2 Signs Apart (Sextile): BFFs with Benefits

About 2 Signs Apart (Sextile) compatibility matches, love and benefits

Distance between zodiac signs: 60º

Energy: Friendship, communication

2 Signs Apart/Sextile matches

Aries: Sagittarius, Aquarius      Taurus: Pisces, Cancer             Gemini: Aries, Leo

Cancer: Taurus, Virgo             Leo: Gemini, Libra                  Virgo: Cancer, Scorpio

Libra: Leo, Sagittarius             Scorpio: Virgo, Capricorn        Sagittarius: Libra, Aquarius

Capricorn: Scorpio, Pisces       Aquarius: Sagittarius, Aries      Pisces: Capricorn, Taurus


About 2 Sign Apart/Sextile matches

It’s easy and breezy to be around people who live two zodiac signs away. Your signs are always of a compatible “element” (for example, one of you is a water sign and the other is an earth sign). Thus, you’ll have similar values and attitude about everything: food, music, politics, family, which movies to rent. The lack of self-consciousness you feel around each other makes it easy to take new risks. You feel comfortable lounging around braless reading books on a Sunday, or peeing with the door open.

Friendship and communication are the hallmarks of this aspect. You’re the duo that could go on Survivor or The Amazing Race and smoke the competition because you’re so in sync. You play well together, so you make fabulous party co-hosts if your circles overlap. Business ventures between these signs are favorable, too, since you bring out each other’s creativity and productivity.

Being best friends is easy. Keeping the spark alive? A little challenging. Sextile couples need to structure “date nights” or set up scenarios that get you out of buddy mode and well, put the “sex” back in “sextile.”  Friends and coworkers need to consciously introduce new topics and activities to avoid falling into a glazed-eye rut. 

Why you’ve attracted each other & what there is to learn

  • To be “best friends with benefits”
  • The possibility of great communication with a mate
  • How to speak up, listen, and be heard
  • How to keep the spark going when it stops automatically lighting itself
  • Romance forming naturally out of friendship
  • A no-pressure gig with someone who doesn’t demand more than you can give

2 Signs Apart/Sextile relationship essential skills

Add spice liberally

This astrological angle is one of friendships and siblings. After the excitement of discovering you have everything in common, sextile life together can get kind of flat and predictable. The issue: You feel so at ease around each other that you may take each other for granted. The two-signs-apart couple can avoid this trap by proactively introducing life-expanding ideas into the relationship. Sharing new restaurants, movies, vacations and intellectually stimulating experiences can keep things fresh. 

Use body language, not buddy language

Dude. Bruh. Homie. The first syllable of each other’s names. Whatever your impersonal nicknames are, the fist-bumping camaraderie will make this relationship feel more like “The Hangover” than a cherished connection. Yeah, it’s fun to punch each other’s arms and tease like teenage siblings. But remember, sibling relationships can also be cruel. Make an effort to compliment each other, even if it feels silly, awkward and formal. If you’re a couple, skip the cutesy nicknames and baby talk—or at least cut back on it.

Have a common enemy or gripe

Okay, we don’t really recommend this as a long-term strategy, because y’know, it’s kind of a time-waster to bond over bitching. A less toxic version of this is sharing a laugh over a quirky observation. But the power of this relationship is in your synergistic worldviews and easy dialogue. Just when you’ve run out of things to talk about and are about to start bickering or neglecting each other—bam. Along comes that person whose outrageous self-centeredness offends you both for the same reasons. Who can dissect the episode blow by blow better than your two-signs-away buddy? Nobody.

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AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.