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What is a perfect complimentary astrological sign for Saggittarius?

Asked by john65pennington (29182points) April 21st, 2010

I am a Sag., my wife is a Cancer. according to everything i have read, we are the exact opposite signs of compatibility for each other. yet, we have been married for 44 years. what happened? are the astrological signs incorrect? how are we still happy together after all these years? what is the correct astrological sign for a Sag.?

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DarkScribe's avatar

I assume that you are referring to Sun Signs. A chart is much more than just the suns. If you believe that astrology works (I don’t) you need to look at much more than just those two. It can be fascinating with regard character analysis, but as for predicting, it is basically nonsense.

Snarp's avatar

Because astrology is crap.

Fyrius's avatar

An arrow.

Fyrius's avatar

And just between you and me, if the woman I loved would honestly believe I wouldn’t have loved her if certain starlight and sunlight reflecting off the planets had reached this planet from a slightly different relative direction on the day she was born, I’d be a bit disturbed.

Seek's avatar

I agree wholeheartedly with @DarkScribe

I studied astrology for a while, for a job I had working for a real lunatic. It was a fun job, but didn’t pay nearly enough.

If you take from the get-go that the theories work (admitting as a devout atheist that this is probably utter nonsense, but as a fan of fantasy, it’s a lot of fun), it can be interesting to see what your natal chart says about you.

The smallest unit of a person’s “sign” is the combination of their Sun sign, Moon sign, and Ascendant (or Rising) sign. For example, I’m a Capricorn with a Cancer moon, with Cancer rising. Your Sun sign is supposed to be your individuality, and the Moon is your personality, and the Ascendant is the mask you wear before the world.

So… tell me your other signs, and I might be able to help you out. ^_^

Blackberry's avatar

According to the compatibility stuff, it is Aquarius, but I am very skeptical of Astrology.

casheroo's avatar

I’m a Cancer, and my husband is a Sag. So is my best friend.

raisedhand432's avatar

The answer to this is Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, and Pisces. However, compatibility has to do with many other factors besides astrology. Therefore, you could easily have a great relationship with a Cancer. The compatibility with astrology is exactly like harmony in music. It is mathematical and the golden mean can actually be employed here(The three points being Sagittarius, Gemini, and Leo or Aquarius. Just as there is harmony, there is also discord. Signs that sagittarius is in discord with are Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra. But, as I mentioned before, there are so many factors in compatibility and personality. Also, a person who is a sign that you are in discord with just thinks and does thing in a way that is foreign to you. If you are capable of trying to understand and learn from them, you could grow from the relationship in a way you wouldn’t be capable of if you were in a relationship with a sign that is so similiar to you that you are always in agreement. Confrontation breeds growth or change.

Also, for those that are immediately discounting the possibility of astrology, you are selling yourselves short. The bottom line is you don’t know and neither do I. The attitude is akin to atheists. An atheist is just as short-sighted as a believer, because there is no way to know. I tend to think there isn’t a god, but I don’t know absolutely. The same goes with astrology. At first glance, it does seem bogus. But, everyday we learn something. This is how I came to see that there may be some truth to astrology:

I have many thoughts on this subject, as I have devoted 10 years to the study of it, alongside its’ companions mythology, and religion. What I will do is explain the chain of events and thoughts as they happened and try to explain my viewpoint on this. There is also a study I have devised to test astrology that I am currently working on.

On April 2nd, 2001, I met a man named Nick, who was born May 21, 1979. During the first hour we spent together, I noticed that his manner was very similiar to mine, unnervingly so. At this point in my life, I did not think there was any validity to astrology or to much of anything really. I have always been extremely skeptical and a very left-brained, logical mind. Anyways, I asked Nick, “Are we the same or something?” I asked him what his birthday was at that moment, and the urge to do so was instinctual. His birthday was exactly four days before mine, which is May 25, 1979. I then, instinctually, shared my experience of losing my left eye at the age of 15. He then told me he had also lost an eye. I injured my left eye June 2, 1994 and he injured his right eye May 13, 1994. This prompted me to study astrology and see if our similiar birthdates was the reason we are so similiar.
I devoured books on traditional astrology and mythology and religion for the next few years. I noticed a few interesting things and had some intriguing thoughts in that period. First, in relation to Christianity, it seemed that the story of Jesus and his disciples was a sort of allegory representing the zodiac. There are a couple of reasons why I thought this. The main reason deals with the disciple Thomas. Thomas translates literally to “twin”. Thomas’s most memorable and significant role in the bible is when he demands to stick his finger into the wound of Jesus, hence the term “doubting Thomas”. From this, I deduced that Thomas is representative of the sign of Gemini, the twins, for two reasons. The first is obvious: because Thomas literally means twin. The second reason is because he says he won’t believe until he is given proof, which is like the traditional idea of the personality of Gemini(which is my sign), that of a logical, skeptical person. Next, I deduced that the character of Jesus is the other twin. Gemini, the twins, is associated with the archetypal character of Hermes or Mercury, who is the messenger of the gods. The archetype is also the son of god and a selfless character devoted to service and the delivery of a message. The next curious thing I realized deals with the virgin birth. It occurred to me that perhaps it had to do with the sign of Virgo, the virgin. I realized that if Jesus were conceived during the time of Virgo(August 21-September 22), that he would emerge nine months later as a Gemini, as a twin, as Mercury, as the messenger of God. The last thing I noted about the disciples was that John the Baptist is probably a representation of Aquarius the water bearer. Next I discovered the myth of Odin, the scandinavian equivelant of Mercury, Hermes, and Jesus. I read a story about how he sacrifices his eye at the well of Mimir for wisdom. This affected me in a profound way, because I felt like I was basically one of many versions of Hermes/Mercury/Odin/Jesus and that I had lost my eye, so that this knowledge would become clear to me and that I should deliver the message. However, do not judge me as a fanatic for this. I am just a man observing and living. I recognize my inability to know, and keep an objective stance. But, this really got me thinking about the purpose of religious literature and mythology. It seems plausible to me that these stories resulted from these ancient peoples knowledge of the existence of these patterns that we call astrology, and that the stories were a way of passing the information along. Lastly, in regards to ancient people and how they came about these ideas, I wonder if they may have actually been smarter in certain ways than we are today. Perhaps, their right-brains were more developed and they could actually see and understand the patterns of life on a higher level than we can now because their minds were not hindered by language based thought. They were more enveloped in direct experience and therefore may have been able to actually see the pattern, which brings me to the next period of my studies- the last 6 years.
From the moment I met Nick and began to wonder about whether there was any truth to astrology, I began to ask everyone I met and knew what their birthday was. I also would look up the birthdates of any person I might study, see on television, read a book by, etc..
Any person I am familiar with in any capacity, I know their birthdate. For the first few years, nothing out of the ordinary occurred. I just sort of collected the data in my mind, and started questioning and comparing. Does this virgo guy act like this virgo girl? etc…

Now, here is the MEAT of what I have to say about this. I started to notice physical patterns. I started to see that virgos had a certain shape to their eyes. I started noticing geminis talked and acted a certain way. Then, I started, on occasion, to know someone’s birthdate within a few days because they looked very similiar to someone else I knew. I guessed Neko Case’s birthdate in this manner, simply by looking at a picture. I have done this quite a few times, and it is starting to happen more frequently as the pattern is becoming clearer in my mind. At some point, I realized that the simple reason this had happened was because I knew everyone’s birthday. If everyone went by their birthdate as their name, then everyone would have seen this pattern I am becoming aware of a long time ago. It is strange for me though, because I have not met one single person who looks at this the same way I do. Everyone seems to fall into two camps: they are either fanatical, gullible followers of astrology that regurgitate info from books like it is a religion that is all worked out already, or they vehemently deny the possibility and scoff at it. I have felt alone and isolated with what I feel is knowledge that could change the world as we know it. So, I have spent the last year or two trying to figure a way to show what I see. I figured if I can observe these patterns, there must be a way to show these patterns to others scientifically. One day, it hit me.
I have designed a study that can show what I see. The study will look at sets of siblings. If a pair of brothers have the same parents, it seems that they should be almost identical, yet they rarely are. I attribute this to their birthdate. There are other reasons, of course, but I think the birthdate is the main reason. I have noticed that some signs are taller while others are shorter, so height will be the focus. Since I am looking at same-sex siblings, it removes the unwanted variables of race, different genetics, gender, etc… Virgos and Pisces are the apex of the hypothetical line while Gemini and Sagittarius are the trough or the shortest of the hypothetical line. To make it very simple to understand, the hypothesis is that a virgo brother will be taller than his gemini brother a huge percentage of the time, if not every time. I will link a picture of the hypothetical line if anyone is interested. I am in the midst of collecting data right now, which is actually the reason I came to this site. I have been looking for ways to collect data online and figured this community may be willing to take part since it is devoted to knowledge.
There are a few more thoughts I’d like to add about this subject before I finish. I think that it is a science that could be developed. I don’t think that all of traditional astrology is correct. I think much of it is flawed. For instance, I do not think that the more in-depth astrological charts have any validity. I simply look at the birthdate. I also think that the 30 day span of a sign is too broad, and that as we study people to figure out the reality of the pattern, we can break it down into smaller increments, like 5 day spans. I also don’t go for the idea that it is causal. I think that the movement of the planets and everything is what time really is and that time and birthdates are just symbols we use to understand it, but the reality of it is understood without those symbols. To quote Bob Dylan, “Really the truth is just a plain picture”. I also think that we should learn about astrology from people, and not learn about people from astrology. Basically, it is completely undeveloped, though there is some truth in the ground plans the ancients laid out for us. We are the reality of it though, and that is where the answers will come from: the study of the people in correlation with time.

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