Sample Relationship Report

Relationship Report for : Donald Trump & Whoopi Goldberg

Donald: Jun 14, 1946, 10:54 AM EDT Jamaica, NY (40N41, 73W48)
Whoopi: Nov 13, 1955, 12:48 PM EST New York, NY (40N43, 74W00)

Prepared by: Pleiades MoonStar

 

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The composite chart represents the fusion of energy that two people create when they come together. It is a third being. Like a child, it inherits qualities of both parents, though it has a life all its own and exists independently of either of them. The following interpretations should be regarded as being for the relationship itself, taken as an independent entity, as this relates to the meaning for each individual within it.

 

Introduction

The Relationship Report for two individuals applies to any type of relationship. It focuses on the relationship itself, rather than on the individuals who make it up. First a composite chart (mid-point chart) is created. The composite chart represents the fusion of energy that two people create when they come together in relationship. It is a third being. Like a child, it inherits qualities of both parents, though it has a life all its own and exists independently of either of them. The following interpretations should be regarded as being for the relationship itself, taken as an independent entity.

In the following report, each planetary placement and aspect is examined to reveal the basic qualities of your relationship, with the most important factors described first. Please keep in mind that these descriptions are not meant to put limitations on the relationship, but merely to describe its inherent tendencies. Challenging aspects can become the greatest strength of a relationship if you can both learn how to successfully navigate those issues, with good communication between you playing a vital role. For definitions of astrological terms, please refer to the glossary at the end of this report.

  

Chart Patterns

Bowl, leading planet Uranus

 

Since your planets fall within half of the available chart space, in the planetary pattern called the ‘bowl’ shape, the hemisphere in which they are located tends to be your strong suit. You may also notice a focus on achievement in the unoccupied area of your chart, where innate talent may be lacking. You may feel a need to fill this space, perhaps focusing on the mid-point of the empty hemisphere. In the use of your talents, as represented by the occupied side of your chart, the planet that is the leader of the bowl shape symbolizes energies you utilize in achieving your purpose.

Uranus in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will encounter unusual and unexpected circumstances and where the relationship benefits from lack of structure.

Uranus in the Second House (or sign) symbolizes a relationship with an eclectic focus on shared security and material possessions. You are likely to be concerned about maintaining stability in what is almost guaranteed to be a changing environment. You may have shared possessions or finances that you value at one point, but this can change rather suddenly, and you may have to start over from scratch. In a romantic context, your shared income can also fluctuate. As a result of all this flux, you may find it easier to simply create your own set of values, or to experiment with alternative lifestyles. If yours is a working partnership, you are likely to value your autonomy and you may be motivated to start your own business together. You two benefit from getting in touch with what you truly value, as opposed to what conventionality dictates. Then your efforts will allow new resources, both material and spiritual, to evolve in your life and consciousness, adding to the greater good of society.

Composite Uranus in Cancer (or the fourth house) symbolizes a relationship with a unique sense of what constitutes security that may bring out some volatile emotions between you. If you live together, you may change your residence frequently, and regardless, the shared emotional or physical space inhabited by your relationship will design itself to be especially stimulating and challenging. In a romantic connection, you two may tend get insecure about where the relationship is headed at times. To remedy this, you are asked not to lean on the security of home and partner, but to focus on your own subconscious process, and develop a strong sense of your own unique individuality. The development of individual emotional assets may be challenging, but it may prove necessary to survive the tests of this relationship. Together, you are on the path of transforming your sense of self, creating integration and stability from your own efforts, rather than what comes through from more conventional attitudes of society or your early parental environment. As you mature in your understanding of this process and of each other, you benefit when you allow your unconventional domesticity to express the values you’ve grown into.

  

Important Features

Composite Venus in Libra (2° Lib 39′)

Composite Venus in the Fifth House

Ruler of rising sign

 

The placement of Venus in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared emotional focus and love and where mutual enjoyment and benefit lies.

Venus in the Fifth House (or sign) indicates that there is a solid basis of affection in your relationship, and excellent support for creativity between you. This placement indicates good will and fun times together. You are also likely to be extremely creative as a pairing. Artistic productions come naturally to you. In a romantic relationship, there is plenty of sizzle, plus an abiding feeling of joy and laughter. You relate to each other with a child-like joie de vivre that can go a long way toward making up for any distresses that you may face as a couple. You may be interested in having children together; certainly they are a great source of pleasure for the two of you. You admire each other for your creative bent, which this relationship may bring out in larger measure than when you operate individually. As a partnership, you may find that you need to get more serious occasionally, since things seem to come your way almost too easily. Together you have a solid basis of self-worth and may only need to ensure that you don’t take the relationship too much for granted.

With composite Venus in Libra (or the seventh house) your relationship has a strong emotional support with plenty of warmth between you. Your relationship is founded upon good will and mutual admiration, and others around you are aware of the appeal that you have for each other. As a partnership you appear charming and gracious, and may be known by others as a cheerful and generous pairing. You will generally speaking have success with financial matters. In a romantic relationship, this is a very good placement and ensures a high degree of affection and caring between you. You are each happy to be in relationship, it matters to you, and because you share these values, this particular one feels like a continuing blessing. Together you are gentle and kind with each other and possess refined aesthetic and artistic sensibilities, and a keen sense of color. If you go into business, public relations will be a strong suit of whatever ventures you decide to tackle. You have the joint capacity to excel in many professions, including legal work and diplomacy.

 

Composite Moon in Sagittarius (1° Sag 39′ 16″)

Composite Moon in the Seventh House

Angular planet – conjunct Descendant

 

The placement of the composite Moon defines the core emotional focus of your relationship. It indicates the most sensitive area between you.

With the composite Moon in the Seventh House, your relationship has a strong emotional bond that will go a long way toward holding you together in spite of everything. The blending of emotional qualities between you is so natural and free flowing that it can sustain you through tough times. In a romantic partnership, you may even be able to find ways to share warmth and companionship in spite of circumstances that might otherwise prove to be barriers, such as geographic separation or age differences. You respond to each other with an immediate sense of understanding and compassion. Your companion will support you and celebrate you; never forget to check in, and never forget to care. The sense of oneness between you might almost be too magical, fostering a dependency that you would do well to work yourselves out of. This is obviously a great placement for any kind of relationship, fostering a strong sense of caring between you that facilitates other types of commitment. The deep sense of trust that grows out of the emotional connection that you have with each other may well provide the foundation for an enduring and unshakable partnership.

The composite Moon in Sagittarius symbolizes a relationship that provides freedom, adventure and exploration to meet its need for emotional security. Your connection with each other tends to be enthusiastic and uninhibited, and you share an infectious humor that is enjoyable to those around you. Travel and fresh perspectives are a continuing source of enjoyment for the two of you. Together, you may tend to view life through rose colored lenses, seeing the best side of everything. In a romantic relationship, you two are generally happy and fun to be around, though you may have an impatient streak. Regardless of how you operate on your own, you tend to jointly react to situations with action rather than reflection. As a partnership you find that your enthusiasm for the untested and untried carries you a long way. You may need to remain aware and attempt to stay grounded in your approach to situations, tempering your idealism with reality checks as you set out to capitalize on your high aspirations.

 

Composite Mercury in Virgo (8° Vir 43′)

Composite Mercury in the Fourth House

Ruler of sun sign – sun’s ruler

 

Mercury in the composite chart reveals the quality of the communication process in your relationship, and an area of your shared experience where intellectual compatibility is to be found.

The composite Mercury in the Fourth House indicates a relationship with an uncomplicated communion around domestic, nurturing and security concerns. You have a natural affinity for each other, with excellent communication skills, especially with respect to your emotions, which is relatively rare. In a romantic context, this placement makes the process of sharing space much easier and more natural, whether at home or at work. The simple and basic process of getting through the day together becomes a pleasurable exercise. You can easily discuss your feelings, and the dynamics between you, although you may tend to over-analyze the relationship. As a partnership, discussion of your ideas with each other comes second-nature to you. Any shared space that you set up may become the locus of intellectual stimulation and activity. You also may have an unusual degree of access to information regarding your family, and a powerful respect for received wisdom passed down from ancestral sources.

Composite Mercury in Virgo brings an analytical and practical mentality into the relationship, with heightened powers of logic and reason. You two learn quickly together. Other people find you dependable as a partnership and know that they can rely on your grounded thought processes. Your relationship is gifted with common sense, good reasoning power, honesty and eloquence. You may tend to be narrow in your approach, and benefit when you make sure to tolerate other viewpoints. Together, you share a great attention to detail and profit when you remember to focus on thing at a time and to forgive yourself the mistakes made along the way. Develop your ability to concentrate on the forest (and the birds flying through it) as well as the trees and it will greatly benefit your relationship and those who you encounter.

 

Composite Chiron in Sagittarius (7° Sag 53′)

Composite Chiron in the Seventh House

 

Chiron in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will encounter patterns of wounds and deep connection and where eventual healing and empathy will occur.

Chiron in the Seventh House (or sign) indicates a relationship that provides you both with an opportunity to face and heal deeply held wounds regarding your ability to relate with each other and those around you intimately. With this placement, you share a tremendous desire to connect with other people, as well as a tremendous frustration that arises from your inability to do so. Your attempts to connect may have been frustrated through experiences of early childhood, when you each wanted contact with others but were rejected or somehow prevented from establishing meaningful relationships with them. As a consequence, you have focused on these connections ever since and perhaps created this relationship in an attempt to finally heal these wounds. It becomes extremely important to establish a connection with another person, yet this contact, so desired and even longed for, can also be extremely painful. Any partial rejection can cause you to have to revisit the original pain. As time goes on, you may notice you sabotage your relationship experiences. You may also become compulsively attached to the idea of close personal involvement, valuing a desired union over your experience as an isolated ego, “on your own”. Yet your very wholeness depends on your being able to stand independently. As you take advantage of this connection to become more fully conscious of the early wounding that you experienced, you can move through your pain toward a less fear-based way of relating, without recreating the self-undoing or the extreme sensitivity from before. You may also find that you can take the conscious knowledge you have gained through this process further by helping other people deal with these same issues. As you grow sure of yourselves, your wisdom with interpersonal relationships becomes a great source of strength for you relationship and for those around you as well.

Composite Chiron in Sagittarius (or the Ninth House) indicates a relationship that provides an opportunity to face and heal deeply held wounds regarding your vital force when it comes to abstracting and understanding universal truth. This relationship can lead to high achievement in the scholastic arena. However, you may find that you each harbor nagging doubts that you are not really good enough. In this relationship, you may experience painful realizations surrounding the pursuit of wisdom, or perhaps in the area of philosophy or religion. It may be that you discover that your partner reflects the views of parental figures that had different notions than you about how the world makes sense, leading you to a conflicted sense of understanding. Perhaps you were too young at the time for such a challenge, and now in your adult life you feel the pull of the beat of a distant drummer, but feel ambivalent or unsure as whether you can do anything about it. In your frustration you may even seek to help other people to work out their own concepts of higher knowledge, while you yourselves remain stuck in the mud of prior patterns. If so, it is time to shake off the shackles of the past and assume your own philosophical values and visions. By using this relationship to delve into the associations you have with your models from early childhood, you can begin to more fully and completely inhabit the natural vision that belongs to your higher selves. Then you both can truly shine in the world of ideas, as you move out from your own centers at last.

  

Angular Planets

Composite Sun in Virgo (6° Vir 45′ 05″)

Composite Sun in the Fourth House

Angular planet – conjunct Nadir

 

The placement of the composite Sun defines the core identity of your relationship, and the place where it finds its greatest vitality. It gives you a sense of the predominant flavor of the relationship.

The composite Sun in the Fourth House indicates a deeply intuitive coupling. The two of you have a shared focus on establishing a protective base, a harbor of refuge for each other in the midst of the larger world that surrounds you. In a romantic connection, you tend to value working together for the safety and stability of what you feel really matters to you, whether that be raising a family, taking care of stray animals, or creating ground for a favorite social cause. You are likely to desire to live together, and if possible own land. This relationship is more likely to express itself in traditional ways than in eccentric or unconventional forms. Though this may not sound like the most sizzling of all the possible romantic/sexual connections, it radiates power and depth, and carries a deeply held sense of reassuring support. You may find that together you deeply explore your family dynamics, such as common patterns from your childhood, or the basis of your sense of security. The field of psychology is one possible avenue for a continuing joint exploration of what makes you tick, and others also. Whatever you do together, there is a strong emotional and subjective basis and your rational conscious minds may be relegated to playing a bit part.

With the Composite Sun in Virgo, this relationship centers on its shared service to others, and in the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. Regardless of how either of you works alone, you will tend to have a reputation for duty and efficiency when together. You may also find that this relationship lends itself well to organizing and attention to detail. This is the best Sun placement that there is for entering into contracts of any kind, either personal or professional. You will have as your overriding goal an ideal of service to the larger whole. In a romantic relationship, you can temper a tendency toward being critical or overly dutiful with regular ventures into the world of abundance and sensuality that your shared partnership energy also offers. You may find that your shared interests are wide ranging, and that you often get into interesting, analytical conversations with each other and those around you. Your detail orientation also makes you an excellent team as co-workers together. It benefits you to always keep an eye on the big picture, even as you concentrate on each step of the micro.

  

Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features

Taurus Rising

 

 

The composite Rising Sign is the image that this partnership presents to others and characterizes the nature of the relationship.

Relationships with composite Taurus rising tend to orient themselves to the pleasures of life. You will likely find that together you value pleasure and material things. Your ruling planet is Venus, and you may find that you have an artistic flair both as a partnership, and also individually whenever you come together. You also may find that this is a healing relationship. Your partnership brings out qualities of obedience, loyalty and kindness in each of you. Although as a duo you may seem quiet on the surface, almost passive, you possess a powerful joint will, and may be inspired to be quite stubborn at times. You tend to hold on strongly to projects that you mutually put your heart into, and together you possess the ability to breathe new life into an almost lost cause. In a romantic relationship, you share a sensual desire for close contact with one another. You are also likely to crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of your private environment. If you share a home you will work hard to make it an attractive one. Your partnership is quite a pragmatic one, having a practical basis that provides you with purpose, productivity and stability, although you may also find that you can get rigid in your thinking at times. Material rewards come easily to you, enabling you to lead the good life without being excessively concerned about it. You benefit as a partnership by staying as open as you can to new possibilities when they arise.

 

Composite Mars in strong trine

(within 1.2 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect between Composite Mars and Ascendant signifies a relationship that is energetic, active and outgoing. You may find that as a unit you are more confident and accomplishment oriented than as individuals. You have a strong sense of yourselves as a partnership, and are likely to make some waves when you put your heads together. You may have an excess of out-going initiative that is obvious to others around you. Physical activity as a partnership might be an appealing way for you to find a useful and enjoyable outlet. When you channel your considerable energy into constructive directions you will go far operating as a team.

 

Composite Jupiter in strong trine

(within 1.1 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect between Composite Jupiter and Ascendant signifies an optimistic and growth-oriented relationship, with high ideals and good vitality. As a partnership, you are spiritually motivated, and possess a quiet strength which is invariably helpful to others and which takes you far in the world. This is an excellent aspect for success especially in a business relationship, or in a romantic relationship or friendship that has an additional career orientation. As a partnership, you might only have to guard against being overly optimistic at times, for your enthusiasm for life takes you far. Honors and material success accompany your union. You are attracted to higher learning, and the fine arts, and you are courageous in your approach to shared goals. You do not necessarily reach out to others, being content with your own society, although you will undoubtedly garner respect for your presence as a pair, and together you make loyal friends and few enemies. You are possessed of similar outlooks, and are likely to share a system of belief. Your philosophical common ground may prove to be a mainstay of your connection with each other.

 

Composite Saturn in strong trine

(within 1.0 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect between Composite Saturn and Ascendant signifies a responsible and stable relationship, but with perhaps some limitations to contend with. As a partnership, you are very aware of the ties that bind you together. You have some difficulties to deal with in sustaining the relationship, but working through difficulties gives your connection with each other a strength that it might not otherwise possess. On the plus side there is likely to be an achievement orientation to your partnership that can take you far toward established goals. It may also be that there is an age difference or that one partner looks up to the other for guidance. Any hardships that have to be worked through as this relationship progresses may eventually be taken as an indication of the strong bond that remains between you.

 

Composite Moon in opposition

(within 7.0 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect between the Composite Moon and Ascendant signifies a nurturing and protective relationship. As a partnership you are subtle in your actions, rather than direct, and while you are likely to reflect the moods of those around you, you have a sense of a shared emotional commitment that is very strong. You have possibly come together around issues of security and your home and family, for these are important to both of you. Others see the connection between you, since when you are together you show your emotions readily. Whether you find yourselves a romantic relationship or a friendship, you tend to act from an almost instinctual basis, and are truly protective of one another. Since you feel so cared for, there is a tendency for individuality and consciousness to get lost in the shuffle, and you benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and working toward greater focus on your individual goals.

 

Composite Uranus in semi-square

(within 0.5 degrees) with Ascendant

Leading planet of planetary pattern

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

This aspect between Composite Uranus and Ascendant signifies an eclectic and exciting relationship. Within this relationship, you have a cosmic connection to a level of intuition far beyond the confines of the physical plane. This makes for an unusual and perhaps even eccentric partnership. Over time you need to decide what you want to get out of the relationship and adjust expectations to match what is actually available. In a business or friendship connection there will be plenty of good ideas floating around, and you will be constantly amused and challenged by the next horizon of what you are attempting to achieve together. However in a love relationship there will necessarily be some major adjustments that you will have to make. One of you may feel the need to pursue an individual path of growth that is totally independent from the other’s input.

 

Composite Pluto in square

(within 5.3 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between Composite Pluto and Ascendant signifies a transformative and depth-oriented relationship. Your connection has its dark moments, but is fundamental in energizing your lives and allowing you to move through some very significant issues together. You are likely to be engaged in some form of power struggle with each other in this relationship, which can be difficult to handle gracefully, but which can also be a blessing in bringing up the hidden places within each of you and exposing them to the light of conscious awareness. As a partnership you have strong desires, and are intent on pursuing them. Whether a personal or professional one, your relationship will likely go through many changes as you evolve in your understanding of yourselves and each other. There may be boundary concerns that come up between you, or questions of who is calling the shots at any one moment, and these may cause conflict as you work them out together. You benefit from paying close attention to how you respond with your inner voice to each of these situations, preferring to deal with your own needs and reactivity first and foremost rather than playing the blame game, which is essentially a cop out from handling your own issues. By witnessing your feelings and respecting your partner you may achieve much in the way of evolving the relationship between you, and to advance your own personal evolution as well.

 

Composite Sun in weak square

(within 12.1 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between the Composite Sun and Ascendant signifies a relationship that is strong-willed and forceful in regard to the impact that it makes in the world. As a partnership, you are likely to be dramatic and assertive, also creative, self-confident and self-indulgent. One or both of you may exhibit this type of willful behavior, and when you come together as a team the effect is magnified. You must beware of leaning on others too much by the sheer intensity of your energy. You also may experience a form of power struggle within the relationship, in which you vie for who has the greatest effect on shared direction and purpose. When you entertain or make a social impact as a couple, you expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Your challenge in all this is to stay centered and to become more self-aware, to refrain from arrogance or egotism, and rather to develop humility and compassion for others around you.

 

Composite Venus in weak trine

(within 8.0 degrees) with Ascendant

Ruler of rising sign

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect between Composite Venus and Ascendant signifies a relationship that is emotionally and aesthetically sharing. This is an excellent aspect for any relationship. For friends there will be acceptance and affection between you, whereas in a business connection a strong friendship component is indicated. In a romantic relationship there is a powerful feeling of warmth and companionship. You are likely to form a mutual admiration society of two and be quite contented with each other’s company. You may jointly possess considerable talent for the arts, especially music and dance, which may be an important factor in your lives and perhaps the motivation that has brought you together. As a couple you are seen as attractive and with an ease and grace about you that assures that you will be well liked and socially accepted. You might find that as a partnership you are also inclined to reach out to others around you. The only drawback is that social relations between you might be almost too easy, so that you do not properly value the gift you have received.

 

Composite Sun in strong conjunction

(within 2.0 degrees) with Mercury

Ruler of sun sign – sun’s ruler

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This placement gives your relationship strong communication skills. There may be a shared delight in mental pursuits. You two naturally understand each other’s heads and hearts, and often know what the other person is saying even before they have finished saying it.

 

Composite Sun in strong square

(within 1.1 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between your composite Sun and Chiron you have a relationship with healing potential. You are likely to experience some degree of painful realizations through this partnership, and you also may be able to heal important issues of your own as a result. Chiron is called “the wounded healer” because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of your own and others’ suffering. There could for example have been trauma in your early years concerning your parenting or parental protection may have been withdrawn too suddenly or misapplied, and this is the type of issue that you and your partner are striving to bring to conscious understanding in the context of this relationship. Since you have had some experience with these fires of difficulty you are likely as a partnership to be interested in the helping professions, and may eventually assist others, as well as yourselves, in reaching better levels of acceptance and integration of their dark places.

 

Composite Sun in square

(within 5.1 degrees) with Moon

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between composite Sun and Moon, your relationship lives under a creative tension of opposite energies. Your conscious understanding of each other can clash with your deeper feelings, thus creating a pressure that leaves you both challenged. It’s likely you approach life differently enough that you tend to get in each other’s way. At the same time however, this dynamic tension creates the very stuff that fuels both passion and creativity. In a romantic connection, you need to somehow link the mental and willful parts of yourselves with the more instinctual and emotional parts as you work out your relationship. You may also experience a conflict within your unit between public and private, or between the work you set out to accomplish together and your domestic goals. You can have a tendency to argue these issues out and it benefits you to learn the arts of compromise and compassion. If you two can build the strength and patience to bridge your diversity, you can develop and manifest much richness. This dynamic tension may lead you to accomplish much together in life, through the path of creative struggle rather than the path of ease and comfort.

 

Composite Sun in sextile

(within 3.4 degrees) with Uranus

Leading planet of planetary pattern

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With this aspect between composite Sun and Uranus, your relationship has an eccentric and uniquely idealistic quality. This aspect indicates an independent and strong-willed relationship. You two are determined to do things your own way, and love freedom from conformity. Together, you tend to explore all things new and unusual as a matter of course. You don’t have to go out of your way to find them; they tend to find you first. You likely support each other to start new projects, or make major changes in your lives, and you share the gift of transforming yourselves without completely eliminating previous foundations. Together you tend to rebel against the norm, and generally do so with style. You have the capacity to support each other in inventing new approaches and developing original thinking. This way you help each other to push the envelope of conventionality. In a romantic context, your relationship may need lots of space. Give each other a long leash, and you are likely to find a rhythm that includes regular time both together and apart, allowing fruitful continuity. Your penchant for the new, the unusual, and the downright quirky will add much adventure to your life together. You two are ultramodern in outlook, and tend to bring new ideas into being on behalf of your larger community. Your task is to fully express your visionary impulses together and make them more concretely available in your own lives, and in the larger world.

 

Composite Sun in opposition

(within 6.1 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

With this aspect between composite Sun and the Midheaven, your relationship has a concentrated focus on intention and a powerful achievement orientation. In a romantic relationship, an active orientation to joint projects that you wish to undertake. You may however differ over the goals of the partnership, and must have the ability to compromise and to provide support each other in your individual career objectives. A drawback is that your relationship may be more susceptible to matters of prestige and other outside influence than you would like. As a partnership you are liable to become very involved with career and outer world affairs, perhaps to the detriment of more private and domestic issues. You may not always reach an agreement on where the relationship is headed, but you are also quite determined in promoting your joint agenda once you arrive at it. You benefit when you strive for the bigger picture in advancing the cause of social as well as personal goals.

 

Composite Moon in strong sextile

(within 1.0 degrees) with Venus

Ruler of rising sign

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect between composite Moon and Venus brings a loving, calm and steady presence to your relationship, with a refined and artistic sensibility. You two go out of your way to please and accommodate each other and tend to take special care of each other’s feelings. You are habitually cheerful in each other’s company and likely feel yourselves to be engaged in a spiritual romance, no matter what kind of relationship you share. You may make better dreamers than doers, but that shouldn’t stand in your way; since you travel far on your good vibes alone. This is a wonderful aspect for a romantic connection, and also serves well for parents or for professional colleagues working in an artistic environment. The love between you makes it easy to forgive and forget, and can smooth out other difficulties. Together, you possess a great deal of personal charm, and also have a love for the arts, especially music and dance. You tend to be courteous and popular as a couple, and you go out of your way to be supportive to friends.

 

Composite Moon in strong square

(within 1.0 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between composite Moon and the Midheaven, your relationship has a strong emotional basis with issues around the idea of a domestic or parenting focus. You are likely to have a strong emotional affect on each other. In a romantic connection, there are likely to disagreements around living together and starting a family, or there may potentially be compromises that you can work out in this area. The Moon here indicates that the mothering and feminine side of one of you is a strong part of your relationship equation and that you have the need to hammer out some workable solution there. This makes for a relationship with a disruption in the domestic arrangements. You may work together outside of the relationship to develop a vehicle for your caring and socially oriented values such as a plan to feed large groups of people. In any case you are likely to be supportive of such values as may be in the process of emerging on the world scene.

 

Composite Moon in square

(within 7.1 degrees) with Mercury

Ruler of sun sign – sun’s ruler

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between composite Moon and Mercury brings a verbally expressive and creative quality to your relationship, and also may indicate that the thinking and feeling functions between you have a tendency to clash. You two have a gift for expression, both with each other and as a partnership in your dealings with the larger world. Your powerful thinking and fertile imagination lend a witty and entertaining twist to your joint expression, and you share a knack for putting your ideas into words. It may also be the case that at times between you thoughts and emotions will not share the stage, but one or the other will predominate. When thoughts take over emotions, emotional mishaps could occur and attempts to clear things up end by taking much longer than it took for the mishap to occur in the first place. When emotions take over thoughts, you may find yourself saying things with an uncharacteristic intensity that surprises you both, or you may also find yourselves trying to reform each other. The key here is to stay on top of difficulties each time they arise, and to be careful to take responsibility for your own issues. There is a creative tension to the verbal and emotional realities of your relationship that can be a force for powerful expression, as long as you can find necessary common ground in your shared desire for love, understanding and acceptance between you.

 

Composite Moon in sextile

(within 8.2 degrees) with Mars

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect between composite Moon and Mars brings a powerful emotional presence to your connection with each other. As a partnership you tend to experience a sometimes difficult and at other times harmonious give and take, meeting each other in profound and penetrating ways. Although kind and benevolent in your intentions, you may behave with a great deal of intensity toward one another, and in a romantic relationship there can be extremes of anger and love. You can be fierce and fiery with each other in one moment, and passionate and poetic in the next. There is a vigorous and daring quality here. Your emotional responses and your physical responses interconnect so completely you may only learn what you feel after seeing yourselves in action. And when feelings start to arise between you, you may find yourselves acting on them immediately. This creates energy and passion, and in a love connection makes for a sizzling romance. You tend to think deeply together, but you may find yourselves intolerant if you suspect that the other partner is somehow not taking your feelings into account. You may as a unit experience a restless, nervous tension, and it benefits you to engage in constructive activity together as an outlet for all that energy. All in all, you know how to balance well between getting close to each other and maintaining your own sense of individuality.

 

Composite Moon in sextile

(within 8.1 degrees) with Jupiter

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect between composite Moon and Jupiter gives your relationship an optimistic and emotionally nurturing quality, and brings out a large capacity for emotional response between you. Regardless of how you operate on your own, you tend to feel optimistic in each other’s company and may count on this relationship to be a consistent source of joy and encouragement. Together, you assume an idealistic and humanitarian approach to life, and share your inherent spiritual warmth with those around you. In a romantic relationship, you possess a capacity to be loving and caring while still remaining strong in character. Thus, you can easily hold space for the diversity of emotional processes that unfold between you and around you. Fortunate in finance, you tend to attract material rewards without seeming to try for them, which makes this a good placement for business as well as personal connections. Together, you are honorable and dependable in your dealings with others, and work well with the public.

 

Composite Moon in sextile

(within 8.0 degrees) with Saturn

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With this aspect between composite Moon and Saturn, your relationship has a responsible, centered and hard-working basis that also might be experienced as a blockage of emotional connection between you. With this aspect, you may provide each other with the right blend of encouragement and stability to make each of your own lives happen. Initially this relationship may bring out a caution or reserve in your make-up, along with a sound emphasis on the practicalities of life. Over time, however, this same energy will tend to provide you both with a stable and enduring emotional bond. In a romantic relationship, it benefits you to consciously work through any sense of rigidity, putting extra effort into the enthusiastic mining of your feelings. Together, you may be extremely sensitive and able to help each other recover from a strict upbringing. This relationship may be a place where you get to take a good look back at your parental figures, especially your mother, who you might have experienced as rejecting or uncaring. The lesson for you here is to take advantage of each other and the relationship to begin to understand and value the true roots of your being more fully and deeply, leading to a better sense of security and greater self-acceptance. You may reflect for each other problems you both experienced with the parental care and guidance received as children. You win when you learn to discover, accept and integrate the world of emotions, practice expressing your love and appreciation for each other on a regular basis, and then back up your words with actions. Repeat as necessary.

 

Composite Moon in semi-square

(within 0.7 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

With this aspect between composite Moon and Neptune, your relationship has a powerful emotional basis stemming from a high degree of sensitivity between you. You tend to be very focused on your joint ideals: your ideal environment, your ideal romantic circumstances, perhaps without ever finding the perfect reality. Together you possess an ethereal quality, noticeable to others, and a strong imagination with a propensity for withdrawing from the world from time to time into internal fantasies of your own making. You may need to be careful not to deceive yourselves about what is going on between and around you or to forget to take care of the practicalities of life on this planet.

 

Composite Moon in conjunction

(within 6.2 degrees) with Chiron

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This aspect in your composite chart symbolizes a relationship in which there is difficulty with the feminine and nurturing side of life, and also great potential for healing these areas as you work together. Of course the important early model for the feminine is mother, and it is likely that one or both of you experienced some degree of painful episodes there. If there were such traumas in your early relationship with your own mother or significant female parental figure, in the course of this relationship these may be helped toward resolution. In a marriage partnership, there may also be issues to be healed with your children, and the mothering and nurturing that they require. Role models may also come into play here, as you expand your understanding of who you really are in the context of this relationship. Issues with mother are of course endemic in both modern and ancient culture, as typified in mythology. Perhaps you had a close relationship, but yet your needs were somehow not met, resulting in unconscious resentments which only surfaced later in your adult life. Or there may have been emotional or physical abuse. These experiences are so painful that they are often suppressed from consciousness, and buried deep in the psyche. It is important as you progress through life to move past the resentment caused by early wounding into a more conscious and compassionate reconciliation with the walled off parts of your own nature. In order to make progress here, deep psychological process of some variety is strongly indicated, perhaps through therapy, and the issues that come up in close interpersonal relationship often represent a catalyst and provide guideposts for constructive change. Of course it does take work. If you shrink from the task, you may take heart in the fact that these issues will remain, and eventually you will find the way to deal with them. The effort is enormous, but the rewards are just as great. Once you have begun to make conscious the pain and alienation surrounding events from the long buried past, through the agency of this relationship, you can begin to truly be of help others as well as yourselves.

 

Composite Moon in quintile

(within 0.5 degrees) with North Node

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

 

Composite Venus in sextile

(within 5.2 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect in your composite chart symbolizes a relationship in which there is some difficulty and also great healing potential. There are great rewards to be gained as you begin to work things out with each other and more fully engage your own inherent strengths and weaknesses in marriage and partnership concerns. You may have had early childhood experiences that made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life, so that you are drawn to relationship at the same time that you fear it, with a strong focus on forming close emotional attachments. Relationship is the caldron where your true self may begin to emerge. By becoming more conscious regarding your reactivity with each other, you may start to connect with your own childhood wounds, acknowledging painful events from the past. Once you have begun to integrate any painful feelings you may hold inside yourself, and start to shed the baggage of earlier frustrations, you can be a more fully participating partner, and be more available to others in your life as well.

 

Composite Venus in inconjunct

(within 2.0 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

With this aspect between composite Venus and the Midheaven, your relationship has a good focus for joint activity and perhaps a shared mission for beauty and the arts. You are both likely to be very wrapped up in the relationship. You sense that you have the same set of priorities but may not always easily combine your activities. In a romantic connection, this aspect is an indicator of harmony between you and mutual goals that you have in common. You are gracefully present with each other and put the relationship first, even though you are each able to stand on your own two feet as well. As a partnership you might become jointly involved in some artistic pursuit, or diplomatic endeavor, one that reaches out for harmony in human relations.

 

  

Other Natal Planets

Composite Mars in Virgo (23° Vir 26′)

Composite Mars in the Fourth House

 

The placement of Mars in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared activity in pursuit of partnership goals, and where ego needs may be identified.

Mars in the Fourth House (or sign) brings out a sensitive, sensuous and emotional drive between you. You have a strong mutual energy for creating a shared environment, or possibly for real estate investment together, but it might be hard to see your partner’s point of view. You have a family-like concern for each other, but may not have the best sense of where to put your energy to create a mutual advantage or it may be difficult to get clear on priorities. In a romantic connection, family will be important, and the work of home-making. You will also likely spend a lot of your shared energy within the safety and privacy of your own space. You can appear timid with each other, but you both are actually quite strong and may be surprisingly determined when you act from an instinctual level rather than from your conscious will. Tension can arise between you if security needs are not being met, or if you disagree over family matters or turf issues. Your relationship benefits when you consciously find common ground and find ways to regularly let off steam. You also benefit from relaxing more and from diverting your inwardly turned energies outwardly toward the world around you.

Composite Mars in Virgo (or the sixth house) brings out a kind energy between you with a strong, shared drive for work and service. Together, you possess a tremendous desire to be helpful to others. You make a practical and hard-working duo with an ability to hit the nail on the head and complete tasks that you have set out for yourself. You may perhaps need to work through getting into conflicts over trifles at times. In a romantic context, you have a serious rather than a playful attitude toward shared activity. There may be a tendency for unsynchronized timing to arise between you, such when one wants to be served by the other unequally, but these difficulties can yield to a well-developed patience and a sense of humor. You may find greater fulfillment in your relationship when you take turns serving each other. It may prove helpful to you as a partnership to set your exacting sights on wider vistas. You benefit when you learn to see the forest as well as the trees, and to apply your tremendous capacity of effort in ever broader ways to serve others around you.

 

Composite Jupiter in Virgo (23° Vir 33′)

Composite Jupiter in the Fourth House

 

Jupiter in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will find mutual good fortune and faith in positive outcomes.

Jupiter in the Fourth House (or sign) magnifies the loving, kind and caring qualities within your relationship. Your connection with each other is likely to be friendly and sociable, generous and high-minded. You two have an instinct for nurturing others as well as yourselves, and find enjoyment, opportunity and growth in this type of tribal sharing. Together you may possess excellent executive abilities. You share an inherent spirituality, which is displayed not in philosophy, but in acts of love and kindness. You work well in partnership with the public, and attract material rewards without seeming to try for them. In a romantic relationship, you share a natural sense of security, and enjoy each other’s family and your own if you have one together. You will have good luck with finding and maintaining a joyful and beneficial home environment. You may find that you bring out the best part of each other’s relationship to your early conditioning. You may also find a sense of contentment in performing the simple chores around your shared environment. This relationship will undoubtedly help to expand the consciousness within each of you regarding your background and sense of security, and facilitates your shared exploration of the mystical and the marvelous side of life.

Composite Jupiter in Virgo (or the sixth house) gives a relationship that has an unusually optimistic outlook on everyday life, such as the mundane details of the daily workweek. You two are capable of enormous output when you get inspired, and approach the practical necessities of daily existence with a quiet joy and a gentle humility. Together you have a love of service to the greater good, whether that is a cause, a work environment or each other. Working as a team, you are an inspiration to your coworkers, although you may tend to get caught up in details at times. When you set your sights on a long-term goal, this placement will see you through to the end, as long as you remember to tend to your saplings step by step all along the way. In a romantic connection, your relationship grows through small increases, in a very practical and concerned way. It also grows through a regular emphasis on health and well being. Like finding the perfect fitness regime, you two do not need to go to extremes. You benefit when you can discover the balance between abundance and abstinence. Together you have the gift of being able to turn small advantages into success over time. You excel in the natural religion of the ordinary, and take a practical and responsible view of life.

 

Composite Saturn in Virgo (23° Vir 37′)

Composite Saturn in the Fourth House

 

Saturn in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will encounter limitations and build long-lasting success through trials of accomplishment.

Saturn in the Fourth House (or sign) symbolizes a blockage or a deepening and concentration between you regarding your sense of safety and security in your relationship and also your capacity to express feelings. One or both of you may seem to be rigid and unemotional to the other, and this behavior might stem from problems with the parental care and guidance received in your early years, so that these issues are up for healing. You may also feel limitations around the creation and maintenance of any shared space that you might establish. Security is very important to your relationship and may take the form of a joint striving for material rewards. The more that each of you can accept and integrate the personal and intimate world of your own and each other’s feelings, the more you will break through barriers of fear and isolation and experience true intimacy and love with each other. You are also quite likely to have a focus on your home environment. If you share a home or plan to, there will be a strong mutual interest in making it a good one, and also difficulties to overcome in this regard. You may put a tremendous amount of work into this project, but the eventual result creates a powerful bond between you. Another major lesson in this relationship is to more fully and deeply understand and value your partner’s true origins, as different as they may be from your own. This will bring about greater understanding and acceptance between you, and eventually build a sense of security within the relationship.

Composite Saturn in Virgo (or the sixth house) brings a deepening and concentration to your mental powers with each other and to the discriminative faculties of your relationship. You do not shrink from working hard together, and you inspire each other to put extra effort into completing a task you have set for yourselves. It may feel natural for one of you to work in a subordinate capacity. There also may be subconscious fears regarding self-worth that spur you on, and that may come up for healing between you. This is a great placement for a business partnership, or any relationship where hard work is required and long-term effort carefully applied. You both learn, over time, the importance of attending to each detail regarding your shared projects as well as to your shared emotional life. In a romantic connection, you two are good at handling minutiae together; but you may have to become aware of not getting lost in the inconsequential. You also may need to remember to let up on that discerning eye when it comes to paying attention to each other’s heart. There also may be strong focus on health issues in your partnership. Together, you are seriousminded and make an excellent working team, whether for personal matters or in contributing something to the larger world.

 

Composite Neptune in Libra (17° Lib 19′)

Composite Neptune in the Fifth House

 

Neptune in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will encounter idealization and nebulous spiritual feelings that will lead you to self-discovery.

Composite Neptune in Libra (or the seventh house) reveals a charming, generous and idealistic quality in your relationship. This partnership may bring out the softer side of each of you. You are likely to share a love of beauty and the arts, especially music and painting. You have an imaginative and visionary view of the world when together, and may suffer some degree of confusion regarding your place in it, perhaps retreating to a world of fantasy instead. You also may go out of your way to accommodate others without expecting anything in return. In a romantic context, you might need to take care that you don’t let others drain the energy that you require for yourselves, and for the relationship. You may each have karmic lessons to learn regarding marriage and partnership. You may dream of each other as the perfect partner, but find it challenging to actually ground that dream into the day to day workings of your life together. In fact, sometimes this placement marks a relationship that remains in a state of being almost but never quite committed. When you watch that you don’t sacrifice too much of yourself for the sake of the relationship you will be on your way to learning the lessons of this placement.

 

Composite Pluto in Leo (19° Leo 17′)

Composite Pluto in the Third House

 

Pluto in the composite chart reveals the area of your shared experience where you will encounter your mutual drive for power and which will be transformative for the relationship.

Pluto in the Third House (or sign) brings forth in your relationship a shared set of unusually clear and direct communication skills. You have the ability and the inclination as a partnership to influence others through verbal means, either spoken or written, and may be tempted to try this on each other as well. There may be a quality of compulsion to your desires for forceful communication, and you will learn much about yourselves both in relationship and individually as you explore the issues that arise in this area. In a romantic relationship, there can be verbal battles for the sake of the battle, and you benefit when you learn to look past the obvious and more deeply into yourselves, individually, as the ultimate source of the conflict. When you do, the realizations are powerful and may change your life forever from the inside out. The biggest danger occurs when one or the other of you resists the growth that is your evolutionary mandate with this placement. Continuing to inhabit stuck positions only escalates the conflict. On the other hand, stuffing your feelings down because you think that it serves the cause of harmony to do so may only build energy for the eventual explosion. You win when you can shift your focus out of so-called reasoning and into a more intuitive process that takes you inside yourselves to become better acquainted with the nature and quality of your compulsions, and your resistance. If your partner subscribes to a different spiritual system than you do, then it is very important to create a shared language that honors and connects your differing realities. Since you two also share the power of persuasion toward others, they will tend to trust your ideas and treat you as confidantes. You benefit as a partnership when you make sure that you use this power honestly and wisely.

Pluto in Leo (or the Fifth House) gives a relationship with an intense focus on discovering and creatively actualizing your overriding purpose for being in it. Your own self-expression or your understanding of who you are as an individual may be enhanced as a result. As a partnership you also may feel an intense desire to influence the minds and hearts of others around you. You may uncover an underlying drive or perhaps a compulsion for power that this relationship brings out, and if so, this issue is likely to become deeply transformed as a result of your connection with each other. In a romantic context, there is likely to be a strong sexual component to your relationship. You may want to examine your need for closeness more deeply, as there could be unconscious motivations, or cases where one partner is taking advantage of the other without realizing it. You benefit when you each allow yourselves to develop individuality without fear of loss. You also benefit when you can move away from looking for what you gain to allowing yourselves to give, both to each other and to others around you. Within the context of this relationship, you may also mutually express a desire to develop a larger awareness of the overall social conditions that surround you. You may project as a pairing a sense of “me-first” that can put people off or make them feel like they are being manipulated in some way. Transformation in this area is quite possible, resulting in a more positive expression of personal power, and better self-expression for each of you individually. As you express the more positive form of your joint creative energy, your relationship better serves both yourselves and society surrounding you.

 

Composite N Node in Virgo (19° Vir 08′)

Composite N Node in the Fourth House

 

Lunar North Node in the Fourth House (or sign). South Node in the tenth house or sign. This placement in a composite chart signifies that the relationship has a strong need for emotional security. Each of you may feel like you are special, a person of great achievements, and you may in the past even feel isolated in your singularity, as though in previous lifetimes you had spent a great deal of your energy on getting to the top. But as the refrain goes, “It’s lonely at the top” and your focus now as you relate to one another will be on getting a better sense of who you really are, at the level of your emotional roots. You will find that as you advance in your life, and especially in the context of this partnership, that your home life is increasingly important to you. Exploring the depths of your beings through meditation or some sort of transpersonal process work will also be extremely beneficial as you explore your deeper sides. Although as a partnership you may feel tempted to go out and achieve in the world of career and public life, for which you have a natural affinity, it is in the area of establishing a secure base of operations, and of nurturing your immediate community of friends and family that you find your greatest fulfillment, this time around.

Composite Lunar North Node in Virgo (or the sixth house). South Node in the twelfth house or sign. This placement in a composite chart indicates that within this relationship one or both of you feels a great desire to be of service to other people. There may be a sense that in the past, this partner remained relatively unfocused, perhaps was dreamy and paid little attention to detail. But this connection commends each of you to the here and now. Rather than drift in cosmic realms, in the context of this relationship your focus must shift to the details of daily life, in a constant effort to improve self, to serve self and other, and to remain alert to the myriad mundane details of life that do not leave much time for otherworldly pursuits. This is a difficult transition to make, but necessary if you are to fulfill your destiny, and to really explore to the depths your reason for being together. Other conditions may arise, such as illness on the part of one of you that will be a test of the other’s patience and commitment to service. As you work through these challenges, though, you come closer and closer to an understanding of how dealing with every-day issues really does connect you with the world of Spirit, in a quite different way, still operating at the core of your being.

 

Composite Eris in Aries (7° Ari 23′)

Composite Eris in the Eleventh House

 

This is the first trans-Pluto planet to be named, and was termed a “dwarf planet” along with, famously, Pluto. Eris was discovered in 2005 from plates going back to 2003, and was originally nicknamed Xena. In the way of popular myth replacing ancient, Eris is the only planet-type object that was temporarily named for a television drama heroine. The official designation dates from the fall of 2006, and taps once again into the pantheon of Olympian figures described by the Greeks and Romans. This planet, well beyond Pluto, has an orbital period of 556 years, and increases the size of the solar system to double the original diameter. So far as can be determined at this time, Eris represents the first of a series of astronomical objects to be named in the 21st century paralleling the discovery of Pluto in the 20th, Neptune in the 19th and Uranus in the18th.

The mythological Eris, goddess of Strife and Discord, was the sister of Mars, god of war, and willingly accompanied him into battle. She was also the cause of the Trojan War. Jealous of being left out of a wedding, she threw the golden apple of discord into the gathering. When the dust had settled, Paris had abducted Helen and the war was on. It is too early to make a definitive statement regarding all the meanings of this new planetary archetype, but some preliminary indications are as follows. Among the astrological meanings that can be attributed to Eris is one who struggles against injustice and oppression. She has her war-like and even bloodthirsty side, with the higher manifestation of defending the weak and standing up for oneself. Her placement and aspects to other planets correlate to the archetype of the underdog warrior, speaking truth to power, and with also a willingness to resort to violence if necessary. Many manifestations of this archetype exist in the present culture, and the discovery period is also coincident with the onset of the Iraq war. This archetype represents a dire motif of the struggle for survival that is inherent in the natural world, and in humankind also, and which represents once again, as with Pluto and Chiron, a darker side of our common humanity that must be acknowledged and faced in our time. Where she located in your chart, you have the capability to make a powerful and perhaps ruthless stand for yourself, and to battle against all odds.

The Eleventh House symbolizes goals and objectives, also friendships and membership in groups or associations. The work in society represented by the tenth house is released through the individual in the activities associated with the eleventh house. Planets in this house indicate how visions for the future and also group associations and friendships will operate in your life.

 

Composite Sedna in Aries (23° Ari 57′)

Composite Sedna in the Twelfth House

 

The Kuiper Belt object Sedna was discovered in November 2003 and officially named on March 15, 2004, although its status as another “dwarf planet,” like Eris, MakeMake and Haumea, has yet to be determined. It is comparable in size to Pluto, only slightly smaller, and when it is closest to the earth it is only about twice as far away from the Sun as Pluto, but its orbit is so eccentric that it can range to distances much farther out. The orbital period of Sedna is likely to be well over 10,000 years. This contrasts with 240 years for Pluto, slightly more for MakeMake and Haumea, and 556 years for Eris, making these far more amenable for astrological work.

The mythology of Sedna provides clues to its astrological meaning. In Inuit myth, Sedna was the daughter of a man who cared for her but who ultimately abandoned her. She was very beautiful, but remained unsatisfied with available suitors and her frustrated father then allowed his dog to mate with her, giving rise to the races of animals and men. Later he suffered remorse and the dog was drowned. She was then affianced to a handsome man who proved to be a nature god called “raven man” with no warm hearth to offer her and from whom she needed rescue. Her father first rescued her by kayak and then consigned her to the waves under attack from the raven man, who whipped the seas into froth with his power. The father even famously cut off her fingers to prevent her return to the boat, and her severed fingers became the creatures of the sea: seals, dolphins and whales. Although her children populated the earth, Sedna remained in anger on the bottom of the sea. The great distance and remoteness of the physical body of Sedna is reflected in the nature of her story and of the Inuit peoples themselves, who dwell so far from the comfort of the temperate zone. In this creation myth we see a theme of the natural world in contrast with the human, and of betrayal and abandonment especially of the feminine by the masculine. This may well inform the astrological symbolism of Sedna in natal charts as we better come to understand it.

The Twelfth House refers to the unconscious and to things beyond the physical plane. It is traditionally associated with confinement and self-undoing, and has been called the house of karma. Planets in this house indicate functions that are hidden from your conscious personality, and are expressed in terms of psychic faculty or self-sacrifice.

 

Composite MakeMake in Cancer (22° Can 41′)

Composite MakeMake in the Second House

 

This is the second new planet, or dwarf planet, or “plutoid,” to be officially named, after being referred to as “Easterbunny” for three years by its discoverer, Mike Brown. The official name refers to the creation god of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui. In size somewhat smaller than either Pluto or Eris, this planet follows a new 21st century tradition of naming some of these new planets from the traditions of indigenous peoples, rather than more classically from the Greco-Roman pantheon of gods and goddesses. The period of MakeMake is 310 years. Like Eris, MakeMake was discovered near the farthest point of its highly elliptical orbit, and incidentally in an exact inconjunct or 150-degree aspect from Eris within 2 minutes of a degree of longitude.

As the creation god of Rapa Nui, MakeMake symbolizes a connection with environmental sagacity that is entirely appropriate for the troubled earth times surrounding its discovery. This is because Rapa Nui is known as a society that denuded their isolated island environment entirely of trees before Europeans discovered what became known as Easter Island. Of course the island culture is also famous for the multitude of incredibly large stone heads that were carved and erected there. The myth involving their creation god includes a form of worship in which a Birdman was selected from tribal elders each year. Claimants would select a representative from the best of the young warriors, who would compete by climbing a large cliff and by swimming to a neighboring islet, a dangerous journey, wearing a headdress designed for the purpose of fetching the first bird egg of the season back with him to finish the race. Once his representative returned victorious, the selected Birdman would meditate in a hut for a year and bring the visions he encountered back to his culture. Taking this segment of ritual practice as an indication of this new planetary energy, we could speculate that the archetype associated with MakeMake involves delving down into the dark interior of the psyche in order to obtain a more passive and feminist form of received wisdom to be merged with the warrior male outer-oriented energy of the ego. This wisdom can only be found in the inner world, a world that is also represented by other astronomically similar bodies at the far edge of the Solar System. Where he is found in charts there can be found also the wisdom of the earth and the capacity for spiritual renewal.

The Second House symbolizes what the self has to work with materially: possessions, money, and physical resources. This house also represents your desires and values. Planets in the Second House operate in the field of material needs and also indicate what you value most highly.

 

Composite Haumea in Leo (22° Leo 05′)

Composite Haumea in the Third House

 

The third trans-Neptunian Object, or TNO, to be officially designated as a dwarf planet, after Eris and MakeMake, Haumea was discovered just after Christmas 2004 and nicknamed “Santa” by discoverer Mike Brown’s team before being named for the Hawaiian creation goddess. Its discovery was officially announced on July 29th, 2005, by his group. Haumea is different from other TNOs in that it is rocky, as befits a goddess of the earth, and rotating extremely rapidly – a revolution every 4 hours. As a result, its shape is elongated, like a small cigar. Haumea’s extreme elongation makes it unique among TNOs, with its greatest axis twice as long as its shortest. Its orbital period is 283 years. It was discovered when it was near to its farthest distance from the Sun, or its aphelion, as were MakeMake and Eris.

Creation goddess of the islands of Hawaii, Haumea was the source of many gods and goddesses as well as of the race of humankind. Pele, Hi’iaka, Namaka, Laka and many others were her offspring. Her skill at childbirth is recounted in countless stories. Children sprang from different parts of her body, Hi’iaka from her mouth and Namaka from her breasts. She rules over fertility and childbirth. She possessed a magic stick from the Makalei tree that would enable her to conjure up fish and other edibles, and therefore she is also associated with a never-failing food supply. She also has the power of eternal youth. With each birth she was destroyed and subsequently recreated herself. This choice of planetary archetype arising in these times would seem to support the environmental concerns of dwindling resources and the response of fecund creativity that gives forth abundance and life itself in response to deprivation. Research will provide a more fleshed-out understanding of this potency. It might develop that this planetary archetype comes to represent the power of life to triumph over adversity by drawing upon inner reserves of vigor and natural lore, the instinctual urge to survive at any cost. Where she is located in the chart will be a source of inner strength and protean flexibility.

The Third House symbolizes thinking and communication, also traditionally brothers and sisters, writings, short journeys. Your early environment is also represented by this house, as well as your powers of analysis and discrimination. Planets in this house indicate how you communicate and operate mentally.

  

Other Aspects

Composite Mercury in strong sextile

(within 1.4 degrees) with Uranus

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect between composite Mercury and Uranus brings to your relationship an unusual communication style and mental acuteness, with a unique ability to grasp new concepts. As a partnership you enjoy the exploration of new ways of thinking and being, and are visionary in your shared outlook, intellectually straying far beyond conventional attitudes. This relationship undoubtedly provides mental acuity, giving you an ability to think outside the box freely and grasp new concepts quickly. In general you exhibit a skill for innovation and a strong mental acuity that lends itself to clear and original expression, and work very effectively in the classroom and in the professional sector as well as within more personal connections. In the best of your productions, you can share your ideas with others in a way that inspires rather than overwhelms. You may also gravitate toward inspired realms of thought, finding that you go further together than you do alone. Whether your relationship is personal or professional in nature, others value your ability to get to the core of an issue and find workable solutions quickly. You often communicate in flashes of insight, and are able to see things from a holistic perspective. You benefit from bringing discipline and persistence to the practical realization of your shared visions, which ultimately serve both the relationship and the larger world that surrounds you.

 

Composite Mercury in strong square

(within 0.8 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect in your composite chart you may find that there is difficulty, and also great healing potential within your relationship, in the way that you express your ideas to each other. In the past, one or both of you may have had trauma in your background in connection with how you expressed yourself to your peers or siblings as a youngster. In the present, you may feel the residue of these painful early experiences, in terms of your ability to communicate effectively with those around you. It is likely that these same issues will come up in the context of this relationship for more conscious recognition and eventual healing. It may also be that you begin to detect painful and difficult circumstances in the communication between the two of you as you get to know each other more completely. Of course it is always important to acknowledge your own feelings and possible wounding and reactivity first and foremost, rather than simply playing the “blame game” with each other. As you start to work things out, you begin to gain more conscious understanding of the ways in which you have been traumatized, and also unconsciously hurt others, in the past and on going. When you begin the process of transforming your painful experiences in this regard into clear pictures with greater acceptance less emotion attached to them, you’ll discover the potential healing energy in your communication within the partnership, and for the way that you connect with others around you as well.

 

Composite Mars in strong conjunction

(within 0.1 degrees) with Jupiter

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction between composite Mars and Jupiter gives your relationship an optimistically energetic edge. As a team you have abundant vigor and the ability to accomplish great things together. This relationship comes with a full tank of rocket fuel. You come together as a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, and you are likely to experience good luck with the material side of life. You have the capability to direct this energy into a variety of channels, such as sports, travel, politics, religious activities, or some wholly other creative enterprise, and of course, in a romantic relationship, sex. Your partnership has an expansive and can-do attitude that goes a long way toward achieving your shared mission, and allows you to get the best out of your joint circumstances. You benefit when you temper this combustion with a bit of carefully directed control. Just be sure to surround yourselves with everything you need to channel this explosive combination of energies, and then the sky is literally the limit.

 

Composite Mars in strong conjunction

(within 0.2 degrees) with Saturn

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

With this aspect between composite Mars and Saturn, your relationship has a responsible, centered and hard-working quality that also might be experienced as a blockage of activity. When it comes to energy output, you may find that this relationship takes on the quality of the steady tortoise rather than the speedy hare and inches forward with a single-minded focus toward a shared goal, indicated by its house placement. You may discover that shared activity becomes more difficult for the two of you together than for either one of you in isolation, although getting things done can also be a major focus of the partnership. Together, you possess a strong desire for freedom of expression that does not easily find its realization, although you likely maintain focus and intent and know just how to pace yourselves. You may share a desire but become inhibited in the process of acting on it or know exactly what the job takes, but stumble in trying to demonstrate that knowledge. As frustrating and even despairing as this placement can be, when you can summon the strength of purpose to work through these difficulties you gain in strength and courage, and over time may gain a better foundation for action. It benefits you to be tolerant with the range of feelings that arise between you in this process, making room for shyness, stiffness, or a desire to control or lash out. As you support each other to cultivate both courage and compassion, you have the potential to overcome your mutual fear of self-expression and come to a more loving understanding of yourselves and each other

 

Composite Mars in strong sextile

(within 0.8 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Jupiter in strong conjunction

(within 0.1 degrees) with Saturn

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

With this placement, your relationship reflects a quality that is quietly ambitious, with an open, yet grounded sense about you that impresses other people. As a partnership, you may find that you encounter situations that call for a serious and conscientious response. Together, you blend the Saturnian sense of responsibility and strong morality together with the socially active expansiveness that typifies Jupiter. In business, you make an excellent managing team, with a strong drive to achieve success and a talent for working with the public. As a partnership you also are likely to take care with money and promote a strong work ethic. Whether your relationship is personal or professional, when natural leadership and optimism comes together with practical and sound judgment, you a become a powerful force for the evolution of society.

 

Composite Jupiter in strong sextile

(within 0.9 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Saturn in strong sextile

(within 0.9 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Neptune in strong sextile

(within 2.0 degrees) with Pluto

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect between composite Neptune and Pluto is a generational aspect that many of your contemporaries will share, and indicates a relationship that is very attuned into the collective, both in its conscious and more unconscious aspects. You share a subtle intuition and unusually clear insight into others. Because the influence of the unconscious is especially strong in your relationship, it benefits you both to connect with your deepest, highest selves in order to be happy. You are part of a dawning awareness that we that cannot help but be part of creating a new paradigm for life on planet earth. You function at your best together when you are in service to the world, helping increase awareness of interconnectedness and oneness.

 

Composite Chiron in strong trine

(within 0.5 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Sedna in strong square

(within 1.3 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Sedna in strong trine

(within 1.9 degrees) with Haumea

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite Sun in inconjunct

(within 0.6 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Sun in semi-square

(within 0.9 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Moon in trine

(within 5.7 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Moon in trine

(within 9.0 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mercury in inconjunct

(within 1.3 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mercury in sesquiquadrate

(within 0.2 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mercury in semi-square

(within 1.0 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Venus in opposition

(within 4.7 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Venus in quintile

(within 2.0 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mars in quintile

(within 1.3 degrees) with Uranus

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect between composite Mars and Uranus brings to your relationship an unconventional eccentricity, with an original and eclectic mindset and a keen intuition. If you keep your eyes open, really try to learn what makes your partner tick, and accept what you see, you can make the most of unconventional attitudes and bold behavior. Change and variety excite you both, and your mutability and urge for constant breakthrough may be a strong bonding point in this relationship.

 

Composite Mars in conjunction

(within 4.3 degrees) with North Node

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mars in inconjunct

(within 0.5 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Jupiter in quintile

(within 1.5 degrees) with Uranus

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This combination brings a socially conscious, optimistic and intuitive quality to your relationship, and you two share a gift of bringing new and innovative ideas out into the world, an into groups in particular. You have a strong sense of optimism and possess high ideals. You are inventive and original, and are able inspire people to embrace new ways of thinking they might not otherwise be open to. You like to explore new horizons, either real or imagined, and do not value security on a personal level as much as you do an ever-expanding sense of freedom.

 

Composite Jupiter in conjunction

(within 4.4 degrees) with North Node

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

 

Composite Jupiter in inconjunct

(within 0.4 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Saturn in quintile

(within 1.5 degrees) with Uranus

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect gives a practical, future-oriented relationship that places a high value on truth. You two are likely to rebel against conformity, especially if you sense it lacks integrity. You share a strong imagination and good conceptual level. When you function at your best you have the capability to bring a concrete and real-world practicality to the intangible and visionary Uranian energy. It benefits you to move away from knee-jerk reactions either for or against established authority toward establishing your own personal authority, in your own way, in order to make your shared brilliant visionary impulses available to society at large.

 

Composite Saturn in conjunction

(within 4.5 degrees) with North Node

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

 

Composite Saturn in inconjunct

(within 0.3 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Uranus in inconjunct

(within 2.2 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

With this aspect in your composite chart your relationship has a strong spiritual connection with it’s own unique brand of philosophical outlook. As a partnership, you are likely to be prone to sudden insights and departures from consensus thinking. One or both of you probably has an unusual combination of personality traits in which you are very unconventional yet also somewhat unsure of yourself in your very departure from the rest of society, so that you may surprisingly show flashes of a conservative side. You are likely to have brilliant and refreshingly unconventional minds, and this combination of personality traits may have drawn you to each other in the first place. Now you can form a conspiracy of two that defeats the pressure to conform that constantly comes at you from the surrounding social setting. In this way, and with this very important support for each other, your relationship can be extraordinarily healing for you both, especially in the area of your own uncertainties regarding your resistance to the straight and narrow. You have a creative perspective that allows you to go far in pursuing your own unique brand of spirituality.

 

Composite Uranus in square

(within 2.7 degrees) with Eris

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Eris are not currently supported.

 

Composite Neptune in septile

(within 0.9 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms.

With this aspect in your composite chart you have in your relationship a strong spiritual connection and an almost psychic sympathy with each other, based on your own experiences in these sensitive areas. One or both of you may be extremely sensitive to the energy of others, and vicariously experience their pain, or allow yourself to be overly influenced by their opinion of you. If so, there is a way that this relationship will be an important steppingstone for both of the partners in this regard. There may also be issues to work through regarding too much idealism or self-sacrifice by one of you. Once you have begun to work through these difficulties and establish a better sense of where you each stand vis a vis the remainder of society, the two of you are capable of tremendous spiritual powers. Together you may build bridges from this world to the visionary other, exhibiting great poetic or musical talent or the empathy of the born healer. Having come through a painful examination of your own psyche you are able to see more clearly and compassionately into the minds of others around you as well.

 

Composite Neptune in square

(within 5.4 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Neptune in sextile

(within 4.8 degrees) with Haumea

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite Pluto in semi-sextile

(within 0.2 degrees) with North Node

 

The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

 

Composite Pluto in trine

(within 4.7 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Pluto in conjunction

(within 2.8 degrees) with Haumea

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite Chiron in sesquiquadrate

(within 1.1 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Chiron in sesquiquadrate

(within 0.2 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite N Node in trine

(within 5.5 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

 

Composite N Node in bi-quintile

(within 1.2 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite N Node in sextile

(within 3.6 degrees) with MakeMake

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with MakeMake are not currently supported.

 

Composite Eris in sesquiquadrate

(within 0.3 degrees) with Haumea

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite MakeMake in semi-sextile

(within 0.6 degrees) with Haumea

 

The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite Moon in weak square

(within 9.6 degrees) with Haumea

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Haumea are not currently supported.

 

Composite Mercury in weak opposition

(within 8.1 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

With this aspect between composite Mercury and the Midheaven, your relationship has a strong mental focus with the potential for heady conversation. You undoubtedly have a strong communication orientation in your relationship, and likely converse on many topics together. In a romantic relationship you may feel the need to balance your head with your heart. The excellent communication that you share will compensate for many difficulties, but a strong emotional basis must also an important component of your shared connection. As a team you have a terrific ability to reach out verbally to the world outside your partnership, either in spoken or written form, with a restless curiosity that touches on many subjects. You may enter into a joint writing project or encourage others to do the same. Leavening your wit and wisdom with an emotional depth and sharing it in that way with society around you gives you the best of both worlds.

 

Composite Venus in weak square

(within 7.5 degrees) with Uranus

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between composite Venus and Uranus brings to your relationship an eccentric and unconventional method of relating to each other, with a unique ability to come together in new ways. In a romantic context, you will likely explore, experiment, and explore some more. You just won’t be able to put what you have into any kind of box. You may act unpredictably at times, making it hard for you and others to feel stable and comfortable around your relationship. You may have difficulty in settling down into the nuts and bolts of partnership with each other. You two are likely to be enthusiastic socially and to love the stimulation and excitement of new contacts . In a romantic relationship you may have to allow for the possibility of other connections rather than attempting a traditional one-on-one approach. Your potential with each other is also quite variable, making it hard to know exactly where this relationship is headed. You benefit from attempting to bring a steady and consistent focus to your many interests and activities together, and when you allow space for your shared need for freedom.

 

Composite Uranus in weak square

(within 7.2 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between composite Uranus and Neptune, your relationship tends to be future oriented and idealistic with a strong awareness of collective energies. This relationship is likely to test your idealism. Together, you may experience periods of disillusionment, or a shared need to back up your faith with fact. You are likely to be fascinated with mysticism and the occult, and may wish to make these more accessible to the world. Together, you may feel some sense of confinement or restriction in the freedom to be who you want to be, and this very restriction is likely to shape the character and path of your relationship. The two of you have a high awareness of collective energies and you may feel a strong pull to be of service to humanity. As you put your social ideals to the test and learn from the mistakes of the past, you can provide a gift not only to yourselves but to the larger world around you as well.

 

Composite Neptune in weak opposition

(within 6.6 degrees) with Sedna

 

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

 

Interpreted natal aspects with Sedna are not currently supported.

 

Composite Chiron in weak square

(within 7.2 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between composite Chiron and the Midheaven brings to your relationship a sense of your own woundedness and also a great potential for healing these wounds as you continue to work through them together. With this placement, there are likely to be issues from early childhood that may be triggered in the context of this relationship, perhaps around exerting personal will versus knuckling under to authority. If so, the evolutionary intent of bringing up these facets of the long-dead past is for moving through them and the eventual healing of these issues in your lives. When conflicts arise you benefit when you are able to look quietly and closely into your underlying motivations, rather than either attempting to ignore the pain that might be coming up for you or to put the blame on your partner for triggering your own reactivity. As a partnership you might also be called to a sense of mission around healing these types of problems in the lives of others.

 

Glossary

Ascendant

The point in the sky of the Eastern horizon. In the chart, the Ascendant is represented by the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart which crosses between the Twelfth and First Houses. The sign on the Ascendant is also referred to as the Rising Sign.

 

Aspects

When the relative positions of two planets in the horoscope form a significant angle with each other, they are said to be in aspect with one another. The type and quality of the aspect is determined by the number of degrees between the two planets and is only considered significant if it is within a narrow range of degrees, or orb. A list of the most commonly used aspects is given below.

 

Conjunction: 0 degrees
Opposition: 180 degrees
Square: 90 degrees
Sextile: 60 degrees
Trine: 120 degrees
Inconjunct: 150 degrees

Chart Comparison

An astrological technique in which the planets of two individuals are shown in a bi-wheel chart, one within the other. This allows the inter-aspects between the two charts to be examined.

 

Composite Chart

An astrological technique in which the midpoints of two individuals’ planetary positions are used to create a third chart, the composite chart, which is then interpreted as the chart of the relationship itself as an independent entity.

 

Horoscope

Originally horoscope referred to the astrological chart itself, but is now popularly used to refer to the description of how current planetary positions are affecting you personally, as in ‘your monthly horoscope.’

 

Midheaven

The point in the sky directly overhead relative to the position on Earth. In the chart, the Midheaven is represented by the vertical line at the top of the chart between the Ninth and Tenth Houses.

 

Natal

From Latin, meaning of or pertaining to birth; therefore your birth chart, or planetary positions at birth.

 

Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes are the two points where the Moon’s orbital path crosses the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun). Symbolically they represent talents and life path, or destiny.

 

Planets

In astrology, the word planets is used to describe astrologically significant points in the sky which includes the Sun and Moon, as well as many objects that are not currently astronomically defined as planets such as Chiron and Pluto.

 

Transits

Aspects formed between the current positions of the planets and the positions of your natal planets at the time and place you were born.