The Most Compatible — and Most Problematic — Zodiac Signs for a Virgo

Here’s how the logical, practical — and OK, frequent worrywart — earth sign matches with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac. 

At one time or another, almost every zodiac sign has been roasted on the internet. Leos get skewered for being self-centered, Scorpios are considered obsessive and intimidating as hell, and even Libras get ripped for their airy wishy-washiness. No sign is safe when it comes to tongue-lashing from social media.

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But all of these negative stereotypes neglect to acknowledge that every sign has its pros and cons, challenges, and strengths. Earth-sign Virgos, ruled by messenger planet Mercury, are practical, analytical, sensitive, cerebral, and service-oriented. Lovers of lists and scouring every resource available to find the ultimate date spot/romantic hotel/must-see tourist destinations/best weeknight dinner, they gather all of the information to create an unparalleled, as-perfect-as-possible experience for their nearest and dearest. And because they're the ruler of the sixth house of wellness and daily routine, they're masters of tending to everyday details, healthy habits, and self-care.

If you're similarly grounded, thoughtful, and communicative, you'll likely get along with a Virgo. Here is Virgo's compatibility level with all 12 signs of the zodiac.

Virgo and Aries Compatibility

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the cardinal fire sign, and Virgo are quincunxes, or five signs apart, which makes for a bit of awkwardness. While Aries is impulsive and competitive, Virgo is overthinking and sensitive, so it could feel like they don't have much of anything in common. However, Aries does respect Virgo's ability to organize and create structure. At the same time, Virgo might find Aries' ability to act then think mesmerizing, so they might very well end up inspiring one another.

Virgo and Taurus Compatibility — Ideal Match

Taurus, the fixed earth sign, and Virgo are trine, or four signs apart, which is the most harmonious and easy-breezy angle that two signs can make to one another. Both earth signs are grounded and pragmatic. Both happy to tend to and create a tranquil home and relationship, Venus-ruled Taurus beautifies while Mercury-ruled Virgo preps, plans, and organizes. Together, they're a productive, stable, and sensual pair.

Virgo and Gemini Compatibility — Problematic Pair

Gemini, the mutable air sign, and Virgo are three signs apart, or square, which is thought of as a tense but potentially activating angle. Sharing mutability, both Gemini and Virgo are adaptable but also indecisive, so they can frustrate one another by mirroring that tendency — and Virgo's sensitivity and meticulousness can feel like a buzzkill to free-spirited Gemini. Still, they're also both ruled by mental Mercury, so they'll at the very least find it easy to connect on an intellectual, platonic level.

Virgo and Cancer Compatibility — Ideal Match

Virgo is sextile, or two signs apart, from Cancer, the cardinal water sign and fourth sign of the zodiac, which means they share a natural, friendly connection. Cancer and Virgo are sensitive, service-oriented caregivers who are happiest when giving to others. They're both equally motivated to turn big-picture dreams into a reality and enjoy being the shoulder the other one leans on while striving toward their end game. Cancer can learn from and admires Virgo's intellectual approach, while the Crab can teach the Maiden how to tune into their intuition.

Virgo and Leo Compatibility

Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac and the fixed fire sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart, from Virgo, which might make for a bit of bumpiness because they have slightly different perspectives and priorities. While action-oriented Leo prefers to prowl, roar, and stalk down any objective in a dynamic, take-charge, mutable, Mercury-ruled Virgo is all about researching and gathering the most pertinent details before making a move. That pace — and Virgo's mutable indecisiveness — can frustrate a go-getter Lion. But if they can be open to learning from one another's unique approach, these two can be a supremely supportive duo.

Virgo and Virgo Compatibility

A Virgo-Virgo pairing serves double the Mercury-ruled, detail-oriented, research-savvy energy, which can be a total boon or a buzzkill for this pairing. Virgos tend to be their worst critics, and if they see a characteristic they don't exactly adore reflected back to them by their Virgo partner, it could feel like a real turnoff. On the positive side, these two will have no problem thinking and talking through every single tedious plan they tackle together.

Virgo and Libra Compatibility

Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac and the cardinal air sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart, from Virgo, which can make for a little bit of misunderstanding and discomfort, but with these two, seeing eye-to-eye isn't all that tough. Sure, Libra can be indecisive and flighty, but mutable Virgo has plenty of their own hemming-and-hawing moments, too. Both are eager to solve or smooth over other people's — or one another's problems — and enjoy making their shared space clean and pretty.

Virgo and Scorpio Compatibility

Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac and the fixed water sign, is sextile, or two signs apart, from Virgo, which can make for calm waters. Both tend to be pretty reserved, loyal deep thinkers, although Scorpio's more in their feelings — and more interested in stepping into a position of power — than heady, serviceable Virgo. But this difference can make them a duo to be reckoned with, as they'll work in a diligent, calculated way together toward their shared, ideal endgame.

Virgo and Sagittarius Compatibility — Problematic Pair

Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac and the mutable fire sign, is square, or three signs apart from Virgo, setting up a challenging relationship that could require a lot of work and patience. Jupiter-ruled, gung-ho Sag's whole M.O. is to speak (or preach) and then think, while Virgo will split hairs over the exact right word before, during, and after they deliver what they hope is a thoroughly-researched, fact-based statement. In turn, the Archer can strike the Maiden as insensitive and priggish, while the Maiden feels like an uptight, overthinking pain to the Archer. But if the fire sign is open to considering the details, and the earth sign wants more adventure in their lives, they've come to the right match.

Virgo and Capricorn Compatibility

Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac and the cardinal earth sign, is trine, or four signs apart from Virgo, making for a natural, industrious bond. Both earth signs are wired to take care of business, and while Cap is striving toward publicly-recognized respect and achievement, Virgo is happy to handle the day-to-day details. They're equally pragmatic, hardworking, and grounded in reality, which means that together, they can build something lasting and satisfying.

Virgo and Aquarius Compatibility

Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the zodiac and the fixed air sign, is quincunx, or five signs apart from Virgo, which is generally considered a rather awkward angle. But while Aquarius is obsessed with what's happening on a universal scale and Virgo's totally in the weeds, these two can find common ground regarding their big, humanitarian hearts, rational mindsets, and personability. Aquarius can introduce Virgo to the nonprofit or campaign they're deeply committed to, and Virgo can come up with a step-by-step action plan for making real progress.

Virgo and Pisces Compatibility

Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac and mutable water sign, is opposite (or six signs apart from) Virgo, which makes for an extremely yin-yang pairing. Ruled by dreamy Neptune, the Fish is deeply spiritual, empathic, artistic, and emotional, all of which can be very inspiring — or very confusing and disorienting — to rational, grounded, and orderly Virgo. If they're willing to learn how to speak one another's language, the combo of Pisces' spiritual water and Virgo's practical earth lays down fertile ground for a bond that flourishes.

Whether you're feeling confident or freaked out at the moment, remember that regardless of how compatible — or not — you seem to be with Virgo, sun sign compatibility is just the tip of the iceberg. You can get the most accurate idea of how you match with a partner by looking at both of your whole natal charts. (Running a synastry report on a site like or doing a reading with a professional astrologer can offer the most accurate, individualized insight.) And if you're ever tempted to rip Virgos as prudish worrywarts, glimpse at your own birth chart, which you'll notice is divided up into 12 houses, each ruled by one of the 12 signs. Everyone — even you — has some neurotic Virgo energy in them — and pinpointing where it expresses itself can allow you to harness and appreciate its power.

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