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Synastry Aspects

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:

Sun conjunctions
Sun sextiles  
Sun squares  
Sun trines  
Sun oppositions
Moon conjunctions  
Moon sextiles  
Moon squares  
Moon trines  
Moon oppositions
Mercury conjunctions  
Mercury sextiles  
Mercury  squares  
Mercury trines  
Mercury oppositions
Venus conjunctions 
Venus sextiles  
Venus squares  
Venus trines  
Venus oppositions
Mars conjunctions  
Mars sextiles  
Mars squares  
Mars trines  
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 general 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 spend 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 exciting 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 communication 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 many common interest in philosophical, religious, or educational interest 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.
© Michael McClain 1996-2012.  Permission is granted for unlimited noncommercial use.  All other rights reserved.

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