6 Signs Apart (Opposite): Opposites Attract?

About 6 Signs Apart/Opposite love matches, compatibility and more

Distance between zodiac signs: 180º

Energy: Perspective, contrast, responsibility, growing up 

6 Signs Apart/Opposite love matches

Aries-Libra                   Taurus-Scorpio                        Gemini-Sagittarius

Cancer-Capricorn        Leo-Aquarius                           Virgo-Pisces


About 6 Signs Apart/Opposite matches

Your opposite sign lives directly across the zodiac wheel from you. However, you’ve got more in common than the name suggests. This sign can be highly compatible, even a soul twin. You each have a distinct role, but you’re a tag team, too. As the saying goes: opposites attract!

With an opposite sign, you’re challenged to grow as a person and take responsibility for your part of the relationship. It’s like taking a big step back to get a clear perspective of your life. We tend to view things from close up, missing the whole picture by hyper-focusing on a detail or two. With an opposite sign, your life appears in full relief, like a finished painting. Suddenly, it all makes sense. This panoramic view can be a little uncomfortable to take in, but it’s definitely enlightening. 

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

  • To create a powerful tag team
  • To see yourself from an enlightening “birds-eye-view” distance
  • To join forces and create something bigger than the two of you
  • To balance extremes in yourself, like selflessness or selfishness, too much independence or dependence
  • To have a mate who complements your undeveloped side
  • To discover a new, even inspiring perspective on life
  • To develop the art of compromise

6 Signs Apart/Opposite relationship essential skills

Attract. Repel. Rinse and repeat.

Like two magnets, you can either attract or repel each other, depending on which side of yourself you show. There will be days when you feel like kindred spirits and soul twins, a perfect tag team. You like yoga and juicing? Omigod, I do, too! Or, wait, I had no idea anyone else on earth read that obscure postmodern literary magazine besides me! The next minute, you realize that while you may like the same foods, hobbies, books, movies and activities, you approach them in completely polar ways. For example, you might both love a vegetarian banquet, but one of you gorges it down in greedy gulps, while the other slowly nibbles at a tofu cutlet, then wraps up the rest for leftovers. 

Balance is the key

The tendency of opposites is to go to extremes. But to make this relationship work, you’ll need to balance out your glaring differences. An Aries we know has an on-and-off friendship with a Libra as a result of this combination’s polarizing effect. When it’s balanced, the go-getter Aries kicks the procrastinating Libra into gear, while the soothing Libra calms the Aries’ anxiety. They’re the ultimate tag team. But on a bad day, it’s a showdown between aggressive, diva-style Aries tantrums and prim, white-gloved Libra haughtiness. Ugly!

Time after time, they have to go back into their corners and cool down for a couple days (sometimes weeks). Then, there’s a long conversation to hash out common ground and make compromises. The Aries promises not to yell if the Libra agrees to stop showing up two hours late for everything. They eventually mess up and have to reestablish these guidelines all over again. With opposite combos, it’s always a work-in-progress.

Get comfortable under the microscope

Since your opposite sign has the advantage of a long-distance view of you, they can see things about you that you can’t. While this can be amazingly helpful when you’re receptive to it, it’s also like living with a life coach 24/7, forever under the microscope. Some days, you just want them to get out of your hair and stop analyzing you, even if it’s well-intended. Analyze this, buddy! 

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AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.