by Liberty Stembridge, Relationships Columnist
Published in Relationships on 14th May, 2019
Whether you're a serious zodiac believer or more of a skeptic, reading and learning about your individual star sign and it's traits is always a bit of fun.
Many people like to look to their star sign for guidance on careers, hobbies and understanding their own psychology, but have you ever considered how your star sign could affect your love life?
Aries signs are fire signs, and this reflects in their independent nature and strength of will. You're not likely to let yourself be pushed around or give up the rest of your life the minute you get into a relationship.
Your direct, headstrong nature means you're always ready to tackle any problems in a relationship straight away, but not always in the most tactful manner.
You'll most likely find yourself doing well in romantic relationships with a fellow fire signs such as another aries, a leo or a sagittarius, as your feisty natures can create a passionate, open relationship where nothing is held back.
As a Taurus, your element is the earth, and this reflects in your grounded, stubborn and persistent nature. You're not afraid to reach for the sky in all areas of your life and value time to treat yourself and work on your relationships.
You like to feel loved and secure, and as such you're not a commitment-phobe, in fact, you might jump in too quickly and risk scaring some people off. You value affection very highly, both giving and receiving, and it helps to solidify the bond between you and your partner.
Be careful not to be too clingy in the early stages of a relationship however. As a Taurus you are most compatible with Virgo and Leo.
Gemini's are an air element, and as such are generally bubbly, sociable and intellectual. With an intuitive understanding of the human psyche, you are able to provide insights into your partner that they themselves might not have picked up on.
This makes you a very empathetic and understanding partner, but can mean that you have a tendency to over-analyse and over-think things that actually aren't that important. As a Gemini your most compatible signs are Libra, Leo and Aquarius.
As a Cancer, your element is water and you are known for your emotional maturity and caring nature. You're naturally a very nurturing person and love to take care of and provide space for your partner, making you a wonderful home-maker and long-term partner.
You value feeling safe and loved, and making your significant other feel the same. However, because of this caring and the emotional investment you place in other people, you can easily be taken advantage of by emotionally unstable people and end up giving up a lot of your time and energy. You are most compatible with Scorpio, Virgo and Pisces.
As the sign of the lion, and another fire sign, Leo's are unsurprisingly bold, sociable and enthusiastic. You don't find it difficult to make friends and attract attention from potential romantic interests.
You've got the confidence to go an approach people and connect on a deeper level.
Although getting into relationships is a cakewalk for you, staying in them can be a little more difficult.
Your fiery nature lends itself to over-the-top arguments that can be overwhelming for your partner and quickly lead to a relationship breakdown, so it's important to work on your listening skills. As a Leo you are most compatible with Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.
As a Virgo, your element is the earth and you are a prized commodity. A calm, logical but still romantic partner, you can create beautiful, harmonious relationships with the right people.
As an earth sign you are naturally intellectual and level-headed, meaning you can resolve conflict easily and intuitively understand the needs of your partner.
However you can be quite shy, meaning you're not always the easiest to get to know and good opportunities might pass you by. As a Virgo you are most compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Scorpio.
Libra's are another air sign, and typically don't struggle to find romantic opportunities. As a Libra you probably love the idea of love, and are a huge romantic.
You're willing to give people the chance to get to know you, and likewise get to know them, and will often find yourself daydreaming about falling in love with strangers on the street.
Although this makes you a romantic and invested partner, it can sometimes spell your downfall and lead you into relationships with people who aren't good enough for you.
To avoid this, try to inject a bit more logic into your relationships and avoid people who don't seem like a logical match or that your friends and family dislike. As a Libra you are most compatible with Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
As a water sign, Scorpios are generally intelligent and like to analyse and perhaps sometimes be overly critical of their relationships. You're unlikely to let anyone take advantage of you and you can spot fake people from a mile off.
You have a tendency to put up barriers towards anyone you don't deem "good enough" which can be a lot of people. Sometimes this will serve you in good stead, but it might also prevent you from making meaningful connections just because you judged too quickly.
Despite this, when you do decide that someone is worth your time, your natural conversation skills and ability to communicate make you a receptive love interest.
Once you've invested in someone, you'll do anything to help and understand them, which makes you an excellent partner to whomever is lucky enough to have you. As a Scorpio you are most compatible with Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces.
As a Sagittarius your passionate and fiery nature gives you a fun, happy-go-lucky personality coupled with an intolerance for insincerity or time-wasters.
You're here to have a good time, and if a relationship isn't working for you, you're not afraid to say goodbye to it. You're generally good at drawing boundaries in your relationship and reinforcing those boundaries when someone steps over the line.
As a free-spirited sign, you're not afraid to be on your own but generally find it easy to make friends. However, be careful of becoming too flighty.
Ups and downs are normal in a relationship, so it's important to learn to recognise when a relationship is no longer worth investing in and when you are just going through a rough patch. As a Sagittarius you are most compatible Libra, Leo and Aquarius.
Capricorn's have notoriously high-standards in every aspect of their lives but particularly in their relationships. You aren't impressed by material goods, egotism or pretentiousness.
You know what you want and look for that in every romantic interest - if they can't provide it, you say goodbye. This helps you to find the perfect person for you, although you may stay single for long periods of time as you look for that perfect person.
Nevertheless, once you find them, you are generally patient, communicative and grounded in your relationships, so they tend to thrive.
Of course however, with your high standards you may become slightly inflexible and fail to make room for the mistakes your partner will inevitably make, which can put pressure on them.
It's important to remember that while boundaries and standards are good, you need to have a little wiggle room - nobody's perfect. As a Capricorn you are most compatible with Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces.
Although you might assume that an aquarius would be a water sign, they are actually ruled by the element of air. You're reserved nature and inscrutable expressions lend you an air of allure and mystery, which attracts those who are up for a challenge, but may appear to some as cold or superior.
Once someone gets to know you however, you become a great ally and excellent problem solver. You're serious about your relationships but you also know how and when to have fun.
If you're struggling to attract romantic interest, it might be worthwhile making an effort to become a bit more inviting and share some of your own personal feelings, even if it feels strange at first. As an Aquarius, you are most compatible with Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.
As a water-based Pisces, you can be uniquely compassionate, empathetic and understanding in a relationship. You have a natural ability to connect with others and this makes you a very caring partner who's easy to get along with.
When arguing, you don't always feel the need to be right and would rather make sure you're both happy than win. You can easily forgive your partner, which means you're relationships are generally less turbulent and troubled.
Be careful however, of under-valuing yourself or being too humble. You may allow people to treat you badly or cross boundaries that they shouldn't. Instead learn to communicate those boundaries clearly right from the beginning, and take action to express your unhappiness if your partner crosses one. As a Pisces you are most compatible with Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn.