Compatibility is a tricky thing and who can really say what makes two people perfectly matched? Is it our personalities? Our belief systems? Similar cultures? Having the same values and goals? Physical chemistry? Perhaps it’s all of these things plus a dash of magic can evoke a perfect match. Perhaps it’s all of these things plus a dash of magic can evoke what many of us are seeking which is a perfect match, twin flame or soulmate.
Astrology is a fantastic way to understand romantic zodiac signs compatibility (also known as synastry) in general – our star sign - also called the Sun sign or zodiac sign in “proper” astrological terms is a strong descriptor of our innate personality as a whole, what we desire and our true identity, so to speak. Our astrology sign can determine our characteristics - the desirable and not so desirable ones. Our zodiac sign can help us not only understand ourselves but it can also provide valuable insight into others and more specifically, our life partner, lover or crush.
Knowing our own zodiac sign traits and then matching it with another’s is a sure-fire way to learning to tolerate and accept another person and what makes them tick. The signs of the zodiac are a strong measuring tool for whether we are going to get along easily or not, or if we will need to put some elbow grease into it. However, in Astrology, Sun signs are not the be-all and end-all of compatibility – the Sun offers us one aspect of romantic harmony, yet we’ll need to truly explore our entire astrology chart to get a clearer picture of our zodiac match.
Generally speaking, however, romantic zodiac compatibility all boils down to the elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water. For example, if you are a sensitive water sign, and fall in love with a strong-willed fire sign, sparks may fly but you’ll need to learn not to take things to heart – and a fire sign may need to learn to tread gently within the relationship. Let’s read on to explore, sign by sign, which zodiac sign we may have an easy, flowing connection with, and who may rub us up the wrong way. The zodiac knows who is a good love match...
FIRE SIGNS – ARIES, LEO AND SAGITTARIUS
Fire signs are all passion – tempestuous, fun-loving, adventurous and spontaneous, these zodiac signs fall in– and out – of love at the speed of lightning! Love and relationships mean excitement and risk to these guys and girls, and they all need a strong “spark” at first meeting – not for them is the slow, sensual build-up of a long-term friendship, nor a deep, emotional meeting of heart to heart. No – for these zodiac signs, it’s about whether you make their hearts race, whether you can give them enough of a challenge to keep coming back for more, whether you’re able to meet them impulsively where they are and throw caution to the wind!
Compatible elements for Fire signs include other Fire signs - the heat is turned up high here, and this pair can be a sexy mingling of fun, freedom, adventure and risk. These signs will fight often, but they’ll love the challenge and the making up even more. Together, Fire signs can take over the world and enjoy every minute of it! They are a great love match!
Air signs such as Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are also perfect for Fire. Air fans the flames and feeds them with a constant sense of inspiration and magic. Fire signs need air signs (although they’ll never admit it!) for growth and continuity, or else they can run the risk of completely burning out and having no fuel to keep them going. Fire sign people adore the independence of Air signs, and how un-clingy they are – relationships feel light and free when they date a sociable, outgoing and free-spirited Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.
Headstrong and reckless Aries is very well matched with independent Aquarius, glamorous Leo with charming Libra and free-spirited Sagittarius is balanced by opposite sign, adaptable Gemini.
EARTH SIGNS – TAURUS, VIRGO AND CAPRICORN
The Earth signs in the zodiac are the true “salt of the earth”. Grounded, stable, sensual and practical, they offer you a rock to hold onto when life becomes chaotic or crazy, and they’ll be delighted to be of solid use and service to you. There’s no one quite like a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn to offer a hand in trouble, a well thought out solution and a sense of safety! Earth zodiac signs are often reserved but at heart extremely romantic. They generally are not looking for a relationship that's too casual or short term – and although they can play the field and enjoy flirting just like anyone else, deep down, they want a long lasting, true love who can support their ambitions and create a home with them.
Earth signs have great romantic zodiac compatibility with other earth signs, of course - they just “get” each other, and feel totally comfortable snuggling up on the couch, eating delicious food and generally just chilling with one another, being completely low key. These Earth sign relationships are often the best love compatibility and the most long-lasting and durable, and there is very little drama to be had here, which suits them well!
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn also match beautifully with the Water signs, as they feel nourished, supported and empathized with. Water as an element helps Earth to grow and the Earth signs hold the Water signs so that they feel secure. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces zodiac signs will just adore the sweet connection shared between them and the earthy types. Both are sensual and passionate and forge a powerful, strong relationship bond together, creating their own haven of safety.
Taurus adores being with home loving, empathetic Cancer, practical Virgo balances well with dreamy Pisces and solid Capricorn just loves the depth and faithfulness of Scorpio.
AIR SIGNS – GEMINI, LIBRA AND AQUARIUS
Air signs adore connecting with other people through their minds - intelligence is the sexiest thing you can show a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. Air signs generally couldn’t give a damn how you look (although beautiful Libra may prioritize both looks and intelligence), yet if you can’t give them a good debate or discuss the latest trends, ideas and opinions, they’ll move on without a backward glance. The Air signs will be your friend – sure – but for them, a clever lover is the most desirable – they want you to be as woke as they are. These zodiac signs are famously free spirited and objective, independent and outgoing – they’ll expect you to give them plenty of free rein within your relationship and not have them account for their comings and goings.
These zodiac signs just adore being with other Air signs in a relationship – they are true squad, and they’ll talk for hours, living their best life through the sharing of stories and ideologies. They’re best friends as well as romantic partners, and they’ll give each other plenty of room as well as not make each other feel neglected. This is a partnership that lasts long and is filled with freshness and mental stimulation and a true compatibility.
Fire is perfectly matched to Air so a compatible pair. Air zodiac signs can often sit around chatting about all the ways they want to change the world, yet never get up and actually do anything, and so an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius is a perfect partner to get these ideas to happen in reality. These zodiac signs together share a sense of rebelliousness and a willingness to engage with the world in a direct way, preferring to be where the action is instead of tucked away at home.
Clever Gemini loves the power of proud Leo, whilst Libra can enjoy the attentions of the ardent Aries. Unique Aquarius can feel truly free when they’re with an open-minded Sagittarius.
WATER SIGNS – CANCER, SCORPIO AND PISCES
Water signs such as Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are special in their own way – although not particularly intellectual, they have a profound understanding and deep intuition of how life works, and they crave a compatibility partner who can meet them on that level. They are highly sensitive empaths who will know exactly when you need space and when you need shoulder to cry on, and you’ll never feel unloved in your relationship with one of these sympathetic and understanding lovers by your side. Water signs can play the dating game as well as anyone else, but all they really want is for you to connect with their souls on a cosmic level, and to share their many faceted emotional world with them.
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are compatible with their own element, creating an unbreakable connection that is felt rather than spoken about. Two water signs together will happily exit the world and create a magical compatibility of their own making, which will include lots of music, snuggling, sharing emotions and pondering on the mysteries of the universe.
Water signs are also very compatible with the Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, who make them feel as if they have come “home”, as if they have found a safe place to land. Earth signs are happy to take care of all the practical details that a water sign tends to avoid, and both are very motivated to create emotional and physical security in life, which makes them a perfect relationship match with strong compatibility.
Nurturing Cancer can swim to the depths of their hearts with grounded Capricorn. Deep Scorpio will enjoy Virgo’s cleverness and creative Pisces can be grounded by practical Taurus.