As we search the universe for meaningful relationships, your Zodiac sign might be a helpful guide. Zodiac signs can offer insight on elemental compatibility and help guide your intuition when it comes to reading people and navigating the seeds of connection. “You will know whether or not there is elemental compatibility if you feel comfortable and at ease with a person,” says Astrologer and Transformation Life Coach, Joy Strong, who adds that relationship compatibility is not limited to romance, but also includes friendship and business partnerships. The key is to a compatible pairing is to understand and be understood in a way that feels effortless and fulfilling. With that in mind, Byrdie consulted the pros for the following breakdown on what astrological signs are the most compatible.
Ahead, find your astrology match in this detailed guide to the most compatible Zodiac signs from two professional astrologers.
Meet the Expert
- Amy Tripp, MS, LMSW is a professional astrologer and licensed therapist. She is also the founder of Starheal.
- Leslie Hale is a currently a psychic astrologer for Keen.com. She has over 30 years of experience in the astrology space and is the founder of Starstruck Forum.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Tripp says: “If your zodiac sign is Aries, then you are most compatible with Leo. Aries is a direct, no-nonsense sign great at jumping into things, taking necessary action, and initiating projects. Aries, however, is not great at sticking to things and tends to leave much undone before moving on to the next thing. As a fixed sign, Leo has incredible staying power and endurance to balance out Aries’ tendency to lose interest. Both signs are dynamic, enthusiastic, and courageous; together this pairing can accomplish a lot in the world.”
Hale says: “An Aries-Leo match is best for Aries. Both signs are adventurous, so there will be no boredom here, in and out of the bedroom. Also, these two will encourage each other in terms of achieving their full potential in terms of what they want to accomplish. This is a match made in heaven.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Taurus, then you are most compatible with Pisces. Taurus is an earth sign and very much in touch with the physical senses and material realm. Pisces, a water sign is more in touch with emotions and the non-material realm. Together, these two signs can blend what’s practical, concrete, and real with a dreamy, soothing, go-with-the-flow vibe.”
Hale Says: “A Taurus-Virgo match is best for Taurus. These are both solid earth signs who share similar values and likes. These signs can build up and reinforce each other's ego, and take things at a slow and steady pace. This gives them a true understanding and deep connection with each other.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Gemini then you are most compatible with Aquarius. These two air signs together are vibrant, exciting, and can make friends with just about anyone. Gemini is curious sign, turned on by mental stimulation. With their bright ideas and quick-moving mind, Aquarius can keep Gemini on their toes. Aquarius also keeps Gemini intrigued with their unconventional nature.”
Hale Says: “A Gemini-Libra match is best for Gemini. Both are air signs and can understand each other as they both have mental agility and focus. While Gemini is more focused on ideas, Libra can have the ability to put the ideas into action. These two make a great complementary team.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Cancer then Taurus is your most compatible. At its core, Cancer has a deep need to feel emotionally safe and secure. Taurus provides the stability, reliability, and loyalty Cancer needs to leave its protective shell and receive the nurture it craves.”
Hale Says: “A Cancer-Scorpio match is best for Cancer. Both are deeply passionate people, and Scorpio can spend their life searching for loyalty in a partner. Cancer can appreciate this and has no problem giving Scorpio they loyalty they need to feel secure. Scorpio is in touch with Cancer’s deeply sensitive nature and is careful not to abuse it. They can be true soul mates.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Leo then you are most compatible with Libra. Leo thrives on attention and admiration, and takes tremendous pride in their partner. Libra with its attractive, graceful and charming nature pairs well with Leo’s need to show off who they are with. This duo will turn heads with their beauty and magnetism.”
Hale Says: “A Leo-Sagittarius match is best for Leo. Both are into excitement and adventure and neither really has time for a dull moment. Sagittarius can appreciate the fast moving social life of Leo and Leo will appreciate the daily adventure with his or her Sagittarius companion.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Virgo then you are most compatible with Capricorn. Though not the most exciting pair, these two earth signs together produce tangible results. Virgo’s drive for perfection bodes well with Capricorn’s drive for status and mastery. Capricorn also provides structure and discipline to Virgo’s many routines. Though this combination may seem better for a business relationship, a romantic relationship can benefit from the reliability and practicality of this pairing.”
Hale Says: “A Virgo-Capricorn match is best for Virgo. Virgo likes to check things out before getting seriously involved and this is something a Capricorn can understand and appreciate. Like a long winding river, Capricorn knows he or she will eventually get there, giving Virgo plenty of time to decide if a solid commitment is the right choice for both parties."
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Libra then you are most compatible with Aries. Opposites attract when these two signs pair up. People-pleasing Libra can end up being passive. Aries, a self-oriented sign, complements Libra by being assertive. Also, because they weigh all options before making decisions, Libra also has a tendency toward indecisiveness. This is evened out by the directness and quick decision making of Aries.”
Hale Says: “A Libra-Aquarius match is best for Libra. Libra likes things light and upbeat and won't have trouble achieving this balance with Aquarius. Aquarius is generally a go-with-the-flow type of person which suits Libra to a T, as the last thing they are interested in is drama. This can be a solid match as both people are generally coming from a similar standpoint and like each other from the start.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Scorpio then you are most compatible with Virgo. Scorpio is an intense and deep sign that demands complete devotion from a partner. Virgo is able to live up to these expectations. Virgo also pays attention to small details which Scorpio greatly appreciates.”
Hale Says: “A Scorpio-Pisces match is best for Scorpio. These are both considered the most sensitive signs, making this a real cosmic connection. Pisces is about connecting with others which aligns with Cancer's nurturing personality. These two balance each other out and feel secure together.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Sagittarius then you are most compatible with Gemini. These polar opposites balance each other out. Sagittarius’ love of knowledge and pairs well with information-gathering Gemini. Together, this duo will have plenty to talk about and will enjoy discovering each other’s opinions and viewpoints.”
Hale Says: “A Sagittarius-Aries match is best for Sagittarius. These powerful fire signs have a natural and deep understanding of each other. Neither sign lets grass grow under their feet, and is typically intelligent and driven. Sagittarius appreciates Aries’ drive and ambition and Aries appreciates versatility that defines Sagittarius. This is a great match that can take off quickly.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Capricorn then you are most compatible with Cancer. Capricorn’s no-nonsense, business-oriented balances with Cancer’s enthusiasm for domestic bliss. Capricorn and Cancer mixes hard and soft to create a pair that can build together. Since both are traditional signs they are likely to have similar outlooks.”
Hale Says: “A Capricorn-Taurus match is the best for Capricorn. These two signs can end up adoring each other. Taurus likes Capricorn's constant stability and appreciates their drive to save and invest for the future. These two can be soul mates.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Aquarius then you are most compatible with Sagittarius. Both are idealistic signs; Aquarius gives air to fan the flames of Sagittarius, and Sagittarius gives Aquarius fire to lift this sign even higher into the clouds. Aquarius’ futuristic thinking pairs well with the visionary nature of Sagittarius. Together, this duo can expand the others horizons and experience many unique adventures.”
Hale Says: “An Aquarius-Gemini is the best match for Aquarius. These signs have a powerful emotional and mental connection. Both signs also consider their independence to be of primary importance in the relationship, so typically there is no problem with jealousy. In fact, the couple can grow closer when they spend time with others outside the relationship.”
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Tripp Says: “If your zodiac sign is Pisces then you are most compatible with Scorpio. Pisces and Scorpio both have a need to merge with something greater than themselves. Pisces finds the intimacy it craves in Scorpio. This water sign duo will likely have an intuitive link to each other and be able to understand each other without speaking.”
Hale Says: “A Pisces-Cancer match is best for Pisces. Cancer needs emotional security, which is never a problem for a Pisces in love. Both passionate water signs, emotions run deep for these two as they make the other feel safe. This is a great long term connection.”
When seeking the most compatible match, your sun sign, which reveals your most true identity, is an important guide. However, Strong says, “It can also be helpful to look at your rising sign or ascendant, which indicates your outer style and personality.” She urges you to examine other prominent planetary positions in your chart like the Moon, which reveals your innermost emotions, and Venus, which shows your heart's desires, as these planetary positions will also be factors in finding a compatible partner.
“The best astro matches take in multi-dimensions, which is how we can feel like we have known each other before while at the same time experiencing excitement and newness,” Strong says. Armed with this intel, you’ve got a solid starting point. A detailed birth chart reading with a trained astrologer can help you hone in on all the vibes and find your soulmate.