While many skeptics out there dismiss the zodiac as “nonsense”, the study of astrology is actually backed by a growing number of scientific studies.
According to research published in Nature Neuroscience and performed at Vanderbilt University, the position of the planets at the time of one’s birth does have an impact on his or her personality. In this study, a person’s zodiac sign not only influenced their personality, but also resulted in significant functional changes in the brain.
The position of the sun, moon, and planets at the time of our birth does have some influence over our personalities, and our innate nature also determines which zodiac sign we will have the most compatibility with. For the most part, Earth signs get along best with other Earth signs, Water signs with other Water signs, and so on and so forth.
So, which zodiac sign are you most compatible with?
People born under the Aquarius zodiac sign require lots of mental stimulation; otherwise, they get bored easily. They are highly independent, and need a good amount of alone time to recharge. They also are the humanitarian sign, and care deeply about helping others. They are forward thinking people, and are often seen as the sign of visionaries. They need someone who will challenge them intellectually, and offer good conversation. They also need someone who will respect their space and honor their independent nature, as they will do the same for their partner. An Aquarius needs an imaginative, honest, communicative partner, above all else.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Gemini, Libra
Best Relationship Compatibility: Leo
Anyone born under the sun sign Pisces will have a high level of creativity and a gentle nature about them. They are greatly compassionate and intuitive and enjoy their alone time in order to bring their imagination to life. Despite Pisces’ introverted nature, this zodiac sign enjoys getting to know new people, and are fairly approachable, friendly folks. They are highly empathetic and emotional, and will give to others without expecting anything in return. In relationships, Pisces require a deep emotional connection, and will do anything to make sure their partner stays satisfied in all ways. They are very loyal and caring to their partners, and expect him or her to offer the same level of kindness and respect.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio
Best Relationship Compatibility: Virgo
The fiery Ram takes life by the horns, not afraid of the next obstacle or challenge they might face. They act first, and think over their choices later. They have a determined, confident, passionate nature, and put on a brave face in any situation. They require speed and competition regularly, and rarely stop to think anything over for too long. The Aries zodiac sign needs excitement and spontaneity in a relationship, and will not hesitate to shower his or her partner with love and affection. They need someone equally as passionate about life, with a headstrong attitude to boot.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius
Best Relationship Compatibility: Libra
Taurus are level-headed, dependable, practical people who don’t let a job go unfinished. They have a stubborn streak about them, but they are also good listeners. They are very overprotective of their loved ones, and can sometimes be possessive of them. The Taurus zodiac sign is very sensual and romantic in relationships and will remain faithful to you. A Taurus needs someone honest and trustworthy who will show patience with him or her and appreciate their hard-working, reliable nature. A Taurus doesn’t like to talk much, but they have a big heart, and need someone who will stand by them no matter what.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Virgo, Capricorn
Best Relationship Compatibility: Scorpio
The Twins have been regarded as a very unpredictable, complicated sign, because you never know which side of their personality will come through at any given time. One one hand, this zodiac sign can be highly social, charismatic and bubbly, but sometimes they get lost in their own thoughts and can come across as very serious and unsociable. However, they have a big heart and a gentle nature, and can adapt quickly to any situation. Since Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which represents the mind and communication, they need someone who can offer them great conversation, and who will stimulate and challenge them. They need excitement and passion in a relationship for it to work long-term.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Libra, Aquarius
Best Relationship Compatibility: Sagittarius
Cancerians can seem very complex and hard to get to know, but underneath their hard shell, they have a whole world living inside them. The Cancer zodiac sign has a very deep, emotional nature, but they also are some of the most creative, imaginative people you will ever meet. They have a motherly, loving energy about them, and care deeply for their friends and family. They are very loyal and require a partner who will not betray them and who will also be patient with them, as it takes Cancers a while to open up. Cancers need someone equally as deep and complex, and don’t do well with shallow or superficial partners.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Scorpio, Pisces
Best Relationship Compatibility: Capricorn
Leos are natural-born leaders, and love to be in the spotlight. They are warm-hearted, amiable, cheerful, and passionate, and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. This is a straightforward zodiac sign, so you will never have to guess what they are thinking or feeling; they will just come right out and tell you. They need a partner with a high level of ambition, a good sense of humor, and an optimistic outlook on life.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aries, Sagittarius
Best Relationship Compatibility: Aquarius
Virgos have a very analytical, hard-working, practical nature. They scrutinize things to the smallest detail, and have a very methodical approach to life. This zodiac sign can sometimes think too much, however, mulling over things over and over again in order to solve a problem. They are very loyal in a relationship and need someone who will be the same way. They are dedicated to their partner and need to feel important and wanted by their lover. They don’t show affection and emotions very much, but care for their partner deeply nonetheless. They need someone with a level-headed, practical approach to life.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Capricorn
Best Relationship Compatibility: Pisces
Libras have a very cooperative, peaceful approach to life and hate being alone. They enjoy a good discussion and interesting people, and are fascinated with the arts and anything beautiful. The Libra zodiac sign needs balance and symmetry in their lives in order to feel their best. They also hate inequality and injustice and will stand up for anyone who has been discriminated against. They need a partner with an easygoing manner who also enjoys peace and harmony in life.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Gemini, Aquarius
Best Relationship Compatibility: Aries
Scorpios have a calm and collected behavior, and are great at keeping secrets. This zodiac sign makes a wonderful friend because they are very trustworthy people. They have a mysterious nature about them and don’t usually express their emotions. They are resourceful, passionate, and have a high level of creativity. They are very sensual people, but need a partner who will be patient with them, as they need time to trust their partner. Scorpios also need someone intelligent and honest who won’t keep secrets from them.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Cancer, Pisces
Best Relationship Compatibility: Taurus
Sagittarians need freedom and the outdoors, and don’t do well with being told what to do. They are curious about life and have an extroverted nature. They enjoy traveling a lot because they need constant movement in their search for the meaning of life. They are highly philosophical, yet express themselves very well. The Sagittarius zodiac sign is playful and funny, so they need someone who is open and lighthearted as well. They need a sensitive, expressive, adventurous partner.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aries, Leo
Best Relationship Compatibility: Gemini
Capricorns are the most hard-working, dedicated zodiac sign. They are very serious, disciplined people, and have a strong work ethic that enables them to do very well in their career. They are highly independent and stubborn and will not let others tell them what to do. They sometimes can boss people around and impose their ideas on them if they aren’t careful, but are very loyal, generous people underneath their tough exterior. They need an honest, sensitive partner who can balance out their headstrong attitude.
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Virgo
Best Relationship Compatibility: Cancer