Wondering whether you and your partner are compatible? Sometimes, the answer is written in the stars!
While there are many different ways to discover your compatibility, one of the most common is looking at each other’s zodiac signs, which are based on the astrology of when you were born. There are 12 different zodiac signs, each with specific character traits and compatibilities. They’re divided into one of four elements: fire, water, earth, or air.
Here’s a guide to the 12 zodiac signs, their general characteristics, and which signs are the most compatible with each other:
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac calendar, for people born between March 21st and April 19th. Aries are ruled by Mars and are known for being fiery, impulsive, and determined. The fiery and passionate qualities make Aries an exciting partner, but they can also cause them to be impatient, moody, or aggressive. Aries are most compatible with Leo and Sagittarius (the other fire signs), who appreciate and reciprocate the intensity and spirit. Aries also pair well with Libra, their opposite sign, because Libras can bring balance, patience, and lightheartedness to the relationship.
People born between April 20th and May 20th are Taurus, a stubborn earth sign known for both practicality and romanticism. They love the finer things in life and appreciate partners that do too. Tauruses pair well with Virgos and Capricorns, signs that are also practical but appreciate luxury. Tauruses can also pair well with Scorpios (their opposite sign) because a Taurus’ sensuality pairs well with the Scorpio’s sexual intensity.
Gemini, also known as the twin sign, describes people born between May 21st and June 20th. Geminis are known for being capricious, adventure-seeking, talkative, and clever. They tend to pair well with Libra and Aquarius, the other air signs who are able to appreciate their wit. A Gemini’s best pair, however, is with Sagitarrius, the adventurous fire sign. Though these signs are more opposite than alike, their adventurous spirits play off of one another and lead to a dynamic and fun-loving relationship.
Cancers are water signs born between June 21st and July 22nd. They are known for being intuitive, sensitive, and sweet. Cancers are emotional beings, and also need to build trust and safe spaces before they feel completely comfortable opening up their hearts to others. Cancers pair well with other water signs (Scorpio and Pisces), who understand their sensitive nature. They also pair well with Capricorns, who tend to be less emotional and can appreciate (even if they can’t relate) to a Cancer’s sensitivities.
Leos, born between July 23rd and August 22nd, are a fire sign ruled by the sun. They are known for being passionate, extravagant, creative, theatrical, loyal, and warm. Also known as lions, Leos have a charismatic nature that pairs well with other fire signs like Aries and Sagittarius. They also pair well with Aquariuses (a fairly opposite sign) who can help check a Leo’s occasional pride and stubborn nature.
Virgos are an earth sign for people born between August 23rd and September 22nd. Virgos are known for being very intellectual, pragmatic and a reliable helping hand to those that they love. They pair well with other earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn who are also drawn to stability. Virgos also match well with Pisces (their opposite sign) because they are both dedicated friends and partners who focus on helping others.
Libras are the sign of balance, born between September 23rd and October 22nd. Libras are known for being charming, diplomatic, and empathetic. Libras pair well with other air signs Gemini and Aquarius who appreciate their diplomacy and compassion. Libras also work well with Aries, their opposite sign. Libras are symbolized by a scale, love being in pairs, and act as a counterbalance to the independent and fiery Aries.
Scorpios are water signs born between October 23rd and November 22nd. Aside from Aries, Scorpio is one of the fieriest and most intense signs. They are known for being passionate, dedicated, and emotionally intelligent. Scorpios pair well with other water signs who understand and appreciate all of that intensity. Scorpios also pair well with Taurus, the most sensual sign, in a very dynamic and sexual way.
People born between November 23rd and December 21st are Sagittarius, an adventurous, fun, and independent fire sign. They are described as captivating individuals and pair well with other fire signs that can appreciate their creativity and wanderlust. Sagittariuses also pair well with its opposite sign of Gemini because both are committed to adventure and exploring.
Capricorns are ambitious and dedicated earth signs born between December 22nd and January 19th. Capricorns are known for embodying the phrase, “work hard, play hard.” That said, they are dedicated, hard workers and pair well with other earth signs that appreciate stability. They also work well with their opposite sign, Cancer, as they both appreciate safe environments.
People born between January 20th and February 19th are Aquarius, an air sign known to be free-spirited and forward-thinking. They are compatible with other compassionate and intellectual air signs. An unconventional match with Leos can also work, as they complement each other and help each other grow.
The final sign in the zodiac is Pisces, people born between February 20th and March 20th. Pisces are sensitive water signs, known for being creative, open-minded, and kind. They are best compatible with other creative water signs. Pisces also pair well with Virgos, who can help keep them grounded.
While certain zodiac signs may pair better with each other, it’s important to note that a relationship between any two is possible! Whether your compatibility is written in the stars or not, you can have a healthy relationship with good communication, compromise, and dedication.