The One Zodiac Sign That You’re Physically Compatible But Emotionally Toxic With, Based On Your Sign

It's annoying, but not uncommon, to really fall for someone and then realize it might just be lust. Physical compatibility can blur the signs of emotional toxicity for a while, but once it becomes apparent, it's almost impossible to ignore. Luckily, zodiac sign compatibility can be used to understand and make sense of these complicated, fiery relationships. Opposites attract, yes, but you don't need this unhealthy dynamic in your life.

"In the zodiac, there are three main 'modalities,' or ways in which characteristics are experienced, expressed, or approached. Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) are ones that like to take initiative. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) like to keep the status quo, and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) tend to be very adaptable," astrologer Cindy Mckean tells Bustle. "Within these modalities, the signs that are on opposite sides of the zodiac to each other will find themselves both attracted and repelled at the same time. This is because of polarity; opposites attract but their likeness repels each other." So when things are hot and heavy, but after a few months you can't quite handle the sound of their voice, it might be the zodiac at play.

These modalities mean that if you're inexplicably attracted to someone whose personality just doesn't fit with yours, polarity could be at work. "Eventually ... these polar opposites tend to knock heads or become emotionally incompatible to the point of being toxic, even if they physically are compatible," Mckean says. And you deserve better than an emotionally incompatible relationship, even if it's just a casual fling.

Here are the six zodiac pairings that are physically compatible but may be emotionally toxic.