Note: Astrology is just for fun and is not supported by scientific evidence.
Celebrity couples are both intriguing and baffling; while their love stories capture the hearts of many fans, it’s impossible to truly know the inner workings of famous relationships.
Astrological compatibility, however, can offer some basic insight.
“[Compatibility] is all about understanding what each sign needs, and then thinking ‘Well is this a good fit for me?’ So I recommend first learning about each sign – what they want from love, what their nature is – and then learning about your own sign,” Ophira Edut, half of the famous “AstroTwin” duo, previously told INSIDER. “It’s like putting two pieces of a puzzle together.”
Compatibility can be evaluated in a number of ways with a number of factors, including elements (fire, earth, air, or water), ruling planets, and the angles of the zodiac wheel.
Of course, this can still be very confusing – so we’ve done the heavy lifting. Here are some of INSIDER’s favourite couples of 2018 and how compatible they are, according to the zodiac.
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to relationships.
Cancers are known to be extremely supportive people with excellent maternal instincts. Scorpios are typically sensitive, impulsive, and occasionally obsessive. In short,they both fall very hard and very quickly.
Sharing the water element also indicates a deep understanding and high level of compatibility. According to the AstroTwins, if your partner shares the same element as you, “you’ve never felt so comfortable, so understood on a core level.”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé respect each other’s ambitions.
Beyoncé, on the other hand, is a shrewd Virgo. This speaks to her detail-oriented, perfectionist nature as an artist – and indicates that she sets a high bar for her partner, expecting a deep level of commitment and attentiveness.
While it certainly may seem like these two signs are incompatible in romance, Sagittarius and Virgo are three away from each other on the zodiac wheel.
“That angle is one where the couple might fight or break up a lot, but they also can’t resist each other,” Ophira previously told INSIDER. “There’s a tension between the signs that keeps it hot.”
By overcoming those possible tensions, this partnership can evolve – and in this case, as many would argue, has already evolved – into the coveted “power couple” designation.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen overcame their differences.
These two signs are not typically seen as compatible: Capricorns crave stability and are slow to trust others, while Sagittarius is generally seen as a fickle and restless sign.
These signs are, however, capable of learning a great deal from each other if they can overcome their differences. As a focused earth sign, Legend can help Teigen harness the limitless energy of her fire sign. Conversely, Teigen’s good-humored Sagittarian nature has the ability to break down Legend’s walls and get him to loosen up.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas found romance through an easy friendship.
Jonas’ sign, Virgo, and Chopra’s sign, Cancer, are two away from each other on the zodiac wheel. The AstroTwins previously told INSIDER that such a match-up is “easy and breezy,” like dating a best friend but with more sexual chemistry.
Both Virgo and Cancer make devoted, soothing partners and have a deep appreciation for commitment. Ultimately, both signs crave stability and understanding.
Jonas and Chopra likely have excellent communication, though they may occasionally lapse into friendly territory and need to work a little harder to keep the spark alive.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are totally in sync.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are both air signs, which indicates a very high compatibility. Kanye and Kim’s signs – Gemini and Libra, respectively – also share a certain complexity that can make them seem difficult or high-maintenance to outsiders.
Both Gemini and Libra are signs concerned with duality and balance. A Gemini, represented by the twins, can seem to lead many lives with many different personalities. A Libra, represented by the scales, is able see both sides of every issue.
Kim’s Libran qualities suggests that she would make a great mediator; Libras strive for peace and harmony in their relationships, which can act as a much-needed foil to the rapper’s more unpredictable Gemini behaviour.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can learn from each other.
As a Virgo, Prince Harry’s birthday comes just after Leo Meghan Markle’s birthday. Being one away from each other on the zodiac wheel, these two will experience some difficulties due to intense differences in personality and style.
“With one sign apart it can be very hard to get on the same page,” Ophira previously told INSIDER.
According to the AstroTwins, however, this couple can learn from each other’s differences and force each other out of “fear-based comfort zones.”
Markle’s warmth, sociability, and passion may help to draw her husband out of his shell, for example. Conversely, Harry’s practical, cautious nature can help temper Markle’s tendency to seek attention – which may prove useful in her new role as a royal.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin share similar idealistic goals.
Bieber’s fiery Sagittarius sign indicates that he is spontaneous, gregarious, and fiercely independent. Conversely, Baldwin is an aloof and thoughtful Pisces – a sign that thrives in an intimate, nurturing relationship.
Sagittarius and Pisces do share, however, an undying optimism. These signs are idealists, likely to ignore technical incompatibility in favour of passion.
Sagittarius and Pisces are also three away from each other on the zodiac wheel, meaning they probably experience a magnetic attraction. Though they may encounter some obstacles or even weather some break-ups, they will rarely resist an opportunity to reunite.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have to deal with opposing communication styles.
Being a water sign, Bell is likely sensitive and can easily misunderstand an earth sign’s more reserved nature – like that of her husband, Dax Shepard, a stoic Capricorn. These signs have very different styles of communication and may struggle to understand each other.
Luckily for Bell and Shepard, a Cancer’s patience and a Capricorn’s resilience can lead them past differences and foster a deep connection, even if they’re not necessarily compatible on the surface. Indeed, Shepard has even admitted that he and his wife are “opposites” and “it has taken a tremendous amount of work and therapy” to make their relationship work.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid both value ambition and independence.
Malik, a solitary Capricorn, and Hadid, a dependable Taurus, are able to stand together while simultaneously encouraging their separate successes. They share similar values and have no trouble staying loyal while spending time apart, working individually towards their own goals.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher compliment each other.
Mila Kunis, a Leo, and Ashton Kutcher, an Aquarius, are situated directly across from each other on the zodiac wheel. People with this “sister sign” combination may be repelled by one another at first. But, over time, it’s likely to yield an extremely fulfilling and long-lasting partnership.
“You can be polar opposites who want to kill each other or you can be the yin to each others’ yang,” Ophira previously told INSIDER. “That opposite person will be like a mirror to parts of yourself that you’re not aware of.”
And while sister signs are opposites in many ways, Leo and Aquarius do share a humanitarian core. They’re both nurturers who value self-improvement. Kunis and Kutcher probably enjoy plenty of communication and matching values.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas built their relationship on compassion and support.
But according to astrology, the engaged couple boasts a shared sense of compassion. Both Jonas and Turner are are highly receptive to other people’s needs.
Leo and Pisces are idealistic, self-aware, and tend to rely on intuition to navigate relationships. They are both sensitive signs, and are likely able to offer one another a sense of reassurance with supportive expressions of love.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are united, yet still individuals.
Same-sign partnerships – like that of Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, both Aquarians – may seem like obvious successes, but this combo only works perfectly when each person is self-aware and self-sufficient.
As the AstroTwins explain on their website: “If you date someone of the same sign, congratulations. You’ve probably embraced your quirks and accepted your humanity.”
While Ophira previously told INSIDER that this pairing might be too “easy” for some people to enjoy long-term, DeGeneres and de Rossi are two of the zodiac’s true revolutionaries. Aquarius is known as a highly unique and progressive sign – open-minded yet also opinionated.
Aquarius’ embrace of independence and individualism explains this couple’s strong and healthy bond, as they are able to support one another but also lead equally fulfilling lives.
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner can lean on each other.
As a Leo, Kylie Jenner is easily characterised as proud, popular, and regal. These qualities may seem superficial to a Taurus like Travis Scott, whose sign generally steers clear of shallow or attention-seeking behaviour.
This seeming incompatibility, however, is purely surface-level. Leo and Taurus are both creative, dependable, and extremely generous. They enjoy showing affection and supporting their loved ones.
These signs are also three away from each other on the zodiac wheel, which indicates an irresistible attraction that tends to fast-forward a relationship.
Jenner and Scott may have bonded over domestic tendencies. Leo and Taurus both have an extraordinary capacity for devotion, and they are true romantics at heart; their relationship is likely punctuated by moments of relaxation, intimacy, and one-on-one quality time.
J.Lo and A-Rod are happy to share the spotlight.
Neither Jennifer Lopez nor Alex Rodriguez are strangers to the spotlight – and as Leos, this makes perfect sense. But while some may call them attention-seeking, sharing the same sign allows Lopez and Rodriguez a mutual understanding and a unique intersection of values.
The lions of the zodiac famously crave center stage and thrive when their partners heap praise and affection upon them – but Leos are also extremely loving and generous. They enjoy heaping praise and affection as much as they enjoy receiving it.
Happily, Lopez and Rodriguez gained recognition for completely unrelated talents. They are able to applaud one another while still reigning in their own fields.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are communicative and nurturing.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds – a Virgo and a Scorpio, respectively – are two signs apart on the zodiac wheel. This may help explain their natural affinity for playful banter. For couples with this combination, friendship and communication come first.
Virgo and Scorpio seem to have an intensely karmic bond. Both are highly intellectual signs that value compassion and intimacy. Once they fully commit, they are loyal until the end – and as perfectionists, they will do everything they can to make a partnership work.
Indeed, as perfectionists, Lively and Reynolds may tend to be highly critical of themselves – but recognising this in each other will be comforting, helping the two to soften their insecurities.
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