There is no problem in a human life that cannot be solved using “spiritual” or astrological solutions. Of course, the timing on what to do and when to do it is crucial if we are to avoid crashing up against each other’s biases and attitudes. This is why astrology can be used very successfully to resolve differences, if both are open to finding a way beyond conflict.
In our world, we are unfortunately put under a lot of pressures that are difficult, and often we seek an outlet to relieve those emotional pressures in being unkind to our loved ones. Obviously, this is not a satisfactory way to maintain and preserve our intimate relationships, as these types of releases usually create more problems and hard feelings, which in turn must be dealt with in productive ways if we don't want things to crash. This article will offer some productive ways to deal with conflicts that arise between us and others.
Every part of the life is governed by an astrological sign, regardless of which type of astrology one uses. Each sign is in conflict with three other signs, as well as in harmony with four others, thus yielding much ground for resolving disputes. That is why so many things create conflict in this world, and also why we can find a way beyond the conflicts. Most conflicts arise due to the causes discussed above, as well as the injustices created by people expecting things of another they would not want expected of them.
These imbalances must be resolved in a spirit of friendly cooperation if we would transcend the source of conflict, since no one wants to be disadvantaged in their life. And of course, if we are not friends, then the differences can become more of a problem than they need to be. Here a healthy respect for ourselves and our partner is essential as a foundation for resolving disputes, and of course, a genuine affection for the person we love must be demonstrated as a way to generate positivity instead of indifference or disrespect, both of which create more problems. If one party does not want to display positive effort, then the dispute is made more difficult and we may have to simply walk away.
It is all a challenge to bring forth the power of our Higher Self, so we can examine the nature of the conflict to figure out which astrological energies must be used to deal with the problem. For example, if the problem involves money or possessions, how to view them or how to use them, we are dealing with the energy of Taurus. Taurus is opposed by Scorpio (desire), and squared by Leo (pride) and Aquarius (willfulness). However, these signs also show positively when the dispute is resolved. All breakthroughs to solutions concerning money or values show as regeneration (Scorpio), love (Leo), and friendship (Aquarius).
To come to a positive outcome, find the signs in harmony with the dispute. Taurus is in harmony with Capricorn and Virgo. Thus financial issues can be understood clearly if we figure out who is responsible for what, and what practical adjustments must be made to restore the “health” of the finances. The signs in sextile, Cancer and Pisces, show how to make productive effort to move the oppositional energies of Scorpio into a positive expression. This means that in all money disputes, sensitivity to needs and renunciation of fear or old habits (Cancer), and compassion, foresight, and accuracy of intuition (Pisces) will help us achieve productive movement.
In the case of a betrayal, we are dealing with Pisces. These disputes are not helped by criticism and worry (Virgo), talking in circles (Gemini), or justifying a dualism (Sagittarius.) They are understood through the signs in harmony with Pisces, those being Scorpio, Cancer, Taurus, and Capricorn. When there has been a betrayal, progress can be made by manifesting the virtues of these signs, among them sensitivity to needs, values, responsibilities, and loyalty with a willingness to regenerate by being clear about what must not corrupt the integrity of the partnership.
In the case of a dispute concerning a miscommunication, interpretation, clash of ideas or perspectives, we are dealing with a Gemini problem. If dealing with issues of truth, it includes Sagittarius energy. These disputes can be harmonized using Aries, Libra, Leo, and Aquarius energy. What is the truth or essential nature of both the lower and Higher Self in each view? What is fair, balanced, and reasonable? How can we play with these ideas creatively so that each sees the truth of the heart? How dispassionate and impersonal can we be in examining the larger context of the idea, interpretation, or perspective? Is this view leading to the greatest good for the greatest number, or is it limited?
These are just a few examples of how knowing something about astrology can help resolve many types of disputes. It is also useful to remember that some time periods are more difficult than others for everyone, and so some problems will pass if we don’t do anything to aggravate them. In any case, all challenges are useful in helping us resolve old karmic patterns, and move into a more effective expression of our Higher Self. Even though some people are more inclined to create problems than others, it is always on us not to lose our self-control, since that is not helpful. And in practicing our Higher Self, we learn how easy it is to avoid unnecessary conflicts before they arise. If each in a marriage is living their Higher Self the best they are able, all disputes are easily resolved.