You already know that the zodiac influences your relationships from week to week, month to month. As the planets shift in the sky above and interact with your own personal astrology, you might feel like you’re speaking a whole different language than your bae or clashing with your BFF no matter what you do. Other days, you might be super in-sync.
Similarly, the sun sign you were born under influences the way you feel about and behave in your friendships. Here, how your friendship style could be described in one word, based on your sun sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Your BFFs look to you for excitement, athletic fun, and maybe even a bit of friendly competition. (Your sign is ruled by Mars, the God of War, after all.) You’re also a seriously fierce friend in that you’re always willing to stand up for anyone who’s near and dear to your heart.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
As an earth sign, you’re grounded and reliable. You also likely have VIPs who go as far back as elementary school, because you value the history you share. And because you’re ruled by easygoing, beauty-loving Venus, your friends can always count on you for good food and relaxing times, whether you’re going out for cupcakes or staying in to binge the Gilmore Girls revival.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your sign is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and information-gathering, so no doubt your friends rely on you for intellectually-stimulating conversation. You’re also a naturally social air sign with a wide variety of friends, various groups, all over the map. You’re so popular in fact that you’re often flitting from parties to networking event to girls’ nights out and everything inbetween.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
As an emotional water sign, you have the biggest heart and want to take care of your friends, looking out for them in almost a maternal way. You’re also super-sentimental, remembering everything from that inside joke you shared in college to your BFF’s favorite flower, and you’ll get them for her on her birthday. So sweet!
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Because you’re a charismatic fire sign, ruled by the sun, your friends admire and adore your entertaining, warm, and optimistic attitude. You’re also extremely loyal and will go to the mat for anyone you consider one of your crew.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
As an earnest earth sign, ruled by the communication planet Mercury, you are always up in your head and tend to overthink even matters of the heart. But the silver lining of this is that you take your friendships very seriously! As Virgo is associated with the sixth house of routines and wellness, you want to do everything you can to help your friends—whether that means something major like helping them research a new doctor or something small—but, hey, also important in its own way—like Yelping the best taco truck nearby.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
As an air sign whose ruling planet is Venus, the planet of love and beauty, your relationships are ~everything~ to you. You value harmony and balance in your friendships (so, you’ll avoid conflict like the plague) and are a natural-born social butterfly, bringing besties with you to all those parties or networking events you get invited to. Lucky them!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
If someone’s lucky enough to call you a friend, they’ll be able to do so for as long as they live (unless they do something to cause you to hold a grudge, because you will do that, forever and ever amen). That’s because you’re one seriously intense, fixed water sign who leads with her heart. Your friends can always count on you for an astute, intuitive take, especially when it comes to love and sex advice.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Ruled by philosophical but fun-loving Jupiter, you’re a fire sign who just can’t help but be magnetic. You crack people up without even meaning to—just by speaking your mind (and oh, do you speak your mind! #NoFilter), so it’s no wonder you have a diverse group of friends. The way you see the world is rather unique and brilliant, so your inner circle is always looking to you for words of wisdom.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
As an earth sign, ruled by taskmaster Saturn, you’re pretty damn dogged in your pursuit of anything and everything that matters to you, including your friendships. And OK, maybe you’re not Ms. Warm & Fuzzy, but when you say you’ll be there for a BFF, you’ll be there. No questions asked. And because you put your heart into your professional path, you connect best with people who are similarly driven and passionate.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
As an air sign, ruled by the planet of revolution Uranus, you’re endlessly eccentric, quirky, and extremely humanitarian. As a result, you are super-friendly and outgoing and interested in carrying on conversations with just about everyone, but actually only consider a handful of people your VIPs. Only those VIPs know your inner life, what’s in your heart. They’re the ones who will stand beside you to champion your most imaginative dreams.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Because you’re a water sign, ruled by spiritual Neptune, you’re a little bit psychic and more in touch with emotions than maybe any other sign. You can read what’s going on with a friend without them saying a word, and when they do say a word, you’ll take on their troubles as your own. Yes, this can definitely end up making some relationships stressful for you. You deserve to take care of yourself just as much as you want to take care of others.