in real bona fide astrological compatibility other than the "Sun sign."
So What About Real Bona Fide Astrological Compatibility?
The art of astrological chart comparison is complex, fascinating and maddeningly elusive... this stuff is not an exact science! OOPS! (Just made some fellow astrologers mad with that comment.) And, even if it were a science, I learn a little more almost everyday regarding what really works and what doesn't.
How Serious Are You?
If on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest) you're a 7 or higher; then I strongly suggest you put out a few "bucks" and consult with a local astrologer in your area.
Luckily for consumers (you), virtually every astrologer has poured hours and hours into gaining an understanding into the subject of compatibility. Besides astrologers having a.... er.... personal interest and investment in the subject - we know that eleven times out of ten, our clients will have a question or two (or ten) about compatibility with other people.
Thee To An Astrologer
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Time of Birth - the time of birth determines your Ascendant (or Rising Sign), the exact positioning of your Moon, and much more. Depending on the astrologer - knowing the Time of Birth is CRITICAL for determining real bona fide astrological compatibility.
Not All That Interested
Granted... Linda's classic book is basically just Sun Sign based astrology compatibility (with a heck of a lot of imagination added in) - but it's nevertheless a fun place to start.
BTW - I was just kidding... the name of that Linda Goodman book is Love Signs.
Now at The Zodiac Master's Sun Sign sister site - Astrology with Dr Z:
See Dr Z's Sun Sign Compatibility Chart That You Wanted To See
See Dr Z's Quick and Dirty Sign by Sign Compatibility Descriptions
See Dr Z's recommendations about the best Sun Sign Compatibility Books
Wait a minute! Advanced Compatibility Reports and Readings Now Available at this site: