While some relationships are built to last, others may not
survive past the honeymoon stage. And that can be due to any number of factors. After dating for a while, you may discover that you and your partner were never truly compatible, or that your personalities clash. Or you might decide you're not interested in anything long-term — and that's perfectly OK.
But if your relationship was on fire, and then fizzled out for seemingly no reason, it may have something to do with the
way your zodiac sign interacts with theirs. "The most ungrounded, flighty, and fickle signs in the zodiac are air signs: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra," Susan Shumsky, Vedic Astrologer and author of tells Bustle. "They are compatible with each other, but in relationships, they tend to want independence." Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru,
And that can make long-term relationships tricky, especially when they're dating a sign that wants to settle down. "If they are paired with signs that are [more dependent], the
relationships might not last past the honeymoon," Shumsky says.
It all has to do with what each sign values, the traits they bring to the table, and how well is all meshes in the long-term. With that in mind, here are the five
zodiac pairings that may not last past the honeymoon stage, according to an expert.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) & Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
A Gemini and Scorpio couple may start off strong. But once they get past the honeymoon stage, they may realize they want different things.
"Geminis tend to be flighty and fickle. Scorpios, on the other hand, need to feel secure and safe," Shumsky says. "When Geminis don’t come home on time or
forget to call, Scorpios don’t take that well."
Scorpio may read into moments like these, and feel unhappy. "Scorpios hold grudges and keep score. Whereas Geminis don’t remember what happened yesterday and don’t care what happens tomorrow. They live in the moment."
Of course, if this couple wants to make things work,
communication may help. Gemini can learn to be more open about their day, for example, so their Scorpio partner feels like they're on the same page.
But even still, "these two signs might not make it long-term in their relationship," Shumsky says.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) & Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Virgo and Sagittarius could be drawn together initially, due to their differences. But while these things may seem intriguing at first, it may drive them apart before long.
"Sagittarius is a sign of expansion of knowledge, of energy, of personality, and of vision," Shumsky says. "A Virgo might get lost in a relationship where the Sagittarius only sees the wide angle vision of the entire forest and positive outcomes, when the Virgo sees negative results and perceives only details and can’t look past individual trees."
They may also, quite simply, want different things. And that's OK. "Sagittarius might want to travel [and] see the world [...] but Virgo wants to stay home and make a nest," Shumsky says. "Their
values may be incompatible."
Libra (September 23 - October 22) & Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
While Libra and Pisces might be initially attracted to each other, over time they may find that they don't think in a similar — or compatible — way. And once they're faced with the day-to-day life, this difference can really start to bug them.
"Libras are highly intellectual and are interested in the pursuits of the mind, whereas Pisces are focused on feelings and the heart," Shumsky says.
This may leave Pisces feeling unseen and unloved. And, "if Libras fail to communicate with Pisces regarding how much they love their partner, the relationship might not last."
To try and fix things, these two signs
should ask what the other needs, so they aren't left guessing. But many times, they decide to go their separate ways.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) & Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries is a highly passionate sign, while Capricorn can be incredibly conservative. And while these differences may be intriguing in the early days of their relationship, it may be what drives them apart further down the road.
As Shumsky says, this "is a combination that might be doomed to failure. Clashes in values might make this pairing not such a compatible match."
Of course, they can always try to play to each other's strengths — and
find balance that way. An active and impulsive Aries might pull Capricorn out of their shell, for example. And Capricorn might be able to teach their Aries partner how to slow down, and think before they act.
These two have fun dating for a short while, but tend to move on to someone else who's more compatible.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) & Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
As one of the most independent signs of the zodiac, Aquarius may want to end things before their relationship gets too serious, especially when they're dating a sign that values commitment.
"If an Aquarius hooks up with a Cancer, which is the most dependent [...] sign, their future might not bode well," Shumsky says. A Cancer's desire to stick together long-term might scare them off, if they aren't ready.
But that's not the only issue. "Aquarians are not skilled at
expressing their emotions to people they love," Shumsky says. "Even if they care deeply, they aren’t likely to show it in a way that a Cancer can understand. Cancers need overt displays of affection, whereas Aquarians bristle at too much emotion." It's something they can work on, as a couple. And yet, these two may decide to call things off early.
Of course, astrology isn't the only factor at play, when it comes to
whether a relationship will work out — and many of these pairings can happily stick together long-term, if they so choose. But it's always interesting to consider how your zodiac signs may play a role, when it comes to lasting compatibility.