The Zodiac Signs That Are Totally Compatible With Sagittarius—And the Signs That Most Definitely Aren’t

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Sagittarius are the free spirits of the zodiac. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth and personal expansion, this explains why Sagittarius’ traits include a constant need to explore and expand themselves in the process. No one can keep this fire sign from trying new things, and they will likely be drawn to a carefree and open-minded partner who can match their hunger for adventure and excitement. So, exactly who is Sagittarius compatible with in love and life?

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Key Sagittarius traits

Those born in Sagittarius (November 21 to December 21) are ruled by planet Jupiter, which is associated with growth and personal expansion—and the planet’s influence on Sagittarius’ characteristics are without question. Sagittarius is always keen on exploring all that the world has to offer. This may manifest as a love for adventure, but it also embodies Sagittarius’ never-ending quest for knowledge, understanding, and truth. Sagittarius will typically seek to expand their horizons through experience, and since Sag is also associated with the ninth house of travel, they will often try new things that others may not dare to try.

Fire runs through Sagittarius’ veins, and they will likely tackle their pursuits with boldness and passion. The archer will shoot for the stars, and often with no thought of the outcome. If things don’t work out, a Sag is likely to dust themself off and try again. Indeed, a classic Sagittarius trait is their adaptability. A mutable sign, they roll with the punches and navigate the unknown with confidence. Plus, they don’t take themselves too seriously. “They bring a sense of enjoyment and humor to any situation,” astrologer Francesca Oddie previously told Well+Good. This quality makes Sagittarius fun to be around, and they will bring positivity to any situation.

However, these very characteristics—adaptability and spontaneity—can make Sagittarius problematic. They can be indecisive, which can also manifest in the relationships, and they can 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. They also require freedom to explore, so they will refuse to be held back by anything that will impede their adventurous side.

Sagittarius compatibility in relationships

Sagittarius will likely want a partner who is carefree and spontaneous and wants to seize as many opportunities as possible. As Sagittarius often craves independence to pursue adventures, they will also appreciate a partner who supports their pursuits. Astrologically speaking, Sagittarius is most compatible with fellow fire signs Aries and Leo, who will innately understand Sag.

Sagittarius will also find an ideal match in air signs Libra and Aquarius. The astrological elements of fire and air naturally complement one another. As Juliana Rose Teal, an astrologer, told Well+Good: “Air fuels fire.” Though Airy Gemini is Sagittarius’ opposite zodiac sign, the twin sign is considered as the archer’s true sun-sign match.

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

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.” What’s more? “Both are action-oriented, quickly energized, and enthusiastic about living life.” With so much in common, there’s no doubt that this fiery couple will have a lot of fun together.

Despite Aries and Sagittarius’ compatibility, 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 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 Sag’s 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 mutable 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 are commitment issues. “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. Sag may be too unpredictable and spontaneous for homebody Cancer, who seeks 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 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 Sag 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 at a 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 Libra compatibility

Cardinal air sign Libra can be an interesting match for Sagittarius. They thrive on adventure, 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 a Sagittarius’ need for space, but as Libra often prioritizes balance and harmony in relationships, they will be willing to compromise.

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 who is emotional and sensitive, while Sagittarius, a fire sign, 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 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 can 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,” she 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. Despite their different personalities, 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 in order 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 have 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 are forthright and straight-to-the-point, whereas Pisces can be sensitive. What’s more, 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.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Sagittarius’ best match?

Freedom-loving Sagittarius will likely want a partner who matches their carefree spirit and values autonomy in relationships. Typically, they are most compatible with fellow fire signs Aries and Leo. Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius can also complement Sagittarius’ fiery nature.

Who is a Sagittarius not compatible with?

Typically, Sagittarius is incompatible with earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) signs. According to astrologer Francesca Oddie in a previous interview with Well+Good, these signs might find Sagittarius’ energy, and, at times, tactless personality off-putting.

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