What do you know about astrology? You are certainly familiar with terms of horoscope and zodiac signs. Most of people equate these and take their ruling, that is, their Sun sign as their whole horoscope.
Well, the Sun sign tells about your personality, but only to a certain point. It is a generalized view. Your ruling zodiac sign is just one element of your natal chart.
Astrology goes beyond one’s Sun sign and analyzes the complexity of natal charts. This branch of astrology is, in fact, called natal astrology, it is a base of synastry, and other compatibility analyzes. We will be talking about it later on. What is this astrology, anyway? What kind of science is that?
Astrology is not a science in modern world. Astrology was not a science the way astronomy is, for instance. Curiously enough, centuries before our age, astronomy and astrology were treated together.
Once the Enlightenment revolution took place, astrology was put aside as unreliable and not scientific enough.
Nevertheless, astrology has survived rationalization of the human world and it is still widely practiced. Moreover, it seems that this modern age presents with at least some subtle tendencies towards mixing science and alternative practices into one, once again. Modern astrology is, by all means, popular and easily accessible.
You could easily get your natal chart report, in a matter of seconds. Of course, you could consult an astrologer in person or get in direct conversation via internet. There are numerous options.
The thing that is very interesting regarding this online astrology phenomenon is its popularity. It indicates people probably trust astrological prognoses more than we think.
Astrology itself is very, very old. This ancient ‘starry science’, as it names literally means this (the ‘science of the stars’), has probably been there since prehistoric times.
Well, this proto astrology was not systematic not would anyone take it as astrology, but it indicates humans have been aware of the mysterious connection between our world the universe ever since.
The oldest astrological systems possibly originate from antique civilizations, those of Mesopotamia and else. Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans…all of them praised and practiced astrology. Ancient astrological systems have also developed in China, Japan, India and elsewhere. We could say astrology is something primal, archetypical to all humans.
Natal Astrology and Romantic Compatibility
Natal astrology is the key to understand romantic astrological compatibility. Natal astrology deals with personalized astrological prognosis.
According to this ancient science of the stars, macrocosm reflects in the microcosm. In other words, the universe reflects in human beings; as above, so below. Planets of the Solar system affect our earthly lives.
At the time you were born, planets were distributed over the sky, in a specific way. Of course, other people have been born at the same time and some of them in the same place as you.
However, each of your lives has been different. How so? It is because this planetary pattern graphically displayed in an astrological chart – natal chart – presents with potentials, not exactly predictions.
This means that each person will develop those in a different way.
Why would this be so important for compatibility and for synastry report reading?
Each synastry is a comparative study of natal charts. In case of romantic compatibility, the astrologer would take lovers’ charts and compare them, according to astrological methodology and principles. Before doing so, each chart would be analyzed separately.
The astrologer interprets each natal chart, in order to see what kind of people were involved.
Those could be lovers, married couples, potential partners and else. In any case, synastry would tell about the nature of a relationship. The astrologer would analyze each chart, focusing on specific elements relate to compatibility.
Romantic Compatibility and Synastry Report
Synastry is, as we have said, a comparative study of natal charts. In case of romantic compatibility, this comparison will be focused on elements that constitute a romantic connection, in the first place.
Synastry would carefully analyze contacts between planets from both charts and also take into consideration each chart as an individual complex.
Synastry would show weaknesses and advantages of one relationship. It could tell you about the best points in your connection and show you the worst. It could all be of much use, because it helps you better to understand one another.
Synastry does not guarantee your relationship would flourish or fail; it informs you about your potentials as a couple.
Some people would ask for a synastry reading, because they fail to understand why certain aspects of their relationship just would not work. It could help them realize where the problem was and thus help in resolving the tension.
Others would ask for a report regarding someone they were in love with, in order to see if that person could be someone to start dating for serious.
Synastry Report and Astrological Aspects
The most important element of any synastry report are, of course, astrological aspects.
Astrological aspects are specific type of contacts between Solar system planets, presented in a natal chart or between natal charts. In case of synastry, the astrologer compares charts and thus comes to aspects.
Each aspect presents with specific energy and has specific potential.
Aspects could be heavy or easy. Heavy aspects are often regarded as challenging aspects, as they would provoke arguments, conflicts, troubles and tensions, but could also act as stimulant agents and actually move you, make you actively engaged with the relationship.
Easy aspects allow free energy flow between yours and your partner’s planets.
In any case, aspects would define your relationship to some point. Do not get discouraged upon seeing negative aspects, because, in fact, they do not have to be necessarily bad.
A good combo of both flowing and challenging aspects could actually make a relationship balanced, while still dynamic and active.
Let us see into the heaviest of aspects, the opposition.
Opposition Aspect in Synastry
Opposition is often regarded as the most troublesome of all aspects. Well, the very term opposition says much. The energies were opposed, but that is something natural.
As probably the most intriguing figure of English Romantic literature and art, William Blake, aptly put, ‘opposition is true friendship’. Without it, there was no dynamics.
People are wrong to think that synastry report presenting with disharmonious aspects, such as oppositions and squares, were doomed to failure.
Of course, there are cases in which planets of troublesome energies get involved with the opposition and have no third part that could soften the bad influence. Mars opposition Pluto belongs to those more troublesome ones.
The point is that each opposition is something that would challenge a relationship; its result would depend on other factors. Surely, the opposition would make complicated situations.
If there were no troubles of the sort at all, your relationship would probably be too dull and non-dynamic.
Mars in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Mars is, by all means, one of the fiercest and the fieriest astrological planet. The red planet, also known as the ‘bloody planet’, is associated with Mars or Ares in Greek, the ancient deity of war, bloodshed and combat.
Mars was not adored by Greeks, as he was by Romans. Mars was the god of warfare, weapons, battles, military et cetera.
This planet is associated with attributes to the god Mars. It represents raw, animalistic nature of a human and the raw masculine principle. Mars is associated with carnal desires, with everything tangible, with passion and lust, as well.
It represents potency, impulsiveness, strength. Mars represents combatant spirit, rivalry, competitiveness. Mars, in one word, strives for victory.
Mars is a conqueror, a chaser and a fighter. In astrology, this planet is a malefic, it could bring both destruction and positive activity, depending on its position, and of aspects it creates.
Mars plays especially important role in synastry. Mars and Venus are planet related to seduction, carnal attraction, passion, desire, all of which constitutive parts of one relationship.
Pluto in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Pluto is a distant transcendental planet, but one with great power. Pluto’s powers are much different from those of Mars; they were undercover, deep and mysterious. Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio, but Mars also rules the same one. Pluto is a higher octave of Mars.
We say this, because it indicates strongly that both these planets have to do with might and power.
Pluto is associated with gods of the underworld, Pluto in Rome, Hades in Greece, which explains why he was not very popular amongst the ancient peoples.
However, he was not an evil god, but somber, dark, serious, powerful and just, even merciful.
Pluto was also associated with abundance, often depicted carrying a horn of abundance. Pluto was the one who decides on peoples’ deaths; he would show mercy to people who lead a good life and vice versa.
In synastry, Pluto has to do with deep bonds, with obsession and possession, with transformation and deep influences. Pluto in ‘negative’ aspects could be particularly difficult to deal with.
It is often associated with personal projections that affect the partner and the relationship as a whole. Mars opposite Pluto sounds challenging. Let us find out more about it.
Mars Opposite Pluto Synastry – One to Rule Them All
This connection definitely suggests power struggles; both represent power, both are strong, both could be mighty and each insists on its own position of power.
Mars and Pluto could be seen as embodiments of two different kinds of power, Power with the capital P. Mars is direct, raw, carnal, aggressive, fierce, very straightforward and impulsive.
Pluto is a ruler from shadows, one who knows how to manipulate; one who imposes transformation and one who feels the incredible desire to move the strings according to their own taste.
Pluto could be a master of manipulation; Pluto has to possess. Pluto is a great provocateur, especially to fiery Mars.
Resistance, wrought, anger and resentment inevitably mark this connection. Not particularly promising, huh?
Mars Opposite Pluto Synastry – Domination Struggles
In this connection, partners fight for the ruling position, as if this was not a romantic relationship. They may be incredibly attracted to one another, especially in a physical sense, but, at the same time, they annoy one another.
Pluto provokes Mars on a purpose, needing a challenge, which, in the first place, Mars’ own energy inspires in them.
Mars, impulsive and quick-tempered would hook up immediately and engage in this relationship war. This relationship would definitely be difficult to maintain, if there was no third softening part and other favorable aspects.
This power opposition is possible to overcome, but it requires hell of a patience, which is not always possible and which would depend on individual natal charts.
The element of domination is here in focus. The only way to make this thing work is to realize that you do not have to dominate your partner in order to boost your ego; this applies more to the Pluto partner, although Mars should also restrain their desire for direct dominance.
Pluto is hard to get, Mars is fierce and aggressive and difficult to subdue.
This relationship would work if you two were patient and if you manage to make yourselves believe that you do not have to rule over your partner and that you should not, in fact.
The problem is that each believes exactly the other way around, each in their own manner.
You have far less power over the other one than you believe or than you would like to believe you have.