One of the most common questions I’m asked as an astrologer is whether couples are compatible: “I’m a Scorpio and he’s a Gemini – is it a good match?” Sun sign compatibility is fascinating and over the next month or so I intend to blog on some of the more common love connections. First up: opposites attract, inspired by new couple on the block, Jennifer Aniston (born February 11 1969 – Aquarius) and Justin Theroux (born August 10 1971 – Leo).
There are six possible combinations: Aries-Libra, Taurus-Scorpio, Gemini-Sagittarius, Cancer-Capricorn, Leo-Aquarius and Virgo-Pisces. The opposite signs in the zodiac are polarities and yet they symbolise traits that can work well together, some pairings better than others.
Aries-Libra: Me v. You. Independence v. Relationship. Aries is naturally assertive and decisive, whereas Libra tends to avoid conflict and always considers the other person’s opinion or point of view. Aries rules anger and Libra rules fairness and justice. Together they teach each other about compromise and how to get needs met. Celebrity couples: Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend; Heath Ledger and Naomi Watts; Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Taurus-Scorpio: Security v. Change. Sensuality v. Sexuality. Taurus rules money and the physical world whereas Scorpio is the sign associated with life’s hidden riches, intrigued by the metaphysical realm. Scorpio brings depth and intensity to the relationship and Taurus grounds Scorpio in the real world. A passionate pairing. Celebrity couple: Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke; Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan
Gemini-Sagittarius: Communication v. Exploration. Knowledge v. Wisdom. Gemini is constantly on the move, flighty, witty and loves gossip. Sagittarius is the traveller, a seeker of truth and deeper meaning in life. Together these two can have lots of fun and have the ability to teach and learn from each other. A youthful couple who love life. Celebrity couple: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly
Cancer-Capricorn: Home v. Work. Mother v. Father. Cancer needs comfort and nourishment and takes pride in nurturing family and friends. Capricorn is the workaholic of the zodiac who aspires to great things in life and is always looking for another mountain to climb. This can be a warm, safe connection as the couple provide for and protect each other. Celebrity couples: Prince William and Kate Middleton; Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock; Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton
Leo-Aquarius: Individuality v. the Group. the Entertainer v. the Brainiac. Leo is a natural extrovert who loves to perform and adores a life filled with play and a chance to be self-expressive. Aquarius is cerebral, more introverted and interested in the group and social dynamic but with a wacky side. Two unique individuals who can be best friends. Celebrity couple: Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Virgo-Pisces: Service v. Sacrifice. Order v. Chaos. Virgo’s the list-maker, the perfectionist who thrives on routine and an orderly universe. Pisces is the poet, the mystic, a soft touch. Together this couple can learn about compassion and serving humanity. Their romantic muse becomes their inspiration for creativity and magic. Celebrity couples: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn; Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
[photo courtesy of okmagazine]