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Who You Are Most Compatible With For Love, By Zodiac Sign

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Zodiac Sign Love Compatibility, Per Astrology

Whether you are a more outgoing and ambitious sign or a more reserved and analytical sign, you have astrological matches that are destined to fare better than others.

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For example, a compassionate and expressive Cancer would not necessarily mesh well with a pragmatic and emotionally protective Aquarius because their preferred ways of communication are not compatible.

While Cancer would we willing to talk about things on their mind, Aquarius would rather solve the problem internally and wait for that to reflect outwardly.

And incompatibility does not always mean that a sign with opposite traits is bad for you. The dominating and confident nature of Scorpios makes them far too similar to Leos to produce a healthy relationship.

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With a need to be the best dominating the relationship, no one wins.

There may be the occasional exception because we are all dynamic people, but for the most part, it’s best to stay away from the personalities that counter-balance yours in a negative way.

Essentially, broad spanning characteristics of alike Sun signs interact with other signs that can either make or break the longevity of the romance.

Understanding more about yourself and the ones around you can save you from a few sticky relationships and protect your heart from falling for someone who was never written in your stars!


Ruled by: Mars

Element: Fire

Season: March 19-April 20

Body Parts: Head, brain & eyes

Opposite Sign: Libra

Best love matches: Gemini and Sagittarius

Aries, you are ruled by Mars, the God of War. You are competitive and outspoken. Being that you are a fire sign, you are never afraid to express yourself and speak your mind when something is not right.

You are passionate when it comes to love and you always want to be liked by others. Because of this, you are most compatible with Sagittarius or Gemini.

Because you are most sensitive to the mind, you are an openly expressive person so a Sag will always be down to run with your impulses.

Gemini is a very adaptive lover, so their openness will compliment your curiosity. Who should you stay away from? Another Aries!

With two equally commanding personalities fighting for the spotlight, the relationship is doomed from the beginning.

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Ruled by: Venus

Element: Earth

Season: April 20-May 20

Body Part: Throat

Opposite Sign: Scorpio

Best love match: Libra

Taurus, you are a reliable and devoted personality that is ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love. Your Earth elementary qualities make you grounded and passionate. It also makes you a very tactile learner and lover.

You like to be involved in many things at once and appreciate a grassroots approach to social life. You are most compatible with Libra! Your stubborn nature requires your partner to have a fair mind. Because your sign is most in tune with the throat, you are one to voice your opinions often.

You want someone who will always see both sides to every story and act accordingly. Libra will also challenge you at times without offending.

They will keep you humble and modest. Who should you avoid? Leo and Aquarius.

The fire in Leo is intended to be projected as confidence but may be perceived as a challenge to Taurus.

Aquarius is a radical thinker, and that behavior can frighten off the regimented ideas of Taurus.

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Ruled by: Mercury

Element: Air

Season: May 21-June 21

Body Parts: Shoulders, lungs, arms, hands & fingers

Opposite Sign: Sagittarius

Best love matches: Libra and Aquarius

Gemini, you're ruled by Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods. This means that you have incredibly heightened communication skills. Your ability to see others for who they truly are, and adapt accordingly is the reason why you are known for being an adaptive lover.

You are a complicated personality that can often be misconceived as two-faced or unreliable, but in reality, your empathetic response is just misunderstood by those who don't know you intimately. Your sign is manifested through the body parts it connects with.

There are one of each part on each side of the body, making you very balanced and versatile. You are the perfect match for Libra and Aquarius. You have a ton of love to share and attention to give, which coincides perfectly with these signs' desire to be loved 24/7.

Don't worry, they'll be happy to reciprocate the love and attention back, but you will fit perfectly with someone who isn't too shy to accept compliments! Who to stay away from? Virgo!

Although you both hail from the same planetary ruler, you are very different in the expression of that planet. You are a masculine projection of Mercury, where Virgo is more feminine. This means Virgo will be far too shy and introverted for a romance to ever work out.

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Ruled by: Moon

Element: Water

Season: June 21-July 22

Body Parts: Chest, breast & stomach

Opposite Sign: Capricorn

Best love matches: Scorpio

Cancer, you are a highly imaginative and ambitious lover. With the Moon as your ruling planet, you are deeply in touch with your subconscious mind. This makes you a very expressive and emotive person.

Because you are most connected with the body's center, you are a naturally nurturing lover. As a water sign, you are very flexible and often go with the flow of life. Sudden changes of plans don't bother you as you are just along for the ride!

You are most compatible with Scorpio because they can cure your insecurities with practicality and compassion. They are generous lovers who pick up any slack you may leave behind.

Which signs should you keep out of your bedroom? Aquarius and Libra. Your communication patterns with Aquarius will end up leaving you more confused coming out as you did coming in.

And the constant need for variety that a Libra feels will flare your instability sensors to the max. Look to more reliable and emotionally expressive signs for relationship success.

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Ruled by: Sun

Element: Fire

Season: July 23-August 22

Body Parts: Heart & spine

Opposite Sign: Aquarius

Best love matches: Libra and Gemini

Leo, being ruled by the Sun and being a fire sign makes you a confident force to be reckoned with. You walk with your chest high and mighty as you light up each room you step foot in, after all, your sign is most connected to your literal backbone.

You are a crowd favorite and a people pleaser. So, although you strive and stress to be the center of attention, you often are just by being you! This makes you most likely to love Libra and Gemini.

You need someone who will complement the demands you have in a relationship. Your ferocity requires a high level of attention paid in any lasting romance. Luckily, Libra and Gemini are eager to comply!

As for the ones to stay away from? Scorpio and Taurus. Both signs are far too competitive and flashy to subdue themselves in relational compromise. You'll want someone to share the stage with you, not steal the spotlight.

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Ruled by: Mercury

Element: Earth

Season: August 23-September 22

Body Parts: Digestive system

Opposite Sign: Pisces

Best love matches: Taurus

Virgo, the Messenger of the Gods, Mercury is your ruling planet. This pulls you in close connection with your communicative skills. You have a strong gut intuition about most decisions because your sign is so connected to your gut!

As an earth sign, you are practical and grounded in fact and reality. You are a loyal lover and are very attentive to the little details in life. You are most compatible with Taurus. You will want to stick with other earth signs who share the same values as you do.

When it all comes down to it, you just want someone who is going to make you happy without making life too radical! That's why you'll want to stay away from Sagittarius. Their free-spirited nature is far too much for your home-bodied heart to handle.

Plus, a Sag is far too deterrent when it comes to monogamy for a Virgo's liking. You don't want to have to worry about faithfulness. Stick to your similar signs.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Ruled by: Venus

Element: Air

Season: September 23-October 22

Body Parts: Kidneys, skin & lumbar

Opposite Sign: Aries

Best love matches: Sagittarius and Libra

Libra, being ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love, makes you an expressive and needy lover. You want to be praised and worshiped by your partner. Daily reminders of your importance keep you going strong!

But it isn't necessarily coming from a vain place. You are just very peaceful in the way things are once you find the right person and you want to make sure it stays that way. Being so diplomatic and fair is a highly attractive quality for other signs.

You are naturally balanced because of your sign's roots in your lower spine as a support system. You are best suited for Sagittarius and other Libras. The spontaneity of a Sag is very exciting for a Libra. You are attracted to their willingness to try anything new.

As for dating another Libra, when it comes to finding someone who gets you, who could be better than someone who shares the same traits? Being with a Libra is sure to produce a fair and balanced relationship. Be warned; you would stay away from Capricorn.

Capricorns often come across as know-it-alls who are too stubborn to hear the other side of the story. Because you are known as the balanced scale, this can be very challenging for you.

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Ruled by: Pluto & Mars

Element: Water

Season: October 23-November 21

Body Parts: Reproductive system

Opposite Sign: Taurus

Best love matches: Scorpio and Pisces

Scorpio, you are dually ruled by Pluto, the God of the Underworld, and Mars, the God of War, which makes for an interesting combination. Your personality is a bit of a catch-all of the other signs. You are a passionate and fierce leader who is also stubborn and naive at times.

You are very brave when it comes to new opportunities, but you are also distrusting and suspicious of new endeavors. Because you are so connected with your reproductive system, you may have a heightened sex drive and a need for physical intimacy.

You are perfect for other Scorpios and Pisces. Like Libra, having an equivalent sign as a partner makes for harmony in the relationship. You pick up each others' slack where needed. Pisces will be the most devoted love a Scorpio can find.

They will love you for your strengths and weaknesses, no matter how bizarre. Steer clear of Leo. Their dominating personality is sure to clash with yours. There can only be one alpha in a relationship with a Scorpio and Leo will surely not rest until they prevail.

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Ruled by: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Season: November 22-December 21

Body Parts: Thighs & hips

Opposite Sign: Gemini

Best love matches: Libra and Aquarius

Sagittarius, you are ruled by Jupiter, the King of Gods, which really matches your larger than life personality. You are a crowd favorite who can easily fit in no matter where they are dropped. You love adventure and are always looking at what's next in life.

You have a natural talent for the arts and athletics, so you never have a problem finding something to keep you occupied. Your natural inclination to work out for fun has a little something to do with your sign's attraction to the legs, lucky you!

You work best with Libra and Aquarius. As two of the most willing signs, they are sure to accompany you on any journey you may feel an urge to embark on. As long as you express your gratitude, they are sure to stand by you through the best and worst of times.

That being said, you'll want to avoid a relationship with Pisces. You are known for being unapologetically you at all times. Every so often, that can cause offense.

Pisces is far too sensitive and empathetic to successfully interpret that. They will find themselves trying to fix you more often that being amazed by you. And no one needs that kind of energy!

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Ruled by: Saturn

Element: Earth

Season: December 22-January 19

Body Parts: Knees, joints & skeleton

Opposite Sign: Cancer

Best love matches: Taurus

Capricorn, being ruled by Saturn, the Titan, makes you a warrior of self-control and discipline. You are pragmatic and straightforward. There is not much room for error with you, as you prefer to have things done once and done right.

You may be great at expressing your manners, but you are also very mouthy with your opinions. Sometimes this can make you come off as condescending and arrogant. To avoid this, you should stick with Taurus!

They will appreciate your need to get right to the point because they are always afraid of their hearts being taken advantage of. They want to nurture the ones they love, which is beneficial for you because injuries to your bones can hit you harder than other signs.

Because you are so outspoken, they will always know what they are getting into. You'll want to keep clear of Aries. The fire in an Aries is no match for the grounded nature of a Capricorn. You want strength and stability, not reactionary behavior.

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Ruled by: Uranus & Saturn

Element: Air

Season: January 20-February 18

Body Parts: Ankles & circulatory system

Opposite Sign: Leo

Best love matches: Gemini and Libra

Aquarius, you are dually ruled by Uranus, God of the Sky, and Saturn, the Titan. Joining this with your elemental expression of air makes you a deeply intellectual thinker and partner.

You may find that the production of your thoughts are hard to keep up with, which can make you come off as a nervous person. Just take a deep breath and let your sign's sensitivity to the circulatory system do the heavy lifting.

You like to be challenged academically by those you date. You don't have to time to waste life on people who can't understand your mind. You are the ultimate humanitarian who is always equipped with the facts to back up the cause they are fighting for.

This makes you a perfect match for Gemini and Libra. These two signs are equally as social and expressive as you, so you will never feel held back when you are with them. They are progressive thinkers that are willing to dive off the deep end with you.

Stay away from Scorpio, who will easily become very possessive over you. For an air sign, this is the most suffocating feeling. You want to be able to ride out the changes in life, not stay grounded to one idea.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Ruled by: Neptune & Jupiter

Element: Water

Season: February 19-March 20

Body Parts: Feet & lymphatic system

Opposite Sign: Virgo

Best love matches: Scorpio and Cancer

Pisces, being dually ruled by Neptune, the God of the Sea, and Jupiter, King of Gods, makes you a highly expressive and emotionally attuned personality. You are the most compassionate of the signs; you always want to help those in need, no matter the personal cost.

You are a sponge to all other energies, just like the lymphatic system. You have such a strong connection with yourself that you encourage those compatible with you to increase their emotional availability. You are best suited for Scorpio and Cancer, the other water signs.

This particular element is often misunderstood as being high-maintenance, so finding another sign that shares the heightened level of expressiveness and emotional intelligence is key. That also means that you should avoid becoming involved with Sagittarius.

They are far too detached and spontaneous for your liking. You need someone who easily expresses their wants and desires, and a Sag will never be that person. Although they may come off as a fun time, in the beginning, the long term will show that you are not going to work out.

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Madison Kerth is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.