Black Love Comptability Test

A little over a month ago, I was having a conversation with my boss and I mentioned that my birthday was coming up the following week. It baffled me that the first comment out of her mouth was, ‘Oh, you’re a leo! So am I!’ This got me thinking about astrological signs and how some people really get into their meanings.

There is a book written on black love signs, and I took a peek at it while at a friend’s house. The book explains the positive and negative characteristics of males and females under each sign, and explains why certain personalities are more compatible as a result (both for platonic friendships and for love). Here’s a sneak peak:

Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. You’re down to earth, practical, and cautious. Basically, you’re always the same- predictable, reliable, grounded. (Ground-ed, ground, earth- get it?)

Fire signs: Leo, Sagittarius, Aries. Like the element of fire, you’re unpredictable, feisty, aggressive, impulsive, and hard to control. (To put it more bluntly, it’s going to be your way or no way at all!)

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. In reality, people generally love to be close to lakes, rivers, oceans, and ponds. If you’re a water sign, people love to be close to you because you’re reassuring, emotional, intuitive, soothing, and nonthreatening.

Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. If you’re an air sign, you’re independent, aloof, analytical, intriguing, and very hard to keep up with. You must have freedom. Like air itself, you cannot be contained, harnessed, or backed into a corner. If this happens, you’ll simply disappear.

–> From a practical standpoint, earth and water signs make beautiful mud together. And fire and air make a bondfire that’s hard to put out.

As for your compatibility matches and your opposites, here’s what author Thelma Balfour says:

Compatibility groupings (each sign is compatible with all the other four signs in the group):

  • Aries works best with Sagittarius, Leo, Gemini, and Aquarius
  • Taurus is compatible with Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, and Pisces
  • Gemini is more suited to Leo, Aries, Aquarius, and Libra
  • Cancer is better with Pisces, Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus


  • Aries- Libra
  • Taurus – Scorpio
  • Gemini – Sagittarius
  • Cancer- Capricorn
  • Leo- Aquarius
  • Virgo-Pisces

If nothing else, it was amusing to have someone tell me what I like in men, who is best suited for me, what makes me tick and also what tickles me, just because I was born on a certain day. For those of you who are born between March 21- May 20th*, there are excerpts of the book online that will tell you the same (see here). There’s just so much complexity in an individual- I’m wondering if yall are buying any of this? The author herself states that this stuff isn’t foolproof. She notes that it is just one way to help you “leap over some of the many frogs before you meet the prince or princess of your dreams.” What do you think?

  • *Aries – March 21-April 19
  • Taurus – April 20-May 20
  • Gemini – May 21-June 20
  • Cancer – June 21- July 22
  • Leo – July 23- August 22
  • Virgo – August 23 – September 22
  • Libra – September 23- October 22
  • Scorpio- October 23- November 21
  • Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21
  • Capricorn – December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius – January 20- February 18
  • Pisces – February 19 – March 20

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