Aries Friendship Compatibility: The Trendsetter
Learn how Aries can make the best of friends with each sign
Aries like you are always ready to grab your pals and find the newest, hottest activity. Sometimes you get so caught up in chasing a new adventure that your friends feel a little left behind, but just be conscious of avoiding any selfish tendencies, and your pals will have no worries -- because you are a fun, loyal, and witty friend.
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Aries and Aries
Making friends with a fellow Ram can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because only another Aries can keep up with you. Who else would agree to go to Paris with you on a moment’s notice? Forget about packing luggage -- you can always buy toothbrushes when you get there. And while it’s gratifying to have a friend who refuses to rain on your parade, teaming up with this pal can lead to trouble. That’s because he or she is apt to egg you on with ill-conceived plans, especially ones that involve an element of danger. Still, if you’re willing to live on the edge (and goodness knows you are), this could prove a thrilling friendship.
Aries and Taurus
Although your friendship with Taurus can be frustrating, it is also very rewarding. You can definitely benefit from this sign’s calming influence, especially when your stress level starts edging up toward the stratosphere. While you’re working yourself into a fever, waiting for an important phone call, Taurus is slowly and methodically making a huge pot of chicken soup, knowing that you will benefit from its healing powers far better than silly platitudes. Don’t worry ... you’ll have a chance to repay the favor when your pal needs to get out of a rut. Yes, the Bull can take 20 minutes deciding what to order at a fast food restaurant, but that doesn’t excuse your short fuse. If you two are willing to look past each other’s quirks, you can remain fast friends.
Aries and Gemini
Teaming up with a Gemini usually brings out the best in you. That’s because you share this sign’s desire to try anything once. Whether you feel like bungee jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge or trekking through the Amazon rainforest, you’ll find a willing companion in Gemini. You’ll never be bored with Gemini, either, thanks to their impressive storytelling abilities. The Twins, in turn, delight in the fact that you know just what buttons to push to put a plan into action. True, there will be times when Gemini forgets to meet you at the park, thanks to their sieve-like memory. However, you’ll probably try this pal’s patience with your bullying. Happily, the two of you have a knack for downplaying each other’s weak points.
Aries and Cancer
Cancer is a pretty tough nut to crack, but is it really necessary to break down this friend’s defenses? If you keep a respectful distance from the Crab’s sore spots, he or she will eventually open up. The real problems is how you make each other feel. You can be a little rough with sensitive Cancer, while the homebody tendencies of the Crab make you feel boxed in. If you can overcome these differences, you have a great foundation for a friendship. Cancer’s loyalty is legendary. Furthermore, this sign knows just what to say to take all the hurt and pain away. In return for this friend’s love and support, you offer the Crab much-needed praise and encouragement.
Aries and Leo
This is a blissful friendship that keeps you coming back for more. Lovable Leo can even bring out your soft side, thanks to their giant bear hugs, spontaneous compliments, and lavish gifts. Just be wary about pushing this pal around. Remember, Lions think of themselves as royalty and want to be treated accordingly. This can be something of a challenge for you, since you want to be first in everything. Thankfully, Leo’s suggestions are usually good ones, so it won’t be too much of a hardship going to the restaurants, movies, and parties they propose. This pal loves going places with you, too, since you’re one of the few signs that can keep up with their boundless energy.
Aries and Virgo
This is a challenging friendship that could require lots of work. Ultimately, you will be glad you hung in with Virgo. This sign won’t tell you things you want to hear ... rather, they’ll give you an honest analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. In return, you’ll help bolster the Virgin’s ego so that your pal won’t fall victim to bullies. Sure, putting up with Virgo’s fussiness can be a real pain, but consider how much this sign has to deal with your snappish temper. Over time, you’ll actually develop affection for each other’s idiosyncrasies. You’ll guffaw when Virgo tells you to tuck your shirt in at the local greasy spoon and the Virgin will grin when you stomp your feet after locking your keys in the car.
Aries and Libra
Although Libra is your astrological opposite, the two of you could form a fast friendship. You admire Libra’s grace, style, and humor, while your pal appreciates your drive, determination, and courage. Libra can help you prepare for your first night at the opera, whereas you can give this sign terrific advice on getting a raise or promotion. True, there will be times of trial in this relationship. Your feelings can be hurt by Libra’s flightiness, while your friend can bristle at your pushiness. Still, you’ll probably kiss and make up as soon as Libra extends an olive branch. (The one time you don’t want to be first is when you have to apologize.)
Aries and Scorpio
One thing is for sure: this friendship will never be boring! Scorpio’s just as passionate and forceful as you, if not more so. Your arguments may be legendary. But the same can be said for the good times you share together. Scorpio doesn’t blanch at dangerous activities like race-car driving, base jumping, or sky diving. Similarly, this sign will be the first to encourage you to quit your boring but lucrative desk job so you can open that little surf shack down in Hawaii. As far as you’re both concerned, life is too short to waste on dull conventions. If you manage to survive your occasional scream-fests, the two of you can have lots of fun.
Aries and Sagittarius
Finally, a friend who can party into the wee hours with you! You and Sag are two of the most fun-loving signs in the zodiac, and when you get together, it’s like doubling your pleasure. You adore the Archer’s open-mindedness, honesty, and friendliness, while your pal enjoys your directness, enthusiasm, and courage. You’re both extremely athletic, too, and may enjoy burning off excess energy in the gym or on the sports field. Of course, you don’t like it when this pal throws you over for somebody else in their bulging daily planner, and Sagittarius pouts when you insist on doing things your way. Still, you have a great time together.
Aries and Capricorn
Sometimes you’ll scratch your head and ask, "Why did I become friends with Capricorn in the first place?" Then you’ll get an excited e-mail from the Goat containing a help wanted ad for a budding executive. "This position sounds perfect for you!" writes Capricorn. After reading all the impressive requirements, you break out in a nervous sweat. Is it possible you could snag such an impressive position? Then it hits you: If Capricorn thinks you can do it, you definitely can. And that’s what you get from the Goat: support and encouragement. What do you offer in return? Excitement and stimulation, both of which your pal desperately needs.
Aries and Aquarius
You and Aquarius get along spectacularly. You’ve both got boundless curiosity. Aquarius will never discourage you from turning down a dark alley or ducking into an unfamiliar watering hole. Similarly, you’d never mock your pal about their idea for a car powered by grape juice. Aquarius has no problem with your taking the lead in everything you do, while you let the Water-bearer go on for hours about their latest humanitarian cause. Yes, you’ll accuse this friend of not having enough time for you, while Aquarius will call you a selfish pig from time to time. Happily, such squabbles are quickly forgotten.
Aries and Pisces
It seems a miracle that a bold person like you could be friends with a shrinking violet like Pisces. However, you do have an affinity for each other, mostly because you admire each other’s strengths. For instance, you wish you could possess the Fish’s uncanny ability to say precisely the right thing at the right moment. Similarly, Pisces reveres the way you get what you want, even at the risk of appearing uncooperative or unreasonable. Sure, your pal’s reclusive ways can drive you up the wall, while Pisces isn’t fond of your bossy behavior. For the most part, however, you balance each other quite nicely.