[ad]Fellow NY astrologer Diana Brownstone has alerted me to her astrological compatibility advice in the Pensacola News Journal. The journalist who consulted her is a Sag married to a Scorpio, and the Web sites he has consulted lead him to believe that they are not a good match:
Astrology.com: “While Sagittarius may get fed up with Scorpio’s stubbornness and inflexibility, Scorpio could be thinking their Sagittarius mate is just a little too hotheaded.”
CrazyHoroscopes.com: “The Scorpio female is an emotional person who has a tendency to be jealous, whereas the Sagittarius male is the kind of guy who is outgoing, social and carefree.”
However, there’s more to compatibility than Sun signs. Diana looked at the horoscopes of both the journalist and his wife, and found that the journalist had four planets (Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in Scorpio — which aligns with his wife’s Sun. Likewise, his wife has three planets (Venus, Mars, Uranus) in Libra, which is the journalist’s Rising Sign.
The moral of this story? Don’t buy the simplistic explanations on Sun sign compatibility (including those on this blog!). They are, by their very nature, generalizations. To get the full picture, consult a professional astrologer, purchase a respectable computerized report, or learn how to read charts yourself and consult a good compatibility cookbook.