What Your Partner Most Needs From You, Based On Their Zodiac Sign
If you want your relationship to last, knowing what your partner needs from you in order to be happy is key. Everyone enters into relationships with a certain set of expectations that needs to be met. Since astrology can unlock all kinds of hidden info about people and how they work, knowing your partner's zodiac sign can give you a general idea of what they need most from you and your relationship.
Being in a relationship should bring added happiness to your life. Although every couple will deal with struggles, the good should ultimately outweigh the bad when you reflect on life with your partner. Making sure your relationship meets your needs is a good indicator of whether it's worth your time and energy.
While it's definitely not fair to be demanding or expect too much from your partner (i.e. they can't be your "everything"), basics such as respect, faithfulness, and love are definite must-haves for any healthy relationship. Other smaller things like texting frequently or needing to be together every single weekend are things that can be compromised and worked out.
So if you're wondering what your partner really needs from you and your relationship, here's what astrologers say they want, is based on their zodiac sign.
1. Aries (March 21 - April 19): An Equal Partnership
Aries needs to be listened to and they love receiving compliments. So if you want your Aries to feel loved, don't be afraid to let them know how you're feeling. They also need a partner who understands their need for alone time, so an ideal partner will be independent and very direct.
Those who are not able to speak their mind openly may not be best for Aries, Suzie Kerr Wright tells Bustle. "Aries need an equal partner if they're going to stick with a relationship for the long-term."
2. Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Respect
In general, Taurus is known for being stubborn. If you're dating them, just know, they may want to have the final word on things and they won't explain why. According to Wright, Taurus expect to be treated very well by their partner. Gifts and romantic gestures go a long way with them. "They want to be shown how special they are, not just told," she says. "But overall, respect is a word my Taurus friends use often when talking about what they need in their relationship."
3. Gemini (May 21 - June 20): A Relationship That's Mentally Challenging
Geminis are Mercury-ruled, so they're all about communication. They need a relationship that's mentally challenging. "You have to be a good conversationalist to stay with a Gemini," Wright says. "Their curiosity keeps them moving from project to project, sometimes literally moving from place to place." So they definitely need someone who's up for anything. "For some signs that might seem unstable, but Gemini just thrives on change."
4. Cancer (June 21 - July 22): A Partner Who Will Put Home And Family First
Cancers are all about the comfort of home. So they need their partner to put family first. One really great thing about them is they love taking care of those they love most. According to Wright, Cancers are also "super sensitive," so they need someone who'll understand their need to be alone during reflective periods. As a partner, it's important to know when your Cancer wants you close or when they want you to take a step back.
5. Leo (July 23 - August 22): A Strong, Independent Other Half
"Leo is a sign that needs a strong, independent partner," Wright says. While they're great at pursuing, they need a little bit of a push to keep the romance alive long-term. "Someone who's not afraid to ask for what they want will be a great partner for a Leo," she says. But telling a Leo what to do may not be well received. The good news is, when they're in the right relationship, they're incredibly generous, adventurous, and fun.
6. Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Transparency And Honesty
Virgos are one of the signs that have the hardest time with breakups, Wright says. They feel a lot, but don't like to share their feeling with just anyone. "They need a relationship where they're comfortable," says Wright. "They need a partner who's trustworthy and in it for the long haul."
Also, being honest with a Virgo will win you points. "If you think Scorpio can read you, try getting away with something around a Virgo," she says. "It's not going to happen. Transparency and honesty is very imperative to them."
7. Libra (September 23 - October 22): Confidence In The Relationship And Understanding
Libras are sociable creatures and love to be loved by everyone. "They need a partner who understands that even though they may flirt, it doesn't mean they're going to be unfaithful," Wright says. It's just in their nature to want everyone to feel good around them. "A confident and maybe even equally as flirty partner who can keep up with them is important," she says. Since Libras are represented by scales, they'll also need a partner who's willing to bear with them as they go through their changing mind and moods.
8. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Deep Connection
Scorpios need truth, deep connection and loyalty in a relationship. "They can see through the slightest misstep, so building trust and a secure foundation with a Scorpio takes some time," Wright says. "They need your actions to match your words and will question you if there's a discrepancy. A confident partner who doesn't mind sharing everything will win a Scorpio's heart."
They also need meaningful conversation and passion. "If the right ingredients are there, you'll never find a more loyal and protective life partner."
9. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): A Commitment That's Not Too Restricting
"Sagittarius needs so much freedom, but also craves a partner to share their adventures and have fascinating conversations with," Wright says. That's why she says many Sagittarians stay single their whole lives and are known for being "eternal bachelors and bachelorettes." Finding the right partner takes patience, which they sometimes don't have.
A fellow world traveler or someone who doesn't need to be rooted to one place works for them, she says. Many can also do well with someone who's grounded as they can keep them from flying off in too many directions. "I guess the best way to put it is that they need total freedom with a partner who can handle being free themselves without jealousy or possessiveness," Wright says. "This way, there's always a feeling of wanting to be in the relationship rather than needing to be bound by it."
10. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Stability
Capricorns are complicated but simple. "Caps need stability and routine in a relationship," Wright says. "They feel comfortable and safe when they know what's going to happen, so a good relationship for them would be more traditional." They appreciate daily routines with their partners like coffee at the same time every morning or even a text to say "I love you" during the same time each day.
Their perfect partner will also have the ability to show them how to have fun. According to Wright, Capricorns have silly senses of humor when they get comfortable with you. "They're strong and confident but have a softer side to them once you break the shell," she says. "You have to be strong enough to know your Capricorn may not be the most romantic or exciting (although they are amazing in bed!), but you'll know where you stand. Always."
11. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): A Partner Who Makes Them Feel Special
"An Aquarius friend once said they need to feel set apart from others or special if they're going to be in a relationship," Wright says. "I think that about sums it up just right."
Aquarius goes by their own set of rules. They mainly need freedom to follow whatever their heart tells them is right. But be prepared. It will probably change quite a bit. So an Aquarian definitely needs a partner who can get on board and bring their own ideas to the table.
12. Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Flexibility
"Pisces needs a lot of reassurance, romance, and attention and will give the same in return," Wright says. Pisces are dreamers who pretty much like to go where the wind takes them. So if you want a relationship to work, you'll need to be flexible. They need someone to be their rock, yet won't stifle them. Ideally, they'd love for you explore their fantasy world with them. "There are great moments of peace, connection and beauty with a Pisces," she says. "But if you're looking for those moments to last, they're probably not the sign for you."
Everyone comes into relationships with their own set of expectations. By knowing what your partner needs based on their zodiac sign, it can possibly make your relationship flow a little more smoothly.