Does love astrology work?
Noted American philosopher Cornel West once said- We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence. While these factors that play a decisive role in the fate of a relationship, he possibly missed mentioning one factor, i.e. astrology. The answer to the question of whether astrology could tell if a love relationship would last is an absolute yes.
Two key things that can reveal all...
As per Vedic astrology, planetary positions and combination act as the driving force with regard to love relationships, just like they do in other spheres of life. Two of the key determinants are Venus and Moon, which dictate how a relationship would be, when there would be a breakup or whether a person would indulge in multiple affairs.
It is necessary for the two planets to match for any alliance to be fruitful. Venus dictates romanticism and sexual compatibility while Moon determines how intense a relationship would be. Also, the 5th House in the horoscope determines the fate of relationship, love and marriage.
A word of caution...
A flipside of Venus is that its strength must not impede the desired level. When Venus is too strong, it is quite likely that one would get into multiple affairs, thereby effectively jeopardising the existing relationship.
The matches that just won't work
Planetary combinations that prove to be fatal for a relationship are Venus & Rahu, Venus & Mars, Venus & Saturn. When Rahu, Mars or Saturn appear alongside Venus, the couple is most likely to break up.
When Venus, Mars and Rahu reside in the 6th House of a partner’s horoscope, there is high probability of the couple heading for a breakup. Apart from this, any planet in the 8th House also suggests a troubled relationship, which grapples with misunderstanding and miscommunication and eventually ends in a breakup.
The relationship is also least likely to survive when Ketu is in the 5th House. Furthermore, if a married person’s horoscope has the influence of Rahu, Ketu and Mars, he or she is quite likely to get into an extra-marital relationship.
There’s also the role of different doshas, such as Khuja Dosha, Rahu Dosha and Sarpa Dosha in determining whether a relationship would last. However, there are puja-based remedies for all the aforementioned possibilities.
Zodiac signs that are good matches!
Now that you have a fair idea of what doesn't work, here are some zodiac signs that actually make great matches.