Hi thanks for your response this is quite helpful. However i already use the additional tables and mid-point composites. i'll try to explain more clearly, i'm not great with descriptions.To start with it's best to look at the individual needs of each persons chart and how they relate and what they are looking for. Astro.com does have an option composite + natal midpoint method (2) which I find helpful. If you choose to post the synastry bi wheel from astro could you please select the 2nd synastry option as it will put the houses and degrees onto the wheel which is far better for us to evaluate matters....
If you post the synastry chart and realise it doesn’t show the degrees (which we need to look at) you can find the degrees and other information in a separate PDF on the synastry page of astro.com. Look for the link "View the additional tables (PDF)" and click on it to see the additional information. Reading a synastry chart is mainly about reading the aspects between the planets in the two charts. So once you find the PDF, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look in the synastry grid that is there. Unfortunately, you can only see/read these and not save/upload. That’s why I like to see both natal’s and composite. This grid (in my opinion) has too many minor aspects and the orbs are quite wide. I like to use + - max 3’
When looking at a woman’s chart the type of man she would look for is her sun sign and mars traits, plus 7th house planets and house cusp ruler and where that ruler was deposited.
When looking at a mans chart for the type of woman he would look for is his venus and moon sign and then 7th house planets and house cusp ruler and where that ruler was deposited.
Although synastry is a valuable tool with astrology it cannot 'make things happen' even if you have the best synastry in the world unfortunately..
If you want to research more into synastry try here
Hi thanks for your response this is quite helpful. However i already use the additional tables and mid-point composites. i'll try to explain more clearly, i'm not great with descriptions.
so this link: http://www.cafeastrology.com/synastry.html shows a scoring system for synastry aspects which i have totalled up as far as possible using the aspects from the astro.com tables. However the additional tables section for the synastry bi-wheel doesnt show any aspects for the IC, decendant and midpoint etc.
If you look at the scoring list i've posted it rates aspects such as 'Sun hard aspect (conjunct, semi-square, square, opposition) Sun/Moon midpoint' as high scoring (4 points) and 'Sun conjunct Descendant' (also 4 points). The additional tables show the aspects to the Ascendant and Midhaven but nothing else. My query is is there anyway to work out which planets aspect this? e.g. how can i find out if my friends sun conjuncts her husbands decendant, or if it has a hard aspect to his midpoint?
i've read quite a lot on forums etc about 'his sun conjuncts my midpoint' etc but i just dont know where to find this information.
i really hope this makes more sense, i feel confused just reading it.... and pretty stupid. i know im probably over complicating a simple thing but i'm clueless where to go.
How important is it to include Chiron, Lilith and Juno?
I look at these two, though I give less weight to the composite. I know people with decent synastry and terrible composites in successful long-term relationships -like my parents. But it is interesting and some things about it could be true so it's worth a look. Sometimes I find themes repeated between the synastry and the composite which cant be accidental.Astro has many choices for partner charts. Which of these are important?
Composite chart midpoint