Relationship

How Astrology Can Help You in Finding a Keeper

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There’s more to astrology than casually taking a look at your daily horoscope in the morning. It is, in fact, a practice that individuals—and literally empires—have depended on across various cultures since ancient times. Astrology can provide you with answers and advice on a wide range of topics from health to state affairs, business, relationships, and all you need to do is understand a few basic rules then you’ll be ready to apply them in any field of your life for which you may need the guidance of the sky.

When it comes to love and relationships, it is only natural that zodiac signs are considered as a great tool to give you an idea of who’s here to stay; as they play a big role in shaping people’s personalities and behavioral tendencies. So if you’re wondering how to accurately read the signs (pun intended) to find the love of your life, we’re here to help you out!

Elements

One of the most basic factors that affect the compatibility of different zodiac signs is the elements they’re categorized under. The signs belonging to the four elements of nature—earth, water, air, and fire—come with similar characteristics among them, which is why they are generally considered to be compatible among themselves. For cross-element relationships, think of it somehow literally: water puts the fire out, the air grows fire, water nurtures the earth, etc. If you fall into the fire group, for example (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you can probably get along with other fire signs and the air group (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius); but you’d better think twice before getting serious with water and earth groups (respectively Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces; and Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.)

Generally, the elements can give you an idea of the personality traits of your potential significant other. The fire group tends to be outgoing, fun and impulsive, while the water group is rather emotional, deep and introverted. The air group usually stands for intellectual qualities—members of this category are clever thinkers, good at analyzing everything and carrying out strong interpersonal communications. The earth element people, on the other hand, are known for their strong urge to maintain stability and security in their lives.

Birth Charts

Knowing a person’s Sun sign may be a good start to identifying their general standpoint in life, but astrology goes much deeper than just that. According to the position of a number of planets at the exact moment we were born, each of our astrological houses is represented by a different sign.

You need to construct a natal chart to have a better understanding of how various aspects of your life are affected by these planets; then you’ll be able to make more sense of the movement of planets and how it relates to you. If your ascending sign is Leo, for example, you should read the Leo daily horoscope in addition to your Sun sign horoscope, as your daily events are likely to be affected by a combination of both. The calculations required to interpret birth charts may sound complicated at first, especially for beginners, but once you get the hang of the symbolization of planets and houses, it will all fall into place and help you see the bigger picture.

If love advice is what you’re looking for, you can start by checking out your seventh house. Whichever planet and zodiac sign seem to govern it, you know their characteristics will be affecting your romantic needs, expectations, and tendencies. Analyzing your own natal chart and interpreting this information correctly can help you identify the patterns in your love life, and look for the right partner for yourself to find balance and harmony.

Of course, just because your elements and natal charts seem to be compatible on paper with someone, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll live together happily ever after. Astrology gives you insight into your inner world and that of others; but forming a nurturing relationship always takes personal effort, good communication, and compromise. Once you study the astrological profiles of both yourself and your date, you’ll get to be prepared for the potential weaknesses that might turn into problems in your future relationship. From there, you can use this information to your advantage by working on improving the negative aspects and strengthening the positive ones.

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