Although there's no guarantee that, if you're a Libra, you're going to be BFF with every Aquarius or Gemini who comes your way, there's still something to be said about how the stars affect our friendships. Being a fire element, you're going to get along with other fire signs Leo and Sagittarius. Aries also get along well with air signs Gemini and Aquarius. As for another potential friendship connection , Aries, you just might find one in Libra — or not.
According to Mckean, when it comes to Aries and Libra, there's no middle ground: you'll either complement each other or clash. But when you do find someone you connect with, it's your enthusiasm that's the best part about being friends with you.
Although Mckean warns to be wary of being impatient or self-centered. Although you're known for being dependable and generous, Taurus, you can also be stubborn hello, bull! While this is the case, you'll still find friendships in other earth signs like Virgo and Capricorn. When it comes to a maybe it will work, maybe it won't friendship, that would be Scorpio. When it comes to friendships, Gemini, your ability to adapt gives you the chance to have connections with more than a few zodiac signs.
Sagittarius will either complement or clash with you, but you'll both naturally deal with each other in small doses. But where you sort of, well, suck as a friend is your need for a good time all the time. According to Mckean, this could lead you to canceling plans if something better and more exciting comes along.
Cancers may be sensitive, but sometimes they're a bit shy about opening up and really letting their feelings show. Mckean suggests reminding yourself, Cancer, that that's what friend are for — to be there for you. Also, your fellow water signs are right there with you in understanding your sensitivity. While you might hit it off with a Capricorn, they won't understand your changing moods and that might hurt your feelings. Cancer, it's normal to be emotional and have feelings.
So if a friend can't handle that part of you, let them go Ultimately, Leo is looking for friends who enhance all the things they think are so great about themselves. But fellow fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius are right there to deliver. Emotional and financial security go hand in hand for both signs. But lest you think this would be a mercenary, loveless pairing, remember that Tauruses, like Cancers, love classic hearts-and-flowers romance. Pisces, fellow water signs, are deep and emotional. They genuinely lose themselves in love.
They will probably write a love poem a day for a year and end up casually scoring a book deal and dedicating it to their muse, their beloved Cancer. Oh Scorpio, oh Scorpio! Wherefore art thou Scorpio? Kiki O'Keeffe is a writer and astrologer in Brooklyn. Hamptons Chicago San Francisco. Connect With Us.
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Want more where that came from? Aries This can be a tricky match. The Crab clutches his loved ones in powerful pincers, and scuttles after Aquarius, practically begging for love. Naturally, free-spirited Aquarius feels smothered and trapped by these demands for intimacy, and constructs little trap doors everywhere—a basketball team, a drama class, a post on city council. Yet, when wounded Cancer withdraws into his shell, Aquarius is suddenly intrigued.
Where did my lifeline go? What Aquarius takes for granted is Cancer's loyalty, which can resemble a mother's love for her troubled teen. The Crab can see the vulnerable child underneath the surly bravado. Beyond that, you owe each other a karmic debt so profound, you can't even articulate it.
Explains one Aquarius, who's been with her Cancer mate for 35 years: "I've learned that sometimes you have to do what the other person likes, even if you don't like it. You'll certainly grow in spirit and character. Sometimes, your soul needs a challenge more than a smoothly-paved road. You're a pair of softies underneath it all, even if the world sees a hard Crab shell or a tough, scaly Fish. Alone with each other, your compatible Water signs are as tender as can be.
You're both compassionate and nurturing, soothing each other with sustenance and sensitivity. There's nothing a stick of butter, cookies made from scratch, or a nice after-dinner cordial by the fire can't solve. Romantic and sensual, you love to pipe classical music through the sound system, light the candelabras and whip up a gourmet feast side-by-side.
Hours of kissing and foreplay will follow. Though your relationship is a refuge, it can also become a fishbowl that limits your growth. You absorb each other's fluctuating moods like a sponge, so get out of the aquarium-for-two. With your refined sensibilities, you're excellent patrons of the arts, so head to museums, gallery openings, concerts, and dance performances.
Fling open your doors for dinner parties that toast an artistic friend, an esteemed poet, or a relative's good news. This satisfies your nurturing instincts, and invites new energy into your space. You must both learn when to let go of grudges, since you can be passive-aggressive and play the victim when your feelings are hurt. Slammed doors, sulking and brooding must stop. Don't excuse bad behavior with psychobabble, either e. Grow up, will you? If you've been cruel, simply say "I'm sorry" and offer a long hug. The power of touch can heal anything between you, too.
Aries is the zodiac's baby its first sign ; Cancer is its matriarch, ruling the fourth house of motherhood, home and family. Is this relationship doomed to be an Oedipal cliche? Not if you temper these traits through steady, conscious self-development. Otherwise, you easily lapse into automatic roles that polarize you into a parent-child or master-and-servant dynamic. Aries can be selfish—not maliciously, but in a crude, clueless style that leaves Cancer resentful and dismayed at the Ram's lack of nuance.
Cancer knows how to play the nurturing giver, but this delicate sign needs room to be vulnerable, too. Aries loves to be coddled, but Cancer's maternal indulgences will create a spoiled brat or a demanding diva. Besides, while the Crab may have a tough outer shell, the true warrior is Aries, ruled by aggressive Mars. Your differences are many: Aries is a diehard independent and Cancer is a family guy; Aries needs freedom, the Crab's possessive grip clings tight. You'll need to compromise, or else the relationship can turn into a competitive, jealous hotbed.
You can both brood with the best of them, and your dark days eclipse even the tiniest sliver of hope. Talk about depressing. Swear off the silent treatment and learn to communicate as two adult equals. Buy those twin rocking chairs and install them on the porch: You're an old-fashioned throwback, high school sweethearts at any age. No two signs are more traditional, sentimental or family-oriented than yours. Although the sweetness can be cloying, you're a love story for the ages. In fact, you may emulate your own parents or compensate for their shortcomings , since you share a rather conventional moral compass.
Affectionate and nurturing, you crave lifelong security and a comfortable home, and you'll squirrel away a sizeable nest egg together. Not that you don't indulge. Your signs both appreciate art, culture, decorating, music and gourmet food.
As parents, you're protective but firm, Taurus doling out tough love in your children's best interest, nurturing Cancer kisses every boo-boo. Framed family pictures creep like urban sprawl through your home. At times, Taurus' booming voice and blunt remarks wound the Crab's tender feelings.
But cancer has the impenetrable hard shell. At times, Cancer's sulking seems childish to Scorpio, and Scorpio's sharp edges can maim the Crab's tender feelings. Romantic and ready to love, this woman needs a romantic partner who believes in love, while also in tune with her unspoken feelings. Not if you temper these traits through steady, conscious self-development. When the Cancer completely feels secured around the Taurus, they will become more open up. With that in mind, here are the sign pairings that make better friends than lovers.
Like a bull in a Bernardaud shop, Taurus doesn't realize his own size, strength and intensity. Taurus will need to dial down the volcanic energy—intuitive Cancer doesn't need every point driven home. At the same time, Cancer must overcome insecurities and toughen up, since Taurus doesn't mince words or tiptoe through the tulips for anyone. Sure, there will be tears and misunderstandings, but there's nothing that any recipe calling for heavy cream can't solve. You both love pampering and feasts, and if your waistlines expand along with your joy, c'est la vie.
Cancer is an emotional Water sign who loves to nest and bond; Gemini is a restless Air sign who prefers intellect over sentiment. You have similar interests, different temperaments. In many cases, this works out anyway. You both adore culture, the more obscure the better. You love to discover new bands, read novels by controversial authors, gorge yourselves at the jewel of a restaurant tucked into an undiscovered neighborhood.
You bond over TV shows and bargain-hunting for treasures you both have a thrifty streak. No flea market, tag sale or eBay store is safe from your scouring, and your home can resemble a bizarre gallery of antiques and modern gadgetry. The tricky part is when you lapse into astrological auto-pilot.
Cancer is the zodiac's mother, who heaps on affection, nurturing and well-intended care. To Gemini, this can feel like clinginess and smothering. Gemini is the zodiac's fickle tween, waffling between bouts of dependence and asserting autonomy. There will be moments when Gemini greedily laps up Cancer's doting, and others when mama bird is roughly pushed away with a sarcastic, heart-piercing insult.
Cancer must work hard not to take these moments personally—otherwise, the Crab lashes back with a below-the-belt barb, and it turns ugly. Remember, Crabcake: it's not you that Gemini is rejecting, it's your overprotection. Get a pet to dote on instead. Gemini needs space, Cancer needs reassurance.