Zodiac sign compatibility: Why Leos J.Lo and A Rod's romance is written in the stars

Don’t act like you’ve never looked into what zodiac sign is most compatibility with yours. Compatibility is the name of the game when dating, and any insight helps. Even dating apps are letting you filter people by zodiac signs now.

Astrologer Chris Love sat down with Yahoo Lifestyle to help get to the bottom of zodiac sign compatibility — and if it really can help us decide who to swipe right on.

What zodiac signs go best together?

Of course there are a whole mess of factors that make people who they are. Life experiences shape a person, and your zodiac sign doesn’t capture the full picture. There may not be a black-and-white answer when it comes to sign compatibility, but the aptly-named Love offers some basic guidelines to consider when picking a partner — including the elements.

In astrology, all 12 zodiac signs fall into four categories:

Fire signs & air signs:

In nature, fire and air have a compatible relationship. Fire needs air to ignite, after all. Without oxygen a fire can’t burn. This comes into play in astrology, as well.

The spontaneous, passionate energy of fire signs tend to compliment deeply intuitive and versatile air signs.

Water signs & earth signs:

Just like the earth provides a stable ground for rivers to flow upon, water signs and earth signs tend to vibe quite well.

Sensitive and emotional water signs often feel understood by the logical and stable Earth signs.

Same-element compatibility:

When individuals of the same element come together, there tends to be a level of harmonious understanding. Earth signs appreciate each other’s need for stability and routine, while air signs match one another’s desire for deep thought.

Of course, there are downfalls. Too much of one quality and not enough of another in a relationship can cause a lack balance and perspective.

Same zodiac sign compatibility:

So what happens when the apple of your eye has the same zodiac sign as you? Is it like dating yourself? Love explains that people with the same sign tend to look at the world in the same way. They might find similarities in their likes, dislikes and ways of thinking.

Love offers J.Lo and A Rod as a prime example. They’re both Leos and they certainly seem to have compatibility for days.

Leos love to take center stage and tend to feel confident in front of a crowd. They love to be admired for their special talents, and are drawn to people who recognize that in them. Just look at the way A Rod takes his own personal pictures of J.Lo on the red carpet. Perhaps only another Leo would know just how to give the right amount of applause and admiration.

Alex Rodriguez admiring Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet
Alex Rodriguez admiring Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet

On the other hand, when two signs get together, they mirror each other’s bad qualities along with their good ones. Perhaps there are traits about yourself that you find irritating, would you like your S.O. to mirror those?

Love explains that when two Leos get together there’s double the passion, excitement and fun, but also double the stubbornness, vanity and ego. Two Leos in love may need to put some extra effort into check their egos in order to leave some room for each other’s natural dominance.

It seems these two Leos have figured out the balance, and since it’s Leo season, these fire signs are pretty hot and heavy right now. Love explains that connecting with a sign mate can feel like looking in a mirror, and it probably helps that Leos kind of love looking in mirrors.

Bottom line — mixing zodiac signs can offer a fresh perspective, but that’s not to say that people of the same sign aren’t a good match. Whether or not you use astrology to help you find your perfect match, Love says that going into a relationship with openness and understanding can never hurt your cause.

Now get swiping!

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