Zodiac Signs That Definitely Won't Work With An Aries

Sometimes, you meet a new person and the energy just flows. You're on the same page, vibrating with complimentary enthusiasm and ideas, and building each other up. As "Frozen" might put it, you're finishing each other's sandwiches. But alas, the flip side also exists. Sometimes you can put your best foot forward and still end up clashing with someone due to irreconcilable differences in personality. For instance, take people with their zodiac sign in unignorable Aries. For them, building relationships can be all or nothing, a true love-hate dichotomy.

With birthdays spanning between March 21 and April 19, Aries may be the first sign in the zodiac, but they're not always first in everyone's hearts. Though they have plenty of good qualities to boast about — like confidence, optimism, and a go-getter attitude — these brash rams can rub some other signs the wrong way. Subtler, more cautious individuals may not understand how Aries show their love in relationships and can be bowled over by their proactive energy.

Of course, astrological charts contain a lot of different factors and nuances, and every person wears their zodiac signs a little differently. But whether they're spending time together as friends, colleagues, or romantic partners, here are a few zodiac signs that probably won't work well with an Aries without some serious effort on both sides.


Taurus, the sign of the bull, generally falls between April 20 and May 20. Known for their down-to-earth demeanor, those with a sun sign in Taurus tend to be placid and steady individuals — so it might surprise you that they wouldn't be a good balance for spicy, impetuous Aries. But Taurians can also be one of the most stubborn zodiac signs, betraying a nasty temper when pushed far enough out of their comfort zone — and adventurous Aries are almost sure to push them. This creates real potential for these bulls to butt heads with their ram counterparts.

Even on the most basic level, these two signs don't share the same goals and joys in life, creating a weak foundation for any relationship. As uber-practical earth signs, Taurians like stability and can be set in their ways, preferring to grow deep roots and follow a comfortable, predictable path. Their lifestyles tend to be more slow-paced, as they like to do things when they're good and ready.

Fiery Aries couldn't be much more different than pragmatic Taurus. While both of these signs display strong drive and determination, Aries manifests these qualities as ambition, impulsiveness, and a tendency to act first and think later. Steadfast Taurians are likely to find this unpredictability jarring. Paired up, Aries will probably find Taurus boring, and Taurus will probably see Aries as reckless. It's only with huge amounts of patience and compromise that these two signs can win the uphill battle to form a close relationship with each other, romantic or otherwise.


Caring, maternal Cancerians typically have birthdays between June 21 and July 22. Renowned as one of the most loyal and protective signs, you might assume that Cancer would make a good match for almost anyone. But there are certain things that a Cancerian can't tolerate, and Aries tend to show these qualities in spades.

For one thing, those with sun signs in Cancer are known to be very defensive. Associated with the image of a crab, these water signs maintain a hard shell around their emotional center and may be sensitive and slow to trust. Building a partnership with Cancerians takes time and delicacy, two things that Aries tend to trample right over. Aries' pushy, in-your-face approach is more likely to offend Cancer than woo them, and Cancerians won't hesitate to respond with a sharp pinch from their metaphorical claws.

From the opposite point of view, Cancer's natural urge to nurture can come across as controlling. This frustrates freewheeling Aries, who may see Cancerians' coddling and nesting as a ball and chain. Moreover, Cancerians can be very critical and passive-aggressive, which clashes with Aries' blunt, air-clearing approach to arguments. With Aries likely to step on Cancer's toes and Cancer likely to hold serious, long-term grudges, any relationship between these two signs may end up rife with disagreements and resentment.


Falling somewhere between December 21 and January 20, half-fish half-goat Capricorns are often mistaken for water signs. But in actuality, they are associated with earth, like Taurus. Also like Taurus, Capricorn is known to be hard-working and reliable. In fact, Capricorns' demeanors can sometimes border on parental, because this sign — ruled by authoritative Saturn — values structure, duty, and playing by the rules. In other words, Capricorns place a lot of importance on things that Aries find frustrating and restrictive, making this pairing a tough one from the start.

Both Capricorns and Aries are ambitious and work-oriented, but they have very different styles to reach their goals. While Capricorns make detailed plans and obsess over projects 24/7, Aries prefer to leap forward in a burst of inspiration and then sleep easy without second-guessing themselves. This can result in personal and professional friction in a Capricorn-Aries relationship, as they can't see eye-to-eye on the best way to handle almost any obstacle. Additionally, Capricorns and Aries both have natural leadership qualities and like to be in control. When they're at cross purposes, this can create serious power struggles.

Romantically, Capricorn and Aries also have similar issues as Taurus and Aries. Aries may find Capricorns' organized and systematic lifestyle stifling, while Capricorns battle frustration with Aries' careless, laissez-faire outlook. To make this pairing work against all odds, compromise will be key.


Much like Aries can be too domineering for signs like Cancer, they make a difficult match with those bearing the highly sensitive sun sign of Pisces. Born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces is the quintessential water sign — and not just because its symbol is a pair of fish. Pisces tend to exist at the whim of their feelings, constantly pushed and pulled by tides of emotion.

On the positive side, this emotional attunement means Pisces can be very creative and compassionate. But, unfortunately for any Aries partnership, Pisces' sensitive nature also makes them vulnerable, easily hurt, and prone to anxiety. Without even meaning to, it's all too easy for bold Aries to wound a Pisces partner. What may be intended as playful teasing from an Aries can seem critical and bullying to delicate Pisces.

And once this partnership devolves into a disagreement, they may as well be speaking two different languages. Where Aries tends to belabor their point with aggression and a raised voice, Pisces prefers to retreat — and will probably end up crying. On this uneven playing field, an Aries-Pisces couple is much more likely to cause irreparable damage to their relationship than resolve any conflicts. To make matters worse, Aries can quickly become impatient with Pisces' worries and self-doubt — which means that it will be tough for this pairing to bounce back from their nigh-inevitable misunderstandings.