What star sign should you be with?
You may have heard people talk about their rising sign, ascendent or rising star. When I found mine was Gemini it was like a penny dropping in an arcade Machine that lead to 100 more pennies cascading soon afterwards. As I sent texts, emails, Facebook messages to ex-boyfriends and best friends, asking them what time they were born, the pattern that emerged was startling; a solid 90% of them were Rising Scorpio.
How does this help you?
YOUR SUN SIGN IS YOUR STAR SIGN
WE LIKE ALIGNMENT, IT’S ELEMENTARY
There are four elements in western astrology; fire, earth, air and water. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Earth are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Water are Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.
The rule of thumb is that people of the same element work well together and “get” each other. Fire signs love action, drama and seek to entertain and be entertained. Earth signs tend to value security, routine and ownership of quality things. Air signs love to talk, think, read and discuss. Water signs are emotional, sensitive and nurturing. While there can be too much of a good thing, we have a sense of kinship towards those who share our element.
The zodiac is a wheel, so the opposite of every fire sign is an air sign and the opposite of every earth sign is a water sign. Fire and air are generally extroverted, while earth and water are more introverted. For this reason, it is common to see these pairings; Aries and Libra, Taurus and Scorpio, Gemini and Sagittarius, Cancer and Capricorn, Leo and Aquarius, Virgo and Pisces. Astrologers say these signs are “different sides of the same coin”, meaning they approach life in a different but complementary way.
YIN TO YOUR YANG
It is easy to be friends with someone you share an element with, but the old adage “opposites attract” works well with lovers. For example, an Aries and Leo relationship is full of fire and passion, but this can be too hot to handle. The compromising, rational nature of air signs can be helpful for the feisty fire signs.
WHERE WAS THE MOON WHEN YOU WERE BORN?
Your horoscope is simply a photograph of the sky taken at the moment you were born, which includes the sun, the moon and all the planets in our solar system. Each of these falls under the jurisdiction of a zodiac sign, so the zodiac wheel is simply a way of mapping out the 360 degree circumference of our solar system.
Are you sensitive Cancer, chatty Gemini or hardworking Capricorn? Knowing this is fundamental to knowing who you are deep down as the moon is connected to our emotions and our sense of security. It is your moon sign that falls deeply in love and facilitates emotional attachments to others.
Your moon sign placement will interact elementally with the sun and moon signs of those you are in relationships with. For example, if you are a Pisces in love with a Leo and fear it is a mismatch, do not panic! If you have the Moon in Aquarius then there is a natural, powerful and lasting connection between the two of you.
It’s almost a guarantee that, if there is someone with whom you share a special chemistry, there will be strong connections between your natal chart and theirs.
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
Venus and Mars are the “love and sex” planets, so expect some elemental connections between these planets if you are in lurve.
NUMBERS ARE EVERYTHING
As already mentioned, each degree in the 360 degree circumference of our solar system is marked out by a degree of the zodiac; beginning with 0 Aries we move through each sign, until the story ends with 29 degrees Pisces.
More than just having a relationship match between two planets in Gemini, lovers will share placements within degrees of each other. For example Mr Love may have his Sun at 7 degrees of Gemini and Miss Love may have her Moon at 9 degrees of Gemini. When this couple meet you would expect sparks to fly (and also lots of texts, letters and conversations due to the fact that Gemini loves to talk!)
Astrology is brilliant, but it only comes into full power when we start to explore our relationships as we only learn about ourselves by the ways in which we interact with others.
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