Astrology of Love by the Sun Signs, The Basics: Part 1, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer
by Milky Way Maid
One of the perennial questions that astrologers get is how to make someone of a given sign fall in love with them, or how to keep them. How do I attract a Capricorn man? How do I keep an Aries?
There are certain principles that apply to all signs, of course. Be honest, be his best friend, support each other emotionally as well as financially. Astrologically, your moon signs should be compatible also; moons that square each other or oppose each other warn you that you may have too much friction to live under the same roof! Masculine and feminine planets should be conjunct or in harmonious aspect; for example Mars should be sextile, trine or conjunct Venus; the Sun or Ascendant should be conjunct, sextile or trine the Moon.
Some astrologers use the Arabic Part of Marriage to find out more about the nature of the marriage and if it will be auspicious or not. Calculate the Part of Marriage by adding the Ascendant and Seventh House cusp, then subtract the placement of Venus. (You can read a nice, clear description of two ways to do that, at www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/attic/lots/calc.html .)
And if you have read any of the books by the Magi Society , then you are probably also aware that there are often contacts between the Chiron of one, with planets in the other’s chart. Chiron does not always guarantee happiness; the Diana and Prince Charles marriage featured Chiron contacts, and we all know how that turned out.
OK, let’s go to the specifics of sign by sign. The following applies not only to the Sun in these signs but Moon, Mars, Venus or Ascendant. Mars will apply more to the sports and other activities while Venus applies more to their values and love nature. Sometimes the Ascendant really expresses itself in the physical appearance, and sometimes more strongly in the personality.
How to Attract and Keep an Aries —
ARIES : You gotta be fit to keep up with an Aries, so if you are not currently in an exercise regimen, you better start now. This applies to both male and female Arians. Aries likes to see a fit partner; I knew of a first-degree Aries woman who greatly admired her husband’s tight butt. Dates may revolve around activities like dancing, bowling, etc. or around watching sporting events. Keep up with the local teams, know the terminology of a sport, and try to look like a cheerleader. Show off the trophy or medal you won as a kid in peewee league. Restaurant choices tend to favor Mexican or other spicy foods; find a place with jalapeno poppers. Aries sometimes likes to pick fights just for the fun of it, and boy is it fun making up. Also, keep in mind that Aries takes the lead, so while you can make suggestions and objections to details, you will probably not be able to veto the whole idea.
How to Attract and Keep a Taurus —
TAURUS : A Taurus likes to be comfortable! You might even find a depression in the carpet in front of his favorite easy chair, which also has an old but soft and comfy blanket tossed over across it to cuddle under on chilly nights. Of course it goes without saying that Taurus likes a good meal, so if you can cook, by all means offer to make supper for him every Sunday. (or if you know a nice reasonably-priced family restaurant nearby, suggest going there). Try to look like you know your way around the kitchen, and it is OK to try out recipes on him. Likes nature and gardens, and needs to be forced to exercise so try to get him or her in the habit of taking walks in the local nature center or arboretum. Ask what he or she would rather do if s/he had a whole month off from work and no concerns about cost.
How to Attract and Keep a Gemini —
GEMINI : While mastery of the full panoply of communication devices is pretty widespread among all signs nowadays, a Gemini is never far from a cellphone, a bluetooth, maybe a pager, and the iPhone — communicating by email, voice, IM, and Twitter. Besides multi-tasking to the max, he or she may also be a compulsive writer, scribbling for a blog or website or other platform for sharing one’s output. You may have to start writing each other on a social news website in order to get a word in edgewise with his dozens of other friends. Offer to swap comments on each other’s articles. Gemini is also a huge flirt, and loves jokes and plays on words. Might spend the whole date talking and nothing else. Tickle the palm of the hands and watch the reaction.
How to Attract and Keep a Cancerian —
CANCER : Never insult their mother. Mom is probably very important to him or her, and that will not change. Spouses are more likely to be trophies in this sign than in any other; you are arm candy, so keep yourself youthful as possible and keep the phone number of a dandy plastic surgeon for when that day comes. Cancerians are often big babies which means you (or a waitress) will wait on them hand and foot. Chest is erogenous zone so find an excuse to run your fingers thru their chest hair. Dates may center on being near a body of water: pool, lake, ocean, even a fountain. (Hope you can swim.) Restaurant choices tend to seafood joints or family-owned establishments. Cancer women will be the boss at home so get used to letting her choose the movie, etc. And they are great executives, just like Capricorn, so they run the house like a well-oiled machine.