True love?

It was difficult enough finding someone you were compatible with before the pandemic, but for many people it now seems close to impossible. Perhaps astrology can give you some hints – at least, you’ll have talking points while posting your attributes and wishes on an internet dating site. And if astrology can’t help, there’s always your Great-Aunt Grizelda’s informal matchmaking service.

You’ll need to know some of your major planets besides just your Sun sign to really embark on a star search for your ‘one and only.’ (There are many services available on the net of course. For example, Café Astrology offers a natal chart for you with no strings that I can discern, so consider getting yours done by their calculating computer.)

Once you have your chart, look first for your Moon placement. As a red flag, always remember you do not want the inherent difficulties of trying to forge a lasting relationship with someone whose Saturn is near your Sun or Moon. You can get much more precise with both your charts for comparison, but for now, here’s an example: Your Natal Sun is in Aquarius. Avoid romantic entanglements with someone whose Saturn is in Aquarius. They won’t mean to do so, but their natural characteristics will subdue and generally ‘squelch’ your outgoing personality. If their Moon is in Aquarius, however, you may hear an audible ‘click’ at your first meeting. Their interests and yours are going to be quite similar. Write your own love story here.

However. until you get your hot little hands on your full natal chart, here are some generalities you still may find useful.

Aries: March 21-April 19 

Oh, you enjoy the company of many a Libra until you realize that other person also wants to be the boss in your relationship. That’s because both of you are Cardinal signs; signs of leadership, hence the power play. If you’re both mature and have stimulating, vibrant careers in which you can excel, it might work. But a Gemini or an Aquarius would be less trying on the nerves.

Taurus: April 20-May 20

 Look to the other two Earth Signs when you start thinking about settling down; either a Virgo or a Capricorn often suits your taste. They’re not usually loud, or embarrassingly flashy dressers, and appreciate some of the simpler things in life, like a fine wine or aged cheese. The two of you will enjoy art galleries, movies and adding to whatever collectibles each of you fancies.

Gemini: May 21-June 21

You can usually get along with any sign because of your interest in other people and lack of prejudice as to career, ethnicity or alma mater. Your most difficult time in meeting someone happens when you realize there are two … or three … or perhaps even four potential interests. Do remember bigamy is against the law in all states and most countries around the world.

Cancer: June 22-July 22

Just from reading the foregoing, you know a Gemini isn’t going to be your first choice for a life partner. An Aries or a Libra also will be quite difficult to co-exist with, as their Natal Suns are square yours – an extremely trying and emotionally draining situation not destined for permanency. You’ll fare better with a Pisces – although when you and a Pisces both ‘get the weeps,’ other persons in the same household may need lifejackets to keep from drowning.

Leo: July 23-August 22

A proud Leo wants someone to be seen with, to go to grand events with, and who absolutely dotes on their King or Queen. Hmmm. That may be a teensy bit difficult in this enlightened age, but if you can convince an Aries you’re The Catch of the Century, the two of you can be very happy. You both like to spend money, dine well and deep down would prefer someone who doesn’t wander. That’s against your true romantic natures. 

Virgo: August 23-September 22

Someone who works hard, is careful with money and – has a hidden, romantic, even mushy nature would be the bees’ knees for you. While it sounds like someone deliberately throwing themselves to the wolves, a Scorpio can be a good match for a Virgo who’s a little more wiggy than the average virgin. If you don’t mind feeling a little scorched around the edges, if a Scorpio gives you their heart, they mean it for the long term.

Libra: September 23-October 22

Your ruler, Venus, also holds sway over Taurus, and while at first you may not seem to have much in common, you really do. You both like the arts, lovely music, rich food and monetary stability. The Taurus may be quite a bit older than you are, however, so don’t be hasty in making anything permanent. You would find a paternalistic attitude hard to bear after a while.

Scorpio: October 23-November 21

Want fireworks? Want someone who not only won’t back down, but will pulverize you given half a chance? (Of course, to be fair, if the Scorpio truly loves you, they’ll pick up the pieces and even rush you to medical aid if needed.) This relationship is never, ever dull. It can be enduring and endearing, so, Aries, don’t play the field if you’ve attracted a Scorpio. They play for keeps. Always.

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

Usually a relationship with a Sagittarius begins and continues with a ‘best friend’ aspect to it that really stands the test of time better than infatuation. Your best combination will be with someone who takes a more light-hearted approach to life and doesn’t succumb to depression or despair easily. While their Scales can fluctuate erratically at times, a Libra is a good companion (and more) for a Sag.

Capricorn: December 22-January 19

You’re drawn to someone who leads a less reserved and practical life, but don’t go overboard and try to forge a relationship with a person who’s too much an opposite; a Gemini would likely lead to disaster for you both. Look instead for an Aquarian with a Capricorn Moon or Ascendant. Of course a Taurus is always a good bet, but one with a Libra Ascendant would liven you both up.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18

Someone with their Mercury in Aquarius could be just the ticket, but understand that your partner isn’t going to be happy being number eleven or twelve on your list of ‘who gets most of my attention this week.’ Mercury doesn’t travel far from the Sun in its limited orbit, so you’d likely be dealing with a Capricorn, who’d settle you down quite a bit, or a Pisces, who’d present you with an entire gamut of emotions, sometimes during breakfast.

Pisces: February 19-March 20

You can ‘settle’ with almost anyone and be happy if they try their best to understand you, but if you don’t feel that soul connection, then the relationship won’t last. You have to find someone whose nerves can withstand high drama and deep introspection, euphoria and then weeping, whether due to a sad movie or reading about children going hungry. Pisces emotes. Admit it.

Never have I attempted to be an astrological match maker. Keep that in mind, as you conduct your search for ‘the one.’  MZ