Love etc: When one plus one adds up to something really special

love peace

I was sleeping and right in the middle of a good dream

Like all at once I wake up from something that keeps knocking at my brain

Before I go insane I hold my pillow to my head

And spring up in my bed screaming out the words I dread

I think I love you


This morning I woke up with this feeling

I didn’t know how to deal with and so I just decided to myself

I’d hide it to myself and never talk about it

And did not go and shout it when you walked into the room

I think I love you


Lyrics from I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family…and Voice of the Beehive

So there you are. Across a crowded room or a meeting table or just after one or two beers too many your eyes meet. And this time it’s Different. Perhaps you’ve been mates for years and then something changes. Perhaps it’s the lightning bolt thing. Perhaps it’s a gradual awakening. Whatever.

Friends of mine said after meeting each other and exchanging a few kisses one new New Years Eve that each had the same thought to themselves “I hope he’s/she’s not a Collingwood Supporter.” It has turned out to be just one more thing they have in common.

For the record, neither support Collingwood, and it is a Pisces/Sagittarius match and very happy.

Perhaps you have done the same in relation to your least favourite sign. But it isn’t just about your least favourite sign. You mightn’t relate from a sun sign viewpoint, but may be extremely compatible on an emotional (Moon) level or a sexual level (Mars). Or, you could be perfect at a Sun sign level and absolutely off the rails in every other way. So check out the whole picture before you go and ruin what could be a really great time.

Anyways, here is the quick guide by the elements.

  • Same elements work well eg water works well with water, fire with fire etc. Just remember, there is such a thing as too much compatibility- too much water in the chart is likely to drown the participants who may be too busy doing emotional stuff to move it into the bedroom, likewise too much Air not getting past the talking stage, Fire who will wear each other out (sounds interesting) but still not know each other and Earth who just have to do get the work done first.
  • Yin signs go reasonably well with other yin signs and yang with yang. So, Earth is OK with Water (but can be a tad on the muddy side), Fire is OK with Air (albeit a little on the hot air side).
  • Water and Earth are not so good with Fire or Air and vice versa. This isn’t to say it’s impossible, just a little challenging in some ways- as is evidence by my Pisces/Sagittarius friends.

Go with the Sun first, and if it develops further, check out the mix on the other personal planets:

The Moon: How well you relate on an emotional level. Same rules apply. What makes you comfortable, safe and nurtured. In a mans’ chart if often indicates what he looks for in a partner.

Mercury: How you communicate. Both with Mercury in Pisces in the 12th? You two will dance around without telling each other how you feel, but may both instinctively know.

Venus: How you relate. What makes you feel good. Venus in Aries with Venus in Sag? Sparks will fly. Venus in Taurus and Venus in Aries? Some compromise will be required between activity and the couch…or combine the two J. In a man’s chart, he often looks for these characteristics in his partner.

Mars: Sexual compatibility, energy levels, what turns you on & off. How you fight, sorry, assert yourself. Both Mars in Scorpio? Dirty fights and great make-up sex. In a womans’ chart it often shows what she looks for in a partner.

Get the idea?

Taking it one step further, thing about signs whose ruling planet is shared eg Mars rules both Aries and Scorpio, Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, Jupiter rules both Pisces and Sagittarius. Even though these combos would normally be in the not so good category, they get points because the nature of the ruler is similar. Although many other astrologers would disagree with me on this one.

So, to illustrate, I will use my own relationship. In the interests of privacy, I won’t make any comment other than what the mix is, but will say that we have been together since 1989. OMG I was soooooooooooooooo young!

Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars
Jo Pisces (W) Pisces (W) Pisces (W) Aries (F) Scorpio (W)
Hubby Scorpio (W) Gemini (A) Libra (A) Libra (A) Scorpio (W)
Result Good Challenging Challenging OK Good

Get the idea? Have a go with your own.


  1. hi and thank you.

    recent searches regarding pisces women with venus in aries and mars in scorpio have led me here a few times. had to say something, given your planets and your husband’s, since the woman i’ve recently re-met (long story) is a pisces with aries venus and scorpio mars. also, cap moon (conjuncting my 7th house saturn) and pisces mercury.

    i am a scorpio sun (conjunct neptune, 5th) and mars, with a virgo moon (conjunct pluto, 3rd) (sextiling the sun/neptune conj.) with venus and mercury (conjunct) in libra.

    we’re both treading gently, tentatively into these new waters, which feel warm and inviting, to say the least, having both come out recently from long-term relationships (with some latent hunger for something deep and meaningful).

    anyway, glad to have found your site; now back to going room to room through your “house.”

    – Bob

  2. Glad you happened by Bob & all the best- with all that Scorpio energy I get the desire for something deep & meangingful. The Cap Moon/7th house Saturn synastry is also nice from a long term commitment viewpoint. I know so many Scorpio/Pisces matches…sometimes I think Pisces is one of the few signs that “gets” the Scorpio depth whilst Scorpio adds meaning to our flights of fancy.

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