They text us at 11:59 p.m. the night before our birthday. They show up at our door with heart-shaped cookies when we’ve had a rough day. They know which song propels us into a full Céline Dion concert in the car. Loyalty is the heart of our cherished friendships and romantic relationships. But what separates the ones who ride with us through life’s unpredictable course and others who fall off the ledge when things get rocky? Astrology, specifically our Mars and Venus placements, can help us understand how we behave in relationships. Below, the three most loyal zodiac signs and how each makes us feel like the brightest star in the cosmos.
(Psst: Your astrological traits involve twelve celestial bodies, not just your sun sign. To discover your entire planetary portrait, check out your birth chart.)
Scorpio (Oct 22 - Nov 21):
Along with their elemental siblings Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is a water sign. You can think of these fall-born friends as strong, solid glaciers. While on the surface they’re cordial and collected, there’s a whole world of emotional depth we can’t see below. Scorpio’s loyalty flows from their intense empathy and intuition. When you answer the phone, your Scorpio partner doesn’t just hear “Hi.” They sense wariness, wonder if your boss gave you a hard time at work and frantically plan a date night where you can pour out your deepest fears. Scorpios will sacrifice their own well-being to protect the ones they love. Ruled by Pluto, the celestial symbol of rebirth, struggle and transformation, there is nothing you can say or do to scare Scorpio away. Their inherent strength allows them to walk hand in hand with you through your darkest moments, and stick with you until they turn to light.
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 21):
Governed by Venus, planetary goddess of beauty, harmony and pleasure, charming Libra loves to be loved. And while they’re playful and flirty by nature (Libra’s giggles will win over any heart), the cosmic scales crave balance and stability in their relationships. After aligning with their intellectual and emotional match, Libra is eternally loyal. Sure, the air signs love a chic lamp or a romantic nightgown, but Libra’s relationships are their most cherished possessions. Remember quickly mentioning to Libra that you had a final exam coming up? The zodiac’s sweethearts remember every tiny detail, delivering your favorite flowers and a handmade card on the big day. Libra puts friends on a gold pedestal and sees them in their most radiant light. And since Libra gains their sense of self through their connection with others, they need to know that you think highly of them, too. Libra can’t bear you seeing them as rude or disloyal, so count on them to tell you how much they care every.single.day.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20):
As earth signs, Taureans are rooted in routine and soothed by life’s simple pleasures. While the astrological bulls are selective with their crew, Taurus tends to their close friendships with patience and care (like their thriving plant collection). Swayed by their Venusian influence, Taurus uses every love language to express their loyalty. To Taurus, “keep in touch” doesn’t mean chatting over lunch once every few months. It means they want to hug you every day for the rest of their lives. (Just don’t call them clingy, OK?) Whether they’re volunteering to drive you to an appointment or whipping up your dream breakfast, Taureans are the most reliable signs in the zodiac. They’re always close by when you need practical advice and a grounded perspective. Movie nights, midnight walks, ice cream dates—Taurus will never tire of the meaningful rituals you’ve both built in your relationship (especially when they involve food).