Why Opposite Zodiac Signs Attract
Zodiac Signs, Elements and Planets
When we think of zodiac signs, we think of Sun Signs and their rightful elements.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
However, I can’t stress enough that you are more than just your Sun Sign, but for some odd reason people always refer back to their Sun rather than the 9 other planets they have (Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto).
I can’t stress enough that you are more than just your Sun Sign...
So when you read this article, keep in mind I am only referring to SUN SIGNS. It will be very general but informative.
I can already hear people, “That’s not me and so and so…” #ListenLinda
When talking about love relationships, I use a multitude of planets to assess what a person wants and needs in love (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and even Mars). So if you want a more in-depth and accurate depiction of your relationship, you will need to know the rest of your planets.
...if you want a more in-depth and accurate depiction of your relationship, you will need to know the rest of your planets.
If you want to know your other zodiac signs, click here.
Opposite Zodiac Signs
Let’s get one thing straight: any relationship can work no matter what your zodiac signs are. So why do people say they don’t work? Because they don’t know that astrology is about acceptance more than anything else.
When you learn about each other’s inner energies, you become more accepting of why a person is the way they are. It is in this way, we are all able to understand, own our energies and commit to change (if necessary). And if you don’t understand that then I don’t know what else to say to you, lol.
Let’s get one thing straight: any relationship can work no matter what your zodiac signs are.
So what are opposite zodiac signs? These signs possess elements that are incompatible by nature.
Incompatible Elements are as followed:
Fire and Water
Air and Earth
Water and Air
Earth and Fire
Fire and Water: Clash of Emotions
This pair is one of the most difficult elements to balance. Fire and water are incompatible because fire is a masculine positive energy and water is a feminine negative energy. The elements themselves make it a challenging relationship, where fire is not as sensitive as water. What one needs, the other will have a harder time giving. Fire wants to consume and water wants to fill.
Fire wants to consume and water wants to fill.
Fire requires more physical stimulation with less emotions involved, and water requires more emotional security and fulfillment. This will be harder for a fire sign to give because they are more concerned with actions than they are with vulnerability. Water, in turn, will have a harder time understanding why their fiery partner doesn’t feel with more depth and receptivity, or have the need to create a stronger emotional bond.
Why the attraction: They’re attracted to one another because they each possess something the other one doesn’t have. Fire has a passionate and fiery strength that water wants to drink, whereas water has depth and a soulful aura that fire wants to consume. This odd stimulation brings curiosity together and in turn, they come together and attempt a relationship. Sometimes this works, sometimes this doesn’t. It really depends on the rest of your planets. They both possess a lot of passion and their affections for one another will be intense and powerful. They’ll bond by releasing both negative and positive energy through the power of touch.
What they’ll learn from one another: If they stick it out, fire will eventually learn that it’s okay to be vulnerable and emotional. Water will learn to have a thicker skin as fire will teach them their strengths. Together they will balance one another emotionally and physically (inner and outer auras).
Air and Earth: Clash of Ideas
Also one of the hardest elements to balance. Air and earth are incompatible because air is a masculine positive energy and earth is a feminine negative energy. Air needs to remain a free-spirit and cannot be controlled, whereas Earth is a controlling element and requires more stability. Air requires a lot of mental stimulation, and earth requires future/financial security. Air is more open-minded, and earth is more narrow-minded. Air wants to soar and earth wants to ground.
Air wants to soar and earth wants to ground.
Their ideas will have a challenging time coming together as one. Air will have a harder time understanding why their earth partner isn’t more flexible with their ideas and thoughts. Earth will have a harder time understanding why air isn’t more realistic or even more stable with their ideas.
Why the attraction: Like fire and water, air and earth will become attracted to one another because they both possess something the other one doesn’t. Air possesses out of this world ideas that earth wants to capture, whereas earth possesses indominable and unmovable perspective that air yearns to understand. They will feel a gravitational pull towards one another, the curiosity being too strong to turn down. They both like to learn and research, so they’ll create a bond in forming a student teacher type of relationship (don’t be sick, you know what I mean lol).
What they’ll learn from one another: If they stick it out, air will learn that earth can help them nurture and grow their ideas into reality. Earth will learn that their ideas don’t have to be so stiff or strict, that they are allowed to let go and explore other ideas without so much caution tape.
Water and Air: Clash of Emotions, but Appreciation of Ideas
Water and air are not as bad as water and fire. They will have a misunderstanding of emotions, but they both provide a lot of depth and open-mindedness when it comes to their ideas and thoughts. Their definition of love will be very different, but they are both very flexible elements that will adapt and go with the flow of both air and water.
How they benefit from each other: When combined, they create a world in and above water. Air won’t understand the emotional needs of water, just like fire, but air is more capable of accepting and considering their water lover’s needs. Water will appreciate the efforts of air, and in turn will be more willing to let go of their emotional insecurities. Air will ensure water never feels any emotional threats, water will ensure air is filled with much mental stimulation. They’ll continue to fill one another’s cup, never wanting to let the other one die of mental or emotional thirst.
They’ll continue to fill one another’s cup, never wanting to let the other one die of mental or emotional thirst.
Earth and Fire: Clash of Actions, but Appreciation of Ideas
Earth and fire are not as bad as earth and air. They will have a misunderstanding of how they act and their demeanors will clash: fire being wild and earth being self-controlled. However, they will appreciate one another’s thought process and their go-getter attitudes will help create a strong bond. Both elements are direct and push forward in life. Although, the way they move forward is different, they will both appreciate their differences over time.
How they benefit from each other: When combined, they become a power couple of actions and materialistic possessions. Both like power, status, and fulfillment of earthly desires. Fire will want to consume earth, but earth cannot be consumed. Earth will want to stomp out fire, but will learn that fire won’t go down without a fight. They’ll provide one another a challenge that both will find joy in continuing. They’ll push one another to greater heights that will benefit their future together.
They’ll push one another to greater heights that will benefit their future together.
What about aspects?
Compatibility between signs also depends on the aspects of the planets. See video below for aspects for a general understanding.
So no matter what your Sun Sign is, it really depends on the remaining planets and the zodiac signs in them. And I’m not saying your Sun Sign doesn’t matter. I’m just saying that your Sun is just one of the many factors to take in when it comes to compatibility.