Neptunian to really care....relax, that was a joke.) And believe it or not, there really is a way to know. I learned this technique from astrologer Robert Marks, or more
specifically, from a conference lecture tape I nabbed. The method begins with the Davison Relationship Chart (the space/time midpoint chart of the two sets of birth data), and then goes a step beyond. And what a step! Here goes:
You run the Davison Chart for the parties involved. Then you run two more Davison Charts. One is the original Davison Chart combined with the natal data of Person A, and the other is the original Davison Chart combined with the natal data of Person B.
Let's take an example. To preserve privacy, the natal data of the couple in our example will not be revealed. Only the data of the resulting Davison Charts will be given:
July 28, 1959
The above data is for the original
Davison Chart of the example couple. Next, we have the auxiliary Davison
Chart, calculated from the above data
February 8, 1959
The next and final set of data correspond
to the second auxiliary Davison
January 13, 1960
10:27 pm (+6.5)
There. Now, first, let's take a look at that original Davison Chart for this example couple. 13 Cancer 53 rises (according to AstroWin), with the Moon exalted in Taurus, in the 11th house, in trine to Venus in the third. Not too shabby! We see straight off that this couple are affectionate friends who enjoy talking to each other and doing third house types of things, like taking walks, short trips, etc. But lest the chart seem to lack drama, take a gander at the Mars Pluto conjunction trine Saturn, ruler of the 7th. Are there a few power struggles now and then? A few rules laid upon the table every other day or so? You'd better believe it! The Mercury Uranus conjunction square Jupiter, from the second to fifth houses, suggests a less than conventional mode of expressing affection. On/off, and too often neither knows which way the switch points.
We could easily interpret the entire chart, house by house but, guess what? This is the bird's eye view of this couple's relationship. It doesn't tell us what Persons A and B are really feeling and experiencing within the context of the relationship or, in other words, the ways in which their feelings towards being together differ. This is what is shown by our two auxiliary Relationship Charts. Let's look at Person A's Relationship to the Relationship Chart.
This is the February 8, 1959 chart.
We have 10 Aries 19 rising, according to AstroWin. Mars, natural ruler
of the Ascendant, opposes Jupiter from the second to the eighth houses.
Jeez, a little sexual enthusiasm, ya think? The Sun, almuten of this
Now let's take a look at Person B's
feelings about the relationship. This is the January 13, 1960 chart, with
16 Virgo 32 rising, according to AstroWin. Mercury, the Ascendant ruler,
conjoins Saturn in the 4th house. Does Person B match the wild emotional
landscape of Person A, whose Ascendant ruler was in a t-square with Moon
and Jupiter? Heck, no. Is Person B reserved and somewhat inhibited in expressing
hir feelings for Person A? Heck, yes! Luckily, Person B has an opposition
of Sun and Moon in hir auxiliary Relationship Chart. Any combination of
the Sun and Moon will just about always indicate a sense of belonging together.
Otherwise, it would be
All Rights Reserved; Gail Sandra Klein; March 22, 2001