Synastry & Relationship Astrology:
Synastry is the art of relationship astrology. It is a fascinating and illuminating study of how individuals interact with one another.
Each individual is born with a personal birth chart, which is a map of the heavens for the moment they took their first breath. Some might say the birth chart has the effect of stamping, or imprinting, the energies of the planets and signs on an individual. Each and every one of us has all 10 planets and luminaries in our charts, but their positions by sign, house, and aspect are individual to each. When we interact with others, the individual energies of our natal charts form special relationships with their individual energies. The resulting interplay is as complex and unique as our own personalities.
Many of us are familiar with the study of Sun Sign Compatibility. Some will ask, for example, "Does a Leo get along with a Scorpio?" While these comparisons have some value, they are very general. Many other factors are involved when evaluating the compatibility of two people.
Although synastry is complex, we can turn to some especially useful methods of studying relationships that will help shed light on our interactions. Cafe Astrology contains plenty of information that will help students of astrology to understand their relationships:
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Need help finding out the sign of your (or someone else's) planets? See our article, How to Obtain Your Natal Chart.
See also: Venus Sign Tables
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