Wondering whether your friendship will last the test of time or will it wither away? Find out how you relate to your friend, and what the stars say about your relationship with your friends. Will you be friends forever? Get the scoop on how best to deal with your friends, and make the most of your relationship! There are the 12 Zodiac Signs and friendship astrology, how friendly each of them is and how they get along with the other Signs. Consider not only your Star Sign but Moon Sign for emotions, Rising for how you appear to others, as well as the position of Venus for love and Mercury for communication. When we think about the zodiac signs that are most compatible, it’s often in the context of romantic relationships. But what about our other relationships? Which zodiac signs make the best friends? It’s fun to imagine our personalities are defined right from the start, and that the moon and stars are all somehow involved. Might our sun signs also indicate what kind of friends we are? Are you and your best friend meant to be? Read on to see if you and your bestie are a perfect match made in the cosmos.
Four Key Elements in Zodiac Sign Compatibility
You may know there are the 12 signs of the zodiac, but do you know the element of each sign? There are four elements: fire, earth, air, and water, making what is called a triplicity of three signs per each element. In Astrology, there are four fundamental elements, which are:
- Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
- Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo)
- Air (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra)
- Water ( Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)
It’s the influence of elemental elements that largely determines the temperament and love compatibility of a person. The best compatibility in love is possible between those born under the same element or with representatives of friendly primary elements: Compatibility Fire and Air (two active elements) and Compatibility Water with the Earth (passive elements), although this doesn’t mean that their relationship has no problems.
The Earth and Water elements are, as in nature considered compatible. The deliberate, stable, dependable traits of the Earth signs complement the sensitive, intuitive, emotional traits of the Water signs. The Fire and Air elements are, as in nature, considered compatible. The energetic, enthusiastic, competitive traits of the Fire signs complement the changeable, expedient, versatile traits of the Air signs. These signs truly uplift the strength of the Sun and each individual born as one of these Sun signs has an assignment to nurture and cherish their emotional side. They often have to be trained for compassion and a deeper understanding of other people, and have basic problems in relationships triggered by their need to give more than they should to those who didn’t ask for anything.
Compatibility between Elements –
AIR-FIRE: On a good day, the fire sign adds strength and creativity to the air sign, while the air sign feeds the fire sign’s energy. On a bad day, these two have a tendency to tire each other. Air doesn’t really need Fire, though Fire is able to heat air and cause it to rise. Air also provides concepts and ideas for the Fire sign to act on and forge into reality.
EARTH-WATER: Exalted, these two are akin to a waterfall on a mountain—the earth sign gains invigoration and life from the water sign’s emotional depth; the water sign is nourished and finds expression in the earth sign’s nature. Water nourishes the Earth sign so it may grow to its fullest potential, and feels comfortable finding a home in Earth. Earth loves Water’s life force and giving energy.
FIRE-WATER: In the water-fire combination, good compatibility is much like a hot spring—it nourishes the people in and around this combination. In a bad compatibility, these two have the opposite effect—they burn and hurt the people around them. Water can provide sensitivity and patience to his fiery counterpart, whereas Fire can provide motivation and the courage to act that the Water sign usually lacks. In order for a relationship to work, Fire and Water need to have a great deal of respect because each has the capability to destroy the other.
FIRE-EARTH: At its best, the solar energy of the fire sign brings the earth sign to life; giving the earth sign new experiences and the fire sign a healthy self-image. Fire sets the Earth ablaze with passion and intensity, whereas Earth provides the Fire sign with some much needed discipline and acts as a grounding force in the Fire sign’s life. Earth can certainly contain fire but when Fire rages it can temporarily rob Earth of its life-giving nutrients.
EARTH-AIR: The earth sign receives lessons on creativity—how to use thought to influence reality. At its worst, these two’s inability to understand each other creates dramatic fights, with the air sign using words like “freedom” and “dumb,” and the earth sign commenting on the air sign’s “childlike worthlessness.” Depending on its mood (and therefore its temperature) Air can either provide Earth with loving warmth or give her an icy chill and cold shoulder
AIR-WATER: The air sign is refreshed by the water sign’s slow movement, while the water sign is given intellectual flight to its emotions by the air sign. Not a favorable combination because air and water can combine to form destructive natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes and tsunamis. These two signs can work together if they are able to not let small conflicts snowball until they get out of control.