In both modern astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. Astrology is a type of divination that involves the forecasting of human and earthly events through the observation and interpretation of the stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the planets. Devotees believe that an understanding of the influence of the planets and stars on earthly affairs allows them to both predict and affect the destinies of individuals, groups, and nations.
There are 12 zodiac signs. Each sign has its own strengths and weaknesses, specific traits, desires and attitude towards life and people. Each of the 12 zodiac signs belongs to one of the four elements – Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These elements represent a type of energy that acts in each of us. Astrology aims to help us focus these energies on the positive traits in us and to gain a better understanding of our potential and deal with negative traits each of us possess.
The Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Fire signs are Aries, Sagittarius and Leo. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air signs are Aquarius, Gemini and Libra. These four elements help describe the unique personality types associated with astrological signs. The four zodiac elements exhibit profound influence on basic character traits, emotions, behavior and thinking.
So, how does using astrology help us choose a compatible mate? Signs that have the same element are naturally compatible because they understand each other best. In addition, Air is highly compatible with Fire, and Water is highly compatible with Earth. The strongest attraction is expected in opposing signs and their potential is always great. Comparing signs can also help in gaining a better understanding of the partner, which will result in a better relationship.
There are many sun signs that are compatible, but you may ask if that’s enough to make your relationship great. Many factors must be considered in finding the perfect astrological partner that go beyond sun signs. However, sun signs are a great place to start.