Could your perfect match be in the moon, sun or stars? Does it matter if your new Virgo roommate is gay or straight? We had a burning cosmic desire to find out if sexuality really plays a role Sun sign compatibility and if you can truly judge a guy by his sign.
Writer, Intuitive Reader and About Astrology Guide Molly Hall Nagy
gives us a reading on gay astrology.
Does sexuality play a role in astrology? For example, do the characteristics of, say, a gay Scorpio differ from those of a straight one?
The basic characteristics are the same, but since sexuality is part of the deepest core of the self, being a gay male will definitely influence how they are expressed. Social factors also play a role—issues like being out or not, and the many choices of how to live life and pursue love as a gay man add nuance to a guy's expression of his Sun sign.
When reading straight astrology, you probably already have to translate it to your unique experience as a gay man. There are a few books on gay astrology that already come from that perspective, and because of that, offer more refined insights for the gay man to understand himself and potential partners.
Are there some Sun signs which are more compatible than others?
Yes, and the same general compatibility rules apply for gay men.
The Sun signs of the same element usually have a good rapport. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius; the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces; the earth signs are Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo; the air signs are Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.
But keep in mind that each Sun sign combo has the potential to be a love match, if it blends into the right chemistry for the moment in time you're together. It's all in the timing, and the mysterious hand of fate seems to draw us to the match that fits for what we're learning in life at the moment.
Should a guy not date someone based on his sign?
I say give the guy a chance. We're talking here about Sun signs, which is only one aspect of someone's birth chart. Even if the Sun signs aren't compatible, other personal planets in the chart—the Moon, Rising, Venus and Mars—may be in harmony. Besides that, some Sun sign combinations that are considered incompatible, dangerous even, offer the most intense challenges for growth. Sometimes when planets collide, you're changed forever, and often for the better.
Are there astrological events that are more romance friendly than others?
Yes, and right now, we're enjoying the Venus in Aries
, which is making a lot of favorable aspects to other planets also in fire signs. All this can create an atmosphere of play, flirtation and just an overall lightness of mood. Also, full moons are often a time of culmination, and on the romance front this can mean that someone begins to warm to your seductive moves.Expand your world with About Astrology, Molly Hall Nagy's informative and resourceful site on all things astrology.