No one knows how astrology first came to existence, although some archaeological discoveries suggest that, even during prehistoric times, humans were well aware of the importance of sky observation and recording the phenomena related to planetary motion.
Some markings found on mammoth bones correspond to Moon phases.
Such discoveries prove how fascinated early humans were by the skies above, while, at the same time, aware of the connection our world, the earthly one, has with that incredible, sparkling realm.
They would look up at the skies and use stars and constellations as a navigation map. Later on, people have started naming celestial objects and their groups.
Equating planets, stars and constellations with mysterious divine forces, such as deities, brought us closer to the vastness of the ineffable space.
By naming them, people have also personified many of the hardly explicable celestial and natural phenomena. Pagan cultures would associate earthly phenomena with influence of some god, living in another, otherworldly realm.
All this has to do with heavens, planets and our universe. Sunsets and sunrises, dawn and dusk, earthly seasons and all else make a wonderful circle of overall existence of which we are but a part. However, we must be an important part.
The earliest astrological data, similar to what we today call astrology, could be traced back into ancient civilizations.
Ancient Babylonians invented the first horoscope, according to discoveries. Mesopotamian cultures were greatly interested in astrological-astronomical observations and very efficient.
However, astrology has been developing in other civilizations. Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese and Hindu astrological systems are precious and definitely worth of mentioning.
Probably all civilizations and cultures on Earth have had at least some form of astrology. It seems that we have been looking into stars since ever.
Modern Western astrology is fairly systematized and associated with old Persia, in the first place. It is pretty popular nowadays, although there have been periods of its quieter existence.
Astrology of Relations
One of the most interesting parts of astrology is that of relations, namely, synastry. This is a very popular type of astrological reading.
Today, you could get a proper reading in an online correspondence with astrologers, but you could also get some basics in only few clicks. Astrology is easily accessible to everyone.
However, it is considered alternative and a pseudo science; it has been strictly divided from astronomy in the seventeenth century, during the Age of Reason.
Nevertheless, many would turn to it in order to find answers to questions official science cannot offer. Relationship astrology is not a modern phenomenon.
Since ever, people have been curious about their destiny and future regarding romance; sometimes for practical reasons, other times out of pure romantic curiosity, or both.
Synastry report could possibly give some precious answers. What is it and how it works? Is it reliable? Could synastry predict your love life?
Well, synastry report is a comparison of natal charts; in case of the most common romantic compatibility report, it is a comparison of two lovers’ natal charts (or those of potential partners).
Synastry compares these charts and looks into astrological contacts between them, that is, contacts between their planets.
Such contacts create specific vibrations and energy that reflect on the relationship in real life.
This means that synastry rather describes the nature of your relationship in astrological terms.
It could point out the most critical elements of your relationships, as well as the most favorable aspects of that connection. It gives you a deep insight into it.
Synastry is a complex and intriguing field of astrology. It cannot predict the exact course of the development of one romantic relationship, but it could definitely improve it. How so?
If you know yourself and your partner better, you will have a better insight into how compatible you two are. This is what synastry reading offers.
Synastry and Astrological Aspects
Contacts we have mentioned are called astrological aspects.
Aspects are angles formed between planets; they could be seen in each natal chart alone.
In synastry, aspects relate to angles between planets from both charts.
There can be five major aspects in your synastry, of which some are heavy and others easy.
This means that in some aspects, the energetic flow between planets is unrestricted, cooperative, so to say, and overall pleasant.
In heavy aspects, the energy gets tense, conflicting and troublesome, but it is not necessarily negative.
The overall combination of aspects is what makes the relationship dynamic and unique.
Conjunction Aspect and Synastry
The five major aspects are the conjunction, the trine, the sextile, the square and the opposition.
Trines and sextiles are flowing, squares and oppositions are challenging, while the conjunction is a tricky one; it could be both.
Conjunctions are the strongest of aspects, because, in this one, energies of both planets are equally intensified.
The energies conjoin and work together, but the conjunction could manifest with both challenging and flowing qualities.
It depends on the planets that form it, and the overall effect of one conjunction over the relationship would depend on the whole complexity of the synastry.
Jupiter in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Mighty Jupiter is associated with ancient god Zeus from Greek mythology, called Jupiter in Roman tradition.
He was the supreme god of sky and the earth, associated with thunders, lightning and rain.
Jupiter was praised by ancient peoples and considered a just and wise god, the ruler of all other deities. Jupiter came to power after overthrowing his father Saturn.
Jupiter, as an astrological planet, falls under the category of social planets. In Jupiter, soul rules over the matter.
This is a lucky, fortunate planet, usually considered the most beneficial of all planets in horoscope.
This benevolent giant represents our faith, our optimism, fortune and luck and, above all else, the expansion and the expansiveness.
Jupiter is associated with religion, philosophy, gurus and teachers, wisdom, high education and knowledge, also with distant lands, travels and foreigners.
This planet also has to do with high ranks in social circles and generally with high places and concrete possibilities to gain material wealth.
Jupiter is a true benefic and also the planet of mercy, generosity and justice.
Uranus in Mythology and astrology – Planets in Synastry
Distant and airy Uranus is something different, though also a planet characterized by peculiar type of openness Uranus is the planet of rebellion and change, the planet of new ideas, inventions and inventiveness and a whole, planet of visionary people and of geniuses.
Uranus is in this moment, looking boldly into future.
This is a transcendental planet, usually considered not to have particularly strong influence in natal charts, unless it forms some specific aspects.
Uranus in synastry is associated with instability, since it always strives for freedom and does not want to be leashed and caged.
Uranus’ rebellious nature could play significant role in synastry, even though this is not a personal planet.
Jupiter Conjunct Uranus – Wings of Destiny
This could be a wonderful aspect. Jupiter conjunct Uranus gives your relationship wings of mutually shared freedom!
Of course, the nature of this connection would greatly depend on your individual natal charts, personalities and tendencies.
However, this is an aspect full of insuring ideas, optimism and originality. Jupiter conjunct Uranus is a relationship between two people who inspire one another.
This could bring you really wonderful moments together. For example, you could set sails and travel across the globe, seizing the moment in its best.
This is a contact of two personalities willing to discover more and learn more.
Wise Jupiter could offer truly amazing base for Uranus’ original ideas while Uranus’ originality could greatly inspire Jupiter’s’ expansiveness.
Too much freedom could also bring some potential risks. If your freedoms, that is, your concepts of freedom are different, there could be lack of mutual understanding and also lack of reliance.
This kind of aspect could make you distant from one another very quickly.
It is unlikely there would be any drama, but your different points of view would simply make your intimate closeness fades away and you become strangers.
Jupiter Conjunct Uranus – Inspiring Excitement
Since initially your vast charismas and your openness, optimism and general positivity would greatly inspire one another, which is probably what attracted you to one another in the first place, there is a risk of disappointment when things cool down a bit.
You cannot expect of your partner to be the cause of your excitement all the time.
There will be times when either Jupiter or Uranus partner would probably lose some of their élan and feel a bit down.
There is a risk that the other one gets disappointed because now their partner cannot respond to their thirst for inspiration and motivation.
Lower your expectations, in terms of such kind of inspiration.
Be a bit more realistic and more ‘earthly’ bound to your lover.