You meet a guy and find out that he's born under the same astrological sign as you. Fantastic! It feels like this gives you an extra level of compatibility, but not so fast. Although sharing the same sign does have its perks, there are some obstacles that can occur. For example, whatever your flaws are, this person will likely share them, which can cause some conflict. It's also a little weird, like looking at all your bad qualities right in front of you. Yikes.
But that doesn't mean the relationship can't work. There are positive things about dating people who are born under the same sign as yours. For example, you get to date someone who understands your quirks, which enables you to feel more comfortable in the relationship.
In order to make the most of your astrological similarities, it's important to know some important things when dating someone of the same sign. Here are 20 important truths of dating your astrological sign — the good and bad — to help you better navigate the relationship.
You know what works to keep you motivated and inspired during tough times. It might be a pep talk from someone you care about, or listening to your favorite music to banish negativity.
By dating someone born under the same astrological sign, you're in a powerful position when it comes to encouragement.
You know what works to motivate him, and it might be the same things that work with you! This can elevate a regular support system into something much more sacred. This power couple scenario is mostly seen when Aries dates an Aries, or Gemini dates a Gemini.
Aries is all about finding and maintaining their passions in life. When two Aries get together, the result is sparking each others minds and passion, writes Mamiverse.
The danger, of course, is that you can both have a short fuse when it comes to your temper.
But, the good news is that you tend to fight and then make up really quickly, before going back to being supportive to each other. This works well during difficult times when your patience is wearing thin because you have someone who's always got your back and understands why you're feeling that way.
Being in a relationship with someone isn't just about having things like hobbies and attraction in common — it's about gaining mental stimulation. When two Geminis date, there's no lack of mental fire.
Gemini loves to communicate and wrestle with new ideas, so finding that quality in a mate is perfect for them.
Since both people will love talking, they'll hash out their problems and deal with things immediately before they fester. With their endless charm, there's no doubt that Gemini will give a great pep talk too!
It's worth knowing that not all people should date within their sign. Sure, there are exceptions, but when it comes to some signs, their differences cloud their similarities and the encouragement they can give each other. An example is when two Capricorns get together. Since this sign is really stubborn and can be quite inflexible, the people in this relationship can lock horns and go to battle often. T
hey might require a different sign to cool their personalities and prevent that from happening.
For example, dating a Sagittarius can be better because he's all about adventure and being spontaneous, which can breathe fresh air into Capricorn's rigid ways.
It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all people born under a specific sign will share the same temperaments and qualities. That's simply not true. Not all people born under the same sign will be the same people.
This can become a problem if you've chosen to date someone within your astrological sign simply because you're hoping they're going to be a mirror image of you.
The result is that you and your BF could clash. This happens to be the case with signs such as Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Sagittarius is quite a complex but intriguing sign. People who are born under this sign want to find adventure in life. They hate routines and being stuck in one place for too long. They are open to commitment, but it will take them quite some time to reach that point — if they ever do. As Your Tango states,
"While some people look at commitment as a cozy blanket under which they want to cuddle with a life-long partner, Sagittarius sees it as a prison."
But sometimes Sagittarius falls in love and wants to settle down with 100 percent loyalty and harmony. Now, if one Sagittarius partner wants to settle down but his Sagittarius mate wants to fly by the seat of his/her pants. If so, there's going to be a huge obstacle to the relationship satisfaction.
Aquarius is a fun sign to be around, but don't let that fool you into thinking they're always laid-back. Some people born under Aquarius want to express their emotions. This isn't always easy for others to do, even if they're born under the same sign! This can be baffling and confusing to deal with, and sometimes it can cause you to ignore the truth that's really happening: the person's behavior has less to do with their astrological sign as it does with their feelings. Maybe they're just not into you.
Compromise is a vital element of any relationship. It's not about letting your partner win, but about meeting them halfway and respecting both of your needs and boundaries.
Compromise is also needed when dating someone who shares your sign. It's a total myth to think that the relationship will always be smooth sailing and you'll always want the same things so there'll be no need for compromise.
But, some signs need to be prepared to compromise more than others. This is especially the case for astrological signs such as Capricorn and Pisces.
We've seen earlier in this article how two Capricorns together can be considered to be the least compatible when it comes to dating people under the same sign. Of course, where there's a will, there's a way. Two Capricorns can be successful in their relationship, but it will require lots of hard work and compromise. As Astrology Zod. Signs states, "When they get together, they will most likely recognize these characteristics, but that won't make them any less annoyed by who their partner is."
Another couple that could battle to make it work is Pisces and Pisces, especially if both are dreamers. Pisces loves to daydream and imagine different futures.
With their head in the clouds all the time, it's not always practical to get into a relationship with another Pisces. Imagine all that dreaming and not enough practicality!
It just wouldn't work. So, if two Pisces are going to date, then it's a really good thing if one of them has their feet on the ground. That way, they can turn their dreams into a reality.
It's kind of freaky to think that if you and your partner are so similar because you share the same astrological sign, you're like mirrors to each other's personality, flaws, and mind. Eek! Sometimes, this is the case, but it doesn't have to be creepy — and no, all your deepest secrets won't come tumbling out. Besides, by embracing this situation, two people can grow and become their best selves, while also having a happy and successful relationship. Star signs hat should allow this growth to happen include Taurus and Libra.
Taurus is the sign of pleasure and love. It's one of the signs that values beauty the most, with the dream of making everything around it beautiful. When two people born under the sign of Taurus come together, it can be a harmonious and lovely thing.
They can both bring their stability, creativity, and loyalty to the relationship, making it so much more amazing to be in.
However, Taurus can also be stubborn. If one person in the relationship is stubborn, this can put the magic on hold because he/she will hold their partner back. By slowly getting used to change, the magic of a beautiful relationship can happen.
The sign of Libra is one that's focused on balance and harmony, which bodes well for two Libras who decide to make their relationship official.
Honesty is also a big thing for Libra, and people born under this sign can be pretty direct. The thing is, they might not take it well from each other.
This can cause them to avoid the brutal truth in their relationship, which is dangerous as it can lead to dissatisfaction and a lack of communication. Better to speak up instead of focusing too much on keeping the peace, Libra.
We're always told to date partners who are similar to us, but this can be negative. You know what they say about too much of a good thing! Having too much in common with the person you're dating, who also happens to share your astrological sign, can cause problems in the relationship. You might end up being so similar that you clash and this causes relationship conflict! This type of problem is often seen when people born under the sign of Cancer or Leo date each other.
Cancer is a sensitive and nurturing sign. But sometimes this care can feel controlling. When your Cancer partner tells you to bring a jacket because it's cold outside or tells you how to do something, it can feel like you're talking to your mother. Now, imagine what can happen when two nurturing people under the astrological sign of Cancer get together! It can be a make the relationship a little too clingy and possessive, unless one or both of them back off a bit.
Leo is one of the most outgoing astrological signs that loves being the center of attention. But when Leo dates another Leo, that need to be in the spotlight can cause lots of competition. Oh dear.
Although Leo is also a generous person who loves to make their partner feel like a million bucks, there's no denying that they need praise and to be showered with affection to feel good too.
Unless both parties dote on each other, this relationship could become filled with jealousy and resentment.
Dating someone who shares your astrological sign is like looking into a mirror at your reflection. You share things in common, have similar personality traits, and might even share the same flaws. It's not always easy to deal with someone who's on the same page as you, and it can lead to extreme highs and lows in your relationship.
Just imagine if you're both moody or emotionally distant at times, for example. It can be difficult to battle through that. That's why some extra work is needed to keep the relationship reaching for those highs. The relationship highs and lows are most often seen with signs such as Scorpio and Virgo.
Scorpio is someone really intense to date. This can be a good thing, such as when it comes to their passion and boldness in love. When this is the case, two Scorpios together can work really well to keep the fire going. However, the other side of the coin is that the famous Scorpio intensity can result in jealousy and drama.
This can cause dark days in the relationship if not dealt with promptly.
Being open about their feelings and communication often is important for two Scorpios to do to keep the relationship peaceful and happy.
Virgo will love teaming up with another Virgo. Finally, he/she will have someone who truly understands their intense need to be organized, tidy, and stick to routines. It can seem blissful at first, but then problems can arise. One of the biggies is that Virgo can be quite critical, so they'll be giving and receiving criticism in this relationship, which can cause issues and resentment. But there is a bright side. As pointed out by Astrology, since Virgo is levelheaded, they deal with any conflict right away so that it doesn't cause lasting damage. Here's hoping both Virgos in the situation have that calm nature!
By far the most compatible astrological sign is Taurus! As pointed out by Astrology, Taurus is incredibly loyal and these two people will meet each other with full-blown dedication. "Their mutual love of romance and comfort makes theirs a highly devoted and long-lasting relationship," the site claims. Yes, people born under this sign can be stubborn and rigid at times, but if they can see that they're focused on the same goal, they'll achieve whatever they want together, the site adds. Nice one!
References: Mamiverse, Astrology Zod. Signs, Your Tango, Astrology, Astrology