The 2 Zodiac Signs You May Not Get Along With, Based On Your Sign

Blame it on astrology.

by Eva Taylor Grant and Kristine Fellizar
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An astrologer explains the two signs each zodiac sign might not be compatible with.
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Chances are, you won’t get along with everyone you meet. However, it may be extra hard to form a connection with some people in particular. Although many factors can contribute to this, astrology may be to blame. Incompatible zodiac signs come in all shapes and forms, and you can use your sun sign, along with other parts of your astrological birth chart, to understand how you relate to other people.

“Sun signs’ compatibility is not an indication of overall compatibility in astrology,” astrologer Lisa Stardust tells Bustle. “While other factors within a birth chart show whether or not two people will get along, sun signs indicate whether two people’s basic personalities will share a connection. However, often sun signs may clash, as their egos may clash.” In short: Two incompatible signs may have trouble getting along at first because sun signs are all about the basic aspects of someone’s personality.

The good thing is, it’s possible for incompatible signs to overcome the struggle to get along. Whether it means accepting a neutral relationship or getting to know each other on a deeper level, these signs may be able to form close bonds. Just because astrology says you’re not very compatible with certain signs doesn’t mean that you should avoid them altogether — it just means that forming a relationship may be challenging.

Here, Stardust breaks down the 12 signs and the two that each of them are least compatible with.


Aries (March 21-April 19): Cancer And Capricorn

If you’re an Aries, the first sign you might have trouble getting along with is Cancer. According to Stardust, Aries and Cancer will clash over basic emotional needs. “Aries is too brash, while Cancer is sensitive,” she says. Fire (Aries) and water (Cancer) are natural opposites, too, so there’s a good chance these two may butt heads.

The second sign you may struggle to get along with is Capricorn. “Capricorn is too regimented and loves structure, while Aries is impulsive and doesn’t adhere to a regular routine, which causes issues between them both,” Stardust says. When the relationship is good, these two could be the ultimate power couple. However, their personality differences may be too much to make things work.

To get along with these two signs as an Aries, make sure to ask people if you don’t understand how they feel, and try to compromise more often.


Taurus (April 20-May 20): Leo And Aquarius

Taurus may have a tough time overcoming personality differences with Leo. “Fiery Leo may be a little too rough for the sweet Bull, who likes to enjoy the finer things in life without conflict,” Stardust says. If these two can’t find any middle ground, it’ll be hard for them to get along. Plus, they’re both fixed signs. When there are two fixed signs in a relationship, you have two people who are very set in their ways. Compromise may be challenging.

The second sign Taurus is likely to have issues with is another fixed sign, Aquarius. According to Stardust, “Aquarius may be too aloof or distant, often creating physical space from the cuddly Bull.” For Taurus, something important to understand is that not everyone is as optimistic as you — so try to examine other people’s points of view before you get frustrated that they can’t see what you see.


Gemini (May 21-June 20): Sagittarius And Pisces

If you’re a Gemini, the first sign you may have trouble getting along with is Sagittarius. “Sagittarius looks at the bigger picture, whereas Gemini focuses on the details of the matter, which is why these astrological opposites may clash,” Stardust says. This is not quite a case of “opposites attract.” On the plus side, if they do manage to set their differences aside, they can really balance each other out.

The second sign you may have trouble getting along with is Pisces. “Pisces signs use their intuition to guide them, while Geminis use facts,” Stardust says. “This causes conflicts, as they both rationalize matters differently.” Plus, Pisces’ dreamy nature can be a little too chaotic for Gemini. With a little work on trying to expand your perspective past the small details, Gemini may be able to resolve conflict with these two signs.


Cancer (June 21-July 22): Aries And Capricorn

As a Cancer, the first sign you may struggle to get along with is Aries. “Independent Aries doesn’t trust the Crab’s neediness or desires to be cared for, which causes problems between the two,” Stardust says. You may have trouble getting Aries to understand your emotional needs, and an Aries might not have the patience to deal with them.

The second zodiac sign you may have trouble getting along with is Capricorn. “Austere Capricorn poses emotional restrictions on sensitive Cancer, leading to the Crab not feeling understood,” Stardust says. Plus, Cancer enjoys showing affection, which Capricorn isn’t good at. Capricorn may come off a little too cold for the crab. If Cancer wants to understand these two signs, you may start by first telling others what you need, and why.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Taurus And Scorpio

The first sign you may have trouble getting along with is Taurus. “Taurus moves at a steadier pace than Leo, who blasts forward quickly, making it hard for the Bull to catch their breath, which causes frustrations between the two,” Stardust says. You may feel like Taurus can’t keep up. Taurus is also a fixed sign, so you’ll have to deal with someone who can be just as stubborn as you!

The second sign you may struggle to get along with is Scorpio. “Scorpio understands the darker side of life,” says Stardust. “Leo gravitates towards the sunnier side of the street.” While you may be drawn to their mysterious allure, their brooding will get old really quick. Remembering to slow down and add a bit of nuance to your thinking can help ease some tension with the signs you initially clash with.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sagittarius And Pisces

If you’re a Virgo, the first sign that you may clash with is Sagittarius. “Virgo is too rigid for spontaneous Sagittarius, who often doesn’t follow through on plans, irking Virgo’s need for routine,” Stardust says. You also may not be able to overcome Sagittarius’ more flaky tendencies, and you might find them a little too immature for you at the end of the day.

Virgo and Pisces also clash. “Pisces often don’t commit easily, which frustrates Virgo, as they adhere to structure,” Stardust says. Pisces’ chaotic energy may be a lot for Virgo. Finding ways to be less rigid in your thinking may help make your frustrations with these signs a little less overwhelming.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Cancer And Capricorn

For Libras, the first sign that might be hard to get along with is Cancer. “Even the most romantic of partnerships between the two can go rotten, as they both hold on to arguments and resentments longer than they should,” Stardust says. These grudges could be a major obstacle to you two getting along. Libras also enjoy flirting — it’s just in their nature. This could trigger Cancer’s insecurities, which could also lead to tension in the relationship.

The second sign you may clash with is Capricorn. “Capricorn and Libras often argue about Libra’s partying ways and Capricorn’s strict nature,” Stardust says. With Capricorn, you’ll feel like you’re with a parent, not a partner. However, if you can find ways to de-escalate arguments and forgive grudges, you may not have as hard a time getting along with these two other signs.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Leo And Aquarius

Scorpio and Leo may have trouble seeing eye to eye. “Leo and Scorpios clash over Leo’s inability to transform as fast as Scorpio,” Stardust says. You may not be able to handle people who can’t grow and change as quickly as yourself. You’re both fixed signs, so you’re both pretty set in your ways. You’ll both have to work hard to meet each other in the middle.

The second sign you may have trouble getting along with is Aquarius. “Aquarius doesn’t like to check in with friends or partners, as the cup bearer lives the free lifestyle — without constraints,” Stardust says. “Scorpio is the opposite.” You don’t know if you’ll ever fully trust Aquarius to stick around. If you can find a way to listen to these other signs’ needs, but also let them know how you feel, you may be able to find a balance.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Virgo And Pisces

If you’re a Sagittarius, Virgo may be really hard to get along with. “Virgo likes to play by the rules, while Sag takes risks,” Stardust says. As an adventurous sign, you may feel like orderly Virgo can’t keep up. If you feel like Virgo isn’t moving as fast as you or if they shut down your ideas for spontaneous fun, you may decide it’s much better to move on.

Pisces is the second sign you may have the most trouble getting along with. “Pisces and Sagittarius are both ruled by Jupiter, both are lucky signs,” Stardust says. “However, Sagittarius is more optimistic than Pisces, as Pisces is a sensitive soul who picks up on others’ emotions,” Stardust says. Even if you can’t quite understand these signs, being patient with them may help ease some tension.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Aries And Libra

The first sign you may have trouble getting along with if you’re a Capricorn is Aries. “Aries is too hot-headed for rational Capricorn, which makes arguments more intense and excitable between these two signs,” Stardust says. This mood clash may be too much for you two to handle. Since you’re a practical sign, you’re likely to leave a situation that seems like too much work.

The second sign you may struggle with is Libra. “Libra is too spend fast for conservative Capricorn, which causes problems between both of them,” Stardust says. Remembering that not everyone thinks in black and white like you do can help settle some of your frustration with these other signs, and make it easier to get along.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Taurus And Scorpio

For Aquarius, you may find Taurus hard to get along with. “Taurus is more relationship-oriented than freedom-seeking Aquarius, which causes trust issues for Taurus,” Stardust says. If the two of you can’t find ways to find trust, you won’t get along. Taurus is also just as stubborn as you are, so you’re bound to clash over your opposing ideas.

The second sign Aquarius has trouble with is Scorpio. “Scorpio is too passionate for often distant Aquarius, who doesn’t like to answer to anyone!” Not wanting to play by someone else’s rules can prevent you from having a good relationship with Scorpio. However, if you can find a way to compromise and trust these other signs, you’re less likely to have trouble getting along with them.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Gemini And Sagittarius

If you’re a Pisces, it’s likely you’ll struggle to get along with a Gemini. “Dreamy Pisces tends to skip over logic, which is what Gemini feeds on, substituting emotion and intuition for reason,” Stardust says. Not being able to understand each other’s logic can lead to conflict.

The second sign Pisces has the most trouble getting along with is Sagittarius. “Sagittarius likes to socially philosophize, while Pisces tends to internalize their views,” Stardust says. This can lead to conflicts, as one is more talkative than the other.” Learning communication skills can be a major bonus for you.


Lisa Stardust, astrologer

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