When people first get into astrology they make statements like, “I hate Virgos” or “I love Sagittarius”. Invariably you run into a Virgo you like and a Sagittarius you don’t like and this resolves itself.
If you continue to study and watch life unfold, it becomes apparent we all carry and contain the energy of all the signs and planets. I may have a packed 8th house but I am detached about something. I have Uranus in my chart somewhere and Aquarius rules one my houses.
In reality, I am detached about a lot of things, I just don’t advertise it. Someone who hates Virgo may tend to devalue mental process… even though their ability to make such a statement is Mercurial!
If you go beyond this point you begin to realize the sign opposite your own holds keys that are important to your own development. You may even find yourself desperately seeking instruction from the person on the other side of the fence.
As an example, I have a reputation for being effective. Mars (Aries) is coarse and off-putting to a certain segment (Libra). But then a transit comes along. If you’re weighted towards appeasing everyone, all of the sudden you’re scrambling for someone to teach you the exact skills you’ve denounced, perhaps for years or even a lifetime.
Libra, coming up against a real threat, will want to learn to fight and win, while Aries may be pressured to find out just what manners and partnering and reciprocity can to for them. This pattern is consistent through the signs. Taurus seeks Scorpio and Scorpio seeks Taurus and so forth.
If you have bad-mouthed your opposite sign, this process will be humbling. But if you have valued people who oppose you and built relationships with them, these bonds will particularly valuable during a period like this.
What signs are emphasized in your chart? What could you learn from the sign opposite?