More than any other branch of relationship astrology, the one that fascinates most people is sexual astrology; compatibility between two people can be as hot as you like on paper, but if that spark of attraction isn’t there, it’s not going to happen. How do astrologers determine sexual astrology compatibility, and what are some major factors pointing towards a hot and spicy relationship compared to a cold fish?
Sun signs play a part in sexual astrology compatibility, as do the Moon and Venus, but the most important planet to consider here is Mars. Mars is the planet of drive, passion, sexuality and anger, but it’s its role in our love lives which interests most people. Whereas our Sun sign tells us about our egos, Mars tells us how we express ourselves physically, how strong our sex drives are, and what turns us on. To find out where Mars is in your birth chart, you need to have it professionally calculated, or you could order one of our Astromatcha love match compatibility reports, which will examine the role of Mars in your chart in full detail.
Mars is most at home in the fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These individuals are extremely passionate and will want to take the initiative sexually. Very open minded and driven, sexual astrology compatibility for Mars in fire sign people is of the utmost importance, because they simply don’t function well in a low sexed relationship. Passion and sexual impulse can quickly turn to anger for these people, however, and temper needs to be controlled if a relationship of any kind is to flourish.
Mars also functions well in the earth signs when it comes to sexual astrology. Compatibility for Mars in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn individuals is all about sensuality. Earthy by nature, they’re strong and energetic lovers but they do like to keep their sex lives private. Slow lovemaking is a speciality of the Mars in earth sign person, and these people certainly know how to tantalise! A steady sex drive is present, but care needs to be taken as the relationship progresses to avoid the sex life becoming boring and repetitive.
For people with Mars in an air sign, sex is as much an intellectual as a physical act. With vivid imaginations, those with Mars in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius are often into pornography or role play. Sexual astrology compatibility with an air sign Mars requires an open mind and a lot of patience, because the thought and idea of sex can be more fun for this playful lot than the actual experience. As lovers, Mars in air sign people like a lot of variety in their love life, and will never let it become boring – but they may lack the sensuality and emotional intimacy that others enjoy.
When Mars is in a water sign, we find a deeply thoughtful attitude towards sex. People with Mars in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces are romantic and sensual, and want to love with their whole being. Sex and intimacy are vital for these souls, but they value quality over quantity every time and are not really into extreme sex (with the possible exception of Scorpio, who will do anything for the sake of power and experience). With a Mars in water sign individual, sexual astrology compatibility requires a tender approach and an understanding of the emotional implications behind the sexual act. It’s never “just sex” with a water sign Mars.
Sexual astrology compatibility combinations are hard to determine without seeing the entire birth chart, but as a general rule we’re sexually attracted to those whose Mars is in the same element as our own. Additionally, fire and air sign Mars people are often magnetically attracted, as are water and earth sign Mars individuals. Fire-water, fire-earth, air-water, air-earth, water-fire, water-air, earth-fire and earth-air combinations may struggle with sexual compatibility initially – but as ever in love, where there’s a will, there’s a way. If two people love one another, bedroom issues can always be worked out. For a fuller insight in your sexual astrology compatibility with your partner, order one of our Astromatcha love match compatibility reports – remember, there’s much more to love astrology than just Sun signs (or indeed Mars signs!).