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How Patient You Really Are In A Relationship, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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Listen, I don't have enough time to wait for you to come around and make with the "I love you's." Or... do I? That's the thing with patience and love: the two don't always work out together. In fact, you might even say that Love and Patience are not compatible.

This may be a harsh reality to face when you aren't one of the patient zodiac signs, and even a positive and encouraging horoscope isn't enough to prevent you from losing your cool.

I think one of the reasons we tend to lose our patience in matters of love is because we've come to think that we're all owed some kind of perfect love affair, which might very exist for a day or so, but in reality, perfection isn't a possibility. Yet still, we expect more.

We expect timely love affairs that deliver all of our dreams come true, at the right time, in the right place... while we look the right way. Oh yes, patience has no mercy in the love department when you're feeling like you're the sexiest beast on earth yet your partner is nowhere to be found.

Naturally, the signs of the Zodiac have a say on the matter, as no two signs weigh in with exactly the same kind of sentiment. Some signs are more patient than others, and then there are The Intolerant Ones.

Let's see who's got the patience to stick it out, and who can't even get past the first phone call without falling apart due to lack of patience. How patient are you with your romantic partner?

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Basically, you have no patience. With anything. And the interesting part is that this lack of patience mixed with your over-the-top charm makes it work for you. How did you do that one, Aries? You have no patience with your lover, and somehow, that makes them jump higher. Wow, go you!

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You'd like to think you have patience with your lover, but the truth is, you put so much pressure on them to do this or that that you don't leave them any option but to work fast.

In a way, you're an inspiring romantic partner, but it's not patience that works for you; it's your ability to make people do things at the moment you want them to. That's a talent!

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini knows how to bite the bullet when it comes to waiting. They are fairly decent about how they deal with impatience, and oh yes, they are impatient. They simply curb it because they have a tendency to defer to the other person, in order to make them happy.

Unfortunately, they really do get hurt easily, and it's best to compromise with them, if you can.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Outstandingly patient and compassionate people make up this sign. Cancer is right there with patience, and in romance, they have a way of presenting such a stoic and sturdy presence that their partner cannot help but feel supported and able.

If something needs to be worked out with your Cancer partner, it will be worked out, as they are solution-oriented as well.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Surprisingly, Leo is quite patient. Remember the cat with their prey, or mainly the big cat lying in the sun. Oh, this is a patient one, but always is their eye on you.

As a lover, Leo finds it just as stimulating to be patient as they are to be spontaneous. Leo is there for the love, because if it's good and it's right, then they've hit the jackpot and it was worth the wait. Ever positive Leo.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You'd be surprised to learn how the stickler of the Zodiac is actually quite a compassionate soul when it comes to giving you the time you need to sort your own path out.

Romantically, they are believers and they want to believe in you for a lifetime. So, while they are patient as romantic partners, they are not reserved about throwing in a couple of harmful jabs.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

By nature, Libra is patient and kind. This is not an act. While these positive traits also work for them in the social world, they are genuinely supportive of their romantic partner.

Libra is generous when it comes to compliments and praise, and never holds back the opportunity to be kind. Patience may eat at them, but always they are steadfast and true.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

It's probably best to assume the worst and understand that if you're dealing with a Scorpio, they have very little patience. Oh, you'll find that that lack spans across the categories too, as you'll quickly notice that it's their way or the highway, and that somehow means you need to step it up!

Patience is a virtue that Scorpio throws on a graham cracker and eats as s'mores.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Maybe a little too patient, it would seem, as Sagittarians have such a good way to keep on denying the truth, should such a truth be that they are unwanted. Sag will wait for you. They will sit with you, they will come through.

Because Sag wants to be a hero; it's their private little thing, but it's true. Sags have a hero complex, and if it builds their story to wait and have patience while their lover finds themselves, then so be it. Sag to the rescue!

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You might begrudge your time and patience just a little bit, Capricorn, but the truth is — and anyone who is in a relationship with you knows this — you have a heart of gold. You're a true softy, and oddly, with all of your critique and "suggestions" it would seem that in the long run, you're ready to stick it out.

Yes, Capricorn is one of the patient zodiac signs who displays great care.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius have a goal to achieve, and in doing so, they will take whatever time that is needed. This applies to relationships in love as well as friendship.

They want you to be happy with them, with the way they wait for you, for the things they do — they expect you to notice and, at times, they do get mad. And throw fits. Aquarians are high maintenance in the mental department.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You can be patient, Pisces... until, of course, you can't be, and that's when all heck breaks loose. No problem, as you can emotionally tidy up that mess, as long as it's known between you and your partner that you will be stomping your foot impatiently.

That, for Pisces, is the grand show of patience. Romantic to the bitter end.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.