The Ideal Best Friend For Every Zodiac Sign

Which zodiac sign is the most reliable? Which is the most fun? Discover the sign that can offer you the best friendship.

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Carolyne Faulkner of Dynamic Astrology is renowned for her astrological readings, and you can find her in places like InStyle and Vogue. According to her, Aries is a sign that craves opposites in a best friend. Aries is an outspoken, active, and sometimes combative sign, so the natural opposite would be Libra. “Both are learning about change and peace,” says Faulkner, “and can teach each other. Libra struggles with change and Aries can’t live without it. Aries needs to cultivate more peace in their lives and Libra strives to keep it.” Because Aries and Libra have opposing qualities, though, some might prove to be too at odds with each other. That is why Aries and Aquarius often make for great friends: both are driven by excitement and a restless spirit.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

It is easy for a Taurus to lose their head, either in the clouds or to their temper. That is why this sign needs someone who can provide a reality check—such as Virgo. “Taurus is usually fiercely loyal and happiest with an honest Virgo on speed dial,” Faulkner asserts, “as they appreciate their truth and practicality.” Taurus will forever appreciate the help of their Virgo friends and show them great kindness in return. Here’s what your zodiac sign says about your health.

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Gemini is a sign that fits best with their own kind. They are giddy social butterflies who look for the same zest for life in their friends. “A Gemini prefers to hang with fellow air signs Aquarius and other Gemini to avoid boredom and routine,” says Faulkner. “A Gemini is content when life won’t stay the same, [but will be] exciting.” Don’t underestimate a Gemini, though. While they may be some of the ultimate party people, they also find excitement and fulfillment in intellectual activities. Their best friend needs to be able to keep up with (or even challenge) them on all levels. Be sure to avoid these bad habits that can end friendships.

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Cancer is another sign that usually makes friends within their own group. Faulkner says, “They appreciate and value each other and will always find each other in a room.” Cancer’s emotional radar is exceptional, so it’s easy for them to figure out who they click with and who they don’t. “Cancer also forms interesting connections with their opposite sign, Capricorn,” she adds. “Both appreciate security and stability and the sanctity of family.” However, these two signs are opposites for a reason: A Capricorn isn’t nearly as sensitive.

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

Leo and Aquarius are two extremely charismatic zodiac signs, so it’s only natural that they would make for a powerful duo. “Leo and Aquarius cannot resist each other as friends,” Faulkner says. “Although Leo may sometimes find an Aquarian buddy annoyingly aloof, they make unspoken pacts of loyalty and share a fabulous sense of humor and ability to raise the roof whenever they join forces.” The bold, likable Leo also admires Aquarius for their individualism and unique sense of self. Are you dealing with a toxic friendship? Here’s to how tell and when to move on. 

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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Virgo is a very nurturing earth sign, so they love when they can be of use to their friends, especially when it comes to emotional support. “Virgo is a 10/10 for honesty and healing,” Faulkner surmises. Because of this, they are most suited to being friends with sensitive Cancer and loyal Taurus. These signs go well together for another reason, too: Virgo expects to get what they give, and these signs usually deliver.

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Libra (September 23–October 22)

Libra is a very mellow sign, and they easily make friends. “Libra likes to have friends that they can relax with and be themselves,” Faulkner explains. Because Libra is a sign marked by diplomacy and open-mindedness, they can find something good in each of the signs. Every so often, though, a Libra wants to be pampered for all their hard work. “[If] they are channeling their need-adoration vibe, they prefer fans and so will hang with anyone who will tell them how great they are, like a kind and gracious Taurus.”

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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Scorpios crave deep, lasting friendships. People under this sign want to know their friends better than anyone else and they take their ties very seriously. Because Scorpio is such a passionate friend, they are most compatible with those who share that quality. “A Scorpio is usually happiest with Pisces as a bestie,” Faulkner concludes. “Pisces let them be themselves and show them how to let go.” A Pisces will support Scorpio, but also takes some of their edginess off, which can be a good thing.

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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Sagittarius is the great adventurer. As such, they need companions who are willing and ready to take on anything. That is why Aquarius and Aries are the best friends for this sign. “All are avid adventurers who excite each other and encourage everyone to embrace life and take risks,” Faulkner says. “All three are generally honest and direct.” Sagittarius is probably the most lighthearted of the three, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have substance.

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

It tends to be difficult for Capricorn to get along with most people. Instead, they need to find someone who is understanding and open to them and someone who can teach them to open up themselves. Virgo is the closest to Capricorn in terms of how they view the world in a very pragmatic manner. Capricorn also appreciates Virgo’s dedication. “Capricorns are 10/10 for advice and commitment,” Faulkner states. However, if a Capricorn meets someone too much like themselves, they can seriously butt heads. In this case, the easy-going yet loving Pisces would be a good fit.

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

“Aquarius [rates high in] innovation and random inspiration,” Faulkner says. For this reason, they like to buddy up with signs who can appreciate their intelligence and their go-getter spirit. Leaders like Aries and Leo love Aquarius for their ability to trend-set, and Gemini and Pisces adore people with this sign for their creativity. “Aquarius likes to be free and made to feel special,” she adds, “so they like the water signs who do this readily.”

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Pisces and Aquarius get along very well because they both tend to be free spirits. “They are a law unto themselves,” Faulkner explains. It can be hard for other signs to understand a Pisces as deeply as an Aquarius will. According to Faulkner, you can be sure that a Pisces won’t befriend another Pisces so easily.

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