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Zodiac signs for love

Published:Monday | October 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Cathy Risden, Lifestyle Writer

Reading between the signs is a skill not easily understood. While for some, first-hand experience teaches wisdom, sometimes resources beyond our comprehension are the only choices we have to cut the process of decision-making short - and that's where the matter of horoscopes come in.

I have been a huge fan of daily horoscope since 2006, and have developed a wide scope of relationship knowledge. Here is the 411 on my experience using daily and single horoscope readings, as well as zodiac signs and birth compatibility.

Not easy

When it comes to affairs of the heart, some people are blessed with the gift of words - knowing the right words to say at the right time, and doing the right things at the right time. Unfortunately, I am not one of those persons. I needed extra help, and the playbook for men has become so wide and complex, with all sorts of games, that I just could not compete with finding my true Adam on my own.

Ladies, admit that it gets harder each day to win over a man's heart. There are many means readily available to help us in our quest to find compatibility. Some include single and couple horoscopes and love-compatibility horoscopes.

In 2006, I followed daily couple and single horoscopes to the 'T'. Using its reading to critique the words and actions of my significant other, I was able to identify his genuineness and sincerity. That was my first real and longest lasting relationship - treading the way for three and half wonderful years.

At it again

On my quest to find my true match, I met Omar. His wonderful personality surpassed them all. The fear of him being too good to be true led me to visit Horoscope.com. Once again. To double-check his personality, I read his zodiac sign for the month of May, that states "Gemini - the way that you express yourself to others is one of your greatest assets. Being around people and the outside world causes your mind to come alive, which allows your personality to shine. Being witty and clever has never been a challenge to you, and it is almost surprising to you that others cannot relate. Your ability to engage others makes you a valuable friend and favourable among peers," horoscope.com said. This is so true.

At times, I don't understand me, and the things I do, so I double-checked what my zodiac sign said. It stated: "Libra - your analytical mind is paired nicely with your highly social nature. While you're comfortable alone, it is not your preferred environment. You are energised by a social setting where your mind can come alive with exciting ways to express your ideas to those around you. Your friends, peers and co-workers quickly recognise your intelligence and, as they get closer to you, they also grow to appreciate your loyalty. You put great effort into being dependable for family, friends and those closest to you." They aligned so perfectly with the obvious.

Gemini and Libra birth sign compatibility

It did not stop at the zodiac signs. I then went on to check the compatibility of both signs to see if our signs got along naturally.

Gemini - "You naturally match romantically with Libra and Aquarius. Aries, Leo and other Gemini signs may also be good pairs for relationships and friendships. You may have a harder time in a relationship with Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius."

Libra - "You naturally match romantically with Gemini and Aquarius. Leo, Sagittarius and other Libra signs may also be good pairs for relationships and friendships. You may have a harder time in a relationship with an Aries, Capricorn or Cancer."

Bear in mind, though, if you are already with someone and you are both compatible, ignore if the signs are saying something different. It did not mention anything about Virgo, and my previous companion was Virgo, and we get along quite well for the most part. It does not always align.

Gemini and Libra compatibility reading

I checked the possibility of us actually surviving this thing called love. So I plugged in both our signs (Gemini and Libra) in two box icons that popped up on the horoscope's website and it stated, "When Air meets Air, love is a breeze. This refreshing, carefree duo sparkles with optimism. Gemini's sociability reinforces Libran elegance. In the outer world, they are graceful and entertaining dancing partners, complementing and understanding each other perfectly. They love communication, outings, travel, and surprises. Libra appreciates the conjugal bond, but is delicate enough to let Gemini decide for him or herself. In any case, their daily life together is such a joy, they are inseparable."

The readings relaxed me a bit. It cleared the air of uncertainty - and now all I had to do to was work at it. I am not entirely relying on these resources - at the end of the day, reality is what moves me.

What did the Doctor say?

It doesn't hurt to get additional help, but if things are going great, no need to call for backup. Dr Anthony Allen said that it all depends on how you look at it. In life, we need to be self-directed as much as possible, do our own assessments of the situation. "You should develop your own wisdom, self-awareness - to know what is right and wrong, the way how we relate to people, all these affect how we get on in life," he concluded.

"It is important for us to be able to handle certain circumstances that comes our way." he expressed. Dr Allen said that there are persons who tend to depend solely on outside factors to determine their life - even some Christians use the Bible like a horoscope as part of their own self-directed life. It's not all a bad thing, but seek to get wisdom from higher authority. In conclusion, Dr Allen mentioned that whatever way we are using to guide our life should reinforce what is within.

References: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/horoscope/may27.htmhttp://love.horoscope....

Dr E. Anthony Allen, MB, BS, MDiv, MRC Psych, DM (Psych) is a psychiatrist and consultant in Whole Person Wellness Consultant in church-based Health Ministries.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com