Opposite Signs in Zodiac – Understanding the Contrast

What are Opposite Signs in Zodiac?

In astrology, opposite signs refer to pairs of zodiac signs that are placed exactly opposite each other on the zodiac wheel. Opposite signs very obviously have different elements (fire, earth, air, water) and different modalities (cardinal, fixed, mutable). But they also share similarities in their approach to life and expression of certain qualities. Despite their differences, opposite signs can learn from one another and provide balance in relationships and interactions.

Opposite signs have the sun sign pattern of 7-7. This means they are in the 7th place from each other, with the sign itself being 1st. For example, the Opposite sign of Gemini would be Sagittarius, which is 7th from Aries. Where we would count Gemini as 1st, Cancer 2nd, Leo 3rd, Virgo 4th, Libra 5th, Scorpio 6th and Sagittarius 7th. You don’t have to count this every time as there are 6 pairs of the opposite signs and it is quite easy to remember.

The 6 pairs of opposite signs are as follows:

  • Aries (Fire) – Libra (Air)
  • Taurus (Earth) – Scorpio (Water)
  • Gemini (Air) – Sagittarius (Fire)
  • Cancer (Water) – Capricorn (Earth)
  • Leo (Fire) – Aquarius (Air)
  • Virgo (Earth) – Pisces (Water)

Do Opposite Signs get along?

There is a reason for the saying “Opposites Attract”.  Opposite signs have different elements and nature yet there are many similarities. The opposite signs fill each other’s flaws and voids perfectly. It’s like an extreme habit or flaw of one sign finds comfort in the lack of the same in the opposite sign.

So in general opposite signs can be well in sync. They can be great as friends as well as can attain a happy and loving relationship. Although it’s important to remember that astrology is a complex system with various factors influencing each individual’s personality, relationships go beyond just zodiac signs.

In this post, we will look at the opposite signs in the zodiac.

Aries and Libra

Aries is the first sign while Libra is the seventh in the Zodiac cycle. The fire sign Aries is known for its assertiveness, passion, and pioneering spirit. In contrast, Libra is an air sign that values balance, harmony, and diplomacy. Aries are bolder, action-oriented and impulsive in the way they approach life and situations. Whereas Libra can be more passive, careful, and fair enough to compare all the sides.

Aries can learn from Libra’s ability to consider multiple perspectives and embrace cooperation or compromises. Libra, in turn, can gain courage and determination from Aries’ boldness. Although these two can disagree on a lot of things but can still be friendly or even romantic. Click here to read more about Aries and Libra Compatibility.

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Taurus and Scorpio

Taurus is the second sign and Scorpio is the eighth. The earth sign Taurus is known for its stability, practicality, and sensual nature. On the other hand, Scorpio is a water sign associated with emotional power, intensity, and depth. Taurus and Scorpio both can be somewhat stubborn or rigid but Scorpio is more likely to be at ease with change than Taurus.

Taurus can learn from Scorpio’s ability to face emotions head-on, and embrace transformation. Scorpio, in turn, can find grounding, stability and comfort in Taurus’ steady and nurturing presence. Their extreme tendencies can teach each other a thing or two making them take it a little easy in life. Taurus and Scorpio Compatibility – Coming soon.

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Gemini and Sagittarius

Gemini is the third sign whereas Sagittarius is the ninth sign. The air sign Gemini is known for its adaptability, communication skills, and intellectual curiosity. Sagittarius is a fire sign associated with exploration, optimism, and philosophical pursuits. Gemini and Sagittarius have many similarities especially when it comes to intellect and exploration and are very friendly with each other.

Gemini can learn from Sagittarius’ ability to see the bigger picture and find meaning in life’s experiences. Sagittarius, in turn, can appreciate Gemini’s versatility and learn from their ability to see multiple sides of a situation. Gemini and Sagittarius Compatibility – Coming Soon.

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Cancer and Capricorn

Cancer is the fourth sign and Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. The water sign Cancer is known for its emotional sensitivity, nurturing nature, and home-oriented approach. Capricorn is an earth sign associated with ambition, discipline, and practicality.

Cancer can learn from Capricorn’s ability to set goals and work steadily toward them. Capricorn, in turn, can benefit from Cancer’s caring and emotionally supportive nature. But these two have similar life values when it comes to family but their approach may be different. As one is prone to think emotionally whereas the other one is pragmatic. Click here to read about Cancer and Capricorn Compatibility. 

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Leo and Aquarius

Leo is the fifth sign and Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. The fire sign Leo is known for its confidence, leadership abilities, and love for the spotlight. Aquarius is an air sign associated with innovation, independence, and humanitarian ideals.

Leo can learn from Aquarius’ ability to think outside the box and embrace collective progress. Aquarius, in turn, can appreciate Leo’s warmth and ability to inspire others. These two also have similar views on charity, being helpful to others and making some changes in society. Although Leo sees it more as an opportunity to shine whereas Aquarius looks at it from the point of reform. Leo and Aquarius Compatibility – Coming soon.

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 Virgo and Pisces

In the Zodiac cycle, Virgo is the sixth sign and Pisces is the twelfth sign. Virgo is an earth sign known for its analytical nature, attention to detail, and practicality. Pisces is a water sign associated with compassion, intuition, and artistic sensibility.

Virgo can learn from Pisces’ ability to trust their instincts and embrace creativity. Pisces, in turn, can benefit from Virgo’s practicality and organizational skills. Pisces also teaches Virgo how to take it easy and be less critical. While Virgo teaches Pisces to be more logical and confident in their pursuits. Virgo and Pisces Compatibility – Coming Soon.

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