The Dark Side of Every Zodiac Sign
To have light, you must also have darkness. To have joy, you must also experience sadness. This duality of human nature is, at its core, what makes us human. Our shadows aren't a bad or negative thing — they're just part of that yin and yang balance of lunar and solar, open and closed, slow and fast, and water and fire. When we look at our sun signs, birth charts, and the zodiac, we often look for those traits that resonate with us.
For the most part, people want to find some sense of personal identity in the signs and stars, some type of redeeming qualities or explanations that make us feel understood and seen. There is so much celebration of the "good" qualities of the 12 sun signs, but what about the shadow sides of each sign that illustrate how powerful, and maybe even healing, the dark side can be?
It's important to remember that our sun sign only represents a small part of us — who we are at our core. Each of us has an entire birth chart of where the stars and planets were at the very moment of our birth, which also influence our personality traits and how we experience the world around us. Let's take a look at each of the Zodiac signs to learn a little bit about the dark underbelly of each one, which usually get tucked away because of cultural conditioning that tells us those darker sides are somehow unacceptable. But we are each beautiful, whole humans — shadow sides included.