What's a Synastry Chart?
The Astrology of Love & Relationships! 💞
A Synastry Chart is a combination of two individual birth charts that make it possible to visualize and analyze the interplay of houses and planets between two people. It works mostly on compatible or incompatible elements, modes and most importantly, the aspects that these elements and modes create together.
Of course, we also need to know what the planet symbolizes to understand what we are talking about – for example, our Venus element and mode talks about our basic love nature - if our Venus’s are compatible, we show love in similar ways and can fulfil each other’s basic desires needs, if not, it can be a bit tougher.
There are the aspects we have:
Trine: when two planets are in the same element. This is a really good, easy relationship, where things feel natural and easy but we may take it for granted. For example, my Venus is in Pisces, and yours is in Cancer. Lovely! Your love languages (Venus) are the same!
Conjunction: this is when a planet is in the same element, mode and sign. Conjunctions are every powerful and can be overwhelming like a mirror.
Sextile: This is when two planets are in compatible elements. They get along well – for example, my Sun is in Taurus (earth) and yours is in Pisces (water. We can get along well when it comes to our basic personalities (which is what the Sun is all about).
Square: when planets are in two different modes. Squares are tough and challenges you to grow together but don’t get along easily. For example, my Mars is in Aquarius, and yours is in Scorpio. We will clash when it comes to our goals, which is what Mars symbolizes.
Opposition: this is when planets are in the same mode but compatible elements. So, it’s a tense relationship, but one that has loads of potential for attraction, because we find balance and compromise here. For example, my Moon is in Sagittarius (mutable fire) and yours is in Gemini (mutable air). Even if we are same mode, we can get along. Opposites attract!
Does Synastry Define Your Relationship?
Not at all! Synastry can help to shine a light on certain uses, such as how you deal with your domestic life (Moon), your sexual drive (Mars), or how you communicate (Mercury).
But it’s really your choice as to what you do with it. You can either choose to work on your relationship, or not. Some off the best relationships have the worst synastry – and the most growth!
Create yours and find out what the stars say about you and your loved one! 💕
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