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Aries & Aries.

When two fire signs come together, you can expect New Year's Eve proportion pyrotechnics, but at the same time, the blazing passion can quickly become an out of control inferno. A union between these two hotheads is volatile, complex, and full of high drama. Ruled by manic Mars, you're both impulsive, daring, and enjoy being the ultimate partners in crime. There's the potential for loads of fun, trouble, and a thoroughly entertaining time. But a relationship cannot subsist on pure adrenalin, and when the non-stop rollercoaster slows down, you may begin to wonder if it's the beginning of the end.

One would think that sharing the same disposition makes for an empathetic union, but it takes more than similarity and mutual admiration to make it work. Rams are dominating forces of nature, so the $64,000 question in this relationship is bound to be 'who wears the pants?' Argumentative and belligerent, you try to outdo each other intellectually. Although you're capable of sitting down and having a rational conversation, in all likelihood, it will deteriorate into a yelling match. However, this is simply the way you communicate at times, and good can come out of it. Besides, a sparring match is considered healthy in your books and is often a prelude to wild sex!

As the red-hot planet is associated with passion, the sex between this dynamic combo is bound to be earth-shattering! Aggressive and adventurous, you both like it rough and ready, share a mutual fondness for odd places and, most importantly, have the stamina to keep up with one another. However, even in the bedroom you'll try to outdo each other, and there'll always be an "I want to be on top" element. Both are cardinal signs, which means you like to take the lead, but if you can work together as a team instead of constantly trying to prove who the alpha male or female is, this can be a lasting relationship filled with excitement, commitment, and great pleasure. It's hard work, but worth the effort. Χ

Aries & Taurus.

Now here's a couple that has their work cut out for them, for the Ram and Bull are worlds apart. The road to love will be fraught with challenges, but that doesn't mean it can't work. Ruled by mighty Mars, fire sign Aries is passionate, energetic, and needs a steady flow of excitement. They are unafraid of taking risks and thrive on trying new things. The Venusian-ruled Taurus however, prefers taking it easy. Like most earth signs, the Bull has a tried and true approach and is perfectly content with the status quo. Bulls don't like to rock the boat, whereas the antsy Aries will gout of their way to create drama.

The speed at which you do conduct your daily lives is also a major hurdle. It's impetus versus inertia, with 'cardinal' sign Aries' break-neck pace unnerving the mellow 'fixed' sign Taurus, whose deliberate tempo can be quite irritating for the impatient Ram. But the differences don't end there. The Bull and the Ram have totally contrary ideas of a good time. Aries folk love to party, socialize, and generally act up. They have enough energy reserves to power a small country and can last through to the wee hours. Taurus' idea of a good night out however, consists of a quiet dinner in an intimate restaurant followed night caps and couch cuddles.

Sexually, the aggressive Ram can be feverishly fast and is into spontaneous sex in weird, wonderful and classy (NOT!) places – cars, nightclubs, restaurants, friend's bathrooms, etc... The sensual Bull however, is built for comfort and likes a slow hand. The Bull is bound to find the Ram's sexual style tacky, while they will be thought of as unadventurous and prudish. Basically, you have vastly different approaches, desires and goals, but if there's mutual fascination for one another the many differences can encourage growth. The feisty Ram can jolt the mellow Bull out of complacency. Similarly, Bulls can bring the stability that Rams need. But realistically, these differences run the real risk of driving each other completely mad. ×

Aries & Gemini.

This union fits like a glove. There's a firm future for these two live wires and a very real possibility of happily ever after! You share lots in common. Both are outgoing, gregarious types who love socializing and kicking their heels up. You're also among the select few who have the boundless energy necessary to keep up with each other's frenetic pace. Ruled by Mars, the dynamic, impatient Ram loves a challenge, while the Gemini is easily bored, so you will have no trouble keeping each other on your toes- yet there are enough differences to keep the union alive. The various aspects of your temperaments perfectly complement the other, and even years into the relationship you'll still manage to maintain an element of surprise.

Sexually, this duo is dynamite! Both are adventurous and love pushing the envelope. Nothing's too shocking, no place too strange, or circumstance out of bounds - passion takes precedence over propriety, no matter what the situation! The Aries fondness for quickies combined with Gemini's "bring it on!" daring ensures many raunchy romps and a much longer shelf life than you're both used to. On an emotional level, you understand each other. Not many know how to deal with the Rams fiery temperament, but the cool-headed Gemini can manage Aries' outbursts and tantrums. Rams are also equipped to handle the wayward and erratic moods of the Gemini and manage to extract the innermost feelings Twins tend to keep under wraps.

Ruled by clever Mercury, Gemini possesses the intellectual capacity and chutzpah to give the Ram a run for their money. Most reel back in horror or politely excuse themselves when Aries launches into one of their colourful debates, but the sprightly Gemini comes to the party and dives in wholeheartedly. Like many relationships you will have your share of ups and downs but will usually navigate your way through troubled times and get back to sucking the marrow out of life! ×

Aries & Cancer.

Gung-ho Aries and delicate Cancer are the original odd couple. Strangely enough you're drawn to each other and for a while, at least, enjoy being together. But I won't kid you – the odds are exactly stacked in your favour. Both are cardinal signs with strong personalities and leadership skills but the similarities end there. The fast living Ram will get restless with the Crab's home-body lifestyle. Cancer enjoys a good schmooze but also needs to recharge and retreat from the world. The Ram, on the other hand, will feel antsy after a few nights in and be gagging to head to the nearest pub for a bevy.

Another potential problem is each other's vastly different temperaments. Ruled by Mars and a fire sign, the impulsive Ram has a red hot temper and often speaks before thinking. Ruled by the emotive moon however, water sign Crab is a sensitive soul who requires TLC, something the Ram seldom has the patience or inclination for. Sexually adventurous Aries can be a bit much for the timid Cancer. The Ram is unfettered from the get-go but the Crab needs to know their bed buddy implicitly before really letting their hair down. There is the potential to balance each other's various differences – the sensitive Crab can teach the rambunctious Ram the art of intuiting other people's moods and saying the right thing, whereas the Ram can foster the Crabs strengths and encourage them to be more assertive.

Initially, you'll marvel at each other's differences – the Crab will admire and revel in the company of this passionate, dynamic creature. Similarly, the Ram will be soothed by the Crab's nurturing presence, but once the initial fascination wears off your differences are likely to become a great source of tension. If the Crab toughens up a little and understands the Ram's intent isn't to always mortally wound while the Ram practices a bit of tact, you're in with a shot. It can work but it's a steep learning curve with its fair share of tribulations. ×

Aries & Leo.

Buckle up – you're in for one wild ride! This dramatic and passionate pairing has all the makings of a soap opera complete with fireworks, slamming doors and wild love making. However, as is the story with two dynamic fire signs the flame that burns twice as bright risks being cut short. But if you can both survive without the non-stop drama the relationship has the potential for joy and longevity.

The attraction is instant, the chemistry intense – you've met your match, provided you can tolerate a little competition as there's bound to be the tendency to outdo each other. Initially you'll admire each other's confidence and motivation but as neither of you likes giving an inch or playing second fiddle to anyone else you may become rivals as well as lovers. Exciting and self-assured, the 'fixed' Feline may not be as spontaneous as the 'cardinal' Ram but is a renowned risk-taker which evens the deck in the crazy stakes! Both of you are warm-hearted, generous creatures who are in touch with your inner big kid … or should I say brat. Yep you're both demanding, high-maintenance and capable of throw downs of titanic proportions. Ruled by the sun, Leos tend to think that it revolves around them. The Mars ruled Ram too is one of the more egocentric signs, so there's going to be a lot of "enough about me let's talk about you. What do you think of me?" Therefore you need to take turns catering to each other's ego.

Sexually it doesn't get more compatible. Both of you are extremely demanding and share an insatiable appetite for the good stuff, as well as a playful attitude and, most importantly, the staying power to endure those night long bonk sessions. Being fellow fire signs there's an intrinsic understanding of each other's nature and emotional make up. You're both passionate but not necessarily emotional, communicate well and have equal footing It is a challenging relationship but in the best possible way and has every chance of success. ×

Aries & Virgo.

Chalk and cheese have more in common! The two of you are from vastly different worlds and need to build one hell of bridge for the twain to meet. Let me explain why. Firstly you are opposite elements. Earth sign Virgo is contained, refined and modest – three qualities which are seldom associated with the wild and woolly Ram. Aries folk are impulsive, spontaneous and up for anything, whereas Virgos are compulsive, loathe surprises and renowned for being a little on the anally retentive side. If you get through the first month without throttling each other you can perhaps learn from your respective, diametrically opposed qualities. The conservative Virgo can offer the Ram stability, while the spontaneous Ram can teach Virgo to lighten up.

The one trait you do share and admire in each other is sincerity. The Aries version may be a little more peppered but it is mutually a quality of great importance and a corner stone of your relationship. On a sexual level you're not the most compatible pairing. You can't start a fire without a spark and the conflicting energies of each will be difficult to reconcile. The Virgo is a masterful lover and, contrary to popular belief, no prude. A sensual earth sign, the Virgo likes to create the ultimate seduction scenario, take things slowly and savour the love-making process. The raunchy Ram, however, will try to get some in the bathroom at a friend's dinner party. As a strict observer of social propriety the Virgo would find this to be completely gauche.

When it comes to temperament the Ram finds Virgo to be incredibly uptight and worrisome. Similarly, Virgo cannot fathom the Ram's turbulent moods, and will fan the fire by ignoring them. This will prompt the Ram to provoke a reaction by behaving in an even more appalling fashion. Every union has the potential to work but this one requires plenty of patience and elbow grease. ×

Aries & Libra.

This union is a testament to the old adage opposites attract! There are infinite differences between Aries and Libra – one is rough and rowdy, the other elegant and poised. One is a picture of tact, the other has chronic foot-in-mouth disease, yet the way both of you embrace these distinctions is comparable to yin and yang.

As polar opposite signs of the zodiac each of you are entering uncharted waters. Both are 'cardinal' signs which means you're both self-assured and born with leadership skills, but these qualities play out in totally different ways. Ruled by aggressive Mars Aries is candid, sometimes embarrassingly so, boisterous and pulls no punches. Venusian ruled Libra on the other hand, is composed, treads carefully and always to say the right thing at the right time. The Ram is up front with emotions while Libra is reticent. The Ram has strong resolve; the Libran is an indecisive fence sitter. Libra is a lover, the Ram a fighter. Yep, the list of differences is seemingly endless and yet rarely poses a problem significant enough to throw in the towel. Sexually, this is a match made in heaven, with each drawing out each other's finest qualities. The usually self-centred Ram, ahem, bends over backwards to please Libra, who in return is transformed into a white hot ball of passion by the rampant Ram.

Although you're dispositions are contrary you have plenty in common. Both are vivacious, sharp-minded creatures who enjoy a thriving social life and thought-provoking conversation. There's also much to be learnt. If anyone can teach Rams that elusive virtue, patience, it's the balanced Libran. As the diplomat of the zodiac Libra can also teach the Ram tact. The Ram too can help the Libran be more decisive and encourage them to put their needs first once in a while. Although the road to romance is filled with compromise and some complications this pairing has all the tools to make it a successful and harmonious one. ×

Aries & Scorpio.

If you're up for an element of danger and like to live on the edge then you've come to the right place. This is the relationship equivalent of extreme sports! The hot-blooded fire sign Aries teamed with the magnetic water sign Scorpio is one volatile combo which can result in heightened bliss or utter catastrophe. Although each has distinctly different temperaments – the mysterious Scorpio is far more reserved than the bubbly Aries, there are also similarities. The reason being that while Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of power, sex and destruction (pretty telling, huh?) it is also co-ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression, which reigns over Aries.

Scorpio is a determined 'fixed' sign while Aries is a motivated 'cardinal' sign. Both are driven, audacious creatures who possess the same intimidating presence. The Scorpio admires the Ram's refreshing candour while the Ram is mesmerised by Scorpio's power, for Scorp is the only sign capable of making the Ram quake in their boots. Let's cut to the chase - there's one thing and one thing only that attracted you two fiends – SEX! When the two most libidinous signs of the zodiac get it on you can expect the love making to be intense, primal and non-stop to the point of exhaustion.

You also appear to be on the same emotional plane and on the surface each gives the impression of being thick-skinned. However, the Scorpio is far more emotional than they let on. Now here's where things can go belly up. Aries lack of sensitivity and perception is likely to land them in Scorpio's bad books – something no one in their right mind would want to do! If one of you hits below the belt an all-out war will ensue and neither will stop until the other is annihilated. However, if both of you mind your manners you can bring out the best in each other and the union can be normal, even healthy. ×

Aries & Sagittarius.

Get ready to party! When these kindred spirits come together it's New Year's Eve every night of the week and rightly so, for you fellow fire signs have plenty to celebrate. Your compatibility is immediately apparent. Both share an enthusiastic disposition, a love of spontaneity and the willingness to experience life to the hilt. Ruled by spirited Jupiter, Saggie loves adventure, which complements the bold Mars-ruled Ram's pioneering spirit. There's also a common love of freedom and mutual respect for each other's space. Emotionally, you both have fiery temperaments but neither needs to tread on eggshells. The milder Saggie knows how to placate the Ram, who in turn validates the Archer's moods.

As a 'cardinal' sign the Aries likes to take the lead, while 'mutable' sign Saggie goes with the flow. However, one does not have dominion over the other and there is always a sense of equal footing and shared decision making. Although there's so much more to your relationship than sex, thankfully the compatibility doesn't end here. Both readily launch into your "A" material but there's no fear of reaching sexual bankruptcy – you're way too imaginative, adventurous and daring for that, and there are still many depraved scenarios to aspire to!

Friendship is a very important element of this relationship. Each seek a companion, as well as a lover, and this union provides both. The secret to this coupling is that the two are great friends and enjoy each other's company immensely. There's complete honesty between you and a feeling of having spent a previous life together. Even though neither sign suffer fools, you accept the other's foibles without complaint and don't even attempt to change each other. Neither of you are renowned for being marital material, but in each other you have found your equal and will never tire of eating the same old cereal every day. You enjoy leading each other astray and together will ride off into the sunset … or wake up in Mexico with the mother of all hangovers! ×

Aries & Capricorn.

Talk about a mixed bag! The Ram and Goat are poles apart primarily because you belong to diametrically opposed elements - the passionate Ram is fire while the cool Goat is earth. This usually poses a major problem, but in your case the differences could be the glue that holds the relationship together. Ruled by manic Mars the Ram is a spontaneous livewire who lives in the moment. However, the Goat who is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint, rarely acts without a plan. Such stark contrasts can be a source of mutual admiration with the Goat in awe of the Rams warmth and energy while the Ram marvels at the Goat's dignified, unflappable nature.

The sex is dynamite! The masterful Goat and passionate Ram can't seem to get enough of each other, however, in some instances it is the only thing holding the relationship together. Although you're on par intellectually, emotionally it's a learning curve. The hot-headed Ram quickly discovers that temper tanties don't wash with the cool Goat and subsequently grows up, and the Ram knows how to encourage the Goat to express their hidden emotions. There are a few things you have in common. Both are and renowned work-a-holics, but when together they play twice as hard! It may take the Goat while to decompress but the Ram knows the short cut and relishes drawing out the Goat's inner hedonist.

The two of you are also cardinal signs, which means you're born leaders. The Ram and the Goat are highly motivated, ambitious people who bond over your mutual dislike of slackers. However, neither will not be told what to do, and as Aries is the Mack daddy of all bossy boots you'll really get Capricorn's, ah, goat. If you enter into a tug-of-war things could turn ugly, but if you understand from the onset that neither is prepared to put up with each other's crap you're in with a shot. Either way, time will quickly decide whether there's a future. ×

Aries & Aquarius.

When unpredictable Aquarius joins forces with impulsive Aries you can count on trouble with a capital 'T'! Yes, you're a couple of bad arse renegades who have an instant rapport, with each recognizing a fellow wild child when you see one. Ruled by unpredictable Uranus, the Aquarian is full of surprises, a quality Aries finds thoroughly appealing, and similarly, the rebellious Aquarian is intrigued by the Ram's devil-may-care attitude. The Ram celebrates the Aquarians individuality and in turn, is admired for their intrepid attitude.

Aquarius in particular jealously guards their freedom, but needn't worry as the free-spirited Ram also needs plenty of space, and therefore, will seldom encroach on it. With the threat of clinginess eliminated – something that makes the Aquarian run a mile - the Ram has a very real chance of luring this eternal bachelor(ette) down the aisle. The Water bearer, meanwhile, has what it takes to keep the easily bored Ram wanting more. Intellectually you're on the same page. The inquisitive Ram is turned on by the inventive Aquarian. This meeting of minds plays a huge role on a sexual level. The Water Bearer is deeply attracted to the Ram's mental tenacity, and while the Ram is a very physical creature, the Aquarian's sharp mind and kinky imagination is far more tantalizing than an ever-ready cut bod.

Emotionally, however the two are different, but it's no cause for building bridges. The aloof Aquarian is very composed and rarely loses it, while the Ram has enough anger and expletives for both of them. The Ram is likely to get their undies in a bunch when the Aquarian is unresponsive, and the harder the Ram tries to get a response the more disconnected the Aquarian will become. However, these are differences which you can learn to live with and this union has all the ingredients for a successful story – compatibility, mutual respect and the ability to keep each other guessing. ×

Aries & Pisces.

Now here's a union full of possibilities - whether it flourishes or flounders is up to the couple in question. The jury is still out on this one but what's certain is that fire and water makes steam! The gentle Pisces and the forceful Ram certainly are strange bedfellows but hey, stranger things have happened. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of intuition and mysticism, the Pisces is an easy-going creature who is happy to go with the flow. Ruled by Mars, the action planet, Aries, on the other hand, likes to take control of their destiny. One is a dreamer, the other a doer. One loathes confrontation, the other goes out of their way to create it. One is assertive, the other shy.

In spite of these differences however, you enjoy each other's company. Although the Pisces may not appear as ardent both are very passionate and there's a strong sexual connection. The Ram is enamoured with the Fish's imagination while the Fish revels in the Ram's raw energy. Intellectually, you also complement each other. The Fish lacks the Ram's mental agility but has twice the insight which is a constant source of fascination. The main challenge in this relationship is finding a balance between the passive and aggressive energies at work. The Pisces is a sensitive soul who is easily hurt and as such goes to great lengths not to offend others. They take particular exception to the Ram's brusque nature that in turn, sees the Fish as being wimpy. Basically, its Gandhi meets Attila the Hun. However, there is much to be learnt from one another and the potential for growth on a personal, as well as romantic level.

Yes, this combo can sizzle or fizzle depending on whether the countless differences cause admiration or revulsion, and you'll either adapt or put the relationship in the 'too hard' basket. There is every chance for a successful union provided you support each other and learn from your respective strength and weaknesses. ×

Taurus & Aries.

Now here's a couple that has their work cut out for them, for the Ram and Bull are worlds apart. The road to love will be fraught with challenges, but that doesn't mean it can't work. Ruled by mighty Mars fire sign Aries is passionate, energetic and needs a steady flow of excitement. They are unafraid of taking risks and thrive on trying new things. The Venusian-ruled Taurus however, prefers taking it easy. Like most earth signs the Bull has a tried and true approach and is perfectly content with the status quo. Bulls don't like to rock the boat whereas the antsy Aries will gout of their way to create drama.

The speed at which you do conduct your daily lives is also a major hurdle. It's impetus versus inertia with 'cardinal' sign Aries' break-neck pace unnerving the mellow 'fixed' sign Taurus whose deliberate tempo can be quite irritating for the impatient Ram. But the differences don't end there. The Bull and the Ram have totally contrary ideas of a good time. Aries folk love to party, socialize and generally act up. They have enough energy reserves to power a small country and can last through to the wee hours. Taurus' idea of a good night out however, consists of a quiet dinner in an intimate restaurant followed night caps and couch cuddles.

Sexually, the aggressive Ram can be feverishly fast and is into spontaneous sex in weird, wonderful and classy (NOT!) places – cars, nightclubs, restaurants, friend's bathrooms. The sensual Bull however, is built for comfort and likes a slow hand. The Bull is bound to find the Ram's sexual style tacky, while they will be thought of as unadventurous and prudish. Basically you have vastly different approaches, desires and goals, but if there's mutual fascination for one another the many differences can encourage growth. The feisty Ram can jolt the mellow Bull out of complacency. Similarly Bulls can bring the stability that Rams need. But realistically these differences run the real risk of driving each other completely mad. ×

Taurus & Taurus.

Usually when a couple of the same sign get together there's a certain amount of friction. However, when two Bulls join forces it's built for comfort and built to last! Ruled by Venus, the love planet, romantic Bulls seek and union filled with beauty and harmony, and find exactly that in each other. Naturally, you have lots in common. You're low maintenance types with similar outlooks and a calm disposition. You have two speeds – slow and slower, love stopping to smell the roses and enjoy a mellow, uncomplicated existence. Although you don't mind the odd bout of socializing you prefer entertaining at home. Snuggling on the couch, watching a flick and pigging out on pizza with the one you love is your favourite past time is, actually … make that your second.

Holing up for days engaged in carnal activities would have to be the first! When these two sensual creatures join forces the love making is non-stop, rampant and endless. In fact, during the early stages of the courtship you're incommunicado turning off the phones, ordering home delivery and living in bathrobes … at least when you're not peeling each other grapes in the tub or rolling around on the floor like a couple of wild animals. Intellectually you're well-suited and while neither is particularly emotional you'll take turns supporting each other. But, the Bull seldom reaches out for help, so both must be able to intuit the other's needs and take the initiative.

For the most part, the relationship will be smooth-sailing; however, you'll certainly have your moments. Compromise isn't in your vocab and when two Bulls lock horns it isn't pretty. And as you're not exactly the most expressive sign it make take days, if you're lucky, or even weeks before either of you instigates sitting down and discussing things like grown adults. Provided you don't let complacency get the better of you and address issues as they arise instead of letting them fester this is will be a soulful and lasting connection. ×

Taurus & Gemini.

There's initial intrigue, rather than Fourth of July fireworks when these two very different people meet. See, The Bull and the Twin are an acquired taste, at least to each other, and while sizzling chemistry isn't immediately apparent the attraction intensifies as you get to know each other and see past each other's many differences. Ruled by languid Venus the earthy Bull is a methodical and deliberate creature who focuses on one thing at a time. Gemini is the exact opposite. Ruled by nimble Mercury, and an air sign, the Twin is a hasty, spontaneous and frenetic multi-tasker is likely to become quite antsy with the Bull's plodding pace. Similarly the spontaneous nature of the Twin will leave the cautious Bull feeling a little rattled.

Each also has very different opinions of a good time. The sociable Twin wants to flit from scene to scene and paint the town, while the Bull's idea of a blast is a civilised dinner party at home. Sexually, the Bull is traditional while the Twin is cutting edge but this is one arena in which their differences are an asset. The Gemini is impressed with the Bull's stamina and sensuality while the Bull is amused by the Gemini's kinky imagination. However, the Bull's complacency coupled with the Twin's low boredom threshold can be a recipe for infidelity.

Although the two of you are on totally different wavelengths the relationship isn't doomed. You each have something the other can't live without and somehow fill a void - the Bull grounds the fickle Twin who in turn taps into that crazy, unfettered part the Bull constantly tries to contain. It will require understanding but not a lot of effort. Luckily, the Gemini has plenty tolerance, and the Bull, enough patience to go around. If you keep each other fascinated, hopefully not in the way onlookers gawk at a car crash – although that too is a distinct possibility - it could just work! ×

Taurus & Cancer.

"Where have you been all my life?" Yep, when these two home bodies cross paths – probably in the produce section - domestic bliss and happy families ensue. No ifs ands or buts about it, this one is certain to have a fairy-tale ending! A union between the Bull and the Crab has all of the odds stacked in its favour, mainly because you share similar interests, values and outlooks. Ruled by the emotive Moon the Crab is a soft, sensitive and deeply romantic soul who is very family-oriented. The Bull is equally sentimental, loyal and serious about love. A Bull's home is their castle, and while they may not be as much of a home body they can well appreciate the domestic nature of the Crab. Both can breathe a deep sigh of relief knowing that they won't be forced to attend the opening of an envelope or pretend to enjoy a hectic social life. Instead you can revel in entertaining friends, cooking your favourite recipes and perusing through markets on weekends.

When it comes to sex you're both soft and sensual creatures who can only engage amid comfortable surroundings and when it feels right. You may not be VIP members of the mile high club or have a swing bolted to the ceiling, but even without the dynamic acrobatics, sex for each of you is a very fulfilling experience.

Mentally and emotionally you are different, but nonetheless tuned into each other's needs and desires. As a water sign the Crab can be extremely moody, and, in turn, find the Bull's stubborn streak a little disturbing. However, in the broader scope of things these are mere details. The Crab gives the Bull an endless supply of affection while the Bull makes the Crab feel supported, secure and very loved. You find in each other an ideal mate with whom you can grow old and get fat on all of that home style cooking! ×

Taurus & Leo.

There's no denying the compelling attraction when these two forces of nature meet. Both have charming personalities and the sort of regal presence that commands respect, but once you see past the pheromones problems kick in. The main reason being, that Leo and Taurus belong to diametrically opposed elements. Fire sign Leo is a feisty, extroverted risk-taker while earth sign Taurus is calm, reticent and cautious. You're also both 'fixed' signs, who are stubborn and set in your ways and if you disagree on something there'll be a snow storm in Hell before one of you yields.

You do have a few things in common but, again they can be tainted by your contrasting views, for instance, your mutual love of the good life. The Venus-ruled Bull is indulgent, yet loathes pretension, and will be equally happy in a top notch restaurant or at a picnic. However the Sun-ruled Leo settles for nothing but the best. The modest Bull will be repelled by the Lion's flamboyance, who similarly, will see the Bull as dull skinflint. When it comes to bedroom action both are passionate, affectionate and playful lovers who know how to satisfy each other. Wonderful as the first few shags may be though, the Lion's vocal style and dramatic antics will be a little OTT for the Bull, whose leisurely sensual style will not pack the wallop it did initially.

I hate to be a big, fat, wet blanket but things are also amiss on an emotional level. The dramatic Lion loves a good argument - something Taurus goes to great lengths to avoid - and will become very frustrated when the Bull refuses to fight back. Yes folks, this union involves a lot of work and commitment. Luckily, you each have the loyalty and tenacity to make it work. If the good qualities outweigh the bad your differences loyal could be the glue that holds you together - but don't hold your breath, you might choke! ×

Taurus & Virgo.

Well, you're both earth signs, that's a good start. It also means neither of you rush into anything especially romance, and most likely embarked on a reconnaissance mission before putting the moves on. As both of you are cautious and reticent this union is slow at establishing the 'official item' tag but once it does it's for keeps. Congratulations, the hard part's over! The Taurus-Virgo connection is, for the most part, effortless mainly because you want the same things, especially on a romantic level. You both search for stability and practicality in a relationship, and while there won't be constant fireworks, solid friendship and mutual respect are a given. You like, as well as love each other and are best friends.

You also share a love of earthly activities and derive much pleasure from being useful. Each is blessed with determination and planning skills enabling you to reach common goals. This is the couple that spend years designing and building their dream home, traveling the world and retiring in high style! Although you have very different temperaments it isn't cause for concern. The Bull is easy-going while Virgo can be quite a worrywart. However the Bull helps Virgo to relax who, in turn, encourages the bull to be more expressive. You're also compatible on a sexual level. Ruled by cerebral Mercury perfectionist Virgo is a skilled lover who aims to please, but can be a little uptight if the environment isn't right. The Venus ruled Bull enables Virgo to relax, let go of their inhibitions and trust their senses. Sex is uncomplicated and satisfying. Neither has a shoe fetish or likes to dress in diapers. Sure, you've both walked on the wild side but prefer good, old fashioned, wholesome bonking.

Mentally you're well-suited and can discuss anything from current affairs to eastern philosophy til the cows come home, and although the Bull isn't particularly forthcoming with Virgo the lines of communication are always open. Overall, this duo is built to last and stand the test of time. ×

Taurus & Libra.

Ordinarily when earth meets air the result can be pretty, well, ordinary. They get along, but it's usually nothing to write home about. However, earthy Taurus and air sign Libra are an exception. Both are ruled by Venus, which means double the pleasure!

The love planet infuses Taurus with earthy self-indulgence and sensuality. In Libra however, it takes on a more refined form, endowing them with elegance and exquisite taste. The one quality it gives you both, however, is a longing for harmony, which is perhaps what makes this union a success story. Nevertheless, you're very different breeds. The open and charming Libra is a social butterfly and loves flitting from scene to scene. The slightly more reserved Taurus too loves company, but would rather throw an intimate dinner party than attend a movie premiere. Still, it's no cause for throwing in the towel. However, there is something capable of driving a wedge between you two love birds - Libra's flirtatiousness and Taurus' jealousy – not a good combo! Luckily, the Libran knows how to play the sulking Taurus like a fiddle and will make all the necessary concessions.

When it comes to sex there's no need for compromise - you're on the same wavelength, each providing the other with the trust necessary to perform at your very best. The combined force of Venus also ensures an ambient setting in which to tantalize each other's senses and relish the lovemaking process! Emotionally, it may appear that Taurus is the more detached of the two, but in fact it's Libra. Although Taurus at times feels that Libra is aloof and in turn comes across as brooding, both are even-tempered creatures with compatible natures. One thing you must be careful of, however, is complacency. Taurus's aversion to change coupled with the Libra's dislike of confrontation may cause a rut, but if you keep it fresh and aren't afraid to rock the boat you born romantics will last the distance. ×

Taurus & Scorpio.

Like two electrically charged ions these polar opposites are irresistibly drawn to each other. All of the Bull's composure and reticence flies out the window the moment they lay eyes on the smouldering Scorpio. Similarly, the Scorp's guard is eclipsed by their overwhelming desire towards the sensual Bull. The chemistry is undeniable and instant. However, this union has a lot more depth than lust at first sight. There's an immediate bond and the sort of comfort two life-long sweet hearts share. Both have many traits in common such as modesty, loyalty and sincerity, while your different interests and temperaments serve to complement each other perfectly.

Ruled by powerful Pluto, Scorpio is the most intense sign of the zodiac, while Venus-ruled Taurus is possibly the most laid back. Indulgent, practical Taurus is concerned with the physical realm while the mysterious, magnetic Scorpio is more interested in trawling the ethereal world. Consequently, the Bull provides the perfect escape route from the Scorpio's intense thoughts, engaging their senses with hot baths, beautiful meals, massages and nature walks. Meanwhile, the magnetic Scorpio takes the Taurus on a guided tour of the hidden parts of their emotions, psyche and intuition. But it's behind closed (bedroom) doors where your unique differences are the biggest asset. This is where the worlds of sensual and sexual collide with each teaching the other the many tricks in their repertoire.

As with all polar opposite signs there are areas which need work. Both of you are 'fixed' signs which, as the term suggests, very rigid. Neither is good at compromising much less apologizing, which means that when there's a disagreement, or worse, a fight, you can bet the most puerile grudge match will follow long after you've forgotten what the cause of contention was. As the two most possessive signs of the zodiac you're also both psychotically jealous - good thing you're also extremely loyal. These matters are trifling in the larger scheme of things with the good far outweighing the bad. This is one union will stand the test of time. ×

Taurus & Sagittarius.

When these two contrasting personalities cross paths it can be a serendipitous hodge podge or complete flop. I hate to put the kybosh on this one but a union between spirited Saggie and tranquil Taurus will most likely be the latter. Here's why. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of travel and abundance, Saggie is a free-spirited, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants fire sign. Extroverted, spontaneous and carefree the Archer loves adventure, has a PhD in partying and will go out of their way to walk on the wild side. The sedate Bull on the other hand generally shuns the party scene in favour of intimate gatherings and prefers the snug confines of tried and true. Taurus likes familiar settings and people while Saggie is a restless nomad with a love of exotic places, people and food. So while Taurus will happily dine in a Moroccan restaurant, Saggie prefers a little restaurant in Morocco!

If however, there's a spark worth pursuing you'll discover many things to learn from one another. Saggie has great vision but terrible lack of follow through, lives for the moment, and spends accordingly. Taurus is a 'doer' and just the person to give them a crash course in time and money management 101. Similarly Saggie's adventurous and intrepid personality can introduce Taurus to a world of possibilities. Alas, Saggie usually doesn't want rescuing while Taurus is content where they are.

It doesn't get better in bed either. The traditional Taurus is a little too conservative for the wayward Saggie who in turn is wild and unpredictable. Intellectually, the Bull may be impressed with the Archer's knowledge but can find them to be a tactless know-it-all. Saggie may also think Taurus is insipid, but really, it's because the Bull just can't be bothered. There's a need for common ground metaphorically as well as literally. Really, Anna Nicole Smith and Stephen Hawking have better chance of making it work- and she's been dead for a few years... ×

Taurus & Capricorn.

Although sparks may not fly the profound bond these two earth signs share has all the components of a successful union. A comfortable old shoe, while not the most exciting analogy, is best way to describe the familiarity and contentment between the Goat and Bull. Both are practical, hardworking and dependable souls with common interests, temperaments and goals. In typical earth sign form, each also needs routine and cares little for change or surprises.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, the Goat is a composed and modest quiet achiever who is willing to work hard for their spoils. Ruled by Venus the luxury loving Bull is equally unassuming and diligent. Status isn't as important to Taurus as it is to the ambitious Cap but both agree financial security is a must. While neither of you are superficial you make no effort to conceal your love of material possessions, and why should you? Both work hard and play even harder rewarding yourself with earthly pleasures, and when you let your hair down it's "GAME ON!" with closet hedonist Capricorn proving a worthy partner in crime for the indulgent Taurus.

Speaking of pleasure, when it comes to bedroom action these sensual earth signs are on the same wavelength and feel totally at ease. The sex may not be dynamic but it's consistently good and seems to improve with time. Intellectually you're a fine match and share the same droll sense of humour. Both are even tempered but also capable of losing it once in a while, but as you get on exceptionally well it's rarely with each other. You're creatures of few words and loathe the 'we need to talk' thing, only discussing something when it's important. While neither is the gushy type you're emotionally available, compassionate and supportive when the other needs you. The bottom line is you make a great team. Look no further this is soul mate material! ×

Taurus & Aquarius.

On the surface there's nothing wrong with a Taurus and Aquarius joining forces, but on closer examination there's not a whole lot right with it either. Okay, it's not ultimately doomed, but roll up your sleeves and take your vitamins – you've got a lot of work to do! The main reason why this relationship is riddled with obstacles is because you're from two very different worlds. Ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden change and unpredictability, air sign Aquarius is quirky, spontaneous and freedom loving. A true non-conformist the water bearer loathes white picket fences, nine to five and formality. Here's where we hit the first snag. Ruled by Venus the Bull isn't exactly the type to fly on the face of convention and has a healthy respect for tradition, routine and stability. Aquarian's erratic behaviour and unique perspective will prove a challenge for the practical, conservative Taurus.

Ruled by Venus the planet of love, Taurus needs a firm commitment with a partner who's working towards building a home, family and future – the very mention of which is bound to make Aquarius sweat bullets! The Aquarian is also highly cerebral, and while the Bull isn't dumb as a box of hammers it's a hard task for most to keep up with the Aquarian's lightning fast thought process. Emotionally there's not a lot of empathy either. Taurus isn't exactly the sensitive type but Aquarians by comparison are on lithium. Aquarius is extremely open-minded whereas Taurus can be a little judgmental, differences which are bound to be magnified in the bedroom. Taureans aren't really into pushing the envelope and are bound to be shocked by some of the kinky Aquarians more depraved antics!

Both are fixed signs but this commonality is more of a liability that an asset in the realm of romance. Neither will yield and when you have as many differences as these two there has to be a degree of compromise in order for it to work. You're better off being friends. ×

Taurus & Pisces.

When these romantic creatures collide there's music, merry mayhem, even matrimony! This relationship has the blessing of the cosmos for a number of reasons. Each belongs to elements which get along fabulously. Water and Earth mutually support and sustain so Pisces will nurture the earthy Bull who, in turn, keeps the wishy washy Fish on terra firma.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of poetry, mysticism and fantasy, Pisces relates to Venus-ruled Taurus' love of beauty, harmony … and indulgence. The Fish's favourite past time is leading others astray and finds in the Bull the perfect co-culprit. When these hedonists team up you can expect a certain amount of expense, weight gain and hangovers! The Fish doesn't know when to stop but thankfully, the Bull will put the brakes on, eventually, except when in the bedroom! This is one area where nothing exceeds like excess. The sexy combo of the Bull's sensuality and Fish's wild imagination make for a highly compatible sex life with pash rash, sleep deprivation and aching limbs resulting from unrelenting love-making.

Emotionally, the Fish can be high maintenance, indecisive and self-doubting. They are more sensitive than most and require handling with care. The Bull, however, has the compassion and patience to give ongoing support, while perceptive Pisces knows exactly how to placate the brooding Bull. They are also one of the few who knows how to navigate the Bull's stubborn ways. Instead of telling the Bull what to do, which only makes them dig their heels in, the Fish employs power of suggestion and gentle persuasion. Similarly the malleable Pisces will go along with whatever the Bull suggests, but won't be a doormat, and the Bull will quickly learn that the Fish won't be bossed around. Both are deeply affectionate creatures who prefer easy-going relationships. Long-term love is the only kind each are interested in will provide the stability and security both yearn for. Plenty of pros very few cons! ×

Gemini & Aries.

This union fits like a glove. There's a firm future for these two live wires and a very real possibility of happily ever after! You share lots in common. Both are outgoing, gregarious types who love socializing and kicking their heels up. You're also among the select few who have the boundless energy necessary to keep up with each other's frenetic pace.

Ruled by Mars the dynamic, impatient Ram loves a challenge while the Gemini is easily bored, so you will have no trouble keeping each other on your toes. Yet there are enough differences to keep the union alive. The various aspects of your temperaments perfectly compliment the other and even years into the relationship you'll still manage to maintain an element of surprise. Sexually this duo is dynamite! Both are adventurous and love pushing the envelope. Nothing's too shocking, no place too strange or circumstance out of bounds - passion takes precedence over propriety, no matter what the situation! The Aries fondness for quickies combined with Gemini's "bring it on!" daring ensures many raunchy romps and a much longer shelf life than you're both used to.

On an emotional level you understand each other. Not many know how to deal with the Rams fiery temperament but the cool-headed Gemini can manage Aries' outbursts and tantrums. Rams are also equipped to handle the wayward and erratic moods of the Gemini and manage to extract the innermost feelings Twins tend to keep under wraps. Ruled by clever Mercury Gemini possesses the intellectual capacity and chutzpah to give the Ram a run for their money. Most reel back in horror or politely excuse themselves when Aries launches into one of their colourful debates, but the sprightly Gemini comes to the party and dives in wholeheartedly. Like many relationships you will have your share of ups and downs but will usually navigate your way through troubled times and get back to sucking the marrow out of life! ×

Gemini & Taurus.

There's initial intrigue, rather than Fourth of July fireworks when these two very different people meet. See, The Bull and the Twin are an acquired taste, at least to each other, and while sizzling chemistry isn't immediately apparent the attraction intensifies as you get to know each other and see past each other's many differences. Ruled by languid Venus the earthy Bull is a methodical and deliberate creature who focuses on one thing at a time. Gemini is the exact opposite. Ruled by nimble Mercury, and an air sign, the Twin is a hasty, spontaneous and frenetic multi-tasker is likely to become quite antsy with the Bull's plodding pace. Similarly the spontaneous nature of the Twin will leave the cautious Bull feeling a little rattled.

Each also has very different opinions of a good time. The sociable Twin wants to flit from scene to scene and paint the town, while the Bull's idea of a blast is a civilised dinner party at home. Sexually, the Bull is traditional while the Twin is cutting edge but this is one arena in which their differences are an asset. The Gemini is impressed with the Bull's stamina and sensuality while the Bull is amused by the Gemini's kinky imagination. However, the Bull's complacency coupled with the Twin's low boredom threshold can be a recipe for infidelity.

Although the two of you are on totally different wavelengths the relationship isn't doomed. You each have something the other can't live without and somehow fill a void - the Bull grounds the fickle Twin who in turn taps into that crazy, unfettered part the Bull constantly tries to contain. It will require understanding but not a lot of effort. Luckily, the Gemini has plenty tolerance, and the Bull, enough patience to go around. If you keep each other fascinated, hopefully not in the way onlookers gawk at a car crash – although that too is a distinct possibility - it could just work! ×

Gemini & Gemini.

The way in which Geminis instinctively gravitate toward a fellow Twin is the 8th wonder of the world. In a room full of fifty people these crazy kindred spirits will immediately recognize each other. Is it pheromones, a secret handshake or the tell-tale glint that only a fellow nut case can spot? Whatever the 'X' factor, this union definitely has it! When two people of the same sign get together trouble is always a possibility. However, in the case of Geminis 'two' much of a good thing is never enough. The similarities are undeniable but it's more than narcissism and common interests that binds this relationship. Optimistic, warm and friendly, the Twins are on par mentally, physically, emotionally and sexually.

Both of you are equally sociable creatures who enjoy the freedom to flit flirt but it's rarely cause for jealousy. You both understand that this is an intrinsic part of your nature – hell, you flirt with your 87 year old neighbour – and so you're secure in the knowledge that at the end of the night you'll be leaving together … or perhaps with a third party in tow. Sexually there's a lot of freedom in this relationship with your idea of monogamy or commitment being a little broader than most. You're uninhibited, experimental creatures who push the boundaries, as well as each other's buttons!

Ruled by Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication neither is particularly emotional; however, you must be able to have a clear exchange of thoughts and ideas. Brain power and a sense of humour are also a relationship must, both of which you find in each other. You're pretty manic creatures whose frantic pace usually leaves others in the dust. Only a fellow Gemini, and a select few, have the mental and physical stamina to keep up. Yes, you have find you're, uh, Twin soul – get rid of your little black book, you won't be needing it anymore! ×

Gemini & Cancer.

With effort and understanding every star coupling has a fighting chance but there are so many things wrong with a Gemini/Cancer union I barely know where to start. So here's the straight dope. The first black mark against this union is belonging to opposing elements. Initially you'll each be drawn to the qualities you lack - Water sign Cancer will be attracted to Gemini's frivolity and objectivity, while air sign Gemini to the compassionate Crab's sensitivity. Just don't count on filling in the blanks. When the good psychological behaviour wears off your 'intriguing' differences will form a chasm which can't possibly be bridged.

The family oriented Crab is innately domestic, and while Gemini will at first find the whole 'happy home' thing a novel change of pace eventually they'll be forced to admit they're simply not cut out for the quiet life. Similarly, the Crab will try to become a regular in the social circuit while desperately concealing the fact that all they want to do is hibernate with a tub of ice cream. Emotionally, the Crab is perhaps the most sensitive sign of the zodiac while Gemini is the least with each making the other respectively feel neurotic or cold-hearted. Sexually the Crab can find the Twin a little disturbing. Cancer is willing to walk on the wild side but what floats the Twin's boat is positively out there. The Twin in turn finds the Crab to be inhibited and sedate.

Mentally the Gemini needs lots of stimulation. The Crab, while clever, simply doesn't have the energy or the inclination to keep up. Similarly the logical Twin can't relate to the Crab's intuitive nature. One wants commitment, the other wants group sex. One is eternally faithful the other has a roving eye. One likes cats, the other dogs. Yes, you understand, even respect each other's differences, but happily ever after? I don't think so. Take comfort in the fact that it's not for lack of trying. Divine intervention, let alone the best intentions can't save this one. ×

Gemini & Leo.

Book the venue, ring the wedding planner and stop speed dating … its LOVE! As far as compatibility goes the Leo-Gemini union is in the 'match made in heaven' league. The connection you each feel is instant, the courting and game playing minimal thanks to the impetuous personalities involved, so cut the crap, cut to the chase and cut the keys. Both are sociable, extroverted creatures who prefer life in the fast lane. The youthful and optimistic Gemini is perfectly suited to the playful and vibrant Leo. The Twin's inquisitive nature coupled with the Lion's sense of daring ensures excitement, adventure and mischief.

However it's not one perpetual love-in. Gemini's inquisitive, friendly personality makes them naturally flirtatious. This is bound to be a bone of contention with the possessive Leo, who, ruled by the Sun, which is associated with ego, must be made to feel like the only person in the universe, let alone room. Gemini's nonchalant approach and lack of commitment, not necessarily on a romantic level but with life in general, may also prove annoying to Leo. One area, however, that is consistently harmonious is your sex life. Leo's creativity and Gemini's imagination ensures lively and dynamic bedroom action. The demanding Leo has an insatiable appetite and will usually be the instigator, but Gemini is happy to go with the flow so it is never cause for concern.

The Lion needs regular ego strokes and a creative outlet - the adoring and imaginative Twin is happy to play both muse and masseuse. Cerebral Gemini needs a steady flow of stimulation and interesting things to do – the exciting Leo will provide just that. Although each possesses traits which would ordinarily drive the other mad, you're both willing to make exceptions and concessions. Why? Because you know this is the real deal. Yes, there's plenty of give and take, understanding and intrigue for this enamoured couple to last the distance, ENJOY! ×

Gemini & Virgo.

Ordinarily air sign Gemini doesn't really make a play for mellow earth signs. Virgo however, is the exception to the air + earth = ho-hum rule. The reason being is that both are ruled by Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication. There's an instant rapport rather than fireworks, but as the mind is the biggest sex organ to the Virgo and Gemini conversing with your intellectual equal is just as sizzling as good sex … and usually lasts longer! At first glance this union is an unlikely one but there are enough similarities, as well as differences to make it work.

You each have an inquisitive nature, objective mind and fondness for mental challenges. You both also loathe having to slow down or dumb down for others and between you there's enough nervous energy to run a small power plant. Sexually, both are surprisingly compatible. Gemini's inventive antics are the perfect complement to perfectionist Virgo's skill. However, loyalty may be an issue. Virgo is a strict monogamist and although Gemini can remain faithful they are known for having some sugar on the side. In terms of temperament neither of you are the emotional type, however, both can be highly strung and moody, which may call for time-sharing the other's neuroses.

While Mercury endows both of you with quirks as well as intellectual prowess its energy has distinctly different signatures, and the way you approach life is worlds apart. Virgo is practical, prudent and a diehard realist while Gemini is an impulsive and, at times, unrealistic optimist. The analytical Virgo needs structure and is heavily reliant on routine, while Gemini prefers a more spontaneous method of attack. However, if each can live with the others idiosyncrasies - not a huge ask for go-with-the-flow mutable signs – Gemini will help Virgo to loosen up who in turn will encourage the Twin to reach their goals by adopting some semblance of structure the very things that set you apart will be an asset to the relationship. ×

Gemini & Libra.

When these likeminded air signs encounter each other there's double the trouble and twice the fun! You speak the same language and have a tacit understanding of each other's character. After all, it takes one to know one! Such an astro edge gives you outstanding odds in the endless love stakes. Hot and heavy relationships aren't particularly appealing to either of you. This relationship is based on a mutual love of fun, flirting and frolicking. Although each of you is in it for the long haul ironically, the formula to your success is keeping it light.

As the two flirtatious social butterflies of the zodiac you both believe you're here for a good time, not a long time. You each treasure an active social life and enjoy working the room. At last, someone who can hold their own without you having to baby sit! Ruled by Venus, Libra is the peace maker of the zodiac and as such tries to avoid conflict and unpleasantness. Similarly, Gemini likes to skip the drama and keep the emotional intensity to a minimum. Air signs are known for their objectivity and aloof demeanour and although both can become emotional you each have the ability to rationally discuss your feelings. Libra's tact and Gemini's approachable personality will ensure that the lines of communication will always remain open. The affinity you each feel is most apparent on a sexual level. Libra knows how to please and will enticingly bring out the best that crafty Gemini has to offer.

Clever Gemini needs a partner capable of stimulating them on a mental level. Libran, while not a rocket scientist has a well-rounded knowledge and the ability to converse on a number of varied topics, as well as being a great conversationalist. Capricious as the Libra may seem, they are however strictly one-on-one people and will be deeply hurt by infidelity. Luckily Libra is one of the few who can keep Gemini on the straight and narrow. You've met your match! ×

Gemini & Scorpio.

Oh dear! What is it with you air and water couples? The Scorpio and Gemini are ill-suited and ill-fated with no place in each other's lives, let alone hearts, and yet for some reason there seem to be countless of these star-crossed lovers. It's a cosmic phenomenon. Well, not quite. Three little letters – S-E-X - spring to mind, however you can turn a blind eye to other dysfunctional areas of your relationship for only so long.

Here's why you keep ignoring my advice: Ruled by Pluto the planet of power and, yes sex Scorpio is intense, serious and tight-lipped. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Gemini is capricious, carefree and needs an open exchange. The Twin likes relationships to be fun and uncomplicated, while the Scorpio wants nothing short of a profound body-mind-soul experience. Sex, as I mentioned, is one area which requires little effort. Gemini's lack of inhibitions is a major turn on for Scorpio whose magnetism and prowess are equally mesmerizing. The Scorpio demands loyalty and while Gemini doesn't have the best track record, they won't stray not only for fear of retribution but because they have no desire to. Intellectually too, neither needs to build a bridge. Scorpio may not be able to wax lyrical on Dostoyevsky or discuss quantum physics but their thought provoking language and spot on intuition is enough to intrigue the Twin.

However, emotionally this union requires extensive compromise – something mutable Gemini is willing to do but fixed Scorpio won't. Although Scorpio is an emotional well they are tight-lipped creatures who seldom discuss the depth of their feelings. The objective and logical Gemini is bound to become frustrated with Scorpio's touchiness and lack of communication. Scorp on the other hand will be disappointed with Gemini's lack of perception. In a perfect world each of you can impart your differences and meet halfway. Yep, and there's no hole in the ozone layer. Resistance is futile but be prepared for a world of grief. ×

Gemini & Sagittarius.

A union between two polar opposite signs is filled with possibilities. It can be an epic debacle or sheer heaven. This madcap twosome falls into the latter category and has success stamped all over it. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance, spirited Saggie is the perfect yin to crazy Gemini's yang, and when these two rascals join forces life transforms into one non-stop Mardi Gras!

Physical attraction, friendship, and common interests are the undeniable basis for this relationship. You each share a thirst for knowledge, as well as a love of travel, meeting new people, visiting interesting places and getting the most out of life. There are very few things you disagree on but on the odd occasion when you don't see eye to eye reaching a compromise is easy as both are mutable signs who are willing to make concessions. Far from alienating the other, your differences are a never ending source of amusement, knowledge and personal growth. Intellectually the Twin and the Archer are on the same wavelength. Both are eternal students who are constantly broadening their horizons through tertiary education, short courses, reading, traveling and sucking the marrow out of life. The philosophical Saggie is driven by a desire to know the truth while curious Gemini needs to understand their environment by amassing as much information as possible.

The sexual connection you share is also nothing short of dynamic! Here are two adventurous, spontaneous and uninhibited souls who are wild, willing and up for anything. Emotionally, fire sign Saggie can be a little more passionate than air sign Gemini, but as the Twin is largely unphased and the Saggies temper short-lived, these differences don't create drama. Both are blessed with innate optimism and rarely resist change. Rather, you embrace surprise developments and make the most of whatever life brings, which is the secret to your enduring and evolving relationship. As far as romance goes this union is text book soul mate stuff! ×

Gemini & Capricorn.

Well who'd have thought that the stoic Capricorn and carefree Gemini would make such perfect companions? You're worlds apart – the Goat, a diligent, reserved and cautious earth sign; the Twin, a happy-go-lucky, rash and unpredictable air sign. In anyone else these characteristics would spell sayonara but in this duo they just seem to work.

Ruled by serious Saturn, the Goat is a controlled, goal oriented over-achiever whose life is one big spread sheet. Capricorn takes things very seriously, needs stability and finds unexpected developments somewhat unnerving. Gemini, on the other hand, equates routine with boredom, lives from one moment to the next and prefers life to be full of surprises. But rather than driving a wedge between you these differences enrich your lives. The Twin is drawn to the Goat's calm and stable nature, who respectively admires their carefree spirit. Influenced by Capricorn's sense of duty Gemini will write, as well as, achieve everything on their 'to do' list, and under the Twin's zany guidance the Goat will cede, even instigate running away for a dirty weekend … without watering the plants!

Sexually, you have completely different MO's. The composed Cap prefers an ambient setting while spontaneous Gemini gives into the moment, regardless of location. The combination of these varied approaches results in Gemini introducing Cap to a little controlled chaos who likewise electrifies Gemini with their artistry. Intellectually the knowledgeable Capricorn is able to dazzle the highbrow Twin without smacking of effort. Emotionally the Gemini is a little too moody for even keel Cap, but they too have their brooding moments. As neither feels the need to thrash out their inner most feelings each gives the other space while letting them know that they have support if needed. It isn't the easiest relationship however, each seems to live with, even develop a fondness for the other's quirks. This relationship breaks all the rules and gives hope to odd couples everywhere! ×

Gemini & Aquariuus.

This quirky couple has the potential for a lifelong union - kind of ironic considering Gemini and Aquarius are the two commitment-phobes of the zodiac. But when you find someone you're this attuned to you'd be nuts not to hold on with all of your might! Ruled by Uranus the planet of individuality Aquarius is rebellious, eccentric and a proud non-conformist. Likewise, Gemini is more unorthodox than most and finds the norm a big yawn. Yes, these like-minded air signs are equally curious, mischievous and up to no good.

Ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with mental faculties, Gemini has a ridiculously low boredom threshold and needs to be amused 24/7. Aquarius keeps them enthralled while the Twin provides the Water bearer with the many twists and turns that make life exciting. The inquisitive and cerebral Gemini usually struggles to find someone capable of stimulating them on a mental level. Inventive, original and blessed with lightning fast faculties the Aquarius rises to the challenge. It's this powerful mental connection that is largely responsible for fostering a solid friendship.

Brilliant minds have various other applications as the kinky Aquarian is only too willing to demonstrate. Yes, all the stories you've heard are true and some of the items in their repertoire are capable of making even the Gemini blush! With the open-minded Twin as their inspiration the sky (in some cases, literally) is the limit. While fidelity is usually a big ask, you'll happily commit to each other in whatever capacity you each decide. Emotionally the Aquarius is often accused of being aloof and disconnected but in Gemini's book this is an asset. Neither of you are unfeeling robots but frankly you find icky sentimentalism and gushy displays of emotion to be rather repugnant. Neediness and jealousy are other traits you share a mutual dislike for and similarly respect each other's need for space. You each possess that prized quality of being able to keep the other guessing and even after years - it doesn't get much better than this! ×

Gemini & Pisces.

Before you swap numbers, accept a lift home or meet for coffee heed these words of wisdom - wrong way, go back! Warning, warning! Danger Will Robinson! Harsh? You'll thank me for it. Here's the low down. At first this union doesn't seem unlikely or incompatible, in fact, there are similarities and positives. Both are mutable signs who adapt to change and readily accept each other's differences. Socially the Fish may be less inclined to party but nonetheless enjoys a spot of mingling. Likewise, the Twin will enjoy bringing things down a notch to languid Pisces pace.

They are also 'duel' signs who respectively need to timeshare their inner polarities - Gemini sorts the good twin from the evil, while Pisces contends with the fish swimming up and down stream. When the good twin and flowing fish are in sync the connection is blissfully harmonious and uniting. Unfortunately, these moments are fleeting and the more you try to recreate that special co-ordination the farther out of reach it becomes. Sexually there are few complaints, at least to begin with, with the combined contributions of fantasy, imagination and daring creating a satisfying, eventful sex life. After a short while however, the best of the bedroom action begins to wane, and as it's a focal point of the relationship, when the sizzle turns to fizzle you're in trouble.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of mysticism, idealism and poetry the Fish is initially ethereal, interesting and novel to the curious Gemini. However, the sensitivity that's also part of the Neptune package clashes with the logic Mercury instils in Gemini. The watery Fish operates solely on intuition while air sign Gemini relies on reason - not really conducive to clear communication. The Twin finds the Fish to be overly sensitive while Pisces sees Gemini as a Vulcan-like empty vessel, which, face it, is a pretty big hurdle to overcome. It takes infinite patience and a very special couple to make it work. Don't say I didn't warn you. ×

Cancer & Aries.

Gung-ho Aries and delicate Cancer are the original odd couple. Strangely enough you're drawn to each other and for a while, at least, enjoy being together. But I won't kid you – the odds are exactly stacked in your favour. Both are cardinal signs with strong personalities and leadership skills but the similarities end there. The fast living Ram will get restless with the Crab's home-body lifestyle. Cancer enjoys a good schmooze but also needs to recharge and retreat from the world. The Ram, on the other hand, will feel antsy after a few nights in and be gagging to head to the nearest pub for a bevvy.

Another potential problem is each other's vastly different temperaments. Ruled by Mars and a fire sign, the impulsive Ram has a red hot temper and often speaks before thinking. Ruled by the emotive moon however, water sign Crab is a sensitive soul who requires TLC, something the Ram seldom has the patience or inclination for. Sexually adventurous Aries can be a bit much for the timid Cancer. The Ram is unfettered from the get-go but the Crab needs to know their bed buddy implicitly before really letting their hair down.

There is the potential to balance each other's various differences – the sensitive Crab can teach the rambunctious Ram the art of intuiting other people's moods and saying the right thing, whereas the Ram can foster the Crabs strengths and encourage them to be more assertive. Initially you'll marvel at each other's differences – the Crab will admire and revel in the company of this passionate, dynamic creature. Similarly, the Ram will be soothed by the Crab's nurturing presence, but once the initial fascination wears off your differences are likely to become a great source of tension. If the Crab toughens up a little and understands the Ram's intent isn't to always mortally wound while the Ram practices a bit of tact, you're in with a shot. It can work but it's a steep learning curve with its fair share of tribulations. ×

Cancer & Taurus.

"Where have you been all my life?" Yep, when these two home bodies cross paths – probably in the produce section - domestic bliss and happy families ensue. No ifs ands or buts about it, this one is certain to have a fairy-tale ending! A union between the Bull and the Crab has all of the odds stacked in its favour, mainly because you share similar interests, values and outlooks. Ruled by the emotive Moon the Crab is a soft, sensitive and deeply romantic soul who is very family-oriented. The Bull is equally sentimental, loyal and serious about love. A Bull's home is their castle, and while they may not be as much of a home body they can well appreciate the domestic nature of the Crab. Both can breathe a deep sigh of relief knowing that they won't be forced to attend the opening of an envelope or pretend to enjoy a hectic social life. Instead you can revel in entertaining friends, cooking your favourite recipes and perusing through markets on weekends.

When it comes to sex you're both soft and sensual creatures who can only engage amid comfortable surroundings and when it feels right. You may not be VIP members of the mile high club or have a swing bolted to the ceiling, but even without the dynamic acrobatics, sex for each of you is a very fulfilling experience.

Mentally and emotionally you are different but nonetheless tuned into each other's needs and desires. As a water sign the Crab can be extremely moody, and, in turn, find the Bull's stubborn streak a little disturbing. However, in the broader scope of things these are mere details. The Crab gives the Bull an endless supply of affection while the Bull makes the Crab feel supported, secure and very loved. You find in each other an ideal mate with whom you can grow old and get fat on all of that home style cooking! ×

Cancer & Gemini.

With effort and understanding every star coupling has a fighting chance but there are so many things wrong with a Gemini/Cancer union I barely know where to start. So here's the straight dope. The first black mark against this union is belonging to opposing elements. Initially you'll each be drawn to the qualities you lack - Water sign Cancer will be attracted to Gemini's frivolity and objectivity, while air sign Gemini to the compassionate Crab's sensitivity. Just don't count on filling in the blanks. When the good psychological behaviour wears off your 'intriguing' differences will form a chasm which can't possibly be bridged.

The family oriented Crab is innately domestic, and while Gemini will at first find the whole 'happy home' thing a novel change of pace eventually they'll be forced to admit they're simply not cut out for the quiet life. Similarly, the Crab will try to become a regular in the social circuit while desperately concealing the fact that all they want to do is hibernate with a tub of ice cream. Emotionally, the Crab is perhaps the most sensitive sign of the zodiac while Gemini is the least with each making the other respectively feel neurotic or cold-hearted. Sexually the Crab can find the Twin a little disturbing. Cancer is willing to walk on the wild side but what floats the Twin's boat is positively out there. The Twin in turn finds the Crab to be inhibited and sedate.

Mentally the Gemini needs lots of stimulation. The Crab, while clever, simply doesn't have the energy or the inclination to keep up. Similarly the logical Twin can't relate to the Crab's intuitive nature. One wants commitment, the other wants group sex. One is eternally faithful the other has a roving eye. One likes cats, the other dogs. Yes, you understand, even respect each other's differences, but happily ever after? I don't think so. Take comfort in the fact that it's not for lack of trying. Divine intervention, let alone the best intentions can't save this one. ×

Cancer & Cancer.

There's a little lunacy in the air of the sweetest kind when two Crabs sidle up to each other. You can bet money on moonlit strolls, memories and most likely, marriage. This union truly is domestic bliss personified! Being born under the same sign minimises the guess work. You know what makes the other tick and have the sort of understanding that takes years to develop. You're both ambitious, as well as family-oriented, and strive towards building your ideal love den in which to start your own dynasty. Marriage isn't a dirty word and each usually likes the notion of setting up house and growing old together.

But it isn't all baking cookies and making babies. Although you have similar desires, interests and values being so alike also has its share of pitfalls. Crabs are ruled by the Moon the 'planet' of emotions. So there is bound to be turbulence as well as delight. Sexually you provide the safe-haven necessary for you coy Crabs to be at your most comfortable and uninhibited. As sensual and considerate lovers the sex is tender, passionate and intense. Although you're both quite conservative in the sack together you can walk on the wild side. You satisfy each other's needs and instinctively know when to turn up or tone down the heat.

Yep, it takes one to know one. The down side of this is being aware that part of your intrinsic nature includes acting like an intolerably moody pain in the bum! There are days when you can barely deal with your own erratic temperament let alone someone else's. But you each share the load and take turns offering the support, solace, and Tim Tams the other needs. Fortunately, you can understand each other's emotions and there's an effortless affinity between you. You won't indulge but will accept the other's faults and love them unconditionally. Cupid has given this one his seal of approval! ×

Cancer & Leo.

The union forged between these starry-eyed signs begins on such a high note that it's enough to make the angels weep … and your best friends hurl! As Cancer and Leo are romance junkies it can be quite a tragedy when the momentum winds down, however not all couples lose that special spark. Some are capable of keeping the passion alive and live happily, nauseatingly in love forever. Ordinarily water and fire create steam, but not the sexy sort that fogs up backseat car windows. However, as love children of the zodiac 'luminaries', the moon-ruled Crab and sun-ruled Lion are exceptions.

You may be as different as night and day but negotiating is easy for you love birds. Sensitive Cancer is somewhat introverted, at least at first, and in their element when entertaining at home. The outgoing Leo, on the other hand, prefers holding court at flashy parties to being couch bound with a good movie. This may be problematic but if you can compromise by mixing up partying with snuggly nights in, as well as doing your own thing the future looks bright. Emotionally, Leo can be a little remiss with Cancer's feelings but it's rarely intentional. Cancer is also aware that they're moods make them a little difficult to live with and tries to remain on their best behaviour.

On a sexual level your differences work a charm dazzling each other and spicing things up. The Lion's stamina, creativity and scorching desire strip the Crab of any reservations and inhibitions. Likewise, Cancer provides warmth and tenderness. But it's not just sex. You die hard honey-drippers make thoughtful cards, expensive trinkets, beds strewn with rose petals and dirty weekends a regular part of your passion survival kit. The Lion makes the Crab feel safe, pampered and loved, who reciprocates by bathing the Lion in affection and makes them feel special. This is one union in which your differences make rather than break the relationship. ×

Cancer & Virgo.

There's a natural ease and comfort when Cancer and Virgo first meet. Neither of these sincere creatures feels the need to try and impress the other, mainly because it's not your style, but you also realize that bunging on an act won't wash. Phew, someone you can finally just be yourself with! This union usually starts on a serendipitous note – swapping luggage by mistake, reversing into each other, accidentally spilling a drink and has one of those fabulous 'wacky encounter' stories. You share similar values and although Virgo isn't as domestic as Cancer – face it, nobody is – they are house proud, family oriented and love entertaining as much as the Crab.

Mentally and emotionally the Virgo and Cancer are poles apart. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of logic, analytical Virgo doesn't ordinarily tolerate or relate to people as sensitive as the Moon-ruled Cancer. However, the tenderness, strength and support the Crab imparts is more than worthy of Virgo's unconditional compassion and love. Its instinct versus reason, but neither tries to inflict their characteristics or methods onto each other. There's just a tacit trust and understanding the other knows what they are doing. Your temperaments are also vastly different. Earth sign Virgo is usually quite contained, whereas water sign Cancer is passionate. Both are united however by being shameless worrywarts and happily indulge the other's neuroses. The Crab fusses over the quietly needy Virgo who supplies Cancer with stability and security.

Sexually, both are devoted, loyal and slightly possessive, even of the other's past conquests. Although you're both rather conservative together you feel safe enough to be naughty! It may not be the most passionate union but there's so much more holding you two love birds in a perpetual state of mutual admiration - conversation, shared taste in movies, music, books and the open desire to road test each other's hobbies, friends and favourite foods. You're friends who lean on each other when the going gets tough, and are the other's rock of Gibraltar. Definitely a keeper! ×

Cancer & Libra.

When the energy of the nurturing moon merges with harmonious Venus good old fashioned romance is bound to follow. Although the charming Libra and romantic Cancer's needs and desires are somewhat different they are bound to fall head over heels in love, or at least what bears a striking resemblance to it. But this union is usually about a good time, not a long time even if you don't yet know it.

This couple is more compatible than your average water/air mix and for a while it will be all romantic dinners, warm and fuzzy text messages and bonking like bunny rabbits, but sooner or later it starts to derail with your opposing outlooks, needs and in particular, views on relationships eventually become your undoing. Although both are monogamous creatures Libra has a more flippant attitude. The independent air sign dislikes pressure but is hesitant to put the kybosh on what may or may not be a good thing. In order to keep the peace and their options open they'll tell Cancer what they want to hear. Cancer, however is very up front with the direction they'd like the relationship to take - something that scares the beejezus out of Libra - and makes them want to swallow their lip service! Inevitably there's shock and disappointment when these separate agendas eventually surface.

But that won't stop them from keeping the physical side of the relationship afloat. Intimacy comes easily to the Libra and Cancer who find each other incredibly sexy. In this department what you see is what you get and the sex is usually pretty dynamic even after plaguing problems set off alarm bells. Emotionally Libra will avoid conflict at all costs and therefore usually makes an effort to steer clear of emotional scenes, let alone conversations, something that will be near impossible given the Crab's temperament. Thankfully, it won't come to an abrupt, heartbreaking end. It's more than likely you'll mutually lose interest and part friends. Give it a go, you may surprise yourselves and be the exception. ×

Cancer & Scorpio.

There are few golden matches that are certifiably made in heaven. The Cancer- Scorpio union is one of them. You two water signs operate on sixth sense, especially regarding matters of the heart. You know a keeper when you see one and dive straight in the deep end. Ruled by Pluto, the most powerful planet, Scorpio is intensity personified. The heat's too overwhelming for most – part of Scorp's plan to weed out the wimps – but the Crab is at home in the kitchen and doesn't scare easily. The Moon-ruled Cancer is equally profound, sincere and loyal. You bond on a spiritual level and understand each other's fluctuating moods and emotions.

Both are unwaveringly devoted to the right person and give their love, heart and soul unconditionally. Therefore, Cancer and Scorpio can be pretty cagey, especially when they suspect they're onto the real thing. Scorpio puts people through hoops, usually as a sadistic little hobby, but when it comes to relationships it's an insurance policy to ensure that they won't get hurt. Word. The Crab so hears that, and after you each pass with flying colours you can have a good chuckle about the various trials you put each other through. On a physical level you connect in a magical way … well, almost. The Cancer, while considerate and sensual may initially be a little too reserved for the intrepid Scorpio. Matching tattoos don't scare the Crab, sex in an elevator does. Scorpio is extremely jealous but the faithful Crab rarely gives them reason to be.

This star match has an amazing track record, and although it's usually magic it can also be tragic. Scorpio Prince Charles wasn't really Prince Charming after all for Cancer sign Diana, yet proved the perfect fit for Cancer sign Camilla Parker-Bowles. Go figure. If you're embarking on this most romantic adventure take comfort in the fact that Chuck and Di are the exception. Til death do us part. ×

Cancer & Sagittarius.

A funny thing happens the when the world weary traveller and the consummate homebody hook up - the Archer hangs up their hat and the Crab packs a passport. It may not be the most compatible union but you'll both want to give it a go, partly due to attraction but also because you're both curious as to where this love train will take you.

Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of travel, philosophy and learning the Saggie loves to globetrot, embracing new cultures, languages and friends along the way. Moon-ruled Crab however, has a reputation of being the domestic god/goddess of the zodiac. Having said that not all Saggies fit the archetypal gypsy profile - they do occasionally like to put down roots. Similarly, not every Cancer is a cookie baking doily knitter. The Crab has been known to take the road less travelled, especially in the name of love. The Crab is very sensitive and intuitive while the Archer is more intellectually inclined. However, the Saggie is a philosophical soul and a crusader for truth; therefore, they will be keenly interested in the perceptive Cancer's take on life.

Emotionally, the thin-skinned Cancer and the straightforward Saggie aren't exactly on the same wavelength. The Archer has an incessant need to speak their mind regardless of when, where and with whom, something which makes the tactful Crab cringe. Their 'shock jock' delivery style can also be a little brutal for Cancer who prefers things to be a little sugar coated. Therefore the Archer needs to tone down the pull no punches rhetoric and the Crab must learn not to take offence. Sexually the Saggie is open to just about anything while Cancer is rather conservative. However, the Crab can be lured out of their safety zone into the throes of reckless, risky passion provided they feel secure. After all, they won't swing from the ceiling for just anyone! A Cancer-Sagittarius union isn't an easy one - it requires patience, perseverance and a leap of faith, but it's by no means impossible. ×

Cancer & Capricorn.

You know those couples – romantic, communicative, loving - who just seem to have it together? The Cancer-Capricorn connection is one such success story. As is the case with polar opposite signs, there's a karmic connection between the Goat and the Crab. Both have much to learn and offer making this a journey of the soul as well as the heart. You bring out the best in each other and manage to sustain the honeymoon phase well into the relationship by remaining on your best psychological behaviour.

Both are 'cardinal' signs, which mean they are instilled with leadership qualities. Usually it creates a clash of wills and egos, but this dynamic duo work as a team with neither feeling the need to compete or be right. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure, Capricorn is disciplined, reticent and self-reliant. The Goat very much enjoys being on their own and is used to looking after number one. Ruled by the compassionate Moon Cancer, on the other hand, is dependent yet nurturing and revels in the company of family and friends. Rather than these differences posing a problem they are an asset. The Crab instinctively knows how to soften the Capricorn's stoic exterior touching a place in the Goat's heart that others can seldom reach. In return the Goat provides comfort and stability, and in doing so eliminates the neediness the Crab often displays with other partners.

Understanding and security are also a big part of your sex life. Both are initially reserved but capable of immense passion once they feel comfortable. Carnal rapture probably isn't the best way to describe your sex life, more like mutual satisfaction. The Crab learns from Capricorn's pragmatic and rather objective point of view, while the sensitive Crab imparts their understanding of human nature. Intellectually on par, emotionally worlds apart, Cancer and Capricorn continue to be a source of fascination and at times frustration, but both flourish under the other's influence. This union is blessed with all the vital ingredients for a solid, enduring relationship. ×

Cancer & Aquarius.

I hate to sound like the anti-Cupid but the odds of this union being a true romance triumph are pretty slim. This is one of those relationships where you going to need plenty of tenacity, patience and a 'love conquers all' attitude! The first major hump is the air-water factor. Air sign Aquarius, while friendly, is often perceived as aloof and unfeeling. Their objectivity and ability to remain detached is very much at odds with Cancer who, ruled by the sensitive Moon and a water sign to boot, is by any measure emotionally high-maintenance. One is as disconnected as the other is sensitive. When confronted with an overly emotional person or situation, the Water bearer will tune out, often when the Crab needs them the most.

The sexual chemistry between these two is initially passionate but often unsustainable. It's a similar scenario on an intellectual level. At first Aquarius' ingenuity and Cancer's creativity provide a simulating exchange. But soon enough the water bearer's objectivity and the Crab's sensitivity become completely irreconcilable. Cancer is a 'cardinal' sign and as such can be a bit of a bossy boots, something which doesn't go down well with 'fixed' sign Aquarius, who will happily oblige when asked nicely suggest but vehemently resist when told. And if that isn't enough to make you think twice it's not just your personalities that are diametrically opposed - your value systems and priorities are also contradictory. Family-oriented Cancer is traditional, domestic and usually conventional. Meanwhile, ruled by Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and individuality, the Water Bearer makes a point of straying from the norm. Cancer sees this rebellion as gratuitous and puerile while Aquarius thinks Cancer is conservative and safe.

However, there are always a few anomalies and yet oddly enough you can be fascinated with each other's differences. Accommodating Cancer can embrace all of the Water bearer's eccentricities with great affection while the water bearer will be drawn the Crab's nurturing disposition. But chances are your various differences will alienate, not unite you. ×

Cancer & Pisces.

Most Pisces and Cancers could confidently say that they had experienced the big 'L', but when these marine creatures meet every relationship that you thought was the real thing is meaningless in comparison. The connection is immediate and intoxicating. Intuition tells them that they can implicitly trust each other compelling the wary Crab and hesitant Fish to throw caution to the wind and fall truly, madly and deeply in love!

Spawned from the same cosmic gene pool you have an affinity and closeness that very few couples are lucky enough to encounter. These water signs are the two most sensitive souls of the zodiac and as such know how to empathise and deal with the other's emotions in a gentle yet effective way. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of mysticism and spirituality, Pisces has a heightened almost psychic sense of perception and can read the Moon-ruled Crab's thoughts and emotions like the back of their hand. However, the Fish often lacks boundaries, not only empathizing with, but absorbing the moods of those around them and therefore has to be especially careful considering the emotional intensity of the Crab. Although the Crab can be feisty the Fish isn't one to bicker so feuding, if any, is far and few between. The intense spiritual takes sex to a new level! The Fish's flair for fantasy coupled with the Crab's creativity produces a rich, imaginative and sensual experience. Although the inspiration will come and go but the tenderness will always remain.

Both are sensitive and often insecure in relationships. There's a fat chance that either would be described as a stable force by previous partner's but in this case two wrongs make a right! The nurturing personality of the Crab and the Fish's devotion enable them to build a stable relationship. Each is equally creative and idealistic in life and love, striving for a relationship filled with romance, poetry and harmony. Marriage, family and rocking chairs on the porch are in store for these two! ×

Leo & Aries.

Buckle up – you're in for one wild ride! This dramatic and passionate pairing has all the makings of a soap opera complete with fireworks, slamming doors and wild love making. However, as is the story with two dynamic fire signs the flame that burns twice as bright risks being cut short. But if you can both survive without the non-stop drama the relationship has the potential for joy and longevity.

The attraction is instant, the chemistry intense – you've met your match, provided you can tolerate a little competition as there's bound to be the tendency to outdo each other. Initially you'll admire each other's confidence and motivation but as neither of you likes giving an inch or playing second fiddle to anyone else you may become rivals as well as lovers. Exciting and self-assured, the 'fixed' Feline may not be as spontaneous as the 'cardinal' Ram but is a renowned risk-taker which evens the deck in the crazy stakes! Both of you are warm-hearted, generous creatures who are in touch with your inner big kid … or should I say brat. Yep you're both demanding, high-maintenance and capable of throw downs of titanic proportions. Ruled by the sun, Leos tend to think that it revolves around them. The Mars ruled Ram too is one of the more egocentric signs, so there's going to be a lot of "enough about me let's talk about you. What do you think of me?" Therefore you need to take turns catering to each other's ego. Sexually it doesn't get more compatible. Both of you are extremely demanding and share an insatiable appetite for the good stuff, as well as a playful attitude and, most importantly, the staying power to endure those night long bonk sessions.

Being fellow fire signs there's an intrinsic understanding of each other's nature and emotional make up. You're both passionate but not necessarily emotional, communicate well and have equal footing It is a challenging relationship but in the best possible way and has every chance of success. ×

Leo & Taurus.

There's no denying the compelling attraction when these two forces of nature meet. Both have charming personalities and the sort of regal presence that commands respect, but once you see past the pheromones problems kick in. The main reason being, that Leo and Taurus belong to diametrically opposed elements. Fire sign Leo is a feisty, extroverted risk-taker while earth sign Taurus is calm, reticent and cautious. You're also both 'fixed' signs, who are stubborn and set in your ways and if you disagree on something there'll be a snow storm in Hell before one of you yields.

You do have a few things in common but, again they can be tainted by your contrasting views, for example, your mutual love of the good life. The Venus-ruled Bull is indulgent, yet loathes pretension, and will be equally happy in a top notch restaurant or at a picnic. However the Sun-ruled Leo settles for nothing but the best. The modest Bull will be repelled by the Lion's flamboyance, who similarly, will see the Bull as a dull skinflint. When it comes to bedroom action both are passionate, affectionate and playful lovers who know how to satisfy each other. Wonderful as the first few shags may be though, the Lion's vocal style and dramatic antics will be a little OTT for the Bull, whose leisurely sensual style will not pack the wallop it did initially.

I hate to be a big, fat, wet blanket but things are also amiss on an emotional level. The dramatic Lion loves a good argument - something Taurus goes to great lengths to avoid - and will become very frustrated when the Bull refuses to fight back. Yes folks, this union involves a lot of work and commitment. Luckily, you each have the loyalty and tenacity to make it work. If the good qualities outweigh the bad your differences loyal could be the glue that holds you together - but don't hold your breath, you might choke! ×

Leo & Gemini.

Book the venue, ring the wedding planner and stop speed dating … its LOVE! As far as compatibility goes the Leo-Gemini union is in the 'match made in heaven' league. The connection you each feel is instant, the courting and game playing minimal thanks to the impetuous personalities involved, so cut the crap, cut to the chase and cut the keys. Both are sociable, extroverted creatures who prefer life in the fast lane. The youthful and optimistic Gemini is perfectly suited to the playful and vibrant Leo. The Twin's inquisitive nature coupled with the Lion's sense of daring ensures excitement, adventure and mischief.

However it's not one perpetual love-in. Gemini's inquisitive, friendly personality makes them naturally flirtatious. This is bound to be a bone of contention with the possessive Leo, who, ruled by the Sun, which is associated with ego, must be made to feel like the only person in the universe, let alone room. Gemini's nonchalant approach and lack of commitment, not necessarily on a romantic level but with life in general, may also prove annoying to Leo. One area, however, that is consistently harmonious is your sex life. Leo's creativity and Gemini's imagination ensures lively and dynamic bedroom action. The demanding Leo has an insatiable appetite and will usually be the instigator, but Gemini is happy to go with the flow so it is never cause for concern.

The Lion needs regular ego strokes and a creative outlet - the adoring and imaginative Twin is happy to play both muse and masseuse. Cerebral Gemini needs a steady flow of stimulation and interesting things to do – the exciting Leo will provide just that. Although each possesses traits which would ordinarily drive the other mad, you're both willing to make exceptions and concessions. Why? Because you know this is the real deal. Yes, there's plenty of give and take, understanding and intrigue for this enamoured couple to last the distance, ENJOY! ×

Leo & Cancer.

The union forged between these starry-eyed signs begins on such a high note that it's enough to make the angels weep … and your best friends hurl! As Cancer and Leo are romance junkies it can be quite a tragedy when the momentum winds down, however not all couples lose that special spark. Some are capable of keeping the passion alive and live happily, nauseatingly in love forever. Ordinarily water and fire create steam, but not the sexy sort that fogs up backseat car windows. However, as love children of the zodiac 'luminaries', the moon-ruled Crab and sun-ruled Lion are exceptions.

You may be as different as night and day but negotiating is easy for you love birds. Sensitive Cancer is somewhat introverted, at least at first, and in their element when entertaining at home. The outgoing Leo, on the other hand, prefers holding court at flashy parties to being couch bound with a good movie. This may be problematic but if you can compromise by mixing up partying with snuggly nights in, as well as doing your own thing the future looks bright. Emotionally, Leo can be a little remiss with Cancer's feelings but it's rarely intentional. Cancer is also aware that they're moods make them a little difficult to live with and tries to remain on their best behaviour.

On a sexual level your differences work a charm dazzling each other and spicing things up. The Lion's stamina, creativity and scorching desire strip the Crab of any reservations and inhibitions. Likewise, Cancer provides warmth and tenderness. But it's not just sex. You die hard honey-drippers make thoughtful cards, expensive trinkets, beds strewn with rose petals and dirty weekends a regular part of your passion survival kit. The Lion makes the Crab feel safe, pampered and loved, who reciprocates by bathing the Lion in affection and makes them feel special. This is one union in which your differences make rather than break the relationship. ×

Leo & Leo.

When these two superstars enter the same breathing space the scene is like something directly out of schmaltzy flick. Their eyes lock, jaws drop and the room parts like the Red Sea. The Leo alliance is the stuff daytime soaps are made of – romance, slamming doors, sizzling sex - and these drama queens wouldn't have it any other way!

Ruled by the dynamic Sun both are creative, vital and vain creatures who thrive on attention, adoration and affection - a request, nay demand, that only a fellow Feline can fulfil. Both felines are also big-hearted, flamboyant and devoted lovers- partners who thrive on spoiling each other senseless. The pleasure principle is an integral part of your lives, and as expected, the bedroom action is ecstatic, exhaustive and narcissistic. It's the one area of your relationship that never suffers, regardless of how well you're getting along or have been together.

However, it isn't all satin sheets and Moet. Although being so alike brings a finely tuned understanding to the relationship it can also be a dangerous thing. As 'fixed' signs you know only too well how obstinate, self-centred and high-maintenance a Lion can be. Inevitably there's a lot of ego, an ongoing contest of wills and the diva factor. Lions and Lionesses alike, love being the centre of attention and must timeshare the limelight or else there'll be a lot of elbowing action going on. Temper tantrums are also a common occurrence in the dual Feline relationship, and unless one takes the high road, there's going to be a lot of broken fine china. Other couples usually go out of their way to avoid such conflict, but to you Kittens such dramatic antics are a lurve barometer, even foreplay, and often responsible for sustaining the passion and excitement well after your golden anniversary! Whether in the midst of a yelling match or amorous embrace one thing is consistent and undeniable - LOVE. Purrrrfect! ×

Leo & Virgo.

Fire and earth usually have a challenging time of it and this combo is no exception. Leo is dramatic and passionate, Virgo is practical and discreet. One is a quiet achiever, the other a shameless PR junkie. Yes, you're apples and oranges but there's something about the Leo-Virgo dynamic that just works. Fiery Leo is born to take risks; earth sign Virgo proceeds with caution, and while Leo is champing at the bit Virgo is scrutinizing a map and speculating over the most efficient road to take.

Sun-ruled Leo is flamboyant, confident and doesn't do anything unless it's a statement. Mercury-ruled Virgo is modest, reserved and refined with an aversion to attention. Virgo thinks less is more; the mighty Lion thinks less is a bore. One area in which Virgo's methods are never cause for complaint is the boudoir. What Virgo lacks in spontaneity they make up for with skill. Similarly Leo's passion, generosity and confidence are welcomed by Virgo. Your differences usually aren't enough to drive a wedge between you but the relationship couldn't survive without some common ground. Both are honest, loyal and diligent creatures who foster each other's talents. In this respect Leo's creativity and Virgos acumen make them ideal business partners. Although one is motivated by passion, the other perfection both are impeccable and put 100% into all they do.

Leo is an impressive and regal creature often surrounded by 'yes' men – Virgo isn't in among them. Although Virgo will love and support Leo they won't pander to their ego, something which the Leo respects. They trust Virgo implicitly and rely on their honesty. The capable, hard-working and often accomplished Leo is Virgo's number on fan, encouraging them to take risks have more faith in themselves. Although your differences will drive each other mad there's a lot to be gained on a personal level from the Virgo-Leo union and you're actually very good for each other. This is one of those unions in which effort and persistence will pay off! ×

Leo & Libra.

When the loveable Leo meets luscious Libra, the two waste no time embarking on a whirlwind romance. Air sign Libra fans the flames of desire, while Leo charges the air with electricity – okay, pretty naff analogies, but spot on! Libra is drawn to the warmth and charisma sun-ruled Leo exudes, while Leo admires Venus-ruled Libra's effortless elegance, secretly hoping that it'll rub off on them! The Libra thrives on flattery, while Leo needs to be adored, desires that each happily reciprocate, after all, this is the real thing.

You're perfect partners in love and life – both are romantic, playful and bubbly extroverts who enjoy glamming it up. The sophisticated and articulate Libra is the butterfly of the social circuit, while extroverted Leo is the life and soul of the party. Together you're the ultimate PR machine proudly displaying each other while mingling at the most chic restaurants, premieres and parties. Although you're a very public couple it's what you do in private that matters the most. There may be more to life than sex but try telling that to these two lascivious creatures! The Libra-Leo sexcapades are sensual, passionate and adventurous. It also helps that there's real tenderness between the two. However, it's not all shopping, schmoozing and shagging! Like any other couple you have your moments. Even though Libra is a lover, not a fighter Leo manages to push their buttons and bring out their temper. Leo will be frustrated with Libra's indecisiveness, who similarly, dislikes Leo's frankness.

Libra is a compulsive flirt and given Leo's possessive nature it can cause quite a problem. Adding fuel to the fire, Libra sees this behaviour as a measure of love and rarely does anything to appease their jealousy. Libra can be very insecure and as the magnificent Leo attracts attention wherever they go the Libra is sure to be a little bit threatened. However, these problems aren't enough to mar the relationship of this picture perfect couple. This is one hunk of burning love! ×

Leo & Scorpio.

There's one word to describe a Leo-Scorpio union – explosive, but depending on the couple it can be likened to a supernova or a botched lab experiment. Traditionally, water and fire aren't the best match. Water can put out fire's enthusiasm and fire can cause the water to boil, but at the right temperature the two make steam! Here you have the 'power pair', equally charismatic, strong and determined in their resolve. Ruled by intense Pluto, Scorpio recognizes a fellow force of nature in Sun-ruled Leo and each of you instinctively know you've met your match. Your strong likes, dislikes and volatile natures bring a love–hate element to the relationship, something you passionate creatures prefer to indifference any day of the week!

The physical side of a relationship takes precedence over everything as far as these two sex bombs are concerned, and thankfully the sexual connection between Leo and Scorpio is TNT. You're likely to spend a week solid in bed and impress each other so much that when you finally emerge you'll announce to the world that you're engaged! There's usually a lot of upheaval and change in this relationship. No sacrifice is too great and both are willing go to great lengths to be together, such as move overseas, interstate or sell property. Ironically, however, both aren't as compromising with smaller issues. Leo and Scorpio are stubborn 'fixed' signs who aren't big on negotiating and unless you meet halfway there'll be a lot of frustrating impasses. Thankfully, you share many of the same goals, values and principles so most of the time you'll agree, and when on the same page you can conquer the world!

Although this relationship has strength, loyalty and longevity on its side it also has the potential to wreak havoc and break hearts. So before either of you take that step that will carve out your destiny tread wearily – it could be the best or worst thing that ever happened to you! ×

Leo & Sagittarius.

This is the 'lucky in love' relationship where everything seems effortless and simply meant to be. It's also a union which requires plenty of Gatorade, cash and self-imposed rest, for when the extravagant Leo and the swashbuckling Saggie merge, one thing is for certain, it's huge! These gregarious fire signs have immense lust for life and a mutual love of socialising, spending and living it up. Both of you are larger-than-life visionaries, and together double your chances of turning big plans into reality. Here's why. Born under benevolent Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, optimistic Saggie has a winning combination of optimism and daring that attracts good fortune everywhere you go. Ruled by the vibrant Sun, Leo has the will, drive and confidence to succeed. Throw all of these qualities into the mix and the sky is the limit!

As much as these two adore each other there are still things that grind their gears. Leo's constant need for attention stifles freedom-loving Saggie. Similarly, Leo finds Saggie to be reckless with their words, as well as actions. Therefore, Leo needs to respect Saggie's space, who in turn, could use a little more diplomacy. Both are hot-tempered but express their anger in different ways. Saggie has tantrums while Leo, who is far too dignified for outbursts, silently simmers. However both of you understand each other's temperament and don't interfere when you're on the warpath. You're also very passionate between the sheets. The adventurous Saggie is a purrrrfect match for the audacious Leo and is one of the few signs who has the stamina to satisfy the Lion's ravenous appetite.

Saggie is a 'mutable' sign who easily adapts to new situations. As far as the optimistic Archer is concerned change is simply an opportunity waiting to happen. 'Fixed' sign Leo on the other hand doesn't 'do' change terribly well. Saggie encourages Leo to seize the moment, while the more disciplined Leo will help Saggie see their wonderful ideas through to fruition. Yes, you're a great team destined to have a big life, big house and beautiful kids!
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Leo & Capricorn.

I hate to rain on your parade, but it's not looking good. Fire signs and earth signs usually don't see eye to eye and it's a rare and blessed few who manage to make it work. Far from being a source of fascination, admiration or amusement the differences in the Leo-Capricorn union rarely complement each other and are usually just plain annoying.

Initially though, the relationship begins with promise. The playful Lion gravitates towards the composed and sophisticated Goat, while Capricorn is dazzled by Leo's warmth and effervescent charm. Apart from the attraction you also have a mutual love of socializing, money and the high life. But once you're done wining, dining and spending the glaring differences begin to take their toll. Fire sign Leo is a courageous risk-taker who throws caution to the wind, while Capricorn is a prudent earth sign who likes to tread carefully. Ruled by the Sun Leo is an extrovert who enjoys being the centre of attention. Cap however is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint and tends to shun the spotlight. You're temperaments are also poles apart. Leo is passionate, hot-tempered, and wears their feeling very close to the surface. Capricorn on the other hand is a picture of poise and keeps their feelings firmly under wraps. Sexually your needs and desires are also mismatched. (Just call me killjoy!) Capricorn may be a proficient lover but lacks the wanton abandon that Leo desires. The Goat is capable of passion but the Lion simply doesn't know which buttons to push.

Mentally the Goat may see the Lion as being a little on the low-brow side while Leo thinks the Cap lacks vision. Unfortunately the things you do have in common aren't enough to sustain a meaningful relationship and unless you're willing to permanently coast along on a superficial level the novelty will wear off quicker than cheap nail polish. But stranger things have happened - pigs fly and deep fried cheese is good for you.
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Leo & Aquarius.

Leo and Aquarius are polar opposite signs and different in practically every way. The Lion is a shameless attention seeker, while the Water bearer is a fringe dweller. Leo is emotionally charged while Aquarius is politely aloof. Leo is affectionate and warm, Aquarius holds people at arm's length. With personalities, approaches and interests as diverse as night and day you'd be hard pushed to find a more unlikely pair and yet somehow these mismatched minstrels make beautiful music together!

Ruled by Uranus, planet of the unexpected, Aquarius loves surprises and it's their natural urge to take the road less travelled. Similarly, the playful sun-ruled Leo craves a life less ordinary, so together they will make every moment special whether it's bursting out in song in the supermarket or dancing up a storm at a friend's party. Although your respective differences rarely pose a problem your opposite temperaments can create some stumbling blocks. Fire sign Leo is a passionate creature who can be a little too temperamental for the aloof Aquarius. The water bearer is a logical air sign after all, and their lack of emotion can infuriate the Lion. Consequently, they find the Lion's demands for attention quite taxing and become increasingly emotionally unavailable with every growl. When it comes to sex, however thee two are always in sync! The Aquarius is the kinkiest sign of the zodiac, and often disappointed by previous lover's inhibitions and lack of imagination. The creative Lion however, has a few bizarre bedroom antics up their sleeve and will always inspire the hard to impress Aquarian.

Although the Leo-Aquarius connection is generally uncomplicated, it does require give and take – a foreign concept to both of these 'fixed' signs, which is astro speak for terminally stubborn! However the key to a successful Leo-Aquarius union – and there are many - is to simply accept each other's differences and not be under the illusion that you or time will change them. Why would you, you're onto a good thing! ×

Leo & Pisces.

The Leo-Pisces connection is a mutually beneficial arrangement - the Lion needs to be needed and the Fish loves to be taken care of. These affectionate interminable romantics usually fall head over heels within moments of meeting and embark on what begins as a picture perfect affair. But with two such emotionally charged creatures it is usually a relationship of extremes blissfully one minute, utterly woeful the next and depending on the couple the pendulum will swing and remain in one direction. Regardless of the outcome it always begins with lavishing of love.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of poetry, the Fish oozes idealism and romance which resonates with passionate Leo. Warm and generous, the sun-ruled Lion makes the Fish feel safe, who reciprocates by fussing over the Lion as though they are the centre of the universe. 'Fixed' Leo likes to exercise control in the relationship and take the lead, much to the 'mutable' Fish's relief who will go with the flow and let the Lion make most of the decisions. The Leo is the prankster of the zodiac and as a sensitive and moody water sign, sometimes the Fish isn't in the mood for jokes and doesn't take kindly to being teased – something Leo excels at.

Intellectually, the idealistic Pisces somewhat sceptical Leo are bound to disagree. And what began as an intellectual debate quickly becomes emotional as both can be pretty passionate about their opinions. But passion is good, at least in the bedroom. These two affectionate creatures are generous lovers who cater to each other's needs. However, as they love making is based on an emotional connection you can bet that when it's not smooth sailing one or the other with withhold their sexual favours. Each can learn a lot from the other. The self-assured Leo instils the often insecure Pisces with confidence while the humble Fish teaches the proud Lion a thing or two about humility. But kisses and hugs are enough to make everything alright but they can only sweep their differences under the rug for so long before the bickering takes its toll. Fun while it lasts, but know when to let it go. ×

Virgo & Aries.

Chalk and cheese have more in common! The two of you are from vastly different worlds and need to build one hell of bridge for the twain to meet. Let me explain why. Firstly you are opposite elements. Earth sign Virgo is contained, refined and modest – three qualities which are seldom associated with the wild and woolly Ram. Aries folk are impulsive, spontaneous and up for anything, whereas Virgos are compulsive, loathe surprises and renowned for being a little on the anally retentive side. If you get through the first month without throttling each other you can perhaps learn from your respective, diametrically opposed qualities. The conservative Virgo can offer the Ram stability, while the spontaneous Ram can teach Virgo to lighten up. The one trait you do share and admire in each other is sincerity. The Aries version may be a little more peppered but it is mutually a quality of great importance and a corner stone of your relationship.

On a sexual level you're not the most compatible pairing. You can't start a fire without a spark and the conflicting energies of each will be difficult to reconcile. The Virgo is a masterful lover and, contrary to popular belief, no prude. A sensual earth sign, the Virgo likes to create the ultimate seduction scenario, take things slowly and savour the love-making process. The raunchy Ram, however, will try to get some in the bathroom at a friend's dinner party. As a strict observer of social propriety the Virgo would find this to be completely gauche.

When it comes to temperament the Ram finds Virgo to be incredibly uptight and worrisome. Similarly, Virgo cannot fathom the Ram's turbulent moods, and will fan the fire by ignoring them. This will prompt the Ram to provoke a reaction by behaving in an even more appalling fashion. Every union has the potential to work but this one requires plenty of patience and elbow grease. ×

Virgo & Taurus.

Well, you're both earth signs, that's a good start. It also means neither of you rush into anything especially romance, and most likely embarked on a reconnaissance mission before putting the moves on. As both of you are cautious and reticent this union is slow at establishing the 'official item' tag but once it does it's for keeps. Congratulations, the hard part's over! The Taurus-Virgo connection is, for the most part, effortless mainly because you want the same things, especially on a romantic level. You both search for stability and practicality in a relationship, and while there won't be constant fireworks, solid friendship and mutual respect are a given. You like, as well as love each other and are best friends.

You also share a love of earthly activities and derive much pleasure from being useful. Each is blessed with determination and planning skills enabling you to reach common goals. This is the couple that spend years designing and building their dream home, traveling the world and retiring in high style! Although you have very different temperaments it isn't cause for concern. The Bull is easy-going while Virgo can be quite a worrywart. However the Bull helps Virgo to relax who, in turn, encourages the bull to be more expressive.

You're also compatible on a sexual level. Ruled by cerebral Mercury perfectionist Virgo is a skilled lover who aims to please, but can be a little uptight if the environment isn't right. The Venus ruled Bull enables Virgo to relax, let go of their inhibitions and trust their senses. Sex is uncomplicated and satisfying. Neither has a shoe fetish or likes to dress in diapers. Sure, you've both walked on the wild side but prefer good, old fashioned, wholesome bonking. Mentally you're well-suited and can discuss anything from current affairs to eastern philosophy til the cows come home, and although the Bull isn't particularly forthcoming with Virgo the lines of communication are always open. Overall, this duo is built to last and stand the test of time. ×

Virgo & Gemini.

Ordinarily air sign Gemini doesn't really make a play for mellow earth signs. Virgo however, is the exception to the air + earth = ho-hum rule. The reason being is that both are ruled by Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication. There's an instant rapport rather than fireworks, but as the mind is the biggest sex organ to the Virgo and Gemini conversing with your intellectual equal is just as sizzling as good sex … and usually lasts longer! At first glance this union is an unlikely one but there are enough similarities, as well as differences to make it work.

You each have an inquisitive nature, objective mind and fondness for mental challenges. You both also loathe having to slow down or dumb down for others and between you there's enough nervous energy to run a small power plant. Sexually, both are surprisingly compatible. Gemini's inventive antics are the perfect complement to perfectionist Virgo's skill. However, loyalty may be an issue. Virgo is a strict monogamist and although Gemini can remain faithful they are known for having some sugar on the side. In terms of temperament neither of you are the emotional type, however, both can be highly strung and moody, which may call for time-sharing the other's neuroses.

While Mercury endows both of you with quirks as well as intellectual prowess its energy has distinctly different signatures, and the way you approach life is worlds apart. Virgo is practical, prudent and a diehard realist while Gemini is an impulsive and, at times, unrealistic optimist. The analytical Virgo needs structure and is heavily reliant on routine, while Gemini prefers a more spontaneous method of attack. However, if each can live with the others idiosyncrasies - not a huge ask for go-with-the-flow mutable signs – Gemini will help Virgo to loosen up who in turn will encourage the Twin to reach their goals by adopting some semblance of structure the very things that set you apart will be an asset to the relationship. ×

Virgo & Cancer.

There's a natural ease and comfort when Cancer and Virgo first meet. Neither of these sincere creatures feels the need to try and impress the other, mainly because it's not your style, but you also realize that bunging on an act won't wash. Phew, someone you can finally just be yourself with! This union usually starts on a serendipitous note – swapping luggage by mistake, reversing into each other, accidentally spilling a drink and has one of those fabulous 'wacky encounter' stories.

You share similar values and although Virgo isn't as domestic as Cancer – face it, nobody is – they are house proud, family oriented and love entertaining as much as the Crab. Mentally and emotionally the Virgo and Cancer are poles apart. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of logic, analytical Virgo doesn't ordinarily tolerate or relate to people as sensitive as the Moon-ruled Cancer. However, the tenderness, strength and support the Crab imparts is more than worthy of Virgo's unconditional compassion and love. Its instinct versus reason, but neither tries to inflict their characteristics or methods onto each other. There's just a tacit trust and understanding the other knows what they are doing. Your temperaments are also vastly different. Earth sign Virgo is usually quite contained, whereas water sign Cancer is passionate. Both are united however by being shameless worrywarts and happily indulge the other's neuroses. The Crab fusses over the quietly needy Virgo who supplies Cancer with stability and security.

Sexually, both are devoted, loyal and slightly possessive, even of the other's past conquests. Although you're both rather conservative together you feel safe enough to be naughty! It may not be the most passionate union but there's so much more holding you two love birds in a perpetual state of mutual admiration - conversation, shared taste in movies, music, books and the open desire to road test each other's hobbies, friends and favourite foods. You're friends who lean on each other when the going gets tough, and are the other's rock of Gibraltar. Definitely a keeper! ×

Virgo & Leo.

Fire and earth usually have a challenging time of it and this combo is no exception. Leo is dramatic and passionate, Virgo is practical and discreet. One is a quiet achiever, the other a shameless PR junkie. Yes, you're apples and oranges but there's something about the Leo-Virgo dynamic that just works. Fiery Leo is born to take risks; earth sign Virgo proceeds with caution, and while Leo is champing at the bit Virgo is scrutinizing a map and speculating over the most efficient road to take. Sun-ruled Leo is flamboyant, confident and doesn't do anything unless it's a statement. Mercury-ruled Virgo is modest, reserved and refined with an aversion to attention. Virgo thinks less is more; the mighty Lion thinks less is a bore.

One area in which Virgo's methods are never cause for complaint is the boudoir. What Virgo lacks in spontaneity they make up for with skill. Similarly Leo's passion, generosity and confidence are welcomed by Virgo. Your differences usually aren't enough to drive a wedge between you but the relationship couldn't survive without some common ground. Both are honest, loyal and diligent creatures who foster each other's talents. In this respect Leo's creativity and Virgos acumen make them ideal business partners. Although one is motivated by passion, the other perfection both are impeccable and put 100% into all they do.

Leo is an impressive and regal creature often surrounded by 'yes' men – Virgo isn't in among them. Although Virgo will love and support Leo they won't pander to their ego, something which the Leo respects. They trust Virgo implicitly and rely on their honesty. The capable, hard-working and often accomplished Leo is Virgo's number on fan, encouraging them to take risks have more faith in themselves. Although your differences will drive each other mad there's a lot to be gained on a personal level from the Virgo-Leo union and you're actually very good for each other. This is one of those unions in which effort and persistence will pay off! ×

Virgo & Virgo.

When two Virgos join forces they achieve an instant feeling of comfort and understanding that usually takes years cultivate. Of course, there's always the risk of being a constant reminder of all of the things they loathe about each other, that is, unless, the couple in question are Virgos. These earth sign perfectionists are meticulous, self-improvement junkies. Although you're chronic fault-finders with a compulsion to micro-manage together you work as well-oiled machine never second-guessing each other's choices and trusting the other implicitly.

Virgos are ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with mental faculties and all that is highbrow, so together you'll enjoy analysing, hypothesizing and finding loop holes in theories about the space-time continuum. As both are blessed with the best heads for business you also have the potential to forge a thriving empire. When it comes to the bedroom Virgins are anything but. Finally, someone who really appreciates all of those tantric sex workshops! You're not the most salacious creatures but together you'll feel totally uninhibited and free to explore some eye-popping antics.

Neither is particularly emotional, however 'highly strung worry wart' springs to mind, with you both getting your knickers in a knot over, well, nothing. Thankfully, when one is in the midst of a crisis the other assumes the role of laid-back Virgo and gives all the support stressed out Virgo needs. As earth signs you have a realistic approach to romance. You're not the most demonstrative folk and prefer to show your love by making dinner, picking up the dry cleaning or building a piece of furniture rather than with kisses, cuddles and "I love you's". Although the honeymoon period is usually short-lived it suits you two pragmatists down to the ground. It may not be the most passionate relationship but it's stable, content and enduring. Really this union is without fault, and unlike Virgo I won't bother looking for them. ×

Virgo & Libra.

The union between stylish Virgo and effortlessly chic Libra is a match made in couture heaven. You belong to an exclusive club that only gorgeous, glamorous and polished couples are afforded membership to, and together you're bound to make beautiful outfits, homes and children. Ruled by meticulous Mercury Virgo's eye for detail and impeccable dress sense is sure to dazzle Venus-ruled Libra, who has a knack for instilling beauty in everything they touch.

Apart from mutual interests, values and scorching attraction to one another the Virgo-Libra union is also a cerebral one. The analytical Virgo and logical Libra can discuss varied topics. At times though Libra feels the needs to fluff things up - they can do highbrow but not all the time. Although you connect on many levels there are things about the other that tick you off. Virgo can be a little too direct and critical for Libra. By and large Libra is a fairly laid-back creature and can therefore become a bit rattled by Virgo's moodiness and highly strung behaviour. Similarly, Libra does a good job at winding up Virgo whenever they are confronted with a choice. Ever the diplomat air sign Libra will carefully weigh up the pros and cons, assess, reassess, call friends for a second and third opinion and then do the exact opposite to what was advised. Pragmatic earth sign Virgo on the other hand is very decisive, will make a decision and never look back. Given the choice Virgo would gladly use their eyeball as a pin cushion rather than sit through the excruciating process of watching Libra buy a pair of shoes.

Romantically and sexually you are a perfect fit. Both are passionate without being animalistic and sensual without being too colourful. On an emotional level, however, you're not as compatible. Flighty Libra is sometimes too erratic for staid Virgo, who similarly, can be a little too brooding for cheerful Libra. Thankfully, you connect on all the points that count and together have a great chance of attaining the harmony and contentment you each crave. ×

Virgo & Scorpio.

There's mutual intrigue when the mysterious Scorpio and reticent Virgo first meet. An immediate familiarity and kinship compels them to dispense with the flirting, come-hither looks, courting rituals and get serious! Ruled by Pluto, Scorpio's intensity is usually way too overwhelming for most people to endure. Virgo however, isn't a lightweight and finds something honest and oddly comforting about Scorpio's sombre edge. Similarly, Scorpio feels that Mercury-ruled Virgo is straightforward, realistic and capable of meeting their lofty standards. The Scorpio and Virgo are, by nature suspicious but together you learn to trust and know that the other will never let you down. You also provide each other with the mental challenge that has eluded you in relationships - Scorpio's mind of a steel trap is the perfect complement to clinical Virgo.

Sexually one would think that the notion, albeit misguided, of straight-laced Virgo and sex mad Scorpio are very mismatched, however nothing could be further from the truth. Scorpio knows exactly how to unleash Virgo's pent up passion and in turn, reaps the benefits of Virgo's control, experience and precision. Emotionally both can be moody but water sign Scorpio wins hands down! Virgo might get grumpy, even brood for the better part of a day. Scorpio however can wallow in the doldrums for weeks on end. Fortunately Virgo handles Scorpio's mood with the precision of an ocular surgeon, by being perceptive enough to know the cause, then subliminally letting them know that they know, while simultaneously making little of it. Phew!

Truth be known, you both enjoy lurking in the dark side, particularly Scorpio, and can become bogged down in a quagmire of intensity, worry and criticism. But this relationship can't live on a diet of Film Noir and Nick Cave. You must both make the effort to lighten the atmosphere, laugh at each other's quirks and see the funny side of things. This union definitely isn't for the faint-hearted. It takes commitment, mental stamina and a whole lot of sarcasm. Sissies be warned! ×

Virgo & Sagittarius.

One would think when fiery Sagittarius hooks up with earthy Virgo it's an accident waiting to happen. After all, the Archer is extroverted, enthusiastic and optimistic, while Virgo is composed, organised and cautious, but in spite of your diametrically opposed personalities this peculiar pairing seems to have the love thing nailed. You're an astrological anomaly and have most of your friends stumped! Here are a few reasons why this union works:

Intellectually you find each other totally engaging. Ruled by clever Mercury Virgo has great mental dexterity while expansive Jupiter endows Sagittarius with a love of learning. Apart from the mental arousal there's a strong physical connection. Saggie inspires Virgo to be less, well, virginal while Virgo's honed technique brings out the best sex Saggie has to offer. Emotionally Virgo is the cooler of the two and a calming influence when Saggie wigs out. However, Virgo can and often does get into a tizz, but sunny Saggie makes them see that it's not as bad as they think.

Virgo is a compulsive planner and doesn't make a move without their palm pocket. Saggie, on the other hand, likes to ad lib in case a more interesting option pops up. With any other partner these differences alone would be enough to break it but instead these two 'mutable' signs adapt. Structured Virgo realizes that winging it won't make the sky fall down while spontaneous Saggie discovers that planning ahead doesn't have to cramp their style. Sure, there'll always be bickering over punctuality, propriety and who left a wet towel on the floor. Sagittarius will try to slip Virgo half a white Valium from time to time, while Virgo will harp on about how Saggie needs to do a bit of growing up. Your opposite approaches and personalities are a constant source of admiration, fascination and yes, frustration, but nonetheless an asset and cornerstone of the relationship. Who'd have thought that Mary Poppins and Peter Pan would make such great bedfellows! ×

Virgo & Capricorn.

This is the relationship in which two rights can make a wrong. It's strange because these two earth signs have so much in your favour – elegance, a strong work ethic and mutual loathing of hippies but for all of your shared interests and similarities something major is missing – passion. There's not much of a spark to begin with. You're likely to strike up an interesting enough conversation and feel that you get along well enough to go out. The date will be civilized, nothing earth-shattering, but no complaints. You'll discover you'll have similar interests, goals and will probably even end up falling into bed. Again, nothing to write home about. Because there's nothing wrong with the relationship, per say, both of you are under the illusion that it's right. Funny, you're both great with other people but pretty drab together.

There's no room for mushy sentiment in this business-like relationship. The union between the sophisticated Capricorn and charming Virgo begins with such promise but neither is prepared to let your guard down. It's as though you think there's something frivolous about being in love and will purposefully deprive yourself of a seat on cloud nine. Emotionally, like any self-respecting earth sign, you're both contained. However, you are human and have your moments, but as neither of you rile each other they are far and few between. Pity really, fighting would add some much-needed spice to what is by most measures a drab relationship. However, in terms of outlook and intellect there's a very strong connection. Mercury-ruled Virgo and Saturn-ruled Cap are both measured, structured, and disciplined.

Separately you are interesting folk but together you seem to draw out the most mundane qualities in each other. One of you needs to step up, let down your guard, do something random, silly or romantic otherwise the union will simply be an uneventful plateau. Before you jump into bed together and ruin what could have been a great friendship think long and hard. ×

Virgo & Aquarius.

The Virgo-Aquarius couple is indeed a love enigma. Here you have earthy Virgo who is, by all intents and purposes, a conservative creature with a healthy respect for order, tradition and protocol. Airy Aquarius, on the other hand, is a born anarchist who openly loathes convention and refuses to kowtow. One is prim, the other punk rock and yet you can't seem to get enough of each other! Ruled by Uranus, the planet of individuality, Aquarius is, in astro circles, synonymous with eccentricity – Virgo can relate. Ruled by Mercury, the Virgin may seem 'normal' in comparison but under the sensible veneer they are, in fact, riddled with quirks.

Aside from bonding over various idiosyncrasies you have a strong intellectual connection. Virgo admires the Aquarian's brilliance and is inspired by their lateral way of thinking. Likewise, the water bearer is impressed by Virgo's methodical thought processes and ability to help the find solutions. On a sexual level Aquarius draws out Virgo's curiosity and lowers their inhibitions. In fact, you could say that the water bearer's favourite past time is corrupting the Virgin! Aquarius knows that given the right moment, mood or amount of alcohol Virgo will break out into song and dance, go skinny dipping, sleep in and tell the boss where to go. Although they pretend to be appalled Virgo is secretly revels in the Aquarian's bad influence and wanton rebellion.

Another valuable asset to the relationship is your mutual desire to figure each other out. Just when one of you thinks you have the other stitched up, they'll totally disprove that theory and its back to the drawing board! Although the Aquarians' erratic behaviour and lack of planning will often turn Virgo prematurely grey, and Virgo's overly structured approach will at times be a drag you indulge each other because on some level you know these differences are good for you and the relationship. There's no rhyme or reason to this duo but why bother questioning a good thing ×

Virgo & Pisces.

When these polar opposites first meet there's likely to be coy flirting, sweet conversation and hasty plans for a date. You have similar values, interests and seemingly compatible personalities. Luckily, you also share the same warped sense of humour – you're going to need it! Yes, you unsuspecting suckers are in for quite a surprise, for when the space cadet and the school teacher get up close and personal it's sure to be an interesting journey!

Ruled by Neptune the planet of poetry, mysticism and also confusion, water sign Pisces is one of the more laid back signs. They're a little disorderly but nonetheless at ease with their chaos. Ruled by meticulous Mercury, Virgo on the other hand, is on the ball and always strives for perfection. Intuitive and sensitive, Pisces usually goes with the flow rather than try to control circumstances. This lackadaisical 'everything will be okay' attitude can be a threat to Virgo who must be in command of their feelings, environment and the future. Virgo's realistic approach can also be a constant reminder of the harsh realities of the world and a total buzz kill to the Fish.

Sexually, it can be hit and miss, depending on the couple. Pisces may wish that Virgo was more creative, passionate and vocal, while Virgo may not get into Pisces love of bringing fantasy into the bedroom. But that isn't always the case. Sometimes the combined precision and imagination make beautiful music together! These differences can be a constant source of tension that neither can reconcile. However you can both choose to learn from and be inspired by your opposing qualities. Virgo can impart their organization and problem-solving skills onto Pisces who, in turn can help Virgo become more in tune with their feelings and dislodge the bug they have up their butt. ×

Libra & Aries.

This union is a testament to the old adage opposites attract! There are infinite differences between Aries and Libra – one is rough and rowdy, the other elegant and poised. One is a picture of tact, the other has chronic foot-in-mouth disease, yet the way both of you embrace these distinctions is comparable to yin and yang.

As polar opposite signs of the zodiac each of you are entering uncharted waters. Both are 'cardinal' signs which means you're both self-assured and born with leadership skills, but these qualities play out in totally different ways. Ruled by aggressive Mars Aries is candid, sometimes embarrassingly so, boisterous and pulls no punches. Venusian ruled Libra on the other hand, is composed, treads carefully and always to say the right thing at the right time. The Ram is up front with emotions while Libra is reticent. The Ram has strong resolve; the Libran is an indecisive fence sitter. Libra is a lover, the Ram a fighter. Yep, the list of differences is seemingly endless and yet rarely poses a problem significant enough to throw in the towel. Sexually, this is a match made in heaven, with each drawing out each other's finest qualities. The usually self-centred Ram, ahem, bends over backwards to please Libra, who in return is transformed into a white hot ball of passion by the rampant Ram.

Although you're dispositions are contrary you have plenty in common. Both are vivacious, sharp-minded creatures who enjoy a thriving social life and thought-provoking conversation. There's also much to be learnt. If anyone can teach Rams that elusive virtue, patience, it's the balanced Libran. As the diplomat of the zodiac Libra can also teach the Ram tact. The Ram too can help the Libran be more decisive and encourage them to put their needs first once in a while. Although the road to romance is filled with compromise and some complications this pairing has all the tools to make it a successful and harmonious one. ×

Libra & Taurus.

Ordinarily when earth meets air the result can be pretty, well ordinary. They get along, but it's usually nothing to write home about. However, earthy Taurus and air sign Libra are an exception. Both are ruled by Venus, which means double the pleasure! The love planet infuses Taurus with earthy self-indulgence and sensuality. In Libra however, it takes on a more refined form, endowing them with elegance and exquisite taste. The one quality it gives you both, however, is a longing for harmony, which is perhaps what makes this union a success story.

Nevertheless, you're very different breeds. The open and charming Libra is a social butterfly and loves flitting from scene to scene. The slightly more reserved Taurus too loves company, but would rather throw an intimate dinner party than attend a movie premiere. Still, it's no cause for throwing in the towel. However, there is something capable of driving a wedge between you two love birds - Libra's flirtatiousness and Taurus' jealousy – not a good combo! Luckily, the Libran knows how to play the sulking Taurus like a fiddle and will make all the necessary concessions.

When it comes to sex there's no need for compromise - you're on the same wavelength, each providing the other with the trust necessary to perform at your very best. The combined force of Venus also ensures an ambient setting in which to tantalize each other's senses and relish the lovemaking process! Emotionally, it may appear that Taurus is the more detached of the two, but in fact it's Libra. Although Taurus at times feels that Libra is aloof and in turn comes across as brooding, both are even-tempered creatures with compatible natures. One thing you must be careful of, however, is complacency. Taurus's aversion to change coupled with the Libra's dislike of confrontation may cause a rut, but if you keep it fresh and aren't afraid to rock the boat you born romantics will last the distance. ×

Libra & Gemini.

When these like-minded air signs encounter each other there's double the trouble and twice the fun! You speak the same language and have a tacit understanding of each other's character. After all, it takes one to know one! Such an astro edge gives you outstanding odds in the endless love stakes. Hot and heavy relationships aren't particularly appealing to either of you. This relationship is based on a mutual love of fun, flirting and frolicking. Although each of you is in it for the long haul ironically, the formula to your success is keeping it light.

As the two flirtatious social butterflies of the zodiac you both believe you're here for a good time, not a long time. You each treasure an active social life and enjoy working the room. At last, someone who can hold their own without you having to baby sit! Ruled by Venus, Libra is the peace maker of the zodiac and as such tries to avoid conflict and unpleasantness. Similarly, Gemini likes to skip the drama and keep the emotional intensity to a minimum. Air signs are known for their objectivity and aloof demeanour and although both can become emotional you each have the ability to rationally discuss your feelings. Libra's tact and Gemini's approachable personality will ensure that the lines of communication will always remain open.

The affinity you each feel is most apparent on a sexual level. Libra knows how to please and will enticingly bring out the best that crafty Gemini has to offer. Clever Gemini needs a partner capable of stimulating them on a mental level. Libran, while not a rocket scientist has a well-rounded knowledge and the ability to converse on a number of varied topics, as well as being a great conversationalist. Capricious as the Libra may seem, they are however strictly one-on-one people and will be deeply hurt by infidelity. Luckily Libra is one of the few who can keep Gemini on the straight and narrow. You've met your match! ×

Libra & Cancer.

When the energy of the nurturing moon merges with harmonious Venus good old fashioned romance is bound to follow. Although the charming Libra and romantic Cancer's needs and desires are somewhat different, they are bound to fall head over heels in love, or at least what bears a striking resemblance to it. But this union is usually about a good time, not a long time even if you don't yet know it. This couple is more compatible than your average water/air mix and for a while it will be all romantic dinners, warm and fuzzy text messages and bonking like bunny rabbits, but sooner or later it starts to derail with your opposing outlooks, needs and in particular, views on relationships eventually become your undoing.

Although both are monogamous creatures Libra has a more flippant attitude. The independent air sign dislikes pressure but is hesitant to put the kybosh on what may or may not be a good thing. In order to keep the peace and their options open they'll tell Cancer what they want to hear. Cancer, however is very up front with the direction they'd like the relationship to take - something that scares the beejezus out of Libra - and makes them want to swallow their lip service! Inevitably there's shock and disappointment when these separate agendas eventually surface.

But that won't stop them from keeping the physical side of the relationship afloat. Intimacy comes easily to the Libra and Cancer who find each other incredibly sexy. In this department what you see is what you get and the sex is usually pretty dynamic even after plaguing problems set off alarm bells. Emotionally Libra will avoid conflict at all costs and therefore usually makes an effort to steer clear of emotional scenes, let alone conversations, something that will be near impossible given the Crab's temperament. Thankfully, it won't come to an abrupt, heartbreaking end. It's more than likely you'll mutually lose interest and part friends. Give it a go, you may surprise yourselves and be the exception. ×

Libra & Leo.

When the loveable Leo meets luscious Libra, the two waste no time embarking on a whirlwind romance. Air sign Libra fans the flames of desire, while Leo charges the air with electricity – okay, pretty naff analogies, but spot on! Libra is drawn to the warmth and charisma sun-ruled Leo exudes, while Leo admires Venus-ruled Libra's effortless elegance, secretly hoping that it'll rub off on them! The Libra thrives on flattery, while Leo needs to be adored, desires that each happily reciprocate, after all, this is the real thing. You're perfect partners in love and life – both are romantic, playful and bubbly extroverts who enjoy glamming it up. The sophisticated and articulate Libra is the butterfly of the social circuit, while extroverted Leo is the life and soul of the party. Together you're the ultimate PR machine proudly displaying each other while mingling at the most chic restaurants, premieres and parties.

Although you're a very public couple it's what you do in private that matters the most. There may be more to life than sex but try telling that to these two lascivious creatures! The Libra-Leo sexcapades are sensual, passionate and adventurous. It also helps that there's real tenderness between the two. However, it's not all shopping, schmoozing and shagging! Like any other couple you have your moments. Even though Libra is a lover, not a fighter Leo manages to push their buttons and bring out their temper. Leo will be frustrated with Libra's indecisiveness, who similarly, dislikes Leo's frankness.

Libra is a compulsive flirt and given Leo's possessive nature it can cause quite a problem. Adding fuel to the fire, Libra sees this behaviour as a measure of love and rarely does anything to appease their jealousy. Libra can be very insecure and as the magnificent Leo attracts attention wherever they go the Libra is sure to be a little bit threatened. However, these problems aren't enough to mar the relationship of this picture perfect couple. This is one hunk of burning love! ×

Libra & Virgo.

The union between stylish Virgo and effortlessly chic Libra is a match made in couture heaven. You belong to an exclusive club that only gorgeous, glamorous and polished couples are afforded membership to, and together you're bound to make beautiful outfits, homes and children. Ruled by meticulous Mercury Virgo's eye for detail and impeccable dress sense is sure to dazzle Venus-ruled Libra, who has a knack for instilling beauty in everything they touch.

Apart from mutual interests, values and scorching attraction to one another the Virgo-Libra union is also a cerebral one. The analytical Virgo and logical Libra can discuss varied topics. At times though Libra feels the needs to fluff things up - they can do highbrow but not all the time. Although you connect on many levels there are things about the other that tick you off. Virgo can be a little too direct and critical for Libra. By and large Libra is a fairly laid-back creature and can therefore become a bit rattled by Virgo's moodiness and highly strung behaviour. Similarly, Libra does a good job at winding up Virgo whenever they are confronted with a choice. Ever the diplomat air sign Libra will carefully weigh up the pros and cons, assess, reassess, call friends for a second and third opinion and then do the exact opposite to what was advised. Pragmatic earth sign Virgo on the other hand is very decisive, will make a decision and never look back. Given the choice Virgo would gladly use their eyeball as a pin cushion rather than sit through the excruciating process of watching Libra buy a pair of shoes.

Romantically and sexually you are a perfect fit. Both are passionate without being animalistic and sensual without being too colourful. On an emotional level, however, you're not as compatible. Flighty Libra is sometimes too erratic for staid Virgo, who similarly, can be a little too brooding for cheerful Libra. Thankfully, you connect on all the points that count and together have a great chance of attaining the harmony and contentment you each crave. ×

Libra & Libra.

When the two most vivacious, stylish and flirtatious signs of the zodiac spot each other from opposite sides of the room the result is the stuff fairy tales are based on. You're the 'it' couple who seem to have the whole package - looks, love, beautiful children – and by all accounts, it's not just appearances.

Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love, the union between two Librans is usually beyond bliss. These romantic kindred spirits go to great lengths to ensure that each day is punctuated with romantic gestures, sweet phone calls and passionate love-making. You'll be the first to admit that sex is a significant part of your relationship, and with two Venusian souls swimming in a sea of sensuality, it's sure to be simply scorching! But the attraction isn't just physical. As cerebral air signs, you can converse until the cows come home on anything from Herman Hesse to who made the worst dressed list. You charming and sociable creatures are the darlings of the party circuit. However, being such a public couple can put considerable strain on your private life, especially when things aren't going well. Parting ways can often mean an instant demotion, socially, but thankfully there's more to the relationship than cocktail parties and shopping.

As the peace lovers of the zodiac there are times when you opt to sweep problems under the rug rather than discuss them, and if the loved-up vibes subside, even for a moment, one or both of you begin to panic fearing it's the beginning of the end. This is often the senseless undoing of many perfectly happy Libran couples. Realise that all relationships have peaks and troughs, and disagreeing by no means spells the end of the relationship. By overcoming your insecurities and fear of confrontation you'll find it adds another positive dimension to the relationship, then you can get back to doing what Librans do best - talking, dancing, schmoozing, making love and living happily ever after! ×

Libra & Scorpio.

Traditionally air and water are opposites, and not in the complementary yin and yang sense. As such the airy fairy Libra and deep water Scorpio usually have to work against the odds to make this union a successful one. Each has very different outlooks, desires and values, not to mention personalities. Ruled by vivacious Venus, Librans are charming, extroverted creatures who love socializing with their great many friends. Romantically, they like to keep things light and need a relationship that is uncomplicated and harmonious. Ruled by Pluto, the planet of intensity, Scorpio is the antithesis of fluffy! Contrary to Libra's open and disarming personality, the Scorp is serious, secretive, and takes a long time to get to know. They are very picky about the company they keep and have a select few friends. On a romantic level they need a relationship full of complexity and with a hint of drama.

Sexually, both of you are reputedly good lovers who know how to satisfy. However, love is the essential ingredient that brings out the best in passionate Scorpio and caring Libra and without it sex will be adequate rather than remarkable. Therefore, an emotional connection plays a vital role and is yet another area that needs work. This aspect of the relationship can be very draining, especially for Libra. Scorpio is a moody creature and needs a highly perceptive partner to intuit their emotions and desires, and while Libra is caring and considerate they're simply not cut out for the job. Similarly Scorpio can be too scathing for Libra's delicate sensibilities.

If you manage the hard, but not impossible task of bridging the gap Scorpio can fill Libra's life with interesting challenges and appeal to their intellect with profound and thought-provoking opinions. Libra too, can bring beauty and harmony into Scorp's life. The relationship can work but it largely depends on whether the couple in question are committed, and most importantly, in love enough to go the extra mile. ×

Libra & Sagittarius.

The union between fire and air elements is traditionally thought to be an easy one, as both are extroverted signs with similar temperaments and interests. However, it isn't always a given. In the case of air Libra and fire Sagittarius the success largely hinges on the individual couple and where they are on the personal evolution scale.

Regardless of the relationship's outcome you can be sure it starts on a high note with bubbly Libra and enthusiastic Saggie living in and enjoying the moment. Promises aren't exchanged and neither party questions where this wondrous whirlwind is headed. Both continue milking the 'casual stage' of the relationship until one of you, most likely Libra, breaks the silence by uttering those three little words "what's going on?" knowing that it will change things permanently. Ruled by Venus the planet of beauty, love and harmony Libra is built for romance and in their element when sharing life's pleasures with another. Freedom-loving Sagittarius however is ruled by boundless Jupiter and doesn't need a partner to double their pleasure, and it's because of this that the relationship can go either way. Unlike Saggie who will happily coast along without giving much thought to the future Libra needs to know where they stand otherwise they may become insecure and clingy. If Saggie doesn't acknowledge or clarify the nature of the relationship Libra will disappear.

The physical side of the Libra-Saggie love connection is consistently sizzling and full of surprises! Both are deeply attracted to each other – the Saggie to Libra's grace, beauty and sensuality, the Libra to Saggie's daring and endurance. But it's on an intellectual that these two really connect. Fire sign Saggie is philosophical and passionately curious while intellectual air sign Libra enjoys being able to converse without having to dumb things down. You have a lot to offer each other - laughter, learning, love and most importantly, friendship. Provided both are honest from the get go and know where you stand you'll have a great time regardless of whether it's short and sweet or lasting. ×

Libra & Capricorn.

When the elegant Libra and sophisticated Capricorn coyly sneak a peek at each other, then surreptitiously arrange an introduction it's usually the start of something big! At first everything seems ideal. Both are madly attracted to each other with enough similarities to get along and differences to make it interesting. However, many Libra-Cap couples make the grave mistake of assuming that your goals are the same and it's not until after I love you's, keys or vows are exchanges that you both begin to suspect your agendas are completely different.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure and restraint, Capricorn is a dutiful soul who always puts work before play, as opposed to Libra who, ruled by pleasure-loving Venus, has fun high on their list of priorities. Libra is usually quite extroverted, but Cap's reticence tends to have a sedating effect on their bubbly nature. Cap sees Libra as being a bit too frivolous at times while Libra thinks Cap is too serious and, well, boring. Intellectually both provide each other with enough stimulation and challenges but sexually, and on a physical level problems can creep through. Capricorn may not be affectionate or tactile enough for the air sign Libra and although the Goat is a sensual earth sign they can be a bit too 'wham bam thank you ma'am'. Although Libra isn't particularly temperamental Capricorn can make them revert to a badly behave six year old, and there may be times when they will instigate a fight simply to get a reaction out of the stony Capricorn.

Both are 'cardinal' signs, which means that you each like to take the role as leader and unless you agree on most things, there's sure to be a power struggle, at least some of the time. You also have very high and fixed expectations. Again, if you don't share many of the same dreams, goals and values it will be very difficult for you to reconcile these differences. ×

Libra & Aquarius.

As an astro rule, when two signs of the same element team up, there's a fundamental understanding of each other's temperaments and personalities, and indeed, you fellow air signs are sociable, original and gregarious souls. However when it comes to relationship protocol 'cardinal' Libra and 'fixed' Aquarius have very different ideas. Ruled by Venus Libra belongs in a relationship and tries to create one of ease and harmony. Aquarius, on the other hand, is under the influence of unpredictable, freedom-loving Uranus and likes to come and go as they please. Tricky, but if you're crazy enough about each other love will conquer all!

Sexually, Libra is usually a little more conservative than Aquarius but the kinky water bearer has a way of luring Libra into all manner of scenarios that they normally wouldn't entertain in a thousand life times. Having an intellectual rapport is of the utmost importance in an air-air union, and thankfully it's the corner stone of the Aquarius-Libra relationship. Aquarian's ingenuity and 'out there' ideas are inspiring to the equally eccentric and brilliant Libra. The element of surprise is also a key factor in maintaining a healthy relationship, especially to the unpredictable water bearer. Aquarians are staunch individualists, and it takes someone very special and understanding to change the dynamic from casual to committed. If Libra allows Aquarius enough freedom while retaining their own independence – one of the main traits that attracted Aquarius in the first place – they have a very good chance of taking this sworn single off the market for good!

Yes, you air heads are sure to keep each other guessing however, it's necessary to have regular pit stops to assess the situation. This can be a bit of a tall order considering you both usually digest on the run, as well as the fact that the relationship has the momentum of a freight train. I can tell you to slow down and tread carefully, but it won't do any good. Once you cross paths, you two are goners! ×

Libra & Pisces.

Usually, water and air don't make the best bed fellows. One is all head, the other heart. One is extroverted, the other somewhat shy. One is rock 'n' roll, the other country and western. However, one thing the Libra-Pisces union has in its favour is that you're both believers who never give up on looking for your soul mate. This shared faith won't automatically make it smooth sailing, but it will help to defy the archetypal astro odds. Yes, both are romantics of the highest nature, and immersed in the beautiful energy of your respective ruling planets - Neptune and Venus – you'll revel in a cosmically induced spell.

Of course it helps that sexually you two really connect. The Libra and Pisces are highly sensual, considerate and creative lovers who are perfectly in sync with your individual needs. Both accommodate each other's fantasies, and pardon the pun, bend over backwards to please. Intellectually, however you two are at odds. As a logical air sign Libra likes to dissect and objectify. Watery Pisces however is more instinctual and simply goes with the flow. You can talk about many different things but it will be difficult for you to understand the way the other's minds work. This is also the case on an emotional plane. As far as air signs go Libra is one of the more emotive but relating to the sensitive watery Fish is a big stretch.

As both of you love the idea of being in love it will, no doubt get off to a magical start. However, neither can make the mistake of conveniently turning a blind eye to each other's shortcomings or dismissing the less shining qualities of the relationship. A degree of realism is essential - if both enter the relationship without your rose-tinted glasses there's a far better chance of it surviving. If not the relationship has a shelf life marginally longer than a litre milk. ×

Scorpio & Aries.

If you're up for an element of danger and like to live on the edge then you've come to the right place. This is the relationship equivalent of extreme sports! The hot-blooded fire sign Aries teamed with the magnetic water sign Scorpio is one volatile combo which can result in heightened bliss or utter catastrophe. Although each has distinctly different temperaments – the mysterious Scorpio is far more reserved than the bubbly Aries, there are also similarities. The reason being that while Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of power, sex and destruction (pretty telling, huh?) it is also co-ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression, which reigns over Aries.

Scorpio is a determined 'fixed' sign while Aries is a motivated 'cardinal' sign. Both are driven, audacious creatures who possess the same intimidating presence. The Scorpio admires the Ram's refreshing candour while the Ram is mesmerised by Scorpio's power, for Scorp is the only sign capable of making the Ram quake in their boots. Let's cut to the chase - there's one thing and one thing only that attracted you two fiends – SEX! When the two most libidinous signs of the zodiac get it on you can expect the love making to be intense, primal and non-stop to the point of exhaustion.

You also appear to be on the same emotional plane and on the surface each gives the impression of being thick-skinned. However, the Scorpio is far more emotional than they let on. Now here's where things can go belly up. Aries lack of sensitivity and perception is likely to land them in Scorpio's bad books – something no one in their right mind would want to do! If one of you hits below the belt an all-out war will ensue and neither will stop until the other is annihilated. However, if both of you mind your manners you can bring out the best in each other and the union can be normal, even healthy. ×

Scorpio & Taurus.

Like too electrically charged ions these polar opposites are irresistibly drawn to each other. All of the Bull's composure and reticence flies out the window the moment they lay eyes on the smouldering Scorpio. Similarly, the Scorp's guard is eclipsed by their overwhelming desire towards the sensual Bull. The chemistry is undeniable and instant. However, this union has a lot more depth than lust at first sight. There's an immediate bond and the sort of comfort two life-long sweet hearts share. Both have many traits in common such as modesty, loyalty and sincerity, while your different interests and temperaments serve to complement each other perfectly.

Ruled by powerful Pluto, Scorpio is the most intense sign of the zodiac, while Venus-ruled Taurus is possibly the most laid back. Indulgent, practical Taurus is concerned with the physical realm while the mysterious, magnetic Scorpio is more interested in trawling the ethereal world. Consequently, the Bull provides the perfect escape route from the Scorpio's intense thoughts, engaging their senses with hot baths, beautiful meals, massages and nature walks. Meanwhile, the magnetic Scorpio takes the Taurus on a guided tour of the hidden parts of their emotions, psyche and intuition. But it's behind closed (bedroom) doors where your unique differences are the biggest asset. This is where the worlds of sensual and sexual collide with each teaching the other the many tricks in their repertoire.

As with all polar opposite signs there are areas which need work. Both of you are 'fixed' signs which, as the term suggests, very rigid. Neither is good at compromising much less apologizing, which means that when there's a disagreement, or worse, a fight, you can bet the most puerile grudge match will follow long after you've forgotten what the cause of contention was. As the two most possessive signs of the zodiac you're also both psychotically jealous - good thing you're also extremely loyal. These matters are trifling in the larger scheme of things with the good far outweighing the bad. This is one union will stand the test of time. ×

Scorpio & Gemini.

Oh dear! What is it with you air and water couples? The Scorpio and Gemini are ill-suited and ill-fated with no place in each other's lives, let alone hearts, and yet for some reason there seem to be countless of these star-crossed lovers. It's a cosmic phenomenon. Well, not quite. Three little letters – S-E-X - spring to mind, however you can turn a blind eye to other dysfunctional areas of your relationship for only so long. Here's why you keep ignoring my advice.

Ruled by Pluto the planet of power and, yes sex Scorpio is intense, serious and tight-lipped. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Gemini is capricious, carefree and needs an open exchange. The Twin likes relationships to be fun and uncomplicated, while the Scorpio wants nothing short of a profound body-mind-soul experience. Sex, as I mentioned, is one area which requires little effort. Gemini's lack of inhibitions is a major turn on for Scorpio whose magnetism and prowess are equally mesmerizing. The Scorpio demands loyalty and while Gemini doesn't have the best track record, they won't stray not only for fear of retribution but because they have no desire to. Intellectually too, neither needs to build a bridge. Scorpio may not be able to wax lyrical on Dostoyevsky or discuss quantum physics but their thought provoking language and spot on intuition is enough to intrigue the Twin.

However, emotionally this union requires extensive compromise – something mutable Gemini is willing to do but fixed Scorpio won't. Although Scorpio is an emotional well they are tight-lipped creatures who seldom discuss the depth of their feelings. The objective and logical Gemini is bound to become frustrated with Scorpio's touchiness and lack of communication. Scorp on the other hand will be disappointed with Gemini's lack of perception. In a perfect world each of you can impart your differences and meet halfway. Yep, and there's no hole in the ozone layer. Resistance is futile but be prepared for a world of grief. ×

Scorpio & Cancer.

There are few golden matches that are certifiably made in heaven. The Cancer- Scorpio union is one of them. You two water signs operate on sixth sense, especially regarding matters of the heart. You know a keeper when you see one and dive straight in the deep end. Ruled by Pluto, the most powerful planet, Scorpio is intensity personified. The heat's too overwhelming for most – part of Scorp's plan to weed out the wimps – but the Crab is at home in the kitchen and doesn't scare easily. The Moon-ruled Cancer is equally profound, sincere and loyal. You bond on a spiritual level and understand each other's fluctuating moods and emotions.

Both are unwaveringly devoted to the right person and give their love, heart and soul unconditionally. Therefore, Cancer and Scorpio can be pretty cagey, especially when they suspect they're onto the real thing. Scorpio puts people through hoops, usually as a sadistic little hobby, but when it comes to relationships it's an insurance policy to ensure that they won't get hurt. Word. The Crab so hears that, and after you each pass with flying colours you can have a good chuckle about the various trials you put each other through. On a physical level you connect in a magical way … well, almost. The Cancer, while considerate and sensual may initially be a little too reserved for the intrepid Scorpio. Matching tattoos don't scare the Crab, sex in an elevator does. Scorpio is extremely jealous but the faithful Crab rarely gives them reason to be.

This star match has an amazing track record, and although it's usually magic it can also be tragic. Scorpio Prince Charles wasn't really Prince Charming after all for Cancer sign Diana, yet proved the perfect fit for Cancer sign Camilla Parker-Bowles. Go figure. If you're embarking on this most romantic adventure take comfort in the fact that Chuck and Di are the exception. Til death do us part. ×

Scorpio & Leo.

There's one word to describe a Leo-Scorpio union – explosive, but depending on the couple it can be likened to a supernova or a botched lab experiment. Traditionally, water and fire aren't the best match. Water can put out fire's enthusiasm and fire can cause the water to boil, but at the right temperature the two make steam! Here you have the 'power pair', equally charismatic, strong and determined in their resolve. Ruled by intense Pluto, Scorpio recognizes a fellow force of nature in Sun-ruled Leo and each of you instinctively know you've met your match. Your strong likes, dislikes and volatile natures bring a love–hate element to the relationship, something you passionate creatures prefer to indifference any day of the week!

The physical side of a relationship takes precedence over everything as far as these two sex bombs are concerned, and thankfully the sexual connection between Leo and Scorpio is TNT. You're likely to spend a week solid in bed and impress each other so much that when you finally emerge you'll announce to the world that you're engaged! There's usually a lot of upheaval and change in this relationship. No sacrifice is too great and both are willing go to great lengths to be together, such as move overseas, interstate or sell property. Ironically, however, both aren't as compromising with smaller issues. Leo and Scorpio are stubborn 'fixed' signs who aren't big on negotiating and unless you meet halfway there'll be a lot of frustrating impasses. Thankfully, you share many of the same goals, values and principles so most of the time you'll agree, and when on the same page you can conquer the world!

Although this relationship has strength, loyalty and longevity on its side it also has the potential to wreak havoc and break hearts. So before either of you take that step that will carve out your destiny tread wearily – it could be the best or worst thing that ever happened to you! ×

Scorpio & Virgo.

There's mutual intrigue when the mysterious Scorpio and reticent Virgo first meet. An immediate familiarity and kinship compels them to dispense with the flirting, come-hither looks, courting rituals and get serious! Ruled by Pluto, Scorpio's intensity is usually way too overwhelming for most people to endure. Virgo however, isn't a lightweight and finds something honest and oddly comforting about Scorpio's sombre edge. Similarly, Scorpio feels that Mercury-ruled Virgo is straightforward, realistic and capable of meeting their lofty standards. The Scorpio and Virgo are, by nature suspicious but together you learn to trust and know that the other will never let you down. You also provide each other with the mental challenge that has eluded you in relationships - Scorpio's mind of a steel trap is the perfect complement to clinical Virgo.

Sexually one would think that the notion, albeit misguided, of straight-laced Virgo and sex mad Scorpio are very mismatched, however nothing could be further from the truth. Scorpio knows exactly how to unleash Virgo's pent up passion and in turn, reaps the benefits of Virgo's control, experience and precision. Emotionally both can be moody but water sign Scorpio wins hands down! Virgo might get grumpy, even brood for the better part of a day. Scorpio however can wallow in the doldrums for weeks on end. Fortunately Virgo handles Scorpio's mood with the precision of an ocular surgeon, by being perceptive enough to know the cause, then subliminally letting them know that they know, while simultaneously making little of it. Phew!

Truth be known, you both enjoy lurking in the dark side, particularly Scorpio, and can become bogged down in a quagmire of intensity, worry and criticism. But this relationship can't live on a diet of Film Noir and Nick Cave. You must both make the effort to lighten the atmosphere, laugh at each other's quirks and see the funny side of things. This union definitely isn't for the faint-hearted. It takes commitment, mental stamina and a whole lot of sarcasm. Sissies be warned! ×

Scorpio & Libra.

Traditionally air and water are opposites, and not in the complementary yin and yang sense. As such the airy fairy Libra and deep water Scorpio usually have to work against the odds to make this union a successful one. Each has very different outlooks, desires and values, not to mention personalities. Ruled by vivacious Venus, Librans are charming, extroverted creatures who love socializing with their great many friends. Romantically, they like to keep things light and need a relationship that is uncomplicated and harmonious. Ruled by Pluto, the planet of intensity, Scorpio is the antithesis of fluffy! Contrary to Libra's open and disarming personality the Scorp is serious, secretive and takes a long time to get to know. They are very picky about the company they keep and have a select few friends. On a romantic level they need a relationship full of complexity and with a hint of drama.

Sexually, both of you are reputedly good lovers who know how to satisfy. However, love is the essential ingredient that brings out the best in passionate Scorpio and caring Libra and without it sex will be adequate rather than remarkable. Therefore, an emotional connection plays a vital role and is yet another area that needs work. This aspect of the relationship can be very draining, especially for Libra. Scorpio is a moody creature and needs a highly perceptive partner to intuit their emotions and desires, and while Libra is caring and considerate they're simply not cut out for the job. Similarly Scorpio can be too scathing for Libra's delicate sensibilities.

If you manage the hard, but not impossible task of bridging the gap Scorpio can fill Libra's life with interesting challenges and appeal to their intellect with profound and thought-provoking opinions. Libra too, can bring beauty and harmony into Scorp's life. The relationship can work but it largely depends on whether the couple in question are committed, and most importantly, in love enough to go the extra mile. ×

Scorpio & Scorpio.

When two Scorps first meet there's a flash of recognition and a cheeky glint in both your eyes that says "you're my kind!" You then proceed to circle one another well aware that you're under close, yet furtive scrutiny - after all, you know each other's game plan inside out. The relationship will then take a fast and furious or slow and steady course resulting in a passionate, at times volatile, but usually successful relationship. As stubborn 'fixed' signs one of the biggest challenges this union faces is learning how to compromise. Depending on the couple, differences of opinion can be settled in a 'civilized' fashion, which may entail arguing, even raised voices but usually always some sort of resolution. Other twosomes though handle disputes in a less diplomatic way. Some Scorpios use their sting when they sense a fight brewing or feel as though they're being backed into a corner and will instigate battle with a pre-emptive strike.

Regardless of whether the fight is fierce or mild it's likely to be followed by passionate make up sessions! Ruled by Pluto the planet of power, intensity and sex the love-making is vigorous and unfettered yet, deeply spiritual. Jealousy however can be your undoing and both know only too well that Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio scorned! Apart from an explosive sex life the major plus with a Scorpio-Scorpio union is an unspoken understanding. You dislike discussing your feelings at the best of times so it's a bonus to have someone as perceptive who knows how to handle your highs, lows and everything in between.

Scorpio has the mind of a steel trap. Your mental stamina, intensity and controversial views are challenging by most people's standards but with a fellow Scorp you can discuss the most taboo, profound and mind bending subjects for hours on end. You passionate souls are connected on every level. It may not be rosy all the time but both will work through dramas and emerge stronger, wiser and more united than ever. ×

Scorpio & Sagittarius.

There's an instant attraction between the water sign Scorpio and fire sign Sagittarius, but not the kind either are used to. Sociable as the Saggie may be they're not one for small talk and their shock jock tactics are an acquired taste. Enter Scorpio. This controversial creature craves but rarely finds the sort of company that skips social niceties and superficial chitchat. Perfect! Both forgo the flirtatious prelude to courtship and become embroiled in animated conversation. Each of you trade numbers and walk away knowing that you'll be firm and lasting friends. Then a funny thing happens. The love bug bites and although you'll try your best to ignore the sexual sparks eventually you yield to other forces at play.

Ruled by jovial Jupiter the extroverted Saggie is an eternal optimist who loves meeting people, going to new places and saying yes to new experiences. As a 'mutable' sign Saggie is open to change, suggestions and isn't threatened by new developments. Scorpio, on the other hand, is ruled by Pluto, the planet of intensity and doesn't share Saggie's cheerful outlook. They're not complete killjoys but frivolity simply isn't part of their nature. As a 'fixed' sign Scorpio also dislikes change and needs a lot of coaxing to try new things. One thing you do have in common however, which seems to make up for the dissimilarities, is your yearning for truth, meaning and purpose. Sexually you're both highly compatible. Saggie has the sex appeal and stamina to impress Scorpio- not an easy feat - while Scorpio shares Saggies desire to explore.

After sleeping together a few times, you may mutually decide that it's the wrong path to go down. If you waste no time in back tracking while maintaining an open exchange the friendship will remain intact, but if you drag it out the friendship will most likely be unsalvageable. So before taking that step which changes the dynamic from platonic to personal some serious thinking is in order. ×

Scorpio & Capricorn.

"Don't I know you from somewhere?" isn't a pick up line but usually a sincere ice breaker in the Scorpio-Capricorn introduction. While you may not move in the same circles there's an instant familiarity and natural ease that suggests you were best buddies in a previous life destined for a lengthy reunion in this one. Your temperaments and approaches may be worlds apart but as a couple you're very well-suited because each possesses qualities that are mutually important. Both are disciplined, hardworking folk who together realize many shared dreams. With 'fixed' sign Scorpio's tenacity and 'cardinal' Capricorn's acumen and leadership skills the two of you are a formidable team in business as well as life. Independent as you both are, you manage to retain your individuality without compromising your devotion and unity.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure and constraint, the stable Goat provides a safe haven for Pluto-ruled Scorpio, who may be strong but unbeknown to most conceals innate vulnerability - a secret that is safe with the scrupulous Capricorn. The Goat also knows how to handle Scorpio moods and won't allow the powerful Scorp to manipulate or dominate them. This show of strength earns Scorpio's unwavering respect and adoration, as well as all of the passion, loyalty and strength they have to offer. As a water sign the Scorp follows their intuition and is usually more spiritually inclined than earthy and pragmatic Capricorn. However, on an intellectual level there's an easy flow and open exchange of ideas.

Sexually, the chemistry is comfortable and satisfying but not pure TNT. Sex is usually more important to Scorpio; however, they are willing to overlook this because there are so many other positive factors in the relationship. The honest, pragmatic and down to earth tone of the Scorpio-Capricorn connection may not have the boom crash opera that befits a match made in heaven but it is nonetheless as rewarding, loving and lasting. ×

Scorpio & Aquarius.

When Water sign Scorpio and air sign Aquarius get a load of each other the attraction is jaw-dropping, but unbeknownst to both of you though, this union is ill-fated. One of the main reasons why it probably ends in tears is that it usually doesn't start with a clean slate. Both have a lot of baggage and in some cases one or both may already be involved - cosmically and karmically, not the best start! The basis of this relationship is usually sex and the chemistry between kinky Aquarius and salacious Scorpio is intoxicating! Some couples stay together purely for the physical side even when the relationship nose dives. Instead of making a clean break both will tacitly lead separate lives, which may entail several indiscretions, but neither will ask questions, most likely because they too are carrying on behind the other's back!

If the ensuing guilt, drama and complications aren't enough to destroy the relationship your significant differences will. Air sign Aquarius is logical and clinical while water sign Scorpio is sensitive and intuitive - a factor which makes it hard to bridge the gap, and as both of you are 'fixed' signs, you won't be inclined to meet each other half way.

Pluto-ruled Scorpio can be too intense and probing for Aquarius who, ruled by freedom-loving Aquarius, often wants to be left to their own devices. Aquarius is far too sociable for Scorpio who will begrudgingly be dragged along to every fund raiser, restaurant opening and night club only to be chastised later for being such a wet blanket. The water bearer will also find Scorpio's possessiveness tough to take. In turn Scorpio will find Aquarius to be cold and unresponsive, and it's not often that Scorpio can't provoke a response! Unfortunately physical attraction and super-duper sex aren't enough to make this work. Unless both of you have some other favourable astrological influences both must be a committed team willing to undergo the exhaustive process of beating the odds. ×

Scorpio & Pisces.

There's usually something fateful surrounding the circumstances under which Scorpio and Pisces meet. It's as though the angels conspired to ensure that your paths cross even if it means delivering you from opposite sides of the globe. Both of you immediately sense the magic and although you're overwhelmed, even a little scared by the intensity of emotions you feel for one another you courageously put yourself on the line. No matter how guarded or jaded, Scorpio and Pisces trust each other from the get go, and it's this profound faith in each other that cause you both to throw caution to the wind.

Ruled by Pluto Scorpio's powerful presence can be quite intimidating. Funnily enough, the meek Fish holds up under Scorpio's penetrative gaze. Neptune-ruled Pisces knows just how to tenderize the steely Scorp and reduce them to putty in their soft, gentle hands! There's also a strong karmic connection that suggests you have unfinished business from a previous lifetime and need to exchange lessons. Accordingly, Scorpio draws out the dormant strength in Pisces who in turn teaches humility. Sexually, Scorpio and Pisces have an electric connection that lasts well beyond the life span of the average honeymoon 'bonking like bunny rabbits' phase. Both are truly enamoured with each other and engage in tender, passionate and wanton love making, sometimes for days on end, even years into the relationship.

On a mental level the two aren't quite as compatible. The Fish is a believer, Scorpio a sceptic, so both can spend hours trying to convince each other of their respective view points and as highly charged water signs emotions can run high. Yes, things aren't always perfect. You do fall out of sync, from time to time and when your normally psychic connection is temporarily severed it can be particularly tough on both of you. Through good times and bad however, your devotion and support is unwaveringly and your love constant, unconditional and epic. ×

Sagittarius & Aries.

Get ready to party! When these kindred spirits come together it's New Year's Eve every night of the week and rightly so, for you fellow fire signs have plenty to celebrate. Your compatibility is immediately apparent. Both share an enthusiastic disposition, a love of spontaneity and the willingness to experience life to the hilt. Ruled by spirited Jupiter, Saggie loves adventure, which complements the bold, Mars-ruled Ram's pioneering spirit. There's also a common love of freedom and mutual respect for each other's space.

Emotionally, you both have fiery temperaments but neither needs to tread on eggshells. The milder Saggie knows how to placate the Ram, who in turn validates the Archer's moods. As a 'cardinal' sign the Aries likes to take the lead, while 'mutual sign Saggie goes with the flow. However, one does not have dominion over the other and there is always a sense of equal footing and shared decision making. Although there's so much more to your relationship than sex, thankfully the compatibility doesn't end here. Both readily launch into your "A" material but there's no fear of reaching sexual bankruptcy – you're way too imaginative, adventurous and daring for that, and there are still many depraved scenarios to aspire to!

Friendship is a very important element of this relationship. Each seek a companion, as well as a lover, and this union provides both. The secret to this coupling is that the two are great friends and enjoy each other's company immensely. There's complete honesty between you and a feeling of having spent a previous life together. Even though neither sign suffer fools, you accept the other's foibles without complaint and don't even attempt to change each other. Neither of you are renowned for being marriage material, but in each other you have found your equal and will never tire of eating the same old cereal every day. You enjoy leading each other astray and together will ride off into the sunset … or wake up in Mexico with the mother of all hangovers! ×

Sagittarius & Taurus.

When these two contrasting personalities cross paths, it can be a serendipitous Hodge podge or complete flop. I hate to put the kybosh on this one but a union between spirited Saggie and tranquil Taurus will most likely be the latter. Here's why. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of travel and abundance, Saggie is a free-spirited, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants fire sign. Extroverted, spontaneous and carefree the Archer loves adventure, has a PhD in partying and will go out of their way to walk on the wild side. The sedate Bull on the other hand generally shuns the party scene in favour of intimate gatherings and prefers the snug confines of tried and true. Taurus likes familiar settings and people while Saggie is a restless nomad with a love of exotic places, people and food. So while Taurus will happily dine in a Moroccan restaurant, Saggie prefers a little restaurant in Morocco!

If however, there's a spark worth pursuing you'll discover many things to learn from one another. Saggie has great vision but terrible lack of follow through, lives for the moment, and spends accordingly. Taurus is a 'doer' and just the person to give them a crash course in time and money management 101. Similarly Saggie's adventurous and intrepid personality can introduce Taurus to a world of possibilities. Alas, Saggie usually doesn't want rescuing while Taurus is content where they are.

It doesn't get better in bed either. The traditional Taurus is a little too conservative for the wayward Saggie who in turn is wild and unpredictable. Intellectually, the Bull may be impressed with the Archer's knowledge but can find them to be a tactless know-it-all. Saggie may also think Taurus is insipid, but really, it's because the Bull just can't be bothered. There's a need for common ground metaphorically as well as literally. Really, Anna Nicole Smith and Stephen Hawking have better chance of making it work- and she's been dead for a few years... ×

Sagittarius & Gemini.

A union between two polar opposite signs is filled with possibilities. It can be an epic debacle or sheer heaven. This madcap twosome falls into the latter category and has success stamped all over it. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance, spirited Saggie is the perfect yin to crazy Gemini's yang, and when these two rascals join forces life transforms into one non-stop Mardi Gras!

Although there's an undeniable physical attraction, friendship and common interests are the main basis for this relationship. You each share a thirst for knowledge, as well as a love of travel, meeting new people, visiting interesting places and getting the most out of life. There are very few things you disagree on but on the odd occasion when you don't see eye to eye reaching a compromise is easy as both are mutable signs who are willing to make concessions. Far from alienating the other, your differences are a never ending source of amusement, knowledge and personal growth. Intellectually the Twin and the Archer are on the same wavelength. Both are eternal students who are constantly broadening their horizons through tertiary education, short courses, reading, traveling and sucking the marrow out of life. The philosophical Saggie is driven by a desire to know the truth while curious Gemini needs to understand their environment by amassing as much information as possible. The sexual connection you share is also nothing short of dynamic! Here are two adventurous, spontaneous and uninhibited souls who are wild, willing and up for anything.

Emotionally, fire sign Saggie can be a little more passionate than air sign Gemini, but as the Twin is largely unphased and the Saggies temper short-lived, these differences don't create drama. Both are blessed with innate optimism and rarely resist change. Rather, you embrace surprise developments and make the most of whatever life brings, which is the secret to your enduring and evolving relationship. As far as romance goes this union is text book soul mate stuff! ×

Sagittarius & Cancer.

A funny thing happens the when the world weary traveller and the consummate homebody hook up - the Archer hangs up their hat and the Crab packs a passport. It may not be the most compatible union but you'll both want to give it a go, partly due to attraction but also because you're both curious as to where this love train will take you. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of travel, philosophy and learning the Saggie loves to globetrot, embracing new cultures, languages and friends along the way. Moon-ruled Crab however, has a reputation of being the domestic god/goddess of the zodiac. Having said that not all Saggies fit the archetypal gypsy profile - they do occasionally like to put down roots. Similarly, not every Cancer is a cookie baking doily knitter. The Crab has been known to take the road less travelled, especially in the name of love.

The Crab is very sensitive and intuitive while the Archer is more intellectually inclined. However, the Saggie is a philosophical soul and a crusader for truth; therefore, they will be keenly interested in the perceptive Cancer's take on life. Emotionally, the thin-skinned Cancer and the straightforward Saggie aren't exactly on the same wavelength. The Archer has an incessant need to speak their mind regardless of when, where and with whom, something which makes the tactful Crab cringe. Their 'shock jock' delivery style can also be a little brutal for Cancer who prefers things to be a little sugar coated. Therefore the Archer needs to tone down the pull no punches rhetoric and the Crab must learn not to take offence.

Sexually the Saggie is open to just about anything while Cancer is rather conservative. However, the Crab can be lured out of their safety zone into the throes of reckless, risky passion provided they feel secure. After all, they won't swing from the ceiling for just anyone! A Cancer-Sagittarius union isn't an easy one - it requires patience, perseverance and a leap of faith, but it's by no means impossible. ×

Sagittarius & Leo.

This is the 'lucky in love' relationship where everything seems effortless and simply meant to be. It's also a union which requires plenty of Gatorade, cash and self-imposed rest, for when the extravagant Leo and the swashbuckling Saggie merge, one thing is for certain, it's huge! These gregarious fire signs have immense lust for life and a mutual love of socialising, spending and living it up. Both of you are larger-than-life visionaries, and together double your chances of turning big plans into reality. Here's why. Born under benevolent Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, optimistic Saggie has a winning combination of optimism and daring that attracts good fortune everywhere you go. Ruled by the vibrant Sun, Leo has the will, drive and confidence to succeed. Throw all of these qualities into the mix and the sky is the limit!

As much as these two adore each other there are still things that grind their gears. Leo's constant need for attention stifles freedom-loving Saggie. Similarly, Leo finds Saggie to be reckless with their words, as well as actions. Therefore, Leo needs to respect Saggie's space who, in turn, could use a little more diplomacy. Both are hot-tempered but express their anger in different ways. Saggie has tantrums while Leo, who is far too dignified for outbursts, silently simmers. However both of you understand each other's temperament and don't interfere when you're on the warpath.

You're also very passionate between the sheets. The adventurous Saggie is a purrrrfect match for the audacious Leo, and is one of the few signs who has the stamina to satisfy the Lion's ravenous appetite. Saggie is a 'mutable' sign who easily adapts to new situations. As far as the optimistic Archer is concerned change is simply an opportunity waiting to happen. 'Fixed' sign Leo on the other hand doesn't 'do' change terribly well. Saggie encourages Leo to seize the moment, while the more disciplined Leo will help Saggie see their wonderful ideas through to fruition. Yes, you're a great team destined to have a big life, big house and beautiful kids! ×

Sagittarius & Virgo.

One would think when fiery Sagittarius hooks up with earthy Virgo it's an accident waiting to happen. After all, the Archer is extroverted, enthusiastic and optimistic, while Virgo is composed, organised and cautious, but in spite of your diametrically opposed personalities this peculiar pairing seems to have the love thing nailed. You're an astrological anomaly and have most of your friends stumped!

Here are a few reasons why this union works: Intellectually you find each other totally engaging. Ruled by clever Mercury Virgo has great mental dexterity while expansive Jupiter endows Sagittarius with a love of learning. Apart from the mental arousal there's a strong physical connection. Saggie inspires Virgo to be less, well, virginal while Virgo's honed technique brings out the best sex Saggie has to offer. Emotionally Virgo is the cooler of the two and a calming influence when Saggie wigs out. However, Virgo can and often does get into a tizz, but sunny Saggie makes them see that it's not as bad as they think.

Virgo is a compulsive planner and doesn't make a move without their palm pocket. Saggie, on the other hand, likes to ad lib in case a more interesting option pops up. With any other partner these differences alone would be enough to break it but instead these two 'mutable' signs adapt. Structured Virgo realizes that winging it won't make the sky fall down while spontaneous Saggie discovers that planning ahead doesn't have to cramp their style. Sure, there'll always be bickering over punctuality, propriety and who left a wet towel on the floor. Sagittarius will try to slip Virgo half a white Valium from time to time, while Virgo will harp on about how Saggie needs to do a bit of growing up. Your opposite approaches and personalities are a constant source of admiration, fascination and yes, frustration, but nonetheless an asset and cornerstone of the relationship. Who'd have thought that Mary Poppins and Peter Pan would make such great bedfellows! ×

Sagittarius & Libra.

The union between fire and air elements is traditionally thought to be an easy one, as both are extroverted signs with similar temperaments and interests. However, it isn't always a given. In the case of air Libra and fire Sagittarius the success largely hinges on the individual couple and where they are on the personal evolution scale. Regardless of the relationship's outcome you can be sure it starts on a high note with bubbly Libra and enthusiastic Saggie living in and enjoying the moment. Promises aren't exchanged and neither party questions where this wondrous whirlwind is headed. Both continue milking the 'casual stage' of the relationship until one of you, most likely Libra, breaks the silence by uttering those three little words "what's going on?" knowing that it will change things permanently.

Ruled by Venus the planet of beauty, love and harmony Libra is built for romance and in their element when sharing life's pleasures with another. Freedom-loving Sagittarius however is ruled by boundless Jupiter and doesn't need a partner to double their pleasure, and it's because of this that the relationship can go either way. Unlike Saggie who will happily coast along without giving much thought to the future Libra needs to know where they stand otherwise they may become insecure and clingy. If Saggie doesn't acknowledge or clarify the nature of the relationship Libra will disappear. The physical side of the Libra-Saggie love connection is consistently sizzling and full of surprises! Both are deeply attracted to each other – the Saggie to Libra's grace, beauty and sensuality, the Libra to Saggie's daring and endurance.

But it's on an intellectual that these two really connect. Fire sign Saggie is philosophical and passionately curious while intellectual air sign Libra enjoys being able to converse without having to dumb things down. You have a lot to offer each other - laughter, learning, love and most importantly, friendship. Provided both are honest from the get go and know where you stand you'll have a great time regardless of whether it's short and sweet or lasting. ×

Sagittarius & Scorpio.

There's an instant attraction between the water sign Scorpio and fire sign Sagittarius, but not the kind either are used to. Sociable as the Saggie may be they're not one for small talk and their shock jock tactics are an acquired taste. Enter Scorpio. This controversial creature craves but rarely finds the sort of company that skips social niceties and superficial chitchat. Perfect! Both forgo the flirtatious prelude to courtship and become embroiled in animated conversation. Each of you trade numbers and walk away knowing that you'll be firm and lasting fiends. Then a funny thing happens. The love bug bites and although you'll try your best to ignore the sexual sparks eventually you yield to other forces at play.

Ruled by jovial Jupiter the extroverted Saggie is an eternal optimist who loves meeting people, going to new places and saying yes to new experiences. As a 'mutable' sign Saggie is open to change, suggestions and isn't threatened by new developments. Scorpio, on the other hand, is ruled by Pluto, the planet of intensity and doesn't share Saggie's cheerful outlook. They're not complete killjoys but frivolity simply isn't part of their nature. As a 'fixed' sign Scorpio also dislikes change and needs a lot of coaxing to try new things. One thing you do have in common however, which seems to make up for the dissimilarities, is your yearning for truth, meaning and purpose. Sexually you're both highly compatible. Saggie has the sex appeal and stamina to impress Scorpio- not an easy feat - while Scorpio shares Saggies desire to explore.

After sleeping together a few times, you may mutually decide that it's the wrong path to go down. If you waste no time in back tracking while maintaining an open exchange, the friendship will remain intact, but if you drag it out, the friendship will most likely be unsalvageable. So before taking that step which changes the dynamic from platonic to personal some serious thinking is in order. ×

Sagittarius & Sagittarius.

When you two feisty, vital and vivacious creatures collide, most likely while salsa-ing on a table top, you sense the love angels sealing your fate and immediately dive in the deep end welcoming the potential risks involved with so readily putting it all on the line. Saggies are the certified thrill seekers of the zodiac and in each other discover the ultimate X-treme sport! At last, someone equally enthusiastic and spontaneous who will never say "never", "How much is it?" or "Not here!"

Ruled by jovial Jupiter, the Archers are impulsive extroverts who love travel, partying and cracking opportunities wide open. As Jupiter is also the planet of fortune Lady Luck seems to smile upon both giving you an optimistic outlook and spring in your step. Fire signs Saggies are among the most physical of the zodiac and sex is a vital part of any Archer's relationship, doubly so in this case. Together you two wild, uninhibited souls will enjoy burning off calories regardless of location, time or company! Sexual as you both may be intellectual stimulation is just as important. There aren't many who can match your mental acuity and so you both relish being able to discuss and explore high-minded topics. Although both of you are open-minded and accommodating 'mutable' signs you can also be very opinionated. This often leads to what the untrained eye perceives as heated discussions, when in fact you're merely blowing off steam in a healthy bout of mental calisthenics.

However, it isn't all partying, passionate discussion and parasailing. Some couples hit a snag along the way because they burn too brightly, too quickly. If your relationship is based solely on adrenalin and the narcissistic overtones present in all same sign relationships the union can reach sexual, emotional, spiritual, and yes, just plain old bankruptcy, but this is the exception, not the rule. The Saggie-Saggie union is usually high on highs, low on lows and most couples coast along on cloud nine. ×

Sagittarius & Capricorn.

When spontaneous Sagittarius and control freak Capricorn are seen locking lips it begs the question how on earth did you two wind up together? The answer is simple – attraction - Saggie to Cap's sophistication and dry wit, Cap to Saggie's bubbly, sexy presence. Unfortunately you're usually the last ones to discover what an ill-conceived union this is so I won't insult either of you by extolling its virtues. Forget the fact that your personalities are ill-suited – Saggie is flippant, extroverted and eternally optimistic while Cap is reserved, serious and pragmatic – your values, lifestyles and, most importantly goals are constantly at odds.

As a 'mutable' sign Saggie loves change and new experiences. Cap on the other hand is a 'cardinal' sign who likes being in control and sticking to what they know. The earthy Goat always has a strategy but to the fiery Archer planning only ruins the surprise. Another black mark against the Sagittarius-Capricorn union is the conflicting energies of your ruling planets. Saturn, the planet of limitation, structure and discipline that watches over the Goat is in direct opposition to frivolous, fun-loving and expansive Jupiter which governs Sagittarius. Sexual compatibility is one major tick in the plus column of this mismatched twosome; however, the strongest aspect and mainstay of the relationship is your intellectual rapport. Both are smart individuals and feel most at ease when engaged in meaningful conversation.

The passionate Saggie has great vision and brilliant ideas but rarely the tenacity needed to finish the project. Capricorn on the other hand has the logistics and determination but sometimes lacks imagination. If the two can impart each other with these key missing qualities it will add purpose and meaning to the relationship. If love is a precarious thread on which this relationship hangs it simply isn't enough. Unless both of you have various other astro forces influencing your personalities, it will be one long exhaustive battle, but at the very least both will walk away with some valuable experiences and lessons under their belt. ×

Sagittarius & Aquarius.

Here you have the two most commitment phobic signs of the zodiac – fire sign Sagittarius and air sign Aquarius - who ironically will teach each other the meaning of true togetherness, but not before dancing around each other and drawing out the dating game. The sassy Saggie and quirky Aquarius are positively bowled over when you first meet, but so spooked are you by the stirring in your heart and loins that you usually flee the scene. Fate also often plays a hand in separating you for lengthy periods which is why it can take months sometimes even years for you to finally become an item. Once you freedom fighters bite the bullet you'll realize you have the same agenda and wonder why it took you so long!

The Archer and the Water Bearer are the most independent signs of the zodiac and need their space as much as oxygen. Ruled by spirited Jupiter the impulsive Sag loves taking off at a moment's while, ruled by unpredictable Uranus Aquarius needs to be able to come and go as they please. Both enjoy surprises, variety and socialising, but it's important for each to retain your own friends and separate social lives. On an intellectual level you have a wonderful affinity. Saggie is intelligent, inquisitive and a keen learner while Aquarius is highly original, inventive and unconventional. You're also both very eccentric and share the same offbeat humour.

And when it comes to sex? Oh mamma! When the inventive and uber-kinky Aquarius lures Saggie into their wanton web they get a lot more than they bargained for. Saggie is a swashbuckling sex fiend who rises to any challenge and ups the ante, so together you can feel completely unrestrained and adventurous. 'Fixed' sign Aquarius is a stubborn soul but this is offset by Saggie's accommodating nature. Both of you want your cake and eat it which is why this is the ideal union. It offers warmth and intimacy with a twin soul, while still allowing you your precious freedom. ×

Sagittarius & Pisces.

To the untrained eye the Sagittarius-Pisces duo doesn't have much, if anything in their favour. However the fiery Archer and watery Fish have personality traits which each readily relate to. Saggie is optimistic and fun-loving while Pisces is playful and idealistic. The two are also good friends with similar senses of humour and love of fun. One reason why you two get along so well is that you're both easy-going 'mutable' signs who roll with change, enjoy variety and aren't set in your ways. Another is that in days of yore jolly Jupiter, Saggie's ruling planet, co-ruled Pisces bestowing the Fish with a similar happy-go-lucky disposition. Freedom-loving Jupiter endows the Archer with an unfettered spirit while the nebulous energy of Neptune, Pisces recognized ruler, makes it hard for the Fish to enforce boundaries and together you can be quite reckless. Therefore, one of you has to be the voice of reason aka 'Captain Bring-down' or both of you could wander down the path of excess.

As much as you have enough in common, it's your differences that can be the problem. Pisces is a moody soul and can sink into the doldrums of despair. Saggie is an expert at boosting morale but if they don't succeed in lifting Pisces spirits immediately they will become impatient and unsympathetic. The straight shooting Archer can also be far too blunt for the sensitive Fish and will often wound them. At least it's good for kissing and making up! The combination of Saggie's adventurous spirit and Pisces' imagination makes for an interesting sex life. The Archer will oblige the Fish's fantasies and fetishes who in turn will be open to Saggie's suggestions.

Mentally however, things are a little more challenging. Saggie likes a hearty debate whereas Pisces shies away from any sort of conflict no matter how inert. It may be short-lived or lasting but memorable and very worthwhile. If you do decide to go your separate ways there will most likely be no animosity and the two will always look back on the relationship with fondness. ×

Capricorn & Aries.

Talk about a mixed bag! The Ram and Goat are poles apart primarily because you belong to diametrically opposed elements - the passionate Ram is fire while the cool Goat is earth. This usually poses a major problem, but in your case the differences could be the glue that holds the relationship together. Ruled by manic Mars the Ram is a spontaneous livewire who lives in the moment. However, the Goat who is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint, rarely acts without a plan. Such stark contrasts can be a source of mutual admiration with the Goat in awe of the Rams warmth and energy while the Ram marvels at the Goat's dignified, unflappable nature.

The sex is dynamite! The masterful Goat and passionate Ram can't seem to get enough of each other, however, in some instances it is the only thing holding the relationship together. Although you're on par intellectually, emotionally it's a learning curve. The hot-headed Ram quickly discovers that temper tanties don't wash with the cool Goat and subsequently grows up, and the Ram knows how to encourage the Goat to express their hidden emotions. There are a few things you have in common. Both are and renowned work-a-holics, but when together they play twice as hard! It may take the Goat while to decompress but the Ram knows the short cut and relishes drawing out the Goat's inner hedonist.

The two of you are also cardinal signs, which means you're born leaders. The Ram and the Goat are highly motivated, ambitious people who bond over your mutual dislike of slackers. However, neither will not be told what to do, and as Aries is the Mack daddy of all bossy boots you'll really get Capricorn's, ah, goat. If you enter into a tug-of-war things could turn ugly, but if you understand from the onset that neither is prepared to put up with each other's crap you're in with a shot. Either way, time will quickly decide whether there's a future. ×

Capricorn & Taurus.

Although sparks may not fly the profound bond these two earth signs share has all the components of a successful union. A comfortable old shoe, while not the most exciting analogy, is best way to describe the familiarity and contentment between the Goat and Bull. Both are practical, hardworking and dependable souls with common interests, temperaments and goals. In typical earth sign form, each also needs routine and cares little for change or surprises.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, the Goat is a composed and modest quiet achiever who is willing to work hard for their spoils. Ruled by Venus the luxury loving Bull is equally unassuming and diligent. Status isn't as important to Taurus as it is to the ambitious Cap but both agree financial security is a must. While neither of you are superficial you make no effort to conceal your love of material possessions, and why should you? Both work hard and play even harder rewarding yourself with earthly pleasures, and when you let your hair down it's "GAME ON!" with closet hedonist Capricorn proving a worthy partner in crime for the indulgent Taurus.

Speaking of pleasure, when it comes to bedroom action these sensual earth signs are on the same wavelength and feel totally at ease. The sex may not be dynamic but it's consistently good and seems to improve with time. Intellectually you're a fine match and share the same droll sense of humour. Both are even tempered but also capable of losing it once in a while, but as you get on exceptionally well it's rarely with each other. You're creatures of few words and loathe the 'we need to talk' thing, only discussing something when it's important. While neither is the gushy type you're emotionally available, compassionate and supportive when the other needs you. The bottom line is you make a great team. Look no further this is soul mate material! ×

Capricorn & Gemini.

Well who'd have thought that the stoic Capricorn and carefree Gemini would make such perfect companions? You're worlds apart – the Goat, a diligent, reserved and cautious earth sign; the Twin, a happy-go-lucky, rash and unpredictable air sign. In anyone else these characteristics would spell sayonara but in this duo they just seem to work. Ruled by serious Saturn, the Goat is a controlled, goal oriented over-achiever whose life is one big spread sheet. Capricorn takes things very seriously, needs stability and finds unexpected developments somewhat unnerving. Gemini, on the other hand, equates routine with boredom, lives from one moment to the next and prefers life to be full of surprises. But rather than driving a wedge between you these differences enrich your lives. The Twin is drawn to the Goat's calm and stable nature, who respectively admires their carefree spirit.

Influenced by Capricorn's sense of duty Gemini will write, as well as, achieve everything on their 'to do' list, and under the Twin's zany guidance the Goat will cede, even instigate running away for a dirty weekend … without watering the plants! Sexually you have completely different MO's. The composed Cap prefers an ambient setting while spontaneous Gemini gives into the moment, regardless of location. The combination of these varied approaches results in Gemini introducing Cap to a little controlled chaos who likewise electrifies Gemini with their artistry.

Intellectually the knowledgeable Capricorn is able to dazzle the highbrow Twin without smacking of effort. Emotionally the Gemini is a little too moody for even keel Cap, but they too have their brooding moments. As neither feels the need to thrash out their inner most feelings each gives the other space while letting them know that they have support if needed. It isn't the easiest relationship however, each seems to live with, even develop a fondness for the other's quirks. This relationship breaks all the rules and gives hope to odd couples everywhere! ×

Capricorn & Cancer.

You know those couples – romantic, communicative, loving - who just seem to have it together? The Cancer-Capricorn connection is one such success story. As is the case with polar opposite signs, there's a karmic connection between the Goat and the Crab. Both have much to learn and offer making this a journey of the soul as well as the heart. You bring out the best in each other and manage to sustain the honeymoon phase well into the relationship by remaining on your best psychological behaviour.

Both are 'cardinal' signs, which mean they are instilled with leadership qualities. Usually it creates a clash of wills and egos, but this dynamic duo work as a team with neither feeling the need to compete or be right. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure, Capricorn is disciplined, reticent and self-reliant. The Goat very much enjoys being on their own and is used to looking after number one. Ruled by the compassionate Moon Cancer, on the other hand, is dependent yet nurturing and revels in the company of family and friends. Rather than these differences posing a problem they are an asset. The Crab instinctively knows how to soften the Capricorn's stoic exterior touching a place in the Goat's heart that others can seldom reach. In return the Goat provides comfort and stability, and in doing so eliminates the neediness the Crab often displays with other partners.

Understanding and security are also a big part of your sex life. Both are initially reserved but capable of immense passion once they feel comfortable. Carnal rapture probably isn't the best way to describe your sex life, more like mutual satisfaction. The Crab learns from Capricorn's pragmatic and rather objective point of view, while the sensitive Crab imparts their understanding of human nature. Intellectually on par, emotionally worlds apart, Cancer and Capricorn continue to be a source of fascination and at times frustration, but both flourish under the other's influence. This union is blessed with all the vital ingredients for a solid, enduring relationship. ×

Capricorn & Leo.

I hate to rain on your parade, but it's not looking good. Fire signs and earth signs usually don't see eye to eye and it's a rare and blessed few who manage to make it work. Far from being a source of fascination, admiration or amusement the differences in the Leo-Capricorn union rarely complement each other and are usually just plain annoying. Initially though, the relationship begins with promise. The playful Lion gravitates towards the composed and sophisticated Goat, while Capricorn is dazzled by Leo's warmth and effervescent charm. Apart from the attraction you also have a mutual love of socializing, money and the high life. But once you're done wining, dining and spending the glaring differences begin to take their toll.

Fire sign Leo is a courageous risk-taker who throws caution to the wind, while Capricorn is a prudent earth sign who likes to tread carefully. Ruled by the Sun Leo is an extrovert who enjoys being the centre of attention. Cap however is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint and tends to shun the spotlight. You're temperaments are also poles apart. Leo is passionate, hot-tempered, and wears their feeling very close to the surface. Capricorn on the other hand is a picture of poise and keeps their feelings firmly under wraps. Sexually your needs and desires are also mismatched. (Just call me killjoy!) Capricorn may be a proficient lover but lacks the wanton abandon that Leo desires. The Goat is capable of passion but the Lion simply doesn't know which buttons to push.

Mentally the Goat may see the Lion as being a little on the low-brow side while Leo thinks the Cap lacks vision. Unfortunately the things you do have in common aren't enough to sustain a meaningful relationship and unless you're willing to permanently coast along on a superficial level the novelty will wear off quicker than cheap nail polish. But stranger things have happened - pigs fly and deep fried cheese is good for you.
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Capricorn & Virgo.

This is the relationship in which two rights can make a wrong. It's strange because these two earth signs have so much in your favour – elegance, a strong work ethic and mutual loathing of hippies but for all of your shared interests and similarities something major is missing – passion. There's not much of a spark to begin with. You're likely to strike up an interesting enough conversation and feel that you get along well enough to go out. The date will be civilized, nothing earth-shattering, but no complaints. You'll discover you'll have similar interests, goals and will probably even end up falling into bed. Again, nothing to write home about. Because there's nothing wrong with the relationship, per say, both of you are under the illusion that it's right. Funny, you're both great with other people but pretty drab together.

There's no room for mushy sentiment in this business-like relationship. The union between the sophisticated Capricorn and charming Virgo begins with such promise but neither is prepared to let your guard down. It's as though you think there's something frivolous about being in love and will purposefully deprive yourself of a seat on cloud nine. Emotionally, like any self-respecting earth sign, you're both contained. However, you are human and have your moments, but as neither of you rile each other they are far and few between. Pity really, fighting would add some much-needed spice to what is by most measures a drab relationship. However, in terms of outlook and intellect there's a very strong connection. Mercury-ruled Virgo and Saturn-ruled Cap are both measured, structured, and disciplined.

Separately you are interesting folk but together you seem to draw out the most mundane qualities in each other. One of you needs to step up, let down your guard, do something random, silly or romantic otherwise the union will simply be an uneventful plateau. Before you jump into bed together and ruin what could have been a great friendship think long and hard. ×

Capricorn & Libra.

When the elegant Libra and sophisticated Capricorn coyly sneak a peek at each other, then surreptitiously arrange an introduction it's usually the start of something big! At first everything seems ideal. Both are madly attracted to each other with enough similarities to get along and differences to make it interesting. However, many Libra-Cap couples make the grave mistake of assuming that your goals are the same and it's not until after I love you's, keys or vows are exchanges that you both begin to suspect your agendas are completely different.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure and restraint, Capricorn is a dutiful soul who always puts work before play, as opposed to Libra who, ruled by pleasure-loving Venus, has fun high on their list of priorities. Libra is usually quite extroverted but Cap's reticence tends to have a sedating effect on their bubbly nature. Cap sees Libra as being a bit too frivolous at times while Libra thinks Cap is too serious and, well, boring. Intellectually both provide each other with enough stimulation and challenges but sexually, and on a physical level problems can creep through. Capricorn may not be affectionate or tactile enough for the air sign Libra and although the Goat is a sensual earth sign they can be a bit too 'wham bam thank you ma'am'. Although Libra isn't particularly temperamental Capricorn can make them revert to a badly behave six year old, and there may be times when they will instigate a fight simply to get a reaction out of the stony Capricorn.

Both are 'cardinal' signs, which means that you each like to take the role as leader, and unless you agree on most things there's sure to be a power struggle, at least some of the time. You also have very high and fixed expectations. Again, if you don't share many of the same dreams, goals and values it will be very difficult for you to reconcile these differences. ×

Capricorn & Scorpio.

"Don't I know you from somewhere?" isn't a pick up line but usually a sincere ice breaker in the Scorpio-Capricorn introduction. While you may not move in the same circles there's an instant familiarity and natural ease that suggests you were best buddies in a previous life destined for a lengthy reunion in this one. Your temperaments and approaches may be worlds apart but as a couple you're very well-suited because each possesses qualities that are mutually important. Both are disciplined, hardworking folk who together realize many shared dreams. With 'fixed' sign Scorpio's tenacity and 'cardinal' Capricorn's acumen and leadership skills the two of you are a formidable team in business as well as life. Independent as you both are, you manage to retain your individuality without compromising your devotion and unity.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure and constraint, the stable Goat provides a safe haven for Pluto-ruled Scorpio, who may be strong but unbeknown to most conceals innate vulnerability - a secret that is safe with the scrupulous Capricorn. The Goat also knows how to handle Scorpio moods and won't allow the powerful Scorp to manipulate or dominate them. This show of strength earns Scorpio's unwavering respect and adoration, as well as all of the passion, loyalty and strength they have to offer.

As a water sign the Scorp follows their intuition and is usually more spiritually inclined than earthy and pragmatic Capricorn. However, on an intellectual level there's an easy flow and open exchange of ideas. Sexually, the chemistry is comfortable and satisfying but not pure TNT. Sex is usually more important to Scorpio; however, they are willing to overlook this because there are so many other pluses in the relationship. The honest, pragmatic and down to earth tone of the Scorpio-Capricorn connection may not have the boom crash opera that befits a match made in heaven but it is nonetheless as rewarding, loving and lasting. ×

Capricorn & Sagittarius.

When spontaneous Sagittarius and control freak Capricorn are seen locking lips it begs the question how on earth did you two wind up together? The answer is simple – attraction - Saggie to Cap's sophistication and dry wit, Cap to Saggie's bubbly, sexy presence. Unfortunately you're usually the last ones to discover what an ill-conceived union this is so I won't insult either of you by extolling its virtues. Forget the fact that your personalities are ill-suited – Saggie is flippant, extroverted and eternally optimistic while Cap is reserved, serious and pragmatic – your values, lifestyles and, most importantly goals are constantly at odds.

As a 'mutable' sign Saggie loves change and new experiences. Cap on the other hand is a 'cardinal' sign who likes being in control and sticking to what they know. The earthy Goat always has a strategy but to the fiery Archer planning only ruins the surprise. Another black mark against the Sagittarius-Capricorn union is the conflicting energies of your ruling planets. Saturn, the planet of limitation, structure and discipline that watches over the Goat is in direct opposition to frivolous, fun-loving and expansive Jupiter which governs Sagittarius. Sexual compatibility is one major tick in the plus column of this mismatched twosome; however, the strongest aspect and mainstay of the relationship is your intellectual rapport. Both are smart individuals and feel most at ease when engaged in meaningful conversation.

The passionate Saggie has great vision and brilliant ideas but rarely the tenacity needed to finish the project. Capricorn on the other hand has the logistics and determination but sometimes lacks imagination. If the two can impart each other with these key missing qualities it will add purpose and meaning to the relationship. If love is a precarious thread on which this relationship hangs it simply isn't enough. Unless both of you have various other astro forces influencing your personalities, it will be one long exhaustive battle, but at the very least both will walk away with some valuable experiences and lessons under their belt. ×

Capricorn & Capricorn.

When these two Goats meet there's no heaving breasts, racing pulses, or dilated pupils. The attraction is slow to smoulder but strengthens over time as oppose to wanes. Companionship is the most important element of this relationship and while neither of you are wildly demonstrative, at least not openly, you're loyal, loving and very committed to each other. As the most ambitious signs of the zodiac both will most likely cross paths in a work environment and eventually yield to forces of nature after a few after hours bevies. Goats are quite shy and reserved when it comes to the whole dating game, so yes, it's likely that a little Dutch courage was involved. Once you finally take the plunge you'll thank your lucky stars that you found such a perfect partner with the same temperament, values and most importantly, goals.

As luxury loving earth signs, you both like a certain lifestyle. You may be materialistic but that doesn't make you superficial. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of disciple Caps have enormous character and a down to earth attitude. You work hard, play harder and will put in the overtime to get where you are. Not many understand your work ethic and the intrinsic way you're defined by your career but together you'll fuel each other's ambition and encourage each other personally and professionally. With your combined heads for business the Cap-Cap relationship makes a successful and lucrative team.

As sensual earth sign the sexual dynamic in the Capricorn-Capricorn union is languid and comfortable enough to completely lower your inhibitions. There would be something fundamentally abnormal if I couldn't come up with at least one potential bone of contention. Here 'tis. Both are 'cardinal' signs, which means that you both like to be in control, and if you disagree on something you'll lock horns, and how! However, as you have so many common interests, ambitions and traits it's an unlikely scenario. Both will work together or happily time-share playing follow the leader. This is a hiccup-free match built to last. ×

Capricorn & Aquarius.

Whoa, stop right there! Do you really want to go down this path? Here you have earthy Capricorn, one of the most conservative signs of the zodiac, and air sign Aquarius who takes every opportunity to flip the bird at convention, so in a nutshell the two of you are tantamount to a cop and a criminal. Your differences may be intriguing now but wait until the novelty wears off! Between 'fixed' sign Aquarian's stubbornness and 'cardinal' Capricorn's sense of duty you'll break up and make up more times than either of you care to remember, but neither of you can be told, much to the chagrin of your long suffering friends. You're both gluttons for punishment who'll keep coming back for a second, third or fourth "it's really going to work this time" lucky. Exhibit A: Nicholas Cage and Lisa-Marie Presley who, after years of on-again off-again gave it one last shot by getting married, which, 'quelle surprise', ended four months later.

Sexually, things are good initially but when the honeymoon phase fizzles, which is usually pretty early into the relationship, so does your once fantastic sex life. Ruled by unpredictable Uranus Aquarius is very progressive and wants to instigate change. Cautious Capricorn, however, is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint and isn't one for challenging the status quo. Aquarius' brilliance will momentarily dazzle Capricorn; however, some of the Water Bearer's more inventive visions will simply be pies in the sky for the realistic Goat. In turn Aquarius will feel the Goat is an unsupportive wet blanket.

Emotionally, the two of you are usually unflappable but in this love hate union you manage to get under each other's skin and push all the wrong buttons. I won't pretend to give either of you false hope in a positive outcome or say that you can learn from each other's differences. If there is a happily ever after you both deserve a medal, so let me end with three little words – 'let it go!' ×

Capricorn & Pisces.

Water and earth are traditionally complementary elements, and in the case of Capricorn and Pisces it's easy to see why. Self-sufficient as earthy Capricorn may be, they bask in the devotion and care watery Pisces lavishes upon them. The Goat reciprocates such kindness by blanketing the Fish in security, warmth and affection. The rapport is easy, the attraction overwhelming and the two take the plunge without question – not surprising for Pisces but highly unusual for the cautious Goat.

Interestingly enough, Capricorn and Pisces have many differences. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, the driven Capricorn is usually defined by career and status. As an earth sign the Goat is also a little materialistic. Ruled by mystic Neptune, however, spiritual Pisces' main ambition is simply to be happy, and isn't particularly interested in accumulating possessions. These differences however, rarely pose a problem provided Pisces isn't bone lazy and Cap isn't a constant work-a-holic. 'Cardinal' sign Capricorn, while pretty easy going especially in the presence of the mellow 'mutable' Fish, will want to assume the role as leader. It's a little known fact that you can bring a Fish to water but you can't make it drink and if the Pisces feels as though Cap is being too bossy they will resist purely on principle.

Another potentially weak link in this relationship is your vastly different ways of thinking. The idealistic Fish thinks the Goat it too cynical and pessimistic, who in turn, sees the Fish is naΓ―ve and unrealistic. Sexually however, it's another story. The sensual Goat and imaginative Fish are ideal bed buddies! Usually both are a little self-conscious but together you're completely uninhibited and can't get enough of each other, most likely because there's real love and tenderness between the two. Tensions do arise from time to time but they usually aren't enough to break up this snug, compatible twosome. All in all this is a low maintenance relationship filled with kisses, couch cuddles and harmony! ×

Aquarius & Aries.

When unpredictable Aquarius joins forces with impulsive Aries you can count on trouble with a capital 'T'! Yes, you're a couple of bad arse renegades who have an instant rapport, with each recognizing a fellow wild child when you see one. Ruled by unpredictable Uranus, the Aquarian is full of surprises, a quality Aries finds thoroughly appealing, and similarly, the rebellious Aquarian is intrigued by the Ram's devil-may-care attitude. The Ram celebrates the Aquarians individuality and in turn, is admired for their intrepid attitude. Aquarius in particular jealously guards their freedom, but needn't worry as the free-spirited Ram also needs plenty of space, and therefore, will seldom encroach on it. With the threat of clinginess eliminated – something that makes the Aquarian run a mile - the Ram has a very real chance of luring this eternal bachelor(ette) down the aisle. The Water bearer, meanwhile, has what it takes to keep the easily bored Ram wanting more.

Intellectually you're on the same page. The inquisitive Ram is turned on by the inventive Aquarian. This meeting of minds plays a huge role on a sexual level. The Water Bearer is deeply attracted to the Ram's mental tenacity, and while the Ram is a very physical creature, the Aquarian's sharp mind and kinky imagination is far more tantalizing than an ever-ready cut bod.

Emotionally, however the two are different, but it's no cause for building bridges. The aloof Aquarian is very composed and rarely loses it, while the Ram has enough anger and expletives for both of them. The Ram is likely to get their undies in a bunch when the Aquarian is unresponsive, and the harder the Ram tries to get a response the more disconnected the Aquarian will become. However, these are differences which you can learn to live with and this union has all the ingredients for a successful story – compatibility, mutual respect and the ability to keep each other guessing. ×

Aquarius & Taurus.

On the surface there's nothing wrong with a Taurus and Aquarius joining forces, but on closer examination there's not a whole lot right with it either. Okay, it's not ultimately doomed but roll up your sleeves and take your vitamins – you've got a lot of work to do! The main reason why this relationship is riddled with obstacles is because you're from two very different worlds. Ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden change and unpredictability, air sign Aquarius is quirky, spontaneous and freedom loving. A true non-conformist the water bearer loathes white picket fences, nine to five and formality. Here's where we hit the first snag. Ruled by Venus the Bull isn't exactly the type to fly on the face of convention and has a healthy respect for tradition, routine and stability. Aquarian's erratic behaviour and unique perspective will prove a challenge for the practical, conservative Taurus.

Ruled by Venus the planet of love, Taurus needs a firm commitment with a partner who's working towards building a home, family and future – the very mention of which is bound to make Aquarius sweat bullets! The Aquarian is also highly cerebral, and while the Bull isn't dumb as a box of hammers it's a hard task for most to keep up with the Aquarian's lightning fast thought process. Emotionally there's not a lot of empathy either. Taurus isn't exactly the sensitive type but Aquarians by comparison are on lithium. Aquarius is extremely open-minded whereas Taurus can be a little judgmental, differences which are bound to be magnified in the bedroom. Taureans aren't really into pushing the envelope and are bound to be shocked by some of the kinky Aquarians more depraved antics!

Both are fixed signs but this commonality is more of a liability that an asset in the realm of romance. Neither will yield and when you have as many differences as these two there has to be a degree of compromise in order for it to work. You're better off being friends. ×

Aquarius & Gemini.

This quirky couple has the potential for a lifelong union - kind of ironic considering Gemini and Aquarius are the two commitment-phobes of the zodiac. But when you find someone you're this attuned to you'd be nuts not to hold on with all of your might! Ruled by Uranus the planet of individuality Aquarius is rebellious, eccentric and a proud non-conformist. Likewise, Gemini is more unorthodox than most and finds the norm a big yawn. Yes, these like-minded air signs are equally curious, mischievous and up to no good.

Ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with mental faculties, Gemini has a ridiculously low boredom threshold and needs to be amused 24/7. Aquarius keeps them enthralled while the Twin provides the Water bearer with the many twists and turns that make life exciting. The inquisitive and cerebral Gemini usually struggles to find someone capable of stimulating them on a mental level. Inventive, original and blessed with lightning fast faculties the Aquarius rises to the challenge. It's this powerful mental connection that is largely responsible for fostering a solid friendship. Brilliant minds have various other applications as the kinky Aquarian is only too willing to demonstrate. Yes, all the stories you've heard are true and some of the items in their repertoire are capable of making even the Gemini blush! With the open-minded Twin as their inspiration the sky (in some cases, literally) is the limit. While fidelity is usually a big ask, you'll happily commit to each other in whatever capacity you each decide.

Emotionally the Aquarius is often accused of being aloof and disconnected but in Gemini's book this is an asset. Neither of you are unfeeling robots but frankly you find icky sentimentalism and gushy displays of emotion to be rather repugnant. Neediness and jealousy are other traits you share a mutual dislike for and similarly respect each other's need for space. You each possess that prized quality of being able to keep the other guessing and even after years - it doesn't get much better than this! ×

Aquarius & Cancer.

I hate to sound like the anti-Cupid but the odds of this union being a true romance triumph are pretty slim. This is one of those relationships where you going to need plenty of tenacity, patience and a 'love conquers all' attitude! The first major hump is the air-water factor. Air sign Aquarius, while friendly, is often perceived as aloof and unfeeling. Their objectivity and ability to remain detached is very much at odds with Cancer who, ruled by the sensitive Moon and a water sign to boot, is by any measure emotionally high-maintenance. One is as disconnected as the other is sensitive. When confronted with an overly emotional person or situation, the Water bearer will tune out, often when the Crab needs them the most.

The sexual chemistry between these two is initially passionate but often unsustainable. It's a similar scenario on an intellectual level. At first Aquarius' ingenuity and Cancer's creativity provide a simulating exchange. But soon enough the water bearer's objectivity and the Crab's sensitivity become completely irreconcilable. Cancer is a 'cardinal' sign and as such can be a bit of a bossy boots, something which doesn't go down well with 'fixed' sign Aquarius, who will happily oblige when asked nicely suggest but vehemently resist when told. And if that isn't enough to make you think twice it's not just your personalities that are diametrically opposed - your value systems and priorities are also contradictory. Family-oriented Cancer is traditional, domestic and usually conventional. Meanwhile, ruled by Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and individuality, the Water Bearer makes a point of straying from the norm. Cancer sees this rebellion as gratuitous and puerile while Aquarius thinks Cancer is conservative and safe.

However, there are always a few anomalies and yet oddly enough you can be fascinated with each other's differences. Accommodating Cancer can embrace all of the Water bearer's eccentricities with great affection while the water bearer will be drawn the Crab's nurturing disposition. But chances are your various differences will alienate, not unite you. ×

Aquarius & Leo.

Leo and Aquarius are polar opposite signs and different in practically every way. The Lion is a shameless attention seeker, while the Water bearer is a fringe dweller. Leo is emotionally charged, while Aquarius is politely aloof. Leo is affectionate and warm, Aquarius holds people at arm's length. With personalities, approaches and interests as diverse as night and day you'd be hard pushed to find a more unlikely pair and yet somehow these mismatched minstrels make beautiful music together!

Ruled by Uranus, planet of the unexpected, Aquarius loves surprises and it's their natural urge to take the road less travelled. Similarly, the playful sun-ruled Leo craves a life less ordinary, so together they will make every moment special whether it's bursting out in song in the supermarket or dancing up a storm at a friend's party. Although your respective differences rarely pose a problem your opposite temperaments can create some stumbling blocks. Fire sign Leo is a passionate creature who can be a little too temperamental for the aloof Aquarius. The water bearer is a logical air sign after all, and their lack of emotion can infuriate the Lion. Consequently, they find the Lion's demands for attention quite taxing and become increasingly emotionally unavailable with every growl. When it comes to sex, however thee two are always in sync! The Aquarius is the kinkiest sign of the zodiac, and often disappointed by previous lover's inhibitions and lack of imagination. The creative Lion however, has a few bizarre bedroom antics up their sleeve and will always inspire the hard to impress Aquarian.

Although the Leo-Aquarius connection is generally uncomplicated, it does require give and take – a foreign concept to both of these 'fixed' signs, which is astro speak for terminally stubborn! However the key to a successful Leo-Aquarius union – and there are many - is to simply accept each other's differences and not be under the illusion that you or time will change them. Why would you, you're onto a good thing! ×

Aquarius & Virgo.

The Virgo-Aquarius couple is indeed a love enigma. Here you have earthy Virgo who is, by all intents and purposes, a conservative creature with a healthy respect for order, tradition and protocol. Airy Aquarius, on the other hand, is a born anarchist who openly loathes convention and refuses to kowtow. One is prim, the other punk rock and yet you can't seem to get enough of each other! Ruled by Uranus, the planet of individuality, Aquarius is, in astro circles, synonymous with eccentricity – Virgo can relate. Ruled by Mercury, the Virgin may seem 'normal' in comparison but under the sensible veneer they are, in fact, riddled with quirks.

Aside from bonding over various idiosyncrasies you have a strong intellectual connection. Virgo admires the Aquarian's brilliance and is inspired by their lateral way of thinking. Likewise, the water bearer is impressed by Virgo's methodical thought processes and ability to help the find solutions. On a sexual level Aquarius draws out Virgo's curiosity and lowers their inhibitions. In fact, you could say that the water bearer's favourite past time is corrupting the Virgin! Aquarius knows that given the right moment, mood or amount of alcohol Virgo will break out into song and dance, go skinny dipping, sleep in and tell the boss where to go. Although they pretend to be appalled Virgo is secretly revels in the Aquarian's bad influence and wanton rebellion.

Another valuable asset to the relationship is your mutual desire to figure each other out. Just when one of you thinks you have the other stitched up they'll totally disprove that theory and it's back to the drawing board! Although the Aquarians' erratic behaviour and lack of planning will often turn Virgo prematurely grey, and Virgo's overly structured approach will at times be a drag you indulge each other because on some level you know these differences are good for you and the relationship. There's no rhyme or reason to this duo but why bother questioning a good thing? ×

Aquarius & Libra.

As an astro rule, when two signs of the same element team up there's a fundamental understanding of each other's temperaments and personalities, and indeed, you fellow air signs are sociable, original and gregarious souls. However when it comes to relationship protocol 'cardinal' Libra and 'fixed' Aquarius have very different ideas. Ruled by Venus Libra belongs in a relationship and tries to create one of ease and harmony. Aquarius, on the other hand, is under the influence of unpredictable, freedom-loving Uranus and likes to come and go as they please. Tricky, but if you're crazy enough about each other love will conquer all!

Sexually, Libra is usually a little more conservative than Aquarius but the kinky water bearer has a way of luring Libra into all manner of scenarios that they normally wouldn't entertain in a thousand life times. Having an intellectual rapport is of the utmost importance in an air-air union, and thankfully it's the corner stone of the Aquarius-Libra relationship. Aquarian's ingenuity and 'out there' ideas are inspiring to the equally eccentric and brilliant Libra. The element of surprise is also a key factor in maintaining a healthy relationship, especially to the unpredictable water bearer. Aquarians are staunch individualists and it takes someone very special and understanding to change their dynamic from casual to committed. If Libra allows Aquarius enough freedom while retaining their own independence – one of the main traits that attracted Aquarius in the first place – they have a very good chance of taking this sworn single off the market for good!

Yes, you air heads are sure to keep each other guessing however, it's necessary to have regular pit stops to assess the situation. This can be a bit of a tall order considering you both usually digest on the run, as well as the fact that the relationship has the momentum of a freight train. I can tell you to slow down and tread carefully, but it won't do any good. Once you cross paths, you two are goners! ×

Aquarius & Scorpio.

When Water sign Scorpio and air sign Aquarius get a load of each other the attraction is jaw-dropping, but unbeknownst to both of you though, this union is ill-fated. One of the main reasons why it probably ends in tears is that it usually doesn't start with a clean slate. Both have a lot of baggage and in some cases one or both may already be involved - cosmically and karmically, not the best start!

The basis of this relationship is usually sex and the chemistry between kinky Aquarius and salacious Scorpio is intoxicating! Some couples stay together purely for the physical side even when the relationship nose dives. Instead of making a clean break both will tacitly lead separate lives, which may entail several indiscretions, but neither will ask questions, most likely because they too are carrying on behind the other's back! If the ensuing guilt, drama and complications aren't enough to destroy the relationship your significant differences will. Air sign Aquarius is logical and clinical while water sign Scorpio is sensitive and intuitive - a factor which makes it hard to bridge the gap, and as both of you are 'fixed' signs, you won't be inclined to meet each other half way.

Pluto-ruled Scorpio can be too intense and probing for Aquarius who, ruled freedom-loving Aquarius, often wants to be left to their own devices. Aquarius is far too sociable for Scorpio who will begrudgingly be dragged along to every fund raiser, restaurant opening and night club only to be chastised later for being such a wet blanket. The water bearer will also find Scorpio's possessiveness tough to take. In turn Scorpio will find Aquarius to be cold and unresponsive, and it's not often that Scorpio can't provoke a response! Unfortunately physical attraction and super-duper sex aren't enough to make this work. Unless both of you have some other favourable astrological influences both must be a committed team willing to undergo the exhaustive process of beating the odds. ×

Aquarius & Sagittarius.

Here you have the two most commitment phobic signs of the zodiac – fire sign Sagittarius and air sign Aquarius - who ironically will teach each other the meaning of true togetherness, but not before dancing around each other and drawing out the dating game.

The sassy Saggie and quirky Aquarius are positively bowled over when you first meet, but so spooked are you by the stirring in your heart and loins that you usually flee the scene. Fate also often plays a hand in separating you for lengthy periods which is why it can take months sometimes even years for you to finally become an item. Once you freedom fighters bite the bullet you'll realize you have the same agenda and wonder why it took you so long! The Archer and the Water Bearer are the most independent signs of the zodiac and need their space as much as oxygen. Ruled by spirited Jupiter the impulsive Sag loves taking off at a moment's while, ruled by unpredictable Uranus Aquarius needs to be able to come and go as they please. Both enjoy surprises, variety and socialising, but it's important for each to retain your own friends and separate social lives. On an intellectual level you have a wonderful affinity. Saggie is intelligent, inquisitive and a keen learner while Aquarius is highly original, inventive and unconventional. You're also both very eccentric and share the same offbeat humour.

And when it comes to sex? Yo mamma! When the inventive and uber-kinky Aquarius lures Saggie into their wanton web they get a lot more than they bargained for. Saggie is a swashbuckling sex fiend who rises to any challenge and ups the ante, so together you can feel completely unrestrained and adventurous. 'Fixed' sign Aquarius is a stubborn soul but this is offset by Saggie's accommodating nature. Both of you want your cake and eat it which is why this is the ideal union. It offers warmth and intimacy with a twin soul, while still allowing you your precious freedom. ×

Aquarius & Capricorn.

Whoa, stop right there! Do you really want to go down this path? Here you have earthy Capricorn, one of the most conservative signs of the zodiac, and air sign Aquarius who takes every opportunity to flip the bird at convention, so in a nutshell the two of you are tantamount to a cop and a criminal. Your differences may be intriguing now but wait until the novelty wears off! Between 'fixed' sign Aquarian's stubbornness and 'cardinal' Capricorn's sense of duty you'll break up and make up more times than either of you care to remember, but neither of you can be told, much to the chagrin of your long suffering friends. You're both gluttons for punishment who'll keep coming back for a second, third or fourth "it's really going to work this time" lucky. Exhibit A – Nicholas Cage and Lisa-Marie Presley who, after years of on-again off-again gave it one last shot by getting married, which, 'quelle surprise', ended four months later.

Sexually, things are good initially but when the honeymoon phase fizzles, which is usually pretty early into the relationship, so does your once fantastic sex life. Ruled by unpredictable Uranus Aquarius is very progressive and wants to instigate change. Cautious Capricorn, however, is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restraint and isn't one for challenging the status quo. Aquarius' brilliance will momentarily dazzle Capricorn; however, some of the Water Bearer's more inventive visions will simply be pies in the sky for the realistic Goat. In turn Aquarius will feel the Goat is an unsupportive wet blanket.

Emotionally, the two of you are usually unflappable but in this love hate union you manage to get under each other's skin and push all the wrong buttons. I won't pretend to give either of you false hope in a positive outcome or say that you can learn from each other's differences. If there is a happily ever after you both deserve a medal, so let me end with three little words – 'let it go!' ×

Aquarius & Aquarius.

When the two most unique signs of the zodiac fall for each other you can be sure that it's a union that breaks all the rules. There's nothing conventional about the Aquarius-Aquarius relationship but what else would you expect from these sworn non-conformists? Time after time you give the 'normal' relationship thing a shot and hang in there trying to make it work - you are after all, tenacious 'fixed' signs - and as much as you think this person could be the one you walk away disappointed. It's not until you meet another water bearer that you finally make it work by custom building your own unorthodox union.

Yours appears to be the relationship you have when you're not having a relationship - married with two separate residents, living together yet not referring to each other as a partner, maintaining a long-standing long distance relationship. Freedom is particularly important and from the start you each have an understanding that neither will give up their friends and previous lifestyles. To your mutual relief you can do so without having to endure the ultimatums, tears and emotional scenes that spelt the end of previous relationships. As air signs you tend to have a low boredom threshold and crave variety and excitement. Apart from freedom surprise also plays a vital role in the relationship. This is particularly the case when it comes to bedroom action – although being the consummate kinkoids, I doubt beds have very little to do with it! As well as inspire each other on a sexual level you're both on the same cerebral wavelength which is a damn rare thing for you brilliant and inventive creatures!

Finally, someone who can relate to your progressive way of thinking and impress you (not an easy feat) with their intellectual prowess. It's a rare gift to find a person that understands, respects and most importantly, shares your needs, so take the plunge – this one's a keeper! ×

Aquarius & Pisces.

When Pisces and Aquarius meet, usually with one of those amusing tripping-over-clunking-heads anecdotes, it's a sign of things to come. For the relationship between the Fish and the Water bearer is bound to be as bumpy, amusing and interesting as its inception. Air sign Aquarius and water sign Pisces traditionally come from divided camps. However, these zodiac neighbours share many tastes and ideals, or at least variations on the theme. When it comes to your views on relationships, however, it's a whole other ballgame!

Aquarius struggles with the relationship ideal at the best of times, and as a 'fixed' sign, they are reluctant to compromise. Luckily though, Pisces is a flexible 'mutable' sign and open-minded enough to accommodate Aquarius' needs and idiosyncrasies. The water bearer is ruled by Uranus, the planet of ingenuity and original thinking, while the fish is ruled Neptune the planet of poetry and mysticism making both of you highly idealistic and altruistic. However, there are many challenging aspects to this relationship, which by all accounts, should have failed before its third date. Aquarius can be too bossy for Pisces who also can be frustratingly vague. Aquarius isn't big on tears, frothy sentiment or talking about feelings and so Pisces' hypersensitivity can be confronting and other times just plain annoying.

Sexually, it's inconsistent. You can have exciting spells when Pisces is feeling particularly adventurous and Aquarius punctuates animalistic sex with warmth and affection. During other times however, the two of you simply aren't into each other and can go for days, weeks, even months without it. It can also be difficult to reconcile your differences on a mental level as Pisces is a lateral thinker while, as an air sign, Aquarius is logical. Although the odds are stacked against you, both are duel signs, which means they can be quite contrary. If your commonalities are strong enough to eclipse your differences you'll turn a potential chasm into a crack. If not you'll simply become an astro statistic. ×

Pisces & Aries.

Now here's a union full of possibilities - whether it flourishes or flounders is up to the couple in question. The jury is still out on this one but what's certain is that fire and water makes steam! The gentle Pisces and the forceful Ram certainly are strange bedfellows but hey, stranger things have happened. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of intuition and mysticism, the Pisces is an easy-going creature who is happy to go with the flow. Ruled by Mars, the action planet, Aries, on the other hand, likes to take control of their destiny. One is a dreamer, the other a doer. One loathes confrontation, the other goes out of their way to create it. One is assertive, the other shy.

In spite of these differences however, you enjoy each other's company. Although the Pisces may not appear as ardent both are very passionate and there's a strong sexual connection. The Ram is enamoured with the Fish's imagination while the Fish revels in the Ram's raw energy. Intellectually, you also complement each other. The Fish lacks the Ram's mental agility but has twice the insight which is a constant source of fascination. The main challenge in this relationship is finding a balance between the passive and aggressive energies at work. The Pisces is a sensitive soul who is easily hurt and as such goes to great lengths not to offend others. They take particular exception to the Ram's brusque nature who in turn, sees the Fish as being wimpy. Basically, its Gandhi meets Attila the Hun. However, there is much to be learnt from one another and the potential for growth on a personal, as well as romantic level.

Yes, this combo can sizzle or fizzle depending on whether the countless differences cause admiration or revulsion, and you'll either adapt or put the relationship in the 'too hard' basket. There is every chance for a successful union provided you support each other and learn from your respective strength and weaknesses.×

Pisces & Taurus.

When these romantic creatures collide there's music, merry mayhem, even matrimony! This relationship has the blessing of the cosmos for a number of reasons. Each belongs to elements which get along fabulously. Water and Earth mutually support and sustain so Pisces will nurture the earthy Bull who, in turn, keeps the wishy washy Fish on terra firma.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of poetry, mysticism and fantasy, Pisces relates to Venus-ruled Taurus' love of beauty, harmony … and indulgence. The Fish's favourite past time is leading others astray and finds in the Bull the perfect co-culprit. When these hedonists team up you can expect a certain amount of expense, weight gain and hangovers! The Fish doesn't know when to stop but thankfully, the Bull will put the brakes on, eventually, except when in the bedroom! This is one area where nothing exceeds like excess. The sexy combo of the Bull's sensuality and Fish's wild imagination make for a highly compatible sex life with pash rash, sleep deprivation and aching limbs resulting from unrelenting love-making.

Emotionally, the Fish can be high maintenance, indecisive and self-doubting. They are more sensitive than most and require handling with care. The Bull, however, has the compassion and patience to give ongoing support, while perceptive Pisces knows exactly how to placate the brooding Bull. They are also one of the few who knows how to navigate the Bull's stubborn ways. Instead of telling the Bull what to do, which only makes them dig their heels in, the Fish employs power of suggestion and gentle persuasion. Similarly the malleable Pisces will go along with whatever the Bull suggests, but won't be a doormat, and the Bull will quickly learn that the Fish won't be bossed around. Both are deeply affectionate creatures who prefer easy-going relationships. Long-term love is the only kind each are interested in will provide the stability and security both yearn for. Plenty of pros very few cons! ×

Pisces & Gemini.

Before you swap numbers, accept a lift home or meet for coffee heed these words of wisdom - wrong way, go back! Warning, warning! Danger Will Robinson! Harsh? You'll thank me for it. Here's the low down. At first this union doesn't seem unlikely or incompatible, in fact, there are similarities and positives. Both are mutable signs who adapt to change and readily accept each other's differences. Socially the Fish may be less inclined to party but nonetheless enjoys a spot of mingling. Likewise, the Twin will enjoy bringing things down a notch to languid Pisces pace.

They are also 'duel' signs who respectively need to timeshare their inner polarities - Gemini sorts the good twin from the evil, while Pisces contends with the fish swimming up and down stream. When the good twin and flowing fish are in sync the connection is blissfully harmonious and uniting. Unfortunately, these moments are fleeting and the more you try to recreate that special co-ordination the farther out of reach it becomes. Sexually there are few complaints, at least to begin with, with the combined contributions of fantasy, imagination and daring creating a satisfying, eventful sex life. After a short while however, the best of the bedroom action begins to wane, and as it's a focal point of the relationship, when the sizzle turns to fizzle you're in trouble.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of mysticism, idealism and poetry the Fish is initially ethereal, interesting and novel to the curious Gemini. However, the sensitivity that's also part of the Neptune package clashes with the logic Mercury instils in Gemini. The watery Fish operates solely on intuition while air sign Gemini relies on reason - not really conducive to clear communication. The Twin finds the Fish to be overly sensitive while Pisces sees Gemini as a Vulcan-like empty vessel, which, face it, is a pretty big hurdle to overcome. It takes infinite patience and a very special couple to make it work. Don't say I didn't warn you. ×

Pisces & Cancer.

Most Pisces and Cancers could confidently say that they had experienced the big 'L', but when these marine creatures meet every relationship that you thought was the real thing is meaningless in comparison. The connection is immediate and intoxicating. Intuition tells them that they can implicitly trust each other compelling the wary Crab and hesitant Fish to throw caution to the wind and fall truly, madly and deeply in love! Spawned from the same cosmic gene pool you have an affinity and closeness that very few couples are lucky enough to encounter. These water signs are the two most sensitive souls of the zodiac and as such know how to empathise and deal with the other's emotions in a gentle yet effective way.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of mysticism and spirituality, Pisces has a heightened almost psychic sense of perception and can read the Moon-ruled Crab's thoughts and emotions like the back of their hand. However, the Fish often lacks boundaries, not only empathizing with, but absorbing the moods of those around them and therefore has to be especially careful considering the emotional intensity of the Crab. Although the Crab can be feisty the Fish isn't one to bicker so feuding, if any, is far and few between. The intense spiritual takes sex to a new level! The Fish's flair for fantasy coupled with the Crab's creativity produces a rich, imaginative and sensual experience. Although the inspiration will come and go but the tenderness will always remain.

Both are sensitive and often insecure in relationships. There's a fat chance that either would be described as a stable force by previous partner's but in this case two wrongs make a right! The nurturing personality of the Crab and the Fish's devotion enable them to build a stable relationship. Each is equally creative and idealistic in life and love, striving for a relationship filled with romance, poetry and harmony. Marriage, family and rocking chairs on the porch are in store for these two! ×

Pisces & Leo.

The Leo-Pisces connection is a mutually beneficial arrangement - the Lion needs to be needed and the Fish loves to be taken care of. These affectionate interminable romantics usually fall head over heels within moments of meeting and embark on what begins as a picture perfect affair. But with two such emotionally charged creatures it is usually a relationship of extremes blissfully one minute, utterly woeful the next and depending on the couple the pendulum will swing and remain in one direction. Regardless of the outcome it always begins with lavishing of love.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of poetry, the Fish oozes idealism and romance which resonates with passionate Leo. Warm and generous, the sun-ruled Lion makes the Fish feel safe, who reciprocates by fussing over the Lion as though they are the centre of the universe. 'Fixed' Leo likes to exercise control in the relationship and take the lead, much to the 'mutable' Fish's relief who will go with the flow and let the Lion make most of the decisions. The Leo is the prankster of the zodiac, and as a sensitive and moody water sign, sometimes the Fish isn't in the mood for jokes and doesn't take kindly to being teased – something Leo excels at. Intellectually the idealistic Pisces somewhat sceptical Leo are bound to disagree. And what began as an intellectual debate quickly becomes emotional as both can be pretty passionate about their opinions.

But passion is good, at least in the bedroom. These two affectionate creatures are generous lovers who cater to each other's needs. However, as they love making is based on an emotional connection you can bet that when it's not smooth sailing one or the other with withhold their sexual favours. Each can learn a lot from the other. The self-assured Leo instils the often insecure Pisces with confidence, while the humble Fish teaches the proud Lion a thing or two about humility. But kisses and hugs are enough to make everything alright, but they can only sweep their differences under the rug for so long before the bickering takes its toll. Fun while it lasts but know when to let it go. ×

Pisces & Virgo.

When these polar opposites first meet there's likely to be coy flirting, sweet conversation and hasty plans for a date. You have similar values, interests and seemingly compatible personalities. Luckily, you also share the same warped sense of humour – you're going to need it! Yes, you unsuspecting suckers are in for quite a surprise, for when the space cadet and the school teacher get up close and personal it's sure to be an interesting journey! Ruled by Neptune the planet of poetry, mysticism and also confusion, water sign Pisces is one of the more laid back signs. They're a little disorderly but nonetheless at ease with their chaos. Ruled by meticulous Mercury, Virgo on the other hand, is on the ball and always strives for perfection.

Intuitive and sensitive, Pisces usually goes with the flow rather than try to control circumstances. This lackadaisical 'everything will be okay' attitude can be a threat to Virgo who must be in command of their feelings, environment and the future. Virgo's realistic approach can also be a constant reminder of the harsh realities of the world and a total buzz kill to the Fish. Sexually, it can be hit and miss, depending on the couple. Pisces may wish that Virgo was more creative, passionate and vocal, while Virgo may not get into Pisces love of bringing fantasy into the bedroom. But that isn't always the case. Sometimes the combined precision and imagination make beautiful music together!

These differences can be a constant source of tension that neither can reconcile. However you can both choose to learn from and be inspired by your opposing qualities. Virgo can impart their organization and problem-solving skills onto Pisces who, in turn can help Virgo become more in tune with their feelings and dislodge the bug they have up their butt. ×

Pisces & Libra.

Usually, water and air don't make the best bed fellows. One is all head, the other heart. One is extroverted, the other somewhat shy. One is rock 'n' roll, the other country and western. However, one thing the Libra-Pisces union has in its favour is that you're both believers who never give up on looking for your soul mate. This shared faith won't automatically make it smooth sailing but it will help to defy the archetypal astro odds. Yes, both are romantics of the highest nature, and immersed in the beautiful energy of your respective ruling planets - Neptune and Venus – you'll revel in a cosmically induced spell.

Of course it helps that sexually you two really connect. The Libra and Pisces are highly sensual, considerate and creative lovers who are perfectly in sync with your individual needs. Both accommodate each other's fantasies and, pardon the pun, bend over backwards to please. Intellectually, however you two are at odds. As a logical air sign Libra likes to dissect and objectify. Watery Pisces however is more instinctual and simply goes with the flow. You can talk about many different things but it will be difficult for you to understand the way the other's minds work. This is also the case on an emotional plane. As far as air signs go Libra is one of the more emotive but relating to the sensitive watery Fish is a big stretch.

As both of you love the idea of being in love it will, no doubt get off to a magical start. However, neither can make the mistake of conveniently turning a blind eye to each other's shortcomings or dismissing the less shining qualities of the relationship. A degree of realism is essential - if both enter the relationship without your rose-tinted glasses there's a far better chance of it surviving. If not the relationship has a shelf life marginally longer than a litre milk. ×

Pisces & Scorpio.

There's usually something fateful surrounding the circumstances under which Scorpio and Pisces meet. It's as though the angels conspired to ensure that your paths cross even if it means delivering you from opposite sides of the globe. Both of you immediately sense the magic and although you're overwhelmed, even a little scared by the intensity of emotions you feel for one another you courageously put yourself on the line. No matter how guarded or jaded, Scorpio and Pisces trust each other from the get go, and it's this profound faith in each other that cause you both to throw caution to the wind.

Ruled by Pluto Scorpio's powerful presence can be quite intimidating. Funnily enough, the meek Fish holds up under Scorpio's penetrative gaze. Neptune-ruled Pisces knows just how to tenderize the steely Scorp and reduce them to putty in their soft, gentle hands! There's also a strong karmic connection that suggests you have unfinished business from a previous lifetime and need to exchange lessons. Accordingly, Scorpio draws out the dormant strength in Pisces who in turn teaches humility. Sexually, Scorpio and Pisces have an electric connection that lasts well beyond the life span of the average honeymoon 'bonking like bunny rabbits' phase. Both are truly enamoured with each other and engage in tender, passionate and wanton love making, sometimes for days on end, even years into the relationship.

On a mental level the two aren't quite as compatible. The Fish is a believer, Scorpio a sceptic, so both can spend hours trying to convince each other of their respective view points and as highly charged water signs emotions can run high. Yes, things aren't always perfect. You do fall out of sync, from time to time and when your normally psychic connection is temporarily severed it can be particularly tough on both of you. Through good times and bad however, your devotion and support is unwaveringly and your love constant, unconditional and epic. ×

Pisces & Sagittarius.

To the untrained eye the Sagittarius-Pisces duo doesn't have much, if anything in their favour. However the fiery Archer and watery Fish have personality traits which each readily relate to. Saggie is optimistic and fun-loving while Pisces is playful and idealistic. The two are also good friends with similar senses of humour and love of fun.

One reason why you two get along so well is that you're both easy-going 'mutable' signs who roll with change, enjoy variety and aren't set in your ways. Another is that in days of yore jolly Jupiter, Saggie's ruling planet, co-ruled Pisces bestowing the Fish with a similar happy-go-lucky disposition. Freedom-loving Jupiter endows the Archer with an unfettered spirit while the nebulous energy of Neptune, Pisces recognized ruler, makes it hard for the Fish to enforce boundaries and together you can be quite reckless. Therefore, one of you has to be the voice of reason aka 'Captain Bring-down' or both of you could wander down the path of excess. As much as you have enough in common, it's your differences that can be the problem. Pisces is a moody soul and can sink into the doldrums of despair. Saggie is an expert at boosting morale but if they don't succeed in lifting Pisces spirits immediately they will become impatient and unsympathetic. The straight shooting Archer can also be far too blunt for the sensitive Fish and will often wound them.

At least it's good for kissing and making up! The combination of Saggie's adventurous spirit and Pisces' imagination makes for an interesting sex life. The Archer will oblige the Fish's fantasies and fetishes who in turn will be open to Saggie's suggestions. Mentally however, things are a little more challenging. Saggie likes a hearty debate whereas Pisces shies away from any sort of conflict no matter how inert. It may be short-lived or lasting but memorable and very worthwhile. If you do decide to go your separate ways there will most likely be no animosity and the two will always look back on the relationship with fondness. ×

Pisces & Capricorn.

Water and earth are traditionally complementary elements, and in the case of Capricorn and Pisces it's easy to see why. Self-sufficient as earthy Capricorn may be, they bask in the devotion and care watery Pisces lavishes upon them. The Goat reciprocates such kindness by blanketing the Fish in security, warmth and affection. The rapport is easy, the attraction overwhelming and the two take the plunge without question – not surprising for Pisces but highly unusual for the cautious Goat.

Interestingly enough, Capricorn and Pisces have many differences. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, the driven Capricorn is usually defined by career and status. As an earth sign the Goat is also a little materialistic. Ruled by mystic Neptune, however, spiritual Pisces' main ambition is simply to be happy, and isn't particularly interested in accumulating possessions. These differences however, rarely pose a problem provided Pisces isn't bone lazy and Cap isn't a constant work-a-holic. 'Cardinal' sign Capricorn, while pretty easy going especially in the presence of the mellow 'mutable' Fish, will want to assume the role as leader. It's a little known fact that you can bring a Fish to water but you can't make it drink and if the Pisces feels as though Cap is being too bossy they will resist purely on principle. Another potentially weak link in this relationship is your vastly different ways of thinking. The idealistic Fish thinks the Goat it too cynical and pessimistic, who in turn, sees the Fish is naΓ―ve and unrealistic.

Sexually however, it's another story. The sensual Goat and imaginative Fish are ideal bed buddies! Usually both are a little self-conscious but together you're completely uninhibited and can't get enough of each other, most likely because there's real love and tenderness between the two. Tensions do arise from time to time but they usually aren't enough to break up this snug, compatible twosome. All in all this is a low maintenance relationship filled with kisses, couch cuddles and harmony! ×

Pisces & Aquarius.

When Pisces and Aquarius meet, usually with one of those amusing tripping-over-clunking-heads anecdotes, it's a sign of things to come. For the relationship between the Fish and the Water bearer is bound to be as bumpy, amusing and interesting as its inception. Air sign Aquarius and water sign Pisces traditionally come from divided camps. However, these zodiac neighbours share many tastes and ideals, or at least variations on the theme. When it comes to your views on relationships, however, it's a whole other ballgame!

Aquarius struggles with the relationship ideal at the best of times, and as a 'fixed' sign, they are reluctant to compromise. Luckily though, Pisces is a flexible 'mutable' sign and open-minded enough to accommodate Aquarius' needs and idiosyncrasies. The water bearer is ruled by Uranus, the planet of ingenuity and original thinking, while the fish is ruled Neptune the planet of poetry and mysticism making both of you highly idealistic and altruistic. However, there are many challenging aspects to this relationship, which by all accounts, should have failed before its third date. Aquarius can be too bossy for Pisces who also can be frustratingly vague. Aquarius isn't big on tears, frothy sentiment or talking about feelings and so Pisces' hypersensitivity can be confronting and other times just plain annoying.

Sexually, it's inconsistent. You can have exciting spells when Pisces is feeling particularly adventurous and Aquarius punctuates animalistic sex with warmth and affection. During other times however, the two of you simply aren't into each other and can go for days, weeks, even months without it. It can also be difficult to reconcile your differences on a mental level as Pisces is a lateral thinker while, as an air sign, Aquarius is logical. Although the odds are stacked against you both are duel signs, which means they can be quite contrary. If your commonalities are strong enough to eclipse your differences you'll turn a potential chasm into a crack. If not, you'll simply become an astro statistic. ×

Pisces & Pisces.

When two of the same signs decide to make a go of it there are a lot of things in their favour – similar likes, dislikes, interests and personality traits. However it doesn't necessarily mean that you're meant for each other. In the case of the Pisces-Pisces union there are many pros but just as many cons, and the outcome is open ended. Intuitive as the Fish may be, more often than not you don't immediately recognise a fellow species the way other signs do. That's because there's more to you slippery, complex folk than meets the eye. As a 'mutable' sign Pisces is chameleon-like, altering your persona to suit every occasion. Sometimes you're sedate and coy, other times bubbly and extroverted. However, once you pick up each other's air waves you quickly develop the trademark Pisces spiritual and psychic connection. Like twins you sensitive water signs can sense when the other is hurt, in danger or simply needs to talk.

Ruled by blurry Neptune, Pisces' main challenge is to develop clearly defined boundaries to every aspect of your life. Fish lack many practical skills and through necessity learn to be organized, punctual, disciplined and moderate. However, if one or both of you are yet to graduate from sensible school it can spell double trouble. Many Pisceans also have very addictive personalities and there's a very real danger of you two becoming enablers or co-culprits to each other's bad habits. However if the union has a reasonable amount of willpower you can still indulge, but put the brakes on in time.

Although there's a lot of love and affection in the Pisces-Pisces union it doesn't always translate as passion. Both are quite passive and like a partner to take the lead. Together you can be like fumbling teenagers and are often disappointed at what you anticipated to be earth moving sex. If the partnership begins with a degree of reason and, more importantly moderation you two can turn a bad influence into a health, loving and lasting relationship. ×