Which method do u think is most reliable... synastry, composite, davison ?

waybread

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Re: composite chart, to tim

An interesting problem, gaer!

In synastry, my Mercury in Aquarius squares my husband's Mercury in Scorpio (2 degrees orb). Natally we both have Mercury conjunct Venus. In our midpoint composite chart, we have the sun conjunct Mercury and Venus, which is usually a good indicator of good communication.

I would say we have a mix of both the square and the sun/venus/mercury conjunction in our marriage, which is why I like to look at both synastry and the composite chart. As individuals, we sometimes know what the other person is going to say before s/he says it, yet we constantly debate various issues. Normally this doesn't get heated: we just enjoy the challenge (square) of talking about politics, the economy, &c.

The big issue, however, is that my Mercury natally is opposed by my moon; and my husband's Mercury is part of a T-square (even a grand cross if a wide orb is allowed.) Well, catch one of us on a bad day, and it is easy to reactivate his T-square or my opposition. So I think it is important to look at both charts individually, to get a sense of what two people are like on their own.

As a couple, however, most days we get along fine.
 

gaer

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Re: midpoint theory, to gaer

wilsontc said:
gaer,

You said:


First, a small correction: I think you meant to say, "Sun/MERCURY in Aquarius".
Thanks Tim, I just found the mistakes (I think) and corrected them. :)

Editing,

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gaer

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Re: composite chart, to tim

waybread said:
An interesting problem, gaer!

In synastry, my Mercury in Aquarius squares my husband's Mercury in Scorpio (2 degrees orb). Natally we both have Mercury conjunct Venus. In our midpoint composite chart, we have the sun conjunct Mercury and Venus, which is usually a good indicator of good communication.
My question about midpoints (any of them) always comes down to the fact that the aspect between planets that are used to be computed for midpoints is not considered. This is also true for points, and a composite AC seems a strange thing.

Having said that, because I do so *little* work with composite charts, I don't know for sure that all people use ascendants and houses are used.

If they are, my wife and I have composite Gemini AC. Using the same logic as a before, since I am Virgo AC and she is Pisces AC, the result is the same as if were Leo AC and she were Aries AC. The midpoint is still Gemini. So I guess my problem is that I don't understand what that composite would mean.
The big issue, however, is that my Mercury natally is opposed by my moon; and my husband's Mercury is part of a T-square (even a grand cross if a wide orb is allowed.) Well, catch one of us on a bad day, and it is easy to reactivate his T-square or my opposition. So I think it is important to look at both charts individually, to get a sense of what two people are like on their own.

As a couple, however, most days we get along fine.
Looking at our composite Mercury, it's in Leo, and that makes no connection to anything I can think of. But worse, in the chart, it makes no major aspect to anything. In synasty we have very good Mercury aspects, looking both ways. If I look at the composite as representing our relationship as felt by us, it makes *some* sense, though it still seems far-fetched. If it is looked at as what people see when they observe or experience us together, it's just weird. :)
 

wilsontc

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composites are weird, to gaer

gaer,

You said:
gaer said:
If I look at the composite...as what people see when they observe or experience us together, it's just weird.

Composites ARE "weird". And the challenge of them is learning a way to "step outside yourself" and see your own relationships as an OUTsider. Now that's just plain weird! :D

Weirdly,

Tim
 
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