It isn’t always.
As relationship astrologers, it’s true that the majority of our work is with relationships that are romantic in nature: spouses, lovers, and such. A majority, but not an overwhelming majority or even a large majority.
I thought that in today’s blog we’d take a look at some of the other types of relationships we see in our work.
Parent/Adult Child: These show up rather frequently in our practice. Parenting is a tricky business, and mistakes are made. It’s often the case that tense periods in the relationship between a parent(s) and an adult child will carry the burden not only of present conflicts but also of a long history - in fact, it often appears that current troubles are really opportunities to work on past wounds. Parent/child relationships are hierarchal in nature, and there’s often an attempt to rebalance the power as the child becomes an adult. Astrologically, we frequently see that parent and child carry similar patterns in their charts. Sometimes, the connections between charts look more like equal-partners, or even as though the roles were reversed.
Friends: Friendships are some of our most important relationships, but perhaps it’s natural that we don’t think about them until some stress emerges. It’s often the case that people come to us when they feel that they are outgrowing existing friendships, or when a particular friendship has been under stress and the parties have ‘broken up’. Astrologically, close friendships often have a ‘partnership’ kind of quality to them.
Supervisor/Supervisee: Whether our client is a worker with an issue with their boss, or an employer struggling with an employee, these connections can be difficult. It’s often the case that these relationships have a strong Saturn dynamic in the charts. Because it is a hierarchal relationship, it’s easy to see where parent/child issues can be projected onto supervisors and employees. Sometimes, there can be a romantic potential in these relationships, too.
Coworkers: Issues with a coworker can make going to work a living hell, while close relationships with coworkers can make for a homelike work environment. They truly are important connections. It’s not always possible to investigate both charts because it can be hard to find out when a coworker’s birthday is (especially if the relationship is stressful), but we can often see significant changes in the chart of our client, and come up with strategies to get to the best possible outcome.
These are just a few possibilities of how some of the more common non-romantic relationships can manifest. As you can see, it isn’t all about romance!