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Your Astro Love Guide


Wondering which zodiac signs you'll click with... and which you should avoid like crazy? Our resident mystic clues you in.

By Barrie Dolnick

hat's your sign?" is more than just a tired old pick-up line. It's a question grounded in some very good intentions: You can actually predict whom you'll have good chemistry with based on the zodiac—not to mention which folks are going to rub you the wrong way. While these are not iron-clad rules, they are weirdly accurate. See for yourself:

Aries
Ready, willing and more than able, you're the fresh gimme-what-you-got energy of the dating zodiac. You're wide open to love, but your curiosity to see who might come next can keep you single for a long time. With your next date, make an effort to slow things down—break your usual pattern of moving on before you've even said goodnight. Remember those important words: You can't hurry love.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
A self-directed hotshot, but not hotter than youWusses, fakers, and belly-achersGemini, Leo, Sagittarius, fearless ScorpiosCancer, Pisces, Virgo equivocating Libras

Taurus
Ruled by Venus and totally loyal, you are perfect relationship material. That is, once you've found The One. Your take-it-easy love affair with your sofa can be a deterrent to dating and mating. As soon as you're ready to move out there, though, love comes pretty naturally. Then you'll have company back in the deep recesses of your couch.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Grounded, sensual and laid-back tycoonsSloth, slick snakes, and snarky gossipsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces, another TaurusGemini, Sagittarius, Libra, entitled Leos

Gemini
You are the best flirt in the zodiac, which makes it easy to date but hard to mate. Your relationship ADD gets in the way of your secret desire to settle down. There's an easy way to figure out who will keep you interested long enough to commit: The one who makes you speechless. When you can't produce a witty comeback, you've met your match.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Patience, smarts, and mysterious good looksPassive-aggressives, whiners and hypochondriacsAries, Leo, Libra, and generous SagittariansCapricorns, Pisces, Taurus and controlling Scorpios

Cancer
Deeply emotional, true and loyal, you have all anyone could want in a soul mate. But you have to actually share those feelings out loud. You're a master of taking in, evaluating and vetting all love candidates, but when the real thing is front of you, untie that tongue. You're shy on the first date, melting on the third, and often totally devoted by the fifth.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Those who hang back, the hard-to-get cool typesAnyone who doesn't meet you more than halfwayPisces, Virgo, Scorpio, quiet LibrasAries, Leos, Sagittarius, Geminis who cuss

Leo
The shining sun of vitality, Leo rules romance. Leos love to love and—most of all—to be loved. You can charm the sparkle off a star, but hey—is it worth it? You'll know real love is for tender moments, not the big laughs. Wait until the after the second date to see if you feel more than just amused. Then go for it.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
High spirits, confidence, can-do and will-do'sWorriers, cheapskates look-before-you leapersAquarius, daring CapricornsScorpio, picky Taureans

Virgo
As the quick-learner and power mind of the zodiac, you know you only like a certain kind of soul. Being selective and secure is easy for you, but once you commit, it's all over. You'll do anything for the one you love but will that person do the same for you? Let yourself fall, and make sure your sweetie is there to pick you up. It's an honest test.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Wits, connected moguls, anyone who runs an animal shelterGluttons, under-achievers, know-it-allsTaurus, Cancer Scorpio, organized GeminisAries, Sagittarius, Leos, and feckless Aquarians

Libra
Natural as breathing, love and partnership are must-haves in your life. You can't settle for the first relationship you have, but can you walk away without something better lined up? Being in between relationships isn't worse than death. Treat those rare moments you're single as merely waiting for an upgrade. Patience brings its rewards.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Sexy, serious loyalty, take-it-for granted A-listersLiars, idiots, and anyone who doesn't readGemini, Aquarius, Sagittarius, and well-modulated LeosVirgo, Pisces, Cancer, and muttering Capricorns

Scorpio
Intense is a word that only begins to describe you. You possess full-throttle passion and need to share it. On a date, you're either misleadingly easy-going or silent, stealthy and — frankly — a little scary. Here's how to proceed: Only date someone who totally hits your "tilt" button and makes you giddy—then it won't matter how you behave. You'll be happy.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Secrets, subtle sexy vibes, and mousy types who want to be unleashedAggressive, "look at me" show-offs.Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, and brave PiscesGemini, Aquarius, Aries and narcissistic Sagittarians

Sagittarius
You're an adventurer, a seeker, and a love-'em-and-leave-'em type. Romance is only a fraction of your playground, but finding love requires more attention. The right mate will fearlessly hop aboard your train and ride along with you. But remember: You have to slow down to pick someone up.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Eccentrics, smarty-pants, and feet-on-the ground ambitious types Hypochondriacs and armchair touristsLeo, Gemini, Aquarius, and happy AriesTaurus, Virgo, Cancer and bloodless Pisces

Capricorn
Romance is not a priority in general, but when you set your mind to it, you're a very successful and practical dater. Your tendency to turn a date into an interview, though, can undermine a sincere attraction. Try to trust that your happy ending will come even if you don't have total creative control.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Achievers, trust-funders, and most anyone who worships youSloth, gluttony and sometimes lust Scorpio, Taurus, Cancer, and well-balanced VirgosSagittarius, Aquarius, Libra and braggy Aries

Aquarius
Your problem isn't landing love; it's dumping it when it's over. You need freedom like others need oxygen, but you're so considerate you'll suffocate before hurting someone. It's more compassionate to move on than it is to fake it or make due with lukewarm feelings. You'll know when you've found the right mate when you can really breathe again.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Political fluency, visionaries and people with great vocabulariesShort-cut ethics, smarmy pickup lines, too much TVGemini, Libra, Sagittarius, another AquariusTaurus, Capricorn, Scorpio, and possessive Cancers

Pisces
If there's perfect love, you'll find it, but you'll have to wake up from those daydreams. Yes, it's a downer when your first perfect date is followed by sort-of-OK second one, but that's no excuse to give up and rush back to fantasyland. Dive a little deeper — say, at least four dates — before you toss a fish back and look for a better one.

What turns your headWhat turns you offSeductive signsTough sells
Gentle, artistic types, healers, and big softies Crass and erratic behavior, incessant conversationTaurus, Capricorn Scorpio, fearless CancersLeo, Aries, Sagittarius, bossy Virgos

Astro-coach Barrie Dolnick helps people find love and happiness by understanding their stars and their karmic energy. She has published twelve books, including Instructions for Your Discontent.

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