Disclaimer: this article is not to be taken too seriously and don’t be alarmed if your relationship falls into any of these zodiac combinations. This list of zodiac couples being “toxic” for each other is only being described assuming the worst of circumstances. No matter how compatible or incompatible you and your man are in terms of astrology, only compromise and understanding will be the determining factor as to whether the relationship will last or not.
That said, there are some zodiac combinations that are just not meant to be in a relationship with one another just because their personalities are wired completely differently and that can create tension (and no, not that enticing, fun type of tension). This is the type of tension that makes the couple butt heads and not accept them for the flawed human beings that they are. This is usually caused by a lack of understanding in the other person’s perspective, which is pretty inevitable if you have two people whose values and opinions are completely different from one another. Sometimes, it is better just to agree to disagree and accept that you don’t see eye to eye. That is usually the point where you have to cut your losses and seek a partner whose values better align with yours.
Here are the zodiac combinations that have high potential to be completely toxic for one another.
16. Water + Fire Signs: Steamy, But Dangerous
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) paired with Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are alike in the sense that they are ruled more by their emotions than they are by their logic. This means that they both will go with their gut feelings and instincts more so than they do with facts that are presented in front of them. That is not to say that they can’t process their thoughts in a logical manner, it just means that their heart will trump their minds every time. This provides an understanding on an emotional level, but it won’t help when they start to push each others buttons. Fire signs are more likely to act out in anger where water signs are going to produce tears. When the relationship is good, it will be like a warm hot tub on a cold winter’s night. When the relationship is toxic, it will reach a boiling point.
15. Pisces and Aries: Old Soul vs. Young Spirit
The sign of Aries is the spring awakening and comes after the winter-to-spring transition that Pisces brings. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and therefore the youngest. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and they are known as the oldest souls in the entire zodiac. Signs that are back to back from one another usually get on one another’s nerves in some way or another. However, they will appreciate the different perspective. This match creates a divergent set of viewpoints. The Aries likes to take charge and can be a little bossy where the Pisces is known to be submissive and even a pushover at times. The Aries gets aggressive when things don’t go their way and the Pisces gets too emotional over that and they cannot handle high energy of the Aries. The opinionated Aries will most likely see the Pisces as too indecisive and get impatient with their wishy-washy ways.
14. Scorpio and Leo: Pride Will Get In The Way
Oh man, oh man. This combination will be a steamy one as both Scorpio and Leo are arguably the most attractive signs of the zodiac for different reasons. What they will love about each other is the fact that they are both so passionate and will enjoy their intimate life to the fullest extent. However, they are both fixed signs so that means they are stubborn and resistant to change. These two will try to change each other in ways that neither party will want to be changed. However, Leo is ruled by the sun which is the center of all planets and they are used to people coming to them. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which fringes on the furthest stretches of the solar system, so they are used to seclusion. This is where their problems will ensue. Leo will want validation and ego-stroking and the Scorpio is just not hardwired to give them that.
13. Cancer and Sagittarius: Security Will Hinder Freedom
The match between a Cancer and a Sagittarius is an unlikely one. A Cancer is a domesticated creature who has many moods, they are wrapped up in their family and are perfectly fine almost never leaving the house. A Sagittarius is perpetually restless and loves to roam around and see as many places as possible. Though it may seem that Cancer is too much of a homebody, they actually have the ability to carry “home” wherever they go. However, a Sagittarian is out for worldly pursuits and infinite knowledge, and the Cancer just wants domestic security. Their interests are going to conflict when the Cancer wonders where the relationship is going while the Sagittarius is curious about all of the wonders of the world. The wild horse will feel like the crab is just trying to weigh them down.
12. Air + Water Signs: Typhoon Season
Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) signs are in some ways naturally compatible because they are different forms of the same elements. However, their methods of communication are so different, that sometimes it can cause some dangerous misunderstandings. Water signs can get too tangled up in their emotions to speak clearly (if at all) and the air sign’s strong verbal skills are likely to overwhelm the water signs like strong winds against the current. Water signs are emotional where the air signs are logical. If the cards are played right, this will strike a balance and the relationship will be smooth sailing like ocean breeze. If the relationship becomes toxic, it will be like a hurricane ripping through villages and causing irreversible destruction.
11. Libra and Pisces: Trapped In Dreamland
Though these two have completely different elements, they both have gentle, non-confrontational natures that make them very comfortable with one another. Where the Libra loves to talk, Pisces is a good listener. On the surface, they will get along well. Since the Libra is a cardinal air sign, they will be the leader. The Pisces is the mutable water sign and they will probably wind up following the lead of the Libra. The Libra’s communication skills are well developed but they do not generally like to take sides. Pisces is immersed in their feelings and sometimes have a hard time spitting their words out when they need to. If there is a disagreement, they will take it personally and a Libra might not understand why they are so upset. Their need to be objective could offend the Pisces making it seem like they are not coming to their partner’s defense.
10. Gemini and Cancer: Logic Will Cloud Intuition
The Gemini and the Cancer are both in their own ways “people people” and go out of their way to please the ones that they care about. However, the one thing you need to remember about all these water/air sign combinations is that air likes to talk a lot and water likes to feel a lot. Gemini is ruled by the planet of Mercury, which represents data and communications. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which moves in quick, short cycles and gives them a range of moods that they experience. Cancers are good-natured and warm hearted, they are the types that you always want to hug and kiss at night. Gemini is flighty and bounces around. Their wit will entertain the Cancer, but it will never give them the security that they need.
9. Aquarius and Scorpio: Great Minds With Different Agendas
When two fixed signs come together, they will be so drawn to each other yet so wrong for each other at the same time. Out of all the combinations of the water/air signs, this one is probably the most toxic. When we combine water and air, it makes bubbles. What kind of bubbles do we have here? It can be described as somewhere between a mixture of champagne and soda splattering all over your expensive dress. Bear in mind that the Scorpio is fixed in their emotion where the Aquarian is fixed in their logic and moral ideals. Both signs are power hungry: the Scorpio with their personal obsessions and the Aquarius with their need to rebel and dominate over alternative crowds. The Aquarian will wonder why the Scorpio can’t come out of its reclusive state and join their community. The Scorpio will resent the Aquarian’s inability to focus specifically on them.
8. Earth + Fire Signs: Volcanic Erruptions
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) interact in different ways when it comes to getting their message across to one another. Earth signs are the most stable element in the zodiac where fire signs are wild cards and can be unpredictable. Fire signs emanate energy, dash, sparkle and they radiate heat (literally). Fire signs wear their emotions on their sleeves and are feisty when something gets in their way. Earth signs like to take things slow and steady while displaying patience until things eventually come around. Fire signs are adventurous where the earth signs would prefer to sit at home in their comfort zone. The relationship at its best will be like sitting around a warm campfire. The relationship at its very worst will be like throwing dirt to douse out the flame.
7. Taurus and Aries: Domestic Life Smothers Adventure
Here is another pair where one sign begets the other. The Aries is the first sign (as we already stated before) generating life from absolutely nothing. The Taurus takes its resources that is presented in front of them and breathes life into them. In a business partnership or even a personal friendship, these two will compliment each other perfectly. However, in a romantic relationship, they will clash like no other zodiac combination on this entire list. An Aries is tenacious and makes fast decisions and moves at lightning speed that will blindside the slow and steady Taurus. The impulsive nature of an Aries is going to drive the defensive bull into madness. Think about it: the ram and the bull both have horns. This will make for some vicious conflict later down the road.
6. Virgo and Leo: No Support System Whatsoever
The sign of the Leo is a lavish and showy sign that just likes to be seen. Virgos are more modest and like to do everything right the first time, even if that means not appearing their most glamorous. Earthy Virgos are extremely detail-oriented and get hung up on the very little mundane things that Leos never want to be bothered with. What will drive a Leo up the wall about this match is that they will feel like the Virgo is always nagging them and therefore, they will feel inadequate. The fragile ego of the Leo will not be able to withstand the criticism of the Virgo no matter how much they try to act like they don’t care. Also, Leos can be lazy while the Virgo is willing to work relentlessly, so that will definitely clash at one point.
5. Capricorn and Sagittarius: Restriction vs. Expansion
This is yet another neighboring sign combination that will be drawn to each other, only later to be irritated by each other in the long run. The Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of infinite resources and expansion where the Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restriction and karma. The Capricorn is a disciplined sign that likes to take things one step at a time because their success in life comes to them from sheer perspiration and hard work. Sagittarians rely on good fortune and positive energy that the universe brings to get where they want to be. Because of these differing circumstances, the Capricorn is going to see the Sagittarius as irresponsible where the Sagittarius is going to see the Capricorn as too square and uptight. Though both will give each other perspective, they will simply never see eye to eye.
4. Air + Earth Signs: Tornado Season
Both air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) are driven primarily by logic so their emotions often remain ignored. Though this sounds, well logical it is not always the best approach because human beings after all are emotional creatures. Since air signs tend to be more verbal than earth signs, the earth signs might feel like they just can’t get a word in and become frustrated or even resentful. Also, earth signs tend to be judgmental and will jump to conclusions rather than looking at the problem from all angles. At its best, the relationship will be like a windmill with earth providing the solid foundation and the air rotating to create energy. At its worst, it will create a dust storm with the air overwhelming the earth causing chaos.
3. Libra and Capricorn: Idealism Will Try To Trump Realism
Libras are ruled by Venus so that means that they see everything through rose-colored glasses and are always trying to see the bright side of things. Again, the Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which poses restrictions and all the hard lessons that need to be learned in life. In the beginning, they will get along because they are both organized and self-deprecating in some ways. Both will be able to come home to clean house and a clean environment. The conflict will be seen in the fact that they are both cardinal signs and therefore both like to take charge and take power when it comes to social matters. The Capricorn will be introverted yet social-climbing where the Libra will be the speech giver of the toast. Since neither one is attuned to their emotions, so many issues will be swept under the rug until it explodes.
2. Aquarius and Taurus: No Comfort In The Middle Of A Revolution
Once again, we have a pairing of fixed signs that are the most tricky to deal with. Aquarians are ruled by Uranus meaning that they love to engage people for the sake of defying authority (while being the utmost friendly at the same time). The Taurus is ruled by Venus (like Libra) but they are more introverted and want to come home to nothing short of warm comfort. The Aquarius will find this near impossible to provide this for a Taurus since they have an itch to go out and make a difference in the world. Aquarians are friendly and just want to be involved as much as possible within a community so that means networking. The Taurus will want to possess the Aquarian into their little world and the Aquarian will simply not be having it. It is better to cut your losses early one before anything begins.
1. Gemini and Virgo: Let The Head Games Begin
The good news is that both of these signs are ruled by Mercury. The bad news is that they are ruled by opposite sides of Mercury. Mercury is a very busy and expressive planet with a lot going on and both signs are never short of busy thoughts. On top of that, Geminis and Virgos are both mutable signs so that means that they will go literally wherever the wind takes them. Gemini is all about verbal communication and pointing out the details where the Virgo has the amazing ability to put all those little details together. Gemini likes to talk where Virgo likes to do, and that will clash. Virgo will get flustered because the Gemini is all talk and no follow through. The Gemini will wonder why the Virgo won’t come down from its high horse and converse on the same level with them.
Source: Valkyrie Astrology, Modern Cosmic
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