The reasons people fall in love with astrology are practically endless, but if there's one thing about this practice that suck you right in, it's the eternally trending topic of astrological compatibility. Once you start piecing together aspects of your birth chart with a friend's, your relationship becomes all the more intriguing. If anything, it reminds us that there are no coincidences — and the same goes for your 2022 friendship horoscope. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you're able to astrologically confirm your ride-or-die bond with a longtime friendship, or the fact that you and your crew have an exciting year ahead.
With 2022 fast approaching, it's high time to consider the list of personal and professional New Year's goals you hope to achieve in the year ahead. But, what's an accomplishment without a loyal group of friends to celebrate with, or the best day of your life without your best pals by your side? (Thank goodness for FaceTime!) Knowing the past couple of years we've all had, it's about time we start prioritising our friendship goals, and I'd say the cosmos agree. After all, if astrology isn't real, then why did Jupiter — the planet of abundance, blessings, and expansion — enter Aquarius — a symbol of community, camaraderie, friendship, and technology — in the middle of the pandemic? Both 2020 and 2021 emphasised the value of community, and it's only the beginning.
Now, read your (and your best friend's) 2022 friendship horoscope, according to your zodiac sign, ahead:
Aries (March 21-April 19) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Nurturing Your Connections
You're the hype friend, Aries. You lead the pack with confidence and grace, and your fiery enthusiasm is everyone's go-to source of inspiration. Although, when taskmaster Saturn (the planet of discipline and limitations) entered Aquarius back in March 2020 — via your 11th house of community and sense of belonging in the world — you had no choice but to make the best out of an unexpected change of scenery (to say the least) with regard to your social life and network. Fortunately for you, lucky, abundant Jupiter joined Saturn in Aquarius in December 2020, which helped alleviate some of the taskmaster planet's restrictions.
Since then, the Greater Benefic has not only expanded your colourful network of acquaintances and friends, but it also inspired a greater need to connect with the world at large, whether that be in person or on social media. You've also thrived in group settings and learned so much about yourself along the way. This year, on March 6, your celestial ruler, Mars, will join forces with Venus — the planet of charm, relationships, and value systems — in socially conscious Aquarius; this will activate your community-focussed 11th house. Translation: it's a beautiful day for nurturing friendships and for socialising in general. Also, with both Mars and Venus conjunct in tech-loving Aquarius, your best moment for friendship could take place virtually or within your local community.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: Here's to a Year of More Ups Than Downs
Taurus, your brutal honesty is not only one of your best qualities, but also one of the reasons why you're such a loyal friend. You tell it like it is, and at the end of the day, there's really nothing more comforting than that. On that note, if the beginning of 2022 feels rocky in your relationships, it's probably because your planetary ruler, Venus, will already be retrograde in Capricorn and your adventurous ninth house. For reference, Venus has everything to do with money, pleasure, romance, and stability. Retrograde alongside Pluto — celestial ruler of your seventh house of relationships — until Jan. 29, Venus may push you to re-evaluate the foundation of significant friendships and partnerships. Given that Venus's retrograde will occur in your ninth house of faith, this could have something to do with your belief system or personal philosophies, especially if you haven't been seeing eye to eye with the people around you.
On Jan. 18, the North Node (which signals where we're headed as a collective) will enter your sign, while the South Node (what we're needing to release) occupies Scorpio and your seventh house. These transits support an overarching theme of stepping into your core identity, and leaving behind the relationships that may not support that. Also, lucky Jupiter will return to its traditional sign of rulership, Pisces, and your community-driven 11th house. Essentially, in the midst of making the necessary adjustments to your relationships — some of which may require you to move on — Jupiter's influence will swoop in to save the day, expanding your network of acquaintances and friends, and presenting you with a series of exciting opportunities for the future.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Healing and Using Your Discernment
The only thing better than being your friend? You're always someone to spill the tea with, Gemini. You're not only an encyclopedia of knowledge, but an incredibly witty conversationalist. It wouldn't hurt to keep this fun fact in your back pocket, especially with Chiron — keeper of your deepest wounds — transiting through Aries and your 11th house of social networks until June 2026.
Before you begin to stress over this mysterious asteroid, hear me out. Chiron can seem a bit contradicting, as it represents both your childhood wounds and the key to your greatest potential. But its journey through independent Aries has everything to do with living authentically. Do you feel confident being unapologetically yourself around your community of friends? This transit is here to help you tap into your fierce individuality, and while in your freedom-loving 11th house, it will continue challenging you to fight for what you believe in, despite the status quo. If you've experienced some ups and downs in your social circles these past few years, don't blame yourself. You are growing, and nothing's supposed to stay the same forever anyway.
At the beginning of 2022, Venus — the planet of relationships and values — will already be retrograde in Capricorn and your eighth house of shared resources and intimate collaborations until Jan. 29. Retrogrades are for reflecting and reassessing, and this is exactly what you're being called to do with regard to your one-on-one connections, especially if there hasn't been an equal give-and-take in a friendship. You're being called to take your power back, and you'll be glad you did, as lucky Jupiter will return to Aries and your 11th house of friendship on May 10 for a few months and again for the majority of 2023. May will offer a glimpse of what's to come for you with regard to your sense of belonging, but rest assured, you should reap beautiful new connections with like-minded individuals.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Going Against the Grain, but Following Your Truth
Cancer, your ceaseless empathy for others goes without saying. You are the emotional support system of your friend group, and you make it look effortless, too. For the past couple of years, chaotic Uranus has been transiting through Taurus via your 11th house of friendships. Rebellious and spontaneous, Uranus wouldn't rather be anywhere else, as this also happens to be its astrological house of rulership. During this time, you've been presented with a lightning-like insight and keen intuition regarding your extended network and friendship groups. You have, and will, continue to embody a free spirit, and your circle of eclectic friends is a reflection of that. Still, there's more to come from this unique transit until April 2026.
Many of you have also thrived within the digital landscape (i.e. on apps like Instagram or TikTok) during this time, connecting with people across the world who not only pique your interest, but who share similar aspirations and creative visions. However, your urge to break free from stagnant energies and go against the grain of your social networks will be more potent now that North Node, our overarching guide, will join change-maker Uranus in Taurus on Jan. 18. Venus will also be retrograde in Capricorn — via your seventh house of committed relationships — until Jan. 29. This is important to consider, as Venus also happens to rule your socially conscious 11th house. Expect this retrograde cycle to challenge you to reflect on the value and foundation of your connections. You're notorious for holding on to people, places, and things for dear life, but people grow apart, and that's OK. Follow your soul's calling, and your true friends will meet you along the way.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Not Settling Unless It's the Real Deal
You're a bright light in all of our lives, and your heart of gold can never be replaced, Leo. If you've been feeling down in your friendships and one-on-one connections, it's not necessarily you. (It's probably Saturn.) The taskmaster planet of discipline entered Aquarius — via your seventh house of relationships and compromise — back in March 2020 and will remain there until March 2023. Working with the pragmatic energies of Saturn in your seventh house is easier said than done, given the effects of the hyperawareness that may come along with it. This is especially true for you, as you are ruled by the sun and typically prefer to look on the bright side of things — which may be difficult if you're realising certain friends don't necessarily have your best interest at heart.
The good news is, Saturn transits can also be rewarding, but only when you consciously make the effort that's needed in a given situation. Keep working on yourself and continue prioritising the relationships that are clearly worth fighting for — the ones that make you feel full. On May 30, there will be a new moon in Gemini — via your 11th house of community — making it a great day for setting intentions regarding your social networks. Also, from Oct. 30 until Dec. 31, Mars — the planet of assertion, combat, and desire — will station retrograde in Gemini and your 11th house. This will likely challenge you to stand up for your individuality, despite whether or not it's to the detriment of your friendships.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: The Ball's in Your Court
Virgo, you have a knack for problem-solving, and it's because of this quality that your friends owe you one until the end of time. You also don't sugarcoat things, which is another reason why you're so easy to confide in. The moral of the story? You're the ultimate keeper, but you already knew that. You don't really have to brace for any major curveballs regarding your friendships this year, and that's not a bad thing — no news is good news in this case. Granted, there are a few noteworthy transits and key dates to keep in mind.
For the majority of 2022, Jupiter — the planet of abundance, blessings, and expansion — will already be transiting through Pisces via your seventh house of committed partnerships and other people. When transiting through your relatable seventh house, Jupiter will not only increase your desire for freedom, but also bring forth the opportunity to gain significant insight about yourself through others. You could find that you befriend people from different walks of life, or perhaps bond with someone who lives in a different country, as these experiences will simultaneously expand your awareness and general perception of the world.
On another note, Venus — the planet of harmony, pleasure, and values — will slip into intuitive Cancer and your 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world on July 17 until Aug. 11. Just in time to kick back for the summer, Venus's transit through your friendship sector is the perfect opportunity to gather with your best pals and reminisce on your past adventures. You may be feeling more nostalgic than usual at this time, and a trip down memory lane can do wonders when it comes to strengthening your crew's bond.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone
You're the socialite of the zodiac, Libra, but what most people might not know about you is that you're also a great listener, too. You're a pleasure to be around, and you create a charming atmosphere simply by being yourself. Although, despite your innate desire to be in good company and keep things neutral among your friends, 2022 will likely challenge you to stand up for yourself, in your personal life or in your friend groups. No, you're not very fond of confrontation, but it will get better.
The year kicks off with your planetary ruler, Venus, retrograde in Capricorn and your emotionally driven fourth house of home and innermost feelings until Jan. 29. Given that retrograde cycles are a time for reflection and review, you could be giving some thought to the relationships you encountered growing up and the larger impact they may have made on your friendships and social life as a whole. This retrograde cycle could also trigger some repressed feelings in the process, so you may come across more sensitive than usual. Do you feel comfortable discussing your deeper emotions with friends? Allow yourself to steadily be more vulnerable with others. It may not seem like it right away, but the more authentic you are, the stronger your bond can become.
Something else to look forward to is, lucky Jupiter's debut in fiery Aries for the first time in 12 years. Larger than life and filled with blessings, Jupiter's journey through Aries will bring welcome expansion and prosperity to your relationship sector. This is a great time to connect with others and explore other social networks and potential new friendships.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Getting Closure
The best part about being friends with you, Scorpio? When you're invested in a friendship, you're all in. Needless to say, it's an honour to be a part of your very tight circle of ride-or-dies. Speaking of inner circles, the year begins with Venus retrograde conjunct your modern ruler, Pluto, via your chatty third house of communication. Given that retrograde transits are notorious for bringing the past back around for review, you could run into a past acquaintance connected to an ex-lover or a childhood friend you grew apart from over time. Considering the influence of transformative Pluto, you might even experience a potential breakthrough regarding your perception of relationships and your definition of loyalty.
The South Node will enter your sign on Jan. 18 and plant the seeds for what you need to let go in life for your greater good. This shift will also serve as a catalyst for the upcoming Taurus-Scorpio eclipses, activating your seventh house of relationships and your first house of self. Themes of "me vs. we" in both your personal and social lives will be highlighted during this time, especially if you've been holding on to a friendship or commitment that lacks reciprocity and balance. As the eclipses on May 16 and Oct. 25 occur in your sign, you are simultaneously being called to release an aspect of identity that no longer resonates with your higher self.
Lastly, Mercury is the celestial ruler of your friendship sector, so be on the lookout for this year's Mercury retrograde transits — starting Jan. 14, May 10, Sept. 9, and Dec. 22 — as you could experience sporadic encounters with people from your past who will teach you something significant about your communication style and your general approach to your community at large.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Reconnecting With the Past
It's always an adventure when you're around, Sagittarius. Your can-do attitude is just as contagious as your overflowing optimism, and if there's one constant perk about being your friend, it's the amount of faith you have in the people around you. You inspire beyond words. Although, if you've been feeling more pessimistic than usual, or perhaps more distant from your friends than you feel comfortable admitting, don't freak out. In March 2020 (and until 2023), Saturn — the planet of limitations, discipline, and restrictions — entered socially conscious Aquarius and your third house of local community and immediate surroundings. In your familiar third house, the taskmaster planet is highlighting everything from your ability to discern truths from lies, as well as the foundation of your ideas and general belief systems.
That said, the way you communicate and perceive the world around you is in the process of transforming, as are your conversations, friendships, and surroundings. Also, Venus — the planet of harmony, relationships, and value systems — will be retrograde in Capricorn and your second house of comfort and self-worth until Jan. 29. Ironically enough, Venus also governs your 11th house of friendships. Meaning: this retrograde, you'll likely reflect on the true value of your current social network(s), as well as the foundation of your friendships. Spontaneous run-ins and get togethers with people from your past are also likely during this time, and this will more than likely serve as a learning experience, especially when it comes to setting boundaries and surveying the honesty and integrity of your friendships.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Experiencing a Powerful Reset
Capricorn, you're an inspiration to us all. Even if they don't want to admit it, your friends are always right behind you taking notes, because your drive and perseverance are a magnificent thing. In 2022, one of your most influential astrological events is Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto in your sign until Jan. 29. Venus is the planet of aesthetic, charm, pleasure, and value, and alongside transformative Pluto, it's kick-starting a personal revamp, both within you and when it comes to the friends you choose to surround yourself with. Venus will retrograde in your first house of self, identity, and first impressions, so pay attention to the way you interact with others and how they interact with you. You're learning something about yourself in the process.
On that note, the South Node enters Scorpio and your 11th house of friendship circles on Jan. 18, prompting the beginning of this year's Taurus-Scorpio eclipse series. In your 11th house, the South Node will bring a much-needed reset to your extended network and social status. That said, be on the lookout for the full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 16 and a new moon solar eclipse in the same sign on Oct. 25. During this time, some of you may find yourself having to return to old stomping grounds in order to reconnect with past friends who can potentially guide you on your path moving forward. There's a karmic wheel turning in your favour, though, so pay attention to what feels synchronistic and don't fret over what doesn't.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Seeing Everyone's True Colours, Including Your Own
Aquarius, you're always playing devil's advocate, which is one of the many reasons you keep us all on our toes. Your commitment to prioritising your individual freedom also inspires the people around you to be themselves unapologetically . Although, with disciplined Saturn transiting through your sign since March 2020, chances are you've been a lot more self-critical as you work diligently toward your goals. But where does that leave your friendships? Well, Saturn is challenging you to make a greater effort in both your personal and professional life, so if you've known you need to nurture a specific friendship or group effort, it's time to put in the work to do so.
Meanwhile, for the majority of 2022, Jupiter — celestial ruler of your 11th house of community and social networks — will also be transiting through Pisces via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and values. Having more compassion for your community, or perhaps lending a helping hand to a friend in need, could be an incredibly rewarding experience for you, both when it comes to solidifying your long-term friendships and exploring your divine mission on the planet. During this transit, some of you will reunite with kindred spirits who will inspire you and help lead you down a fortuitous path toward your future endeavours.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) 2022 Friendship Horoscope: You're Gathering With Friends and Making Amends
You're the keeper of all your friends' secrets, and it's probably because your empathy and compassion makes you so easy to confide in, Pisces. The best part about being your friend? You also have the best taste in music. On that dreamy Neptunian note, if you happen to be friends with fellow artists, musicians, and poets, Jupiter's serendipitous transit through your sign for most of 2022 will expand your relationship horizons, while shedding light on lucky opportunities that are already right in front of you.
Being an introvert comes with the turf when you're a mutable water sign, but Jupiter's ingress into your sign will also inspire you with the confidence needed to trust in the kindness of others, especially with the friends who have your best interest at heart. With so much hope, faith, and optimism, 2022 could be one of the most memorable years of your life, with a divine group of pals by your side.
The year will also begin with Venus — the planet of relationships and value systems — already retrograde in Capricorn and your 11th house of friendships and community. Given that retrograde transits are a slow period for reflection, Venus's retrograde cycle is here to shed light on your friendship patterns, the value of your individual connections, and what they bring to your world. Sitting together with transformative Pluto, this retrograde could unearth some of the unconscious fears or burdens that may have been stifling your social life once upon a time. With an open heart, you can (and will) grow from this and, in turn, reunite with your divine soul family — the people who were always destined to be a part of your journey.