Galactic Guidance, a Zodiac Advice Column: What if my partner’s sign isn’t compatible with my own?

Galactic Guidance, a Zodiac Advice Column: What if my partner’s sign isn’t compatible with my own?

You write that an online test you took on your second date claimed that both of you are sexually compatible but troubled with words

When your horoscope app doesn’t have the answers, look to the stars for advice. And by that, we mean look to Gala Galactic, HelloGiggles’ resident zodiac advice columnist. If you’ve got zodiac questions, she’s got answers for Galactic Guidance: A Zodiac Advice Column. All you have to do is send your Qs to

I have a question about zodiac compatibility. What if my partner’s zodiac sign isn’t compatible with my own? Should we part ways? I’m an Aquarius and my partner is a Pisces. On our second date, een blik op de website we took a look at our zodiac compatibility and things weren’t looking good. Basically, it said that we are mostly sexually compatible, but that we will have a lot of communication issues. What should I do?

Let’s talk about compatibility, in the sky and between us here on Earth. To be compatible in the sky, two people should have natal (birth) charts that complement each other. Or, this couple can link up based on shared passions and energetic investments.

When an astrologer looks at the combined natal charts of two lovers, they look far beyond your Sun signs (that you are an Aquarius and your sweetie a Pisces). This practice of comparison, or zodiac compatibility, is called Synastry, and a trained eye will want to know where the planets e a few, were at the time of your birth. The placement of the moon and the time of day you were born will play a factor, each small bit of information adding up to a wheel of knowledge.

Certain astrologers will encourage you to go after people whose planetary placement sync up well with your own and to stay away from oppositions in the wheel, claiming that two people with planets that oppose each other will never find peace.

Other practitioners will encourage you to approach your romantic relationships based on what opposes you, to look for the pleasure in a challenge and the opportunity for growth. Ultimately, you will get a deeper sense of why communication issues might occur, for instance, but it’s up to you to decide whether those communication issues are an opportunity to learn conflict management or to save your energy and find someone else to talk to.

This complementary couple can manifest an ebb and flow in their relationship — when one person needs support, the other offers strength; a dreamer and a doer

That being said, I’m much more curious about your idea of compatibility and what has brought you here. Skipping over the fact that, surface-wise, there’s nothing inherently incompatible about Aquarius and Pisces (the wind that moves the waves has a great deal of affinity for the fish that swim in them), I’ve got questions about the way you’ve framed your query and what that might reveal to us.

Have you found out for yourself, outside of tests, if this is true? Second dates are for figuring out if the charm and good company can stay consistentmunication styles and preferences are only beginning to be negotiated and understood. If you’re already physically intimate on the second date, you’re still far from learning what true sexual compatibility will look like in the long-term (love opens doors in sex and time transforms it).

What I’m saying is, even those of us who have “hit it off” right from the outset know that most couples learn and re-learn to communicate with each other as their relationship evolvespatibility is more than likeness, more than shared interests, more than getting turned on the moment you’re near each other. It’s about two (or more!) people negotiating time and space together in a way that allows them to not only survive, but thrive.