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Are You Compatible?

3 ways to get along with everyone.
Maya  White
Maya White More by this author
May 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Basic astrological compatibility is easy to master, and it provides you with an advanced tool kit for creating harmony in all of your life. By taking the time to learn just 3 simple concepts, you will gain a wealth of understanding into human psychology.

Step 1: First, you must learn the Sun Sign. This is the zodiac sign under which a person was born and is determined by the month and date. *(refer to list below) Most people know their Sun sign, although if a person is born on the day at the end or beginning of one of the signs, there may be some question. These people often exhibit qualities of both signs, but usually one will be predominant.

Step 2: Next, you must learn the element of a person’s Sun Sign, as well as yours. This takes some effort on your part, but, it you will be rewarded for the rest of your life. The signs of the zodiac are categorized by these elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.

The Fire signs are: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Like the element, Fire sign natives are bright and driven by self-expression. They need to feel the freshness of life in order to be happy. Think of how the fire burns, and you have insight into the nature of the Fire signs. 

The Earth signs are: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth natives are grounded and need reliability and organization in their lives. Earth people take their commitments very seriously, and are not comfortable with tardiness or insincerity.

The Air signs are: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air is the element of intellect, and these people need to analyze the world around them.  They are driven by words and ideas. They may get flighty and ungrounded, but they will listen to reason.

The Water signs are: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. From the constantly changing ocean to the mysterious depths of a still lake, water people enter your life as a touchstone. They are driven by emotions; so, if you want to appeal to a water sign, think about how it makes them feel. 
Just mastering steps one and two will help you in your personal and professional life. With comprehension of a person’s Sun sign, and their element you have insight into how you can best relate to them. The next step requires effort, but the rewards are great.

Step 3: Learn the signs by Quality.  This is very logical and not hard at all. There are three qualities - Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. The four Cardinal signs are action takers who don’t like to wait around; Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Know that the Cardinal person will be frustrated by delay and pleased with movement.

The Fixed quality signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. To make these people comfortable you need to understand that they value constancy; this is what they ask of themselves and what that they unconsciously admire in others.

Lastly, the Mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Just like the word, Mutable people are adaptable and they will accept change more readily than the other signs.  These four signs prefer harmony and rarely suffer obstinacy.

Now, you need only to combine steps 1, 2, and 3. Utilize your knowledge and observations to develop mastery! This exercise also opens the doors to your intuition. Give it a try and you will be amazed at how accurate your perceptions become. And, you will be pleased with your skill and getting along with others on every level – especially those you love the most.

*Key to the Zodiac Sun Signs by Dates, Element and Quality

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) : Fire /Cardinal

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20): Earth/Fixed

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Air /Mutable

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) : Water /Cardinal

Leo (July 23 – Aug 22): Fire /Fixed 

Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22) : Earth /Mutable

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22): Air /Cardinal    

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Water /Fixed

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Fire /Mutable

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) : Earth/ Cardinal

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18): Air /Fixed    

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20): Water/ Mutable

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Maya  White
Maya White is an internationally recognized astrologer and intuitive guide. Her monthly astrological forecasts and educational articles are noted for a skillful combination of accuracy and wisdom, and have been featured in theU.S. as well as in Europ Continue reading