Day 4: The Synastry Chart
The synastry chart is a chart that has two wheels with the inner wheel representing one partner and the outer wheel the other partner. There is one set of signs which go on the outside and the key of synastry charts is relationship awareness in things like, reflection recognition and to see where and what planets link, and ones that are there but may be lying dormant or yet to be incorporated into either the two individual’s, or one of them, through the relationship’s experiences.
This type of chart shows how both partners stimulate and respond in different circumstances according to what one has triggered in the other and vice versa. A synastry chart is great also if you want to clarify what your like to your partner, plus know more about them. Such as for example what to do to turn them on, or what to avoid in making them upset, and where to show their needs are being met in an area of life or the two of you can meet on equal terms and a whole lot more.
The aspects can play an important role in the synergy and it’s very easy to see just at a glance exactly what the interaction of the planets energies are between each chart. Most notable are the conjunctions and noting what the planets involved are, and in terms of what planet in whose chart is applying or separating and the type of new beginnings, and also the axis lines and where the angles are in the chart. The other aspects even though are worth noting are really less important in their effects, as remember the key to interpreting the chart is simplicity and not getting caught up in seeing the aspects as being negative or positive, or good and bad. It can be very easily accepted for the mind to think in those particular psychological relationship terms due to the fact that that’s the way life appears to be and is up to a certain level.
However the chart inherently is a balanced and harmonious interaction between energies which are in a constant state of renewing, and opposing, and conjoining, and flowing. Quite often you’ll see online, poorly done interpretations where a lot of emphasis has been put on the negative and positive associations of aspects as a result of not understanding their interconnecting values correctly, and this can engender beliefs which are not based on a real enough understanding about them that can in fact condition the mind to accept fate as the inevitable which is simply not how true astrology works. Everything that we do in creative astrology and all as any competent astrologer will know that the chart is a series of different types of energies, all to be utilized intelligently at will and the better one can do that the greater one’s life becomes empowered and more fulfilled.
A synastry chart is synthesized in the same way as if you were doing a natal chart synthesis except with a synastry chart you take the meaning of the planet and the sign and house it’s in one person’s chart and connect that to the meaning of the planet and sign and house of your partners chart and follow the natural planetary rulers to find out more
For example say A’s chart has Venus in Scorpio in the 7th conjunct B’s Neptune—It means A’s attraction stimulates and combines with B’s vision and imaginative nature and spiritual qualities and—if A’s Pluto lets say is in the 5th house it shows furthermore as a powerful magnetic attraction even more so whenever they go out for dinner or a social entertainment or on romantic occasion perhaps.
The signs in a synastry chart basically give you another dimension of understanding the relationship better in terms of how the interaction of the planets energies are described and focused through. Once again the synastry could be between one person and an event, or two individuals as is the norm, or it could be between the same person and their progressed chart.
In the above example of A’s Scorpio and the planet Venus, it may manifest or come across to B as a deep desire of the healthy power of love. On another note if you want to take the relationship on a creative venture then the key is to use creative astrology and experiment with your synastry charts and see what energies can be released from within you and your partner by moving the planets around.
**Just a note on transits—you might ask “do they work with relationships charts?” Yes they do and they can be used but should not be relied on as the sole focus in determining the best way to handle relationship understandings. Once again, sometimes transits can be over emphasized and mislead the person into thinking along a certain line when in reality there can be any number of different things related to the events and the areas and planets in the chart that can happen, and that being aware of a transit often just comes down to pure common sense and reliable intuitive understanding in relation to what is actually in the reality of the moment, or if one is looking towards future trends then it just comes down to making a plan and then furthermore applying transits to support that plan constructively, which can be done in relationship charts quite well.