By James: Most Compatible Zodiac Signs. Although the most in-depth look at astrological compatibility will come from looking closely at two people’s whole natal charts, you can generally find a natural compatibility between two people, which indicates that is the most supportive, harmonious angle between two signs.
Basically, these are the signs that are in the same element as your sign.
A quick refresher on which signs fall where:
- Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
You might also consider signs that are sextile yours. These signs are two signs apart and fall under a compatible element. While the relationship isn’t as frequently celebrated, it’s considered friendly and easygoing.
The signs you’re sextile to, based on your sign:
- Aries: Gemini, Aquarius
- Taurus: Cancer, Pisces
- Gemini: Aries, Leo
- Cancer: Taurus, Virgo
- Leo: Gemini, Libra
- Virgo: Cancer, Scorpio
- Libra: Leo, Sagittarius
- Scorpio: Virgo, Capricorn
- Sagittarius: Libra, Aquarius
- Capricorn: Scorpio, Pisces
- Aquarius: Aries, Sagittarius
- Pisces: Taurus, Capricorn
Least Compatible Zodiac Signs
Again, astrologers often warn against jumping to conclusions — positive or negative — based exclusively on your sun sign, but generally speaking, squares can indicate challenges in a relationship. The square occurs between signs that are three signs apart, and it’s pretty much the astrological version of clashing or head-butting.
Having these traits in common might initially sound like the fast track to compatibility, but in the case of squares, too much of the same energy can spell conflict.
The following signs are square one another:
- Aries: Cancer, Capricorn
- Taurus: Leo, Aquarius
- Gemini: Virgo, Pisces
- Cancer: Aries, Libra
- Leo: Scorpio, Taurus
- Virgo: Gemini, Sagittarius
- Libra: Cancer, Capricorn
- Scorpio: Leo, Aquarius
- Sagittarius: Virgo, Pisces
- Capricorn: Aries, Libra
- Aquarius: Taurus, Scorpio
- Pisces: Gemini, Sagittarius
Hit-or-Miss Zodiac Sign Compatibility
If your sun — or any planet — is in the same sign as your partner’s, they’re conjunct one another. Although conjunctions can make for too much of the same energy at times, plenty of celeb couples have proven it can work.
For example; both Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are Geminis — and celebrate birthdays just one day apart (June 9 and June 10). Nick and Vanessa Lachey are both Scorpios — and even share the same birthday (November 9). And although that famous 6.1-carat pink diamond didn’t lead to nuptials with fellow Leo Ben Affleck (born August 15), J. Lo (born July 24) did go on to fall for another Lion: Alex Rodriguez (born on July 27).
Similarly, having the sun, the moon, or another planet in a sign that’s directly opposite your partner’s could create a case of yin and yang, in which you’re organically balancing one another — or it could make it tough to see eye-to-eye.
The following signs are opposite one another:
- Aries and Libra
- Taurus and Scorpio
- Gemini and Sagittarius
- Cancer and Capricorn
- Leo and Aquarius
- Virgo and Pisces
A couple of famous examples of attracted opposites:
- Cancer Prince William (born June 21) and Capricorn Kate Middleton (born January 9)
- Leo Mila Kunis (born August 14) and Aquarius Ashton Kutcher (born February 7).
The Bottom Line on Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Exploring how your sun, moon, Venus, and Mars signs interact with a partner’s can offer valuable intel on how you connect or clash. But it’s important to bear in mind that these details are just a jumping-off point.
There are many other layers to investigate when you’re considering astrological compatibility. You’ll want to understand how certain birth chart details might mirror, harmonize, or clash with your partner’s. (For example, say they have a slew of planets in their 12th house, which makes them super-private, while you have most of yours in the 1st house, which means you wear your heart on your sleeve.) You can also look at how your charts interact when they’re overlapped on one another.
Sound like a lot? It is; but at the end of the day don’t be afraid to take the risk and go with how you feel.
Love and Light,
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