Do you ever think about a great quality you have that others don't? Is that quality being an incredible friend? You might belong to one of five zodiac signs that are fiercely loyal and naturally trustworthy to anyone they call a BFF. Jill Zwarensteyn at YourTango breaks down the signs' special traits when it comes to being the best partner in crime.
These are the most loyal zodiac signs in astrology, and they make wonderful friends.
Not all horoscope signs are created equal, and some people connect with another person and an instant friendship forms that last a lifetime.
In astrology, some people seem to have this friendship gene and there are zodiac sign naturally knows how to be that kind of perfect friend from the start, where other horoscopes may have those qualities that make a person a great friend, only they have to work a little bit harder to develop their friendship skills with time.
We are told to keep our friends close and our enemies closer. Well, I would add to that expression that you should also hold on to a loyal friend with everything you got. One of the greatest components of a strong friendship is genuine loyalty.
This means someone who is trustworthy. What's the upside of confiding in someone you know will share that information with whoever will listen? If you have to wonder whether or not that person had shared something that you told them in confidence, then they're probably not a loyal friend.
Another quality of a loyal friend is someone who is dependable. This person is someone you can count on to have your back no matter what. Almost all of Lucy Ricardo's schemes on I Love Lucy wouldn't have been able to happen without her friend Ethel.
She was the epitome of what it means to be a reliable friend. Although she may have grumbled about it from time to time, whenever the occasion arose, Ethel was willing to go down with her BFF in the event the plan failed.
When it comes to astrology, all zodiac signs have their distinct strengths and weaknesses. That being said, not all of the signs of the zodiac have loyalty as a strength. Maybe their ambitious nature means that if given the opportunity, they'd be more comfortable doing what's best for them, sometimes at the expensive of a friend.
It's not to say that a zodiac sign like that is a bad person, but their personality traits make them weaker when it comes to friendship and loyalty in comparison with other zodiac signs.
Perhaps you might be wondering where the friends in your life fall in line on the topic of loyalty. If you have one friend who you know likes to talk behind your back or never shows for up anything, then there's probably a good chance that your friend's zodiac sign is not on this list.
However, if you're in need of some more reliability in your friendships, consider making an effort to engage more with people in the zodiac signs listed below. You may also figure out just how loyal of a friend you are as well.
1. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You can count on them. Two of the best qualities about a Taurus is that they are both reliable and devoted, which is essential when it comes to being a truly loyal friend. When you ask them to show up to the special event you've been planning, you know they will be there.
Nowadays, people flake on plans more often than actually sticking to them. Thankfully though, a Taurus would be highly unlikely to cancel and would feel awful about doing so, especially since they feel a strong sense of devotion to the friends they have. They are always there for you, not out of obligation, but because they care.
2. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
This emotional zodiac sign feels more deeply than other signs. They know how hard it is when someone hurts you, which means they don't want to put others in this kind of pain as well. This also goes along with their sympathetic personality trait.
Someone who is sympathetic to others won't be careless when it comes to loyalty to their friends. They are fully aware of the effects that a disloyal friend can have on someone. A Cancer zodiac sign is also easily attached to those around them, so they are going to make sure to do whatever they can not to lose you because your friendship means just as much to them too.
3. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
A Virgo is specifically described as a loyal zodiac sign, so clearly, this is going to be someone in your life who won't disappoint. They are going to make sure to have your back no matter what. If you are stranded somewhere and only one of you had the chance to leave, a Virgo would rather stick by your side than leave. Now that's a friend. This is also a very kind person, so you know that their loyalty comes from a good place and that they care about you as a friend and not what you can offer them.
4. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Another loyal friend is a Scorpio. This person can be a pain in the butt sometimes when it comes to being stubborn and assertive, but when you really need them, they will wholeheartedly stand up for you. A Scorpio is the type of kid in school whose friend is getting bullied and stands up to that bully in defense of their friend. No one is going to mess with the friends of a Scorpio! They also tend to have more long-term friendships as well, which goes to show that they prefer to stay loyal to the friends in their lives.
5. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
A Pisces would gladly give you the shirt off their back. They are incredibly selfless and enjoy being generous to others. This quality makes them a very loyal friend, because they will bend over backwards to help those they care about.
They are also more open to trusting others and are very friendly with those they meet. If someone is less-trusting and suspicious of others, they're probably not going to be loyal simply because they're always trying to make the next move to avoid getting hurt. Not a Pisces though. This is the kind of person you can call when your car breaks down, and they will head over to come get you, no questions asked.
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