Who Are Your Best Friends… According To Your Zodiac Sign?

Who Are Your Best Friends… According To Your Zodiac Sign?

For many of us, our first foray into astrology begins with matters of the heart. As a teenager, my friends and I would spend hours in the spirituality section of our local bookstore, reading aloud excerpts on romantic compatibility: Sagittarius is a “passionate match” with Leo, Capricorn and Taurus make a “stable pair,” and it’s not always easy for Pisces and Gemini lovers to align.

But alas—no matter how highly our (imaginary) relationships scored in cosmic compatibility quizzes, our tenth-grade crushes didn’t prove to be long-term partners. So was astrology wrong? Not at all; we were simply looking at the wrong pairings. It was, in fact, our friendships that revealed the truth of the stars.

Astrology is an incredible tool to help better understand self and others. By exploring the position of the stars at your exact moment of birth, you can peer into your unique cosmology—including your most compatible friendships. While some signs are all about adventure (Gemini, Sagittarius), others prefer building soulful connections over wine or tea (Taurus, Cancer). Some signs seek their astrological plus-one (Leo, Libra), while others prefer to maintain their independence (Scorpio, Aquarius). And, of course, some signs are all about a “tough love” (Aries, Capricorn), while others are simply eager to lend a hand (Virgo, Pisces).

Below, discover each sign’s tried-and-true best friends. Of course, the stars shine for you—friendships exist within all sign combinations, so don’t let a guide limit your galaxy. After all, astrology is an exercise in empathy: The more you know about yourself, the easier it is to show up in your friendships with love, kindness, and compassion. And what could be better than that?


You know how Mariah Carey celebrates Christmas 24/7? Well, cosmic warrior, it’s because Aries loves to have fun. In fact, for these vivacious fire signs, “good times” are a non-negotiable—seriously. So, when it comes to friendships, spirited Aries gravitates towards buddies who enjoy spontaneous adventures, party-hopping, and lots of rabble-rousin’, rule breakin’ merriment. Like-minded fire signs Leo and Sagittarius are often fast friends: As flame throwers, Leo and Sagittarius can keep up with Aries’ bombastic antics. But nothing beats Aries’ special connection with Gemini, the curious air sign. The Aries-Gemini companionship is actually rooted in trouble-making, so be warned: these two make for a truly dynamic duo. When it comes to mischief, look no further than this vivacious pair of besties.


Taurus is the first earth sign of the zodiac, so these celestial bulls need everything—including their companionships—to be rooted in reality. They have a difficult time when their friendships are abstract, so don’t be surprised if your Taurus BFF isn’t the best maintaining long-distance relationships… it’s hard for these earthbound creatures to feel safe in far-away bonds. Taureans are drawn to friends who share their tastes, literally—Taurus love scheduling long, delicious meals with their pals. Fellow earth signs Virgo and Capricorn reflect Taurus’ pragmatic sensibilities, as they also value quality-time (and quality dining). At the end of the day, however, a Taurus-Cancer friendship may prove to be the most indestructible: Since both of these signs value security, they’ll be sure to provide each other with plenty of emotional support through life’s many ups-and-downs.


Gemini has a bit of a reputation in the zodiac. And yes, it’s true that this air sign does have an inherent duality (it is symbolized by the twins, after all!)—but Gemini’s BFFs know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Geminis are tons of fun! Playful Geminis can adapt to any situation, making them the social butterflies of the zodiac. Charming, amiable, and extremely easy-going, they are terrific companions. Gemini clicks instantly with similarly-minded air signs Libra and Aquarius, but their bond with fiery Aries is particularly magical. Since Aries and Gemini are both extremely curious creatures, they will always find a way to entertain each other, which will be sure to yield a life-long friendship… and tons of trouble-making.