Nobody is perfect, even though I'm sure there are some people out there that think they are. Building a loving relationship that is predicated on a mutual feeling of intimacy and appreciation is one of the cornerstones of life. Everyone — even the most perfect individuals — has flaws that can impede our path to a perfect relationship. Astrology is one way we can determine our strengths and weaknesses to build a more rounded life for ourselves.
"It's important to look at astrology to really understand yourself on a new level," founder of Early Bird Astrology Chase Chualong said. An expert in how the signs help shape us as individuals and in relationships, Chualong maintains that it's really about authenticity. "We can't rely on astrology to give us excuses. I think that if we're cultivating our selves it's important to be aware of our patterns. It's important to have a balance of recognizing astrology patterns and our personal role we play to facilitate growth."
While astrology plays and important role in making decisions, especially romantic ones, it shouldn't be the final decision in a relationship. "You don't truly know someone based on their sign, but you have an idea bout what makes them tick and what makes them feel comfortable," said Chualong. Even though the mistakes that a person is more likely to make based off of their sign are important to acknowledge, Chualong said that a real understanding of a sign's impact on a relationship requires in-depth analysis. "When you do a relationship reading, it's an intense process. It's a fraction of someone's identity. While looking at sun signs is helpful, it's not going to give you a whole picture the way looking into the further layers of astrological through a careful reading."
If you're trying to get an understanding of potential mistakes you or your partner might make in a relationship, here are some flaws to be aware of as you go into the world of love.
Oh, Aries. Such a loving, romantic partner. They are willing to move mountains for their partner, are attentive, and are in tune with the wants and desires of the person they love. Unfortunately though, Aries is also likely to demand the same level of commitment at all times. This is an energetic and passionate sign, and sometimes they can get caught up trying to make sure they are loved and appreciated. This can lead to some resentment when they don't feel equally admired.
If there is anything Taurus is known for, it's being remarkably sturdy. This is the sign that builds a home and family and loves a simple life. The consummate homebody, the Taurus's greatest strength is also their greatest weakness. The propensity to lead a staid and dull life can mean that the Taurus' relationship can fall into a rut. While some thrive doing the same things every day, for others this can cause a rift between partners.
The heady Gemini knows what they want; they also have the ability to be unreliable in relationships, especially if they are in a fight with their partner. This built up frustration can cause resentment and force the Gemini to build a wall, detaching themselves because their feelings were injured.
The Cancer lover is passionate and truly "loves love." Unfortunately, this can also mean that Cancer can usher a lot of people away with their overeagerness. If there is a sign that sends 30-texts in an hour asking, "WYD?" it would be this one. Cancer needs someone who isn't intimidated by being worshipped, and is willing to give it right back to them.
Leo is truly a king in the zodiac world, and this proud lion is energetic and eager to be liked. Yet, because they want to be adored, they often are unwilling to ask for help, especially from someone they love and admire. Stubborn and eager to be considered the best, this can cause frustration for both parties. Find ways to help the Leo without them noticing, or make sure that they know how proud you are of their accomplishments.
Virgos like things to be very precise. While this makes them a great friend, as a partner it can be overwhelming. Disagreements about where important papers should go and how to properly load a dishwasher will be constant conversations in the Virgo relationship. Keep in mind that one of the best ways to work with a Virgo is to ask them to show you how they would want things done. This will show that you care and let your Virgo know that their needs are being met.
Libras love to have things balanced. Their symbol of the scales and their central position on the chart exemplify this. Yet, it's that same desire for fairness which can cause the Libra lover to be indecisive when making important decisions. The Libra wants to consider every possible scenario, making it hard to finalise some choices, like buying a home, where to get married, or even what kind of take out to get. It can be frustrating for someone partnered with a Libra, causing unnecessary arguments.
When a Scorpio falls in love, they do so with their whole body. Consumed by passion and romance, the Scorpio is one of the most considerate partners a person could ask for. Yet, notice that I said, "when a Scorpio falls in love." This a great sign to be in love with, but Scorpios put up a wall with others, protecting their emotional hearts in the process. Once this wall is down, everything is great, but until then, Scorpio can be one tough sign to get to open up.
While the Sagittarius partner loves being in love, relationships for them are slightly more challenging. The sign of the archer, the Sagittarius often feels the need to conquer and go on a hunt, even at the detriment of a previously established relationship. More likely to stray than other signs, it's important that a Sagittarius is given an opportunity for excitement in the relationship, so that they don't feel the need to abandon loyalty.
Being in a relationship with a Capricorn is like having your own private person. You know them better than anyone else. Their willingness to be loved and intense loyalty is a great trait, but their serious demeanour can cause potential rifts between family and friends. Unable to make small talk or appease someone they view as acting childish or unruly, the Capricorn partner has the ability to come off poorly to others.
This is a very heady sign, and as such it can be difficult for them to properly express their emotions. Since they are often in their own world, anyone who is involved with an Aquarius should know that they need space to think things out. While this might come off as standoffish, the Aquarius needs someone who is willing to honor their mindset.
One of the leading causes of divorce is money. Pisces, with their idealistic dreams and flights of fancy, are not great with money. More likely to hide big purchases and have a low credit score, their flippant relationship with money can be problematic in a partnership. Encourage the Pisces to be more stable by finding a way to manage their money that works for them, and works for you as a couple.