Whether you first hit it off with your bestie in junior high when you bonded over your shared love of The Spice Girls or you met more recently after perfecting Warrior II at the local hot yoga studio, no doubt astrology had at least a little something to do with that initial platonic spark. After all, your natal, or birth, chart — which notes your sun sign as well as your moon sign, rising, and a bevy of other planetary placements and details — speaks to your personality, interests, likes, dislikes, communication style, etc. And of course all of these aspects of who you come into play when you’re interacting with others.
That’s why, by knowing your own personal astrology, you can get an accurate idea of who you’d best click with. Pro-tip: While you’ll definitely want to take your sun sign into consideration as it does reflect your core identity, self-image, and confidence, your moon sign (how you care and want to be cared for), rising sign (how you present yourself to the world), and Venus sign (how you experience affection) are also key players in how you connect with current and potential friends. So consider these social and emotional planetary placements (which you can learn from a personal chart reading, an automated report, or an app like Time Passages) as you check out the best friends for every sign.
Ruled by Mars, the planet of action, energy, and sex, Aries is the cardinal fire sign — dynamic, energetic, impulsive, curious, direct, and at times innocent. If you have major placements in Aries, you’ll hit it off with someone who has theirs in …
Gemini: The mutable air sign forms a friendly sextile to Aries, which makes a lot of sense, because just like you, Geminis are up for anything, endlessly youthful, curious, and move through life quickly.
Sagittarius: The mutable fire sign forms a sweet trine — the most harmonious angle that can exist between two signs — to Aries. Similarly free-spirited, independent, and direct, you and Sag are on a perpetual mission to turn life into an adventure.
Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, love, and money, Taurus is the fixed earth sign known for being hard-headed, down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, loyal, and sensual. If you have main placements in the sign of the Bull, you’ll click best with …
Cancer: This sentimental cardinal water sign forms a lighthearted sextile to Taurus. Together, you’re a cozy pair who know that the best hang involves wonderful food, the comfiest clothes, and binge-watching an emotionally satisfying show.
Virgo: The mutable earth sign forms a positive trine — the most harmonious angle that can exist between two signs — to Taurus. Similarly goal-oriented, down-to-earth, and thoughtful, you find a great deal of pleasure in tackling everyday routines from gardening to cooking together.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, and technology, Gemini is the mutable air sign known for being quick-witted, outgoing, inquisitive, agile, charming, and adaptable. If you have placements in the sign of the Twins, you’ll connect best with …
Aries: The cardinal air sign forms a friendly sextile to Gemini. Together, you come off as super-youthful, on a mission to make the most of life, curious, and always on the go.
Leo: The fixed fire sign is sextile to Gemini, making for an easygoing, friendly dynamic. Similarly upbeat, fun-loving, and social, life’s a buzzy party for you and a Lion.
Ruled by the shimmery moon, which oversees our emotions, security, and intuition, Cancer, the cardinal water sign, is nurturing, sensitive, compassionate, self-protective, security-seeking and offering, loving, and has a goofy, endearing sense of humor. With social and emotional placements in the sign of the Crab, you’ll do best with …
Taurus: This fixed earth sign forms an easygoing sextile to Cancer. You’re both prone to being homebodies, so they’ll never fail to connect over wonderful food, drinking all the wine, and getting as cozy as possible.
Pisces: The mutable water sign is trine — the most harmonious angle possible — to Cancer, which makes sense, as both signs are deeply empathic and intuitive. From learning about crystals to hanging with their respective families, you pour your whole hearts into their bond.