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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.

A Wee Bit Controversial
Yep! My Rule of Thumb is actually a wee bit controversial, in that it includes certain Sun Sign matches that are "in opposition" to each other. But luckily, I enjoy being controversial.

Here's The Skinny: Paths of Least and Most Resistance
Pop astrology Sun Sign match ups are based on the simplistic premise that everyone wants, prefers, and is attracted to "smooth and easy." Following this premise, astrology Sun Sign comparisons can assist in mapping out generalized "paths of least resistance" and "paths of most resistance" when relating with other people.

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
One major fly in the ointment is that experience, in our modern times of the 21st century, tends to demonstrate that the common wisdom (of preferring "easy" rather than "challenging") has never been reliable when it comes to passion and falling in love.

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.

Even More Flies in the Ointment
You should also know that a person's "Ascendant sign" and/or "Moon sign" placements are likely as important as their "Sun sign" placement when it comes to romantic attraction and compatibility.

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 first thing to know about real Bona Fide astrological compatibility is that every astrologer on the planet is going to have their own little "pet theories" in regard to the subject of astrological compatibility. And more often than not - some of these little "pet theories" can potentially end up being in direct opposition with the "pet theories" of other astrologers. So, some of the thoughts you see on my site may be different than what you'll see on another site or at a visit to your local astrologer.

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?
How serious are you about needing to know about real bona fide astrological compatibility with your partner?

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.

Get Thee To An Astrologer
Now, if at all possible, the astrologer is going to need your:

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
Not all that interested in all these complexities? Don't want to strain your brain? Want something simple and fun? Then go out and buy the book that astrologer Linda Goodman wrote many years ago on Sun Sign compatibility. Hmmm... I can't remember its name to save my life... but it's big, thick, and practically everybody's already got a copy of it by their bedside!

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

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