Not every couple is a match made in heaven but sometimes you don't realize that until it's too late. Luckily it's a little easier to know which match is the right match for you when you know their zodiac signs. Some signs just naturally go together while some tend to butt heads. Some zodiac combos have a lot of passion at first but then that passion later turns to anger. Some combinations almost guarantee love at first sight but will end up with finding serious problems down the road. Then there are others that perfectly match together and are sure to bring happiness and bliss...at least most of the time. No relationship can be completely understood based solely on the zodiac signs but it can help give you a good indication of where the relationship is likely to go. It can also help you stay away from some potentially bad matches.
When it comes to the zodiac, there are four elements: earth, fire, wind, and water. The earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) are the most practical and down to earth (no pun intended) of the signs. Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are known for their passion and energy. Wind signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) march to the beat of a different drum. The water signs (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer) are known for being in touch with their emotions while also having their head in the clouds. All of these signs interact differently with each other and some are bad, some are good, and some are downright impossible.
18 Aquarius and Cancer: Emotional Dissonance
The issues in a relationship between an Aquarian and a Cancer will arise early on after the two get together and they only get worse. Aquarians don't like rules or tradition and they are adventurous and generally eccentric. Cancers, on the other hand, don't like the unknown and always want to have a sense of where the relationship is going. Basically, Aquarians take joy in going against societal norms which means they aren't so keen on settling down but Cancers long for stability in relationships. Cancers are ruled by their emotions while Aquarians don't generally bother with sentimentality. Aquarians are better off dating other Aquarians or the other air signs, Libra and Gemini. Cancers are better off dating Virgos or other Cancers.
17 Leo and Scorpio: God Complex
When it comes to signs who like to take charge, Leo and Scorpio are at the top of the list (and they'd probably fight over which would be listed first). Leos are dramatic and charismatic and like to be the center of attention as much as possible--mostly because they are overcompensating for their insecurities. Scorpios hate people who try too hard. Scorpios are usually the coolest people around and they prefer to be enigmatic. They expect others to try to win them over and not the other way around. Leos also expect others to try to win their affection but they're not usually as cool and confident as a Scorpio. Scorpios are emotional just like their fellow water signs but they are much better at hiding it than Piscians and Cancers.
16 Virgo and Sagittarius: Homebody vs. Explorer
Sagittarians are natural-born explorers who want to travel the world. Settling down is not something that they think about. Virgos, on the other hand, are practical creatures who crave structure and stability in their lives. Virgo is an earth sign and they typically want to put down roots while Sagittarius is a fire sign and since fire spreads, they like to go as many places and do as many things as they can. Virgos are not opposed to traveling but they want to make sure that they have a solid structure down first before they go on adventures. They do everything they can to minimize risk when it comes to adventures while Sagittarians throw caution to the wind. These two just don't mix.
15 Pisces and Libra: The Illusion of Strength
The major difference between a Libra and a Pisces is what they look for in a partner. Libras look for strength and assertiveness in their partner while Pisceans long for a partner who is kind and gentle with them. Pisceans are incredibly sensitive and emotional which will irritate the Libra who values strength. Libras are fast-moving and passionate and this is likely to annoy the Pisces who likes to take things slow. Libras look for a strong, charismatic, and steadfast partner because they feel as though they lack those qualities themselves and this lack of self-confidence is a huge turnoff for a Pisces. Pisceans are natural flirts who get attention organically. They don't try too hard to get people to like them like Libras. On the other hand, Libras will get irritated when their Pisces partner is too flirtatious with others because it makes them feel insecure.
14 Capricorn and Gemini: Rule Follower vs. Rule Breaker
Like Virgos, Capricorns are earth signs which means that they are the most down-to-earth of the signs. Gemini is an air sign and is generally not down-to-earth at all. This coupling is always going to be challenging because these two signs are almost always at odds with each other. Capricorns want stability and Gemini want to do their own thing. They have completely different priorities in love and life in general. Capricorns rarely put up with the Gemini's antics and Gemini rarely puts up with, what they see as, a stick-in-the-mud mentality. Gemini, like the other air signs, marches to the beat of their own drum. They don't like to follow rules and they love attention. Capricorns are sticklers when it comes to rules and they like to work in the background.
13 Aries and Scorpio: Fire and Water
Physically, Aries and Scorpio are a great match but once emotions start to get involved, things can get messy. Both of these signs are ruled by Mars which is the planet of passion and war. Passion and war sum up what a makes up a relationship between an Aries and a Scorpio. While this relationship can be passionate, it is incredibly hard to maintain because of how hot-headed they both can be. There will always be a power struggle between the two, no matter how in love they are. Scorpios are calm and cool while Aries is fiery and sporadic. Aries will grow tired of the Scorpio's collected manner and their need for keeping secrets while the Scorpio will get tired of Aries' irrational antics.
12 Taurus and Scorpio: Opposites Attract...At First
Taurus and Scorpio are opposite one another and you'd think that they would go together because opposites attract, right? Not exactly. The two signs are attracted to each other but it is impossible for them to make a relationship work unless they learn to compromise with each other. Compromising is not something that a Scorpio enjoys doing. Taurians can be prone to jealousy and Scorpios take great pleasure in proving their partners. Like the other earth signs, Taurians are used to having control over every aspect of their lives--including their love lives. The Taurus may think, at first, that they are in control over the relationship but only because the Scorpio is stealthy at manipulating others into doing what they want. This will eventually grow tiring for the Taurus.
11 Leo and Leo: Fire, Fire, and More Fire
You can't fight fire with fire. Leo is ruled by the sun and that should give you some indication of how fiery Leos can be. The relationship between a Leo and another Leo will be nothing short of exhilarating...at first. After awhile, the two Leos will be at each other's throats. On the outside, Leos are charismatic and confident with magnetic personalities but, underneath all of that is insecurity and self-doubt. Once each Leo realizes that the other is not as perfect as they appear to be, they will quickly lose interest. These relationships have a tendency of starting out strong and burning out quickly. A Leo needs to be with someone who actually has it together instead of just pretending like they do.
10 Taurus and Sagittarius: Different Priorities
Sagittarians are known for their love of adventure and it is their childlike wonder that always keeps them on the move. Since Taurians are incredibly practical and value structure, they see Sags as immature and childish for their love of exploration. The Taurus may be attracted to this adventurousness but it won't last forever. Taurians nd Sags will rarely come together in love because they have such different priorities. Taurians are interested in finding stability in their career and their relationships while Sags would rather backpack through Europe or hitchhike across America. If the two do come together, the Sag will already have one foot out the door and the Taurian will eventually get tired of their lack of commitment.
9 Libra and Virgo: Couldn't Care Less
Virgos are generally quiet but don't ever mistake them for being shy. The Virgo is not a sensitive or meek individual, they are just observant. Like the other earth signs, they value stability and aren't bothered with the opinions of others. Libras, on the other hand, are natural-born people-pleasers who hate the idea of being disliked. In the case of the Virgo and the Libra, opposites don't attract. The Virgo is better suited for someone who enjoys staying home and going to bed early. Libras need excitement in their life and prefer having an open-minded partner who is obsessed with perfection. The only time this pairing will work is if the Libra is willing to embrace a more stable life and the Virgo can accept living a more adventurous one.
8 Libra and Cancer: Warning: Mood Swings Ahead
Relationships between Cancers and Libras are about as unsuccessful as relationships between Libras and Virgos--just a lot messier. Cancers are wide-eyed idealists who need constant emotional support and validation. Cancers are prone to mood swings and Libras have difficulty adjusting to them. Air signs, like Libra, are emotional but they are generally better at dealing with (and sometimes masking) their emotions than Cancers. In addition to this, Cancers are homebodies who look for stability in their lives. They want to settle down and start a family while Libras generally don't even think about settling down until later in life--sometimes not at all. Cancers need validation that Libras are sometimes incapable of giving.
7 Aries and Capricorn: Practicality vs. Possibility
Again, typically fire and earth signs don't mix because fire signs are hot-headed, emotional, and dramatic while earth signs are practical and down to earth which makes them seem boring to Aries, Leos, and Sagittarians. When it comes to Aries an Capricorn, they have trouble connecting and even if they do connect, it is almost impossible for them to maintain the relationship. Capricorns will have difficulty understanding the emotions of their partner and they won't be able to connect on the same level. Aries will lose interest in their partners when they realize that they don't have the same level of energy. Aries' dreams and desires are often impractical and sometimes even impossible--which is why their dreamers. Capricorns, on the other hand, only focus on what's real and possible--which is why they're practical.
6 Taurus and Aquarius: Don't Work Too Hard
In a relationship, Taurians and Aquarians will have trouble connecting on almost every level. They each are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to ntimacy, trust, communication, emotions, and values. Again, Taurus is an earth sign which means that Taurians are grounded and practical which makes them some of the most hard-working people around. Aquarians would rather have freedom than stability. Aquarians are the rule-breakers of the zodiac and enjoy deviating from societal norms but Taurians are stubborn and like to work within the system. Taurians have systematic approaches to life and Aquarians go with the flow. It is rare that either of them would ever budge in a relationship.
5 Cancer and Scorpio: Different Emotional Languages
When it comes to romantic relationships, Cancers and Scorpios are likely to come together but they rarely stay together. Again, Cancers are homebodies who crave stability and while they rarely admit it, Scorpios look for stability as well. If the two have a connection, it will be instantaneous and they will have a whirlwind romance but that passion will likely fade.Scorpios are much more secretive than Cancers and though they are both water signs, they are very different when it comes to sharing emotions. The fact that Scorpios like to keep things to themselves may become annoying to the Cancer who is always upfront about their emotions. Scorpios will also become annoyed with the Cancer because they are too open about their feelings and emotions.
4 Capricorn and Sagittarius: A Compromising Relationship
Earth and fire signs will only work when both parties are willing to compromise. If the two are both stubborn when it comes to communication and compromise, they will never be able to make it work. Again, Capricorns are practical and level-headed which comes across as boring to the hot-headed and energetic Sagittarius. These two have to be able to completely accept each other for who they are and not have any expectations that they will change because they are sure to be disappointed. Capricorns and Sagittarians are both very set in their ways and those ways are very, very different. When two people have completely different emotional languages, it will be very hard for them to relate to each other at all, much less maintain a healthy relationship.
3 Gemini and Scorpio: Sometimes Air and Water Don't Mix
These two are likely to attract each other but it will take effort for them to work through their differences and make the relationship work. Gemini doesn't have the same level of emotion that Scorpios have but it will take them awhile to realize that their partner has these deep emotions until later on in the relationship because Scorpios like to keep their cards close to their chest. This will lead to trouble down the road. Scorpios are generally distrustful of others and they would rather be alone than being in a relationship with someone they don't trust. Geminis are charismatic and energetic personalities which makes them desirable but they are also known for their philandering ways. If a Scorpio catches wind of their philandering, they will drop them immediately.
2 Virgo and Aries: Strong Personalities
Virgo and Aries relationships aren't the worst matches of the zodiac but they definitely have their difficulties when it comes to intimacy, communication, and values. The two have to be truly committed to making it work if they are going to stay together. Aries like to move quickly and they are likely to grow impatient with the slow-moving Virgo who settles for nothing less than perfection. Virgos are incredibly critical of themselves and their partners and they had better watch out because Aries don't handle criticism well. The two signs don't like to be bossed around and it will take a lot of compromises for them to work things out and stay together. When two strong personalities come together, they are likely to butt heads.
1 Pisces and Sagittarius: Water and Fire
Pisceans and Sagittarians are both highly emotional individuals which is why they are likely to attract each other. However, the two both communicate their emotions in different ways and this can cause problems down the road. Sagittarians are attracted to strong individuals and though the Piscean can come across as emotionally strong at first, they are very easily wounded and will retreat when they feel threatened. This will annoy the Sagittarius who is rarely afraid of anything. Pisceans are natural-born dreamers who tend to idealize relationships. If they're not careful, they will even project their own fantasies and desires onto their partner which will only end up hurting them in the end because Sagittarians are not submissive. If they want to make it work, these two will have to tread lightly.
Sources: Astrology Zodiac Signs, Astromatcha, and Astrostyle.
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