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Do We Get Along? Sign-by-Sign

Scorpio girl and Aries guy

AriesAries: Whatever you do, don’t knock this one at all. It’s one of those relationships that some folk say won’t last. But I’ve seen this unlikely combination work. And unlikely as it may seem, it has certain definite astrological bonus points which are going for it. This is like a frequent flyer relationship that can come as a reward at the end of collecting some of these bonus points.

8scorpioIt’s certainly going to take wing, but that’s where the Scorpio part of your feminine mystique might come into play, and it also might get grounded. Some of the more subtle Scorpio points that so many of us dearly enjoy might be lost on the Aries fellow. To be sure, once you begin to understand his intrinsic nature, I believe that you will come to enjoy this relationship as long as you learn to deal with the apparent brusque behavior of an Aries. He’s not short tempered, he’s just quick to take action. He’s not childish, he’s childlike. And most of all, he’s not shallow, he’s just upfront with everything.

Don’t knock your Aries guy. He can make a decent companion for a Scorpio girl because he’s going to offer the different point of view from your own. And neither one of you is inclined to bicker with the other one. Best of all, when you’re right, he will acquiesce, which is definitely not a normal male trait, but one that is happily found in this guy.


Gemini Guys

Gemini guys: Gemini, they travel in schools. The old saying, Gemini—being the sign of the twins and all—was two–faced. Not true. Just the multi–faceted Swiss Army knife of the zodiac. Ruled by Mercury, the little winged wonder, the divine package delivery service of the gods. Not usually a good choice for fishing because they can’t seem to sit still plus they never seem to stop talking.

Grocery store: Gemini is (are) ruled by Mercury. Mercury goes around the Sun every 88 days. Get the picture? Fast moving planet, and most Gemini’s tend to be fast moving as well. Imagine a shopping cart with motorized wheels, like a skateboard with an outboard motor on it. The Gemini will flit through the store, looking at everything, but lingering no place in particular. Gemini’s have some mighty strange eating habits. I knew Vegetarian Gemini once, truly a macrobiotic “careful of what you eat, no animal products, nothing with a face” type. What made this person typically Gemini, was, in the heart of “nuts and fruits” (California), this particular Gemini would eat meat. Big, rare, chunks of cow, obviously under done. Now, take this information and go to the grocery store with your Gemini friend. They will look at everything. I mean, everything. Nothing is beyond their intellectual grasp.

Shopping after midnight: One word — exhausting. A Gemini is “hell–on–wheels” when it comes to going into the super discount late night store. Nothing is safe. They will play with the toys in the children’s department, they will take a quick spin through the clothes, maybe try on some shoes, ask questions of the poor late staff people, and keep on going. This place is less of a store and more of a playground. Of course, a Gemini frequently approaches life that way.
Brick wall: Gemini is the original adaptable sign of the zodiac. They will tackle this brick wall with a type, a certain zeal and commitment to making sure that the goal is realized, that the wall is breached. However, in typical Gemini fashion, a fixed obstacle that doesn’t yield immediately to one of the 43 different efforts by the Gemini soon loses the Gemini’s attention. They get bored and wander off in search of other adventures. Of course, they did try more routes to get around that wall than any other sign. One of us might pick up where the Gemini left off and find a good solution.

Bait: Gemini: Jointed Minnow—Nothing works better on the Gemini than a super–long, jointed–minnow. It’s pretty much a top water lure, and the Gemini needs some flexibility. So a lure with some flexibility is needed to make the Gemini happy. But unlike the plastic jobs that are way too “flexible,” the jointed minnow lure is big enough to present the Gemini with a challenge, and it offers enough rigidity that the Gemini will surely stay hooked.

Body part: Arms, hands, lungs.

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Gemini Girl and Leo Man

geminiLeo: You know my fine little Gemini friend, this one looks good on paper. But you had better steel yourself for what is coming up with this relationship. Next to you, that Leo guy is going to appear like he is quite stuck. Stuck up, stuck in one place, stuck on old ideas, stuck on outdated ideals, just stuck. He just doesn’t seem flexible at all.

To be sure, it has been suggested that a few Gemini’s that I know could use a little stability in their lives. To suggest that it’s a Leo who will provide that stability, well, we are dealing with a Fixed sign. He’s not quite as stubborn as, say a Taurus. Nor is he as set in his ways as say, a Scorpio. But you’ve still got a difficult proposition. Every, without an exception, Gemini girl I’ve ever met has had that ability to change and adapt herself to various situations. You’re going to find that Mr. Leo isn’t so willing to change. He likes a little planning, a little bit of a clear agenda, a map to follow. I’ve seen a Gemini start out with a map, but then I’ve also seen that same Gemini change her mind about what the map says, “Look—this was printed in—last year. I know they have changed these streets around since then.”

There is an excellent quality about the Royal Sign of Leo. If you are willing to deal with His Highness Himself, and perhaps, even address him as such, you will find that you are well treated. Therein is the good news. But one the Gemini traits I find so endearing is the very fickle nature of your being, and Mr. Leo isn’t going to find that nearly as amusing.

Dining is a fine example. Mr. Leo likes the same food, prepared the same way, every time. He gets locked into a menu item, let’s suggest it’s steak and baked potato, and he likes the same cut of meat, every week, the same way. With my various Gemini friends, I’ve tried everything from the truly exotic and tasty to the mundane. It’s been an adventure. And it’s never quite the same. Always a little different. One time, it was “do you mind if I just order two desserts for dinner?” With me, that wasn’t a problem, in fact the little pastry thing was quite good, [I got to sample.] But with the Leo, that’s not a good idea.

If your Leo is the adventuring type, and if a little bit of routine is good for your lifestyle, then this relationship works well. But most Gemini’s are quickly bored with a Leo. He comes across as a “one trick pony.” I didn’t say he was, but that’s inclined to be the Gemini version of the story.


Cancer woman and Leo male

Leo: Skip it. There are times when this works, and then there are times when this doesn’t work. And the times that it does work, it seems to dissolve into one of those times that it doesn’t work. That’s about the nicest way I can say it. A good Cancer girl doesn’t know what to do with a real Leo guy. And after you’ve been around him for a little while, he’s going to feel terribly transparent to you.

The problem is words. He is passionate and artistic. You are emotional and creative. Very different words for similar, but seemingly the same, type of behaviors. And after a while, you get tired of having to put up with his “party animal” ways.

Look: not all Leo guys are the life of the party. But just about every one of them likes to have the Sun shining on him, all the time. As long as you put him at the center of your universe, everything is okay.

The problem I’ve seen with this is that a good Cancer girl often puts the Leo guy at the center of her Solar System. Once again, we’re back to the actual definitions of the words. Works well for a little while. But that Leo guy is looking for you to be there for the rest of this natural life, and you are going to get a little tired of that after a while. And there are more objects in the universe than there are just in the solar system.

See what the little problems are about? Sooner or later, that Leo of yours is going to get upset because there is something that you are doing that preempts him. And while Leo’s are fine people, never let them slip to the number two position on your hierarchy of life. If he’s not the center of your world, then this might not work.
When it does work, you find that you can get over the little problems with semantics and let this thing go the way it should.


Leo Female and Scorpio Male

Scorpio: I was thinking about a nursery rhyme while I was looking through the files and notes for this relationship. “When she was good, she was very, very good, and when she was bad, she was even better.” This ditty came to mind. This is not an inherently good relationship. But I’ve seen it work well, about 50% of the time. Want to play the odds?

Both signs are fixed signs, and they lay at a 90–degree angle from each other in the giant wheel in the sky. This is not considered a good angle. In fact, this is usually called a bad thing. It does mean that there is an instant attraction here. That’s the good news. But instant physical attraction, and the way the two signs approach this are very different.

A fine Leo woman like yourself does very well when cuddled, coddled and cooed over. What really helps is putting you up on a pedestal. Your Scorpion might not do this—he does do it, he can’t help himself who can’t put you on a pedestal? But he doesn’t tell you that you’re on his pedestal. He doesn’t let you in his little secret about how much he likes you. This is where all the trouble starts. It’s really simple, Leo’s are the most manageable sign in the zodiac, all it takes is a little attention. And if he would just pay attention to you, everything would be okay. What you don’t see, what is really happening, is that he’s looking out of the corner of his eye, in a way you can’t see him, and he’s admiring you.

His surreptitious behavior is not what a Leo needs. She needs, you need, the best treatment possible, at the best of times, in the best of ways. Too bad he doesn’t have the heart to show you how much he cares.

In the best of these relationships, the Leo girl learns to pick up the subtle signs that the Scorpio shows. In the worst, however, the subtly is lost on that fine Leo sense. Too bad, too, because you guys are really the best that there is.

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Pisces girl and Pisces guy

PiscesPisces: It wasn’t supposed to work. It wasn’t a good idea. But that’s never stopped a Pisces because, let’s face it, a Pisces can make anything work if they want to.

I’ve seen this unlikely relationship actually work better than most because of the similarity between the basic compassionate nature of both parties. Not long ago, I ran into a Pisces pair, and it was wonderful. Happy, blissful, and probably not very well grounded, but then, like I’ve suggested before, reality might be a little overrated. It’s not like this relationship between two Pisces is not based in the real world, it’s just that the average Pisces can usually detect a minimum of four dimensions, as compared to the three that most of us work with. Maybe four, maybe five, maybe, hey, who’s bothering to count, and isn’t that numbering system just an artificial way of trying to impose one kind of order on their version of reality, anyway? See? It just doesn’t matter to a Pisces.

There’s one problem with this idyllic scenario. Occasionally, a Pisces guy will try to interrupt this dreamlike state by injecting some of the normal, day–to–day reality stuff. Don’t let him do it. Doesn’t work, and those concerns will gradually lift, given enough time.

If it is a Pisces and Pisces relationship, though, consult an astrologer, I can think of one I would recommend, and see what he has to say about moon signs for you two. That’s going to be an important issue in this relationship because dear sweet Pisces can be so sensitive.


Pisces girl and Aquarius guy

PiscesAquarius: Oh no. Oh yes. Maybe. It’s not a relationship without some merit, and to be truthful, I’ve seen it successful more often than not. But there is a small problem with an Aquarius male, and that goes back to the basic difficulty with the Aquarius sign itself: aloof, apart, different, diffident. But no sooner is that said, than the Aquarius, rising to the bait of the situation, sets out to prove us all wrong. And that’s where this relationship can work.

AquariusIt depends on a few elements in a chart, not just the sun sign alone, but with an Aquarian male, you’ve got a chance. The chance depends on his ability to transcend the innate difficulties associated with this sign. And, to a large part, this is also dependent on the compassion and understanding of the Pisces. Equivocate your needs. Explain what you want. Ask for what you want. Ask for a little more than you need, too. This insures that you get some of what you want. Remember that the Aquarius male loves his brain, and brain games are the best way to hook them up.

There’s a refreshing and unusual quality found in this sign’s basic make up. Don’t be afraid to reverse roles, either. It’s also a sign that depends on certain immutable desires. Be very careful before putting big changes into action. Tread carefully, but don’t be afraid to walk.

Get used to the fact that he’s “thinking about it” at the moment. He will demonstrate his care and concern eventually. Maybe not fast enough, but with good communication, this is workable.


Pisces girl and Capricorn guy

Capricorn: To be honest, I have to love both these signs. There is a quality, though, in this relationship that might cause some problems on that long and lonely highway of life. In fact, as long as you are dating a Capricorn guy, you’re going to feel like the Highway Department has abandoned maintenance on this section of the road. The road with a Capricorn is long, it winds around a bit, and there are some pretty big potholes. In fact, on more than one occasion, you’re going to find your sweet Pisces self wondering just when you turned off the Freeway of Love and headed down this rock strewn, obstacle laden dirt road of Capricorn land.

It’s not always that bad. If you were a car, though, I would see a Pisces as a Cadillac, not Jeep or similar all–terrain vehicle. Ever notice that a disproportionate number of Texas Ranchers prefer the Cadillac brand over any other vehicle? Know why? It’s a tough car. It can take the abuse that even an old truck sometimes can’t take. That’s one tough car. And because you’re a Pisces, not only are you tough, but you’re pretty, too. Just like that fancy sedan.

The problem with this relationship is that question, are you actually up to the task of taming a Capricorn guy? That’s the positive spin. The bad news is that you’re not sure you want to be up for the taming of this guy. That’s the negative spin. It’s like that dirt road of love, it’s not all smooth–sailing. The ride can be rough at times. In fact, there are times when you might get despondent and just want to turn back. The problem with a Capricorn guy is that this is a narrow road, and when it gets to be the worst possible conditions, you’re going to find that there is no place to turn around. No way out. And backing down that road is even worse than trying to push on.

If you are involved with a Cap guy, make sure that you have a tow–rope. Make sure you carry a shovel, maybe some extra supplies. It can be very good. There will be days, maybe even long stretches like that bit of road in West Texas that doesn’t have a curve for over hundred miles. Then there will be the detours. The potholes, the washboard surfaces, those sorts of things. It’s both good and bad, and it depends on what kind of luxury you demand in your relationship that determines the quality of this ride.