I have a ton of paradox in my chart in the form of oppositions of Aries and Libra. I want to be in relationship / I want to be the most independent I can be! What are some keys to resolving astrological paradox? Do many of us “sign up for” of “choose” charts that challenge us to work through paradox. Maybe in order to resolve dualistic thinking and become more integrated souls?
Though I understand what you’re saying, I don’t see the Aries/Libra opposition the way you do. Your flip-flopping may simply be your Libra side, struggling to pick a side.
My perspective comes in part from observing my son. He has a Aries/Libra opposition that dominates his chart. He most definitely wants to be a in a relationship, but not the point where he’s going to lay down and die. He’s not going to be controlled, basically. But there is no way he wants to be alone.
You can see by this example, it’s not necessary to deny one side in favor of the other. You can have Aries qualities and be married.
As for choosing our charts, that’s a secular viewpoint. I used to see it that way but I no longer do. I think we’re born with gifts and impediments we have to overcome. I don’t know that we choose them, though.
What do others think?
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