I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog post ever since I wrote about the astrology behind Married at First Sight (MAFS NZ) season 2 last year. The names, details and zodiac signs of this season’s singles have been released, and we’re ready for another season of fascinating television. Here's my breakdown on the astrology behind this season's singles.
I love how the astrological signs of each person are revealed to us prior to Married at First Sight NZ airing, as it gives me chance to look into how the show is going to pan out over the season, and what types of zodiac sign mixes we are going to get amongst the singles. If I were to describe season 3’s line-up of Married at First Sight NZ in a nutshell, I would call it another unbalanced season whereby there is going to be more drama. Even more so than last season!
The dominant element in this season's singles is water with five of the singles being of water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces). This is followed closely by the air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius), which number four in total. We then have three fire signs to round things off. Once again there is a distinct lack of earth signs this season (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), with not a single earth sign making an appearance. Last season Taylor was the only earth sign amongst a mob of fire signs. Although, to be fair, earth signs aren't particularly confrontational or made for camera work.
With so many water and air signs mixed together, we can expect to see some conflict, as water and air signs simply don’t understand each other.
When put under pressure, or in a situation such as a reality tv show, (which is understandably stressful, and nerve-wracking at best) the worst qualities of a person’s element and sign will come out. The air signs will start to become overly arrogant and the water signs will become extremely emotional. For example, it’ll be an awkward and confusing scene seeing an opinionated, yet changeable, Gemini trying to mollify a broken-down and upset Pisces by talking them out of it.
What is even more interesting about this season of Married at First Sight NZ, is that most of the zodiac signs present in this line up are generally diplomatic, friendly and peaceful. It’s the clash in the sign's personality traits which will cause some highly charged scenes, alongside the combination of some particularly stubborn, fixed signs (looking at you Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio).
To break it down further, here is a heads up on who will suit who and the astrology behind it...
Who Would Suit Who?
*It looks like there’s a same-sex couple on this show, so I've given the men more potential matches here than the women! *
James Hardy: Gemini
James is one of the two Geminis who will appear in this season of Married at First Sight NZ. It’s never a good idea to match two of the same sun signs, because although they’ll get on famously in the beginning, they’ll eventually start to mirror and magnify each other’s faults. So, for this reason, Aimee would be a very bad match for James (but a good match if we wanted to see some frustrated Gemini behaviour for rating purposes). James’ best matches would be Raymond (Aquarius) or Anna (Libra), who have complimentary air signs, and therefore, a natural understanding and respect for James. He’d also do well with one of the fire signs (Jonathan, Stefaan or Rosemary) as the combination of air and fire give some life to a relationship. Anyone else is going to be a very bad match, so it's slim pickings for this Gemini. Christopher, Chris, Jordan, Carmen and Victoria should not be matched with this ever-changing creature.
Christopher Wilson: Cancer
Christopher’s best matches would be with one of the other water signs. In this season Carmen (Pisces), Victoria (Pisces), Chris (Scorpio) or Jordan (Scorpio) would be great matches. These four people would be able to understand Christopher on a deeper level than anyone else could. In normal, everyday life he’d also do okay with Rosemary or Stefaan. But, we’re talking about a pressurised situation here, with cameras and people constantly surrounding you, so it’d be painful watching these couplings trying to blend with each other. Christopher’s worst matches would be Raymond, Jonathan or Anna as there’s a distinct lack of understanding between these signs.
Stefaan Nes: Leo
Stefaan would do best with a fellow fire sign, but NOT a fellow Leo. For this reason, Rosemary is not a good match. Leos are royal in nature and having a King and Queen fighting for power just won't work. To add to this, any of the water signs will dull Stefaan’s good humour and take advantage of his goodwill. This takes Christopher, Chris, Carmen, Victoria and Jordan off the table for him. Stefaan would find one of the air signs particularly interesting and attractive. His best match would be Jonathan (a fellow fire sign) followed closely by Aimee, Anna, Raymond or James.
Raymond Wedlake: Aquarius
As the only Aquarian on the show, there’s some real opportunity for Raymond to find love on this season of Married at First Sight NZ. Victoria and Carmen would be great karmic connections for Raymond and would be understanding and forgiving of his more negative Aquarian traits. Christopher, Chris and Jordan may find him too quirky though. Raymond would match well with one of the other air signs or a fire sign. His best options lie in Stefaan or Rosemary for some fun-loving Leo love, Jonathan for some Sagittarian adventure, or in Anna, Aimee or James due to their understanding of the element of air.
Jonathan Trenberth: Sagittarius
Sagittarians are the hardest sign to pin down, and their attention span is limited at best when it comes to relationships. The possibility of catching one of these elusive creatures is slim, but luckily there’s still a possibility there. Jonathan will be most attracted to one of the lovely Leos: Stefaan or Rosemary. He could also find love with one of the air signs, but chances are slim that he could make it work long-term. His worst matches would be Victoria, Carmen or Christopher. If he is matched with any of these people, we can expect to see some tears and tantrums!
Chris Mansfield: Scorpio
Scorpio can be a difficult sign to impress, but luckily there’s a few options for Chris on this show as far as matches are concerned. He’d do particularly well with a fellow water sign, with his best matches lying with one of the Pisces girls, Victoria or Carmen, or the resident Cancerian Christopher. His fellow Scorpio Jordan would be an absolute disaster match though!
Jordan Dare: Scorpio
Jordan is in the same boat as Chris with matches. The Piscean girls Victoria and Carmen would be great matches as well as Cancerian male Christopher. Jordan and Chris could both find a possible love match in Anna or Jonathan since there would be a natural karmic bond between these people, although with the pressure of being in front of the cameras there wouldn’t be a chance to really hash out any problems in a relationship with these people. Jordan’s worst matches would be Rosemary, Aimee, James, Stefaan, Raymond and Chris. So, as far as Scorpio is concerned, the well is a bit dry for this watery sign on this season of the show.
Carmen Stimpson: Pisces
The dreamy sign of Pisces is looking for a spiritual connection. You know the type: a deep, meaningful connection that they’re never felt before with anyone else. Luckily there’s a few options for our Pisces girls. Carmen (and Victoria) will do particularly well in a relationship with Chris or Jordan (our Scorpio boys), and they’d also find Christopher to be dreamy and made of mushy, deep, emotional stuff. Our token Aquarian Raymond would give Carmen the ability to softly control someone, but if matched he wouldn’t put up with it for very long.
Victoria Fuller: Pisces
Victoria is in the same boat as her Piscean sister Carmen with a few notable sun sign matches available. Neither of these women would do well with a harsh fire sign such as Leo (Stefaan) or Jonathan (Sagittarius). James would also be too frivolous for Victoria or Carmen to keep up with.
Aimee Collins: Gemini
Aimee would do best with an Aquarius or Libra match, which leaves Raymond as the only option. She will have some great banter with James, and the two of them will be able to converse for hours on end. Unfortunately, they’d eventually view each other as liars. Jonathan and Stefaan are also good options for a match as Aimee’s airy Gemini element would help breathe life into their fiery egos. Aimee is NOT A MATCH (notice the capitals!!!) for James, Chris or Jordan. I expect disaster if she is matched with any of these three men.
Rosemary Cruickshank: Leo
If the match makers match Rosemary with Christopher (which I think they will), I’ll be upset. Christopher will not be able to keep up with this Leo Queen in this type of situation. I'm also pretty sure that she’d cause some Cancerian tears to fall. As I mentioned earlier, they’d do okay together in everyday life, but not on Married at First Sight NZ. It’s too stressful and too tense to let love flow naturally between them. Rosemary would do best with Sagittarian Jonathan or one of the air signs who will adore her (James or Raymond). If she is matched with one of the Scorpio boys (Chris or Jordan) expect some major clashes between these fixed signs!
Anna Saxton: Libra
There’s always a lovely Libra in the mix, ready to be the mediator, the diplomat, the peacemaker. Anna would be matched best with James or Raymond. Jonathan or Stefaan could also keep her happy and bring out the best of her usual content, friendly Librian self. Her worst match is Christopher (Cancerian), as these two simply wouldn’t understand each other and would find it hard to forge an attraction.
So, let's see how this season of Married at First Sight NZ pans out. It's going to be an awesome season to watch! Best of luck to all the single zodiac signs on the show too x