Starry-Eyed Synastry: Zodiac Sign Compatibility Guide

The notion of zodiac sign compatibility has been around for some time. It's a bit of a dating cliche for some, who inquire after it to a suitor without perhaps knowing what it really means. However, it can be an important conversation starter that's essential to evaluate early on.

Synastry is the art of relationship astrology and helps us understand how individuals interact with one another. According to astrologists, each individual is born with a personal birth chart, a map of the heavens for the moment they took their first breath. It is held that the birth chart has the effect of stamping, or imprinting, the energies of the planets and signs on an individual, which in turn can affect how we interact with others because of their own birth charts.

Each and every one of us has all 10 planets and luminaries in our charts, but their positions by sign, house, and aspect are individual to each. When we interact with others, the individual energies of our natal charts form special relationships with their individual energies. The resulting interplay is as complex and unique as our own personalities.

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Synastry is a complex art that can shed some incredible light on our relationships. Before you dive in, for example, you need to think about what you really want out of life. What are your priorities? What's on your bucket list? How much security do you need to feel comfortable? Someone with a sensitive water sign type, for example, could easily clash with the intense, passionate fire partner, which is something you might want to know for the long haul once the romance has worn off. Or conversely, if adventure and excitement is your priority, such as is the case for Aquarius or Sagittarius, Cancer’s tender loving home care could make you feel stifled instead of nurtured. These are important things to think about being committing to a serious relationship, so that you can avoid some serious and harmful tussles in your future.

Compatibilities for Each Sign

Here are the range of compatibilities for each sign from Astromatcha; for a more detailed view of each individual relationship, take a look at their site. They write of the signs, "Most astrologers making a compatibility chart will put opposite signs, signs which share the same element and trine signs (signs of a complementary element) as the most compatible with any given Sun sign. The least compatible Sun signs are usually thought to be inconjunct signs – these are the two signs on either side of your opposite sign. The rest of the Sun sign combinations offer varying levels of compatibility, depending on the amount of effort your put into your relationship."

Also, be sure to keep in mind that this guide is a mere starting point. It can be a great conversational piece as you figure out your significant others' likes, dislikes and other quirks. It also shouldn't be the definitive deciding factor for your relationship, but merely something to take into consideration. After all, no compatibility chart is foolproof, as we as humans are all totally unique!

Watch Zodiac: Aries to Virgo for more information on sign compatibility.

Watch Zodiac: Libra to Pisces for more information on sign compatibility.

Aries

March 21 to April 20

Most compatible signs: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius Least compatible signs: Virgo, Scorpio So-so compatibility: Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces

Taurus

April 21 to May 21

Most compatible signs for Taurus: Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces Least compatible signs for Taurus: Libra, Sagittarius So-so compatibility for Taurus: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Aquarius

Gemini

May 22 to June 21

Most compatible signs for Gemini: Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries Least compatible signs for Gemini: Scorpio, Capricorn So-so compatibility for Gemini: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces

Cancer

June 22 to July 23

Most compatible signs for Cancer: Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus Least compatible signs for Cancer: Sagittarius, Aquarius So-so compatibility for Cancer: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra

Leo

July 24 to August 23

Most compatible signs for Leo: Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini Least compatible signs for Leo: Capricorn, Pisces So-so compatibility for Leo: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio

Virgo

August 24 to September 23

Most compatible signs for Virgo: Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer Least compatible signs for Virgo: Aquarius, Aries So-so compatibility for Virgo: Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius

Libra

September 24 to October 23

Most compatible signs for Libra: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo Least compatible signs for Libra: Pisces, Taurus So-so compatibility for Libra: Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn

Scorpio

October 24 to November 22

Most compatible signs for Scorpio: Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo Least compatible signs for Scorpio: Aries, Gemini So-so compatibility for Scorpio: Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Sagittarius

November 23 to December 21

Most compatible signs for Sagittarius: Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra Least compatible signs for Sagittarius: Taurus, Cancer So-so compatibility for Sagittarius: Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Capricorn

December 22 to January 20

Most compatible signs for Capricorn: Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio Least compatible signs for Capricorn: Gemini, Leo So-so compatibility for Capricorn; Aries, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius

Aquarius

January 21 to February 19

Most compatible signs for Aquarius: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius Least compatible signs for Aquarius: Cancer, Virgo So-so compatibility for Aquarius: Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Pisces

February 20 to March 20

Most compatible signs for Pisces: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn Least compatible signs for Pisces: Leo, Libra So-so compatibility for Pisces: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

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