Astrology gets a bit of a bad rep when dating because people don’t fully understand what it is. People often want quick, easy answers, so they look at the most basic information available: sun signs.
You actually can’t tell a lot about compatibility by comparing sun signs. To check for true compatibility, you need to look at birth charts.
Your birth chart contains a lot of information about you. Your love language, your communication style, and your astrological element are among the many things your birth chart can tell you.
When it comes to compatibility, the birth charts contain important information about the potential dynamic between two people. When a professional astrologer looks at two birth charts, they look at the whole picture. An astrologer can identify where a couple will have a lot of ease, and areas where a couple will struggle.
A lot of people miss out on great relationships by only looking at sun signs. Even more people let great relationships fall apart because they didn’t know how to make up for weak points.
This is why you want a trained astrologer to give you the full picture of compatibility. Here’s what they’re looking at.
Moon Sign Compatibility
Even more important than the sun sign is the compatibility of moon signs! In fact, sun signs are more useful for determining friendship compatibility.
Moon signs show where the moon was in the sky at the time of your birth. Moon signs can tell you about the nature of your emotional needs, and your deeply held core values.
When you enter a romantic relationship, you show the deeper, more emotional side of yourself. For this reason, while sun sign compatibility can indicate an instant spark, moon sign compatibility is more indicative of lasting love.
The next most important planet when it comes to romantic compatibility is Venus! While moon signs indicate general emotional needs, Venus gives you information specifically about romantic relationships.
Two people with compatible Venus signs will instinctively know each other’s love language. When venus signs are aligned, you will naturally understand how you each give and receive romantic gestures.
However, if your Venus signs aren’t a perfect match, that isn’t necessarily spell doom for your relationship. It just means you need to make adjustments to how you try to make this person feel loved. If moon signs are compatible, you can still be soulmates— you just need to learn each other's love language.
You know what they say, communication is the key to a happy and long-lasting relationship. If you take a look at your Mercury signs in your birth charts, you can learn about just that.
Mercury indicates how a person communicates with the world. When you’re getting into a serious relationship, it’s important to look at where Mercury is in both of your charts.
Now this one gets a little trickier because not only is it about compatibility, some signs are just naturally better communicators. If you have a Mercury in Libra or Gemini, you’re probably an excellent communicator. If you’ve got two people with Mercuries in Capricorn, they can both have a hard time opening up.
You definitely want to have a look at your Mercury signs because a lot of great connections either fall apart or never form due to miscommunication. Learning how to effectively communicate with your partner is a huge piece of what makes a relationship work long term. Don’t accidently inflict years of unnecessary heartache by missing this!
This Stuff Is Complicated!
The message we really want to hammer home here is that zodiac compatibility is complicated. You want a professional perspective. There’s way more to it than just looking at sun signs!
People often miss out on great relationships because their sun signs didn’t match. In reality, there’s a lot more to it. Even when the sun signs match, you want to look out for potential pitfalls in the relationship.
Your birth charts can serve like a relationship road map. When you ask an astrologer to look at both your charts, they can tell you both if there’s a compatibility, and what you need to make it last. The best relationships take work. Astrology lets you work smarter, not harder.
And if you’re currently single? A personalized birth chart reading can tell you everything you should be looking for in a partner.
Your love is written in the stars– an astrologer can help you with the fine print.