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(March 21st to April 19th)
They will always be just a little bit better than you.
Aries don’t just need to be right in the sense that they will relentlessly argue a point even if they are wrong… they will actually go out of their way to find a way to always be right about, well, anything. What this means practically is that they will consistently position themselves as just slightly above you. And if at any point they imagine you’re catching up, they will go to great lengths to improve themselves to be wiser, wittier or more successful. Aries need to lead, and will often want you to follow.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Their standards will be as unpredictable as they are high.
A lot of people have high standards, but very few have the kind of evolving standards that a Taurus has. It is not just that they expect the best, it is that their concept of what’s “best” is never the same for long, and you will end up feeling as though you are never quite enough for them. Even if they love you a lot, you will sense this silent desire that you become just a little bit better than you are.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Their egos will get the best of them.
Geminis have so many incredible traits: they are loyal and loving and creative and passionate… but they are also easily influenced by their ego’s desires. Boundaries can be hard for them, and often they will get angered that other people won’t bend to meet their desires. They don’t naturally intuit how other people will feel or react to their behaviors, and end up eating their words often.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Their unreasonable outbursts won’t go away.
The worst part of being in a relationship with a Cancer is that they are very much prone to having fits of irrational emotion and can be impossible to level with when they are having an episode of sorts. You want to think that their overreaction to something benign was just an isolated incident, but it probably wasn’t. You’ll have to learn to just ride the wave until they are more settled, and not try to fight them when they’re already upset. Sometimes, this can feel a little like parenting.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
They will be allergic to criticism.
A crucial part of a healthy relationship is the ability to fight with purpose. You need to be able to express to one another what you are really feeling, and how you need your partner to reconsider their actions or habits for the sake of your partnership. This will be distinctly difficult with a Leo. They will not take to criticisms well. They will only change if they see the point in changing… and your challenge will be trying to figure out a way to get them to do that.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
They will overreact to anything.
Virgos give off the air of being super chill and mellow, but that is only because they do a great job of concealing a lot of their emotions (which isn’t healthy). All of that suppression will inevitably result in them becoming weirdly overreactive to random things, and getting super paranoid about what other people think of them or some other random irrational fear. You will have to understand that you can’t really take a lot of their intense emotions seriously, you just have to wait for them to pass and be reassuring in the meantime.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You will never be quite good enough for them.
Libras only hold one person to higher standards than they do themselves: their life partners. The lovers of the zodiac, Libras have an insane need for romance and beauty and they are constantly seeking a high. One place they will always want to get it from is their life partner, so you better be ready to give them excessive amounts of lovin’ as much as they seem to want it.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
They will always need a little more than you can give.
Scorpios are deep lovers, though that is usually lost in translation as their humor lets them brush off any semblance of real vulnerability. At their core, they need a lot of reassurance and approval to sustain them, and that is never as crucial as with their life partner. They will always want you to be making them feel like they are loved and appreciated, and that neediness can really become a burden at times, as they will always be trying to win over your affection (even if they already have it).
(November 23rd to December 21st)
They will always seem to have one foot out the door.
It is not that Sagittarians cannot commit (of course they can, and do) but that they always seem to have their eyes on the “next big thing.” They are always dreaming of a new trip, a new project, a new friendship, anything that keeps propelling them forward. Sags will often give you the feeling as though you are not quite good enough for them, even if they really do love you. They are adventurers by nature, and will have to keep moving to feel sustained.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
They will be resistant to change.
Capricorns are happiest when they are steady, when they are sure of what’s going to happen and where they stand with you. Of course, that’s not how real life works. Capricorns struggle most in relationships because they are strongly adverse to the unknown, and will often become an odd mix of annoyingly passive as well as overwhelmingly strong-headed. It is not a flattering combination, and one that you will have to learn to deal with over time.
(January 21st to February 18th)
You won’t always come first.
It should be no surprise that when you commit to a life with an Aquarius, you know that you will not always be their #1 priority. It is not that they won’t care about you at all, just that their interests will often shift to work or other friends or travel or really anything that piques their desires. You will be a part of an Aquarian’s world, not the center of it. If you can’t be okay with that, they aren’t the partner for you.
(February 19th to March 20th)
They will trust their feelings too much.
Pisces are stereotyped as being emotional (and they are) but the root of that is not really an abundance of feeling as much as it is that they trust their feelings more than they should. It’s normal to experience doubts in a relationship every once in a while, but a Pisces will take that very, very seriously and maybe act on it when they don’t really mean it. You will have to learn to navigate the very confusing waters that a Pisces’ mind is always trying to tread… and know that even when they are super saturated in their own BS, they will come out of it… eventually.