Moon-Neptune Synastry: A Beautiful Connection?

Question: Are there many deceptions, misunderstandings, and illusions in the chart when the Moon and Neptune are in synastry? Should you, as a Moon, be wary of Neptune? How often do they lie? As a Moon person, I feel like I know this place too well; should I run away now, or is Neptune manipulating everything? While Neptune synastry can be more difficult than most people expect (e.g., by being subtly self-destructive or manipulative), it also has the potential to be enchantingly magical and emotionally intense (leading to times of…...

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Synastry Chart Difference

In an article on Synastry generational aspects, it was said that the reason my first serious relationship 20 years ago (dragging out the time machine) was so controlling, abusive, and manipulative was not because Venus was square Pluto in my own natal chart and in synastry because we were so close in age. [Due to the long orbit of the planet, his natal Pluto would naturally aspect my natal Venus because I have that aspect in my natal chart.] Planetary overlays in our birth charts undoubtedly accounted for our power…

How to Read a Synastry Chart

Question: Whenever I read an article about synastry, it always starts with some variation of “Before you can analyse synastry, you need to look at the chart of the individual….I know many people roll their eyes when asked for a cookbook explanation, but I’d be lost without some sort of guide since I lack any kind of structure in this area. I have a firm grasp of the basics and the various relationship indicators, but I have no clue how to get started or where to go from there. Please,…...

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The Angles and Synastry

Does synastry have any effect when planets in one person’s chart are placed at angles in another person’s chart? When another person’s planets activate the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven, or Imum Coeli axes in one’s birth chart, the influence on the other person’s natal chart is quite a big impact. Contact between a person’s planets and another’s angles is highly significant because it draws attention to aspects of the psyche that are pivotal to that person’s inner and outer life. Planets that make an aspect to the Ascendant (especially the conjunction)…...

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The Same Natal Aspects in a Relationship

Question: What if in a relationship the two people have similar stressful natal aspects?  When this occurs, the couple who have the same difficult planetary aspects can readily relate to one another. It’s possible that being in this relationship will present many useful opportunities to identify challenging psychological patterns and gain insight into the most effective ways to deal with them. It could also be tricky to know how to deal with this similarity, and that could lead to resentment and estrangement. When you have certain qualities that you’d rather…...

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Sun Conjunct Moon Synastry: Find Out How You Really “Know” Your Partner

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What Does it Mean to Have Sun Conjunct Moon in a Synastry Chart? When the Sun sign of one partner is within orb (within 10 degrees or less) of the Moon sign of the other, this is called a conjunction. The Sun conjunct Moon in a synastry chart gives a very real bond with an instinctive understanding and a way for each person to express themselves. It is one of the strongest aspects that can be found in a relationship. Liz Greene says in her book Mythic Astrology that, even if goals…

Sun Opposition Venus Synastry: It Is a Tension of Complements

Question: When I look at my synastry, the Sun is in opposition to Venus. Does this mean that it is not a good thing when the planet that rules one’s self and identity, the Sun, is opposed to the values of another planet? Venus. I wish that instead of just having oppositions in my relationship chart, I had trines instead. When compared to the square aspect, which has a tendency to block and be more frustrating, the opposition aspect can be the “easier”. It is still possible for it to…...

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Midheaven Synastry

Question: What does it mean when one person’s planet in a couple’s horoscope aspects the Midheaven of the other’s chart? Is there any significance to it, or will it not have much of an impact on the way the couple interacts with one another in general? When making chart comparisons, it is helpful to remember that the aspects to the Midheaven almost always point to one or two powerful patterns. To begin, the individual whose planet aspects your Midheaven lends a hand to you in figuring out how to make your potential for achievement more…...

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Fiery Planets (Sun, Mars, Jupiter) in the 7th House

Question: Is it beneficial to have a fiery planet (the Sun, Mars, or Jupiter) in the 7th house for exciting and very purposeful partnerships and do they bring a lot of meaning into your life or light you up along the way? Are these good planets for this house? But what if they are confronted with an opposition or challenged by a square and it brings frustration? Would that dampen the enthusiasm and sense of potential they feel towards their relationships? In general, those with a fire planet – Sun-Mars-Jupiter– in the…...

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Saturn in Synastry: Romance Blossoms Into a Mature Relationship

Sustained Emotional Investment The Saturn person in the relationship may invest in a partner who isn’t eager to work on themselves incrementally every day. I’ve heard this complaint often, especially from the Saturn side of a contact. No matter how sincere their intentions are, a partner who is unmotivated to work on themselves will not be able to provide the kind of sustained emotional investment required to build a lasting bond. A partnership dissolves if just one partner puts in any real effort. And as anyone who has been there…...

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Saturn in Synastry: Saturnian Cross-Aspects Are Among the Charts of Those People Who Become Entangled in Each Other’s Lives

In Relationship Signs, Linda Goodman says that Sun square Saturn is about as binding an aspect as you can get. Does the “binding” feeling ever go away? I don’t have the book with me, but she says something to the effect of, “You may not always get along, but oh well, you’re stuck with each other forever, so make the best of it.” What are your thoughts? Saturn relationships can seem like they exist solely to bind us, to thwart our efforts, to prevent us from breaking up, and even…...

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What Transits or Progressions Are the Best Indicators for Finding Love?

Question: What transits or progressions are the best indicators for finding love? Well, as there are a fair few symbols in astrology for the spark of love and romance and a long-term relationship forming – like the 5th and 7th houses and Venus and Mars, and the Sun and the Moon  – it makes you feel like you could fall in love at any time. I have a book on the subject When the Planets Promise Love – Your Romantic Destinty through Astrology by Rose Murray. When I met my…...

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