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Do We Get Along? Sign-by-Sign

Pisces girl and Taurus guy

PiscesTaurus: Let’s look at how a Pisces female will relate to a Taurus guy. See, what we’ve got is the most grounded of fixed signs, after all, Taurus is the Fixed Earth Sign, and the Pisces female is bound to be all emotions which flow just like that water which the element that one would associate with Pisces. In some astrology circles, the comment is that Water and Earth make mud. But here at FGS HQ, we’ve discovered that this can be a good combination.

TaurusThis relationship is not without some troubles. Some of the inherent problems with this combination is the fact that the Taurus is accused of being stubborn. That’s not really the case, although I’ve wasted far too much breath with Taurus individuals about this problem they have, the bit about being stubborn. And the Pisces, being mutable and all, is much more forgiving. The trick is to not let the Taurus wait too long on anything. Given the opportunity, this so–called stubborn streak is more like a guy standing there, saying, “Well, I’m thinking about it.” In other words, he might not be prone to making fast decisions, unless it comes to compromising yourself on a first date. But that’s pretty much a guy thing more than just a Taurus thing.

There is an upside to this relationship. That Fixed Sign thing, that Taurus stability, that Taurus sensuality, all of those factors come into the play. And this side combines well with the Pisces libido. The other attraction is that the Taurus guy will serve as an anchor for the Pisces gal. Something to keep her rooted. Or, something for her roots to grow into, as the case may be.


Aquarius woman and Capricorn man

Capricorn: Since these two signs are so close to each other, it just seems like it would be a natural match to hook them up. In some cases, this can work very well. In other cases, this ain’t so hot. All depends on what else is floating around. But it does follow the Cardinal Rule that Cardinal signs take direction from Fixed signs best. In an ideal world, the Aquarius girl ain’t so much of an Aquarius that she is too rebellious. That’s going to kill something off in Mr. Capricorn because, at their very heart of hearts, a Capricorn guy has some traditional values. There’s that sense of destiny, which can’t be eschewed, there’s that sense of making sure things are done the “right way” which is important to your Cap guy.

Of course, this all might seem a little puzzling to the best of the Aquarius women I know. That sense of doing things the right way, just for the sake of tradition, or because it’s historically accurate, or because it’s “the way they did it before” can sometimes cause a little inner conflict with an Aquarius woman. She has that sense of adventure and a quality about her wherein she occasionally likes to fly in the face of convention just for the sake of rocking the boat. “If it’s a rule, then I’m supposed to break it,” one Aquarius date told me.

That same attitude about bending certain rules doesn’t always work with Mr. Capricorn. However, he can certainly see the results of your efforts, and that works well for him.

I’ve always found my guy Capricorn friends to have a refreshing attitude that includes a droll sense of humor. Dry comes to mind. “Dry as the Texas sand,” as the lyric goes. The intellectual component of the Capricorn guy and the brain part of the Aquarius woman can meet on a certain level, and that’s where this relationship can take flight. Somewhere, somehow, there can be a meeting of the minds. And I’ve yet to find an Aquarius woman who isn’t turned on by thinking.


Virgo female and Gemini boys

Gemini: Why do you do this to me? What have I ever done to deserve this? Why must I take two of my favorite signs and compare them in an unlikely combination? And yes, my dear Virgo girl, the odds are against you. Gemini men display many wonderful traits: they are witty, entertaining, and forever childish. And that’s one of the problems with this combination. Trying to tie up a Gemini guy in a Virgo–love–fest is just not a great idea. Every once in a while, perhaps twice a day, you’re going to want to put your foot down and tell him to, “Get serious for a minute.”

Refer back to what I just said were some of his good qualities. And you are much entertained, perhaps as much as 75% of the time, by his antics, make that his “Gemini antics.” The problem occurs when you want to get to the real point of a sticky situation and he insists on making a joke of it. Or when he wants to play, and your Virgo self is only interested in getting to the bottom of the problem, first.

Now, to be truthful, my cat is not a Gemini. But the fact that she decides it’s play time just as soon as I crawl into bed dog–tired, that’s a definite Gemini trait. Just when you thought you could rest, it’s a problem because he’s ready to play. My cat finds the loudest toy she can bat around, just as soon as I’m beat. Typical Gemini guy trick.

I’ll be honest, I’ve seen this combination last, with two shining examples of both signs, for a long period of time. But the Gemini guy has to be given a degree of “latitude” in order to operate on Gemini time. In Gemini space, as it were.

He will pick projects up, set sail on grand schemes, truck off in different directions, and he will always be exploding with new ideas. The entertainment value alone is sometimes worth the price of admission in this pairing of signs. As long as you understand just what you’re getting into, it can be good. The difficulties arise when the two signs don’t understand the inherent nature of each other’s needs and are not willing to bend a little to be with the other.



Gonzo Astrology — I encountered the term “gonzo journalism” sometime back in the late 1970s, and it influenced me enough to call my old racing team, “F & L Racing.” It stood for Fear & Loathing, an obvious allusion to the work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson that has influenced a great deal of what I have encountered.

Now the term, Gonzo Journalism, might have been merely a marketing label applied to certain small branch of writing emerging from a turbulent era of history, but the definition, as I understand it, means “journalism with no perspective on the subject at all.”

I use the term to describe the kind of astrology that I practice. I have a chart. The person that I’m reading for has a chart. The two charts interact, much like a compatibility profile, or a synastry analysis. No two ways about it, either, not to me. I’ve encountered a number of astrologers who all try to remain objective and do deep psychological work with astrology. That’s nice; works for them. The information is certainly there, but this is humanity and most clients are looking for two big questions to be answered: “When will I find a relationship?” and “Will this relationship work out all right?”

What you hold in your hand is a text that attempts to demythologize some arcane astrology stuff and make it all simple. Look, Astrology is a sacred science and a viable art form, practiced for the last couple of millennia, and now it’s up to you to figure a little bit of this out, and how you can make it work for you. Pretty simply put, Astrology is a language, a set of signs and metaphors. How these signs interact is kind of like putting a puzzle together. This text isn’t about some of the arcane subsets of astrology, it isn’t about how the psychological process works. It’s about “Girl meets boy, girl gets boy, girl loses boy” and why that happens. Which ones stick around, which ones don’t, and what are the odds on making it work?

I’ve covered Texas from the New Mexico border to the Deep East Texas Bayous, from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast and Mexico, and I figure that this includes a fair representation of humanity as we all understand it. Some of my allusions and references are drawn from literature while other sources include day–to–day activities associated with living in Texas.

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Sagittarius female and Cancer male

Cancer: A Sagittarius female and a Cancer guy is, to be sure, a little on the strange side. More than a little strange. There’s something innately appealing about a Cancer guy. He’s coy, reserved at times, usually rather good looking, and there’s more than a hint that there is a depth of emotion hidden in his reserve. But like all tasty crab dishes, there’s bit of work required to dig out the sweet and tender parts. And don’t forget some people are really allergic to shellfish. It’s just something in the chemistry. Doesn’t mean this won’t work, just be a little more careful with both your heart and his tender heart.

On more than one occasion, you’re going to encounter the crab’s shell. This is either good or bad, and that’s really an ambiguous statement. But it does depend on how reactionary you turn out to be. If you can cool your Sagittarius jets for just a minute or two, stop and look at the big picture, you will quickly realize that bouncing your head against his carapace is a fruitless endeavor.

There’s a subtle nuance in the way he tilts his head, a way he looks when he’s sitting at the keyboard, a gentle lilt in his voice, something that you really do like about him. But there’s still a reticence, and that reserved nature of his comes to the forefront again. He is capable of grabbing onto you with a giant crab–like claw, and refusing to let go, too, and that’s another problem. Or asset. Perhaps you want a guy who has the tenacity to hang on. If you can work your own way under that thick shell, you’ll find a good relationship. It’s getting under the shell that takes time. I wouldn’t suggest that all Sagittarius women are impatient, but I’ll suggest your patience will be taxed.


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.