It does make sense-some star signs have personality traits that mesh quite beautifully with others and, conversely, some do not. In fact, some people hold the belief so firmly that the dating app Bumble recently rolled out a feature that lets those looking for love filter by zodiac sign. Intrigued? So were we.
If you’re wondering how your zodiac sign may impact romantic compatibility, we spoke with expert astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright to find out more.
First and foremost, Wright clarified that astrology is much more than just your sun sign. “We have all the planets, all the signs in our birth charts, and the way they are configured are what makes us uniquely us. Our sun sign is just the tip of the iceberg, we tend to gravitate to one sign or another, or avoid some because we just don’t understand them. But does that mean we should avoid certain signs because a book told us to or because we had a bad experience with a specific zodiac sign? No.”
This is where something called synastry-or relationship astrology-comes into play. And if it turns out that on paper (or in the stars) your partnership might not be the best, don’t fret; often, love knows no bounds. In fact, Wright shares, “My husband and I are a perfect example of how a ‘bad’ combination can work. He’s a Leo, I’m a Scorpio.” Astrologically, the pair is an awful duo, but she reassures, “It’s wonderful.”
“Everything else in our charts, our Venus, Mars, Moon, Mercury are all in perfect harmony with each other,” she adds. So, Wright suggests looking at this information as merely a guideline, but not to, under any circumstances, “miss your chance at a meaningful relationship simply based on someone’s sun sign.”
Aries (March 21–April 20)
Aries folks probably shouldn’t get involved with a Pisces or a Cancer. Pisceans are highly sensitive, and the abrupt nature of an Aries could be a challenge for them. Cancers can also be highly offended by an Aries’s straightforward manner. They may appreciate the honesty at first but later come to resent it. Cancers and Pisceans may also be attracted to the decisiveness of an Aries at first, but once they realize it’s the Aries way or the highway, they will squirm out of the relationship quickly or get frustrated or bored and just move on to someone else. Aries wants to go, go, go while Cancer is content at home; they’re tough matches.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
Tauruses and Leos might have a hard time. Leos need a lot of attention, compliments, and ego bolstering. Tauruses will not give them the attention they seek, choosing to get attention in their own way. Leos also like to get their way, while Tauruses want to be the one in control of the relationship. This makes for similar energies, but they go about getting their way very differently. Also, Leos are far more sociable and outgoing, while Tauruses are more private-these two just won’t get each other on any level. Though this could start with a whirlwind romance, as both know how to create super romantic dates, the earth can put out fire and that’s what would happen here.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Scorpio is probably one of the worst matches for Gemini. Scorpios are demanding, intense and have high expectations in relationships-Gemini may be fascinated by them at first, but they will soon feel smothered and overwhelmed by a Scorpio’s depth of emotions and needs for a connection that goes beyond Gemini’s capability; Scorpio “owns” and desires, while Gemini skims the surface. Geminis love people, but most Scorpios move stealthily through the world and avoid small talk and unnecessary chatter. In this relationship, what you see is what you get. Scorpios will soon tune out and pull back, leaving Geminis looking for another partner who “gets them.”