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Composite Chart

If synastry shows the relationship potential, if you will be attracted to one another, how you relate to each other than the Composite Chart shows how the relationship will play out. People may have excellent synastry but a more challenging composite and vice versa. A composite chart can be read much like a natal chart. Robert Hand outlined in his book Planets in Composite what takes precedence when analyzing these charts:

·Strong house emphasis

·Look at the placement of the sun and moon as they represent masculine and feminine energy

·Also look how the sun and moon connect, are they squaring one another, opposing one another or not connecting at all

·Look for Venus and Mars as these planets indicate sex and romance

·Always look at the Angels 1,4,7,10 as the planets there are strongest

·Look at Saturn, it will show where there is weakness and strength

The Ex-Files

I have an ex that often calls me, I broke up with him for practical reasons, shortly after he married a “practical” older woman, and shortly after I regretted ever breaking up with him. He regrets getting married stating he wishes she were me and I confess I have never found anyone like him and here we are 3 years, one plutonic love and him one child later. We both concede if we could do it again we would have stayed together. But you can only know what you know at the time.…Ive decided to take a look at our Composite Chart to see what exactly are these ties that bind

The Composite First House:

The Composite First House is much like the Natal 1st House; it is the face by which the world sees you only this time as a couple. According to Robert Hand a strong 1st house can indicate all show and no substance. However Robert Hand also suggests regardless a strong 1st house indicates the relationship will have a great effect on both partners.

Our Composite Ascendent is in Pisces, this makes for a compassionate, sympathetic relationship where the 2 people can tend to idealize one another and gloss over real issues. Venus in Pisces is dreamy and intuitive in the first house conjuncting the Ascendent it indicates we are a natural complement. True Love. Being strongly attracted to one another at first sight without knowing why. The longer you know one another the more you like each other. Hand states this relationship is friendly, offers forgiveness and have come together for a creative purpose.

In my own experience I have to say attraction was instant, I only saw him from behind and found him irresistible. Only to have him turn around and realize we had been friends when we were small children. Our adjustments toward one another were minimal as we liked each other exactly for who we were. I think our relationship with all of its ups and downs was often viewed with a certain Venusian charm, as people always wanted to talk with and be around us. We had an energy when combined was greater than either of us have being alone. People often told us “we looked perfect together” We became exclusive after 2 dates and 3 weeks in he confessed his love and I was singing to him You Light up My Life before bed. That is Venus in the first house

Composite Mercury in the First house

Composite Mercury indicates the mental activity between the couple, do they have a mental understanding.Composite Mercury in the first house means you like speaking with one another. The way of thinking is similar in the first house. I wouldn’t necessarily say there was a depth to conversations, that is more of a Mercury in the fourth house, but communication always flowed easily

The Composite Second House

The Composite 2nd house is all about what you value. These can be tangible items such as property, finances or values in terms of ideas and philosophy.

Composite Sun in Taurus in the 2nd house is far from my favorite. It’s like a double whammy, the 2nd house is already naturally governed by Taurus . Venus in the 1st house is no doubt what brought us together, and here in the 2nd house lies the reason for my “practical departure” The bright Taurus Sun shining on values and finances. Taurus’ keyword is: I have. To a Taurus Sun “stuff” It is important. Taurus can be overindulging. This position of the sun is best for business partnerships where you acquire material assets. As per Robert Hand in a personal relationship, you will want to acquire real estate together. This location of the composite Sun can manifest in 2 ways making your personal and philosophical values a priority or material items. Ours turned out to be the latter. Our emotional values were the same, so there wasn’t any conflict there. He was especially family oriented, kind and giving. It was the financial aspect. We both wanted more “stuff” He complained I was making him broke and I complained he wasnt working hard enough .Ordinarily I’m quite disinterested in finances, I certainly do not want them to be the focal point of my life, but when the 2 of us came together, they were an issue. Overall what we wanted to spend money on was different. Who was going to handle the finances was a concern. We were at odds over work ethic. How ironic that he has now married WAY up and he told me he has never been so unhappy or emotionally unfulfilled. I have been single for a while, I have dated men with that check list of stuff, but I miss the non tangible items, the way he flew to get a first aid kit if I so much as had a paper cut, the holding the door open, ordering my dinner, making me soup when I’m sick. Never mind the passion!

Composite Jupiter is in the 2nd house, Jupiter’s placement tells you where you go overboard and where you are naturally lucky. According to Hand a couple with Composite Jupiter in the 2nd house will have enough of what they want. However it can indicate a couple that is overly materialistic, that you sacrifice other important matters for wealth…hence here we are.

The Composite Third House

The Composite 3rd House is like the natal 3rd house communication, siblings, relatives, and short trips.

Mars the planet of war in the house of communication means lots of passionate disagreements. Being that composite mars is in Gemini it is my belief these arguments are not long-lasting as Gemini wants to move on to the next agenda. Hand did point out that with Mars being here and the 3rd house also ruling relatives, the couples fighting will affect their relationship with their family and immediate surroundings.

The Composite 4th House

The Composite 4th house signifies the depths of the relationship and yes real estate, home and roots. And here in the 4th house naturally ruled by the moon is our Cancer Moon Keywords I feel. I like to say home is where the heart is or in this case Home is where the moon is. There is a dependency with a 4th house moon, instinctive desire to nurture one another. similar background can be helpful to this placement so you can naturally understand where each of you are coming from. Robert Hand states this is an excellent placement for marriage by “the strong sense of sharing it induces”. Emotional security is offered here. 4th house placements remind me of a quote by Jennifer Lopez while discussing Marc Anthony, she stated how they had similar backgrounds and “they had that short hand”. That is 4th house moon or venus in my opinion.

The Composite 5th House

The Composite 5th house is similar to the natal 5th house, it oversees children, gambling, and creative expression.

And here in the house of fun we have dreadful Saturn. Ordinarily I would run like hell from a 5th house Saturn, I m loud and openly expressive and the normal obvious assumption would be this relationship would stifle me. There is so much literature out there stating Saturn in the 5th implies heavy obligations, a relationship that lack spontaneity blah blah, That is not the case here as our relationship was always interesting and exciting, we traveled, hosted Margarita nights went out to dinner often. We had a lot of fun. I will say that Saturn in the 5th house often means the couple is unlikely to have children. In my case, I did not wish to have children with this particular man. He was the type of man you rode through life with and children were simply not apart of that equation . And there is my explanation for Saturn in the 5th house. If however you do want children I would avoid this placement.

Composite 6th house is the house of responsibility. How dreadful. Look to see what planets falls there to see where your obligations lie.

Composite 7th house is your relationship to one another. And there is Pluto. Packing Punch Pluto who revolutionizes everything he touches. This is a powerful relationship that has a great impact on both parties. It is important to work together as a unit as per Hand.You can work together to achieve great things or work against one another attempting to dominate one another.

The Composite 8th House

The Composite 8th house is different from the natal house, in the natal chart the 8th house represents your spouses finances. In Composite it is still the house of “other people’s money” Money outside of the relationship as well as transformation. Uranus the planet of sudden change in the house of transformation and finances. As per Robert Hand, sudden change can happen, unpredictable events and it is best to roll with them rather than develop a rigid point of view. Also he states this aspect shows concern over handling money or that neither of the couple has a desire to handle finances which can thus lead to arguments. Hmm a recurring theme here! I have 8th house nataly so I enjoy a bit of a bumpy ride and sudden changes. His sun conjuncts my ascendant in Aquarius so I would say we are naturally inclined to sudden change. Sometimes you have to look at the entire picture, synastry, natal and composite.

The Composite 9th

The Composite 9th house is similar to the natal 9th as it represents the “higher mind” beyond the day-to-day, your broader more philosphical mind. Neptune rules psychic abilities, confusion, escapism and spirituality. Neptune in the 9th according to Hand shows an interest in the mystical and psychic matters. We share the same views; both believe in fate, one time I was burning sage and doing a moon ritual only for him to come home with sage and a crystal in his pocket. How random, but definitely like-minded. Neptune in the 9th is also an indication that as a unit you do not view the world as it is. There is a certain seeing through rose-colored glasses.

The Composite 10th house represents the couples life direction. On a personal level I’m not to interested in the 10th house. It bores me. It is the highest point in the chart and often indicates your direction, your goals, it rules status and reputation.

The Composite 11th house is the house of hopes, friends and wishes. Planets placed here will show if you share the same ideals, obviously no planets are placed here I have however analyzed a chart where Saturn was in the 11th. Oh no Saturn restricts whatever it touches, this very well may symbolize a lack of friendship and hopes and wishes that never will materialize.

The Composite 12th House symbolizes all that is hidden and repressed with in one another. I knew someone with Uranus in the 12th house, I always felt like trapped inside this very conservative man was a rebel just dying to be released. Strong 12th house not recommended for marriage

In Conclusion Composite Charts can point out some issues a couple is having that they are really perhaps unaware of. You can take a step back for a moment and ask yourself, is it worth it. Or maybe you will have one of those Ah-ha moments. I surely did…a little late perhaps. But in the words of Drake: Better late than never though never late is better;) We are all learning our lessons in our own time.

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A collection of quotes on Fate and Destiny

I’m unsure as to why that poem by EE Cummings comes to mind when I think of fate, perhaps it’s the line: “here is the deepest secret nobody knows”, after all none of know why events unfold in a certain fashion. And often we can only understand events years after they have passed, life must be lived forward but is understood backwards. In retrospect. I have decided that there is no such thing as coincidence and that fate presents you with many roads and various open doors, and I will keep an open heart toward fated encounters that are like flashing signals telling you which way to go while baring in mind that it is our own free will that enables us to  chose our own destiny, it is up to us to decide which door to walk through and which to close. With that being said, in love it takes two believers in fate to share the same road, known as life; only when two souls believe will they unite and share destiny. Here I have compiled a list of quotes on fate and destiny.

Fate never knocks on the wrong door dear, You just may not be ready to answer~Sarakee Rosenberg

 

 

 

Never believe fate is more than the condensation of childhood~ Rainer Marie Rilke

 

 

Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys~Emma Bull

 

 

Destiny is what you are suppose to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to do it~Henry Miller

 

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it~Jean de la Fontaine

 

 

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is delt represents your determinisim, the way you play it is free will~Jawaharal Nehru

 

It is the soul’s duty yo be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to master its passion~ Rebecca West

 

There is no such thing as chance, and what seems to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny

Every man has his own destiny, the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it no matter where it leads him

 

 

If you do something once, people will call it an accident. If you do it twice they will call it a coincidence, But do it a third time and you have just proven it is natural law~ Grace Murray Hopper

 

Once is happenstance, Twice is a coincidence Three Times is enemy action~ Auric Goldfinger

 

The More Frequently one uses the word coincidence to explain bizarre hapenings the more obvious it becomes that one is not seeking but evading the real explanation~ Robert Shea

 

When you live your  life with an apprectiation of coincidences & their meanings you connect with the underlying field of infinate possibilities~ Deepak Chopra

 

I am a firm believer in fate. That no matter what we feel or what we may think we want or even what’s best for us, that it is all predetermined. And most importantly, fate is completely out of our hands. Therefore, I decided long ago to let life happen as it happens. I also strongly believe that we are all here for a reason, something to be learned, and by simply letting life take its course than we shall learn what that is. WANDA F. ROSS

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Lyrics, quotes and as always astrology

 The stars, the moon, They have all been blown out, You left me in the dark…..Florence+ The Machine

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. ~Carl  Jung

You’ll always know the reason why We could have had the moon and the sky~Sade

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth~ Buddha

Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense.”
― Louise Erdrich

Meet me on the Equinox Meet me half way When the sun is perched at it’s highest peek In the middle of the day~Deathcab for  Cutie

 

Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

At night when the stars light up my room I sit by myself Talking to the Moon Trying to get to You~ Bruno Mars

 

Astrology is like a map. Like a roadmap, astrology is meant to be a useful tool to help guide you to wherever you want to go. ~ Pila Of Hawaii

 

Love it or hate it, astrology isn’t going away … but if you give it one honest look, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to know more, because it gives you a feeling that you have the inside scoop–and we all love having the edge on everyone else ~Mark S Husson

 

When the Moon is low We can Dance in slow-mo~Plain White Ts

 

If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish – if a little more enlightened, religion would perish
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them.”
~Isabel Hickey

 

Do you believe in the day that you were born tell me do you believe~Thriving Ivory

 

Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality~Steven Forrest

 

Every glamorous sunrise Throws the planets out of line A star sign out of whack, a fraudulent zodiac ~Third Eye Blind

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Karmic Ties

I have written about Free Will Astrology, Plutonic love and the fact that I am on astrological Journey. Truth be told I’m always looking, searching and as someone once told me, over thinking. I do not believe in coincidence and have wrestled with the concept of why certain things happen. Why? The Why always haunts me. It always has, since my father died when I was 5; for as long as I can remember I have always questioned life. Questioned God? Questioned what is meant to be? If we take Route A or Route B do we end up in the same place when our lives are complete.

Lately I have been overrun with why, why is it I keep seeing someone I do not wish to see. If you read my entry on Plutonic Love, I use to believe we were destined. That we belonged together, seriously what else was I too think….I realized I was wrong the day he got married to someone else. The day out of the 841 Hotels in New York City he booked his wedding block at my hotel. I found out 3 days prior to their arrival when I attempted to check in another guest but typed in the wrong name. And there they were; his name 13 times, I could not breathe. I gasped for air, felt as though I had been punched in the stomach and had to leave immediately and console myself in a bottle of Ciroc Vodka. Why was this happening?

I will never have the answer as to why he chose my place of employment, the way I see it if he did it intentionally he is nothing short of cruel and if he didn’t think of me at all…well quite frankly that is WORSE. I would rather be loved or hated, indifference is nothing I aspire to & rarely do I inspire indifference in people, I blame that on my Sun square Pluto. Love me or hate me but never in between. Needless to say I called him in a panic, he informed me in fact that he was not the one to pick the hotel and it was all a coincidence. There goes that word again, thrown around so lightly. How could I ever have believed he was “the one”. 10 days later after having dusted myself off, seeking no solace that a natural disaster ruined his wedding( no shock here it was the worst day in the entire year to get hitched astroligically speaking) I owned up to my own bouts of delusion and accepted that we were not meant to be, only to pull up to the front of my house to see him with wife in tow. His dogs’ sad face at my window. My friends would joke the next day and label me “the dog whisperer”. Ah but had I been stuck at a traffic light a little longer, had someone stopped to ask me 1 simple question before leaving work I may have never seen them, but I did. I laughed at the absurdity of it all and thought had we still remained friendly he would indeed tell me, “what a coincidence”.

Karmic Ties in astrology appear to be unbreakable, for better or worse. Why am I the only recipient of this I have yet to figure out. I do know that I have changed my route on the way to work, have altered where I go in attempt to avoid him….but there are still times I see him. We are strangers now, Imagine. Just strangers. As I yearn to cut all ties a quote comes to mind: You often meet your destiny on the road you took to avoid it. Karmic ties are unavoidable and I have little to no hope of avoiding him.

In synastry the moons nodes coming in contact with another person’s moon often indicate “star crossed lovers” or “Romeo and Juliet” type of contacts. When an outer planet Saturn, Neptune or Pluto makes contact with another person’s Personal Planet (Moon, Mars Venus, Mercury) this is also Karmic. There are various degrees and each Karmic tie is different. According to www.caféastrology.com Pluto ties which we had many of “suggest a theme of domination, issues of power, betrayal, and dependence”. Presently I feel very much betrayed, though I’m not sure by whom either him or the universe.

I recently treated myself to a Reiki healing session, a pretty young woman lay her hands over me as visions danced around my head, wild horses, this small pretend horse my father bought me as a child, I was flying above this man’s house, twirling and dancing….The Reiki healer advised me “my chakras to the past were now closed” and yet I saw him the very next day, just driving by a smile plastered on his face. It didn’t hurt like it use to, I simply thought What the f***! I sought council through Tarot Card Readers, an intuitive, a psychic, an astrologer and I-ching reading…you name it and I have done it. I feel like the little boy in the Movie Hereafter with Matt Damon, I just wanted the answer, I wanted “the why”? And every single one advised me: the both of you share energy, you have lived many lifetimes together. The last woman said, “isn’t it nice to know that some connections are everlasting”, a sweet grin plastered on her face. Uh-nope.

I was advised to not speak about him, thoughts become words, words become actions and actions become things. And this energy is a living thing. This will be my last entry about him, I have done all I can to cut the ties, meditation, yoga, reiki and for once in my life I have decided I may never get what the lesson is here and I may never know why this happened but I will just accept it. I must accept it, that I may never have the “why” And as my dear friend said, when you stop caring you will not be in tuned to it, you wont ask WHY when he drives by……. because you won’t see him at all.

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An Auspicious Day

I was first introduced to the idea of auspicious (lucky) and inauspicious (unlucky) dates by my friend a practicing Hindu. Hindus obviously will not wed if their astrology does not match up and they refer to Pundits to find auspicious wedding dates. I have heard of some pretty horrific events associated with inauspicious dates and can’t help but wonder when it comes to major events such as house closings, weddings, and an around the world vacation wouldn’t you rather be sure everything will run smoothly? What would it hurt to check the date, perhaps cast an Electional Chart for the Place and Time of the event you were interested in having. This will give you the energy of that day. Astrology does not offer guarantees but it does offer guidance. I find it to be no coincidence that from astrology to Feng-shui inauspicious dates are pretty much the same, reminding us that somehow life is all about energy and why not do our best to create the best energy possible!

I myself am in the midst of purchasing a home and have to decide on an auspicious day to go to closing. ( I also checked the numerology of my house, just to insure it matched who I’m as a person);) with that being said it was no easy task to find the luckiest day when it comes to something that will affect the rest of your life. It is no wonder people charge up to $300.00 for a auspicious wedding chart day, it takes a lot of changing dates, looking at the time, finding what sign the moon is in and how it is connected to the sun. And sometimes the very best day lands on a Tuesday but who wants to get married on a weekday? I have done this on occasion but prefer not to. I on the other hand do not have a year to plan a closing I get exactly one month to close and that leaves me with a date range of August 25- and September 30th. CRUNCH TIME! I used the following guide lines:

  1. Select a fixed or cardinal rising sign if you would like something to last. I picked a day with a Sagittarius Rising. I like the idea of Sagittarius being the higher mind with an elevated sense of purpose.
  2. Look to who rules the Ascendant, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and exalted in Mercury, being that I’m purchasing a home I chose a time so that Jupiter the planet of good luck will fall into my “house” that rules over real-estate. And its co-ruler Mercury in the 9th house of Higher Learning as Sagittarius rules that house natively
  3. Next up BOOM BOOM BOOM even brighter than the moon moon moon, moon is so very important in astrology. You never want a waning moon or a VOC moon when trying to solidify an event. I have chosen a waxing moon; my choices were rather limited because I had 30 days to pick a date. This moon is in Libra, I personally like a moon in Libra though a moon in Cancer or Taurus would have been better that is simply not an option. First I had to eliminate the waning moon and the VOC moon that left me with Capricorn, Scorpio and Libra moons. Capricorn and Scorpio will never do considering they are in detriment and fall, besides Libra appeared to go with the rest of the chart. Who doesn’t want a well balanced home( scales and all)
  4. I skipped passed any dates that had Sun in Virgo…no perfectionism here;)
  5. I tried my best to keep Uranus, Pluto and Mars and Saturn out of the Angels as they are likely to cause major changes. Most certainly I wanted to Keep Uranus the planet of unexpected changes out of the 4th house of real estate and Mars out of the 7th house to avoid any confrontations with any “partnerships” remember that is anyone I’m in a legal contract with, whether we are married or a bank I’ve taken out a loan with. I ended up with Pluto in the 1st, eh not so thrilled but I’m plutonian by nature so , Saturn in the 10th is at home there, 7th is empty and lucky Jupiter in the forth
  6. I quickly checked Venus, Mercury and the Sun to see they are all in Libra as well and located in the happy 9th house. Mercury is too close to the sun for my liking and is considered combust, but on the alternative days Venus was combust…I’m a single woman I need Venus to radiate all the energy she can. And how lovely is it that Venus is in her exalted sign of Libra!
  7. Mars in the 8th house makes it easy to argue over money, Neptune in the 2nd house makes finances “fuzzy”, but no one can have a perfect chart. So this is what I have decided on, this will be the chart of my future home
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Solar Return Charts and the Year Ahead

 

Astrology is like a weather report; it tells you what conditions you’re likely to face in the future. If the weatherman says it’s probably going to rain, you bring an umbrella. If you follow that advice, you won’t get wet

Solar Return Charts are a form of predictive astrology they give you a snap shot of what your year will be like. And by year I mean birth year to birth year. I love Solar Returns and the idea that you can take a quick peek of what life has to offer, my current solar year seems to be filled with activities and I’m looking forward to next year and an easier time. After combing through various websites and reading books; The Art of Forecasting using Solar Returns by Anthony Louis and The Only Way to Learn About Tomorrow by Marion D March & Joan McEvers, I wanted to share with you the list I have compiled so you can accurately interpret your own chart. I began a journal at the beginning of my Solar Return so that I can reflect back when the year is over and see if my predictions are indeed accurate. Remember to use the place where you currently reside unlike with the natal chart where you reference the place you were born. As always Astro.com allows you to calculate your chart for free. You must always consider the solar return chart in correlation with the natal chart…for example: the natal planets falling into a SR house and the planets in the SR aspecting the natal planets

  • First look to see where the sun is located (the sun never changes signs, it will always be the same as your natal sun) The suns location will give you an indication of where your ego will be for the year. This is where your focus will be. My natal sun is in the 5th house and my SR sun is in the 2nd house this year. Being that 2nd house rules “values” financial and personal and is in the house of “my stuff” the sun indicates that my focus will be on what I value and finding security. I can say although my SR year has just begun my focus has been primarily on finances. I have been reevaluating what is important to me in life and what I value.
  • Next being that the sun is ruled by Leo look to the house cusp in the SR chart where Leo is placed. Leo is on my 4th house cusp indicating real-estate is my focus. (4th house rules home) The entire theme this year for me is real-estate and finance, matters quite frankly I find dreadful. Looking forward to next year SR where Leo will be on the 1st house cusp falling into natal 7th house!
  • Next you should look to your Ascendant (the sign this will change from year to year), thus adding color to your personality and the house it falls in will dictate where your focus is for the year. My ascendant is in Gemini indicating a mentally busy year with multiple projects. Considering Gemini is a mutable sign and the quickest sign in the zodiac, this will be a busy year. Now see what house the SR ascendant is falling in the natal house. My return Ascendant falls in my natal 4th house. (4th house rules real estate/family) Presently I’m in the midst of purchasing a home and my mind is overwhelming active
  • You will also look at the planet closest to the SR first house, I have Mars conjunct SR ascendant. Mars is your drive, how you go after what you want mars also in Gemini indicates a very active although scattered year with the possibility of starting many tasks but not necessarily completing them. This indicates a very busy year….see a theme here busy!
  • Look to the moon to see where your heart will be (by house) and how you feel (by sign). My natal moon is in the second house, you can see my SR moon in the 5th house the house of romance, creativity and fun. Usually indicative of a new romance with Saturn placed there as well and Saturn restricting whatever it touches this interpretation indicates being denied a relationship you want or being blocked creatively based on the 5th house placement. Someone else that ready my chart recently said this also can mean falling for an older man (Saturn=father figure) and being restricted. However both are conjunct in Libra and I’m happy to have a more balanced approach considering my natal moon is in selfish and impulsive Aries. Next year my moon is in the 7th house with better hope for a relationship but it is aspecting Neptune which may mean I will be walking around delusional!
  • If most of your planets are in the angular houses 1,4,7,10 this year will be one where you begin new projects, if they are in succedent houses 2,5,8,11 you will have completed a lot of projects The houses are the most important they will indicate the overall theme. After you find the house where the sun is located, the house where Leo is on the cusp, what house the Ascendant falls in you can interpret it pretty much as you would a natal chart keeping in mind these energies only last for the year. Speaking to the Impermanence of life, everything changes nothing stays the same.

Some Quick Tips:

  • Always look at the return chart and the natal chart. Not independently, natal planets falling in a solar return chart. The aspects between the SR and the Natal chart. Etc
  • Any house with 3 or more planets will be a major point for the year
  • Look at what SR house falls into which natal house for further interpertation. For instance: My SR 2nd house of finance falls in my Natal 5th house (creative, romance anything fun including gambling) this implies that I will obtain money via lottery or creative pursuits this year. You can do this with all of the houses.

I really enjoyed this website:http://www.docstoc.com/docs/20033787/Solar-Return-Book the books I mentioned previously give indepth information about how to forsee divorce, marriage, financial woes and the birth of a child.

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Unaspected Venus

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them. Carrie Bradshaw

The first time someone told me I have an unaspected Venus, I was horrified! My 7th house is already sandwiched between Saturn in the 6th and Pluto in the 8th, really relationships are these evolutionary experiences in themselves. I can never seem to stay in them though and now it has become abundantly clear as to why. Venus is how we show love, the way in which we approach love. Having Venus in Gemini indicates the need to be mentally stimulated, long conversations, and all forms of communication. Text me! Call me! Write me a letter! The only aspect I have is Venus trine Pluto making for a romantic nature and heavy belief in “the one”. Deciding who is the one…..well that may take an act of god like proportions.
Gemini is known to be the quickest sign in the zodiac, lacks focus and is somewhat scattered. Ok totally scattered. Having it unaspected is like having Venus on Speed, 5 caramel macchiatos and 6 cans of soda! I compare it to a butterfly in a meadow of flowers; well I want to smell the purple ones, now how about the pink and then those yellow ones over there look pretty. It can’t seem to pick one and the options appear endless and at times overwhelming. Without it touching any other planet it is left all alone without anything to stabilize it. Unaspected planets operate in the purest form; they are 100% authentic because they are unable to incorporate any other planets energy. With that being said, true to Venus in Gemini form, when in a relationship I do write small notes and leave them in pants pockets telling you to have a nice day, there are the lyrics to songs I send via text oh so apro pos! But when things become dull, stagnant in an instant I can go from singing You Light Up My Life to sheer horror that I have to sit and talk to you yet another night. Suddenly I have to break free, I can’t take anything monotonous and its time for me to be on my way. If I had a dollar for every time I heard; “how can you just leave like that”? The truth is I didn’t know till now.
Unaspected planets play a pivotal role; they are defining characteristics in your natal chart. They are a driving force, a main theme to your personality. Having Venus unaspected in Gemini longs for spontaneous interactions in love, parties, outrageous dates, movies, travel…..the need to feel free within the confines of a loving relationship. Someone recently asked me, why am I not married. I replied, I always run. Next time I think I will stay though, I just need someone that can match my need for speed in love and life.

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Love Free Will and Astrology


I once told a friend if this man doesn’t have some sort of deep feeling for me than I know nothing in this life (his moon in perfect conjunction to my Pluto). Evidently when it came to him I new nothing! And now I’m unsure of what I know anymore, unsure of what I believe. Having reached the conclusion he would have never picked me. Not in this life or any other. There was a time I happily checked off all of our connections; vertex conjunct the angles (fated), our Moon, Venus and Jupiter in one another 7th house. Foolishly entering our birthdates into www.moonit.com. Happily seeing a 96% compatibility. How can this not be, I blinked back tear-filled eyes while speaking to a friend. “Oh honey you forgot about free will and well uh love doesn’t exist in a bubble”.
Perhaps in an honest moment with myself I knew we could never coexist, after all I didn’t want any part of his life I only wanted him. While he oozed conservatism and the desire to have a country kitchen somewhere in the suburbs, I was a radical liberal with a penchant for late nights, a member of PETA that believes in Gay Marriage and the legalization of Marijuana (his sun and mercury opposition to my Uranus). Ha! But when it was just the two of us, just us together; he felt like home to me (his moon trine my Venus) like a puffy cloud (my moon trine his Neptune). And I was all too content to linger in that beautifully crafted snow globe for awhile.
Oh my cancer sun and my heart ache just a bit. As a Cancer I feel my way through life. This is my identity. I decide if I like people in a minute of meeting them, I pick up on non verbal cues, I read what isn’t being said, I asess body language, I look for sincerity in an individual’s eyes. I don’t sort out facts, I suck at math there isn’t a logical bone in my body. Misreading everything has taken on a toll on my being. I’m a hopeless romantic, I believe in true love, the glass slipper and happily ever after.
My whole existence is centered around the quest for true love (cancer sun in the 5th house of romance). I would have given up a lot. Love is my life. I blatantly ignored his sun and moon in the 6th and 10th house of career and reputation. Major eye roll! This may never have done, that is where our differences lie. Perhaps synastry can only tell you how 2 people feel in a vacuum, it can give you the wonderful interactions between two individuals, the rough spots, but I think the key is before rushing into looking at interaspects is to review each natal chart independently. Where does this person derive joy from, where is their heart? What brings them pleasure? What is their focus?
Today someone asked me how much emphasis I put on synastry aspects. Had you asked me a short time ago I would have said 100% now my advice is Always look at their natal chart to see what they want out of life because even with high compatibility it may not be you.

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House overlays in Synastry

House Overlays in Synastry are often over looked, they occur when your natal chart is superimposed on another individual’s natal chart.
Every person you come in contact with gets a different part of you; you are not all things to everyone. Where your planets fall in another’s house activates a particular area of their life. I have attached a copy for your reference and to use as an example, a website www.groupovenus.com has many free astrological reports and is easy to use for beginners. I do not want to interpret these 2 charts in entirety, but so it is easy for you to identify how this works I will give you the major points.
The Sun: Where the Sun lands is a major Focal Point of Your relationship.
For instance you can see my Sun in the 5th house falls into Subject B 8th house. This means my Sun will be a beacon of light on psychological issues. Remember the 8th house is the house of death, psychoanalysis, sex and shared resources. Without a doubt sun in the 8th house screams sexy time! A desire to acquire joint property and possessions, but the most profound aspect will affect Subject B’s psyche. My sun activates these parts of that individual. Where your sun lands in another person’s chart will be a driving force for the relationship. A focal point. In turn Subject B Sun in his 6th house lands in my 2nd house. Remember 2nd house is the house of security both financial and non tangible and all things you value. In his presence I would feel secure and possibly seek financial guidance from him, values what “we” value will be a reoccurring theme.
The Moon: Look at where the moon falls to see where your heart is, your feelings, your subconscious drives.
My moon is natal in my 2nd house and falls in Subject B 5th house (the house of romance, children, music & all things fun) this indicates Subject B will enjoy spending time with me. I activate their desire to have fun, whether perusing hobbies together, going to concerts, being that this is also a romance house and all things pleasurable the emotional connection is fluid and flows easily
While my moon falls in Subjects B 5th house of romance his moon falls in my 7th house. 7th house rules serious partnerships (unlike the 5th which rules romance). This indicates I would want to share feelings with him it gives me a strong feeling that we “belong together”. Feelings are the general theme. (side note: we have other placements in 7th house however if you activate some ones 5th house ONLY and they activate your 7th house, there is a danger that they see you as a casual romantic encounter, where as you see them a life partner).
Mercury: rules communication and short trips see what your partner enjoys speaking to you about.
For Example
Subject A mercury falls in Subject B 6th house of daily activities (YAWN) this indicates Subject B will enjoy speaking to Subject A about work and the day to day grind.
Subject B mercury falls in Subject A 7th house of partnerships Subject A will enjoy speaking about there relationship. They will take an analytical approach to it not an emotional one.
Subject A Mercury falls in Subject B 8th house indicates Subject B will feel inclined too tell Subject A there secrets, there is a deep probing nature to there conversations
Venus the planet of love along with the moon the planet of emotions are very important in house over lays. Look to see where your Venus falls in some ones chart and Vice Versa to see where you will find love and beauty in that person.
For Example
Subject A Venus falls in Subject B 7th house of Partnerships Subject B will naturally care for subject A and see them as a natural compliment
Subject B Venus falls in Subject A 6th house of daily activities; oh no no daily activities will be the focus. Love is not a high priority as with a 5th house placement or a 7th house.
Mars is the planet of sex drive and aggression. Mars can help you get things done but it can also show where you will be argumentative. I hate to see Mars falling in someone’s 4th house of home or 8t house of shared resources lots of arguments over money!
Look to see where Jupiter falls in someone’s house and where there Jupiter falls in yours to see where you will bring one another good luck!
Saturn indicates where you will be restricted. Saturn in 7th house or 1st house RUN! Your relationship will have trouble getting off the ground and will leave you feeling restricted as a person. Saturn in the 11th house, the house of hopes and wishes will restrict your dreams. Ewww!
Neptune will show where you aren’t seeing things clearly. If it’s in your 2nd house of values you will have issues with finances, you will not see them clearly. In 3rd house of communication, you will not understand one another. In the 7th you can think your relationship is going wonderful when it isn’t.
Look to Uranus to see where this person will bring unexpected changes and surprises. You 100% do not want this in your 4th house (the house of home and roots) or 7th house of partnerships.
Pluto in a house shows what outlets and how this person will transform you

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A Dedication to a Plutonic Love

There is platonic love based on friendship and respect that is non sexual in nature & then their is plutonic love! Huge difference! Plutonian love is everything; it is all encompassing. It rules love, hate, sex, passion, anger, jealousy, and transformation. Like a pendulum swinging from one extreme to the next with only one clear indication: afterwards you will never be the same.
I consider myself to be plutonian by nature Sun in the 2 nd decan of Cancer ruled by Scorpio, Moon in Aries (mars the lower octave of Pluto) with Uranus & Pluto natal in the 8th house. I’ve always been interested in astrology on a superficial level (oh yes Libra & Aquarius are compatible blah blah). After experiencing plutonic love I found myself delving head first into synastry in typical Pluto fashion, I yearned to control the outcome and when I couldn’t I wanted to know why. Why didn’t we work out?! Why wasn’t the feeling mutual? Why didn’t he just abandon his entire life as he knew it & come linger with me in the deep end of the ocean? Ridiculous, I know but Pluto wants what it wants!
There are entire sights dedicated to Pluto contacts in synastry, properly equipped with warning labels. They offer claims that Pluto always has the upper hand & the planet person feels it more. I don’t know about that. All I know is I’m forever changed. Plutonic love isn’t black and white; it holds many shades of gray. It isn’t the type of amore you place in a nice neat box & wrap with a pretty pink ribbon. It unearths all that is hidden perhaps even from yourself. I feel okay at the present moment; very much in control (very plutonian) I will not let this feeling overrule my head nor my life. I don’t cry, I let it go. I let him go though at times I feel haunted. As though his energy is pulling me in and somehow it seeps into my world just when I’m going about a normal day. I tell my friends he stalks my mind. I can’t quite reconcile the difference between fate and coincidence, recently having received a piece of junk mail for him at my house, stuck to my mail. Another time while at line in a bookstore 2 people waiting in front of me were discussing a party he is hosting. I joke with my friends and tell them I’m going to call 911 the next time this happens
911 whats your emergency?
Uh I would like to report a drive by sighting?
Everyone talks about Pluto opposition Venus like they are living in there own personal hell. I wonder is there anybody out there that has had Pluto aspecting every single planet of another persons chart like I have? From the Sun to the moon to mercury, to Venus and mars, Uranus, Saturn Neptune and Chiron, ascendant and the midheaven. I’m beginning to wonder if I should start a support group. Though perhaps I should be happy I didn’t know him longer.
I use to contact him when these silly things happened, in a thinly vailed attempt to get him to realize we did indeed belong together, but now I just assume he will think I have lost my mind completely so I let it be. Though slightly resentful these things do not happen to him. Why? Guess some questions have no answers. Past lives and karmic ties, do you want to cut them someone asked me. No, I replied then quickly asked since we aren’t together in this life does this mean I have to go through this shit again in my next.
I let him go, I have a vision that I will see him one day at Wholefoods and he will have found a lighter love, someone you can place in that pretty little Tiffanys box and that feeling will pass between us, the feeling of being nothing and everything at the same time.

~ From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate-Socrates

Pluto Square Sun
Keywords:
Mesmerizing, deep, dark, compulsive, intense, beautiful

I see right through you~ Nicki Minaj

Pluto conjunct moon
KEYWORDS
Emotionally intense, jealousy, possessive, transparency, unconscious needs fulfilled, karmic, healing of moons emotional wounds, telepathy, psychic connection

Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude `Oscar Wilde

Pluto inconjunct Mercury
KEYWORDS
Unexpected heavy conversations, under a light, released mental blocks, opening of the mind

Maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano All I know is I love you too much to walk away~ Eminem

Pluto Opposition Mars
KEYWORDS
Angry sex, control, arguments, aggression, love the way you lie, obsession


So Ill watch your life in pictures like I use to watch you sleep and I will feel you forget me like I use to feel you breathe~ Taylor Swift

Pluto Opposition Venus
KEYWORDS
Odd attraction, unrequited love, compulsive, repulsive, strongest passion, you cannot be friends afterwards, intensity, defines everything, intoxicating

Pluto Trine Jupiter
KEYWORDS
Telepathy, transformation, transcendence, spiritual ties

You are like a deep deep ocean~

Pluto trine Ascendant
KEYWORDS
help one another forget your blues, trust one another, deep understanding, pure attraction. Really “getting” one another, dancing, music, love

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be so with my best my very best…I set you free