While zodiac signs are a controversial topic often met with some skepticism, there are plenty of people out there who read the zodiac for relationship advice. That’s why you see “zodiac sign” listed under profile requirements on most dating sites out there. It seems many people want to see their potential mate’s zodiac sign before talking to them to see if they will even be compatible before going through the trouble.
If you do believe in zodiac signs, you’ll know that each of the twelve astrological signs has different characteristics and behaviors that make up their personality. No two signs are the same, of course, but most of them have underlying similar traits. For example, many Cancers are consider to be moody, contemplative, reclusive people who are highly sensitive and intuitive.
Because each zodiac sign has different traits, some signs will be more compatible than others. For example, water signs are highly emotional, so they pair well with someone down to earth and stable, such as an earth sign. Feisty fire signs such as Aries typically pair well with an air sign such as Gemini. Of course, relationships go a lot deeper than zodiac signs, but it helps to know compatibility first by seeing if your personalities mesh well together.
So, we’ll go over what you might need in a relationship and who you would be most compatible with.
What do you need in a relationship, according to your zodiac sign?
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries need someone to be upfront with them, no matter the cost. The Ram appreciates someone who doesn’t sugarcoat things and can handle their sometimes brash, straightforward manner of communicating. Aries are bold and transparent and need someone confident and stable by their side. They have a good sense of direction and strong ambition, so they don’t want anyone holding them back.
Aries don’t typically match up well with people who are shy or timid. They are best complemented by people who have a strong personality but also know how to have a good time.
Aries are most compatible with Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Leo.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus are headstrong signs that love their routines. They don’t do very well with change or compromises. They see life through their lens and have a difficult time understanding other people’s perspectives sometimes. They need someone who will get them out of their shell and show them a new way of seeing the world.
Taurus needs someone who they can feel comfortable with and who won’t mind digging a little deeper to uncover their real thoughts and feelings.
This zodiac sign is most compatible with Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, and Scorpio.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Above all else, Geminis need someone who is stable and sure of who they are. True to their nature, Geminis are constantly changing their views, personalities, and wardrobes, so they are hard to keep track of, to say the least. Because of their flighty, nervous nature, Geminis do best in a relationship with zodiac signs who are secure and confident in themselves. Geminis are a fun, upbeat sign, so they don’t typically mesh well with moody signs such as Water.
Geminis have a real love of life and are complemented best by people who share that passion. This sign might seem wishy-washy, but they will settle down if they find someone who can make them feel wild and calm at the same time.
Geminis are most compatible with Aquarius, Libra, Aries, and Leo.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
In a relationship, Cancers will give everything to their partner. Because of this, they often lose themselves in relationships because they put their partner first, always. They need someone who is stable to handle them during times of emotional distress and existential crises (which happen often).
Cancers are diehard idealists who have an image in their minds of how a partner and relationship should be. When this image is shattered, they can get pretty hurt and confused. So, they need a partner who is up to the challenge and who can handle their intense emotions and moods.
Cancers need comfort, above everything, so finding a relationship with someone who will get cozy with them and cook them food is their idea of perfection.
Cancers are compatible with Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus, and Pisces.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos love being the center of attention and have a lust for life. They love to have a good time and make new friendships. Though Leos can be a little vain, they have good hearts and would do anything to help others. Leos need someone confident who can keep up with them and show them a good time.
Leos are most compatible with other fire signs, as well as Gemini and Libra.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos feel most comfortable thinking of things in terms of numbers and logic. They don’t understand anything that can’t be computed or measured, and have a hard time in relationships because of this. In fact, they are a bit skeptical of love since it isn’t tangible, and prefer relationships with people who are mature and serious. This zodiac sign doesn’t do well with people who are overly emotional or moody.
However, because Virgos aren’t very lovey-dovey or mushy, they need someone to bring them out of their shell a bit and tap in to their emotional side. In a relationship, Virgos do best with people who are emotionally available but not totally sappy. They need a balance between logic and emotions.
Virgos are best paired with other earth signs as well as water signs.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras need equality, peace, and stability in a relationship. They match up best with zodiac signs who can provide for them as well as give them a sense of hope. Libras need someone they can believe in, as they are very much about justice and humanitarian issues. They need a relationship with someone they can admire.
Libras are most compatible with other air signs and fire signs such as Aries and Sagittarius.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios value trust in a relationship above everything. They’ve been burned many times before and have developed trust issues as a result. So, if you’re a Scorpio, you need to go for someone straightforward who isn’t looking to play any games.
You are a highly emotional sign but hide your feelings because you don’t like showing vulnerability unless you can deeply trust that person. You need someone who can be your rock and show you that some people are worthy of your trust and openness.
Scorpios match up best with Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are restless souls who are always down for a good adventure. They don’t like sitting for too long and prefer being outdoors or playing sports. They have a quick wit and independent personality. They tend to avoid depending on others because they can’t stand being let down.
Sagittarians need someone who can run wild with them who won’t slow them down or try to change them. If you are a Sagittarius, you don’t want to be tamed by the constraints and demands of the modern world. You need someone a little rough around the edges who won’t mind a bit of an unconventional life.
Sagittarius is most compatible with Aries, Gemini, Aquarius, and Leo.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Hard-working and driven, Capricorns can easily become workaholics because they have a knack for success. They stay late at the office and take it easy on the weekends to gear up for the next work week. Capricorns desperately need a relationship with a zodiac sign who will help them stray from their routine a bit and loosen up their tight grip on life.
Capricorns have a hard time relaxing and tend to be uptight about work and other aspects of life. Water signs make a good match, because they can help soften the edges of this zodiac sign and provide them with some peace and tranquility.
Because of their “Type A” personality, Capricorns tend to go well with Cancer, Pisces, or Scorpio.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians love learning about new cultures and are always planning new trips in their minds. They have a passion for art, travel, culture, and adventure, and are always down for a good conversation.
Because of their sophisticated personalities, they need someone similar who can have an intelligent conversation but who can also hop on a plane with them spontaneously.
Aquarius are most compatible with fire signs and air signs like Gemini.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are sensitive, romantic, and affectionate. They are old-school romantics who swoon over chocolates, a nice dinner, and an expensive bottle of wine. They are creative souls as well who tend to live more in their heads than in reality.
Because of their emotional nature, they need a zodiac sign to bring them back down to earth, such as Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
We hope you have learned a bit about which zodiac sign you are most compatible with. Don’t take zodiac signs too seriously, though, as there is a lot more to a person than the day they are born. Use zodiac sign compatibility as more of a fun icebreaker than a deal breaker, in other words.