What Each Sign Looks for in a Soulmate

Read on to find out what each sign looks for in a soul mate!

We have talked at length about zodiac compatibility. Last week we talked about how our descendant sign reveals what we seek in a romantic partner. We have talked about the healthiest and most toxic zodiac couples. And we have talked about the best and worst matches for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

Today, we are going to talk about soulmates and what traits each sign should look for in a soulmate.

Don’t forget to check your moon and rising as well as your sun. If you don’t your chart, you can check them here.

I’m also going to add a quick compatibility refresher for each sign.



Aries are hyperactive balls of energy. They are incredibly loyal to their partners, almost to a fault. Since they are ruled by Mars, they are quite passionate, but their passion is often mistaken for anger. Their ideal partner will be able to match their energy while simultaneously being able to calm them down.

Aries are like lightning bolts. Their soulmates need to be conductors, like lightning rods. They need to be able to capture their attention and redirect their energy when needed. 

Best compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini



Taureans are famously stubborn, but that is because they are so dedicated. They are earth signs that are ruled by Venus, so they enjoy their creature comforts. They are also famously hedonistic. The earth signs will want to take care of their partners, but they will also want to indulge in epicurean delights with them as well.

Taureans are like gardeners. They need soulmates who don’t mind being tended to like flowers. But their soulmates also need to know when to tend to them as well. Taureans need to feel like flowers too.

Best compatibility: Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces



Geminis are famously erratic and indecisive. But don’t let the stereotype sway you from getting to know these sympathetic intellectuals. They are ruled by Mercury, so they are very verbal with their partners. They connect well with people who are upfront and communicative about their needs and desires. A wishy-washy partner will just make them more erratic.

Geminis are like a voice that is carried on the wind. Their soulmates need to be able to communicate effectively with them. They also need to be willing to go wherever the wind takes them.

Best compatibility: Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo



Cancerians are ruled by the moon, so they are quite in tune with their emotions and just a tad bit moody. Well, maybe more than a “tad bit.” They are open about their feelings at all times and expect their partners to be upfront as well. They expect emotional honesty at all times.

Cancerians are like the deep blue sea. Their soulmates need to be able to navigate their changing tides. They need to explore and understand the depth of their Cancerian partner’s emotions.

Best compatibility: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo



Leos are ruled by the sun, which governs our energy and vitality. And Leos are filled to the brim with vitality. As one of the most charismatic and theatrical zodiac signs, they want someone who will build them up. But they also want to be able to build up their partners too. A mature Leo will know how to fan their partner’s flame without feeling like theirs is diminishing.

Leos are like cozy fireplaces. They are centerpieces that make your house feel like a home. Their soulmates need to be able to tend to their flames without letting themselves get burned.

Best compatibility: Aries, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini 



Virgos love to help and support their partners. They are famously kind and try to offer their constructive criticism in the sweetest way possible. Their ideal partner will see their criticism as an opportunity for rapport rather than nagging. Virgo’s perfect soulmate will make them feel safe enough to open themselves up for critique and discussion.

Virgos are like trees with the deepest roots and the strongest branches. They are very sturdy and supportive, but they can be overly critical. Their soulmates need to appreciate their support rather than resent it.

Best compatibility: Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio



Libras are the partners who always try to fix your problems. They might feel like they have failed you if they are not able to swoop in and save the day. Their ideal partner will make them feel appreciated, but they will also communicate their emotional needs to the air sign so that they can help in a realistic way.

Libras are also like social butterflies who love to spread their wings and fly as long as they can return to the safety of their cocoon. Their soulmates need to be a social yet calming presence.

Best compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius 



Scorpios are ruled by Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. But their ancient ruler is Mars, the planet of passion. So they are always up for a new adventure and ready for what life has to throw at them. They can also be quite secretive. Their ideal partner will always be ready for change, and will always be intrigued by their mysterious water sign.

Scorpios are like raging rivers. Their soulmates need to be like rafts that can handle the twists and turns of the rapids. They must be strong and always up for an adventure.

Best compatibility: Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo



Sagittarians have a well-developed sense of wanderlust. They are also incredibly philosophical. If they could fit the world’s knowledge into their heads, they would. Their ideal partners are ready to talk with them about everything and nothing at the same time. Sagittarians can be great partners who will try to make you smile as much as possible. But they can also be a bit broody.

Sagittarians are like matchsticks. They are full of endless possibilities. Their soulmates should handle them with care, or else they both run the risk of getting burned. 

Best compatibility: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius



Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of responsibility and determination. They are naturally protective, and they tend to take themselves very seriously. They may say that they want a partner as serious as them, which may be true on some level. But their ideal partner will bring a touch of joy and levity to their lives.

Capricorns are solid like rocks. They like to provide solid foundations for themselves and their loved ones. Their ideal soulmate would be someone that they feel comfortable building a life with.

Best compatibility: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces



The biggest mistake the romantic partner of an Aquarian can make is believing that they are emotionless. Aquarians usually have so many thoughts and emotions jumping around in their heads that it is hard to verbalize them all. Because of this, they tend to shut down. Their ideal partner will sit with them and offer them understanding as they analyze every feeling that they allow to tumble out of them.

Aquarians are like storms. Not everyone will appreciate their power and beauty. But their soulmates will be intrigued and somewhat soothed by their stormy nature. Their soulmates aren’t afraid of getting caught in the rain.

Best compatibility: Libra, Gemini, Aries, Sagittarius



Pisces are easy to love because they are so sweet-natured and empathetic. But they are also hypersensitive and have a tendency towards escapism. Their ideal partner won’t walk on eggshells around their feelings, but they won’t enact tough love either. Their soulmates will be firm but gentle with their communication. 

Pisces love to go with the flow. Their soulmates need to be willing to go with the flow as well. But they should also be able to provide the mutable water sign with some much-needed stability.

Best compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus



The perfect soulmate for Ophiuchus does not exist, because Ophiuchus is not a real zodiac sign!

Best compatibility: No one, Nobody, Nada, Nil.

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