Your Pisces Compatibility Guide: Which Zodiac Signs Are The Most (And Least) Compatible

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If you're interested in a relationship with someone born under the Pisces zodiac sign (between the dates of February 19-March 20), or if you are one of these water signs represented by the fish yourself, understanding Pisces compatibility can give you some meaningful insight on your love life.

On the positive side, Pisces are known for being;creative, compassionate, intuitive, deep, emotional, adaptable, perceptive, and, above all else, original. But Pisces can also be hard to figure out, indecisive, competitive, unenthusiastic, and lethargic.

Which zodiac signs are the most and least compatible with Pisces?

As wonderful and creative as these water signs can be, not everyone can handle a relationship with such dreamy individuals as Pisces tend to be.

Many say the signs that are most compatible with Pisces are Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn, and Cancer, while the signs that are least compatible with Pisces are Sagittarius and Gemini. But, as with most things related to love, it's not necessarily that cut and dry.

Pisces are old-fashioned romantics. When they fall, they fall hard. A potential love interest's true essence is far more important to a Pisces than what that person looks like. Once they've fallen in love, a Pisces will care deeply about you, serving as positive source of support that brings out your best qualities.

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That said, Pisces know to trust their instincts. If their gut tells them they can trust you with their heart, they usually heed their own advice and steer clear of potential heartbreak. While it may be difficult to solve the mystery that is a Pisces, it’s not as challenging for them to figure out what others are all about. They're easily able to see people and their intentions for who and what they really are.

Of course, since Pisces are all about reinvention, it takes a lot for them to be completely done with someone they've loved. They will offer you several chances to make things right before cutting you off permanently.

Pisces often need to be alone, but they doesn't mean they always want to be alone. As artistic dreamers with other-worldly imaginations, they thrive with a partner who nurtures their deeply creative and spiritual nature.

Now, let's get down to the details and take a look at what astrology has to say about Pisces compatibility...

Best Matches for Pisces

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Pisces compatibility with Taurus is strong.

Pisces and Taurus are very compatible. Taurus helps ground Pisces' flights of fancy, and Pisces brings out Taurus' creative side. Both signs love beauty and art, and would love spending time together doing cultural activities or just staying home and having a romantic dinner. Taurus is just as romantic as Pisces, if not more so, and can romance Pisces the way they want.

Pisces and Taurus both need to be touched — Pisces at an emotional level and Taurus in a physical level. Taurus tends to be somewhat possessive, and Pisces loves to be possessed. When Taurus gets overly stubborn, Pisces will back down, not wanting to make things a bigger issue than they already are.

Since Taurus has a great appreciation of art, they'll be the push that Pisces may need to fully pursue their artistic goals.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Pisces compatibility with Scorpio is strong.

Pisces and Scorpio are extremely compatible. Of all the zodiac pairings, Pisces and Scorpio are the most likely to fall in love at first sight — and then it just heightens from there. Scorpio will be the more dominant one, but that's fine with Pisces as long as they feel protected and safe.

Both signs feel things deeply and are extremely passionate. Scorpio can't stand cheaters and Pisces are known for being faithful. They both are creative and need to have as much of their partner's focus as possible.

Neither of these signs is an open book, so the process of them getting to know each other and slowly opening up to each other is a life-long process that keeps them intrigued with each other.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Pisces compatibility with Cancer is strong.

Pisces and Cancer are a great love match. They both are sensitive, compassionate, and emotional. Pisces and Cancer are both faithful partners who need a lot of romance, affection, and passion in their relationships. A simple candlelit dinner with great music playing is heaven for both of them.

Being able to share their innermost secrets and feelings with each other gives them a sense of security and safety. Pisces thrives being with someone who is as sympathetic as Cancer, and Cancer loves being able to be nurturing and caring with their partner.

It's just a big love fest between Pisces and Cancer, because when you have that kind of love, you need to tell others about it.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Pisces compatibility with Virgo is generally good.

A Pisces-Virgo pairing is another that depends entirely on the people involved. Both signs are intelligent, creative, and good communicators. Virgo feels things deeply but isn't as good as Pisces is with expressing their emotions.

Virgos tend to be more rigid and perfectionistic than Pisces, and Pisces' lackadaisical way of doing things will work Virgo's last nerve.

The things that would bond these two is how much they want to help others and how caring they both are. Still, the way they approach things is entirely different and could lead to some communication problems.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Pisces compatibility with Capricorn is generally good.

Pisces and Capricorn are surprisingly compatible. Surprising because they're different in so many ways, but it's their differences that create a real connection. Capricorn can be a stabilizing influence on Pisces and can help motivate them to achieve their dreams. Pisces helps Capricorn loosen up, not be so serious, and be their authentic, sometimes weird self.

Pisces tend to be more fluid and easy-going, whereas Capricorns tend to be more structured, buttoned-up, and practical. However, these two are alike in ways that count: they're both extremely faithful, kind, and have a love of art and beauty.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Pisces compatibility with Gemini is generally good.

On many levels, Pisces and Gemini are a good match. They're both extremely open-minded, flexible, and receptive to varying points of view and ideas. They love to have deep conversations or light-hearted small talk.

Pisces live their life relying on their gut feelings and intuition, while Gemini is more rational and logical. Both signs are creative, and both may need a push to actually start or finish their projects.

However, if Pisces says something that doesn't fit with Gemini's worldview, Gemini is open to explore it. The problem is that Pisces will probably want confirmation that Gemini is their life-partner, and Gemini would rather keep things uncomplicated for as long as possible.

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Worst Matches for Pisces

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Pisces compatibility with Aries is weak.

A Pisces and Aries union would be full of misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and arguments because these two signs have entirely different temperaments.

Pisces are moody, overly-sensitive, and like to take their time with things, especially decisions. Aries are impatient, impulsive, and at times stubborn, whereas Pisces are more considerate, both with their actions and their words.

Aries can be confrontational which doesn't work for Pisces — they don't like feeling as if they're being attacked. Pisces are more unselfish than selfish, and Aries are more self-centered. They'd probably do well in a group of other athletes, co-workers, and/or artists, but a long-term relationship between these two signs would be challenging.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Pisces compatibility with Leo is weak.

Pisces and Leo aren't the most compatible of the zodiac signs. Leo has many qualities that Pisces admires like how brave, optimistic, and loyal they are, and Leo is extremely impressed with Pisces' willingness to help those in need, their uniqueness, and their artistic soul.

Pisces wouldn't intentionally try to steal the spotlight from Leo, but there's something about them that draws people to them, and Leo wouldn't like that. Pisces wouldn't have a problem with Leo's dominant personality as long as Pisces was still able to think for themselves.

However, Pisces can sometimes feel overwhelmed and made invisible by Leo, which doesn't make for a healthy relationship.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Pisces compatibility with Libra is weak.

Pisces and Libra make great friends, but for some reason, they don't necessarily make great partners. They both love the arts, being creative, and laughing. Sometimes they feel social while other times they prefer to be on their own.

Libras tend to think of Pisces individuals as being overly sensitive and wish in some ways that Pisces wouldn't be so sulky. Libra will get frustrated trying to get their Pisces partner to snap out of their mood. Can't Pisces just fake that they're in a good mood once in a while? Libras want balance and harmony and those things aren't as important to Pisces.

Libras need to chill and just let Pisces be if they want their relationship to thrive.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Pisces compatibility with Sagittarius is weak.

As long as things are kept light and friendly, Pisces and Sagittarius get along, but as soon as things start to get serious, there's going to be a problem. Pisces are romantic, emotional, and they require a lot of attention and tender loving care.

It's not that Sagittarius doesn't care, it's that they don't want to feel as if they're tied down and they also don't like feeling as if Pisces' happiness depends on them. Pisces are a little too dependent for Sagittarius.

Another danger could be Sagittarius taking advantage of Pisces' unselfish nature and causing their relationship to be unbalanced with everything being about the Sagittarius partner. Pisces is more interested in a long-term relationship than Sagittarius, who likes to see how things go without making too many plans.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Pisces compatibility with Aquarius is so-so.

Both of these signs are amazingly creative and imaginative; they're also completely unique, so on an artistic level, they might be very compatible. However, Pisces are very emotional, and Aquarius not as much.

Romantic Pisces is too old-fashioned and slow-moving for Aquarius. Pisces probably won't understand why their Aquarius partner needs so much freedom and why they're not content just to enjoy the pleasures of home. Pisces likes adventures, just not as much as Aquarius. They're both out to help people and make the world better, it's just that Pisces is much more sensitive than Aquarius.

Aquarius may end up hurting Pisces repeatedly, but Pisces, being extremely forgiving, will keep letting Aquarius back in their life.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces compatibility with Pisces is so-so.

Pisces/Pisces compatibility is like throwing a coin in the air and seeing if it lands heads up — they might get along great, or not so much. Sometimes two Pisces have a soul-connection and are able to give each other the emotional support they need, and other times they're just too similar and may tire of each other.

Since Pisces are extremely sensitive, they might feel that the other one is being too competitive and not giving them the support and care that they deserve. If both get into a mood, there's no one to bring them out of it, nor is there anyone to help them get out of a stupor and get motivated.

When there are two Pisces, they may pick up on bad feelings without either one of them expressing them out of fear of being rejected.

Good date ideas for Pisces

If you're planning a first, second, or 120th date with a Pisces and want to make their watery heart overflow, some great ideas include:

  • A night in watching a marathon of the most creative independent films of all time.
  • A stroll in the moonlight, leading into spontaneously dancing under the stars.
  • A day at the beach, or near any body of water for that matter.
  • Any event (live or streamed) featuring amazing music.
  • A night of wine and painting, or anything where they get to show off they incredible creative talents.

Above all, remember that there are exceptions to every rule!

Pisces could potentially find great love (or no love at all) with people born under any of the zodiac signs. Your Sun sign is one of many aspects in your natal chart. You may want to consider exploring a full compatibility reading if you want a more detailed explanation of your potential for true love with a Pisces.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day, among others. Visit her website or Instagram for more.