never thought much about Chiron. Over the years, I had been told a lot about the Wounded Healer and what it means in a chart, but I can’t say that I felt much resonance with the descriptions. Even my Chiron return passed without much notice, and that was the time when my colleagues snickeringly suggested I would learn what Chiron is all about (the Chiron return stands second only to the Saturn returns in the astrological lore on returns).Read More
mperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.
― Brené Brown
Tomorrow, the centaur Chiron moves back into the sign of Aries where it stays until 2027. This is pretty major, hence the longer than usual blog! Bear with me!
In mythology Chiron was half human and half horse and in our birth chart, Chiron represents the humanity in all of us that is part civilized and part primal. Often it’s only in intimate relationships that we allow that more primal aspect of ourselves to be seen.Read More
What relationship patterns and dynamics took center stage in your life internally and externally in Mid-March 2011?
Today and tomorrow are the potential fruition, culmination, illumination, change in direction, reinforcement, blossoming, rebirth and/or final ending of those key dynamics. How, what and where this happens, is totally unpredictable. The only unsurprising feature, is its unexpectedness!Read More
Our mind has switched to deprioritizing logic in favor of intuition, yet the pressure to take immediate action is increasing in all areas of our life, including relationships. It’s one of several simultaneous conflicts we are faced with internally and externally right now. Sitting with the conflict is most likely the easiest way forward, as a solution can more easily manifest through our imagination, dreams and synchronicities.Read More
Challenges, confrontations and power struggles may easily come to the surface today and tomorrow in relationships. Having felt the ground shake in no uncertain terms the past few days, underlying tensions that have been building up, are now ready to erupt.Read More
Chiron is now at the last degree of Pisces. That’s the last degree of the zodiac, as well as the last degree of a very sensitive sign. At 29 degrees of Pisces, things reach an extreme, and when it’s Chiron that’s in these murky waters, we’re likely to be feeling emotional matters very strongly.Read More
In recent posts, I’ve written about the various techniques of relationship astrology - what they are, how we use them, and what information they can offer. Today, I’d like to take a look at why we do relationship astrology.Read More
Last week, I wrote about synastry, “bringing the stars together”, or - more simply - comparing two people’s charts to see where opportunities and challenges may be found. Today, I want to briefly outline another technique we use in relationship astrology, the composite chart.Read More
In previous blog posts, I’ve been writing about the cast of characters within each of us, and their competing needs, wants, and modes of operation. It’s a complex situation, as heart and head, gut and genitals all voice their opinions - on some days, our internal cacophony sounds like Parliament before an important vote.
And that’s all going on within each of us. When we start to consider how the Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars of one person interact with those of another, things get much more complex (and yes, the other planets do matter, even if I haven’t written about them yet).
Let’s take a look at the Venus of two people. One has the Goddess of Love in outgoing, fiery Leo - looking for drama and fun, ready to be swept away by a grand romantic gesture, while also making sure that everything is coming from the heart. The other person may have Venus in Capricorn, where a more reserved, even traditional approach to relationship dominates. The Venus in Leo person wants things to move quickly and wants to feel excitement, while the Venus in Capricorn person could want to take things more slowly, building the relationship step by step.
We can also compare different planets. One person has Mars in Sagittarius, and is always ready to voice an opinion and stir up a little controversy (not that all Mars-in-Sags would act that way, but it’s a possibility). The hot assertiveness of Mars could be enticing to a Moon in Aries that loves competition and getting things started, but a real challenge to a sensitive, empathic Moon in Pisces.
The complex interaction of two charts is called synastry in astrology (syn, meaning together, and astry, stars. While some combinations can be challenging, it’s rarely the case that two charts - two people, that is - can’t work things out if enough awareness is brought to the situation.
There’s a fine line between consideration for the other - particularly your partner - and recognition of your own wants and needs. It’s a delicate balance that is perhaps best handled by the careful scales of Libra, yet we need to approach it with the warrior energy of Mars.Read More
In the past few blog posts, I’ve been talking about our many conflicting needs in relationship. Yesterday, I described how our relating function - symbolized by Venus - can challenge our sense of self and life purpose, indicated by the Sun.Read More
In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about the competing voices we often feel when we consider our wants and needs in relationship. Today I want to get a little more specific, and talk about the function of the planet Venus.Read More
You can read that a few ways. It might be something you ask someone who you’re not too happy to see. It might be something you ask your partner. Or it might be something you ask yourself.
We often wish for a happy relationship without really considering what we mean by the term. Just what is a ‘happy relationship’ for you? There are layers of experience and conditioning - from family, society, religion - that can shape your image of relationship. But is that image what you really want?Read More
Making the most of Eclipses in Relationships!
So it’s a New Moon and we want change to happen NOW! But it’s an eclipse so we are in the dark as to what’s really going on!Read More
And so the countdown begins to release deep in our psyche whatever didn’t work for us in 2018, both within ourselves and in our relationships. We are more likely to have grieved our losses on Saturday, so now we have more space to leap into a new year with the hearty, hopeful and playful enthusiasm of a child.Read More
In last week’s blog, I wrote about the ‘other’ relationships that astrologers work with in addition to personal and romantic connections, but I saved one of the most common and important forms of partnership for today.
Creative and business partnerships can often be treated almost the same way as personal relationships. In fact the lines can be quite blurry, as there is often a very strong personal component involved. All of the techniques that we would use in any other relationship consultation can be applied, from basic synastry (comparing birth charts) to relocating the composite chart (a blend of the two charts, moved to the locale of the business).Read More
t 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.Read More
This past weekend, Venus returned to Scorpio. The Goddess of Love passes through the sign every year, but this year she’s spending a little extra time due to her retrograde. She initially entered on September 9th, then retrograded back into Libra on November 1st. Venus will remain in Scorpio until January 7th.Read More
No more sitting on the fence in relationships! Newness is key as a Promethian bolt, or jolt of enlightenment, wakes up our self-worth and relationship dynamics!Read More
Just how do we approach the astrology of relationships? There are a number of techniques that we use, and each of them has many variations. Two of the basic building blocks are synastry and the composite chart.
Synastry (literally, ‘to bring the stars together’) is a time-honored technique of chart comparison in which we see how one person’s chart impacts the other person’s. Through synastry, we get a sense of how two people dynamically interact with each other. Does your Sun charge up my Venus? Does my Mars irritate your Moon?Read More