If you want to find the trash and the treasure in the zodiac, all you have to do is count by eights. Each sign looks 8 signs forward to the sign it treasures. Each sign also looks 8 signs behind itself to the sign it regards as its own trash. Each sign finds its treasure sign alluring, mysterious and impenetrable. Each sign has little respect for its trash sign, which is the sign that worships it. Check the diagram to see what I mean.
Find Your Treasure and Trash
Begin with the sign you’re counting from, then go counterclockwise and follow the arrows. Aries treasure? That’s Scorpio. But Aries trash? That’s Virgo. So the red Aries arrow points to Scorpio (which is 8 signs away if you start your count with Aries), while the Virgo green arrow points to Aries (8 signs away if you are counting from Virgo).
Here’s how the path runs: Aries trashes Virgo, which treasures Aries. Virgo trashes Aquarius, which treasures Virgo. Aquarius trashes Cancer, which treasures Aquarius. Cancer trashes Sagittarius, which treasures Cancer. Sagittarius trashes Taurus, which treasures Sagittarius. Taurus trashes Libra, which treasures Taurus. Libra trashes Pisces, which treasures Libra. Pisces trashes Leo, which treasures Pisces. Leo trashes Capricorn, which treasures Leo. Capricorn trashes Gemini, which treasures Capricorn. Gemini trashes Scorpio, which treasures Gemini. Scorpio trashes Aries, which treasures Scorpio.
Treasure and Trash, by sign:
Aries is fascinated with Scorpionic depth and power, but can get burned by it, because Scorpio finds Aries’ directness and honesty very easy to manipulate. Scorpio has no respect for Aries’ courage, because Scorpio feels Aries is too simple. Virgo is thrilled by Aries because Aries moves fast and gets a lot done. That kind of efficiency is exciting to Virgo. But Virgo is meticulous and worries too much, which Aries can’t respect. Aries moves on to more interesting pastures, leaving Virgo in the dust. What sign treasures Virgo? That would be Aquarius, sign of science, which venerates cold, Virgoan logic and attention to detail. But Aquarius can’t get any respect from Virgo, who thinks Aquarian thinking is undisciplined and too detached to be truly useful. Aquarius is beloved by Cancer, sign of family, which views Aquarian community and humanitarianism as a social extension of family. But Aquarius thinks Cancer’s family-centered lifestyle is too preferential and insular, because everyone deserves, don’t they? Cancer views Sagittarius with scorn, because good old Sag is always in motion and can’t stick around long enough to really connect. Sag worships Cancer’s sense of place because “the end of every Sag journey is to return home (Cancer) and recognize the place for the first time.” Sagittarius is venerated by Taurus, which is blown away by the sheer fertility of Sagittarian creativity and the proliferation of ideas that abundantly flow from Sag. Sag doesn’t give a fig for Taurus, that slow, stodgy, stubborn, provincial stick-in-the-mud. The sign that does worship Taurus is Libra, who can’t believe the way Taurus seems to remain centered in the midst of whatever chaos life might bring (Taurus is accustomed to being opposite Scorpio—that’s how you get that kind of centering!). Taurus looks down on Libra, because Libra perpetually waffles, can’t make decisions and pretends to be all about balance while swinging wildly from one extreme to another. Libra is adored by Pisces, the spiritual side of all of us that is drawn to beauty as a metaphor for spiritual truth. For Pisces, Libran beauty has a truly compelling nature, speaking to the ideal. But Libra ignores wallflower Pisces or takes advantage of her, then throws her away. Leo has the sense to see the value in Pisces. Like a lion trying to catch a fish, but also trying to avoid the water, Leo is captivated by the glamour of illusion that Pisces weaves all around her and can quickly find himself out of his depth. Who worships Leo? Capricorn, naturally, who works hard to gain a leadership position, while Leo simply assumes the throne—how does Leo do that, anyway? Leo scorns Cap’s hardworking nature and finds Capricorn unglamorous (too true). Capricorn finds favor in Gemini eyes, however, and that’s because Gemini senses that all of his beloved information, facts and data are nothing compared to Cap’s wisdom. And who worships silly, flighty Gemini? None other than Scorpio. Gemini is the Fatal Attractor’s own fatal attraction, by virtue of being the butterfly even Scorpio (the Great Seducer) can’t pin down.
And there you have it. A romp around the zodiac by way of treasure and trash.
What’s in it for you?
Take a look at the sign listed here that you trash. If you’ve ever been told (in an astrology sun-sign book or online horoscope) not to date people of that sign, this article should tell you why: because you might find it easy to seduce them, but you will lose respect for them over time. ESPECIALLY if their birthdate falls within a week of yours (but in their own birth month, obviously).
Now take a look at the sign you treasure. Aren’t you a little bit (or maybe, if we’re truth-telling here, a LOT) susceptible to that sign? Isn’t it like a moth to the flame? Can they wind you around their little finger, then leave you wondering what really happened there? Hmm, maybe you should avoid that scene.
Hope you had as much fun reading this post as I did writing it! And if you’ve just found (to your dismay) that you’re in a relationship with someone entirely unsuitable, don’t panic. Instead, consider getting a Lifelong Love reading with me about it. I have no doubt you are with who you are with for a reason, and your Sun signs are not the whole picture of how you relate. Not by a long shot.
(This article is about an astrological aspect called the “quincunx.” More about quincunxes here.)