How To Make Friends Based On Your Zodiac Sign
When you’re a kid, making friends is pretty simple. You meet in the sandbox or find out that you and a classmate like the same cartoon, and that night you ask your mom if you can go on a date with your new best friend. As you get older, making new friends becomes more difficult — and by the time you’re out of college and into the workforce, you’ve probably formed an inner circle. While many adults just stop there (no new friends and all that), if you find yourself looking for new people to hang out with and don’t know where to start, look no further. than your faithful zodiac sign.
When trying to meet new people, “lean to the strengths and interests of your zodiac sign,” says astrologer Daniela Karpenos, founder of The Cosmic Latte. “It helps to find like-minded people who share your interests and want to participate in the same activities.” After all, astrological compatibility isn’t just for romantic partners.
Karpenos notes that consistency is also key when you want to make new friends. “Being in the same place at least three times creates familiarity,” she says. “The more places you go, the more situations arise to get to know people.” So where should you go to find your new bestie? Here are some tips based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Aries is a cardinal fire sign known for its intensity and passion. The sun is exalted in Aries, so generally, Aries is energetic, young and independent. If this is you, take advantage of your adventurous nature and try something new and exciting, like joining a recreational sports league or going solo to your favorite bar to mingle. If you’re feeling particularly daring and want to meet equally brave friends, Karpenos recommends joining meetup.com or trying a friendship app.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is an earth sign that values stability, nature, self-care, and luxury. To meet new friends, make a regular at a coffee shop or take pottery lessons at a local studio. You can also pre-book a high-demand restaurant and invite your friends over to bring a more platonic you haven’t encountered yet. This way you treat yourself and meet other people who want to do the same.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Among their many traits, Geminis are very curious, says Karpenos. “Taking a course on a topic of interest is a great way to meet other curious people.” You might also become a regular at a new restaurant, sitting in the same place every time — bonus points if it’s at the bar or at a community table — and chatting with the people next to you.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancer is a cardinal water sign characterized by gentleness and sensitivity. If you’re Cancer, try making new friends by taking a cooking class or regularly visiting your local farmer’s market and mingling with the vendors. Or host a dinner party and invite your friends over to bring a friend they think you’ll get along with. A quiet night at home to meet new people is a great opportunity to build new relationships.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Who’s up for a theme party? Leos, usually. If you’re one of those creative, charismatic, and expressive people, try meeting some equally passionate people in a dance or art class, then be sure to invite them to a themed party you’ve planned in the smallest details.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgo is a mutable earth sign known for being organized, thoughtful, and analytical. “Mutable signs thrive on the energy of friends of friends because they’re good at blending in and finding common interests with a wide variety of people,” Karpenos says. To make new friends, place yourself in places where you can start to network. For example, you can try joining a coworking space.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet associated with art and beauty, and the balance of values, justice and fairness. To meet friends with whom you can spend time harmoniously, attend a regular yoga class or spend time in a local museum or art gallery. Bonus points for attending the gallery opening of an artist you are interested in.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
As a water sign known for its emotional intensity, Scorpios enjoy deep conversations with small groups of people, Karpenos says. Try throwing a party with plus-ones and play a game like “We’re Not Really Strangers” or head to a local bookstore to hear your favorite author read his latest release and then stick around to meet others fans.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius is a fire sign associated with travel, higher education, philosophy, and religion. “It’s no wonder Sagittarius signs are so curious and adventurous,” says Karpenos. For those next-level thinkers, she recommends finding a place where you can learn a new language; traveling alone and staying in a hostel; or apply for a study or work abroad program.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns are known for their seriousness, focus, and ambition. To channel your Type A personality into making friends, try joining a book club or networking group in your chosen field. You are sure to meet others with a similar drive.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarius is a fixed air sign representing eccentricity, intelligence, open-mindedness and independence. To meet other equally smart and approachable people, try volunteering in your community, becoming a regular at a local coffee shop, or attending an open mic night at a neighborhood wine bar.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
A mutable water sign, “Pisces are known for their wanderlust and escapist wanderlust and their energy to go with the flow,” says Karpenos. She recommends meeting new friends at a yoga or meditation retreat or becoming a regular at your local pool. As one of the most sensitive and artistic signs of the zodiac, you can also try taking a creative writing class and inviting a possible new friend over for coffee afterwards.