Zodiac Signs You Should Be Compatible With, And Which You Should Avoid At All Costs

Have you ever wondered which zodiac signs you’re technically supposed to be most compatible with? Or, which sign the stars think is a big no-no for you?

We compiled these answers, and in the process, I learned that I could be super compatible with a Scorpio. Read on to see your perfect (and not so perfect) match according to your star sign!

Love Is More Complicated Than Stars

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Okay, so I think we all know that sometimes, people with astrology signs that supposedly are “not compatible” end up happily married with 10 perfect kids.

Remember: your personality is not just limited to your star sign, and if you and your new potential boo are signs that theoretically don’t get along, don’t let that discredit your love and appreciation for each other.

How Do Astrologists Figure This Out?

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The most common technique to determine compatibility is based on element: You are always best matched with another fire, earth, air, or water sign. Another approach is to consider your opposite sign (the sign that occurs during your half-birthday).

There are TONS of approaches used by astrologers to calculate celestial compatibility. Astrologers look at synastry, composite charts and midpoints, progressions, and transits to identify the best matches for their clients.

Aries Compatibility

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Dating an Aries is like partnering with a fierce, unstoppable warrior They’re positive and playful creatures who enjoy living life to the fullest.

An Aries soulmate should be a confident, determined go-getter who can keep up with them. Leo and Sagittarius are good matches for Aries, and their own entrepreneurial passions and creative energy will be ignited by this relationship.

I’m Not Sure That This Is Gonna Work Out

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Aries probably shouldn’t get involved with a Pisces or a Cancer. Pisceans are more sensitive, and the boldness of an Aries could be a challenge for them.

Cancers can also be highly offended by Aries’s straightforward manner. They may appreciate it at first but later come to really dislike it.

Taurus Compatability

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Taurus, an earth sign, is known for their practicality, dedication, romanticism, and appreciation for the finer things in life.

Cancers, Virgos, and Capricorns can find themselves enchanted by the bull’s qualities. Additionally, opposite signs Scorpios and Taurus can also make an interesting pair as they can balance each other out.

Going Head To Head

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As a fellow Taurus myself, I know that we have a reputation for being hard-headed and stubborn.

Taureans may clash with signs like Leos and Aquarians. None of these signs like to budge, so a partnership with either of these signs has the potential to feel like a constant like arm-wrestle.

Gemini Compatability

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Adaptable and impulsive Geminis are the social butterflies of the zodiac and need constant stimulation through communication and adventure.

Like-minded air signs Libra and Aquarius deeply appreciate their clever wit and intellectualism. For this sign, however, opposites really attract — the Sagittarius and Gemini match is one of the most dynamic, creative, fun-loving pairings of the zodiac.

Needing Someone Who Can Keep Up With Them

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Gemini has a reputation for being flighty and unreliable. Logical Virgo and intuitive Pisces may struggle to keep up with Gemini’s sporadic energy.

When paired with a Virgo or Pisces, this sign should be extra compassionate and understanding of their partner’s needs.

Cancer Compatability

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Cancer is a water sign, and they must establish trust and loyalty before revealing their vulnerabilities. Once they do, they are protective, intuitive, and caring.

Water signs Scorpio and Pisces make terrific partners for these sweet crabs, as they are known for their incredible intuition. Capricorns deeply appreciate Cancerian sensitivity. Capricorn and Cancers both enjoy nesting and building safe spaces, and both have a secret kinky side.

Cancer’s Typically Don’t Like Confrontation

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Cancers are typically not confrontational and tend to sidestep difficult situations. Outspoken Aries and non-confrontational Libra aren’t usually fond of Cancer’s passive-aggressive tendencies.

When partnered with Aries or Libra, Cancers should adopt a more straightforward approach to conflict resolution instead of sweeping their feelings under the rug.

Leo Compatability

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Leos are theatrical fire signs, known for their passionate extravagance and enterprising creativity.

Getting it on with one of them is a royal experience one never forgets, and Leos are most compatible when matched with fellow fire signs Aries or Sagittarius, who embrace their magnetic charisma and are comforted by Leo’s loyalty and warmth.

The Flaws Of A Leo

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Although they really don’t like to admit it, Leos can often come off as egotistical and proud. Taurus and Scorpio take issue with this, and they may go head to head quite often.

If partnered with one of these signs, Leos may have to adopt a more easy-going attitude at times.

Virgo Compatability

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Pragmatic, logical, and hard-working, these reliable signs feel most grounded and stable when paired with fellow earth signs Taurus and Capricorn.

Opposite sign Pisces is an amazing match for Virgo, as both of these signs love being helpful, and while Virgos lend a more practical hand, Pisces is a skilled emotional healer.

They Can Be Too Set In Their Ways

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Impulsive Gemini and intrepid Sagittarius can be put off by Virgo’s fixated tendencies, and these signs often clash when coupled.

When matched with these signs, Virgos would benefit from remembering to embrace the spontaneity of life and stepping out of their comfort zones.

Libra Compatability

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Social, peacemaking Libra’s have a lot of love to give and are one of the most epic flirts of the zodiac. They love harmonious partnerships and surrounding themselves with other people.

Gemini and Aquarius deeply admire this sign’s appreciation for life, art, and culture. Also, opposite sign Aries can teach a Libra extremely valuable life lessons.

Is There Such A Thing As Too Sociable?

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Sometimes, this sociable sign can become overly consumed with their public image and become unreliable.

This people-pleasing sensibility may rub Cancers and Capricorns the wrong way, so a Libra may have to prove their dedication to their partner by paying lots of attention to their lover.

Scorpio Compatability

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Passionate and loyal Scorpios are one of the fiercest signs of the zodiac. These powerful water signs boldly approach their passions with relentless dedication.

They are very dedicated lovers, and while some signs may not appreciate Scorpio’s intensity, fellow emotionally intelligent water signs Cancer and Pisces embrace Scorpio energy. Sensual Taurus is also a great match for Scorpios.

It Can Be Hard To Tell What They’re Truly Thinking

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Leos and Aquarians can really be put off by Scorpio’s evasive and jealous tendencies, and Scorpios can similarly scoff at these signs’ inability to put on a poker face.

Remember, Scorpio: Leos and Aquarians aren’t necessarily always being judgmental, they just don’t want to be left out.

Sagittarius Compatability

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Sagittarius people are always ready for an adventure! These fire signs are natural explorers, recognized for their captivating storytelling and infectious humor.

Passionate Aries and Leo perfectly complement the Sagittarian wildfire, and opposite sign Gemini is also a terrific match because both believe in living life to the fullest.

Different Ways Of Living Life

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Saggitariuses have a reputation for being unreliable and inconsistent, so logical Virgos and sentimental Pisces are easily wounded by their no-nonsense approach to life.

Overall, Saggitariuses need to make sure to include their partners in their adventures and not get carried away.

Capricorn Compatability

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Capricorns work hard by aspiring to build security in their lives, creating solid foundations for their careers, homes, and romantic lives, but they also play hard.

Capricorns are most compatible with fellow, dedicated earth sign Taurus due to their sensuality, and Virgo’s, due to their love of organization. Capricorn may also enjoy linking up with its opposite sign, Cancer, due to their similar views on romance.

Being Too Calculated

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A Capricorn’s more calculated approach to life is not for everyone.

Fiery Aries and agreeable Libra can become easily frustrated by a Capricorn, and Capricorns can also grow exhausted by the carefree nature of these signs.

Aquarius Compatability

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Aquarians are known for their ability to see the big picture and their intellectuality. These original air signs enjoy high-level thinking.

Like-minded air signs Gemini and Libra typically really appreciate Aquarius energy; as their big-picture visioning sets the stage for these two signs to succeed. Also, when Aquarius pairs with a Leo, they can make a surprisingly dynamic duo.

Different World Views

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Taurus and Scorpio may feel personally attacked or annoyed by an Aquarian’s world views and strict morality, which may not make them the best match.

Likewise, Aquarians can be put off by these signs’ more self-indulgent tendencies.

Pisces Compatability

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Pisces are usually generous, amiable, positive-natured people with a deep sense of kindness and compassion.

Like-minded sea creatures Cancers and Scorpios are great matches for them, and these relationships can feel emotionally rewarding and grounding. Also, Virgos and Pisces are both generous and these two signs can benefit from each other’s kindness and support.

Pisces Can Be Sensitive

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Pisces can be easily hurt, which means that Gemini and Sagittarius can become frustrated by their delicate ego, or inadvertently hurt their feelings.

If partnered with one of these two signs, Pisces should remember not to take things too personally and keep in mind their partner’s extraverted tendencies.