Least Compatible Signs for Love and Friendship

While these are certainly not the strongest pairings, you can still make them work with a bit of extra effort.

Published April 5, 2019
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You've made a new friend or a new love has entered your life. At the beginning of any relationship, there's a honeymoon period, and this is especially true when you're romantically smitten. At first, you can't get enough of each other, but when the day-to-day reality sets in so do the incompatibilities and problems.

The Odd Couples of the Zodiac

When the astrological Sun signs below fall in love, it's not likely they have enough in common to stay together long term. Astrologically, there may be more compatible connections between the other planets and points in the couple's synastry that will hold them together, but each will still need to be understanding and tolerant of their partner's different needs, behaviors, and interests, as well as willing to make allowances for the other in certain situations.

Aries and Virgo

Those with an Aries Sun are warriors, who meet life head on and challenge it directly. Their relationships are often raw and messy because they need a certain amount of psychological "arm-wrestling "or physical competition. While those with a Virgo Sun are pacifists and perfectionists who hate anything crude or messy.

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Taurus and Libra

Those with a Taurus Sun are homebodies who want nothing more than a peaceful, quiet, secure and stable life, shared with a lifetime partner. Individuals with a Libra Sun are social creatures whose lives are about interacting with others. A Libra needs the ups, downs, challenges, and pitfalls of relationships so they can smooth out the wrinkles.

Gemini and Scorpio

Individuals with a Gemini Sun are light, happy, and carefree. They are talkative extroverts who skim the surface of life and seek contact - sexual and otherwise - with a variety of fascinating people. A Gemini is emotionally aloof and detests emotional drama. A person with a Scorpio Sun is quiet, introspective, emotionally intense, thrives on emotional drama, and requires deep emotional intimacy in love.

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Cancer and Sagittarius

Individuals with a Cancer Sun need to feel secure. They want a traditional home and family where there's intimacy, deep mutual caring and a sensitive exchange of feelings. A Sagittarian wants freedom. They are not into home and family and are a bit lacking when it comes to the subtle emotional nuances of interpersonal exchanges.

Leo and Capricorn

A person with a Leo Sun is passionate, intense, dramatic. For a Leo falling in love, thinking about love, making love, and, most of all, being loved is paramount in life. Falling in love is easy for a Leo and staying in love is a possibility if they continue to receive the praise, attention and adoring admiration of courtship like behavior. On the other hand, individuals with a Capricorn Sun are pragmatic, stoic and reticent when it comes to the verbal expression of their emotions and feelings.

Virgo and Aquarius

Individuals with a Virgo Sun have a certain childlike innocence and old-fashioned streak when it comes to love and romance. They have a sense of the ideal love, the perfect love, and are seldom satisfied. An Aquarian is anything but old-fashioned when it comes to love and romance. Even in a committed relationship, they prefer a "you have your life, I have mine, and we have our life together" arrangement.

Libra and Pisces

Libra and Pisces are both romantics, but they couldn't be more different. A Libra is objective, communicative, and needs ongoing social interactions. An individual with a Pisces Sun is sensitive to the moods and emotions of others, is uncomfortable with strangers, and needs a private space and time to be alone.

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Scorpio and Aries

A Scorpio is cautious and wants to be the dominant person in a relationship, while an Aries is rash and wants to be in control of their own life. A Scorpio needs intimacy and closeness in a relationship and never forgets harsh things that are done to them. Aries has little interest in intimacy, is easily angered, and is careless with words and actions.

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Sagittarius and Taurus

A Sagittarian loves life and people, leads an expansive life and is constantly on the go. They live life as a fun adventure and see no point in tying themselves down with the obligations of a home or family. A Taurus takes life and people in small doses. They prefer to sit back, smell the flowers, and watch the grass grow.

Capricorn and Gemini

A Capricorn is unassuming, quiet, dependable and concerned with having a successful career, family and home life. They plan, set goals, follow the rules and keep steadily moving forward. When it comes to relationships, Capricorn is committed through thick and thin. Gemini is noncommittal, lives life in the fast lane, is impulsive, quick-witted, boisterous, flirty, and likes to spread themselves around.

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Aquarius and Cancer

An Individual with Sun in Aquarius is outgoing and edgy and that's how they want their relationships to be. They are future-oriented and nontraditional, as well as objective and unsentimental. A person with a Cancer Sun is emotional and tender, as well as traditional and sentimental.

Pisces and Leo

A Pisces excels at giving both pleasure and love, but prefer to live life out of the spotlight. They are shy introverts; quiet, reserved, passive, deeply caring, highly emotional, and easily hurt. Life often overwhelms them and when it does, they retreat into their inner worlds. Leo also excels at giving love, however, they like to be seen and always want to be in the spotlight.

Friendships Between These Signs

Friendships between these Sun sign combinations won't be as tricky as romantic relationships. These odd couples can make great friends because friendships don't require the same amount of commitment and time together, nor are they as physically or emotionally intimate. It's a lot easier to take a break, walk away for a while when things get tense, and then pick up the friendship again sometime in the future.

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The Astrology of Odd Couples

These odd couples have Suns that are 150° (five zodiacal signs) apart. They are in what's called a Quincunx relationship. There are bad and good aspects in astrology and a Quincunx is a problematic aspect that leads to a general disconnect, with no adequate way to bridge the gap. However, there is much more than Sun signs to consider in relationship compatibility. So, if you and your partner have Suns in this problematic aspect, accept, adjust, and take heart - it's not the kiss of death to your relationship and you have a lot to learn from one another.

Least Compatible Signs for Love and Friendship