If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky and blamed the universe for your relationship problems, well, you might not have been far off. According to astrologers, it seems there often is a connection between your zodiac sign and relationship problems. So go ahead and blame away.
Then, take a moment to delve deeper into how, exactly, your sign might be spelling trouble for your dating life. “This knowledge can really help someone who is absolutely bewildered [by] why things don’t work out for them in relationships,” says author and astrologer Lisa Allen, MH, in an email to Bustle.
Below, Allen details some of the most common issues for each Sun/Rising sign. (It’s kind of spookily spot on for me.) But keep in mind that some characteristics from other signs may seem a bit familiar as well. “For instance, you can be a Sun Sign Gemini, but have your Moon in Cancer, Mercury in Taurus, Venus in Leo, Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn — and have an Aquarius rising,” Allen says. To get the most accurate depiction, she suggests figuring out your astrological birth chart, which can be even more eye-opening. But as long as your know your sign, you can still get some pretty good info. Read on for some more insight into your most common relationship problems.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Aries are wildly romantic, and that’s a good thing. But, as Allen tells me, you guys are also always in such a hurry and thus hardly ever think before you act. “This can … cause your partner unnecessary yet deep pain, and breakups happen because you may have jumped the gun and you can’t take it back once it is done,” she says. Keep being your passionate self, but do try to think about the impact your actions will have on your partner. Doing so will prevent a lot of regret, while also saving you both the agony of breakup after breakup.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
If you’re a Taurus, then you’re likely quite the sensual and tactile person. But delving too deeply into physical experiences means it’s hard for you to see another person’s viewpoint, Allen tells me. “If relationships fall short over and over for the same reason, it is very likely your partner has been trying to get you to see things the way they see them,” she says. Sound familiar? If so, start focusing on seeing the world through a different lens. Your partner will thank you.
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
Geminis are fun. You guys are the life of the party, and are always chatting people up. “You entertain effortlessly and love to be the first to know ideas when they are new and fresh,” Allen says. But this endearing quality also gets you in trouble, as it means you get bored with people easily. You crave a relationship, but only if your partner is fun and creative, while also being stable and secure — a combo you believe is difficult to find. As a result, Allen tells me Geminis either quickly move on or end up with two partners who possess these opposite qualities. (Hey, whatever works?)
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