Beneficial Thought: What Are Your Sign’s Shadow & Light Sides?

Posted on June 07, 2018

Have you ever wanted to figure out what makes someone tick? Have you ever wanted to figure out what makes YOU tick? Of course you have. That’s why you are here. Yes, there are Astrology Answers for all of those questions.

When you wonder why someone does something a certain way it all boils down to their personality profile, which can be determined astrologically by a person’s birth/natal chart.. In astrology, the Sun is the planet that shines on the personality that the world sees. So when it comes to understanding how the good and bad traits in one person work together uniquely, you can often gain some insight by looking at their personality secrets in their Sun sign or Zodiac sign. We call them the shadow and light sides of the Zodiac, and today we are going to examine them more closely.

The secret to keeping your life in balance is awareness – knowing which shadows and negative situations to think extra carefully about, so that you can open yourself up to the light!

Here are the light and shadow sides of each of the Zodiac signs. Use them to understand yourself and others more deeply, and navigate those challenging situations with more awareness. Whether you want to focus on your Sun, Moon, or Rising sign, these guidelines can help!

Aries: The Successful Ram

As the Cardinal Sign of the Fire Signs, Aries can be intense. They′re often successful at anything they put their mind to, thanks to their ambition, enthusiasm and courage. They′re typically devoted and loyal to those they love. Fire and spark bring their love to life. Elton John is an Aries!

Like all Zodiac signs, Aries has a dark side they need to keep in check! They have a strong tendency to be moody, short tempered, and impulsive. They can get angry easily, but like many small fires, it will fizzle out soon enough.

Taurus: The Strong Bull

Taurus energy relates to deep inner strength. This strength makes Taurean types loyal, dependable, persistent, and loyal. Taurus is the Fixed Sign of the Earth Signs, and this is what brings them their loyal personality. If you have a Taurus friend, you have a friend for life. George Clooney is a lovable Taurus.

The shadow side of Taurus includes stubbornness, over-indulging, and being possessive. But when a Taurus becomes aware of a negative trait, they can use that inner strength to overcome it!

Gemini: Balancing the Twins

Gemini is a prime example of how everything has two sides. Since Gemini represents “the Twins”, balancing the good and bad can be more challenging for people with a lot of Gemini energy. On the positive side, Geminis are imaginative, energetic, and adaptable. President John F. Kennedy was a Gemini!

The dark side of this Zodiac sign includes superficiality, restlessness, and impulsiveness. This is due to the fact that they are the Mutable Sign of the Air Signs. Gemini is always expecting something to blow in the wind and mess them up. This paranoia can be a downfall.

Cancer: The Homebody Crab

Cancers are the traditionalists of the Zodiac. They′re extremely caring, dependable, and responsive. And just like the crab who carries its home on its back, strong Cancer types value security and love their homes. As the Cardinal Sign of the Water Signs, Cancer is ruled by the emotional Moon, which is what gives them their natural nurturing instinct. Princess Diana was a Cancer.

This deeply private and emotional sign requires plenty of personal space and “alone time” to deal with the demands of the world. Those emotions can makes them self-pitying, self-absorbed, and oversensitive.

Leo: The Generous Lion

Leos are natural leaders. They′re confident, ambitious, generous, and loyal. They can be very successful when they use these traits properly. These powerful traits come from their Fixed Sign nature, and their fiery traits from their Fire Signs profile. President Barack Obama is a Leo!

Unfortunately, strong Leos can have problems playing with others. People often view them as domineering, pretentious, vain, or melodramatic. A strong Leo type needs to learn to shine their light on others. That generosity of spirit makes everyone happy!

Virgo: The Helpful Virgin

Unlike Leo, Virgos are great team players. They are reliable, precise, observant and analytical. The flexible part of Virgo comes from the fact that they are Mutable Signs, and their practical nature comes from their Earth Sign quality. Billionaire Warren Buffet is a Virgo!

Of course, all that analyzing can get in the way… Virgos can also be skeptical, inflexible, cold, and interfering. Virgo types achieve their goals easier by cultivating patience and allowing things to get a little messy once in a while.

Libra: Balancing the Scales

Libra is about balance, making it easier for strong Libran types to keep their negative qualities in check. Librans tend to be graceful, diplomatic, and hospitable, and they like their beautiful things. As a Cardinal Sign, they lead when finishing fights, like Libran Matt Damon.

These wonderful qualities come with a downside. The Libra personality can be introverted, indecisive, and even unreliable. Keeping those scales balanced isn′t always easy!

Scorpio: The Secretive Scorpion

Scorpios are often misunderstood. They′re great at keeping calm in stressful situations, but once that calmness is broken, watch out! They′re also passionate and resourceful. As a Fixed Sign, they are committed to the truth and to loyalty, and their Water Sign nature gives them their renowned empathy. Hillary Clinton is a Scorpio!

But their other side can get them in trouble. Scorpios can also be obsessive, manipulative, and unyielding. The trick for strong Scorpio types is to learn to recognize their impulsive negative qualities, then consciously choose to avoid giving way to them in the heat of the moment.

Sagittarius: The Focused Centaur

Like Aries, Sagittarians can also be very intense. Gotta love those fiery Fire Signs! On the good side, they′re optimistic, visionary, and inspirational, because they are ruled by Jupiter, the god of gods. Singer Frank Sinatra is a Sagittarius.

Their shadow qualities include a tendency to be overly blunt, restless, and unemotional. Sagittarians may have issues with commitment and often need direction.

Capricorn: The Intelligent Goat

Capricorns are known for being philosophical and intelligent. They′re practical, organized, responsible, and patient. As the Cardinal Sign of the Earth Signs, they are the CEO’s of the Zodiac. It’s hard to find a more hard-working sign. Denzel Washington is a Capricorn!

On the other hand, they can tend to be unimaginative, inhibited, or dictatorial. Capricorns who overcome these issues can climb the highest peaks of their potential.

Aquarius: The Humanitarian Water Bearer

As the only Zodiac sign with a human image, it′s no surprise that folks with a predominance of Aquarius tend to be great humanitarians. And thanks to a strong intellect, they′re generally witty and clever too. Their intellect comes from their Air Sign nature, and they are loyal to the world due to their Fixed Sign nature. Oprah Winfrey is an Aquarius!

The shadow side of Aquarius includes a tendency toward laziness, aloofness, and sarcasm. But since they′re so self-aware, overcoming these negative qualities motivates them.

Pisces: The Gentle Fish

Pisces tend to keep a low profile. They are gentle souls who are compassionate, adaptable, imaginative, and devoted. President George Washington was a Pisces!

But these qualities also contribute to their negative side. They can be escapists who may become lazy, oversensitive, or even self-pitying.

Concluding thoughts…

Having your negative traits thrown out in the open may seem overwhelming, but you have the power to energize the shadow or the light! By using your positive traits to conquer your negative ones, you can learn to understand yourself better and live a happier, more fulfilling life. You can also learn to understand the people in your life better too! And that always leads to more peace. Be sure to bookmark your Daily Horoscopes to stay on top of how the daily transits impact your Zodiac sign.

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