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Do Zodiac Signs Truly Affect Relationship Compatibility?

I have dated many different signs in my life and have noticed that these compatibility charts are just not accurate at all.

So a zodiac compatibility chart says that you and your partner aren't a good match—is it really true?

So a zodiac compatibility chart says that you and your partner aren't a good match—is it really true?

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.

Here is an example of a zodiac compatibility chart.

Here is an example of a zodiac compatibility chart.

Compatibility: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water

Compatibility charts work for friends as well as relationships, but even then I have found them to be extremely inaccurate. Usually it seems that I do not get along with the signs I'm meant to be compatible with (and vice versa). The problem is that these charts mainly consider each sign's element—fire, earth, air or water—and automatically make conclusions based on that.

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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. This is because water signs are too sensitive, and earth signs would also be difficult for a Sagittarius. However, these charts state that other fire signs, such as Leo and Aries, would definitely be a great match.

I have had the opposite luck; when you put fire and fire together, you will have more fire, and that means fighting and butting heads. Balancing each other out is what really matters in terms of compatibility.

The Inaccuracy of Star Sign Compatibility

There is always some positive to be found with each sign, but for the ones with which we are supposedly incompatible, these charts mostly focus on the negatives. I have had the best relationships and friendships with Capricorns—who I am said to be incompatible with. The way the charts 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 there's also my moon sign, ascendant, my other qualities, and my beliefs to consider, which the charts don't reflect.

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.

Use Your Partner's Star Sign to Understand Them Better

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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