Dating can be a complicated cocktail of excitement and confusion. But if you’re the type of person to look to obscure and celestial solutions to your dating life, astrology might have you covered.
It’s not uncommon for a suitor to break the ice by asking you what your zodiac sign is and using it as a reference to read you at best and decide whether they want to continue the conversation at worst. Astrology can be a helpful guide to understanding the quirks and motives of a potential partner.
Some astrologers would tell you to date within your zodiacal element, groupings of three zodiac signs that fall under four elements: fire, air, water, and earth. Other astrologers would suggest digging deeper and dating a person whose sun sign is shared by your rising or ascendant sign.
While there isn’t a definitive dating guide, much less dating using astrology, there are subtle (and pretty obvious) reasons why one would gravitate toward one sign than another. So, to make it simpler, it might be worth it to know who you should date based on your zodiac sign.
Aries Zodiac Signs: March 21 – April 19
Aries is a courageous fire sign who finds a thrill in taking risks. For that, they probably wouldn’t fare well with those who are water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). But, on the other hand, they’d get along with those within their fire element (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) because they’re daring and self-assured, or air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), since they’re more free-flowing and willing to take risks alongside Aries people.
Aries would pair well with their sister sign, Libra. Libras are balanced and diplomatic air signs which will say yes to Aries’ risky ventures but will be sure to even an Aries out when they’re being impulsive or rash.
Taurus Zodiac Signs: April 20 – May 20
Taureans are known for their luxurious taste in aesthetics and proclivity to self-indulge. They likely wouldn’t get on very well with a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). They’d get along better with fellow earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) because they’re down-to-earth. Taureans love to feel secure, and earth signs are notoriously stable. They’d also find a good match with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) because they’re emotionally intuitive, something Taureans respect.
Their best match would likely be a Virgo. Taureans are stubborn, but they’re not afraid of commitment, and Virgos need structure. These signs can share the same essential need for stability, but Virgos can also help a Taurus break out of their shell and try new things.
Gemini Zodiac Signs: May 21 – June 20
Those who have a Gemini sun sign are smooth talkers who need someone just as free-flowing and adaptable as they are. They likely wouldn’t mesh well with a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Instead, they’d likely match with a fellow air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) since they can appreciate their space. They’d also pair well with a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) because they can take a Gemini to exciting places, and Geminis are always down for an adventure.
Geminis would make a power couple with a free-spirited, wild child, Aquarius. That’s because Geminis are unpredictable, so they need someone stable like an Aquarius. They’ll find intellectual conversations between them, and an Aquarius will respect a Gemini’s need for space but can help them balance their inconsistent moods and impulses.
Cancer Zodiac Signs: June 21 – July 22
Cancers are sensitive and nurturing water signs with a stronghold on their emotions. Because of that, they might not be a match for fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). Instead, they’re better off dating a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) since they can relate to their intense moods or an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) who can keep them grounded when things get rough during a relationship.
Specifically, a Cancer may be an ideal match for a Taurus. Taureans are romantic and empathetic with lots of staying power. They can keep a Cancer grounded while also comforting them. Cancers are natural empaths, so they tend to get overwhelmed with listening to the emotions of others and dealing with their own, while a Taurus can bring them the stability they need.
Leo Zodiac Signs: September 23 – October 22
Leos are self-assured, creative, and warm-hearted individuals with a lust for life, so they need someone who can appreciate art and won’t be intimidated by their confidence. For this reason, they might not get on with a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or an earth sign (Taurus,
Virgo, Capricorn). Instead, they’re more likely to happily date another fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) since they share the same tenacity and confidence and can keep up with a Leo or an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) who can empathize with Leo’s fearlessness.
The best match for a Leo would be a fellow fire sign, Aries. Leos are bold, but they’re also warm and inviting, and Aries can help bring out adventure and tenacity to a Leo. Together, they can work off each other’s strengths to overcome challenges within a relationship.
Scorpio Zodiac Signs: October 23 – November 21
Scorpio zodiac signs are intuitive and deeply emotional individuals. They can be mysterious, and a bit stubborn but are driven and ambitious, so they’ll get along with those who can keep up with them. Because of that, they’re not likely to match well with a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). Instead, Scorpios are better off dating a fellow water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Who can be compassionate and understanding to their complicated moods, or a practical earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) who can inspire them to think and feel more logically.
For a Scorpio, their cosmic soulmate is likely to be a Pisces. Because not only do they share a water element, which can be especially crucial for a Scorpio because of their attachment to emotions. Pisces also value the mystical world and can understand a Scorpio on a much deeper and ethereal level, which can be far and few between for a Scorpio.
Sagittarius Zodiac Signs: November 22 – December 21
Sagittarians are direct and natural explorers who love to learn and grow, so they need a partner to respect their desire for freedom. For these reasons, they likely wouldn’t get along well with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Instead, a Sagittarius would likely enjoy dating a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) since they can relate to
a Saggitarian’s boldness or an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) since they’re open-minded to the wild and far-off of a Sagittarius.
Specifically, a Sagittarius would find the most compatibility with their sister sign, Gemini. That’s because Sagittarians need a partner who can be comfortable with their boldness and sense of adventure. In addition, Geminis can keep up with their social life and be open to exploring all of life’s experiences with them.
Capricorn Zodiac Signs: December 22 – January 19
Capricorns might be the most pragmatic and driven of the zodiac sign, so they need to have been romantically involved with a sign who can think as realistically as them. So they might want to steer clear away from bold fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or flighty air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). Instead, since they need down-to-earth, a Capricorn is better off dating within their earth element (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). They’d also be suitable for water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) who are intuitive and reserved.
Ideally, Capricorn should date an ultra-intuitive Cancer. Cancer Capricorn’s sister signs, so they balance each other out, but they can each make up for what the other lacks. In addition, Cancer can help a Capricorn open up to the power of their emotions — they’ll care for a Capricorn in ways they need, especially during the pursuit of a career or during a professional project.
Aquarius Zodiac Signs: January 20 – February 18
Those with Aquarius in their sun sign are unique individuals who value independence and unorthodox ideas. An Aquarius might not find love with a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Instead, an Aquarius would be a better match for an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius).
Ultimately, an Aquarius would be best matched with a Leo, their sister sign, to help balance them out and support their ideas. Leos are supportive and loving, whereas Aquarians may be detached emotionally, so Leos will bring that fire out of them while showing them the thrill of life, something an Aquarius can appreciate.
Pisces Zodiac Signs: February 19 – March 20
Pisces people are intuitive daydreamers, so they need a partner who can support their ideas and understand their innermost fantasies. They might not find that with an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) or a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). Pisces would be better off dating within their water element (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or a pragmatic earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn).
Ideally, a Pisces would be best dating fellow water sign, Scorpio. Unfortunately, Scorpios are also into the mystic world, so they can quickly become vulnerable to each other. Pisces also need someone who can understand their complex emotions, which Scorpios know all too well.