What is an open relationship? Couples are often curious about this non-conventional partnership. While more and more people are having open relationships, it is a big step to go from monogamy to something more open and flexible.
But surprisingly, your horoscope may help you decide if an open relationship is something that you want to pursue, as some zodiac signs are more suited for that kind of lifestyle. And you have astrology to thank for that.
People who are very independent, free with how they live their life, and who need constant new stimulation might find that this is exactly what they need.
There are many positives to having an open relationship: it can strengthen your relationship, improve your sex life, and allow you to experience things that you might not have been able to before. But you have to keep in mind that not only are you allowed to have sex with other people, so is your partner.
You have to have some definite personality characteristics for it to work. Is your zodiac sign one that tends to be super jealous? If so, this arrangement may not work for you. But here are the zodiac signs who would do quite well with an open relationship.
1. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
One of the things you need for a successful open relationship is fantastic communication skills — and you’ve got them. You’ll have no problem being honest and clear with your partner about what is okay and what isn’t. You can express your feelings directly and not play emotional games.
An open relationship might help your relationship to thrive; you’ll stay stimulated and charged. If you get bored, you can switch things up again easily.
2. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
You’re great in social situations and enjoy having new experiences, so an open relationship may be exactly what you need. You don’t enjoy the feeling of being tied down; you like to spread your wings and experience everything you can. You don’t enjoy things that are static and predictable.
You’re usually very good at communication and will be direct (possibly too direct) with your partner. Hopefully, your partner will be on board right away as you can be a bit harsh at times and may say the wrong thing to convince them. Having an open relationship could actually make marriage and commitment more attractive for you.
3. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
You’re always up for expanding your social circle and making new friends, and an open relationship might be the way to do it. Let’s be honest, sometimes — not always, but on occasion — you have a rather fluid view of what fidelity is. In other words, you have cheated and didn’t feel as if you were doing something wrong.
However, you certainly don’t want to hurt anyone, especially not your partner, so being open about your wants and desires could only make your relationship better and healthier.
4. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You have a lot of sexual needs, possibly more than your partner can handle, so an open relationship might help you get all your needs met. When it comes to relationships, you tend to be fully engaged during the beginning part where you are doing the chase. But once you have a commitment, you can get a little bored.
You have a tendency to stray a bit. An open relationship could strengthen your bond, satisfy your sexual appetite, and give you the variety and adventure you so crave.
5. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
You’re fiercely independent which is why an open relationship could work for you. You don’t get jealous, you are able to let your partner express themselves sexually with other people without getting hurt, and you like to test your own boundaries.
You can learn new tricks and positions that you can bring back and try with your partner. You love to experiment and may want to do things that your partner isn’t up for. An open relationship lets you be as freaky and sexually creative as you want (as long as there is mutual consent).
6. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
It will probably surprise people that Capricorn is on this list, but we know that when it comes to sex, Capricorns are much more likely to have multiple partners. You like having these different sides of your personality: the more dependable public persona and the more sexually voracious one behind closed doors.
You love to experiment, have fun, and release all that pent-up tension. You take your commitments seriously, and if you and your partner aren’t as compatible in bed as you’d like, an open relationship could help.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She’s had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.