Finding Your Ideal Match in the Western and Chinese Zodiac

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by in Horoscope Matches

Horoscope Matching

Ever wonder why some couples just seem to get along flawlessly? Maybe you should consider finding a mate made by the stars! Check out these astrological tips to see who’s compatible with you on a whole new level.

According to expert astrologers, it’s helpful to first break up the 12 signs into 4 different classes: Water signs (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer); Air signs (Libra, Gemini, Aquarius); Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) and Fire signs (Leo, Aries, Sagittarius).

Now while it might seem like a great idea at first to find someone with the same sign, we actually advise against it. In the beginning of your relationship, it will often be great and both of you get along and see eye to eye on almost everything. However, a partner with exactly the same sign does not provide enough balance in the mid-to long term and can become quite boring.

As a general rule, Fire signs match best with Air signs and Water signs are a good match for Earth signs. However, it’s also important to take into account other specific details of your sign, such as your “Rising” element, to better predict what sign will be a perfect match for you.

Although many people in the West pay close attention to their zodiac signs when dating, it is probably fair to say that the zodiac is less significant to dating in Western countries than the Chinese zodiac is to dating in China. Particularly when dating someone from the more traditional “Pre-1980s” generation, the compatibility of your Chinese zodiac signs is often taken quite seriously when it comes to the potential success of the relationship.

The Chinese zodiac is thousands of years old and easily predates its Western counterpart. While Western astrology is based on what month of the year you were born, Chinese astrology is based on a twelve-year lunar cycle.

The 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, in order, are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Starting from one’s own sign, the fifth sign counted clockwise or counter-clockwise is the most compatible. Basically, signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be quite compatible. On the other hand, starting from one’s own sign as number 1, the fourth sign counted clockwise or counter-clockwise is very likely to be incompatible.  While these are far from the only rules for finding a good match using the Western or Chinese zodiacs, it’s a good place to get started. Good luck finding your match made in heaven!

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