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Zodiac Compatibility: A Guide to Relationships

by Clean Origin
Last updated on August 20, 2023

People around the world have looked for life’s answers in the stars and planets for centuries. Therefore, it makes sense that we use them for guidance toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and relationships. In this helpful article we will discuss the different astrological signs, as well as their zodiac compatibility in relationships. Read on to discover more.

Using Your Sign to Understand Your Relationships

Most people know their sun signs. However, there is much more to astrological compatibility. If fact, to understand your compatibility with other signs you must first examine your natal chart. Your natal chart (also called a birth chart) considers your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign.

We will not discuss natal charts extensively in this article. Instead, we will touch on what is a sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign. Afterward, we will look at all of the astrological signs and their compatibility.

Sun Sign: Your True Path and Purpose

Your sun sign is determined by your birth date. It represents your ego and is the essence of your personality. Additionally, your sun sign indicates how you see and express your true self. It also reveals how you recharge.

Moon Sign: Your Comfort Zone

Your sun sign is your core identity; it’s not something you can easily conceal. But your moon sign goes a little deeper. A moon sign is determined by the moon’s position at your birth and rules your emotions. Think of it as your core identity’s soul, something that reveals your innermost needs. It is related to your inner life (who you are in private) and makes up your emotional side.

Rising Sign: Your World Approach

Whereas your sun sign and moon sign are related to your true self, your rising sign isn’t as much of a deep dive. Your rising sign was rising on the eastern horizon when you were born. It is your outer self, the face you present to the world. Your rising sign is also how other people perceive you.

The Four Elements of Zodiac Signs

Earth Signs and Their Zodiac Compatibility

Pink Tulip Holding Rings.
Pink Tulip Supporting Rings

Grounded and practical, earth signs are also strong. They’re realistic, loyal, and stable. They approach any task with thoroughness and don’t give up easily. Earth signs make reliable friends and partners.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Like the bull that represents Taurus, people born under this zodiac sign are stubborn. They are also strong and uncompromising. But as bullish as they can be, they have good qualities too. Their better traits include intelligence, honesty, stability, reliability and patience.

Taurus needs someone with a deeper understanding of their love life. They also need somene who can set boundaries on their hectic work pace, ambition, and drive. When this happens Taurus can be a devoted and solid zodiac sign partner in any relationship.

Taurus Zodiac Compatibility

Other earth signs make ideal partners for Taurus. Capricorns and Virgos are compatible astrology signs for Taurus, this is because they value relationships. Cancer is also a good match for Taurus because they’re just as devoted and compassionate.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Hard work, high standards, and modesty define the ever-helpful and kind Virgo. Their careful and methodical approach to life is admirable–but it is also restricting. It can lead to them overthink everything. They can also be overly critical of themselves and others.

Virgo needs a partner that is steadfast. They must be ethical, kind, and trustworthy. And because Virgo can be hard to read at times, their zodiac sign partner needs to be understanding.

Virgo Zodiac Compatibility

They need a partner who is passionate and trustworthy; therefore, Taurus and Scorpio are good matches for them. Capricorn shares Virgo’s enthusiasm for working hard and goal-setting.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Much like the other earth signs, Capricorn is disciplined and responsible–the master of self control. If you need anything done well ask a Capricorn because they’ll tell you exactly what works best. Even though this is a helpful trait, it’s one that can easily turn them into a know-it-all. Capricorn also has a tendency to expect the worst out of situations. Additionally, they have long memories. It’s best not to upset them.

Capricorn enjoys feeling accomplished. They want others to appreciate their achievements too. Because of this, they need a partner who will support them. And most importantly, they need someone who will embrace their strengths as well as their flaws. Mutual respect is also very important

Capricorn Zodiac Compatibility

Virgos and other Capricorns respect and admire this sign’s drive. They understand Capricorn’s need to be perfect when others don’t. Scorpios are also a good match because they are understanding and know there is more to Capricorn than meets the eye.

Fire Signs and Their Zodiac Compatibility

For Fire Signs, More Is Always Better - Zodiac Compatibility.
For Fire Signs, More Is Always Better

When you encounter a fire sign you will know it by their high energy and passion. They have a zest for life and almost anything they find interest in. For fire signs, more is always better. But unfortunately, like actual fire, they can become all-consuming to the point of destructiveness.

Aries (Mar 21 – April 19)

Courageous and ever optimistic, Aries goes through life with an honest passion that draws people to them. They are social butterflies and endlessly enthusiastic about new things and people. But they can also be impatient and moody.

Aries needs a supportive partner. Someone who will not dampen their zeal for life. They need someone who knows how to work with their strengths instead of criticizing them.

Aries Zodiac Compatibility

Sagittarius are more adventurous and outspoken, they make excellent companions for Aries. The two will match and keep each other energized. Gemini and Libra signs are also a great match.

Leo (July 23 August 22)

Warm-hearted and generous, Leo loves to have fun and laugh. They have a passionate nature. They’re also funny with a light-hearted energy that draws people to them. They admire the finer things life has to offer, and enjoy being admired themselves.

Although, as warm and generous as they can be, they can also be stubborn and arrogant. They need to be careful because they can easily become lazy and a bit self-centered.

Leo needs a partner who will recognize—and appreciate—their brilliance.  They’re vivacious individuals looking for a partner in crime who shares their love for life. They need someone strong, someone not intimidated by their outgoing demeanor.

Leo Zodiac Compatibility

Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Gemini all share Leo’s ambitions and enthusiasm. This makes them them excellent potential partners for a relationship.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Friendly Sagittarius has a great sense of humor. Generous and idealistic, they enjoy having fun and cherish their freedom. They also make excellent traveling companions because they are always up for an adventure. But their fun-loving nature can sometimes cause them to make promises they can’t keep. And patience is not always their strong point. This can lead them to speaking before they think.

Sagittarius is a sign that learns from its experiences. They enjoy exploring and trying new things. Like Leo, they yearns for their own adventure companion. Sagittarius wants someone who can be both serious and humorous.

Sagittarius Zodiac Compatibility

Another Sagittarius or a Gemini can relate to their curious and active personality. Aries, another sign that enjoys being busy, may be able to lend a guiding hand when needed.

Water Signs and Their Zodiac Compatibility

Solitaire Engagement Rings in Water--Zodiac Compatibility.
Solitaire Engagement Rings in Water

Zodiac signs that fall under the water category are deep, sensitive, and emotional. In fact, they are so perceptive they sometimes seem a little bit psychic. Loyal and compassionate creatives, water signs are often artists. Their emotional intelligence is high and you will often find them lost in a deep dive of thoughts.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A true water sign, Cancer is very imaginative and enjoys a good art-related hobby. They can be emotional and determined as well as persuasive. Cancer is also always ready to help loved ones. However, despite their compassionate nature, they can also be insecure, moody, and pessimistic.

Overall, Cancer is a kind sign that appreciates giving. Whether they’re giving food, gifts, or attention, they want someone who would do the same. At the end of the day Cancer just wants a companion who will make them feel at ease. They want someone who will support them and others.

Cancer Zodiac Compatibility

Both Capricorn and Taurus compatibility with Cancer is ideal. If the stars align properly for Capricorn and Cancer, they can have a once-in-a-lifetime love. When Taurus and Cancer come together they easily form a loving and lasting bond. This easygoing and gentle love makes sense–it comes from their shared values around love, family, and importance of a harmonious homelife.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Resourceful and brave, Scorpio is a true friend with many passions and talents. They enjoy a bit of good friendly banter as well as a fun trivia game. Scorpio does need to be careful though, because their good-natured teasing can easily turn sour. This could lead them to become distrustful and even jealous or manipulative.

People born under this sign are notoriously private. Therefore, they want to make sure that anybody they let in is worthy of their trust. This may make Scorpio appear uninterested even though they have a great desire for a relationship.

Scorpio Zodiac Compatibility

Pisces and Cancer, the other two water signs, also see the world via their emotions. They can match Scorpio’s intensity. These zodiac signs are eager to form the strong ties that Scorpio secretly desires. Virgo enjoys attempting to understand Scorpio’s mystery, and they also value long-term investments. Scorpio requires a considerate, nurturing earth sign as a committed mate.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Gentle and wise, Pisces is artistic and recharges by being alone. They’re compassionate and intuitive artists who value romance. And unsurprisingly, they are good swimmers. At times their need to be alone can lead them to escape reality in unhealthy ways. Additionally, they can be overly trusting and easily become melancholy.

They’re at ease with the ethereal and intangible, such as mysticism and artistic creation. Some signs regard them as having eccentric energy. And others appreciate their seemingly effortless manner of being.

Pisces Zodiac Compatibility

Like Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer are two signs that are emotionally committed to their relationships. Scorpio especially admires Pisces’ capacity to think and act in an abstract way. And surprisingly, Capricorn can also make an excellent partner for Pisces—a good example of how opposites attract.

Air Signs and Their Zodiac Compatibility

Bezel Rings Against a Blue Sky--Zodiac Compatibility.
Bezel Rings Against a Blue Sky

Known as the masters of communication, air signs are rational and love to learn. Therefore, they like to take a deep dive into their analytical minds. They enjoy pondering and searching for good answers to life’s questions. However, despite their philosophical minds and rich inner lives, they are also outgoing and friendly.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Adaptable and quick studies, Geminis love books and good music. They will also chat with anyone about anything. And although they’re naturally gentle and affectionate, they can also be nervous and indecisive. Another possibly negative trait is they become bored easily. So they might find themselves regularly trying new hobbies which makes them seem inconsistent.

True to their air sign qualities, Geminis can be difficult to nail down. They tend to follow the wind wherever it leads them. But all is not lost, this just means they require a relationship equally as nimble. Gemini pairs best with zodiac signs that support their free thought.

Gemini Zodiac Compatibility

Geminis love is best matched with Libra. Gemini is the twin sign and can see both sides of any discussion. In fact, they often taking the opposing side of arguments for the sake of debate. Because of this, some may consider Gemini to be two-faced– but Libra can see beyond this.  Sagittarius and Aquarius, like Gemini, have an inquisitiveness and a desire to learn more.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Fair-minded and gracious, diplomatic Libra just wants everyone to get along. They also don’t like to be alone, so relationships and romantic partnerships are important to them. Libra does their best to avoid conflict whenever possible which leads to built up resentment on their part. They are quick to develop and carry grudges, as well as to feel sorry for themselves.

The wheels of justice and the concept of balance are symbolic of Libras. Libra wants a relationship that offers them harmony and purpose. Additionally, they enjoy learning and seek relationships that are mutually beneficial and equal. It’s also worth noting that this zodiac sign creates the most millionaires.

Libra Zodiac Compatibility

Libra is a measured sign. Therefore, partnering with other air signs is generally the best option. Aries or Aquarius are two signs that provide an exciting challenge and mental stimulation for Libra. These reasons along make them good matches for this zodiac sign.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

If there were just one word to describe Aquaruis, it would be original. This progressive air sign has a strong moral compass and will always fight for a good cause (they would love our lab grown diamonds). Like Gemini, they are deep thinkers who enjoy fun and intellectual conversations.

When it comes to love relationships, this air sign needs someone who can spark their intellectual interest. Aquarius is searching for a partner who can think carefully and clearly. They need someone with whom they can build a deep and meaningful relationship.

Aquarius Zodiac Compatibility

Aquarius will get along best with other Aquarians or a Gemini who is equally lively and quick-witted. Libra, a lover of inquiry and a proponent of fairness, also embodies Aquarius’ humanitarian instincts.

Have You Found “The One”?

Beautiful Diamond Engagement Ring--Zodiac Compatibility
Beautiful Diamond Engagement Ring

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