What He Won't Do For Love, Per Astrology

He may promise you the world, but you both know he can only go so far.

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In the wise words of a great musician inexplicably named after a terrible food, “I would do anything for love. But I won’t do that.”

Say what you want about Meat Loaf, but the man was nothing if not an honest lover. This is the same guy who kicked the 80s in its feels with brutally honest confessions like, “I want you, I need you, but there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you.”



The truth is, love is pretty powerful, but it might not conquer all. At the end of the day, we all have our limits. He may say there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for your love, but let’s face it, every man has their “that.”

What exactly Meat Loaf isn't willing to do for love remains one of the great mysteries of our time. Nonetheless, the lyric resonated for a reason. In relationships, we all have to draw a line when it comes to the sacrifices we’re willing to make for love.

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Whether it’s big stuff like moving across the country, or little things like the way you always leave your hair in the drain, we all have our relationship dealbreakers.


It’s healthy to set boundaries and know what you are (and aren’t) willing to put up with in a relationship. That said, it’s also important to know your partner’s own limits and non-negotiables.

In any serious, long-term relationship, this is probably a conversation you’ll want to have in person (and maybe even leave astrology out of…I repeat, maybe). But for the time being, you can use a man’s zodiac sign as a sneak peek at where his relationship boundaries might lie. His sign can help provide a glimpse into your guy’s heart and see how far his love will really take him.


Sure, he’ll do anything for love...Except that. And every guy has their “that.” Here’s the one thing your guy just won’t do for love, according to his horoscope sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries lives a fast-paced life all about speed and competition. When it comes to competing for your heart, there’s nothing they won’t do to win. Except for wait, that is.


Aries is not one to wait around for something they want. They are not of the philosophy that good things take time. They’ll work tirelessly to get the things they want, but if their efforts don’t start producing results immediately, they’ll move on to something else. It may be love, but if the timing is off, don’t expect your Aries guy to wait around for you.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)


Taurus has a pretty good reputation as far as relationships go. They’re known for being steady, faithful, and reliable. If any sign will do anything for love, it’s Taurus.


However, the truth is that Taurus men actually get all that famous steadfast reliability from being just plain stubborn. Sure, they’ll do anything for love, as long as it’s exactly what they want to do and doesn’t conflict with any of their personal beliefs, preferences, or convictions whatsoever.

What won’t a Taurus man do for love? Change. At all. He’s not going to budge when it comes to his beliefs about anything. Whether it’s politics, your relationship, or his taste in music, he’s positive his opinion and way of life is absolutely correct and there’s nothing you can do to change it.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)


Frankly, Gemini men aren’t particularly well known for thriving in relationships. At the end of the day, there are a lot of things a Gemini dude won’t do for love. Most significantly, he probably isn’t going to settle down for love.


To be fair, I’m not saying Gemini men can’t commit. As I write this, there are obviously plenty of Gemini guys in perfectly stable, loving relationships (but not for long, if you ask me.)

But even if your love is enough to get a Gemini man to settle, he’s certainly not going to settle down. He needs a fast-paced, never-ending adventure kind of romance, and he’s not interested in falling into a comfortable routine. He’s simply not going to stick around long for a Netflix and pizza kinda love.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


A Cancer guy may love you, but he’s not about to leave his comfort zone for you. Cancers have a strong attachment to their home. Whether it’s still the original home and family they grew up with, or the new life they’ve built for themselves, Cancer needs a home base. They may invite you into it, but they’re certainly not going to let you take them out of it.


They’re not the kind to drop everything and move across the country with you. They’re probably not even the kind to rearrange their plans in order to spend more time with you. They like their home life and social circle the way it is, so don’t expect this crab to leap out of his comfort zone and into your arms any time soon.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)


There’s no denying Leo has a heart of gold, but he can also be just the teensiest bit arrogant. He knows what he wants, and he knows (or at least he thinks he knows) what he deserves, and he’s not going to settle for less. Leo has his ideal mate already planned out in his head, and he’s not making any exceptions for anyone who doesn’t meet his sky-high standards.


The good news is, this means a Leo guy probably isn’t going to waste your time by leading you on. If you’re not the one, he’ll let you know so you can both move on.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)


Virgo needs to have their life in order at all times, and they’re simply not going to put up with anyone who interferes with that. If they see you as a distraction from their razor focus on all aspects of their life, they just won’t have time for you.


There are a lot of things Virgo won’t do for love. Generally, they won’t tolerate any messiness, big or small, physical or metaphorical. Are you the type to leave dishes in the sink? Virgo is not about that. Your bad habits? Virgo finds them annoying, not quirky. On a bigger scale, Virgo is probably not one to stick around through bigger life crises, either. Whether it’s financial trouble or substance abuse problems, Virgo has no time to clean up your mess.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)


Libras are great in relationships because they are famously calm and fair-minded. They’ll examine all sides of any issue and work to develop a fair resolution to any fights that may arise in your relationship.


That said, don’t expect Libra to ever automatically take your side in anything. They pride themselves on their dedication to justice and fairness at all costs. They’ll never compromise their flawless record of rational, fair-minded decision-making by siding with you in an argument they don’t truly believe in.

This can be a good thing, because it means Libra is never going to just tell you what you want to hear because you want to hear it. But on the other hand, it means they’re never going to just tell you what you want to hear, even if it has nothing to do with them. Sometimes, you just need someone to tell you that you’re right and your friend Michelle IS being annoying. But Libra is never going to make it that easy.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)



Sure, sex isn’t everything, and Scorpio is certainly no stranger to emotional passion as well. But for a Scorpio man, sex is definitely a major part of any successful relationship, and it’s not one he’s willing to compromise on.

Frankly, a Scorpio guy isn’t prepared to settle for subpar sex. If your sex life isn’t meeting expectations, Scorpio is likely to stray, if not leave altogether. This sign burns hot, so if you can’t keep up with their sexual energy, it’s best to get out now before you get hurt.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)


Sagittarius is driven and future-oriented. While they’re more than willing to build you into their future, they’re less willing to try to fit into yours. Ultimately, they’re just not prepared to sacrifice their goals for you and the relationship. If they get that job offer across the country, they’re going with or without you.


The upside is, Sagittarius will also support your goals and plans, even at the cost of the relationship. Their personal goals come first, and they think yours should too.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)


Capricorn is all about discipline and clearly defined boundaries. He’s not going to do anything halfway or waste any time on uncertain situations. Capricorn wants your relationship to be a sure thing, which means he’s not willing to “take a break,” keep things casual, or explore non-traditional relationship styles.


He’s also not one to forgive and forget. This sign takes cheating and other breaches of trust very seriously. Any trust issues are a big deal breaker for a Capricorn guy.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)



The Aquarius man really values intellectual pursuits and social causes. Whatever his cause, he’s not going to sacrifice it or compromise his beliefs for anything, including your relationship.

A relationship with an Aquarius guy probably won’t survive any major political disputes or other big differences in ideologies. He also will never compromise on issues like marriage, children, or other life plans. Whatever his beliefs are, he’s standing by them. If your general philosophies and outlooks on life don’t line up, don’t expect the Aquarius man to compromise.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)



The most sensitive and emotional sign of the Zodiac, Pisces probably will do just about anything for love, however much it may be to their detriment. Pisces falls hard, and they’ll do anything to keep a romance alive.

You know how The Little Mermaid trades her voice to a sea witch and abandons her family and the only home she’s ever known for a guy she’s never even talked to? Yeah, classic Pisces. (No coincidence she’s a sea creature.)

This unfaltering willingness to sacrifice means Pisces have a really hard time protecting themselves in a relationship. When the Pisces man is in love, he gets truly swept away. The truth is, the only thing Pisces won’t do for love is walk away when they should. They have a really hard time giving a relationship space, which can often end up driving their partner away.

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Kayla Kibbe is a writer wrapping up her final semester at Connecticut College where she is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. She writes about astrology, love and relationships, covering everything from dating and single life to love and marriage.