The Truth About Astrological Compatibility

Posted on August 26, 2019

Four puzzle pieces are being held out in front of the sun.

One of the first things people like to discover when it comes to astrology is compatibility between signs. Astrology can be a fun, unique way to try to determine whether or not you and your match are right for each other. But astrological compatibility may be more complex than you originally thought.

The easiest and most popular way to look at your compatibility with another person using the map of the stars is to look at and compare your Sun signs. (Your Sun sign refers to the location of the Sun when you were born and is the sign you most likely identify as or check when looking at horoscopes.) While there is some definite truth to the compatibilities found between Sun signs, there are many other key factors to consider.

Your birth chart consists of your unique astrological map, detailing the position and relationships of the planets at the time of your birth. The Sun sign is one of the most important signs to examine, yet there are many other aspects within your chart that contribute to your one-of-a-kind personality. Other important details to look at when it comes to love include your Moon sign, your Rising sign, and your Venus placement — and the houses they fall under.

For a truly comprehensive dive into the positive and negative aspects of a certain relationship, you might want to consult an Astrologer and ask them to run your birth charts together, a process that results in a synastry report. The synastry report will look at how your charts interact together and give you a detailed view of strengths and weaknesses this partnership may possess. This is the best approach for a compatibility report that truly factors in all the elements of your personality; yet exploring the compatibility between Sun signs can still be a fun and easy way to take a light-hearted peek into your union.

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Sun Sign Compatibility

It’s true that there are many factors that go into your unique birth chart, but your Sun sign is still likely to represent a substantial portion of who you are, astrologically.

Your Sun sign represents your essential identity, your life force, your individuality. Your Sun sign can tell you quite a bit about yourself, so it’s no wonder that we use our Sun signs so frequently to explore romantic compatibility.

The following guide will tell you which signs you are most likely to vibe with, based on your Sun sign.

Aries Compatibility

As a passionate Fire sign, you have a charming personality that seems to draw people to you. It may not be difficult for you to find a match, however, pairing up with another Aries may cause the fire and passion to grow beyond your preferred boundaries.

Your most compatible signs are fellow Fire signs like Leo and Sagittarius, or intellectual Air signs, like Aquarius and Gemini.

Taurus Compatibility

Taurean energy is sensible yet sensual, although as your loved ones may know, you can come across as stubborn at times. This quality could also be attributed to the loyalty you possess, which you need from your partners.

You would get along well with the loyal and hard-working Virgo, another grounded Earth sign. Additionally, the understanding and intuitive nature of Pisces will work hard to see your point of view.

Gemini Compatibility

Geminis are known as the “Twin Sign” because of the duality within their nature. Your mind is sharp and quick, and you need someone who can keep up with your shifting ideas.

The intellectual nature of fellow Air signs Libra and Aquarius are quick-witted enough to follow your speeding train of thought. The dual nature of Pisces is also likely to understand the many sides of your personality.

Cancer Compatibility

Cancers are a sensitive Water sign, whose emotional nature can sometimes lead to jealousy or misunderstandings within relationships.

You would pair well with someone who understands your emotional nature, like the intuitive and mysterious Scorpio. The intimate and loyal nature of the Taurus would also fulfill your need for deep connection.

Leo Compatibility

Leos are gregarious and friendly, preferring the center stage to a seat in the audience. You need to find a mellow yet light-hearted personality that will support your need for admiration.

Sagittarians are a contemporary to your Fire sign, and they admire your willingness to put yourself out there. On the other hand, social Libras are happy to find the balance between their need for beauty and your need for love.

Virgo Compatibility

Virgos are practical and grounded, hard-working and independent. You need someone who shares your values and pragmatic concerns, like fellow Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn.

The earthy nature of these signs helps you express the parts of yourself that may seem less exciting to some, like organization and a strong work ethic. These signs complement each other’s need for stability in order to find passion.

Libra Compatibility

The Air sign, Libra, is concerned with balance, beauty, truth, and love. You prefer harmony to confrontation, and you like to get along within relationships.

The buoyant energy of Leo works well with your love of beauty and life in general, while a fellow Air sign would bring out your need for intellectual discourse. A Gemini, Aquarius, or even another Libra would flow well with your personality.

Scorpio Compatibility

This Water sign runs deep and contains a wealth of mystery and intrigue.

You need a partner who feels things intensely and doesn’t shy away from the grittiness of life, like another Scorpio. Your love of life’s mystery and intensity will be understood and even celebrated within such a union. You would also get along well with the watery, dreamy Pisces.

Sagittarius Compatibility

Your bubbly, optimistic personality is always looking for the next fun thing to do, and as a result, you get quite bored and often lose focus.

You need another adventure-seeking personality, like your Fire sign counterparts, Leo and Aries. Leos bring out your social side and help you put yourself out there, while Aries’ fire feeds your passion for life and helps you maintain your own enthusiasm.

Capricorn Compatibility

This sign doesn’t beat around the bush, and you won’t get along well with anyone who prefers to sugarcoat a situation.

Your Earth flows well with the grounded natures of Virgo and Taurus, as they understand your need for practical communication. You might also find a compatible union with Scorpio, who isn’t afraid of talking about the difficult subjects, and whose sensual nature will encourage a passionate physical relationship.

Aquarius Compatibility

Aquarians are the revolutionaries of the zodiac, always innovating and thinking of new and exciting ways to better humanity. You need another visionary like yourself to spark ideas and passion in your life.

The far-reaching goals of the Sagittarius would inspire and delight your senses. On the other hand, you can maintain deep and intellectual conversations easily with fellow Air signs, Libra and Gemini.

Pisces Compatibility

Pisces are the dreamers — sensitive, whimsical, and ruled by Water. You need someone who understands your emotive nature and supports your creativity and self-expression.

Fellow Water signs, Cancer and Scorpio, understand what it’s like to swim in the depths of emotional waters, and they won’t shy away when you’re feeling moody. These signs will support your creativity and acknowledge your feelings.

The Astrological Truth

While this guide suggests certain signs that you may be more compatible with than others, it is impossible to say that there is any sign you would be truly incompatible with. Our Sun signs can guide us toward many layers of truth, but to accurately determine true compatibility, you must look at both of your charts in conjunction with one another.

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Rhiannon Gessaman is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Read More »

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