Aries Compatibility In Love, Sex & Relationships

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Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and is one powerful force of nature. Not only is this Ram admired for their power, but they are also known to have a dominating, Type-A personality.

People with this Sun sign are born between March 20 and April 19. The Aries Fire sign is a passionate leader who truly values their independence and freedom, and are often difficult to keep up with.

Aries Compatibility: Overview

Aries is ruled by Mars, so they not only crave but need to experience the thrill of the chase. They need goals to reach and dreams to pursue.

A partner who enjoys being spontaneous and coming up with last-minute plans is an ideal love match. Aries prefers to be with someone who is action-oriented and doesn’t overthink. And even though this zodiac sign is a leader, they enjoy romance and chivalry.

Though expressing emotions doesn't come naturally to them, they still want to know they are appreciated and valued.

What makes a good or bad match for Aries?

Aries are so independent that anyone who wants to get close to them must prove they are well worth the effort first. They won’t stand for anyone who holds them back or foolishly tries telling them what to do.

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At the same time, Aries sometimes finds it comforting to have a partner along for the ride. They need someone who encourages and supports their wild ideas and fierce passions, and will also temper their rough edges.

Sometimes Aries get so hyper-focused on their own directions that they require someone strong enough to be their anchor. A good match is someone who brings stability to their life without making them feel trapped; someone who encourages them to push through barriers without letting them hurt themselves in the process.

Aries Compatibility With Each Of The 12 Zodiac Signs

Aries and Aries

Love: Two Aries together, at once, in the same room?

Aries and Aries relationships are unstoppable as long as both partners work towards the same goal. The minute they don’t see eye-to-eye on anything, the battle of wills begins.

Sex: Aries tends to be selfish in the bedroom, meaning there could be an imbalance in the struggle for power and achieving pleasure. Still, satisfaction is a strong possibility if there is a deeper connection formed before intimacy.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Aries are devoted in their own way and are ready to go to war for their ideals.

An Aries and Aries romance is sometimes destructive, often ground-breaking, and never, ever dull. A long-term relationship or even marriage is built to last if both form a deep bond with strong communication and adventure.

Aries and Taurus

Love: 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 complement each other.

Sex: While Taurus’ main goal is satisfying themselves and their partner, Aries lacks that same emotion and passion. Each sign is sensual in their own way, but to have a mind-blowing experience, both Taurus and Aries need to lower their high expectations.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Taurus holds down the fort and provides direction, while Aries goes out there and makes things happen. A relationship can be challenging for these two, but can be fulfilling if they listen to each other.

Aries and Gemini

Love: An Aries and Gemini couple is great company for a fun night on the town; in private, however, they’re never quite sure how to handle the energy they generate between them.

Gemini, who wants to please people and fits in well with any group, is easily flustered by Aries’ blunt, outspoken style.

Sex: Aries and Gemini are two very sexually compatible signs, mostly due to their shared curiosity. Aries may become impatient with Gemini, who thrives on mental stimulation during sex, but they complement each other since neither need an emotional component in bed.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: 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.

Still, both signs value their independence, and if they can overcome their trust issues, their love of trying new, exciting things will keep them together. Aries craves independence and so does Gemini.

Aries and Cancer

Love: At first, the Aries and Cancer couple seems totally mismatched — Aries is loud and aggressive, while Cancer is reserved and quiet.

In public, people might assume that Aries loves calling all the shots. In private, though, Cancer’s own strong spiritual core comes into play, and is easily a match for Aries’ bluster.

Sex: Aries prefers an unemotional and to-the-point experience in bed, while Cancer desires something gentle and deep. This can cause issues if they don’t have, at minimum, an attraction to one another.

But if the chemistry is strong, they can share something extraordinary.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: A relationship between Fire signs and Water signs requires hard work on both ends, all in an effort to understand each other. As long as they can respect each other's needs, natures, and quirks, Aries and Cancer do well together, and find something unique in their relationship.

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Aries and Leo

Love: 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, while Leo wants to stay at the party.

Sex: The chemistry between these signs is something that never fades, no matter how much time has passed.

Each wants to impress the other during sex, meaning they will pull out all the stops and ideas. If they can look past the need to be competitive, their sex life will be more than fulfilling.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: A fiery and challenging relationship may not actually be something negative for these two. If they have a deep love for each other, despite the lack of romance, and accept one another doing their own thing, there’s a chance of a relationship full of adventure, fun, and energy.

Aries and Virgo

Love: Aries and Virgo aren’t going to put up with each other for long.

Aries is loud, messy, and impulsive; Virgo complains a lot, overthinks everything, and is quick to point out mistakes. The only thing they are likely to agree on is that trying to connect was a bad idea.

Sex: Earth sign Virgo and Fire sign Aries have in common their desire to impress and please, but Aries could end up offending Virgo with their inconsiderate approach. Virgo won’t like Aries trying to push things along quickly, and will require a step back to slow down.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: An Aries and Virgo couple isn’t always meant to last, especially since they tend to bring out the worst in each other.

Virgos are sensitive and Aries just aren’t, which can lead to fighting, unresolved conflict, and resentment. They would be better off going their separate ways before somebody gets hurt.

Aries and Libra

Love: These two go together quite well despite their differences.

Libra brings out Aries’ sensitive side, while Aries pushes Libra along in achieving their goals. They may run into issues with Aries’ impulsive tendencies and Libra’s indecisiveness, but each is competitive and complement each other in this way.

Sex: The sexual energy here is undeniable — Aries’ ruling planet is Mars and Libra’s is Venus, making for a compatible sexual relationship. Libra enjoys that Aries takes control and asserts dominance, and Aries appreciates Libra’s selflessness. 

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Aries’ boldness counteracts Libra’s indecisiveness, while Libra’s compassion and patience are exactly the tempering force that Aries needs to calm down without feeling controlled.

Libra, one of three Air signs, fuels Aries’ fire, and Aries helps get Libra motivated to take action.

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Aries and Scorpio

Love: Brute-force Aries and secretive, mysterious Scorpio might seem like they’re from other planets, but there’s an underlying passion between them that kindles a fire neither probably expected. Both signs are loyal, but their arguing and misunderstanding can come between them.

Sex: Scorpio is the most sexual zodiac sign in astrology, so they are a match in bed. However, they may run into problems.

Aries prefers sex that is quick and non-emotional, while Scorpio desires passion and depth. If both signs can learn to be more open and find a balance, there’s a good chance of success.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: The Aries and Scorpio couple always find something new to appreciate about each other, themselves, and the world, in general.

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

Aries and Sagittarius

Love: Aries and Sagittarius both love to push boundaries and explore new territory. However, they both tend to be loners.

Sagittarius never stays in one place for long, and Aries hates feeling trapped, so it might be difficult for them to stay together long enough to develop a romantic commitment.

Sex: What happens when you have two Fire signs in bed? Prepare for a deep, passionate and explosive connection.

Since they are on the same emotional level, sparks will fly, particularly in how they approach sex: Aries is all about action, and Sagittarius doesn’t mind taking a back seat.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Aries and Sagittarius have the shared qualities of being adventurous and impulsive, and can have a relationship free of boredom. Neither is put off by sensitivity, and has an optimistic view of the world.

They each have uplifting energy that will keep them together over time, especially since they have so much in common.

Aries and Capricorn

Love: An Aries and Capricorn together simply is unlikely to work.

Hard-working Capricorn sees Aries as foolish and impulsive, while Aries is easily bored with Capricorn’s serious, practical nature. While both value success, Aries’ risk-taking behavior is completely opposite Capricorn’s tendency to overthink.

Sex: Sexual compatibility between these two is low. Aries wants to push things along in the bedroom, while Capricorn takes some time to be vulnerable and open up intimately. Even if they are deeply attracted to each other, they just don’t see eye to eye.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Capricorn is looking for commitment and partnership on all levels, while Aries can’t promise anything.

Aries and Capricorn are better off as friends, but if they can make some life-changing compromises and ditch the power struggle between them, there’s a small chance of staying together.

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Aries and Aquarius

Love: The Aries and 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, are rebellious, and eager to create change in the world.

Sex: Though sex between these two signs can be exciting, they first need to develop a strong level of trust. Aries is insatiable, and Aquarius may struggle to keep up. Things can become chaotic when their energies meet, but since Aries is go-go-go and Aquarius enjoys new ideas, a sexual experience is fun.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Aries is unique enough to hold Aquarius’ interest, and Aquarius’ free spirit gives Aries plenty of room to do their thing.

Issues can arise due to their shared lack of tender care and emotion, but physical touch can open the door to so much more. And when they work together, they can accomplish miracles.

Aries and Pisces

Love: 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.

But love compatibility between them is low, especially because of their drastically different personalities.

Sex: Pisces and Aries are on two different wavelengths sexually. Pisces wants an emotional and deep experience full of pleasure for both parties, while Aries doesn’t care for warmth like this. Neither understands the other’s needs, and have trouble forming a true connection.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: The Aries and Pisces couple might have a hard time at first because they experience reality itself from such different perspectives. There’s a high chance of misunderstandings and hurt feelings.

But if Aries can be patient and settle down, and Pisces can be brave and take risks, these two can have a lasting relationship.

Who is an Aries compatible with?

The best matches for Aries include Libra, Leo, Sagittarius and — believe it or not — Aries!

Libra enjoys Aries’ fiery behavior and appreciates how well Aries expresses themselves, which is where Libra can improve themselves; Libras tend to be a bit reserved and want these qualities in a partner.

Leo is independent and open, so these qualities are a great complement to Aries’ needs. Both are also fiercely loyal leaders and feed off the competition.

Sagittarius matches Aries on every level, and their shared love of adventure brings them closer every minute. Neither wants to rush into a commitment, and find balance in intellect and movement.

Aries meets their ideal match in themselves, since this zodiac sign feeds their commonalities of independence and impulsivity. Two Aries together means mutual freedom and expression.

What is the soulmate for Aries?

Leo and Aries can have a soulmate-level relationship for many reasons.

Both are Fire signs, meaning they are ambitious, intense and spontaneous. Not only are their personalities similar, but they are evenly matched in communication, trust, and passion. They have a deep understanding of each other and a connection other signs aspire to.

What signs do Aries not get along with?

Not everyone can handle Aries’ strong personality, and struggle to stick around for the long haul. Aries is least compatible with Taurus, Cancer and Pisces.

Taurus has quite the opposite personality to Aries, and the two bump heads constantly. The biggest issues are Taurus’ refusal to move at Aries’ fast pace, their stubbornness, and Aries’ demanding and bossy personality.

Cancer is highly emotional, and Aries has a more direct approach to life. Romance will fail to thrive due to Aries’ insensitivity and cravings for adventure, since Cancer is easily offended and wants to build their life around the home.

Pisces is a Water sign that is extremely sensitive and vulnerable, but Aries is overly critical and can destroy Pisces’ self-esteem. There are just too many hurt feelings for any kind of match.

Is Aries a good match for Aries?

Two Aries together are a great match!

Aries is direct, honest, optimistic, energetic, and independent, and with a personality like this, they make each other feel safe and understood. Aries needs someone who can build them up, encourage them to stay motivated, and go on adventures together.

With astrology, compatibility is more than just Sun signs; you can’t rely on only a horoscope or general personality traits. To get a deeper understanding of your own compatible matches, it’s important to not only focus on your Sun sign, but where your other planets are placed.

There are exceptions to which zodiac signs you match with, so a full natal chart or astrology reading, which includes your Rising sign, Moon sign and other planetary signs, can provide the full picture.

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Trudi Mentior is a writer specializing in astrology who lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw.