Understand your BFF: What their zodiac sign says about your friends
Zodiac signs can give a lot of insight about personality – especially when it comes to relationships. You can learn about your rapport with anyone, from friends and family to romantic partners. Have you ever wanted to understand why a friend acts the way they do, or why you two always seem to butt heads, or why you’re so in sync? Here’s how you can understand your BFF based on their zodiac sign.
In the case of an arrest, your Aries BFF is the person you'll call to bail you out. They will never turn you down, sticking with you through thick and thin, even when the chips are down. They can be depended on to march right in and bring all the generosity, good nature, and hard-headed good sense, to take over and bring order out of chaos. Of course, that will soon be followed by an “I told you so” for not following their blunt but well-meaning advice from the beginning. Aries will rarely, if ever, refuse a favor asked, once loyalty has been given. Even if the favor is one that is questionable, Aries will not question.
In some ways, however, such blind loyalty may have its drawbacks. Aries can be stubborn, and can be likely to rush heading into something that may not work out the best for all concerned – all because once the mind of Aries has been fixed on an object, no argument can turn such people aside.
Innately impatient of advice and criticism, it may be advisable for them to try to control the tendency to sweep advice aside. When an Aries friend can be persuaded to listen to reason, the resulting friendship takes on new meaning, with Aries expanding to display the wonderful, more positive traits bestowed on the sign – loving tenderness, a hopeful view-point even in adversity, and the quality of making one of the best friends on Earth!
Aries’ BFFs: Libra, Sagittarius, Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
Your Taurus BFF has the capacity for keeping and sustaining friendship. Since Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, love of others and a sincere admiration of beauty in all its aspects is second nature to those of this sign. They love the finer things in life. Expect to be pampered as they immerse you in good music, food, the latest gossip – always a good time! They're slow to trust, but once you have gained their loyalty, the friendship is forever.
Sometimes, however, Taurus can be stubborn as the bull that symbolizes the sign, and at such times, they might display an outburst of temper you didn’t even see coming! If their pride is hurt, they may even grow moody, refusing to listen to reason. Unless you understand this, dear Taurus’ friend, there may be a risk of losing your Taurus BFF. Handle your Taurus' love with care when it becomes necessary, and certainly do not find fault in them, for it's often not in their nature to kiss and make up.
Taurus’ BFFs: Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
The advice that can be given by your Gemini BFF is, more often than not, of inestimable value, since Gemini never will stop until whatever has been undertaken or analyzed has been completed to the final detail.
Never does your Gemini friend do a favor with the expectation of being paid. In fact, the idea that he or she has been of help to someone is payment enough. Say a few kind words about how much you appreciate them and that is worth more than gold.
Make a special effort to hold Gemini friends, however – with therestless nature given those who were born in the sign of the Twins, too often they drop friends who do not live up to their expectations of variety. In other words, if you bore them, they will leave in a heartbeat! That is the trait of Gemini, for nothing is more entertaining to such people than to have plenty of things going at the same time, and excitement in them all. Gemini friends are always tons of fun, their sociable natures giving you a lift and enough gossip and mishaps to talk about for a lifetime!
Gemini’s BFFs: Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
For those who love to be accepted as one of the family, choose a Cancer BFF. You will definitely feel like you have found family as this sign’s guiding spirit is devoted to domesticity. Such friends also have tremendous creative ability, which they are willing to share, but execution may be a great challenge. Cancer does like to develop ideas freely but does not like to be bored with the details. How to help your sweet Cancerian BFF? Support them in their process of letting go of the past. Cancer sometimes dwells too much in the good ol’ days and is too set in his or her ways that they find it difficult to give up the old in favor of the new.
Cancer is also among the most hospitable of all people, but lovers of good food and wine (or whiskey) can lead to health issues form overeating. The solution to that? Invite friends over to share that elaborate home cooked meal initially set for just the two of you. When all is said and done, even if you do have to offer a great deal and make life worth living for your cancer BFF, when you really need sympathy and understanding, they will always be there for you!
Cancer’s BFFs: Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
If you are searching for a friend who will enjoy the quiet life with you, the Leo BFF ain’t for you, honey! However, if you are searching for adventure, excitement (including love affairs), than you’ve come to the right person. Your Leo BFF needs to shine and have the spotlight focused on them.
Vanity is a trait of Leo, but it can be a harmless vanity, as well as one that may not sit so well with others. Criticism of this fault will do no good, though, and a little flattery may go a long way to bring out the best in impulsive Leo. Take the high and mighty promises made by your Leo love with a grain of salt. They didn’t mean it the last time they stood you up, it’s just that, because of their busy schedule, they honestly might have just forgotten. The Leo BFF however, can do a great deal toward helping another to reach greater heights and to meet important people who can help you in your career, for Leo is unafraid and will always be willing to help. The highest placed people in the world can never daunt Leo.
Leo’s BFFs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aries
Virgo can be one of the truest friends on earth and there is nothing wishy-washy about them. Those born in the sign of the virgin seem to instinctively know exactly what they want to do and how they want to do it, a trait of tremendous value to a friend in need. Through following the advice of Virgo friend, problems can seem more bearable and easier to work with. How the heck do they do it?
After a sincere heart-to-heart with your Virgo BFF, troubles seem to disappear and the heavy load always seems to lighten. They can go straight to the heart of any problem and come up with a solution. However, as much as they like giving advice, they find it difficult to receive it. Should your Virgo BFF come to you for aid, handle the situation carefully and mindfully. Unsolicited advice may cause strain in the friendship.
It may be that your Virgo BFF worries so much that they transmit this to others, and some friends are not stable enough to stand this for too long a time. The answer to this is not to pay too much attention to the small upsets of Virgo, especially in matters that may have no real importance.
Virgo’s BFFs: Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Many gifts have been bestowed on those who were born in the sign of Libra, with its symbol of the scales. Among them is a keen understanding of the problems of others. Their great hearts urge them to give aid and comfort. They have endurance that seems to have no end, a love of beauty for its own sake, and an influence over people that is amazing.
Your Libra BFF does have an outstanding fault, though, and it may not always make for a lasting friendship. Since Libras are so certain that their own judgment is best, they may be intolerant of others who put in a word or two or express a different view. There is nothing that Libra loves better than being a mediator, but with such a determination to see both sides of a question before offering an opinion, sometimes both parties may become dissatisfied or believe Libra to be too dogmatic. Then Libra, for all the balance in the world, is facing plenty of trouble.
As usual though, your Libra friend is so good-natured, so pleasure loving, and with the gift of making others see new delights in beauty, it's difficult to be impatient with Libra for long.
Libra’s BFFs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini
There is no such word as can’t in Scorpio’s vocabulary. It is your Scorpio BFFs firm belief that anything and everything can be done if the mind and heart are set on it enough. And in most cases, that is the truth. Your Scorpio BFF generally does what he or she has set out to do, and the accomplishment is tip-top since Scorpio brings to it a practical viewpoint, and is intolerant of makeshifts.
After the work is done, however, Scorpio loves to relax with friends, and a happy time is generally in prospect when his or her closest friends are together. Pleasure well-earned is taken by Scorpio as a right and privilege – something that not only is fully deserved but something to be remembered. Those crazy nights out? You know what I’m talking about.
If you want to keep your Scorpio BFF in a happy mood always, be careful about bringing up an argument, for they will have the last word or die in the attempt. Such little disagreements have their danger to friendship also, for Scorpio is hot-headed and unless expressed will swing into bitterness and resentment. He or she may be intolerant of the opinions of others, when what had been started as a mild argument has reached its height.
Scorpio’s BFFs: Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” was written with your Sagittarius BFF in mind. Those who were born under the sign of the Archer are so determined to get ahead in everything they do that even if they should be knocked out repeatedly, they will get right up and start again, more determined than ever! Sagittarius takes such upsets with a laugh, and as a sort of challenge. It is all an adventure, and perhaps what is still to come can bring more satisfying thrills than what has gone before.
A Sagittarius friend always draws love like a magnet. Who could stay mad with one who is so eternally good-natured and cheerful, who takes hits, grins, and asks for more? That more than makes up for a certain impatience which is characteristic of Sagittarius, more because of the fiery impulse to “get places” and “become somebody” than for any other reason. Usually, acting on spontaneous impulse, which is in general idealistic and charitable to a high degree, Sagittarius can be a true friend to all humanity. The only trouble about rushing in to help at the slightest call is that they are often likely to leap before they look. They have too much else on their minds to stop and think things over before they make up their minds about what is the best course to pursue. With all of this, though, your Sagittarius BFF is a loving, tender friend, one who will stick with you through thick and thin, especially if love is given in return.
Sagittarius’ BFFs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, Leo
If there’s a friend who can absolutely be counted on to be reliable down to the last and smallest details of any problem, call on your Capricorn BFF! Those who were born in the sign of the goat are an inquisitive lot. They will never make up their minds or pass on anything until they know the reason for everything. Capricorn always wants to know why. When they eventually do, they can utilize their talents for organization and executive ability and bring order out of chaos where less strenuous methods might be useless. Capricorn however, may not always be the best friend possible to choose for those who cannot measure up to their own scrupulous standards or those who are not as physically fit to battle the world.
Those born in the sign of the mountain goat are themselves so rugged, in both physique and mentality, that there is a certain intolerance for those who are less endowed. Capricorn may be so satisfied with existing things and tradition that he or she often disapproves or may be reluctant to try new paths or novel methods. They may be perhaps your best friend but also your greatest critic. When you get down to brass tacks and want the best advice possible in anything that concerns money or business, no one is better able to say just what to do than your Capricorn BFF.
Capricorn’s BFFs: Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
The Water Bearer is the sign of friendship – so what could be more natural than your Aquarius BFF to be chums with everyone in the vicinity? In fact, the heart of Aquarius is large enough to embrace the whole world and to desire the good of all mankind. Those born in Aquarius have always been called the world’s greatest altruists and the wish to help others in any way possible is a trait that begins in early childhood and carries through into old age.
Aquarians are the quirkiest people in the zodiac and relish in their eccentric ways. Their thoughts lead them to think outside the box and are often misunderstood by their peers. Once you develop a friendship with an Aquarian though, they will always be there for you. At first, they may come off as cold and unemotional but once they warm up to you, your Aquarius BFF will be your motivator, advice-giver, and problem solver.
Being an air sign, with thoughts running a million miles a second, they tend to be flighty and forgetful, running late to every date and party planning weeks ahead. Aquarians also have a tendency towards overconfidence, which may make it impossible for them to learn from experience. They are as likely as not to make a mistake and then go serenely on and make it again. On this upside, your Aquarius BFF will be there to support your dreams and passions no matter how unconventional they may be. Unconventional, after all, is their normal.
Aquarius’ BFFs: Libra, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aries
Anyone with a Pisces BFF can always learn a lot, no matter how well-read he or she may believe himself or herself to be. For Pisces lives, breathes, and dreams fantasy of all kind, with never a let-up in the belief that enough knowledge can be acquired for a lifetime.
The faith Pisces has in the future and the good it may bring is not only amazing but awe-inspiring. For that reason, it may be difficult to pick an argument with your Pisces BFF for an argument without reason is foreign to their nature. They may enter into them but only to express the theories that have been formed by study. Through that inherent quality that is one of Pisces’ chief birth gifts, they are able to see “behind the scenes" and certainly into the heart of every person. Being so mental, it is not surprising that Pisces is sometimes inclined to put things off and if a promise is made, it may be long time before it's fulfilled – not through inability, but because the Pisces-born are rather impractical, inclined never to do today what can possibly be put off until tomorrow.
Pisces is the friend to heed, for when life is gloomy, such people can take men or women out of themselves and make them live in the land of love, romance, and fantasy. A trip like that can make people more satisfied with conditions as they are, appreciating the bright wisdom of those born in the sign of the fish.
Pisces’ BFFs: Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – Rappler.com
Monica Lopez Gamboa, also known as Monch the Mystic, completed Debra Silverman’s Online Astrology Program in April 2016 and has been giving readings since. Her dream is that one day the entire country (and the world!) will be able to speak the language of the stars as an avenue for self-awareness and self-actualization. Book a reading with Monch on her website.