It is so much more complicated than that! Those are only the sun signs you are considering! There are also the moon signs, which are especially important for a man, because it indicates how he relates to women. Apparently one strong point is if he has the moon in the same sign your sun is in (or vice versa). This is supposed to allow a deep understanding between the two of you, which makes it easier for a long & harmonious relationship to take place. Another important factor I've heard is what sign Venus is in. Your sun sign is mostly about your personality that you present to the world, but Venus has to do with love, relationships & how you relate to the opposite (or same?) sex.
I bought an excellent book on astrology recently, so I'm learning lots. ^_^ It said that another person with your exact birth chart won't be born for another 10,000 years? (or something like that)..of course, that's excluding "astral twins" which is very rare. Of course, astrology deals with the psyche/personality building blocks of a person. Your experiences in life also shape your personality. So it's a combination of nature, nurture & astrology. :P (or I guess astrology is included in nature? haha) Astrology is about probability...it's not stating FACTS.
That is correct.As with anything connected with the human psyche,things are percieved individually. Openmindedness is a major factor. There is a correlation between the aspects of th zodiac,and personality,though.
Looked at your profile to guage to whom I'm talking.
A bit off topic but I have to say was impressed at your articulate and subsinct, not to mention inntelligent and insightfull style.
Anyway back to subject at hand, I've had more than a few discusions with various people about this and it boils down to the following "No matter how accurate a detailed horoscope can be it can only act as a guide and can't take account of the many experiences we have undergone".
So think of it as just one more way of understanding people
Another avenue would be to find a website that offers free chart construction,viewing,and a menu of options such as partners,as well as portraits,and forecasting. I am on such a site where I can view charts,have a pull down display of the house,sign,and planets and their interaction with the other planets. Trying to guage someone without the full picture,or because he is a Capricorn is to me a hit or miss deal.Delineating a chart usually takes an hour or two depending how much you know about aspects. I have found this site chillingly accurate,and use it to get a mental picture of the individual. As love goes,some things can be hidden for years in a relationship,but this site clears the fog.