What You Need From Your Partner, Based On Your Astrological Sign

by Meg Kehoe

When it comes to relationships, everyone has certain needs. Whatever those needs happen to be, your partner does their best to meet them and, when they don't, you find a way to compromise. But if you don't know what your partner needs from you or you don't know what you need from your partner, then things can get messy. Why not turn to the zodiac to help you figure out those needs? Yes, there are ways to find out what you need from your partner, based on your astrological sign.

Each sign of the zodiac has specific personality traits and ideals that can help you determine what person needs out of life, love, and partnerships. Are you a bullheaded Taurus with a penchant for stubborn behavior? (I am. I so am.) Or are you a sensitive Pisces who needs reassuring from your partner? Whatever your sign, there are certain things you need from your partner and certain things you should be aware of in any relationship so that you can recognize the type of partner you need in order to cultivate a relationship that not only succeeds, but also gives you what you really need at the end of the day.

Aries (March 21 - April 29)

Aries are naturally short-tempered folks, so it's in their best interest to find a partner who's even keeled and calm in stressful situations. At the same time, and Aries needs someone who will be honest and upfront, even when there's a problem. This sign appreciates a partner who cuts to the chase and doesn't beat around the bush.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Although Taurus may be the most stubborn of the zodiac signs, it's also incredibly sensitive. For this, you'll need an equally sensitive partner who's intuitive to your mood changes as well. Because if your partner isn't sensitive to your feelings , it'll take you a long time to forgive them their trespasses.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

As an adventurous Gemini, you're enthusiastic about everything that comes your way. In a relationship, you like to keep things just as rambunctious and exciting. You need a partner who's willing to try new things, or you'll wind up bored.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

As a loyal zodiac sign, the Cancer expects nothing less from your partner. You need someone who exhibits the same amount of dependability you show while in a relationship in order to feel valued.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leos are notoriously confident people, and love letting themselves shine among a group of people. You simply need a partner who you can be yourself around. You should also look for a partner who can hold their own around other people. Having a partner who mimics your confidence levels will make your relationship stronger in the long run.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

Though you might just be the most analytical of all the members of the zodiac, Virgos are also kind souls. You need your partner to exhibit kindness to you and those around you, or else you'll spend all of your time analyzing your partner's behavior.

Libra (Spet. 23 - Oct. 22)

Libras are the peacemakers of the zodiac and, because of this, you're a little bit idealistic. So, naturally, you need a partner who's a realist to keep you grounded in all things. But your partner also needs to be a diplomat, because if they're not, you'll be left feeling drained while trying to keep the peace.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

It's in a Scorpio's nature to be slightly suspicious, which means that you need your partner to be upfront and completely trustworthy about all things. If you're in a relationship with a Scorpio, don't take it personally if they come off as untrusting. Just be honest, and your Scorpio will respect you for it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

Though you may be independent as a Sagittarius, you also love to be around people. You especially love when people turn to you for advice. You need a partner who will not only trust you and come forward with their emotions about things, but someone you can trust as well. Just as much as you like to be the person that everyone depends on, you need a partner that you can depend on.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

Because the Capricorn values hard work, you need a partner who's responsible and willing to put in a little elbow grease when it comes to your relationship. Out of all of the signs in the zodiac, Capricorns are the most aware of their own self worth, and need a partner who can see and respect that worth.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

As someone who loves being right, an Aquarius needs a partner who's willing to say "you're wrong." You want a partner who'll be honest with you and take a leap of faith with you when you need it.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

A Pisces is the most sensitive of the zodiac signs and, because of that, you crave intimacy from a partner. From public displays of affection to grand gestures, your partner needs to be willing to go the extra mile to keep you in their sights. You also need a partner who's going to be gentle with you, and take care of you when you're feeling down.

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