Sun Sign Compatibilities: Find Your Perfect Match

"What’s your sun sign?"

isn’t the most original pick up line ever, but when someone wants to know if your sun sign, they are looking for more than a way to strike up conversation. If your sun signs are compatible, it means you share the same goals, and will find it easier to blend your lifestyles.

In astrology, the Sun is the most important planet because that is where you shine. The sign that the Sun is in shows your purpose in life, and most importantly in relationships, the Sun rules the heart. Your Sun sign shows where your heart is, the things that are most important to you.

While the Sun sign is not all there is to a relationship, it is a good guide to the strength of the bond between you. Compatibilities between sun signs are judged by two important factors – the quality and the element of the sign.

The qualities are cardinal, fixed and mutable. These need to harmonize – two cardinal people may go head to head on many issues, two fixed people will be too stubborn to compromise and two mutable people will never make up their minds.

The elements are fire, earth, air and water, and it’s easy to see how they will affect each other – fire and water will fizzle, earth and air could result in a dust storm!

The most compatible sun signs are those that share the same element – this sets shared goals in the heart’s domain. Fire is energy and spirit; earth is strength and constancy; air is communication and restlessness; water is emotion and memory.

Here are the twelve zodiac signs and their compatibilities.

Aries: A cardinal fire sign. Most compatible with Leo, a fixed fire sign, and Sagittarius, a mutable fire sign. Leo will help Aries stick to goals and Sagittarius will follow Aries anywhere. Least compatible with water signs, who will just dampen the Arian spirit with too much emotion. Can work well with its opposite air sign, Libra, but as both are cardinal signs, there could be selfishness on both sides.

Taurus: Most compatible with Virgo, a mutable earth sign and Capricorn, a cardinal earth sign. Virgo will move Heaven and earth to help Taurus achieve its goals, and Capricorn will build a solid foundation for Taurus. Least compatible with air signs because they are too restless and talk rather than act. Works well with water signs, but needs to keep things from getting too muddy.

Gemini: Most compatible with Libra, a cardinal air sign, and Aquarius, a fixed air sign. Libra will create a beautiful environment in which ideas and conversation can flourish, and Aquarius will keep Gemini stimulated with new ideas. Least compatible with fixed signs like Taurus and Leo because they seem stick in the mud. Works well with Virgo, as both are ruled by Mercury, but may never settle down anywhere.

Cancer: Most compatible with Scorpio, a fixed water sign, and Pisces, a mutable water sign. Scorpio will stir deep passion in impressionable Cancer, while Pisces will bring out Cancer’s creative powers. Least compatible with Libra and Capricorn, because all are cardinal and can be selfish. Likes to play with fire because it brings water to the boil!

Leo: Most compatible with Aries, a cardinal fire sign, and Sagittarius, a mutable fire sign. Aries will bring out the adventurous spirit in Leo, and Sagittarius will open new horizons. Least compatible with Aquarius, as both are fixed and never back down in a confrontation. Enjoys the flattering attention of water signs, but they tend to drain Leo’s generosity.

Virgo: Most compatible with Taurus, a fixed earth sign, and Capricorn, a cardinal earth sign. Taurus will support Virgo’s inventive ways, and Capricorn will support Virgo’s ambitions. Least compatible with watery Pisces, where disorder reigns. Gets on well with Gemini, who shares Virgo’s ruler Mercury – both enjoy travel and stimulating conversation.

Libra: Most compatible with Gemini, a mutable air sign, and Aquarius, a fixed air sign. Gemini will share Libra’s social aspirations, and Aquarius will break down social barriers. Least compatible with Scorpio but may become sexually enthralled and obsessed. Shares ruler Venus with Taurus, so may find harmony and contentment with this sign.

Scorpio: Most compatible with Cancer, a cardinal water sign, and Pisces, a mutable water sign. Cancer gives Scorpio emotional security and Pisces gives Scorpio emotional inspiration. Least compatible with Libra, who always wants commitment. Has a strong bond with Aries, together they could conquer the world.

Sagittarius: Most compatible with Aries, a cardinal fire sign, and Leo, a fixed fire sign. Aries competitiveness will feed Sag’s thirst for adventure, and Leo will support Sag’s goals. Least compatible with earthy Capricorn, who will try to turn goals into ambitions. Can have an extraordinarily supportive relationship with watery Cancer, who will give Sag a strong home base from which to fly.

Capricorn: Most compatible with Taurus, a fixed earth sign, and Virgo, a mutable Earth sign. Taurus will create a secure environment in which Capricorn ambitions can grow, and Virgo inventiveness will spur Capricorn to greater heights. Least compatible with Pisces, because there is nothing practical or remotely grounded about that watery sign. Can have an amazing relationship with an Aquarian, if they both share the same humanitarian spirit.

Aquarius: Most compatible with Gemini, a mutable air sign, and Libra, a cardinal air sign. Gemini will keep an eye on the details of everyday life while Aquarius is saving the universe, and Libra will smooth the way for Aquarian bluntness. Least compatible with Cancer, who `fusses’, and Leo, who tries to dominate. Is one of the few signs that is a real match for Scorpio – these two really can make the earth move.

Pisces: Most compatible with Cancer, a cardinal water sign, and Scorpio, a fixed water sign. Cancer will support Piscean creativity all the way, and Scorpio will unleash creative energy that will surprise even a Pisces. Least compatible with Capricorn – too dry, too cold for Piscean feelings. Can enjoy a fulfilling relationship with Sagittarius, creating their own fantasy world.