In astrology, each sign has an element (fire, water, earth, or air) a modality (cardinal, fixed, or mutable) and a polarity (masculine or feminine.) You can draw upon these qualities to determine if two signs work well together, or if they have less-than-favorable chemistry. While it’s true that astrological compatibility goes beyond just one sign, there are still ones you’re likely to get on with better than others! Which signs are perfect matches for yours? Read on to find out!
Geminis have a rare trait that few others do–they are capable of consistently refreshing your interest in them! They’re always able to bring a new topic of conversation, a great idea for a date night, or a creative way to play around in bed, and you have a hard time getting bored around them! And since they need their own sense of autonomy just like your sign, you never have to worry about your Gemini partner being clingy (but they’ll always be there for you when you need them).
Leos are like-minded fire signs that love fun and games even more than you do. They also love being flirtatious and keeping you interested with their teasing, playful qualities. Leo shares your need to feel validated or recognized for what you do and who you are, and as a result, both of you shine brighter and brighter around each other. You have a relationship based on boosting each other’s confidence by showering each other with affection, so sparks are always flying between you two!
Aquarius has a fascinating eccentricity that you can’t help but be attracted to. Their air sign energy is super compatible with your natural fieriness, and as a fixed sign, Aquarius is also reliable and dependable. There’s a mutual understanding that the both of you need your own space from time to time, and you can support each other’s independent growth. If you aren’t very gushy or lovey-dovey, Aquarius is perfect for you. They want to be friends before anything else, so it’s quite literally like dating your BFF!
Scorpio may be your sign’s opposite, but you share way more in common than you think. You find a lot of value in their ability to be just as grounded as you are, and Scorpios view relationships as an investment, just like you do. You both put tons of time and energy into your relationship, and Scorpios’ no-nonsense attitude shows you just how seriously they take this partnership. A Scorpio won’t give you anything but 100 percent, and the emotional connection you form with a Scorpio is one you won’t easily break!
Cancers love comfort and luxury just as much as you do. They naturally nurture others and will take care of your every need, and you love it. Cancers also take the initiative in forming a deeper connection with you. They're super emotional, which might appear to be a turn off for your cut-and-dry, sensible sign, but being with a Cancer can help you to unlock your sensitive side and express your feelings better. They show you how much they care through romantic intimacy, but also in tangible ways, such as making you food or buying you gifts, which is your favorite love language!
Libras don’t share a lot with your sign—their cardinal air vibes aren’t like your fixed earth energy, so most might assume there’s no compatibility between you. While this may be true to an extent, you and Libra both share a favorite planet: Venus, which represents love and pleasure. You both have a soft, romantic side with an inner yearning for love, even if you don’t want to admit it. Libras are able to get you out of the house and have a good time, but never encroach on your comfort zone. They inspire you to experience more of what life has to offer, but will also accommodate your wants and needs in the relationship.
Aries are full of creative energy that you can’t help but be drawn towards, like a moth to their literal fire sign. They're constantly blasting off towards a new idea or hobby, and are trailblazers and trendsetters. There’s a variety of experiences that an Aries can show you, and the potential for you to learn through hands on experience is irresistible! You’re both always down for a good time and have a natural youthfulness that promises to keep your relationship feeling fresh forever!You easily get bored of others and are pretty quick to move on, but with an Aries, you don’t ever have to worry about that!
Scorpios are emotional, fixed water signs, which doesn’t sound too compatible with your fun-loving, upbeat, air sign vibes at first. To an extent, this initial incompatibility can hold you back from connecting with a Scorpio, because they won’t even give you the time of day unless you’re ready to commit. They end up hooking you withtheir emotional depth, which fascinates you–there’s always another layer to their personality that you can pick through. A relationship with a Scorpio may be wonky at first, but you’ll learn the value of commitment from a Scorpio and discover how to be more emotionally fluent as well.
Geminis are very compatible with each other! Your Gemini partner has a malleable personality just like yours that offers endless chances to learn and communicate in different ways. Your biggest turn-on is being mentally stimulated, and the constant exchange of communication between two Geminis is unmatched by the other signs. Others might find you two-faced or flaky, so being with another Gemini brings you a level of mutual understanding that you find it hard to get from others. You’re both flexible and fun-loving, so the relationship is exhilarating no matter where you go or what you’re doing!
Scorpios provide a level of emotional depth that matches your own, and the level of intimacy you can achieve with your fellow water sign is very rare. Your sign is the crab, and theirs is the scorpion—both have hard shells and claws and don’t open up easily due to their sensitivity. If you can let your walls down with one another, the relationship shared between Scorpio and Cancer is one of the strongest and most unbreakable connections in the zodiac. You both take trust very, very seriously so a relationship between the two of you is assured to have lasting value.
Taurus is the sign that is associated most with comfort and luxury, so of course they just eat it up when you bring your nurturing vibes to the relationship. Taurus deserves your caring personality–they have an undying loyalty to their partners. This brings a level of stability to the relationship that you really appreciate, and you open up to the slow-moving Taurus faster than you would for other signs. You feel safe and secure in your relationship, and don’t have to worry about ever being caught off-guard or pushed out of your comfort zone. Taurus also has a hidden sappy, romantic side to them that you instantly fall in love with!
Virgos value perfection and seek it in every area of life, especially in their relationships. Their earthy vibes are steady and help you feel supported, but as a mutable sign, Virgo is able to adapt and conform to your needs—something that other earth signs don’t easily do for you. Virgos are hard workers and will do whatever it takes to have a happy, healthy relationship with you. They will take care of you in practical ways—like helping with errands or chores—and you’re able to offer them satisfaction by showing gratitude, and supporting their emotional side. Virgos’ feelings are hard to get in touch with, but if any sign can do it, it’s yours!
Libras share your flirtatious nature, and “all play, no work” mentality. You’re allowed to be yourself and do whatever you want, as Libras will simply follow your lead. There’s a desire for love and attention that your sign near-constantly needs to be fulfilled, and Libras are more than willing to take on that challenge. You both romanticize things and can be a little dramatic, but that’s what makes a relationship so fun between the two of you! Libras are a source of never-ending attention for you, and you’re their source of never-ending inspiration. There’s a ton of great chemistry between these two signs!
Virgo provides a healthy dose of realism to your life, which your sign is definitely in need of at times. Putting off your responsibilities is one of your favorite things to do, but Virgos show they care by helping you get your sh*t together! They will help you take better care of yourself, and in return, you provide a constant source of affection and gratitude for them. Virgos get flustered or red in the face when others thank them for their work, but the way you almost force your love onto them will teach them to loosen up and embrace how great they are!
Aries is unique in their ability to match your fiery spirit and intrinsic passion for life. You both are filled with creativity, inspiration, and motivation that only improves the more you’re around each other. You definitely feel the heat in a relationship, and everything you do with an Aries is explosive—your romantic side is set ablaze, sex is steamier and hotter than you could ever expect, and everything else in the relationship is nonstop-exciting. Loving an Aries (and being loved by one) is an experience—and an unforgettable one at that!
Cancers are similar to your sign in the way that you both prioritize service for others. You’re more practical and concerned with real-world applications of help, like at the workplace or in the classroom, but Cancer gets more personal. While you’re high-strung and tense from working all the time, Cancers are able to help you to relax and disconnect from the real world for a minute. There’s a constant stream of affection from a Cancer that you find it hard to get from others. You feel under-appreciated much of the time for all of your unnoticed hard work, but Cancer ensures you never feel that way again.
Capricorn is a like-minded earth sign that mirrors your value of hard work and takes relationships very seriously. For you, the best relationship is one that goes smoothly and has no hiccups along the way. For Capricorn, it's one that has longevity and can withstand any conflict. Combined, the two of you can be quite happily drama-free together! Capricorn’s natural ambition motivates them to shoot for the stars and achieve all of their goals in the professional realm, and they don’t necessarily need much help from others. You have time to work on your own personal goals when you’re with a Capricorn, and the tables turn because you find yourself finding support and confidence from your partner rather than the other way around!
Taurus is another earth sign that you have a lot of harmonious energy with. Earth signs aren’t generally known for being emotionally adept, but Taurus’ secret sensitive side and inner hopeless romantic can bring a lot of warm, fuzzy feelings to the relationship. Taurus is reliable and will never suddenly switch things up or change plans, which you appreciate. When a relationship with a Taurus gets serious, you both unapologetically put your all into the commitment. Their intrinsic sensuality makes the physical side of the relationship unforgettable too, which is a nice bonus!
Leos are thrilling for you to be around. They have a need for attention that you satisfy, and they're fantastic at showering you with love as well. You both have a romanticized, fairytale view of relationships–you hold hands wherever you go, love posting about each other on social media, and never shut up about the other person if they aren’t around. The sappy, obnoxious PDA you two exhibit causes onlookers to roll their eyes, but you don’t care—if they were as happy and in love as the two of you, they’d be doing the same!
Taurus, like you, is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and pleasure. Although Taurus is a feminine, fixed earth sign and you’re a masculine, cardinal air sign, this connection allows the two of you to work together very smoothly! You’re all about romance, while Taurus is more connected to the physical and sensual sides of intimacy and pleasure. You help Taurus let their inner hopeless romantic shine, and they help bring your bright ideas and dreams to life. While there’s a need for variety in your life that Taurus isn’t able to easily bring to the table, they are so loyal and hardworking towards your relationship that they may be one of the few that can convince you to take commitment seriously.
Aquarius is an air sign just like you, so both of you are more intellectual than the other signs. But despite your abundance of romantic feelings, Aquarius just wants to be friends at first. You have to get to know an Aquarius on a platonic level before they show any sort of interest in taking things to the next level, which you're not used to doing. By the time you move past the talking phase and are actually in a relationship, you’ve invested a ton of time and energy into Aquarius, which teaches you the value of taking things slow. It’s definitely all worth it—you’re never bored with Aquarius as a partner. Their genuine eccentricity and kookiness promises to keep you interested and coming back for more.
Taurus is your opposite sign, but reflects a lot of your same values. You’re not concerned with flirtationships or playing games with someone you’re interested with; neither are they. Taurus is probably the only sign that understands sensuality and desire to the same extent as you do, and the potential for physical chemistry alone is through the roof! The only problem is how slow-moving you both are—neither of you wants to make the first move. Months of very-obvious-feels can go by before any actual contact occurs, but the instant the two of you actually get together, a nearly-unbreakable connection forms.
Cancers understand your inner softness and vulnerability better than any other sign. Even the constellations you’re named after—the crab and scorpion—reflect this. You’re both hard-shelled, clawed critters that don’t easily open up, but contain an ocean of emotional depth. You might keep it low-key in the public eye, but behind closed doors, your relationship is characterized by unreal levels of intimacy. You both love each other with 100 percent of your being, and are willing to do whatever it takes to care for each other. The chemistry between you is incredibly strong–even just hooking up with a Cancer leaves an emotional imprint on you that doesn’t easily go away.
Geminis don’t easily match your emotional needs in a relationship, so you don’t usually bother with them in the romantic realm. But when a Gemini DOES catch your eye, you aren’t able to look away. This isn’t a case of opposites attract, because you two have literally nothing in common from an astrological perspective. This is something more—you have a need to know a Gemini’s tics, while they’re fascinated by your complexity and depth. It's a relationship rooted in curiosity, and the level of intimacy that comes with such an entangled relationship is very unique. Gemini teaches you to be carefree and playful, while you teach them to open up more.
Sagittarians make a perfect match for each other. You both have natural optimism, a sense of adventure, and a love to push yourself (and others) out of your comfort zones. In bed, nothing is off-limits. Date nights are never scheduled, and even if they are, they rarely go according to plan. The two of you go on trips, hikes, adventures, and make a fun fiasco out of any experience that helps to bring you closer and closer together. You're both constantly busy and respect each other’s independence, but when a rare, quiet moment comes along, you can still feel upbeat and energized just being around each other.
Aquarius is an endlessly fascinating sign for you to be with. Your perspective is strictly your own—you form your opinions based on your lived experiences and nobody else can tell you otherwise. Aquarius is an expert at detaching and seeing the big picture, and stubbornly refuses to accept your version of the truth as the actual truth. This can lead to conflict, sure, but both of you love a good verbal debate and feeding off each other's energy is something you're hopelessly attracted to!It’s an interesting dynamic, but surprisingly, the two signs that most refuse to be wrong can feel so right together! Neither of you is particularly romantic, but you know you’re not wasting your time with each other.
Pisces is a mutable sign like you, meaning they’re adaptable, flexible, and always on the go. Their watery energy might initially sound like it could douse your natural fire, but your two signs can get on pretty well together despite that! Both of you require independence, and since you understand each other’s need for alone time, it works out. Interestingly enough, your mutual understanding of the other’s non-committal nature is something that strengthens your bond! You both go your own ways, sometimes with each other, sometimes on your own, but at the end of the day, you have each other’s backs, and there’s great trust and understanding between the two of you.
Capricorns are very strict–you’re hard on yourself, hard on others, and have high expectations for everyone and everything around you. A romantic partner to a Capricorn isn’t an easy role to fill, except by perhaps another Capricorn! You expect the best from each other, but are also willing to put in 200 percent to support one another. You take things very slowly—no sudden moves or disruptions to upset the equilibrium of your relationship. For others, this might easily get stale, but for your signs, slow and steady wins the race. You’re in a relationship for the long-haul, and when you’re with another Capricorn with the same sensibilities and ideas, it’s a recipe for success.
Virgos are like-minded earth signs that want nothing but an efficient relationship, just like you. Your high expectations are rarely met by anyone, but a Virgo certainly tries the hardest to reach them! You can’t help but find yourself interested in someone as dedicated as Virgo, and they can’t help but fall for your natural hardworking sensibilities. If you have any soft spots, a Virgo will find them and weasel their way into your heart whether you like it or not and before you know it, you’re head over heels for them. You have a steady and serious approach to relationships, but Virgo is upbeat and energetic enough to quicken the process along. You both fall fast and hard for each other. Virgo follows your lead in the bedroom, and masters your favorite positions for a mind-blowing encounter every time.
Taurus shares many of your values, which makes sense as you’re both earth signs. You’re both business-minded types that don’t mess around with flirting too much. You take each other very seriously and hold each other accountable for meeting the other’s expectations in the relationship. The both of you are incredibly reliable and loyal, and the longer you’re together, the closer you become. Taurus is the most sensual sign and is associated with physical pleasure—life in the bedroom will be poppin’ between the two of you. Even though your sign is typically more straightforward when it comes to sex, Taurus is able to inspire you to branch out and feel good in a plethora of ways. They add a level of luxury and pleasure to your life while still not being superficial or frivolous.
Aries brings a spark of fun and excitement to your life that few other signs can. You know how weird you can come off to others, which holds you back from connecting with people sometimes. Not with Aries! They see your quirks as a reason to be endlessly fascinated and enamored with you. The positive attention for your eccentricities is something you may not be used to, but Aries celebrates your uniqueness better than any other sign! You’re also both very independent, and refuse to be restricted by anyone else’s rules or labels. This common spirit of rebelliousness is disruptive to others, but you two thrive on it!
Libras are air signs, just like you. The two of you are less inclined to be emotionally-driven and are far more intellectual. You’re the sign most associated with brilliance, so you feel like you have to simplify what you say to other people a lot, or avoid heady topics in general. Chatty, flexible Libras are able to match you mentally and truly understand you like no one else can. You find a best friend in your Libra partner, and they inspire you to explore a romantic relationship with them purely from being able to talk for hours and hours without interruption.
Geminis can’t help but love you. You’re an endlessly complex mind with bright ideas, unique traits, and charisma to boot, so why wouldn’t the forever-curious sign be fascinated by you? Geminis aren’t fans of commitment, but you’re one of the rare few that intrigues them enough to settle down. You both prefer platonic relationships over romantic, lovey-dovey contact, so being with a Gemini will have you feeling lucky to be in love with your BFF. Your natural generosity and Gemini’s optimism create a generally positive atmosphere for the relationship to flourish. Nobody complains about you being annoying or too PDA, and you can be with them without feeling like any less of an independent individual.
Sagittarius is bold and brash, and initially might seem too loud and energetic for your taste. If you get with one, however, you won’t be able to resist their natural charm for long. You’re the most emotional sign, and you naturally feel whatever the mood of those around you is. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the jovial planet of luck, just like you, so they exude confidence and optimism that you become addicted to! You both live life strictly on your own terms—at the first sign of trouble, you are outta there! But with Sagittarius, you won’t be able to resist swimming back to them for more, no matter what happens. Their can-do attitude inspires you to experience more of what life has to offer, and they earnestly support your growth. You love the heart-warming feeling their fiery spirit gives you.
Capricorn is a surprisingly compatible match for you. You're the most emotionally-open sign with a desire to be completely free from real world issues. They're strict, serious, and always pragmatic. Because of this, you won’t find love with them right away–they can dismiss your daydreaming as silly, and you may take issue with their impenetrable demeanor. You have to really get to know them as a friend first if there’s any chemistry to be found between the two of you. If there is, you fall madly in love the moment you realize there's an attraction there. You help Capricorn unlock their emotions, while they take your hopes and dreams and helps you to turn them into real life achievements. Both of you take the others’ weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
Libra is a sign that shares very few qualities with you, but can be a great fit. You’re a mutable water sign, filled to the brim with emotion and with a need to retreat to your own world. They’re a cardinal air sign, dynamic and intellectual with a love of all kinds of relationships. Somehow, your abundant emotions don’t scare them away, and their need for commitment becomes something you learn to love. You both use your natural charm to play around with each other and have fun, like two little kids with their first crushes on each other. You find inspiration in each other’s artistic spirit and have an unapologetic, highly-romanticized view on love that you explore with one another. With a Libra, you never stop feeling butterflies.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.