It is very interesting to notice how people exhibit different traits that are characteristic of their astrological sign. Similar to our physical genetic code, we carry within us a cosmic code that sets the pre disposed patterns for our astrological personality. As I mentioned in my book, The Book of Transformation: Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos, the DNA that we consider “junk DNA” actually codes to light and what is light? Light is energy and if you connect the dotted lines you can see how our subtle energy body not only connects into our physical body but it is also influenced and connected into the vibrations of the Sun, Moon and planets that were stationed during the time of our birth. We get that boost of cosmic light energy upon entry into the physical realm and it sets our astrological sign into action.
The ancient Greeks knew how closely the use of astrology helped decode the mysteries of the physical body. Our biology is unique in that beyond skin and bones we have an undeniable electromagnetic field that resonates not only to the energy of our thoughts, beliefs, environment, and even the food that we eat but additionally this field also is influenced by the galactic environment.
Carl Jung, one of modern psychology’s forefathers, explored the occult, which led him to astrology while he was researching theories on the influence of archetypes and the collective unconscious on the psyche. Archetypes are primary forms which serve as the basis for imagery, unconsciously evoking the activity of the imagination. Carl Jung’s endorsement of planets as archetypes, and his theory of synchronicity as a means for explaining astrological coincidences, along with his four function types—intuition, sensation, thinking, and feeling—are roughly paralleled in astrology by the four elements—fire, earth, air, and water. Although Jung was not an astrologer he created theories that helped to illuminate the workings of the psyche and set a cornerstone for astrology to evolve into the twentieth century as a tool to assist the process of self-actualization.
Ok…. I think you get the picture and see that astrology is not some “fluffy” pseudoscience that is merely for entertainment or god forbid, the tacky connotation of “fortune telling” but instead a very empowering tool that when used correctly serves as a way to understand yourself and others. It links you into the cosmic landscape, the main information highway of all elemental existence.
The sign Libra, on the other end of the astrological wheel from Aries, is loyal to a cause and in order to please everyone will balance duties, delegate who does what and peacefully get the job done (once they decide who to work with which can take forever). So here is the key to the best case scenario: Aries drive and initiation balanced with the peaceful resolve of Libra.
A Taurus is a happy, soft-natured sign, but may not be the easiest to break out of old stubborn behaviors. Taurus does not like to have anything around them disturbed which can lead to inertia and a life where nothing changes because of the fear of being pushed out of their comfort zone no matter how complacent it may seem.
The opposite dynamics of Scorpio are more decisive and show Taurus how to let go of any excess emotional or material baggage to intensely investigate the energy that underlies thoughts and things. This is about letting go of what you do not need and purging with the Pluto ruled force of Scorpio-expulsion and transformation.
Scorpio can take a page out of Taurus’s book when it comes to the three “P’s”, patience, perseverance, and possessiveness. Scorpio is not as patient as Taurus and investigates every little nuance which sometimes stirs things up that are best left undisturbed. Scorpio is persistent which is sometimes like fingernails scratching down a blackboard. Taurus shows Scorpio how to be steady and allow for things to naturally unfold. Both signs are possessive but Taurus relates it to by not wanting to deal with change; Scorpio is possessive because they don’t want to lose control and sometimes jealousy sets them back.
Gemini is changeable and exhibits a lot of nervous energy and often times they have too many things going on at once which can flip their switch and put them into a dark, “leave me alone” type of mood. Looking to their “go to sign” of Sagittarius, a Gemini can incorporate a more optimistic attitude and instead of expanding all of their Mercury ruled nervous energy into flitting from one thing to another they can pull in the more philosophical and good humored nature that Jupiter bestows on Saggies. By looking to one thing at a time Gemini is able to see the big picture and not become overly concerned with every little detail.
Sagittarius can take a page out of Gemini’s book when it comes to looking at versatile ways of communicating. Sagittarius likes to fight for their cause sometimes to the point of not accepting the opinions of others therefore inviting a lot of stupid arguments over what is merely a different point of view. By adopting Gemini’s more “airy” detachment, Sagittarius can avoid causing a tempest in a teapot with even the most innocent of discussions. Sagittarius can allow everyone their platform of opinion without the need to convert others to their camp.
Capricorn on the other hand learns to incorporate a more humanistic approach too life’s problems and not to address everything from relationships to the stock market with a “business as usual” attitude. Capricorn doesn’t vibe to public displays of emotion but showing those closest to them a more vulnerable, softer side, actually works in their favor because they come across with a more caring form of confidence that warms up this sign that is noted for being somewhat cold and calculating.
Aquarius, Leo’s opposite end shows this sign that by taking everyone beyond the self into consideration a larger audience can be won over. Aquarius sees things from a group perspective while Leo sees thing from a “Me” point of view which can make them seem self-centered. A little bit of Aquarian type of focus on the “whole” and not the “part” goes a long way since the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.“
Virgo wants perfection and the “wabi sabi”( the quintessential Japanese aesthetic meaning the beauty of things imperfect, impaired, and incomplete) of life annoys them. Everything has a place and every place has a thing. Virgo wants a neat orderly life that is timed like a clock. This sign is conscious of the mental and physical world around them but sometimes forgets about the spirit’s spontaneous part of life.
The Under belly of the Evil Twin polarity
Aries-impatient, argumentative Libra-easy going, diplomatic
Taurus-patient, inflexible Scorpio-penetrating, resourceful
Gemini- versatile, restless Sagittarius-dogmatic, happy-go-lucky
Cancer-nurturing, emotional Capricorn-stern, indifferent
Leo-proud, dramatic Aquarius-humble, unmoving
Virgo-particular, direct Pisces-nonchalant, escapist
So, here we have it. Do we secretly long to be our evil twin? Does a nice Libra really want to tell someone to go “blank, blank” themselves the way an Aries would? By honoring the polarity within ourselves we become more altruistic, authentic, and integrated to all there is and all there will ever be and we come to a better understand of ourselves and others. Be your underbelly for a day and see how things re-balance in a most magical way.