Zodiac Signs Friendship Compatibility

By Lavinia Amoun on July 24, 2015, 18819 views

These are the 12 Zodiac Signs and friendship astrology, how friendly each of them is and how they get along with the other Signs. Consider not only your Star Sign but Moon Sign for emotions, Rising for how you appear to others, as well as the position of Venus for love and Mercury for communication. 

Best friend Aries

This bold and energetic sign connects with others for obvious reasons: an Aries friend is willing to help others achieve their goals, they believe the best of others, they take risks for others, and will defend those they see as vulnerable. Aries make friends easily and enjoy having a variety of interesting friends, but generally seek out friendships that will help them in some way.

They want to be your best friend, they can’t stand to feel second to anyone else. They can be bossy with their friends, be blind to the way they effect others with their bold and brash nature, as well as selfish and jealous with their loved ones’ time.

Compatibility: Aries can get along with almost all signs, but can struggle with Scorpio and Virgo. Relationships with Capricorn, Libra or Cancer can go either way.

Taurus and their loving friendships

Those born with the Taurus sign are seen as fantastic friends: they are considerate people who are attentive, loving, and charming with a talent for giving advice. As an earth sign they are stable, loyal, trustworthy, and supportive. They are warm and open to their friends and sincerely enjoy their presence and spending time with them.

Taureans allow their friendships to develop slowly but once close, a friend is made a member of the Taurean’s family. Taurus can be stubborn, of course, and even jealous. They can also be too caught up with material objects and judge others based on their wealth. Like Aries, Taurus seeks out friends that can help them in some way. And though they are very loving people, they can be insensitive and dislike signs of weakness.

Compatibility: Taurus has no trouble getting along with most people. Taurus may struggle to get along with Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Serious issues can arise between Taurus and Libra or Sagittarius.

Lively Gemini in friendships

Spontaneity is important in any relationship with a Gemini. Geminians are lively and constantly seeking excitement - this is a friend you will never grow bored with! They are also entertainers: brimming with little bits of interesting information or gossip, fabulous stories about their adventures, and full of quick wit.

But keep in mind, they have a tendency to stretch the truth - not in a malicious way, their adventures simply grow with each telling of the story. But when you’re in need they’re quick to provide an open ear, they are never prejudiced and eager to help their friends, making for sympathetic and sincere listeners.

Intelligence is perhaps the most important quality that they seek in a friend.

They often struggle with the feeling that they’re missing out on another great adventure and can’t stand simple outings for this reason, growing bored quickly, even becoming impatient and irritable.

Compatibility: Turbulent relations can be expected between Gemini and Capricorn or Scorpio, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Also, Gemini may struggle to see eye-to-eye with Virgo and Pisces.

The protective Cancer friend

Cancerians make fantastic friends. Friends are an extension of the family to a Cancer and they make friends for life. If you are the friend of a Cancer, you will always be met with love, care, and hospitality. Cancerians are protective and wholly considerate of their loved ones. It honestly brings them joy to help others, especially their friends.

Because of their deep emotions, Cancerians can also carry hurt for a long time and struggle to reconcile with their friends after a fight; even if it takes a long time, they can forgive, and it’s certainly worth the time and effort it takes to regain their trust.

Cancers can also become over protective and mothering, sometimes even overpowering or controlling, when you really don’t want them to be. Often they take a passive approach to making friends, waiting for you to come to them, and can be a little picky.

Compatibility: Cancer can seriously struggle in relationships with Sagittarius or Aquarius. Some issues may arise with Aries and Libra, maybe even Capricorn.

Leo and their important friendships

Leos are outgoing, they accept people at face value, and have a sunny disposition. If you befriend a Leo you can expect a lot of warmth, loyalty, honesty, and support. They enjoy and even take pride in friendship.

But Leos aren’t interested in someone who they feel outshines them; they want to be the life of the party at all times and can’t stand it if someone else is in the spotlight, easily becoming jealous of friends for this reason.

It’s better to have a one-on-one relationship with a Leo. Leo also expects friends to “appropriately” show their appreciation of their great Leo friend, they will even criticize or reproach friends for “failing” them, but a healthy Leo won’t be arrogant about these things (at least, not very much).

Compatibility: Friendship between a Leo and a Capricorn or Pisces could be extremely difficult. Leos may feel some strain with Scorpio, Taurus, and even Aquarius.

The loyal Virgo friend

Ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, Virgoans make great friends. They are gentle, charming, and sympathetic as well as a wealth of information on many subjects. They’re the friend everyone goes to for advice or when there’s a crisis for their emotional warmth and good sense.

Those born a Virgo also feel intense loyalty to those they call friend. Virgoans can struggle to make friends due to their nervous and shy nature, often they battle with a low self-confidence as well which makes reaching out to others difficult for them.

They also are worriers and can’t stand any form of embarrassment that they feel may come from seeking out a new friend, perhaps imagining the consequences of saying something wrong or making a bad first impression. And their cold and critical nature can drive away friends.

Compatibility: Virgo may find it hard to befriend a Sagittarius, Gemini, or even Pisces. Things can be tumultuous between a Virgo and Aries or Aquarius.

Libra and their honest friendships

Libra is a social butterfly: they enjoy parties, are dynamic, and are at their best when surrounded by friends. Life, for a Libra, revolves around friends and communication. And they are very devoted friends and will work tirelessly to help their friends in any way possible.

This is the friend you go to for advice, they can weigh all the pros and cons of a situation and provide impartial and honest counsel, expressing it in a way that won’t hurt even if it’s something their friend might not want to hear.

Librans love to communicate and even debate with friends, just know that even when a debate gets heated they’re not going to hold it against you or vice versa, it’s all in good fun to them. Libras do need a good amount of space, but when they need to be around others but for some reason can’t they become irritable or sulky. At their worst they are narcissistic, indolent, and manipulative.

Compatibility: Friendship between a Libra and a Capricorn, Aries, or Cancer may be difficult to form and maintain but it could really go either way with this sign. Also, a Libra could struggle to befriend a Pisces or Taurus.

Generous Scorpio friend

Scorpios tend to surround themselves with a small circle of friends. Over all they like to keep to themselves and may be secretive but with friends they keep close they’ll open up. In return, they expect loyalty and respect from these chosen friends.

Known for being wise beyond their years and giving good advice, this sign is also marked by their generosity and hospitality. They treat friends like family and will always want them over (but don’t like to visit others, mind you).

They can easily become overbearing, even possessive and suspicious. And if you slip up, maybe angering or betraying the quick-tempered and moody Scorpio, they can easily turn on you - and this is truly a sign you don’t want to be enemies with because they can be ruthless.

Compatibility: Scorpio is likely to experience trouble if they try to befriend an Aries or Gemini. They may not mesh well with Aquarius, Leo and even Taurus.

The eccentric Sagittarius friend

Considerate, charming, and enthusiastic, Sagittarians are quick and eager to make friends, and lots of them. In fact they are so optimistic and happy it can be disarming. They enjoy adventure and are open for anything. They go with the flow of things and are very open to new people from all walks of life. They defend their friends and are very giving.

On the other hand, they can’t stand being in close friendships, even with just a few people, and emotional closeness can even make them angry, and the do tend to be a little hotheaded. They can also be eccentric and find it hard to keep secrets. They can also be impatient, preach to their friends, and be a little fanatical.

Compatibility: Relationships with Cancer and Taurus can be turbulent. Sagittarius can also experience issues when befriending Pisces and Virgo, sometimes even Gemini.

The trustworthy Capricorn friend

Capricorns can be difficult to grow close to, especially if you are intimidated by their hard exterior, but once you become their friend they are caring, generous, and very loyal. Actually, once you become close to a Capricorn and earn their trust, they can seem like an entirely different person: warm, loving, and fun.

They are loyal and prove their sincerity through showing total devotion and they will stay by your side no matter what happens, and will never neglect you even in bad times. If Cancer is the Matriarchal friend, Capricorn is the Patriarchal and can behave more as a parent than friend, especially considering that they are usually more mature than those their age.

Sometimes Capricorns can come off as condescending or preachy when giving advice, but they honestly mean the best. They are not very good judges of character and can often become caught up with bad people. If hurt or betrayed, Capricorns become hateful. If they suspect one friend of a wrong doing they can become suspicious of all friends; they may even test their friends when in this state. At their worst a Capricorn may use a friend to further their ambitions.

Compatibility: It may be difficult for a Capricorn to befriend an Aries, Libra, and sometimes Cancers. Turbulent relations can be expected between Capricorns and Geminis or Leos.

Aquarius and their precious friendships

Aquarius makes many friends but has few that they are very close to. They are friendly and open to everyone. They rarely pass judgement upon their friends’ morals and values, but will expect them to live by those values. They put a lot of effort into cultivating their friendships and staying close as they have an intense interest in others, but only if a friend is intellectual will they remain close.

An Aquarius friend is a constant and stable source of information and practical help, they communicate well and are thoughtful and caring. They are bad about taking over friendships, which happens slowly but surely, and can make the friend feel like a lesser. They can also dump all of their feelings at once, flooding a friend with information, and expecting their friend to regard an Aquarius’s feelings as top priority.

At the same time, Aquarians are bad about drawing away when a friend comes to them with their own problems and feelings. They can be very self-centered and their interest in others can be somewhat voyeuristic.

Compatibility: They may have difficult relationships with Leos, but it can go either way. The same can be said for Tauruses and Scorpios. It may be extremely hard for a friendship to develop between an Aquarian and Cancerian or Virgoan.

Pisces, the open minded friend

Loving Pisceans make great friends: they are sympathetic listeners, caring, and trustworthy. They will be there when you need them most as a shoulder to cry on or a source of counsel when you need to solve an intricate problem.

They give fantastic advice as they are wholly unprejudiced. They are always warm and open to their friends, even if it has been years since you’ve last seen them. They are actually very humorous as well, but will never joke at someone else’s expense. They can become too emotionally involved with others’ problems, however.

Pisceans can also become too consumed in their own emotions and self-pity. They also will blame themselves for everything that may be wrong, even the most unreasonable things. In moments of insecurity, they become cold, making offhanded remarks that may hurt. Pisces needs a friend that can be as understanding and open as them, reassuring them in their times of need.

Compatibility: Relations between a Pisces and Leo or Libra can be very hard. With a Virgo, Gemini, or Sagittarius it can go either way.

About the author

Lavinia Amoun, Astrological Compatibility Writer

Lavinia Amoun, Astrological Compatibility Writer

Lavinia is passionate about counseling those who seek an Astrological understanding of love, you can find her at AstroAlive. See profile