Relationships are the rollercoaster ride of life. One day you're up, the next you're down — or you've found a pleasant experience that offers little scares. Either way, it's almost impossible to tell exactly which ride you're on with someone until you've taken the leap and set off together. Some people enjoy every minute whereas for others this can be a complete disaster.
Luckily, we are all blessed with natural personality traits that fit into our zodiac depending on the date of the year we are born. We can save ourselves a lot of emotional anguish if we look ahead to see if a relationship is going to go the distance or not.
You'll start to ask yourself in a new relationship - 'Do they like me?', 'Are we compatible?' or 'Are they always going to be acting like this forever?' You have a much better chance of success if you know what can be expected in the relationship so if there are any bumps in the road, you can deal with them head-on.
This is where learning the most about our zodiac sign comes in handy. These following relationships are either a match made in zodiac heaven or they doomed by the stars.
24 Nice: Taurus & Cancer Fall For Each Other By Using Their Words
Taurus the bull can provide for Cancer the warmth and emotional support they so desperately crave. These two signs are natural romantics and they love to talk, especially if the conversation turns to compliments as they are not shy about expressing their love for each other. Physically, they are very hands-on and will be the couple at the bar either holding hands or with their arms wrapped around in each other.
When one half starts with the PDA, the other is keen to return the affection.
They are both homemakers and like to keep the walls of their own castle high. The Taurus bull will love to cook for their guests whilst the crab entertains guest and makes them feel as comfortable as possible. Defensive at times, they work hard to protect both their relationship and each other. Their naturally protective nature means that they make the perfect parents and can offer a lot of support. It's near impossible to drive a wedge between this tight couple.
According to University of the South Pacific’s Robert Epstein, communication "knowing how to listen, share your thoughts, and avoid being critical" is one of the essential keys to a long-lasting relationship. This couple knows that better than anyone else.
23 Nice: Gemini & Aquarius Are A Match That Can Last A Lifetime
A Gemini and Aquarius pairing works so well because they are each other's emotional equal. They are the type of couple who just "get" each other in a world where they feel misunderstood most of the time. Aquarius is thoroughly adaptable so they can cope with Geminis ever-changing mood and they don't hold it against them. Aquarius is known for their quick breakups but in a partnership with a Gemini, there is enough excitement going on each day to keep them interested thanks to their "twin-like personality."
Gemini and Aquarius are one of those couples who always say they are "best friends." They are more than just romantic partners and their love for each other goes real deep. They could be doing the most boring task in the world but as long as they are by each other's side then they don't mind. This is one pairing that will follow each other to the end of the earth.
Famously Zsa Zsa Gabor who is an Aquarius married eight times before she fell for Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt - a Gemini - and the union lasted twenty years until her death. John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy are another famous Aquarius-Gemini couple. The stars are just aligned for them.
22 Nice: Aries & Sagittarius Excite Each Other & Love Adventures Together
The best thing about an Aries and Sagittarius union is that they are both passionate about adventure seeking and they have a happy outlook on life. They are the kind of couple who can face any crisis head on and don't sweat the small stuff. You will find them packing bags at the weekend ready for another trip away adrenaline-seeking and bonding with each other. Both are not fans of keeping to a routine.
Arguments rarely happen but when they do, they both share the mantra of 'forgive and forget' so nothing bothers them for too long.
The only downside is that Aries can be quite possessive because they adore their Sagittarius so much. Once they feel safe and secure in the relationship then this becomes a union which can last a lifetime. Just take a look at Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy who is am Aries-Sagittarius pairing and have been happily married for 21 years.
They are both very ruled by planets Mars and Jupiter that are both masculine and aggressive. Most people find being in a relationship with one of these signs too bullish but for these two, it's a perfect match and they are content with each other's company.
21 Not: Gemini & Capricorn Will Try To Make It Work But They Are Each Other's Opposites
A Gemini-Capricorn match is an odd one - they make the best of friends and have an instant attraction to each other but when it comes to romance, they fail miserably. At first, they believe in the mantra "opposites attract" but the differences between them cause so much conflict it eventually goes south. They have the occasional moments of peace and love but deep down the passion just isn't there.
After a split, they are the kind of couple who will stay 'just friends' as they do compliment each other, but they are both too self-centered to make each other's needs a priority. Sure they bring out the best in each other but also the very worst. A Gemini-Capricorn household will be one filled with dramatic, fiery arguments with both sides not willing to back down in a long battle.
Gemini Johnny Depp managed to make his relationships with Capricorns Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis but it wasn't meant to be in the end. Paul McCartney is another Gemini who paired up with Capricorn Heather Mills and that marriage ended in a bitter divorce battle. These two signs just can't seem to make it work as the stars are against them.
20 Not: It's Very Complicated Between Leo & Scorpio
A Leo and Scorpio match could work but they both fight for control in a relationship. That paired with the issues they have with respect - neither is willing to listen to each other's ideas - means a very complicated romantic journey together. It's a battle of egos between the dark and mysterious Scorpio and the proud and loud Leo. They are both competitors and they are constantly trying to one-up each other.
These two are often frustrated as they both love the idea of a happy-ever-after and it's what they aim for in a relationship.
They have a fierce attraction at the beginning but over time it's their power struggle that stops the romantic dream becoming reality. If they can work through the power imbalance then they do have some hope together.
Psychologist Suzanne Lachmann explained to Psychology Today, "Try to acknowledge that by choosing to be in a relationship with you, your partner has demonstrated that you have meaning. Because you have meaning to your partner, you affect your partner’s emotions for better and worse. The more you can work toward acknowledging and accepting your power, the more it will calm and center you in the relationship."
19 Nice: The Mutual Sensitivity Between Cancer & Pisces Will Keep Them Tight
For Cancer and Pisces, they both work well because they understand each other's need for privacy and emotional neediness. Once they have found each other, they have a habit of shutting the rest of the world out and spending all their time together. This is the kind of union that will have their closest friends saying 'we don't hang out together anymore' but they are content just as a party of two. Conflict hurts their sensitive souls so they avoid heated arguments at all cost.
They like to make each as comfortable as possible and you can expect to find them spending their weekends tucked away under a blanket watching a box set together. Many other signs would find these homemakers boring but they both love switching off from the world. Food is the way to both their hearts, so one thing that will draw them out of hiding is news of a new restaurant opening or if a food festival comes to town.
They prefer a traditional romance just like Johnny Cash and June Carter who is a famous Cancer-Pisces couple. However because they are so private, a Cancer-Pisces match could spend years together in a relationship and still not know each other's secrets.
18 Nice: Leo & Sagittarius Can Only Be Their True Selves With Each Other
When you think about a Leo and Sagittarius match then just imagine fireworks! They bounce off each other, feel safe enough to really display their emotions, and feel so at ease that they can truly be themselves. They really are the definition of 'couple goals.'
Sagittarius is a natural flirt and it's this side of their personality that constantly keeps Leo on their toes. They enjoy the hunt and even after years together, Leo still feels like they are hunting which pleases their inner sign.
They have so much love and respect for each other, they both excel and feel secure knowing they belong together.
With other signs, Leo can become outrageously jealous but with Sagittarius, it's a different story as they make them feel very secure.
They make great hosts together as Leo is a party animal and Sagittarius loves anything new, unique and quirky. So, if you're a guest at one of their many events then expect there to be a 'theme' for the evening. They are never bored together and you'll be able to spot this duo based on their social media feeds full of photos of adventures together. These are the type of couple everyone is jealous of.
17 Nice: Taurus & Virgo Show Each Other Every Day How In Love They Are
Due to the strong position of the plants overlooking the Taurus and Virgo sign, they are one couple are successful both professionally and personally. They are very money-minded and together their bank accounts are always well-managed. This is one union that can make a lot of money in business together as they know attention to detail is the key; leading to a very fulfilling relationship in the long-term. Often they find themselves telling each other how they couldn't imagine a life apart.
There is no doubt in their minds that they are meant to be together and to show this, they spend a little time each day making sure each half know how loved they are; even if it's a small gesture. Taurus loves to be pampered and Virgo loves to be adored - it just works well.
Virgo loves to be charitable and they will dedicate a lot of their time to helping others. Taurus is a great cook so together they team up for bake-off fundraisers or outdoor parties surrounded by people who love being in their company. They are such a fun couple to be around they are often flooded with event invites and have a very busy social calendar.
16 Not: Virgo Is Far Too Critical For Sagittarius To Handle
This couple should work very well as they are both very driven but Saggiatriaus will struggle with Virgo's constant criticisms and demands. Virgo doesn't mean it in a harsh way, it's just their eye for detail and need for perfection. In the beginning, the career-driven Virgo is attractive but they push people away with the constant negativity when things don't go their own way.
If Virgo can learn how to be less critical then this could work. Leon Seltzer, author of Evolution of the Self, advised Psychology Today, "You need to recall just what made the relationship so attractive, so romantic, in the first place. Not only the probable physical attraction, but also things like your listening attentively and with empathy to your partner, and putting their wants and needs on a par with your own. Essentially, what needs to happen is that you re-focus on the positives and view the negatives from a more accepting, forgiving perspective."
Acceptance is what Saggitarius needs, but they won't get it from Virgo easily.
If these two can communicate well and Virgo learns how to be less overbearing, alongside Saggitarius learning to not take everything to hear - there could be a good chance for them.
15 Not: Gemini Struggles To Breathe Around The Needy Cancer
Strictly on professional terms, a Gemini and Cancer match can work because they are both very creative and switched on when it comes to being organized. However, in personal relationships, there are just too many deep issues that they just can't seem to work through. Most of this comes from Cancers neediness which is in contrast with the Gemini sign needing their breathing space. Gemini can end up feeling smothered when Cancer unleashes their dark moods and will go into hiding over the smallest of arguments.
Gemini-Cancer match Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman just couldn't make these two signs work together either. A Gemini will express their love with just words whereas Cancer wants to see serious action taking place or they are left feeling vulnerable. The clingy crab will become jealous and possessive which for the outgoing Gemini leaves them feeling trapped in the relationship.
There is hope for the Cancerian sign though. Speaking to Psychology Today, Mark Banschick, author of The Intelligent Divorce, explained, "Most neediness is small and annoying, not life-threatening. Neediness can be a burden that (your partner) simply can’t handle. If you are willing to save your relationship, acknowledge that your excessive possessiveness is detrimental to the relationship."
14 Nice: Capricorn & Taurus Know They Can Let Go Of Their Fears Around Each Other
Capricorn and Taurus are two signs that shouldn't work but they just do. They really are the definition of opposites attract and they completely understand each other. Because they are so in tune with each other's wants and needs - this allows them to drop their defensive walls and let go of all their fears and insecurities. They are the kind of couple everyone tells them are "perfect for each other" because they compliment each other so well.
When they first meet, it's a slow-starter as they want to be cautious. Over time, after they have won each other's trust, they begin to loosen up a little and reveal more of their personality to each other. This might not be a whirlwind at first, but there really is no rush as they are sure to go the distance together.
Famous Capricorn-Taurus match Jessica Alba and Cash Warren will be celebrating ten years of marriage this year, proving it just works well for them.
The best thing about this union is that because they are both opposite signs, they end up teaching each other a lot and also learning from the relationship. With each other, they can grow to become a different person - but a much better one for it.
13 Nice: Scorpio & Pisces Are Fuelled By Their Intense Emotions For Each Other
Being two water signs, Scorpio and Pisces are highly emotional and intense. They are both not afraid to get deep with each other early on and whereas other zodiac signs would be sent running, these two love the intensity of being together and can't get enough. Although they both would never confess to it - they have spent their whole lives searching for 'the one' and when both of their worlds collide everything starts to make sense to them.
Due to their protective nature, they make excellent parents and the best of friends. Many of their closest companions will say they are the couple that will 'do anything for anyone.' Hollywood's golden couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are a Scorpio-Pisces match that just melts for each other and they have been happily married for 35 years. Goldie revealed to The Mirror, "We have independence but two pillars hold up the house."
Scorpio is usually overly dominant and a bit too rough, but with Pisces, they find a tenderness that hasn't been possible for them to reach before. Once these two finally get to the stage of moving in together, they can expect a household that will be a safe, secure and compassionate home to return to at the end of the day.
12 Nice: You Don't Get A Much Better Pairing Than Pisces & Virgo
The planet Venus is heavily involved in both Virgo and Pisces signs and this is why when they first meet each other there is a seriously strong attraction. It's 'love at first sight' and along-lasting one after that. They are highly emotional, alongside being both mentally and physically attracted to each other and they are not afraid to show it early on in the relationship either. Around others, they can come across as quite shy but these two together are very confident in each their own company.
Virgo is able to be less critical around Pisces because they find in them what isn't possible with others — trust.
This relationship is completely built on trust and that's why they thrive together, knowing they will always have each other's backs. They also share the same values and expectations — they are just 'on the same page' with everything.
You'll know a Virgo-Pisces match when you see one because they will always refer to each other as their 'soulmate.' They love PDA and are that couple at the party either sitting on each other's knee or walking around holding hands. They have an unbreakable bond and they know that together it really doesn't get much better than this.
11 Not: Cancer Is Far Too Serious For The Fun-Loving Sagittarius
We're just going to tell it straight - Cancer and Sagittarius are never going to work. If it does - then consider this a miracle because these are two signs who are unlikely to even make friends nevermind trying to figure out a romance between them. Sagittarius is too changeable and a risk taker, whereas Cancer craves structure and stability at all times. On the flip side, Sagittarius get easily bored and frustrated with Cancer's serious personality and lack of adventure. Just think Tom Cruise (Cancer) and Katie Holmes (Sagittarius) and that's the level of doom this couple can expect to be heading for.
Cancer will always want to bring serious issues to the conversation and Sagittarius will respond by laughing and shrugging this off. That leaves hurt feelings between them both and eventually, the tension is too much for this union to make a success of things. The only possible way these two could make it work is if they lower their expectations and don't expect anything from each other - which kind of beats the point of getting into a relationship in the first place. It might then be better for both parties if they just leave this one alone and maybe seek out happiness elsewhere.
10 Not: Scorpio & Aries Are Known For Their Explosive Conflicts
There are three words to describe a Scorpio and Aries relationship - aggressive, jealous, and dominating. The power struggle between these two as they both battle to be in the lead and at the top can get out of control and end in an explosive conflict. They might think they are being constructive when in fact they are just coming across as negative.
This relationship can work if they are able to overcome their difficulties and work out how to control the conflicts so it doesn't spiral out of control.
Psychology Today advise about dealing with conflicts in relationships, "Even if things can’t be resolved immediately, it’s important for your partner to know that you still care. Sometimes it’s hard to say 'I love you' when you feel hurt and angry. A physical gesture can be reassuring at a moment when your partner is feeling anxious and distant. This emphasizes the goal of strengthening the relationship, rather than making the other person bend to your will."
Actress Meg Ryan (Scorpio) famously left her Aries husband Dennis Quaid after she had an affair with Russell Crowe. However, she had just fallen for another Aries man and the couple also eventually split. She should have looked to the stars first and saved a lot of time.
9 Nice: Libra Will Always Have Their Spirits Lifted By Gemini
Libra and Gemini work so well because they are both each other's cheerleader. They know how tough life can get and they are constantly on hand, ready to be supportive. This comes naturally to them both and although they love to show affection to each other, it requires not much effort or reminding. Because they are both air signs, the relationship is so chilled, laidback and comfortable that everything falls naturally into place for them. Just imagine this couple like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
They are also the King and Queen of the social scene. You'll often find this couple inviting you over for one of their crazy parties or a big event they have organized together. They both mutually respect how important it is to have close friends outside of the relationship and rarely get jealous when they are spending time apart. It's the perfect balance of closeness/breathing space that a relationship needs to work.
One great example of these two signs coming together is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim is Libra and Kanye is Gemini - she revealed to Elle magazine, "He’s taught me to have more of an opinion. I’ve taught him to be a bit more calm or cautious. We’re a good balance."
8 Nice: Passionate Aries & Leo Are Truly Devoted To Each Other
Aries and Leo both love power but with each other, they are willing to share the throne - something they would never dream of allowing another person in their life to do. This is one battle that can't be won, as they both want to be on top, so instead, they call it evens and have a mutual respect for each other. In other companionships, they can both be guilty of having a wandering but together they are truly devoted.
These two are both very proud signs and respectful of their own self-image. All their insecurities are thrown out the window because they know that to each other they are the hottest couple on the planet.
They also have the same shared goals and are very productive whilst praising one another along the way.
They are a pleasure to be around as they both share an incredible sense of humor. Although they don't need to be, they are wary that outsiders might come in and take their loved one away from them so they only spend time with others they really trust. They love expensive gifts and will shower each other with jewelry, delicious foods or last-minute trips away. A love this genuine and respectful - it will never fail.
7 Nice: Taurus & Pisces Are At Their Happiest When They Are Next To Each Other
Taurus the bull is strong, masculine and caring. Pisces is mysterious and sensitive. Together these two opposites really do click and they both bring something to the relationship that compliments each other. Many find the bulls brutishness too much to handle but Pisces is such a patient sign they don't have this same problem. This relationship is like holding up a mirror to each other and it's safe to say they are both in love with what is reflected back at them.
Opposites can absolutely work, as relationship experts, Linda and Charlie Bloom explained to Psychology Today, "(Opposites) can create some interesting challenges for most couples, these differences are actually the source of what is considered by many to be the source of the most important aspect of any successful relationship: chemistry. Chemistry refers to that undefinable quality that is the basis of the attraction that fuels the impulse to be drawn to another."
With each other, they find the perfect balance between being in a practical relationship but also the passion behind closed doors. Actors Penelope Cruz (Taurus) and Javier Bardem (Pisces) work based on this balance. Javier told Hello! magazine, "That's what I find attractive. There is beauty and there is being sexy. Penelope has both."
6 Not: Sagittarius & Virgo Are Too Serious Together & Need To Relax Around Each Other
The planets are not able to work in favor of a Sagittarius and Virgo companionship. Virgo, ruled by Mercury, is practical and Sagittarius, who is ruled by Jupiter, is full of energy. Because they are constantly expressing opposite views on everything, they are always left wondering why the other half is pushing against them. This isn't always the case, as it's nothing personal, they simply have very contrasting views. They both end up being too anxious to express any of their thoughts or feelings as they are afraid of yet another fight.
They are uptight around each other, to say the least.
Not being able to relax in a relationship often comes from deep insecurities that both of these signs will need to work through. Mark Tyrrell, therapist, and co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, explained to Uncommon Help online, "Next time you feel insecure, ask yourself what it is you are imagining. Write it down on paper under, 'Stuff I am making up in my head.' Being able to distinguish between what you imagine and what is actually happening is a massive step toward self-assurance." This is exactly the kind of advice both of these signs need to make this work well together - if at all.
5 Not: Capricorn Struggles To Understand The Intense Emotions Of Cancer
The testing relationship between Capricorn and Cancer appears like it would work but unfortunately, Capricorn doesn't have the emotional capacity to fully understand the intensity of Cancer. Capricorn will find themselves constantly asking their Cancer partner, 'Why are you being like this?', 'Do you have to get so emotional?' or 'Does everything have to be so dramatic with you?' This then causes Cancer to retreat into their shell even further and their arguments can last for weeks.
Due to the strong attraction at the beginning of the relationship, they are willing to work through these difficulties but they never seem to come to an actual solution that works for both. It really doesn't help matters that Capricorn are one of the least trustworthy signs of the zodiac and this kind of behavior can spiral Cancer out of control. The slightest inconsistency in a Capricorn's story and Cancer will go into full meltdown mode.
Cancer finds people who aren't loyal to be the ugliest people on the planet - whereas Capricorn is massively turned over by neediness and controlling behaviors. They can try and make a go of it as friends but as lovers, this will result in not much more than hurt feelings.
4 Nice: Libra & Leo Take Awhile To Know Each Other - Then It's For A Lifetime
Sure Leo and Libra do move slowly in the beginning but once these two signs have really got to know each other - they are a match made in zodiac heaven. Libra is an air sign and Leo is fire, so together they can fan each other's flames and go on to achieve big things. Leo is such a dominating sign, they need a laidback Libran to keep their feet on the ground and they find a great trust in each other. The proud lion being Leo, they become addicted to the praise they constantly receive from Libra that doesn't mind taking the second stage.
Because they are both secret flirts, they keep each other on their toes and there's never a dull moment behind closed doors when they get together. They are both two of the friendliest signs in the zodiac and that's what their entire relationship is based on - being each other's best friend until the end.
They make unforgettable company at a party, and when apart they get deeply upset.
Famous Leo-Libra matches in history like F. Scott Fitzgerald (Libra) and Zelda Fitzgerald (Leo); Jimmy Carter (Libra) and Rosalynn Carter (Leo); prove that they once they have eyes for each other - nobody else compares and it can last a lifetime.
3 Not: Scorpio & Taurus Will Always Find Themselves Locked In A Power Struggle
Scorpio and Taurus are known as the "The Lover and The Sorcerer" of the zodiac and their relationship is just as dramatic as it sounds. They are so intense and believe in their own sense of power that this can result in some full-blown arguments. It's rare they can last even a week without butting heads about some new issue in the relationship On a long-term basis, this can be extremely draining for each other emotionally.
This couple needs to learn how they can both work through this kind of negative energy in the relationship together. All they have to do is shift their mental attitudes so they no longer that their partner is trying to 'defeat them' in any way. There are a lot of positive ways they can counteract this by either listening properly to each other, keeping the conversation calm and having turns to state their view. This is easier said than done as this couple are both known for their aggressive tendencies when it comes to love.
Famous Scorpio and Taurus couples who struggled to make it work are Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman; Julia Roberts and Daniel Day-Lewis; and Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore. If only they would have checked their horoscope before hooking up and realized this is one match that just isn't going to work.
2 Nice: Cancer Finds A Safe Place In Scorpio To Reveal Her True Emotions
Cancer and Scorpio are two of the most connected signs in the zodiac. They fall head over heels in the beginning as they have an instant connection and this only grows stronger as time goes by. They are 'soulmates', 'best friends' and each other's 'perfect lover.' Cancer feels they can really melt into the heart of Scorpio as their deep gaze offers the security they crave.
They are both possessive but this actually works in their favor as they offer protection and safety. Due to them both being water signs, it's easy to say that this relationship gets seriously deep and they can't stand small talk.
Instead, Scorpio feels like they can reveal all of their dark past and hidden desires and Cancer can let their insecurities come to the surface.
Together, they can both go on to great things as they are very nurturing which is why they make excellent parents too. When they share ideas with each other about the future, they don't hold back and this is one union who will have their entire wedding day planned before they've even made it to their six-month anniversary. They are forward planners and look forward to a very bright future together.
1 Not: Opposite Signs Aries & Libra Will Always Find Conflict
Famous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde were an Aries and Libra match who know the true meaning of 'in it till the end.' This doesn't mean it will work out well as the notorious duo know very well when they met their fate. In short - they are always on the lookout for trouble and if they can't find it outside of the relationship, they decide to create their own.
They are the type of couple who can exhaust their friends and family by constantly being at a 'crisis point' in their relationship. Those who know them well will not be able to keep up with the number of times the Aries-Libra couple have broken up. Then before you know it, they are back together and promising it won't happen again - until it does. They are textbook drama addicts.
Doctor Nerd Love online advises, "One of the biggest lies we tend to tell ourselves is that we’re perfectly rational and objective when it comes to our own lives. It takes a lot of emotional energy to be completely honest with ourselves or to assess ourselves objectively. As a result: it’s pretty easy to end up blind to some of your own flaws or mistakes." These two need to admit when they are both wrong and they can move forward - or at least make it to their next argument.
References: psychologytoday.com, astrostyle.com, yahoo.com