(March 21st to April 19th)
Outsmart them. Provide information that they could not possibly dispute. This will be especially effective after they’ve already gotten themselves worked up and are all but convinced they are completely correct. Aries will never admit that they’re wrong, but they’ll crumble inside once they realize they are.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Distract them with something aesthetically appealing. Take them out for a beautiful date or turn on some music and open a glass of wine, they’ll be so taken with the atmosphere they’ll be a lot less defensive (and kind of not even concerned) with whatever was going on before.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Dismiss their emotions, act like you don’t care. The minute a Gemini thinks that an issue is going to go unacknowledged (or worse, that you’ve stopped caring about your issues altogether) they’re going to do whatever it takes to get you to open up and engage with them again (which is right about where they’d resort to excessive apologizing, if that’s what it would take).
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Be super sensitive, but be honest. Make your point, but do not use any unnecessarily mean or threatening language. Doing so will not actually help you win the argument, it will only make a Cancer have a total meltdown, and then you’ll have an even bigger problem on your hands.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Play the fool. The only way a Leo will step down from an argument in which their identity (or sense of self) is even mildly threatened is by pitying you a little. Once the Leo thinks the argument is sort of beneath them, they’ll be more open to talking about it reasonably.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Bring up concern for their overall well-being. A Virgo will easily begin to overthink their health, well-being, or really anything that could possibly go wrong, so arguing that you need to work it out for the sake of your wellness will simmer them down quickly. (Also, make your argument calmly and with well-informed reasoning that doesn’t completely cut them off from their wants and needs.)
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Be fair, but be ready to go to war. Libras do not involve themselves in arguments they don’t think they can win, but more importantly, they do not involve themselves in arguments that are’t worthwhile. If a Libra is fighting you, it’s because they really care, and if they feel they’ve been unfairly treated, they’re not going to let down easy. They will find every last which way to twist and turn their argument to be valid, because in their eyes, the only thing more justifiable than reality is what they feel.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Just let it go. There’s no real merit in winning an argument with a Scorpio. They’ll never stop bringing it up, and/or they’ll just let it fester in the back of their minds until one day you just randomly never see them again.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Tell a joke, lighten things up, use an analogy that would make sense to them. The best way to make a Sag understand where you’re coming from is to frame it the way they’d think of it. Don’t be surprised if your feelings get a little bruised in the meantime – Sags are notorious for not being great down-board thinkers (and are too whimsical in their “joke telling” to know when they’ve crossed a line.)
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Make them feel like there’s some kind of benefit to agreeing with you. If you convince a Capricorn that to be on your side is to ensure their life, love and happiness, they’ll defend you to the end. Alternatively: end the conversation so you can both cool down, and then let them come back and either apologize or offer a more grounded perspective. Capricorns get too heated and stop thinking clearly.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Come up with a more enlightened perspective. The only way an Aquarius will admit defeat is if they can acknowledge that your point is somehow more intelligent or informed or trailblazing than their own (Aquarius’ are likely responsible for 98% of the “hot take” think pieces on the Internet).
(February 19th to March 20th)
Don’t insult their sense of self, because as soon as you do, they’ll shut down. If you want to win an argument, approach the conversation as though you’re just super interested in getting their opinion on whatever the issue is. They’ll pretty much agree with you from there-on-out. (They’d usually rather let you win than fight about it anyway.)[/sociallocker]