When it comes to studying astrology, oppositions are far and away my favorite thing to consider. The tension they create, interests me. But it’s also the confoundedness of it all.
To illustrate what I mean, this is a story about people on separate sides with something in common…
Genius, friend and criminal mind, Arie, joined Special Forces as a teenager. He retired after one term (or whatever you call it). He then went to work as a detective for the San Francisco Police Department where he served for thirty years. One day he got a call.
Apparently some person or persons was in a gas station restroom, creating some kind of problem for the other customers. The owner of the station called the police.
Arie responded. He banged on the door of the ladies restroom and when there was no response, he opened the door and entered the small room. He knew there was someone in one of the stalls. Apparently he could see someone’s clothes hanging down, because the woman, a whore, was standing on the toilet.
“I was just going to ask her to shoot up elsewhere,” he explained. But when he pushed the door to the stall open, the gal, standing on the toilet, had a gun pointed at him. She fired it before he could speak!
The bullet hit Arie in the chest. It hit his breast bone, specifically and being highly trained he immediately emptied the bullets in his gun into the woman’s head and that was that was the end of her.
This is an example of people with very different lives, But it’s hard to believe they don’t have something in common, when they both wind up in a toilet with a gun pointed at each other… and they both shoot to kill!
I think this is akin to the signs that oppose each other in astrology. They relate and that’s all there is to it.
Have you ever two people face off like this?
Holy shit, that’s all I gotta say.
What she said!Still laffin!
You just described my last relationship. *lol* Going toe-to-toe and head-to-head, battling in a most heated manner, both bound and determined to come out on top. Baaaaaaad stuff.
I had two friends a few years back who took martial arts together. One had Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Virgo, Gemini rising and Mars in Libra. The other had Sun in Taurus, Moon in Pisces, Sagittarius rising and Mars in Aries. I saw them fight each other “playfully” on a few occaisions when they weren’t bickering. Can ya guess who won? 🙂
Holy shit is right! Do you have their charts? I would LOVE to see those!
Oh gods I’m sorry… your friend got shot! Damn! Obviously he survived, but that’s scary. Yikes!
I can’t think of anyone, offhand, with a story even remotely similar to that. Maybe my second oldest brother and his current wife. They’re always at each others throats. I avoid them because I can’t deal with the anger levels.
mars in taurus opposition mars in scorpio, in the synastry … If I get shot I’ll shoot to kill too
I have loads of Libra, my Husband even more Aries. I truly hope things won’t ever come to this between us, but definitely can relate. 😉
“Pleasure and pain, some took lead to the brain…” ~U-God
Yep, just started dating a Libra whose Sun and Mercury oppose mine in Aries. We have these amazingly intense conversations and interactions that are definitely not a miss, tho we haven’t had a real fight yet… kinda scary to contemplate how that might go… His Mars trines his Libra planets, so he’s more willing to get aggressive than most Libras, too. I feel challenged by him a lot, which of course my Aries stellium loves!
This story makes me ponder, with trepidation, the opposition between my Mars in Libra opposite my daughter’s Mars in Aries.
Exact opposition? Will understand and cancel out anger. Mars Aries, always toddler tantrums you are the more than able foil. Libra air, the machine. Aries fire needs air!!! Air can excite fire and blow it out of proportion. They are the opposing forces.
Aside from the clearly illustrated opposition message, that story just blew my mind. Saw the movement in the words and I wanted to keep on reading, wanted to see what happened to Arie. Incredible!
Also made me wonder about people who have no oppositions in their charts or those who have way way too many?
I have several pretty strong oppositions in my chart and I feel like this kind of thing happens inside ME a lot of the time…. It’s usually a case of Ms. Logic vs Ms. Intuition.
Hmmm I have that Taurus moon Saturn Scorpio. And slight Scorpio on the rising or most depending. Yup it’s a pull push toy oh and Libra Neptune. Confusing!
Dorathy, I can relate. Have Libra Neptune (opposing Aries Sun), Scorpio Saturn opposing Taurus Venus. My mind, my heart, my life is a pull push toy!
Nope wow scary, feel like I was in a war lost every battle I learned early to drop and play dead
I have always liked the energy of a Taurus. I feel so relaxed when I am with them.I feel as if I might have the same affect on them.
I used to (sometimes still do) face off like this with myself (natal full moon). What I’ve learned is that instead of dying a senseless death every day, I’ve learned to find the commonality that runs between my opposition (sun/moon). From there it’s usually a pretty easy tie that binds the two and then work from there to find a solution that is more balanced. Of course, there are still days…..
I like these posts from the Way Back Machine 🙂
Thanks. I am working on the site. It inspires me…to go back to writing content no one else would, lol.
My sister, mother and I have pretty much all oppositions and squares. The police were at our door often. Growing up in a war zone.
I know someone whose Sun Merc in Aqua opposes my stellium of Merc, Moon, Venus and Saturn in Leo; his Venus in Capricorn opposes my Sun Jupiter in Cancer. His Mars in Sag squares my Mars in Virgo. The planets in both our chart are predominantly oriental, meaning we are both independent people but 8 of my planets fall in the occident of his chart, 4 in the 7th no less.
I would agree with the push and pull quality that people often associate with oppositions. It can akin to sparring with you have sexual tension with.
* akin to sparring with someone you have sexual tension with
I love that story!
Did they ever find out what the lady was doing there???
Sorry, I wanted to cancel & posted instead!!!!
Oh well, Freudian slip…
Oh glad he survived! Also a bit aggressive of him just bursting in without any means.
Dunno I have quite a few oppositions. And one of them I actually like! My Pluto in scorpio 3rd house Opposite my Sun and Mercury in 9th house. I think Taurus and Scorpio are very alike and I really like the extra depth and the dynamic energy Pluto gives to my Sun and Mercury! Although my communication skills would have been less “dogmatic” if it was not for Pluto I guess. But I like it anyway.
The hardest oppositions for me in my chart is the ones to my moon and Mars, Oppo Saturn and Uranus. Those do not feel nice at all!
Sounds like the Nodes….
Arie – N.Node
Whore – S.Node
Its the Black Moon Axis in Aries/Libra square the Moon Nodes with Chiron involved…..
My daughter’s Aries Mars opposes my Libra Sun. ‘Nuff said. Her Pisces NN is conjunct my Pisces Moon. Ughhh. Thank goodness for astrology!
Jayne, as someone with a son who has his NN on my Sun, I sympathize with being the “teacher”… no good deed goes unpunished ….
I feel guilty for laughing at the post title?. Yeah that’s weird. There is never this intensity with my opposition( no shootings) . I’ve seen it in other ones. Sometimes it has an interlocking vibe. I’m always in the same wavelength as libras , but then I’m not.
This has to be one of the best posts ever written here! I don’t know if I should be laughing, but it’s just wild…and a great metaphor, too.
I’m a Libra and one of my closest friends is an Aries. We have a lot of fun and adventures together, we vacation together really well, and yes sometimes we disagree. We love each other though and the relationship is more important than our egos. We learn a lot from one another. She has taught me about how to loosen up (Venus Virgo and Cap ASC so I can be uptight) and relax, and I’ve taught her something about organization and planning. It works really well and yes, we relate on so many levels. She’s one of my absolute favorite people and a sister witch close to my heart.
Best headline ever in the history of your Blog!
That’s pretty coincidental..but is it? Whorifying for sure! I’m sorry your friend got shot and to have quick reactions like he had must be hard when suddenly in immense shock and pain. Glad he made it!
I hav a opposition and have had with two love interests. One we bickered but playfully. The other was terrible power plays that drained us. I couldn’t even figure out why I n ended to contradict Ca them other than my Moon/Pluto conj with their Sun sign and my Juno opp. their ASC.
“Whorifying for sure!”
Ha ha ha!