What Type of Friend You Are, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Every group has its respective Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. And as it turns out, the ever-meddlesome constellations have quite a bit to do with that. Here, how your sign impacts your ability to be a great friend.
Girlfriend, you just might be the most generous sign in the zodiac: You’re always the friend lending clothes and offering advice, resources and a shoulder to cry on when your pals are down. Friendly and outgoing, you love a thriving network and definitely want to keep tabs on said network via social media. But your ruling planet of Uranus also makes you fiercely independent, meaning stage-5 clinger friends don't fare well with you. You’ll find, especially as you grow and mature, that your greatest friendships will be with folks who are similarly active and self-sufficient.
Pisces girl, you’re all about slow growth and lifelong friendships. Generally sensitive (and initially soft spoken), you don’t always make new friends right away. But once you do let your guard down, they’re delighted to find you thoughtful, nurturing and selfless—one of the very best friends in the zodiac. Ruled by spiritual Neptune, you're in touch with your feelings, and you often internalize the emotions of those around you. Just make sure your drop-everything-to-help-a-friend approach doesn’t mean you put their needs before your own.
Bold, strong and quick-witted, you have a BS detector like no other sign—and your pals know better than to lie to you or pull any funny business. Your role in your friend group is often “the planner.” You tend to be quite dominating in social scenes, and you’re always the one picking the bar, the restaurant or the next vacation. Your friends are generally happy for you to take the reins, but remember that Mars (God of War) is your ruler, so don’t turn simple tasks like picking a brunch spot into a battle from which you have to emerge victorious.
A grounded earth sign, you're loyal, reliable and steady as a rock. Everyone knows you’re the one to call when they just have to share a burning secret or if they need help packing for a move. You're also super-organized, making you an ideal travel buddy and perfect party co-planner. In this crazy world, your calm nature is craved by those around you, and you’ll find that friends flock to you accordingly. A word of caution, Taurus: It’s in your nature to get hyper-possessive with close pals if and when they broaden their circles. Resist! It's never a cute look, and it doesn’t mean they’re leaving you behind, we promise.
Ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, you have an uncanny ability to get along with everyone, and to bring unlikely friends together. You’re a delight to be around, and your friends always seek you out for a good time. But you’re also quick to get moody (remember when the hostess lost your dinner reservation and you went all Hannibal Lecter?), and you have a tendency to flake out when you’re feeling overwhelmed. We know a solo night of Netflix is calling your name, but if you promised Bitsy you’d make her birthday party, be a champ and follow through.
You’ve got a big ole friendly heart, and you wear it on your sleeve. You always root for the underdog, and you were totally the kid who befriended the weirdo in grade school. You also never miss a birthday, holiday gift or proper congratulations for your friends’ milestones. A nurturer by nature, you’re both a great listener and incredibly understanding. But when it comes to hanging out, you almost always prefer to stay in and host a cozy dinner party, which can be a drag for your livelier pals who want to hit the town. Your challenge? Don’t always default to hygge modes of socializing.
Ruled by the sun, your warmth, optimism and passionate nature make you a dynamic friend to have around. You have the best attitude and the best stories and your girls call you first when they want to feel fabulous and fun. The only problem? You have so many stories that sometimes it’s hard for them to get a word in edgewise. We know you love the spotlight, but it can’t always be just you in it. Shower your friends with compliments and let them hold the mic sometimes. Underneath your inherent bravado, you’re one of the most deeply loving signs in the zodiac.
You’re totally the go-with-the-flow friend, the one who’s fine to head anywhere and do anything, provided the gang is in good spirits. Overnight glamping trip? Yup. Margaritas on a Tuesday? Sure. Life is too damn short. Your friendship challenge? You have no tolerance for your self-pitying friends. (If you hear Molly whine about her dead end job that she does nothing about one more time, you’re going to lose it.) Highly practical by nature, you veer toward tough love, so just make sure your unsentimental advice is pragmatic but never mean. This way your friends will appreciate the insight but not hop to the defensive.
Venus, planet of love, is your ruler, which makes you the ultimate girl’s girl. You’re always the one with a strictly enforced birthday dress code (July White Tie, duh) and the gal who shows up after a friend’s breakup with a chick flick and pint of ice cream in hand. Ever curious, you’re quite the consumer of information; you know all the best hot spots and trends, which makes you the group’s arbiter of taste. Your only downfall? You love gossip, and your words often come back to bite you. At the end of the day, your BFFs are everything, so be careful not to talk about them behind their backs.
Devoted and trustworthy, you don’t open up to friends right away. Rather, you dip a toe in slowly, building up a solid trust and understanding, and ultimately develop a super-selective friend group. An intuitive water sign, you give the best advice—especially when it comes to love and sex, and your friends often treat you like their therapist. With your busy schedule, you crave alone time—often over time with friends—and you tend to be private with your own dirty laundry. Do your thing girl, just make sure you don’t give your nearest and dearest a cold shoulder in the process.
Ruled by fun-loving Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, you simply can’t help but be the center of attention. You’re an adventurer and an explorer, and your friends seek you out when they want to have a great night…and an even better story to tell in the morning. You love a busy calendar, and you’re always the one to suggest another round of drinks. Your friendship trap? Letting your sarcasm get the best of you. Be honest and jokingly tease your pals, but make sure your crassness doesn’t veer into hurtful territory.
When people say leader of the pack, they’re talking about you, lady. You’re a master of connections, resourceful and always determined. You love routine, which means you’re usually the one picking up the phone to book the Airbnb for the summer girls’ trip or hosting wine night at your house (since no one else can get their act together and plan the damn thing). Ruled by taskmaster Saturn, your challenge is, frankly, to chill the heck out and enjoy your pals sans agenda. Also, we know success is your MO, but “friends” in high places won’t necessarily help you get there. Don’t forget the little people in your rise to the top.