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Your romantic horoscope for 2011!

Last updated on: February 14, 2011 18:44 IST
Arian Lara Dutta is marrying Geminian Mahesh Bhupathi -- talk about high astrological compatibility!

What can single Scorpios expect out of this year? Which other signs is a Libran compatible with? Astrologer Mandaar Naik answers all these questions and more in this Valenine's Day Zodiac special.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wish you all the best in your romantic life for the coming year -- and here are some tips based on your star signs to ensure your romances of 2011 are smooth sailing!

Aries (March 21 to April 20)

The frank and helpful nature of the Arian tends to impress people around. This attitude will come in handy when you're on the lookout for love this year. Expect to be surprised in the monsoon season, between July and September, most likely when you're out of station undertaking adventurous activities, like picnicking in the outdoors or trekking. That is where you will meet you will meet that special someone. This period is a favourable time for romantic ventures, so be prepared.

For Arians in a relationship, your frank way of speech and straightforward manner can go against you -- it may tend to hurt your beloved. Be especially aware of yourself in October, a month which can make mischief for you. In addition, make sure you spare time for your loved ones and give them priority, as this year involves a lot of travelling for work or education.

Compatible signs: Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra

Incompatible signs: Taurus

Your lucky number: 9

Favourable dates: 9, 18, 27

Valentine's gifting suggestions: An Arian will love accessories, like a wallet, a set of pens or jewellery.

Taurus (April 21 to May 21)

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Here's another ideal pairing -- Sidhartha Mallya is a Taurean and dating Deepika, a Capricornian

It's not an easy year for Taureans when it comes to love. Recent disappointments have prompted you to analyse yourself and mistakes you have made in the past. You need to act fast -- break the old routine, because in 2011 you will need to make an extra effort if you want to keep your love life on track. You may meet that special someone at an art event; the months of February and August are favourable towards this end, but you will have to give a clear indication of your interest to the one you meet, else you will miss out on this chance.

For those in a relationship, make sure you don't settle into monotony, because boredom will follow. You need some excitement to keep things going and your partner's expectations of you will be high. Act fast -- just spin that wheel of change and bring new life into your romance. Laziness and a slow, monotonous attitude on your part may be a reason for separation.

Compatible signs: Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces

Incompatible signs: Aries, Leo

Your lucky number: 6

Favourable dates: 6, 15, 24

Valentine's gifting suggestions: A perfume is the ideal gift for the earthy Taurean.

Gemini (May 22 to June 21)

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Geminian Shilpa Shetty is sure to expect an exciting V-Day gift from hubby Raj Kundra, a Virgoan

Although Geminians are outspoken and socialising by nature, many of you will have been lonely inside for the past few months. You need someone to share your life with and care for. That person is on the way in 2011 -- but this time, listen to your heart and not your head. It's going to happen in the summer -- a new recruit at your workplace or nearby may have a secret crush on you. If you want to find out who it is, learn the language of the eyes. Because you've got a secret admirer!

For Geminians who are committed, you may be confused as to whether you're with the right person or not. Don't be fickle-minded; give your relationship some time to blossom. Don't hurry things along, as they will be sorted out soon. Decisions about your love life made in haste may spoil everything. Keep a low profile in March and April -- just go with the flow.

Compatible signs: Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Leo, Aries

Incompatible signs: Scorpio, Pisces

Your lucky number: 5

Favourable dates: 5, 14, 23

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Personalised stationery, gadgets -- anything associated with learning something new will make an ideal gift for Geminians.

Cancer (June 22 to July 23)

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M S Dhoni is a Cancerian and his wife Sakshi is a Scorpion -- a match made in heaven!

That special someone has likely been in your sights since December 2010, but somehow, you don't have the guts to convey your message of love. So what you waiting for? Gather up your courage and ask him/her already! Play the role of confidante to the object of your affection, because love is already in the air. Why wait endlessly for Cupid's arrow? This Valentine's Day is the perfect time to express your love!

For Cancerians in relationships, the second half of 2011 is not so favourable for your love life. You will need to balance your relationship with time and tenderness, because the second half of the year may not match up to the fun and enjoyment you had in the first half. Complicated situations may be created and you'll have to learn to modify your opinions. A little change in attitude, a little more flexibility and everything will be alright.

Compatible signs: Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus

Incompatible signs: Sagittarius, Aquarius

Your lucky number: 2

Favourable dates: 2, 11, 20, 29

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Works of fiction, instrumental music CDs and other such gifts are ideal for the deep-thinking Cancerian.

Leo (July 24 to August 23)

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Leo Kajol and hubby Ajay Devgn, an Arian, have a harmonious marriage

Single Leos will have no trouble impressing people easily with their personalities. And this year, you've already aroused the interest of those you're attracted to. The situation, however, may be a little complicated, so make sure that you're patient and bide your time till the second week of May -- the picture will be far clearer by then. It's better to take any concrete decision about your love life after this time has passed.

For Leos in a relationship, things on the whole will go well, but a slight problem may crop up when it comes to finances and family. There will be no isses between you and your partner, but these two aspects of your relationship -- the money and your family -- may leave you frustrated. Don't , however, take it out on your beloved -- s/he is there to share your ups and downs, not for you to vent your frustration on.

Compatible signs: Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Incompatible signs: Taurus, Capricorn

Your lucky number: 1

Favourable dates: 1, 10, 19, 28

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Anything will do for a Leo -- as long as it's branded!

Virgo (August 24 to September 23)

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Virgoan Kareena Kapoor is probably expecting a super present from Leo beau Saif Ali Khan

Virgos are well-versed in the game of love -- you know how to play it well and you will succeed in your purpose. But don't make it public knowledge as to who you're after or want to propose to -- it's not breaking news and a family member may create a problem for you before you can even start on your relationship. Avoid speaking openly -- keep it your own little secret. It's fun to be secretive in this game, isn't it?

If you are in a relationship, your partner will support you unflinchingly through your ups and downs -- your beloved will be your strength this year. And yes, your parents may oppose your relationship or accept it grudgingly, so get ready to clear the air with them.

Compatible signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio

Incompatible signs: Sagittarius, Aries

Your lucky number: 5

Favourable dates: 5, 14, 23

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Virgos like practical gifts, so self-help books may be a good idea; art also appeals to them.

Libra (September 24 to October 23)

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Librans and Leos get along well -- just like Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan!

No doubt, the Libran has an attractive and charming personality. But this year is not going to allow you to pull any stunts when it comes to romance. Love triangles or squares are interesting in movies or fiction, but don't find yourself in a similar situation in real life. Just approach your special someone with a simple, loving and loyal attitude and the reply will be 'I love you too' for sure.

Librans already in a relationship share a very balanced bond with their partners -- enjoy every moment of it. You will spend a lot of time together, especially dining out or shopping for fashionable clothing and accessories. But be careful with your spending, as your financial situation may deteriorate from the month of May onward and you may have to cut down on your expenditure. Your partner may think, 's/he is not spending like before, so s/he does not love me like before'. Therefore spend moderately now, so it will not affect your love life later.

Compatible signs: Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, Sagittarius, Aries

Incompatible signs: Pisces, Capricorn

Your lucky number: 6

Favourable dates: 6, 15, 24

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Fashionable clothing is the ideal gift for Librans, who love to dress well.

Scorpio (October 24 to November 22)

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Scorpion Aishwarya Rai is supposed to be incompatible with Aquarian Abhishek Bachchan...hmmm!

It's finally happening for Scorpions! The one you've been waiting for is coming into your life in 2011. February is a favourable month -- those glances, smiles, compliments, small favours, gifts...You will play a lot of flirting games with that special someone, but now is the time to ask, 'Will you be mine?' Do so before your mind gets diverted to somebody else and beware of how you handle things on an emotional level. Don't get too intimate too soon.

For Scorpions in a relationship, remain loyal and committed -- don't try your dirty flirty games elsewhere! If you do, you'll be inviting trouble. The possibility of such a tricky situation arising is especially large in the month of June, so make sure you're especially careful at that time.

Compatible signs: Cancer, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Incompatible signs: Gemini, Aquarius

Your lucky number: 9

Favourable dates: 9, 18, 27

Valentine's gifting suggestions: A bottle of wine will go down well with a Scorpion.

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21)

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Meher Jesia and Arjun Rampal are both Saggis -- similar tastes probably keep them rock-solid!

The year 2011 sees Saggitarians going through a period of confusion and high energy. But don't fret, things will work out like a miracle and you will meet that special someone -- by the end of April, to be precise. Cross your fingers -- by that time you will be out of the bad day phase you're going through and at the same time, Cupid will shower some grace on you. You need to open up a little, though -- it's been a long time that you've played the introvert. Start socialising.

Saggis in a relationship like time alone and their own space, but this year, take care that your partner does not end up feeling sidelined because of this preference. A single SMS can make somebody's day, so stay in constant touch. Otherwise this isolating habit may create distance between you and your beloved -- you need to ensure that s/he does not feel ignored.

Compatible signs: Leo, Aries, Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

Incompatible signs: Cancer, Virgo

Your lucky number: 3

Favourable dates: 3, 12, 21, 30

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Travel-loving Saggis will love a vacation gift voucher.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)

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Capricornian Imran Khan and Cancerian wife Avantika Malik are a perfect zodiac match!

Capricornians, take note -- it's not necessary to be practical all the time, especially when it comes to romance! Listen to your heart. Have you come across any Taurean recently? At a family function, perhaps? It's a hint, because there are strong possiblities of meeting the love of your life on such an occasion -- it may happen Bollywood-style! The months of May and December are favourable, so take your pick -- either it's a hot summer date, or a cool winter evening together!

For those in relationships, this is quite a good year for you. But be open to your partners and accepting of who they are, because nobody is perfect. You may consider asking him/her politely and tactfully to change something about himself/herself, but it will be hurtful. Respect each other and accept each other -- take the bad with the good.

Compatible signs: Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer

Incompatible signs: Leo, Libra

Your lucky number: 8

Favourable dates: 8, 17, 26

Valentine's gifting suggestions: A nice bouquet of flowers will please the romantic Capricorn.

Aquarius (January 21 to February 19)

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Aquarian Shoaib Malik and Scorpion Sania Mirza have incompatible signs, but they've made it so far!

The experiences of the past few months have taught Aquarians what to do and what not to do when it comes to romance. So don't take everything very seriously -- remain at ease, because opportunity is knocking at your door. So open it and let love in! Although you are a little worried about your future, don't worry about your love life. After your recent process of self-realisation, you have learned a lot. So enjoy your new romance and worry about the future some other day.

Love is a journey, not a destination, so enjoy every bit. If you are in relationship, don't turn your dates into philosophical debates. This year, everything will happen the way you wish, so cast anxiety out the door. Make plans for your future with your partner -- it's a good time to buy a house if you're planning to get married soon or are already married.

Compatible signs: Libra, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries, Leo

Incompatible signs: Taurus, Scorpio

Your lucky number: 8

Favourable dates: 8,17,26

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Aquarians love board-games and mentally stimulating gifts.

Pisces (February 20 to March 20)

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Piscean Shahid Kapoor and Cancerian Priyanka Chopra are supposed to hit it off astrologically!

The Piscean will be the king or queen of wishful thinking this year! Your rediscovered confidence gives you a promising personality and people like you get a lot of attention from the opposite sex. There will be lots of eligible partners around you, but you need to go for the right one. Surprisingly, you will meet such a person at some educational institute or a religious spot.

2011 will be quite smooth for those who are in a relationship. you just need to prioritise time -- make some for your beloved, because you will be busy with other commitments too, especially Aquarians who are busy with post-graduate or higher education. It's a time of growth, so you have to concentrate on your career, but at the same time, you can't ignore your loved ones. Be a good planner -- put thought into your time table.

Compatible signs: Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus

Incompatible signs: Libra, Gemini

Your lucky number: 3

Favourable dates: 3, 12, 21, 30

Valentine's gifting suggestions: Pisceans will appreciate practical presents like kitchen appliaces.