(June 22nd to July 22nd)
At heart, Cancers yearn for the type of deep connection that’s fundamental to a serious relationship. Loyal by nature, they’re unlikely to stray. But if they start to feel distant from their partner or misunderstood, a Cancer will seek the understanding they crave outside their relationship. When they cheat, it’s going to be with someone they relate to emotionally. That said, they’re unlikely to have ongoing affairs since the pain of betraying their primary partner eventually steers them back home.
(February 19th to March 20th)
Ceaseless romantics, Pisces are selfless when it comes to love. They are gentle and generous in bed, often more focused on pleasing their partner than themselves. But they’re also quite passionate. So if their significant other seems unappreciative, denying them the right to exercise their need to please, they might very well seek a new outlet for their tenderness.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Extremely amorous by nature, Scorpios desire high levels of sensuality. They tend to enter into relationships carefully, with a partner they can really trust to meet their needs. Although generally dedicated once they commit, their thirst for passion sometimes drives them astray. If they can’t get the intimacy they require from their significant other, they’ll seek it elsewhere, probably with someone they’ve already built up a certain amount of trust with, like an ex or a friend they’re already comfortable with.
(March 21st to April 19th)
Aries are extremely flirtatious by nature and quick to declare their love. They tend to fall hard, and to shower their lovers with affection, which can provide a false sense of security to whomever they fall for. Always on the hunt for a new adventure, it’s hard to keep an Aries satisfied in a relationship. When they cheat, it might come as a surprise (if they’re ever even caught) because they’re so good at demonstrating their love that their partners assume there’s nothing to worry about (even when there is).
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Leos are highly independent and extremely energetic. In the bedroom, they’re fun, adventurous, and quite selfless. In other words, they’re good at sex. They’re also good at setting boundaries between sex and love, which makes them easy candidates for maintaining unemotional, purely sexual affairs without feeling too guilty about it.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Coupled with their taste for diversity, the Sagittarius’ willingness to experiment generally means that they’re experienced lovers who’ve slept with a lot of different women on the road to settling down with a partner. However, once a Sagittarius enters into a serious relationship, they are generally faithful. If they act on temptations, it’s probably because they’re feeling bored and their need for change has finally overwhelmed their desire to remain loyal to their partner.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Taureans are amazing lovers because they truly appreciate sensuality and leisure. They’re all about lengthy, meaningful lovemaking sessions. But if they start to feel insecure in their relationship, they’re prone to infidelity. They tend to cheat with people who make them feel safe, like friends of the opposite sex, so they can make love slowly to someone else whom they feel close to already.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Virgos are not all that vocal about their feelings, but they’re good at demonstrating how they feel between the sheets. They’re attentive lovers, perhaps because they themselves yearn to feel desired. Since they ache to feel wanted, they value the stability a serious relationship provides—specifically, the awareness that they’re a critical part of their significant other’s life. Many Virgos are serial monogamists. Though generally faithful, they do not respond well when things get rocky. During prolonged periods of unrest or disagreement, they will start to feel vulnerable, questioning whether or not they’re actually appreciated. That’s when they’re likely to seek reassurance in the form of a dalliance.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Mindful in everything they do, a Capricorn would rather be single than settle for a lackluster connection. It’s difficult to win a Capricorn’s heart because they have such high standards, but once you’re in, you’re in for life. Honest and caring to a fault, they are perhaps the least likely of all the signs to resort to philandering. The only time they’re likely to give into a seductress is in the aftermath of a betrayal by their partner, when cheating is more about tit-for-tat than outright disloyalty.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Geminis are a fiery, flirtatious bunch, and they’re enthusiastic about dating. They take their time perusing all the different options because they want a perfect partner who matches them in intellect and energy. Once they commit to someone, Geminis are devoted. But because communication is so important to them—just as important as physical contact, in fact—things can go awry unless the dialogue within the relationship remains robust. Without open, honest communication, a Gemini is likely to seek a new lover.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Libras are natural born life partners. Because they value harmony, they tend to prioritize their significant other in the name of maintaining peace in the relationship. They thrive in a balanced state. But they do not do well in solitude, so if they’re left alone for too long or feel neglected by their partner, they might feel the need to act out by having a tryst. And since they’re so charming, it won’t be hard for them to attract another mate.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Aquarians are highly intellectual, so being able to engage in stimulating conversation with their partner is an absolute necessity. Since they’re not at all possessive, they tend to give their significant other more independence within a relationship than another sign would. But they prize integrity above all else, so if you’re dishonest with them or take advantage of your freedom, they won’t hesitate to give you a taste of your own medicine. After all, long-term relationships are about equality in their view.