Everyone wants to be popular, or do they?
The idea that everyone wants to be in the popular crew is the myth of high school movies.
While no one wants to be the bullied kid (before they come good at the end), the kinds of social connections that people are looking for differ significantly.
The most popular Zodiac signs are Pisces and Libra, who are very good at reading and understanding others and highly value popularity.
Charismatic signs such as Leo and Sagittarius are further down the list as they are good at making friends, but not as good at keeping them.
Scorpio, Aries, and Virgo tend to be the least popular signs. This is because they keep people at arm’s length in order to protect themselves.
Let’s take a look at the friendship styles of the different zodiac signs, and which are the most popular astrological signs, and why.
Pisces is probably the most popular sign, because they know both how to make friends and to keep them.
Those born under Pisces believe that everyone is an essentially good person and has a fascinating story to tell. So, they are very good at meeting new people and turning strangers into friends.
And when Pisces makes a new friend, they intend to keep them! They will call and want to get together regularly – what else are friends for?
Pisces never forgets a birthday, and will always be the first person to come running when you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to help you move house.
This is why Pisces always stands at the center of a large group of friends.
Very much like Pisces, people born under Libra find other people fascinating, and their curious nature means that they are good at making new friends.
They are also good at hanging on to them, as they take “being popular” seriously and they are willing to put in the work to make friendships last.
In fact, they can sometimes try too hard, as they have a need to be well-liked and included in everything. Yes, they are following your social media stories and wondering why you didn’t invite them along.
But Libra has a tendency to gossip, and they can’t keep a secret if they know that sharing it will get them attention. If their friendships break down, it is usually because of this.
Cancer doesn’t have friends, they have family. When they decide that they care about someone they adopt them into their lives as family. The affection between the two becomes unconditional.
Cancer also likes to be at the center of the action when it comes to community to life, organizing all the big parties and the local events.
This means that they tend to know everyone within their community and be popular and respected, even with people they aren’t close with.
You might be surprised not to see Leo further up the list, because this fire sign tends to be so charismatic that people just gravitate towards them.
But, while Leo is very good at making new friends, it is not always so easy to keep them.
Leos are warm, and they are generous with their friendships. But their light does shine so bright that it can dim the light of the people around them, and they don’t tend to be aware that is happening.
For this reason, it is often difficult for people to be close to Leo, as it means living in their shadow.
As a result, Leo tends to have a few good friends who can stand the heat, and a lot of people who stay at the furthest reaches of their orbit.
Gemini is another sign that is good at making friends, but not so good at keeping them.
People born under Gemini love meeting new people, and are always inclined to strike up a conversation with someone new.
When they do make a new friend, they will pass a period of intense friendship where they will call regularly and want to do everything together.
But Gemini is very fickle in their attention, and soon they will find themselves moving onto new people and new contexts, and they will stop calling.
Of course, the intense time that the two spent together will form the basis of a lasting friendship, but the way that Gemini suddenly stops calling can also be quite hurtful.
So, while you will always see Gemini surrounded by a group of good friends, don’t be surprised if they are completely different people from one year to the next.
Appearances matter to Taurus, so they like the idea of being both popular and respected.
But Taurus are demanding friends, both in terms of choosing their friends, and how they like their friendships to run.
They tend to think about how their relationship with another person reflects on them, so can be very picky who they choose to reach out to.
When they do form friendships, they are fantastic friends. They are helpful, generous, and very in tune with the needs and feelings of others and tend to know what other people need without being asked.
But they are also sensitive to how people treat them, and whether their friends really appreciate them, and they have no problem cutting someone out of their life if they aren’t happy.
So, Taurus tends to have a smallish collection of friends, but the friends that they do have are very good ones.
Another fire sign, Sagittarius has a lust for life that is contagious and causes people to gravitate towards them. Spending time with Sagittarius is always good fun.
People born under Sagittarius are also very good at striking up a conversation with pretty much anyone, and transforming a stranger into a friend.
But Sagittarius is always on the move, and while they will strike up a spur-of-the-moment friendship, they aren’t the type to call regularly or be there for someone in a moment of need.
As a result, they tend to have a lot of acquaintances with whom they can go out and have a really good time, but they don’t tend to have a lot of close friends, as they only tend to have space for one or two in their lives.
Capricorns are often too busy to be popular.
They tend to live their lives with blinkers on so that they can focus on where they are going. If you are outside of those blinkers, they can’t see you. So, they often miss the opportunity to make new friends.
Capricorn is also very uncompromising, and they don’t want to make changes in their life to accommodate other people. This can make sustaining friendships difficult.
Capricorns will tend to make friends with the people they see day-to-day, whether that be work colleagues or neighbors.
But they are funny and interesting, so often make very good friends in the right circumstances.
People born under Aquarius are effortlessly cool. They know who they are and what they like, and they are innately self-confident, which are qualities that attract potential new friends.
But Aquarius is also very independent, and they aren’t inclined to make space in their life for other people. They prefer their own company and to do their own thing. They aren’t worried about being popular.
The exception for Aquarius is if they find someone who shares their passions. If they meet someone who is happy to spend hours discussing their pet topic, they will form a fast friendship.
So, people born under Aquarius tend to have a few good friends, and not to be too worried about anyone else.
Virgo is another charismatic sign, which other people gravitate towards. But Virgo isn’t popular because they have a tendency to push people away.
Virgo is a strange mix. People born under this sign are both supremely confident, and highly insecure.
They are confident enough to attract attention, but are then insecure enough to question other people’s motives in wanting to spend time with them.
For this reason, they keep people at arms lengths, and don’t call, because they don’t really believe that anyone wants to hear from them.
Getting past Virgo’s protective armor is a difficult task, and not everyone wants to spend the time.
But anyone who does manage to form a close friendship with Virgo is well rewarded. They are funny, interesting, and never take true friendship for granted.
Anyone who has a good Aries friend knows that they are kind and caring. They are also fun, and will go above and beyond to help the people that are important to them.
But getting to know Aries is not always easy. They tend to be very self-involved, and it can take a lot for other people to break through this and get themselves on Aries’ radar.
Aries’ selfish behavior can also sometimes sabotage friendships. They aren’t the type of person to let the feelings of a friend stand in the way of them going after what they want. The only thing that would stop them is fear of losing respect, which Aries prizes.
For this reason, Aries tends to have a few good friends who understand them and accept them for who they are, and also to be well-respected within their community.
Scorpio doesn’t make friends easily. They tend to be suspicious of everyone, and they have a sharp tongue that often offends and pushes people away.
Even when they do get close with someone, they don’t relax their suspicious eye, and will pick a fight at the first potential sign of betrayal.
It is fair to say that Scorpio has a spiky exterior that does not tend to attract others.
But all of this is just a protective covering for a really soft-hearted person underneath. They need all of that protection to protect their very emotional souls.
Scorpio tends to only have a few good friends, but those lucky few tend to get to see a completely different side of them.
What’s Your Friendship Style?
Everyone is looking for something different when it comes to connecting to other people. Some people want traditional popularity, while others appreciate a few true friends.
Your astrological sign may help you understand why you find one type of connection more fulfilling than another.
But if you are born under one of the signs that find it difficult to make friends, you don’t have to worry.
Your Zodiac sign tells you your natural and innate tendencies, but there is no reason that you can’t overcome perceived weaknesses.
Knowing yourself is the first step towards making changes. And we are all capable of changing, growing, and being the person that we want to be.