It does make sense-some star signs have personality traits that mesh quite beautifully with others and, conversely, some do not. In fact, some people hold the belief so firmly that the dating app Bumble recently rolled out a feature that lets those looking for love filter by zodiac sign. Intrigued? So were we.
If you’re wondering how your zodiac sign may impact romantic compatibility, we spoke with expert astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright to find out more.
First and foremost, Wright clarified that astrology is much more than just your sun sign. “We have all the planets, all the signs in our birth charts, and the way they are configured are what makes us uniquely us. Our sun sign is just the tip of the iceberg, we tend to gravitate to one sign or another, or avoid some because we just don’t understand them. But does that mean we should avoid certain signs because a book told us to or because we had a bad experience with a specific zodiac sign? No.”
This is where something called synastry-or relationship astrology-comes into play. And if it turns out that on paper (or in the stars) your partnership might not be the best, don’t fret; often, love knows no bounds. In fact, Wright shares, “My husband and I are a perfect example of how a ‘bad’ combination can work. He’s a Leo, I’m a Scorpio.” Astrologically, the pair is an awful duo, but she reassures, “It’s wonderful.”
“Everything else in our charts, our Venus, Mars, Moon, Mercury are all in perfect harmony with each other,” she adds. So, Wright suggests looking at this information as merely a guideline, but not to, under any circumstances, “miss your chance at a meaningful relationship simply based on someone’s sun sign.”