5 Signs Apart (Quincunx): Karmic Strangers

About 5 Signs Apart (Quincunx) love matches, compatibility and more

Distance between zodiac signs: 150º

Energy: Karma, compromise, mutation

5 Signs Apart/Quincunx matches

Aries: Virgo, Scorpio                Taurus: Libra, Sagittarius        Gemini: Scorpio, Capricorn

Cancer: Sag, Aquarius             Leo: Capricorn, Pisces            Virgo: Aquarius, Aries

Libra: Pisces, Taurus               Scorpio: Aries, Gemini            Sagittarius: Taurus, Cancer

Capricorn: Gemini, Leo. Aquarius: Cancer, Virgo. Pisces: Leo, Libra

About 5 Signs Apart/Quincunx matches

This is a fascinating, complex combination that defies explanation—the original odd couple. From one moment to the next, you’ll either feel like you’re with a kindred spirit or a complete stranger, no matter how many years you’ve known each other. Your bond is intense, unspoken, and baffling even to you. It’s as though you’ve always known each other, but you can’t really figure out how. We believe this is the ultimate past-life reunion, when two people come together to sort out unfinished business.

Why is the quincunx combo so surreal? The person five signs away from your sign has nothing in common with you astrologically. For example, you’re a yang air sign, while they’re a yin water or earth sign. This is similar to the semisextile, or one sign apart, relationship in some ways. But the increased distance between your signs contributes even more to the chasm that can grow between you if you don’t play this relationship right. So, how can two wildly different souls come together? You’ll need to adapt to your differences, which could take a great deal of adjustment, even discarding a former lifestyle or going without some of your usual creature comforts to make it work.

Why you’ve attracted each other & what there is to learn

  • Karmic repair; healing a “past life contract” with each other
  • Exploring and expanding your sexuality
  • Diving into deeper intimacy
  • Developing your selfless side, learning to serve/give
  • How to adjust to someone vastly different from you
  • What it feels like to meet a soulmate

5 Signs Apart/Quincunx relationship essential skills

Approach it like you’re dealing with an alien (‘cuz you kind of are)

Imagine you met an extraterrestrial. You’d have zero expectations that he would speak your language, share your political beliefs, shop at your favorite boutiques or enjoy “long walks on the beach and comedy clubs,” too. Your quincunx buddy might as well have been dropped from the nearest UFO. If you can choose to find this “alien attraction” endearing rather than annoying—which will take a lot of practice— you can form a lifelong bond. You might even learn a thing or two from each other. 

Know and love thyself

There is no wiggle room for the unevolved here. These relationships seem to work best after both people have gone through a profound experience—divorce, death of a loved one, a bad but life-altering breakup, recovery from addiction—some kind of wakeup call that brought on extreme self-awareness. Owning your baggage and knowing your emotional triggers is a must. Otherwise, you’ll spend the entire time trying to change each other, which only leaves you both feeling frustrated and invalidated. In truth, people judge each other no matter what. But in quincunx pairings, it can get especially harsh, so you’ll need a thick skin.  

Find a common purpose

Duos five signs duos are always brought together for a grander cosmic reason. You have something to learn from each other, or a special mission on earth that requires your unique differences. In many cases, you’re meant to be parents together, and your children’s souls have selected the two of you especially to shepherd them into the world. You’re so different, that you don’t really step on each other’s turf. When two powerful people of this distance come together to raise kids, start a business, create art or coexist as relatives, you can bring your differing skill sets to create something amazing. But pack your magic decoder ring and plenty of patience…just in case.  


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