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

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Any quick, casual scroll through social media will turn up astrology memes galore, many of which are all about roasting a particular zodiac sign for a stereotype. For instance, according to social media, Scorpios are terrifying, Capricorns are total bores, and let's not even get started on those seriously misunderstood Virgos.

Posts that paint each archetype with a broad brush might translate to rows of laughing emojis, but they also fall short of acknowledging that every sign has its strengths and weaknesses. Mutable fire sign Sagittarius, ruled by lucky Jupiter, is the spirited adventurer of the zodiac. Harboring an insatiable wanderlust that ideally results in globetrotting adventures and lifelong learning about cultures apart from their own, those born between approximately November 22 to December 21 — or who have other astrological placements in their birth chart in Sag — have an inner compass that guides them to seek truth and stand up for what they believe is right, speaking their mind no matter what (often seemingly without running it through any sort of diplomacy filter before blurting it out). Outgoing, jovial, and opinionated, they're quick to become the life of any party.

The Most Compatible - and Most Problematic - Zodiac Signs for a Sagittarius
The Most Compatible - and Most Problematic - Zodiac Signs for a Sagittarius

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These characteristics reflect themes covered by the Ninth House of Adventure and Higher Learning, which Sagittarius rules. The Ninth House covers how you work to broaden your horizons, seek out new, eye-opening experiences, take risks, and pursue personal growth. It also deals with long-distance/international travel, politics, religion, morals, ethics, and high-minded conversation.

If you're similarly buoyant, free-spirited, social, and interested in exploring all that the great big world has to offer, you'll likely click with a Sagittarius. (It also bears noting that your sun sign is just one piece of a really complex, nuanced puzzle known as your natal, or birth, chart, which is worth glimpsing over to see which house Sag rules and if you have any planetary placements that connect with the mutable fire sign.)

Here, Sag's compatibility with all 12 signs of the zodiac.

Sagittarius and Aries Compatibility

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the cardinal fire sign, and Sagittarius are trine, or four signs apart, which sets the stage for one of the most natural, pleasurable, well-matched pairings in the zodiac. The Ram and the Archer are both action-oriented, easily fired-up, and exuberant about getting the most out of life. The only spot where they might clash is in terms of pace. Aries is impulsive, speedy, and sometimes prefers shortcuts while the Archer wants to gather information, ask tough questions, and get philosophical. But in general, these two fire signs make for a dynamic duo.

Sagittarius and Taurus Compatibility

Taurus, the fixed earth sign, and Sagittarius are quincunx, or five signs apart, which is an awkward angle that can lead to, at best, confusion, and, at worst, discord. These two signs just don't have much in common. The Bull is perfectly content — and actually would much prefer — to chill at home, baking up comfort foods and lazing around in their coziest sweater, while Sag wants to get out into the world, renew their passport, and jump on the next flight without batting an eyelash. Taurus can teach Sag to be more grounded and pragmatic while Sag can get Taurus out of their self-imposed rut, but in general, they might struggle to get in sync.

Sagittarius and Gemini Compatibility

Sagittarius, is opposite, or six signs apart from Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac. We love to say that opposites attract, and they do, especially when it comes to this naturally free-spirited, adventure-loving pair. But they're not without their differences as well. Both lovers of soaking up knowledge, learning, and racking up new experiences, Sag tends to get super-philosophical, political, and worked up on a soapbox while Gemini takes everything a bit more lightly. Respecting one another's unique communication styles will help this match get in sync.

Sagittarius and Cancer Compatibility — Problematic Match

Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac and the mutable fire sign, is quincunx, or five signs apart from Cancer, which speaks to an awkward match. While both signs are spiritual and find comfort in rituals and discussing what they believe in, Sag is free-spirited while Cancer needs consistency, loyalty, and dependability to feel secure. The Archer's unfiltered soapbox routine can come off as preachy and insensitive to the Crab. Cancer's moodiness can strike Sag as weak. But if they can attune to one another's needs and strike a balance between freedom and security, the Archer and Crab could be one another's greatest cheerleaders.

Sagittarius and Leo Compatibility — Ideal Pair

Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac and the fixed fire sign, is trine, or four signs apart from Sag, making for a natural, easygoing, and symbiotic match. Buoyant, joyful, and driven, both signs want to get out and make the most of the world around them. They'll find broadening their horizons together feels truly fulfilling and serves to bolster their bond. Still, this match isn't without its possible tough spots. The Archer can be preachy, while the Lion can be domineering, so finding a way to channel that shared — but potentially conflicting — fieriness into sex or more adventure is key.

Sagittarius and Virgo Compatibility — Problematic Pair

Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac and the mutable earth sign, is square, or three signs apart from Sag, setting up a challenging relationship that could require a good deal 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.

Sagittarius and Libra Compatibility

Sagittarius is sextile, or two signs apart from Libra — the cardinal air sign ruled by beauty-loving Venus — laying the groundwork for a friendly, easygoing connection. Both Sag and Libra love being around people, entertaining (Sag is the one in front of the crowd telling jokes while Libra is making sure all the technical details are primed and pretty), and going on eye-opening adventures. The only rough spot might be the way Sag delivers their opinions: in a soapbox-y, unfiltered way that can make tension-averse Libra cringe. But at their core, both are truth-seekers, so they'll definitely see eye-to-eye on that.

Sagittarius and Scorpio Compatibility

Scorpio, the intense fixed water sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart, from Sag, which generally makes for an awkward connection. Sag loves being around people and talking about anything and everything, while Scorp likes their privacy and staying in. Sag needs freedom, space, believes that, in most cases, bigger is better, and has no problem blurting out their fiery opinions in a wholly unfiltered way which can just leave a super-private Scorp cringing. And Scorp's possessive and stubborn vibe can be a turnoff for Sag. Still, both love to explore, so if they can prioritize their shared passion for adventure, they can get along just fine.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Compatibility

Get two Sagittarians together, and they better have up-to-date passports and plenty of disposable income for travel. Similarly adventurous, philosophical, and invested in soaking up as much knowledge as possible, this is a pair that'll be perpetually in celebration mode. And that's what could be their downfall. If neither is able to be the pragmatic force in the relationship or set boundaries, they could get carried away by their shared focus on fun and thrill-seeking. Or they'll just rack up tons of enviable experiences all over the globe.

Sagittarius and Capricorn Compatibility

Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac and the cardinal earth sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart from Sag, which can make for slightly rockiness. Ruled by taskmaster Saturn, Cap wants to appear chilly, collected, and in control while fiery, free-spirited Sag has no problem making messes everywhere they go, because YOLO. On the other hand, Cap could be the business manager Sag never knew they always needed, while Sag can help Cap connect with their inner adventurer and realize that embracing life and being in the present is just as cool as working hard and striving for the future.

Sagittarius and Aquarius Compatibility — Ideal Pair

Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the zodiac and the fixed air sign, is sextile, or two signs apart from Sagittarius, which makes for a friendly, organic connection. The Water Bearer prioritizes humanity, community, and what's best for everyone collectively, which can be a lovely complement to Sag's adoration of the truth and soaking up knowledge. Both prefer taking an unconventional, free-spirited path. The only spot where they might clash: Despite being so future-minded and progressive, Aquarius tends to think in a black-and-white way, digging their heels in when they believe they're right, while Sag is almost obsessed with being open-minded. But if they can learn from one another, they'll be unstoppable.

Sagittarius and Pisces Compatibility

Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac and mutable water sign, is square, or three signs apart from Sag, which is a tense angle that might necessitate work in the relationship. Both are spiritually-inclined and value beauty, emotion, art. But while Pisces can be very sensitive, impressionable, and empathic to the point that they find it hard not to be deeply affected by other people's pain, Sag is proudly blunt, a bit more cerebral than in their feelings, and philosophical as opposed to emotional. The Archer's direct, unfiltered approach to sharing their thoughts and feelings could rub the Fish the wrong way, and the Fish might come off as too delicate to the wild and free Archer. But they can also challenge one another in a way that promotes growth.

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Whether you're feeling confident or freaked out at the moment, remember that no matter how compatible — or not — you seem to be with your partner or potential love match, sun sign compatibility is just one small piece of a larger puzzle. You can get the most accurate idea of how you match with a partner by looking at your entire natal charts. (Running a synastry report on a site like CafeAstrology.com or doing a reading with a professional astrologer can offer the most accurate, individualized insight.) And if you're ever tempted to take a swipe at Sagittarians as blunt, insensitive big-mouths, check out your own birth chart, which is divided up into 12 houses, each ruled by one of the 12 signs. Everyone — yes, even you — has some sassy Sag energy in them.

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