One of my dear Forum readers , Mel, asked for an article on oppositions in the natal chart. She offered a few. I will start with these. If there is any article you would like me to do, put it on my Comment Form. It is my pleasure to try to write what you would like to read!
These are her suggestions. Add more if you would like.
Aries Sun & Libra Moon, Scorpio Sun & Taurus Moon, Leo Sun & Aquarius Moon, Gemini Sun & Sagittarius Moon, Virgo Sun & Pisces Moon, and Aquarius Sun & Leo Moon. Just a few!
When we look at an opposition, we look at the planets and the signs. Both oppose each other, of course. Oppositions are a see-saw effect. At one point in time, the person is at one end of the see-saw. At another point in time, the person is at the other end. The person is not at both ends at each time. I hate to use the example of a bi-polar person but it serves to help explain. A bi-polar person may be depressed. A bipolar person may be euphoric. There is an up and down quality here. The person is at one pole or the other. I bring this example because people can understand it. One can think of one’s own moods. One may be up. One may be down. With the opposition, one is always on one end or the other. One is on one side of the see-saw or the other, but they are NEVER blended. That is the struggle of the opposition.
Aries Sun & Libra Moon
An Aries Sun and a Libra Moon are in opposition, of course. The Sun is in Aries, the most self centered sign of the Zodiac. The Moon is in Libra, the most other centered sign of the Zodiac. The Sun is in the most self centered sign of the Zodiac. The Moon is in the most co-dependent sign of the Zodiac. One can begin to see the struggle between opposite signs. This is the case with any opposite signs.They always have an opposite nature of some sort. The oppositions have the same Quadriplicity. These are Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. The oppositions have a different element but are the SAME in terms of masculine and feminine. This means that oppositions can be Fire opposite Air or water opposite Earth.
In the above case, there is a Fire Sun and an Air Moon. The Aries Sun would be me-centered. It would go after what it wanted, no matter what it took. It would assert itself like a pro. The Libra Moon would be quite different. It is indecisive. It has such a hard time making a decision that it is painful. The Aries Sun makes snap decisions. It’s problem is that it makes decisions too fast while the Libra Moon makes decisions too slowly.In the above case, we have a super go getter ego and a very wishy washy emotional state. Hence, this would be the struggle with this opposition.
Scorpio Sun & Taurus Moon
In this case, we have a smoldering, Fixed sign Sun and a strong, stubborn Fixed Earth sign Moon. The Sun would be stubborn in it’s own way due to it’s Fixed Water nature. The Moon would be stubborn in it’s own way due to it’s Fixed Earth nature. We have a person who is mysterious, yet strong, in his daily life. Inside, he is grounded and strong. The difference in these would be the more closed secretive nature of the ego and the warm, open nature of the heart. This would be his main struggle, as far as I can see. I am open to your opinions if I am missing anything.
Leo Sun & Aquarius Moon
In this case, we have a Fixed Fire Sun and a Fixed Water Moon. The outer nature of the person would be warm and vibrant. The inner nature would be cold and aloof. This would be the main struggle here, as I see it.
Gemini Sun & Sagittarius Moon
We have a mutable Air Sun and a Mutable Fire Moon. Saggi and Gemini seem to go together well. They are both full of fun and kind of easy going. This person would be a what you see is what you get kind of person. On the outside, he would be flirty and fun. He would be friendly, too. Saggi Moon would like his space. He loves adventure and does not like to be tied down. This person may not be the most stable to count on if you need a ride home from the hospital after surgery but he will be there to liven up your Welcome Home party, so save him for that.
Virgo Sun & Pisces Moon,
We have a Mutable Earth Sun and a Mutable water Moon. This seems like a hard one. The Virgo Sun is too anal. The Pisces Moon is too sensitive. This one would not be one to choose if you are planning on reincarnating. This person may be a nerd type. He may prefer the slide ruler to the frisbee. He would be a good worker. He could be counted on if you need help. Virgo is an excellent servant and there is nothing wrong with that. There are few servants in this self centered world.
The Pisces Moon is much too sensitive. It doesn’t matter with which Sun it resides. It is a Moon in severe detriment, in my opinion, due to it’s extreme sensitivity. Picture a strobe light. Most people do not like them. However, to a Pisces Moon, all of life is kind of a strobe light. My heart goes out to them, each and every one!
Aquarius Sun & Leo Moon
This Sun would be aloof and kind of disconnected from people. Aqua Sun loves humanity. It is people she cannot stand. Inside, this person would be very different. Inside is a warm loving, person with a child like attitude to life which is delightful. The struggle would be between the cool nature of the ego and the warm nature of the heart.
This was a very brief look at oppositions. I hoped it helped to answer some questions. Let me know what you think!