What You Need To Do To Be Ready For Marriage, By Zodiac Sign

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What You Need To Do To Be Ready For Marriage, By Zodiac Sign

No one should rush into marriage. There are personal things you need to accomplish before tying the knot.

A lot of us have dreamed about marriage since we were little kids.

For women, we have thought about the dress we will wear and how lovely it will be to have a special someone walk us down the aisle.

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For men, they have thought about how they would propose to the woman of their dreams and how beautiful she would be walking down the aisle. Marriage is the biggest step a person can take in a relationship.

This is the point when you are choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone… for better or worse. Marriage is hard and will require compromise from both parties in order for the relationship to truly thrive.

But there are a plenty of steps that come before deciding to settle down with a person for as long as you both shall live. These steps include knowing yourself and your partner and making sure that your values align with each other.

Do you both want to have kids? Do you both enjoy traveling? Do you both struggle with trusting others? All of these things are important to know before marriage which is such a big commitment.

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Based on your zodiac sign, there are things that make you happy and things that drive you insane. There are certain expectations you have for your partner that won’t change no matter what.

It would be wise of you to explore your horoscope sign's personality to better understand not only what you want, but what you need from a lover. This will help you to determine if the person you are thinking about marrying is indeed the person for you.

You want to make sure that your marriage has the best possible chance of being successful. So, what do you need to focus on before tying the knot?

Look below to get an idea of what astrology says you need to do so you can be properly prepared for marriage and live the happy life you deserve with your partner.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

An Aries takes pride in being first in all aspects of their lives. It therefore comes as no surprise that they like being the first to take initiative in romantic relationships.

They can become so excited about expressing their love and making a move that they forget to check that their partner feels the same way.

Before getting married, it would be wise for an Aries to sit down and have a serious conversation with their partner to make sure that marriage is actually what they want.

Aries should also start to save up before getting married because wedding can be costly. This fire sign tends to make irrational decisions when it comes to finances, and they would be hurt if they could not provide the wedding that their partner deserves.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

For long-term relationships a Taurus prefers someone who can respond to their needs. They need someone who will take the time out to understand how they think and how they were raised.

Because they put so much value on this, a Taurus should make sure that their family actually approves of and gets along with their partner.

This Earth sign chooses people from the same social background, so someone who can’t relate to their family just won’t work for them. Family is too important to them for their partner to not respect family customs.  

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis have a need for excitement. They enjoy talking to different people and going on new adventures. Before getting married this Air sign must actually take the time to make sure that their partner can be both a friend and a lover.

They need to be certain that this person can hold a conversation and that they are equally as willing to take on new adventures. To know for sure, they should take this person to social gatherings or to different cities to see how they respond.

A Gemini should also make sure that they really care about this person and has an emotional connection to them that isn’t fleeting. If their emotional tie to their partner isn’t lasting, they will quickly get bored and find themselves disappointed often in the marriage.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

This water sign tends to lack initiative when it comes to their sexual lives. They almost never know what actually pleases them because they won’t speak up and tell their partners what satisfies them. Before officially tying the knot, a Cancer should make sure that they are sexually compatible with their partner.

They need to know that their partner will make them feel comfortable expressing themselves. Cancers also place a high value on family and traditional values. They should be sure that their partners actually want children.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Known as the Lion, Leos first thoughts will not be about family. They tend to separate from their families as soon as possible and focus on themselves. A Leo should make sure that their partner understands their family upbringing and why they might not want a family right away.

Leos have very high energy and should make sure that their partner can handle this. They need their partner to not be afraid to tell them when to calm down and when they are becoming a bit overwhelming.

If the partner can bring out a Leos sensitive side, and allow them to make an emotional connection, then a Leo knows this is someone they can be with for the long haul.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Before getting married, a Virgo should accept their feelings for their partners as true even if their feelings don’t seem reasonable. They should do this by going to a trusted friend who could validate how they feel and tell them that they are making the right choice.

Virgos are also overly critical of themselves and those around them. They should work on not judging themselves and their partners so harshly before truly settling down.

This will help them lead a happier life as they aren’t always disappointed when things don’t go as planned in their relationship.  

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

A Libra must work on being secure in themselves. While they want nothing more than to share the rest of their lives with someone, they struggle with staying true to themselves.

Before intertwining every part of themselves with their partner, they need to make sure that they can stand on their own. They need to make sure their partner will give them the space they need to be aware of their true personality and values.

Knowing this will help the relationship positively push forward as a Libra can properly communicate what is making them unhappy in the relationship and how they resolve the problem.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)


Scorpios can be jealous and suspicious, and this behavior can really cause harm in their relationships. They should have a day where they lay everything out on the table with their partner.

Turning this honesty hour into a game to ease the pressure, a Scorpio and their partner should share all their secrets so that a Scorpio feels they have a strong, open and honest foundation to build upon.

It takes a Scorpio a long time to build trust and respect for their partners. Spending time engaging in trust activities before getting married will help the couple to fully depend on each other and know that they can survive through anything if they can both depend and believe in one another.  

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

When traveling, a Sagittarius feels most free. They enjoy being able to meet new people and experience new cultures. A Sagittarius needs to know that their partner can travel with them without turning the trips into something they dread.

Taking a mini vacation with their partner would be a good step to take before choosing to pop the question. This Fire sign is known to struggle with expressing themselves in a socially acceptable way.

If they work on how they speak to their partner early on, they would find that their partners would be more receptive to their message. They would be less likely to hurt their partners feelings and that would help the partner be more likely to say yes to  marriage since they would feel respected and not attacked.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

A Capricorn allows their past to consume them. They must learn to forgive themselves and others before moving forward with marriage, which will allow them to live a happy life.

They would do well going to therapy to let go of all the issues that are causing them pain and figure out the next steps they need to make to let that pain go. Capricorns also have a hard time opening up.

They need to make sure that their partner is going to be patient and understand that it might take years for them to share their emotional problems.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

This Air sign won’t even think about entering a romantic relationship with someone who isn’t already a friend. Therefore, an Aquarius should spend time building a true friendship with their partner before even thinking about marriage.

They should engage in friend like activities for as long as possible with their partner. An Aquarius enjoys intellectual stimulation, so they should participate in activities that allow them to use their mind as much as possible with this potential partner.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces despises short-term relationships. They should be sure that their partners feel the same way and aren’t just using them for their generous, faithful and caring nature. They are known to be blindly loyal.

A Pisces places a high value on communication, so they need a partner to be completely open with them, so they know the relationship is real. If they spend as much time trying to help themselves as they help others, then they will protect themselves from being played.

They will be able to weed out the people who just want to take advantage of them, and therefore when they meet the person who deserves their time and attention, they will know without hesitation.

Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.