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Synastry, Composite Chart and Compatibility Indicators in Astrology

Synastry, Composite Chart and Compatibility Indicators in Astrology

Is love written in the stars? How about compatibility? Is your love meant to go the distance? Astrology does have something - rather a lot actually - to say about relationships, love and compatibility indicators between two people. A birth chart analysis can show you what a person is looking for in love. But that’s only the beginning! Astrology can also show you how you and your loved one push each other’s buttons by looking at your horoscope synastry. And it can even analyse your relationship itself! This too has a horoscope, you know, and it’s called the composite chart. All this can help you immensely in the tricky and treacherous terrain of relationships but the rest is up to you. Is this love? Is this relationship worth it? Only you can tell. Knowing exactly where you stand surely helps. Let Horoscope Friends give you a taste of astrology compatibility indicators, synastry and the composite chart to get you started!

Synastry and Compatibility Indicators in Astrology

The branch of astrology dealing in relationships uses a method called Synastry. This lays two charts one on top of the other to see how two people fit together. Do they fit like a glove? Are they stepping all over each others’ toes? Or are they barely registering each other?

What you’re looking for, ideally, is some strong compatibility indicators (e.g. conjunctions, trines, same/compatible signs and elements) alongside some more challenging aspects (e.g. squares, oppositions). Why the challenges? Well if there are no challenges, the relationship is too boring to bother with. By the same token, if there are only challenges (e.g. Sun square Sun, Venus square moon, Saturn opposite Mars), even if the attraction is there, the going soon gets too hard to make it worthwhile. You can check out the overall compatibility between the different star signs for yourself! Having the same planet in adjacent signs can also be challenging. For instance, a person with Mercury in Gemini thrives on dialogue whereas one with Mercury in Cancer needs silence. You do the math…

Some of the most classic compatibility indicators in synastry are harmonious aspects between the Sun and Moon, or the Moon and Venus and - famously - love planets Venus and Mars. Having your Venus in the same sign as the other person’s Mars (and vice versa) is a very powerful sexual attraction and sexual compatibility indicator. Crudely put, Venus indicates what you want in bed and Mars what you do in bed. Simple. Another big one, although not of a sexual nature, is the Moon and Venus in harmony - especially the conjunction. This creates a strong affinity and friendship between two people, because one person’s needs (Moon) are in step with the other’s desires (Venus) creating good feeling and happiness all around. 

By far, one of the biggest compatibility indicators in couples who stick together is the Sun and Moon in harmony - whether in the same sign, the same element or compatible elements and signs. This allows both people to support rather than antagonise each other, drawing a protective line in the sand neither person will cross. Opposite star signs deserve a special mention here. They are of compatible elements (earth-water, fire-air), even if the opposition aspect can be difficult. So opposite signs often fascinate each other, challenge each other and complement each other all at the same time, making for a very stimulating relationship! This also holds true when it involves someone’s Ascendant or rising sign. Even opposing Mercuries can mean the conversation (disagreement?) never stops! We should note that sturdy Saturn aspects can also play a major role in synastry. As long as Saturn’s heavy demands don’t crush your relationship underfoot, it can lend you both the determination to work at it and go the distance!

The Composite Chart in Astrology

Once your astrologer has looked at what makes you tick individually (birth chart) and how you and your loved one bounce off of each other (synastry), a third horoscope can be drawn. This is the horoscope of the relationship itself - the composite chart. You might be thinking: is a relationship a thing? Does it really have a horoscope all of its own? Yes it does! And it becomes more and more alive and influential the longer the two of you interact and stay together! 

The composite chart does what it says on the tin. It’s a composition out of the charts of the individual people. It’s generated by superimposing the personal horoscopes (like in synastry), then going a step further and amalgamating them into one single horoscope. Your astrologer (and their computer program) does this by calculating the half way point between each of your planets and points in the zodiac (sun and sun, moon and moon etc, by always travelling the shortest distance). So if one of you has the Sun in Aries and the other the Sun in Leo, then your relationship is (bang in the middle) a Gemini!  What does this mean? First of all, that you come alive as a couple when there’s learning, writing, travelling or other inquisitive activities to be done. Second, that the transits that affect Gemini right now - for instance Saturn in Sagittarius - will also affect and challenge your relationship! Good to know isn’t it? The house position of the planets is also important. If your relationship Sun is in the 6th house for instance, you might work or accomplish a task together.

There are compatibility indicators to look out for in the composite chart as well. As usual, it’s always good to have harmony between the Moon and Sun for instance, indicating that ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ - the people in this relationship - are in step with each other, even if this is a same sex relationship.  A square between Venus and Saturn on the other hand would indicate that one or both parties feels unloved. This could happen even if you do love each other very much and even if there’s mutual attraction. It just becomes harder to express this love as the relationship develops. Such a composite aspect could also indicate financial problems. Knowing and recognising that such a dynamic arises purely out of the relationship itself and that neither partner is to blame can do wonders for your relationship - especially if the love, appreciation and goodwill is otherwise there. 

This is just one of the ways that astrology can offer invaluable tools to help love win the day! Why not call one of our expert stargazers specialising in love relationships now on 0207 111 6384 and take a closer look at yours? 

Date Modified: Sep 14, 2017 15:53:00
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