Astrological wisdom holds that Virgos are most compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn, and least compatible with Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces. But what do the actual marriage and divorce statistics say?
Mathematician Gunter Sachs conducted a large-scale study of sun signs and found statistically significant results on a number of measures. Marriage and divorce findings are outlined below.
Virgo men marry Virgo women more often than those of any other sign, and divorce Aries most frequently. No statistically significant results were found regarding who Virgo men are least likely to marry or least likely to divorce.
It is unsurprising that Virgo men most frequently divorce Aries women. Aries is a combative, assertive sign that seeks excitement and enjoys taking risks, while Virgo is inclined toward caution and practicality. The Virgo may find the Aries irresponsible, while the Aries will view the Virgo as unnecessarily anxious and restrictive. Aries people are also inclined to provoke, to bring issues out into the open, whereas Virgos loath overt displays of intense emotion.
Virgo women also marry Virgo men most often, and they are least likely to marry a Pisces. No statistically significant results were found regarding who Virgo women were most or least likely to divorce.
It is to be expected that Virgo women often avoid marrying Pisces men. Virgo is a sign high on willpower and self-control, and tends to process life through the intellect rather than the emotions. Pisces, by contrast, often lacks boundaries and experiences an intensity of feeling that may be difficult for the Virgo to deal with or even comprehend. The Pisces might find the Virgo cold and unaffectionate, whereas the Virgo may view the Pisces as impractical, unrealistic and naïve.
The best match for a Virgo is another Virgo. Two Virgos can provide one another with intellectual stimulation and accommodate each other’s obsessive-compulsive habits. Also, both put a particularly high value on healthy food, cleanliness and good hygiene. Additionally, neither is inclined toward public displays of affection, public arguments or hysterical emotional outbursts, which decreases the likelihood of fights.
Study Findings and Traditional Astrological Predictions
As would be expected, Virgos appear to do best with other Virgos, and to clash with the incompatible signs of Aries and Pisces.
The lack of statistically significant results for some of the marriage and divorce inclinations of Virgos suggests that Virgos may seek a variety of complex attributes in their partners that are not as straightforward as those sought by many of the other signs. As such, there are potentially more disastrous matches for this sign, but also more positive opportunities for lasting love.
Virgos who find themselves romantically entangled with one of the less compatible signs should not despair. Plenty of marriages between supposedly incompatible signs have lasted.
While some matches are statistically favored over others, astrology is complex, and there is more to take into account than just sun signs. Two people with incompatible sun signs may have highly compatible rising signs (ascendants) or moon signs that can make the difference between a bad match and a good match with a bit of an “edge” that keeps things interesting.