Here’s Which Zodiac Sign You Should Hook Up With, According to Astrologists
Whether you’re looking for a casual fling or something more serious, this guide reveals the perfect sign for you.
Do you believe in astrology? If you said yes, that’s good. Keep reading. If you said no, still keep reading, because this is interesting.
Even though it’s considered pseudoscience, zodiac signs can reveal a lot about a person, from what career they should pursue to what kind of lover they’d be…which is why a lot of people like to find out their potential bae’s sun sign to see if they’re compatible.
So, with the help of Broadly and their resident astrologist Annabel Gat, as well as Allure’s astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, here’s which sign you should hook up/shack up with based on what you’re looking for in a lover.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
If you want a boo who’s going to pamper you and treat you like the king you are, get yourself a Libra girlfriend. Plus, they’re amazing in bed…but more on that later.
Librans are true romantics considering their ruling planet is Venus — but they’re also the fairest of all the Zodiac, so they tend to expect the same romantic gestures and TLC right back.
However, Annabel says that Librans are sort of a risk when it comes to dating, because they “could swing either way here: they might feel totally frugal while their ruling planet retrogrades, afraid to spend anything, or they might say fuck it and spend it all!”
Now, back to the sex stuff: “Libras value refined sensuality, so even the most flirtatious among them may insist on keeping the intimacy within the bedroom (fiery bathroom trysts are a little too crass for these elegant lovers),” explains Faragher.
“Between the sheets, they are extremely giving, but don’t be fooled by their kind generosity: They expect you to return all favors. These air signs rule the kidneys, so the lower back is a highly erogenous area for them.”
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Want a kinky lover? Good! Seek out a Scorpio. “Venus is retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of intimacy,” Annabel says, which means that “Scorpios are eager to learn more about untapped pleasures.”
However, watch out for Scorpios, as they’re “a sign that has no qualms about revenge.” In other words, prepare yourself for a bit of drama, but regardless, they LOVE to smash and they do it well.
“There’s no zodiac sign more closely associated with sex than Scorpio,” Faragher says. “These water signs are known for their spellbinding magnetism, sophisticated seduction techniques, and insatiable appetite for desire.
“Scorpios aren’t afraid to delve into power play and are aroused by explorations of dominance and submission. Fearless Scorpios should experiment with kinkier sex, including bondage.”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Perfect for those of you who aren’t particularly fond of long-term relationships and just want something that’s super casual, a Sagittarius is the right pick for you.
And with that said, should you happen to catch feelings, don’t try to tie down a Sagittarian, or else it won’t end well. Instead, let things happen naturally — for both a friends-with-benefits relationship or a romantic one.
According to Faragher, Sagittarians are “playful and optimistic, and usually have a carefree attitude when it comes to sex and intimacy.
“While these fire signs enjoy the raw physicality of lovemaking, their absolute favorite form of passion is exploration (with a hint of danger). Sag’s erogenous zone is the hips, so saddle up for an enjoyably rough ride with these equestrian fire signs.
“For an extra kick, move the intimacy outdoors: Public sex is a huge turn on for these wild horses, especially when there’s the added thrill of being caught.”
Sounds like a good time, if you ask me.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
“If you’re looking for a partner, hookup buddy, friend with benefits, or whoever will relish in the great outdoors with you, consider hitting up some Caps—they’re an earth sign, after all,” Broadly explains.
“The most ambitious sign of the zodiac, Capricorn lovers approach sex with determination and dedication,” Faragher elaborates, but earning their trust and getting them to open up to you can take a while, as they “can appear unemotional or detached when it comes to romance, moving extremely slowly at first.
“But when a sea goat finally feels at ease, it reveals itself to be among the freakiest lovers of the zodiac. Kinky Capricorns should explore role-playing. This mentally freeing play allows Caps to venture into their mysterious sexual psyches, acting out fantasies that will bring sea goats to their knees (which happens to be the body part ruled by Capricorn).”
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
If you want someone to keep you grounded and inspire you to keep pursuing your professional ambitions at full steam, try dating an Aquarius.
“Aquarius is in a deep zone right now around figuring out what they want their career to look like. If you’re working out your career trajectory, too, this could be a helpful sign to couple up with.”
And when it comes to sex, Aquarians “tend to seek unconventional lovers and enjoy intimacy that doesn’t follow a script: Aquarians are rebels at heart, so they’re turned on by anything that breaks the rules,” Faragher says.
“They should consider experimenting with sex toys — their planetary ruler, Uranus, also governs technology, so the latest revolutions in sex gadgets are sure to get their hearts beating faster. Aquarius also rules the ankles, so it’s no surprise that these upside-down thinkers enjoy being flipped in the sheets.”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Water signs are emotional and sensitive, and Pisces — the fish — is very much so, as well as empathic, intuitive, and adventurous. So, they make a fantastic lover if you’re looking for someone to go on adventures and have deep conversations with.
Faragher says: “With this deeply psychic emotional profile, Piscean sex is extremely spiritual,” and “the act of intercourse is a magically transcendent experience” for many Pisceans.
“Pisces rules the feet, which carry the weight of the world, so a steamy foot massage will surely prompt the siren’s song. Pisces lovers should explore the benefits of tantric sex: By focusing on breath, movement, and harmony, they can erotically explore both their physical bodies and subconscious minds.”
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Need someone to grow and transform with? No problem! You can find exactly what you’re looking for in an Aries, since apparently, they’re currently experiencing a spiritual awakening, and will be willing to sit down and talk with you about life’s mysteries for hours on end.
Later, when you move things into the bedroom, Faragher explains that this sign is “turned on by impulsive, rapid bursts of passion that leave both partners wondering, What the hell just happened? — in a good way.
“These pants-dropping, skirt-hiking fire signs are no stranger to quickies in unusual places, so don’t be surprised if your Aries lover wants to experiment with sex outside of the bedroom.”
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
The coziest sign of the Zodiac, Tauruses want nothing more than to be a homebody all winter, snuggle up with you under some warm blankets, and order lots of takeout to eat on the couch.
But beware — Taurus is “The Bull,” which means they’re hella stubborn and will do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it.
Furthermore, “Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. This Venusian sign is literally the most sensual of the zodiac, as its libido is closely connected to sound, sight, taste, smell, and touch.
“Sex is an extremely physical, full-body experience for the Taurus lover: This sign is aroused by sultry massages, delectable aphrodisiacs, and clean, smooth linens.
“Taurus’ most erogenous zone is the neck and throat area, so kisses or nibbles in this region will surely make any bull see red. Missionary position (with eye contact) is extra sexy for these sultry earth signs, so enjoy the nuances of this classic posture with your Taurus lover.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini are smart, dynamic, and experts at communication. Characterized by the twins Castor and Pollux, this sign is known for their chameleon-like ability to blend into different situations, which makes them great to have around if you’re a social butterfly.
And when it’s sexytime, “Gemini are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, so when it comes to dirty talk, these twins wrote the book: They’re extremely turned on by detailed accounts of lovemaking…even as the act is underway.
“Switching positions frequently during sex is extremely arousing for these energetic lovers. And don’t forget that Gemini rules the arms, so any opportunity to pin down, hold on to, or cuddle up to these limbs is a massive turn-on.”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Another great option for a friends-with-benefits relationship is Cancer. Annabel explains that “Cancers are really itching for freedom in their social life, aching to meet new people.
“And with Venus retrograde in fellow water Scorpio, they’re reconsidering what they want from their love life and what they want dating to look like, so something no strings attached is perfect for them—unless they are really craving a relationship to help keep them grounded.”
That said, even if you’re simply hooking up, Faragher says that a Cancer needs intimacy and trust to have great sex. “Though Cancers can have casual sex, intimacy is on a whole other level for these sweet water signs. Cancer, which is symbolized by the crab, needs to be completely comfortable before emerging from its shell.
“Cancers must trust their partners to reach their pleasure potential, and for these crabs, loyalty is fostered by physical closeness. Cuddling, spooning, and hand-holding — Cancer rules the hands — allow Cancer to feel safe and protected before lovemaking begins.
“Cancer is ruled by the moon, and Cancer crabs are extremely erotic partners whose turn-ons switch according to the lunar cycle. They should experiment with sultry wraparound positions in which they can both make romantic eye contact and experiment with their movements.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
According to Broadly, “Leos want to be comfortable this cuffing season, but that means more than having an abundant supply of soft pajama robes. Leos can push people away with their tendency to talk so much about themselves, but they may just be ready to let someone else in and find comfort in a partner—so long as that partner can give them ample attention.
“Go for a Leo if you’d rather go with the flow than take on the planning in a relationship, because your Leo lover will always choose where you two are going for dinner.”
And since Leos love talking about themselves, it’s no surprise that the biggest turn on for them is to feel desired. To speak the love language of a Leo, Faragher suggests “lavish dates, over-the-top expressions of adoration, and grandiose romantic gestures,” because “They purr at the very thought of being wanted, especially when that burning desire leads to passionate, dramatic lovemaking.
“Leo rules the heart and spine, so light caresses down Leos’ backs are a major turn on for these erotic wildcats. Leos should try seated positions in chairs (ahem, throne) for a theatrical sexual display that allows partners to share tender kisses while also finding their moment in the spotlight. (Lap dance, anyone?)”
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Gentle and empathetic, Virgos make wonderful lovers for anyone craving a sensitive and loving relationship, and tend to be really good listeners and don’t beat around the bush if there’s something bothering them.
And here’s a fun fact: Even though Virgo is “The Virgin,” these people sure as hell aren’t prudish. “Virgos are like a horny teenagers — they positively fixate on sex. Virgos are constantly contemplating who’s doing it, who’s already done it, and when they’re going do it next,” says Faragher.
“Virgos rule the stomach, so try running your nails gently across a Virgo’s belly for a volcanic effect. Experimental Virgos should consider reverse cowboy or cowgirl positions in order to really let loose.”