before we get into the specifics of each sign with regard to compatibility. I wanted to give some background information about how astrology works.

When we're talking about romantic relationships, there are many aspects that play a part when it comes to compatibility like your sun sign, your moon sign, dominant planets, placements of venus, the house positions etcetera.

The two the most important things to know are the sunshine and the moon sign and how those two energies blend together. In order to understand that blend first, we have to understand that there are basically two sides of the zodiac. The errand fireside and then the earth and waterside.

If you pick up any astrology book, it is going to title these two groups as masculine and feminine. But it has nothing to do with sexuality. It has to do with energy. The air and fire are considered masculine because they show strength through action. The earth and waterside are considered feminine because they show strength through the inner reserve.

Let's take a look at the two sides of the zodiac. So you can get a deeper understanding of what I'm talking about. The masculine side of the zodiac is made up of the air and fire Signs. The air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The Fire Signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The feminine side of the zodiac is made up of the earth and water signs. The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

So when you think in terms of compatibility. The general rule of thumb is if you are on the same side of the zodiac, you are compatible because you basically speak a very similar language. When I say the general rule of thumb, I mean general this is just the basics.

So we can get insight into how easy or how challenging maintaining a connection can be within a romantic relationship.

For example, if I'm a Gemini dating an Aries, then we are on the same side of the zodiac. So we speak a similar language. So we are compatible. Likewise, if I'm a Taurus dating a Pisces, we are on the same side of the zodiac. So we speak a similar language and we are compatible. If you are the exact same element as Aries and Sagittarius, which are both the element fire then you are extremely compatible Because you don't speak a similar language. You speak the same language which would be fire.

The same would go for cancer and Pisces which are both water signs. So if you have the same element, it means the same language which equals extreme compatibility. The same side of the zodiac means similar language which equals strong compatibility and different sides of the zodiac mean different language which equals a more challenging relationship. This doesn't mean that if you are from two different sides of the zodiac, that your relationship is doomed and won't work.

Actually, if you have two different perspectives, you can offer a lot in terms of exciting new ideas and information. And if you check out my what is love post, you will know that any relationship can be successful with good communication and self-awareness. That's exactly why I write these posts because understanding how you're wired astrologically and how your partner is wired is going to assist in bridging any gap of miscommunication.

Understanding which side of the zodiac you and your partner are on is going to help you both in gaining insight into how compatible you are. Most people only look at the sun sign when they're thinking about compatibility. But the most important thing when dealing with romantic compatibility is moon sign compatibility. This is because your moon sign is how you're wired emotionally. So relationships have a lot to do with personality traits and what you have in common which is going to be indicated by your sun sign. However, when there is conflict and both people get emotional, they are operating much more from their moon signs. So the compatibility of their moon signs is what's really going to determine how they deal with challenges within a relationship and the same rule of thumb based on which side of the zodiac you're on applies to the moon signs, compatibility also.

If your moon signs are the same element, you will have a much stronger understanding of each other and a stronger connection because you speak the same emotional language if your moon signs are from the same side of the zodiac sign compatibility is promising, your moon signs are on two different sides of the zodiac. You'll have a much more challenging time keeping that connection. But it can work. It can work with good communication and commitment to connection and resolution.

Now, just like with any rule, there's an exception to the rule. This exception is anti signs. Let me explain what I mean.

Every sign in the zodiac has a polar opposite. We always hear that opposites attract and they may attract, but it's extremely challenging to maintain a connection when you see most things in the exact opposite way. This can be tricky to understand. And the reason why is because each sign's polar opposite is on the same side of the zodiac.

Let me show you what I mean. On the masculine side of the zodiac. Like we said before, we have the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

Aries is the opposite of Libra, Leo is the opposite of Aquarius Gemini is the opposite of Sagittarius. On the feminine side of the zodiac, we have the earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

The opposite of Taurus is Scorpio. The opposite of Virgo is Pisces and the opposite of Capricorn is cancer. The reason they're opposites is that they each do the same job within their element.

For example, Aries is the cardinal sign of the fire signs and libra is the cardinal sign of the air signs. So if you have two signs that do the same job in the exact opposite way, you're going to have conflict and if they have opposing ideas on how to resolve conflict, you're gonna have a hard road when it comes to compatibility. So the exception to the rule is that even though these signs are on the same side of the zodiac because there are polar opposites, compatibility is going to be challenging.

So to kind of wrap this up, I'm going to give a few examples. So let's take Kim Kardashian, she's a Libra with Pisces Moon, and Kanye West, he's a Gemini with Pisces moon. Their sun signs, libra and Gemini are not only on the same side of the zodiac, but they are the same element. This is extremely compatible also when they get emotional and they're operating from their moon signs which are both Pisces, they will have no problem understanding each other because it's not only the same element, but it's the same sign.

These two are pretty compatible. A married couple that I work with has a combination that isn't quite as cut and dry. He is a Pisces with Sagittarius moon and she is a Sagittarius to Taurus moon. Okay, their sun signs, Pisces and Sagittarius are on two different sides of the zodiac. And so are their moon signs, Sagittarius and tourist moon. But they have two points of connection. They both have Sagittarius and his Pisces and her Taurus are on the same side of the zodiac. So they have their challenges because when they're both emotional and operating from their moon signs, Sagittarius and tourists, they can have a hard way to go.

But overall because they have enough points of connection, the relationship can work. So we see how it can be a little bit more complex but understanding these basics will help you and see what you're up against in your relationship. The important thing to remember is the moon sign is really the make or break point of connection in a romantic relationship.

If you have sun sign and moon sign compatibility like Kim and Kanye do then great. But the one that is more crucial is the moon sign. Now if you're in a relationship or married and you look up your charts and you find that your moon sign and his moon sign or your moon sign and her moonshine are not compatible. This is not a death sentence for the relationship. It just means that in order to bridge the gap of miscommunication, it's gonna take some work. And if you are both in love and you're both willing to do the work then you can have a fulfilling, exciting, long-lasting relationship also you can still have some points of connection like the example I gave earlier either way now that you have this as a foundation, we can start getting into the details of each sign when it comes to compatibility and love.