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Your opposite sign is the sign that is diametrically opposite yours on the zodiac wheel. People of opposite signs have opposing characteristics. Relationships, whether romantic or platonic, between these pairings, can go both ways – they can be filled with tension and irreconcilable differences, or the differences can help the bond by bringing a balance.

Here are some opposite sign pairings and how their relationships could go!

1. Aries – Libra

Aries and Libra have a lot to learn from each other. Aries is headstrong and impulsive, Libra is calm and cautious. Aries believes in gut feelings and quick decisions, Libra believes in meticulous thought and balanced decisions. If Aries and Libra understand each other, it leads to a wonderful relationship where they each can learn a lot. Libra can get stuck sometimes, caught in their own brain trying to figure out what is right and what is wrong. Aries can help them reach conclusions faster and take risks. Libra, on the other hand, can calm that impulsive Ram energy and slow Aries down with their calm and charm!

2. Taurus – Scorpio

Taurus and Scorpio can be great friends – or great enemies. The sign of Taurus is a bull, known for its stubbornness. But Scorpio is no better. Both Taurus and Scorpio admire the qualities in each other that they lack, but you will seldom catch them admitting it! You can take Taurus at face value. What you see is what you get. Scorpio, on the other hand, layers themself in mystery. But for all their differences, Taurus and Scorpio can actually have a lot of similarities. Both tend to be reserved and do not like people prying into their affairs. It is the way they deal with these situations that is different. They are both also intensely loyal, which leads to an everlasting bond once formed. I personally can attest to such a friendship working out very well!

Truth be told, I’m a Scorpio with a Taurus best friend. When we were younger we had a lot of differences, but have learned to understand each other. I have learned a lot from her and will admit here that I admire her qualities very much. 

3. Gemini – Sagittarius

As with all opposite sign pairings, Gemini and Sagittarius secretly want to be like each other. Gemini loves Sagittarius’s warm nature and high motivation. Sagittarius loves Gemini’s calm nature and tact. If this desire to be like each other translates into admiration and respect, a powerful bond can be formed. On the other hand, both signs are prone to envy and this might lead the relationship to go another way. The Gemini and Sagittarius polarity is interesting because they are both double signs. The symbol of Gemini is that of the Twins, while Sagittarius is a centaur – half-human, half-horse. Both signs are capable of having two sides to their personality, which makes this polarity harder to predict than most. But isn’t that what makes life fun?

4. Cancer – Capricorn

Both Cancer and Capricorn are known for having a tough exterior with a soft interior. But while Cancer is ruled by the emotional Moon, Capricorn is ruled by practical Saturn. While they both have high goals, their ways to achieve them are different. Capricorn is ruled by a desire for stability and success. This can reassure Cancer and give them a sense of security. Cancer’s high emotional capabilities in turn can provide comfort to the Capricorn who is often very hard on themself. Both signs are very loyal towards friends and family, and consider this one of their greatest motivations in life. Both are also natural leaders which may lead to conflict.

4. Leo – Aquarius

A partnership between Leo and Aquarius can lead to great things. Aquarius, an Air sign, has the creativity and unique thinking to come up with ideas, and fire sign Leo has the determination and stability to make them happen. Leo is a lion. They need to lead. Aquarius is mostly okay with letting this happen as long as they have the freedom to be their creative self. But a clash between these two can be intense. (Air can fan flames, remember?) This pairing is another example of very stubborn signs who find it difficult to understand the other’s point of view. As with all polarities though, this pairing can go a really long way if they learn from each other.

5. Virgo – Pisces

Pisces is a Water sign – prone to strong emotions and deep sensitivity. Virgo, on the other hand, is an Earth sign – much more practical. Pisces’s sensitive nature means that they are very good at comforting other people, but may get lost in their own thoughts and have a tendency to go down a downward spiral of emotions. Virgo, being analytical and realistic in nature, has the ability to draw Pisces out of this downward spiral and give them the comfort that Pisces so freely gives away to others. In turn, Pisces can show Virgo how to dream, relax, and get in touch with their inner child.

Of course, all relationships depend on many factors even within the zodiac arena. Your Moon Sign, Ascendant, and the other planets in your chart may affect how your relationship with another sign goes. But they say opposites attract for a reason, so keep your minds and hearts open the next time you meet someone of the opposite sign!

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  • Supreeta Balasubramanian

    Supreeta Balasubramanian grew up in Dubai, studied in Dubai, India and London and now lives in Chennai, India. She has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering and an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. Her true passions are proofreading, editing, writing and reading. She enjoys words and would love to live the rest of her life playing with them!