Do you know much about the dual signs of the zodiac? Here is a little run-down on the six dual-natured signs of the zodiac.
An astrological wheel is divided into twelve sections which are also known as the houses in a birth chart. Each birth chart holds each of the twelve zodiac signs in these houses with some houses holding more than one sign and some houses being empty of any zodiac signs at all.
The twelve zodiac signs are all interesting in their unique way and have been studied over thousands of years to bring us fine-tuned and accurate descriptions of each. Of the twelve zodiac signs, six dual-natured signs or signs that carry both yin and yang exist. Here’s a deeper look into these dual-natured signs.
Archetype: The Twins
Naturally, the twin archetype of Gemini gives this sign it’s dual nature. If you have a close Gemini friend or family member then you’ll understand how these people are literally two people in one. They can flip in their opinions and beliefs throughout the day and are generally inconsistent in their thoughts with even their demeanour and personality changing. Gemini's mutable quality and air element also make them highly changeable in all aspects of their life. When dealing with a Gemini it is best to go with the flow and be open to changing with their changeable moods.
Archetype: The Scales
Libra’s dual nature is reinforced by their archetype of the scales. They are constantly on a quest to find balance in life and this can make them indecisive as they fear making a decision that might tip their scales too much to one side. In essence, Libra is hopping from one foot to the next and will change themselves to make their scales, and the scales of others, sit in a harmonious and precise position. Libra’s cardinal quality makes them much more stable than Gemini, even though they are still a free-flowing air sign. If you have a close Libra friend or relative you’ll be able to tell if their scales are out of balance as they'll become withdrawn, quiet and flighty.
Archetype: The Archer/Centaur
Sagittarius’ dual nature comes from their archetype of the centaur who has the rear of a horse and the top of a human. This human and animal combination gives them their dual nature and makes them follow reason and instinct as well as body and spirit, which are opposites. This duality as well as their mutable quality and element of fire make Sagittarians very hard to pin down. They are always looking to the stars and exploring the world beyond to find answers to their reasoning and instinctive thoughts. They have a strong love for philosophy which is a natural result of their inner desire to blend their human and beast qualities.
Archetype: The Goat-Fish
Capricorn is the only earth sign that is dual-natured. Unbeknown to most, the true Capricorn archetype is a goat with a fishtail, bringing a dual body to Capricorn and therefore a dual personality. Capricorns will often hide their fishtails and project their stable, logical, responsible goat side. But, their fishtail is an innate part of them and gives Capricorns a deep yet hidden spiritual bent. You could almost call their fish tail a shadow side of their personalities. If you are close enough to a Capricorn to make them feel comfortable and unjudged then their spiritual side will come out and they will divulge their thoughts of the spirit world to you.
Archetype: The Water Bearer
One of the most dual-natured signs of the zodiac is Aquarius and it’s no surprise that people are often adamant that it is a water sign when it is actually an air sign. Aquarius embodies both air and water through its water bearer archetype, but the water in the urn is simply what Aquarius is carrying, it isn't something that is consistently theirs to carry. You can also think of Aquarius as a rain cloud; the cloud is made of air and it carries water, but it is still essentially an airy cloud. This dual nature makes Aquarius eccentric and unusual, but most Aquarians like to be thought of in this manner anyway.
Archetype: The Two Fish
Like Gemini, Pisces has two of the same beings in its archetype. More often than not the two fish will pull Pisces in different directions. Their mutable quality and element of water means that there is a constant change within them and this can make them indecisive and detached. On the bright side, Pisces’ dual nature makes them fluid and readily changeable.