Astrology has always been one of the most intriguing and alluring alternative sciences. Long time ago, it was treated equally with astronomy; the two were taken and treated together, until the era of the Enlightenment.
This means that astrology enjoyed a status of a ‘real’ science for quite a long time. In the Age of Reason, astrology was separated from astronomy.
The latter has been treated as a reliable and officially acknowledged science, while astrology fell under the category of alternative, even underground, occult and esoteric. However, this wonderful ‘science of the stars’, as its name suggests, survived until this day. In the twentieth century, the interest in astrology arose once again.
Modern trends show tendency towards treating astrology, just as many other alternative sciences and paths, in some kind of union with official ones. Far Eastern practices have long been considered alternative to Western science, but it seems they have been gaining more and more popularity in the Western world.
Astrology could be similarly treated, up to some point. In any case, it seems that astrology is popular today. Astrology is, in fact, very old; possibly the oldest (pseudo) science there is.
Some archaeological discoveries suggest it existed even in prehistoric times. No doubt, our distant ancestors were using the sky as a navigation map.
They observed sunsets and sunrises, bringing such phenomena into connection with what they experience on the earth. Early nomadic tribes would certainly navigate their movement by the starry sky.
There are evidence of Moon phases recordings – marks found on mammoth bones that correspond the phases of the Moon.
People then started naming stars and constellations, which finally needed up to become a systematical approach to sky observation. In addition, naming celestial objects made us closer to that immense and ineffable space up there.
Deities were associated with planets and stars; this deification represented our awe and admiration of the wonders of the nature, for a great part.
Astrology, similar as we know it, exists for ages. It is based upon the idea that macrocosm, that is, the universe, reflects in microcosm, that is, our human lives. Astrology reads the sky and connects its celestial manifestations with individual people’s lives, major events on earth and so on.
Natal Astrology and Synastry
Synastry is a study of natal charts compared to one another, so it is of great importance first to understand what natal astrology is and what natal charts represent and offer. Natal astrology is personalized astrological study of birth charts.
Birth charts, natal charts or horoscopes, as you wish, are both a product of natal astrology and its main tool.
Natal chart is a diagram the astrologer creates based on your date, time and place of birth. The chart is especially designed and divided into houses, zodiac signs et cetera.
The planets of the solar system, which are ten astrological planets, including the Sun and the Moon, take up specific positions and create specific energetic complex, so to say. Thus, each natal chart is unique and special.
Two persons could be born on the same day, at the same time and same place. How then their destinies could be so different?
It is because the uniqueness of a chart does not depend solely on that fixed starry distribution, but on what you can make out of it. This means, a natal chart presents with a specific set of potentials.
Why is this important when our subject is not natal chart reading, but synastry reports? It is because one needs fully to understand each natal chart, before those could be compared.
The astrologer would first read each chart, by astrological principles and methods and with a professional attitude, deprived of all personal sentiment.
This way, the astrologer ‘meets’ each individual and could better understand how the two would function together, how compatible they were, from the astrological point of view.
Reading a synastry report is a complex task and it requires patience and great knowledge of astrological principles and all the meanings and symbolism.
Synastry Report Reading
Astrologer would carefully explore each natal chart, with a special focus on elements regarding relationships. People usually ask for a romantic compatibility synastry report.
The astrologer would pay attention to each individual’s emotionality, their sympathetic nature, emotional expression, ideas about relationships in general, tendencies towards commitment.
Love compatibility could be seen from the comparison of two charts. This is what we call synastry reading, not to be confused with composite chart reading.
Synastry puts charts in comparison and reads the aspects they create amongst themselves. Composite reading merges two charts into one and then reads it as a new chart.
What could synastry possibly reveal? Can it tell the future of a relationship? If you are asking for love compatibility with a person you are not in a relationship, could synastry tell you if it is worth of trying? Well, there is no simple answer to these questions.
Synastry could be very useful and precious. However, you should not take it as written in the stone.
It could show you the best and the worst elements in a relationship. For example, it could reveal if you and your (potential) partner would face problems regarding your personal views on family and married life, or career or whatever else.
It could also show which are your meeting points, your matching interests, shared views on life et cetera.
Synastry and Astrological Aspects
This finally leads us to astrological aspects. Astrological aspects are to be seen in each natal chart, while in synastry, the astrologer interprets aspects created between two charts.
This means that planets from your chart form specific relationship with some planets from your partner’s chart. Aspects manifest as specific energetic exchange between specific planets.
There are five major aspects of which some are flowing and the other ones challenging.
This simple division means that the first group, those flowing or easy aspects, allows free and unrestricted energetic flow of planetary energies and requires certain degree of effort in order o take the best out of it. The other group, that of heavy or challenging aspects, works differently.
Challenging aspects are responsible for troubles, lack of understanding and tolerance, conflicts and tension, in general. However, even if they seem negative, they are needed.
They bring certain type of dynamic that set things into motion. In synastry, a couple would usually have a mixture of both.
If you see ‘negative’ aspects in synastry, do not get discouraged. These aspects could challenge your relationship and ‘test’ it, but they do not man a relationship was doomed to complete failure.
On the contrary, sometimes these aspects could help you overcome certain boundaries and even strengthen your connection.
Synastry and Conjunctions
Conjunction is kind of a special and ambiguous aspect, since we cannot put it into neither of the categories. The conjunction is the strongest aspect and in synastry, it would always represent some kind of a strong bond.
However, its nature would depend on energies of the planets that form a conjunction. This aspect could be both flowing and challenging.
First, this aspect presents with the smallest distance between planets; hence, its incredibly strong energy. Planets could completely match positions in a conjunction or stand very close.
They could, however, be in different signs, which would possibly make things complicated. The two planets’ energies are conjoined in a conjunction and intensified, each one.
The overall ‘tone’ of the conjunction and its effect on the relationship would depend on specific natures of the planets. Stereotypical descriptions of such isolated aspects are unfortunate, to some part, because people tend to take them as determining factors.
Remember, one aspect is one of the elements that constitute your astrological relationship.
Conjunctions are powerful aspects and as such, they would definitely play an important role in astrological compatibility, that is, in a synastry report.
Let us introduce you to the planets that are the subject of our today’s synastry conjunction, the luminary Moon and the social planet, the giant Jupiter.
Moon in Mythology and Astrology – Luminaries in Synastry
The Moon is one of the luminaries, the other side of the Sun, so to say. We describe it as such, because the Moon has no own light and it reflects that of the golden Sun.
In astrological sense, it means that the Moon represents the light that is hidden – our intuitive light, while the Sun represents that obvious, characteristic one and our reason.
The Moon is our emotional and intuitive self. Many would describe it is that deep inner voice of guidance. The Sun cannot manifest itself well without the influence of the mysterious Moon; both luminaries are of essential importance in natal astrology, as well as in synastry.
In synastry, these planets are of great importance. They are lights.
As such, they allow romantic partners to see one another, metaphorically speaking. Astrologers suggest that it is better to have them even in bad aspects than not to have them involved with the synastry at all.
The Moon is our gentle, comforting self, our safe haven and our cozy, secure corner. The Moon is a feminine planet and it represents family and especially the figure of a mother.
This is the planet of emotion and intuition, two extremely important elements for any relationship. The Moon is also associated with grace and beauty.
According to mythology, Selene (the Moon) was a daughter of a majestic titan Hyperion. Her siblings were Helios, the son god and Eos, the Dawn. Selene was such a beauty that all the stars would fade away upon her arrival on the nightly sky.
A sad and romantic tale of the handsome shepherd-prince Endymion, who was in love with the goddess Moon probably illustrates the attraction, gentleness and beauty of this emotional planet in the most beautiful and poetic way.
The Moon is always associated with such things as beauty, sleep, dreams, mysteries and gentleness.
Jupiter in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Synastry
Jupiter is considered the lucky planet, possibly the most fortunate one when it comes to astrological readings. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, associated with wisdom, higher knowledge, distant journeys and foreign lands.
Jupiter is associated with justice, with order and rules, but not in a restrictive way Saturn works. Along with Saturn, Jupiter is a social planet.
Jupiter is associated with generosity, mercy, understanding, fortune, concrete possibilities of achieving financial stability, high social status et cetera. However, the spiritual overpowers the material with Jupiter.
This planet tells about the social aspect of a relationship, when in synastry. Let us see what Moon conjunct Jupiter has to offer.
Moon Conjunct Jupiter Synastry – Dream Team
Moon conjunct Jupiter is a promising aspect, which brings incredible joy to both of the partners.
The expanding character of Jupiter, its positivity and general luck fit so well with kind and loving, emotional Moon. This aspect is characterized by a joyful, pleasant connection between partners.
This connection awakens a very open-minded attitude, which opens a whole world of possibilities in which you could enjoy together.
This aspect makes a couple very positive, in its core and intimacy, just as on the outside. You two simply emit good energy and enjoy sharing it with others. You would probably enjoy family gatherings and organizing pleasant times with your mutual friends.
There is only one risk in this connection, which is lack of limitations.
This aspect indeed lacks some form of restraint, when observed isolated. This is as aspect of overall expansion, which is incredibly positive, on one side, since it indicates abundance – that of emotions, joys, even material.
However, you should consider downsides as possibilities and look for some stabilizing elements in your synastry.
Moon Conjunct Jupiter Synastry – Spreading Optimism
Moon Conjunct Jupiter is an aspect of mutual expansion, in which partners understand one another and support one another’s ideas, usually working on them together.
They, however, could end up with some shared, though improbable and unrealistic expectations, which could end bad if you simply let your overly positive outlook deceive you.
Well, it does not mean such a thing would divide you two, but do not share disappointment and failure if generally unnecessary. Look for a Saturn aspect in your relationship, for you need a bit more of such a seriousness and responsibility.
But then again, you two are a true dream team that could cross borders and expand to greatness.
What is very important and good to know is that this dream team emits positive vibrations around; Moon conjunct Jupiter enjoys in happy times with other people, just as they feel comfortable and fortunate to have one another.
Just pay attention on your sometimes overly expansive ideas and things would work amazingly.