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Which Star Signs Should Aries Date?



Which Star Signs does Aries get along with most easily? What are the best, the worst – and the most intriguing – compatibility matches for Aries? Which Star Signs should an Aries man or woman date?

Aries Compatibility

With its energetic and fearless approach to life, Aries makes an exciting and inspiring companion. However, because it can also be quite headstrong at times, some people may find it a little too hot to handle! For optimum compatibility, Aries does best with a partner who can tolerate its strong need for freedom and isn’t fazed by its unpredictable impulses.

Signs Most Compatible With Aries

As a Star Sign ruled by the element of Fire, the safest bet for an Aries is probably one of the other two Fire Signs, i.e. LEO or SAGITTARIUS. The favorable 120 °– or 4 Signs – spacing between Zodiac Signs in the same element makes for an especially harmonious relationship and a level of compatibility well above the norm.

Both Leo and Sagittarius are good compatibility matches for Aries since they share Aries’ passion, enthusiasm and gloriously upbeat outlook on life. However, Sagittarius probably just beats Leo as the better compatibility choice for Aries. Because Sagittarians value their own freedom so highly, they may find it relatively easier to handle Aries’ strongly independent streak than the attention-hungry Lion.

Really excellent too, in terms of their ability to harmonize with fiery Aries, while also helping it to look at things more objectively, are the logical Air Signs AQUARIUS and GEMINI, spaced by 60° – or next but one – from Aries. Many believe this kind of Fire-Air combination is actually the ideal – and surely it’s no coincidence that a high proportion of successful compatibility matches are between people with birthdays two Zodiac Signs apart.

What About Another Aries?

So what about another ARIES as a good compatibility match? On the plus side, you’ll definitely know what makes them tick, since they embody so many aspects of yourself. Especially with an Aries of the opposite sex, the chances are you’ll be strongly attracted to their best Aries qualities – like their energy, courage and spontaneity.

But because we don’t tend to like our bad points when we see them reflected in somebody else, there will also be things about Aries people – most likely their quick temper and me-first attitude – that you’ll positively hate! If so, better take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror!

Signs Least Compatible With Aries

The truth is, Aries, your ideal compatibility match will rarely simply be a clone of yourself (how boring would that be!). But neither, for that matter, should their Star Sign be too astrologically antagonistic to your own.

For this reason you should be cautious – in the absence of redeeming features – about folk born under the Star Signs of CAPRICORN and CANCER. Because both these Signs are at a challenging 90° angle (or 3 Sign spacing) from Aries, the differences between you may be so vast, the chances are they’ll just be too much hard work.

Of these two Star Signs, Cancer just qualifies as the worst possible compatibility match for Aries. Due to their extreme sensitivity and deep need for emotional and domestic security, Cancerians may find it harder than most other Signs to cope with Aries’ highly combative, freedom-seeking style.

Signs spaced at 150° (or 5 Signs) from Aries, such as VIRGO, may also present more minor compatibility challenges. However, although traditionally considered to be ‘awkward’, and involving signs in conflicting elements, 150° relationships aren’t necessarily quite as bad as they might appear. Okay, these may not be your first choice, but neither should they be your last. So don’t make the mistake of writing them off as unsuitable – in many cases a love match could work out fine!

Why Opposites Attract

Rather than someone who conflicts with you, Aries, what you’re really looking for, from a Star Sign compatibility point of view, is the kind of person who is able to balance or complement you in some way. For this reason, the Sign diametrically opposite your own, i.e. LIBRA, can be a great compatibility match for you, Aries.

Opposite Star Signs are often magnetically attracted to each other, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole. When dating a Libra, fiery Aries can benefit from its opposite Sign's gentler and more conciliatory approach. Aries’s outspokenness is less likely to upset people when it has a charming Libra by its side.

Neighboring Star Signs

Although Aries is quite different from its immediate neighbors, PISCES and TAURUS, in reality it can relate quite well to – and frequently enjoys quite a good level of compatibility with – these Star Signs. This is because people whose Sun Sign is Aries often have Mercury or Venus – which can never be far from the Sun – in the preceding or following signs of Pisces or Taurus. Many Aries-Pisces or Aries-Taurus couples will therefore embody a number of each other’s characteristics and have far more in common than you might initially expect.

Aries Compatibility ‘Wild Card’

Although not technically recognized as a good compatibility match for Aries because of the awkward 150° angle, SCORPIO is a popular ‘wild card’ partnership option for the Ram. Both ruled by Mars, the planet of passion (and of war!), Aries and Scorpio invariably have such a red-hot and utterly compulsive sexual chemistry, it almost makes up for all the ferocious power struggles and fights that come with the territory in this relationship. An exciting partnership choice for all Aries’ who like to live dangerously (and there are very few who don’t)! 

Aries Best Compatibility Match*: SAGITTARIUS
Aries Worst Compatibility Match*: CANCER
* Assuming both people are entirely ‘true to type’ and not allowing for moderating influences in their birth charts.

How Can Aries Improve Their Compatibility?

To improve their chances of getting on better with every Star Sign, Aries should focus on showing others less of their most annoying traits, i.e. their impatience and impetuosity, and more of what's most endearing about them, i.e. their courage and dynamism. If you're an Aries, in general everyone will find you easier to live with if you're a little less competitive and self-seeking, and pay more attention to your Significant Other's wants and needs. This will be particularly important in the case of Star Sign matches which present the biggest compatibility challenges for an Aries, as detailed above.