Astrology is an ancient (pseudo) science that studies the starry sky and planetary movement and its influence over the life of humans.
No one could say for certain when have people started to use stars as their beautiful celestial map, but we could assume that our much older ancestors would use stars and constellations for navigation, for the purposes of their nomadic lifestyle and hunt.
Later on, people have started giving names to constellations, making the navigation easier, turning it into a practical scheme that, at the same time, had another effect. It made us feel closer to nature and to heavens above.
Astrology is commonly associated with Babylonians. It was later introduced to Greece, then to Rome and it spread over Europe.
In older days, it was the one with astronomy; astrology and astronomy were the same discipline. In modern time, they are divided. Astronomy is an exact science, while astrology falls under the category of pseudo science. Its status is debatable; many would claim it lacks consistence and evidence and methodical approach.
However, astrology features characteristics of other sciences. It certainly does have methodology, principles, knowledge et cetera. Regardless of its status, it has been very popular all around. The interest in astrology was revived in the second half of the twentieth century.
Today, astrology is virtually accessible to anyone, that is, astrological interpretations are easy to get.
With World Wide Web and countess websites, one could get their astrological reading at any time, in a matter of few clicks. You could get a brief report or buy an extensive one; you could also consult astrologers online.
With so much option, no wonder people are being suspicious about the authenticity of reports and actual value of a reading.
It seems, however, that the interest into transcendental has been gaining more attention in the latest decades, within the western world. Perhaps the time has come for another direction, a more holistic approach to things.
Science and transcendence have always been at odds. Nevertheless, they sometimes present with strangely similar foundlings.
The Power of Synastry
Astrology is still quite popular; it has survived millenniums of human history and it is still widely practiced.
One of the most popular areas of astrological studies is comparative astrology, astrology of the relationships. It is the most commonly asked for type of astrological readings nowadays, but it is not a modern phenomenon.
In older days, people would consult astrologers regarding their destiny and future; specifically, about their marriage possibilities, mostly for practical reasons, but also for the sake of love and romantic feelings alone. Could astrology really predict such things? Well, not exactly.
Many who are against astrology and who consider it nonsense would simply think of it as trickery and fraud or a fortunetellers’ practice, at best. Astrology is not exactly divination in that sense.
It could reveal some of the major events in a person’s life, but it does not straightforwardly predict things. It tells about potential events and situations, rather.
Let us return to comparative astrology, synastry. Synastry is a comparison of two charts, a study of two natal charts compared to one another. Another type of relationship analyzes is a composite chart, which represents two charts merged into one.
Synastry does not merge charts, but compares them. It analyzes the connection point by pint and reveals the potential of the relationship overall.
Therefore, synastry will not tell you that you should marry someone or not or anything like that. It could help you better understand the connection and the relationship. Synastry offers valuable insights into romantic relationships.
It could reveal the areas of your mutual life that do not work fine and help you see why not. It would also reveal the happy meeting points.
Astrological Aspects in Synastry
Astrological aspects would play a key role in any synastry analysis. Astrological aspects are contacts between planets.
They could be seen in each natal chart; one’s natal chart presents with a unique combination of aspects that determine one’s personality and destiny, to some point. Aspects could also be observed between two charts, when compared.
Planets from one chart would make aspects with those from another. These contacts are, in fact, angles the planets form.
In synastry, the Sun and the Moon aspects are very important, as well as those Venus and mars create. Of course, all other aspects would play a role. Aspects represent specific energetic interplay.
They make a relationship unique, just as they do for each individual personality, when observed as personal natal chart aspects. In synastry, they could offer amazing insight into the nature of one relationship.
Aspects create different kinds of energies. Some aspects are easy, while others are heavy. This is the simplest and basic division.
Easy aspects mean that the energy between planets lows unrestricted. Easy major aspects are the trine and the sextile of which the trine is considered the most favorable. Heavy aspects are the square and oppositions, each challenging in its own way.
The conjunction, our aspect here in question could be both, depending on which planets form such a contact.
One would be wrong to think that aspects in synastry should all be easy- There is no such ideal relationship and there should not be.
If all the aspects were favorable, the relationship actually would not be very dynamic, although the flow of energy itself is dynamic. A bit of spicy challenging aspects would suffice.
If there were many conflicting aspects, it should not discourage you. Challenging aspects are, well, challenging. They could provoke more troubles, but they could also make you find some original solutions.
Knowing there were such aspects is a first step into understanding your relationship better.
Conjunction Aspect in Synastry
Conjunctions are usually considered good, if planets were in the same sign and if two benefic planets were involved. If they were different, the situation would become very dubious.
In any case, the conjunction is usually thought to be the most powerful aspect, although there are different opinions on what is the conjunction.
In some older days, it was not considered a separate aspect as those others mentioned. It was a term used to represent any of the contacts planets make within a chart.
In modern astrology, it is an isolated aspect and it is considered powerful in synastry. The conjunction is a 0-degree angle, with a 10 degrees deviation allowed.
It means that planets are either matching or that they were very close to one another. What happens with such closeness? Planetary energies work together; they are both intensified, amplified and conjoined.
In synastry, it would often represent magnetic attraction. Let us learn about our planets involved and about their conjunction.
Mercury in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Mercury is the first planet next to the Sun, so no wonder it has much to do with reason and logic. The symbol of Mercury represents the unity of matter, soul and spirit.
This is a planet of communication, learning, primary education, of all practical skills and crafts. Mercury offers practical and effective solutions.
This planet is responsible for all our communication; it represents communication in the widest sense possible, especially verbal communication.
Mercury is informed about everything; this adventurous planet is associated with the ancient messenger god, Roman Mercury or Greek Hermes. Portrayed as a handsome young man, Mercury definitely has to do with youth, children and adventure.
This planet is associated with our way of expression on of getting informed. Mercury helps us in our everyday tasks; it is our practical and logical mind. On a psychological plan, Mercury is closely associated with everyday decision. This vivacious planet is one of the personal planets.
In synastry, Mercury is important, being the planet of communication. It would affect the way opinions, but also feelings are being expressed in a relationship. Having Mercury in a favorable aspect with other plant would be a positive thing.
Venus in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Venus is one of the most important planets to look out for in synastry. Associated with the most beautiful of all goddesses in Greek and Roman pantheon, Aphrodite or Venus, this is a planet of beauty and love.
Venus is associated with femininity, beauty, aesthetics as a whole, romantic pleasures and everything that makes us happy and all we enjoy in life.
Venus represents our potential for happiness and joy in life, our capacities. Venus’ symbol represents spiritual ruling over material. It means that love, in case of Venus, conquers all.
Venus must be involved with a romantic relationship, as it represents attraction and desire. We could say Venus is an essential planet for synastry.
If there were two of Venus, in a good aspect, it means both partners find pleasure and joy in the same things in life. Venus always represents everything that inspires us, all that we find beautiful.
It represents all of our abilities to recognize and sense beautiful things around us. It also represents beauty in other people, inner and external.
Venus helps us realize how much loved we were by others, but also how much we are capable of loving another person. It is a planet that offers us a possibility to create good and lovely relationship with people around us.
Venus wants to be loved; it makes you want to feel likeable, desirable. Sometimes it could be too strong and to lead to pretense, for the sake of being liked.
Mercury Conjunct Venus Synastry – Romantic Talk
In general, Mercury conjunct Venus presents with easiness in communication. Lovely, artistic and creative Venus would stimulate Mercury to find pleasure in its aesthetic domain and that of leisure, which Mercury would appreciate and welcome.
Mercury helps Venus better conceptualize what he or she finds beautiful or enjoyable.
Thus, the two share joys of life together, without much complications or misunderstandings. This aspect always leads to a simple and very understandable communication, which definitely helps in resolving any potential problems that might arise.
These two would enjoy chatting about all kinds of pleasant things and those that excite each one of them, enjoying hearing one another.
It is very likely that these two would have many things in common, possibly regarding their hobbies and things that are out of the area of obligations.
This is one of the most favorable bonds in synastry. This connection is all lovely, vivacious, easy and focused on pleasures, but not without common sense and reason.
Mercury Conjunct Venus Synastry – Creative Emotional Expression
In this relationship, both contribute to the connection in the most pleasant and easy way. Venus is far more of the intuitive sort than logic and pragmatic Mercury. In the conjunction, they complement one another perfectly; there is no contrast between them. One learns from another on a subconscious level, without any oppression.
Creative ideas and the sense of all that is pleasing and enjoyable come from Venus.
Mercury would structure these in a simple and an easy way. Mercury does not impose any restrictions; it gives an actual vitality to those lovely Venus energies.
These two are active, sociable, open to others. It is very likely that you two have many friends and that you would often go out together and have fun.
Both are creative and enthusiastic about the relationship; they would do the best to keep the flame alive and it would be natural, not forceful. There is nothing heavy or forceful within this aspect.
These partners are inspired by one another to express their romantic feelings in the most touching and creative way.
Mercury Conjunct Venus Synastry – Harmonious Couple
What is especially important about this aspect is that is allows for fair compromises. These two understand one another very well. If there were any problems, the ease of expression and communication would effectively smooth things over.
Mercury conjunct Venus strives for a harmonious relationship; there is no jealousy, no hidden things, and no secrets between them. They wholeheartedly enjoy one another’s company and they respect one another.
Mercury conjunct Venus is an aspect that tones down all the aggressiveness; neither of them is prone to arguments when in such an aspect.
If there were other heavy, conflicting aspect in this relationship. Mercury conjunct Venus would act as a peaceful mediator.
This aspect would help you always see the actual situation clearly and also it inspires you to seek for a harmonious solution. Communication plays the key role.