Many people feel that oppositions between two charts are problematic. You don’t see things eye to eye (Mercury). Your values oppose (Venus). Your way of going about things (Mars) is very different.
Simply speaking, these things are true. But there are other considerations.
For example, my Mercury in Libra opposes my husband’s Mercury in Aries. It’s a conflict! But my Mercury is conjunct Aries-ruler Mars. Consequently, we both have minds and mouths on fire and this creates a match.
Oppositions in synastry are more difficult to deal with, when you’re young. People tend to want to be around their own kind. But as you get older you realize it’s good to have some balance in your life.
You can learn and grow by coming to understand a person who thinks or feels or acts differently than you do. This is true, even if their thoughts and feelings and actions oppose your own by 180 degrees!
Most successful partnerships have at least one strong opposition between the charts. Reading this, I’m sure you see why.
How well do you deal with people who have planets that oppose your own?
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