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How Compatible Is Your Relationship According To Your Zodiac Sign?

No two zodiac signs approach relationships in quite the same way. Capricorns, for example, hate vulnerability and experimentation while Aquarians welcome both with open arms. Surely, then, a Capricorn and Aquarian could never get along in a relationship – right? Wrong! The truth is that any two signs – no matter the astrological distance between them – can form a lasting, meaningful relationship. In this post we'll be exploring the various types of zodiac relationships, what they provide and how you can make the most of each. Let's start with the most basic.

Same Sign Relationships

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (Both Aries) Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (Both Aries)
Dating someone with the same zodiac sign as you can feel sort of like dating a mirror at times. The shared sign means you both possess many of the same values, quirks and insecurities. Should you engage in such a relationship, prepare to learn many lessons regarding the art of self-acceptance. Also prepare for awkward sibling-esque moments. You can minimize these by maintaining your individuality in the relationship and putting effort into frequent romantic activities.

One Sign Apart

David (Taurus) and Victoria (Aries) Beckham David (Taurus) and Victoria (Aries) Beckham
  • Aries: Pisces, Taurus
  • Taurus: Aries, Gemini
  • Gemini: Taurus, Cancer
  • Cancer: Gemini, Leo
  • Leo: Cancer, Virgo
  • Libra: Virgo, Scorpio
  • Scorpio, Libra, Sagittarius
  • Sagittarius: Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Aquarius: Capricorn, Pisces
  • Capricorn: Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Pisces: Aquarius, Aries
As in our aforementioned Capricorn-Aquarius example, major differences in romantic approach begin to appear when you date someone even just one sign away from you. To put it simply, if you want a dynamic relationship this is a good place to start looking. Expect plenty of tension. This will not be an 'easy' relationship. But, when maintained properly, it will be quite a rewarding one when that tension boils over into exciting and explosive passion. Patient, well-thought-out communication is key to success in a relationship between individuals one sign apart. While partners will never totally understand each other, they can learn many things about human nature and romance by spending time together.

Two Signs Apart

Ryan Reynolds (Scorpio) and Blake Lively (Virgo) Ryan Reynolds (Scorpio) and Blake Lively (Virgo)
  • Aries: Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Taurus: Pisces, Cancer
  • Gemini: Aries, Leo
  • Cancer: Taurus, Virgo
  • Leo: Gemini, Libra
  • Virgo: Cancer, Scorpio
  • Libra: Leo, Sagittarius
  • Scorpio: Virgo, Capricorn
  • Sagittarius: Libra, Aquarius
  • Capricorn: Scorpio, Pisces
  • Aquarius: Sagittarius, Aries
  • Pisces: Capricorn, Taurus
The most successful 'friends with benefits' tend to reside in this category. Both signs will always be represented by compatible elements. For example, Libras are represented by air while Leos are characterized by fire. The former needs the latter to burn. Should individuals two signs apart find themselves in a genuine relationship, it will usually progress naturally out of a close friendship. That said, should you engage in such a relationship, beware the friendship trap. Make sure you find ways to keep the love spark going.

Three Signs Apart

Beyoncé (Virgo) and Jay-Z (Sagittarius) Beyoncé (Virgo) and Jay-Z (Sagittarius)
  • Aries: Cancer, Capricorn
  • Taurus: Aquarius, Leo
  • Gemini: Pisces, Virgo
  • Cancer: Aries, Libra
  • Leo: Taurus, Scorpio
  • Virgo: Gemini, Sagittarius
  • Libra: Cancer, Capricorn
  • Scorpio: Leo, Aquarius
  • Sagittarius: Virgo, Pisces
  • Capricorn: Aries, Libra
  • Aquarius: Scorpio, Taurus
  • Pisces: Gemini, Sagittarius
Relationships in this category often lead to issues resembling parental conflicts. (Mommy and Daddy issues.) Those who engage in such a relationship should prepare for clashes, with each side taking turns being the 'parent' and 'child.' But this dynamic is what keeps the relationship active. Both people will learn about conflict and compromise in a way that helps them heal old wounds. Also, when these two signs team up, they become an unstoppable force and are able to achieve anything!

Four Signs Apart

Kim Kardashian (Libra) and Kanye West (Gemini) Kim Kardashian (Libra) and Kanye West (Gemini)
  • Aries-Leo-Sagittarius
  • Taurus-Virgo-Capricorn
  • Gemini-Libra-Aquarius
  • Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces
Mates in this category have signs of the same element. This leads to a relationship abundant in harmony. Partners feel no shame in exposing even the most embarrassing of personal details with one another. It's in such a relationship that one learns how to be vulnerable. Should the relationship end, it will have provided each person with the confidence and willingness to go forward and open themselves up to future partners. Care should be taken to maintain some mystery and not expose too much too soon.

Five Signs Apart

Barack (Leo) and Michelle (Capricorn) Obama Barack (Leo) and Michelle (Capricorn) Obama
  • Aries: Virgo, Scorpio
  • Taurus: Libra, Sagittarius
  • Gemini: Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Cancer: Sag, Aquarius
  • Leo: Capricorn, Pisces
  • Virgo: Aquarius, Aries
  • Libra: Pisces, Taurus
  • Scorpio: Aries, Gemini
  • Sagittarius: Taurus, Cancer
When individuals five signs apart come together, the result is a truly odd relationship. Observers will find themselves wondering how in the world such different people could ever come together so well. And believe me, they are different; they've got nothing in common astrologically. They may even have opposing ideas as to what a relationship should be. But through work and dedication, each person can learn what service means in a relationship as they cater to one another's needs.

Opposite Signs

Angelina Jolie (Gemini) and Brad Pitt (Sagittarius) Angelina Jolie (Gemini) and Brad Pitt (Sagittarius)
  • Aries-Libra
  • Taurus-Scorpio
  • Gemini-Sagittarius
  • Cancer-Capricorn
  • Leo-Aquarius
  • Virgo-Pisces
Have you ever heard the term 'opposites attract?' That's definitely the case when it comes to signs that reside across from one another on the zodiac wheel. Such partners often make a great team, perfectly contrasting one another. Should you engage in such a relationship, expect to gain a new sense of perspective. Your opposite zodiac sign partner may 'complete the picture,' so to speak – providing you an understanding of the world that helps you better understand your place in it.

Which type of zodiac relationship are you in right now? If you're not in a relationship, which type appeals to you most? Share your thoughts on the topic in the comments!

Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica Psychology Today Elite Daily