Do the stars think you're a nightmare to live with?
A roommate that you can enjoy hanging out with, not just tolerate, is such a gift. In fact, when you find a great roommate, you never want to let them go. Oh sure, you're happy when they find love and need to move out, but there's a part of you that's trying to figure out if there's any way that you, your roommate and their significant other can all live together.
Yes, a truly spectacular roommate is a rare gift, and sometimes we don't get lucky. I once had a roommate who fed my cat pizza and punched his fist through a wall. Since there are many times in our lives when we need a roommate, like college or when rent prices skyrocket, it's good to know exactly what you should be looking for in a roommate, and the stars can help.
The last thing you want is a deadbeat roommate who not only doesn't pay the rent and eats all your food, but one who's so obnoxious that you can't stand to have any interaction with them. It's awful feeling like you're a prisoner in your own home, as you hide in your room trying to avoid coming in contact with your roommate.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries roommates can always find something fun to do, so you'll probably never get bored. If you keep intending to start working out, the Aries roommate will inspire you to get down to the gym; they're going there every day anyway.
Do you enjoy parties, but hate all the cleanup and preparations that go into holding a gathering? An Aries will have no problem doing the pre-party housework and the post-party cleanup. The downside to an Aries roommate is they can be a bit blunt, and sometimes have trouble talking about what's going on with them emotionally.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taureans love their creature comforts, so you can be sure your house will have flowers and plants decorating it. All bedding and bath towels will be of the finest quality and thread counts. You won't have to worry about a bare cupboard because Taureans need to have a well-stocked pantry.
But it's not OK with a Taurus to borrow money or food from them. Taureans can have a very hedonistic way of looking at life, so don't be surprised if they have sex so loud you have to sleep with a pillow over your head. They also love to belch while spending hours on the couch.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis are super-fun to hang out with and have a ton of friends, so you'll never feel alone with a Gemini roommate. Of course, sometimes you may want to be alone or not have a lengthy conversation about everything, so you'll want to find a place (like the library) where you can go and have quiet time.
Geminis are hilarious, and will keep you laughing and help you out when you're in a financial bind, but they can be majorly sarcastic when they're in a bad mood.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Home is very important to a Cancer and they'll be sure to make your home a cozy one with family photos, curtains, and any kind of cool kitschy knick-knack. Since Cancer is a homebody by nature, they'll always be there to listen to you rant about the people at work or any romantic turmoil you might be going through.
If you're sick or drink too much, Cancer will take care of you. Cancers can be shy and can go from being perfectly pleasant to screaming at you for forgetting to buy toilet paper.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
If you're a drama student and you want to live in a house full of drama students, then absolutely have a Leo roommate. They're friendly, charismatic, will help you out when you need it, and are the star of every event. However, if you're shy and have a tendency to get steam-rolled by people with large personalities, stay clear of the Leos; they need to be the center of attention at all times and will do anything to get it.
When Leos aren't in the mood to be front and center, they can be more of the strong and silent type. You also have to be careful not to offend a Leo because they don't handle it well and can turn it into a melodramatic production.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
With a Virgo roommate, your bathroom will be clean and your shared space will be organized. You won't have to worry about them paying their half of the utilities or paying the rent on time, because when it comes to money issues, the Virgo is on it. Virgo people need a lot of alone time so you can count on them spending much of their time in their bedrooms reading or on the computer.
But Virgo can be really finicky when it comes to food, so don't count on them to help you out with that pineapple and pepperoni pizza. On the other hand, you know that when you go to grab that slice of leftover pizza, it's probably going to be there. They're not really into spontaneity or people dropping by without notice. And if you offend them or go against their wishes, they'll cut you with their words.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
You can't go wrong with a Libra roommate, unless someone being too nice gets on your nerves. Libras are all about harmony and that especially holds true with their home life. They're very diplomatic and won't even take sides when you and your boyfriend/girlfriend get in a fight. They hate confrontation so if you're doing something that really bothers them, they might leave you a note about it.
Libras also like their home to be pretty and welcoming, so plan to enjoy lots of flowers and scented candles, but don't give them the deciding vote on any household decision as they can be hugely indecisive.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
It can be a challenge to earn a Scorpio's trust, but if you prove to them that you're trustworthy, you'll have them as a friend as well as a roomie. Scorpios are known for their passion, sex appeal and good looks, and will have all kinds of interesting hookups.
On the other hand, they can be a little too hot and steal your boyfriend or girlfriend. Don't try to get back at them by going after their bae; that won't go over well. Make sure you don't leave a journal or diary out or your computer up, for they have a naughty side and love to snoop.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
With a Sagittarius roommate, get used to saying the words, "It's your turn to clean the bathroom" and "Could you stop leaving your crap all over the living room?" Sagittarians are known for their sense of humor, their love of travel and for being a major social butterfly — not for being neat and tidy.
They're up for any spur of the moment fun, and are amazingly forgiving and tolerant of your faults — they're just kind of sloppy.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The Capricorn roommate is extremely goal-orientated and doesn't understand if you just want to binge The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Capricorns give great advice, are someone you can rely on, and their look is always on point. In fact, they'll give you some grief if you don't have much of a dress sense and a "whatever" attitude about life.
While they won't flirt with your boyfriends/girlfriends, they might end up marrying them. Capricorns may be dependable but they're very appealing with their good looks and manners.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarians are fun to hang out with and are always up to cooking with you or gardening. They're creative and like to invent things, so don't be surprised if they invent a way to trap spiders (without killing them) and return them to the garden.
Aquarians have a very eclectic crowd of friends, so you may find yourself chatting to a fire-breathing geologist at your Oscar party. They get weirdly rude with people in uniform, such as the mail person, and will refuse to pay certain bills out of principal.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces people are kind, compassionate and creative. They won't nag you if you leave crumbs on the kitchen table and they'd never deliberately point out your flaws. Pisces do like to daydream and have a penchant for hippy granola ideas, so don't get defensive if they want to do a sage cleanse on the house to get rid of the negative energy.
Try to be patient when you have plans to go out to a club and find that your roommate can't go; their favorite show ended and they need to find a quiet room to process it.