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Love – it’s an underlying reason for so much of what we do in our day to day lives. Throughout life we are actively seeking it, creating it or sharing it, believing that it is the key to happiness.

This is where it becomes far more difficult – while we understand the fundamental importance of love in our lives, we still struggle to understand it, measure it or explain it in a tangible way that we can use to improve our own experiences. Is it an extension of our spiritual self, or something that can be biologically explained?

The more that experts study the topic, assessing and understanding the various phases, types, and reactions to love in our lives, the better we grasp the way that this powerful force works in our lives. Researchers have even found that experiencing feelings of love and affection triggers chemical changes in the brain that combat stress, create a sense of safety, calm the mind, improve energy, and create feelings of ‘closeness’ with those around us.

Despite its many benefits, the quest to find love is far from easy. Along the way you will likely hit bumps in the road, experiencing heartbreak, confusion, pain, anger, and disappointment. Yet, acknowledging the end result is worth the effort, we pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and keep moving forward.

Good news, while there is no foolproof way to determine exactly who you should pursue a relationship with, there are a number of indicators as to whether someone is likely going to be a good fit or a bad fit in your life. These predictions center around the little details of our personality – strengths, weaknesses, desires, natural reactions and fears. As our zodiac sign provides us with a basic understanding of these concepts, it can also be used on a very broad level to assess who we are most likely to ‘click’ with as well as which relationship are likely going to go down in smoke. While this isn’t a definitive analysis, here’s a little insight to help you in your search for ‘the one.’


Who should you avoid dating according to your zodiac sign?

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Avoid Leo

Both possessing incredibly powerful and dominant personalities, you may be intoxicated by the excitement and energy that initially comes from connecting, however, this same energy is incredibly volatile, and it won’t be long before it blows up in your face. Each determined to take charge, this pairing will battle on a daily basis, and not just a small disagreement. If you are prepared for WWIII then you might be ready for the dynamics that an Arise/Leo pairing will bring. Ultimately it will end in one major explosion of screaming, arguing and broken hearts – not the future you are likely looking for.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Avoid Leo

Loyal to a fault, Taurus will lavish their partner with affection, which feeds right into the incredible ego of a Leo early on. This will work really well for short while until Leo begins to feel the possessive, stubborn and grounded influences of their Taurus partner. Taurus will be blind to the fact that there is a problem, treating their partner as a prize. Leo, however, will feel smothered, trapped and bored. They will but an honest effort into making it work, determined to keep up appearances, and then one day they will snap and simply walk away with no explanation. Confused, with no indication that it is coming, Taurus will be left heartbroken and bitter.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Avoid Scorpio

Gemini are the social butterflies in every group, jumping from person to person, flirting with anyone that so much as looks in their general direction. While the passionate and mysterious energy of a Scorpio will attract their attention early on, be warned. This passion runs deeper than Gemini can hope to be prepared for, and they take everything to heart. While Gemini may try to play by the rules of their Scorpio partner, they will feel smothered, and will likely begin to sneak around hiding their actions just to have a little fun. Ultimately the secret will come out and Scorpio will completely blow up, lashing out at the Gemini and leaving them incredibly hurt and torn down.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Avoid Aries

Cancer’s incredibly sensitive nature is fed through open communication, sharing how they are feeling at any given moment. This is the opposite of how Aries operates, choosing to bottle their emotions and maintain their independent and ‘strong’ persona. Cancer may try to downplay their emotions to make this work, however, these feelings will eventually come bubbling to the surface and when they finally boil over Aries will be confused, unsure how to handle the situation, and Cancer will be left feeling misunderstood, alone and unloved.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Avoid Aquarius

This pairing may actually appear to work very well early on. Leo will happily act as the powerful figurehead, while their knowledgeable and wise Aquarius partner is whispering in their ear, providing them with the necessary guidance to ultimately succeed. As Leo basks in the spotlight, Aquarius will begin to feel resentment towards all that they do. It’s not that they want public recognition for their efforts in the relationship, just a little acknowledgment from their partner. When things fail to change, Aquarius will simply disappear one day, ghosting their partner, leaving Leo hurt and confused.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Avoid Capricorn

Both Virgo and Capricorn live their lives based on reason and logic rather than allowing their heart to lead the way. This will foster a deep understanding between the two, which may feel comfortable, but the absence of emotion will mean that their partnership is void of any romance and passion. This is a functional partnership, but it would be better suited to running a committee together or teaming up on a business engagement, allowing them to instead find someone that will actually share the emotional side of love.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Avoid Cancer

Libra function in a world of order and balance, and they spend much of their time creating that idea environment in everything that they do. Cancer, however, is the exact opposite dynamic – emotional, over the top and unpredictable. While Cancer will open up to their partner, unloading their complicated web of emotions just seeking someone to hear them out, Libra will immediately jump to try to ‘fix’ the situation. This will leave Cancer feeling guilty, suddenly going radio silent. The breakdown in communication goes against the fundamental rules for relationships with Libra, causing them to end the relationship without any further discussion.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Avoid Pisces

Intense, passionate and more than many can handle, Scorpio may be attracted to the lighthearted and happy-go-lucky ways of the Pisces, however, in time, the fundamental differences between the two will make it impossible to connect on any deeper level. Pisces will feel as though Scorpio is always dragging them down, while the unpredictable nature of Pisces will leave Scorpio suspicious that they are actually sneaking around behind their backs making plans and leading a secret life. In both situations this violates trust, and that’s one aspect of a relationship that both believe are required for a successful relationship. Unless the two are able to find a way to communicate, they will both be left feeling violated and deceived.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Avoid Virgo

In its early stages, this relationship will be a fun challenge for Sagittarius, helping Virgo to let go of their overanalytical ways and ‘loosen up a little.’ In time, however, the need to constantly refocus the thought process of their partner will become frustrating. Slowly their efforts will shift from convincing Virgo to join in on their adventures, to seeking adventures without their partner, spending more time with friends and less time together. This will highlight the huge fundamental difference between the two, as each begins to connect with others that genuinely understand their way of thinking and their ideal lifestyle. There will be no major blowout, the relationship will just slowly fizzle out until one or both parties move on.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Avoid Libra

While on many levels the need for balance that Libra is best known for may seem ideal for Capricorn, it won’t be long before they realize that there are many areas in life where they aren’t quite walking the walk. This is particularly true in the area of finances, where Capricorn is incredibly organized and dedicated, with their carefully planned budgets, and Libra is prepared to throw all caution to the wind. Serious conversations and game planning may help to grease the wheels for a while, but it is only prolonging their inevitable breakup. One day Capricorn will realize that they need to find someone that takes their future as seriously as they do.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Avoid Taurus

The light-hearted free-spirit that is Aquarius desperate needs a life of independence and excitement. Taurus, however, prefers to hold their partners close, living a grounded and stable life. This stability may be attractive in the beginning, but it won’t be long before Aquarius begins to feel smothered and restricted, desperately seeking any freedom or ‘space’ in their relationship. This will cause Taurus to tighten their hold, feeling as though they are losing the control that makes them feel comfortable. Eventually, Aquarius will finally have enough, snapping and walking away.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Avoid Gemini

There is no one that believes in the idea of the ‘ideal romance’ than Pisces, the dreamer. You have long established your idea of the ‘perfect relationship,’ and now as an adult, you are seeking that. The flirty, fun-loving Gemini may seem to fit the bill at first, be remember that every Gemini has two sides. The first time that they show their other half will immediately turn off Pisces, unsure of what they are dealing with. This will often be made worse by a complete breakdown in communication. If they can both push through this moment, they will likely find happiness together, fulfilling one another’s needs, otherwise they will both end up broken-hearted and jaded towards the very idea of love.

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