Theyre both Leos born in New York in July. And according to Narayana Montfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com and Horoscope.com , when and where they were born determines the love they share for being in the spotlight and in the entertainment industry. What was that they said about opposites attracting again?

The strength of Jennifer and Alexs relationship lies in their many similarities. Theyre both elegant, generous, talented, and social at the core, Montfar explains, which helps them overcome their differences and understand each other in ways no one else canwell, until now. Ahead, youll find every astrological detail that explains how J.Lo and A-Rod have maintained such a strong intimate connection in a relationship thats center stage.

They dont communicate the same way, but thats helped their compatibility.

Leos, ruled by the Sun, like attention, so when they pair up two questions are always bound to come up, says Montfar. First, who is more popular? And who gets to call the shots? After all, no solar system has room for two Suns, she adds.

Fortunately for J.Lo and A-Rod , butting heads isnt something theyll often deal with. Mercury rules the way we communicate and in [J.Lo and A-Rods] case, their Mercury planets are in different signs, Montfar explains. Jennifers Mercury is in Leo which makes her a charming speakersomeone who commands a room.

Alexs Mercury is in Cancer which makes him a sensitive listener whos all about the heart-to-heart. And though theyre not ruled by the same Mercury, their planets are positioned closely enough to each other to complement one another. This allows them to be inspired by each others ideas, and sometimes even finish each others sentences, Montfar says.

Their pleasure and romance rely on the deep bond they share.

J.Los Venus is in Gemini and Alexs is in Virgo meaning they approach love and relationships as well as domestic life in a different manner, says Montfar. But the connection they have, not just as Leos, but also in the way theyve conducted themselves even before they started dating, is whats kept them together.

Its a connection J.Los described before: I understand him in a way that I dont think anyone else could, and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever, she told Vanity Fair . In his twenties, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. I had a No. 1 movie and a No. 1 album and made history. We both had ups and downs and challenges in our thirties, and by our forties wed both been through so much. And more importantly than anything, we had both done a lot of work on ourselves.

Because they probably spend hours discussing their work, their friends, and their plans for which they have similar goals, says Montfar, keeping the romance alive, despite the different ways they express their love, comes pretty easily to them.

Theyre going to last.

J.Lo and A-Rod are both ready for the long-term with each other, which Montfar knows because she took a look at the couples Sun-Saturn links which compares the way two people will commit to and interact with one another.

Jennifer needs someone whos self-confident, driven, and whos prepared to support her ventures and Alex is likely to feel a responsibility to Jennifer. He wants to be there for her and make her proud for as long as theyre together. These links make Montfar confident that Jennifer and Alex have what it takes to make a marriage last because theyll be able to create life structures that work not only for one of them, but for both. Together, they will be able to grow their relationship in a careful, controlled way while still maintaining their careers and families as their focus, she says.