The Zodiac Signs Who Are Most Compatible With Aries (And Those Who Don't Stand A Chance)

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Active, fiery Aries needs someone who will fan their flames without burning up.

No matter what your zodiac sign is, the best way to understand your own romantic needs and overall zodiac compatibility is to examine your complete astrology chart. Your daily horoscope can also tell you when it’s prime time for love and romance in your life, but you can’t always wait around for those cues.

Maybe you’ve got someone in particular in mind and just want to know if you’d be a good match. Maybe you’re already in a relationship and you need to know if it’s worth holding on to (and if so, what you can do to improve things).

But if you’ve just got your own zodiac sign to go on, that can tell you a lot about your general romantic inclinations and requirements. And when it comes to the zodiac signs who are most compatible with Aries, everything will become clear about where you stand.

Aries, you’re so independent that anyone who wants to get close to you had better be able to prove that they’re worth the effort. You won’t stand for anyone holding you back or trying to tell you what to do.

At the same time, though, it would be nice sometimes to have a partner along for the ride — someone who encourages and supports your wild ideas and fierce passions, but who can also temper your rough edges a little bit. Sometimes you just get so hyper-focused on your own direction that you need someone who can be your anchor.

Your ideal partner will bring stability to your life without making you feel trapped, who will encourage you to crash through barriers without letting you hurt yourself in the process. Here’s how each of the zodiac signs match up romantically with Aries.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Two Aries together? At once? In the same room? You’ll be unstoppable! ...That is, as long as you’re both working toward the same goal. The minute you don’t see eye-to-eye on anything, the battle of wills begins.

You’re both devoted to your own way and are ready to go to war for your ideals. An Aries-Aries romance is sometimes destructive, often ground-breaking, and never, never dull.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Aries and Taurus make a great couple. At first, Aries might get frustrated with Taurus’ stubbornness. And quite frankly, Taurus finds Aries’ uncontrollable energy to be a little scary.

When they learn to appreciate these aspects of each other, though, they’ll realize how well their different energies compliment each other. Taurus holds down the fort and provides direction, while Aries goes out there and makes things happen.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

The Aries-Gemini couple is great company for a fun night on the town, but in private, they’re never quite sure how to handle the energy they generate between them.

Giddy Gemini is attracted to Aries’ powerful personality, and while Aries finds Gemini charming at first, they’ll quickly get tired of their need for constant companionship. Gemini, who wants to please people and fits in well with any group, is easily flustered by Aries’ blunt, outspoken style.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

At first, the Aries-Cancer couple seems totally mismatched. Aries is loud and aggressive, Cancer is reserved and quiet. In public, people might assume that Aries is calling all the shots.

In private, though, Cancer’s own strong spiritual core comes into play, and is easily a match for Aries’ bluster. As long as they can respect each others’ needs, natures, and quirks, Aries and Cancer should do well together.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Aries and Leo together are a power struggle in the making. These two Fire signs are both accustomed to bending reality their own way.

Leo wants attention, while Aries tends to be aloof. Aries needs to get away from the crowd, Leo wants to stay at the party. The best chance that the Aries-Leo couple has to succeed is to agree to let each other do their own thing at all times, no questions asked.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Aries and Virgo aren’t going to put up with each other for very long. Aries is loud, messy, and impulsive; Virgo complains a lot, overthinks everything, and is quick to point out mistakes.

The only thing the Aries-Virgo couple is likely to agree on is that this was a bad idea, and that they’d both be better off going their separate ways before somebody gets hurt.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

The sexual energy here is undeniable. Aries’ ruling planet is Mars; Libra’s is Venus. These two seem to be made for each other!

Aries’ boldness counteracts Libra’ indecisiveness, while Libra’s compassion and patience are exactly the tempering force that Aries needs to calm down without feeling controlled. Libra, an Air sign, fuels Aries’ fire, and Aries helps get Libra motivated to take action.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Brute-force Aries and secretive, mysterious Scorpio might seem like they’re from other planets at first, but there’s an underlying passion between them that kindles a fire that neither would have expected. The Aries-Scorpio couple are always finding something new to appreciate about each other, themselves, and the world in general.

There will be arguments — you better believe it — but there’s also plenty of mutual respect. These two are fiercely devoted to their relationship and their adventures.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Aries and Sagittarius make great friends. They both love to push boundaries and explore new territory. However, they both tend to be loners, too.

Sagittarius never stays in one place for long, and Aries despises feeling trapped, so it might be difficult for them to stay together long enough to develop a romantic commitment. Aries-Sagittarius may never be a “couple,” but they’re perfect as occasional companions or even friends with benefits (if it goes that far).

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

There’s not much here to work with, unfortunately. Hard-working Capricorn sees Aries as foolish and impulsive, while Aries is going to bored with Capricorn’s serious, practical nature before long.

Capricorn is looking for commitment and partnership on all levels. Aries can’t promise anything. If the Aries-Capricorn couple wants to make it work, they’re both going to have to make some life-changing compromises.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

The Aries-Aquarius couple find each other completely fascinating. Chances are, they’ll keep discovering new things about each other for years. They’re both driven, deeply involved with their causes, and rebellious — eager to create changes in the world.

Aries is unique enough to hold Aquarius’ interest, and Aquarius’ free spirit gives Aries plenty of room to do their thing. When they work together, they can accomplish miracles.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

If there’s one thing Aries needs, it’s someone like Pisces who can teach them to pay attention to their emotions and intuition. Pisces, on the other hand, will be amazed at how Aries forces ideas and dreams to become reality.

The Aries-Pisces couple might have a hard time at first because they experience reality itself from such different perspectives. But if Aries can be patient and settle down just a little bit, and if Pisces can be brave and take a few risks, these two are very well suited for one another. 

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Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats).