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Aries Compatibility with the Other Zodiac Signs

Read about Aries' best and worst match

Almost all of us have heard about zodiac and astrology at one point or another. While astrological signs vary from culture to culture, the most commonly known signs had their origins from the zodiac. The zodiac clearly originated from the era of sun worship, a time when all of our ancestors believe that the sun is the center of the universe and is one of the most important deities that answer their prayers. We are well past the stage when we all thought that the sun was a god, but it clearly left its impact enough for people of the ancient world to devise the astrological signs that we know of today.

The zodiac can also be viewed as a compatibility wheel or chart. It matches certain personality types based on certain aspects of a particular sign, its governing astrological factors, and even its corresponding elements. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, is considered the sign with the most powerful expression of energy and creativity. Because Aries is the first sign, it makes perfect sense for us to focus on this “leader sign” and how it relates to the other signs, what signs most agree with it and disagree with it, how it acts when it interacts with certain signs and all other interesting information that can provide us a deeper understanding of the astrological zodiac signs. But before all that, we must first know the entire roster of the zodiac signs and their brief characteristics.

Before we discuss what other signs are best compatible with Aries, let’s take a more detailed look at individuals' personality traits under the sign of Aries.

Aries – The first sign

Being born under the dominating element of Fire, Arians are definitely individuals with fiery traits. The most defining characteristics of people born under Aries are that they are definitely competitive individuals, with a high level of self-assurance, confidence, and courage. Unfortunately, this also means that they are very impulsive individuals, meaning that they tend to be very spontaneous and unpredictable. Moreover, being highly competitive means that the other signs might look at Arians as too strong in personality and might prove to be too challenging for them.

Generally speaking, and if we base the personality compatibilities through the elements alone, Aries is highly compatible with signs with similar dominating fire elements. These are Sagittarius and Leo. Air is an element that fans the fire, causing it to burn a lot brighter and hotter, so do the other Air elements of Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. The Earth and the Water elements do not fare better than each other because these elements are known to put out Fire. Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, and Cancer all fall in the lowest compatibility areas when it comes to Aries.

Aries – relationships and compatibility

Zodiac and astrology are completely defined by their signs and their relationship with each other. A sign can't be compatible with all of the other signs, as a sign can't be incompatible with all of the signs: 

Aries and Aries compatibility


Aries is the first sign of the zodiac astrology, which clearly means it is born to be a leader. Everyone born in the periods of March 21 to April 20 is under this sign. “Aries” can actually be translated to the English name “The Ram.” Its dominating planet is Mars and Fire is its element (which explains the hot-headedness of the individuals born under this sign).

If you're born under the Fire sign of Aries, then you best not stray far from the flock. Aries is completely compatible with itself. While the phrase “fight fire with fire” might ring a bell here, in this particular instance, it serves as a catalyst instead of a retardant. Fire and fire definitely tend to burn brighter in this case, as two strong personalities seem to complement each other perfectly and seamlessly. They bounce off each other’s love for competition and understand each other when they try their best to win at everything. Because they both love to compete, they both desire to be the best at what they do, and they make each other better in the process. Aries as a sign tends to be always on the go, and in this case, it suits the circumstance because individuals who are both Arians hate to be tied down and will work with each other to get out and be mobile again. This combination is clearly designed to burn brighter and hotter and is clearly a perfect match.

Leo and Aries compatibility 

COMPATIBILITY – Highly Compatible

While Arians are definitely born to be leaders, individuals born on July 23 to August 22 are considered to be “natural born leaders.” But while they may contend with the leadership capabilities, it is important to know that their sign translates to “The Lion” and is clearly dominated by the Sun and Fire elements.

“The Ram” and “The Lion” are both under the fire signs and regarded as noble creatures. Aries is completely compatible with all of the other fire signs, and the relationship with Leo is clear proof of this. Both signs are born to lead, and it is in that aspect that they develop unique and complete respect for one and other.  Their communication methods gravitate to severe respect for each other’s skills and capabilities, as well as feeding off each other’s ego and the need to lead. They are both outgoing, and being leaders are quite outspoken, so they communicate well with each other by giving way to each other’s thoughts and ideas. A hint of warning, though: because both of these signs have too much in common, each sign needs to know when to let the other one win since both of their strong personalities might result in a heavy clash of egos.

Sagittarius and Aries compatibility 

COMPATIBILITY – Highly Compatible

Being tactless might be the defining characteristic of individuals born under Sagittarius. Born on November 22 to December 1, they are governed by fire and have Jupiter as their ruling planet.

As mentioned earlier, Aries is really great when it comes to relationships with other fire signs. Sagittarius is a clear indication of having a lot in common with Aries. Sagittarius's most defining characteristic is being impatient, while Aries tends to be quite assertive and dominating. The love of Sagittarius of travel and meeting new people, and exploring new cities and cultures clearly can hold Aries' interest, especially since Aries is well-known to be outgoing in nature. These signs also love outdoor activities and sports and are very well competitive in such activities when the occasion calls for it. Basically, Aries and Sagittarius have a lot in common. Their only problem will be from the inpatient aspect of the Sagittarius dominated by the assertiveness of Aries when it comes to certain things.

Aquarius and Aries compatibility


You are born under the sign of Aquarius if you have a birthday that falls between January 20 to February 19, so people whose birthdays fall on Valentine’s Day are certainly Aquarians. Their ruling planet is Uranus, and their element is water.

Generally speaking, Aquarius is known as a “male sign.”  While a direct relationship with the other aspects of the sign seems to vary, this seems to prove quite useful when it comes to the relationship with Aries because the “fire” personality of Aries seems to agree with the “male” personality of Aquarius. Both signs are also well known for their extreme loyalty, so a relationship between the two signs will be very smooth and not riddled with many complications. What is most fascinating is their extreme love for each other’s matching visions: because they both seem to share the same beliefs both in the past and the future. It is their core beliefs that allow them both to shine and to live for the future.

Gemini and Aries compatibility


You are born under Gemini if you have a birthday that falls between May 21 and June 20. Gemini is also known as “The Twins.” Known as the sign influenced by Air and Mercury, it is the sign that is most associated with adaptability to change.

The defining characteristic in the relationship between Aries and Gemini is their deep love for passionate arguments, not necessarily against each other, but for each other. They understand each other’s language; therefore, they can clearly speak to one another aggressively and heatedly without one getting offended by the other. It is also important to note that Gemini's “air” sign agrees with the “fire” sign of Aries, so any sign of immediate conflict might be quickly resolved using each other’s love for communication.

Libra and Aries compatibility


The air influenced Librans are born on September 23 to October 22 and have Venus as their ruling planet. Because the translation of the name Libra means “The Scales,” this sign is oftentimes associated with truth and justice.

Opposites attract, and that is clearly the case with both of these signs. Libra and Aries are opposites of one another: one is inspiring and is very calm when it comes to certain things; the other is very aggressive and dominating. One thing that works well in this relationship is that, for the most part, Aries tends to be influenced by the calming nature of Libra, and this clearly works well for both parties. Unfortunately, because Aries is the dominating type, there are times when Aries treats Libra, not like a partner but more of a subordinate. This can clearly peeve Libra and might cause a little argument with how the Arian is treating the Libran.

Pisces and Aries compatibility

COMPATIBILITY – Incompatible

Being born on February 20 to March 20, makes your sign Pisces, also known as “The Fish.” The dominating element is water (obviously), and the ruling planet is Neptune or Poseidon in Greek Literature – God of the Sea.

Water and fire do not mix, and the result can be either fire giving up on the water of fire boiling water to the point of nothingness. That is the sort of relationship that you can expect from Pisces and Aries. Although you might think that these two signs cannot play well together at first glance, they may actually work in some sporadic instances. Pisces' dominating trait is being kind-hearted and calm, unlike the bull-headedness and assertive nature of Aries. The relationship between the two might still work if only the Arian can take a step back and be influenced by the kind nature of the Piscean.

Scorpio and Aries compatibility 

COMPATIBILITY – Incompatible

You are considered a Scorpio, or “The Scorpion,” if you are born between October 23 to November 21. The sign’s element is water, and the ruling planet is Pluto.

Of all of the signs and their possible relationship with each other, treading on dangerous waters can seem like a possibility. Aries' aggressiveness seems to be put on hold when dealing with a Scorpio, however, because a Scorpio’s dominating trait is being very easily offended and unforgiving – a trait that is clear from the start to Aries. The usual trait of an Arian to “charge full steam ahead” will seem to stop momentarily to accommodate a Scorpio. Unfortunately, Aries' very nature is not to be tied down, so any compatibility that the Arian may have worked on might be short-lived, especially if the Scorpio will take offense to the seemingly aggressive nature of the Arian.

Taurus and Aries compatibility

COMPATIBILITY – Incompatible

Taurus is also known as “The Bull.” Individuals born under this sign are usually known for their stability and resistance to change. People born between April 21 to May 20 are Taurus, which is a sign dominated by Venus and influenced by the element of Earth.

While the earth and fire elements of Taurus and Aries seem to be at odds, it might be possible to make the relationship between the signs work. Granted, it might take a lot of effort for the signs to work well with each other, but it is entirely possible. Taurus is known to be very clingy when it comes to relationships, which might bother Aries to a certain extent, especially based on the latter's free-spirited nature. Taurus is also known to be completely stubborn, and that is another trait that will drive the aggressive and dominating nature of Aries crazy. If Aries can be patient enough with a Taurus and learn to deal with the seeming stubbornness of “The Bull,” then a smooth sailing relationship is entirely plausible.

Cancer and Aries compatibility

COMPATIBILITY – Highly Incompatible

Individuals born under the sign of “The Crab” have birthdates between June 21 to July 22. Their element is water, and their ruling planet is the Moon.

There can be no other signs that are opposite in interests than Cancer and Aries. While Aries loves to be outdoors and spend time doing outdoor activities, Cancer is basically a “homebody” and loves to stay indoors.  This indoor loving trait of Cancer will probably be problematic. If Aries point this out in a seemingly aggressive way, then Aries will then have to deal with the oversensitive nature of Cancer. This might be a difficult relationship to keep intact but can still work if Aries can control being aggressive and dominating and give up the outdoors' love for the quiet of the indoors.

Virgo and Aries compatibility

COMPATIBILITY – Highly Incompatible

People born from August 23 to September 22 are known to be highly adaptable to everything. Their sign is also known as “The Virgin.” They are born under the planet Mercury and have Earth as their element.

This is probably the most perfectly imperfect of all the signs. Virgo loves the aggressive and impulsive nature of Aries and is clearly attracted by it. Unfortunately for Virgo, this might prove to be too much, as Virgo's dominating trait is to look for security and stability that cannot be provided by Aries. Virgo is also very picky and critical when it comes to minute details, which do not necessarily matter to Aries. These differences drive each of these signs away from one another and are the traits that make them respect each other. Understanding and patience are needed to make this pairing work, but this can be a powerful pairing if they clear up their differences.

Capricorn and Aries compatibility

COMPATIBILITY – Highly Incompatible

Capricorn is “The sea-goat,” and if you are born between December 22 to January 19, expect to be dominated by Earth and the planet Saturn.

The animals representing both Capricorn (The Goat) and Aries (The Ram) are both mountain dwellers. While both of these animals are very different in nature, they spend a lot of space respecting each other even though they have completely different statures. While Aries can be completely impulsive, Capricorn can be overly cautious when it comes to certain things and can definitely slow down Aries' fast nature. The good thing about this is that if Aries is willing to learn a lot from Capricorn, it will certainly work. Capricorn can teach Aries a lot about stability and security, especially if Aries wants to curb the dominating trait of being impulsive that is common to Arians.

So there you have it, the zodiac compatibility summaries with Aries in the center. This will certainly provide you with a lot of insight into the different signs' strengths and weaknesses in terms of relationships.  While this is clearly treading in the realm of belief and faith, this is designed only to be a general guideline and never as rigid rules at the end of the day. As proof: I know a couple who is happily married right now, with three kids and living in the land down under, one is under the sign of Aries, and one is born under Virgo. Since the two signs are supposed to be “highly incompatible,” it is a clear indication that people still have complete power over their fate and are ultimately the masters of their destinies.

The other signs' compatibility