tags: Aries, Libra, Mirror Signs, Opposing signs
When life returns to the Northern Hemisphere and you have officially given up on attempting to balance a raw egg on it’s end, its time to clean up your present mess (and that created throughout the year) and make room for the onslaught of those Aries folk wanting to celebrate their birthdays. I use the word “onslaught” because well if you have ever ran into one you pretty much get where I’m coming from. I mean even the calmer and more timid Aries still has moments where playing chicken with that approaching semi-truck is necessary because that traffic light takes forever to change back to green. Aries, like their fire sign brethren, are generally either hated or loved; unfortunately for Aries the feeling tends to lean towards hate. It’s not Aries fault entirely, sure they are quick-tempered, opinionated, impulsive, impatient, and stubborn little daredevils; but all of this can be explained. For starters, their ruling planet is Mars and if you remember anything from Greek and Roman mythology, the Greek god of war was named Ares and the Roman god of war was named Mars; that’s double war if your paying attention. When I think of war, I think conflict and that’s pretty much what you get when you decide to create a bond with an Aries.
Now for all those Aries guys and gals reading this and feeling their blood boil with protest, try to relax; I’m getting to the good parts. However first I have a few more points to address, my favorite of all discoveries in my infinite search to understand this sign is the issue this sign has with compatibility. Basically, compatibility is a relative term for you folk seeing as though you don’t even get along with others who fall under the sign of Aries. I point to your extreme stubbornness as the source of your problem. You see the theory goes that the horned signs of the zodiac, Aries, Taurus and Capricorn, are all extremely stubborn, but at varying degrees. It begins with Aries and subsides, sometimes only slightly, by time it gets to Capricorn; I like to use the shapes of the horns to express this. With Aries, the ram, you have tightly wrapped horns folding in on themselves; they refuse to be straight and wind tighter with age. Taurus, the bull, the horns curve slightly outward, sometimes a bit more so as if they at one pointed wanted to be straight but felt better curving with their stubbornness. Then there’s Capricorn, the goat, with the straightest horns that occasionally bend a little towards the back of them.
At this point, I suspect the Aries reading this may have started blacking out in all their inner anger and fury, because its so easy to push your buttons; I’m assuming you kept reading because I said it gets better and it does. Despite how much you Aries folk “hate” people, people flock to you because they don’t know any better; I mean they’ll soon learn their lesson but not before you convinced them that your totally awesome! Aries can also be adventurous, energetic, courageous, dynamic and enthusiastic; all terms that scream “LIFE OF THE PARTY,” well if your not the timid type that is. Your position as the starter of the zodiac deems you to be the get something started type, whether this is a good get something started or a hail Hitler get something started. Sorry, had to bring him up. I also have to mention your tendency to be promiscuous, which is probably one of the only things you directly share with your counterpart Libra.
Familiar faces under Aries.
If you were wondering when I was going to get to Libra, don’t worry so was I. It’s hard to talk about a sign whose representation is theoretically an inanimate object and not just go on and on about all the implications this has. For instance, the scales represent Libra and the visualization of the scale, in regards to the human condition. is best identified with our concept of justice and balance. Have you ever met a Libra? Despite how they may appear you’re always left with a sense of ease and content afterwards. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that all other signs have to battle with animal and human instincts, while Libra merely has to apply life to their inner sense of balance. Its like Libra’s exist to be the negotiators of the zodiac. I’ve discovered that each sign has various strong points that they possess dominion of, and I plan to go into further detail at later point, but Libras definitely are around to help us wild bunch mediate. Compared to their hot-headed Aries counterpart its like Libra just decided that Aires can go ahead and be Rambo over there on their side of the pinwheel, their just going to continue being Gandhi on their end.
Now before I continue praising Libra for being so urbane, they are located between Virgo and Scorpio, a sign that’s notoriously mistaken for being innocently virginal and a sign that’s notoriously…Scorpio, (there’s this proverb with a scorpion and a frog; but we’ll discuss that later). Libra is justice, but the Libra’s justice depends on how balanced their inner scales are, because they apply their actions in life to this inner scale. So if said scale is a little off, well their sense of justice will be a little off. Regardless, Libras are ridiculously sociable, diplomatic and are well worth having as part of you entourage as is Aries. One sign just needs a little more coaxing, and by coaxing I mean you sitting alone and realizing that your Aries friend is going to argue with regardless if your right and they are wrong, and just need to accept this and you’ll be able to look past it and observe how honorable a friend they can be. Grant it, when they themselves realize that they want friends. Also there’s this thing about Aries being able to predict the future somehow, so sometimes when YOU were convinced they were wrong the polar caps had shifted while your back was turned and they were actually right…
Familiar faces under Libra
At this point your wondering where is that part where I go back and forth explaining how these two signs are more alike than you would expect, how they are identical twins but the mirror version, how there’s this path with a fork in it, but that’s not going to happen. These two are twins all right; you know the fraternal boy, girl combination. It’s kind of like that picture of the “unknown Rebel” from Beijing in 1989. Libra is the guy and Aries is the four tanks, they occupy the same space in that photo… But seriously, the two signs are companionate towards the people that manage to convince them to care and loyal if you manage to convince them to care. They both generally have flocks of people gravitate towards them, although they may only maintain a small percentage of actual friends. They both are motivated types normally, although Aries can trip over themselves in pessimism and Libra tend to appear to be lazy simply because they are beyond the need for urgency.