We've come a long way from the original Roman celebration of Valentine's Day in the 5th century A.D. known as the feast of Lupercalia. In those days, men, often in a drunken revel, sacrificed a goat or a cow, then lined up the women and whipped them with the hides of the animals they had just slain. They believed this would make them fertile.
Flash forward to 2016. Thank God for progress, because now men and women express feelings of love for their special "valentine" in far more civil ways by exchanging cards, candy, flowers and gifts.
However, as you celebrate this special day with your honey, you may have some real questions about how well suited you are for each other. Have you ever wanted to find out, for sure, if you were really compatible with the person you're in a love relationship (or, even someone new you are interested in)? If so, your horoscope can help you answer some important questions you may have.
5 Ways to Find Out if You Have a "Love Compatibility" with Another Person.
• Love & Affection nature - Is this someone you'll feel a strong love connection, and are they likely to feel one for you?
• Emotional comfort & security - Can this person satisfy your emotional needs and make you feel secure, and can you do the same for them?
• Communication & intellect - Will you find each other intellectually interesting and enjoy an ease in communicating?
• Sexual nature & compatibility - Can you expect passionate sexual chemistry where you'll have an exciting sex life with each other?
• Personality & Ego Drive - Will you and this person have personalities that are compatible or clash?
You can learn about each area of compatibility with the other person by comparing your birth chart to theirs. Here's how: In your horoscope these 5 personal planets will tell you whether or not you're really compatible for a love relationship.
VENUS - Love Compatibility
Look to the planet Venus to find out if you'll feel a love connection with this person.
Venus is the planet that rules love, relationships and pleasure. The way that Venus functions in your life, gives you valuable insight into your love nature, how you have fun, and your enjoyment beauty.
This planet's influence gives your personality that special charm that draws others to you, and the sex appeal that the right person may find irresistible.
Your Venus sign tells you a great deal about the kind of lovers you attract or that attract you. It describes the ways you seek enjoyment and express your sensuous nature. This planet shows your capacity to express and receive affection. Venus' influence on you also shows the way you relate to the opposite sex, and how you're likely to love them and want to be loved.
So, it's important to know what sign your Venus is in - if you want to understand your intimate relationship needs, and to find someone who will really make you feel happy and loved.
MOON - Emotional Compatibility
Look to the Moon to find out if your emotional nature will be compatible with the other person.
Have you ever met someone you liked but didn't feel an emotional connection with? Or, have you ever had a relationship with someone you didn't feel emotionally safe? Or, have you ever been with someone who seemed so detached, you felt emotionally insecure in their presence? For someone to fit your emotional needs, it's important that your Moon signs be compatible with each other.
The Moon sign rules your emotions, deep-rooted feelings and innermost needs. It explains how you're likely to express your emotions and indicates your cultural conditioning, and immediate emotional response to people, places and things. Your Moon sign reveals a great deal about the habits, reactions and attitudes that were instilled in you by your family, and developed in your childhood.
The Moon position determines how you react to the behavior and actions of others. It also reveals the special needs you have to feel emotionally satisfied and secure. The Moon sign describes your "inner child," and gives insights into how you nurture yourself, your domestic nature, home preferences, and the type of relationship you had with your mother or women in general. It is also an indicator of eating habits.
When two people have compatible Moon signs, they enjoy just being in each other's space. They intuitively understand each other's needs. Often, they can talk for hours and feel like they've known each other for years! They have a natural ease of living together. They're likely to appreciate the same home décor, and have similar food preferences and eating habits. Because they have complimentary habit patterns, they respond to daily problems and minor differences in similar ways. They also enjoy an emotionally intimate sex life together.
Incompatible Moon signs between two companions can produce emotional confrontations and disharmonious day-to-day living together. Their habit patterns clash and result in major differences in personal behavior and eating and habits (e.g. "I hate the way she squeezes the toothpaste out of the tube." Or, "I can't stand the way he talks with all that food in his mouth.") Because they spend so much time angry or at odds with each other, their relationship lacks the emotional intimacy that makes for a satisfying sexual relationship.
In order to have a harmonious relationship, it's important that you and the other person understand each other on an emotional level. If you're going to have an emotionally satisfying and secure relationship, it's important to know that your Moon signs are compatible.
Mercury - Communication Compatibility
Look to the planet Mercury to find out if you'll think and communicate in compatible ways with the other person.
Mercury is the planet that rules our intelligence, mind, memory and, all types of communication ranging from talking and texting to writing. It also affects our self-expression and communication style.
How Mercury functions in a person's birth chart explains a great deal about how they think, formulate ideas and communicate them. It indicates how someone makes sense of the everyday world they live in.
A person's Mercury sign tells us how easy or difficult it is to communicate with them, especially about sensitive issues. It helps explain why we have similar ways of thinking about all kinds of matters or, why we tend to have radically different ideas than they do.
If your Mercury sign are compatible with the other person, you'll find them understanding, supportive and easy to talk with. If they are incompatible, you'll end up disagreeing, arguing and fighting much of the time you're together.
The sign that Mercury is in can tell you whether a person is likely to communicate in an honest, positive and optimistic manner, or more negatively in a secretive or deceptive way. Their sign can also tell you whether they are prone to use their communications to put down others, be extremely critical, sarcastic or argumentative.
So, if you're going to get along, have harmonious communication and compatible ideas with your partner, it's important to know your Mercury sign and theirs. Then, you can determine whether or not you are likely to have compatible communication with each other.
Mars - Sexual Compatibility
Look to the planet Mars to find out if you're going to be sexually compatible with the other person.
This planet rules your physical energy, actions, the way you initiate and your drive. Mars is also the planet that rules your sex drive, desire nature, and how you put your needs and wants into action.
Your Mars sign gives insights about whether your sexual relationship with the other person is likely to be intense, passionate, tempestuous, conventional or lacking in vitality. Whether you're a man or a woman, it rules your sex drive. In simple terms: Mars is the planet of passion and sexuality.
It also describes the kind of person you'll feel an immediate physical chemistry. This will be someone who's most likely to really turn you on, (as in "hot and excited"). So, it's important to know what sign your Mars is in (and what sign the other person's Mars is in) - if you want to feel amazing chemistry in your relationship and find someone you're sexually compatible.
This valuable knowledge will help you avoid getting stuck with someone who will prove to be a big disappointment sexually.
By knowing how compatible you are with the other person in these five areas, you'll know whether you have the basis for a happy relationship together.
SUN - Personality Compatibility
Look to the Sun to find out if you'll be attracted to a person's personality. Your Sun sign represents your ego and basic identity. It describes your general character and the traits of your personality. Your Sun sign indicates the way you express your will and individuality as the unique person you are. Your Sun sign determines how others will see you. To feel a strong attraction with the other person, it's important that your Sun signs are compatible.
It's a wonderful experience to meet someone whose personality you immediately like. When your Sun sign is compatible with the other person, you feel an immediate attraction and rapport with them. There is a natural chemistry where you enjoy being in each other's presence.
On the other hand, you've probably talked with someone who you immediately felt no personal chemistry or attraction. That is often a result of your Sun signs being incompatible. You and the other person are likely to have very different ways of expressing yourselves, approaching life and accomplishing goals. There is a built-in disharmony between you as individuals.
These differences ultimately lead to many relationship challenges you will have to overcome to get along. You're likely to spend a great deal of time arguing and disagreeing. Instead of cooperation, you may find yourself competing with each other. There can be a clashing of wills and egos over your differences. You're likely to think the other person is bossy and dominating. Or, they may think that about you. It is difficult to have a harmonious relationship together.
But when your Sun sign is compatible with the other person, you feel a basic romantic attraction and connection with them. You share similar values and can creatively work together to achieve common objectives. You enjoy a natural ability to energize and cooperate with each other.
How to Create Your Own Compatibility Analysis
If you have the time and some basic understanding of astrology, you can do your own comparison of your chart with another person. All you have to do is find an astrology website on the Internet that will calculate your individual birth charts. Then, once you identify your planets and sign they are in, you can do your own research and analysis of each of the five (5) planets discussed. (See below - if you prefer a much easier way to create a comparison and analysis.)
If you don't know anything about astrology, here's an alternative way: To find out how these 5 planets affect your love compatibility with another person, go to the FREE Love Compatibility Calculator and enter your birth date and theirs. And, if you want a customized report on your compatibility together, order Your Love Compatibility Report.
If you're curious as to how other planets in your Horoscope are affecting your love relationships, go to the Free Transit Calculator and entering your birth date. And, if you're curious to learn more about your personal Horoscope and what it says about your love relationships, career, investments and health in 2016: Order your customized Report: Your Horoscope & Future in 2016.
Larry Schwimmer is an astrologer in private practice. For private consultations, contact him at: Larry@astrodecision.com or go to www.AstroDecision.com
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Larry Schwimmer is president of Astrodecision.com, a San Francisco-based consulting company. The firm uses planetary cycles analysis to counsel individual and corporate clients on picking the "best dates" to make successful decisions of all types: personal, marketing, financial, and political. Schwimmer is an internationally known business consultant, life coach and astrologer (with a Fortune 500 M&A background). Visit his website: AstroDecision.com