What most people don’t know about astrological love compatibility is that elements are just about everything when it comes to love and romance. The great Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung, based his famous “Psychological Types” on the qualities of Fire, Earth, Air and Water, which is the foundation of many exciting and in-depth personality tests we find today. And if our very natures are so tied into elements and the signs of the zodiac, well, it goes without saying that they influence our relationships in a huge way!
Astrology signs are, of course, important, but your astrological elements are the key to finding out whether you’re going to live happily ever after with your lover, or if you’ll plot bloody murder, whether you’ll stoke the fires of passion for eternity or get bored within a week! And even if there are challenges and we still want to fight the good fight for a relationship we treasure, knowing the elemental nature of bae can help us to overcome the hurdles and bumps in our road of love.
Once you have a good idea of what Astrology element is linked to which sign, it becomes a piece of cake to work it all out. Perhaps you’re an earthy, sensual sign, and you crave security more than anything, and so when you’re matched with a water sign, your heart sings and soars, and together, you build a happy little fort where you can snuggle to your heart’s content! Or maybe you’re a dynamic fire sign, but you know you need fuel to keep going, and your airy partner knows just how to fan your flames.
And so, Astrology helps Sun signs to develop tolerance, tolerance develops understanding, understanding builds trust, trust develops intimacy – see? Everyone’s happy, everyone feels seen and everyone feels validated!
Fire & Air Signs
Air feeds fire, making it roar with life and excitement, all the while never getting burnt by their flames. Your combined Sun sign elements ignite idealism, creativity and enthusiasm - you’re a fun loving and extraverted pair, the life of every event. You’re the couple that everyone adores! You bring out the best in each other, and every party just seems a whole lot more lit when you’re there. Here’s a list of the best combinations of fire and air in astrology:
Aries + Aquarius (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17)
It’s said that Aries and Aquarius are the rebel couple of the zodiac. Think Bonnie and Clyde. Think Sandy and Danny. Nothing is too forbidden, nothing is taboo, and nothing gives you a thrill quite like pondering breaking into a bank together. You stick it to the man regularly, and live on your own terms with each other. As a couple, you feed off each other’s spirit of independence, and love the freedom you experience with each other. Everything just feels exciting all the time. Breaking the rules. Running away from the police. Skipping the country. Jail. All of it.
Leo + Gemini (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20)
This love match is kinda like the Queen, or King, meets the Court Jester. Laughter and jokes color your relationship with sunny lightness, and nothing much ever gets the two of you down. Playful Gemini amuses Leo like no other, and your easy charm and flattering nature gets even the formidable lion purring in pleasure. Your relationship is playful and fun-loving, and the two of you never seem to grow old, physically or otherwise. Your combined magnetism makes you a hit at parties with your beautiful match of brains and beauty.
Sagittarius + Libra (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22)
You’re an easy-going pair who love a wiggle on the dance floor together, a romantic trip to Paris or a spontaneous jaunt to a fun event. Your relationship thrives on shared experiences and together, you’ll collect a vault of treasured memories. Possessiveness is not an issue, as Sagittarius bats not a single eyelash at the flirtatiousness of Libra – rather, you admire how bae can turn heads! Libra, you go along with all the mad ideas of Sagittarius and happily join in when adventure beckons. Debate flows easily between the pair of you and you can endlessly discuss your philosophies of life without anyone getting too salty. Bliss!
Gemini + Sagittarius (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20)
The rationalist meets the philosopher here, and you’re a couple who can endlessly engage in fascinating topics, from how to make an excellent cup of coffee to what the soul is made of, all within 10 minutes of waking. You're opposite signs so come from opposite viewpoints, but each of you possesses an easiness and flexibility about you which makes your relationship refreshing and stimulating. The bigger picture viewpoint of Sagittarius meets the finer detailed eye of Gemini here, which makes your connection seem endlessly fascinating and full of personal and collective growth.
Libra + Aries (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19)
You’ve got a lot to learn from each other, as you dance the dance of togetherness – that’s totally you, Libra, and the dance of independence – obviously Aries. You’re the quintessential hot compatible couple that everyone wants to be, and you balance sweet affection with a delicious passion. You also learn how to not people please all the livelong day (again, Libra) as well as stand up for what you believe (thanks to Aries). It ain’t easy, but once you share the leadership roles, you can be an inspiring team!
Aquarius + Leo (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22)
In this usually very committed compatible relationship, you find yourselves feeling at times as if you’re experiencing the clash of titans, yet you’re inexplicably pulled towards one another. As for compatibility, your zodiac signs make you both strong and independent people who know how good you can be together – plus, you look great at a party! You make each other realize the importance of individuality balanced against flowing with the group, and together, you truly can make the world a better, brighter place!
Earth & Water Signs
Whilst the water signs nourish and feed, flowing into all the hard places, softening and nurturing, earth signs hold water and make this element feel safe and secure – together, you create a compatible, cosy, sensual and sweet little nest, a world of intimacy where no-one but each other gets to come in.
Taurus + Pisces (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19)
Oh, so dreamy, this relationship and compatibility is a great match. Taurus, you make Pisces feel as if they have finally “come home”, and this sweet soul knows just how to flow and adapt around your harder edges, softening you gently, yet never pushing you. Life seems calm and quiet, and you ease into each other like sinking into your favorite armchair. Your relationship just gets better with age, as you temper stability with spirituality, and commitment with space to grow.
Virgo + Cancer (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21)
The world is a better place with your two compatible zodiac signs together, as you fight the good fight, making sure everyone is rested fed, helped and nurtured. Together, your zodiac signs worry about everything you can never change, knowing that your relationship is the one thing that will stand strong, no matter what life throws at you. Your personalities are the archetypal “couple that cares” and no one – not even each other - will be able to withstand you when you’ve got mamma gloves on. Plus, you get to be super crabby and grumpy together, tolerating each other’s more critical and sulky moments!
Capricorn + Scorpio (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21)
Together your zodiac signs - Capricorn and Scorpio aim to take over the world, ambitiously climbing to the very top of the ladder, edging each other to do better and even better. There’s no goal too out of reach or mountain that feels insurmountable when you join forces. Your individual success is a huge turn on, and you love the power one another wields – it’s sexy meets responsible in this enviable and sensual relationship. Your sense of loyalty and never-ending faithfulness to each other makes this compatible connection one that lasts forever and a day.
Cancer + Capricorn (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19)
Your compatibility is one that embraces gender roles like no other, no matter what meat wagon you happen to have been born with. One of you does home and babies, whilst the other happily goes out into the world, hi-ho, hi-ho, making the cash dollar and ensuring the structures you build are sturdy and strong. Peanut butter and jam never went together quite as well as your two zodiac signs, and although you may bicker about whose role is more important, you treasure what each other brings to the table.
Scorpio + Taurus (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
Often touted the “marriage aspect”, your compatibility is a dance of peace and power, of push and pull, of passion and seduction. You make each other hella crazy, but you also need each other, and you know that your relationship will stand anything life can throw at it – relocation, losses, death, marriage, birth and old age – you face these as an indomitable team, indestructible and undefeated. You show the rest of the world how to love, how to commit, and how to have each other’s backs. “Through thick and thin” is tattooed on the foundation of your bond.
Pisces + Virgo (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22)
Meeting each other is a kind of relief as far as compatibility goes. Suddenly, there’s someone to pick up all the slack (that’s you, Virgo) and deal with the emotions and “life stuff” that Pisces despairs of – and Virgo loves nothing more than managing the messy life of a Pisces with your award-winning to-do lists and uncanny ability to know exactly what to do in a crisis. And Pisces, you feed earthy Virgo with an endless stream of forgiving compassion, smoothing over all the worries, flaws and faults they tend to find in life. Sometimes named “the healing pair”, you two make the world a better place, and heal something in each other that has always needed tender, loving care.