Recently, I posted a hypothesis and began collecting data to prove or disprove my position. The hypothesis was:
- The large number of failed marriages in the United States are a result of poor Astrological Compatibility.
I consider the following results preliminary as the sample size is rather small (22 couples) and my knowledge and experience with interpretation of astrological data is severely limited. With those parameters in mind, let’s see what we’ve got!
I broke all couples down to either Highly Compatible, Moderately Compatible, or Low Compatibility pairings. There is some subjectivity in these rankings that I based upon my studies of the signs. If a good match was possible, but required effort from both partners to make it work, I deemed the match Moderate. High and Low Compatibility matches were fairly obvious.
- 54.5% of the couples in the sample are still married.
This corresponds quite well to the National Average.
- 27% of the couples in the sample married a Highly Compatible partner.
- 54.5% of the couples in the sample married a Moderately Compatible partner.
- 18% of the couples in the sample married a partner of Low Compatibility.
What can we glean from these initial statistics? It would appear that the natural incompatibility of two signs, Pisces and Aquarius for example, prevent most couples from entering into an ill-fated union. More than half of us marry someone whom we are compatible with, but only moderately so. Finding true love is difficult and perhaps some of these Moderately Compatible marriages are a result of a “close enough for government work” approach. Couples perhaps know their partner is not perfect for them, but they love them and are willing to accept them as they are, at least they think so at the time! Then there are those couples who just belong together, the ones who others immediately recognize as a perfect pair. There aren’t many it appears, at least not many that find each other and marry.
Let’s see how our married couples have made out thus far.
- Of the Most Compatible Astrological unions, 67% are still married.
- Of the Low & Moderate Compatibility couples, 50% are still married.
Interestingly, half of the Moderate Compatibility couples feature at least one partner whose Zodiac sign is on the Cusp, meaning their birth borders on the edge of the next Zodiac. My initial studies show that Cusp individuals have traits and characteristics of both signs, although their primary sign remains dominant. Perhaps the melding of the two signs increases the likelihood of compatibility with more people. This theory which I just made up requires more study.
Now for the most telling statistics of the study.
- 80% of the couples who are no longer married were either Low or Moderately Compatible!
- 84% of the couples who are still married are either Moderately or Highly Compatible!
I will not say my hypothesis is proven correct yet, but I feel more strongly than I did before I began collecting data that I am onto something here. Not everyone fits neatly into their Astrological Profile. There are many traits for each Zodiac and people are complicated animals. But there is no denying that certain personality traits will rub each other the wrong way, like Fire and Water if you will. If you find yourself falling for someone, feeling the early signs of love in the air, it may be wise to study this person’s Astrological Sign, comparing their compatibility with your own, then monitoring your partner to see how closely they resemble the Classical Description of their birth house. Seeing how many unions fail, I don’t see how it could hurt!