Astrological Compatibility: Are Our Zodiac Signs Compatible?


I know what you’re thinking: Astrological compatibility isn’t real. Yet, here you are, sipping your coffee and squinting at your phone, pretending that horoscopes and zodiac signs have no effect on your life. You read them for fun because who doesn’t like to hear about their positive qualities?

“Talented?” Hell yes, I am. “Loved by everyone?” Tell me more.

But when it comes to actually playing a part in the nitty gritty in your day-to-day life, you roll your eyes. “Free will exists, and the stars don’t dictate my life!”

As the daughter of an astrologer, I grew up believing the opposite.

Being a Virgo meant I had to be a perfectionist, organized, and neat. There was no choice in the matter because my zodiac sign said so.

As an adult, I can officially say that the tower of dirty dishes in my sink begs to differ.

After deciding I could pick the qualities I wanted my personality to have, my perspective on astrology became something I took with a grain of salt. But my mom never let up.

Every time I tell her I meet someone new, what’s the first question out of her mouth? “What time was he born?”

Couple finding love through astrological compatibility

I have to explain that asking a guy to do his birth chart before I know his last name probably won’t get me a second date.

However, my lighthearted perspective on astrological compatibility started to change over the last few years. For whatever reason, I am inexplicably attracted to Virgo men. It’s literally a problem. The previous five men I’ve dated (yes, I’m perpetually single) are all Virgos. Two of them share the same birthday. I’m not kidding.

And you know what they all had in common? Were they perfectionists? Organized and neat? Maybe. But that’s not the point. They all SUCKED. Coincidence? I think not.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I swipe left on dating apps if the guy’s birth sign says Virgo. Been down that road, and in the words of Fleetwood Mac, “never going back again.” So what’s the deal? I’m a Virgo. Shouldn’t I be perfectly matched with a guy who is also a Virgo? Not so fast. Like does not always equal like.

Not only do personality traits of zodiac signs differ between genders, but there’s also much more to someone’s astrological sign than just the day they were born. Astrology is like another language–birth charts literally look like a circle of hieroglyphics. Hold on, slow down, you’re saying.

What’s a birth chart? We’ll get there.

But first, let’s start with the basics. Whether you’re looking for a casual fling or something more serious, from personal experience, I can tell you a person’s astrological compatibility matters! If I can help anyone avoid the chaos of my previous dating life, then I’m doing something right.

This page will start with the very surface-level basics of the twelve astrological signs–but stay tuned for more in-depth explorations of each birth sign.

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In our astrological compatibility section, we’ll dive deep into what makes two people with the same birthday completely different, investigate why, like me, you may be attracted to your own sign, and break down the complicated aspects of astrology into an easy-to-understand guide. But reader beware: you may become a believer when I’m done with you. And if someone’s height wasn’t enough of a reason to swipe left, now their sign will be too.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

You have good intuition, which makes you the go-to for advice in your personal relationships. You’re an idealist, a natural, born visionary, but you value your freedom, and as a result, you don’t really care what people think of you. Some people consider you eccentric, but you don’t let that stop you from expressing yourself. You carve your own path and take the reins in creating the life you desire for yourself.

Pisces February 19–March 20

You’re known for your compassionate, unselfish nature and are responsive to other people’s thoughts and emotions. You tend to have an overactive imagination which can help in your pursuits but can also hinder you if you let your thoughts drift into the negative without going unchecked. You’re in tune with people’s emotions almost to a fault and sometimes need to remember that your empathy for others’ pain can only help as long as it doesn’t weigh you down.

Aries Zodiac Symbol

Aries March 21–April 19

You say it as you see it. You’re guided by your own light, your independence making you impulsive and maybe a bit impatient… but hey, if people can’t deal with you, you’re quite alright with carving a path for yourself because in no universe are you going to listen to someone telling you what to do.

Taurus Zodiac Symbol

Taurus April 20–May 20

You don’t know the meaning of the term giving up. You’re determined, practical, stable, and often in things for the long haul. You always feel like you need to be moving ahead, even if it’s just one step at a time; you’re driven by progress, and this is the case whether you’re focused on bettering yourself or your relationships.

Gemini Zodiac Symbol

Gemini May 21–June 21

Communication is critical for Geminis. Known as the ‘twin sign,’ there are two sides to your personality: the one you use to get what you want and the one you use when you already have it. This dual perspective allows you to consider things from a multitude of views, and any debate team would be lucky to have you on their side.

Cancer Zodiac Symbol

Cancer June 22–July 22

People feel at home in your presence. You’re kind and nurturing, and although you are forgiving in nature, you’re not quick to forget if someone screws you over. Your gentleness only extends so far, and although you’re sensitive to the needs of others, like the crab, the symbol of your sign, you will retract back into your shell should confrontations arise.

Leo Zodiac Symbol

Leo July 23–August 22

You’re a natural performer, the center of attention, a confident extrovert who takes the stage every chance you get. If you’re a typical Leo, this is your world, and everyone else is just living in it. Like your symbol, the lion, you’re a natural-born leader. You crave personal recognition in your personal and professional life. Still, your generous nature usually gets you what you seek, and when you don’t, you don’t let it conquer your spirit.

Virgo Zodiac Symbol

Virgo August 23–September 22

You lean toward the analytical side of things, and a desire for perfection drives you. You constantly seek to improve yourself, and although you’ve accepted you may never be perfect, you continue to work towards being the best version of yourself that you can be. Detail-oriented and an overthinker, you have an excellent memory, which, when it comes to relationships, can either benefit or backfire, a decision that is ultimately your choice.

Libra Zodiac Symbol

Libra September 23–October 22

You bring out the best in others and are a natural mediator when it comes to relationships. You crave harmony and ease in your relationships and thrive in team environments. The scales of justice, the symbol of your sign, means that decision-making and weighing the options are central themes in your life.

Scorpio Zodiac Symbol

Scorpio October 23–November 21

The most sexual sign of the zodiac, you have an innate curiosity, but you’re quick to search behind the initial facade that comes with the start of relationships. You prefer directness over games, but the intensity of your emotions can sometimes be overwhelming. Still, you’ve ultimately accepted that transformation is a part of life, allowing you to take what comes your way with grace.

Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol

Sagittarius November 22–December 21

You love to learn and are naturally good at understanding new concepts. But your desire for freedom and your dislike for restrictions can create issues in your personal and professional life. Even so, you’re honest and just and prefer to tell it how it is. You love to explore untamed territories and need a partner who can keep up with your ever-searching desire for growth.

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol

Capricorn December 22–January 19

You’ve often been called an old soul; growing up, people said you were mature for your age. Other times, people have accused you of being aloof and not showing your emotions. When the truth is that you feel things profoundly, but your natural born stability. You’re practical and rely on common sense, which also lets you weed through the drama of dating, but even then, sometimes you’re too grounded and could benefit from having some faith that things will work out.

Astrological Compatibility FAQ

Check out the FAQ section below to gain some more insights into the world of astrology dating that we may not have covered in the main body of the review. These are common questions we’ve gotten from our readers and customers alike about astrology dating apps and experience of reading the stars to determine compatibility.  

How Does Astrology Work?

Astrology is the study of the celestial bodies (sun, moon, and stars), their movements and positions in the skies. Astrologers believe that the location of these bodies at certain times of the year can affect the affairs of mankind and the happenings of the natural world. Astrological dating takes this concept to the idea of compatibility within relationships by examining the positive and negative traits of those born during certain times of the year.

What is a Birth Chart?

This is a map of the planets and where they were at the exact moment that a person was born. This can also extend to the birth of a relationship or a situation. They can also be referred to as natal charts. These charts can provide insight into a person’s character and the traits that make them unique. By examining these charts, one can learn about more about the individual and their strengths and weaknesses. 

What are the Best Astrology Dating Apps?

There are several good platforms out there for those interested in astrology dating. We really like Astrodita (best overall for astrological connections), Stars Align (best for newcomers who want an enjoyable experience), Oromoon (best quality when it comes to matches and messaging), and NUiT (best for compatible connections).  

How Accurate is Astrology in Creating Compatible Relationships?

Because astrology examines the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, those who view birth charts have a road map of how to best play to their matches’ strengths like confidence or a driven personality as well how to navigate weaknesses like fear or pride. Astrology is not completely foolproof but does provide some great insights into character that have created many compatible, long-term relationships over the years.

Should I Date Someone Who Shares My Star Sign?

This strategy has worked for some but not for everyone. It’s important to look over the various zodiac signs and see which personality or individual characteristics that you feel you could best complement. People who are too much alike don’t always make for the best couples, but it’s not as if that’s a hard and fast rule. It’s up to you and which star sign you feel would be the best fit for your personality and needs. 

What are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water Signs?

Fire signs are associated with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius (passionate, dynamic, and temperamental). Earth signs are associated with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn (conservative, realistic, and down to earth). Air signs are associated with Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius (intellectual, communicative, and analytical). Water signs are associated with Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces (emotional and ultra-sensitive).

Is Astrology a Religion?

Astrology is based more on science and math than it does in the religious realm. However, astrology does seem to operate in a similar vein as religious faith. It offers comfort and a better understanding of the world to its adherents.

Are Astrological Predictions Right 100% of the Time?

Astrology is based more on science and math than it does in the religious realm. However, astrology does seem to operate in a similar vein as religious faith. It offers comfort and a better understanding of the world to its adherents.

Are There Any Free Astrology Dating Sites?

Oromoon is a good astrology dating site that can be used free of charge. There are many out there, but Oromoon is our top-pick for free astrology dating, mostly due to its dynamic matching method and its awesome messaging features.