"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
― The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard, 1927
― The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard, 1927
True indeed! You know your best pal's every dirty secret, and he/she too knows about all those skeletons in your cupboard. Yet, you stick together like fly and fly paper. You often have minor disagreements, and squabble like cats and dogs, swearing never to see each other's face again, and the next time your paths cross, you greet each other with a sheepish grin, and your quarrels become history. That's what thick pals are all about, ain't it? Ever wondered why you get along with certain persons, while not with others? Has it ever struck you why two people, who are extremely fond of each other when distant, cannot spend a minute together without arguing or disagreeing? This is where friendship astrology compatibility makes a grand entrance, to absolve all doubts and confusions regarding the confounding chemistry of friendship, and mind-boggling equations of interpersonal relationships.
As we are all aware, there are twelve signs of the Zodiac, which reflect on each of our horoscopes in unique permutations and combinations. Each unique combination produces a unique personality. However, personalities may be generalized to a certain extent, based on a person's sun sign. Let's look at each sun sign, its general characteristics, and how it interacts with the other signs to get a simple and basic understanding of sun sign compatibility. Before we proceed, you must understand that given below is a generalized observation, and it is likely to have many exceptions, depending upon planetary combinations of each horoscope.
Zodiac Friendship Astrology
The first sign of the zodiac is the infant among all other signs, and exhibits all traits of a newborn. If you don't give an infant what it wants, it yells. It stubbornly persists until you give in, and let it have its way. The ram is selfish in the same way. Being the first of the fire signs, Arians are born leaders. They are extremely impulsive, courageous, easily bored, frank, and outspoken. They are always on the lookout for new experiences, may they be in relationships, work, or any other sphere of life. Courage is their middle name, and if they strongly believe in something, they will go to any extent to achieve it. Indeed, they would barely dread treading where even angels don't dare! Variety is the keyword. However, variety is strictly confined to experience, not people. If a versatile person accompanies the Ram on all his adventure trips, then the Ram would never ever look for another companion. This way, Arians are very loyal friends and spouses.
A good friend for an Arian is a person who loves life with the same enthusiasm, and is ready to be led by him. This does not mean an Arian would settle for a submissive person as a friend or partner. An ideal companion for him must be intellectually stimulating, independent yet a bit dependent on the Arian (playing the damsel in distress occasionally, and not overdoing it), stroke the Ram's king-sized ego every now and then without appearing too servile, frank yet careful not to offend him (Arians get offended easily, though they never give a thought to what their own lack of diplomacy does to others.) without being too flattering, and must be completely loyal and supportive under all circumstances. The ram doesn't care for half measures. Keeping him happy surely seems like a tightrope walk, calling for a fine sense of balance. He likes a good challenge, and cherishes the hunt as much as the actual kill. Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra strike a good friendship with Aries.
Like their symbol, the bull, Taureans are the slow-but-steady participants in life's rat race. They have excellent organization skills, and are extremely persevering in their endeavors, whether personal or professional. They are the type who, while passing along a countryside, would stop to smell the flowers, and take their time to take in the sylvan beauty. The bulls love comfort and luxurious finery. They are very particular about such things as the interior decor of their homes, and are least likely to settle for junk food, even if that means cooking a proper meal after coming home at 12 in the night. Being earth signs, they are very practical in material aspects, and make excellent consultants. They are the kind whose advice you can blindly rely on when in a dire state. When it comes to friendship and relationships, they play the axiomatic role of a friend in need with elan, and are your most dependable and steadfast ally. However, they can become possessive or jealous at times if you do not show them the same amount of devotion as they bestow upon you. Taurus has a good astrological compatibility with Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, and Pisces.
The airy Twins are symbolic of a dual personality and a twofold way of looking at things. They are extremely quick-witted, with a humorous bend of mind, and are very good conversationists. Geminis are extremely sociable and rarely opinionated, as they are capable of accepting and understanding multiple points of view. They are great multitaskers, and have manifold interests, owing to their superfluous energy reserves. In order to hold pace with a Gemini friend, one must be able to connect at an intellectual plane, and be able to match with his pace of life. Those which best strike this cord with Gemini are Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius, and Cancer.
The quite mysterious crabs are major strategists, and often show reflective tendencies. They are the ideal homemakers, and are very supportive of their friends, families, and partners. Despite this, they do not make many friends, as they are very selective. They tend to withdraw into their shells at the slightest instance of betrayal or hurt. Cancerians, being water signs, are emotional and shy by nature, and tend not to take initiative in approaching people on their own. Rather, they are more comfortable if other people approach them. They are the greatest agony aunts, and are most interested in making sure that your issues are solved in a peaceful manner. They make good friends with Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces.
'As proud as a peacock', goes the classic simile; replace that with a lion! Leos are the royalty of the zodiac. They are proud, idealistic, aggressive, make grandiose plans, and see themselves as superior to all other life forms. They exude a natural regal charm and charisma, and always like to be the center of attention in all situations. Being extremely egoistic and idealistic, they are pushovers for flattery and appreciation. They are born leaders and good organizers. Being extremely generous, perhaps more than any other zodiac sign, they also have a fiery temperament (this could be attributed to the fact that they belong to the fire signs), and cannot tolerate disagreement. Leos share great friendship chemistry with Geminis, Sagittarius, Aries, and Libra.
These are highly mysterious creatures with a penchant for planning and strategizing. They are good communicators, and are very particular about their surroundings. Most Virgos that you come across would strike you as the classic neat freaks: perfectionists who cannot tolerate disorganization, and would start putting things in order if they come across any mess. These earth signs are usually shy, and are somewhat low on confidence, although they are immensely talented at handling responsibilities and meeting deadlines. They make very reliable friends, and are compatible with Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, and Aquarius.
Balance is the essence of the Librans' existence. They are aggressive, dynamic, diplomatic, and charming at the same time. Must say, that's a deadly combination! Typical to air signs, Librans are extremely sociable, and attract a lot of attention due to their excellent communication skills, their personal charms, their refined tastes, and sharp intellect. The scales make good leaders and decision-makers due to their tendency of carefully weighing the pros and cons of every situation. They like to be surrounded with friends, and their socially pliant personalities make them huge favorites among party circuits. They find some great friends in Aquarians, Geminis, Leos, Arians, and Sagittarians.
Mystery is the Scorpios' middle name. Scorpios are very secretive, observant, reflective, and great strategists. There has never been an instance in the history of creation, when the inner depths of the abstruse interiors of a Scorpio's psyche has been fathomed! They are extremely intuitive, have great wisdom, and their advice is probably the best you can count on. These water signs are very, very selective while making friends, and have very few, but loyal friends. Scorpios are known for their poisonous sting; these individuals can be bitterly sarcastic (their acrid remarks can really hurt at times), and can prove to be your worst enemy if you ever make the mistake of provoking or betraying them. A Scorpio can hold a grudge till the last breath of his life. Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, and Pisces are known to be generally compatible with Scorpios.
The archers are extremely dynamic, open-minded, frank, and love to travel, make friends, and live life to the fullest extent. These fire signs are among the most fun people to be around if you are the active type. Sagittarians are good communicators and very attentive to details. They have a very sharp memory and great intelligence to match. They make many friends, not necessarily best friends, in all walks of life due to their tendencies of being supportive and lending a helping hand to just about anyone, indiscriminately. This leaves them vulnerable to use and dispose treatment by many. However surprisingly, they don't hold grudges for long; they just can't! They have a great ability to move on and start afresh. Their greatest misdoing is their absolute lack of diplomacy. They share great personal and professional rapport with Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius.
The goats are very reflective, ruminating creatures, who make good leaders. Being earth signs, they have the capability to steadily grow in life, and succeed in material aspects through their practical acumen and hard work. Capricorns often like to show off their knowledge by sharing it with other people. Whatever their intention, the other person ultimately gains from such knowledge. As friends, they are very caring and protective. Sometimes, they tend to be almost patronizing; you may wonder if he/she is more of a parent than a friend. They really care for their friends, and hate to see them in trouble. They also have a tendency of constantly testing their friendships, and never give second chances if once betrayed. They make good friends with Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, and Virgo.
The water bearer is a dreamer. Though extremely social and dynamic, this air sign often tends to dwell in a world of imagination and dreams. No wonder they are so creative! They are good organizers, and are known to make friends at a breakneck speed as if they suffer from bouts of friendship frenzy. So much so that they often lose track of them! They are extremely independent, and feel stifled if restrictions are put on them. An Aquarian likes to be with people, with whom he/she can connect intellectually. He is a great communicator, and strikes sonorous chords with Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Libra.
The personality of the fish runs very deep, and there is more to a Piscean than appears to the eye. Pisceans, being water signs, are extremely emotional, compassionate, and very sensitive. They are very careful observers and analyzers, proving to be very caring and empathetic friends. They play the role of agony aunts with instinctive ease and expertise. They tend to dwell on one thing at a time, often for quite a long time. This may make them appear slow, nitpicking, or procrastinating, though this is not the case. Their habit of pondering comes from their need to get a feel of all situations and get to the deepest abscess of any problem. They are quiet, shy, poetic, and peaceful individuals with complex emotional idealism. They share blissful rapport with Capricorns, Cancerians, Scorpios, and Taureans.
These astrological observations on friendship compatibility are not absolute, and many exceptions can be found. These are generalized, relying on just the sun sign, and not the entire horoscope of individuals. Friendship is a string which ties hearts together, and it is not a planned phenomenon; it just happens when the minds of two individuals, on the same frequency, click. Just because you read in some astrology compatibility chart that you may not be compatible with a certain sign, doesn't meant it has to be true in your individual case.
If you carefully see, you might be surprised that most of your friends, or those with whom you spend the chunk of your time, happen to belong to those sun signs that are compatible with yours. Odd, isn't it? How the line between coincidence and astrology seems to blur at certain places! Or, is it all just a part of the cosmic plan?