There's a quote, often attributed to renowned genius, Albert Einstein, that says "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." This seems extremely applicable when it comes to love. Whether you've been having the same fight with your partner since the relationship began or all your romantic encounters keep meeting an identical and unfortunate fate, maybe there's a cosmic reason why. Perhaps needing the "stars to align" is a real thing. Ever wonder what the most common relationship mistakes you're making based on your Zodiac sign?
You don't have to be a hardcore Tarot card devotee to consider emerging patterns when it comes to how your astrological sign tends to fare in love and lust. Just like ancient stargazers connected the dots to map out the constellations, you can identify connections to figure out what kind of relationship mistakes your particular sign is prone to making on the regular.
If you've ever even given a cursory glance at your horoscope, you probably already know the basic attributes and characteristics of your particular Zodiac sign. For instance, you've most likely heard that a Taurus is strong-headed like a bull or that a Scorpio's sting can pack a real punch, but do you know what common relationship mistakes your sign makes?
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Besides being known for reaching for dreams as big as the ocean, an Aquarius has equally high hopes in love. Famous astrologer, Terry Nazon, writes that the fiercely independent Aquarius tends to let lovers go and waits too long before trying to get them back. So one of the most common mistakes they make in relationships is allowing their aloofness and stubborn nature to get the best of them. Maybe next time you should let your partner win that argument or compromise on where to eat.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
A Pisces is sensitive and emotional in life, but that deep passion can get them in some hot water when it comes to relationships. Their tendency to take things personally and focus on them too long is a typical problem in most Pisces' love lives. Getting wrapped up in hypothetical situations and pity parties are definitely things to watch out for.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
In general, the Ram sign of the Zodiac can be just as aggressive as the mountain-dwelling animal itself. The propensity for mood swings and a short-fuse during arguments make for a disastrous recipe in any relationship. Astrology.com notes that an Aries can throw a real tantrum when confronted with issues they either don't want to deal with or just don't like.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Practically everyone knows that a Taurus has plenty in common with its astrological symbol, the bull. But when it comes to relationships, that stubborn attitude can turn into something of a more possessive, all-or-nothing vibe. Though the Taurus may think they're just being loyal and committed, it can come off as clingy or too intense to others.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
A Gemini's best traits can also be their biggest stumbling blocks. Their ability to be openly affectionate, curious, and caring can be wonderful qualities. But according to Australian astrology expert, Kelli Fox, a Gemini needs to "be aware that your flirting isn’t to everyone’s taste." The most common relationship problem for a Gemini would likely be that their cuddly ways could come off as insincere or too impulsive.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Cancer is seen as the nurturer who is extremely dependable. Yet, similar to the animal who represents the sign, a Cancer can get quite "crabby." Since they are so nurturing, they can get very attached to those they love and unfortunately become insecure or suspicious that their partner's eyes are wandering elsewhere.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Leo is another well-known astrological sign and many associate it with the dominating, fierce, and strong lion (or lioness). While these are all great characteristics to have in the boardroom, the need to be the leader might not bode as well in the bedroom. A Leo is set in their ways and wants to be in charge. This can be a major turn-off in a relationship, though.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Though it's an outdated stereotype, the representative of the sign Virgo is the virgin because it was thought that their abstinence made them somewhat cold and less emotional. Archaic, I know. Yet a Virgo does have the tendency to come off as inflexible and even unsympathetic in relationships because of their rooted nature.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
You've probably seen at least one person with the balanced scales tattoo to represent the seventh sign of the Zodiac. Just like you need two pans for a scale, Libra needs a counterpart. Yet this strong desire for a companion is accompanied by a fear of being alone. This means a Libra could stay in a relationship past its expiration date just because they don't won't to be solo.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Just the word "Scorpio" sounds like a dangerous, dark character in a comic book. So it's no surprise that Scorpios are famous for their intensity and air of mystery. A common problem in relationships, though, is that their fierce passion can turn into a fit of raging jealousy and manipulation in a Scorpio.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Sagittarius, the Archer, is a straight-shooter full of honesty on their best days and a bit too frank on their worst. Their forwardness and drive can be exciting at first, but in a relationship for a Sagittarius, a lack of tact, tolerance, and empathy can cause many headaches. Sugar-coating isn't always a bad thing.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Who doesn't love a half-fish, half-goat? Eager to accomplish any task set out before them, Capricorns are phenomenal professionals. Yet according to Fox, a Capricorn is "ambitious and hardworking, but don’t let work get too far in the way of romance." Watch out that all those late nights at the office don't ruin too many date nights.