The power of sister signs
Romantic comedies would love you to believe that opposites attract, but what does astrology have to say about that? There are several ways to measure the zodiac compatibility of two people, in both love and friendship, and chances are, you’ve checked your horoscope to see if you’re a perfect match with someone. Well, even if you know all about your rising signs and your luckiest months of the year for relationships, you might be missing something if you haven’t considered sister signs.
Every zodiac sign has a corresponding sign that shares its experience and provides an alternative view of the world that challenges them to grow. Your sister sign often contains qualities that you might feel you lack, and they encourage you to strengthen those sides of your personality. When the sister signs get together, the relationship will challenge both people to compromise and see things from the other’s perspective.
So, what is a sister sign, exactly?
A sister sign is the zodiac sign that sits opposite yours on the astrological wheel. “The sister-sign pairings always sit six signs away from one another, or 180 degrees apart on the zodiac wheel, in an aspect known as an opposition,” explains Brittany Beringer, a mystic and astrology writer. “Because they’re directly across from one another, they share a similar outlook or attitude towards love, but differ in the way they express or experience it.”
Each sister-sign couple shares a complementary zodiac element (water and earth; fire and air), which causes the initial attraction. But these pairings also share the same zodiac polarity (cardinal, fixed, mutable), which is why the sister signs can frustrate each other as well.
There are six pairs of sister signs in astrology:
- Aries and Libra
- Taurus and Scorpio
- Gemini and Sagittarius
- Cancer and Capricorn
- Leo and Aquarius
- Virgo and Pisces
Are sister signs a good match together?
If you’re planning to date someone with your opposite sign, you need to be ready to compromise a lot. Each of the sister-sign pairings has a strong attraction to each other, and their shared axis in astrology means each person in a sister-sign relationship has something the other person needs. You will challenge each other and frustrate each other from time to time, but the passion between sister signs is what fuels your love. A cooperative relationship between sister signs will challenge and elevate each individual in the relationship and lead to a strong, lasting bond.
The friendship between sister signs is about as natural as it comes. In fact, it’s not uncommon to find a group of friends who all share sister-sign pairings. When you befriend your sister sign, get ready for plenty of laughs, adventures and deep conversations. These are the people who you feel truly appreciate and understand you. It can almost feel as though you’ve found your long-lost twin or may even feel as though you knew this person in a past life. Sister signs are built to challenge and bring out the best in you. Your opposite sign will always look out for your best interests and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is when you need it.
With that in mind, scroll down to find your sister sign below!
Aries and Libra
Let’s start with Aries’s sister-sign pairing with Libra. People born under both these signs are natural-born leaders who aren’t afraid to chase their dreams, but their motivations differ. “Aries is a fire sign, so they are very concerned with self-image. They make things happen based on self-satisfaction, like their ambition and passions,” says Beringer. “On the other hand, Libra, who is a sociable and relationship-oriented air sign, is more interested in the impact they make on others. They’re motivated by connection.”
Because of their different approaches to success, it’s not uncommon for power struggles to arise between these signs. But if they can come together to support each other’s career aspirations and goals, nothing can stand in the way of these two building an empire. This power couple knows how to command attention anytime they enter the room, and they’re always on the cutting edge of what’s trendy and fashionable.
Did you know your favourite chores can be based on your zodiac sign?