An observation from Goethe

“We all have certain electric and magnetic powers within us,” Goethe observed. “And ourselves exercise an attractive and repelling force, accordingly as we come into touch with something like or unlike.”

With that in mind, you may wish to explore a precept of astrology that frequently is proven accurate. Your Sun Sign can be designated as your First House in your solar chart. Looking over your shoulder, as it were, the sign directly behind your Sun is the Twelfth House in your solar chart, traditionally regarded, among other traits, as the house of your hidden enemies.

Example: Your Sun sign is Leo. Your Twelfth House is therefore Cancer in your solar chart. While a chart calculated from your exact time of birth and the precise position of the planets is far more accurate than a simple solar chart, still, you may ask yourself one question:  Is there someone in your life now or in the past, who really aggravated or taunted you, or made you feel inadequate? And was that person born from June 21 to July 22 of any year?

That person was your secret enemy; perhaps not even attempting to keep the antipathy between the two of you subdued but often ‘adding fuel to the flames’ when you were forced by circumstances to work or be together in other ways.  

Now, of course, you can be magnanimous, and logically understand that person was simply responding to his/her chart and yours, not deliberately setting out to make your life miserable. But the concept may lay to rest some of the old resentments that all of us need to discard.

See what you may discover this week while going about your daily life, by casually asking friends and acquaintances the old pick-up line of the 70s – “What’s your sign?” You may find that the bank teller you’ve never liked has her Sun in your Twelfth House. Or that new neighbor who looks quite intriguing may prove to be so in person, having a Sun sign trine yours. Call or email old friends and ask them that question if you’re still having to avoid mingling with people as of yet. Snoop through Facebook listings and check the birthdates of people you trade emojis with over the internet.

Now you can determine who to avoid and who (figuratively) to pursue. If you really want to play a few parlor games, keep these aspects in mind:

An Aries is often extremely compatible with someone born with their Sun trine Aries; i.e., a Leo or Sagittarius.

A Taurus is apt to enjoy the company of a Virgo or a Capricorn.

Gemini, look for someone born under Libra or Aquarius.

Cancer or Moonchild, someone born as a Scorpio or Pisces would understand your motivations and quirks.

A Leo would find harmony with an Aries or Sagittarius.

Virgo harmonizes with a Taurus or Capricorn.

Libra enjoys being around people with Aquarian or Gemini birthdates.

Scorpio finds common ground with Pisces or Cancer.

Sagittarius can have friends with their Sun in Aries or Leo.

Capricorn is comfortable with Taurus or Virgo.

Aquarius feels at ease with a Libra or Gemini.

Pisces finds harmonious influences with a Cancer or Scorpio.

Astrology has its uses. – MZ