What Your Sign Says About the Way You Love

Posted on August 18, 2017
Updated on March 10, 2021

Life is a journey that includes many adventures and experiences, and one of the greatest thrills of life is taking steps to discover who you truly are inside. Astrology can tell us so much about ourselves that we wouldn’t otherwise recognize.

Not only can astrology open our eyes to personality traits found in our friends and family, but it can teach us more about who we are deep down. Some of the most interesting and compelling aspects of human nature are the different ways in which we love; how we love, who we love, why we love them, where we feel it and when it occurs.

Of course, you are likely to recognize many of your habits and proclivities on your own, but it’s nice to have a method by which to discover even more about yourself than you thought possible. This is where astrology comes in to play.

Each sign falls under an elemental category. There are earth signs, including Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, who are typically grounded and responsible. Air signs such as Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, are thoughtful and intellectual. Water signs, like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, are generally in tune with their emotions and deep in spirit.

The fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are passionate and intense. Understanding the elemental nature of your sign is a good start to understanding more about yourself. However, this is just the beginning of decoding your sun sign, and its effect on how you love.

In addition to your sun sign are myriad aspects of your birth chart that affect your personality, including your rising sign, your moon sign, and the houses they inhabit. While casting your birth chart is somewhat more involved and complicated, it is something worth looking into if you’d like to really dive deep into your personality, your state of mind and even your path in life.

For the sake of simplicity and introduction to astrological tendencies, this article will focus on your sun sign and how it affects the way you love. Let’s take a look at each sign and its unique disposition:


You are the leader of the astrological year, and your fiery spirit certainly showcases your natural leadership abilities. You are feisty and impassioned, yet you can be tender as well. You’re typically upfront with your feelings towards others, and honest about your crushes. When you develop feelings for someone, you feel with intensity.

You’re not afraid to be alone, however, so it takes a pretty special personality to win you over. When your heart is broken, it is not easily or quickly mended; but you are not easily discouraged, and when you do bounce back, you will have developed a more acute and aware sense of self.


The sultry Taurus is a naturally sexual creature due to the earthly quality of her sign; your nature is rooted deeply within the earth’s crust, and your natural sensuality emanates throughout all of her spirit; however, the Taurean nature can be timid at times. You’re a unique blend of charm and demure personality, which can make you appear unattainable to others.

You may not feel comfortable making the first move, but you would do well to enhance your bravery and put yourself out there. You’re a natural romantic, and enjoy indulging in the finer things in life with your romantic partner. Once you’ve entered into a relationship with someone, you are loyal and sultry.


The intelligent Gemini is gentle in love, and known for their lack of hasty decision making; because of the difficulty you sometimes have when it comes to choices, you do not make them lightly. This tendency also affects your levels of commitment, as you are one of the signs that is least likely to settle down quickly in life.

There is a sense of restlessness within you, a desire for freedom and an incredibly fluid nature. Your restless nature does not suggest a lack of sensitivity, however, as you are thoughtful and caring. You are likely to fall for someone who is spontaneous, adventurous and ever-changing in spirit.

When it comes to finding the right person for you, you would do well to seek out someone who is interested in learning about life and advancing as a person, as their motivation and evolution will keep you entertained by and excited about them.


The watery Cancer possesses a well of deep sensations; you are naturally emotional, and your mood is very much affected by the moods of those around you. You are sensitive, intuitive, mysterious and likely creative. You’re not selfish with your thoughts and feelings, and are typically happy to share yourself with others.

Your sign might indicate a strong desire to be in a relationship; Cancers are typically all-too-thrilled to couple up with someone for whom they have feelings. You enjoy attention and romantic gestures. You might give too much of yourself from time to time, so generous is your emotional nature.

For this reason, you should be discerning when it comes to who you choose as a partner; be careful to avoid people who are likely to take advantage of your giving nature. Once you’ve been hurt by someone, you are unlikely to allow them back into your heart. You may forgive, but you have a tough time forgetting.


Our spicy little Leo has a natural star quality; few signs are as likely to command attention the way you do. Your strong presence and fierce nature are likely to draw in a crowd. People have a hard time keeping their eyes off of you, so radiant is your aura.

Your positivity and natural charm can help you achieve many of your life goals, but you can lose focus easily; your attention span is sometimes short and your excitement about a person can wane quickly. You are likely to be attracted to people who recognize and pay attention to your larger-than-life-personality. Flattery will get one quite far with the Leo.

You like to be in charge and you are unapologetically genuine. You should seek a partner who will allow you to be yourself and encourage you to accomplish your goals.


The incredibly independent Virgo is the master of compartmentalizations; your mental space is probably as organized as your abode. A Virgo is certainly unlikely to be observed obsessing over or actively seeking out a relationship. You can get along just fine on your own, thank you.

You are very selective when it comes to your romantic partners, because of your autonomous personality; you are content to hold out for your idea of the “perfect person.” Your ruling planet, Mercury, plants within you a strong intellectual quality. Try to overcome your anxious nature and your perfectionist tendencies to allow yourself to open up and fall in love.

You’ll find that sometimes imperfect, and even messy situations or people can show you who you truly are and what you really want.


This air sign is ruled by Venus and can be found in beautiful, aesthetically pleasing surroundings; you love beauty and you’re not ashamed to show it. You’re one of the most affectionate signs, being so in love with love itself.

You like to be surrounded by elegant art and mesmerizing decor; candlelit dinners featuring mellifluous music and indulgent foods make up a large part of your romantic endeavors. You are the social butterfly of the zodiac, and you have an easy time falling in love.

This can cause some problems throughout your dating life, as you are the sign most likely to find themselves in love with more than one person at a time. As long as you are open and honest with your partners, this is a surmountable problem.

Be sure to keep your partners informed when you are dating more than one person to avoid being seen as dishonest or hurting the feelings of others.


The watery Scorpio is concerned with deep, meaningful issues such as the meaning of life, the nature of death and the politics and evolution of sexual desire; you are not necessarily light-hearted and chipper most of the time. While you can be very funny, your sense of humor is a bit darker than most.

Your internal depth knows no bounds, and as such, you seek out purposeful, kismet relationships. You aren’t the sign most likely to enter into light-hearted and casual partnerships. You’re interested in deep connections both in and outside of the bedroom; yes, as you may have heard, Scorpios are the sign most associated with sexual liberation and intensity.

Keep in mind that not everyone experiences life with such severity and concentration to avoid isolating people who don’t seem as deep as you’d prefer.


While the fiery Sagittarius is bubbly and optimistic, they can be shy in love; you might seem uber confident on the outside, but inside, it can be hard to muster up the courage to tell someone how you feel. However, because of your far-reaching, goal oriented nature, you typically prefer someone who proves to be a bit of a challenge.

Like the freedom-seeking Gemini and the fiercely independent Virgo, you can be hard to “pin down,” so to speak. Your adventurous and spontaneous nature makes it difficult for you to settle down, regardless of how much you feel for someone.

You need plenty of space to be yourself, and you’d be most compatible with someone who allows you to roam free, encouraging your newest crazy idea/scheme. One of your strongest qualities is your knack for complete honesty, often of the brutal nature.

You should seek someone who is not only truthful, but willing to overlook your inadvertent, yet sometimes tasteless observations.


The last earth sign of the zodiac calendar, Capricorn, is a grounded, responsible and sometimes passive individual; you aren’t likely to be found shouting your love from the rooftops in a grand display. Your dating style is much more reserved than many of the other astrological signs.

You would, therefore, benefit from seeking a more traditional person who will understand and respect your demure nature. Like your earth-associated cousin, the Virgo, you have a tendency to be a perfectionist, and as such, you don’t typically respond well to criticism. You prefer a partner who will accept you for who you are and will encourage you to be yourself.

While, by nature, you are hard-working and serious, you do have a sillier, more spontaneous side that emerges after you’re comfortable in your surroundings. Your relationships are likely to begin and build slowly and steadily.

You don’t typically rush into romantic situations, but once you are in a couple, you are loyal and quite the romantic; the romantic displays of the Capricorn can be the most exciting, due to their mysterious nature.


Like Capricorn, this sign is ruled by Saturn, however Saturn’s role is less serious and stern in this placement; you’re kind-hearted, free-spirited and socially adept. You’re so friendly, in fact, that you may come off as flirtatious even when you don’t intend to. You’re more openly affectionate than the reserved Capricorn, and you’re honest and direct with your feelings about others.

Your sign is another one that’s very concerned with personal freedom; you need space to be your enigmatic and energetic self. You’re one of the more unique and eccentric signs of the zodiac, and unapologetically so. You don’t follow the pack, you make your own. You’re not interested in conventional relationships, or people for that matter.

You want to be with someone as unique and interesting as you are, and with your sparkling personality, this should not be a hard goal to accomplish.


Pisces is a water sign, ruled by both Neptune and Jupiter. You are deeply emotional, intuitive and creative. You crave deep and meaningful connections, and are happy to enter into a relationship with someone you care about. You are generous and quick to accommodate; like your Cancer cousin, you must be careful to avoid those who will take advantage of your giving nature.

You typically follow your heart when it comes to decision making; you are very aware of and perceptive of your emotions and you know how to use them to your advantage. You seek partners who will inspire you and shower you with love.

Try to build relationships wherein you feel comfortable sharing you innermost thoughts and feelings, as you have a strong desire to be not only understood, but accepted. Your loving nature endears you to those around you, and you are adored in your earnestness.


As you can see, every sign is a little different when it comes to love. Whether you openly display your affections or find yourself a little more reserved, there are many ways to embrace your nature and tap into your inner loving-style.

Try to feel gratitude and appreciation for your individual, special personality and allow your heart to open up to the love that’s being sent your way.

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