Virgo Compatibility: Best and Worst Zodiac Matches for the Altruistic Sign

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Virgo is known to hold high standards for themselves and the people they love. While those born Virgo (August 22 to September 22) may come off as nit-picky, it’s only because they are naturally inclined to help those around them thrive. If you’re one of the lucky ones to be loved by a Virgo, you may find one of Virgo’s key qualities is that they are service-oriented, and they will often show their love through acts of service and advice. That said, not everyone will appreciate the Earth sign’s pragmatic and honest approach to life. So, who are Virgos compatible with?

Virgo is symbolized by the maiden, which correlates to the Greek goddess of harvest, Demeter. Like Demeter, who graciously provided food to Ancient Greece, in astrology, Virgo is altruistic and nurturing. What’s more, the pragmatic Earth sign has a keen eye for detail, which affords them practical problem-solving skills, especially under high-pressure situations. That said, “Virgo people are most compatible with discerning, smart, helpful people,” says astrologer and co-host of the Kiss My Astral podcast, Erin River Sunday.

“Virgo people are most compatible with discerning, smart, helpful people."—Erin River Sunday, astrologer

Which signs check the detail-oriented Earth sign’s boxes? Keep reading to learn who is Virgo most compatible with in love.

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Key Virgo Traits

Virgo is ruled by the element of Earth and the communication and logic-oriented planet Mercury, which are reflective of many of Virgo’s key characteristics. According to Emily Newman, physic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader, Virgo is practical and adept at critical thinking and problem-solving. The Mercury-ruled mutable sign can thrive amid chaos—and, more impressively still—without seeming to break a sweat.

“Virgos are concerned with rituals and routines, and will working diligently toward a goal with a level of dedication and organization often tied to perfectionism."—Alex Caiola, astrologer

Associated with the sixth house of astrology (which represents things like routine and daily responsibilities), Virgo places a lot of value on structure. “Virgos are concerned with rituals and routines, and will working diligently toward a goal with a level of dedication and organization often tied to perfectionism,” Alex Caiola, astrologer, psychic, and founder of spiritual wellness platform High Priestess of Brooklyn, previously told Well+Good.

True to their reputation as the zodiac’s perfectionist, Virgo takes great care to do things correctly, down to the very last detail. “Virgo is a perfectionist and is well-organized by nature, but they can be critical over-thinkers who expect excellence from everyone,” says Newman. Their resolve to improve everything—and everyone—around them can make them come off as nit-picky or hypercritical. For that reason, they’ll need to be gentle with criticism in terms of their romantic prospects.

But behind their judgy demeanor, Virgo means well. They have an image in their head and refuse to compromise on their standards. But once the service-oriented sign can ease their judgments, they have a huge capacity for love.

Which zodiac signs are most compatible with Virgo?

When it comes to the best matches for Virgo, Sunday says the Earth sign bodes well with fellow Mercury-ruled Gemini. Gemini is an air sign, so they’re in the clouds while their Mercurial counterpart is down to Earth, so this pair might not make sense at first.

However, “Virgo and Gemini, while of different elements, are both ruled by the planet Mercury and are both mutable signs,” says Sunday. “This makes them easily understood by one another and generally quick, easy communicators.” Not only are these two able to dissect conversations in their day-to-day, but they can also work through their differences and appreciate each other’s respective ways of operating.

Fellow Earth sign Capricorn, known for their ambition and pragmatic approach to life, also makes a solid match for Virgo. Besides both being go-getters, these signs are also nurturing lovers who can strike a balance between work and play whenever they get together. “Capricorn is a fellow Earth sign with Virgo and because it’s ruled by Saturn, it appreciates Virgo’s gift of discernment,” explains Sunday, adding that they also have a strong sense of boundaries.

While Pisces and Virgo share a lot of differences (Pisces is abstract while Virgo is pragmatic), Sunday says because they can learn a lot from each other, this pairing is consequential to their personal growth. “Pisces teaches Virgo how to relax, and Virgo teaches Pisces much-needed discernment,” Sunday says. “They’re a power couple if they can meet in the middle of their differences.”

Which zodiac signs are least compatible with Virgo?

Your sun sign tells you a story about your outward personality traits, which says a lot about how well you’ll get along with someone on the surface, but it’s not the sole way to discern compatibility. So even if you’re deemed incompatible with another sign, it doesn’t mean your relationship is necessarily doomed, nor does being compatible with another sign mean you’ll hear wedding bells in the distance.

Other components of your birth chart, like your Venus and moon sign, for example, are both placements you should consider when determining the sustainability of your relationship. That’s because they represent your romantic needs and emotional temperament, respectively. For the sake of sun signs, though, here are the ones considered to be the worst matches for Virgo.

Despite both being mutable signs, Sagittarius and Virgo couples have totally opposite modus operandi, which is why they might not fare well with one another. “Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and likes to go BIG while Virgo is interested in refinement,” says Sunday. “Virgo won’t necessarily understand Sagittarius’ need for more, more, more, and likes a bit more support than Saggitarus is usually available to give.” These differences can make it difficult for these two to relate to one another, often driving a wedge between them.

In astrology, Earth signs are typically most compatible with water signs. But that’s not the case with water sign Scorpio, says Sunday, adding that Scorpio tends to be secretive and withholding, which can be a problem for Virgo. ”Virgo is ruled by Mercury and likes to talk it out– while Scorpio leaves a lot up to the imagination and won’t put all their cards on the table in the beginning (or ever),” she says. “It can be hard for them to connect authentically.”

Aries is the first zodiac sign in the wheel, making them eager and somewhat naive, which can rub Virgo the wrong way as Sunday says this pair can be fated to a parent-child dynamic. “Virgo wants to play a support role and often attracts ‘fixer-upper’ types and Aries is almost always a work in progress with multiple new irons in the fire,” Sunday says. “The power dynamics can easily get off balance in this connection and build resentment.” For that reason, Virgo-Aries couples might struggle to maintain a long-lasting connection.

How does Virgo compatibility vary with different signs?

Virgo and Aries Compatibility

Aries is quincunx, or five signs apart from Virgo, and zodiac signs that form a quincunx aspect typically have trouble relating to one another. “Aries is instinctive and fiery,” astrologer Stephanie Gailing previously told Well+Good. “Virgo is methodical, detail-oriented, and has more patience.” What they have in common is their ambition, though they will typically move towards a goal in different ways.

Virgo is meticulous and zooms in on the details, whereas Aries isn’t one to waste any time and charges in headfirst—and likes to take charge. Their different approaches to situations, and life in general, can make this a challenging relationship for both signs. However, if the two learn how to appreciate what the other brings to the table, they have the potential to make things work.

Virgo and Taurus Compatibility

Taurus and Virgo are Earth signs that implicitly understand each other and share similar values. They place a lot of value on stability and security, Newman told Well+Good. Plus, Virgo can appreciate how Taurus can keep them calm when they begin to worry or overthink, and Taurus won’t ever feel rushed by Virgo, who also prefers a slow and steady approach to love.

One caveat: Taurus and Virgo are both stubborn and set in their opinions. If a conflict arises, the two can get caught up in a tug of war because neither will want to admit they are wrong or apologize first. However, for the most part, Taurus and Virgo will have no problem being on the same page. “Both are emotional people who seek a spouse who understands them,” says Newman, and they can each play that role for the other.

Virgo and Gemini Compatibility

Gemini and Virgo are mutable signs that share the same ruling planet, Mercury, which gives the two common ground. “Both are very intelligent and intellectual, as well as open-minded,” astrologer Tenae Stewart, author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care, previously told Well+Good. Plus, both signs prefer to examine their feelings from a logical perspective, so they can communicate without getting too emotional.

However, their differences can cause conflict in the relationship. “Although Virgo is open to change, they are still an Earth sign and have high expectations around their partner being reliable, which may sometimes be challenging for Gemini,” says Newman. Conversely, Gemini may be put off by Virgo’s insistence on structure and routine. If they want to make things work, they have to accept and appreciate each other for who they are.

Virgo and Cancer Compatibility

Cancer is a cardinal water sign, and though different from Virgo, they are both inherently caring, so each can give the other what they need in a relationship. The water and Earth sign pair also balance each other out in the best of ways. Virgo can offer the security and stability that Cancer craves, while Cancer can help Virgo channel their emotions.

However, Virgo may come off as harsh or insensitive at times, which can upset Cancer who is known for their sensitivity, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, Virgo may think Cancer takes things too personally. A little compassion and understanding are all they need to work out this issue, though, and neither sign will give up when things get rough, so they have the potential to last a long time.

Virgo and Leo Compatibility

Leo and Virgo are on the cusp, which means they’re next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and the neighboring signs have very different personalities that bring tension to the relationship. “Leo is a fire sign who craves attention and praise, whereas Virgo prefers to keep things low-key and modest,” says Newman. She also told Well+Good that “Leos want to live in the current moment,” which may not sit well with forward-thinking and analytical Virgo.

Their differences allow Leo and Virgo to learn from the other. For instance, Leo can teach Virgo to loosen up, while Virgo can teach Leo how to approach things with more patience. However, this won’t be the easiest task as both can be stubborn, arrogant, and autocratic. If neither sign is willing to push their ego to the side, a relationship with one another may end up being more trouble than it’s worth.

Virgo and Virgo Compatibility

If there is one zodiac sign who can truly understand Virgo, it’s another Virgo. “They will be very organized and adept at making decisions together, whether that’s making decisions about little everyday things or long-term plans for their relationship,” says Stewart. They will understand one another from the offset, and continue to push the other to be their best self.

However, “Virgo can be very critical,” says Stewart, and when two Virgos come together, they can fall into what she calls “a cycle of criticism.” If they let their perfectionistic tendencies take over, it can push them apart. With this in mind, “they have to be conscious of whether they are being critical towards each other and themselves,” she says.

Virgo and Libra Compatibility

Virgo and Libra are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and the neighboring signs don’t seem like a compatible match on the surface. Virgo is practical and organized to the point of perfectionism, while airy Libra is an idealist who can be indecisive. However, the two have the potential to make it work if they look past their differences and find commonality.

For one, “both are intellectual,” Stewart told Well+Good, and neither sign is too emotional, so they can relate to each other in this way. Stewart also says that while Virgo has a reputation for being reserved, they are actually a “very sensual and sexual sign,” which will appeal to Venus-ruled Libra. “When they connect on an intellectual and physical level, I think they will find that they can really support one another,” she says.

Virgo and Scorpio Compatibility

Scorpio is a fixed water sign, who shares a similar outlook on life to Virgo. “Both signs are clever and intelligent, and they like to be well-planned,” says Newman. The two will make a productive pair, and if they choose to be in a committed partnership, they will likely create and outline their goals to ensure that their future together is going to be successful.

If, at times, Scorpio can’t meet Virgo’s high standards, this may cause tension in the relationship. Being a water sign, Scorpios can be sensitive and tend to reserve their emotions for themselves, and Virgo may come off as critical, which can hurt their partner and cause them to lash out or become withdrawn. Virgo needs to be mindful of how they communicate to Scorpio while Scorpio has to understand that, sometimes, Virgo means well.

Virgo and Sagittarius Compatibility

Sagittarius is a fire sign who craves freedom in all aspects of life. They like their independence, and while Virgo can respect their partner’s need for autonomy, they also want someone who can offer them security—and Sagittarius may struggle with this if they aren’t committed to the relationship. If they aren’t on the same page, this can prevent them from moving forward.

Personality-wise, they can also clash. “Sagittarius may become frustrated by Virgo’s need for perfection, while Virgo believes Sagittarius may be negligent and careless in their management of things,” says Newman. This may cause them to struggle to make plans, both in their day-to-day lives and as partners. Virgo may also be critical, while Sagittarius may not understand, causing communication to suffer and issues over time.

Virgo and Capricorn Compatibility

Capricorn is an Earth sign that is career-oriented, ambitious, and responsible, which will appeal to Virgo who likes a partner who knows what they want. They both love structure and routine, but they may approach these in their own way. “Virgo is detail-oriented, whereas Capricorn is more concerned with the larger picture,” says Newman. “Yet, they can do anything if they work together.”

What’s more, Capricorn and Virgo are similarly intellectual and self-driven. “Both zodiac signs are wise, and for each other, they are both dependable and trustworthy,” says Newman. This inherent reliability can extend to their relationship should they decide to commit to one another—and if they do, “the emotional connection between the two will be amazing and strong,” she says.

Virgo and Aquarius Compatibility

Aquarius is an air sign that marches to the beat of its own drum and likes to go with the flow, while Virgo is grounded, stable, and adheres to structure. Virgo is also very realistic, and Aquarius likes to think outside the box in imaginative and innovative ways, which won’t come naturally to Virgo. On the other hand, Aquarius might grow bored of Virgo if they aren’t willing to open their minds to new ways of thinking.

“Despite their differences, these signs may cognitively appreciate one another,” says Newman, with the caveat: “They will not be particularly romantic.” Virgo and Aquarius are more logical than emotional, and committing to a relationship will often take time for the two. If neither sign can communicate honestly about the relationship, it won’t be able to move forward.

Virgo and Pisces Compatibility

Pisces and Virgo are opposite zodiac signs, and in a relationship, they can balance each other out. Virgo can ground their Pisces partner and provide them with the love and attention they crave, while Pisces can help Virgo tune into their emotions. What’s more, they will match on an intellectual level as both enjoy exceptional conversation, Newman told Well+Good.

Generally, they have excellent rapport. If anything, Pisces tends to look at big-picture matters, while Virgo is one to give equal, if not more, importance to details. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, and it could work to their advantage if they work together. “When they combine their strengths, they balance each other out and as a result, they complement each other well,” says Newman.

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