Are you a Sagittarius and curious about which signs you're most compatible with? Or maybe you want to get to know a particular Sagittarius better, but you're not sure how strong of a match you two will be? This guide explains everything you should know about Sagittarius compatibility, including what Sagittarians need in a match, how compatible each astrology sign is with Sagittarius, and how Sags can strengthen their relationships with others (as well as how others can strengthen their relationships with Sagittarians)!
What Qualities Make a Good Match for a Sagittarius?
Who is Sagittarius compatible with? Sagittarians appreciate these three traits in all their relationships, whether it's for love, friendship, or work.
Honesty is key for Sagittarians. They hate lying, and they hate being lied to. Even white lies or telling just part of the truth will cause them to seriously reconsider your trustworthiness. If you're honest though, Sagittarians will gravitate towards that, and they'll never criticize you for being too blunt about how you're feeling.
#2: A Sense of Adventure
Sagittarians love trying all the new things, doing all the new things, and getting their hearts racing. A Sag can handle pretty much everything except being bored. If you're the type who's willing to go on a spontaneous weeklong camping trip or sign up to go skydiving, then you'll get along famously with Sagittarians.
Sagittarians love learning new things, having deep philosophical conversations, and generally learning more about the world and their place in it. If you can help them with this, either by being a great conversation partner or giving them something new to think about, Sagittarians will see you as someone they absolutely want to be around.
What Qualities Make a Bad Match for a Sagittarius?
It's also important to know what traits hurt Sagittarius zodiac compatibility. Any of the three qualities below can damage your relationship with a Sagittarius.
Sagittarians are a very optimistic sign, and they see limitless options for themselves. They won't take kindly to those who they see as party poopers, even if the other sign is only trying to be logical and realistic. Sags are very alert to anyone trying to stifle their spirit, and if you don't seem supportive of their dreams, a Sagittarius might decide they're better off without you.
#2: Stickler for Rules
While it sometimes is actually a good idea for Sagittarians to pause and think about the logic of what they're doing, Sags will rarely admit it. They find rules and boundaries very stifling, and people who follow them to the letter to be boring and uptight. For avowed rule followers like Capricorns and Taureans, a relationship with a Sag can cause a lot of headaches on both sides.
Sagittarians are hugely independent. Even if they really like you (or love you), they're going to want to spend time with others pretty regularly. Being with one person all the time makes Sagittarians feel suffocated, but this can be tough for someone hoping for a deep friendship or relationship with a Sagittarius. Deeply loyal signs can cling all the harder when Sags start to pull away, which will only push Sags away even more quickly.
Sagittarius Compatibility Chart
What are the best and worst Sagittarius compatibility signs? This Sagittarius zodiac compatibility chart gives a quick overview of how compatible Sagittarians are with different signs in several areas, including overall compatibility. Each is ranked either high, medium, or low. Below the Sagittarius compatibility chart, we go over in more detail different Sagittarius compatibility pairings.
Sagittarius and Other Signs: Sagittarius Compatibility Pairings
Who is Sagittarius most compatible with? Learn how well different signs get along with Sagittarians, and which areas they'll bond over (and which will lead to disagreement). These pairings, from the above Sagittarius compatibility chart, are ranked from Sagittarius most compatible signs to least compatible signs.
Best Sagittarius Compatible Signs
The signs below are each high-ranking Sagittarius compatible signs. If you're a Sagittarius, expect to get along especially well with these signs.
Sagittarius and AriesThese signs are both bold, adventurous, and optimistic, and together they can take on the world. Their sense of adventure can sometimes translate into recklessness, and their love of independence may mean they never put a label on their romantic relationship, but, honestly, that's how Sagittarius and Aries like it. They'll come up with the most incredible ideas, whether for a new business venture or just a way to rearrange the living room furniture. Their energy and relentless need for novelty may exhaust others, but this pair will thrive off each other.
Sagittarius and Leo
This pair is on fire (literally, both are fixed fire signs). They bring so much passion and intensity to relationships that it can often overcome Sagittarius' reluctance to commit. Both signs are honest and caring, and if Leo starts to get too bossy, Sagittarius will do their own thing for a while until they come back together and the fire is relit.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius
This double-Sagittarius pairing is a classic case of birds of a feather. Sagittarians can form quick bonds together based on their mutual independence, desire to explore, and spunkiness. They respect each other's need for autonomy and experience a thrilling connection that runs on both partners' never ending thirst for new knowledge and ideas. They'll need to watch out for hot tempers, however, and they may not last long as a serious couple (both likely have a wandering eye). When they're together, though? Two Sags will have tons of fun.
Sagittarius and Aquarius
These two share a lust for life that sparks an instant attraction. Both signs are comfortable with letting the other maintain their independence, and they appreciate not having to fight for their freedom in the relationship. Because Sagittarius and Aquarius are willing to be open with one another, they'll find their lives are filled with curiosity and wonder. But the dark side of this anything-goes arrangement is that both Sag and Aquarius are commitment phobic. You'll often see this pair in very long-term relationships but still hesitant to put a label on anything. This can come from a fear of the mundane, not from an inability to love one another! If Sagittarians and Aquarians understand that their unwillingness to commit comes from a deep respect for the other person's independence, then their relationship will thrive.
Average Sagittarius Compatible Signs
Sagittarius compatibility can go either way with these pairings. It really depends on the effort Sagittarius and the other zodiac sign put into the relationship.
Sagittarius and LibraBoth Libras and Sagittariuses have a deep curiosity for the world, but they show it in different ways. For Libras, it means trying as many new things and meeting as many new people as possible. For Sagittarius signs, it can mean difficulty committing to a relationship and being picky about trying new things because they only want the best. However, these two signs can, and often do, bond over their innate kindness and creativity.
Sagittarius and Gemini
Sagittarius and Gemini are opposite signs, but they share a fascination with everything cerebral. Gemini brings cultural knowledge, and Sagittarius serves up the social consciousness and philosophical discussions. Both signs hate being bored, and neither is likely to be found spending an evening at home. If a Sagittarius' notorious temper flares, a Gemini can be put off, but these two usually find a way to reconcile. Despite their different temperaments, Sagittarians and Geminis are easy going when at their best. They'll just have to work hard to meet in the middle, especially when it comes to emotional availability.
Sagittarius and Cancer
Cancer and Sagittarius are great together...in certain circumstances. Both signs are creative, honest, and generous, but Sagittarius can have a serious problem committing. This often causes a lot of hurt for super-loyal Cancers. This pairing can work well for casual friendships or relationships, but these compatibility issues often arise when things become more serious. Because Cancers are often reluctant to speak up when they're unhappy, they'll often go along with a relationship that isn't fulfilling to them, until they lose patience and end things when they realize their Sagittarius partner is unlikely to commit.
Sagittarius and Capricorn
Right off the bat, these two don't seem like they'd get on that well together. Capricorns can be somewhat stiff and responsible, while Sagittarians are much more carefree and spontaneous. However, in the best pairings, these two really have a positive influence on each other. Capricorns will loosen up and enjoy themselves more, and Sagittarians will pause and think through their actions a little bit more. When this happens, this pairing will then discover a mutual love of learning and trying new things.
Weaker Sagittarius Compatible Signs
Extra effort is needed when Sagittarians pair with the signs below. That doesn't mean these sign pairings can never get along; they just need to recognize and work through their differences to reach a high level of compatibility with Sagittarians.
Sagittarius and Taurus
A Taurus and a Sag typically make for an all-or-nothing, love-you-or-hate-you match. When Taureans' stalwart earthiness and Sagittarius' wild-fire spirit collide, it's easy for Taureans to become incredibly frustrated. Living with a Sagittarius can be a bit messy: their front door seems to be a revolving one, with friends and acquaintances from all walks of life welcomed in for social gatherings that don't suit Taurus's traditional side and tendency toward jealousy. A Sagittarius may tend to scoff at a Taurus's pearl-clutching, which can easily lead to a clash of tempers, too. For a match between Taurus and Sag to work out, these starkly different star signs have to work to set aside core aspects of their temperaments and tastes, which neither sign may necessarily see as being worth the trouble.
Sagittarius and VirgoVirgos and Sagittarians are both hard workers with a strong creative streak. They often work well together in the workplace, but outside of that problems often crop up. Sagittarians are free-spirited risk takers, while Virgos are much more grounded and careful in their habits. It can be painful for these two to agree on even small matters like where to get dinner or how they should spend their weekend. Despite a similar love of learning, Sagittarians often see Virgos as uptight, while Virgos can see Sagittarians as thoughtless adrenaline junkies.
Sagittarius and Pisces
These two really want to get along, because they're both caring and emotionally intelligent, but their personalities often end up clashing. Worst is when a Sagittarius and Pisces are in a relationship. Pisces' intense devotion turns off independent Sagittarians, and it's difficult for the pair to move beyond anything causal (much to Pisces' unhappiness). This pair can get along well as acquaintances or coworkers, because they often have similar interests and a creative streak, but anything deeper than that is very challenging. Sagittarians see Pisces as needy, and Pisces see Sagittarians as commitment-phobes.
Sagittarius and Scorpio
This pairing just doesn't work well that often. Scorpios value deep, loyal commitments, which Sagittarians are often unwilling to give. This can bring out Scorpios' worst habits of jealousy and manipulation, which only pushes Sagittarians away more. These two signs both value being bold and adventurous, so they can have fun together, but their bitter disagreements often make positive relationships rare.
What Does This Mean for Sagittarians?
Sagittarians love being around people, and they get along with most of them. However, to keep their relationships strong, Sagittarians should follow the three tips below.
#1: Respect Others' Comfort Zones
Comfort zones don't really exist for Sagittarians (except as something that needs to be broken down). You're always going bigger and bolder than everyone else. However, many other signs, such as Cancer or Taurus, don't feel your need to push boundaries. This doesn't mean that they're boring or scared, and it's important for you not to think of them that way. They just have different interests and priorities. Sagittarians can still learn a lot from them and have fun with them, but Sags need to be careful not to be condescending or dismissive of more cautious signs. Instead, be open to different ways of doing things, and you might be surprised by how much you enjoy yourself!
#2: Hold on to Important Relationships
Sagittarians love novelty in all things, including their relationships. This means you may often cycle through relationships, friendships, even just your standard movie-night buddies. Being around new people can introduce you to new ideas and exciting hobbies, but don't forget to keep up your established relationships. Good friends are hard to come by, and eventually, there will come a time when you want to spend time with someone who you've known for more than a handful of weeks. However, when you get back in touch with old friends, you may find they've been tired of being cast aside for someone newer and shinier. Don't let this happen to you! Learn to balance meeting new people with keeping up old friendships. Even something as small as a regular text can help these friends feel valued so that they'll be there for you when you need it.
#3: Honest Doesn't Need to Mean Harsh
Honesty is always the best policy to Sagittarians, but these truth drops can sometimes feel brutal to more sensitive signs like Cancer or Pisces. You don't ever need to lie (you probably couldn't even if you wanted to), but remember that you don't always need to say everything you think. Don't like a friend's new haircut? Just compliment their outfit instead. Sagittarians are also a very compassionate sign, so channel that kindness when you feel the need to give some honesty that you think might not go down well.
What Does This Mean for People Who Want a Connection With a Sagittarius?
If you're hoping to date a Sagittarius, befriend one, or just communicate at work or school with Sagittarians, follow the tips below to keep everyone happy.
#1: Don't Take It Personally
It can sting when the Sagittarius in your life doesn't respond to texts or cancels plans because they found something they'd rather be doing, but remember, it's not a reflection on you. Sags just have a relentless need to keep doing new things and expanding their boundaries, and this can cause them to lose sight of how their actions affect others. If you're feeling hurt or taken for granted, absolutely speak up (see tip 3), but don't start to doubt yourself or your ability to be a good friend or partner if Sagittarius pal doesn't want to spend all their time with you. It's really just how Sagittarians roll.
#2: Expand Your Boundaries
One of the best things about being around a Sagittarius is that they'll open your eyes to a hundred new things you never would have learned or experienced on your own. If you're a more cautious sign who prefers a standard routine of watching Netflix on your couch, all this novelty can be overwhelming. While you might feel tempted to retreat back into your comfort zone, resist the urge. You don't need to go along with everything your Sag friend suggests (you'd likely exhaust yourself), but agree to one or two things to start that sound fun and only somewhat scary. Your Sagittarius friend will love you for it, and you will probably end up having a great time!
#3: Be Honest About Your Needs
Sagittarians can get caught up in their own heads, but direct honesty is always a great way to bring them back down to earth and force them to consider their actions. Even if it isn't always obvious, Sags really care about making others happy, and if you tell them something they've done is hurtful or frustrating, 9 times out of 10 they'll make the changes they need to in order to make things right. So tell them how you feel!
Want to get to know Sagittarians even better? Our in-depth guide to the 5 fundamental Sagittarius traits will tell you everything you need to know!
Want to learn more about the western Zodiac? Start by reading our guide to the symbols of the Zodiac here, then follow up with our sign-specific guides to Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Leo, Gemini, and Cancer.
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