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Could your star sign be the secret to finding love?

It’s stars, not swipes.

Written by High Life North
Published 08.01.2022


Back in the day, reading your star signs (and maybe even those of a potential partner) was the thing to do on a wet weekend. Then horoscopes became a bit passé, slowly disappearing from the back pages of our favourite magazines. But not anymore.

A whole new generation of astrologers are taking over Instagram. And with big names like Jessica Lanyadoo and Amy McDermott of Sisters Village racking up hundreds of thousands of followers – not to mention Adele’s epic ‘Saturn Return’ reveal when discussing her divorce – Gen Z is becoming increasingly attached to the idea that romance might be more related to stars than swipes.

It’s Elemental

As a general rule of thumb, we seem to get on better with our fellow elements. So, if you’re getting to know someone new and aren’t afraid to ask (or indulge in a spot of social media stalking), it might be a good idea to find out when they were born and if your elements are compatible.

In general, where elements are concerned, like goes with like – so aim to date your fellow fire, earth, air or water element.

Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces


Get Lit

If finding a short-term spark is just as important as something more long-lasting, you can also do a bit of research into which other elements might light your fire (or dampen your desire).

In simple terms, fire and air are pretty compatible, as are water and earth. Other combinations are probably best avoided.


Yes, please…

Once you’ve checked which element your potential partner is, you can then narrow it down to whether your individual signs are compatible. As a rough guide…

Aries work well with…

Gemini or an Aquarius.

Taurus loves…

Cancers or Pisces.

Geminis are partial to…

An Aries or a Leo.

Cancers vibe with…

Tauruses or Virgos.

Leos like…

Gemini or Libras.

Virgos are compatible with…

Cancers or Scorpios.

Libras love…

A Leo or a Sagittarius.

Scorpios rate…

Virgos and Capricorns.

Sagittarians love…

Libras and Aquariuses.

Capricorns sit well with…

A Scorpio or a Pisces.

Aquariuses love…

An Aries or a Sagittarius.

Pisces totally get…

A Taurus or a Capricorn.

Just No…

If your signs aren’t as compatible as you might like on paper, don’t write them off entirely – it could just be a slow burner. But perhaps think twice if they’re an out-and-out astrological no-no, like below.

Cancers should avoid…

Aries or Libras.

Leos turn their noses up at…

Scorpios and Tauruses.

Virgos just don’t work with…

Geminis or Sagittarians.

Libras can’t stand…

A Cancer or a Capricorn.

Scorpios loath…

Leos and Aquariuses.

Sagittarians should stay clear of…

Virgos and Pisces.

Capricorns aren’t keen on…

Aries or Libras.

Aquariuses are turned off by…

Taurus or Scorpios.

Pisces shouldn’t date…

A Gemini or a Sagittarius.

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