Astrologically speaking, some zodiac signs are much better at observing conversations than they are at actually having them. Aquarians and Scorpios, for example, would often much rather watch and understand before contributing their two cents. For others, such as Aries and Capricorn, diving into dialogue headfirst (or, in this case, horns-first) is second-nature. They’re ready to hit their partners with snarky quips or jump straight into an argument. And some signs thrive in their ability to strike that balance between directness and reflection. You can often figure out the zodiac signs who are great at communicating with their partners based on whether they’re a “cardinal sign,” “fixed sign,” or a “mutable sign.”
The four cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. They’re “cardinal” because they tend to take charge of any situation — a trait that doesn't always work to their advantage. The four fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. For better or worse, they're “fixed” because they're stubborn on a bad day, and focused on a good one. And lastly, there are the four mutable signs: Geminis, Virgos, Sagittarius, and Pisces. They tend to be the ones keeping the peace between cardinal signs and fixed signs by being excellent, adaptable communicators — a great quality to have in a romantic partner. Here’s a look at how and why each of the mutable signs are top-tier when it comes to communicating with their partners.