Summer lovin’: Oh, how it happens so fast. (What’s your name again?) The bold Sun is in expressive, passionate Leo July 22-August 22, turning up the heat on romance and daring us to wear our hearts on sleeves. And with Lusty Mars hanging in fierce Leo until September 5, romantic temperatures could go from a simmer to exothermic boil, making this an auspicious time for determining cosmic compatibility!
Can you really find love with any zodiac sign? We say yes! It’s all about understanding the unique energies between your sign, which is determined by the distance between them. Here, we’ve decoded the seven major romantic compatibility matches in astrology. Use it to understand your current partner, make sense of that ex or attract an intriguing new match during this summer of love—or any time of year.
What the Distance Between Your Signs Reveals About Compatibility
There are seven possible aspects between the zodiac signs, each one bringing its own unique energy. Here, we explain what each one means for your relationships.
As the cliché goes, people come along for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes, a seemingly mismatched partner will inspire necessary growth. Perhaps you need to develop your generosity, learn to assert yourself, resolve an old drama with your parents. It might be a short-term kick in the butt, a call to action. So when you dump someone, don’t shoot the messenger!
For example, Tali had a semi-torturous relationship with a musically-gifted Scorpio man who spent most nights composing amazing songs, then bingeing on gin and bodega Chardonnay. His extreme behavior was a wakeup call: Tali realized that she had overlooked her own desire to sing and express her creativity. While she skipped the blackouts and hangovers, she did pick up the microphone and let herself belt out some tunes. The relationship has faded into history, but Tali hits the karaoke bar several nights a month with her (Scorpio moon) sisters, while her independent Aries husband enjoys his home alone time—a win-win.
As long as you’re taking the leap into love, you might as well get something out of it. Here’s how astrology and aspects can help you turn your relationships into soul-elevating personal growth.