What Your Sign Says About Your Sexual Nature

Late artist, Prince, once said,  “Ain’t no particular sign I'm more compatible with.” That being said, what does your astrological sun sign say about your sexual nature and compatibility with others?


Although you may not want to pull out your partner(s) birth chart before getting down and dirty, it may be a good idea to see how certain sexual traits and tendencies are affected by your astrology.


Looking into your astrology and your mate’s may just be the esoteric key to unlocking your innate sexual desires and help you to develop new levels of intimacy, understanding and, well, orgasms!


According to author Joanna Marine Woolfolk’s book The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, here are the 12 astrological signs sexual traits and preferences.


Aries (March 21 - April 21)

Ruled by Mars, the planet of war, Aries are filled with passion, action and primal instinct. As a fire sign, this red-hot nature will surely find its way into the bedroom. Don’t be surprised if your Aries partner makes the first move. Aries get what Aries want: They love to take charge, often taking on a more dominant role. They are passionate lovers and their animalistic fiery disposition can make for some intense... encounters.

Best sex matches: Leo, Gemini


Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is an earth sign and ruled by Venus - the goddess of love and money. Taurean sign signs are very sensual and romantic lovers, both physically and emotionally. This is due to being very grounded in their physical bodies, which in turn helps them tune into their partner. They put great care into the process of seduction and expect the same level of care from their mate. Tauruses are generally slow to act, so be patient and try not to rush them and you will surely be satisfied.

Best sex matches: Pisces, Virgo


Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. Geminis’ sexual nature is extremely intellectual as it is an air sign. The mind is the key to their sexual nature. They need to be stimulated intellectually before being turned on sexually. Your Gemini needs dirty talk during sex to get in the mood. Someone's physique will not immediately turn them on, but a sexy, stimulating conversation will. Switch up positions, and keep your Gemini engaged. If you can mentally tune in with your Gemini partner, sex can go so far beyond just the physical and create incredible mental connections.

Best sex matches: Sagittarius, Libra


Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is the most emotional of the 12 signs and is ruled by the moon, which also represents our emotions. Naturally shyer, Cancers need to be shown their partners softer side first before getting sexual. But beyond this shyness lies an incredibly warm, giving and caring lover. Cancers are sexually affectionate and create loving, safe, deep and romantic environments. This sign is usually more submissive and prefers their partner to make the move. They are not typically into casual sex and must first develop a connection with their SO. But once this connection is achieved, they are the most giving lovers, devoting themselves completely to their partner in the bedroom, both physically and emotionally.

Best sex matches: Taurus, Scorpio


Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is a fire sign and share similar passions and drive like Aries. Ruled by the sun, Leos are exuberant, lively and love to be in the spotlight. They are known for bringing a dramatic flair to the bedroom. Leos want to be worshiped, admired and desired. For this sign, sex should be a performance where everyone is playing their part to the fullest. But as much as Leos want to be the object of desire, they are also extremely giving sexually and want to make their partner feel loved and spoiled.

Best sex matches: Libra, Sagittarius  


Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are often perceived as the maiden or virginal archetype of the Zodiac, but sexually they are far from it. Virgos are an earth sign, and like Gemini, are also ruled by Mercury. Virgos are known for their perfectionist tendencies and analytical skills. They know exactly what they want sexually and are not afraid to ask for it. They want their partners to pay attention to detail in the bedroom. Try presenting them with a clean, intimate setting such as a freshly made bed with clean sheets. Once your Virgo lover really gets in the mood, they will stop at nothing to please you and make you feel completely satisfied.

Best sex matches: Capricorn, Cancer


Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is an air sign and is all about balance, love and communication. They are charming, alluring and flirtatious by nature, but have difficulty falling for someone. They are more aroused by the idea of love rather than the act itself. Your Libra needs to be seduced by the finer things in life such as dining, art and wine. If you’re patient and play your cards right, your Libra will come to you.

Best sex match: Aquarius, Sagittarius      


Scorpio: (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac and is the archetype for deepness and mystery. As a water sign and ruled by Pluto, Scorpio represents death, sex and rebirth. Sex with a Scorpio is incredibly deep and intense. Scorpios need to be connected physically, sexually, emotionally and spiritually in order to be satisfied. Scorpios want their sex to be all-encompassing, but do not want to share their affection or their lover. Their psychic and intuitive mind allows them to tune into their partner's needs and give them what they want without saying anything.

Best sex matches: Pisces, Capricorn


Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is a fire sign and is ruled by Jupiter, which represents expansion and growth. This sign craves a playful, exciting flair in the bedroom. Sexually, Sagittarius needs to be filled with adventure and new experiences otherwise they may become bored. So, try new positions or locations to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. They do not like to be possessed or to play games. Sagittariuses need their sex life to be fun, enjoyable and carefree.

Best sex matches: Leo, Aquarius


Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

Despite their generally conservative and work-focused mind, Capricorns care greatly for sexual romance. As an earth sign and ruled by the planet Saturn, Capricorns are all about restriction, rules, and order. Although they may first appear to be reserved and quiet, Capricorns are actually deeply giving lovers. For them, sex and romance take place in the private sphere of the home and may not show much PDA. Sexually, they want to impress their partner and expect to receive the same. Capricorns are also generally more dominant, sensual and physically grounded lovers.

Best sex matches: Virgo, Pisces


Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Being ruled by Uranus, Aquarius is the planet of positive change and revolution. Those with this sign are very unique and sexually unconventional. They do not want a partner that follows typical tropes of sex and romance. This sign does not always dive right in romantically, and has a more casual and detached attitude towards sex. Keeping an open mind and using your sexual imagination is the best way to please your Aquarius. Passion is less important to them than innovation and ideas. Tap into their mind to turn them on.

Best sex matches: Sagittarius, Gemini


Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is the twelfth, and final sign of the Zodiac. As a water sign ruled by the planet Neptune, it manifests in vivid imagination and a dreamy disposition. Pisceans love romance and are right at home with someone who stimulates their creativity, seduction and an expansion of their senses through their sexual encounters. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your Pisces and you will surely have some of your wildest sexual fantasies come to reality!

Best sex matches: Capricorn, Scorpio


Edited by: Amanda Cloutier-Santos