Our destiny has been written in the stars, astrologers would say.
Well, modern astrology would have to add something new to older astrological conceptions that suggest we are but marionettes in the hands of destiny and that out fate is completely decided in some mysterious ancient past.
Our destiny may have been written in the stars, but not as a set of rules.
Astrology could tell us all about our potentials, if would only ask for it. Many are wrong to think that astrology represents some kind of predictions, a divination. Well, it is not exactly so.
Astrology, the ancient ‘science of the stars’, could give us more interesting and more valuable information than strict predictions.
We will come to that. Let us first learn a bit more on astrology itself. Astrology was as old as some early humans were, perhaps.
Some prehistoric evidences suggest our ancestors would mark phases of the Moon onto mammoth bones, which is quite a discovery. It implies that early humans were well aware of the connection between the Moon and the Earth.
Nomadic tribes would use stars for navigation and, later on, people would start naming constellations and particular celestial bodies. This made humans closer and more intimate with that incredibly mysterious and vast realm out there.
Adding names and personifications made us closer to the world of cosmos, so to say.
Prehistoric evidences suggest there was some kind of proto astrology, which is for certain. No one could tell when did astrology as we know it actually occur for the first time. The oldest horoscope is dated into Babylon.
Astrological science was fairly popular amongst nations of the old world. It was popular and treated equally with astronomy until the age of the enlightenment.
In the seventeenth century, the adherents of the pure rational view on the world would discard astrology as too unreliable and transcendental to be considered an actual science.
Since that time, astronomy and astrology have been considered completely different and remained separated. Astrology was quiet until the twentieth century.
Throughout all the millennia, this mysterious science of the stars has survived. Today, astrology is popular around the world, although not taken seriously by everyone. In any case, astrology could come up with answers official sciences cannot.
Let us see into it in more detail. We will be talking about natal astrology, synastry and aspects in synastry.
Synastry and Natal Astrology
Since we are about to present one particular aspect in synastry, it would be useful to know what is synastry and what, in fact, precedes it.
Natal astrology is the base of synastry analyses, since synastry basically compares individual natal charts. Hence, the importance of natal charts as a factor in synastry.
Natal charts are important, not only because they constitute a synastry report, but because each would have a special additional effect upon it. Natal chart represent individual astrological destinies. How so?
Well, according to astrology, macrocosm reflects in the microcosm, that of a human being. That is your destiny written in the stars.
A natal chart is a graphic presentation of such a destiny. It is a diagram that represents planets of the Solar system, distributed over certain fields, matching zodiac signs et cetera.
To a common observer, this chart looks intriguing, yet enigmatic. To an astrologer, it is a treasury of information. He or she reads your destiny and personality from such a chart.
The chart is based upon your time, place and date of birth, which determine the planetary distribution.
Long ago, it was believed that it represents how things have to be; in modern day, this chart is a source of valuable and precious insights and guidelines.
In other words, what the chart says is not entirely immutable, to the point that all seen in a chart is a potential, not something fixed.
The bases of those potentials, the type of potential, these things are, indeed, determined, just as you cannot change the position of planets in your chart. The complex of such a chart makes you a unique personality.
Synastry and Romantic Compatibility
Why was this so important to explain, when our subject here is not natal astrology, but that of relations. Well, romantic compatibility, as seen and interpreted through synastry is based upon natal charts.
Synastry is a comparison of two lovers’ charts, in this case. This means that the astrologer would first analyze each chart alone.
He or she would do so, in order to see what kind of personalities were involved with a relationship (or potential one).
There would be a focus on specific themes, such as that of the commitment, compassion, empathy, protectiveness, possessiveness, tendency towards long or short connections, those towards marriage and family and so on.
All this is of vital importance for the overall relationship. Synastry represents the interplay of planetary energies between two charts; however, each chart would play its own solitary role in the combination.
Compatibility depends on each individual’s astrological development and growth, just as on the interplay between their charts alone.
Synastry and Astrological Aspects
Speaking of which, we have to introduce you to the astrological aspects. Astrological aspects are important in all sorts of astrological readings.
In synastry, they play the most important role, since they represent contacts between two charts; planetary contacts.
Aspects would define the nature of a relationship.
Aspects could be positive or negative, in a very simplified and not entirely correct division. It would be better to say that some aspects were challenging and the others flowing.
Each aspect contributes to a relationship in its peculiar way. Easy aspects attract one partner to another, inspire love, tolerance, and understanding.
Heavy ones lead to misunderstandings, to conflicts and tension, though it is not always a negative phenomenon. They could be of much use and actually maintain a relationship balanced and harmonious.
There is an aspect that could play both roles and it is the conjunction, the aspect in which planets match places.
Conjunctions in Synastry
Conjunctions are aspects in which planets are very close to one another or completely matching places.
This is the reason for energy in a conjunction to become very intense and powerful. Indeed, the conjunction is the strongest aspect.
Its nature, however, could become both flowing and challenging, because both energies are strong.
Energies in conjunctions are conjoined, so the overall nature of one conjunction depends on natures of the planets involved.
However, the impact of one conjunction over the relationship would also greatly depend on individual charts and other aspects.
Its manifestation will be strong, by all means, but its nature is dependable on other factors.
Conjunctions are generally binding aspects, since energies do not fight amongst themselves, but they become even more intense.
It could be particularly tricky, if they were, for instance, in different signs. It could also happen that planets cannot distinguish their own energy from that of the other one, being both powerful.
Mercury in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Hermes or Mercury was the messenger of gods in ancient pantheons of Greece and Rome.
He was believed to be the most clever and agile of all the gods, usually portrayed as a lovely and athletic young man, wearing a winged helmet and winged sandals.
Mercury was associated with merchants and travelers, tricksters and thieves, as well.
In astrology, Mercury represents communication and information, expressiveness in every single sense. It is associated with our logic and our practical mind, being the planet closest to the Sun, which represents our reason.
Mercury is associated with learning, with everyday experience and learning, our cleverness and the sharpness of our mind.
In synastry, this planet could play a significant role, being the planet of communication.
Mercury stands for exchange of information; for example, it would affect the way partners express their emotional self in a relationship.
If Mercury forms favorable aspects, it would greatly contribute to mutual understanding, in different senses.
Uranus in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Uranus, the first ruler of the sky, according to ancient mythologies, represents rebellion, new order, a vision of tomorrow.
This planet represents everything here and now, but it is some sort of a futuristic herald. This planet represents sudden events, sudden changes, and ingenious discoveries, just as catastrophic events, both natural and human induced.
Uranus is one of the transcendental planets, so its influence is usually associated with a bigger picture.
However, if its forms some strong aspects with personal planets or aspects that are for any other reason powerful, its influence would not be insignificant.
It represents individualistic nature, eccentric tendencies, independence and rebelliousness.
One might only imagine what impact such attributes would have over a relationship. The position and aspects would greatly affect the exact role of Uranus in a relationship.
It is, indeed, associated with instability and it contrasts the idea of commitments. However, it could also represent a binding mutually sharing vision or else.
Mercury Conjunct Uranus Synastry – Lively and Exciting
The connection between these two lively planets would lead to a lively relationship, if they were conjunct. This connection is full of engaging conversations about unusual themes!
Uranus’ visionary views and somewhat eccentric attitude would only inspire curious and enthusiastic Mercury, while, on the other hand, Mercury would definitely help Uranus to put their brilliant ideas into words.
Uranus is more open to unique, original and unexplored, by its nature, while Mercury is always open to gather some new information. This would end up great for both of you.
Partners with such an aspect are curious about the world and their characteristics are complementary, in this regard. Mercury has a lot of practical experience, while Uranus has visions and original ideas.
One of the most engaging fields would possibly be spiritualism or/and scientific themes.
This connection in itself has not much to do with physical attraction and romantic passions of the sort, but it could be a binding agent that would greatly contribute to it.
It could even inspire you to experiment. It could precede physical attraction or come just along with it.