"Are You Cut Out For Marriage?"
By the Astrocenter Team
Let's face it. Marriage has been around in one form or another ever since human beings discovered the role of the father in producing children. And it isn't likely to go away any time soon, either. A lot of romantic myths have attached themselves to marriage, and people aren't going to be willing to let go of those myths, even in the face of a soaring divorce rate.
These myths include joining forces with the one person in the world who was meant just for you; "you and me against the world," and, above all, love everlasting, which transcends the innocence of youth, the experience of old age, and the troubles of this world, to continue on through the end of our lives.
Sometimes, however, married couples wonder if living the myth is really worth it. The romantic myths give way to the angst of learning how to live with each other, the many adjustments that have to be made, and the ecstasy and the agony of rearing children. There are the caring souls who thrive on the love and security of marriage and the family, and then there are loners, cynics who don't think that love is worth giving up at least some of their freedom. A person's astrological sign can give a clue as to which type they are.
(March 21 - April 19)
Aries is the "I AM" sign of the Zodiac. Oftentimes natives of Aries are like children: "I - me - mine!" In a marriage, you have to think in terms of "we - us - ours." Arians can be very romantic - but only when they get their own way! Therefore, unless other influences offset this tendency, marriage might be difficult for an Aries.
(April 20 - May 20)
A Taurus moves to the other extreme. This sign is associated with kindness, sensitivity, steadfastness, loyalty, and the ability to give the sort of love that most people only dream of. Taureans are blatantly monogamous, so Taurus is definitely the marrying kind. Unless you feel stifled by closeness, a Taurus would make an excellent spouse.
(May 21 - June 20)
Gemini can go either way. Oddly enough, the best mate for Gemini is another Gemini, because only people like them can understand their quirkiness and unpredictability. When asked how he and his wife Dolores, a Gemini, remained married for decades, Bob Hope, also a Gemini, replied: "All four of us get along great."
(June 21 - July 22)
A Cancer is well suited to marriage, because Cancers like to care for others, and can be very compassionate and nurturing. They love children, and are very much concerned with their welfare. They are sensitive and intuitive, and can sense what their spouses need. The only problem might be that they smother with their love instead of providing support.
(July 23 - August 22)
Leo is a born romantic, and loves pomp and ceremony, so Leos are definitely cut out for marriage. Where romance is concerned, Leos are totally capable of playing the role of the devoted, adoring lover. Once they're involved, when it comes to the one they love the most in the world, they suddenly become steadfast, loyal, and adoring partners.
(August 23 - September 22)
Virgo being the sign of the Virgin, many assume that a Virgo is into chastity and thus not interested in marriage. Actually, this is rarely the case. Virgo is an earth sign, and thus can be quite sensuous and earthy. Virgos are born caregivers and so they enjoy being married. Don't pass on a Virgo because of the myth.
(September 23 - October 22)
As this is the sign that rules marriage, Librans are definitely cut out for it. They're capable of making the associated adjustments, and of sacrificing some of their own desires to accommodate their beloved. They're also very romantic! Librans tend to define themselves by their relationships, and thus they don't feel complete without one.
(October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios are very highly sexed and very much into identifying with their partners on a very deep level. Yet at the same time, they have a desperate need for occasional solitude. Scorpios are often inscrutable and secretive, and don't often reveal much of themselves. Yet if you want a passionate and loyal partner, Scorpio is it.
(November 22 - December 21)
A Sagittarius is very idealistic, and prefers marriage to more casual relationships. Yet they often expect their mates to do what they want to do, and aren't always willing to compromise. They tend to be free-spirited, with ideas of living an unfettered life, and like to be free to come and go as they please. This isn't always easy for their partners.
(December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn has a predilection for the traditional family structure - mother, father, children - with the father as provider and thus as "the boss". They will never turn their back on a family member in need. However, they do tend to expect love partners to follow THEIR rules. Therefore, they are a mixed bag when it comes to marriage.
(January 20 - February 18)
An Aquarius can be a great marriage partner as long as they have a lot of freedom. Even once they're married, they never truly become domesticated, and may want to go out without their spouse at least twice a week. But this doesn't mean they don't adore their partners. In fact, the more freedom their partners give them, the more devoted they are.
(February 19 - March 20)
Pisces dreams from childhood of the charming prince marrying the beautiful princess and living happily ever after. They carry this ideal into their adult relationships. If you have fallen for a Pisces - which is easy - make sure they're aware that you are NOT some kind of perfect being. If they love your faults as well as your virtues, you've found a jewel!