No astrological birth chart is complete without a few snafus, as evidenced by our dating red flags.
Each member of the zodiac has some interesting habits when it comes to matters of the heart. Some of us can be a little stubborn. Others are prone to detach from their partners. Regardless if you're considered one of the zodiac signs that suffer the most after breakups or if you're one of the fortunate signs who handle breakups best, there is a romantic habit that might require a bit of massaging on your part.
If you're curious as to what makes your sign tick, we spoke to Hillary Coke, a Western astrologer and tarot expert at Nebula Platform who decided to break it all down.
What is your dating red flag according to your star sign?
Before panicking or blaming astrological stereotypes (this sensitive Pisces gets it), just know that any romantic connection takes work, and if you need a little help along the way, we're here to provide you with first date tips, debunk those cringey dating myths, and provide encouragement along the way.
Aries: A Temper
An Aries is a fire sign that can often run hot—make sure to keep things cool by not allowing an impulsive temper to make things hostile.
"As soon as they feel they no longer have control, they can lash out and yell, making their date uncomfortable," Coke warns. "They have a tendency to want to control or dominate the situation."
This star sign might need to take a step back and consider other options.
"For Taurus, a red flag is their stubborn attitude and resistance to change," Coke says. "Taurus do not like to be told what to do, and they often think their choice is the only correct choice."
Gemini: Fear of Commitment
Gemini's constant need to be entertained combined with a wishy-washy energy could make a long-term commitment a bit more difficult for the air sign.
Singles might be a bit wary of a Cancer's emotional temperament and might take a step back if emotions go haywire.
"They will seem to overreact to any sensitive situation and become needy or clingy because of it," Coke says of the water sign.
We love you, Leo, but sometimes you need to know when to share the stage—there's enough room for everyone to shine.
"Leos love to be in the spotlight, especially in relationships, and they have a tendency to make everything about themselves," Coke says.
A Virgo dating red flag is their perfectionism and criticism. They will often critique their partner and make them feel inferior since it is difficult for them to relax as they are anxious and worried constantly.
It could be hard to lock down a Libra who is weighing his or her options. They might not be able to make up their mind and could abandon a situation entirely as a result.
Scorpio: A Need for Control
"A Scorpio's red flags are possessiveness and control," Coke notes. "Scorpios often feel emotionally jealous, and they may not be able to fully relax and connect with someone."
A Sag will speak his or her mind, and sometimes that's a good thing. Other times, it can be off-putting to a partner.
If it does not interest a Sagittarius, they move on easily and have very little regret," Coke says. "They are restless and are focused on their wants and needs more than their partner."
Dedication and commitment to a job are certainly important but don't forget to make time for those you love, Capricorn. It's a necessity!
"Aquarius red flags are their emotional detachment and seemingly aloof," Coke says. "Aquarius can be very independent and relationships can be difficult for them."
This air sign needs to know that it's okay to let someone else in!
Pisces: Living in a Dream
Pisces are known for rocking rose-colored glasses, and this can be true in the dating realm, too.
"Taking control and responsibility can be difficult for a Pisces, and they instead are in a constant dream-like state," Coke says.
Maybe it's time for a new pair of sunnies?
Hillary Coke is Western Astrologer and Tarot expert at Nebula Platform. She has over five years of experience in astrological readings, helping people figure out love and career matters and find their inner peace.
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