Aries is a proud and courageous warrior at heart. This sign loves hard work and challenges and never backs down from a fight. In many ways, the traits of Aries are quite admirable. However, they can sometimes be challenging for relationships.
Regardless of the level of compatibility between an Aries native and their partner, there will always be at least some volatility in their relationship.
Aries Compatibility Chart
According to the Aries compatibility chart, Aries best matches in terms of romantic relationships and friendships are Leo, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini. Aries least compatible signs are Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn.
The chart below gives the compatibility of each sign with Aries as a percentage based on several factors such as sex, love and marriage, and communication.
Some of these factors include the angular relationship between Aries and the other signs in the zodiac, the general nature of the various zodiac signs, as well as observation and experience.
Aries Best Matches
Aries best matches overall are Leo, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini. These are the most compatible zodiac signs that can appreciate and bring out the best in Aries.
Of all signs, Leo may be the most compatible with Aries. It is one of the few signs that Aries is not able to dominate, and this makes Leo natives incredibly attractive to Aries natives.
Aries finds the bold and regal nature of Leo to be irresistible. This combination works slightly better when it is between a Leo man and an Aries woman than it does when it is between an Aries man and a Leo woman.
In either case, the Leo native will generally take the lead in the relationship. As both of these signs are Fire Signs, even though they are highly compatible, there will be some relationship volatility. Yet, both partners will be happy with each other, and conflict will generally resolve itself in the bedroom.
These two signs will bring out the best in each other. Leo will be able to absorb and temper the combativeness of Aries. In turn, Aries will energize and stimulate Leo, bringing out the natural courage of this sign.
Another great match for Aries is Sagittarius. Although this is another Fire Sign combination, it has a different flavor than the Aries/Leo relationship.
These two signs bring out each other’s adventurous spirit. It is almost certain that this couple will spend a great deal of time traveling. Of all of the matches that involve Aries, this is one of the less volatile.
Sagittarius can absorb and deflect the combativeness of Aries with an easy-going nature and a wonderful sense of humor. There could cause some issues between an Aries man and a Sagittarius woman if he tries to take control, but she will be able to hold her own.
As with Aries and Leo, conflicts will often be followed by great sex. Aries will appreciate and respect Sagittarius’s free spirit. Likewise, a Sagittarius native will be able to enjoy the companionship of an Aries native without feeling confined or held back. Overall, Aries is very compatible with Sagittarius.
Aries and Libra are opposite signs, and it is hard to find two signs that are more polarized than these two. Yet, despite this, or perhaps because of it, they make a perfect match. These signs provide balance for each other and thus can curb each other’s excesses.
Aries is by nature a warrior, and Libra is a peacemaker. Although they think very differently, there is a great deal of chemistry between them.
The balance that they provide each other is especially helpful when they are on social occasions together. The Libra native will be able to soothe any ruffled feathers created by the Aries native. In turn, the Aries native will handle the times when it is necessary to be assertive and direct.
It will often appear to outsiders that Aries is the dominant partner in this relationship. In reality, however, the Libra native will get their way most of the time. Despite Aries’ gruff nature, natives of this sign will go out of their way to please Libra.
A match between Aries and Gemini is lively and delightful. They enjoy each other’s company, and similar to the match between Aries and Sagittarius, it is relatively harmonious.
Aries natives can sometimes take themselves too seriously, which is not good for them. They are much happier when they can laugh at themselves and their circumstances, and Gemini is just the sign to help them with that.
Gemini brings out the joy and zest for life that Aries is capable of. In turn, Aries can bring direction and motivation to Gemini. This pairing is more likely to show up in friendships than romantic relationships, but it can make for a happy and long-lasting love match as well.
Aries Worst Matches
Aries worst matches are Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio and fellow Aries. A combination of Aries with these zodiac signs are often plagued by excessive conflict.
Aries and Taurus have nothing in common with each other, and it will be hard for them to build a life together. For Aries, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to display courage and valor. For Taurus, there is nothing more important than comfort and peace.
The needs of Aries and the needs of Taurus are not easily reconciled. Aries finds Taurus to be dull, and Taurus finds Aries exhausting. In many cases, these signs will not get together at all.
It will be particularly hard for an Aries man and a Taurus woman to get together. A Taurus man, Aries woman combination is more likely, although it is also more volatile.
The combination of Aries and Cancer can be the most volatile in the zodiac. These signs bring out the worst in each other, and they can find easily find themselves in a vicious cycle when it comes to conflict.
Aries approaches problems head-on. The Aries worldview is that of problems to solve and battles to be won. Cancer can also be brave and courageous, but cancer’s primary motivations are to nurture and protect.
A negative Aries trait is their aggression. The negative side of Cancer is that the positive traits of this sign can get inverted and become self-protection and self-pity. The aggressiveness of Aries can overwhelm and frighten Cancer, who will retreat into a protective shell.
Even though Cancer by nature is kind and nurturing, the symbol of Cancer is the crab, and crabs have wicked claws.
The more a Cancer native retreats and brings out their claws, the more enraged an Aries native will become, which will cause the Cancer native to go deeper into their shell and cut harder and deeper with their claws.
Despite this, there is a great deal of chemistry between these signs, which can mean that this combination is far more likely than one would think based on their dynamics.
While an Aries and Cancer combination may be the most volatile in the zodiac, an Aries and Aries combination is close.
Aries enjoys a good fight. The archetype for Aries is the Warrior, and this sign is ruled by Mars. Two Aries natives will indeed understand each other, but they are really too much alike.
Aries does better when there is someone else to balance and temper the excesses of this sign. When there are two Aries natives, this is not possible. Yet, despite this volatility, or perhaps because of it, there will be a lot of sexual chemistry between them. This sexual chemistry can overcome and absorb some of the inevitable conflicts that will arise.
- Aries Man and Aries Woman Compatibility (detailed analysis)
The compatibility between Aries and Capricorn is complicated and they are considered one of the worst matches.
This combination will rarely be found in a love match or long-term partnership and is particularly rare between an Aries man and a Capricorn woman.
Aries and Capricorn are driven and hard-working signs. Yet, their styles and motivations are very different. Aries is hot and full of passion. Capricorn is much cooler and works for slow and steady progress.
The relationship between these signs in the zodiac is a 90-degree angle, known as a square, which is the same relationship between Aries and Cancer. Yet, the Aries/Capricorn combination is far less volatile. In most cases, these two will never get together.
Although this is a difficult match for love relationships, it can work quite well for business ones, where these two signs can balance each other.
When it comes to compatibility, Aries men work best with the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. They share a passion for life, and they can understand one another and feed off one another’s energy in a way that lifts them both.
When it comes to long term love and marriage, the fire signs belong together. But Aries men also find themselves making deep connections with Gemini women. An Aries man has the strength to “tame” a Gemini woman, while she can help him take life a little less seriously.
In the bedroom, Aries men share good sexual energy with Leo and Sagittarius and is also a surprisingly good match for disciplined and down to earth Capricorn.
Aries women find their best matches in the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, who are some of the few people who can keep up with her and match her energy. However, Aries women also make surprisingly good matches for Libra men, who are just as energetic and bring empathy to the partnership that balances an Aries woman’s tendency to be self-involved.
When it comes to long term love and marriage, Aries women again find lasting compatibility with the other fire signs and Gemini and Aquarius.
Strong women born under Aries are among the few that can tame a Gemini man’s wandering attention. They also thrive on the kind of independent relationship offered by Aquarius.
In the bedroom, Aries women will have the most fun with Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Capricorn. Air sign Libra and earth sign Capricorn are both the kind of generous lovers that Aries women appreciate.