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Happy Winter Solstice 2018!

What Can We Expect From The Winter Solstice?

December 21, brings the Winter Solstice and for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere it will be the shortest day of the year.

For many who spend a lot of their time outside and working with animals it is a time for looking forward eagerly to the longer hours of daylight.

This is particularly welcome by one of my daughters who owns horses and works with dogs.

I too am grateful for the longer daylight hours and I am sure my hens are too. This is because at this time of year, they are in their coop for the long 16 hours of darkness.

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The move towards the end of the year is always a time for reflection. The Winter Solstice triggers thoughts of looking back over the year, as well as looking forward to the New Year.

It is a time to appreciate the good, positive things that have happened. However, this is also a time to think about what we want to leave behind as we look forward to a New Year and what we hope it may bring.

At this time of year the Sun heads into reliable, steady and masterful Capricorn. Capricorn is a great goal-setter, so it is no wonder that so many are turning their thoughts to New Year Resolutions.

What do you hope to achieve in 2019?

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Full Moon in Cancer

One day after the Solstice, the last full moon of the year moves into Cancer, bringing a warm family feeling as we anticipate Christmas.

It is only once a year that the Full Moon finds herself in her own sign of Cancer.

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Sensitive Cancer can churn up a lot of emotions, not all of them positive.

The Cancer Full Moon can also bring the wake up call you need if you have been neglecting yourself physically. This can also mean the mental aspects of your life, including your emotions.

Thanks to the Full Moon squaring Chiron, some previously hidden pain may be exposed. However the Full Moon sextile Uranus also enables the discovery of solutions that may not have been obvious before.

For example, Christmas is often a time of increasing family rifts rather than healing them. Try to resolve any issues beforehand so that if you are going to spend time together for any length of time, then it can be a more enjoyable experience.

Sun Trine Uranus

The day before the Winter Solstice, on Thursday, December 20, the Sagittarius Sun trines Uranus in Aries.

This only happens once a year and can awaken the genius that is sleeping within us.

Those benefiting from this energy in particular are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Everyone should use this time to boost confidence. Find motivational videos and articles online and learn from them.

A Cosmic Energy Profile will also help guide you to getting the best from 2019.

For those suffering from the “sensory overload” that comes with all the extra socialising at this time of year, December 20 could also provide more opportunity to step aside from the crowd.

However, for some the Trine between the Sun and Uranus may awaken the need to do good for others less fortunate. It could be the time to gift money to a good cause, rather than spend money on those who already have everything.

Social gatherings and interaction online may provide new connections but be careful of over-selling yourself!

Uranus Retrograde Aries

Uranus is still in retrograde in Aries until January 6. Aries has so much self-confidence that care needs to be taken not to be a “big head”.

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Aries likes to be the star and the combination with brash Uranus, will increase the appetite to be in the spotlight.

Be particularly careful of others who may push themselves forward as an expert in matters that interest you. Check them out. By all means take a note of their ideas but do not get “sucked in”.

Winter Solstice 2018 – Mercury Conjunct Jupiter

On December 21st, Winter Solstice 2018 Mercury is conjunct Jupiter.

This Jupiter conjunction is particularly auspicious as, instead of lasting for two to three days, it will last for almost two months!

Perhaps parts of the brain have felt as though they have disappeared or become dormant?

Maybe you felt that the left-hand side of the brain had no connection with the right-hand side?

The Mercury conjunct Jupiter will make you feel as though parts of your brain are waking up!

December 24 – Christmas Eve

Mercury in Sagittarius is square Neptune at 13° Pisces on December 24.

The Sun-Neptune square brought creative possibilities at the beginning of the month. Provided you recognised this,  then Mercury square Neptune, on Christmas Eve, will bring more clarity.

You will begin to understand what the next steps should be.

Anyone feeling stuck in a rut will realise it is time to make a change and do things differently.

Even to the extent that something you believe in needs to change – including your job. Even long-term goals!

This can be confusing and resistance to change is likely. However, if you push through, then a whole new world of possibilities can open up.

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I bet you already know what Starsign sign you are. Most people do.

You probably also know your family and best friends’ signs too.

However, did you know that there’s a very different “cosmic calendar”?

Like Astrology, this too uses your birthdate to reveal even more insights and secrets about your life path.

It’s called the Cosmic Energy Profile, and while there are 12 Zodiac Signs, this system has 260 different signs!

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Watch out for some surprises this week as Mercury goes Retrograde!

What will happen this week as Mercury goes retrograde?

This coming week, on Thursday July 26 2018, Mercury goes retrograde. You could find yourself in for various surprises, particularly in your love life, including some blasts from the past and happenings that are unprecedented.

The flashbacks will begin on Thursday, as the Messenger Mercury “reverses” his way through glamorous, bold and amorous Leo.

Related post: What does it mean in Astrology when we say a Planet is Retrograde?

Which personality traits are influenced by Mercury?

Mercury influences the ways we think, speak and write and is the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo.

Also cunning, Mercury has a lot to do with the ways in which we attempt to bend the truth in our favour and can refuse to accept responsibility.

Whenever we pick up a pen, or sit at the keyboard, Mercury influences how we communicate.

Is Mercury Going Retrograde Stressing You Out?

In my post What are Pheromones in Humans and How do They Work? we look at how Pheromones can be used as a natural calming effect on ourselves and those around us.

If you find Mercury going retrograde is stressing you out, then you may like to give Pheromones a try.

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When Mercury Goes Retrograde – The Bad

The biggest problem when Mercury goes retrograde, is that plans seem to go awry.

Travel tickets are invalid, things go missing and technology will seem to be working against you, not for you.

You may also feel it is impossible to make headway in anything!

In business it is not a good time to take on new projects or customers. Stick with people you know and trust.

When Mercury Goes Retrograde – The Good

They say things happen for a reason. Mercury in Retrograde seems to block progress. This means that this is a very good time to review and take stock of where you are. This is relevant in your business and private lives.

This is also a time when you may be able to reconnect with customers and friends you have not seen for a long time.

Make the most of the breathing space that Mercury in retrograde provides. Don’t assume it will be all bad!

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What happens when Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo?

When Mercury goes retrograde in Leo, it will potentially stir up conflict and you may get your romantic wires crossed.

An Ex may crawl out from the stone under which they have been hiding. You could also find yourself quarreling with your current lover.

These next few weeks, a series of squares to Jupiter in Scorpio means that we need to take care that we do not become over-optimistic.

There is a danger that we may become unrealistically over-optimistic. This could lead us to be big on vision but lacking the necessary detail in order to be able to see it through.

This is not a time to take on new projects either personally or in business. You can find out more with a Psychic Reading – get the first three minutes FREE!

Which Signs will be most affected when Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo?

Most challenging for:

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – these star signs will find tensions feature highly in their day to day lives.

Most beneficial for:

Aries and Sagittarius – these star signs may find life is more productive when Mercury is retrograde in Leo.

What effects are you expecting, or already experiencing as Mercury goes retrograde over the next few weeks?

Aries Quiz – Astrology Knowledge Quiz 2 (Beginner Level)

Aries Quiz

Astrology Knowledge Quiz 2
(Beginner Level)

Here’s a fun Aries Quiz, which is designed to help you learn about the Aries Star Sign.

Are you an Aries? Perhaps you have met (or fallen for) an Aries and want to find out more about this particular Zodiac Sign?

Whatever the reason, this Aries Quiz  will teach you some basic knowledge about Aries.

Which story from Greek Mythology is associated with Aries?

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What is the ruling planet of Aries?

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What is the Element of Aries?

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Which two months are associated with Aries?

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Which Quality is Aries?

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Which phrase is associated with Aries?

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Is Aries the first, second, third or fourth sign of the Zodiac?

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What is Aries lucky colour?

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Which part of the body is governed by Aries?

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Pick one statement that applies to Aries

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Astrology Knowledge Quiz 2 - All About Aries (Beginner Level)
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Are you an Aries in love? Or perhaps you are in love with an Aries?

Take a look at these articles about Aries Compatibility and learn more about Aries. This will increase your understanding of the needs of Aries and how they relate to other people:

Aries Compatibility Chart – Which Starsigns are the best match for Aries?

Aries Compatibility – How to love an Aries Man or Woman!

Born on the Aries Cusp?

Here’s a couple of articles that will help you discover more about your unique mix of star signs:

Pisces-Aries Cusp Signs

Aries-Taurus Cusp Signs

How to Make an Aries Man Love You!

Test Your Astrology Knowledge: Quiz 1 (Beginner Level)

Astrology Knowledge Quiz 1
(Beginner Level)

This Astrology Knowledge Quiz will test whether you know your Sag from your Cap and a whole lot more.

However, all the answers to these Astrology Quiz questions can be found among all the different articles on Zodiac Love Compatibility.net.

These quizzes have been designed to help you find the answers. If  you get stuck the Hints’ links will take you directly to pages that will help.

This means that you will increase your knowledge about Astrology and the compatibility of the Zodiac Signs, without having to search elsewhere.

Which Zodiac Sign is represented by The Sea Goat?

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Find out more about the Sea Goat

What is the first sign of the Zodiac?

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Hint If you need help with this question, you can find the answer here: First Sign of the Zodiac

What is the Star Sign of those born on November 05?

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Check out Scorpio, which is the Star Sign of those born on November 5

Which Star Sign is NOT represented by a living thing?

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Discover more aboutLibra

Which Star Sign has the Sun as its ruling planet?

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This page will tell you more about Leo's ruling planet

In numerical order, what position in the Zodiac is Gemini?

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Discover more about Gemini Horoscopes

Which of these Star Signs is an Air Sign?

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Discover more about Aquarius, the Air Sign

How many Signs of the Zodiac are there?

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What Element is Taurus?

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This link will help you discover more about Taurus Horoscopes

In Ancient Times, which Zodiac Sign was represented by a Crayfish?

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This page links to the Zodiac Sign represented by a Crayfish

Astrology Knowledge Quiz 1 (Beginner Level)
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This Month Sees a Full Moon in Scorpio

The Full Moon in Scorpio – A Time of Heightened Emotion

This May the Flower Full Moon in Scorpio will be significantly positive for Taureans, Cancerians, Virgos, Scorpios, Capricorns and Pisceans. However, all the other signs will probably find it more challenging.

Full Moons are always times of peak intensity and this month’s union with Scorpio on May 10 will see our feelings become so heightened that everyone will be affected in one way or another as they have the potential to become more critical and tactless. Be aware that sexual relationships often experience difficulty when the Full Moon is in Scorpio.

Since the end of March, energy has been building and the influence of Scorpio will see this accumulation of energy finally released. The result will be deep and profound changes. These changes may take us by surprise at first. The suddenness will be shocking.

Hidden motives will become apparent and secrets will be revealed, but when we really start to think about it we will come to understand that it was meant to be. We will see that the changes are something that are actually a natural development as our lives evolve.

Many close relationships, both personal and business, will come under the spotlight. Loyalty, fidelity and commitments will be questioned. It will be a time for taking stock of what may have been taken for granted and there could be some significant changes.

The Flower Moon is said to be the most sexy and romantic of all the full moons and the combination with the sensual sign of Scorpio has the potential to bring a deluge of drama and intrigue with it. However, a full moon in Scorpio will also provide the opportunity to escape from distractions and try to concentrate on achieving peace and balance.

Beware of extremes of behaviour during this time. There could be a tendency to either overreact or try to bury feelings. Neither is good!

In general, the Scorpio Flower Moon on May 10 2017 is a time for all the signs of the Zodiac to focus on the root causes of issues and decide what to do about them. So what does the Flower Moon have in store for each of the star signs, particularly with regard to romance and relationships?

ARIES

The Flower Moon in Scorpio will make it challenging for Aries. They will feel off balance while they battle with inner struggles. At times it will feel as though there is a minor disaster waiting for them at every turn.

The Full Flower Moon may make Arians feel uncomfortable, but this will only last for a few days, when they will be able to relax more and take time to plan and make decisions.

This is not a full moon that will have much impact on Aries in matters of love and romance. The focus should be on finance and self-development.

TAURUS

Scorpio lies directly opposite Taurus on the Zodiac wheel, which means that those born under the sign of the Bull will be very affected by the Scorpio Flower Moon.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that this can be a bad thing!

Tauruses should use this time to concentrate on resolving problems in their relationships. They could even decide to walk away from relationships or commitments that no longer fulfil them.

The full moon is a perfect time to purge negativity from our lives, including giving up bad habits.

GEMINI

The Scorpio Flower Moon should be a productive time for Gemini. Time should be spent concentrating on finishing projects and using emotions productively, while not pushing themselves too hard – which is a strong personality trait in many Geminis (including this one).

This could wear us out and lead to an increase in negative energy. Something to watch for!

CANCER

Cancer is one of the signs that will find positive benefits from the Scorpio Flower Moon. More creativity will come to the surface, which should not be ignored. Instead those born under the Sign of the Crab should use their creativity to the utmost and set about produce something amazing.

This is also the time to assess close relationships. Cancerians have the potential to grow even closer to those they love or, at the opposite end of the scale, they may find themselves ending associations with those with whom they no longer feel a close connection.

However, while all this is going on Cancerians should be careful of their tendency to cause drama as they could stir up unnecessary conflicts.

LEO

Fiery Leo could find The Flower Moon in Scorpio an intense time. Their frame of mind will determine whether they are drawn into feeling more passionate or loving or whether their more negative traits of revenge and jealousy will win the day.

For Leos who find themselves feeling emotionally sensitive it is a sign that they need to work on their inner strength and settle issues in the home or with members of their family.

VIRGO

The normally emotionally inhibited Virgo will find that the Flower Moon in Scorpio will make it easier for them to express their feelings. Virgos tend to hide their emotions too much and this is a time when they can unburden themselves and get things off their chests.

During this time Virgoans will be more perceptive. They will see through the words that people use and have a greater understanding of what they actually mean.

This is also the ideal time for Virgos to stay busy, stop procrastinating and finish off all the little projects and loose ends they have been putting off. Just do it!

LIBRA

Librans are constantly looking for balance, peace, and harmony and the Scorpio Flower Moon offers the opportunity for them to get their finances in order. Libra is blessed with good intuition but the Flower Moon might cause them to doubt their normally accurate instincts.

During this time other people’s opinions have the potential to make Librans question themselves or feel insecure. These inner negative thoughts need to be blocked out, so that Libra has a clear mind in order to be able to understand many of the seemingly inexplicable and mysterious events, that could be occurring around them.

SCORPIO

While the May Flower Moon is in their sign Scorpio will reap what they sow. So be careful to ensure that the outcomes are positive!

While all the star signs could find this Full Moon intense and challenging, in many different ways, Scorpios will get double the dose and whether the effect is positive or negative, will depend on how they have been in the run up to the Full Moon.

It will go one of two ways and Scorpio will be either rewarded or punished. There’s the potential to make progress with the things about which they are passionate IF they have worked hard at it; or, if they have been uncaring, reckless or lazy then setbacks and delays will be the result.

During this period of intense and extreme emotions Scorpios need to take care not to let the darker side of their personality rule their actions and reactions – or it could come back to bite!

SAGITTARIUS

For Sagittarians, the Flower Moon in Scorpio will be a time of self analysis. Old emotions and deeper motivations and things from the past, that are no longer worthwhile holding on to, can be released.

Providing those born under the sign of The Archer can do this letting go, there will be a huge sense of relief as the weight is lifted from them.

However, there’s a word of caution….during this extremely introspective phase Sagittarius should take care at family gatherings, where there is the potential for family issues and problems to be come to the fore and be exacerbated.

Now is not the time for The Archer to be tactless!

CAPRICORN

Time to get off the fence Capricorn! This is the time to make some choices in several areas of your life in particular.

You can decide to settle outstanding issues with some of those around you or you may simply walk away from a friendship or group.That cause or dream that is on your mind? You could put more energy into it, or let it go.

This is the time to focus on what you would like to achieve in the future, to be sure of getting what you want. The Flower Moon in Scorpio sees a lessening of emotions in Capricorn, giving them the clarity of thinking, which they need to reach for their goals.

AQUARIUS

The Flower Moon in Scorpio can be either very positive for Aquarius or a total let down. It all depends how they approach it. There is definitely attention to be had, but it might not be the kind of attention they want.

Aquarians should choose their projects wisely and be honest about their motives and intentions, before taking them forward.

PISCES

The Scorpio Flower Moon has the potential to be a positive for Pisces. There will be opportunities to finish various projects including study or settle legal matters.

If you are living away from home, this will be a time when you could return home.

You may also find yourself passionately defending your position on matters that mean a lot to you, including your beliefs. However, during this period of heightened emotions, Pisceans need to be fully aware and sympathetic of how other people feel too.

Take care Pisces, that you don’t end up in an argument or a few!

How is the May Flower Moon affecting you? Have there been any sudden surprises or shocks in your relationships?

Astrology Houses

The twelve Signs of the Zodiac show the positions of the planets along the path of the Sun (called the ecliptic) on any date. These planetary positions don’t change very much at all during the 24 hours of a single day. However, the rotation of the earth sees a new rising sign about every two hours – because there’s 12 Signs of the Zodiac.

Each of the Houses in Astrology represents the different areas of your life as follows:

First  Self-image, first impressions, our general outlook on life
Second  Self-worth, earnings, possessions
Third  Communication
Fourth  Home, parents, family
Fifth  Pleasures, romance, children
Sixth  Health, work
Seventh  Partners, marriage
Eighth  Change and our attitude towards that change, sexuality
Ninth  Beliefs, philosophy, travel and foreign cultures
Tenth  Career, reputation
Eleventh  Friends, aspirations, personal goals
Twelfth  Secrets, soul growth, karma, limitations

The First House is Aries and you simply rotate anti-clockwise around the Zodiac Wheel above, so that the Second House is Taurus and so on, finishing with the Twelfth House of Pisces.

The Houses are also distributed across the four Hemispheres, but to complicate matters, the Southern Hemisphere appears in the upper part of the horoscope and the Northern Hemisphere in the lower. If most of your planets fall into one particular Hemisphere, this will be the effect:

Northern Hemisphere
People with a majority of Planets in the Northern Hemisphere tend to be very private individuals who are very subjective. They will also be very sensitive to the moods of others.

Southern Hemisphere
A majority of Planets in the Southern Hemisphere will result in an individual who will be able to focus on self or what is important to them, including humanitarian causes.

Eastern Hemisphere
A beliver in free will, those born under a strong influence of the Eastern Hemisphere will have strong self-motivation and be very independent. They have strong self-belief.

Western Hemisphere
Those born under the main influence of the Western Hemisphere will always take others’ views into account and are happiest caring for others as they like to feel needed.


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The Importance of Elements

The Elements are also significant when you look at the groupings of the houses as follows:

Individual Houses: These are the First, Fifth and Ninth Houses (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), which are controlled by the Element of Fire. They focus on life identity.

Temporal Houses: These are the Second, Sixth and Tenth Houses (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), which are controlled by the Element of Earth. They focus on meeting material needs.

Relative Houses: These are the Third, Seventh and Eleventh Houses (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius), which are controlled by the Element of Air. They focus on relationships, social contact and mind-sharing.

Terminal Houses:  These are the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth Houses (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces), which are controlled by the Element of Water. They focus on our emotions.

The Importance of Qualities

Yet another significant grouping corresponds with the Qualities (Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable) of the Signs of the Zodiac. The significance of a cluster of planets in a group of these houses is as follows:

The Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Houses. They are the initiators of the Zodiac who are great at starting things but find it hard to see them through.

Because of their enthusiasm they can sometimes come across as domineering and controlling – and they can be, but you have to admire their energy and drive.

The Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) are the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Houses. They enjoy personal stability, which allows them to maintain order in their lives. Just as Cardinal Signs initiate, the Fixed signs are the “completer-finishers” that every team or relationship needs.

However they do have a tendency, thanks to their self-confidence, to believe they are always right.

Fixed Signs are patient, reliable and steady and will always remember the people who help them out.

The Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) are the Third, Sixth, Ninth and Twelfth Houses. They are the signs that are flexible and adaptable – they really do “go with the flow” and will happily put their own views to one side if it is for the good of the majority. Because of their versatility, they can be different people in different situations and environments – they are the chameleons of the Zodiac.

But their desire to please can get them into trouble and they are in danger of being seen to be indecisive and perhaps two-faced.

Among the most unselfish signs of the Zodiac, Mutable Signs will bend over backwards to help others and although they may stretch themselves thin in the process, they know how to bounce back with renewed energy.

All of this explains why, although you may know your Sun Sign and its characteristics, these factors mean that the combination of the other signs in your Birth Chart, will also have a huge influence on your personality and your life.

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Compatibility and Astrology

When two people first meet, the chance of them having a compatible relationship will always depend on how their character, needs and personality traits will blend and their ability to give and take with each other in either, or both, social or business situations.

You can determine compatibility by comparing natal charts.

When doing a comparison, the first thing you should look at is whether they have a predominance of planets in one of the elements – a “predominance” is more than four planets in one element (the elements being Earth, Fire, Air or Water). A predominance of planets in one element will tell you something about their dominating characteristics and what they will bring to a relationship.

For example:

Anyone with a predominance of Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) will bring an impulsive enthusiasm to the relationship.

Someone with a predominance of Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will have a stabilizing influence on the relationship.

A person with a predominance of Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) puts the relationship on an intellectual level.

A person with a predominance of Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) will literally flood the relationship with deep emotional actions and reactions.

Generally speaking, people are more likely to be compatible with each other when their natal planets fall into compatible elements, which are Earth with Water and Fire with Air. This means that if you have a predominance of natal planets in the Fire signs, you are more likely to have a compatible and successful relationship with someone who has a predominance of natal planets in the Air signs. If your companion’s planets are mostly in the Earth signs, you can expect assorted difficulties depending on which elements are involved.

Another important factor is to check how many of your and your partner’s/friend’s planets are in the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable signs. These are called “Qualities”.

A predominance of planets in one Quality (i.e. five or more planets in a Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable sign) tells you how someone is likely to act in a relationship. For example:

A predominance of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) makes you anxious to see things get started.

Someone with a predominance of Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) is more likely to be stubborn and unyielding in a relationship.

A predominance of Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius) usually results in people who will be adaptable and willing to make compromises.

Finally, note how your and your companion’s planets are spread among the masculine and feminine signs.

The Masculine signs are: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

The Feminine signs are: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

Most people have an even balance between masculine and feminine of five:five, or six:four. If you and your companion each have a normal ratio of planets, you should get along with each other. You should have no trouble working through things even when one of you has a gender ratio of seven:three while the other has a four:six ratio.

The trouble may come if there are more than three planets between you and your companion, in one gender. You will both need to work very hard to maintain the relationship. The reason is that the dominantly masculine person’s aggressive behavior will make the more passive and reserved feminine signs feel threaten and harassed.

If both of you in the friendship or relationship have a predominance of the same gender, whether it is masculine or feminine they are far more likely to share the same viewpoint and approach to life. Initially, this can be reassuring and give them a strong feeling of compatibility. However, they will soon feel a need for the kind of stimulation that comes from having mildly different points of view.

Unfortunately, anyone dominated by a single gender (eight of more planets either masculine of feminine) may find it difficult to establish a comfortable relationship.

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