Jesse Herzog

The Zodiac Sign That Will Help You To Grow The Most In Life

To grow as a human being, it is deeply important to confront the uncomfortable, or immature, aspects of yourself that you may not be aware of. This is known as your shadow self or your soul mirror.

Your sun sign in astrology illustrates how you externally present yourself to the world, it influences your actions, your behavior and how you move throughout your experiences. On the other hand, when you encounter someone who reflects back to you your shadow self, you are provided with the opportunity to see the qualities you can embody to deepen your growth on an internal level.

Your shadow self is always represented by your opposite or sister sign, and it embodies the characteristics that can help balance you out and broaden your perspective. Your opposite sign also rules your seventh house in astrology, which represents and influences your romantic relationships. If you have ever heard the saying ‘opposites attract’ — this is due to the fact that true transformation and fulfillment can only be achieved by finding a deeper equilibrium in life. Connecting with your shadow sign won’t always be easy, but the relationship is almost always a catalyst for growth and happiness in the long run.

Each sign has an opposite sign that represents their mirror — we’ve outlined yours below!

Aries and Libra 

Aries and Libra have a unique relationship that allows for them to learn a lot from one another. Aries can be impulsive and self-centered, while Libra can teach them how to be more thoughtful and make fairer decisions. On the other hand, Libra can be too willing to sacrifice their needs for the sake of harmony, and Aries can teach them how to assert themselves and be better advocates for their own needs. Aries can be more temperamental, while Libra is known for being a peacemaker. Together, they can learn how to find a balance between being too quick to react and being too passive. This relationship allows them to develop the traits that they lack, whether it is for Aries to improve self-reflection or for Libra to become more confident in prioritizing their own needs.

Taurus and Scorpio 

Scorpio is known for seeking out intense experiences and living on a rollercoaster of emotions, while Taurus values stability in life above all else. Together, Scorpio can learn to appreciate the peace that comes from healthy and rooted experiences, and Taurus can learn that stability doesn’t always mean they should stay in certain situations that water them down or no longer serve them. Taurus may appear reserved at times, but Scorpio’s intensity can help them to tap into their deeper emotions. On the other hand, Scorpio can learn to enjoy the simple things in life instead of constantly seeking out chaos for an emotional high. Together, they create an extremely harmonious energy, helping one another to express and appreciate their feelings while also finding peace in the calm. 

Gemini and Sagittarius 

Gemini is known for being one of the most changeable and talkative signs, while Sagittarius is often more reserved and grounded in their own beliefs. For these two zodiacs, Gemini can challenge Sagittarius to question and evolve their beliefs, while Sagittarius can help Gemini become more certain in their own perspective and rooted in their opinions. Sagittarius may feel comfortable in their familiar surroundings, but they also desire to explore and travel. Gemini, on the other hand, tends to move around frequently. In this relationship, Sagittarius can encourage Gemini to be more steadfast and Gemini can inspire Sagittarius to embrace their adventurous side. Together, they can help each other develop new beliefs, a strong sense of identity, and make the most of life’s opportunities.

Cancer and Capricorn 

Cancer and Capricorn are known as the mother and father of the zodiac — one is highly emotional while the other is more practical. However, they have valuable lessons to learn from each other. Cancer can help Capricorn to break free from their materialistic view of success and become more emotionally intelligent. They can teach Capricorn to slow down at work and focus more on family and relationships as a means of internal fulfillment. On the other hand, Capricorn can teach Cancer to organize their emotions and to understand the deeper meaning behind the things they feel. Cancer’s priority is often connected to the home, but Capricorn can teach them how to expand their horizons and follow their own dreams outside of their comfort zone. Capricorn and Cancer complement each other in such a way that feelings are not overpowering, and their life together can be balanced without getting too disoriented by emotions. This is a perfect reality for both signs, and the reason why they connect so beautifully when it comes to partnership.

Leo and Aquarius 

Leo is known for following their heart, but they can often be more focused on appearance rather than substance. Aquarius tends to always take the unconventional path, even if it does not align with their values. For Leo, Aquarius teaches them how to make decisions that are true to themselves, regardless of how it appears to others. Leo, in turn, helps Aquarius to stay true to themselves and connect more deeply with their emotions. Despite Aquarius being a free spirit, they can move through life with an emotional detachment that hinders them in the long run. Leo helps Aquarius to feel things on a deeper level, so they can learn how to balance their independence within commitment. Together, they help each other live more fully and authentically, and encourage one another to always follow their true North. 

Virgo and Pisces  

The two most unlikely shadow signs are Virgo and Pisces, as they are vastly different human beings. Virgo is extremely analytical, planning every aspect of life down to the smallest detail. Safety for them is in control and knowing what to expect from their experiences. Pisces, on the other hand, is the opposite — they are free-spirited, spiritual, and go with the flow, often not achieving much at all. Pisces teaches Virgo that they cannot be logical all the time, and that in emotional matters it’s better to practice non-attachment. This helps Virgo to access their intuition and encourages them to balance their emotional and logical selves. For Pisces, Virgo helps them to break down their goals into smaller steps, so they can achieve their big dreams without getting lost in their fantasies. Virgo teaches Pisces to pay attention to the practical aspects of life, to plan things out and not just rely on fate. By incorporating these lessons in their lives, each sign can let go and take responsibility for what is in their control.