The stars say 'Cosmic Love' will be your new favorite reality dating show

'Cosmic Love,' Amazon Prime's new experimental series, leaves the matchmaking up to the universe

Cosmic Love, Amazon Prime's new reality TV show, contestants
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Your next TV binge is written in the stars: Cosmic Love, Amazon Prime's new dating series, is a must for those who are in tune with the zodiac. (Yes, your August horoscope agrees that you need to check it out for yourself.) 

2022 has bestowed a plethora of cool/inventive/odd reality dating shows upon us, and the concepts only grow more unique. Are we surprised that in the time of Mercury retrograde hysteria and full moon memes that producers have turned to the stars for some help? Instead of handing out roses, hopeful and hopeless romantics will soon be rewarding potential matches with tarot cards and crystals. (Kidding...sort of!)

If you're feeling intrigued and need something to fill the Love Island void, it's time to consult the astrologers.

'Cosmic Love' Amazon Prime

"I'm ready to hand my fate over to the universe and live my fairytale," we hear an optimistic contestant reveal in the trailer. 

Some reality shows don't allow husbands and wives in the making to see each other before saying "I do," but in this case, no one is stepping into marriage without a deep dive into astrological birth charts.  

Four participants were more than willing to trust the stars. In this new experiment, this quartet of "elements" is split up—Air, Fire, Water and Earth—and use astrological matchmaking to bring them towards a spouse, one of the 16 singles also looking for love.

This celestial-minded "villa" is a retreat run by a mystical guide, the Astro Chamber (voiced by Cree Summer and directed by the AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut). Will the singles use their cosmic guides to finding a partner, or will they dismiss astrology compatibility entirely? 

"Anything can work," astrologer Liz Simmons previously told us about compatible signs. "If you're not willing to work with a sign, then maybe you have to figure out why. That probably says more about you and the shadow aspects of your own zodiac sign more so than theirs."

Psst: here's a quick rundown on astrology aspects if you want to start taking notes on contestants' compatibility: 

  • Conjunct/conjunction (0 degrees): same sign relationship
  • Opposite/opposition (180 degrees): true opposites in the Zodiac 
  • Trine (120 degrees): signs that share the same element 
  • Square (90 degrees): shares the same modality (cardinal, fixed, mutable) but not the same element
  • Sextile (60 degrees): complementary elements (fire-air, water-earth) that do not include opposing signs

Though possibilities are limitless and it truly does come down to people's personalities, square aspects work wonders for masters of the heart, according to the pros. 

"[It's] considered a great thing for a romantic relationship—or any relationship—because you have so much to learn from that person through compromising, which I think is such a huge tool to master," Simmons said.

How to watch

Cosmic Love will premiere on August 12 on Amazon Prime in 240 countries. Subscription options are available below. 

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Meet the elements

Four people are putting it all on the line and deferring to the cosmos to help them find a match. Here's who's who. 

Maria Rodriguez: Capricorn, Earth Element

This 28-year-old New York City native is proud of her family and her Dominican and Puerto Rican roots. She's a trailblazer in the beauty industry and owns her own company, M Beauty Party. Will the bold go-getter be able to find what she's looking for in a partner?

Phoebe Davis: Leo, Fire Element

Roar! What better way for Phoebe to ring in Leo season than the premiere of her reality TV debut? The Washington native currently lives in San Diego where she models and runs her company Flexing Phoebs. Who will she meet on Cosmic Love?

Connor Shennan: Gemini, Air Element

Connor loves the outdoors and sports, which you'd expect from an air element, but will his need to weigh every option affect his path towards love?

Noel Allen: Pisces, Water Element

This romantic fish hails from Jersey and currently resides in Florida, where he's a personal trainer and nutrition coach. Will he be able to find his match to start the family he's dreamed about?

'Cosmic Love' by the numbers, according to Amazon

  • 4 Elements
  • 16 Singles 
  • 16 Astrological matches
  • 12 Eliminations (TBD!) 
  • 4 Possible proposals 
  • 4 Possible weddings 

According to our 2022 love horoscopes, from astrologer Narayana Montúfar: "There will be tough love from the cosmos when it comes to relationships. However, this year will also bring us one of the dreamiest and most positive influences for manifesting love in 2022."

What will that mean for these hopeful romantics? You'll have to watch the premiere to find out! 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.