Astrology tells us so much about ourselves; the planets in their orbits reflect our basic life forces. They influence our characteristics by their relationship to each other, as measured from the moment of our birth. These relationships between the planets, their positions in relation to the place of our birth tell us of their expression in the spheres of life depicted in the astrological houses.
Many mistakenly think that is all there is to Astrology, simply watching constellations process through the Zodiac, but there is much, much more. The Zodiac is a 360 degree circle divided into 12 sections, each associated with certain characteristics based on qualities on the elements Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
Each of these four elements has three states named Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Those of us with an emphasis on Cardinal signs tend to be leaders or initiators, they're goal oriented, never taking their eyes off of the prize. Those of us with an emphasis on fixed signs tend to be "status quo" people. They're efficient, good organizers, tending to react to situations and not to initiate them. Those with mutable emphasis love change; they seek the new and have no love for the "status quo."
So with 12 Zodiac signs each belonging to an element, each in one of the three states gives us an infinite number of personalities and characteristics. Each of us, holding specific aspects of each, so there is no pure Taurus or Sagittarius. With the factors of heredity and influences of the states and elements two people born into Aries can seem as different as night and day. The date, time and places of their births, separating them, giving them, different relationships to the different planets.
So which signs should you be friends with?
Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign, ruled Uranus; just as the water bearer pours out his waters Aquarians are sharing, communicative, progressive with a deep abiding love for humanity. Despite their sociability and outward nature they also seek alone time. Profuse in their love of humanity, they seek an intellectual connection. They seek a partner who understands them and their practicality requires friends first. They don't always show their emotions, so don't wait on an Aquarian to make the first move, like all the air signs their thoughts are for others, even to the point of forgetting themselves.