The Types Of People You Shouldn't Date, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
You may be familiar with which zodiac signs you're compatible with and which ones you're not. While you should never let astrology (or anyone for that matter) completely dictate who you do or do not date, astrology can be freakily accurate sometimes. Knowing your sun sign can help guide you to make the right decisions based on how you are, especially when it comes to the types of people you probably shouldn't date.
"Astrology does a lot of mind-blowing things, but the most valuable thing is it lets you know yourself," Judi Vitale, astrologer and author of the book, Lovecasts, tells Bustle. "Once you’re aware of the things you like, and the things you can’t stand, you can make wise choices, especially when it comes to dating."
Take Libras and Capricorns, for example. While the two signs may be compatible in some ways, certain traits of theirs can make it hard for them to be in a long-term relationship. For instance, money and finances can be a major source of stress in a relationship. Libras are known to be spenders, while Capricorns tend to be savers. If you take astrology out of the equation, relationships between spenders and savers may require a lot more compromise than relationships where both people are on the same page with money.
That's just one example. There are so many different "types" of people out there to date. But here are the types of people you probably shouldn't date, based on your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 - April 19): The Non-Adventurous One And The Needy One
Aries are fire signs, meaning you have absolutely no time for anyone who's too afraid to take on the many adventures that fill your life, says Vitale.
Also, someone who's too needy is going to get on your nerves. "You don’t have time to guess at what someone else is thinking, and are not very likely to think about what is going to make them stop sobbing," Vitale says.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): The Flaky One And The Health-Conscious One
Taurus are known for being stable, loyal, and there when you need them. Because of that, flaky people will absolutely rub you the wrong way. As Vitale says, "You're dependable. So why should anyone else get away with being unaccountable?"
People who are too health-conscious won't work well with you either. "I pity the person who dares to get between you and a fine piece of chocolate anything," Vitale says. You're all about enjoying life, including good food. Nothing wrong with that!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): The Silent One And The Luddite
"While The Silent Type might work with you for a while, even you get tired of hearing yourself talk, eventually," Vitale says.
Luddites will also bore you. As a Gemini, you not only like to be up on the latest tech, you also want to have someone there to play along with you as you try them out.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): The Vagabond And The Critic
Cancers are known for being homebodies. "You can’t conceive a reason to not have a warm, cozy home, and you want to spend a lot of time there," Vitale says. So trying to date a vagabond-type who lives in a perpetual state of wanderlust can drive you crazy.
Watch out for people who are too critical. Your sensitivity won't allow you to put up with harsh criticism, says Vitale.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): The Lazy One And The Wallflower
Look out for lazy people. "You are proud and ambitious, so from time to time you’ll attract people who want to feed on your charisma and energy," Vitale says. So as she says, it's best to stay away from lazy people who'll just ride off your fame or achievement. Hint: "They’ll disgust you," she says.
The Wallflower will wear thin on you as well. "You like to be out in plain view wherever you go," she says. So you resent being shushed or pushed into a hidden corner.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): The Messy One And The Directionless One
Anyone who's noticeably messy would be a bad choice. "You like things neat and clean, and can often have such an aversion to germs, you’ll eventually seek more sanitary conditions," Vitale says.
Someone who lacks direction in life, would also be difficult for you to manage. Because while you don’t mind helping someone get their act together, you won’t want to have to do all the heavy lifting.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): The Loud Mouth And The Grab-And-Go Type
The Loud Mouth won't last long in your life, Vitale says. Even with your need to not "make waves," you will have a strong compulsion to head for the exit with these types.
Also, The Grab-and-Go types will also be offensive to you. "Your romantic nature makes you insistent upon being wooed and wowed, even when it comes to casual friendships," she says.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): The Pryer And The Chatterbox
"[People who pry] get on your nerves to no end," Vitale says. You're a Scorpio. You're known for being super secretive. You have a strong need for privacy, and there is no breaking that boundary with you. So dating someone who likes to be in everyone's business is a no-go.
Someone who'll talk your ear off for days, will apparently turn you off too. As Vitale says, "If people can’t say what they mean in a few sentences, chances are what they say won’t have much meaning to you."
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): The One Who Hovers And The Timid Traveler
"[People who hover] will create anxiety for you, because you so need to know you have your freedom," Vitale says.
As a Sagittarius, you're a known adventurous type. So Timid Travelers will also become a problem for you, especially when the itch to explore new places hits.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): The Nonsensical One And The Lackadaisical One
People who are impractical will not bore you — especially when your dry humor goes over their heads, Vitale says.
Capricorns are earthy and practical signs. Therefore, lackadaisical people will also be shown the door. According to Vitale, you just can't abide by people who don’t show a reasonable work ethic.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): The Self-Centered One And The Conventional Conservative
"Pity the Self-Centered ones, because you won’t have the time of day for them," Vitale says. As an Aquarius, people need to see that your job is to make the world a better place.
Since you're well-known for being eccentric, Conventional Conservatives will also rub you the wrong way. As Vitale says, "Your eclectic tastes require lots of tolerance and latitude."
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): The Unsympathetic One And The One Who's Tied To Technicalities
Unsympathetic types will never “get” you. Not that it really matters to you since you won’t have much time for them anyway. "When you spend so much time in complete empathy for humankind, you need understanding, too," Vitale says.
You should also probably stay away from the types who are "tied to technicalities." According to Vitale, they won’t make it to your heart either. "As a Pisces, you see unconditional love as something that can’t be learned or taught," she says. "You either have it, or you never will." You're a dreamer, so you need to be with someone who appreciates that some things like love can't be explained through simple logic.
Knowing your entire astrological birth chart — beyond your sun sign — can give you a lot more insight into your personality and who you're compatible with. But that doesn't mean your sun sign is not important. According to Vitale, your sun sign is your most basic self. "It influences the way you react to people because it wants to make you shine and be all you really are. So don’t let dating a dud snuff you out. Ever."
You don't necessarily have to be astrologically compatible to make a relationship work, but it does help to guide you in the right direction, especially when it comes to how you and your partner may differ. The stars are just there to help you live your best life.