Frequently, when a girlfriend has met a new man, she’ll ask me if I can take a look at his birth chart and see if they match. And the answer is always “Yes!” A horoscope love match is always present; you can always find the reason why people are attracted to each other when you compare their birth chart.
Traditionally, it’s said that the best horoscope love match is between men and women born in the same element. That means that a woman born in one of the fire signs Aries, Leo or Sagittarius would match with a man born in one these signs, too, or that a woman born in one of the earth signs Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn would match with a man born in one of these signs. The water element woman of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces would go well with a water element man and airy Gemini, Libra and Aquarius women would fit with airy men.
Sure, being born in the same element creates a certain basic understanding between the two of you, but sometimes this can create a relationship where everything feels very familiar and safe. Of course, for some couples this is the main attraction of a relationship, even a romantic one. Take Camilla and Charles, for instance. As he is a Scorpio and she a Cancer there is foundation of similarity (though Diana was also a Cancer, so only sharing the same element is not enough!). Camilla and Charles’ Suns make an exact trine. As if that wasn’t enough, they are both born with a Leo ascendant, almost on the same degree, which give them the same royal approach to the world – Leo is the royal sign of the zodiac. That also makes them share the same point of Midheaven, in Aries, which make them even more similar as they both are types who like to do things fast, preferably yesterday, and who find everything new exciting.
You might not be a risky type and feel better when you truly feel you understand and know your partner. But other women might find this kind of romantic relationship plain boring and settle for friendship instead.
I think it’s especially interesting to watch how safe, sound, practical and down to earth female Virgos again and again choose men who are just the opposite: wild, unorganized and absent minded. It’s like this man brings out her inner need for creating order out of chaos. Of course, should she succeed thaming him he’d become so boring that she’d leave him!
More important than the Sun signs for a horoscope love match is looking at the planets of the natal charts. Sexual attraction is indicated when Venus and Mars meet, whether in a conjunction (that is that Venus in the woman’s chart is in the same sign and on the same degree as Mars in the man’s chart, or vice versa), a trine (120 degrees between the planets), square (90 degrees between the planets) or opposition (when Mars in one person’s chart is exactly opposite Venus in the other person’s chart). In the chart of Charles and Camilla his Venus is trine her Mars. Likewise, aspects between Uranus and Venus, Uranus and Mars or Mars and Neptune bring romance, electric attraction and strong desire into a relationship between two people. In the charts of David and Victoria Beckham her Venus is conjunct his Mars and his Venus is conjunct her Mars. In addition, his Uranus is trine her Mars and his Venus is trine her Uranus. Talk about sexual attraction!
It’s a common misbelief that the square and opposition are harsh aspects that brings unluck and disappointment. In a love relationship these aspects might actually create dynamic and sparkling attraction. Take Brad and Angelina – the Venus of Brad is square her Uranus and opposite her Venus.
In a horoscope love match one also need to look at the different houses. The 7th house is considered the house of marriage and planets here as well as the cusp of the house (the sign in which the house begins) is a good indication of what a person needs in a relationship. It’s not uncommon that a woman with for instance the 7th house cusp in Leo always falls for Leos or men with Leo ascendant. For sure, the Leo qualities – grandeur, generosity and warmth will always be very important in a love relationship. Likewise, a woman with the 7th house cusp in Gemini needs to meet her partner on a mental level and have a love affair where you can talk a lot and discuss everything. Camilla and Charles’ 7th houses are both starting in Aquarius, which indicates that friendship and equality is very important to both of them. David Beckham’s 7th house starts on the same degree’s as Victoria’s Neptune – a strong indication of a marriage of passion and romance.
Will it last? Well, that’s mainly up to you!
An indication of endurance and stability, and in lasting relationships there will often be aspects between Saturn of one partner and the Sun, Ascendant or Moon of the other person. Take Bill and Hillary Clinton. Her Saturn is on the same degree as his Leo Sun. Camilla’s Saturn is conjunct the Ascendant of Charles. Brad’s Saturn is trine Angelina’s Sun and sextile her Moon, while her Saturn is opposite his Moon and trine his Ascendant.
Both Saturn and the Moon’s nodes are “hands of fate” and might indicate that the couple have a relationship that goes back to former lives and that they now take onto a new level. Hillary’s north node is on the same degree in the chart as Bill’s Moon. David’s north node as well as his Saturn are trine Victoria’s Venus.
A “perfect” horoscope love match might make promises, but in the end it’s up to you to keep them! You need to make the best out of your relationship – the planetary aspects are not doing the job alone.