Pisces Compatibility: Best and Worst Zodiac Matches for the Spiritual Sign

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As the psychic empaths of the zodiac, those born in Pisces (February 18 to March 20) tend to be extremely emotional. When it comes to relationships, the water sign is deeply romantic and will likely align with people who’s emotionally mature and who can support their grandiose dreams. That said, who is Pisces compatible with?

Sensitive and optimistic, Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. They’re known for their daydreaming tendencies and getting lost in their own minds. Some call it delusion, but it’s their way of designing their ideal life. Pisces’ love life typically work the same way; they tend to know the kind of romance they want and will find it—even if they romanticize people in their head. Ultimately, Pisces needs a partner they can be vulnerable with emotionally and share big dreams with.

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Romantic Pisces is all about love, but not everyone meshes well with the water sign. Read on to discover who is Pisces most and least compatible with.

Key Pisces Traits

In order to know who they’re compatible with, it helps to get to know the ins and outs of Pisces’ personality. For starters, many of Pisces traits are reflective of their ruling planets: Neptune in modern astrology and Jupiter in traditional astrology. “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.

Their traditional ruler, Jupiter, ups the ante in terms of their daydreams and illusions. Jupiter rules expansion and higher knowledge, giving Pisces the ability to think abstractly and conjure big dreams, yet they aren’t the most hardworking or ambitious people. Most of their motivations exist in the confines of their minds and can get too caught up in their emotions and empathy as a means for internal reflection and coping mechanisms.

As a result, tend to become somewhat distant and disconnected from the world, and it’s 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.

As adventurous as Pisces can be in their ideas, they need someone who can lounge and divulge in quality time. Not to mention, someone who's not afraid to face their emotions. “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. What’s more, it can also be challenging for Pisces 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.

Which zodiac signs are most compatible with Pisces?

When it comes to who is most compatible with Pisces, astrologers look to their water element. Cancer and Pisces, according to astrologer and co-host of the Kiss My Astral podcast, Erin River Sunday, are cut from the same cloth. “They’re both extremely changeable personalities, reflecting what’s going on around them,” says Sunday. Cancer is moody themselves, so they’re equipped to handle both of their mood swings and because of their shared sharp intuition, “they can easily read each other’s minds,” Sunday adds.

Similarly, Pisces can find a magical relationship with water sign Scorpio, who craves deep intimacy, which Sunday says is why this is a solid match. “This is an emotional pair that won’t shy away from talking about trauma and the hidden mysteries of life. They feel safe together,” explains Sunday. Ultimately, they’re both looking for partnerships they can relate to on a deeper level and will likely find it in one another.

Because earth signs tend to make great matches for water signs, Sunday explains Virgo and Pisces make a lot of sense despite differences. “This is the ultimate opposites attract combo,” says Sunday. “While Pisces is nowhere near as organized as Virgo, Virgo can teach Pisces discernment while Pisces teaches Virgo how to lighten up and go with the flow.” What’s more, Virgo can help motivate Pisces to actualize their dreams that often feel out of reach.

OK, so air sign Gemini isn’t the most emotional, which contradicts Pisces’ sensitive side, but hear me out. Gemini and Pisces are similar in that they seek meaning and find inspiration in the ordinary. “Gemini is a bit of a wild card, but Pisces appreciates their ability to have fun in any situation,” Sunday explains. “They’re very curious about each other; with Pisces bringing the intuitive information to competent Gemini’s analytical side.”

Which zodiac signs are least compatible with Pisces?

Note that just because you’re incompatible with a zodiac sign, it doesn’t mean your relationship can’t last. Similarly, being compatible with someone isn’t necessarily a soul mate match. Like relationships themselves, astrological compatibility is more complicated than comparing sun signs alone.

Your birth chart is composed of other planets that can discern compatibility, like your moon and Venus sign, which reflect your emotional and romantic needs, respectively. That said, because your sun sign discerns your core personality, it has a lot to say about which traits vibe with yours—and which don’t.

When it comes to incompatibility, fire sign Aries can feel like Pisces puts out their flames. “Aries is traditionally confrontational and Pisces is much more soft and passive,” says Sunday. Pisces can feel intimidated by Aries’ bluntness and short temper. Ultimately, they see and operate in the world differently, explains Sunday, adding that “Aries’ intense nature is likely to be really intense for Pisces’ sensitivities.”

Pisces and Leo are both artistically inclined, but it’s not enough to sustain a relationship in the long run. “Leo can be a bit threatened by Pisces’ ability to create on a whim,” says Sunday. “Pisces is also a sign that’s likely to change their mind often and Leo appreciates steadfast commitment.” They’ll need to mend their differing approaches in life along with their insecurities in order to work.

Even though Pisces admires Libra’s appreciation for art, love, and the finer things, explains Sunday, “Pisces isn’t too worried about being at the latest trendy restaurant opening.” Instead, “Pisces is more concerned with spiritual evolution, and Libra is preoccupied with social evolution,” Sunday says. Plus, Pisces might be too dependent on air sign Libra, who, despite being a socialite, requires a lot of time for self-care.

How does Pisces compatibility vary with different signs?

Pisces and Aries Compatibility

Although Pisces and Aries can share a cusp, 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 highly emotional and sensitive Pisces. Aries is one of the least compatible signs with Pisces, because “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.

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 says.

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. This, in turn, might not bode well with Pisces, who is emotionally sensitive—but they can still relate to each others’ inquisitiveness and search for meaning.

Pisces might not do well with boundaries, but their ability to wax poetic can seem intoxicating to wordsmith Gemini, who values their abstract communication. This might be an unconventional match, as Sunday explains, but ultimately, Pisces’ intuitive side can balance out Gemini’s logical mindset.

Pisces and Cancer Compatibility

Pisces and Cancer can relate to one another’s emotional intuition. “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. This might cause some trouble between the two water signs. “However, they balance and complement each other’s characteristics and have an excellent connection,” she says, making a Pisces and Cancer a worthwhile pair.

Pisces and Leo Compatibility

Fiery Leo is quincunx, or five signs apart from Pisces. As Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of the 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.” With this in mind, the partnership between Pisces and Leo requires mutual respect, understanding, and compromise to have a harmonious relationship.

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, “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

Ruled by love planet Venus, 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 values 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, which could signify irreconcilable differences between the two. However, Pisces and Libra can get along if they learn to understand and appreciate each other’s differences.

Pisces and Scorpio Compatibility

Pisces and Scorpios are both water signs that share many similarities. “Pisces and Scorpio are both highly intuitive and able to see through others with ease,” says Stewart. Together, they can form an empathetic and supportive relationship, built upon their shared qualities of emotional depth, sensitivity, and overall sense of empathy.

However, boundaries might be where these water signs may need to be reconciled. Scorpios are deep feelers, but they can easily become closed off, while Pisces tend to pry information out of their partners. 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.

Pisces and Sagittarius Compatibility

A Sagitarius-Pisces couple can struggle due to Sagittarius’ need for independence and Pisces’ borderline obsessive behavior in relationships—but there are a lot of similarities between the two Jupiter-ruled signs. Per Stewart, Pisces and Sagittarius “share a passion for spirituality and all things mystical. Though they sometimes approach this topic differently, their differences can bring them 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.

Pisces and Capricorn Compatibility

When a Capricorn and Pisces get together, there’s potential for harmony, but they share key differences, especially in their motivations. “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, while Capricorns typically make their work and ambition a top priority. This might not seem like an ideal match, but their differences can complement each other.

Earthy and practical Capricorn can be a grounding influence for Pisces, while Pisces can bring emotional depth to a Capricorn’s life. After all, earth and water signs often make for a productive union, astrologer Elisabeth Grace previously told Well+Good. Once Pisces learns to be more practical and grounded in their approach to life and Capricorns lean into their emotional side, it can make for a fruitful and fulfilling relationship.

Pisces and Aquarius Compatibility

Logical Aquarius may struggle to get along with sensitive Pisces. “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. And while those born in theAquarius-Pisces cusp are both intuitive, 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.

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. “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

When Pisces get into a relationship with another Pisces, they can expect grand romantic gestures. “Two Pisces together is a recipe for romance and emotional connection,” says Stewart. As water signs, they will share the same emotional depth—plus, they can inherently understand one another’s interior worlds, which allows them to connect on a soul-deep level. But a Pisces-Pisces pair, beautiful as it may be, isn’t without its drawbacks.

The emotional intensity shared between two Pisces can bring challenges to their relationship. Because Pisces tend to struggle with boundaries, two Pisces might lose themselves in one another. To avoid this problem, it’s important for the pair to take steps to feel grounded, says Stewart. This pairing will need to focus on both the romantic and practical aspects of their relationship for it to withstand the ebbs and flows of life.

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