The Toxic Relationship You Attract, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Romantic relationships are tough.
Odds are you've either dealt with or are going to deal with a not-so-healthy partner at some point in your life. While you might not be able to spot these harmful people right off the bat, you can at least be on the lookout for potentially destructive relationships. And where better to look for guidance than the stars?
Keep scrolling to find out the toxic relationship you attract, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 20 – April 19): The Savior-Seeker
Oh, Aries. You're quite the passionate and determined partner and lover. You have endless self-confidence in your abilities, and you're more than willing to take over your relationships, guiding your partner out of difficult situations instead of allowing them to learn for themselves. While you mean well, your tendency to rescue the people you love can easily attract the wrong kind of romances. It's not your job to save people, and anyone who wants you to protect them from the world won't be an equal partner in your relationship. Instead of working together to improve each other, being with someone who needs you to rescue them will only drain your resources and energy, resulting in a romance that is only held together by your efforts to save it. Don't be the savior, Aries—relationships like that aren't built to last.
(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): The Manipulator
You're quite practical and reliable, Taurus—to a certain point. Although you move very slowly in relationships, when you find someone you truly care about, you're willing to give up quite a bit to make the relationship work. You love deeply and loyally, which unfortunately draws the attention of highly manipulative people. Knowing that you would catch them, they never fully lie, but they are never as invested in the relationship as they would have you believe. Instead, they seek out your support and encouragement without offering the same loyalty in return. Pay attention to actions and not just words, Taurus. Otherwise you might find yourself deeply hurt by someone who simply saw your relationship as a game.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): The Player
Oh Gemini, you're such an unreliable romantic partner. Your general moodiness and two-sided personality means your emotions are rather fleeting, and potential love interests can never be quite certain about where you stand. That kind of instability definitely attracts the attention of the player, who sees your complicated personality as a challenge. Since you're both back-and-forth with your emotions, you may actually hold each other's attention for a while, but in the end neither of you will fully invest in the relationship enough to actually make it work. Steer clear of the player, Gemini—you'll only end up hurt if you go down that road.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The Selfish Partner
You're an incredibly giving romantic partner, Cancer, often to a fault. You're ruled by your emotions and when you find someone you care about, you're willing to make all kinds of compromises to make that relationship work. That willingness to bend your standards to fit your love interest's needs, however, only serves to attract highly selfish partners. They will recognize your willingness to give and give, and they'll happily take whatever you have to offer without providing anything in return. Make sure you set some standards and stick to them, Cancer. Otherwise you'll always be struggling to find your footing in a relationship where the balance of power isn't tipped in your favor.
(Gossip Girl via The CW)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): The Rebounder
Sweet and passionate Leo—you're the center of the universe. Warmhearted, funny, self-confident and attractive, you effortlessly capture the attention of everyone you meet, but sometimes that's not a positive thing. With your cheerful and dramatic personality, some people find it difficult to see the passionate, creative and caring heart that lies underneath the surface. Therefore, you often attract the attention of the rebounder, who sees you as the perfect way to get back at an ex. They use your endless light to make an old flame jealous, without ever understanding who you truly are. But don't give up hope, Leo—just because the rebounder doesn't understand that you have real feelings under your sunny surface, doesn't mean that someone else won't.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): The Baby
Virgo, you're a methodical and practical sign who's constantly striving for perfection. You're more than willing to take on everything in your relationship because you genuinely don't understand why you shouldn't. You turn into a kind of mother figure for your romantic partners, taking care of their basic needs and ensuring that they never have to lift a finger. Isn't it any surprise, then, that you attract immature partners? Why wouldn't they want to date you, when they know they can just sit back and let you take care of them? Managing other people is not your job, Virgo. You are a girlfriend, not a caretaker—stay away from anyone who doesn't seem to understand the difference.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): The Know-It-All
You're an Air sign, Libra, meaning you're easily drawn to people who can engage in a riveting intelligent discussion. However, you're also cooperative, diplomatic and afraid of conflict, so you're unwilling to voice your opinions if they disagree with those of your partner. This is the perfect breeding ground for the know-it-all. They'll know you're smart and intelligent, but they'll be able to insert their opinions into every discussion without any fear that you'll disagree. Assuming that they know everything isn't a strength, Libra—it's simply a sign that they stubbornly can't accept any viewpoints except their own, which will keep you from building an equal partnership.
(Riverdale via The CW)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): The Emotionally Unintelligent Partner
You're quite a mysterious little sign, Scorpio. You feel everything so deeply, but you keep all your extreme emotions trapped under the surface and only show an aloof and detached demeanor to the world. It's not that you don't feel, it's that you're too nervous or too unsure of how to express yourself, which unfortunately attracts the emotionally unintelligent partner. This partner has no understanding of their own emotions, much less yours. They mistake your aloof surface for a lack of depth and believe that the two of you are compatible because nothing gets to either of you. This partner will never be able to understand your many complexities, Scorpio, and you'll always feel unfulfilled and misunderstood if you pursue this relationship.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): The Compulsive Liar
You're all about freedom, independence and trust, Sagittarius. You truly believe that all people are good at their core because you're truly good at your core. You tend to trust people too easily, which unfortunately means that you easily attract the attention of the compulsive liar. This partner will immediately recognize your tendency to take people at face-value. They'll know they can get away with lying to you because you'll never feel a need to verify anything they say. Be a little more careful with who you trust, Sagittarius. Otherwise you'll continue to enter relationships that only cause you pain and lots of trust issues.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): The Serious Narcissist
You're serious, responsible and disciplined, Capricorn. You want your life to follow a very traditional path, so when it comes to relationships you have a tendency to follow the safe route. You want someone who has it all together, and might choose to be with them even when you're unsatisfied with the relationship as a whole. This kind of behavior will lead you directly to the serious narcissist. This person is way too into themselves. Sure, they have their life together, but they also know how well they're doing and they're not afraid to talk about it. They can't take a joke, and they spend way more time thinking about what they get out of the relationship than how you might feel. Responsibility isn't the only thing that matters, Capricorn. Follow your heart and your brain, or you just might end up dating someone who loves themselves more than they could ever love you.
(Beauty and the Beast via Walt Disney Pictures)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): The Adventure-Seeker
Eccentric and filled with progressive ideas, you definitely march to the beat of your own drum, Aquarius. You value your freedom in a relationship, making you an unpredictable and unsteady partner. You're also highly intellectual and free-thinking, which easily attracts the attention of the adventure-seeker. This partner will want to soak up all your energy, allowing you to expose them to new ideas and ways of thinking. Your unpredictability will excite them, but they'll only view you as a short trip rather than a safe place to land. They'll use your energy for their own gain without understanding that you need someone stable and reliable to balance out your shifting moods. This partner will only stick around for a short time, Aquarius, and they'll take too much of your energy to make this relationship worth it.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19): The Insecure Partner
Oh gentle, Pisces—you're one of the most compassionate and caring signs in all the zodiac. You're incredibly intuitive and always on the hunt to help others, which allows you to show people their own value and importance in the world. While this is an amazing quality, it also attracts the attention of the insecure partner, who craves the affirmation only you can give. While it's not bad to support someone you love, this partner values your empathy and what you can do to boost their self-esteem more than they value who you are as a person. While you're fulfilling this partner's needs, they're bringing very little to the relationship, which just isn't a fair trade.
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