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We all have a unique balance of divine masculine and feminine energy that can be seen and understood through an astrological lens. Every zodiac sign carries a frequency that is either yin, the power to create and attract, or yang, the power to chase and achieve. The number of planets you have in each of these zodiac signs will indicate whether you are more yin or yang; this, of course, is irrespective of your sex and gender identity.
The feminine or yin zodiac signs are the signs that belong to the earth and water elements: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
The masculine or yang zodiac signs are the fire and air archetypes: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
When navigating relationships and choosing your ideal romantic partner, knowing whether they are more yin or yang will illuminate how you will interact with each other on an energetic level. All relationships require a gentle balance between the two, where you can complement each other without being so different that you no longer understand one another.
The way that your partner outwardly expresses themselves is likely what attracted you to them in the first place. Having different energy to your partner could inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and see the world from a different perspective — they say opposites attract for a reason! The three pillars of your personality and identity are expressed through your astrological big 3: your sun, moon, and rising sign. If your big 3 is more yin, you may have a passive, practical, or future-oriented approach to life. You’re more focused on working your way up to your dreams and goals to ensure that your success lasts when you finally attain it. On the other hand, if your big 3 is more yang, your approach to life will be more active and impulsive.
Communication is the key to making any partnership a success, which is why it’ll be easier to understand each other if you are both masculine or feminine in energy when you express yourself. In astrology, your conscious mind and discussions are ruled by the planet Mercury. If you have Mercury in a yin zodiac sign, your strength is in your ability to empathize, strategize, and express your feelings. On the other hand, if your natal Mercury is in a yang zodiac sign, you might be more action-oriented and focused on planning, coming to conclusions, and expressing your logical mind. The key to balancing this energy in a relationship is to make sure you can differentiate between when your partner wants to be heard and understood vs. when they need advice or support.
Love & Intimacy
Intimacy is where you and your partner really need to connect. So, this one is dependent on what you truly value and need to feel cherished. If you have Venus, the planet of love and unity, in a yin zodiac sign, feeling close to your partner is a must. You need to feel like your partner understands your needs better than anyone else and that they would know how to make decisions on your behalf if you weren’t around. You likely view partnerships as a unit where two becomes one, so you may not mesh well with someone who has a yang Venus and needs more from outside of your partnership to feel fulfilled. However, if you are different in energy but on the same wavelength in terms of communication and personality, you could be the perfect support system for a person who needs someone they can count on to catch them when they fall.
If your Venus sign is yang in energy, you may seek more freedom and independence in your relationships. You know exactly what you want and get on best with partners who can keep the spark alive and not weigh you down. You likely view partnerships as two independent people, harmonizing and sustaining each other as they take on the world in different avenues. Your desire to grow and develop yourself and your relationships may not work with a partner who is focused on sustaining and maintaining what already exists. However, a yin partner could be what you need if you’re looking for someone who will be your greatest lover and biggest cheerleader.
All in all, it’s dependent on whether you and your partner can fill each other’s cups without neglecting your own needs.