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Most Likely Marriage Partners For Each Astrological Sign

Updated on October 12, 2013
Western Society often romanticizes ideal unions and generalizes the meaning of harmony as being about things like security, love, intimacy, and money. Personal development depends on other factors for many people.
Western Society often romanticizes ideal unions and generalizes the meaning of harmony as being about things like security, love, intimacy, and money. Personal development depends on other factors for many people.

With limited knowledge of astrology, Swiss psychologist Carl Jung studied the serviceability of astrological factors in determining marriageability in his Synchronicity experiments. Since he was considering all of the wrong factors, his results demonstrated a lukewarm astrological correspondence in these matters. Today, Astrology remains popular, as does exploring the compatibility of things like Sun Signs and aspects involving Venus and Mars when determining a relationship's potential.

All of that is a little bit closer to the truth, however such undertakings are mostly misguided and there are far more important factors to consider in Astrology. For one thing, determining who and what one's best matches are before going about a search for another might not be the best strategy. Not only does it promote a peculiar form of discrimination in an already dysfunctional society, but astrologically it is fundamentally unsound to judge compatibility according with only a few very select parts of the horoscope, such as Sun Signs. With this way of thinking people also seem to discount the fact that choosing the right mate might not be up to them or the product of making it a priority. The reason that astrology is a relevant study of the phenomena which takes place here on Earth is that the origins of any and all entities are the source of lifelong predispositions. People know this, but judge it to mean that they should search for a certain type of individual, when in fact, the right ones are already chosen for us and seen in who we attract in the first place.

The reality, also, is that all things are involved in some kind of a relationship, and when it comes to dating and marriage, as with everything else, everybody should take a cue from who they attract in the first place, as this is the mark of predisposition and these relationships all call for something to be decided and worked out.

It isn't my goal to help anyone find out who their best matches are since there is no objective distinction for that and the success and failure of all unions comes down to the personal choices of the participants and how willing each is to work at it case by case. My purpose in this undertaking is to outline the protocols for an empirical study as to the statistical regularities found in existing marriages and long-term partnerships to a lesser extent.

The framework for these things, lies not in pinpointing the Sun, Venus, Mars, or the birthdays of any two people, but in substantiating the precise hour, minute, and location that they were born. That is because it is the configuration of signs and the lesser considered astrological houses which establish the nature of the individual more than anything else, as well as with whom and under what circumstances they are most likely to be paired up. Paramount with determining this is the configuration of what is known in astrology as the ascendant. This is the eastern horizon relative to the place a person is born and determined with respect to the time they were born.

If a person was born under an ascendant which was oriented with the sign Gemini for instance, then we get a substantial clue about, not only the type of nativities that they are most likely to attract as part of an intimate relationship, but more importantly the type of circumstances which comprises the role dating, partnerships, and marriage will play in their lives regardless of who the candidates are. This last part is a very important point that people have to understand. The circumstances which correspond with individuality and partnership are part of a person's personal development and therefore a common propensity will exist in every relationship that they ever have. Therefore, self -discovery and self-understanding have to be first and foremost for everybody for that reason. This comes in the form of the natal horoscope and engaging this process upfront can only help with ones relationship prospects.

Astrologers have long recognized the Seventh House as corresponding, not necessarily to the best, happiest, or most fulfilling partners, but the most suitable ones for as many reasons as there are potential sign placements. It is thus dubbed the Relationship House. The configurations of the Seventh House in a person's natal horoscope will find the most suitable pairing with people born under paradigms which feature planets and luminaries in alignment with the signs which are configured with the other person's Seventh House as their being will be best suited for the brand of relationship that the subject's existence is designed to correspond with.

A less obvious fact that has become apparent to me in my research is that marriages and long-term partnerships also commonly feature First and Second House correspondences between two parties. It follows that these two houses, which are the ones that immediately follow a chronological position from the ascendant, are synonymous with ones assets, resources, and personality. All of those things are, universally, factors which determine ones suitability for another person. The individual, typified by the First House of a horoscope, and the role of their personality are a natural compliment to the Seventh House as a relationship determinate. These facts underlie the subtext of any horoscope, which is that even though there is a distinctive climate associated with a relationship, at its heart will be two individuals, respective outlooks, and demeanors, and that is why the personal developments of each party respectively remain relevant to the prospects of the entire relationship.


The otherwise blank chart wheel displayed above features the dark line known as the ascendant and the First House circled in purple and depicts a moment when they were aligned with Gemini and Cancer. Across from it, circled in green, are the segments in polarity. These are the descendant, Seventh House, Sagittarius and Gemini. For an individual born at such a time, these latter components will most correspond with the core elements which are most likely play out in any and all relationship capacities.

As promised, here's a simple outline of how each sign that can be featured on the ascendant at the time of ones birth at any location, will predispose them to pairings with individuals who were born with configurations which are part of both the First as well as Seventh House. The sign on the ascendants and descendants of the horoscope factor in less than the signs which follow because it's appropriate to consider the entirety of those houses and not just their cusps. Further study of the complete horoscopes synonymous with couples should reveal regular hits in these departments.

Aries Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Taurus and Scorpio

Most suitable pairing: Scorpio

Taurus Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Gemini and Sagittarius

Most suitable pairing: Sagittarius

Gemini Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Cancer and Capricorn

Most suitable pairing: Capricorn

Cancer Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Leo and Aquarius

Most suitable pairings: Aquarius

Leo Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Virgo and Pisces

Most suitable pairing: Pisces

Virgo Ascendant:

Most likely pairings: Libra and Aries

Most suitable pairing: Aries

Libra Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Scorpio and Taurus

Most suitable pairing: Taurus

Scorpio Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Sagittarius and Gemini

Most suitable pairing: Gemini

Sagittarius Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Capricorn and Cancer

Most suitable pairing: Cancer

Capricorn Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Aquarius and Leo

Most suitable pairing: Leo

Aquarius Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Pisces and Virgo

Most suitable pairing: Virgo

Pisces Ascendant:

Most likely pairing: Aries and Libra

Most suitable pairing: Libra


With these I have made an extra distinction between likelihood of a pairing and suitability of a pairing, because while First and Second House correspondences between partnering paradigms do statistically occur regularly, they only work by reinforcing the individuality of the two parties. As discussed, the individual disposition is an integral part of the relationship dynamic, but in the cases where it is reinforced by planetary alignments as opposed to the Seventh and Eighth Houses, then the union doesn't quite function as a relationship. The two participants will have issues and feel challenged when it comes to addressing the implications of carrying out a relationship the way their natal paradigms have predisposed them to because the focus still remains on self. Still, seeing as the dynamics of self and others are complimentary elements, many First House unions succeed even without corresponding Seventh House ones. It often depends on the evolutionary state and willingness on the part of the subjects which astrology can't fully measure.

A couple of common variables exist case by case which at face value can make my assessment seem not completely accurate. One is the function of celestial bodies in the horoscope as dispositors. For instance, often times in two respective nativities that form a union, there won't be substantial planetary alignments between the suggested houses, however there will be one or more significant aspects involving the dispositors. To illustrate what I mean, let's say that the Seventh House of a man's nativity was aligned with Sagittarius. Neither do any of the celestial bodies from his horoscope align with the Seventh House of his wife's nativity, nor were any of hers in Sagittarius. So at face values, maybe it doesn't meet the criteria of constituting a worthy relationship, and yet we must account for the fact that they are a happy and productive couple...something unites them. A closer look at all astrological values, which cannot be performed in a general way, might reveal that Venus in the man's nativity was conjunct or in another meaningful aspect with his wife's Jupiter. Jupiter happens to be Sagittarius and his Seventh House's dispositor and so relationship dynamics are emphasized in the astrology between them after all.

Commonly also, is that in instances were a successful partnering doesn't not feature a substantial relationship emphasis in the respective nativities of the participants, that of another individual close to them will have been born under a nativity which features the relationship placements. For instance, let's say for the sake of discussion that the previous man's wife was not born with the Jupiter aspect that I described and herself shares no substantial relationship correspondence with her husband. In that case odds are pretty good that a child, close friend, neighbor, in-law or somebody else meaningfully associated with the marriage will be heavily influenced by Sagittarius or whatever sign was featured in the Seventh House of the wife's nativity. Often even in ill suited unions which don't last long, a secondary figure plays a prominent role who meets all the relationship prerequisites for one or both subjects, and keep in mind that it wouldn't necessarily mean romance or cheating for everybody. There are often other factors at stake case by case.

Mastery of astrological techniques will always show that they don't fail in these matters. Everybody is encouraged to look outside the actual union to discover a closely associated player who makes the relationship connection for the couple if they themselves aren't meaningfully matched astrologically. Such occurrences happen with regularity as well.

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