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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.

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