Comparing sun signs (because everyone knows their sun sign, right?) is a popular way to find out easily and quickly whether you’re on the same wavelength as a new partner, and best of all, it’s free! Compatibility reports, like those we offer here at Astromatcha, go into far more depth than just Sun signs alone, but learning the basics of how zodiac signs match up will stand you in good stead. Here are five things you should know about Sun sign compatibility:
1 – Same Sun Signs? Too Much of a Good Thing
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always ideal for two lovers to share the same sun sign. Sure, that makes for a couple who understand one another and can certainly relate well – but it also magnifies the faults and problems of that sign, giving both partners in the relationship the same set of issues to deal with, at the same time. Sun sign compatibility between two matching sun signs is often a case of too much of a good thing. Two Aries people together, for instance, will be hugely passionate and dynamic, but both will want to be the leader in the relationship, and both will be angry, selfish and downright aggressive when pushed – hardly a recipe for marital bliss. Two Aquarius partners will have an absolute ball, intellectually, and will quite possibly change the world with their audacious ideas – but there will be little or no passion and a bit of an emotional void as both partners are aloof and a little too objective. The best relationships, in terms of astrological compatibility, are those where both partners can offer the other partner something they lack. Which leads me to…
2 – Opposites Attract
Sun sign compatibility feels at its most fated and sometimes its most magical when two people with opposite sun signs fall in love. If you don’t know which is your opposite sign, it’s simple: count your own sign as number one, then keep counting around the zodiac in order until you reach number seven – that’s your opposite sign. Aries-Libra, Taurus-Scorpio and so on. Although these pairs of opposite signs are very, very different in terms of emotions, approach to life, desires, wants and moods, they always balance one another out in the long run. Such relationships are often tempestuous, but almost always have a magnetic quality to them which is hard to resist. Simply put, these partners tend to complete one another in a way which others don’t.
3 – Play Nicely with Shared Elements
Sun signs which share the same element tend to get along famously as friends, but they are also among the most successful of romantic partnerships too. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius; the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn; the air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius and the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. If your beloved belongs to the same element as you do, you’ll find that your Sun sign compatibility increases the longer you are together. You understand each other well enough to “get” one another, yet you’re also subtly different in the way you each approach life and its challenges. These differences keep you as lovers involved, engaged and excited with one another, while the similarities help you avoid the melt downs that can occur with more dramatic partnerships. In terms of longevity, these same element partnerships are some of the surest bets.
4 – Inconjunct Signs Spell Trouble
What’s an inconjunct sign? Back to counting: if you count your own sign as number one, the signs which are numbers six and eight are inconjunct to you – that’s the ones on either side of your opposite sign. For Aries, the inconjunct signs are Virgo and Scorpio; for Taurus it’s Libra and Sagittarius, etc. These relationships are very, very tricky for all kinds of reasons. Partners with inconjunct Sun signs just can’t seem to figure one another out, no matter how hard they try. On the plus side, these couples are always surprising each other – but not necessarily in a good way. There’s just a mismatch of emotions, ambitions and drives here, so for sun sign compatibility to flourish it will take a great deal of passion, love and compromise to overcome.
5 – But It’s Not All About Sun Signs
Having said all that – never forget that astrological relationships are much more complicated than Sun sign compatibility alone. For a full, detailed synastry report, comparing the entire birth charts of both partners, try an Astromatcha compatibility report. You’re more than just your Sun sign, and all of the above generalisations can be turned right upside down by different parts of your birth chart. There are free compatibility reports to be won here every month, so why not find out more?
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