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Opposites Attract Part 2: Taurus and Scorpiooppositiontaurusscorpio


Opposite signs often attract one another in astrology.  Let’s look at how this attraction works for Taurus and Scorpio. I’m going to consider this in terms of Sun signs, but the same principles apply to Moon signs, Mars signs and so on.


Taurus and Scorpio – The Scorpio partner shows Taurus that real contentment runs deeper than the digits on one’s bank statement or the size of one’s TV. Taurus seeks to avoid pain and hardship but through Scorpio he or she can learn that these experiences have their place. If nothing else, they sharpen our enjoyment of the good times.


Scorpio and Taurus –The Taurus partner draws Scorpio out of the closed-in world of emotions and helps him or her maintain contact with the fresh beauty of the real world. Taurus won’t let the Scorpio partner dwell on grudges, fears and obsessions and constantly brings him or her back to the joys of the senses.


And now let’s look at the problems with this opposite relationship.


Taurus and Scorpio – The complex and nuanced world of Scorpio’s emotions will not appeal to Taurus’ taste for directness and simplicity. “Why can’t you just say what you really mean,” Taurus shouts.


Scorpio and Taurus – Taurus’ penchant for seeing everything in physical, real life terms will exasperate Scorpio. “You’re missing the point,” Scorpio cries.


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Opposites Attract Part 1: Aries and Libra

 

Opposite signs often attract one another in astrology.  Let’s look at how this attraction works for Aries and Libra. I’m going to consider this in terms of Sun signs, but the same principles apply to Moon signs, Mars signs and so on.


Aries and Libra – The Aries “me first” attitude has a lot of rough edges and the advice of a Libra friend could be invaluable in civilizing this impulsive sign. Libra can show Aries that reaching out to other people is not a sign of weakness; it’s just another manifestation of strength.


Libra and Aries – What Libra can learn from Aries is that they can’t please everyone, and that acting decisively and according to their convictions will gain them more and better friends in the long run than constant compromise.

And now let’s look at the problems with this opposite relationship.

Aries and Libra – The Aries person will grow impatient with his or her Libra partner's tendency to alter decisions to suit this or that socal milieu. To Aries, Libra will seem to dither when action is required..


Libra and Aries – Libra will be upset at the tendency Aries has to act unilaterally and wait for the rest of the world to catch up. Even when the Libra with Aries agrees, he or she will want to be consulted.

 

Next time we'll look at the attraction of Taurus to Scorpio.


Loving Your Astrological Oppositeopposition


In astrology opposites attract. I’m talking about Signs that are directly opposite one another in the Zodiac, such as Aries and Libra, Taurus and Scorpio, Gemini and Sagittarius, Cancer and Capricorn, Leo and Aquarius and Virgo and Pisces. People with the Sun (or the Moon, Venus or Mars) in one of these signs often feels a strong attraction to a person who has one of these bodies in the opposite sign.


The reason for this attraction is not hard to understand. Each sign finds in its opposite the very attributes that it most lacks and needs. Emotional and subjective Cancer finds in Capricorn the practicality and realism that it needs to make intelligent judgments. Capricorn finds in Cancer an understanding of feelings and “people” issues that it needs in order to properly understand the world.


When we have two people with opposite sign connections working as a team the result is almost always beneficial to both parties. In fact, opposites can become quite dependent on one another. But these relationships also have their disadvantages. They don’t always develop as naturally as relationships based on conjunctions and trines and there may be an undercurrent of tension between the two people. Of course, for many couples this tension only makes the relationship more interesting.


On the other hand, when opposites break up, it is not a pretty sight. That tension that was kind of sexy when the relationship worked can become the source of uncommon bitterness and recrimination. It’s never a good idea to get in the middle of a fight between two opposites. What you are seeing is a clash of opposing archetypes and mere humans need to keep their distance.


In my next six articles I will explain how each pair of opposites can relate to one another. In the meantime, what has your experience been when dealing with people born under the Sun sign (or Moon sign, or Venus sign, etc.) opposite yours? Is really possible to love your astrological opposite? Let us know what you think.


Mars Puts It in Reverse

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On Jan. 23 Mars began a period of retrograde motion that will last until April 13. When a planet goes retrograde it appears to move backwards in the sky. This movement is not real, of course. Mars will only appear to move backwards because of the motion of the Earth, sort of like how a car appears to move backwards as you pass it on the highway.

 

Even though you hear a lot of astrologers talk about Mercury retrograde, Mars retrograde motion gets a lot less press, even though it occurs with some regularity, about every two years. This is because, while a retrograde Mercury is famous for causing communication breakdown and foul ups with technology, Mars retrograde has not been strongly associated with any particular phenomena.


The real impact of Mars retrograde is felt by those unfortunate folks with natal planets either in the path of the retrograde motion at 90 degree angles to that position. They will be going through a period of increased stress. Accidents and physical injury are more likely for these people during this time and they may be prone to, or a victim of, outbursts of anger and aggression.


For example, if you were born between the 13th and the 16th of September with the Sun at around 21 or 22 degrees of Virgo, you’ve probably had a rough couple of weeks as Mars slowed at those degrees. Expect more of the same frommitt romney now until the middle of February, while Mars moves backwards across those same degrees.  This is also bad news for Geminis born between May 11 and 15, Sagittarians born between December 12 and 16 and Pisces folks born between March 11 and 15. Mitt Romney was born on March 12th. The last couple of weeks have not been great for him, with controversy over his income and a defeat in the South Carolina primary.


Of course, others planets and astrological factors are also impacted by this retrograde Mars. President Obama has his natal Mars at 22 degrees of Virgo. Over the past couple weeks he has had to endure negative publicity involving his wife and her relationship with his staff.  He can expect more rough treatment over the next few weeks and things could get worse. A violent attack on his person is another way in which this transit 176px-official portrait of barack obamacould manifest itself.


If you are one of the unfortunate folks caught in this Mars retrograde trap, don’t despair. The lesson we take from astrology is that bad aspects and tough times eventually pass and are replaced by something better. Of course, they usually pass a lot more easily when we are prepared for them.