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Synastry Primer Planets Houses Synastry Aspects

Synastry, or the practice of comparing the horoscope of two individuals, is an age-old craft which remains one of the most popular uses of astrology. Most books on synastry focus on the aspects formed between the Sun, the Moon, and the planets in one chart to the other. The synastry charts of any two individuals can be compared; business partners, parent/child, friends, enemies or whatever. Our purpose here, however, will be limited to the comparison of partners in a romantic or potentially romantic relationship. The synastry of love relationships.
Here are the astrology factors often considered in a synastry reading:
 Ascendants  Sun  Elements  Moon
Mars & Venus Aspects Houses

Ascendant and Descendant

The rising sign or ascendant in your horoscope tells much about your personality. This is the factor of the horoscope which speaks to how you will deal with the outside world. And your relationships are a most important part of that outside world. The ascendant degree on cusp of your first house begins the series of twelve houses and determines, to a large extent, the sign that will be on the cusp of each of the eleven remaining houses. The ideal match for you is the personality type denoted by the sign on the cusp of the descendant. The descendant in the horoscope is the sign opposite the ascendant. This sign rules the 7th house. The seventh house is the field of relationships and therefore it is the area of primary focus in a study of synastry. This house, opposite the first (matters of the self), relates to the other people with whom you enter close association. Indeed, the sign on the cusp of the 7th house is the personality type with whom you are most comfortable and best suited. This idea of opposites attracting is a very valid concept in astrology.  A person whose chart is the mirror image of yours, has the natural tendency of dovetailing the alliance by filling needs to form a solid unit.

Sun Signs

Astrologers are frequently asked "Which Sun sign is best for me?"  The short answer is, there is no short answer.  There are too many other variables to consider to charge off looking strictly for someone born while the Sun was in this sign or that. Sun sign compatibility ranks low on my list of factors to focus on when seriously studying synastry. The Sun is about ego and individuality. It is important because it discloses those inborn traits that are not likely to change very much in an individual. No matter what our personality is like, these inborn traits are going to be there and be very apparent. Nonetheless, the Sun sign, which is often the only focus in relationships, is just a bit part in a complete analysis.
This said, the oft given advise about Sun signs will be repeated here. The Sun signs fall into four groupings according the elements. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the fire signs; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are the earth signs; Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are the air signs; and, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are the water signs. There is tendency toward affinity within the elements.  Each sign gets on somewhat better with other signs in its element. Further, the air and fire groups share more compatibility with one another, as do the earth and water Suns.

Predominate Element Matches

The elements are indeed important when evaluating a potential relationship. But the Sun sign is only one indicator of which element will be strongest in an individual. Each of the planets is in one or another of the signs, and often the planets out weigh the Sun in importance.  By this I mean if the Sun is in a water sign, but most of the other planets are in fire signs, you may actually be more of a fire sign person.  If you haven't read about elements yet, you may wish to visit that page now to get up to speed. Note that information is provided at the Four Elements page for determining an individual's primary element. The Sun is an important indicator of the element that will be strongest in an individual, but it is not the absolute indicator.  You will find significant compatibility with persons having a predominance in the same element as yourself. If your partner is not of the same element as yourself, you must become familiar and tolerant of the differences that should be expected.

The Moon's important role

The Moon has a lot to do with relationships because this luminary denotes the state of emotions and conditioned responses. If the Moon in one chart is square or opposed to the Moon in the partner's chart, chances are there have been some conflicting ideas existing based on backgrounds and previous experiences. A Moon in conjunction with the Sun of the partner is a very good sign in that the Moon person has a wonderful emotional connection with the ego of partner. A favorable Sun/Moon aspect, that is a conjunction, sextile, or trine, can largely smooth out a relationship.  Indeed, the relationship between the Sun in the male's chart and the Moon in the female's chart may be even more important than the Sun to Sun relationship.

Mars and Venus

Mars and Venus play major roles in romance and in the mating process. Mars relates to your romantic desires; lust, if you will. It determines how sexually aggressive you are, and the raw passion, or lack of it, in your nature. Thus, Mars takes on the role of pursuit. This is why the symbol of Mars is also the symbol for the male. Venus, on the other hand, relates to the way in which you attract a mate. It represents the softer side of love; romance and emotional response to love. This role of attracting a mate links the sign of Venus with the female. The interaction of the two say a great deal about the chemistry between two people. They are often responsible for the sense of "love at first sight" and what would be called a very strong sexual attraction.  Regrettably, love at first sight and a very strong sexual attraction doesn't necessarily make a long and durable relationship. Other factors will be more instrumental in determining this. Nonetheless, a good fit between Mars and Venus adds a wonderful dimension to your relationship. The most auspicious fit here between the partners would be for Mars and Venus to be in the same sign or in the same element. The attachment is much stronger if the planets form a conjunction or trine aspect.

The Aspects

The aspects formed between the Sun, the Moon, and the planets in one chart and the Sun, the Moon, and the planets in the partner's (or potential partner's) chart show the detail of how smoothly this relationship will work. Note that virtually every comparison will present some harmonious and some not so harmonious aspects. Don't expect anything else.  Very seldom does the "perfect" match occur.  By the same token, if nothing but negative aspects appear, the relationship is apt to be a major struggle. Visit synastry aspects for delineations of the major synastry aspects.

Synastry Planets in Houses  

Your partner's planets in your houses. Your planets placed in your partner's houses. How does this influence your relationship? Visit synastry planets in houses.

Relationship Readings

Synastry Primer

by Michael McClain 

Using Astrology for Relationship Analysis

Synastry is the process of comparing the astrology birth charts of two individuals to make an educated guess about how well they will get along in a romantic relationship. This is something of an advanced process, so it is necessary to know a little about basic astrology principles.

The zodiac is made up of 12 signs. Each of these signs represents 30 degrees of the full astrological circle. Every individual has all the ten planets in his or her horoscope; the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. So it has to follow that these bodies are situated in the astrology birth chart in one or another of the twelve signs as well as one of the twelve houses. Which sign and which house depends on the exact moment of birth and where the birth occurred. You may call yourself an Aries or a Taurus, but that only makes reference to which sign the Sun was in when you were born. The Moon and other planets were probably in other signs and houses scattered around the astrology chart circle.

The twelve signs, twelve houses and ten planets are the basic components of the astrology chart. In synastry, we compare the relative positions of the planets and the houses between your astrology chart and the chart of another. It's that simple; and that complicated.

Aspects between the Astrology Charts

The first thing usually considered is the aspects. In considering aspects, we look at one astrology chart, and measure the number of degrees from that person's planets to the planets in the prospective partner's astrology chart. By calculating this we can make basic predictions about where the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship are. We can evaluation the staying power of the relationship, and guess about what ways the people involved are going to get along and not get along. We can also surmise which of the partners will take the lead in various situations, and finally what problems will be faced in the relationship.

In my work I like to keep it fairly simple looking at only the strongest of the aspects. These include the conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition. When two planets are in conjunction, they are "within orb" or about 5 or 6 degrees of being in the same degree of the same sign. When sextile, the planets are within orb of 60 degrees; when square, 90 degrees; trine, 120 degrees; and opposition, 180 degrees. For the most part, sextiles and trines are considered easy aspects. Squares and oppositions are usually more difficult and suggests tension. Conjunctions can be either and it usually depends on which planets are involved.

In almost every synastry comparison, you will find at least some areas of ease and some areas of stress. Sometimes it will be difficult to draw a definite conclusion about whether or not the relationship will work. There will be areas of life where things do quite nicely, and there will be other areas which are much more challenging. When looking at your synastry result for the first time, it is important to remain objective. Do not become alarmed at the first negative issue encountered. Likewise, avoid reading through the report wearing "rose-colored glasses" seeing only the positive and ignoring the stressful.

The Ascendants 

and Astrology Chart Houses

The next area of consideration is house placement. Observe where the planets of one person's astrology chart fall in the houses of the partner's astrology chart. The astrology chart will reveal the ascendant on the first house cusp, and the other 11 signs on the cusps of the next 11 houses.  The most important of these is the ascendant or the rising sign.  How the ascendant signs pair up in a relationship is very important because it suggest how the personalities will blend together.

Some astrology charts will have what are called intercepted houses. If you have an interception, there will be two signs, exactly opposite one another, that will not be on the cusp of any house. In this case, the signs either directly before or directly after the intercepted signs will rule two houses each. Such interceptions are common and have no particular bearing on relationships. Starting from the ascendant, generally the cusps will be ruled by the next (unless you do have an interception) sign of the zodiac on house cusp 2 though 12. If you are a Sun sign Taurus but your ascendant or 1st House cusp is in Aries, the Sun in your chart will fall in the 2nd house. Because the second house is about money and possessions, your life force (Sun) will be focused more on what you value in a material sense.

In a synastry comparison, most important considerations are aspects to, and comparative house positions of the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn, as well as the Ascendant and Descendant (first and seventh house cusps). Mars and Venus show attractions including sexual attractions. The Sun and the Moon show ego and emotional satisfaction, respectively. Saturn usually defines staying power or restrictions that block long term happiness. Mercury and Jupiter are less important, but play supporting roles and can add or detract from the quality of the relationship depending on the aspects.

The outer planets, Uranus through Pluto, are just not important when considering a relationship. The outer planets are more important when in close conjunction with, the Sun, the Moon, Mars or Venus.
When considering the synastry between two individual charts, one needs to understand as much as possible about the individuals involved. With this understanding, the context of the synastry will become more focused. If one of the individuals is seeking a reclusive, quiet, and reserved situation, and the other craves excitement, change, and adventure, the fact that there are many trines and sextiles in the combined chart won't help satisfy the basic needs of the individuals.

Conversely, you may see mostly hard angles and difficult house placements and conclude it is not a good relationship only to learn that it has indeed been a strong love affair for years. Examining the individual charts should help determine if the basic needs are being filled.

I realize that these brief notes for the novice astrologer will probably generate more questions than answers on this topic. At least it is a start.

Synastry Aspects

by Michael McClain

Helpful and/or challenging aspects between partners' horoscopes

The mini readings listed below are delineations of aspects found by comparing the planetary placements in two charts. The ideas conveyed here are having reference exclusively to romantic relationships. If you are using these reading to prepare a complete reading, it may be helpful to amend the headings to indicate which Sun, Moon, planet is forming the aspect; i.e. "Amy's Moon is conjunct Blake's Uranus" and so on.
If you haven't learned about aspects in your natal chart, you may need to visit Planets in Aspect to learn some of the basics before diving in here.
You will note that only the aspects formed by the personal planets (The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) have been shown on these pages. These are the planets which are the  "players" in a romantic connection. The slower moving planets have little to do with one-on-one connections. Also note that aspects formed with Neptune and Pluto have been excluded since these aspects tend to appear in comparison with everyone born at about the same time you were and have little to do with focused relationships.
If you arrived here without a copy of the horoscopes or an understanding of how to read the charts, visit here to obtain charts and info needed to compare aspects between two individual's horoscopes.  Important synastry aspects:

Moon conjunctions  Mercury conjunctions  Venus conjunctions Mars conjunctions
Mercury  squares Venus
Sun oppositions Moon oppositions Mercury 
Venus oppositions Mars oppositions

Sun conjunct Sun
You share a common Sun sign position. This conjunction of Suns has some pluses and some minuses. Certainly you understand each other, but you may both be trying to play the same starring role in the relationship, with competition rather than cooperation the result. Much depends on the nature of the sign involved. Signs that are cooperative by nature such as Libra and Aquarius do better than the more demanding Aries or Leo. Mutable signs, Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, may find the combination easy, but a sense of direction may be lacking in the match. There is also the danger that individuals with the same Sun sign will goad each other to an excessive display of the characteristics of this sign.
Sun conjunct Moon
When the Sun in one chart is conjunct with the Moon in the other, there is an extremely strong indication of a powerful romantic relationship and potential for marriage. The Moon person is emotionally in tune with the Sun person. This relationship works best if the Sun person is naturally in a role of leadership. In a marriage relationship, this aspect shows a strong sexual attraction. In this aspect, there is some tendency for the Sun to dominate the Moon to a degree. In any event, the conjunction makes two people fast friends with a deep mutual understanding and appreciation of one another. The spirit of cooperation is significant.
Sun conjunct Mercury
This conjunction suggests that the Sun, representing the will and power potential, has a great deal of influence on Mercury and upon the Mercury person's thinking. At the same time, the Mercury person has a good deal of influence on the Sun person as well, providing ideas and mental stimulation. This conjunction shows a great deal of compatibility in an intellectual sense. The ability to communicate in a very interesting and positive way is shown by this conjunction.
Sun conjunct Venus
This shows that you are in tune with each other socially, and that you will enjoy each other's company; you simply have fun together. You tend to share the same interests and cultural values. There is a strong emotional, intuitive link, and if other factors are favorable, this comparative aspect contributes greatly to romantic attractions, and may be an indicator of marriage.
Sun conjunct Mars
This is a dynamic comparative combination which can lead to much accomplishment or conflict. Conflicts are usually of the ego variety. If you are to get along harmoniously, you must develop a healthy respect for one another's independence and free will. You are apt to have a good spirit of competition, and sometimes this competition can get vicious. This conjunction often indicates sexual attractions, but of itself doesn't indicate love or tenderness.
Sun conjunct Jupiter
This aspect shows a spirit of mutual generosity in the relationship; he is especially generous to you. You tend to build up each other's confidence and optimism. You share many spiritual, philosophic, and/or cultural values. This relationship will always tend to be honest and aboveboard. In a marital relationships, this comparative combination indicates cooperation in handling domestic responsibilities, especially the raising of children.
Sun conjunct Saturn
This is a very difficult aspect between charts. There may be jealousy, or a dampening of self-confidence and enthusiasm. This comparative combination does not favor romantic relationships because of the heavy authoritarian implications. However, when aspects do form in spite of this aspect, the staying power of Saturn usually helps keep you together permanently.
Sun conjunct Uranus
This combination produces an interesting and unique relationship. Sudden, magnetic fascinations are common with individuals showing this aspect. There are many surprises, and events may be somewhat unpredictable. A strong sexual attraction is usually present. This can be a very exciting and adventurous relationship, but not one that is apt to be very stable unless there are other indicators of stability in the comparative analysis.
Sun conjunct Ascendant
You tend to reinforce each other's self-esteem and self-expression. Although this position can produce a sense of competition, it is more apt to denote a very significant spiritual link between two people. This is an extremely strong indicator of compatibility in a relation.
Sun sextile Sun
This aspect denotes friendship, communication, and cooperation in creative self-expression. You tend to encourage one another and are apt to share pleasurable activities. This is a very positive aspect for romantic relationships.
Sun sextile Moon
This is an aspect considered very good for cooperation and understanding. There is a compatibility influence assuming that the Sun and Moon are compatible sign, i.e. Fire and Air, or Earth and Water. This is a very good combination for family and domestic relationships.
Sun sextile Mercury
This comparative combination favors communication and intellectual friendships, and general cooperation. The ability to communicate enables you to resolve problem areas in the relationship.
Sun sextile Venus
You enjoy each other's company, and may share many common ideals and values. There is a good deal of emotional understanding reflected in this combination. Though this doesn't necessarily show marriage, it does help and favor marriage or romantic relationships.
Sun sextile Mars
This aspect denotes a rather energetic cooperation; you like to work together and get things done. It suggests a friendly competition or stimulation to action and achievement. It is an aspect helping romantic relations.
Sun sextile Jupiter
This aspect produces a cooperative attitude and generous friendship. You are likely to make excellent traveling companions. There is general philosophical agreement at many levels.
Sun sextile Saturn
A favorable Sun/Saturn aspect is desirable because it gives such a tone of stability to the relationship. This aspect produces serious friendships and cooperation in business and organizational matters. It denotes an attitude of restraint, discipline, and stability in the relationship. Though it does not of itself indicate marriage or romantic attraction, it does increase the durability of such relationships.
Sun sextile Uranus
This aspect generally denotes unusual friendships, or meeting under extraordinary circumstances. There is likely to be an inexplicable and immediate attraction. Though associated with romantic attractions, this aspect doesn't of itself indicate an enduring relationship.
Sun sextile Ascendant
This aspect suggests that you are able to direct your wills effectively in working together. It's effective in working toward mutual goals and enhancing one another's self-image. This is an indicator of romantic and sexual attraction, and it's also favorable for harmony in a marriage relationship.
Sun square Sun
A square between the natal Sun in your respective charts denotes a continuing ego conflict. You may tend to interfere in one another's creative self-expression. Resistance and resentment is apt to build up in the relationship if special efforts to be tolerant are not exercised. In marriage, raising children can be a problem with many differing views as to methods. Serious differences in attitudes in many areas.
Sun square Moon
This is a very difficult comparative combination for family, marital, and romantic relationships. Just as the best relationships are those showing the Sun and Moon in harmonious aspect, the adversity of the square can denote serious challenges. You will find it very hard and unnatural to adapt to each other's temperament, as well as the general pace and style of living. Major disagreements about the handling of finances, business affairs, and the raising of children often arise. Frequently, these are the results of differences in family background or deep-seated emotional habit patterns.
Sun square Mercury
This aspect causes communication difficulties in the relationship. When this aspect is active, you tend to boss him around too much. This aspect also suggests some major differences in the intellectual outlook.
Sun square Venus
This placement denotes difficulties in romantic interaction between a couple. Often producing romantic and sexual attractions, this aspect does not favor marriage or serious romantic relationships unless these difficult issues can be resolved. Real emotional sensitivity and caring may be lacking, and the association is more likely to be based on pleasure seeking and sensuality. There can be disagreements in social and cultural issues, and in the handling of financial affairs.
Sun square Mars
This is one of the most difficult comparative combinations because it produces violent conflicts and disagreements, although it also tends to indicate an attraction as well. The level on which these conflicts are expressed will vary depending on other factors in the chart, but the extreme range can include everything from a competition and some friction in the relationship, to actual physical abuse. This is not a good combination for any sort of relationship as you are likely to react to each other impulsively rather than thoughtfully, and when it is found in marital relationships, there must be a conscious effort not to argue and fight.
Sun square Jupiter
With this combination natural tendencies toward excesses, expressed by either individual, are likely to be extended and inflated. Extravagance, overconfidence, and overextending will be a bi-product of the relationship. You tend to encourage each other's tendencies toward self-indulgence and impracticality. This is not a good relationship for raising a family because there is a tendency to ignore responsibility and too much is taken for granted. In romantic relationships difficulties arise over differences in philosophic, religious, or moral viewpoints.
Sun square Saturn
This is a very difficult aspect because it shows a repressive tone to the relationship. Ego conflicts and a clash of wills are not unusual with this combination. In a close personal relationship or marriage, this aspect shows difficulties, burdens, and discouraging effects. You may look at your responsibilities to one another as burdens and find it difficult to be fun loving and spontaneous in each other's presence. The Sun person may think of the Saturn partner as something of a "wet blanket."
Sun square Uranus
This combination may produce extremely strong attractions of very short and unstable duration. There is an attitude of rebellion likely in this relationship. You may tend to find him very unreliable and undependable in certain ways. Cooperation in any sort of relationship is difficult to maintain.
Sun Square Ascendant
This aspect denotes a clash of wills and there is a sense of conflict involved regarding the effect of the relationship on individual independence. On the positive side, if the overall comparison is good and both of you are sufficiently mature, this aspect can spell dynamic cooperation in your mutual activities.
Sun trine Sun
This is an excellent comparative combination for mutual compatibility. You have many similar values and you're likely to be natural friends. This is a helpful aspect for romantic relationships and marriage. There is enough similarity in self-expression to produce harmony, but not so much that competition is likely to be a problem. The tone of relationship will be determined a great deal by the element (Earth, Fire, Air, or Water) in which to Sun is found.
Sun trine Moon
This is one of the finest comparative combinations for a successful romantic relationship or marriage. This is especially true when it is the man's Sun and woman's Moon, but the aspect is very positive and harmonious in either direction. This trine produces a receptivity to the energy and creative self-expression of the Sun. The Sun person tends to initiate action and take the leadership role in the relationship (explaining why, in a traditional sense, it is preferable to have a "his" Sun and "her" Moon). The interaction between partners has a pleasant flow. The nature of the relationship tends to take on the flavor of the element (earth, fire, air or water) within which these bodies reside.
Sun trine Mercury
This is such a good aspect because few problems are insurmountable if there is good communication. This comparative combination is very helpful in any relationship because it denotes excellent communication between the two of you. You stimulate each other intellectually and share many cultural or educational interests. You are able to discuss problems and work them out.
Sun trine Venus
This is an excellent comparative combination for romantic and sexual attraction and marriage. You enjoy each other's company and have fun together. There is good emotional rapport and mutual sensitivity and generosity. You encourage each other socially and culturally.
Sun trine Mars
This is a very active comparative combination showing mutual support and efforts toward mutual self-improvement and development. You are both ambitious and interested in improving your lives. There may be a strong sense of friendly competition in the relationship. The combination adds sexual attraction in a romantic relationship.
Sun trine Jupiter
This aspect endows the relationship with a very harmonious and mutually helpful color. Jupiter is very generous, benevolent, and optimistic toward the Sun, while the Sun provides much vitality, and encourages the Jupiter individual. In a romantic situation, this aspect produces cultural and spiritual values that give durability and lasting quality. You are apt to make excellent traveling companions.
Sun trine Saturn
A favorable Sun/Saturn aspect is desirable because it gives such a tone of stability to the relationship. This comparative combination balances, disciplines and organizes the relationship. Taken alone it does not indicate a romantic relationship, but in such a relationship or in a marriage, this aspect increases the stability and the durability. There is a mutual appreciation of responsibility and a willingness to work out difficulties.
Sun trine Uranus
This aspect makes for a very exciting friendship or romance. You have a strong magnetic attraction for each other. This combination often shows mutual interests in unusual, esoteric, scientific or common organizational activities. Although the aspects of Uranus in romantic terms are neutral, the magnetic appeal of the placement can produce a sexual attraction. There is a definite friendship attachment usually based on a mutual respect for one another's need for freedom and independence.
Sun trine Ascendant
This aspect suggests that you are able to direct your wills effectively in working together. This aspect is effective in working toward mutual goals and enhancing one another's self-image. This is an indicator of romantic and sexual attraction, and it's also favorable for harmony in a marriage relationship.
Sun opposed Sun
This comparative combination is not unusual in marriages. Opposites do attract and this opposition is basically a relationship aspect. You balance each other and complement each other's deficiencies. There is a strong attraction and you are important to each other. However, there can also be a clash of wills and egos, and you must respect the other's personal autonomy if you are to get along. Any attempt for either to be the boss will meet with opposition. Nonetheless, this is a good aspect for sexual and romantic connection.
Sun opposed Moon
This is a comparative aspect found in many marital relationships. In this relationship, the Sun person is the more dynamic, and the Moon person is the more receptive influence. Thus, there is something of a unbalance of power here. The Sun person tends to dominate. This aspect perhaps worked better at an earlier time in traditional male dominate marriages, when the male was the solar partner.
Sun opposed Mercury
This comparative combination promises a good deal of communication between the two of you, but there is likely to be widely varying viewpoints and opinions. You are probably able to arrive at a balanced judgment.
Sun opposed Venus
This aspect is frequently found in romantic attractions and marriages. It is usually indicative of a relatively harmonious relationship based on a deep friendship and a fondness for each other's company. There can be mutual enjoyment of and participation in social activities, parties, concerts, or the theater. The negative side of the opposition can produce problems relating to the Sun person's ego and power drive and/or the Venus person's sensitivities or self-indulgence.
Sun opposed Mars
Contacts between the Sun and Mars are frequently found in marriages because it is one of strong physical attraction and the blend is productive of much "heat." The desire nature is definitely stimulated. This comparative combination produces a conflict of will and ego, which can result in power struggles and fights for supremacy in the relationship. This is not a good romantic indicator because ego and willfulness will be continuously at odds. The key to successfully working with this aspect is psychological maturity. Because it is impossible to eliminate the competition for dominance imposed here, it is necessary for both to respect the other's free will.
Sun opposed Jupiter
Although you may get along well and are very generous with each other, you tend to encourage each other into excesses or overindulging in one way or another. You may have widely differing view on religion and philosophy.
Sun opposed Saturn
This is a very difficult aspect as it tends to generate mutual jealousy and clashes of personal authority. The Saturn individual is apt to squelch the Sun individual's enthusiasm and self-expression. To live with this mutual aspect, you must both respect each other's autonomy and neither should expect to have the upper hand. The handling of serious mutual responsibilities will be a major issue. This is not considered a favorable aspect for romantic relations.
Sun opposed Uranus
This comparative combination often produces a serious clash of wills. Uranus wants freedom and independence and the Sun tends to be authoritarian. If you want to get along, there must be a strict appreciation of space and an unconditional acceptance of independent ways.
Moon conjunct Moon
This placement denotes an emotional empathy in your relationship. You tend to go through moods simultaneously. Your mutual understanding is good, but you may tend to bring out emotional excesses in one another. Attitudes and values in home and domestic affairs are similar.
Moon conjunct Mercury
This aspect provides a good avenue for communication, although in some cases people that share this aspect talk so incessantly about trivial and inconsequential matters to the point of boring or annoying each other. Normally the ability to communicate is a positive circumstance, but of itself, this position doesn't indicate sexual or romantic attraction.
Moon conjunct Venus
This is a very strong sexual and emotional link and one of the best comparative aspects for romance. There is an exchange of domestic and emotional stability, with love and emotional understanding. There is a sensitive harmony with each other's moods and subconscious emotional responses. This aspect shows the ability to share in very feeling ways. This is an excellent aspect for marriage, family relationships, and for any persons who are working together in a close relationship. It is both harmonious and understanding.
Moon conjunct Mars
This is a difficult comparative aspect because the aggressiveness of Mars upsets and irritates the Moon, the Moon person's moodiness and sensitivity makes the Mars person impatient. In two really strong charts this aspect can produce constructive action in business, family and domestic affairs. It may produce a good deal of sexual attraction, but with no guarantee of compatibility. Mars is too apt to try to change the partner. This connection works best in circumstances when the Mars person is the Male and the Moon person is the female. However, in all cases this is a difficult combination for marriage, family relationships, or for people who live together, since it is likely to produce domestic disagreements.
Moon conjunct Jupiter
This aspect puts a good deal of harmony in your relationship. You share feelings of trust and mutual confidence. You tend to have compatible religious, social and ethical values, and you encourage each other. This placement of itself doesn't indicate romance, but it will increase the quality of a romantic relationship and it also will increase the durability and stability of a marital relationship.
Moon conjunct Saturn
This is a very difficult comparative combination for most relationships. Saturn sometimes is emotionally depressing and periodically has a wet-blanket effect on the Moon. In a serious relationship together, the Moon person tends to be too moody, and the Saturn person is insensitive. In a marital or romantic relationship, this combination is likely to produce coldness and estrangement. A relationship may be based on the need for security rather than any genuine sympathetic understanding between the two of you.
Moon conjunct Uranus
This aspect produces a relationship that is unusual and exciting, but not always stable. Much depends on the rest of the comparison. Unless other aspects, such as good Saturn aspects, balance this comparative conjunction, the relationship is likely to be unstable, and mutual feelings are subject to sudden and unpredictable changes. In romantic relationships, you may be inclined to live together without being married, as in new age communal living arrangements. In this pairing, the Uranus person provides the excitement and stimulation, and the Moon person offers a base of operation or home.
Moon sextile Moon
This aspect aids communication and emotional empathy. In family and domestic relationships, this combination show compatibility derived from habit patterns established in the childhood family.
Moon sextile Mercury
This aspect produces good emotional empathy and communication. This is a favorable aspect for all sorts of domestic relationships because there is the ability to communicate feelings and emotions.
Moon sextile Venus
This is an aspect for romantic attraction and for marriage because it shows a sense of sympathy for each other. There is mutual consideration and you are likely to share social, musical, artistic and other activities and appreciations together. Common friends are usually found in relationships featuring this aspect. Emotional understanding may border on the intuitive. The aspect bestows a good deal of harmony in an emotional sense.
Moon sextile Mars
This is a good aspect for dynamic cooperation in action. Mars has a "get moving" impact on the Moon, while the Moon helps calm Mars down. This aspect may contribute to sexual attraction in romantic relationships.
Moon sextile Jupiter
This comparative combination produces generosity and good will in your relationship. This aspect is better in business relationships as it provides a basis of understanding and trust. These elements are, of course, helpful in any relationship.
Moon sextile Saturn
This comparative combination is more helpful in business and professional relationships. You have a good sense of responsibility toward one another. The Saturn person may act as sort of a father figure. Not an indicator of romantic involvement of itself, this aspect works best in situations requiring thrift, resourcefulness, discipline and responsibility. It does suggest a sense of loyalty, respect, and durability marks the relationship.
Moon sextile Uranus
This comparative combination produces an interesting, exciting, unusual friendship. The two of you may have met under unusual circumstances. This relationship is likely to remain lively and interesting. You have an intuitive sense about each other's moods and feelings.
Moon sextile Ascendant
You find it easy to adjust to his self-expression and and basic outlook on life. There is close emotional harmony in this relationship and a good chance for the sort of domestic and family compatibility that helps marriage work well.
Moon square Moon
This comparative combination makes it very hard for you to understand each other's moods and emotional responses. You may be from very different family and cultural backgrounds. Your moods are sort of out of phase, making it hard for you to do the same things at the same time. It's hard to see eye to eye on family, domestic, dietary, and financial affairs. If the Moons are in cardinal signs, you may act impulsively without consulting one another. If the Moons are in fixed signs, you may disagree over stubbornly held emotional attitudes and patterns. If the Moons are in mutable signs, you may feel nervous and irritable in each other's presence and will bring out unpleasant memories.
Moon square Mercury
This aspect produces difficulty in communication and with generally understanding one another regarding everyday practical domestic affairs and family matters. There may be disagreement over diet, personal hygiene, neatness and order in the home, and the handling of personal affairs. Mercury tends to operate on a more intellectual and rational level, while the Moon responds on an instinctual and emotional level. Mercury is likely to view the other as over-emotional and unreliable, while the Moon person sees the other as overly critical and insensitive. A good deal of time may be spent discussing these differences with little resolve.
Moon square Venus
This is an adverse aspect for romantic relationship because it denotes great difficulty in understanding each others moods and feelings. In some cases, the attraction may be emotional or sexual, without real understanding or overall mental and spiritual compatibility. There is a an attraction here, but marriages may be contracted for reasons of financial or domestic security, or as a result of family pressure, rather than because of real affinity.
Moon square Mars
This is one of the most difficult and emotionally explosive of all comparative aspects. The Mars person is likely to be impatient with the Moon person. Conversely, the Moon may view Mars as rude, insensitive and overbearing. This combination is likely to produce emotional clashes and arguments. It is unfavorable for marriage and living together, although the physical attraction of the aspect does frequently result in the development of relationships.
Moon square Jupiter
This comparative combination indicates the possibility of an insincere or somewhat hypocritical relationship. There may be a pandering to each other's weaknesses and self-indulgent tendencies. As parents, you may be inclined to be overly protective to children or to each other. You may join in unwise financial endeavors or be extravagant in expenditures together.
Moon square Saturn
This is a difficult and emotionally restrictive comparative combination. The restriction may be a financial one or it may be more of an emotional nature. Career and status ambitions, and resulting responsibilities cause conflict with family and domestic concerns. Saturn may be so wrapped up in career activities as to have no time to devote to the emotional needs of home and family.
Moon square Uranus
This comparative combination is known for its sudden and very temporary attractions and infatuations. Long term, this is not a relationship aspect that works out. You tend to make each other nervous and irritable, and you're prone to disagreements. Emotional upsets and immature behavior often mark relationships showing this aspect.
Moon square Ascendant/Descendant
Family upbringing and emotional habit patterns conflict with self-expression, self-image, and the concept of cooperation in the relationship. This aspect cause emotional upsets and disagreements about how to conduct family business and domestic affairs.
Moon trine Moon
This connection provides good emotional rapport and harmony. This is a great aspect for people in the same family or living in the same household. There is mutual understanding of one another without losing yourselves in the process. Companionship, cooperation, and a spirit of helpfulness make this an excellent combination for an enduring partnership or marriage.
Moon trine Mercury
This aspect is good for communication about everyday practical affairs, especially those relating to business, work and domestic matters. There is an ability to communicate emotional matters. This is not an indicator of sexual attraction, but it does tend to improve romantic affairs.
Moon trine Venus
This is one of the best combinations for a romantic attraction. You really enjoy each other's company. You are sexually attracted, and have a sympathetic, emotional harmony with each other. You enjoy an attitude of mutual consideration and kindness.
Moon trine Mars
This is a favorable aspect enhancing cooperation in business, professional and domestic endeavors. The aspect denotes mutual involvement and getting along in any project that is at hand. The combination also contributes to sexual attraction, working in this regard best when it is "her" Moon and "his" Mars.
Moon trine Jupiter
This is one of the best comparative aspects for mutual kindness, generosity, and helpfulness in all relationships. It is especially helpful for harmony in family and domestic relationships. Often there is a sharing of religious, social, and ethical values with respect to home and family affairs. In some cases, there may be psychic or intuitive link between the natives. You have cultural interests in common. This combination does not, of itself, indicate romantic or sexual attractions, but it does increase the durability and stability of such a relationship by providing shared cultural, educational, moral, and religious values and interests.
Moon trine Saturn
This comparative combination is helpful for cooperation in serious responsibilities, business matters, and domestic affairs. It is not an indicator of romantic attractions, but it certainly improves the durability of a relationship by conferring a practical, responsible approach to everyday issues and problems. You may tend to rely on each other for security or stability. Saturn tends to be the restraining or disciplining influence in the relationship.
Moon trine Uranus
This comparative aspect often indicates sexual attraction. Uranus supplies a great deal of interest and excitment in the relationship. Together you can have a large circle of friends, and you may use your home as a meeting place for social gatherings, organizations, and unusual activities. You encourage each other to be more individualistic and creative, and allow freedom of emotional expression.
Moon trine Ascendant/sextile Descendant
This aspect shows easy adjustment to the partner's self-expression and and basic outlook on life. There is close emotional harmony in this relationship, and a good chance for the sort of domestic and family compatibility that makes marriage work well.
Moon opposed Moon
When the Moon in comparative charts are in opposition there is a tendency to mirror and polarize one another's emotional moods, thus triggering strong emotional response in each other. Difficulties can arise in this situation if your respective moods are out of harmony because you will both be in a bad mood at the same time. You must work especially hard to understand each other's moods and feeling. There is also likely to be a near mirror image between your backgrounds and family upbringing.
Moon opposed Mercury
This aspect often presents communication problems. Mercury reacts on a rational level while the Moon is tuned in on a more emotional level. Consequently, you find it difficult to understand each other. The Mercury person may seem nagging, over-critical or nit-picking to the Moon person. This combination often shows disagreements over diet, everyday practical affairs, financial expenditures, and domestic and family issues.
Moon opposed Venus
This comparative combination indicates strong romantic and sexual attraction, but in a situation that involves very delicate and difficult emotional communication. Feelings are easily hurt, one or both may feel misunderstood or "used" for sexual gratification. In maturity the problems of this opposition are often worked out, and the combination is frequently found in marriage as the attraction is very strong indeed. The negative aspect of this opposition can either be a too casual attitude regarding emotional matters, or, at times, a tendency to lead each other to excesses; too much party-going, overeating, financial extravagance, sexual excesses, or some such.
Moon opposed Mars
Usually this combination produces emotional conflict. The Mars person is viewed as aggressive, domineering and insensitive, while this person is likely to look upon the Moon person as too moody and overly emotional. This comparative aspect is not favorable of compatibility in marriage and romance, although it can produce sexual attraction. In marital or romantic relationships, one partner may feel that he or she is being exploited for sexual or financial reasons. The aspect can cause angry scenes and emotional conflict. Arguments of joint finances. You must work consciously at exercising patience, gentleness, and consideration for each other.
Moon opposed Jupiter
This comparative combination generally produces genial relationships and a positive attitude toward family affairs. There may be an encouraging of self-indulgent traits or mutual actions that show a lack of wisdom and discrimination. Excessive eating or drinking can be a problem.
Moon opposed Saturn
This is a difficult comparative combination for all kinds of relationships. Often relationships are based on financial reasons or security rather than any degree of affinity, although it certainly does not preclude the latter. This marks a situation in which there may be significant difference in age, maturity, or spiritual development in the partners. The relationship may make one or the other feel pessimistic and fearful. This is a real wet-blanket aspect.
Moon opposed Uranus
This combination makes for unusual, interesting, exciting relationships, but not necessarily lasting ones. In romantic or sexual attractions, the individuals may live together without marrying. Uranus is noted for drastic changes and demands independence above all else. There is much instability related to this aspect. If married, this combination denote frequent changes of residence.
Mercury conjunct Mercury
This indicates a very similar mental viewpoint and an ease in communication between the two of you. You are able to overcome problems and disagreements through good communication and clear, rational thinking. There is a spontaneous comprehension of each other.
Mercury conjunct Venus
This aspect indicates that you can easily communicate personal emotional issues. You share interest in literary, artistic, musical and cultural affairs. You are able to make study and intellectual endeavors more enjoyable for each other. This aspect provides a good basis for lasting compatibility, as well as the mutual enjoyment of friends and social activities.
Mercury conjunct Mars
The effect of this conjunction depends on the quality of other aspects in the chart. If Mars and Mercury are well placed, this aspect can lead to mutual mental stimulation and constructive action. If they are badly aspected, this comparative combination will tend to cause heated arguments. The Mars person will be overbearing, bossy and brash, while the Mercury person tends to become overly critical and nit-picking if aspects are adverse.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter
This aspects suggests the sharing of educational, cultural, philosophical, and religious interests. Jupiter can raise Mercury's social and educational level, and help with the development of a more positive and optimistic outlook in this relationship. This is a good teacher/student or parent/child type comparative combination.
Mercury conjunct Saturn
In this aspect the attitude of responsibility and mutual objective is stressed. There is a serious tone to communication. The Saturn person may be viewed as something of a wet blanket. With difficult aspects, it can be hard to communicate at all. In a romantic relationship, this aspect does give a strong sense of responsibility.
Mercury conjunct Uranus
This aspect produces many exciting mutual mental interests. Original ideas and experiences are exciting and generally the relationship is more open-minded and unbiased. Intellectual interests are shared. A sort of mental telepathy may exist between you.
Mercury Sextile Mercury
With Mercury in each chart sextile Mercury in the other, there is little doubt you are mentally compatible. You have generally common interests and a good understanding of one another's mental attitudes. Communication is free and unrestrained.
Mercury sextile Venus
This aspect suggest that you usually relate to and communicate with each other in a kind and considerate way. There is an intellectual and social blending of personalities that is very positive. In a romantic relationship, you are able to communicate about emotional and psychological concerns helping you work out whatever difficulties occur.
Mercury sextile Mars
This is an aspect of mental compatibility. You work well together putting ideas into action. You enjoy games of mental challenge and competition. You have a mutual interest in politics and a fondness for debate. You stimulate each other's enthusiasm and resourcefulness.
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
This aspect indicates a friendship based on mutual intellectual and philosophical interests. Often this aspect is present in people who become acquainted through going to school together or through common interests in religious and philosophical organizations. You make very good traveling companions. You are honest, considerate, and straightforward with each other, and this combination usually brings out a sense of humor to share.
Mercury Sextile Saturn
This is a good aspect for producing clear, precise, disciplined thinking. It is therefore associated with teacher/student, business, and other professional relationships. He is apt to be the more serious thinker and help you achieve constructive mental discipline, experience and exactness in work. You are apt to supply the new ideas and creativity. In a marital relationship, this aspect aids acceptance of mutual responsibility and sensible communication about serious issues.
Mercury Sextile Uranus
This is a good aspect sparking a very interesting and creative friendship. You seem to be able to help each other come up with original ideas that make sense. This is a good combination for individuals involved in writing, the communication media, advertising, and scientific work of all kinds. Your minds seem to click well together.
Mercury square Mercury
This aspect indicates difficulty in communication and a differing intellectual viewpoint. You may disagree on things related dress, work, health, diet, and many other issues. Mental cooperation can be a problem.
Mercury square Venus
This comparative combination may make it hard to communicate emotional issues, especially in romantic and marital relationships. The problem is likely that the Venus person is too uncritical, failing to challenge logical inconsistencies in your thinking; an over-indulging attitude. There is a blockage of real understanding and sensitivity to each other's feelings.
Mercury square Mars
This is a difficult comparative combination because it shows you are inclined to arguments and heated disagreements. In this relationship, arguments with viewpoints always seem to threaten egos. It's hard for you to communicate with each other in a calm, rational way and find solutions to your problems. This is a hard one to work with because even when you do control it, you may both feel nervous and ill at ease with each other.
Mercury square Jupiter
All Mercury/Jupiter relationships have the tendency toward Parent/child or Teacher/student match ups, with Jupiter always having the upper hand. The square aspect shows a degree of conflict in this regard and a general difference in opinion. Discussions usually go in circles and it is hard to arrive at conclusions.
Mercury square Saturn
There is a tendency for the Saturn person to seem too conservative, opinionated, or negative. At times, and to react negatively and impose heavy demands on Mercury in terms of mental discipline and work. This is a difficult aspect for all types or relationships. Often, jealousy and resentment are involved. You have a hard time understanding each other.
Mercury square Uranus
This aspect suggests rather major differences in viewpoint and opinion. You may have difficult agreeing on plans and activities. There is a good deal of impatience between you and in many ways you may grow to get on one another's nerves. In your communication, you tend to take too much for granted. The Uranus person may seem much too unstable.
Mercury Trine Mercury
With Mercury in each chart trine Mercury in the other, there is little doubt you are mentally compatible. You have generally common interests and a good understanding of one another's mental attitudes. Communication is free and unrestrained.
Mercury trine Venus
This comparative combination indicates compatible ideas in the area of social activities and cultural pursuits. There is mutual understanding and a gentleness in communication. You are apt to enjoy mutual friends. In romantic and marital relationships, you are able to communicate feelings and emotional reactions, thus resolving most difficulties that occur. You make excellent traveling companions.
Mercury trine Mars
This is an aspect of mental compatibility. You work well together putting ideas into action. You enjoy games of mental challenge and competition. You have a mutual interest in politics and a fondness for debate. You stimulate each other's enthusiasm and resourcefulness.
Mercury Trine Jupiter
This comparative aspect indicates you share many intellectual and philosophical interests. By itself, it does not produce romantic or sexual attractions, but in a romantic or marital relationship, it can improve communication and durability of the relationship. It tends to foster optimism and a constructive mental outlook in each other by encouraging each other to positive thinking.
Mercury Trine Saturn
This is a good aspect for producing clear, precise, disciplined thinking. It is therefore associated with teacher/student, business, and other professional relationships. Saturn is apt to be the more serious thinker and help Mercury achieve constructive mental discipline, experience and exactness in work. Mercury tends to supply the new ideas and creativity. In a marital relationship, this aspect aids acceptance of mutual responsibility and sensible communication about serious issues.
Mercury Trine Uranus
This is a good aspect sparking a very interesting and creative friendship. You seem to be able to help each other come up with original ideas that make sense. This is a good combination for individuals involved in writing, the communication media, advertising, and scientific work of all kinds. Your minds seem to click well together.
Mercury opposed Mercury
This opposition indicates relationship problems arising from differences in intellectual viewpoints and difficulties in communication. You are apt to disagree in matters of dress, personal hygiene, diet, or work habits. There is a great deal of difference in mental outlook.
Mercury opposed Venus
This combination poses a challenge in understanding. Mercury fails to understand Venus' feelings, and Venus must make a special effort to understand Mercury's thoughts and ideas. Mercury may see Venus as somewhat lazy and over-sensitive, and may resent the money spent on unnecessary luxuries. There are likely to be many instances of differing opinions regarding art, music, social activities and friends which will need adjustment and compromise.
Mercury opposed Mars
This comparative combination suggests a tendency to lose patience with each other and get into arguments. Mercury sees Mars as too impulsive and aggressive, while Mars views Mercury as all talk and no action. If you are to get along, you must work hard at exercising patience and consideration in speech and communication.
Mercury opposed Jupiter
This aspect often produces many lengthy philosophical conversations that seem to go nowhere and prove nothing. Mercury sees Jupiter as being too big-picture oriented, broad and very general in thinking. Jupiter finds Mercury too hung up on detail. There is quite a bit of differing opinion here regarding many of the weightier subjects in life. In the long run, the two of your may have a good deal to teach one another.
Mercury opposed Saturn
This aspect causes you to be suspicious of one another. Saturn is likely to be negative toward Mercury's ideas and suggestions. The Saturn person may also see the other as superficial and unreliable. If Saturn has an opportunity, mental restrictions a rather pessimistic attitude may be imposed on the Mercury person.
Mercury opposed Uranus
You stimulate each other mentally in many exciting and perhaps unusual ways. Your relationship may be a little undisciplined at times, but it won't lack for interest. Mutual interests in science, occult subjects, group activities, or social reforms may connect in this relationship.
Venus conjunct Venus
This comparative combination often produces romantic attractions. You are emotionally sympathetic and understanding of each other. You have similar tastes in art, music, and social conduct.
Venus conjunct Mars
This is about the strongest of all indicators of sexual attraction. It removes any question in this regard. Whether or not this leads to more sensitive, romantic feelings or to marriage, depends on the rest of natal Horoscopes and how they compare. If Venus and Mars are badly aspected in either chart, sexual jealousy and possessiveness can be a problem. In any event, there is likely to be much passion and excitement in this relationship.
Venus conjunct Jupiter
This aspects helps in smoothing what may otherwise be difficult associations. You have a strong mutual appreciation of religious, educational, aesthetic, and social values. This aspect favors lasting compatibility in marriage and romantic relationships. It is optimistic and cheerful. You bring each other social popularity and financial prosperity.
Venus conjunct Saturn
This aspect indicates a mutual concern for professional or financial affairs. Accordingly, it seems to work best in business and professional relationships. When this aspect does occur in marriages and romantic relationships it favors durability of the match, although there may be a significant age difference and/or a financial or security motivation in the relationship. The Venus person will tend to demonstrate much affection in the relationship, and the Saturn person will be much less able to respond in kind.
Venus conjunct Uranus
This comparative combination has a way of creating sudden and exciting romantic attractions; few aspects are stronger in the sexual attraction department. There is a definite romantic fascination for each other, and if other signs in the chart are right it may last, but often it won't. At any rate, there is a lot of excitement and adventure in this combination.
Venus sextile Venus
This comparative combination is a very favorable one for social compatibility. You enjoy social activities together and have many common friends. You share similar aesthetic and social values and can easily become romantically involved.
Venus sextile Mars
This aspects suggests opportunity for sexual and romantic involvement. Often, this aspect denotes meeting through friends or group activities. The Venus individual in this relationship is very helpful to the other in the area making actions more harmonious and socially acceptable, and in gaining financially and professionally. Mars, on the other hand, helps Venus overcome inertia and become productive.
Venus sextile Jupiter
This aspect shows a sharing of cultural, religious and other higher values. You may be inclined to work together as an effective team in charitable, religious, or organizational endeavors. In marriage or romantic relationships, the sharing of religious, cultural, and educational values provides a basis of lasting compatibility that goes beyond emotional, sexual attraction.
Venus sextile Saturn
This aspect will provide cooperation especially in business and professional matters and in those areas where diplomatic skills are required. In marriage or romantic relationships, this comparative combination increases the mutual sense of responsibility, loyalty, and steadfastness. It does not, of itself, indicate romantic attraction, but it does give stability when other factors in the horoscope indicate romantic attraction.
Venus sextile Uranus
This aspect often produces an interesting and unusual friendship. It favors the mutual appreciation of art, music, science or other subjects and often produces romantic attractions. You were likely to meet through friends or group activities. In romantic or marital relationships there is a strong sexual, as well as a strong intellectual attraction.
Venus square Venus
This comparative combination suggests a degree of incompatibility where social manners, artistic tastes, and emotional needs are concerned. You are also apt to encourage each other in self-indulgent habits and unwise expenditures. You may both be overly sentimental, and/or lacking in sincerity.
Venus square Mars
This combination produces a very strong sexual attraction; however, there is often a lack of real emotional compatibility and mutual consideration. The relationship can be entered into by one or both parties merely for sexual gratification, without real concern for the other party as a person. In a romantic or marital relationship, sexual jealousy and possessiveness can be a problem. This is a difficult aspect for close personal relationships, but it is often present in them because of the high degree of sexual compatibility it generates at the outset of the relationship.
Venus square Jupiter
This aspect is not very harmonious and shows a departure in attitudes on the weightier issues in life. There may be a serious departure in views regarding religion, education, or merely habits and taste. In this relationship the Jupiter individual is apt to think the other too self-indulgent. Venus may view Jupiter as too serious, and overly concerned with religion, philosophy, or culture.
Venus square Saturn
This comparative combination is one that is very difficult in a relationship. In most cases, these two won't be voluntarily attracted to each other. The relationship is one that probably should be avoided, for this is not a good aspect for marriage or romance. When these do occur, there is usually a financial, ulterior, or status motive involved, either from the individuals or their families. The Saturn person tends to have a lack of consideration and may find it difficult to express affection. Saturn is apt to discourage Venus from any excessive show of affection. The Saturn person is apt to considerably older and less tolerant than the Venus person.
Venus square Uranus
This comparative combination leads to sudden, exciting, but unstable and short-lived romantic infatuations. It is often found in unlikely or unsuitable romantic attachments. Usually the lifestyle of the parties will be so different that lasting compatibility is not likely.
Venus trine Venus
This aspect is very good for romantic, marital, and business relationships. You simply enjoy each other's company and like the same kind of cultural activities and entertainment. You are good for each other because there is a mutual calming, emotionally soothing effect on one another. There is definite rapport between you regarding feelings, moods and social attitudes.
Venus trine Mars
This is one of the best comparative aspect for sexual compatibility. There is likely to be a strong romantic attraction here, as well as a connection conducive to emotional and social compatibility. This is an excellent combination for romantic relationships and for marriage because of the high degree of both social and sexual compatibility.
Venus trine Jupiter
This aspect denotes mutual interests in social and cultural art forms, and religious, educational, and philosophical pursuits. You will stimulate each other's interest and participation in religious and charitable activities, especially when these are combined with social functions. This aspect forecasts the sharing of a good deal of generosity with one another. You are both intuitively considerate of the other. This is an excellent comparative combination for harmony in romantic and marital relationships because of its long-range implications predicting shared cultural, religious, and philosophical values.
Venus trine Saturn
This combination produces a strong sense of personal friendship and loyalty. By itself, this aspect does not indicate sexual or romantic attraction. It can, and usually does however, increase the stability and durability of a relationship when romantic attraction is indicated by other factors in the comparison. You have a sense of mutual respect and just dealing with one another and you can count on each other's constant support. Thus, it is considered an ideal aspect for marriage, as well as friendship.
Venus trine Uranus
This comparative combination indicates strong, dramatic romantic and sexual attraction. You stimulate each other's sense of romance and excitement. There is often a mutual interest in the same things, often offbeat or unusual things.
Venus opposed Venus
In this comparative combination, you tend to mirror each other's moods and feelings. Often, you are romantically attracted, but there is a delicate mutual emotional balance to be maintained. The mirror image of emotional issues can produce very high highs, and very low lows. Thus, while there is much common ground in taste and social interest, the relationship may have some real peaks and valleys.
Venus opposed Mars
This comparative combination indicates intense sexual, romantic attractions. It is, however, completely dependent on harmonizing factors elsewhere in charts for any degree of stability or enduring qualities. This opposition shows problems with jealousy and possessiveness, and a lack of diplomacy in the relationship. Mars, in this placement, tends to be overly aggressive and inconsiderate, and Venus here is often supersensitive and easily hurt. Both parties are apt to feel that they are being used, and resentment and conflict often results. Nonetheless, this is a very exciting and sexually stimulating placement.
Venus opposed Jupiter
This aspect produces a congenial social relationship, but sometimes it gives a sort of polite glibness. One of you may pretend friendliness and affection to avoid unpleasantness or to gain social, financial, or cultural advancement and status. When the relation is sincere, you may share much common interest in philosophical, religious, or educational interests or activities.
Venus opposed Saturn
When stimulated, this aspect suggests a cold, emotionally distant relationship. You are not voluntarily attracted to each other, although circumstances may force you into association. In some cases, the association is based on ulterior motives such as gaining money and status, rather than on genuine friendship and affection.
Venus opposed Uranus
As a rule, this comparative combination indicates strong, sudden romantic and sexual infatuations which are not stable or lasting unless there are other indicators in the comparison of stability.
Mars conjunct Mars
You are apt to react to each other aggressively and impulsively. Often this aspect indicates a common interest in physical activities such as sports or outdoor work. It can increase mutual support for constructive action, sports and/or self-improvement. In most cases, this suggests the possibility of a strong sexual attraction.
Mars conjunct Jupiter
This comparative combination indicates dynamic, enthusiastic cooperation in business, professional, religious, educational, political or social enterprises. You are likely to mutually enjoy sports, exploration, and outdoor activities. This is favorable for people that work together in political campaigns or business promotions, for family relationships, and for constructive action in the home.
Mars conjunct Saturn
Saturn tends to restrain Mars in this pairing, endeavoring to channel Mars into disciplined, purposeful work, especially along career and status lines. The Mars effect on Saturn is to help overcome unnecessary fear and inertia. Although these are two rather difficult planets to have in conjunction, in mature individuals they can work together to assist each individual, though there is likely to be somewhat opposing forces involved in the involvement of the pairing. This is not very favorable for marital relations because it can produce mutual conflict, jealousy, and resentment, and sometimes law suits. In marriages, the aspect usually denotes an obligation or a tone of responsibility associated with the match.
Mars conjunct Uranus
This comparative combination indicates dynamic, interesting, but potentially explosive relationships. A good deal of sexual attraction is apparent here. You are apt to encourage each other's more impulsive urges and rash behavior. The Mars individual is fascinated by the eccentric and unpredictable Uranus. Any attempt to boss each other around simply won't work with this combination, as you both are strongly independent and you will not yield to each other.
Mars sextile Mars
This is favorable for intelligent, mutual cooperation in action. You enjoy working together, especially in physical work and sporting activities. There may be a spirit of friendly competition between you.
Mars sextile Jupiter
This is favorable for intelligent action in religious, educational, social, and charitable group activities. It helps family relationships. You may become adventurous traveling companions or missionaries.
Mars sextile Saturn
This aspect usually denotes a mutual constructive effort and discipline in professional, financial, or administrative affairs. The Saturn person helps the Mars person be more disciplined in actions. This aspect helps you work well together. It is not a favorable indicator of romantic implications in the relationship, however, if romance is otherwise shown in the comparison, this is one of those aspects that provide discipline, durability and stability.
Mars sextile Uranus
This is a good work together aspect, especially for people whose job it is to come up with new and different ideas and to implement action to make ideas become reality. You may seem to boost each other's energy and determination to accomplish what you set out to do.
Mars square Mars
This comparative combination shows important differences in approaches to personal action, professional ambition, and business affairs. Any attempts for one or the other of you to be in charge and order the other around, will meet with resistance and conflict. Outbursts of temper, and in extreme cases, physical combat can occur with this combination. Despite the abusive nature of this aspect, romantic relationships do often occur. Viewing from this aspect alone, these are essentially based on sexual gratification rather than on genuine love, and the relationship should have other positive traits to confirm its value.
Mars square Jupiter
This is not good for your relationship because it shows that you will encourage each other to get involved in rash, impulsive, and costly acts. Together you can be foolish and unrealistic. There is a sharp variance in your views on religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, and education. This is a difficult aspect for domestic relations because you may have a hard time living with his standards and habits.
Mars square Saturn
This is a difficult aspect for any kind of personal relationship. Saturn has a restraining influence on Mars in this combination. There is apt to be conflict regarding joint financial affairs and behavior in general.
Mars square Uranus
This comparative combination makes for a volatile and unstable relationship. You tend to encourage each other toward ill-considered, impulsive acts. Mutual endeavors never seem to go as planned. In general, you are somewhat of a threat to each other's authority and independence. Explosive outbursts of temper may characterize this combination.
Mars trine Mars
This comparative trine is favorable for mutual actions and accomplishments in a variety of areas. You tend to spur each other's drive and initiative without ego confrontations. Often encouragement is extended toward efforts of self-improvement through physical exercise, professional initiative, or business enterprise. This aspect also tends to generate sexual attraction.
Mars trine Jupiter
This aspect denotes enjoyment in sharing outdoor activities, sports, and travel. It is a good combination for constructive, practical cooperation in family and domestic affairs. You are apt to encourage each other's efforts at physical, spiritual, or personal self-improvement. Jupiter tends to channel the energies of Mars into more constructive activity, while Mars has the effect of putting educational, philosophical, or religious goals into action.
Mars trine Saturn
This comparative combination is helpful in marital relations as it provides the mutual discipline to get through troubled times. Thus, it provides durability in the relationship.
Mars trine Uranus
This comparative combination denotes a mutual love of adventure and excitement. This is a stimulating association, especially for advanced thinking and breaking away from the dull and routine. You are exciting traveling companions and you won't get bored with each other. There is a significant degree of sexual attraction associated with this aspect.
Mars opposed Mars
The opposition of Mars in your charts suggests that the relationship is marked by impulsive behavior. There is a tendency for both parties to be a bit self-centered and aggressive. There is a likelihood of frequent quarrels, often from a sense of competition. The handling of business affairs can produce conflicts. As you both mature, however, there can be effective cooperation in action related to these affairs.
Mars opposed Jupiter
This combination requires patience, restraint, moderation. Mars is rash and aggressive and Jupiter is optimistic, sometimes over-optimistic. This aspect denotes a conflict in purpose that would make it very hard for you to work together and it may make it difficult for you to agree on expenditures in the domestic set.
Mars opposed Saturn
This comparative combination denotes a lack of agreement as to how and when to act regarding personal, professional, or financial affairs. You are out of phase with one another where timing is concerned. In a marital relationship, one or both of you may attempt to use the other for gaining money or status without showing real love or concern.
Mars opposed Uranus
This is a difficult comparative combination that suggests aggressive and impulsive interaction. There may be a reluctance to release personal freedoms in order to make a relationship work. Rebellion and conflict is likely. There is a mutual unwillingness to compromise and cooperate. This is a divorce-prone combination in a marital relationship.

Synastry: Planets in Houses

by Michael McClain

Planets in the partners' houses

As you become more interested in synastry, you may want to take a look at how each individual's planets fit into the chart of the partner. With a copy of each person's horoscope and a listing of each person's planet in signs data in hand, begin plotting the planetary symbols on the chart of partner. For example, if the cusp of the first house of your chart is 5 Leo, and your partner Sun was 7 Leo, his/her Sun would be in your first house. In this case, the very first reading below would tend to apply to your relationship. Here are mini readings for each of the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in houses of the chart of a potential partner.

Moon Mercury Venus Mars

Sun 1st house
The Sun in partner's first house suggests mutual goals and desires for self-expression. A first house Sun often shows a good deal of physical attraction. In some cases, however, it can also show competition and ego conflicts, as it tends to stimulate the spirit of competitiveness. Romantic and marital relationships with this placement are usually founded on strong mutual attractions and the physical compatibility present.
Sun 2nd house
The placement of the Sun in second house of a partner's chart suggests a more material orientation to the relationship and motivation is somewhat related to a need for security. This placement shows good cooperation in business and in the financial side of the partnership, and in fact, money or what money can buy plays a very important part in the relationship.
Sun 3rd house
The placement of the Sun in third house of a partner's chart suggests that the basis of understanding is the area of intellectual exchange and communication. A great compatibility exists in the communication of ideas. Perceptions make for an interesting and always engaging relationship. Mutual interests in subjects such as education, books, planning, decision making and travel are a definite assets for the two of you.
Sun 4th house
The placement of the Sun in fourth house of a partner's chart suggests that vitality and creative self-expression have a dramatic effect on the other's home and domestic circumstances. This placement often produces an intense interaction at a very deeply emotional or visceral level. In marital relationships, the partner tends to provide a base of operation for the expansion of self-expression.
Sun 5th house
The placement of the Sun in fifth house of a partner's chart is a strong one for romantic and marital relationships. It confers great potential for emotional and romantic attraction. Whatever your relationship, you enjoy each other's company. The placement shows the sharing of pleasure-oriented social activities such as parties, games, sports, and entertainment.
Sun 6th house
The placement of the Sun in sixth house of a partner's chart is more associated with an employee/employer or a doctor/patient relationship. The Sun person represents more or less an authority figure in the relationship. Attitudes toward each other's personal mannerisms, dress and hygiene can be a significant factor in the relationship, at least in the beginning. There is a "care" or protective management aspect associated with this position, and you are apt to take on a role of protector or caretaker in this relationship.
Sun 7th house
The placement of the Sun in seventh house of a partner's chart is highly significant in terms of cooperation in a partnership. Although this position can produce competition, generally, it gives a wholesome perspective on the important issues and a balanced give and take relationship. There is a strong mutual attraction and this placement is found in many marriages and close personal friendships. There is sexual attraction, as well as a mutual enjoyment of each other's company.
Sun 8th house
The placement of the Sun in eighth house of a partner's chart suggests that the basis of the relationship may have been his need for a fundamental change of some sort that you recognized and are/were able to assist him in making. The eighth house relates to joint financial affairs and security, and the relationship may feature a mutual need for security; either in a material or emotional sense. You may tend to be very critical of this partner, but this criticism would be constructively aimed at stimulating self-improvement and personal development. If other factors in the chart are favorable, there can be a sexual attraction shown by this placement since the eighth house is strongly associated with sex.
Sun 9th house
The placement of the Sun in ninth house of a partner's chart often stimulates an interest in philosophy, higher education, religion, and other cultural pursuits. This Sun placement denotes a role of dominating and attempting to change philosophical views, religious ideals, or educational stature. You may show a somewhat authoritarian tendency which can stir resentment in the relationship.
Sun 10th house
The placement of the Sun in tenth house of a partner's chart is often associated with professional, business and political relationships. It may be one apt to improve one or the other's status and prestige. You often inspire him to greater effort in career or creative effort, lessen the burdens, and help the other overcome fears and limitations.
Sun 11th house
The placement of the Sun in eleventh house of a partner's chart suggests the basis of relationship, usually strong friendship, is in the area of mutual intellectual or scientific interest and/or humanitarian or cultural concerns. Common goals and objectives provide occasion for working together in group and organizational activities. The relationship is aided by many common goals and objectives.
Sun 12th house
The placement of the Sun in twelfth house of a partner's chart suggests a somewhat intuitive ability to communicate. You are well "tuned in" to him, and there is a somewhat subconscious connection. You may be something of a "help-mate" to the other, especially with regard to understanding life as a whole. Frequently, this placement brings a complete change of perspective to this person whose twelfth house is visited.

Moon 1st house
The Moon in partner's first house denotes a close emotional link, and this link is often found in marriage partners. Family and domestic affairs will be one of the major issues in the relationship. This close emotional tie makes both of you feel that it is good to be in the other's company. There is an instinctive melting of temperament. Moods, whether up or down, seem to blend together.
Moon 2nd house
The Moon in partner's second house is not particularly significant to romantic relationships. Aside from being helpful for business relations, the placement may show a joint enjoyment of luxuries or other sensuous pleasures, such as dining together. A sense of security may grow out of the relationship in some way.
Moon 3rd house
The Moon in partner's third house produces communication centered around personal, emotional, family and domestic issues. Often the placements denote a relationship crowded with small talk and concern over inconsequential affairs. Nonetheless, issues of emotional concern are discussed and often problems of a larger scope are avoided. This placement suggests a fascination on the part of the Moon person with the manner in which the mind of the partner works and the way mental problems are tackled.
Moon 4th house
The Moon in partner's fourth house makes for close relationships where family and domestic issues are concerned. You have strong emotional connection based on family ties or a similar early family experience. Domestic matters are at the core of your relationship. There is a strong sense of feeling "at home" together with this placement in the comparative chart.
Moon 5th house
The Moon in partner's fifth house often indicates an emotional and highly romantic attraction. In such a romantic relationship, domestic and family affairs will play an important part. In some romantic relationships, one individual may play a parental role toward the other. In some cases, the attraction in the relationship is the talent and expression displayed by the person in whose fifth house the Moon resides.
Moon 6th house
The Moon in partner's sixth house is most often an employer/employee relationship. There is a service overtone to this relationship, and if a romantic connection is present, it is in part based on the Moon native's knack of taking care of the other in such roles as nurse, housekeeper, or some such. This Moon person tends to have an instinctive understanding of the partner's needs and the willingness to fill these needs.
Moon 7th house
The Moon in partner's seventh house is often found in romantic or marital relationships. This is especially true if the placement is near the descendant or the seventh house cusp. The family of one or both of you may play an important role in the relationship; family or domestic issues often come into sharp focus. A seventh house Moon usually denotes significant ups and downs in the affair, and there is a keen awareness of each other's moods and feelings. The Moon individual is apt to bring a good deal of support and understanding to the relationship.
Moon 8th house
The Moon in partner's eighth house is good for business relationships and relates to the handling of joint funds in a personal relationship. In some cases, the Moon individual may stimulate interest in occult or psychic phenomena in the partner. There is apt to be a lot of emotion in this pairing and it can easily develop into an all or nothing sort of relationship. Emotional quarrels over money may erupt, especially if the cross-aspects are adverse.
Moon 9th house
The Moon in partner's ninth house highlights the importance of early childhood conditioning and the ability to accept one another's religious, ethical, social, and moral values. The placement suggests the importance of understanding the other person's philosophy of life and building on this mutual understanding. You are apt to hold very rigidly to traditions and early training. In a marital relationship, how these values are incorporated into the relationship will be of major concern, and it is important not to suppose that the entrenched dogma can be revamped or overcome. The relationship can help you overcome rather limited habitual viewpoints regarding religion, philosophy, culture, and education. There must be an awareness and appreciation of the depth of inherited characteristics and ideals.
Moon 10th house
The Moon in partner's tenth house suggests that the career and status will affect the home and domestic conditions, as well as your emotional well-being. This placement shows a natural understanding of what you want out of life, and the emotional support to achieve these ends. There is a tendency for you to be brought together through similar family backgrounds or through family connections, and the parents of one of the partners may be significantly involved in the relationship. Security and/or status plays an important part in the affair.
Moon 11th house
The Moon in partner's eleventh house is good for friendship and group associations, and often the first meeting is through being connected in group activities geared toward some common ideal. You share feelings and emotional reactions, and are likely to spend a good deal of time together. There is a sense of kinship in this placement, and you tend to treat each other like family members, even though you may have just met. This placement, whether there is a romantic connection or not, produces extremely fast friends.
Moon 12th house
The Moon in partner's twelfth house produces a strong emotional and intuitive link, making you extremely aware of one another's moods and feelings. This denotes sympathetic understanding, empathy and mutual compassion. On the negative side, this placement can also stimulate each other's self-destructive tendencies and encourage self-deceptions and hangups. In any case, there is a strong psychic link and a deep intuitive awareness.

Mercury 1st house
With Mercury in the first house, an individual has much mental appeal to the potential partner. There is apt to be an active exchange of ideas and a great deal of mental stimulation. If badly aspected, there may be many misunderstandings and arguments, but if aspects are good, just the opposite will be true. In some ways this placement shows that this person makes a partner a little restless and may prompt much travel and moving about during the course of the relationship.
Mercury 2nd house
Mercury in partner's second house is a good placement for business and professional relationships. You are able communicate clearly about affairs of finance, property, and other business endeavors. a person whose Mercury resides in the second house of the other is likely to provide that partner many money-making ideas.
Mercury 3rd house
Mercury in partner's third house denotes mental compatibility, and suggests that the this Mercury person stimulates the partner in areas related to communication, research and perhaps travel. This is an excellent aspect for teacher/student relationships.
Mercury 4th house
Mercury in partner's fourth house suggests that the Mercury person is likely to make changes in the partner's home conditions. Ideas relating to the handling of domestic and family affairs are apt to come from him. This may also bring about more of an incentive to travel and become mobile.
Mercury 5th house
Mercury in partner's fifth house brings ideas and opinions that tend to act as a spur to creative expression, artistic issues, or in the rearing of children.
Mercury 6th house
Mercury in partner's sixth house shows the ability to communicate effectively in the work environment. The Mercury individual brings ideas and opinions regarding health and diet into the relationship.
Mercury 7th house
Mercury in the partner's 7th house provides ideas that complement and round out the partner. There is a tendency to be a sounding board for one another's ideas and there is generally free-flow of thought and conversation between the two of you. There is a mental understanding that can be beneficial in marriage.
Mercury 8th house
Mercury in the eighth house is a good comparative placement for two individuals engaged in business together, and it is also good for understanding the deeper needs and the unconscious motivations in a close relationship. It denotes understanding in both the material and in the emotional side of life. There may be mutual interests in psychic or occult issues; research of the unknown.
Mercury 9th house
Mercury in partner's ninth house is an excellent position for two people desiring to share philosophical and intellectual pursuits. This is a particularly good placement in a teacher/student relationship. This aspect tends to stimulate interest in religion, education, philosophy, and travel.
Mercury 10th house
Mercury in partner's tenth house produces ideas and communication that influences or relates to the career or personal status of the partner. There is a generally healthy understanding of the partner's career objectives and status needs.
Mercury 11th house
Mercury in partner's eleventh house promises a friendship based on shared intellectual interests, usually relating to group or organizational activities. You may both have common humanitarian goals and interests. This aspect is helpful in romantic relationships because it produces a solid basis for friendship and common interests.
Mercury 12th house
Mercury in partner's twelfth house denotes a mutual interest in the hidden or the occult, psychology, or perhaps even creative endeavors. When Mercury falls in the twelfth house there is a special interest in the partner's attitude toward life in general, and with this a special understanding of this partner's vulnerable points, placing this Mercury native in a position to give helpful advice. If aspects are unfavorable, however, this advice giving may be resented.

Venus 1st house
Venus in partner's first house shows identification with each other emotionally. There is generally a sharing of social, artistic, and musical interests. This placement usually denotes a harmonious relationship and often results in a strong romantic attraction that can lead to marriage.If the aspects to this Venus are difficult one, over-possessiveness, or the stimulation of jealousy or envy may be present. This does not deny the strong romantic link, though they may be punctuated from time to time by quarrels and emotional upsets.
Venus 2nd house
Venus in partner's second house is more often associated with business partners, or with those have financial dealing with each other. There is a compatibility when it comes to making money together. If the aspects of Venus are not good, you can make some bad financial decisions and expenditures together. Whatever you do together will probably be tied to some financial consideration.
Venus 3rd house
Venus in partner's third house denotes very harmonious communication, often in fields such as poetry, literature, or art. You have a chance for a good relationship if only because you are tactful, diplomatic, and considerate of each other. You share interests in books, television, or perhaps just idle gossip.
Venus 4th house
Venus in partner's fourth house emphasizes the home. It suggests a generally peaceful situation in the domestic scene, and brings harmony into the family life. For a couple living together, the home atmosphere is usually preferred to going out for dining, entertainment, or social activities. The art of cooking will be an important part of this relationship. This combination helps bring harmony into the family life. This is a favorable combination for marriage and a peaceful, harmonious home life, especially in the later years.
Venus 5th house
Venus in partner's fifth house is one of the strongest comparative combinations for romantic and sexual attraction. Marriage will be for love rather than money or status. There is much pleasure and romantic fulfillment associated with this placement. When the aspects to Venus in this comparison are somewhat difficult, it does not lessen the romantic inclination shown by the aspect, but they may produce jealousy and too much possessiveness.
Venus 6th house
Venus in partner's sixth house often indicates social friendships established at work. You are able to work together harmoniously. You are apt to share interests in diet, cooking, arts and crafts. This is a good aspect to have between employer and employee, also.
Venus 7th house
Venus in partner's seventh house suggests a strong romantic attraction that often leads to marriage. You are inclined to enjoy each other and interact harmoniously. You tend to like the same things and you are very considerate of one another's wants and desires.
Venus 8th house
With Venus in the 8th house, feelings are apt to be very deep-rooted and the emotional reaction to each other in the relation will be very strong, for better or worse. This placement produces a very strong sexual attraction. This is not necessarily a guarantee of permanence, but rather a seductive allure and fascination that yields an especially significant physical combination.
Venus 9th house
Venus in partner's ninth house suggests a mutual view of philosophy, religion, law, or higher education. You have many common interests in this regard. In a marriage or romantic relationship, one or both of you may try to convert the other to his or her religious or philosophical viewpoint. This would be done in order to establish greater harmony and compatibility in the relationship.
Venus 10th house
Venus in partner's tenth house may denote a connection in the professional or business world, and an understanding of the importance of your careers. Material status is an important element in the relationship. The Venus person provides a sense of charm and diplomacy aiding the partner's career or status. This placement shows a tendency for the partner to place the Venus person on a "pedestal."
Venus 11th house
Venus in partner's eleventh house is a favorable position for establishing social rapport and establishing common friends. Often the position shows that the relationship is based more on friendship than romance. Goals and objectives of both individuals may be similar and compatible.
Venus 12th house
Venus in partner's twelfth house denotes close psychic and emotional link in the relationship. You are sympathetic and compassionate toward each other, and this may be the basis of the attraction.

  • Mars 1st house

  • Mars in partner's first house is a position that indicates a strong energizing influence on the first house person. At times there can be competition in the relationship. This is a very active indicator for the relationship. This combination shows a strong sexual attraction. If Mars forms hard aspects in the natal chart, this house placement may indicate aggressive behavior in the relationship.
  • Mars 2nd house
  • Mars in partner's second house produces energetic interaction in business and financial affairs, and often conflict over money matters. The partnership may put much emphasis on financial affairs. The Mars person may be extravagant and careless with joint resources.
  • Mars 3rd house
  • This combination is helpful for matters related to mental communication, writing, and travel. The Mars person tends to stimulate the partner into activity in this regard. If badly aspected, this aspect can result in many arguments and criticism, with the Mars person being the one who usually starts the debate.
  • Mars 4th house
  • Mars in the partner's fourth house produces a tendency to instinctively like or dislike this person, depending on the cross aspect of Mars in the chart. Mars challenges the habitual attitudes and this placement frequently prompts changes if the relationship succeeds. If the aspects of Mars are difficult, these changes will be very disruptive. If the aspects of Mars are good, these changes will be very progressive and beneficial.

    Mars 5th house

    Mars in partner's fifth house produces strong romantic attraction of a sexual nature. The Mars person may be very sexually demanding and impulsive in pleasure-oriented activities. There is apt to be a lot of competition associated with this relationship.

    Mars 6th house
    Mars in partner's sixth house denotes activity related to the work place or in issues related to health. Often this placement denotes a doctor/patient or a therapist/client sort of relationship. The Mars person tends to be demanding of this partner.
Mars 7th house
Mars in partner's seventh house is a dynamic, action-oriented partnership reflecting a good deal of impulsive behavior. This Mars person can stimulate the other into greater self-expression whether in partnership or competition. This placement can produce considerable sexual attraction, but provides no guarantee of a lasting relationship by itself. It does provide an active and often interesting attachment.
Mars 8th house
Mars in partner's eighth house denotes a dynamic business, corporation or scientific relationship. You challenge each other to self-improvement and development. There is also often a sexual attraction shown by this placement.
Mars 9th house
Mars in partner's ninth house indicates interaction in issues related to philosophy, religion, and travel. The Mars person may attempt to force the other to subscribe to particular religious, philosophical, educational, moral, or cultural beliefs. In these instances, and especially if Mars is adversely aspected, these efforts produce annoyances and conflict. Under ideal circumstances, this placement can show a relationship founded upon mutual goals related to religious or spiritual projects. This placement is one in which you tend to stimulate thinking and challenge his way of looking at life. This is a relationship that is apt to involve a considerable amount of travel, often to foreign destinations.
Mars 10th house
Mars in partner's tenth house shows strong interactions between the two of you so far as the professional side of life is concerned. There is mutual professional interests and objectives. The Mars person may be attracted to this partner for the purpose of gaining professional advancement and status.
Mars 11th house
Mars in the partner's eleventh house (friends, clubs, organizations) denotes dynamic interaction with friends; this includes mutual participation in group and organizational activities. There is also mutual encouragement in the achievement of goals and objectives relating to political reforms, humanitarian causes, scientific research, or technological invention. This is an excellent placement for individuals working together on such enterprises.
Mars 12th house
Mars in partner's twelfth house suggests a good deal of action and interchange, between the two of you, at a subconscious level. You may be involved in behind-the-scenes or possibly secret activities. In some cases, if Mars is badly aspected, each may practice some form of psychological cruelty on the other. On the more positive side, you can work together in compatible ways dealing with charitable service, religion, hospitals and such. However, most of the time the Mars person may think the partner is lost in a dream world.

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