Do Zodiac Signs Truly Affect Relationship Compatibility?

Updated on June 19, 2019
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I have dated many different signs in my life and have noticed that these compatibility charts are just not accurate at all.

Zodiac Signs and Compatibility

I have dated many different signs in my life and have noticed that the zodiac compatibility charts are just not at all accurate. I am a believer in astrology, and I think it contains a great deal of truth, but when it comes to deciding which signs are compatible or not, I find many inaccuracies.

There is a lot more to zodiac signs than character traits and what to expect from relationships. Many times, compatibility charts will show certain signs as compatible or incompatible. These pronouncements are not based on how the two different signs deal with confrontation or relationships; instead, they are based on what they are attracted to, or what they want from life.

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Compatibility: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water

Compatibility charts also work for friends as well as relationships, but even then I have found them to be extremely inaccurate. Usually it seems that what I am meant to be compatible with, I do not get along with and vise versa. The problem is they base whether they are fire, earth, air or water signs and automatically conclude they are not compatible based on it.

For instance, I am a Sagittarius, and as a fire sign, I would not be meant to get along well with earth or water signs because water signs are too sensitive, and earth signs would also be difficult for a Sagittarius. However, they state that being with other fire signs such as Leo and Aries would definitely be a great match. I have had the opposite luck because when you put fire and fire together you will have more fire, and that means fighting and butting heads. Leveling out each other's balance is what really matters in terms of compatibility.

The Inaccuracy of Zodiac Sign Compatibility

There is always some positive to be found with each sign, but for the ones with which we are supposedly incompatible, they are mostly negatives. I have had the best relationships and friendships with Capricorns—who I am said to be incompatible with. The way they come up with how you will be compatible is definitely done incorrectly. What our personalities are like does not determine how well we will get along with someone. As a Sagittarius, I am outgoing and love freedom, but they do not take into consideration my moon sign, ascendant, my other qualities, or my beliefs.

Bottom Line of Zodiac Matches

Many people believe that zodiac signs mean nothing, but there are many others who do believe in them, myself included. Even for those who believe, however, these compatibility charts are just not accurate. Zodiac signs are not individualized and specific all the time, and that has to be taken into consideration.

When we read our daily horoscope, we have to understand that it is the same horoscope for anyone in the world born within that same month of our zodiac sign no matter what the age, race, or gender. If you are dating someone you are meant to have horrible compatibility with, do not fret because it doesn't necessarily mean it is true. Love is not always about how perfectly you can get along, anyway.

The one thing I have found that works is using a partner's zodiac sign to understand their behaviors and needs. You may know many different people of the same zodiac sign, and they will all be very different in terms of their communication styles, etc. It is all about the individual and the love you share.

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        Des 

        4 months ago

        Thanks for writing this. I've been so worried about seemingly nothing over the fact I, a Taurus, have fallen deeply in love with an Aquarius. It is always in the back of my mind that astrology says our signs are incompatible, but it also doesn't make a lot of sense to me because she always makes me feel so good and happy and loved. I realised by reading this that signs do hold truth in certain traits people born under them will have, but everyone is an individual and utilizes their traits differently. :) No one person is the same.

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        Oxnor 

        5 months ago

        You need to think about compatibility based on your entire chart not just your ascendant or your sun.

        For example: A fire sun and a Fire sun have a lot of initial compatibility but their moons or Mars might not be compatible which is why they fight a lot. But the general idea goes that Fire and Fire think alike.

        You're right not to be swayed by initial compatibility ideas though. When I, a Pisces, met my partner, a Libra, I ignored the idea that we weren't astrologically compatible because I was highly attracted to her. Later, I did her whole chart. It turns out the rest of our chart was extremely compatible.

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        Valerie 

        8 months ago

        thank you for clarification! i like what you

        said about believing in zodiac but not necessarily the compatibility factor,

        and how we can simply gain insight about the individual regardless of a match.

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        Devin 

        19 months ago

        Your compatibility chart is inconsistent.

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        David 

        19 months ago

        I use zodiac to manage relationship. It works well. The simple chart for match is not going to work. Because people is much more complicated than 12 signs. There different days, locations and other signs such as Chinese zodiac and other cultures' signs.

        The better usage of any zodiac match is for reference and to develop understanding of each other.

        Love is a spiritual connection, it supersedes all signs. Which is not easy but definitely worthy thr efforts to love each others regardless what signs your partners are.

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        alyssa 

        2 years ago

        this is a pattern

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