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The Zodiac Signs That Are Totally Compatible With Pisces—And the Signs That Most Definitely Aren’t

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As the psychic empaths of the zodiac, one of the most common Pisces traits is that they tend to be extremely emotional—both in their own sensitivities and in taking on those of their friends and loved ones (especially those of their partner). So, who are Pisces compatible with? The signs most likely to vibe with Pisces will also have a naturally empathetic side and know how to put themselves in their partner’s shoes, feel their feelings, and understand them on a cathartic level.

Key Pisces Traits

Born between February 18 and March 20, Pisces is the 12th and last sign of the zodiac. “Neptune rules Pisces, and their zodiac element is water, so Pisces are the most compassionate, wise, generous, inventive, flexible, open-minded, romantic, selfless, and emotionally sensitive zodiac signs,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader.

However, on the flip-side, they aren’t the most hardworking and ambitious people. (According to the 2023 horoscopes though, Pisces are called to develop their personal resources for financial gain.) What’s more, they can get too caught up in their emotions and empathy as a means for internal reflection and coping mechanisms, at which point they may become somewhat distant and disconnected from the world. As such, it is often hard for Pisces to overcome obstacles and adversity with a determined, well-driven attitude, so it may take them some more time to get back to reality and tackle their demons head on.

“Pisces can also be lazy, materialistic, uncertain, and secretive,” Newman says, “and because Pisces are sensitive, they are easily influenced.” So, they can easily adapt to those around them and often take on their behaviors and ideas, rather than thinking and acting originally, as their authentic and confident selves. Another one of Pisces’ characteristics? It can also be hard for them to avoid their sensitivity and tendencies to take on the personalities and decisions of others—and why they don’t usually make the best leaders and are very malleable.

Because of this, they don’t take snarky and sarcastic remarks or disappointments well, and they often feel personally attacked and are unable to remove their hurt and boost their self-esteem once their ego has taken a hit.

Pisces Compatibility in Relationships

While compatibility is a complex topic that considers several aspects of two people’s astrological carts, Pisces typically find themselves drawn to fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio. Due to their shared astrological element of water, these signs possess a natural inclination toward emotional depth, which Pisces typically seeks in a relationship.

Pisces also get along swimmingly with earth signs, such as Capricorn and Taurus. “The signs can be a grounding influence for Pisces, helping them keep a foot in the practical world,” Rachel Lang, astrologer, psychic medium, speaker, and author of Modern Day Magic, told Well+Good. As proof that opposites can attract, Virgo and Pisces can complement each other well. According to Lang in a previous interview with Well+Good, Virgo-Pisces couples often thrive because Virgo serves as a grounding force for Pisces, while Pisces encourages Virgo to overcome their tendency to overthink.

If you or your partner is a Pisces-Aries cusp sign, they are typically most compatible with other cuspers of their compatible signs. So, for instance, a late-season Pisces and late-season Virgo are likely to get on well together.

Pisces and Aries Compatibility

Aries is a fire sign that’s headstrong, self-serving at times, and attention-seeking, and can come across as abrasive when arguing, which is a big relationship red flag for Pisces, who are highly emotional and get bruised easily. Aries is one of the least-compatible signs with Pisces, as “Pisces is sensitive and unselfish, whereas Aries is smart and can be egotistical,” Newman says.

What’s more, “Aries people are reckless and do not ponder before acting, and as a result, they may repeatedly and negligently harm Pisces’ feelings,” she adds.

In general, Aries is usually a bad partner or friend for Pisces because, according to Newman, Aries may find Pisces to be manipulative and too impressionable (a contrast to their bold, self-assertive attitude), too emotional, and foolish. “As a result, they cannot form a strong relationship,” she says. There are exceptions to every rule, though, and depending on the other placements on any couple’s birth chart, any two sun signs can form a dynamic duo.

Pisces and Taurus Compatibility

“Taurus is an earth sign and is well-grounded, meaning they are thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, which makes Taurus one of the most compatible with Pisces,” Newman says. “They will get along well due to their similar interests. Both can appreciate the same foods, music, and activities, and as a couple, they are more realistic and prioritize their love over anything else.”

However, Taurus is a bit conventional and does not like change, which may make them a bit too reserved for Pisces at times. Pisces can handle it, though, and perhaps even encourage them to feel more passionate, mystical, and imaginative, inspiring them to try new things for joy, in all that life has to offer.

“Taurus will motivate Pisces to dream and establish social contacts, while Pisces will safeguard and assist Taurus in dealing with others, so both share a well-balanced chemistry,” Newman explains.

Pisces and Gemini Compatibility

Gemini is an air sign and they are known as “the twins” of the zodiac for their “split personality,” as Newman describes it. “Geminis are both intelligent and friendly; however, clever and curious Gemini cannot manage Pisces’ emotional side well,” she says.

Pisces don’t do well with boundaries, and they are less willing to provide freedom and emotional distance or lightheartedness when something is troubling them or on their minds. Meanwhile, “Gemini is extremely disciplined, and these contrasts make it impossible for them to form a harmonious connection, so while they both have the finest physical chemistry, their differences make everything bitter,” Newman says.

Pisces and Cancer Compatibility

“Cancer, like Pisces, is a water sign, so a relationship can result in excellent communication and peace, as Pisces needs a partner who is grounded, protective, and spiritual,” says Newman.

Pisces and Cancer are the two most sensitive and emotional signs of the zodiac, which is why Cancer is so compatible with Pisces, since they can relate to their emotional responses and know how to soothe and support. Though, it’s worth noting that there are some differences in their emotional tendencies: “While Pisces is calm, peaceful, easygoing, and adaptable, Cancer is temperamental, emotional, and overly concerned,” says Newman.

“However, they balance and complement each other's characteristics and have an excellent connection,” she says.

Pisces and Leo Compatibility

Fiery Leo is quincunx, or five signs apart from Pisces. As Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of podcast Allegedly Astrology previously told Well+Good, quincunx often have little in common and these seemingly irreconcilable differences can create tension and complications within a relationship. However, this isn’t to say that Leo and Pisces don’t share any similarities.

“Self-expression is vital to both Pisces and Leo,” says Tenae Stewart, astrologer, spiritual coach, and author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care. However, Stewart notes: “Pisces and Leo’s mode of expression are so different from one another that they may rub each other the wrong way at times.”

Given their contrasting inclinations, the partnership between Pisces and Leo requires mutual respect, understanding, and compromise to have a harmonious and fulfilling relationship. As Lumi Pelinku, astrologer and spiritual advisor, told Well+Good: “You have to really open your heart and be very collaborative and understanding of the other’s perspective.”

Pisces and Virgo Compatibility

A Pisces-Virgo match is proof that opposite signs attract. Virgo is an earth sign, and they help ground Pisces by being very attentive and loving to their partners. “They are endearing, intelligent, empathetic, romantic, and passionate, and Virgo possesses all of the attributes that Pisces needs,” Newman says. “Both partners can enjoy exceptional conversation.”

Together, they are emotionally in tune and invested in their partnership. What’s more, Virgo and Pisces are both humble. “They are full of modesty and selflessness, as they are constantly willing to help others,” says Newman.

The slight difference is that Pisces focuses on grander, more big-picture matters, while Virgo focuses on smaller, more trivial or minor things, instead. It’s a good thing, though, when used positively. “When they combine their strengths, they balance each other out and as a result, they complement each other well,” she says.

Pisces and Libra Compatibility

With Venus as their ruling planet, Libras are true romantics. “This is somebody that is always looking for that proverbial or literal other half,” Maria Marmanides, astrologer and tarot reader, told Well+Good. Pisces, in this sense, are quite similar to Libras. “Pisces and Libras love love,” says Stewart. Considering that both signs value romance and intimacy, the two zodiac signs can complement each other in a romantic relationship.

However, they aren’t without their differences. For one, Pisces typically value emotional connection, while Libras put a higher value on intellectual connection, says Stewart. If there is a lack of communication and understanding, this might cause some strife between them.

It’s also important to note that Pisces are quincunx, or five signs apart from Libra. As mentioned, a quincunx could potentially signify major differences that might be hard for two individuals to reconcile their conflicting aspects. However, it isn’t impossible. Pisces and Libras have the capacity to get along should they learn to understand and appreciate each other’s differences.

Pisces and Scorpio Compatibility

Pisces and Scorpios are both water signs, and thereby, naturally gravitate toward one another. “Pisces and Scorpio are both highly intuitive and able to see through others with ease,” says Stewart. This can make for an empathetic and supportive relationship.

In addition, “Scorpios tend to be great with emotional boundaries, but Pisces has challenges with them,” Natalia Benson, astrologer and women’s empowerment coach, told Well+Good. This can go one of two ways: it can create a bit of disconnect or a nice balance in the relationship if Pisces and Scorpio learn to be patient and understanding with one another.

In other words, “allow your relationship to be a safe space where you can both let your guard down,” says Stewart.

Pisces and Sagittarius Compatibility

Both Pisces and Sagittarius are mutable signs that “innately know how to go with the flow,” Stefanie Iris Weiss, astrologer and sexologist, told Well+Good. In traditional astrology, they also share the same ruling planet, Jupiter, which is the planet of luck and expansion, which means they might have a little extra cosmic luck behind them.

What’s more, Pisces and Sagittarius “share a passion for spirituality and all things mystical,” says Stewart, “Though you sometimes approach this topic differently, allow your differences to be what brings you together.” While the two zodiac signs might have some things in common, they come from two opposing astrological elements (fire and water) and thereby, express their energy in ways that might be incompatible.

For instance, Sagittarius can be painfully honest, while Pisces can be sensitive—and “if communication is bad, then it probably won’t work for this highly intuitive sign,” according to astrologer Ms. IGee, a spiritual expert at Higher Vibes Online. If they learn how to communicate effectively and work through any differences that arise, this pairing can have a dynamic and fulfilling relationship.

Pisces and Capricorn Compatibility

“This relationship can sometimes feel very serious, because Pisces and Capricorns both value commitment so highly, albeit in different ways,” says Stewart. Pisces tend to be hopeless romantics (a characteristic amplified on February 14, the zodiac sign’s best day of 2023 prediction) while Capricorns typically make their work and ambitions a top priority. This might not seem like an ideal match, but their differences can complement each other.

As mentioned, earthy and practical Capricorn can be a grounding influence for dreamy Pisces, while Pisces can bring emotional depth to a Capricorn’s life. What’s more, this earth and water sign pair can also make for a productive union, astrologer Elisabeth Grace previously told Well+Good, adding that things grow when you bring together earth and water.

Once Pisces learn to be more practical and grounded in their approach to life and Capricorns lean into their emotional side, it can make for a fruitful relationship.

Pisces and Aquarius Compatibility

“Aquarius is an air sign and the only thing they have in common is that they both like to dream big; however, Aquarius would struggle to deal with Pisces’ emotional side,” says Newman. Aquarius gets a bad rap for being overly detached and aloof, as well as “emotionless,” but they do feel, and feel deeply, for those around them and for the world at large. They’re the humanitarians of the zodiac, after all.

However, Aquarius can bottle up and hide their emotional side, which means it could take time for them to open up and figure out how to express love and emotion to others. So, Pisces’ extreme emotions may be too severe for Aquarius to master quickly—if ever.

“Aquarius fails to properly comprehend Pisces, which leads Pisces to believe that they are not receiving the attention and care they need,” says Newman. “Aquarius likes to be free and gregarious, and Pisces is more grounded and patient, so both partners may be unable to comprehend each other.”

Pisces and Pisces Compatibility

“Two Pisces together is a recipe for romance and emotional connection,” says Stewart. As water signs, they share the same emotional depth and they can inherently understand one another’s interior worlds, which may allow them to connect on a soul-deep level. However, the emotional intensity shared between two Pisces can also bring challenges to their relationship.

Because Pisces tend to struggle with boundaries, two Pisces might lose themselves in one another. To avoid this, it’s important to take steps to feel grounded, says Stewart. This pairing will need to focus on the romantic and practical aspects of their relationship in equal measure for it to truly thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Zodiac sign is a Pisces’ best match?

Pisces are naturally compatible with Cancer and Scorpio. These water signs have the capacity to offer the emotional depth that Pisces yearn for in a relationship. They also play nicely in the pool with earth signs, such as Capricorn and Taurus, who can bring grounding energy as well as Virgo who, though Pisces’ polar opposite sign, can complement each other’s differences.

Which Zodiac sign is a Pisces’ worst match?

When it comes to a Pisces’ compatibility with another zodiac sign, it’s important to take more than the individuals’ sun sign into consideration. However, Pisces might have trouble with Gemini, Aries, and Aquarius.

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