Natal Promise: How many Marriages?


The natal promise in the chart is a deep fascination. The first time I came across the idea was in the book “Predictive Astrology” Astrology is humanity’s oldest predictive system and who doesn’t want to see the shape of things to come? Foreknowledge regarding the developments of the future – or even only plausible surmise about it – is of immense interest to us.

Are you likely to meet a new love soon? Is the coming year a good time for that major career change you’ve been contemplating? Are you likely to make a lot of money in your life, or will you be challenged to make the most of what you have? The techniques presented in “The Art of Predictive Astrology” shows you how to forecast upcoming trends and life events for yourself, friends and family, and astrological clients. Author Carol Rushman, a practicing astrologer for over thirty years, shares her method for astrological prediction. After reading this book, you will be able to predict major events such as marriage, and minor events like receiving a small gift. Included are real-life examples drawn from the author’s experience showing you first-hand how to practice the art of predictive astrology. The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting Your Life Events 

It’s no secret that in astrology, relationships are often at the top of an individual’s priorities (females on the whole). This marriage predictor has been tested by many people to find out the number of relationships destined. It’s probably worked out in the traditional way as the ancients mapped it, but it didn’t always work out as predicted with some people. 1The prediction for marriage in a woman’s chart follows the Sun and its applying aspects as it continues to move through the sign it is placed in at birth, determining the number of marriages. It is the imaginary path of the Sun as it progresses through a sign and with the individual making note of the number of aspects it forms. With men, you would look to the Moon and its applying aspects. However, there are apparently some rule breakers. For example, if Jupiter is involved and there are multiple signs on the Asc-Dsc and planets in the 7th house it can increase relationships….

Charts resistant to marriage: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Aquarius seem to have less need for partnerships than other signs. The Sun will describe the men in a woman’s life and the Moon will describe the women in a man’s life. One thing that will bring a lot of marriages is Sagittarius on the 7th house cusp or Jupiter in the 7th house. The opposite is true when Capricorn is on the 7th house cusp or Saturn is placed there, they may limit their own marriage opportunities.

Classic Natal Indicators of Marriage Potential

– Aspects to and from the Sun in a woman’s chart, or to and from the Moon in a man’s chart
– Applying aspects from the ruler of the seventh house
– Planets in the house and their aspects
– An interception in the seventh houses indicates multiple marriages

Determining the Number of Potential Marriages

– I use only the major applying natal aspects; that is, the conjunction, square, opposition trine and sextile.
– When calculating the number of potential marriages for a woman, I look at the applying aspects her natal Sun makes before it leaves a sign. The Sun can only apply to the slower moving planets- Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (Use the Moon for a man)

The houses describing the different marriages are the seventh house for the first marriage. The second marriage is the 11th house, but it has some funny reasoning for this in the book. Each “love affair” after the first marriage is counted five houses for each marriage.

If there are no applying aspects to the Sun or Moon in a chart, or if the luminary is in a late degree (27, 28, or 29), I have found that anything can happen when it comes to marriage. Carol Rushman calls these degrees “wild cards”.

The seventh house is interesting astrologically since it pertains to marriage, and also rules open enemies. The love planetary factors in the horoscope chart for women have always been the Sun and Mars (masculine archetypes) indicating the type of male she attracts 2. In a man’s chart, astrologers would look at the Moon and Venus (feminine archetypes) indicating the feminine energies in the nativity. Planets in the 7th house are general indicators of marriage, and if the Sun is placed here it shows that others will, in general, be an important aspect of the individual’s development. The Moon indicates a powerful need for security in relationships, and, in general, 7th house planets can often indicate a relationship with the public. The planet Mercury shows intellectual compatibility is sought. Venus indicates benefits and a general sense of beauty and harmony are important factors. With Mars, it is independence and sometimes an indicator of many quarrels with others. Jupiter in the 7th house means benefits, wealth, and generosity. Charles Carter writes that Jupiter in this position could indicate the death of a partner and most likely a second marriage. Saturn shows some limitation and delay, but taking a serious approach to all relationships, and often experiencing setbacks. Uranus can symbolize sudden marriage and divorce or that freedom in a relationship is an important consideration, and things are never allowed to become too settled, there are often shocks, perhaps accidents foretold concerning the partner. Neptune indicates marriage and spirituality, and many illusions to the fairy-tale and high ideals may lead to disappointment. The individual with this position needs to be able to see the partner more clearly, and may perhaps marry someone with a disability or they need help in some way. Pluto may show an attraction to dominant relationships, wealthy and powerful, transformations will occur through the agent of others.

Charle’s Carter says that Venus and the 7th house stands for unions of all sorts, stating that the house opposite the Ascendant represents all that is complementary to our personal selves, all that we lack and that it is rare to find two people born under the same sign desirous of marrying one another. Charles Carter also says some similarity is sought but also contrast, for without differences one is unable to learn from the other and married life becomes mentally and emotionally stagnant. The strongest ties in relationships are the Sun, Moon, or Venus on the Asc. And these aspects do seem to be the rule of thumb concerning strong connections across two astrological charts in a long-term partnership.

The general circumstances of the marriage are shown by the 7th house, and by the application of the appropriate Luminary. The Sun stands for the male sex in a woman’s horoscope, and the Moon for the female in a man’s, and the first application of these bodies to natal places denotes the kind of marriage partner and the conditions of the marriage. This often works out with great exactness, the planet to which the Light first applies being commonly the ruler or rising planet in the natus of the partner. The theory often propounds, that the successive applications of the luminaries denote successive attachments, and the marriage takes place when, having run the gamut of any bad aspects that it may form, the Light reaches its first good one, must be received with caution. When the first application of the appropriate Light is to Uranus, Neptune or Pluto, there seems no doubt as to what will be the rising sign of the partner, but it seems probable that the planets themselves will in some way be prominent in the partner’s map…3 It is not infrequently happens that marriage is followed by an abrupt change of “luck,” not always explicable in light or ordinary commonsense. Parts of the natus that have lain dormant may be suddenly stimulated into action. If, for example, a man marries a woman with the Sun applying to the square of Uranus, any element in his horoscope that threatens sudden illness or accidents will be likely to come into action. The Principles of Astrology

  1. The method was taken on a forum and the reviews were not all that great. Worked so far in my life.
  2. Although Venus describes my attractions just as well, if not more.
  3. My first aspect of the Sun is in opposition to Saturn. The first partner had Sun/Venus/Mars opp Saturn. My Sun makes a second applying aspect to Neptune. My present partner has Sun square Neptune, Moon trine Neptune, Neptune in the 1st house. My last applying aspect is a trine to I’ll leave this open for future edit perhaps.