If you want to be loved unconditionally, you should get a dog. Or at least that’s what they say because, not to be a downer, human beings aren’t really cut out to love unconditionally. By our very nature, we’re fickle, selfish, and in a day and age where our next sexcapade is a swipe away, love feels almost outdated, having gone the way of the rotary phone and 30-pound computer.
But while that is the case for the most part, even astrology and horoscopes can tell you that there are still those who love with everything they have, making them as close to unconditional lovers as human beings can possibly get. Who are these mythical creatures, these — dare I say it — unicorns?
Here are the five zodiac signs who practice unconditional love.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus lives and dies for romance. They love to love, they love to be loved, and it’s love that gets them out of bed in the morning. Although it might seem like a contrast that a big, powerful, often possessive bull might be capable of loving unconditionally, let’s look at one of Taurus’ key personality traits: stubbornness.
It’s that stubbornness, the unwillingness to give up, that keeps Taurus loving deeply and unconditionally. It’s almost as if it’s an act of defiance.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Because Cancer is known for a being so sensitive, when it comes to love, they can appear to be a pushover, but that’s not the case. Although Cancer, in being a hopeless romantic, loves with everything they have and unconditionally so, they’re no pushover.
Unlike Taurus, Cancer will not be made to look like a fool and will leave before you make them appear that way. However, that won’t stop them from loving you unconditionally from afar.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The reason Sagittarius loves so unconditionally? Because they’re equal parts optimist and risk-taker. Both traits that are extremely important to loving someone unconditionally.
When something goes wrong, especially with their love, Sagittarius looks on the bright side of things. Then, if it looks like their love is in jeopardy, Sagittarius is going to make one hell of a bold move to keep it intact. Sagittarius doesn’t just love unconditionally, but works at keeping the love they know and have in place.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
When it comes to love, Pisces are a ball of mush. For them, love isn’t just about romantic love, but platonic love, too. Pisces is so full of love, sympathy, and caring for everyone in their life that they leave little for themselves.
But while that may suck for Pisces, to be loved by Pisces is extraordinary. They’re not going anywhere, even in cases where they should turn and run.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
What keeps Virgo locked into an unconditional love is that they don’t know how to let go. While Pisces sticks around, swallowing their pride when they need to, Virgo’s love is trapped because they’re so easily overwhelmed that they’re not sure how to shake that love they have free.
Similar to Pisces, this isn’t so great for Virgo, but super for those loved by Virgo. Virgo will forgive you time and time again, because that’s all they know how to do.
Amanda Chatel is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She’s a regular contributor to Bustle and Glamour, with bylines at Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Livingly, Mic, The Bolde, Huffington Post and others. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or her website.