12 Zodiac Signs are divided into four groups based on elements like Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Three signs in each group are usually compatible with each other, although this is just generalization based on moon signs.
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Friendship traits of Zodiac Signs
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac symbolized by Ram. Persons belonging to this are of fiery temperament and natural leaders. The ruling planet is Mars which gives solidarity and strength to Aries personality.
Arians seek variety in friendship but can get offended easily which may impact friendship. To get the attention of Aries, one has to change himself constantly in order to remain interesting otherwise one may be dumped by them for boring attitudes.
Aries friends are supportive and take all steps to help their friend achieve their targets in matters of profession and career. They make friends easily and show remarkable loyalty. But, at times selfishness can take the upper hand when they try to choose between people and possessions. Their leadership qualities make them inspirational friends.
Aries Friendly with: GEMINI, AQUARIUS, LEO and SAGITTARIUS.
The second sign of the zodiac symbolized by Bull is Taurus. They are known for their organizing skills. Taurus is an earthy sign. The ruling planet is Venus. Taureans are friend-in-need-is-a-friend-indeed type people. They are excellent advisers and their advice can help in distress.
Generally, Taureans keep their friends on the same level of respect and affection which they normally reserve for family members or lovers. When they say that they are your best friends forever, they mean it and normally their friendship can stand the test of time.
Taureans are steady in friendship, but one should care not to arouse their jealousy. Belonging to Fixed Sign, they can be very possessive when it comes to relationships.
Taurus Friendly with: PISCES, CANCER, VIRGO and CAPRICORN.
Symbolized by Twins Gemini is the third sign in the Zodiac. They are known for their sociable nature and are categorized as communicators. Gemini is an airy sign. The ruling planet is Mercury. They make many friends.
Gemini friend is a sympathetic listener. This makes them popular among friends. They are humorous and help in reducing the tensions of others. They bond well with people of different mindsets and groups and they favor diversity in friendship.
If one wants to hold on to the Gemini friend, it is necessary to develop a bond with him on the intellectual level. As long as one is able to serve the appetites of Gemini with respect to new learning and ideas, the Gemini will continue to remain a good friend.
Gemini Friendly with: ARIES, LEO, LIBRA and AQUARIUS.
The fourth sign of the zodiac represented by Crab is Cancer. Cancerians are known for secretive, strategist and reflective tendencies. The sign is ruled by Moon and is represented by water.
Despite their supportive nature they do not make friends easily because they are very selective in making friends. They are also shy and wait for friendship to occur in their life rather than taking any initiative themselves.
Normally, they make loyal friends unless their trust is betrayed. People come to them with their problems and worries and they take interest in solving problems.
Cancer Friendly with: TAURUS, VIRGO, SCORPIO and PISCES.
The fifth sign of the zodiac symbolized by Lion is Leo. Leos are known for aggressive, dynamic and idealist natures. They are of fiery temperament and are good organizers. The ruling planet is Sun.
To make friendship with Leo is very difficult, but they love to remain surrounded by friends. They love to be the center of attraction. Since, they are sensitive to their ego; they try to have a one-to-one close friendship rather than friendships with many.
They also try to keep themselves in high pedestals and do not like to see their friends outshine them. It is better to behave like an underdog with a Leo. One needs to be appreciative of the Leo\’s generosity from time to time to move along with him.
Leo Friendly with: GEMINI, LIBRA, ARIES and SAGITTARIUS.
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is represented by Kanya. They are known for their secretive and strategist qualities and categorized as communicators. The ruling planet is Mercury. The element that it represents is earth.
Virgos are by nature shy and lack self-confidence. It becomes difficult for them to bring the people together. Therefore, establishing friendship becomes difficult for them. Hence, they are not in habit of frequently changing friends. They like to befriend a person with showy personality for a long period.
As a rule Virgos are good and trustworthy friends and good advisors. They become active for help in crisis situations. However, nothing should be done to embarrass them.
Virgo Friendly with: CANCER, SCORPIO, TAURUS and CAPRICORN.
Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and is represented by Scales. They have aggressive, dynamic and idealist personality. The ruling planet is Venus and the element is Air. They have flair of leadership quality in them. Librans are social people and attract many friends.
Like a teacher, Librans are great counselors. They have the inbuilt quality of weighing the pros and cons of everything. They like to be surrounded by friends and hate loneliness. They are good communicators and excellent debaters.
They are party animals and can easily be found in any gathering, parties and functions. They can be easily distinguished in the crowd as they will remain perfectly dressed for the occasion. They act as excellent guides to their friends by giving them relevant fashion tips.
Libra Friendly with: LEO, SAGITTARIUS, GEMINI and AQUARIUS.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is represented by Scorpion. They are secretive, reflective and strategists. The ruling planet is Mars and the element is water. They are good organizers. They have very few close friends. They are known for their wisdom and are in great demand for guidance.
Scorpion is known for its bitter sting. Therefore, one should exercise care in cultivating friendship with Scorpio. One should take care not to cross his path or offend him because he may turn out to be the worst enemy under such circumstances.
Scorpios are not interested in keeping too many friends but they remain a true and loyal friend to those who are able to establish friendship with them especially in long- term relationship.
Scorpio Friendly with: VIRGO, CAPRICORN, CANCER and PISCES.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign in the zodiac represented by Archer. They are aggressive, dynamic and idealist. The ruling planet is Jupiter, the element is fire. They are excellent communicators and make excellent friends.
Sagittarians are open-minded friends and can be comfortably chosen for travels, tours and for anything adventurous. They remain informed about the details of happenings and places which is very important.
They are in the habit of making quick friendship and they love to make many friends from all over the world. They are highly considerate, cooperative and charming in their manners. They are able to strike quick bonds with others if they relate to the adventurous style of Sagittarians.
Sagittarius Friendly with: LIBRA, AQUARIUS, ARIES and LEO.
It is the tenth sign of the zodiac represented by Goat. The Capricorns are secretive and reflective but have profound leadership quality. It is an earth sign and is ruled by Saturn. Capricorn makes loyal and caring friends. They love stable and long-term friendships.
The Capricorn behaves more like a parent than as a friend. They may try to impress their friend by their knowledge and problem solving advice. However, the intention will be to help the friend.
It is fortunate to get the advantage of cultivating friendship with a Capricorn, because, they will always remain devoted to the cause of friendship. They have a tendency to keep on testing their friends. Once the trust is betrayed, it is difficult to heal the relationship.
Capricorn Friendly with: SCORPIO, PISCES, TAURUS and VIRGO.
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is represented by Water Bearer. They are aggressive, dynamic and are good organizers. The ruling planet is Saturn and the element is air.
The Aquarians believe in mass friendship and sometimes it becomes difficult for them to keep track of all the friends. Since, the scale is very wide, it is difficult for them to cultivate close friendship with anyone.
They love their freedom very much and if they apprehend that the friendship is going to cost their freedom, they will not welcome the idea of friendship at all. If they relate to their friend at the intellectual level, they will remain friends forever.
Aquarius Friendly with: SAGITTARIUS, ARIES, GEMINI and LIBRA.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac and is represented by two fishes. They are secretive, strategists and good communicator. The sign is ruled by Jupiter and the element is water.
The Pisceans get attracted towards the less fortunate people and towards the people who are suffering. But, it is not due to any pity or any weakness in their character. They are sympathetic listeners and careful analyzers.
They are most caring friends who can be trusted under most trying circumstances. They are true friends at the time of need and for close discussions for solving intricate problems.
Pisces Friendly with: CAPRICORN, TAURUS, CANCER and SCORPIO. But in general, friendship traits and nature of friends in your life depends on significations of Mercury and 11th house in your personal horoscope.
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Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Please keep in mind that these are general traits and there are always exceptions to the rules. For example, where your rising, ascendant, or moon is on your birth chart may affect the outcome as well but overall, this is very accurate!
Outside of this chart, you will find that your neighboring signs will share similar energies. For example, if you are a Taurus, you may also be close friends with Aries and Gemini. This may also affect your relationships.
Additionally, if you were born on a cusp, you may have the energies of two signs and could possibly have even more compatible relationships versus those who were not born on a cusp.
Sometimes, incompatible signs end up being great relationships as each respective sign gives the other sign what they may be lacking in any particular given area of their life. For example, a water sign and fire sign do not sound compatible at face value, but they may give each other something that is lacking in their lives.
I’ve found that the best relationships, in general, are those of the same element (earth, fire, water, or air). The second strongest relationship, in my opinion, would be that of compatible signs (air and fire or water and earth).
If you look at the relationships you’ve had throughout your life, you’ll probably find this to be true. You’ll also probably notice that the incompatible signs who are in your life have brought you valuable lessons that you may not have learned through relationships with compatible signs.