A long time ago people began wondering about the impact of the stars and planets on their lives.
They noticed how the Sun and the Moon influence life on earth as well as their individual lives, and they started collecting these experiences and information of this influence in a study which they named astrology – the study of the stars and their influence.
It is safe to say that astrology was much more valued in earlier times than it is today. Today, almost anyone knows their Zodiac sign and a couple of facts about it, but not many people know astrology’s true value and reach.
Many people don’t believe in its accuracy or doubt its validity completely. This is sad, because they are missing out on the benefits it could offer.
This is an indispensable tool to determine someone’s character, or evaluate the compatibility of two people in relationship. It can also be used to determine outcomes of situations and predict future events, and many other things.
The first step the astrologer does is making a birth chart. This is a chart of the sky in a moment of someone’s birth or some other moment. Then he analyzes the positions of the planets in that chart placed in signs and houses of the chart, as well as their aspects. This is basic analysis.
The planets in signs reveal the person’s character; this is especially true about the personal planets, like the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. These placements reveal the person’s preferences, interests, beliefs, attitude, focus, appearance, etc.
Generational planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, tend to have more influence on generations of people and Society in general.
The positions of planets in the houses of the birth chart reveal the areas where the person is most likely to put their focus. These placements also point out to possible events the person might experience during their life.
The aspects also have great significance in astrology analysis because they reveal personal traits, preferences, and likely events the person might experience. They are precise angles formed between planets; they can be major and minor.
There is tolerance of a small deviation from the exact angle, which differs depending on the aspect.
For major aspects the deviation is wider (up to 8-10 degrees) and for minor aspects it is only 1 degree. The strongest aspects are the exact ones.
Major aspects are used always in astrology analysis. They are the conjunction, sextiles, opposition, trine, and square. Minor aspects are used by some astrologers but usually when they are exact.
Both these types of aspects can have harmonious or inharmonious nature, which depends on the aspect and the planets forming it.
Aspects with harmonious nature create balance and opportunities for progress. These aspects allow planets to freely express their best nature and energy.
Inharmonious aspects are different, and they block the energy of the planets, inspiring them to express the worst in their nature.
The opposition aspect is a major aspect with challenging nature. This aspect is formed when there is 180 distance between two or more planets. It is a difficult aspect because it blocks the energy of the planets involved preventing them to express it simultaneously.
Astrology is able to analyze relationship potential and the possibility of two people being in a stable and harmonious relationship. This might seem impossible to many, but astrology has proven its reliability and accuracy in this area.
In most cases, these analyses are very precise and give important information.
For analyzing partnerships between people and their lasting potential, astrology uses a special technique called synastry.
Synastry analyses the birth charts of two people and it compares their birth charts to determine the aspects between them and the positions of their planets in the other partner’s chart.
It is important to analyze the individual charts of two people to determine facts about their personalities and their preferences in relationships. The comparison between their natal charts show their basic compatibility and reveals whether their relationship is likely to be lasting.
The planets of one person placed in the natal chart of the other show the areas of life where this person will probably influence the person who owns this natal chart.
The aspects their planets are making are important for the understanding of the dynamics of their relationship. They show how well these two people get along.
For example, if there’s a predominance of harmonious aspects between their charts, this is a likely sign that these two are compatible and share similar interests.
They will most likely be interested in maintaining their relationship, making compromises, and being tolerant to each other’s differences.
If the aspects are mostly challenging, the partners will most likely experience conflicts and disagreements in this relationship. This is usually an indication of lack of compatibility between two people.
They don’t have tolerance for the differences in their characters and rather choose to criticize one another than acknowledge this fact and accept it as something normal.
When there is lack of significant aspects between two charts, that is usually a sign of lack of interest and compatibility between two people. This relationship often doesn’t start at all.
Jupiter – Basic Traits
Jupiter is a big-sized planet; it is in fact the biggest in our Solar system. Jupiter lacks solid surface; its name origins from the ancient Roman god of sky. Jupiter was the biggest divinity for the ancient Romans and was considered king among gods.
The planet Jupiter is considered the luckiest planet since antiquity. When Jupiter is prominently placed in the natal chart, it brings the person some wonderful opportunities for success and accomplishments.
This planet brings good luck and removes blockages and difficulties from the person’s path to achievement.
This planet is the ruler of abundance and wealth and those with a well-placed Jupiter usually don’t have any problems acquiring them.
They usually don’t have any issues with their finances and are financially secured. People with a fortunate Jupiter in their natal chart are considered lucky and accomplish their goals with ease.
When Jupiter is making challenging aspects in the natal chart, this is usually not a big reason for worries.
Jupiter in most cases doesn’t bring catastrophic events in people’s lives although in some situations it can. The worst impact related to Jupiter is in the field of finances and financial security.
When Jupiter has challenging aspects it could lead the person to overspending, risky investments, and jeopardizing their finances, causing bankruptcy as the worst possible outcome.
Jupiter is the ruler of hedonism, luxury, pleasures, and all kinds of life joys. These people love having money, but they also enjoy spending it and when it is afflicted, they might be prone to spend beyond their means.
Jupiter also rules foreigners, foreign cultures, traveling, distant travels, overindulging, growth, expansion, increase, exaggeration, optimism, money, open-mindedness, universities, professors, higher education, spirituality, religion, etc.
Neptune – Basic Traits
Neptune is a freezing planet, considered the second coldest in the Solar system, with Uranus being the coldest one.
Neptune is mainly made of rocks and ice, and its composition is helium and hydrogen. The name derives from a mythology figure, the god of the sea in ancient Roman times.
Neptune the planet is also the ruler of sea, water and all things related to water.
Neptune is also the ruler of confusion, illusions, deceptions, lies, addictions, nervous disorders and illness, isolation, scandals, psychics, psychic gifts, magic, magicians, laziness, art, artists, manipulation, etc.
When Neptune is afflicted, it is usually the cause of confusion and chaos. People with afflicted Neptune often possess its negative traits; they might be prone to disillusioning themselves, or might be prone to deceiving others, lies, manipulation, and other kinds of dishonest behavior.
These people can also be prone to different kinds of addictions which they use as means to escape from their current reality and things that bother them.
Events of Neptune nature usually happen when transits and/or progressions trigger natal Neptune.
People who are influenced by this planet tend to sense its influence stronger than others. People who have Neptune as their ruling planet might be very sensitive and emotional, with a sense for art and often great artistic skills.
If Neptune is making challenging aspects with other planets, they might possess a confused nature and be very disorganized.
They often lack focus and can be prone to isolating themselves from people. They can be prone to addictions, manipulations, lies, and/or criminal behavior.
Because Neptune rules religion and religious figures these people might also be very religious. Some of these people possess psychic gifts and have a strong intuition which guides them through life. Many are interested in secret knowledge and practice it.
Because Neptune is a generational planet, it initiates global transformations usually in the fields ruled by the sign Neptune is currently transiting.
Jupiter opposite Neptune Synastry
Jupiter and Neptune have some similarities; the most important is their co-rulership of the sign Pisces. Both these planets rule distant places and foreign cultures, although Neptune adds a bit of secrecy to everything. They are also rulers of religion and religious authorities.
When these two planets make the opposition aspect in synastry this is not a good sign but it usually doesn’t have devastating effects on the relationship. Both these planets are generational and have much more impact on people as part of the Society than as individuals.
However, the Jupiter opposite Neptune aspect can have a negative impact on the relationship, and it all depends on the state of these planets in the natal chart.
If either of them is afflicted, there might be some religious issues and conflicts between the partners. In some cases, the main issue might be the difference in their religious beliefs.
Especially if Neptune is afflicted this might indicate Jupiter getting disappointed by Neptune’s dishonesty, lies and attempts of manipulation.
Neptune might try to drag Jupiter in some negative behavior, etc.
If Jupiter is affected, he might influence Neptune into taking unnecessary financial risks and jeopardizing their financial safety.
Jupiter opposite Neptune aspect in synastry is a challenging one, but usually doesn’t have significant effect on the relationship.
It might cause disappointments and the partners negatively influencing one another.