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rahu 07-02-2009 06:57 PM

Relationship astrology
An initial question about composite midpoints is how one can make a midpoint of midpoints(midpoint composite). Midpoints are a mathametical abstraction ,hence furthur mathematical abstractions(composite midpoints) should be valid.
Ebertin long ago researched double midpoints though he did not elaborate on these . Some contest that midpoints themselves are not real and hence peripheral at best to chart interpretation. But this criteria of reality also cannot explain the mechanism of astrology as a whole.Astrology is interpretation of symbols, why hold that midpoints must be real,when Astrology itself does not mean this criterion for validity.

The key to composite midpoints is to select those that form a structure in the composite.With so many midpoints, one can be easily confused about which are integral to the chart and which are not.
The composite aspects set basic structure of the relationship. Midpoints mathematically bear the imprint of the basic aspects and usually the nature of the basic aspects and midponts reflect each other. But not always, and in most composites the emotional triggers are often more clearly seen in midpoints than the aspects. But not always.

The composite aspect builds a picture of the relationship. So selecting which midpoints to investigate depends on the contour of the composite chart.
Who the inquirers are ,the number nature of the relationship and even the numbers in the composite ,all must be considered when choosing midpoints.
This is the most efficient manner by which to proceed without considering every midpoint and aspect.

An example is a composite of a male/female relationship.
This composite usually implies that a structured relationship is being considered.Hence one should focus on venus,sun,moon,jupiter,juno and mars.
My prejudice is that spontaneous afffection is necessary for a romantic involvement to blossom.Of course if the composite was of a business partnership, then a different group of planets would be investigated first.

Along with the above mentioned planets ,one would also calculate the midpoints because even without harmonious aspects with the composite planets, conjunctions with midpoints can shows affection and other qualities.
Trines ,conjunctions,oppositions and sextiles of the above group of planets usually point to a successful relationship.But not always.
These are the most stable forms for relationship but emphasis on squares and oppositions can also manifest successful relationships, though squares can be difficult.
Spontaneous affection is usually show by venus/mars,venus/sun,venus/moon,venus/jupiter conjunctions or any of these midpoints conjunct to one of the planets listed. Squares and oppositions also show spontaneous affection but the intensity and reliabilty are more difficult to sustain in a positive direction.Other planets can be involved in positive manifestations but for brevity in the discussion I highlighted the least problematic planets.

The planets and aspects that cause the most problems to committed relationships are saturn,chiron,pluto and mars.
Uranus can add either idealism or chaos and instability. but the former planet, when maleficly aspected are clear detriments to the relationship.

Saturn,chiron, and pluto square each other or their midpoints square the sun,moon,venus,mars or jupiter can be deal breakers.Usually these planets bring such selfishness and insensitivity that the relationship can not sustain itself,even with benefic trines and sextiles of the lights.

Uranus square to saturn,jupiter or the sun usually leads to a breakup and instability for various reasons.
The moon/saturn when conjunct can be very favorable of the duration of the relarionship but it is not discriminating and can keep either a good or bad relationship together.The semisquare and sesquiquadrate also function in a destructive manner but their effects can be ameliorated through intimacy much more easily than the squares.

Once one begins to see the nature of the relationship,one can investigate midpoints which would reinforce ones' ideas.

Neptune and its midpoints with the conscious planets give a indice to the fidelity or rather lack of fidelity in a chart.Neptune is very diffficult to pin down because it can show exalted spiritual connections in a chart or the same aspect can show deception and infidelity. Here is where one's initial impression of the chart comes into play.With trines and sextiles neptune would more likely show compassion and truth in the relationship rather than deception, but not always. More than with any other planet, the moral quality of the individual's chart is helpful to understand neptune's composite influence.If there were squares between the saturn then this selfishness would indicate that Neptune was functioning in a deceptive manner.
Neptune square to saturn is usually a deal breaker as it shows that hidden issues and attitudes are pervasive in the relationship.This 95% of the time shows overt deception,but it can also show cultural or religious differences or an age difference,usually the male being much older.This square can also show a very creative or spiritual side but the chart would need to reflect aspects of harmony and love.

Todd "Rahu" Neimann

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lillyjgc 07-03-2009 12:24 PM

Relationship astrology
When we compare two natal charts and the aspects they make to one another,we are looking at the *Synastry* between the two individuals. This will shed light on the areas where there is easy harmony and the areas where there may be conflicts.
The word synastry is made of the Greek prefix syn, meaning 'a bringing together' and astron, meaning 'star'.

The descendant in the horoscope is the sign opposite the ascendant. The Ruler of this sign rules the 7th house. The seventh house is the house of relationships and therefore it is the area of primary focus in a study of synastry. This house, opposite the first (matters of the self), relates to the other people with whom you enter close association. Indeed, the sign on the cusp of the 7th house is the personality type with whom you are most comfortable and best suited.

According to traditional teachings, there are two elements respectively that fit well together, while the other combinations are more difficult. Fire and air are considered to be masculine elements that are related to each other and harmonize well, as do the feminine elements of earth and water.
In doing a comparison, first notice whether your companion has a predominance of planets in one of the elements. (More than four planets in one element would constitute a predominance. ) A predominance of planets in one element tells you what that person brings to the relationship, for example:
A person with a predominance of Fire signs brings an action oriented energy to the relationship.
A person with a predominance of Earth signs introduces a stabilizing influence on the relationship.
A person with a predominance of Air signs elevates the relationship to an intellectual level.
A person with a predominance of Water signs will confer on the relationship, deep emotional actions and reactions.

In general, people are more likely to be compatible with each other when their natal planets fall into compatible elements.
Further information can be obtained by weighing up the gender of signs:
Masculine: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius (all the Fire and Air signs)
Feminine: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces (all the Earth and Water signs)

Composite Charts:
A composite chart is a chart that is composed of the planetary midpoints of two or more horoscopes. For example, if one person's Venus is posited at 15 degrees Aries and the other at 15 degrees Libra, the midpoint of both parties Venus will be at 15 degrees Cancer. This is then known as the Composite Venus. All planets are followed through in this manner, as well as the Ascendant and this provides a whole new chart for a relationship. It gives an overview of the relationship rather than each person's involvement in it.
Practitioners of astrology commonly construct a composite chart when two people meet and form a relationship.

How to set up the Chart
A composite chart is composed by taking the midpoints of the combination of the two people’s corresponding planets. That sounds complex, but it’s not. For an example, each sign of the zodiac is composed of 30 degrees, and they continue on with each succeeding sign of the zodiac. So for the purposes of a composite chart you take the whole numbers of the signs and add them up.
Aries is 0-29, Taurus is 30-59, Gemini is 60-89, Cancer is 90-119, Leo is 120-149, Virgo is 150-179, Libra is 180-209, Scorpio is 210-239, Sagittarius is 240-269, Capricorn is 270-299, Aquarius is 300-329, and Pisces is 330-359.

For example, if your Sun is at 16 degrees of Aries your Sun number is 16 degrees. If your partner, friend, co-worker, next door neighbor or high school art teacher’s Sun is at Sagittarius of 12 degrees, that translates into a mathematical number of 252 degrees. Add the two of them together, 16 + 252 = 268 and divide by 2, which equals 134. That means that the midpoint of your Sun and the Sun of the person you are in a relationship with is at 14 degrees of Leo. That is the Sun of the composite relationship chart you share, and it is the placement of the Sun for your composite analysis.

You can do the same for all the planets: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, and the North Node. You can do it for your combined Ascendants (if you have the time of birth for each of you), and for the Midheaven, the Tenth House.
Once you calculate all the above, you have a very detailed chart of the relationship you share with the person in question.

A composite report does not take into consideration the individuals involved but rather analyzes the relationship itself. This report averages the information from each of the charts and creates a new and separate entity that is the chart of the relationship itself. In a composite chart the idea is that the relationship is greater than (or at least not the same as) the sum of its parts. Individuals who have a "perfect" synastry comparison may not have an easy composite chart and the reverse is also true.

The Davison chart is a chart drawn from actual terrestrial coordinates midway between you and your partner's places of birth, and an actual date and time midway between your birth dates and times.
So if you were born January 1 and your partner on Dec. 1, of the same year, the chart is drawn for June 1 (or whatever the exact date would be). And if you were born in New York, and your partner in Florida, the chart is drawn for a spot located somewhere around Maryland (or wherever the exact midway location would be).

Horary questions can also be cast in regard to *Relationship questions*.
Here Deborah Houlding demonstrates how to go about this:


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