Ask anyone in a serious relationship: love is one thing; lifelong partnership is a whole other thing. Once you know you’re in love, how do you know you’re ready to take the next step of commitment — whatever that means for you? Your zodiac sign just might have some answers. Scroll down and find your sign to see how you know you found the one, based on your astrological sign.
Here’s how you know you found the one, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): When you’re willing to do nothing with them.
A proverbial spark of fire and a certified ball of energy and ideas, you are not one to chill, Aries. You love to juggle lots of responsibilities and creative pursuits, so a day of relaxing is genuinely cringe-worthy for you. When you’d rather Netflix and chill with your boo instead of attending to your to-do list, you’ve found a real keeper.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): When you’re ready to share a bank account.
For cash-hungry Taurus, how you know you found the one is easy to answer. Naturally frugal and enterprise-minded, but decadent, a Taurus cares a lot about money. (How else do you purchase luxury goods and lavish vacations?) When you’re ready share a bit of your wealth and combine finances, you’ve found your forever bae, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): When you’re able to commit to a big life change.
Your dualistic nature and ability to empathize with other perspectives may be a commendable personality trait, but it doesn’t make you the most dependable person, Gemini. Although your heart’s always in the right place, your brain is so full of ideas that it can be difficult for you to follow-through on long projects. When you meet someone who can help you commit to something big—like buying a home or taking care of a pet—and stick to it, don’t let them get away!
Cancer (June 21-July 22): When you want them to move in.
As a sensitive and emotional sign, home means a lot to you, Cancer. It’s your symbolic crab shell, a space you’ve carefully created to make sure you have a place to recharge and protect your personal energy. To let someone in on this sacred space is a huge deal to you, as you are notoriously private. When you get the feeling it’s time to put bae on your lease, that’s how you know you found the one.
Leo (July 23-Aug 22): When you let them take the lead. (Sometimes.)
Fiery, headstrong and totally at home being the center of attention, leadership suits you, Leo. After all, you’re ruled by the ultimate leader, the Sun, and represented by the king of the animal kingdom, the lion. So, when you’re willing to let your love decide where to vacation this summer or even which series to binge watch first this weekend, it’s time to take a pause and wonder if they’re the real deal for you.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): When you want to start a family with them.
Your sign represents fertility and the maternal instinct to tend to one’s symbolic gardens, so you’ve probably been ready to start a family since birth, Virgo. Although you may have been in love before, you’ve found the one when you know they’re the only person you can imagine co-parenting your future babies with.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): When you let them win the argument.
Ruled by Venus, planet of love, you’re a sign that values romantic partnership as the ultimate personal balance, Libra. As a natural debater and righteous seeker of justice, one thing you can’t abide is an uninformed or unfair opinion, and you’ll tire anyone out in an argument that goes against your principles. When you’re willing to let bae win this round (even though you both know you’re right), that’s how you know you found the one.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): When you want to be exclusive.
Intense Scorpios are naturally steamy. The flirty, sultry Scorpio stereotype has deep roots in this sign’s association with the mythical underworld and its many naughty pleasures. The ultimate signal that a Scorpio has found the one is when you can happily picture a lifetime of monogamous hooking up.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): When you they become your favorite travel buddy.
Always on the move and forever searching for deeper meaning in life, you love to explore far-flung destinations, Sag. This can be hard for any partner to accept, let alone keep up with, unless they’re the travel-at-the-drop-of-a-hat type of person, too. So, when you find yourself booking trips for two because you can’t leave your love at home, you’ve definitely found your one.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): When you let them see you cry.
Feelings aren’t your forte, Capricorn. You’re a hard-working earth sign whose love language is probably best represented through acts of service. In other words, what you can’t see, touch or physically de-construct doesn’t usually have a lot of value to you. But, you’re human. Occasionally, your feelings are hurt, you face a devastating loss or suffer a rejection. When you’re willing to cry and show bae this hidden side of you, that’s how you know you found the one.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): When you make it Instagram official.
You’re a tech nerd and always up on the latest apps and gadgets, which is no wonder since you’re ruled by the eleventh house of technology and teamwork, Aquarius. While some people write off social media as a narcissistic way to pass the time, you truly appreciate your virtual social circle and carefully curate your feed to only represent what you love. When you’re ready to show your love off to the Internets, watch out, because you’re probably in a forever relationship.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): When you want to share a last name.
Pisces is the great romantic of the zodiac, always seeking or indulging in sweet, committed relationships. So, to answer how you know you found the one for this sign, you have to go deeper than just being in love. When you find yourself scribbling your signature with your partner’s last name or planning the family monogram because you’re ready to share a last name, it’s time to make it official.