- Alex Caiola, astrologer, tarot card reader, and founder of High Priestess of Brooklyn
- Emily Newman, astrologer, psychic reader, and spiritual healer at The Best of Psychic Readers
- Stefanie Iris Weiss, writer, clinical sexologist, professional astrologer, and co-author of Surviving Saturn’s Return
- Stephanie Gailing, astrologer, wellness consultant, dream interpreter, and author of The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care and The Complete Book of Dreams
- Tenae Stewart, astrologer and spiritual coach
Key Virgo traits
Virgo is ruled by the element of earth and 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 in the midst of chaos—and, more impressively still—without seeming to break a sweat.
As they are 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. However, their penchant for perfectionism can be a weakness, too. “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.
However, astrologer Stefanie Iris Weiss previously told Well+Good that they often mean well. Virgo is a service-oriented sign who is keen on helping others, and they might offer advice or a hand to show their love.
Virgo compatibility in relationships
Virgo will typically be most compatible with a partner who shares the same values, or can appreciate and understand the virgin sign’s grounded, analytical, and observant nature—and there are some zodiac signs who will naturally appeal to a Virgo. Typically, fellow earth signs Taurus and Capricorn are compatible with Virgo, as they will inherently understand one another and value the same things, like practicality and honest work.
Virgo is also compatible with water signs Cancer and Scorpio, as earth and water are considered as complementary astrological elements. While Virgo might differ from the water signs in terms of how they express their emotions and energy, they can appreciate Virgo’s observant and thoughtful qualities, and vice versa. Pisces is another compatible match for Virgo, and though they are opposite zodiac signs, Weiss told Well+Good that they can balance each other out.
Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Virgo.
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 zeros 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 who 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 is 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 of and 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 give Leo and Virgo the opportunity 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 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 the 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, it’s likely that they will 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, Scorpio can be sensitive, 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 who marches to the beat of their 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 find Virgo to be boring 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.
Frequently asked questions
Who are Virgos attracted to?
Virgos are attracted to a partner who knows what they want. They often need stability and security from a partner to commit to a relationship, and with this in mind, they will appreciate an individual who shares—or understands—these same values.
Who is Virgo not compatible with?
Typically, Virgo is incompatible with air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, who may come off as fickle or flighty for Virgo, who values security and stability. Virgo, who is very particular about things, may also clash with fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, who can also be passionate, and, at times, unyielding, in their approach to all aspects of life.
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