How important is monogamy to you in a relationship? Is it essential, or do you think you may be open to being, well, open? Chances are, if you’re in the latter group, you’re probably one of the zodiac signs most likely to try an open relationship, and you’re definitely not alone. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Michigan in 2014 showed that between 11 and 22 percent of women were open to the idea of of being in a non-monogamous relationship. Men were even more open to the idea with 23 to 40 percent saying they had an interest in non-monogamy. But here’s where things get really interesting: Despite men being more open to the idea of opening up their relationships, it was the women who drove the decision, according to a survey conducted by Open Minded, a dating site for folks seeking an open relationship. Pretty cool, right?
What I’m saying is, despite polyamorous relationships being considered “non-traditional” by some folks, non-monogamy is very normal. So, if that’s something you’re interested in, it’s totally OK to pursue it — so long as everyone in the relationship is on board with your decision. The first rule of polygamy? Being honest in your communication.
This said, can you predict who might be open to the idea based on their astrological signs? Well, these are the signs with the character traits that make them most likely to be interested in having a more open approach to romance and love.
GEMINI (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20)
As I mentioned, one of the most essential things you will need in order to be successful in an open or poly relationship is healthy communication skills, and thanks to Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury, which is associated with communication, they fit the bill perfectly. This air sign likes to keep things light and breezy in the romance department, and their adaptable, versatile nature makes them an ideal fit for having multiple partners. In fact, for a sign who struggles with getting bored quickly if they’re not intellectually stimulated, having various partners will keep them on their toes and keep the passion burning brightly.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 TO JAN. 19)
In another study conducted by Open Minded in 2016, the site found that Capricorns were the sign most likely to be in an open relationship, which, if you’re familiar with this sign, you know makes perfect sense. For an open relationship to be healthy and successful, it takes a fair amount of emotional maturity and discipline, and for an earth sign like Capricorn, that just comes naturally. As it is ruled by Saturn, the plant associated with structure and ambition, creating boundaries and being diligent in attending to the needs of multiple partners is not an issue for this driven and loving sign.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 TO FEB. 18)
Aquarius is, by far, the most non-traditional of all the signs of the zodiac. Aquarians prefer to go their own way, blaze their own trail, and follow their hearts wherever it leads. They are born rebels, and so, breaking out of the confines of the expected monogamy appeals to Aquarius. They aren’t interested in mainstream ideas, but prefer to follow their own passions.
While all the signs of the zodiac are totally capable of having an open relationship and being very happy in it — yes, even Pieces — these signs are the best fit for non-monogamy and the most likely to be interested in giving it a try. Good for them, because love is love. So, do you, boo.