I'm about to move to a new city, which means I'll have to make new friends. Understandably, I've been stressing a little about how to win people over so I don't spend every day alone at my computer watching The Office. While I'm a pretty social person, creating an entirely new group of friends is still very intimidating. I could wing it and hope for the best, or I could identify my strengths and weaknesses and figure out the best way to connect with others. And that's where astrology comes in. Your zodiac signs help you understand yourself and others, meaning I just may be able to figure out how to make new friends, based on my zodiac sign.
While I'm curious what tricks I should use to make new friends, you may be trying to make a good impression on your partner's family, coworkers or even your barista. It's a universal desire to want to be liked, and identifying the assets in our personality to accomplish this can go a long way.
While you never want to be pushy or force a friendship, knowing your attributes better can point you in the right direction when it comes to making a genuine connection. Wondering how to make a better impression with people you meet? Here's how, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
As an Aries, you are constantly moving and thinking about what to do next. "You're a person of action, Jaye, an astrologer at Gifted Astrology, tells Bustle. "Take action on someone's behalf and do something for them that they won't do for themselves to win them over."
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
"[You] have a gentle nature that seems to calm others," astrologer Linda Furiate, tells Bustle. Use soft body language and a peaceful, easy conversation to put others at ease.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
If you're a Gemini, use your words to create a connection with someone. "You're a gifted communicator, talk [things] through with them and help them figure things out," Jaye says. "You'll be the first person they'll call when they need sage advice."
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancers are known for how loving and caring they are. "[You] win people over by protecting and nurturing them," Furiate says. Try offering to make them a home-cooked meal or be a shoulder to cry on.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
If you're a Leo, you may be used to accomplishing your goals, so why not help those around you go after their dreams? "You shine even when you're not trying," Jaye says. "Lead by example to encourage and win them over."
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
"[You] win people over by offering to help and serve. Virgo needs to feel and be needed," Furiate says. "[You] are typically the first to step up to help carry a heavy item, clean up a mess, solve a problem or be there for the other in need." Break out your packing tape and start vibing.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
"A natural peacemaker, make life easier for them by doing the negotiating for them when it's needed or showing them the other side of a situation to balance their viewpoint," Jaye says.
You're there to help others better analyze a situation and come to a decision — something they'll appreciate you helping with.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
"[You] win people over by getting inside their head and soul to understand exactly how that person may feel," Furiate says. "This can be quite comforting as Scorpio has a great way of feeling the pain of others to help release the hurt or sorrow."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
"You like to see the bright side of things, so show them the funny and lighten their load with a good laugh together," Jaye says. There's nothing that connects people more than gut-splitting laughter.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Put your listening skill to use, Caps. "You're good with details and you get things done," Jaye says. "Win them over by doing something for them that they mentioned in passing to show them you were listening and that you care."
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Show others what makes them so special, Aquarius. "Be encouraging," Jaye says. "Your ability to see where people are headed is a talent that can help people into the next, better version of themselves."
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
"Pisces win people over by selflessly giving their time to help those in need," Furiate says. You work to make other's lives easier and step up when someone needs help, a valued trait in a friend.
Making a good impression on new people over can be really hard but playing to your strengths can make it quite a bit easier and ensure you connect people who you mesh with. You deserve people who value you, so don't forget to think about what they have to offer to your life as well.