You may think you already know your best zodiac match, but you could be discounting a wonderful potential partner. In general, signs of the same element are the best matches for each other. This means that the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are compatible; air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are great matches; earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn complement each other; and water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are soul mates. But this doesn’t mean that you should only date your same element. There are other great potential matches for each sign that may seem counterintuitive. Here are the strongest unconventional matches for each astrology sign.
Love Match for Aries Sign: (Aries dates: March 20th-April 19th)
Aries zodiac sign people are playful, quick-tempered, and adventurous. They need someone who can keep up with them physically and mentally. Astrologically, Scorpios are dark and mysterious, and make a great foil to Aries’ childlike energy. Sharing the ruling planet Mars, these two zodiac signs make a dynamic couple with a deep understanding of each other. They both love learning new things and digging beneath the surface to find hidden meanings. As long as they can work through any power struggles, Aries and Scorpio can go far together.
Love Match for Taurus Sign: (Taurus dates: April 20th-May 20th)
Taurus zodiac sign individuals are reliable, materialistic, and grounded. They love to be wined and dined, and appreciate the finer things in life. People born under the star sign of Aquarius are drawn to Taurus because they are complete opposites yet work well together to balance each other. Aquarius is the oldest air sign and Taurus is the youngest earth sign of the zodiac, so these two signs can learn a lot from each other. Aquarius people have a tendency to daydream and think idealistically. A Taurus zodiac sign will help an Aquarius keep their feet on the ground and provide the stability they crave, while the Aquarius will inspire the Taurus to be more creative and spontaneous.
Love Match for Gemini Sign: (Gemini dates: May 21st-June 20th)
In astrology, people born under the sun sign Gemini are talkative, indecisive, and adaptive. They are excellent communicators and quite ambitious, but may have a hard time focusing and making decisions to reach their goals. The Virgo zodiac sign is a perfect match for Gemini. Virgos are fixers and known for being detail-oriented. A Virgo can help a Gemini make well-informed decisions and stay focused on their goals, while a Gemini encourages a Virgo to dream big and loosen up. Virgo is the second or middle earth sign of the zodiac, like a teenager or young adult, and Gemini is the youngest air sign. Although this pair may become frustrated by their differences at times, ultimately they each have traits the other respects and admires and they can learn a lot from each other.
Love Match for Cancer Sign: (Cancer dates: June 21st-July 21st)
The youngest water sign of the zodiac, Cancers are highly emotional, tenacious, and family-oriented. Like their symbol the crab who carries his house on his back, Cancers value their homes dearly. Capricorn, the oldest astrological earth sign of the zodiac, is an excellent match for Cancer. Capricorns are wise, pessimistic, and value stability. They can provide all the comfort and reassurance a Cancer needs. A Capricorn in love will be quite trustworthy, helping a Cancer shed their protective shell. A Capricorn can show a Cancer how to control their emotions while a Cancer can teach a Capricorn to be more expressive. Together these two make a loving couple that is sure to go the distance.
Love Match for Leo Sign: (Leo dates: July 22nd-August 22nd)
Leo zodiac signs are friendly, outgoing, and loyal. They need a partner who will never waver in their devotion and make them feel like a priority at all times. A Pisces makes a wonderful match for a Leo because they are calm and selfless, and happy to provide all the loving attention a Leo needs. Astrology shows that Leo can be selfish and demanding, but a Pisces zodiac sign is a giver and thrives off doting on their partner. A Leo zodiac sign will help a Pisces be more decisive and strong-willed, and will show equal devotion and appreciation to their Pisces partner. Both Pisces and Leo zodiac signs are very romantic and love grand gestures. These two will respect each other and share a love language all their own.
Love Match for Virgo Sign: (Virgo dates: August 23rd-September 22nd)
People born under the zodiac sign Virgo are analytical, perfectionist, and cautious. They crave a reliable partner who can ease their worried minds while meeting their specific standards. Scorpio zodiac sign people are an excellent match for Virgos because both signs have a hidden dark nature under a gentle exterior. They can each recognize and appreciate the complexities of the other and draw out that unexamined side. A Scorpio will push the limits of a Virgo in every way while still staying within a Virgo’s boundaries to make the relationship work. Together Virgos and a Scorpios make an unstoppable, powerful duo.
Love Match for Libra Sign: (Libra dates: September 23rd-October 22nd)
Libra zodiac signs are fair, superficial, and gracious. Symbolized by the scales, Libras love to love, and hate any sort of conflict. Taurus zodiac signs are a great match for Libras because both appreciate beautiful and expensive things, and the peace-loving Libra will accommodate the stubborn Taurus. Both zodiac signs are ruled by Venus, the planet of love. When they come together, there is no denying the love connection between these two zodiac signs.
Love Match for Scorpio Sign: (Scorpio dates: October 23rd-November 21st)
Scorpios are powerful, secretive, and mysterious. The body parts associated with the zodiac sign Scorpio are the sexual and reproductive organs, so intimacy and a strong sexual connection are very important to this water sign. Aries zodiac signs are ruled by the planet Mars, while Scorpios are ruled by both Pluto and Mars. This shared planet gives an astrological understanding between these zodiac signs that is hard for either of them to find in any other match. An Aries will be upfront and direct with a Scorpio, who hates when others try to deceive them. An Aries will appreciate Scorpio’s hidden passionate side, which is reserved just for them. If these two can work past potential power struggles, they will feel truly seen and understood by each other in a way no other zodiac sign can make them feel.
Love Match for Sagittarius Sign: (Sagittarius dates: November 22nd-December 20th)
Sagittarius people are bold, dogmatic, and confident. They love to travel and need a partner who will either join them on the adventure or let them spread their wings. In astrology, Cancer zodiac sign people are all about the home and family, so pairing these two signs together might seem counterintuitive. But a Sagittarius will appreciate that a Cancer has made a warm and cozy nest for them to come home to after their adventures, and Cancers will be pushed outside their comfort zone to have greater life experiences by Sagittarius. The pessimism of a Cancer is balanced out by the eternal optimism of a Sagittarius. As long as the Sagittarius can stay devoted and make their Cancer feel secure and the Cancer can allow the Sagittarius some level of freedom, these two zodiac signs make great long-term partners for each other.
Love Match for Capricorn Sign: (Capricorn dates: December 21st-January 19th)
People born under the zodiac sign Capricorn are serious, uptight, and ambitious. They are the sign of the zodiac most likely to put their career before anything else. Gentle Libra will help Capricorn relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. A Libra zodiac sign will provide a lightness and joy that the earnest and negative Capricorn may lack on their own, while a Capricorn can help a Libra achieve their goals. Like Capricorns, Libras are very rational thinkers, so disputes between these two are likely to be resolved quickly and fairly. Capricorns and Libras can learn a lot from each other and help one another make the most out of life.
Love Match for Aquarius Sign: (Aquarius dates: January 20th-February 17th)
Aquarius people are humanitarian, contrary, and independent. They need a partner who will allow them space to grow and be their own person, but still make them feel adored and safe in a relationship. Leo zodiac signs crave attention and affection, and compassionate Aquarius will see this and provide as much as they possibly can. Quirky Aquarius will admire the charisma of fiery Leo, and the Leo will embrace the unique personality of the Aquarius and make them feel cherished. As long as the Aquarius doesn’t put up a wall and the Leo doesn’t try to control the Aquarius, these two zodiac signs can be a perfect love match for each other.
Love Match for Pisces Sign: (Pisces dates: February 18th-March 19th)
Those born under the zodiac sign Pisces are creative, malleable, and dreamy. As the oldest water sign, astrology tells us that they are deep thinkers and have strong emotions. Sagittarius, the oldest fire sign of the zodiac, loves to have fun and laugh their way through life. A Sagittarius can help a Pisces out of their occasional dark moods, while a Pisces can calm the fiery Sagittarius. They are both old souls who will appreciate each other’s outlook on life. The accommodating and compassionate nature of the Pisces will appeal to the freedom-loving and strong-willed Sagittarius. Together these two zodiac signs can form an unbreakable love bond.