Are Aries & Virgo Compatible In A Relationship?

Thw two couldn’t be more different.

by Kristine Fellizar
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When the fast-moving fiery Aries gets together with the slow and steady earthy Virgo, it isn’t exactly a match made in heaven. For one, they couldn’t be any more different. Aries is bold, outgoing, and spontaneous, while Virgos tend to be reserved, soft-spoken, and highly organized. Virgos also live to be in service to others, while Aries is known for being on the selfish side. Because of this, they’re naturally prone to having an imbalanced power dynamic. However, no zodiac couple is ever really doomed to fail. Aries and Virgo’s zodiac compatibility will give you insight into what you need to know about this fire and earth sign pairing and what it might take to make this relationship work.

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“Those born under Virgo and Aries may not have a great deal in common, depending on what other aspects are in their charts,” Leslie Hale, an astrologer with, tells Bustle. “Aries is a cardinal fire sign that likes constant forward movement, has a take-charge type of attitude, and is always looking at the bigger picture. Virgo, on the other hand, is a mutable earth sign who’s down-to-earth, typically in no hurry, and often focused on details and getting day-to-day things done.”

Mercury-ruled Virgos are logical. They tend to overanalyze and will go through every fact and detail before making a decision. On the other hand, the Mars-ruled Aries tends to act before thinking. It may take them a while to be on the same page about making a commitment. Read on to learn more about Aries and Virgo’s compatibility in relationships, dating, friendship, and more.

Aries And Virgo’s Sexual Compatibility

Sexually, this couple could go either way. Virgos are highly sensual and love taking their time exploring their partner’s body, while Aries like getting right down to business. According to Hale, Aries may not have the patience to go at Virgo’s pace, and Virgo may feel like Aries is in too much of a hurry to really satisfy their needs.

However, it’s in a Virgo’s nature to take care of their partner. According to Kristina Semos, astrologer and owner of AstroOils, this can make a really nice “top-bottom polarity” that works well for both parties. “Aries gets the party started, while Virgo is meticulous and intuitive about how to best 'serve’ their partner,” Semos says. “Because of how unequal their dynamic is, it can be super hot and passionate — never burning.”

Aries And Virgo’s Emotional Compatibility

When it comes to emotional compatibility, Aries and Virgo aren’t the best match. In fact, “emotionality can be a bit tricky for both of these signs,” Nick MacDonald, astrologist at The Sisters Enchanted, tells Bustle. “Aries needs action, and when emotions are tied into Aries energy, there is a need to get up and walk away before they get overwhelmed and frustrated.” This kind of dynamic can be tough for a more sensitive sign like Virgo who tends to overanalyze how they feel. This can be a problem early on in the relationship when Aries wants to move the relationship to the next level, while Virgo is still weighing the pros and cons in their head. If Virgo can learn to trust and let go, and Aries can learn how to deal with their overwhelming emotions, they can have a healthy emotional dynamic.

Aries And Virgo’s Friendship Compatibility

When it comes to friendship, these two could work out. According to MacDonald, relationships tend to come with attachment and expectations, but friendships have less pressure. “This combination has the ability to feel at home in each other’s energy,” he says. “Aries might at times feel like Virgo thinks too much and needs to act more, while Virgo will think Aries is reckless and needs better plans. When they both realize how much they can learn from each other they will also see that their experiences aren’t that different.”

Additionally, Aries tends to have the most problems in friendships that are competitive. But with Virgo, their life goals are so different that they won’t feel like they’re competing with each other. Since Virgo is very honest with their feedback or criticisms, Aries will appreciate having a friend who can be direct with them about how they can improve. At the same time, Virgo will like having someone who appreciates their advice and actually listens.

The Biggest Potential Problem Areas In An Aries And Virgo Relationship

Aries and Virgo is an interesting combination of restless fire and earth. “For Aries there’s no time to think about what their next plan is and instead finds the spice of life in whatever they’re doing at that moment,” MacDonald says. “They might have to slow down because over analytical Virgo will need to think about what the next few steps are in order for it to feel comfortable. Virgo’s need for contemplation can leave Aries feeling stuck.”

Another big potential challenge in this partnership is balance. As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries has a “me-first” type of attitude. Virgo, on the other hand, is a sign of service. Doing things for their partner comes naturally to them. While Virgo will happily take care of Aries for some time, they also appreciate reciprocation. If Aries isn’t doing their part in making Virgo feel like they’re being taken care of, Virgo may decide the relationship isn’t for them.

Are Aries And Virgo A Good Match?

Overall, Aries and Virgo are considered an incompatible zodiac match. However, there’s still potential for longevity — it’s just going to require a lot of work. “As long as each partner is grateful for how different the other is and not villainize the other for doing things differently, this can work,” Semos says. “It will take vision, time, and commitment, which one or both partners might not have.”


Leslie Hale, astrologer with

Kristina Semos, astrologer and owner of AstroOils

Nick MacDonald, astrologist at The Sisters Enchanted

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