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Do We Get Along? Sign-by-Sign

Libra woman and Aries male

Aries: My dear, with an Aries male, you will find that you really have your hands full. The old saw about “opposites attract” is what brought you together in the first place. In this case, I would start by examining the angle between your two Suns, it’s called an opposition, and it is 180 degrees apart from each other. This opposition, though, can work two ways. Rather than call this love at first sight, it might have been an instant dislike based upon a powerful attraction.

The Libra Female will find that there is something really powerfully attractive by the raw animal essence of the Aries male. Granted, he’s childish and immature at times, but the Libra female already knows that this is a common characteristic of most men. But instead of male–bashing, you must realize that this innocence is one of the attributes that attracted you in the first place. The Libra female is much more reserved. And the Aries male will certainly have a take–charge attitude that might help clear up any questions about what direction this romance will take.

It works, and it works well, but it works for the simple reason that both signs are very up front about desires and wishes. Don’t forget that Libra can be a very persuasive sign, and that the Aries like to think that he is in charge. Let him make the decisions, or, at least, let him feel like he is making the decisions. Libra diplomacy is very important in this relationship. When the juice is flowing well along that line which is drawn between these opposite signs, that when things really heat up. Libra air does nothing but fan the Aries flame.


Pisces girl and Cancer guy

Cancer: It works. It works well. Its counterpart seems to be stellar. There is a little bit of lore which surrounds the Cancer guy, and it’s best that you back up to some traditional astrology texts and reference this material before you embark on a journey with this guy. Cancer is the sign of the Crab, and like his archetype, he has a tough exterior shell. Some times you feel like he feels like he is retreating from you. I’ve spent many long hours attempting to console Cancer guys. It ain’t pretty. You can see the lines of hurt in their faces, you can almost feel their pain, but not quite. It’s almost like you want to grab one of them, shake him, and suggest that he just “get over it.” My preferred method of consolations usually involves large quantities of cheap Tex–Mex cuisine. Works well around here.

But getting that Cancer guy to get over it is a little difficult. Easier said than done. The term moody is often bantered about concerning these guys. That’s just not fair, and it doesn’t do him justice. He is, however, emotional. But the problem we all face these days is that he’s so in touch with these emotions that he is afraid to let them come to the surface. He’s often afraid to share anything more than a little joy or a little happiness with you. That much he can show you. It’s just that terrible male hurt that he carries like a cross.

As a sensitive Pisces, you can help ease his burden a little. But you’re going to find that this relationship, in the best of situations, will be a little taxing on your system because you’ve got to spend a lot of time coaxing information out of him. And in the worst of times, he just seems to clam up. It’s a good thing every decent Pisces girl I’ve ever encountered is a little psychic because, on a bad hair day, your Cancer guy is going to expect you to intuit what is wrong.

This goes against the basic texts found on the self–help bookshelves. Well, sometimes astrology can answer questions that can’t be answered otherwise. If it looks good, and you’re up to the Cancer taste test, then I suggest you go for it. But try a little homework, first.

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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.


Cancer woman and Capricorn man

Capricorn: Rather than be objective about this, I’ll just say that opposites do attract. Look at my Gemini collection, and me a Sagittarius. I can’t urge too much caution with this one because it is always appealing. Very appealing at times. And that Capricorn fellow is a good one. You can sense his strength, you can see that he looks good to you, you love his levelheaded yet light hearted attitude at times. But wait, there’s more to this than that.

With opposing Suns, there is an attraction, but there is also room for some pretty big conflict. Major scale war. I’m thinking about a situation where a couple lobs low–yield thermonuclear devices at each other.

I went digging through my files for more information, and what I found was that this is pretty common relationship, and that’s against the odds. The ones who stick it out, usually there is a long courtship involved, but the ones who do stick it all out seem to have a pretty righteous relationship. So consider that. The similarities between both signs are good. And I’m staying away from the “water and earth” elements make mud analogy because, given time, the two harden into a rock. So yes, this can be as stable as a rock. There is a good indication that the Lunar Child, that would be the Cancer girl (now probably a woman), has done some homework on herself. Therapy, counseling, self–help books, something like that, and the Capricorn is sufficiently self–aware to be able to laugh at his innate foibles.

Since I’m particularly fond of Cancer women and Capricorn men, I’ve found this one to be successful. But it’s not a success without a little bit of work. There is that opposition of sun signs, and that means you guys are 180 degrees apart on some topics. At least, with you two, it’s easy to have points where you agree to disagree. One of you is bound to be an inordinately dense Republican whereas the other one might be a progressive, forgiving, forward, and right–thinking Democrat.

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Aries Female and Cancer Guy

Cancer: Fire and Water, together the two elements make steam. While this is a good looking relationship on the surface, there are problems at its core because both signs are Cardinal signs, and that means the two signs square each other. Old Time Astrology says that this is a bad angle. Here at the research center, we’ve determined that “no spark, no flame” might be the best way to look at this.

The easiest way to understand the components of—and about—the Aries female and the Cancer male is that there is an attraction. The Aries woman can see that there is a soft and tender (and tasty) interior under that hard Crab shell. It’s just getting to the soft part that makes this a challenging relationship. The Crab creature is deeply emotional, that’s the good news, and forever emotionally supportive, too. He just has a tendency, in the Aries’ eyes, to pout. Sometimes a dimpled pouting can be quite cute.

The problem here, again, is the sign of Cancer because Cancer its self is ruled by the Moon, and the Moon transits through a zodiac sign approximately every two and a half days. The Cancer Male will change emotionally every two days, or so it will seem. And the Aries might have a problem keeping up with these apparent mood swings. The good news is that there’s the potential for enough of an attraction to see this through and make this relationship work. But it is going to take some understanding on the part of the Aries. Remember, you are the ones who are accused of being cold and unfeeling. And also bear in mind, you are not unemotional, just choosing to deal with events in an apparently hasty fashion. Take some of this quick response time, and apply it to that moody Cancer. Watch what can happen. The guy is over in the corner pouting because you said something, maybe even in jest, and he took it seriously, like it was a giant insult.

Of course, if he does the same thing to you, you brush it off and don’t worry about it. Going back to this tension angle that describes the way to the signs are related in the zodiac, there is something of a weird attraction here. An Aries woman will find herself inexplicably drawn to the comfort and nurturing that the Cancer can represent. Just understand that this emotional sensitivity comes at the cost of being ruled by the Moon, and as such, the Cancer can flip through emotions on a pretty quick basis.

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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.