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Astrology and Your Love Life

Updated on July 26, 2014

The main Astrological Aspects

Astrology with Love According to your Sign

Astrological love is really far more complicated than the meeting of one astrological sign to another sign. No matter what Astrology claims about compatibility between signs, the bottom line is that we all have free will. And frankly we can find a person of any astrology sign attractive or not, regardless of what may show up on your chart.

However, learning about yourself through astrology can be most helpful in dealing with and understanding other people in all relationships. Compatibility and love choices generally travel through the moon signs of each of which I am going to cover in another hub. I wanted to share some of the misconstrued ideas people have about love, compatibility and astrology. You do not have to look up anything out side of this hub, and I am going to assume that if you are reading this you do know what zodiac sign you are.

Major Aspects of sign to sign

Conjunct: This is a simple aspect as you just have to look at the sign in front of you and behind to determine your conjunct signs. I am a libra so Virgo and Scorpio are my neighbors and conjunct to my sign.

Opposition: You can almost figure this out by months. I am a Libra and my opposition is Aries. Many feel your oppositie sign is your mirror image, and sometimes lessons you need to learn in this lifetime.

Square: This is a challenging aspect for all relationships-and is represented by a 90 degree angle. My squares are Capricorn and Cancer.

Trine: The most favoriable and easy of all aspects. A good way to figure this is by being part of similar elements.

Libra: Aquarius. Gemini...Air (intellectual reasoning)

Taurus: Virgo and Capricorn...Earth (Practical reasoning)

Aries: Sagittarius and Leo ..Fire (Energy reasoning)

Cancer-Pisces-Scorpio-water (Emotional reasoning)

Sextile: Jump one sign over for this aspect. Since I am a libra sextile signs would be Sagittarius and Leo

Inconjunct: This is my favorite aspect for many reasons. We all have 2 inconjunct signs.

SEE BELOW for inconjunct



The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Conjunct Signs

Conjunct signs is determined when one sign is next to the other on the astrology wheel. How these signs work together in a love relationshp is deeply affected by other aspects on the chart. This position of the signs is more of a positive aspect than a negative one. I am a Libra and I have many close friends who are Virgos and Scorpios. Even though the elements are different..water to air it seems to work well quite often.

Opposition of the Signs

There is a lot of controversy in analyzing this aspect in astrological charts and what it means. Opposition is opposition and when you are in a relationship there will be many differences. However this can also be positive. Very often Scorpio people are attracted to Taurus which is straight across the zodiac. And Cancers and Capricorns can be very compatible. After all who says conflict and differences of opinion make for a difficult relationship...There is often a strong attraction in opposites.

Square Aspects of the Signs

This aspect between sun signs can be the most challenging. Remember there is no good or bad in any aspects, just different circumstances and opinions. However I will share this with you this personal story.

I am a Libra and I was formerly married to a Capricorn which made our sun signs squared to each other. In our relationship this square represented itself mainly with major differences in personalities. He was quiet and often very taciturn, and I am outgoing and display my emotions. His moon was in Cancer which was square my sun sign. This meant in our relationship that we never really understood each other. These aspects did not break up my marriage, but helped me understand his nature better and how we were different in so many ways for the relationship not to work.

Trine Aspect Between Signs

This is perhaps the most harmonious of all aspects. The trine aspect are always signs in the same elements. I am repeating this for emphasis and you don't have to look up to figure out what signs you are trine with.

For example If you are Sagittarius you are trine with Leo and Aries ..both fire signs.

If you are a Taurus you are trined with Capricorn and Virgo--all earth signs.

If you are a Libra you are trine with Gemini and Aquarius--all air signs

If you are a Pisces you are trine with Scorpios and Cancers--all water signs.


Having perfect harmony and a relatively easy relationship does not always make the perfect match but it surely cannot hurt.

Sextile Aspect Between Signs

This aspect is basically determined by jumping one sign. For example if you are a Sagittarius you form a sextile with an Aquarius and a Libra. This is a good aspect for friendships as well as relationships. Though there may be differences these signs work well together. The rest of the chart will determine other parts of the relationship.

Inconjunct Signs Together

Personally this is my favorite aspect. Some say there are karmic ties when you join up with some one who has an inconjunct sign. For example As a libra I am married to a Pisces...and I think this is a great combo.

Each sign has two inconjunct signs:

Aries: Virgo, Scorpio

Taurus: Libra, Aquarius

Gemini: Capricorn, Scorpio

Cancer: Sagittarius, Aquarius

Leo: Capricorn, Pisces

Virgo: Aquarius, Aries

Libra: Pisces, Taurus

Scorpio: Gemini, Aries

Sagittarius: Cancer, Taurus

Capricorn: Leo, Gemini

Aquarius: Cancer, Virgo

Pisces: Libra. Leo

Same Signs

The analysis of two people born under the same sign is a little tricky. People always ask me how they get along with someone of their own sign. This is hard to assess because this combination is strongly influenced by the moon, rising sign and other planets. So don't be surprised if you are not at all alike.

Summing Up

Astrology is not going to determine who you love and what is going to happen in your relationships. However you may find yourself attracted to certain signs and have difficulties with other signs. Sometimes I am even amazed at how accurate Astrology is. I believe in free will and making decisions based on reality. Astrology is a guide to learn about yourself and others close to you. It is also helpful in dealing with people and determining future trends.

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      interesting I am a astrologer who follows the Vedic system

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Carol, this is wonderful. I have read a lot and this is a good resource for finding who I am compatable with. I am Virgo and hubby is Taurus.

      Thank you for the info.

      Shyron

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      Rebecca 3 years ago from USA

      Very interesting. I am an Aries sun, Pisces rising, and Sage moon. My best friends are almost all Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, and Aqua.

      I'm married to a Scorpio with Taurus rising which complements my Pisces rising. My stepson is a Cancer.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks brave warrior for stopping in to comment. Always good to see you...

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is interesting, Carol. I've always wanted to know how the moons and suns affect each sign. Many years ago I worked with a guy who was exactly 10 years older than I; we shared a birthday. Every day we'd come into work and ask each other how we felt, how our day was going, etc. When we were having an off day, my co-worker would say, "I guess our moon is in someone else's house!" It was fun sharing a birthday with someone of the opposite sex.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      Jean: I just got this comment. For some reason..no notification...I just got the blog up and running about six weeks ago...many of the astro sites charge big bucks However these astrologers have been around a long time and have lots of viewers....I am struggling with mine...and I have charts priced very reasonably..Will be coming out with my totebags soon..I think it is about constant marketing daily and it does take a lot of time...Please check it out and I will yours...http://carolesastrology.com

      Lets see what we can do to support each other...

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      Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Libra and Pieces, two gentle people, that's nice! My blog is at http://www.Spiritualitypathways.com. I am also struggling. In a year and a half I finally made about $25-$35 from Amazon, but not a penny from AdSense. It's a free blog, but I had a lot of trouble getting ads on the site. They upgraded me because I thought something had to be wrong, but said I couldn't use Google ads with the upgrade. Finally I just kept putting them on anyway, but nobody clicks anymore, I think that system is outdated. In the beginning I had some orders for Astrology charts, but then not. I don't really like to read Tarot without the person present, but decided to go ahead since it's so common now. But people just aren't spending. I have an Astrology program, but tested it out and it's not right, so if I have to calculate and interpret myself (which I prefer), it takes me about 5 hours, so I don't think $75 is too much to spend. I spoiled everyone here on HP, now they all write me and give me long lists of what signs all their planets are in. It's fun, but is starting to be annoying. I've explained without the time we have no ascendant, I don't know what houses any of those planets are in, and you know. But everybody wants something for nothing. I was surprised I made a little on Amazon. Now I'm directing these people to the blog, but it's doubtful they will go. Where is the URL for yours, I'd love to take a look!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Jean...I have known people the same sun sign..but that is just a part of the chart as you know. SPeaking of blogs I am struggling with mine..nothing seems to work..not that I am a computer genius. What is your url as I would love to see it. Cancer and Taurus good combo for sure. I am a libra with husband Pisces...So far so good. Good to see you.

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      Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Carol,

      I love reading your hubs, because you explain the reasoning behind Astrology. I get so frustrated with people who still think that all of Astrology is where the Sun was on your birthday. I've written "rants" on both here and on my blog. I was interested when you mentioned relationships between people of the same Sun sign. In all my years of study, I only know of one! They were Capricorns, very frugal with money, but they owned a lot of real estate. Do you know of many couples of the same Sunsign? I'm just curious. I noticed Habee and I have the same relationship, I'm Cancer and my hubby is Taurus. We both have Scorpio Ascendants, so that adds some spice!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Lindacee: I think we libras are perfect..Just kidding....Astrology can be pretty amazing.

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

      Love, love, love your astrology Hubs, Carol. I'm a Libra and my husband is an Aquarius. I think it is a great match and we are in sync on an intellectual level, which is very important to the survival of a relationship over the years.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Elle for visiting...

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      elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

      Very fulfilling hub-thanks for visiting my hubs.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Glimmer twin: I have been doing this for a long time and I do have to do some research as each chart is so different from another. There are at least 20 different things I look at. Thanks for asking ...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you DDE: I always appreciate a visit from you and lovely comments.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Fascinating. I just want to know one thing...when you are doing a reading for someone, how do you remember all of these different things that I have been reading about, both in this hub and in the others. It must be hard to keep it all straight. I bet you give good advice.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A very interesting thought and process about Astrology you just know how to lay out the facts about it and certainly know how to approach such a title.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Astrology is a process and trust me it is not easy to describe...even though I know it..Thanks for stopping by though.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Cancer people do not necessarily have mood swings..and sun signs are just a part of the entire chart. Thanks for dropping by as it is always good to see you. Habee.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Fascinating hub carol, I am trying to process what you wrote and my brain is going round and round! lol! bit too complicated for me, but everything you said makes sense, its a fascinating subject, nell

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      That's great to know! I don't put much faith in daily horoscopes, but it does seem like people born under the same signs tend to have similar personalities. Except for the mood swings, I'm a typical Cancer.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Cancer and Taurus is considered the love match..Thought you might like to know...And thanks for sharing around. Habee

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Interesting stuff. I'm a Cancer, and my ex is a Scorpio. We didn't get along at all, except for physically (if you know what I mean). My current hubby is a Taurus, and we get along great and have for 25 years. I'm sending on this to my pals!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      It is definitely difficult to give a quick assessment...This is an interesting combination. Lots of differences but that doesn't mean you won't have a great relationship. I do complete compatibility readings...Thanks for the votes and shares. Ishwaryaa22

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub! Here you displayed your vast knowledge in this area of expertise. I am now engaged to a Capricornian with Virgo moon. I am Leo with Pisces moon. What do you think of this match? I eagerly await your reply anytime. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      who says they are not compatible...That is not true at all. Thanks for visiting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Well crazed novelist....I think you will know how you feel about this person. This is not an easy combo but that doesn't mean you don't have a love tie

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Rfordin...Being different can work well..Your decision if you can live with someone who is different in ways that are important to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you rajan: Astrology has its place and those who love it and believe in it..and others that do not--that is also okay. Thanks for votes and shares..

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      I love astrology and have enjoyed it since my teenage years! I am married to a Gemini and I'm a Pisces and are said to be very NOT compatible! We're still married though! ha ha!

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      I clicked on your profile for a minute and then I saw this. I absolutely love astrology and am happy to hear what you and I are both Libras!! Nice to know this Libran sister! :) I just started dating a cancer. How do you think or compatibility will work astrologically speaking?

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      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      I'm a Libra in love with an Aries. We clash terribly. Our personalities are like day and night and all things Astrology say we should pretty much stay away from eachother.

      That said I'm not leaving my Aries anytime soon. While she has a BRUTAL point of view on all things she feels strongly about and I have a more wishy washy, factual, point of view you can't beat us in terms of critical thinking. So it kinda works for us.

      Thanks for sharing.

      ~Becky

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting read, Carol. I like your emphasis in the first paragraph that no matter what astrology claims we all have a free will and this influences our relationships.

      I feel the beauty of astrology is in knowing why the opposite person behaves in a certain way and it makes for a better understanding between people if we are aware of this science.

      Great lesson here and many thanks for this.

      Voted up, interesting, useful. Shared and pinned.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Everyone has an opinion about Astrology and many do like it...It makes sense in many ways. thanks for stopping by Aviannovice.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Actually good combo In marriage we always wade through the waters...It is never easy...There are good times and challenges...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much Kidscraft. I am a Libra as you know..We are great people aren't we???? Good match..Taurus and Libra are both ruled by Venus...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I think getting along with anyone is always a challenge. Sometimes it is just about standing back..and I think the older we get the more tolerant.. and giving...So I think. Thanks for comments as always Bravewarrior

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you breakfast pop..back atcha....Thanks for the votes etc.......

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good information, Carol. Many people speak negatively about astrology, but from what I have seen the deeper that one delves, there really is something to it.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Wow...Carol.

      I am honored to be knowing an astrologer!! awesome!

      Myself a saggi and hubby a scorpio. Hmmm...the signs are not in favor huh!

      but, wading through the waters now ;)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      As always very interesting Carol! Today, I breathe a sigh of relief.... I am a Libra and my husband is a Taurus... a good match :-))))

      It's fascinating all you can learn about astrology! You definitely have materials for more than one e-book with all your hubs!

      Looking forward to reading your next hub!

      Voted up and definitely interesting!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very interesting, Carol. My first husband was a Leo, I am Pisces. We got along great until we bumped heads. We were both pig-headed when it came to that!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I can't tell you how much I look forward to your work. Voted up, interesting, useful and awesome.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      And that is not real astrology...Just a forecast that applies to thousands of people...maybe millions. Thanks for stopping by Sheri

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      I didn't know it was all so complicated...but my only expeience with astrology is reading the occasional newspaper post. Interesting!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      shiningirisheyes...Thank you so much and for stopping by to read the stars.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I find your hubs regarding astrology so interesting. I get completely absorbed in the read. Thanks for the article.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Nicole. Been doing it for a lot of years..Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Mperrottet: Lots of libras around here. You form a trine with your husband.. Think alike on many levels. Thanks for votes and shares.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you Bill...I am always so happy to see you and your wonderful support...So important....

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      As you know Susan I am a Libra..and I loved the "most days" No one is perfect everyday..Thanks for your interest and so nice to see you.

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      Nicole A. Winter 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Very interesting hub, here, I've studied some astrology, but I haven't delved into with the obvious authority you have! Looking forward to reading more from you.

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      My husband and I are Libra (me) and Aquarius, and we are very compatible with lots of similar interests. You're doing a great job with these hubs, Carol - voted up, interesting, useful and sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks to a dear friend of mine (wink, wink) I now have some astrological information about me....and my compatibility with Bev....and I am very grateful indeed. Just keep these coming, Carol. People are interested in what you have to tell them and this series will keep growing. Be patient. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I found your hub very interesting. I'm learning more and more about astrology from you and I'll have to bookmark this one too so that I can revisit it. I'm a Libra and hubby is a Gemini. I think we're a perfect match most days :)