‘Friends’: Are Ross and Rachel Astrologically Compatible?

Fans of Friends rooted for main characters Ross Geller and Rachel Green to get together for years. But you might wonder how compatible these two stars of the show actually are. 

Astrology reveals a great deal about someone’s personality and the motivations for their behaviors. It can also help predict whether or not two people are romantically compatible. 

Using clues from the show to determine their dates of birth, we can check to see if Rachel and Ross are astrologically compatible.

Rachel and Ross embrace each other.
David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

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Rachel Green is a Taurus

Jennifer Aniston’s birthday is February 11, 1969, making the actor an Aquarius. But her Friends character is a Taurus.

There are some inconsistencies surrounding Rachel’s birthday on the show. Although she stated that her birthday is May 5, she also tells a police officer that her zodiac sign is Aquarius in another episode. This could be due to improvisation on Aniston’s part since that is the actor’s real sign. But it is more firmly established in the world of Friends that her date of birth is May 5. 

This makes sense because the zodiac sign Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Green is certainly beautiful, and viewers delighted in following her love story with Ross throughout the series. Taureans also like nice things, and Green adores high fashion and designer goods. 

Rachel and Ross standing in Monica's apartment, facing the camera and smiling.
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller in Monica’s apartment | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

Ross Geller is a Libra

David Schwimmer’s birthday is November 2, 1966, making him a Scorpio. But Ross Geller is a Libra born on October 18

Like Green, Geller’s date of birth is inconsistent throughout the show. He mentions October 18 and having an October birthday in a couple of episodes. However, he also says that his birthday is in December in a different episode. October is the month mentioned most frequently, so October 18 is the date used to determine Geller’s sign. 

Libras are charming, gentle, caring, and outgoing. They care deeply about their friends, and being in good social standing is important to them. This makes sense for Geller because he often goes out of his way for his friends and family.

Rachel and Ross hold hands and look into each other's eyes.
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller in Chandler and Joey’s apartment | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

Ross and Rachel are astrologically compatible 

To determine whether or not Ross and Rachel are astrologically compatible, we must check if Libra and Taurus are a good match. 

Libra and Taurus complement each other quite well. Every zodiac sign belongs to a natural element, and the elements can help predict compatibility. Libra is an air sign, while Taurus is an earth sign. Air and earth signs balance each other, with earth providing stability and consistency while air supplies social grace and excitement. 

Libra is the only other sign of the zodiac besides Taurus that has Venus as its ruling planet. Sharing the same guiding planet means that Ross and Rachel have similar values and an innate understanding of one another. 

Finally, we need to look at the modalities of their signs. Each sign has a modality that tells us how that sign solves problems and interacts with the world. 

Taurus is a fixed sign, and fixed signs are stubborn and slow to handle issues. They don’t start a lot of new projects, but they are good at following through and finishing anything they begin. 

Libra is a cardinal sign, and cardinal signs are the innovators and initiators of the zodiac. Cardinal signs tackle problems directly instead of avoiding them. They are great at establishing new projects but have a hard time finishing everything they start. 

It’s best for compatibility when two signs have different modalities. This gives them different ways of looking at issues and more ways of solving problems. For example, as the cardinal sign, Ross might encourage Rachel to start the project she’s been dreaming of, while Rachel can help Ross carry out his commitments. 

According to astrology, the overall compatibility of Ross and Rachel is very strong. As fans have long suspected, their relationship is likely to last forever.