If you’re into astrology like us, you are probably well aware of your future spouse’s sun sign and all the pros and cons that come along with it. For example, if you’re marrying a Leo, you’re probably astutely aware of how fiercely loyal they are to you, but also a little bit (or a lot bit) attention-seeking. Or maybe you’re tying the knot with a Cancer, and you know they are highly emotional but will one day make a fantastic parent. So, with those traits in mind, what should you consider adding to your prenup based on your future spouse’s sun sign? Let’s dive in…
If you are marrying an Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries spouses are energetic and take charge, bringing a sense of adventure and enthusiasm to the relationship. They can also be impulsive and impatient, potentially causing relationship conflicts due to haste or selfishness. In addition, an Aries is one of the signs most likely to cheat on their partner (thanks to their impulsiveness). With this in mind, the future spouse of an Aries may want to consider adding an infidelity clause to their prenup (if enforceable in your state, of course). An infidelity clause basically says that neither partner can commit adultery (i.e., sexual acts with another person outside of the marriage). If they do cheat, they have to pay the other person a lump sum of money.
If you are marrying a Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus partners are reliable and committed, creating a stable and comfortable home environment for their significant other. On the other hand, Taurus’ have a tendency to be stubborn, leading to challenges in compromising on certain issues in the relationship. Given this stubbornness and difficulty compromising, you may want to consider adding in a mediation clause. A mediation clause requires spouses to go through mediation before heading straight to divorce court. This involves a neutral third party (a mediator) helping the couple communicate in a calm setting and attempting to allow the couple to work things out on their own without involving a judge. This could be helpful for someone marrying a Taurus (known for their strong-willed and unyielding nature), as going through traditional divorce could potentially be prolonged and difficult with someone so stubborn.
If you are marrying a Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini spouses are communicative and adaptable, providing intellectual stimulation and versatility in the relationship. The Gemini spouse may also struggle with commitment, leading to a desire for change and unpredictability. This may mean adding flexible clauses that allow for future life changes. For example, let’s say you and your Gemini partner have agreed not to have children. But with the unpredictability of a Gemini, they may change their mind 20 more times before landing on their final decision. So, factoring in the possibility of children within different clauses may be a good idea when marrying a Gemini. One such clause might say that alimony is allowed only if children are had, in other words, allowing for a Gemini spouse to receive alimony but only if children are had. If no children, no alimony. This allows for future flexibility and gives the Gemini spouse room to change their mind. (Note: there are plenty of other ways to allow for future flexibility in your prenup; this is just one example).
If you are marrying a Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer as a spouse is nurturing and emotionally intuitive, prioritizing family and creating a loving home. However, they also can be overly sensitive, potentially leading to mood swings and emotional turmoil. With this in mind, it may be wise to consider adding certain family planning clauses. For example, an embryo clause. If you and your Cancer spouse are planning to, or already have, undergone any fertility treatments, it may be a good idea to add in a clause regarding what happens to those embryos in case of separation or death.
If you are marrying a Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo spouses are confident and charismatic, celebrating achievements and enjoying being the center of attention together. On the other hand, Leos may seek excessive attention, potentially causing conflicts if not acknowledged. For this reason, adding a social media image clause may be a good move for the partner of a Leo. A social media image clause says that neither party can post disparaging content about the other on social media outlets. This includes harmful, disrespectful, and humiliating content. With the attention-seeking Leo, you never know what they’ll post online, so making sure your reputation is protected may be something to consider.
If you are marrying a Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo spouses are detail-oriented and practical, contributing to a well-organized and efficient household. On the other hand, a Virgo partner may be overly critical, leading to perfectionism and a focus on minor flaws. To make your Virgo spouse happy, it may be worthwhile to consider adding in an income tax clause. This clause can lay out exactly how you will file your taxes, release liability from one another, and more. You can even require that your Virgo spouse is the one in charge of filing the taxes (with your approval and review, of course). This gives the perfectionist, overly critical, practical, and detail-oriented Virgo control over something so important.
If you are marrying a Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra as a spouse is diplomatic and seeks harmony, valuing balance and fairness in the relationship. Libras also have a tendency to avoid confrontations, potentially leading to unaddressed issues. Adding a clause that mandates regular financial check-ins during the marriage may be smart for someone marrying a Libra due to their communication avoidance. For example, this clause can require the couple to have regular check-ins (e.g., monthly or annually) regarding the marital finances to discuss budgets, spending, expenses, etc. This is especially important when sharing a joint bank account to avoid potential misunderstandings about who is spending and contributing what.
If you are marrying a Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
Scorpio partners are passionate and deep, emphasizing emotional intimacy and loyalty. Scorpios can also be possessive and jealous, leading to trust issues in the relationship. When jealousy rears its ugly head, there’s no telling what a person could do. That’s why a non-compete clause and/or a confidentiality clause may be good for the person entering a marriage with a Scorpio. A non-compete clause protects business owners who want to safeguard their business by mandating that neither party can work for the same clients or use the other party’s name for business purposes. A confidentiality clause ensures neither party shares confidential information (like business, financial, or other personal information). Adding either or both of these clauses can protect you against a potentially spiteful Scorpio ex-spouse one day.
If you are marrying a Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius spouses are optimistic and adventurous, bringing spontaneity and enthusiasm to the relationship. They may also struggle with commitment, desiring freedom and exploration. Given a Sagittarian’s level of impulsiveness and spontaneity, it may be wise to consider a real estate recapture clause. This clause comes into play when a married couple purchases real estate. It allows for each spouse to regain (or “recapture”) their initial investment if the marriage ever comes to an end. This can prove to be very beneficial when marrying an impulsive/spontaneous individual, particularly a Sagittarian who values financial independence and wishes to avoid financial entanglements, such as jointly investing in real estate.
If you are marrying a Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn as a spouse is disciplined and ambitious, working towards shared goals and valuing long-term stability. On the other hand, Capricorn partners have a tendency to prioritize work over relationships, potentially causing neglect. Given that a Capricorn is so devoted to work, they may also be more likely to start a business thanks to their excellent business skills. What comes with a business? Debt, usually. Making sure you have a clause in your prenup that protects you against your Capricorn partner’s debt may be a good idea. You can outline how debt accrued before and during the marriage is handled.
If you are marrying an Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius partners are original and independent, valuing individuality and bringing unique perspectives to the relationship. An Aquarian may struggle with emotional expression, potentially leading to detachment. Given the high value an Aquarian places on independence, you may want to consider waiving alimony when entering into a marriage with one (as long as this also makes sense for your needs, as well). Alimony, also known as spousal support in some states, is the financial support from one spouse to the other in the event of a divorce. Warning: If you are not self-supporting, waiving alimony can negatively impact your life, so proceed with caution. If waiving alimony is right for both of you, then this may help ease an Aquarian’s mind in knowing they aren’t financially responsible for you (and vice versa), and they can ultimately feel confident going into the marriage knowing they are still maintaining a level of independence.
If you are marrying a Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Pisces spouses are compassionate and artistic, creating a dreamy and emotionally supportive atmosphere in the relationship. They may be overly idealistic, potentially leading to being unreliable or flakey. So, it makes sense why Astrologers say that Pisceans are the worst when it comes to managing money. Thus, it may be a good idea to consider keeping your property separate, especially bank accounts. Making sure you outline the ownership of your property will not only protect you in future situations but also sets expectations for the Piscean partner and gives them clarity on what’s yours vs. theirs.
Nicole Sheehey is the Head of Legal Content at HelloPrenup, and an Illinois licensed attorney. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to prenuptial agreements. Nicole has Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She has a deep understanding of the legal and financial implications of prenuptial agreements, and enjoys writing and collaborating with other attorneys on the nuances of the law. Nicole is passionate about helping couples locate the information they need when it comes to prenuptial agreements. You can reach Nicole here: [email protected]