- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 3:05PM
Arguments are commonplace in every relationship but what if there was a simple hack for quashing them in an instant?
One astrologist believes that the key to happy and quarrel-free relationships is all in the stars - and that there's a specific way to handle your partner based on when they were born.
Speaking to Martha Stewart Weddings, Kim Tigar broke down each star sign's characteristics and how to handle them if things turn sour.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Aries have a passionate attitude - and a fiery temper.
Because of their often hot-headed nature, it's best to approach arguments and tricky topics with caution and let them lead the conversation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Cancers have a huge heart, which makes them extremely sensitive. The best approach is a slow and steady one - and be prepared for an emotional outburst on their part. Tigar recommends hugging it out and reassuring them that you love them.
LIBRA: September 23-October 22
Libras love balance and fairness so any argument will have to be well talked out, with both parties having their fair share of time.
'You have to fight clean with a Libra,' she explains. 'You should approach it softly and thoughtfully, while remembering to be loving and reassuring.'
CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20
Capricorns get hurt easily and are known for holding their ground.
If you're going to engage in an argument with them, be sure to stand your ground and talk through your facts carefully.
Be sure not to criticise them, as this will only make matters worse.
TAURUS: April 20-May 20
As the sign of the bull, Taurus can be extremely stubborn and will often refuse to discuss matters of importance.
The secret to getting them to speak, says Tigar, lies in the tone of your voice. Tigar recommends lowering your voice calmly and assure them that you're ready to listen as soon as they're ready to speak.
LEO: July 23-August 22
Leos have a bit of an ego and love to be right at all times so you must be prepared to always lose the fight.
Tigar suggests the 'compliment sandwich' technique: 'Appeal to their ego by addressing your concerns, paired with a compliment to keep the disagreement civil.'
SCORPIO: October 23-November 21
When it comes to having a serious chat with a Scorpio, it's all about your choice of setting.
Scorpios can be temperamental because they have water and fire traits, making them outspoken and emotional at the same time.
Tigar recommends having any intense chats over a candlelit dinner at home with their favourite meal and drink.
AQUARIUS: January 20-February 18
Aquarius isn't the best star sign in emotional situations so save your tears for a private occasion.
Aquarius loves to analyse every last detail so keep things drama-free.
GEMINI: May 21-June 20
Gemini's love to talk - communication is in their nature - so they'll want to go over and over any disagreements.
Often they will escalate the argument so the best approach is to let them talk it out and then take some time and space to think about it.
VIRGO: August 23-September 22
Virgos love to focus on the details and analyse everything you say so the trick is to avoid supplying them with the details.
To avoid arguing for hours, just make one solid point and keep things brief because they will be determined to drag it out.
SAGITTARIUS: November 22-December 21
Sagittarius loves fun - but they also love to pick fights throughout the day so be sure to take them outside to ensure they're in their element and open to discussion.
Tigar suggests talking things through over a walk outside and avoid fencing them in during an argument.
PISCES: February 19-March 2
Pisces are very perceptive and will pick up on hints and clues so be mindful of the messages you convey.
They can often be dramatic and fall apart in arguments so give them the attention they need and pick things up again when they've calmed down.
This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is republished here with permission.