Astrology and Horoscopes

Your Opposite Sign

opposite signsWE ARE DRAWN TO our opposite sign as if that sign had an energy necessary to our sense of balance or completion. Opposite signs can fill in the missing puzzle pieces of our psyche. Although there can be conflict, there is also an important learning relationship.

Even if we don’t know someone of the opposite sign, we can learn from the characteristics of that sign .

Aries learns from opposite sign Libra to objectify, cooperate socially, and love justice

Taurus learns from high type Scorpios or Eagles an uncompromising integrity.

Gemini learns from Sagittarius to respect social ethics and see the big picture.

Cancer learns from Capricorn to de-sentimentalize and be highly responsible.

Leo learns from Aquarius to respect group wisdom and avoid idealistic extremes.

Virgo learns from Pisces to be compassionate in service to others.

Libra learns from Aries to dare new ideas and stay optimistic.

Scorpio learns from Taurus patience and tenacity.

Sagittarius learns from Gemini initiative and communication skills.

Capricorn learns from Cancer a kindness toward others and a devotion to home.

Aquarius learns from Leo to trust and to share knowledge.

PISCES learns from Virgo to plan out a day e.g., by making a list of “three” priorities that must be accomplished. Then the rest of the day will work itself out.

Your Opposite Sign as a Stimulus to Growth

Your opposite sign represents the medicine that makes you whole. Each sign has its natural polarity-an axis that works best when you’re “working” both ends. For example, I’m a Cancer by Sun sign-emotional, domestic, a bit shy. My natural polarity is Capricorn-a sign that’s business-like, practical and grounded. When I hang out with Capricorns, I feel more balanced. They have a lot to teach me about the “outer world,” while I have a direct line to the “inner world” that they find stimulating.

Not that we should rely on our opposites to do everything for us. See them, instead, as beacons of light to lead you in a new direction-even if they sometimes drive you crazy because you don’t understand where they’re coming from. They’re different from you, and that’s the point. Which is why relationships of opposites work best when the individuals are older and more willing to accept these differences as growth-producing instead of just crazy-making.

Here are some suggestions of how you can develop your opposite energy.



Develop Libra medicine of refinement, social justice, give-and-take in relationships, thoughtfulness, romance, peace, beauty, art, intellectual and creative skills.

Activities: Volunteer for a cause, go to art galleries or take art classes, let others help you.

Read more about Aries – Libra opposite signs

Taurus: taurusDevelop Scorpio medicine of emotional depth and power, commitment, passion, empathy, digging deep to solve problems or discover your desires.

Activities: Try hypnotherapy, do martial arts, assist with a birth or death, study Tantra.


Develop Sagittarius medicine of finding a larger purpose or sense of faith, spiritual development, higher education, long distance travel, frankness in speech.

Activities: Set goals, get a Master’s degree, learn a language, teach a class, find a new religion.


Develop Capricorn medicine of being comfortable out in the world, patience, embracing a challenge, groundedness, business sense, taking good care of yourself financially.

Activities: Start a business, climb a mountain, master a skill, become your own father.


Develop Aquarius medicine of cool-headedness, focus on others instead of self, intellectual and computer skills, networking and developing unusual new social circles and friendships.

Activities: Build a website, throw a big party, get involved in politics, study astrology or Tarot.


Develop Pisces medicine of compassion, unconditional love, being in the flow, accepting what is, relaxation, spirituality, forgiving the past, musical and artistic skills.

Activities: Join a spiritual group, meditate, swim, learn to dance or sing, make a film.


Aries medicine of get-up-and-go, assertiveness, decisiveness, passion for life, outspokenness, love for physical sports and fitness, courage to begin again, originality.

Activities: Become a leader, join a gym, speak your truth, spend time alone regularly.

Read more about Aries – Libra opposite signs


Taurus medicine of directness, earthiness, calmness, ability to take care of self, appreciation for the finer things, financial knowledge or expertise, good sense of humor.

Activities: Plant a garden, make your own money, take a cooking class, get a massage.


Gemini medicine of detail-orientation, scaling your life down to size, finding inspiration in the everyday world, sisterhood, communication and writing, inventiveness.

Activities: Make a schedule and stick to it, write articles or poetry, join a women’s group.


Cancer medicine of nurturing, homemaking, sweetness, mothering, honoring the past, defending what you love, birthing something new, developing your inner world.

Activities: Build a home, grieve your losses, do yoga, open your heart, mother yourself.


Leo medicine of passion, self-expression, humor, direct involvement in life, warmth and affection, healthy self-love and generosity with no strings attached.

Activities: Play with children, get off the computer, tell jokes, taking an acting class.


Virgo medicine of learning to say “no,” working with the earth, health-consciousness, time-management, choosing companions wisely, self-reflection and self-care, facing reality.

Activities: Have a physical or see an acupuncturist, plant an herb garden, keep a journal.

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