‘Friends’: Are Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer Astrologically Compatible?

Friends has made a lasting impact on viewers. Most fans rooted for main characters Rachel Green and Ross Geller to get together for the entire series

Recently, there have been rumors that the real-life Ross and Rachel, the actors who portray the popular characters, might be starting a romantic relationship. Do the stars align for Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, or are their crushes best left as fan fiction?

Let’s see what astrology has to say about this potential couple. 

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Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards | Steve Granitz/WireImage

Jennifer Aniston is an Aquarius

Aniston’s birthday is February 11, 1969. This makes Aniston an Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac. 

Some of the positive personality traits associated with Aquarius are cleverness, progressiveness, optimism, and independence. Aquarians are eccentric and free-spirited, so they are never afraid to march to the beat of their own drum or stand out from the crowd. 

A few of the negative Aquarius traits are contrariness, rebellion, and stubbornness. Aquarians are innovators who are great at coming up with new ways to solve problems, but they also hate being told what to do. If you tell an Aquarius to do something, they will do the exact opposite, even if it is to their detriment. 

The 12 zodiac signs are divided evenly between four natural elements: fire, air, earth, and water. The elements tell us about the emotional tendencies and behaviors of the signs. 

Aquarius is an air sign, and air signs are typically social, logical, and communicative. Thanks to her zodiac sign’s natural element, Aniston is likely as charming and bubbly as her on-screen counterpart. 

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David Schwimmer at the Sky TV, Up Next Event at Tate Modern on February 12, 2020 in London, England | David M. Benett/Getty Images

David Schwimmer is a Scorpio

Schwimmer’s date of birth is November 2, 1966. This means that Schwimmer is a Scorpio, the 8th zodiac sign. 

Among the positive Scorpio personality traits are persistence, loyalty, curiosity, and passion. Scorpio people are intense about the people and ideas they care about, and they will sacrifice anything for their loved ones and beliefs. 

Some of the negative Scorpio traits include sneakiness, obsessiveness, and being controlling. Scorpios like to be in charge, and they want to know everybody’s business, no matter how private or personal. They are also very possessive and secretive. 

Scorpio is a water sign, and water signs are usually emotional, intuitive, and empathetic. Scorpios experience their emotions profoundly, and they are very sensitive to other people’s feelings, too. Because he is a water sign, Schwimmer is probably as sweet and gentle as his Friends character.

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Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer | J. Vespa/WireImage

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Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer’s zodiac signs are incompatible 

Unfortunately for fans who wanted their on-screen chemistry to translate in real life, Aniston and Schwimmer are not astrologically compatible. 

One of the reasons that they are unlikely to get along in a romantic relationship is their signs’ natural elements clash. Air and water signs typically don’t work well together. Like a fish out of water, a Scorpio can’t endure a relationship with an air sign. A freedom-loving Aquarius will feel smothered by a water sign. 

Their astrological houses are also highly incompatible. Scorpio rules the 8th house, which is the house of intimacy, sex, and merging resources with a partner. Scorpios are deeply romantic and want nothing more than to find their perfect partner and share everything. 

Aquarius rules the 11th house, which is the house of groups, friends, humanitarianism, and social awareness. Community and the greater good are the most important thing to Aquarians, along with their personal freedom. 

Aquarians need a lot of space and flexibility, even within a romantic relationship. An Aquarius in a relationship with a Scorpio will likely feel stifled, leading the Aquarius to lash out and rebel. 

The Scorpio will wonder why the Aquarius puts their friends and the community before the romantic relationship, making the Scorpio feel taken for granted and unappreciated. 

While it’s fun to fantasize about a romance between the real-life Ross and Rachel, it’s unlikely that a relationship between Aniston and Schwimmer would last.