Aries Compatibility – The Best and Worst Match

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An Aries couple under a treeA person born under the zodiac sign of Aries the Ram is recognized as being proud and courageous.

This sign always looks at any problem as a challenge to be solved and will never walk away until the issue has been resolved.

These Arian traits are attractive to many other zodiac signs, however, in a relationship they can cause disruption and discord.

Because of these traits, a healthy Aries compatibility match can be tricky with several zodiac signs, as there will probably always be a modicum of volatility within the relationship.

There are many factors to take into account when trying to assess compatibility between the zodiac signs and this article is written based on a person’s Sun Sign.

Every person’s traits will vary depending on their exact time of birth and the other astrological factors in their natal chart.

Generally, these characteristics are consistent in varying degrees with their zodiac sign.

Knowing, understanding, and making allowances for these traits where you need to will give you the greatest chance of creating a harmonious relationship with your life-long partner.

Because of their positive outlook, an Aries likes to lead, and initiate, and wants a partner who will allow them to take the lead.

To be able to keep their interest, you will need to be energetic and enthusiastic about their many interests in life.

An Aries is usually adventurous and can be an extrovert. Dating them will often be an exciting and exhilarating experience.

Aries tends to crave romance and there is usually never a dull moment with this zodiac sign.

To gain their interest, and keep it long-term, you will probably need to be confident in yourself without being dominating or over-bearing.

At the same time, being open to adventure or social activities will also be attractive qualities.

In communication, Aries tends to be very direct and outspoken. You can be able to win their heart by being direct yourself, and engaging when striking up a conversation.

The above traits define an Aries in all areas of their life.

Understanding these characteristics can help you create a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship, even if your own zodiac sign does not fall into the best match category below.

Let us now look at the zodiac signs that are recognized as the best match for an Aries and the zodiac signs that may need a little work to make your compatibility gel.

The Best Aries Compatibility Matches

Here I will now share with you the best compatibility matches for Aries and explain why each sign is said to be such a good match for the ram.

Please bear in mind that this is based on the Sun sign only.

Aries and Gemini

Aries and GeminiGemini and Aries tend to be a perfect match based on their sun sign.

They are both naturally attracted to each other and can create a deep friendship that keeps their relationship strong.

Since both tend to live for the moment, they are normally very spontaneous.

They both seek adventure and excitement, and their relationship is often fun-filled and adventurous.

These two zodiac signs have a lot in common and revel in each other’s company.

Because of their compatible outlook on life they can create a harmonious understanding similar to that of Sagittarius and Aries.

People born under Gemini are intelligent and love to share knowledge with others.

The explorative Aries will certainly be glad to seek Gemini’s opinion in many aspects.

Aries is capable of offering the perfectionist Gemini desires, and Gemini is capable of offering the stability Aries seeks.

Aries and Leo

Aries and LeoOf all the zodiac signs, arguably the most compatible with Aries is Leo.

There is an immediate connection between these two signs as Leo will not allow Aries to dominate.

Respect is gained from the outset that strengthens any future relationship that may then spring forth as a result.

Aries and Leo, both being fire signs have several similarities between them.

For instance, they are both known to be highly adventurous souls, fun-loving, and crave a romantic relationship that is fun and exciting.

Leo respects Aries’ need for freedom, and Aries rarely gets in the way of Leo’s day-to-day activities.

This combination is marginally stronger between an Aries woman and Leo man. However, the Leo zodiac sign will generally be the one that takes the lead in any relationship.

Both Aries and Leo tend to be very forgiving, and they rarely hold grudges. They also have a deep respect for each other’s opinions and ways of life.

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Leo will tend to be able to calm the naturally enthusiastic Aries, and in turn, Aries will stimulate the dormant energy of Leo to help create the underlying courage of this zodiac sun sign.

Aries and Sagittarius

Aries and SagittariusThe combination of Aries with Sagittarius has the potential to create a great match.

Although they are again both fire signs, they have a different potential to the Leo-Aries match.

They tend to gravitate towards each other due to their similarity in likes and dislikes.

They are both driven by passion, enthusiasm, and have high energy.

They tend to enjoy each other’s company due to their outgoing personalities.

This combination tends to be inspirational together, and through their adventurous spirits are likely to be drawn to traveling.

Just like Aries, Sagittarius is highly independent which Aries finds irresistible.

This combination could have their up’s and down’s but overall is likely to be less volatile than other matches.

They are both capable of supporting and encouraging each other because of their understanding of each other’s needs and desires.

Sagittarius has a classic sense of humor that can alleviate any potential aggressive situations created unintentionally by the fiery Aries in temper.

As with Leo and Aries, any conflicts will be resolved in bed, and their sexual closeness will over-ride any serious disagreements.

The free spirit of Sagittarius will be appreciated by Aries. And the Sagittarius will enjoy the support of Aries without feeling suppressed.

Sagittarius and Aries overall make a great combination.

Aries and Libra

Aries and LibraAt first glance, it is difficult to find any positive compatibility between the signs of Aries and Libra.

Yet this connection is one that can become an excellent match.

The hidden qualities of these two signs provide a perfect balance, which can create the ability of each to curb the exuberances of the other.

The balance between them is achieved by the signs being so opposite in character. Aries has a natural tendency to be the warrior with Libra veering very much towards being the peacemaker.

The opposite characters, and how they think differently, in this context tend to create chemistry between them. This is particularly apparent when together with friends and social events.

From an outsider’s viewpoint, it may appear that Aries dominates the mild nature of Libra, but the bluster of Aries is soon controlled by the quiet resolve of Libra.

Libra will manage to achieve what they want despite the spirited nature of Aries. As disputes calm down it is usually Aries that will do anything to please the controlled and balanced Libra.

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Least Compatible Matches for Aries

The Aries zodiac signThe zodiac signs that tend to struggle in the compatibility stakes with Aries are Capricorn, Cancer, Taurus, and Aries.

The characteristic clashes of these sun signs make them open to conflict which in turn can create intolerance with one another.

However, having an open mind and understanding can certainly enable them to thrive in a relationship together.

Please also remember that this Aries compatibility article is based on the Sun sign only.

If you are born under a sign that is said to clash with an Aries, please also look deeper into the natal chart of yourself and your partner, as there may be other factors present that will facilitate a happy relationship.

Let us take a closer look at these zodiac signs distinguishing characteristics to get a clearer picture as to why a match between these signs can be potentially more challenging:

Aries and Cancer

Aries is a fire sign, and Cancer a water sign. They are completely the opposite of each other. However, that alone does not necessarily mean that they may not be a good match.

Constant disagreements and varying opinions are a dealbreaker for this duo if they are allowed to get out of hand.

Aries loves to exercise independence and freedom. However, the possessiveness and dependency of Cancer can be a hindrance.

The impatient, aggressive, and impulsive Aries may find it hard to tolerate the shy, pessimistic, and non-changing Cancerian behavior.

The Arian approach to problems is to hit them full on.

In fact, Aries tends to feel a problem is a battle that is there to be won. Cancer, on the other hand, maybe brave but this is overrun by their need to compromise and mediate.

When together, these two signs tend to bring out the worst characteristics of the other, which could create an unrepairable conflict.

The confident and forceful nature of Aries can sometimes be viewed as aggression, and this could overwhelm the sensitive Cancer which could make them retreat inside themselves.

Cancer tends to be more nurturing and forgiving in nature but is represented by the crab which could have very sharp claws.

The more aggressive an Aries becomes, the more the Cancer will retreat into their shell.

This can pacify the Arian aggression, who will learn in time, learn not to push the Cancer to the point of retaliation.

They can form a lasting bond if they learn to respect and accommodate one another.

Cancer can over-ride any natural negativities they feel in the relationship by accepting some compromises in the Aries character as listed above.

Aries and Capricorn

Aries and Capricorn are not generally considered a great match.

Capricorn loves to take one step at a time.

Therefore, the fast-paced life, boldness, and spontaneity of Aries can make the rigid Capricorn feel overwhelmed.

A successful relationship between a Capricorn woman and an Aries man is particularly rare.

However, a more likely harmonious connection of this nature will be between an Aries woman and a Capricorn man.

Both these signs tend to be driven by hard work, yet their motivations and ambitions can be very different.

Unlike the combination of Cancer and Aries, this relationship is much less explosive and volatile.

The dominating Aries will try to impose their will on the reserved Capricorn, but Capricorn hates to be controlled. Aries will not succeed because Capricorn will rebel.

The stubbornness of both Aries and Capricorn can make their relationship quite miserable. However, true love overcomes all, as the saying goes.

Being aware of your potential partner’s characteristics can create harmony if managed properly.

Aries and Aries

The Aries-Cancer combination is generally considered to be the most chaotic and volatile of the zodiac sun signs, with the Aries-Aries connection coming a very close second.

Aries is represented in the zodiac by the Ram and is ruled by the planet Mars with connections to the god of war. Hence the reason for aggression and the love of a good fight.

The connection of two Aries signs may result in them being able to understand more about each other but because they are so alike in their thinking it is likely to cause conflict.

Aries needs to be with a sign that balances the exuberances of this sign. It is usually not possible when two Aries come together.

However, in spite of all this volatility, or maybe because of it, the sexual chemistry will be in abundance between them.

This sexual fascination has the ability to absorb some of the turbulence and discord that will inevitably follow.

Aries and Taurus

The combination of Taurus and Aries has little in common with each other.

They will find it hard, maybe even impossible to maintain a harmonious relationship.

Taurus tends to be always looking for an easier way through life and veers towards comfort and peaceful existence.

This is in total contrast to Aries who does not feel alive unless pursuing an adventure of some kind.

The distinct differences between these two signs indicate they are unlikely to persevere in a long-term relationship.

After the initial excitement of the first attraction, Aries will probably view Taurus as boring, and likewise, Taurus could be easily overcome with the Aries exuberance.

It is possible that there will only be an initial sexual attraction between these two zodiac signs, and in most cases, they will not get together at all.

The combination of a Taurus man and Aries woman may be more likely, although it is also more likely to be volatile.

The Aries Man

Aries ManWhen considering Aries compatibility, Leo and Sagittarius which are both fire signs will probably work best with Aries.

There is an exuberance about them which creates energy, which in turn tends to give them a passion for life and all it has to offer.

Aries Man Relationship Compatibility

Looking to the future of a long-term relationship or possibly marriage, fire signs tend to belong together.

However, Aries men can also find their perfect soul mate with a Gemini woman.

A Gemini woman has the power to slow the Aries’ enthusiasm so that he can seek ways of looking at life less seriously.

On the other hand, the Aries male has a strong personality to tame and earn the respect of the Gemini female.

Of course, an Aries male can have a great relationship with most zodiac signs, provided there is mutual respect, understanding, and consideration in play.

If you’ve been dating an Arian guy and you want to know if it’s going anywhere, then you might want to see our article here to discover the signs Aries man is in love with you.

Aries Man Sexual Compatibility

Between the sheets, an Aries male makes exciting sexual energy with either Sagittarius or Leo females.

There is also a fiery connection in the bedroom with the controlled and cautious Capricorn.

The Aries Woman

Aries WomanWomen born under the sign of Aries connect better with other fire signs.

The two most energetic who are able to keep up with her are Leo and Sagittarius.

However, Libra men can bring empathy and energy to the partnership which balances the natural tendency of the Aries woman to be self-involved.

Aries Woman Relationship Compatibility

For lasting and long-term compatibility, the Aries woman can find contentment with other fire signs, but there is also a good connection with Aquarius and Gemini.

A Gemini male tends to suffer from wandering attention and the Aries female has the power to tame and control any distractions.

An Aries female will be attracted to the independence offered by the Aquarius male.

Aries Woman Sexual Compatibility

The best sexual connection for an Aries female will probably be with Libra, Sagittarius, Leo, or Capricorn.

The two most generous lovers for an Aries woman would probably be earth sign Capricorn and air sign Libra.

Final Thoughts

To sum it all up for Aries compatibility, their best connections are Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, and Gemini. The least compatible are Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer, and of course another Aries.

As stated earlier, the above is general guidance based on Sun sign readings and other factors need to be considered.

Taking time to understand the compatibility between the zodiac signs can help you figure out if your Aries crush is suitable for you.

Additionally, understanding the characteristics and traits of an Aries allows you to adjust and make allowances where needed in order to have a happy and harmonious relationship.

For instance, you will often need to allow Aries to initiate and exercise their leadership skills within the relationship most of the time.

You also need to be able to keep things fun and exciting, both in and out of the sack.

When it comes to a successful relationship, compatibility is but one part of the equation. What leads to happiness is a willingness to overcome the problems that life will surely throw at you.

A willingness to understand a partner’s traits and characteristics is the key to compatibility within a long-term loving relationship.

If you’re interested to know more about the compatibility of other zodiac signs, then you can find out more in our article on astrology’s perfect love matches.

About the author

    Samuel Taylor

    Sam, as he is referred to by friends and clients was born in Austin Texas USA. Sam has studied astrology over many years and gains great pleasure in using his knowledge to help people find their perfect life partner or achieve their personal goals.

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