If you need a helping hand, look for Virgos: these intelligent, hard working members of the zodiac love to help others.
In relationships, however, taking care of others is just one of Virgo's appealing traits. If you're wondering who tender-hearted Virgo is compatible with, let us be your guide. In this article, we'll give you the lowdown on Virgo compatibility by doing the following:
- Describing the core traits of the Virgo star sign
- Explaining the character traits that make for a good and bad match for Virgo
- Ranking Virgo compatible signs from least to most compatible
- Offering three key takeaways for a Virgo in love
Let's take a look!
Getting to know Virgos is the first step in understanding why certain signs are Virgo compatible...and others aren't.
Virgo Core Traits
Virgo (born August 23-September 22) is an earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury, making this star sign highly communicative and intellectual. Virgos will often dedicate themselves to a particular job, project, or hobby with relentlessness, setting the highest standards and rules for themselves. Virgos tend to be meticulous, too. They're the ones known for making sure everything is in its proper place!
This intellectual precision and eye for detail makes Virgo an excellent project manager and problem-solver. These careful thinkers can just as easily be found in the boardroom or behind the scenes of a nonprofit, ensuring that big plans go off without a hitch. A Virgo tends to act as self-appointed CEO of their family as well, able to store the entire family schedule on the shelf of their spacious memory.
Even though Virgos like to lead, they're also known for being modest and reserved. Virgos like to cultivate atmospheres that feel safe, intentional, and peaceful. Thoughtful Virgo is known for being a patient parent and partner who is eager to share what they're exploring with loved ones, and sees family as an endless opportunity to learn about the world through the eyes of others.
When a Virgo gets off-kilter, this star sign can become overly perfectionistic and judgmental. Feeling out-of-control may send Virgo into overdrive as they try to force their lives back into "order" by over-researching, over-thinking, and planning everything down to the last detail. A Virgo's neurotic streaks can be tempered by more flexible loved ones who can help this star sign take a breath, look at the bigger picture, and realize that they don't have to bear the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Virgos are a complex sign, which means there's a lot to learn about them. Make sure you check out our in-depth guide to Virgos for all the information you need to know.
What Makes a Good Match for Virgo?
Virgo-compatible signs tend to exhibit certain character traits that Virgos find attractive. To understand Virgo compatibility, you need to be aware what traits Virgos value in their friends and partners.
We'll help you get a handle on what makes a good match for Virgo by exploring five Virgo-compatible traits below.
Trait 1: Curiosity
One of Virgo's defining traits is their thirst for knowledge. Virgo is a life-long learner, diving headfirst into the rabbit holes in search of new ideas or skills. The world is Virgo's research site, and Virgos enjoy observing people, nature, and everything in between. (They also like to make mental catalogs of these tidbits, so you definitely want a Virgo on your quiz team!)
A Virgo loves nothing more than a friend or partner who doubles as co-researcher, and they're drawn to people who share their insatiable curiosity. A curious partner brings more interesting content into a Virgo's life, which is perfect for a person who delights in collecting new ideas and observations.
Trait 2: Lightheartedness
Virgos tend to be a bit tense, and their need for neatness can keep them running on a hamster wheel of cleaning, organizing, and fixing. The "r" word (relax!) doesn't fit into their vocabulary. That's why a more laid-back partner can help a Virgo loosen up.
A Virgo has faith in their own fastidiousness, so allowing themselves to rest can make a Virgo feel totally out of control. A friend or partner who's able to live in the present, laugh at life, and hang up the hamster wheel can help Virgo see that it's safe to take a day off!
Trait 3: Caring
As the zodiac's biggest helper, a Virgo likes to surround themselves with other sensitive, caring people. The best friends and partners for Virgos are people who love to take care of others as well.
Virgos are fixers and caretakers, and they tend to attract people who need caretaking. When Virgo meets a nurturer out in the wild, it can feel like they've found a rare kindred spirit. A Virgo likes to be partnered with someone who understands their fussing and fretting over others and jumps in to help out with caretaking duties. To Virgos, a nurturing spirit is especially important in a long-term partner that they want to have a family with. Virgo's family-oriented personality pairs well with another who will dedicate themselves to caring for those they love.
Trait 4: Levelheadedness
A Virgo is loathe to live in anything resembling a state of chaos. The less in control Virgo feels, the more this star sign tends to think the sky is falling. (Virgos are perfectionists, remember? That means they don't handle upheaval well!) Virgos tend to crumble when they start spiraling, which can impact their mental health.
Enter a levelheaded lover, who can tell neurotic Virgo that the sky is, in fact, intact, and their panic may be premature. Virgo needs someone to provide perspective when things don't go their way, and a partner who has more of an eye for the forest than the trees can assuage Virgo's fears with a bird's eye view.
Trait 5: Compassion
Virgos are very sensitive, which means they don't open up to others much. While they're comfortable showing love and care to others, they tend to be more defensive when it comes to their own emotions. Such a loving heart is easily bruised, and Virgos tend to build walls around their feelings in order to protect themselves.
While Virgo may want to express their emotions, they often don't know how, so a partner who is fluent in emotional communication can draw Virgo out without making them feel violated. A partner who is patient and compassionate can help Virgos access the part of themselves they hide behind a strong exterior.
Even though Virgos are patient and caring, that doesn't mean they can be friends with anyone. Here are some qualities that are big turn-offs for Virgos.
What Makes a Bad Match for Virgo?
If we want to answer the question, "Who are Virgos compatible with," then we also have to examine the character traits that rub Virgo the wrong way. Below are five traits that make a bad match for Virgo.
Trait 1: Unappreciativeness
A friend or partner who doesn't know how to show gratitude won't last long in a relationship with Virgo. Most compatible signs for these helpers of the zodiac will recognize that Virgo needs to feel appreciated in order to be happy.
In relationships, a Virgo can grow resentful if it seems that their partner isn't grateful for how hard they work to take care of things. Sloppiness, disregard for a Virgo's system of keeping the home-space clean and organized, or failing to notice the quality of a finished project may hurt a Virgo's feelings as well. All in all, a partner who doesn't have a knack for noticing and valuing a Virgo's particular talents will have a hard time living in harmony with this star sign.
Trait 2: Lack of Self-Control
Virgos pride themselves on their restraint, modesty, and control. Those star signs who are indulgent, maximalist, and unapologetically free-spirited will end up irritating Virgos.
For instance, a partner who's a compulsive shopper, eats the whole bag of M&Ms in one sitting, or never says no to a binge-watching marathon will drive a moderate, reserved Virgo nuts. To a Virgo, these behaviors seem like a lack of self-restraint. A Virgo thrives in security, so patterns of chaotic behavior are a big red flag.
Trait 3: Dishonesty
Any hint of dishonestly is an immediate turnoff for Virgos, who are the researchers of the zodiac. A Virgo likes for every detail to be in order, and fancy footwork in the facts department puts Virgos on high-alert.
A Virgo's aversion to dishonestly extends to feelings as well as facts: a partner who seems to be hiding their true emotions will make Virgos suspicious. After all, a Virgo wants to care for the people they love! A friend partner who is willing to lay all cards on the table--then hash each one out one-by-one--will make Virgo feel safe and secure in a relationship.
Trait 4: Flair for the Dramatic
Virgos are modest and humble, and people who look for the limelight tend to rub Virgos the wrong way. Virgo doesn't like to be the center of attention, for good or for ill, so a partner who's always sprinting into the spotlight will make Virgo uncomfortable.
Virgos are homebodies. Their personal space feels calm and secure, and they tend to venture out only for purposeful, intentional social pursuits (like a poetry reading, gallery opening, or fundraiser). Star signs who like to spend their time out on the town, making new acquaintances, and partying ‘til dawn will wear a Virgo out.
If those star signs also tend to bring the waterworks and the fireworks when interpersonal conflict arises, expect to see Virgo taking cover. A partner who can't maintain composure and communicate rationally during an argument will lose Virgo's respect and, most likely, the entire disagreement.
Trait 5: Helplessness
Virgo is a natural helper, but there is a dark side to this star sign's tendency to jump at every opportunity to serve others. Partners who enjoy kicking back and putting up their feet may come to rely too heavily on Virgo's helpful nature to pick up their own slack. This can leave a Virgo feeling drained, and in a worst-case scenario, abused.
Less particular types may look at Virgo's perfectionism and say, "Why should I do [insert task here] when you do it so much better." This leaves Virgo with double the work. While this dynamic puts an undue burden on hardworking Virgo, it also enables this bad behavior in their loafing lover. In other words, partners who can resist the urge to let Virgo do all the work will create a healthier dynamic with this star sign. And, partners who aren't afraid to bluntly tell Virgo to "sit down and let someone else do that, for once!" get extra points.
Who Are Virgos Compatible With? Each Star Sign Ranked
Virgo compatibility with other star signs varies widely. To help you get the lay of the land on Virgo compatible signs, we'll break down how each star sign matches with Virgo in overall compatibility, romance, friendship, and communication below.
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We'll give you the rundown on low, medium, and high Virgo compatible signs next.
Scorpios, Capricorns, Taureans, and Cancers make great friends and partners for Virgos!
High Virgo Compatibility: Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer
The list of star signs that can make a good match isn't short for Virgo. Because they're caring, they tend to be good partners for everyone. But there are a few signs they're most compatible with, which are Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus, and Cancer.
Virgo and Scorpio
Scorpio is the Virgo most compatible sign. Scorpio makes a good match for Virgo because they have similar approaches to life. Both signs are highly perceptive and intelligent, and they both appreciate a well-planned life. These two signs like to put their heads together to strategize around their goals, then they put a plan together and execute it!
Because Virgos and Scorpios are both pretty high strung, they need to find ways to relax...and they prefer to relax together. As water (Scorpio) and earth (Virgo) signs, that looks like a leisurely hike or yoga session in the woods. A Virgo-Scorpio pair ultimately makes good friends who share interests and habits--the basis for a strong, healthy relationship.
Virgo and Capricorn
Capricorn and Virgo make one of the most harmonious pairings in the zodiac. Equal parts pragmatic and passionate, Cap and Virgo work side-by-side to care for loved ones and create a welcoming home. Together, they enjoy a natural rapport that allows both signs to relax and be themselves.
While a Capricorn tends to be a bit moodier than a Virgo, a Virgo's adept communicative skills can help Caps talk through their feelings. At the same time, a Capricorn's levelheadedness can put Virgo's anxieties to rest. These two just click, and their ability to be themselves around one another creates a relationship that will last a lifetime.
Virgo and Taurus
Taurus and Virgo are two of a kind earth-signs, sharing similar tastes and dispositions. Taurus and Virgo both like things to look and feel "just right," making a good team for creating a sophisticated, traditional home. These two are a bit old-fashioned, and they'll feel safe in knowing that they stand on solid ground where values are concerned.
Virgo's prudential sensibilities can keep Taurus's lust for the luxurious in check, and Taurus always helps Virgo lighten up a little bit without rocking the boat too much. These two signs are especially compatible when it comes to raising a family. Their caring natures--combined with their stability and stalwartness--make children feel secure. In the end, Taurus and Virgo make a steadfast couple who can lean on each other for the long haul.
Virgo and Cancer
Last is Cancer and Virgo, who share so many qualities that it's difficult to mess up this pairing. For instance, Cancer is also nurturing by nature, and Virgos are attracted to fellow givers. Additionally, both Virgo and Cancer value simplicity and security, and they'll find both qualities in each other. Finally, Cancers are also big planners, so they won't surprise Virgos with any last-minute spontaneity that they wouldn't appreciate.
Accompanying a Cancer's careful planning for the future is a desire to live life at a slow-pace, reveling in beautiful moments. This quest for calm will resonate strongly with a Virgo. Virgos will enjoy observing the world from a Cancer's side, and both signs will delight in being grounded in one another.
Virgos can get along really well with these signs as long as they're communicating, compromising, and listening to their friends and partners.
Medium Virgo Compatibility: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, Aries, Gemini
Three star signs have medium compatibility with Virgo: Virgo, Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Pisces. In each of these pairings some traits are highly compatible, and others are a recipe for heartache.
Virgo and Aries
Despite their drastically different natures, Virgo and Aries can make a passionate pair when both are willing to work at it. These two experience an intense attraction, with Aries' fiery, sensual nature melting Virgo's icy exterior, and Virgo's unassuming simplicity giving Aries a rootedness they didn't know they needed. Their opposite qualities are a source of fascination--these two won't get bored quickly.
But the fires of passion are easily stomped out if Aries' often-chaotic lifestyle tramples all over Virgo's curated plans and clean floors. This is a successful pairing if Virgo and Aries can learn to adapt to each other's communication style...and pry open their passionate embraces for some much-needed time apart.
Virgo and Virgo
For perfectionist Virgo, linking up with a fellow perfectionist might seem like the way to walk the path of least resistance. But while a Virgo will celebrate their Virgo partner's neatness, intellect, and responsible nature, a Virgo-Virgo pair can create more neuroses than a relationship can hold. Life isn't always ordered and stable, and when a storm comes, both partners can spiral into anxiety and panic.
But a mutual Virgo pairing also emphasizes the sign's good traits, too. For instance, a Virgo-Virgo pair won't suffer from boredom. These grounded earth-signs will share a mutual curiosity that can propel them out into the world in search of story and experience. When the day's explorations are done, these two verbal processors will have enough content for chatter that there'll be no time for nitpicking.
Virgo and Sagittarius
When Virgo links up with Sagittarius, the mental wheels start turning. Philosophizing Sagittarius will be intellectual Virgo's endless delight; these two will never run out of ideas to mull over. From art to the latest K-Pop idols, Virgos and Sagittarians will fill every quiet moment with comfortable, clever chatter.
But Virgos and Sags have different tastes and habits. While both highly intellectual, a Virgo is more uptight, while a Sagittarius is more of a free-spirit. A more outgoing Sagittarius can feel neglected when a Virgo has a particularly reclusive spell. On the other hand, a Virgo can feel that a Sag's insistence on spilling one's deepest feelings is an invasion of privacy.
If Virgo can learn to see the bigger picture and Sag can adopt an eye for detail, this pairing can be a joyful one.
Virgo and Pisces
Pisces and Virgo bond over their status as the healers of the zodiac. Pisces' patient empathy can help stoic Virgos open up and share their inner world, which builds a strong foundation of trust. In this partnership, both people can rest assured that they'll be cared for on a deep and meaningful level.
But both a Virgo and a Pisces are hyper-aware of others' perceptions, which can lead these partners to hide thoughts, feelings, or experiences that they're ashamed of when they don't feel safe in a relationship. If these two can make the effort to communicate freely and resist the urge toward being judgmental, they can form a peaceful, highly spiritual couple.
Virgo and Gemini
Virgo and Gemini are both ruled by Mercury, which equips them with similar communication styles and a shared interest in learning new things. Their endless curiosity will propel them on new adventures, and they'll happily chat about their interests for hours.
But a Gemini's quest for knowledge tends to manifest a bit more chaotically than a Virgo's. Geminis tend to accumulate bits and bobbles--including half-finished projects--which is a behavior that can draw out a Virgo's inner nag. Both like to be in control, but what they want to control isn't always the same thing. For instance, Virgo's need to have order at home doesn't make sense to a Gemini, who prefers to control their relationships with others.
If these two can overcome their mutual need for total supremacy and different levels of chaos, they can build a relationship that's full of curiosity and fun.
Virgos aren't naturally compatible with these signs, so being in a relationship with one might feel like you're constantly butting heads.
Low Virgo Compatibility: Libra, Aquarius, Leo
There are three star signs who just don't make a great match for Virgo. These signs are Libra, Aquarius, and Leo.
Virgo and Libra
Libra and Virgo both signs expect the best--but how they go about getting it can cause issues. Virgos expect the best from themselves, believing that the good things in life are harvested from well-sown seeds. On the flip side, Libras are optimistic to a fault, expecting life to simply go their way.
When things don't work out the way a Libra anticipated, they can adopt a "poor, pitiful me" attitude, imposing upon a Virgo's "fix it" nature to solve their problems. This is a recipe for disaster: Virgos can quickly become resentful of Libras' inability to manage their own lives, and Libras can take advantage of Virgos' caring nature.
Virgo and Aquarius
Watery Aquarius ebbs and flows, while Virgo stays firmly rooted in their little patch of land. These fundamental differences make a healthy relationship between these star signs very difficult. Introspective Virgo won't take easily to extroverted Aquarius's highly social lifestyle, and Aquarius will scoff at Virgo's tendency to take life too seriously.
While unlikely pair does have common ground is in their shared passion for raising up the downtrodden, their personalities make it hard for them to work together for a common cause. Relationships between Virgos and Aquarians struggle unless they can center their mutual care for others.
Virgo and Leo
Leo's bold and dramatic style tends to be a bit much for subdued Virgo. While Virgo would likely prefer it if Leo could tone it down a notch, Leo doesn't like to snuff out their shine for anyone or anything. Additionally, a Virgo's tendency to dole out criticism and micromanage others' issues can make a people-pleasing Leo feel compelled to remold themselves to fit Virgo's vision of perfection.
This unhealthy dynamic can cause resentment from both sides, which easily sparks into conflicts that leave behind scorched earth. At the end of the day, these two can't seem to get on the same page, so it's best if they keep their interests separate.
The 3 Big Takeaways for Relationships with Virgos
Now that we've answered the question, "Who are Virgos compatible with," let's zoom out and look at the big picture of Virgo compatibility.
#1: You Are More Than Your Sign
Remember that being a Virgo doesn't define you. You can exhibit many different character traits that are compatible with various personality types, not just the traits that Virgos are known for. You're the sum of your experiences! Your zodiac sign is just one way to understand yourself a little better--it's not the end all, be all of your life.
#2: Evaluate People on Their Personalities
Just like you aren't defined by your zodiac sign, neither are the other people in your life. Resist the urge to pass on a relationship with someone because they're an "incompatible" sign. Instead, use their star sign as a way to understand their personality a bit better. Just because someone is a Leo doesn't mean you can be great together!
#3: Don't Overthink It
Virgos tend to be pretty brainy, which means they're tempted to list the pros and cons of every relationship in their life. Don't forget that your heart is involved in the relationship process, too! Resist the urge to wall yourself off from others. Even though your heart is sensitive, it's also powerful: open it up to other people, and you'll be rewarded.
Curious about compatibility information for other signs? We've written up similar analyses for Scorpio, Leo, Pisces, and many more!
Are you new to this whole astrology thing? Then don't miss our primer on the signs of the zodiac.
If you're looking for more in-depth information about the zodiac signs, we've got you covered. Why not start with learning more about Cancers, Taureans, and Capricorns?
Since Virgos are natural caregivers, they may be suited for careers in the medical field. Learn more about what it takes to be a doctor here. (You can also get the skinny on nursing and dentistry programs, too.)
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Ashley Sufflé Robinson has a Ph.D. in 19th Century English Literature. As a content writer for PrepScholar, Ashley is passionate about giving college-bound students the in-depth information they need to get into the school of their dreams.