When it comes to finding compatibility between you and your significant other, there is a lot to consider, but finding what’s written in the stars to see how you and your partner will thrive or potentially clash is one way to make sense of what’s in store for your relationship. From your zodiac sign, you’re able to learn about and understand your strengths, weaknesses, and even the way you communicate—all of which are put to the test when you are involved with someone. Finding compatibility between two signs can be more than just determining whether or not you romantically align; it can even be an indicator of a strong platonic relationship or if you’ll find yourself at odds all the time.
It’s important to note that every person’s birth chart is unique and not created equally. With that being said, there is more than just your sun sign to consider when determining true compatibility with your mate. However, if you have yet to hit your lover with the “what time were you born?” text to collect their full chart and deep-dive into where your future lies with your person, having each other’s sun sign is a great place to start! Here’s what you’ll be able to gather from someone’s sun sign:
The sun sign is the sign in astrology that everyone tends to know about themselves, whether or not they consider themselves well-versed in the practice, and is based on the position of the sun at the time when you were born. In other words, you can gather someone’s sun sign simply by asking when their date of birth is. The sun sign is your identity, who you are to the core, and where your goals and values are rooted. It can exhibit how you express yourself and even determine your life path.
Now that we know that we have the lucky stars to thank for our dazzling personalities, keep scrolling to find out how matters of the heart can play out for you and each sign!
What You Need to Know About the Elements
Each element (earth, air, fire, and water) is compatible with themselves. For example, you’ll notice all the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are compatible with each other. Here’s what you should know about each element overall.
The most common trait of the earth signs is practicality. All three earth signs have a strong career focus, and they’re often described as being grounded. With an earth sign, you can expect a slow-burn romance. They’re often focused on bettering themselves, so they want a partner who doesn’t involve much extra work to make them better too.
Air signs, above all else, are social butterflies. Their natural friendly and romantic nature makes them a pretty solid pair for anyone, but their flighty attitude and inability to commit make it necessary to grab their attention and keep it.
The fire signs are exactly that: fiery. In love, they’re often intense and look for people who can match their energy. Someone who is shy and reserved will make a fire sign feel boisterous, but someone who can keep up and simultaneously bring them down to earth will be a good pairing.
If you’re looking for commitment, look for a water sign. They’re emotional and demonstrative, and they look for the same in love. A water sign looks for someone who will bring them out of their shell but also isn’t afraid to get deep.
The Best Relationship Pairings
It’s basically love at first birth chart reading.
Typically, fire and water aren’t the best match, but Sag and Cancer have the perfect blend of each characteristic to balance each other out and bring out the best in each other. Cancer’s emotional nature inspires Sagittarius to slow down and be more demonstrative, and Sag encourages Cancer to be their silly selves.
Taurus, ruled by Venus—the planet of love and pleasure—will appreciate Scorpio’s sensuality and passionate nature (a recipe for a great sex life). In turn, Scorpios will appreciate the sense of security Tauruses exude. Both have a zest for pleasure, so expect extravagant, fancy dates you’ll never forget about.
Leo supplies the energy and passion needed in a relationship while Geminis bring youth and playfulness. This is one dynamic that will always feel fresh and never boring. Because Leos like to be at the center of everything and Geminis love to chat, this mutable sign does a great job of making Leos feel seen, and with patience for Geminis to express themselves, Leos can help Geminis sit in their feelings, even if it’s just for a little bit.
Virgo tends to be a bit reserved, as they’re often in their head about figuring everything out and being a perfectionist, but the expressive nature of Pisces gets them out of this headspace and reminds them to have fun.
The Best Friendship Pairings
Every iconic bestie duo is shaking.
Aries needs someone who can keep up with their constant need for change, and Libra is right there with them for the ride. As besties, you’ll both enjoy getting out of the house and exploring—never wasting any time. Charming Libra is the perfect wing-person for an Aries who’s otherwise on the aggressive side.
This duo is proof that opposites attract. Aquarians value freedom and marching to the beat of their own drum, and Capricorns are headstrong and value helping others while simultaneously helping themselves. For this reason, they are very selective with who they choose to keep in their close circle, but Aquarians will make it in thanks to their creative nature.
If there is anything these two signs value above all, it’s trust, and that is something that this relationship will never struggle with. There is a mutual understanding with this duo that doesn’t need to be explained. Scorpios are aloof but deeply emotional and Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. If there’s one sign that can get the mysterious fixed sign to open up and talk, it is a Virgo. On the flip side, Scorpios are looking for something deep and stimulating, and if there is one sign that can make Virgos feel inspired and excited about the world around them, it’s a Scorpio.
Of all the earth signs, Taurus is the most open, which a Gemini benefits from. They’ll bond over their love for the finer things, and Gemini will always have the hot goss ready to go. Most of their hangouts will be at home, and Taurus is grateful for a BFF who understands their homebody tendencies.
The Most Challenging Pairings
We’re not saying you can’t make them work, but it might take a little extra effort.
The emotional nature of Cancer might make it seem like the perfect pairing for the social Aquarius, but together, they’re not able to give each other what they need. Aquarians need a lot of freedom; they’re creative and a little woo-woo (um, hello, it is Harry Styles’ sign after all). But Cancer wants more from their partner, and Aquarians will feel trapped.
Some might say that Virgo and Sag are the antitheses of each other. Sagittarius is spontaneous; Virgo is calculated. Sagittarius is always late; Virgo is punctual. They’ll disagree on the most principle of things, like timeliness, organization, and productivity. If you want your opposite around to inspire you to lighten up or tighten the reigns, then this might be a good pairing, but overall, you’ll likely just annoy the sh*t out of each other.
When it comes to love, Aries and Pisces have very different ideas of how to show it. Aries is non-committal and shows love through big gestures or in the little moments, whereas Pisces is quite involved right away and needs to experience and show love often.
Some might consider a Capricorn a long-lost fire sign, but that doesn’t mean you should run into the sunset with a fire sign, Cap. While Capricorn finds a lot of joy in the mundane planning stages, Leo wants to get started right away. But at the very least, you’ll likely bond over your very lofty career ambitions, so there’s that.