These Are the 7 Zodiac Love Compatibility Matches

Zodiac love compatibility is often discussed in very rigid, black-and-white terms: A Virgo will clash with a Gemini, a Gemini can only get along with a Leo, Leos should steer clear of Scorpios, Scorpios will finally be accepted by Cancers, and so on and so forth. This is why we found this recent analysis from MindBodyGreen so refreshing; instead of positioning certain signs against one another, it operates under the assumption that any two zodiac signs can find love together.

According to MBG's astrology “class instructors,” the AstroTwins, “It's all about understanding the unique energies between your signs, which is determined by the distance between them.” Specifically, each angular distance forecasts an astrological pattern that predicts which dynamics are likelier to be harmonious and which present potential challenges. With 12 signs in the horoscope wheel, there are seven major romantic compatibility match options. So, without further adieu, this is what's written in the stars for your relationship, plus celebrity examples of each.

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The Twins: If You Have the Same Sign

The Defining Energy: Content

Dating someone with the same sign as yours indicates that have grown to love and accept yourself wholeheartedly because you see a lot of yourself in your partner and vice versa. If you haven't yet embraced yourself fully, this relationship can still be worthwhile and sustainable. In fact, it may incite more self-reflection and less internal criticism because you'll be able to see what it's like to date yourself (to a certain extent).

That being said, while you may have found a kindred spirit to enjoy life with, the AstroTwins warn that “passion may cool to a brother-sister vibe” if you don't make an effort to spice things up since the relationship is so easy for you two. Maintaining a healthy dose of mystery and independence can do the trick.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Ellen DeGeneres (Aquarius) and Portia de Rossi (Aquarius)
Mary-Kate Olsen (Gemini) and Olivier Sarkozy (Gemini)

The Semi-Sextile: If You're One Sign Apart

Defining Energy: Magnetism

Dating a sign on either side of yours can give rise to a tumultuous love/hate relationship, even leading to a sort of teacher-student dynamic. This is because, as many astrologers theorize, each sign is an evolution of the prior. You're probably attracted to one another because they are a mystery to you and you want to learn from those diverging qualities. Oh, and because “all that friction can lead to explosive sexual chemistry,” write the AstroTwins.

But it can also make for “painful breakups and a seething sexual tension that lingers for a lifetime,” because the relationship may end before you feel like the other person has helped you grow in valuable ways.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Chrissy Teigen (Sagittarius) and John Legend (Capricorn)

Jessie Tyler Ferguson (Libra) and Justin Mikita (Virgo)

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The Sextile: If You're Two Signs Apart

The Defining Energy: Kinship

Dating someone two zodiac signs away makes for an easygoing relationship rooted in friendship. “You'll often have similar values and attitudes about politics, raising a family, and which movies to rent,” explains MBG. With this pair, the signs are always compatible elements, like water and earth signs. You probably communicate extremely well together and can read each other like a book, often finishing each other's sentences.

The challenge for this couple lies in keeping that sexual spark alive and getting out of “buddy mode.” Make sure to have regular date nights to keep the romance alive.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Blake Lively (Virgo) and Ryan Reynolds (Scorpio)

Javier Bardem (Pisces) and PenГ©lope Cruz (Taurus)

The Square: If You're 3 Signs Apart

The Defining Energy: Intensity

Being three signs away from your partner means that you have a square aspect, which is a “harsh, 90-degree angle between two signs that creates a push-pull dynamic,” according to the AstroTwins. While this somewhat volatile dynamic fraught with power struggles doesn't exactly make for the most laid-back relationship, your partner will often keep you “active and keyed up.” Both partners are equally strong-willed, which can be a wonderful way to learn how to compromise to accommodate someone you care about. Enter: the power couple.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

BeyoncГ© (Virgo) and Jay Z (Sagittarius)
Amal Clooney (Aquarius) and George Clooney (Gemini)

The Trine: If You're 4 Signs Apart

The Defining Energy: Harmony

Rooted in the same element, you and your trine partner share an unspeakable bond, one that makes you feel as if you don't have to constantly explain yourself to them. Connected at a core level, you and this person feel unbelievably comfortable with each other-to the point where a little mystery is needed to keep the passion alive. Making sure that you maintain your own lives apart from each other is all it takes, which can be a challenge when you've found someone that you'd happily do just about everything with.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Kim Kardashian West (Libra) and Kanye West (Gemini)

Ryan Gosling (Scorpio) and Eva Mendes (Pisces)

Nicole Cohen for MyDomaine

The Quincunx: If You're 5 Signs Apart

The Defining Energy: Growth

Termed the “original odd couple,” these two signs have absolutely nothing in common with each other astrologically. You'll feel as if this person is either your soulmate or “the devil incarnate,” leading to a bond that is intense in an almost secretive way. To make it work, you'll have to make some adjustments, but “if you've both done the requisite self-awareness work, you can make a formidable team when you pool your strengths,” write the AstroTwins. Having a relationship with someone five signs away from your own will teach you how to become more selfless and vulnerable, creating a bond that melds you two together-if you put in the work, that is.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Michelle Obama (Capricorn) and Barack Obama (Leo)
Swizz Beatz (Virgo) and Alicia Keys (Aquarius)

The Opposites: If You're 6 Signs Signs Apart

The Defining Energy: Balance

Signs opposite each other on the zodiac wheel can actually have a lot in common. This makes you two an amazing team, each with specific responsibilities and complementary qualities to offer the other. While each partner has a distinct role in the relationship, life with an opposite sign can feel full, “like a finished painting,” writes MBG. In fact, these two signs have a strong potential to be a "soul twin match." When you're with the opposite sign, you can feel as though you finally see life from a full perspective, rather than obsessing about particular details.

Celebrity Couple Goals:

Ashton Kutcher (Aquarius) and Mila Kunis (Leo)
Ariana Grande (Cancer) and Mac Miller (Capricorn)

Now that you've thought about your zodiac sign compatibility,В take a look atВ how you and your partner might get along according to your Myers-Briggs personality type.В

This story was originally published on August 3, 2016, and has been updated by Hadley Mendelsohn.

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