The 2 Cliquiest Zodiac Signs in the Cafeteria (and 2 That Always Make Room for the New Kid)

Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried in Mean Girls at cafeteria table altered with starry background, all in a maroon overtone.
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No matter where we fall on the social ladder, all of us at one time or another have dealt with cliques. You think they dissolve after high school, but they’ve somehow persisted throughout adulthood, with some of us claiming Mean Girls as the name of our group chat. Does being a certain astrological sign make one more cliquey? Here’s our take on the cliquiest zodiac signs (and the two that always make room for the new kid).

The 2 Cliquiest Signs

1. Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Most Capricorn stereotypes are about business acumen and climbing the corporate ladder, and you know how Capricorns get so successful, right? It’s by keeping their friends close and their enemies even closer. Remember that episode of Friends where Ross (who is obviously a Capricorn) gets Joey a job at the museum and then refuses to sit with him at lunch because it goes against the given social order? That’s the general Capricorn ethos when it comes to cliques. Why rock the boat when there’s more important things to be focused on? Ruled by steady Saturn, Capricorns value commitment and consistency. Once they find a solid group, they’re satisfied, and aren’t too interested in pushing themselves out of their comfort zone.

2. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer might be the cliquiest of all the zodiac signs. Just think about it: Who’s the first to say good morning to the group chat, plans every baby shower, and sends out VIP invites for her vacation house? Cancers are loyal and protective and easily become the Queen Bee of any social group they join. Though Cancers are known for being sensitive, they also give and receive tough love, making it essential for everyone in their inner circle to be trustworthy and committed. When a Cancer chooses you to join their friend group, know that you’re being chose for life. For better or for worse.

2 Signs Who Always Make Room for the New Kid

1. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

“He’d make friends with the devil,” is what my mom would always say about my Gemini brother, and she wasn’t lying. Ruled by Mercury, Geminis are chatty, curious and open-minded, and are down to be friends with anyone—that is, as long as they aren’t boring. In fact, the main reason that Geminis don’t get involved in cliques (or get involved in so many cliques that their presence makes exclusivity irrelevant) is that they need much more social stimulation than one small group will ever give them.

2. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 21)

Though they’re often stereotyped as people pleasers, if there’s one thing Libras can’t stand, it’s cliques. Like Gemini and Aquarius, Libra is a social air sign, known for having a refined style and great taste. And you know how Libras develop such excellent taste? By striking up conversations and being open to new experiences. Libras are usually the most popular person at the office or within a social circle, not because they value exclusivity, but because they’re easy to get along with and genuinely willing to consider everyone’s perspective.

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Jaime Wright


Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...
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