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Mila’s Beginner Guide to Love and Astrology

Whether you believe in it or not, you can’t deny the impact that astrology has on life as we know it today. While skeptics will say that astrology is just some manufactured nonsense, citing some generalized horoscope like “you will be happy tomorrow” as proof, believers argue that the positions of the stars and planets have an impact on who we are, what we do, and who we love.

Without diving too deep into the complexities of astrology (it’s real, BTW), let’s take a beginner’s look at how it really impacts you and your love life.

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Astrology in a nutshell

According to Cafe Astrology, “Astrologers believe that the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of a person’s birth have a direct influence on that person’s character.” The positions of these celestial objects are analyzed by their movement through the zodiac, or the 12 divisions of Earth’s orbit, which corresponds with the 12 zodiac signs we all know and love. Based on your specific date, time, and place of birth, you are given your own personal astrological makeup that sheds light on all the different aspects of who you are.

When people ask “what’s your zodiac sign?” it’s traditional to answer with your “sun sign.” This is the sign that represents your overall identity and is obtained by simply looking at the day you were born. While this is often what most people associate with zodiac signs, you actually have signs for the other celestial objects as well (surprise)! Just like how the sun corresponds with your overall identity, each celestial object corresponds with different aspects of your personality.

Impact on love & compatibility

Since your different astrological placements essentially define who you are, this influence plays a significant role in your love life as well. While astrology may not dictate precisely what couples work and what couples don’t, it can definitely provide interesting insights and predictions when it comes to love. It’s a great way to learn more about your likelihood of compatibility as well as see potential shortfalls that could occur in the future!

For example, your Moon sign corresponds with your inner self and emotions, so your zodiac placement for it could represent how you deal with emotions or who you are when no one is around. Because emotional compatibility is a key component of any relationship, comparing your Moon sign to that of your love interest’s is a great way to learn more about how you two might work together on an emotional and personal level.

In addition, another example could be your Venus sign, which directly deals with who you love and how you love. This is a great way to compare how you and a potential partner might vibe as a whole when it comes to the romantic aspect of your relationship.

Other prominent astrological placements and their effect on relationships include the following:

Sun → overall personality compatibility

Rising → social personality compatibility

Mercury → communication compatibility

Mars → sex and aggression compatibility

Mila Tip: As a general rule of thumb, water and earth are compatible placements as are air and fire (e.g. if your Venus is in Libra and your partner’s is in Leo, you’re romantically compatible!) Placements in the same element are also compatible.

In what ways does Mila utilize astrology?

At Mila, we take a multi-dimensional approach to matchmaking. Our smart algorithm utilizes details such as your birth date, time, and place, alongside your personality traits, to create detailed compatibility predictions so you can spend your time forming real connections with the right people. We also make it easier for you to understand by including a complete breakdown of your compatibility against four pillars: personality and values, health and wellness, emotional, and physical!

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