One of the most common questions people who follow and consult astrology have is: “Which zodiac sign am I most compatible with?” There are different levels of compatibility such as: familial, filial, friendship, business or professional, romantic and more.
This article will layout some of the basic guideposts which define and determine zodiac compatibility. However, true “astrological compatibility” requires an in-depth analysis of the entire natal chart of both parties involved.
The first factor in determining compatibility is to look at each zodiac sign’s element. There are four elements: fire, earth, air, water. Each of these 12 signs are associated with one of these four elements as shown in the chart below:
Compatibility between zodiac signs occurs with matches of a similar or complementary element.
Triplicity refers to a group of three signs that all belong to the same element. Each sign is 120° apart, forming angles to one another which are called “trines.” These are also equivalent to 360° of the circle divided by three. This relationship is considered very powerful and compatible. The chart below reflects similar element matches between the signs:
The Interactions of Elements
• Fire extinguishes water.
• Air fuels fire.
• Fire burns and scorches earth.
• Water molds and conforms to earth.
• Water and air can create tsunamis and hurricanes.
• Air can upset earth: tornadoes and dust storms.
Element Interaction and Compatibility
• Fire and air are compatible with one another.
• Air and water can aggravate one another.
• Air and earth can aggravate one another.
• Earth and water can shape one another.
• Fire and water antagonize or defeat one another.
Compatibility Quick-Reference Chart
The following list will give you a quick glance at the basic characteristics of each sign, it’s element and its compatibility and non-compatibility with other zodiac signs.
Qualities: Driven leader, dynamic, energetic, bold, competitive, always up for a challenge, adventurous, impulsive.
Most compatible signs : Leo, Sagittarius,
Other Compatible signs: Gemini, Aquarius, Libra
Least compatible signs : Virgo, Scorpio
Indifferent compatibility : Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
Qualities: Sensual, hedonistic, persistent, down-to-earth, outdoorsy, likes to be surrounded by beauty, reliable, diligent, strong.
Most compatible signs : Virgo, Capricorn
Other Compatible signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Least compatible signs : Libra, Sagittarius
Indifferent compatibility : Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
Qualities: Talkative, life of the party, fickle, intellectual, non-committal, imaginative, extroverts, social.
Most compatible signs : Libra, Aquarius
Other Compatible signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Aries
Least compatible signs : Scorpio, Capricorn
Indifferent compatibility : Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
Qualities: Nurturing, domestic, emotional, strong-willed, moodiness, loyal, conservative, loves familiarity, values home environment.
Most compatible signs : Scorpio, Pisces
Other Compatible signs: Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
Least compatible signs : Sagittarius, Aquarius
Indifferent compatibility : Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra
Qualities: Center of attention, dramatic, courageous, fun-loving, autocratic, extravagant, loyal, very dominant.
Most compatible signs : Sagittarius, Aries
Other Compatible signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Least compatible signs : Capricorn, Pisces
Indifferent compatibility : Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Qualities: Modest, practical, attentive to detail, perfectionist, energetic, health-conscious, shy, practical, precise.
Most compatible signs : Capricorn, Taurus
Other Compatible signs: Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
Least compatible signs : Aquarius, Aries
Indifferent compatibility : Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Qualities: Seductive, charming, stylish, romantic, hates conflict, social, mellow, appreciation for beauty.
Most compatible signs : Aquarius, Gemini
Other Compatible signs: Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Least compatible signs: Pisces, Taurus
Indifferent compatibility : Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn
Qualities: Fearless, investigative, intuitive, mystical, secretive, vengeful, intense, passionate, powerful, controlling, magnetic personality.
Most compatible signs : Pisces, Cancer
Other Compatible signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Least compatible signs : Aries, Gemini
Indifferent compatibility : Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Qualities: Independent, adventurous, outspoken, indulgent, easily bored, flirtatious, optimistic, easygoing, adventurous.
Most compatible signs : Aries, Leo
Other Compatible signs: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Least compatible signs : Taurus, Cancer
Indifferent compatibility : Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces
Qualities: Hard-working, driven, successful, organized, conventional, reserved, practical, patient, dependable.
Most compatible signs : Taurus, Virgo
Other Compatible signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Least compatible signs : Gemini, Leo
Indifferent compatibility ; Aries, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius
Qualities: Philanthropic, inventive, idealistic, eccentric, creative, logical, scientific, easygoing.
Most compatible signs : Gemini, Libra
Other Compatible signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Least compatible signs : Cancer, Virgo
Indifferent compatibility : Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Qualities: Dreamer, easygoing, selfless, sensitive, easily distracted, artistic, intuitive, patient.
Most compatible signs : Cancer, Scorpio
Other Compatible signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Least compatible signs : Leo, Libra
Indifferent compatibility : Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
As mentioned earlier in this article, these are only general guidelines of compatibility. To achieve a truer reading of astrological compatibility it is necessary to create and analyze a natal chart of both parties. All aspects of analysis come into play such as planets houses and so forth.
Remember that as humans, we all have free will. Predictions are guidelines, but our actions can determine the outcome. Even when a reading indicates zodiac compatibility, all personal relationships between people takes commitment and consistent effort. This is the only way to create true, deep relationships, mutual respect and bonding that will last!
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