We have lots of fun here on the Astromatcha site with sun sign compatibility guides and articles, but for the real low down on your relationship, you’ll need a full and detailed compatibility report which looks at both of your whole birth charts. To whet your appetite, here are five major things an astrologer will look for when preparing a chart compatibility report.
1 – Ascendant Signs and Ascendant Links
If someone had to guess “what sign” you are, they are much more likely to correctly guess your ascendant sign than your Sun sign, because your ascendant sign is the everyday face you present to the world, and represents your automatic, normal, default way of dealing with life. For this reason, the ascendant sign is vital in chart compatibility, and an astrologer will be very keen to find out whether the two ascendant signs are complementary or not, and what kind of links there are between the two ascendant sign positions.
2 – Sun and Moon Signs, Houses and Aspects
Yes, this is where the sun sign comes in, but it’s not nearly as important as you might think – the moon sign is just as important in love. For a great astrological compatibility match, the astrologer will look at the placements of both suns and moons. Do the sign energies gel well, or is there conflict? What houses are the respective suns and moons in? This is important because it shows where each partner is concentrating their sense of self and their emotional energies; if both are focused on their career, for instance, that doesn’t necessarily bode well for family life. The aspects, or links, between each partner’s sun and moon are vital for chart compatibility in showing how well these important energies are integrated between the couple.
3 – Venus and Mars Links
Venus, the planet of love and romance, and Mars, the planet of passion and drive, are both vitally important in chart compatibility. Again, the astrologer will check the sign and house positions of these planets in both birth charts, and will look for particular angles and aspects between the planets and across the charts. A certain amount of tension is healthy for a relationship, and sometimes vital for sexual magnetism, so here the skill of the astrologer is critical – it’s way too easy to big up a relationship which only has harmonious links, but which in real life could turn out to be rather boring, and far too simplistic to cast doom on a partnership with difficult aspects, which in real life could in fact be quite intoxicating. To determine the full extent of the astrological compatibility match, every other planet must also be considered in both charts, because all of them have their part to play. We look to Uranus, for instance, to find out where surprises lie in the relationship; to Pluto for power or power struggles; to Jupiter for optimism and joy; to Saturn for stability and responsibility; to Mercury for communication issues and so on.
4 – Who Completes Who?
A very important part of any astrological compatibility analysis is to determine whether either partner has something the other partner lacks. This can be as simple as one partner having lots of planets in water to balance out the other’s partner’s lack of water in their chart. It can also be a good deal more complex than that, with one partner’s unique aspect pattern helping to complete an unfinished aspect pattern between different planets in the other partner’s chart. What the astrologer is looking for here is that vital link which signifies that these two people need each other, will come to depend upon each other, or in some way complete one another. Finding such a link is an excellent indicator for overall chart compatibility and indeed for relationship longevity.
5 – Mirrored Aspects
So-called mirrored aspects are fascinating to find between birth charts, and are usually an important factor in chart compatibility. For example: his Sun might be conjunct (next to/virtually in the same place as) her ascendant in Scorpio. Meanwhile her Sun might be conjunct his ascendant in Gemini. Using Sun sign compatibility alone, this Scorpio-Gemini couple might not be expected to get on all that well, but the mirrored ascendant links tell a very different story and add a good deal of strength to the relationship. Mirrored aspects between any planet or astrological point combinations tell us a great deal about that partnership and are considered potent karmic or soulful links.
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