There was a moment last year when millennials, myself included, seem to be greatly invested in horoscopes. Zodiac signs became an ice breaker and gauging relationship compatibility with astrology became a thing. Astro Poets, our current favorite astrologers, gained 47 thousand followers in three months because of their campy twitter horoscopes.
Just last week, I saw an article about an astrological dating app called Align. This dating app uses an “astrogorithm” to match you with someone you’re compatible with based on your signs. Unfortunately unavailable in the country, we have to resort to our good old pal Google to check if we’re compatible with our special someone. As if my Virgo ex and Virgo boyfriend aren’t enough reasons for me to conclude that the bull is attuned with the virgins, I double-checked our compatibility rate online and found out that our signs are 73% compatible. All you have to do is input your birthdays, and the site will explain your dynamic in six aspects and rate your overall compatibility as a couple as well.
But how accurate are zodiac signs (and astrological calculators) when it comes to determining how compatible we are for one another? Does the Leo-Pisces’ 14% compatibility rate further prove that Selena and Justin’s relationship was really toxic? Rounding up four of our favorite celebrity couples, we put their zodiac signs to the test.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
January 13, 1990
Capricorn – The Goat
determined, patient, responsible
dominating, stubborn, conceited
November 23, 1992
Sagittarius – The Centaur
optimistic, creative, honest
impatient, reckless, unaffectionate
Compatibility rate – 38%
Centaurs love to have adventures while the goats love their routine. At first, the differences between their zodiacs may cause them to doubt their strong attraction for one another. But because both signs value intelligence, they will later realize that they share the same wavelength and their differences actually complement each other. While the Sagittarius can keep the Capricorn happy, the goat can only take so much of the centaur’s impulsiveness. Rarely does a Sagittarius-Capricorn relationship last but because both are innately protective of each other, the signs will try their best to make the relationship work. If you think about it, Liam and Miley (who are now together again) just got married yesterday despite all the twerkin’ and wrecking balls in between. Looks like their plans to start a family this year are finally going to happen and we all can’t be happier for both of them.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
June 8, 1977
Gemini – The Twins
intelligent, good at multi-tasking, adaptable
restless, impulsive, indecisive
Oct 21, 1980
Libra – The Scale
idealistic, diplomatic, understanding
indecisive, unpredictable, superficial
Compatibility rate – 78%
Libras are usually the “sponges” in relationships — they have the greater tendency to adapt their partner’s taste, activities, interests, etc. The true calling of Geminis is to learn, and to teach what they have learned. They can be strict with their partner’s overall reputation. On the other hand, Libras are harmonious and are very understanding; they balance out the twin’s restless nature. Even if Geminis and Libras argue a lot to prove their intellectual dominance, it’s obvious that their signs support each other. Despite their possible ups and downs, our controversial faves Kimye are still #relationshipgoals. They did coupling so right you could only dream of walking into a room filled with bouquets of flowers with a matching orchestra playing in the background. You’ve never seen Kanye smile as much as he does around Kim and you’ve never seen Kim at her best without Kanye. So when news sites started posting about their possible divorce last month, the world was shookt. But now that Kim’s back on social media, all seems to be well again with the Kardashian-West clan, and we can finally put our uncertainties to rest.
Nadine Lustre and James Reid
October 31, 1993
Scorpio – The Scorpion
dynamic, loyal, independent
jealous, possessive, moody
May 11, 1993
Taurus – The Bull
loyal, generous, persistent
possessive, stubborn, sensitive
Compatibility rate – 89%
This scorpion-bull couple come out as the most compatible signs on our list. A Taurus man is highly selective of his partner — making sure that once he pursues the woman, no effort will be put to waste. Funnily enough, a Scorpio woman likes challenging her suitors — making sure that the man she’ll be dating will be worth her time. As both signs are in contact with Venus, the scorpion and the bull share the same passion for physical pleasure; a characteristic that can possibly lead to a possessive relationship. Once the signs fall in love, it’s almost impossible for them to break up. If both zodiacs learn how to respect the dominating qualities of each other, they could have the perfect physical and emotional connection that all the signs wish for. I planned on discussing more about JaDine’s perfect on-screen and off-screen relationship but “naniniwala na sila sa forever magmula nung nakilala nila isa’t isa” so I’m just going to leave this as is.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
April 15, 1987
Aries – The Ram
independent, optimistic, adaptive
short-tempered, self-involved, impulsive
July 22, 1982
Cancer – The Crab
traditionalists, loyal, caring
moody, fickle, sensitive
Compatibility rate – 47%
Because of the difference between the ram and the crab’s energy, the relationship between these signs may be painful for both parties. Their interests extremely vary so a simple conversation can lead them into a fight. The Aries and Cancer need to put in a lot of effort in their relationship for it to work. Both signs need to be gentle and respectful of each other’s personalities for them to get along well. Once they’ve figured out what works for their relationship, they won’t even feel the need to look for another partner in their lives. Ironically, Samira and Lauren’s love story doesn’t reflect the low compatibility rate of their signs. The two instantly hit it off on the short four-day shoot for an episode of OITNB. Maybe it’s luck or maybe it’s their signs’ impulsive nature that pushed them to pursue each other despite Lauren being married to a man at the time. Either way, we’re glad they’ve found true love and are now happily engaged.