Astrologic Goal: The assessment of personal characteristics and
traits that each party possesses and carries into the relationship.
The Analytic Process: The astrologic evaluation process
approaches this topic from several different angles:
needs and goals;
to function and develop within a relationship;
to let others function and develop within a relationship;
of sex and intimacy practices.
Starting the process
By determining whether or not a relationship is possible between two
individuals, and the way their personal needs and skills in building a
relationship support the creation of a new relationship entity.
Opt to find that the planet ruling the house on the cusp of the first
sign in oneís chart creates an aspect to the planet that rules the house
on the first cusp of the other. The more harmonious this aspectual
relationship, the better.
If there is no aspect relationship, apply the following test:
Is Mars and Venus are in aspect or in mutual reception; when using Mars
as the first person while the other personís Ascendant ruler canít be
Uranus, and the other personís 7th house ruler canít be the Sun.
Testing potential lack of fulfillment:
By the presence of Inconjuncts in the natal charts.
An instance of Inconjunct usually implies reorganizations where one
gets less than he expected. It means that either person may be subject to
frequent circumstances of giving up due to failing expectations.
Qualifying the capacity to accept and to change:
By searching for mutual receptions in either chart.
The more mutual receptions there are, the greater tendency there is for
the person to increase harmony of the relationship despite inadequacies in
compatibility. A mutual reception allows any interaction with a planet in
a course of a sideways slide to take the position of the other planet.
Partners with mutual receptions tend to be less locked into old habits and
concepts. Mutual receptions in those planets that resist change in one way
or another can be most beneficial such as Mars, and especially Saturn. But
any of them can have their restrictive tendencies.
Observing potential discords in the relationship:
When the Ascendant in either chart is in the otherís 6th, 8th, or
12th house. Yet, this instance can only be considered as a warning or a
red flag to a potential discord. There are ample counter-factors that can
prevent it from manifesting.
Examine superiority potential:
If oneís Ascendant is on the otherís Mid-Heaven.
When found, one may advance over the other in business, legal or
political matters, and may even be inclined to manage the otherís
affairs. While a potential challenge, it is a strengthening factor if the
other partner doesnít mind being managed.
Identifying contributing characteristics, in the individual charts,
to a good relationship:
Character (honesty, faithfulness, dependability, responsibility)
Saturn and Mars in good aspect to each other
Saturn and Mars in 1st quadrant
Saturn and Mars parallel or in good aspect to the ruler of the Ascendant
Saturn and Mars well placed by sign
Jupiter angular or in good aspect to the ruler of the Ascendant
Planets above the horizon, showing openness
Look for number of retrograde planets. These specific combinations show
a capacity to experience hardship yet to try again. But as every coin
holds two sides, it may also show an unwillingness to move on, if the
relationship dies. The person may get stuck in familiar circumstances
despite the fact that the relationship died a long time ago.
Characteristics of fitness and aptitude for establishing and sustaining a
Good aspect between Mercury and the ruler of the Ascendant.
Strong planets by sign (or which have good power and low friction) and
in the houses, which are ruling marriage, children, or harmony.
Instances of Malefic in the 1st quadrant. Those are great teachers of
mistakes early in life.
Ruler of Ascendant in good aspect (or powerful and of low friction) to
the ruler of the house of the specific type of relationship on hand.
Ruler of Ascendant in good aspect (or powerful and of low friction) to a
planet in the house of the relationship or partnership in examination.
(The 7th house for a partnership, the 5th for romance, etc.)
Ruler of the house of the type of relationship in question which is not
in bad aspect (or weak and of high friction)
Patterns that show tendency for permanence of relationship:
Mars-Venus aspectual relationship in a chart, and the power/friction
condition of the Moon (in manís chart) & the Sun (in womanís
chart). This is a three-bit test, consists of:
Identifying aspects or mutual receptions between the Mars-Venus and
Finding parallels between the Mars-Venus and the Moon-Sun (a parallel
is a declination within 15 minutes in either north or south
declination). This increases the tendency to provide permanence in a
Examining if Venus or Mars are ruling the Ascendant Ė an assurance
of a positive partnership.
House placement of Part of Marriage. This position may show where the
opposite party is originally met. When it does, the use of the Arabic
Parts, and the Part of Marriage and Fortune may be considered and useful
in this context.
Presence of a fixed sign on the 1st or 7th house. It may demonstrate the
tendency for permanence in marriage, provided that Uranus or Mars are
not in the 7th house. Uranus propagates unusual changes; while Mars
perpetuates lack of patience and harsh actions.
Retrograde ruler of the 7th house or another planet in that house. In
such case, that person is more reconcilable and likely to try again.
Assessing individualsí basic instincts toward partnership:
According to a pre-determined set of Moon-Marriage Orientation
patterns. By nature of the Moon, the assessment is focused on the aspects
of change and emotional interaction.
Then, combine the Moon in the signs, as determined in the previous
step, with the condition of the 7th house ruler and any strong aspects to
Evaluating other individual characteristics relevant to involvement
in a relationship:
By inspecting which planet is in the natal 1st & 7th House Planet
placements, or is the Ruler of the 1st or 2nd house cusp:
If its the Sun, then the individual has a greater tendency to be Like Mars
but prouder and less active and jealous, more dependent on others, averse
to accepting responsibility, but tending to luck. In a male chart: the
native gets support from wife, mother and women; in a female chart: there
is an improved position through the partnership.
Moon: The individual has a greater tendency to bend in everyday life,
especially when closely aspecting Neptune. This placement can produce
inconsistency in a domestic relationship unless other factors intervene
(retrogradation, power aspect to Saturn, etc.). Often, the oversensitivity
and outraged pride represented here may cause emotional outbursts between
Mercury: The individual has a greater tendency to be intelligent, active,
industrious, yet restless person; He or she may enjoy working together
with the spouse; also be a good conversationalist.
If Mercury is in aspect to Saturn or Mars, that individual appears
always youthful. In this partnership, one occupies the studentís role
while the other is the teacher, perhaps alternating. Sometimes there is
more than one marriage, but always there are many journeys and change of
addresses over the period or the partnership.
Venus: The individual has a greater tendency to be Kind, indulgent, gentle
mannered, willing to follow spouseís lead and have happy home life.
Mars: The individual has a greater tendency to be active, jealous,
independent person who must take the lead. She or he will not accept
second place, nor change his ways - unless Mars is in mutual reception
with another planet giving him other venting opportunities. If Scorpio is
on the cusp, and also conjunct the 19th degree, there is a greater
potential for difficult partnership.
Jupiter: The individual has a greater tendency to be Like Venus, but also
to spend and give things away, followed by an optimistic, happy and
Saturn: The individual has a greater tendency to be quiet, industrious,
patient, but often frustrated mate, unable to share outwardly how s/he
feels inwardly, thus becoming a burden to the other person.
Uranus: The individual has a greater tendency to be an eccentric mate who
departs from the norm in at least one way, is unpredictable, and may have
some kind of personal cross to bear that impacts on the partnership. One
of the partners plays 2nd fiddle, or the partners establish areas where
they are the dominant one. If Uranus is in or ruling the 7th house, the
eccentricity and unpredictability may cause a separation, depending on
Neptune: The individual has a greater tendency to cause difficulties which
can be foreboding for the partnership such as keeping secrets. This can be
especially difficult if Neptune is in high frictional aspect to Mercury.
There may be an attraction to keeping marriage and related issues secret,
and to seclude it from everyday life. There may even me a delayed marriage
ceremony due to unspecified issues. A great example is ďRunaway BrideĒ
with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
Pluto: There is a greater tendency to complicate marriage; The partner may
never be there when needed.
Dark Moon Lilith: The individual has a greater tendency to exhibit
loneliness with mate by withdrawing and denying companionship.