We all have those people in our lives with whom we just can’t see eye to eye. Some of these folks may be nothing more than a constant annoyance,
When they become more than a pain in the butt, when they step on your toes,
Today we’ll look at two ways to handle your horoscope enemies and zodiac rivals
Light side: Beat them at their own game
Your intense, competitive nature should serve you well here, for when you set your mind to achieving a goal, nothing can stop you but your own lack of interest. If your enemy as an Aries is competing with you for that promotion
If you are in competition for a friend or lover, just be your shiny, enthusiastic self
Shadow side: Make them look like a Debbie Downer
Light side: Avoid the drama
Grounded Taurus doesn’t get emotionally wrapped up in drama
It might make them come for you even harder, but really, the more they attack your calm, reasonable character, the more insane and spiteful they will look.
Shadow side: Make them look like jealous blowhards
Taurus has many terrific attributes; two that apply here are your good taste and your collection of material wealth.
If you want to make your enemy look bad, quietly showcase your gorgeous new purse, your cool car, your elegant jewelry. You’re just being you, but their green-eyed monster will come out, making them look desperately second place in your lovely shadow, and you won’t become one of the most hated zodiac signs.
Light side: Use your brain
If you make an enemy, Gemini, the most constructive way to beat them is by using your brain. You are highly skilled at communication and have an answer for everything. If you
If they’re trying to make you look dumb, pull out the right answer from your database of weird information.
Shadow side: Gossip. Plain and simple
Geminis make for powerful zodiac sign enemies
You can talk a sweet game, so if all other efforts have failed in dealing with your enemy, spread some rumors about them! The best lies have a grain of truth, so dig into your memory stores and pull out just enough familiarity in relation to their lives to make it sound like they said it – and paint the room with slander.
Light side: Communication
Two of your best traits are your loyalty and nurturing powers. Once someone has earned your trust, Cancers are friends for life and will do almost anything to protect and help the ones they cherish. If your horoscope enemies are trying to dirty your name, honestly ask them if they’re going through a hard time and need your help.
This will be hard, as you don’t take well to criticism, but for all you know, they may have
Shadow side: Cut them off
While your nature is not direct, if your enemy is someone in your social circle, talk to your other friends about how poorly they’ve treated you, how you’ve tried to connect and heal wounds, but they continue to hurt you.
Your friends are so used to you being kind and protective of them, they’ll jump at the chance to return the favor and it will
Light side: Outshine them
Leo has a massive capacity to entertain
If your enemy is trying to show you up
Whatever you choose, make sure you stomp all over them and come off looking like the golden child you are.
Shadow side: Leave them out completely
Social Leo, you’re probably an amazing party planner, and you make sure everyone has a good time when they’re with you. Your creativity shines in this capacity, and it’s likely you’re notorious among your social circle for planning fabulous themed events, cross-cultural dinners and legendary, rocking house parties.
It’s hard to keep a Leo as a zodiac sign enemy.
If you really want to get back at your enemy, plan something outlandish, allow for a lot of build-up, tell everyone you know, and make sure your enemy knows all about it, but don’t invite them. Ouch.
Light side: Be perfect/have better taste
It’s so annoying to the rest of us when you show up in a shiny, freshly polished car, with your perfectly ironed clothes and great hair with nothing out of place. You ran a marathon, baked seven pies, and scrubbed your entire house with a toothbrush after work last night!
We know no one is perfect, but Virgos do their best to make it seem like they are! This is the best way to poke the bear
At the next party, you’ll both be at, be sure to bring the expensive, hard to find imported beer you heard the hosts like when you know your enemy always brings a dip that looks like cat barf.
Shadow side: Nitpick everything
This is a dark side of your personality that is not fun to be on the receiving end of.
Comment on their scuffed shoes, their old car, their bad breath, their gross looking lunch. It’s best not to do it all at once though, aim for one or two a day. This is a longer play, but will really
Light side: Use that charm
Libras are amazing at finding a compromise in any situation. You are tremendous listeners and can usually get enough information from the opposing side to find the connection that will bring you to a fair solution, or at least to a stalemate or compromise. It comes naturally to you to want to find peace, so this would be your first inclination.
Take the high road by honestly trying to figure out why they dislike you in the first place and use that Libra charm to disarm them or ultimately, to befriend them. Libras won’t have zodiac sign enemies for long if they take this road.
Shadow side: Time to flirt
If you’ve tried everything you can think of to win your enemy over, and they still want to kick sand in your face, go to Plan B – Flirt your face off. Libras know a thing or two about attraction and have no problems getting this kind of attention when they really want to. You love to talk and are great conversationalists, so start there.
Use your considerable charm, your good taste, and careful appearance to make sure the one your enemy cares about becomes very interested in you. It’s preferable to do this
Light side: Keep your cool and get them talking.
Everybody likes to talk about themselves, especially when they have a room full of sympathetic listeners. One of your most effective skills is to reveal information about other people
Whether your enemy is in your work or personal life,
Maybe you heard them talking about how much they hate a political
Shadow side: Get the deets.
Scorpios are the masters of manipulation and can be as vindictive as a snake! They are definitely on the list of
Does your enemy worry about their partner’s wandering eye? Engineer a situation where they’ll see their loved one with someone of the opposite sex when they
Found out they got passed over for a promotion? Go to the person who got the job and convey to them how upset you were to hear all the horrible things your enemy is saying about them, (Did you really sleep with the boss?!) that’ll be fun for them to handle!
Light side: Ignore them
The best way to deal with an enemy is to ignore them. Sounds simple, right? Seriously, one of your best traits is your eternal optimism and your way of giving people the benefit of the doubt. “Live and let live,” could be the Sagittarius mantra, so think about this.
Ultimately, an enemy wants to make you look bad or stupid, or at least to wipe that perpetual smile off your face. If they can’t get to you, they’ll drive themselves crazy trying
Shadow side: One up them.
While this is not really in
When your enemy is bragging about a trip they took, or a class they are taking, chances are you’ve had a similar, more impressive experience. If you’re
You’ll seem like you’re just joining the conversation, but you’ll be showing them up at the same time.
Light side: Wait them out
Capricorns can play a long game. A really, really, really long game. You Caps plan so far ahead; you might be time travelers. Your discipline and determination will easily outlast any zodiac sign enemy who dares take you on.
Your huge stores of patience and collectedness will help you
Caps plan so far ahead; you might be time travelers. Your discipline and determination will easily outlast any zodiac sign enemy who dares take you on.
Your huge stores of patience and collectedness will help you
Shadow side: Make them look dumb
Your calm and reserved nature, combined with your stores of knowledge and intellect might make you sound high handed from time to time, especially if you’re dealing with someone who just doesn’t get it. When your enemy gets uppity, make sure you drag out your wits, quietly proving them wrong time and time again.
They’ll look tiresome and silly compared to you.
Light side: Use your innovation and rebelliousness
Aquarius, you always have the best ideas, however weird, and you use them to solve big-picture problems, making people jealous and even making some zodiac rivals. You also really don’t give a rip about what people think about your choices, as that’s part of what makes you special. This could also be what drives your enemy crazy.
They can’t seem to beat you! Whether your enemy is at work or in your personal life
Shadow side: Point out their faults
Aquarius has amazing analytical abilities; you can pull people apart like puzzle pieces. You can also
To get back at them in a
Light side: Make them jealous
It’s difficult to dislike a Pisces
If your enemy
Shadow side: Cry
Everybody knows how loving and compassionate you are
Those around you have probably been witness to you giving up your lunch for a homeless person or spending an entire day at work making sure everyone signs Peggy’s sympathy card because her dog died and she needs support. If your enemy comes for you in front of others, they’d better remember your stellar reputation!
You may not even have to cry, we bet those around you will shame your enemy for you because they’d have to be
Still, if you’ve really tried to handle the situation in a mature and respectful way and they still come at you with a vendetta you don’t understand, or they’re starting to affect your personal relationships or your job, you might need to take the matter into your own hands, roll up your sleeves and leave your conscience at the door.
Did we hit the nail on the head for your light and shadow sides? How have you dealt with an enemy in the past? What did we miss?
Related Article: Personality Secrets by the Zodiac Sign: What Are Your Shadow and Light Sides?
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published August 16th, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.