Why Opposite Zodiac Signs Find Each Other Attractive, Per Love Astrology

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Opposites Attract, Why Zodiac Signs Fall In Love, According To Astrology
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Do opposites really attract? Some scientific research will tell you yes, while other research will tell you that you are better off finding someone as similar to you as possible.

Astrology, of course, will tell you the same thing.

While there may be times when finding someone with similar values and interests as you is a good idea, it is just as possible for a relationship to last if you and your partner are polar opposites.

When we think of the twelve zodiac signs, we can put them in order around a wheel, or clock-like figure.

Each zodiac sign is paired up with its polar opposite – another zodiac sign that is seven signs away from your own.

While being paired up with your opposite zodiac sign can sometimes spell disaster, there are a lot of things you can learn from someone different from you.

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You may not have the same values or interests, but there is something that connects you with this zodiac sign that can make your relationship together last for a very long time.

And, even if your relationship with your opposite doesn’t last forever, it is still a deep connection you won't have with anyone else.

What makes all relationships unique and special is that one shared thing that connects you two in a way that is different from any other connection you have with other people.

So, what is it about opposites that not only intrigue us so much but also make certain relationships work so well?

For one, being with someone who is so different from us can be a mysterious and new experience.

Who knows what will come of a partnership that is unlike anything you’re used to? For another, your partner has qualities that you admire.

Say, for example, you are a shy, introverted person and your partner is outspoken and extroverted.

Being with them doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be someone you're not, but you can still admire how they are confident in situations that may seem daunting to you.

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When you date someone who is so different from you, it teaches you new things.

You end up learning new skills, as well as learn how to get out of your comfort zone and discover new things about yourself, with someone like this by your side.

Each one of these zodiac pairs can have a lasting relationship with their polar opposite, even though science doesn’t always agree with how well opposites connect. What does astrology say about you and your opposite?

Here are why opposites attract, based on zodiac sign match, per astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19) + LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Like fire needs oxygen to survive, Aries (a fire sign) and Libra (an air sign) is a deeply intertwined match.

Don’t be fooled, though. While these two zodiac signs are truly opposites in many ways, their connection is an important one.

Aries is someone who often doesn’t think too much before making a decision – they can be pretty impulsive.

Libra, on the other hand, takes a very long time to make decisions – often getting so overwhelmed that they don’t even make a decision in the end.

That said, Aries respects Libra’s thoughtfulness, and Libra likes knowing Aries can handle pretty much any situation with ease.

What makes these opposites work is the fact that both zodiac signs are great, confident leaders.

Libra is very patient and kind, which makes Aries feel like they can be themselves around Libra, no matter what.

Aries respects Libra’s individuality and is very tolerant of Libra’s quirkiness.

While both signs have different approaches to their leadership techniques, both are very well versed in getting sh*t done (and having fun doing it).

This zodiac match is full of affection, understanding, and encouragement, yes, but also excitement and fun.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) + SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

What makes Taurus and Scorpio a match that will last for a very long time is the fact that both zodiac signs need – not just want – stability, security, and loyalty in their relationship.

When Taurus, someone who always ensures a strong foundation is built for their relationship.

Scorpio wants someone who is in a relationship for the long haul, get together, a lot of amazing things can happen. In short, this zodiac match is never boring.

Scorpio admires Taurus’ ability to weather any storm with calmness and grace, while Taurus loves the sentimental side of Scorpio that ensures neither sign goes to bed without dealing with a disagreement or spending quality time together.

Both Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs, which means that they are both stubborn their cores.

While Scorpio’s tendency to become hot and cold throughout the day can confuse Taurus.

Taurus’ need for privacy makes Scorpio feel like they’re hiding something.

Both zodiac signs know how to read each other pretty well and handle problems as a team.

Neither zodiac sign is very chatty or communicative. But when they do decide to sit down, and really talk to each other, everything they say is very thoughtful and important.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) + SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Putting a chatty, quirky zodiac sign (Gemini) with a thoughtful, philosophical zodiac sign (Sagittarius) does not seem like a match made in heaven on the surface, but just as opposites can attract, looks can be deceiving.

Gemini is known as the twins of the zodiac, which means that there’s more to their personality than what they share with others on the surface.

Sagittarius is one of those people who also seem like one person on the surface (funny and lighthearted) until you get to know them (deep and quiet).

So, really, it’s almost as if there are two sets of couples in this complex zodiac match.

Gemini needs Sagittarius’ honesty and humor, while Sagittarius thrives around Gemini’s deep intelligence and witticisms.

This partnership is one that will burn bright but fast, most likely because both zodiac signs are known for having deeply intimate relationships.

Yet have no room to flourish. In order for these opposites to really click, there needs to be a lot of room for growth together.

There is a very playful spirit between these two, and communication is always at the forefront of their relationship.

Because both Sagittarius and Gemini have similar values and interests, their relationship has the potential to last for a long time.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22) + CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

As a water sign, Cancer is highly emotional and feels things very deeply.

Capricorn, on the other hand, is an earth sign, which means that they are very good at staying grounded and clear-headed in the midst of chaos and stressful situations.

While the differences between these zodiac signs are evident right up front, they are both able to find common ground just as quickly.

Both are cardinal signs, which means that they are both strong leaders and ambitious achievers.

Cancer and Capricorn are also very adaptable and instinctual – you can count on both of them to trust their gut and stick to their guns at all times.

What makes this zodiac match a good one is that family is important to both signs – not only spending time with loved ones but also having strong maternal/paternal instincts.

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While Cancer may like to put themselves in a “damsel in distress” role, which self-sufficient Capricorn cannot always connect with.

Capricorn has problems expressing their emotions, which comes easily to Cancer, both zodiac signs gentle and private.

These two will be able to cultivate a cushy, decadent home life that both can be happy with for a long time.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22) + AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

If you want to talk about two zodiac signs that are so similar they’re different and so different that they’re almost twin-like, then you want to talk about Leo and Aquarius.

Both are known for being outgoing and ambitious, but they’re also known for being stubborn and just a bit crazy.

The thing that sets them apart in their similarities is how these traits present themselves in each zodiac sign.

Leo is a very commanding presence that demands attention whenever they walk into a room.

This zodiac sign tends to live in the here and now when getting things done.

Aquarius, on the other hand, is seen as cool and indifferent and tends to live predominantly in their own mind, rather than out in the real world.

That said, both are pros at intellectual communication, being passionate about the things they love, and being great advocates for freedom of expression.

This zodiac match is one that has so many layers that the main reason the relationship lasts so long is that both signs are still trying to get to know one another.

While these two may be different in who they are at their cores, these opposites work so well because they both have respect, admiration, and a deep sense of friendship/kinship for each other.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) + PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

While Virgo may think of Pisces has a tornado of emotion and chaos.

Pisces may think of Virgo as the stick in the mud with too many rules.

This zodiac match has some deep hooks that can stabilize this relationship for a long time.

In reality, Pisces is the “tornado” that spices up Virgo’s life, while Virgo is the “stick” that brings order and stability to Pisces’ life.

Think of these two like mirror opposites of each other: one is fluid, adaptable, and creative, while the other is stable, serious, and logical.

The reason these two work so well is that they totally fascinate each other!

Pisces is the kind of person who likes to live in a fantasy world, which helps Virgo see things from a different perspective.

Virgo knows how to bring dreams into reality, which helps Pisces realize things that may only ever stay in their mind.

Both Virgo and Pisces are sensual, sensitive, and romantic.

There’s even a good possibility that people outside of this relationship never truly get what goes on between these two.

Both zodiac signs can worry at times about different things, which means that both can be the calming presence the other needs to survive.

This partnership is full of understanding, love, kindness, and support for one another.

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