If you’ve ever perused the internet for your horoscope, then you know how interesting (and revealing) it can be to read about whether you’re likely to score a date, or find a love connection, or figure out which zodiac sign you should marry. Whatever you’re interested in, and whatever you find, it’s pretty much always an eye-opening experience.
Of course, it can really suck when you Google your SO’s sign, only to find that it’s a horrible match with your own. The good news, though, is that it doesn’t necessarily mean your relationship is doomed.
It can be helpful, however, when figuring out your compatibility. “While you can make a relationship work with just about anyone you choose (thanks to free will) … the more you know yourself [the better]” says astrologer Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A., in an email to Bustle. “With that in mind, astrology is a great tool for self-knowledge and can be helpful for understanding you or your partner in [a] relationship.”
So yes, it’s fun to give your signs a once over when pairing up with a new partner, or when chatting about compatibility with a long-term SO. But Farrar points out that astrology and birth charts are complex things. While I wish it were so, it’s not exactly accurate to say “Virgos should marry Capricorns, and that’s final.” It also depends on what, exactly, you’re looking for in a mate. Make sense? Then read on for a breakdown of some different matches, and have fun with what it reveals about who you might end up with.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
If you’re an Aries who is ready to buy a house and have a family, then marry yourself a Leo, according to author and astrologer Robert Phoenix. He tells me Leos are your perfect match when it comes to having a family. But if you see yourself climbing mountains or chopping wood on the plains of Montana, you’ll be better off marrying a Sagitarrius. They’ll be your best bet for a life of adventure.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Do you see yourself having a cozy, homey family life? Then Phoenix tells me a Cancer is for you. However, if you’re more of a workaholic, or have an entrepreneurial spirit, then a Capricorn is probably the better choice. They’ll totally be down to help out with your awesome business idea.
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
As a Gemini, you love to have fun. So Farrar suggests looking for a partner who can move quickly, offer stimulating conversation, and keep you from getting bored. If you want someone who will be fascinating 24/7, Phoenix tells me a Sagittarius is your best bet. As for someone who will be fun in bed for forever and ever, look no further than your perfect sexual match — the Aquarius.
Cancer (June 20-July 22)
If you’re going through tough times, or want to be with someone who can handle anything, then Phoenix tells me a Virgo is the way to go. If you’re all about those looks, however, scoop up a Capricorn. They are your match for pure attraction.
Leo (July 22-August 22)
Leos are known for being quite the entertainers, according to Elizabeth Mitchell on HuffingtonPost.com. So if you’d like to meet your comic match, Phoenix suggests marrying yourself a Gemini. As for someone to take on the world with? Go for an Aries, and get to accomplishing all your goals.
Virgo (August 22-September 22)
If you’ve been through some trust issues in the past, then you may want to move forward with a Taurus. Not only are they down for deep commitment, according to Phoenix, but are also a great match for an enduring love life. (Win win?) If you see yourself heading in an entrepreneurial direction, then a Capricorn is your man (or woman).
Libra (September 22-October 23)
“Libras need to feel loved, feel special, and whether they will admit it or not, need to be doted on,” astrologer Benebell Wen tells me via email. Your best match will be someone who will be willing to do that for you, no matter what.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios are known for being secretive, kind of obsessive, and even a bit intense. “They need a partner who understands their intensity and can be patient when they may want to hide,” Farrar says. I vote for a partner who can balance that out. However, if you’d like someone who can feed into a more taboo lifestyle, Phoenix suggests snagging yourself a Virgo.
Sagittarius (November 21-December 22)
Your kindred spirit is an Aquarius, according to Phoenix. And your best match for a life of ideals is a Libra. Go ahead and take your pick.
Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
If you’d like to take on the world, marry thyself a Scorpio. Phoenix tells me they are your best match in this department. They’ll be there to support your hardworking ways, which just so happens to be one of your most dominant traits, according to Mitchell.
Aquarius (January 19-Feberuary 18)
Do you feel totally misunderstood in life? If so, you’ll want to shack up with a partner who will get you, through and through. The best sign for that is another Aquarius, according to Phoenix, which makes perfect sense to me.
Pisces (February 18-March 20)
As a Pisces, you always have your head in the proverbial clouds. “They can sometimes feel like they are living in a dream or fantasy world,” Farrar says. “[So] a good partner for them would be someone who can keep their feet on the ground and gently bring them back to Earth when they may have lost their way.” Phoenix suggests finding a Cancer for unconditional love, or another Pisces so you two can “swim through life together.” Pretty cute, right?
And there you have it. Some marriage matches based on your sign. Remember, a lot more goes into these pairings than meets the eye (birth charts, lunar signs, sun signs, etc.) So take it all with a grain of salt, and always trust your gut when it comes to choosing a partner.