Do you tend to attract friends born under a particular sign?
Most people do, and there’s a very good astrological reason for it.
Throughout my life, I’ve attracted friends born under the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, as well as many who have their ascendant (rising sign) or moon in there.
Why are these two signs so prominent in my life? The answer is found in my horoscope.
In the horoscope, the 3rd, 7th and 11th houses describe our relationships. The 3rd house describes our side-by-side relationships, such as neighbors, siblings and cousins; the 7th house describes our committed one-on-one relationships, including marriage and business partners; and the 11th house describes our group relationships, which includes casual friends and acquaintances.
All three houses speak to relationships, but the 7th and 11th describe the people we call friends. Now it’s true you can be friends with your neighbors, but as you’ll see, depending on their role they’ll either be connected to your 7th or 11th house.
Since the seventh house describes all committed, one-on-one relationships, this house includes our best friends. These are the ones we confide in and share a deep connection. In my horoscope, Sagittarius is the sign that’s in charge of my seventh house; that’s why I have an abundance of Archers in my life. Taking it a step further, Jupiter is the planet that rules Sagittarius, and for me it falls in the sixth house of work and service. Where have I met my BFFs? I’ve met them all through work. Are they all Centaurs? Nope. Some of them are Fish.
In my chart, Pisces is in charge of the eleventh house. Now, this house describes casual friends, but in my chart it works a little differently. Here’s why: The planetary ruler of Pisces is Neptune, and in my chart, it also falls in the sixth house of work and service. While it’s true that I’ve met many casual friends through my work, in my chart Neptune is tightly connected to Jupiter in a conjunction. A conjunction is a powerful aspect that combines the energies of the planets involved, and since Jupiter is in charge of my BFFs, it opens the door for Pisces to be one.
Are all my close friends born under Sagittarius or Pisces? Nope, but many have the Moon or Ascendant there.
An interesting point to note is that besides the level of intimacy, there’s another major difference between 7th and 11th house friendships. The 7th house also includes our opponents, so some people born under the sign that rules this house may compete with you on some level. Now, remember what I said earlier about being friends with your neighbors? If you’re close with them, they’re 7th house friends; if they’re acquaintances, they’re 11th house friends; and if they’re neighbors from hell, they’re 7th house adversaries.
When considering the signs that are prominent in your life, it’s important to remember that they may show up as an Ascendant or moon sign. Also, as you’ve seen by my 11th house, other factors in the birth chart can describe your friendships. For example, if Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler) is in your 7th or 11th house, you may find that Capricorns play a significant role in your life; or if your Venus (which rules relationships) makes a strong aspect (connection) with Pluto, you may count Scorpios among your nearest and dearest.
Whether they’re personal or professional, platonic or romantic, casual or committed, every relationship in your life can be found in your horoscope. The key is knowing where to look for it, and the 7th and 11th houses are a great place to start!