Earth sign compatibility is a complex thing – the three earth signs are all stable, gentle, tolerant folk, so you’d think that a love compatibility match would be easy with almost everyone….but actually, each earth sign has very different requirements in a relationship. Read on to find out how to love each one of the three earth signs, or order a zodiac compatibility chart from Astromatcha for more detailed advice.
Generally speaking, the earth signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – are practical, hard working, and full of common sense. People born under Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn have earthy, sensual natures, and a love of security and routine. Salt of the earth types, in other words. But what about when these earthy creatures fall in love?
The first earth sign of the zodiac is Taurus, and Taurus is a fixed sign. Noted for stubbornness and jealousy, Taurus wants to maintain the status quo at almost all costs. In return for not rocking Taurus’ world, you’ll find a partner who is immensely kind, deeply loyal and with a deep desire to hold on to you – and indeed, to everything else. The best love compatibility match for Taurus is with a sign that doesn’t find all that suffocating, and is willing to settle down into a long term relationship. Cancer and Virgo are a shoe-in, with Capricorn, as a fellow earth sign, being also a good match. Pisces has a gentle nature which fits well with the Taurean vibe, and so does Scorpio – far from a gentle nature, but a depth of possessiveness to match Taurus, so at least they can possess each other for eternity and back.
However, there are a couple of signs which are definitely not a love compatibility match for Taurus. Libra is far too flirtatious for Taurus’ tastes, as is Gemini, and Sagittarius wants to rock the boat way too much for this stable sign.
The second earth sign, Virgo, shares some similarities with Taurus, but is a mutable earth sign. Virgo isn’t stubborn, and is quite flexibly minded and adaptable, in fact. Virgo also doesn’t have a jealous bone in his or her body, but does worry far more than Taurus does. About everything. Virgo is a surprisingly sexual and romantic lover, but does have a tendency to nag – that mutable flexibility manifests itself in Virgo trying to change everyone for the better, which some people will find intolerable. The best love match compatibility for Virgo is with a fellow earth sign, but there are surprisingly strong relationships to be made with both Pisces and Scorpio too. Pisces appreciates Virgo’s common sense and loves Virgo’s analytical take on reality, while Scorpio loves Virgo’s searching mind and appreciates Virgo’s desire for privacy.
When it comes to love match compatibility disasters, Virgo’s worst bets are probably Libra and Sagittarius. Libra is much too frivolous for Virgo’s tastes, and Sagittarius is just too wild, too uncouth and much too unpredictable.
The final earth sign is, of course, Capricorn. Capricorn shares many earth traits with the other two earth signs, but is a cardinal earth sign, meaning that Capricorn’s emphasis is on action, getting something started, and taking the initiative. The most determined and ambitious of the earth signs, Capricorn is also the most wise and mature. Unlike Virgo, Capricorn doesn’t tend to worry unduly, because their supremely practical approach always works to find a solution to everything. And unlike Taurus, Capricorn isn’t jealous or possessive over people – but can be very materialistic over “things”. For true love match compatibility, Capricorn needs a partner who appreciates his or her steady qualities and doesn’t try to turn Capricorn into something he or she isn’t. Pisces and Scorpio again are surprisingly good partners here, because Pisces loves to be taken care of by Capricorn’s reassuring nature, and Scorpio respects Capricorn as a leader and a strategist.
Rather less love match compatibility for Capricorn comes in the shape of Aries and Leo. Aries wants to rush into life, instead of taking the tried and tested Capricorn route, while Leo wants to be in charge and will not allow Capricorn authority to dominate.
Essentially, whichever earth sign you’re in love with, earth sign people like to be treated with respect and don’t like to have change thrust upon them – unless they’re a Capricorn, in which case it needs to be change they approve of! Romance your earth sign slowly and tenderly, and offer lots of reassurance over security, fidelity and future plans. All three of the earth signs, when happy in a relationship, offer a great depth of loyalty and support to their lovers, plus a can-do attitude which really helps these partnerships to go places.
If you have any questions about earth sign compatibility, ask our astrologer, or order a zodiac compatibility chart from Astromatcha. Based on your unique birth chart, not just your sun sign, this chart and accompanying report will open your eyes to a whole new world of star sign compatibility.