The Ideal Best Friend For Each Zodiac Sign

For some reason, I've always had an interest in astrology. Every morning, as I'm flipping through the newspaper (and looking for the sports section), I'll make a stop on the horoscope page -- just to see what's in store for my zodiac sign, the Taurus.

While I don't always buy into the things I read, it's interesting to see where certain aspects of my life line up with the rest of my zodiac sign. Sometimes they're spot on.

Your zodiac sign can foreshadow more than just trivial parts of your daily life. In fact, your sign can reveal a deeper look into your tendencies as a lover and a friend.

If you, too, bear a curiosity in the stars, here's what your zodiac sign says about whom you should be surrounding yourself with.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

If you're an Aries, you're probably no stranger to thinking outside the box. Aries are naturally divergent thinkers -- full of creativity, spontaneity and emotion.

Aries are also known for their ambition. However, sometimes this ambition turns to impatience, which means they might react too quickly to certain matters.

Best friend: Libra

Because Aries are so exuberant, it's important for them to find a friend who has no problem keeping them in check.

Whenever you might be acting on impulse or about to overreact to something you probably shouldn't, your Libra best friend will help bring you back down to earth.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus people are known for their stubborn ways. And while their single-mindedness might create problems when it comes to dealing with certain people, it also makes them some of the most persistent and hardest workers around.

Goal-oriented, Taureans are highlighted by their strength and willpower.

Best friend: Pisces

One of the more peaceful and less confrontational signs, Pisces people are known for being loyal, unselfish friends. Because of their quiet dispositions, Pisces aren't likely to butt heads with Taureans over their strong -- and sometimes irrational -- opinions.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are creative, compassionate people who don't usually hesitate to react. Although they can get kind of moody -- which is due, in part, to the “dual” nature of their personality -- they're generally flexible people and are great at letting things roll off their backs.

Best friend: Aquarius

Because both of these signs are very easygoing, they'd likely enjoy the simple things together. When Geminis slump into one of their regular "moods," Aquarius people will have no problems backing off and giving them space.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancerians are homebodies. They don't crave the spotlight or attention and are typically satisfied with the little things in life, like family and a few good friends.

Alone time is extremely important to Cancerians, and when they're forced to go without it for too long, they may appear grumpy -- but it's nothing personal. It's just a result of their low-key nature.

Best friend: Sagittarius

Because Cancerian people are typically more introverted in nature, they will almost always enjoy the company of Sagittarii, as they, too, enjoy more introspective thinking.

The Sagittarius is known to be very "philosophy" oriented, which will surely spark the mind of any true Cancer.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is one of the most dominant signs in the entire zodiac.

Like the lion that serves as their symbol, Leos are naturally driven toward gaining power and respect and are usually the alpha males and females of their respective groups of friends.

Leos are strong-minded but are usually very charismatic and savvy when voicing their opinions.

Best friend: Capricorn

While Leos might be very self-centered, driven toward being the star of the show, Capricorns are very selfless friends, who will help balance out the, at times, pompous nature of the Leo.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are highlighted by their charm, charisma and ability as conversationalists. Virgos are natural underdogs, objecting the mistreatment of all people -- especially those weaker than others.

Best friend: Aries

Because Virgos are known for their affinity for whimsical conversation, they'd surely enjoy the company of an Aries -- one of the more creative signs of them all.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are all about balance, as represented by their zodiac symbol, the scale. Libras are known for their appreciation for high beauty and sophisticated taste.

Best friend: Leo

Due to the Libras' inherent appreciation for beauty, it's only natural that he or she would enjoy spending time with a Leo -- a sign defined by its penchant for power and royalty.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are one of the more mysterious signs in the zodiac. Typically very bold in their sense of style, Scorpios don't usually like to show this to the world. Instead, they carry out a very secretive lifestyle. But don't overlook the Scorpio, as they will usually pack a venomous bite.

Best friend: Aquarius

Scorpios don't like showing their hand too often. While bold themselves, they don't typically enjoy surrounding themselves with other bold people. So they mesh best with the Aquarius, known for his or her reserved, unobtrusive demeanor.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarii are known for their intensity and focus. Usually very goal-driven and career-oriented, the Sagittarius usually doesn't have time for bullsh*t and frivolous people.

They're strong-minded and always quick to bounce back from failure, even when the odds may appear bleak.

Best friend: Capricorn

Because of their no-BS mentality, Sagittarii would certainly get along best with Capricorns, who value careful planning and a desire for order.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are known for their high-level thinking and general intellect. They're systematic, organized planners who are driven toward maintaining structure.

While Capricorns typically don't take criticism too lightly, they're compassionate, selfless friends who are willing to tackle the problems of other people in addition to their own.

Best friend: Sagittarius

As a result of their systematic lifestyles, Capricorns will surely appreciate the high-intensity way of life promoted by the Sagittarius.

Capricorns have no problems helping their friends when they experience difficulty, so these two signs would benefit each other in the long run.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are very reserved. They don't require much maintenance or attention in order to stay satisfied.

The Aquarius is highlighted by his or her low-key temperament. At the same time, this aspect of the Aquarius' personality can be one of his or her downfalls, as it can become laziness when the Aquarius goes uninspired for too long.

Best friend: Taurus

Because Aquarians are so carefree, they'll likely enjoy the company of Taurean people, who, despite their stubborn ways, are softhearted friends,

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are also one of the more mysterious signs. Although they may appear to be simple and unassuming, Pisces typically bear with them a large vault of wisdom.

They're easy-going, selfless friends who can always be depended on when you need them. One of their only flaws is that their charitable nature can encourage others to take advantage of them.

Best friend: Scorpio

While Pisces are generally calm, carefree people -- this becomes problematic when these qualities turn into complacency.

By surrounding themselves with Scorpios, they can ensure that they'll be kept on their toes as the Scorpio -- although usually withdrawn -- will break free of his or her shell from time to time.