OPPOSITION is what is called an “aspect” in the pseudoscience of astrology.
But what does it refer to and what does it mean for zodiac signs? Here’s everything you need to know.
What does opposition mean in astrology?
Followers of astrology believe that the positions of celestial bodies in space have an impact on our life on earth.
Its proponents believe the study may reveal information about our emotions and personal relationships.
“Aspects” are terms used by astronomers to refer to planets placed at specific angles to others.
Oppositions are among the main aspects that astrologers deal with.
It is considered a “hard” aspect because in these positions it is believed that the energies of the two planets collide.
The other main aspects of astrological interest are:
What does opposition mean for zodiac signs?
Although opposites are considered challenging in divination practice, this does not mean that they are incompatible.
It is actually believed that these zodiac pairings can be drawn together through their different yet complementary traits.
But believers also believe that these combinations can lead to conflict and drama.
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Here are the pairings that are six spaces apart on the zodiac wheel, and thus sit opposite each other:
When do the planets reach opposition?
Opposition occurs when planets face each other on the zodiac wheel.
Planets in opposition are 180 degrees apart with the Sun at the centre.
They are known as “polarities” because they are supposedly polar opposites of each other.
In astrology, these planets are always in opposition.
The term “opposition” is also used in astronomy, but refers to when planets are opposite the sun, with the earth between the two, rather than the sun.
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