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The Partner Justin Bieber Is Most Astrologically Compatible With Is Unexpected

Justin Beiber may be a happily married man (to the gorgeous Hailey Baldwin), but that still hasn’t stopped some fans from trying to include his ex Selena Gomez in his narrative. Case in point: On June 9, someone noticed that Gomez had taken down an Instagram post from 2018 wishing Bieber a happy birthday. Usually, someone deleting a year-old post would be NBD, but when it has to do with these exes, people take notice. Why is that? Do they sense some sort of cosmic connection? This made me wonder which of his great loves was the partner Justin Bieber is most astrologically compatible with. And the answer is... interesting, to say the least.

But first, a quick refresher on the whole Bieber-Gomez love story. The two first went public with their relationship in February 2011 at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, following months of rumors. After two tumultuous years that included plenty of breakup rumors and some, the couple finally announced they had broken up in November 2012. They reportedly reunited in 2014, only to reportedly split up again a month later. In 2017, sources reportedly told US Weekly they were reportedly back on for real. By March 2018, however, they were reportedly "taking a break" again, this time seemingly for good. As you can see, this pattern is enough to give “Jelena” shippers enough reason to hope — forever. But once you take their astrological compatibility into account, their dynamic gets even more complicated.

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Pisces and Cancers (Bieber and Gomez’s zodiac signs, respectively) tend to have an especially hard time disentangling once they’ve come together, due to the fact they connect in a way that's hard to give up because it just feels so right. When these two water signs meet, the chemistry is powerful and immediate. Cancer is ruled by the moon, which is associated with emotion, and Pisces’ ruling planet Neptune lends this sign its powerful intuition, so this connection is not just a meeting of minds and bodies, but of souls as well. While this makes for a strong connection, it can also become an emotional powder keg, with high highs and deep, devastating lows. If they can't find some balance, these signs can easily get caught in a cycle of catastrophic makeups and breakups. Sound familiar? Still, it can be hard to even want to end the cycle with a connection this strong.

Knowing this, it's easy to assume that Bieber is destined to always return to Gomez. But now that he's married to Baldwin, that possibility seems far-fetched. Bieber and Baldwin made their romance Instagram official in January 2015, but the two reportedly went their separate ways and Bieber unfollowed Baldwin on Instagram in August 2016. In May 2018, Baldwin told The Times that the two of them were rekindling a friendship after a long period of not even being friends. A month later, they were Instagram official again. Rumors surfaced that the couple secretly got married in September 2018, and in November, they confirmed they had in fact tied the knot.

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That's a lot of drama to just get down the aisle, and in their subsequent interview with Vogue, the couple talked about how hard being married is, which indicates it's still not always easy for these two. Then again, Pisces and Sagittarius pairings are easy to get into, but not so easy to settle into. When these two signs come together, they have a lot of fun and chemistry. They are both fairly free-spirited and flexible, and as long as things stay light, they're on the same page. This can lead to a tendency toward idealizing one another without fully understanding the other person. This lack of fundamental understanding can then lead to major trust issues and frustration caused by miscommunication and misunderstanding. For these two signs to work out in the long run, they're going to need to be utterly transparent, showing one other all their strengths and weaknesses and working to accept and embrace each other fully, warts and all. It's not easy, but these signs can, in some cases, make it work.

On paper, it's clear that Bieber is far more astrologically compatible with his ex Gomez. No doubt they share a unique bond that will remain with them for a lifetime. That being said, there's a reason they aren't together. Astrological compatibility is just part of the picture, and it's hardly a guarantee of a successful relationship. A lack of astrological compatibility isn't a sign that a couple is doomed, either. What really matters is love, shared values and a vision for the future, and a commitment to making the relationship work. The rest is just stardust.