Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to look to the stars for your love match.
Horoscopes play an important role in relationship compatibility, and this Valentine’s Day our love combinations are looking good generally because of influential planetary changes around the date (February 14th).
There’s a ton of planetary energy in Aquarius around Valentine’s Day, with the Sun and Pluto in Aquarius (since January 20th), Mercury joined Mars on February 6th, the New Moon on the 10th, then on the 16th Venus is in Aquarius.
So, it’s a regular Aquarian party but for our love lives! Although Aquarius being a Fixed sign is sometimes associated with stubbornness, it is also quite innovative, champions a humanitarian streak, and advocates for the collective.
When Mercury, Mars, Pluto, and the Sun are in Aquarius, there’s enhanced communication, strong passion of all types, and intense transformation – all positive for relationships both old and new. The Sun brings insight and awareness of what is really going on and this can mean a feeling of relief, comfort or perhaps happiness. Throw in a New Moon and new beginnings are likely – so it’s a great time to start a new relationship or start afresh in an old one.
Mercury is the planet associated with ideas and communication, Mars is the planet linked with action, libido, and assertion, while Venus equates to love, beauty, harmony, and seduction – so really some big influences for relationships lining up with Valentine’s Day. While all star signs will be under Aquarius’ influence this Valentine’s Day, Aquarians will be particularly affected, along with other Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio. Star sign Modes are important because astrology is based on the seasons. Cardinal signs mark the start of seasons, followed by Fixed signs in the middle, and Mutable signs at the end.
By consulting our zodiac signs as a whole we can see who we are generally compatible or incompatible with. Elements Earth, Fire, Air, and Water are also influential in astrology so to be more specific we can look for their connections. It’s important to speak your mind in any relationship, so I’d suggest this Valentine’s Day is a great time to sit down with your partner (old or new) and discuss what you wish to accomplish together to strengthen your relationship and deepen your commitment.
Star sign compatibility for Valentine’s Day:
Aries (March 21 to April 19): is a dynamic, masculine, and fiery cardinal sign. Arians are usually active, passionate, and independent. They usually have strong opinions and thrive with partners who understand them without attempting to suppress their fiery spirit. While fellow Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius can form strong unions, disagreements can arise. Air signs Gemini and Aquarius enhance Aries’ energy. However, Libra, positioned opposite Aries on the zodiac wheel, may be attractive but challenging. Virgo and Cancer can dampen Arien’s creative and fiery nature. Gemini, however, tends to be a favourable match.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): represents a feminine, earthy Fixed sign, indicating an inward focus, practicality, and self-direction but sometimes bordering on stubbornness. Successful relationships can be forged with Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, but caution is advised to prevent feelings of stagnation. Be careful not to get stuck in the mud with old habits and ideas! Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces bring emotional depth, crucial for balance, though Scorpio’s opinions may lead to conflicts. Cancer contributes nurturing qualities, enhancing the connection and both signs appreciate the security each other offers. Pisces is also promising to bring balance through creativity and intuition.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): is a dynamic, mutable Air sign, with outgoing, communicative, and flexible personality traits. Geminis are usually quite intelligent – they relish thinking, strategising, and planning. Their compatibility extends well with Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, fostering lively conversations often with abstract musings and minimal tangible outcomes! Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius hold an allure for Geminis, but with Sagittarius, the potential for significant change exists, ready or not! A match with Leo can be the most successful, as their energies together often lead to a harmonious and dynamic relationship.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): a cardinal Water sign, is a ‘yin’ sign, making Cancerians self-reflective, emotional, and intuitive. They are often good at starting things taking pioneering or instigative actions. Seeking support within their own element, Cancerians find compatibility with fellow Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, although these connections may demand much emotional investment and effort. Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn provide the grounding necessary for Cancer’s well-being. However, Capricorn can be too serious and conservative for Cancer. Virgo or Taurus can be better prospects for more harmonious and supportive relationships.
Leo (July 23 to August 22): a fixed Fire sign, exudes yang energy, radiating outgoing warmth often with strong opinions. While forming solid connections with fellow Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries is possible, the emotional volatility inherent in Fire signs can lead to swiftly escalating passion or arguments. Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius can provide a compatible match for Leo. However, clashes may arise with both Leo and Aquarius due to their fixed opinions, potentially leading to strong conflict. Relationships with Librans tend to be passionate and harmonious, offering a promising avenue for Leo’s fiery nature. Another good bet is Gemini!
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): is a yin, mutable Earth sign, is thoughtful, careful, and discriminating. Virgos tend to form strong connections with Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, benefiting from their shared practicality. However, sometimes these relationships can become stagnant or boring! Do introduce exciting activities for boredom prevention. Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces can provide Virgo with a profound sense of connection, although Pisces’ dreaminess might pose occasional challenges. Scorpio relations have the potential to be fantastic, while bonds with Cancer are likely to be nurturing and supportive of Virgo’s thoughtful nature.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): a cardinal Air sign, is yang and holds a deep appreciation for beauty, peace, and above all…love. Libra is enamoured with the very essence of love, thriving in delightful relationships, especially with fellow Air signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius. However, sometimes Libra can feel a little detached from other Air signs creating a sense of feeling ungrounded or impractical at times too much thinking and not enough doing! Libra can also form beautiful unions with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, given their shared enthusiasm. While partnerships with Aries may encounter occasional clashes, Leo stands out as an attractive match, offering chances for a dynamic and engaging relationship.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): as a yin, fixed Water sign, inner reflection, and intense emotions are on offer! Scorpios often have a magnetic allure, finding compatibility with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, leading to connections with deep emotional currents. While these relationships can be highly emotional, they provide profound and transformative experiences. Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn play a grounding role for Scorpio in practical reality. Capricorn’s conservatism may occasionally clash with Scorpio’s intensity. Taurus sparks passion both in the bedroom and during arguments! Virgo emerges as a potentially good partner, offering a harmonious blend of stability and understanding.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): a yang mutable Fire sign, thrives on adventure and expansiveness. Seeking a partner who appreciates freedom and possesses an open mind, Sagittarius finds compatibility with fellow Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, although relationships with Fire signs may oscillate between passion and volatility. Connections with Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius hold promise for Sagittarius. While opposites attract, the potential for fiery clashes may arise, particularly with Gemini. Sagittarius values the intellectual stimulation and open communication provided by Libra and Aquarius, contributing to successful and dynamic partnerships.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): a yin cardinal Earth sign, is often solid, dependable, and has a strong work ethic. Forming relationships with fellow Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn can be successful as shared goals align. However, there’s a risk for these unions to be weighed down by work commitments and a serious vibe. For more fun and joy, Capricorn could find Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces preferable. While Cancer matches may bring challenging and intense emotions, Scorpio and Pisces are generally more harmonious choices, complementing Capricorn’s grounded nature with their emotional depth and understanding.
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): is a yang-fixed Air sign thriving on sociability, innovation, and a strong sense of humanitarianism. Building strong connections with fellow Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius is natural and positive, although there’s a risk of lengthy conversations without tangible results! Experiencing occasional feelings of detachment can also occur with Air signs. Partnerships with Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius hold promise for Aquarius. While Aries and Sagittarius bring excitement, Leo’s strong opinions may sometimes clash with Aquarius’ more detached and visionary approach. Leo may think Aquarius’s head is lost in the clouds sometimes!
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): a mutable Water sign with yin qualities, expresses emotions with depth, intuition, and creativity. Profound connections with fellow Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces lead to passionate relationships, although the intense emotional nature can sometimes be overwhelming. Seeking stability and grounding, Pisces finds balance in partnerships with Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. While Taurus and Capricorn offer stability, Virgo may occasionally find Pisces’ intensity challenging and Pisces may not always appreciate the logical approach of Virgo. Balancing these differences is crucial for a positive relationship between Pisces and Virgo.