If your astro sign has influence on your career and love, it makes sense that it has the same effect on your friendships as well. So are you a friend, a frenemy, or a foe? We talked to Kelli Fox of TheAstrologer.com to find out.
From: Marie Claire
You're brave and impulsive and make friends fast. Others may not be able to keep up with your super high energy but you prefer to fly solo a lot of the time anyway. You tend to be quite dominant in your friendships — choosing where to hang out and when, but you're also willing to change and listen to others, especially when they say you're being too bossy or controlling. (Oops.) You value your friendships, but you never feel like you have to work hard to have great ones. Your circle just tends to get you.
As a Taurus, you're known to be reliable — and that doesn't change when it comes your friendships. You are down, and you make for a loyal and longtime friend. You have a relaxed, patient nature — at least when it comes to your friendships — that makes others feel comfortable enough to confide in you. On the downside, you tend to go through bouts of inflexibility, preferring to withdraw from the crowd if you're just not feeling it. This doesn't make you a bad friend, however, but you certainly have your "moods." You value friendships where you don't always have to lead the conversation — you prefer to listen.
You act as the social connector amongst your various groups of friends. There's definitely never a dull moment or lag in conversation when you're around. On the negative side, you can be kind of flaky — not willing to commit to a plan until the last minute in case something better comes along. But when you're committed, you're there — and generally the life of the party. You have a huge circle of friends, but generally, two or three people who really "get" you and who you allow to see your vulnerable side. They know they can count on you, too — which makes for long-lasting friendships.
Leo, you are a generous and loyal friend and adored by lots of people. You're happiest when the spotlight is shining brightly on you, but sometimes you can be a tad too bossy. You understand that others need love, too, but you like being the best friend of *many* because you like being prioritized. But this works for you, since you're a favorite among many for your fun-loving ways and general good nature. Everyone knows that you can cheer them up when they're down or celebrate with the best of them.
You are typically quiet and gentle. Sometimes, you're a little too shy to make the first move with a new friend so you prefer to follow. Your friends value your practical advice and organizational skills. As a Virgo, you sometimes see friendships as a box to be checked — which means you love doing things for others, but can lead to frustration when you feel like whatever you do isn't enough. You need friends who are just as attentive to your needs as you are to theirs — those will be your best bets for long-lasting friendships.
While you can come off as guarded at first, you are one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac. While you prefer to do things alone and love having days to yourself, you appreciate hanging out with friends who similar points of view and who want to do the things you enjoy — and you'll certainly make your friends' priorities yours as well if they do the same. You are just looking for commitment from those closest to you — yes, even from friends. Trust is crucial. You will go to bat for anyone you love but if they ever cross you, revenge will be yours.
You are probably the Mother Hen within your close knit group of friends. You consider those closest to you as family, cherishing the good times and holding those fond memories close to your heart. You're super giving and generous, always making the effort to coordinate and plan your friends' activities. But the second they stop being invested, you're kind of over it. Friendships, for you, are a two-way street — and you don't do anything half-heartedly.
You have excellent social connections and good taste. Yours is one of the most social signs so you'll usually have a posse of people around you. Others consider you fair, diplomatic, and gracious. You tend to be the mediator of your friend group — you listen and you give great advice. On the negative side, you can sometimes have a hard time keeping what you've been told a secret — which is something you've been told before, no? But you're never out to hurt anyone — you just want to help. And as a great friend to many, you do.
You are ambitious and goal-oriented. Friends in high places are a natural part of your social sphere. In return, you offer loyalty and long-term friendship. You know the best places to see and be seen — and you love making plans. The downside is that you have a hard time with friends who are too spontaneous or clingy for your liking. But when you decide someone is on your side, you're on their side for the long haul.
Yours is the sign of friendship which means you probably know more folks than most other people. Social networking is right up your alley. Your friends value your futuristic vision and detached point of view. You can come off as aloof, as you're very independent and self-reliant — the opposite of a clingy friend — but you are deeply loyal and compassionate. You're often the first to notice your friend struggling, and you provide the support they need. (But not with a tearful exchange, you tend to avoid too emotional of a display in favor of getting them out of the house and to a bar or social outing.)
You are a ton of fun. You're an adventurer, explorer, and freedom lover. You're sharp and funny, and you love friends who are down to seek out the unexpected with you. Friends that are too needy or emotional are not a good fit — hard pass. You can be very direct and honest — if you've ever been called too blunt before, you're probably a Sagittarius.
You are such a compassionate and caring soul who would help anyone in need. Sometimes though, others may take advantage of your kind nature, and as such you are reserved when it comes to making new friends. You tend to have friends from when you were very young, as they know how amazing you are and you don't like explaining your nature to new people — No New Friends is a motto you can stand behind. Your friends appreciate your spiritual and intuitive insights.