For Aries, someone who is compatible will appreciate and tolerate their more high-energy and dominant nature.
Yet, all the zodiac signs can find true love and their perfect match, and it’s just a matter of finding the signs one is most compatible with; astrologer Alex Caiola recommends people look to their full chart and examine all aspects of it to get a clearer idea of which signs would make the best partners for them. For Aries, someone who is compatible will appreciate and tolerate their more high-energy and dominant nature. Read on for how Aries gets along with every zodiac sign, in love and friendship.
- Alex Caiola, astrologer, tarot card reader, and founder of High Priestess of Brooklyn
- Alexandria Lettman, astrologer and founder of Jupiter Jewel
- Emily Newman, astrologer, psychic reader, and spiritual healer at The Best of Psychic Readers
- Stephanie Gailing, astrologer, wellness consultant, dream interpreter, and author of The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care and The Complete Book of Dreams
Key Aries Traits
“People born under the sign of Aries are ambitious, honest, bold, courageous, daring, creative, friendly, and organizers,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader.
Aries are so “fired up” because of their nature, as a zodiac sign within the fire family, which is why they can come off as being extreme or intense in their mannerisms and imaginations, too. Aries is a cardinal sign, which means it's one of the zodiac's initiators—if you need something done, call an Aries.
But Aries are also quite optimistic. And while there’s much to love about Aries’ big, positive personality, dreams and goals, they can also be a bit hasty in their actions, decisions and behaviors. It’s not unusual to encounter a heated disagreement with an Aries or to find them to be impulsive or have a short fuse.
This same fire and passion can be seen as a less positive Aries trait by some, though. Aries' shadow side is that their drive and focus on themselves can come off as selfish. “Aries are also reckless, short-tempered,” says Newman. They can come across as being “egotistical attention seekers,” she adds. “Aries wants to be the center of attention, thus if you are in direct competition with them, they may cause you damage, and are typically stubborn by nature.”
Aries Compatibility in Relationships
Aries and Aries Compatibility
While they’re both fire signs and thus would seem like an excellent match together, the intensity between two Aries can actually be too strong and cause difficulties.
“Aries with Aries means big blast, as both have equal perspectives, and neither will let go, since both want to be able to think and conduct things in the way they desire,” says Newman.
However, because both have a hard time putting their opinions aside and listening to someone else’s ideas and stances, a double Aries partnership can resemble two competitors, rather than unified partners.
“There will be major disputes,” Newman cautions. “Aries performs better when there is someone else to balance and temper the excess associated with the sign, and this is not conceivable between two Aries."
Aries and Taurus Compatibility
Both Aries and Taurus are obstinate and don't give up, which makes this fire and earth combo the least compatible despite them being on the cusp of and next to each other in the zodiac calendar. When both parties refuse to compromise or acquiesce for the greater good of their relationship, it can lead to additional disagreements and pent up hostility (which may continue to build with time and never be resolved, unfortunately.)
They also have vastly different outlooks on life: “For Aries, life is an adventure that’s full of chances to be daring and show bravery, and on the other hand, for Taurus, nothing is more important to them than comfort and peace of mind,” says Newman. Tauruses are patient, but dealing with Aries may be too much even for them.
Additionally, Aries is more risk-seeking and spontaneous, whereas Taurus is so conventional in their ways of living and thought and prioritize stability. Aries is a major risk-taker, while Taurus is extra risk-adverse. In this case, these opposites don't attract.
Aries and Gemini Compatibility
Aries and Gemini, an air sign, can make a great pair because they balance each other out. “Aries is the fire sign, constantly looking for a charming partner who thinks outside the box, whereas Gemini is spontaneous, charismatic, unpredictable, and always looking for a good time,” says Newman.
Since both signs are optimistic and seek thrill and adventure, they’re bound to get along well. Plus, they’re less rigid in structuring their daily lives and like to avoid the mundane as much as possible. With similar lifestyles, Gemini is one of the best signs compatible with Aries and in building a future together where they’re on the same page with goals and the chance to act on any unexpected or spontaneous desires.
“Both have comparable communication skills and work hard to achieve success, and since Aries is headstrong and short-tempered, but Gemini is calm and has a split personality, it makes it easy for Gemini to deal with Aries' mood swings,” Newman explains.
Aries and Cancer Compatibility
Cancer is a cardinal water sign, whereas Aries is a fire sign so both are direct opponents and will have difficulties getting along and seeing eye-to-eye, particularly in the way they communicate and handle disagreements and tension.
“Both are daring and ambitious, and they both want to win; however, Aries prefers to win the battle in any and all cases,” says Newman, and they won’t seek peace as easily as Cancer does.
And while Cancer does stand firm and like to come out on top, Newman explains that they actually prefer to avoid conflict, when possible; they would rather be protecting and nurturing instead of confronting conflict head-on like Aries.
This combo can be volatile because according to Newman, "Aries' aggression may overwhelm and intimidate, and thus Cancer will likely withdraw inside a protective shell in response."
Aries and Leo Compatibility
Leo is also a fire sign, so people born under the zodiac sign of Leo have characteristics comparable to Aries and are thus one of the greatest signs most compatible with Aries lovers.
“Both are driven by achievement and are ambitious; however, Leo is a lion and will not let go of anything that may cause an issue,” says Newman. Luckily, this is usually only for a short period, as they don’t tend to hold grudges. Just they are equally as attention-seeking, bold and fiery, and they love to shine, as the star that lights up any room.
Any argument between Leo and Aries will be big and fiery, and nobody will concede. However, Leo and Aries can diminish competitive feelings together by reshaping and changing their perspectives and attitudes—as well as avoiding direct competition. For example, Leo and Aries probably shouldn't compete for the same job if they want to avoid conflict.
But Leo's people skills can also dull Aries sharper edges. “Because they are born leaders, Leos have a greater knowledge of interacting with others,” she says, so they’ll also be direct in communication and know how best to fire others up and take charge, as needed. “As a result, they are the best to handle Aries,” she says—maybe even the winner, among most compatible signs with Aries.
Aries and Virgo Compatibility
Because Aries and Virgo are five signs away from each other in the zodiac, they don't have much at all in common and therefore aren't compatible.
An earth sign, Virgo's personality traits, which include patience and practicality, are pretty much the opposite of Aries key traits. "Aries is instinctive and fiery and likes beginnings whereas Virgo is methodical, detailed oriented, and has more patience," astrologer Stephanie Gailing says. Virgo, the final sign of the summer months, is also a mutable sign that goes with the flow—very different from agenda-setting, season-starting Aries.
And while they both share a desire to get things done, Virgo and Aries go about problem solving in completely opposite ways; while Virgo would meticulously consider a problem, Aries would charge in head first.
Aries and Libra Compatibility
Libra is an air sign, whereas Aries is a fire sign, so both do have some opposing characteristics; however, ultimately they complement each other well. This may be due to Libra’s priority for balance and harmony, and so they’re able to deal with Aries’ aggressiveness and argumentative nature better than other signs.
“Libra is a peacemaker and is very understanding, whereas Aries is impatient and stubborn, so Libra can provide all of the assistance that Aries needs to succeed,” says Newman. And Libra will help to calm them down and deflate tension, as well as be a number one supporter for their endeavors and passions.
Libra is a very social sign that values community and seeks to create harmony within groups of their peers, family and co-workers; they may help Aries maintain good relationships with others. And if Aries is too fired up, feisty and abrasive during an argument, having Libra by their side can help mitigate the negative energy and intensity of the situation and bring about peace.
Aries and Scorpio Compatibility
Because Aries and Scorpio are five signs away from each other in the zodiac, on paper they should be totally incompatible. However, sparks could fly between Aries and Scorpio because they share similar traits, according to astrologer Alexandria Lettman. They share Mars as their ruling planet, which lends both signs their passion, bravery, loyalty, and assertiveness.
However, Scorpio's status as a water sign lends it some traits that are in more direct opposition to Aries. Water signs are known to be emotional, sensitive, and to enjoy deep conversations and thoughts. While Scorpio and Aries share many of the same traits, Scorpio does have this deep, sensitive need to process their emotions internally that Aries doesn't share. Aries works through its problems more externally, which could create tension.
This push-pull can be a great pairing, or something that flames out. "I could see instances where it could really work, but then also where it completely wouldn't," Lettman says.
Aries and Sagittarius Compatibility
Aries and Sagittarius could be a really powerful love match. Both fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries share an active spirit and passion for life. They're both optimistic and love fun and adventure, too.
It would never be a dull day with Sagittarius and Aries. "They're the type of people who could keep the spark alive for a long time," Lettman says. "They're always kind of building each other up and expanding their horizons together."
Aries and Capricorn Compatibility
These two powerful signs, Aries and Capricorn, can overwhelm each other romantically but may make good friends.
Both cardinal signs that start their seasons (Capricorn winter, Aries spring), Capricorn and Aries square each other, which means there is tension and that this can be a tricky pairing, according to Lettman. They are both ambitious and determined, but approach their goals in opposite ways: Capricorn, symbolized by the mountain goat, is all about a steady and long climb to achievement, while Aries is about quick action.
While this dynamic may be too much for a romantic relationship, it could make for a rewarding and exciting friendship because Aries and Capricorn could use their combined determination to accomplish shared goals. "Maybe it's not so much romantic, but in a friendship between Aries and Capricorn nobody is getting in their way because they're like the queen bees," she adds.
Aries and Aquarius Compatibility
Aries and Aquarius also has potential to be a powerful and well-balanced love match. A fixed air sign, Aquarius falls in the middle of the winter season and shares Aries' intelligence and independence.
If Aries lets them, Aquarians could use their stamina and intelligence to help Aries execute their big ideas and dreams. Because Aries may not think everything through, Lettman says, Aquarius can help project-manage to make sure ideas actually get off the ground. “Aquarius would be like, fun idea, but let’s prepare,” Lettman says. In turn, Aries' boldness and confidence can help Aquarius get out of its own way.
These two signs also share a fierce desire for independence and like to march to the beat of their own drums. "Aquarius is very eccentric and they don't mind isolating themselves from people who don't understand them," she adds. "[Aries and Aquarius] are the two who could stick together away from the crowd."
One caveat is that neither sign is known for its emotional availability, so Aquarius and Aries would have to work to bridge that gap.
Aries and Pisces Compatibility
Because these signs are pretty much as different as two can be, Pisces and Aries aren’t compatible. Aries signals the beginning of a new year in the zodiac while Pisces represents the year coming to a close; they can share a cusp. A cardinal fire sign, Aries’ fiery forwardness and self-starter energy could come across as inconsiderate or rude to Pisces, a mutable water sign that responds to the feelings and actions of others and is all about emotional depth. Aries also loves discussions and arguments, but getting that fired up is a major turnoff for Pisces because they're very forgiving and accommodating.
“A Pisces would feel like an Aries is super uncaring, abrasive and aggressive because they would talk over them,” Lettman says. “[Pisces] might be misconstruing Aries’ passionate, driven, intense energy for being completely uninterested.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Which zodiac sign is most compatible with Aries?
Aries is most attracted to signs "who have a similar zest and freshness in spirit," Gailing says. They get along best with those who move through the world with passion first, rather than pragmatism.
Because of this, an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) could really play off Aries' fiery energy. However, the devil is in the details. Additionally, Libra is a great match for Aries because of how they'd balance each other out.
The fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) gravitate toward each other because they share the same vibe. However, Gailing warns that there can be too much of a good thing because two overly fiery people "may burn out their flames." This is especially true if Aries has a lot of fiery signs in their other chart placements.
Which zodiac sign is least compatible with Aries?
In general, a sign is least compatible with the sign that is five signs away from it in the zodiac because that means they don't share common ground. In Aries' case, these are Scorpio and Virgo; however, as mentioned above, Scorpio and Aries do share some common traits, which could mean they would work out. Be sure to look at other alignments on your natal chart besides your sun sign for a better idea of the least compatible signs with Aries.
Purely in terms of traits and demeanor, the astrologers say the least compatible signs with Aries are Aries, Taurus, and Cancer.
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