It’s true that most of us get into astrology to see what the stars have to say about our romantic relationships. But compatibility isn’t just for lovers; in fact, it works just as well for friends! It’s not just coincidence that three of your BFF’s were all born the same week in April or that you’re always running from one birthday party to the next for the entire month of June. So how do we know who’s meant to be our zodiac best friends?
All of us—and all of our charts—are extremely complex. But one of the simplest ways to tell if you’re going to click is if your signs share an element. The zodiac is divided into four groups of three signs (what astrologers call the triplicities) based on elemental type: fire, earth, air and water. The bold fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) love to hang with the social air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius). The grounded earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) get along with sensitive water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces).
A less-discussed bond is that between signs that share the same planetary ruler: That’s Aries and Scorpio (Mars), Taurus and Libra (Venus), Gemini and Virgo (Mercury), Sagittarius and Pisces (Jupiter) and Capricorn and Aquarius (Saturn). If you want to get hyper-personal with your zodiac best friend compatibility you can also see what sign is on the cusp of your third house (close friends/chosen family) and 11th house (social networks) in your birth chart (you can calculate it here!). Those signs usually share the same element and can tell you a lot about your personal friendship vibe. Do you like partying with fire signs or getting deep with water signs?
If all of this is getting too complicated, don’t worry, we also made a cheat sheet! Keep reading to find out zodiac best friends written in the stars.