Why do we love the things we love? Why are we drawn to certain people, celebrities, artists we’ve never met? Why are some months draining and others full of abundance?
Anyone semi-interested in astrology understands that our personalities, energies and world views are shaped by the planets and their specific alignment during our births…and these alignments guide us throughout our lives (the people we’re attracted to, careers we choose, etc)
In order to get the most out of your natal chart, it helps to understand the different terms that will guide certain certain phenomenas that will happen in your life.
Synastry, unlike Composite or Davison, works even if you don’t personally know someone. An artist with their sun falling in your 10th house is still likely to be of greater inspiration and/or motivation to you, even if you’ve never met them in person.
Progressed synastry is very real and it’s often found in people who have the time of their lives together for a certain time and then, all of a sudden, fall out again. It can also trigger the start of a relationship between two people.
In the Elizabethan world view, the law of “As Above so Below” predominated and people often attributed certain events to certain formation changes amongst the stars, thus making some astrological patterns common knowledge that was usually just accepted as true. In Shakespeare’s days, astrology was quite important to most people and most believed it to for sure have an effect on one’s fortune, luck, and the like.
Chiron in 3rd in synastry can make one person heal the other with their words on a significant level, yet also leave deep wounds with their words to the same extent to which they could heal. Mercury/Chiron conjunctions can do this as well, although there may be a more impatient yet also more active, desiring side to it.
In a natal chart, on the other hand, Chiron in 3rd or tightly conjunct mercury can denote to a person who is able to heal, or hurt, depending on their choice, people significantly with their words.
Sometimes a relationship itself is more attractive to us, or impacts us more, than the other person with which we have said relationship. In such cases one’s natal chart usually makes more significant aspects to the composite than to the other person’s natal chart. Alas, the Composite-Natal Synastry is more powerful than the Natal-Natal Synastry.
Composites aren’t usually as badly affected by “malefic” transits as a Natal Chart would be. That is because a relationship doesn’t have the consciousness to perceive occurrences as bad and thus try to fight them, something that an individual tends to do. The fighting of such troublesome transits usually only makes matter worse due to the resistance to let happen what needs to happen.
Still, an individual involved in the relationship may experience a composite transit in a radically different way than the other person, especially when important natal configurations are also activated, which can lead to influence and certain actions occuring from said native’s side.
Elemental deficiency does NOT mean the function associated with the element is missing in someone: Someone with absent/deficient water, for example, is not unable to experience emotions or be emotional, but rather the expression of feelings and the way they are handled is very chaotic, unrefined, and uncontrolled, making it more awkard and, in many cases, immature.
When a fire Mars aspects Uranus – especially in a tight conjunction or hard aspect – it makes the native struggle more with tolerating frustrations.
Transits reflect how the world impacts us whereas progression show an inner shift/internal change. Thus, transits’ influences are much more external and often caused from the outside world, while progressions’ influences are much more internal and often come from within.
A lot of the time, when we have a mature Sun, the rest of our chart – and thus our life and self – gets easier to handle too. When we have a mature Sun, we feel as if we aren’t being thrown and pushed around by the world anymore, offering a greater sense of control and confidence in the self which makes other things seem easier too.
When we aren’t aware of an aspect operating on/within us, we tend to project it on the outer world in which we then encounter it through people and experiences.
A Mars-Saturn Opposition can make a native very hard-working and ambitious, but also extremely uncompromising and resentful when not getting their way.