Zodiac Signs Who Make Great Roommates, Ranked From Best To Worst

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Some zodiac signs are more fun to live with than others.

Few people are lucky enough to be able to afford to live alone these days. If you don’t have a spouse or a partner, chances are you need a roommate.

Should you live with your best friend, or will it ruin your relationship? How do you feel about renting a room to (or from) a complete stranger? Should you keep it strictly business between yourselves, or are you obligated to try to become friends with someone if you’re sharing a house with them?

It’s always a little nerve-wracking when you first move in with someone, even if you think you know them well based on their horoscope. Hanging out together is a very different vibe than living together — suddenly, it’s not all good times.

To some extent, you’ve both become responsible for each other’s well-being. That funny loud laughing-snorting-thing they do at a party isn't so funny at six in the morning.

Of course, if you really want to get into the details of what life will be like with a specific person, you’ll need to look at their full astrology chart. Pay particular attention to their fourth house (the segment of the chart that rules the home) and eleventh house (which rules friendships).

The zodiac signs that rule these sections of their chart will tell you how they approach these areas of life, their expectations and perspectives, and the type of energy they’ll bring to the table. If they have planets in either of these houses, that’s important too, since each planet’s associations bring a new element into the picture that affects these segments and signs as well.

The Sun sign is always a good place to start, though, so here are the zodiac signs who make great roommates and what it's like to live with each one.


1. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are great roommates, even if they can never come to a final decision on how to arrange the furniture. They’re almost always happy to have company, and aren't likely to embarrass you when you bring a date over. Libra would rather solve problems than argue, and they’re eager to do their fair share around the house.

Don’t try to take advantage of their cooperative nature, though; just because Libra likes things to be peaceful doesn't mean they’re a pushover. Treat your Libra roommate right and you could end up with a best friend for life.

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2. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Easygoing and amicable, Taurus is a sign with good taste and they can bring a lot of class to your shared space. They’re on the ball financially, and aren't likely to forget to pay their share of the rent.

Taurus might spend a lot of time in their room, enjoying their own little world that they’ve made for themselves there. They’re extremely territorial about it, too, so do not mess with Taurus’ stuff.

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3. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Life with a Gemini makes you feel like you’ve got at least three extra roommates running around. They’re always busy, always thinking, always on the move.

Gemini is expressive and a good listener, too, so they’re perfect company for those late-night conversations. Sometimes you might feel like a police interrogator when you’re trying to get a straight answer out of them, but Gemini is one of the most pleasant signs to live with.

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4. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

For Cancer, home is a sacred place — it’s just about the only place in the world where they truly feel comfortable. Your Cancer roommate will want to bond with you, since they can’t stand to live with anyone they don’t feel close to.

You might feel like they’re being overly needy or clingy sometimes, but try to appreciate just how much Cancer really does care about you and your home.

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5. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn might not be the most spontaneous, fun-loving person you’ll ever live with, but their sense of responsibility and practicality will help ensure that your household runs smoothly. Ask them for help to create budgets, weekly schedules, or anything that demands organization and self-discipline.

Believe it or not, Capricorn does have a playful side. They just need to be encouraged to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

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6. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

The sign of adventure and travel, your Sagittarius roommate might not even be home very often. But when they are, you can count on some mind-bending conversations. 

Sagittarius knows a little about everything and will happily talk for hours about facts, stories, ideas, and crazy theories. You’ll probably have to help them look for their keys at least once a week. Just don’t ask them how that outfit makes you look if you don’t want their honest opinion.

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7. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is a lot of fun to be around: excitable, enthusiastic, and active. They can be noisy and messy, since Aries isn't the most considerate of the zodiac signs, but if you don’t mind doing a bit of nagging, they’re usually happy to oblige.

Fair warning, though: Aries has a quick temper and won’t hesitate to unleash it when they feel like they’re being pushed around.

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8. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Life revolves around Leo! They’re the star of the show, even at home, so be prepared for a daily performance. Always a gracious host, Leo loves company, and they throw the best parties.

You may have to remind Leo to do their share of the housework sometimes (and then remind them again, a day later). Don’t be shy about letting them know when you need them to focus on something besides themselves.

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9. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces always seems to be living halfway in a dream world, so you might have to help keep them on track with mundane things like housework and bills. But if you’re hoping to live with someone who’s emotionally supportive, tolerant, and accepts all kinds of people, Pisces is a good choice.

They’ll need the same from you, of course, maybe more frequently than you’d like. Because they relate to the world via their feelings, your Pisces roommate can often sense what’s on your mind before you do. 

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10. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius can be a perplexing roommate: at once independent and social, they’ll hole up in their room for an entire week and then have everyone over for a rave (which they may or may not have forgotten to tell you about). They don’t care one bit about house rules (except their own).

Sometimes, you’ll wonder if you’re living with a genuine extra-terrestrial. Aquarius has a passion for humanitarian issues and activism, so be prepared to hear a lot about what’s wrong with the world and what they’re planning to do about it.

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11. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

So, you’ve moved in with a Scorpio. This is definitely someone you want on your side in any bad situation, but their unflagging passion and emotional intensity can be exhausting when you’re just trying to have a quiet night in.

Scorpio has a hard time trusting anyone, and you might feel the same way about them at first. If you can break through their defenses, though, you’ll find a loyal friend who can give you a whole new perspective on life, whether you want it or not.

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12. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is full of helpful advice. You’re keeping the wrong hours. You should do more housework. You missed a spot. Why aren't your books organized alphabetically? Want to know everything that’s wrong about that guy you’re dating?

It feels a bit like you’ve moved back in with your parents. Virgo will over-analyze any situation and find the worst thing about it. They’re really trying to help, and they’re usually right, they just don’t know when to stop. At least you won’t have to remind them to clean!

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Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats).