Sagittarius is a fun-loving and adventurous sign. Optimistic, easy-going, and friendly, this sign is quite enjoyable to be around.
Yet, this sign is also notoriously shy of relationships, especially those with commitments attached to them. This makes Sagittarius compatibility rather tricky.
Sagittarius matches well with zodiac signs that are intimate and passionate and give Sagittarius a fair amount of freedom.
This article series is written from the perspective of Sun Sign astrology. There is more to astrology than just one's Sun Sign, however. Each person is a combination of several signs.
Sagittarius Compatibility Chart
Below is a chart of Sagittarius' compatibility with each sign.
This chart displays the Sagittarius compatibility percentage in Overall Compatibility, Sex, Love & Marriage, and Communication.
These percentages are partially derived from traditional wisdom as to the relationships between the various signs. They are also based on practical experience as to the nature of the signs and how they interact.
Sagittarius' best matches are Aries, Leo, and Aquarius. These signs are considered highly compatible with Sagittarius because they keep a Sagittarius' attention in a long-term relationship.
Aries is considered the best Sagittarius match. As Fire Signs, they have a lot of energy, and they both enjoy excitement and adventure.
Aries is happy to travel with Sagittarius and does not put many emotional demands on this freedom-loving sign.
Aries needs to have respect for someone to feel sexual attraction. For Aries, respect comes from perceived strength. Aries has no interest in someone who appears weak or helpless.
On the other hand, Aries can be difficult to get along with, so this sign is prone to volatile relationships.
Aries likes a good fight, so a little volatility is not a problem for Aries. This can get wearing on other signs, however.
Sagittarius is strong but is also easy-going. This means Aries and Sagittarius are very compatible in relationships and rarely argue. Instead of fighting, these two go and do things together.
Another perfect match for Sagittarius is Leo. Leo is entertaining, social, and knows how to have a good time. Leo will have no trouble keeping Sagittarius entertained and amused.
Also, Leo has a stabilizing influence on Sagittarius without making Sagittarius feel restricted or tied down. This is important because all relationships, even the most compatible, have difficulties over time.
One of the major factors in whether a relationship will last is both partners' willingness to stay together and work through their difficulties.
Sagittarius has a bad habit of leaving when things get rough. This sign does not have a sense of permanence. So, if a relationship is to last with a Sagittarius, the other partner must be the anchor.
Leo is a perfect match for Sagittarius. This sign is incredibly stable in relationships.
On the other hand, Leo does not get overly emotional or needy. Instead, Leo will stand firm when Sagittarius wanders off, which is the best way to encourage Sagittarius to come back.
Aquarius is very compatible with Sagittarius. Even though Aquarius has a reputation for being aloof, this sign is surprisingly stable in relationships.
It takes a long time for Aquarius to get together with someone. When Aquarius does form a relationship, however, it generally lasts a long time.
Even so, Aquarius makes few demands on a partner. This sign has a "live and let live" approach to life.
Aquarius generally adjusts to whatever a partner brings to a relationship, just so long as the partner does not want to change Aquarius in any way.
This is the perfect match for Sagittarius. Sagittarius wants to be able to come and go freely, without upset or tears from a partner. Aquarius can give Sagittarius that freedom.
This zodiac sign is steady in an intellectual way and is happy to enjoy solitary activities while Sagittarius is away.
Aquarius is also open to unconventional arrangements, such as open marriages or living in separate houses, which might be best in the long-term with Sagittarius.
Sagittarius' worst matches are Scorpio, Taurus, Sagittarius and Virgo.
A bad Sagittarius compatibility match is Scorpio because of their completely different outlook on life.
Scorpio is intense and wants to develop deep emotional bonds in relationships. Sagittarius is light-hearted and wants to protect their freedom at all costs, even in a committed relationship.
There is not much room for compromise or negotiation between these signs. Scorpio is notorious for jealousy, and that is the one trait Sagittarius cannot abide in a partner.
The life that a Sagittarius wants would be shallow and unsatisfying for Scorpio, and the life that a Scorpio wants would be suffocating for Sagittarius.
Also, Sagittarius is uncomfortable with outbursts, and Scorpio tends to have stormy emotions.
The good news is that the differences between them are obvious. These two are unlikely to become close enough to date, let alone have a serious relationship.
This means that if they do get together in the first place, they have already crossed over the biggest hurdles to their relationship.
The problems between Sagittarius and Taurus are similar to those between Sagittarius and Scorpio. While Taurus is less emotional than Scorpio, Taurus has a greater need for stability and routine.
The perfect life for Taurus is one in which everything is the same from day-to-day. Taurus has a profound dislike for change.
A life in which nothing changed would be unbearably dull for Sagittarius, who lives for new experiences and adventure. Likewise, the tendency of Sagittarius to come and go will make Taurus feel incredibly insecure.
While Taurus can be persuaded to travel, this sign will want to go to familiar and comfortable places. New places make Taurus very nervous.
Taurus is also extremely possessive and prone to jealousy. Taurus rarely gets angry but will lose their temper in instances of infidelity.
Possessiveness or jealousy are often dealbreakers for Sagittarius. All of these things will make it very hard for these two to sustain a relationship.
When people of the same sign get together, the qualities of the sign are magnified.
While the two tend to understand each other very well, the relationship lacks balance. For some signs, this is more difficult than for others.
In the case of Sagittarius, two natives of this sign will generally get along with each other. Yet, it will be tough for these two to form or sustain a lasting relationship.
Sagittarius is notorious for being shy of commitment and usually must be convinced by a partner to settle down.
Left to their own devices, Sagittarius will be happy to live the life of a bachelor or bachelorette for life.
This sign is social and enjoys being with other people, but usually, their best friend is whoever they happen to be with at the moment. The next moment, it will be someone different.
With two Sagittarius natives, there will be no one to push for a commitment or even more than a one night stand. For this reason, it is rare for relationships between them to ever get off the ground.
Sagittarius and Virgo is another problematic match.
These signs are 90 degrees away from each other on the zodiac wheel, which is an aspect known as a square. Squares are very tense aspects, but they can also produce a great deal of sexual chemistry.
In some cases, the sexual chemistry between such signs is enough to overcome the signs' tension. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Virgo and Sagittarius.
Virgo focuses on small details that other signs rarely notice. Sagittarius focuses on the big picture, having little patience for details.
Sagittarius sees Virgo as obsessive and picky, and Virgo sees Sagittarius as irresponsible. It is tough for these two to see eye-to-eye.
Adventurous Sagittarius men are looking for people who share their same passion for life, which often means fellow fire signs, Aries, and Leo.
They also find themselves compatible with independent Aquarius, as the two can come together while still having their own lives.
While Sagittarius’ commitment-phobe tendencies mean they aren’t a great marriage match for anyone, they will find the best long-term happiness with these same three signs.
Sagittarius also has the best sex with Aires, Leo, and Aquarius, but also Libra, although the two don’t always work outside the bedroom as they can consider Libra clingy.
A Sagittarius man’s best conversations tend to be with Aries, Leo, and Aquarius again, as they share a type of passion, even if their specific interests are different.
Sagittarius women are independent and need a partner who can give them the space to thrive. Therefore best matches for a Sagittarius woman are the confident and independent fire signs Leo, Aries, and Aquarius.
None of these signs will feel threatened by a Sagittarius woman’s independence, success, and sparkle but will rather revel in it alongside her.
Sagittarius women tend to avoid serious commitments as they fear it impacts their independence, but find that they can make marriage and other relationships work with Leo, Aquarius, and Aries.
For the same reasons, Sagittarius women are the most sexually compatible with fellow fire signs Leo and Aries.
She can then talk with them into the wee hours as they share their big dreams and scary ambitions.
Sagittarius best matches are Aries, Leo, and Aquarius. The least compatible signs with Sagittarius are Scorpio, Taurus, Sagittarius, and Virgo.
Sagittarius' need for freedom and adventure runs counter to Scorpio's need for intimacy and Taurus' need for stability.
Additionally, while two Sagittarius natives may enjoy each other's company, neither will push for a relationship or commitment.
Sagittarius is most sexually compatible with Aries and Leo. These signs are sexually adventurous and match well with a free-spirited Sagittarius.
When reading about compatibility, it is important to remember that relationships are built upon commitment and dedication. Without commitment and dedication, even the most compatible couple may fall apart.
With these traits, even the most mismatched pair can find a way to build a lasting and successful relationship.