Sagittarius Compatibility: Best and Worst Zodiac Matches for the Thrill-Seeking Sign

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Sagittarius zodiac signs (birthdays between November 21 and December 21) are the free spirits of the zodiac—and for good reason. Adventurous, curious, and cosmopolitan are just a few Sagittarius traits that’ll easily draw you in, so it makes sense why you’d want to know: who is Sagittarius compatible with—and who’s better off steering clear of their fiery path?

It’s probably no surprise that Sagittarius’ symbol is the archer—you know, the untamed mythological half-human half-horse aiming its bow and arrow. Like the archer, Sagittarius people will shoot for the stars, and often with no thought of the outcome. If things don’t work out, the passionate sign will likely dust itself off and try again. Their compatible matches are zodiac signs that can support them in their endeavors and share their degree of adventure.

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“Sagittarius is the ultimate student, philosopher, and explorer,” says astrologer Babs Cheung. “People who value reading, knowledge seeking and are well traveled will also catch the eye of a Sagittarius.”

“People who value reading, knowledge seeking and are well traveled will also catch the eye of a Sagittarius.”—Babs Cheung, astrologer

Sagittarius is always seeking more, thanks to their expansive ruling planet, Jupiter (more on that later), which deems them noncommittal. But once Sagittarius takes interest in someone they can grow with, they’re all in. Grand gestures of love from a Sagittarius are a given, but their ideal partner should also respect the archer’s need for space (they need plenty of it, FYI).

When it comes to love, Sagittarius values adventure and independence. Read on to learn which zodiac signs rank the best and worst matches for Sagittarius.

Key Capricorn Traits

Sagittarius is the ninth zodiac sign and is associated with the ninth house in astrology, which covers travel, personal expansion, and philosophy. Likewise, Sagittarius adopts an “I’ll try anything once” attitude, often exploring depths that others may not dare to try. They’re not one to cower from adversity (see: the archer’s symbolism); Sagittarius’ mission is to seek to expand their horizons through experience.

But Sagittarius’ never-ending quest for knowledge, understanding, and truth is embodied by a certain giant planet. In astrology, Sagittarius is ruled by planet Jupiter, which is associated with growth and personal expansion—and the planet’s influence on Sagittarius’ characteristics is without question. Not only does Sagittarius have a hunger for exploration, which may manifest in spontaneous trips and solo traveling, but they’re also relentlessly optimistic, thanks to Jupiter’s abundant positive energy.

“They bring a sense of enjoyment and humor to any situation.”—Francesca Oddie, astrologer

Fire runs through Sagittarius’ veins, and their fire sign element allows them to tackle their pursuits with boldness and tenacity. Indeed, a classic Sagittarius trait is their adaptability. It helps that they’re a mutable sign, meaning they can roll with the punches and navigate the unknown with confidence. Plus, they don’t take themselves too seriously, lest it takes the fun out of a new experience. “They bring a sense of enjoyment and humor to any situation,” astrologer Francesca Oddie previously told Well+Good.

However, adaptability and spontaneity can make Sagittarius problematic. For one, they can be indecisive, specifically in relationships, and may also come off as tactless when they are in the heat of the moment. “Sagittarius is a trustworthy, intelligent, aggressive, and caring sign, but they also hold grudges, talk without thinking, and can be judgmental, rebellious, and egotistic,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader.

Sagittarius people require freedom to explore, so they will refuse to be held back by anything that will impede their adventurous side. For that reason, they’re likely to want a partner who is carefree, spontaneous, and seizes as many opportunities as possible. As Sagittarius zodiac signs often crave independence to pursue adventures, they will also appreciate a partner who supports their pursuits but will give them plenty of alone time.

Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Sagittarius.

Which zodiac signs are most compatible with Capricorn?

Sagittarius will get along best with other fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). That’s because they can relate to each other’s can-do attitude and bold approach in life. “They are the act-now-ask-questions-later type of folks, which is why when they pair up, they'll be an unstoppable force with plenty of memories and fun stories to tell their respective circles,” says astrologer Cheung.

Aries’ spontaneity attracts an adventurous sign like Sagittarius and keeps them on their toes. Sagittarius needs to feel supported in their many pursuits, and Aries possesses the fortitude to provide that support for their fellow fire sign. Plus, Aries shares Sagittarius’ thrill-seeking tendencies, so they’re destined to make even mundane situations memorable.

For Leo, who effortlessly commands the room with their effervescent aura, Sagittarius is attracted to their liveliness and zest for fun. Sagittarius is more independent than Leo, but Leo can make their own fun while Sagittarius is off doing their own thing, making this a particularly balanced pair.

Cheung says air signs Aquarius and Libra are also great matches for Sagittarius. Air signs are intellectuals and share fire signs’ carefree spirit, and because Sagittarius is all about expanding their minds, they have a lot to learn from both Aquarius and Libra. “Libra and Aquarius will help to challenge the thoughts of Sagittarius, which is certainly welcome as Sagittarius wants to learn from everyone's experiences,” explains Cheung.

In the case of Aquarius, their unorthodox and forward-thinking innovations pique Sagittarius’ interests, and they’ll find themselves inspired by their big passions to better humanity. “For Libra, they may talk about existentialism and philosophy that applies to the personal journey, as opposed to Aquarius, which will take on a humanitarian, macro lens,” explains Cheung.

Which zodiac signs are least compatible with Capricorn?

Take sun sign compatibility with a grain of salt, though. You may be astrologically compatible based on your sun sign, but that doesn’t mean they’re your only option. The same can be said for incompatibility—your relationship isn’t doomed because your sun signs aren’t compatible. Your birth chart is composed of different planetary placements that should be analyzed, too.

For example, your moon sign is another planet you should consider when discerning compatibility since it represents your emotional temperament. Your Venus sign refers to love and your romantic preferences, and astrologers look to this placement, as well.

That said, your sun sign is still a good starting point for determining how your fundamental traits and quirks will fare with others. When it comes to who is compatible with Sagittarius, these traits are considered to be the worst matches.

While Virgo and Sagittarius are both go-getters, Virgo tends to be fixated on the details, which can frustrate a Sagittarius, who is more of a go-with-the-flow approach. “When Sagittarius wants to explore and blend chaos with creation, Virgo's anxiety and perfectionism will seep into rain on Sagittarius’ parade reminding them of operations, steps and protocol,” explains Cheung.

Earth sign Taurus is likely not to be the best match for Sagittarius. Sagittarius craves exploration and expansion, whereas Taurus is just fine with being in their comfort zone. “While Sagittarius loves the diverse experience, in a work setting, it can be frustrating to get these two to be on the same page,” says Cheung. Plus, there’s a difference in money management between the two explains Cheung—Sagittarius is a big spender while Taurus is more conservative with their funds.

How does Sagittarius compatibility vary with different signs?

Sagittarius and Aries Compatibility

Bold and brazen, cardinal fire sign Aries will naturally get along well with Sagittarius. “They value freedom and aim to discover new things,” says Newman.” Plus, they can relate to being action-forward, energized, and enthusiastic, Newman adds. With so much in common, there’s no doubt that this fiery couple will have a lot of fun together.

Despite Aries and Sagittarius’ congenial compatibility, though, they won’t always see eye-to-eye. For one, each may want their relationship to progress at different rates. “Aries is quite impulsive and takes shortcuts, whereas Sagittarius would prefer to collect data,” says Newman. However, they have what it takes to overcome these differences and keep the fire in their relationship alive for the long term.

Sagittarius and Taurus Compatibility

Taurus is a fixed earth sign symbolized by the bull, and they are likely to butt heads with Sagittarius in more ways than one. Sagittarius is adventurous, unexpected, and impulsive, whereas Taurus is slow, calm, and stable,” says Newman. What’s more, Taurus finds the most comfort in routine, which is a stark contrast to Sagittarius’ carefree and spontaneous lifestyle.

Another potential issue that a Taurus-Sagittarius couple might come across is Sagittarius’ need for independence and autonomy. Freedom-seeking Sagittarius may not be able to provide Taurus with the time and attention they crave, which may cause trust issues for Taurus. If they can’t find mutual understanding, it’ll be hard for them to get their relationship off the ground.

Sagittarius and Gemini Compatibility

When air sign Gemini meets Sagittarius, it’s a textbook case of opposites attracting. Gemini’s air will fan Sagittarius’ flames, and as mutable signs, both are adaptable and flexible, so they inherently understand one another’s love of spontaneity and adventure. As you can imagine, there will never be a dull moment when a Gemini and Sagittarius come together.

One potential challenge that a Gemini-Sagittarius couple might run into is commitment. “Both signs crave freedom and can become bored if they feel stagnant,” astrologer Rachel Lang previously told Well+Good. “It’s important for them to find ways to maintain mutual interest.” If they come to this understanding, it can help create security and further deepen the trust between the two signs.

Sagittarius and Cancer Compatibility

Mutable water sign Cancer may find it challenging to overcome personality differences with Sagittarius. Sagittarius can be too unpredictable and spontaneous for homebody Cancer’s liking, as they seek out comfort and security. “They dislike Sagittarius’ gregarious and adventurous character and instead value family most, and so they frequently expect their spouse to spend time with them,” says Newman.

As such, Cancer may view Sagittarius’ need for independence as off-putting, whereas Sagittarius may find Cancer’s emotional demands stifling. Overall, they’re very different signs with opposing needs in a relationship—and if they can’t learn to understand and respect the other’s needs, it’ll be challenging for them to create a long-term partnership.

Sagittarius and Leo Compatibility

When you bring Leo and Sagittarius together, a fiery romance is bound to ensue. Both crave excitement and novelty, and fun will always be at the heart of their relationship. “One of the key elements that make Leo the ideal companion for Sagittarius is their shared perspective on making life and love interesting and joyful,” says Newman.

Although Leo and Sagittarius’ compatibility is high, they may run into potential issues regarding commitment. “Sagittarius must take their feelings toward Leo seriously,” says Newman. As a fixed fire sign, Leo values unwavering loyalty from their partner, and they may want assurance as to where the relationship is going and whether their free-spirited Sagittarius companion is in it for the long run.

Sagittarius and Virgo Compatibility

When Virgo and Sagittarius come together, they may find that they don’t have a great deal in common. Virgo is a mutable earth sign that is often focused on the details and takes things one day at a time. Sagittarius, on the other hand, has an easy-going attitude and always looks at the big picture. This can create resistance on both sides, which can make their relationship stagnant and slow-moving.

“Sagittarius may be frustrated by Virgo’s need for perfection, while Virgo believes Sagittarius is negligent because of their careless nature and with their management of things,” says Newman. What’s more, “Sagittarius may dislike Virgo’s analytical behavior, whereas Virgo may dislike Sagittarius’ easygoingness,” she says, adding that, as a result, it may be one of the “hardest relationships” for Sagittarius.

Sagittarius and Scorpio Compatibility

Scorpio and Sagittarius are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and on the surface, these neighboring signs don’t seem compatible. For one, Scorpio is a water sign that is emotional and sensitive, while fire sign Sagittarius tends to act before thinking. Despite their differences, “they’re both passionate signs,” says Tenae Stewart, astrologer and author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care.

“As long as they understand how the other expresses their passion, they can learn to value each other,” says Stewart. They can learn a lot from one another, too. “Scorpio can inspire Sagittarius to bring out their emotional side, while Sagittarius can inspire Scorpio to take action,” she says. If they find a middle ground in their relationship, these elemental opposites can make a great match.

Sagittarius and Libra Compatibility

Cardinal air sign Libra can be an interesting match for Sagittarius. They thrive on adventure and social connection, and they feed off each other, elementally speaking; Airy Libra will fuel Sagittarius fire, and vice versa. “Plus, they’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and enjoy seeing the other achieve great things,” says Newman.

While Libra will connect with their Sagittarius partner’s quest for new experiences, Libra will have to take the initiative in this partnership. Romantic and relationship-oriented Libra will require quality time. Likewise, Libra will have to understand Sagittarius’ need for space, but as Libra often prioritizes balance and harmony in relationships, they will be willing to compromise.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Compatibility

When two Sagittarius get together, it will be a non-stop adventure full of fun and laughter. They also both value independence, so neither partner will get offended when the other needs time to themselves.“They will be focused on what brings them joy,” says Stewart, which can be both a good thing and bad thing for the couple.

“One of the stereotypes of Sagittarius in a relationship is that Sagittarius doesn’t have the greatest commitment skills,” says Stewart. With two together, they’re prone to get distracted and venture off in separate directions. With this in mind, “it’s important for them to know where they want their relationship to go,” Stewart says. “Otherwise, they’re going to end up in different places.”

Sagittarius and Capricorn Compatibility

Sagittarius and Capricorn are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and these neighboring signs don’t have a lot in common. “Sagittarius wants to explore, while Capricorn is very grounded,” says Stewart. Capricorn is buttoned-up compared to free-spirited Sagittarius. Despite their different personalities, though, there’s a lot these two signs can teach each other.

“Sagittarius can inspire Capricorn to follow their heart and prioritize what makes them happy, and Capricorn can teach Sagittarius to stay committed, so they can each bring something to the table,” says Stewart. However, Capricorn needs to trust that Sagittarius will stick around long enough for these two to last.

Sagittarius and Aquarius Compatibility

Fixed air sign Aquarius can be highly compatible with fiery Sagittarius. “Both of these signs are emotionally independent and complement each other, and they are similar in their enjoyment of new experiences and adventures,” Newman told Well+Good. Aquarius is also just as open-minded as Sagittarius, so they will enjoy expanding their horizons and having fun while they’re at it.

Since both signs are dedicated to improving and strengthening their own independence and personal development, neither will feel stifled by the other. That said, their relationship can fall to the wayside if they get caught up doing their own thing. If they want to stay together long-term, they’ll have to invest equal time and energy into their relationship as well.

Sagittarius and Pisces Compatibility

Mutable water sign Pisces and fiery Sagittarius have opposite elements that don’t typically pair well together. However, “[both] share a passion for spirituality and all things mystical,” Stewart told Well+Good. Both are also mutable signs that know how to go with the flow, so Pisces can make an easy-going partner for Sagittarius on their adventures.

Emotionally, though, Pisces and Sagittarius may struggle to find common ground. Sagittarius is forthright and straight to the point whereas Pisces tends to be sensitive. Plus, Pisces is a sign that wants to become “one” with their partner, which might not bode well with Sagittarius, who values autonomy in their relationships. With this in mind, they will have to make compromises in order to work.

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