Isn’t it funny how when we think of zodiac compatibility, we’re usually referring to romantic connections? Yet, when those relationships fail, it’s our friends we lean on for support.
Maybe it’s time we focus on zodiac friendship compatibility and show some love to our true soulmates who pick up the pieces when other signs break our hearts.
Finding a compatible friend using insights from astrology is just as important and finding a romantic partner, because friendships enrich our lives in ways that not even your true love can. We all need people we can turn to for fun, support and advice.
Though we don’t think of friendships as something we pursue or seek out in the same way that we search for romance, taking the time to find a true best friend is a worthwhile process.
Zodiac Friendship Compatibility For Each Sign
Using astrology as a guide, it’s clear that you need to treasure and appreciate your best friend. Not everyone is lucky enough to have one.
Here’s a breakdown of each Sun sign and what other zodiac signs they have successful friendships with.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Energetic Aries needs friends who can match their exuberance and excitement. They’re always on the go and aren’t ones to sit around talking about their feelings — at least, not until you get to know them.
Best friendship match for Aries: Fellow Fire signs Sagittarius and Leo can really vibe with Aries’ fiery antics.
Aries and Leo, in particular, will bond over their love of socialization. They both enjoy putting on a show for the rest of their group, so long as they can both agree to share the spotlight.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans everywhere are sick of hearing this, but this bullish sign can be pretty stubborn. This means it can be hard for them to put themselves out there and make new friends; when they do, they tend to cling to them and act possessive.
Best friendship match for Taurus: While fellow Earth signs Capricorn and Virgo are always a safe bet, Taurus can get a lot out of a friendship with Cancer and Pisces.
These signs like a one-to-one friendship and appreciate Taurus’ steadiness. Cancers, especially, share similar ideals to Taurus and love staying in just as much as the Bull.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
As the most adaptable sign in the Zodiac, finding friendship isn’t something Gemini typically struggles with. Keeping them, on the other hand, is tiring work for the Twins who just love to try out new things, but occasionally forget about their longtime besties.
Geminis are a lot of fun and everyone around them respects their ability to seamlessly weave between different social circles.
Best friendship match for Gemini: Aries and Gemini are like partners in crime. Their endless curiosity means they’re constantly having fun together… and causing trouble!
Gemini and Libra are another dynamic duo who can chat together until the Sun comes up. That’s Air signs for you! These two click instantly and share a similar outlook on the world.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
These sensitive crabs have a rock-solid outer shell and have a hard time opening up to reveal their soft interior. That means they need lots of support and encouragement from their friends.
Cancers do best when surrounded by people who listen to them with open minds and hearts.
Best friendship match for Cancer: Water signs tend to swim together, so don’t be surprised to see a Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces friend group sitting together.
Cancer and Pisces share a similar level of sensitivity and never judge one another for their feelings — something Scorpio could learn a thing or two about! Taurus also has a level of dedication, trust, and security that Cancer gravitates toward.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Fiery Leos burn through a lot of friendship in their lives. They’re a lot to handle and love to be the center of attention. Leos are the friend you invite out when you’re in need of entertainment since they’ll always put on a show.
Best friendship match for Leo: Leo’s fire crew (Sagittarius, Aries and fellow Leos) are often by their side for the theatrics. But when it comes to quiet nights in — yes, even a Leo needs quiet nights — Aquarius is a great match.
Though they are complete opposites on the Zodiac wheel, Aquarius provides the kind of fresh insight that Leo needs to fuel their energy. This is their make-goofy-faces-and-watch-cringey-movies friend.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
These careful, meticulous creatures can be cautious and a little judgmental when it comes to making new friends. But that’s only because Virgos know that good friendships take time, and they’re definitely worth putting in the work for.
Best friendship match for Virgo: Virgos and their fellow Earth signs are a common friendship trio. Taurus’ steadiness is a source of comfort to Virgo, while Capricorn’s pragmatism is a trait Virgo shares.
Scorpios are another surprising but powerful match in friendship with Virgo. These two are cautious and share an ability to think and analyze deeply. Virgo’s ability to support their friends also matches Scorpio’s intense loyalty.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Represented by the Scales, Libras need balance and aren’t ones for dramatic friendships. They like to be liked. Ruled by Venus, Libras are great communicators and their friends often lean on them for mediation during times of conflict.
Best friendship match for Libra: Gemini and Aquarius are common friendship duos. These fellow Air signs love to chat the night away over a glass of wine, sharing intelligent conversation.
Aries can also be a fruitful match, since these two both have what each other lacks. Assertive Aries can help indecisive Libra make decisions, while Libra helps close-minded Aries see the other side in times of tension.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios have a strong presence in their friend groups. They are fierce, passionate and loyal, making them ride or die besties. That said, they can be a little cutthroat and tend to sever friendships that aren’t serving them.
Best friendship match for Scorpio: Earth signs — Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn — provide the steadiness and support that Scorpio craves.
Taurus tends to be a good match for Scorpio because they both share an initial secrecy that can slowly develop into a friendship of late-night deep talks about the meaning of life. Fellow Water signs Pisces and Cancer are also good matches for Scorpio because they all share the same powerful intuition and emotional depth.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius needs friends they can call at the last minute who will drop everything to go on an adventure, with no questions asked.
This independent Fire sign is totally fine by themselves, so their friendships have to really add something to their lives in order for it to be worth their while.
Best friendship match for Sagittarius: Their Fire sign friends, Leo and Aries, are there for the fun times and are always down to try new things. These signs add more heat and optimism to Sagittarius’ fun-loving mentality.
Not many realize it, but Sagittarius also has a serious side. They care a lot about social justice and politics. For these kinds of conversations, Sagittarius can get a lot of support from an Aquarius friendship, since this sign is motivated by the greater good of the world.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Straight-talking Capricorn doesn’t have time for fickle friendships. Either you stick with them until the end or you get left in the dust.
Capricorns tend to be all work and no play, so they need friends who will support their ambitions rather than distract them.
Best friendship match for Capricorn: Virgo and Capricorn have a similar drive and pragmatic approach to accomplishing their goals. They both appreciate each other’s ability stability in friendship.
Cancer is a friend who will always have Capricorn’s back, which is something Capricorn has a lot of respect for. Cancer, though sometimes too emotional for Capricorn, can also bring a lot of calmness to this highly-strung Earth sign.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
As the humanitarian of the Zodiac, Aquarius believes in openness and equality. In their eyes, everyone is their friend and there is no such thing as rankings.
They are the unique friend, who drifts between groups and bails out on group activities last minute to go do yoga in a park alone or feed stray cats.
Best friendship match for Aquarius: Aquarius admires Sagittarius’ optimism and ability to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Equally, Aries provides the kind of fresh energy that Aquarius needs to stay motivated.
And, of course, fellow Air elements, Libra and Gemini, are always there to talk to about what is going on in Aquarius’ hectic mind.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Symbolized by fish and the ocean, Pisces is awash with emotion, and needs friends who will be gentle with them and cautious about their sensitivity.
Pisces loves physical affection and is the kind of friend you go to when you’re in need of a hug and some kind advice.
Best friendship match for Pisces: Fellow Water signs, Cancer and Scorpio, intuitively recognize what is on Pisces’ mind without even having to say it. Cancer is deeply sympathetic and happy to talk things through, while Scorpio is fiercely loyal and ready to fight off anyone who hurt you.
Capricorn has the kind of dependability that Pisces needs and can provide structure to the scattered Fish. Pisces, on the other hand, can bring calmness to Capricorn’s work-filled life and teach them to find enjoyment in life.
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