Synastry — Astrology of Relationships

V Astro
5 min readMar 10, 2020

Do we approach more with my Taurus friend — or the other — Gemini, who should I choose? Why do I not get along with my boss — Capricorn? What is the opportunity to get something between a Pisces man and a Leo woman, but between a Aquarius woman and a Scorpio man?
Such and such frequently asked questions cannot be answered solely by the characteristics of the Sun Signs of two people. In the interaction between people energy exchange takes place and their compatibility is not determined solely by their Sun signs. The Sun sign gives certain characteristics, but it is only relevant in its relation to the other planets of the horoscope and their relative position.
Synastry is the art of analyzing relationships by comparing horoscopes to two people. The relative harmony of the elements and aspects between the planets is taken into account. Not only Natal but Dynamic maps are compared.
Additional common maps are constructed to analyze the link aggregator, showing the relationship development — Composite, Combine, etc.
At the time of our birth, the planets are located in specific signs and homes in the horoscope, but when interacting with our partner, they fall into different places in his horoscope, and his planets activate our homes.
The planets in one horoscope will affect the area of ​​life defined by the home in which they fall into the partner’s card, and the aspects they conclude will define their impact.
Many aspects that are latent in our personal horoscope are “realized” through our relationships with others only when we come in contact with them. The “door” of our partnerships is defined by the sign of the Descendant, the 7th house, the governor, and the planets in it, which show what kind of partners we bring to ourselves, our ability to cooperate with them and our willingness to commit. In the male horoscope, the Moon and Venus determine the qualities of the woman that a man seeks, and the Sun and Mars in the female horoscope draw the image of the preferred partner. The harmony between the Sun of the man and the Moon of the woman is important, since the Sun symbolizes the masculine origin (yang energy) and the Moon symbolizes the feminine onset (yin energy). The coincidence and the trigon between them are harmonious aspects and show that they are in the same element. While it coincides with the two Suns (for example, Aries man and Aries woman) it can cause a problem with who plays the dominant role. The point where the Affiliate Ascendant falls, shows how that person enters our lives and how we perceive him. The more precise aspects the planets of the two partners make, the stronger the relationship and the mutual influence. Each partnership can be seen as the interaction of two energy fields. The couple nourishes each other’s energy resources and, when this exchange is harmonious, gives a sense of vitality, fullness and happiness. The analysis shows where and how each of them can block the other’s energy flow, and if disharmonious energy dominates, then the relationship can be very draining, with a high probability of termination. Energy compatibility is most easily observed between parents and children living together, and the child visibly gravitates to the parent, who nourishes his or her magnetic field. If the energy of the child is incompatible with that of both parents, it grows depressed, sensitive, and it is best when it reaches a certain age to separate from the parents’ home.
The signs of the Sun, Moon, Ascendant and their governors are analyzed to determine the energy setting of the person. The harmony between the Lights and the Ascendant in the personal horoscope is a prerequisite for a person to carry out harmonious partnerships.

Mars, Venus and the Moon show how we act in love, how we express our feelings, what our emotional needs are. For example, a Venus or Moon in Capricorn makes it very difficult to express their feelings and do not expect a love explanation from their owner any time soon. While a Mars or Venus in Scorpio expresses a strong sexuality and desire for possession, Mars and Venus in Aquarius are quite distant and friendly, as is the Moon in Gemini.
What partners we attract is “embedded” in our natal chart. We often find partners who are attuned to the missing element of our horoscope and complement each other. Experience has shown that as the gap between the two grows, the differences widen, and maintaining the relationship requires too many compromises. If the card of a woman is dominated by Fire, and the map of a man is dominated by the Earth element — these people live in different “worlds”, even if they have harmonious aspects between Mars and Venus, which determine their mutual enjoyment and attraction. However, we learn a great deal from such a connection and it contributes to our personal growth and development. When we talk about long-term relationships, we must take into account the influence of Saturn, the planet of limitations.
If Saturn has harmonious aspects to the Lights of the partner, it is a prerequisite for the longevity of the relationship. If Saturn is in disharmonious aspects to the Luminaries or personal planets, it can block the energy of the partner.
Uranium is the planet of sudden change, it is good to keep in mind its location and the impact of transits. Jupiter — the planet of happiness, success and expansion, the great benefactor, often has a dual meaning. Lunar nodes are also analyzed, especially if there are coincidences with personal planets. If planets activate Corner Homes (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th), this shows a dynamic and intense relationship based on common goals. The accentuation of Next Homes (2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th), shows the potential stability of the connection, emphasizes material factors and security. Underlining the Falling Homes (3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th) indicates an intellectual connection based on learning, conscious growth and development. When planets fall into the homes of Life (1st, 5th, 9th), they are homes that are associated with the signs of fire and affect the sense of happiness and well-being, vitality, creative expression and development. Planets falling into the homes of Relationships (3rd, 7th, 11th — Airborne Homes) stimulate or suppress social relations, the desire to communicate, to give and to receive, to be committed or to clarify our place in society . The accentuation of the Homes of the Holdings (earthly houses — 2nd, 6th, 10th) places emphasis on the material aspects of the relationship. The arrival of planets in water houses (4th, 8th, 12th) has a strong emotional and mental impact.
A “classic” prerequisite for marriage is the arrival of a Synastric Sun or Moon in the first home of the partner, and the Descendent of the partner to come to my Ascendant, but a separate prerequisite must be confirmed in the overall relationship analysis.

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