Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.
Extreme Negatives With Warnings
Surely we must conclude that absolutely any one no matter the sign could be full of vengeance and always be on a mission to “get back”. Astrology being what it is, a mixture of compulsions, tendencies and inclinations; and the soul being what it is – having a history that builds character, or burns it down, does create the possibility for a mean spirited, angry, plotting self, that could come from any sun sign. Yes, I agree that this to me, is true.
Generally, we only ever learn someone’s sun sign. Few people know, or if they know, will offer the details of their horoscope, or the horrors of their personal past. So generally, like society does, we use the shorthand of Sun Sign Astrology, and draw personality portraits that may be overstated to an extreme, but nevertheless provide a picture of what a person can be.
Like one commenter recently said: “I didn’t know you were in our house when she was screaming at me!” Sometimes these readings can be eerily accurate, or at least conjure up a picture that contains a likeness that is disturbing.
So with those caveats, let us take a look at the sun signs you want to avoid when they are on a war path -- Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn! I have inserted “Points of Grace” that might soften the situation a little or mitigate extremes.
This is the most famous or legendary sun sign for not being able to stop itself from seeking and reeking vengeance. But the type of nature of the Scorpio is generally lost on the hype. Why are Scorpios so intent on being intense?
Yes, they have their abiding tendency to fear being overturned or suffer loss and therefore have a kind of floating paranoia. And since everything can be taken to its height of negative possibility, they tend to view possible loss and hoped for victory in the context of Scorpion Probabilities.
So a potential enemy of Scorpio has to understand that you have to deal with what might be in their head. Plus the actuality of the issue at hand. Take a look at Scorpion inner dialogue: “Hey, you’re good looking, which means you are shallow and conceited, but you might also be after my wife, and she and I argued this morning, so you are also potentially after my wife, because you are the kind of guy she might favor and go after herself”.
Surface Dialogue: “Hey, how ya doin? Nice suit.”
It is hard to draw these rapidly escalating personal thoughts, so just suffice it to say: “With a Scorpio, things are always more complicated.”
Don’t assume all is forgotten. Don’t assume all is forgiven. Do try to be as pleasant and charming and easy as you can be. If you do fight with a Scorpio, don’t elevate it, or escalate it, or push it, unless you are ready to be matched for every move. Scorpio keeps control. They do not go outwardly wild. They keep their cards close to their vest, and tend to speak softly and with great control. So, do not expect them to “lose their cool” or “show their hand”.
Point of Grace: It is hard being a Scorpio. They want things to go well. They want to have peace. Give them reasons to be the easiest Scorpio they can be. They will love you for it.
The next sign in the Fall and hurtling into the Holiday Season takes us through Sagittarius.
The image of Pegasus soaring across the heavens is the one that transmits so much of their nature to the observer. They are high energy, extroverted, terminally honest, overwhelmingly candid and keep their heads held skyward as they look around seeking justice and fairness (as they see it).
They are not to be feared because of malice. The Sagittarius is always smiling. In fact, sometimes they have a certain smile when they are fighting. Don’t think the smile is meant to communicate anything special to you. The smile could precede a punch in the face.
The reason that you Do Not Mess with them is because they tend to get highly subjective about their vision of Fairness and Justice. So, if you are in a knock down drag out with this horse, they will see themselves as fighting a lack of fairness in you. So, you are not only being selfish for yourself, you are something that should be cleansed, so others do not suffer from your behavior.
Another issue: They tend to jump all over the place as they talk and think. So, you can be behaving as you think is proper, and they can find a fault in you quickly that they are not pleased with. This is why they smile when they fight. Their opponents are often deceived about Sag’s intent. They are sure of their conviction about you. They are the Righteous Avenger. If they think the Lord is on their side, they are a little more determined than just your average full of rage opponent. With them, it’s not who started it; it’s who is going to end it! So, try to avoid messing with Sagittarius!
Point of Grace: These really are fun people and they are entertaining. When they are drinking, steer a wide turn around them. Do your best to keep things copasetic with this high energy horse. They are loyal to their friends and will stand by you.
The Capricorn is not the devil. Nor is it Evil, as some innocents like to characterize it. The Capricorn is naturally adversarial. Adversary is the key word. They want to ascend to great heights. They want to be “all they can be”. They want to get “A”s, drive the nicest cars, have the prettiest friends and generally beat as many people at as many things as they can. They sit on cliffs with their funny bodies and happily push the unqualified down on their butts, and honor their friends, as they give them an assist. Of course, you must remember them for the favors that they extend. And they want your undying love as they hand out life’s gifts to their favored few.
Read all of that again. Now imagine that all that is in your mind all the time. Some low key Taurus might read this and get a headache. It is hard being a Capricorn. They are smarter than most people, and they know the reason for success and achievement. None of this stuff is fluff. There are very very serious reasons for all this stuff we do down here on the planet earth, and they all have to do with higher pay, more love, greater possessions and greater adulation.
Yes, they think sex is funny, but they will lose their dignity to gain what sex can give. Speaking of using everything. They do. They see life as a chess board, and all the rest of us are on the chess board, but we think we are playing checkers, or just being pals. There is no “laughing in baseball”. Remember that line from the movie? With the Capricorn, there is lots and lots of laughing, but with them, they are showing people they are actually carefree and happy, showing people how clever they are, or positioning themselves for dominance.
The reason you don’t go out and mess with them is because they probable already tripped you on the way to get in front of them going to the movies. The reason you don’t mess with them is because they probably already have their plans for you laminated and on their dart board.
Point of Grace: Capricorns are just trying to succeed. They are just way more serious about it than the rest on the planet. Get on their good side. Love them unqualifiedly and they will bless you. If they wake up not liking you, just hang in there. Stay sweet and respect them!
Aquarius – Aquarius is not very interested in combat, adversarial relationships or possessions. They are already correct and the world does not understand that this is so. But they are already convinced of it, and therefore do not need to get enraged or proved right. They do love argument because that’s the way they express their rectitude. Since they play an “out of sight out of mind” game anyway, it’s hard to keep track of who is disgusted with them, or who they find disgusting. Being in their singular world of fan worship, they are engaged in the daily process of feeling strong, bold and smart in a world that is “less than” them. Why spend rage? They come from another place and do not need to act like us humans.
Pisces – Pisces can have enemies, but the dual fish blames itself a lot. If it doesn’t feel guilty, it feels sorry that there was a breakdown in communications. Pisces, if they lose their tempers and get in a fit, they will expend themselves on the issue at hand, and then seek peace or allegiances. Pisces are the best of us down deep and wide across. They can see the other side of an argument and often will take both sides within a 10 minute period anyway. If you mess with Pisces over and over again and lose your sense of yourself, they will probably take you aside and ask you to seek counseling and give you a card to see a professional. Or, they will blame themselves so much, that you will tumble into a mass of self-blaming and be done with the tantrum forever.
firstname.lastname@example.org on June 13, 2017:
Very honest, and fun to read. I dropped all my Scorpio friends about three years ago - even the one with Cancer rising and a Leo mars. I am a Cancer/Leo cusp baby, and I thought we might be friends. WRONG!
Christofer French (author) from Denver on April 23, 2013:
OY. What a combo. Well, you can see why I wrote these articles about aggression and combat and argument. Some signs just know how to do it in their own special way. I recently had a friend who said: "I never believed in astrology, until you wrote about how Gemini "gets back". Now, I believe. Thanks for your comment.
daniel on April 23, 2013:
Thanks for the post. I find it very true what you wrote. I'm a cappy with a scorpio mum and sag dad. All hell breaks lose when we fight.
Christofer French (author) from Denver on April 21, 2012:
Yeah, you get a little fighting time with these signs and you realize how they roll. We must learn to protect ourselves.
Andrew on April 21, 2012:
Scarily true observation on Capricorn. I know a few and I am glad I'm on their good side.
Augustine A Zavala from Texas on May 07, 2011:
Cool observations. As a Sagitt, I don't like my secrets revealed, but oh well. Thanks for sharing.