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zaterdag 19 december 2009

Do your birthdays match (and how?)

There is a table on Astromarkt that enables you to quickly see if your sun sign matches your partner's sign or if your Venus, Mars or Moon match. Click here to see it. But, there is more than matching signs. However, it takes some knowledge of astrology to see if you and your partner share aspects (click to see what that means) or to see if your positions make aspects with your partner's chart (that is called: synastry). What if you just want to see if your days of birth are matching and how? Here you can see if there is an important aspect between the suns of you and your partner and what it means, or: How does your birthday match with your partner's? Just check it, for fun.

Every birthday has a number for each degree of the sun. There are 360 degrees. It is simple: day number 1 - day number 2 and then see what the result means. Attention: if one of the number is > larger than 180, than ad 360 degrees with the smallest number. If you don't find the result related to an aspect in the list, then go to the table of matching signs on Astromarkt

1. You born February 11 (number 322) and he born December 2 (250). Difference = 72. That is between 70.5 and 73.5 and that means that you two are able to create your own special world together.

2. You born April 1, he born May 17. Difference (56-11) = 45. Living together is sometimes a frustrating challenge for both of you.

3. A more difficult example:
June 1 and December 31 (70 and 279=430 en 279=151).


January 1 (281) 15 (295) 30 (310) (Example: January 20 januari = 295+5=300)
February 1 (312) 15 (326)
March 1 (340), 15 (354), 30 (10)
April 1 (11(, 15 (25) 30 (40)
May 1 (41), 15 (54), 30 (69)
June 1 (70), 15 (84), 30 (98)
July 1 (99), 11 (109) 21 (118) en 31 (128)
August 1 (129), 15 (142), 30 (157)
September 1 (158), 11 (168), 15 (172), 30 (188)
October 1 (187), 11 (198), 15 (202), 31 (217) (NB 5 oktober = 187+4=191)
November 1 (218) 11 (229), 21 (230)
December 1 (249), 11 (259), 21 (269), 31 (279)


0-5 Living together as ONE
43-47 Sometimes living together is a frustrating challenge
50-53 You know how to learn to live together
57-63 You accept each other as you are
66-69 Living together is sometimes frustrating, but challenging
70.5 – 73.5 You can create your own little world
85-95 Opposites attract each other (and sometimes fight each other
115-125 You are the lights in each other’s life
133-137 Sometimes frustrating, but attractive
148-152 One of the two has to surrender, there is little balance
163-167 You are almost obsessed and stick like glue
175-185 Completely different, there must be something else that keeps you going

Of course, this is not the complete story of your partnership, but just one (important) part of it. And remember, if you don't find the result related to an aspect in the list, then go to the table of matching signs on Astromarkt

Ephemeris of Astro.com

donderdag 17 december 2009

Famous couple: Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Meryl Streep (June 22, 1949, at 7:05 a.m. EST Summit) has a long lasting marriage with Don Gummer (born December 12, 1946 in Louisville). They are married since 1978 and their Sun signs don't even match!

She is a Cancer, he is a Sagittarius. Her Moon is in Taurus and his in Leo (and that gives a strong will and perseverance!). Her Mercury in Gemini doesn't match with his in Scorpio. Her Mars in Gemini is in a sign opposite his Mars in Sagittarius! Jupiter in Aquarius doesn't match with Jupiter in Scorpio, either. It doesn't stop raining not matching signs! How come that they are still together?

'Goodwill and willingness to bend', Meryl Streep said. And there is one great aspect that shows goodwill: VENUS exactly TRINE VENUS. That harmonious aspect between the planet of love makes it easy to love each other. It is a very nice aspect in a relationship! Venus trine Venus for 'Goodwill and willingness to bend' is a benefit for any relationship:)! As you see from this example, Venus (= luv:) helps to overcome many differences!

Meryl and Don both have an aspect between Sun and Uranus. Sharing Sun-Uranus means (I quote the article on Astromarkt about sharing aspects):
Sun and Uranus shared in aspect might indicate joined rebellion. How long this will last in a proper family home in a suburb, especially when the aspect is hard? But in a group of inventive people or in a place where news items are made you certainly can go for ‘sensation’ together. This relationship could have an unusual start. But too much tension could lead to stress, even if the surprises are nice. Both being independent and willing to be free it will be hard to stay together as a couple. With harmonious aspects this tendency for doing things the way you want it, will be tempered.
Sharing a hectic life, allowing each other to be different, free and independent might be the solution for a Hollywood couple. They are both 'different than the rest is', a special kind of couple in a world of divorce. Sun-Uranus in a woman's chart is one of the indications for possible divorce. And they live in separate worlds.

In her chart Sun is conjunct Uranus and they are ruling the first and seventh house. Maybe the Sun-Uranus opposition in the chart of her husband magically fitted with that. He is a sculptor, not a movie star. They live different kinds of life and perhaps that is what they want.

No, there is no match. But they share the will to be independent and the will to make life (and the world) a better place. And last but not least: there is love between them.

This is Meryl Streep's chart with the position on the day of birth of her husband Don Gummer.

For more about the talent of Meryl Streep, see Art&Astrology

woensdag 16 december 2009

Friendship between man and woman

There are those kind of relationships that are not sex-related but are very intense and long lasting. Ramses Shaffy recently died and on the night before Liesbeth List held him in her arms. They sang together and had a special kind of friendship. He was homosexual, she is married, but they were a well known couple. How come? It is because they shared the Moonsign.Both have Moon in Sagittarius. Friends often have the same moonsign. It makes you feel like coming home...They also shared minor and major aspects between Sun-Neptune (the romantic life of the artist) and Sun-Uranus (the will to be independent and 'unusual' or different than the rest). Also his Pluto is inconjunct her Sun and that might point at a disproportional influence and intensity. Here is the chart of Ramses Shaffy with the natal positions on Liesbeth List's birthday on the outside of the circle. As you see, there were no matches that complicated this friendship. They just had joined experiences and desires and felt close!

More about sharing aspects on Astromarkt and about the Moon in Sagittarius in the article about the Basics, too. I quote:
Well, you may not really BE cheerful, but you think acting cheerful is a good thing always. You need progress and good news, cannot do without and when you pretend being happy you might actually become happy (you hope). Sometimes you just overdo that! When things are getting wrong or bad you became nervous and hurried.

Billy Graham is a good example of this positive attitude.

See them sing on YouTube...

woensdag 9 december 2009

The marriages of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage married 3 times after he became the father of his and Christina Fuller's child. He is in the news today because Christina started a lawsuit for fraud about the property of a house.

Nicolas Cage seems to marry fast and short! What in his chart 'does it'? And did he match with his exes? (Of course he didn't!)

The former relationships were with women who were attractive but every time there was no match, even not between the Sunsigns. When there is no match between the Sunsigns (and the Suns are not related by a quintile or biquintile to find a creative way to live as one) without compensation by Venus (love helps:), it is very hard to keep the relationship going, especially when one partner has multiple indications for broken relationship. And even more when both partners do...

a. There are 4 (conjunctions and) afflictions in a male's chart that indicate a stronger possibility to get a divorce than other males. Cage has two of them (Mars sesquisquare Uranus and Venus square Neptune). Let us say that these aspects explain the adventures and the 'romance'. Venus square Neptune reflects romantic feeling and artistic talents.
b. Ruler 1 is Jupiter and ruler 7 (house of marriage) is Mercury. Mercury is square
Jupiter. That is the 3rd one.
c. It is rather easy to have multiple marriages when Gemini (a double bodied sign) is placed on the Descendant.
d. There are more difficulties than the ones mentioned above, like Moon square Mars and Venus conjunct Saturn.
e. Women like him and he likes them! With the Moon in Libra he has sense of style and beauty (and he likes the company of good looking ladies). The Moon in Libra has a desire to be 'together' and have a partner. On the other hand: Venus in Aquarius tells us about a preference for excitement and 'something new' and that is related to 'romance'...(Neptune). That is how a person comes to change his wife from time to time:)

Here are the former partners:

1. Christina Fulton was born June 26 1967 in Boise Idaho. Nicolas and Christina never married. Their child was born December 26 1990, when Nicolas Cage was 26 and Christina's progressed Sun was square his Moon.

Their Suns don't match (Capricorn and Cancer)
Their Moons matched (they could have been friends, feeling at ease with each other)
Their Mercury's were in conflict (difficult communications)
Venus opposition Venus: it is attractive to meet someone so different, but it doesn't last...
Mars is square Mars: sexual attraction and fighting in the end

So that explains Christina Fulton. No match, just attraction.

2. Lisa Mary Presley married Michael Jackson, but she also married Nicolas Cage (for a few months only)./ Why? What made them think that it would be worthwhile to get married?

His Sun in Capricorn doesn't match hers in Aquarius, but: his Jupiter is conjunct her natal Sun (he trustred in her).
Her Moon in Pisces doesn't go together with his Moon in Libra, but they are both sensitive and tasteful, so perhaps the artistic environment brought them together.
Mercury and Venus don't match either...but Mars in Capricorn happens to be septile her Mars in Pisces, sextile his natal Sun. Again, sexual attraction 'did it', but it couldn't last because of the not matching Suns without compensation by Venus.

Again there is no match, only attraction.

3. Patricia Arquette was born April 8, 1968 with her natal Sun square his (very attracting, but also very difficult to deal with). Their Moons were in friendly signs (Libra and Leo), but their Mercuries and Venus didn't match. Mars in Capricorn goes with Mars in Taurus and that makes it easy to cooperate or to be attracted to each other.
But: her Saturn is square her Sun and his natal Sun and that is a sign for breaking up. Her Venus is opposition Uranus (sign for divorce in a woman's chart). The not matching Suns and Venus did the rest. Another example of attraction, but no match...

Nicolas Cage married a woman 20 years younger than he is, Alice Kim, in July 2004. Alice Kim was a sushi waitress before she married Nicolas Cage. She was born in 1984. In that year Jupiter was in Capricorn, the sign of Nicolas Cage's Sun. Marrying younger women is reflected by Gemini on the Descendant (Gemini means 'young').
Maybe the 3rd wife is the right wife? I shouldn't know, her date of birth is unknown.

When a man has so many indications for possible divorce and he marriages women who also have such indications (asap), it is not surprising to see him marry again and again in a culture and social setting that permits divorce and promotes marriage. The natal chart, conditions and situations together sometimes produce a matching picture!

Of course there is more than marriage in the life of Cage. He is an actor. Nicolas Cage has Neptune rising before the Sun and Jupiter is opposition Midheaven. These prominent placements of Jupiter and Neptune contribute to having a devoted audience (fans, followers) and it increases fantasy. Also Jupiter is biquintile Neptune to illustrate the creative link between successes and the amorphous (like the world of the movies).

dinsdag 8 december 2009

Famous couples: Ike and Tina Turner

In December 2007 I wrote about Ike and Tina Turner on Astropost.blogspot.com:

Ike Turner (5 November 1931 Clarksdale) died yesterday. He is famous as the 'man of'...Tina Turner was his wife until she left him after abuse.
You see her birth (26th November 1939, 22h10 Bronsville) and the positions of his day of birth outside the circle. His Mars is square her Mars and Sun. I have seen several examples (like that of Paul and Helen McCartney) of people fighting each other who have a conflict between their planets Mars.

In her natal chart Tina has Sun square Mars. That is by the way one of the major indications for divorce in the chart of a female.
Notice that Tina has Venus square Neptune, that Venus disposes of the Midheaven and Neptune is square midheaven. That connects artistic talents with the MC (vocation, profession).

Another thing I notice is that Ike's Sun and Jupiter are conjunct crucial positions of Tina. They were very influencial in each others' lifes...He may have been supporting and coaching her (besides the beating...).

Ike Turner died in the year that his progressed sun passed to another sign. That is an indication for a change in 'being'.

Mind if I add that her Sun is quindecile Uranus, another indication for possible divorce? And of course: Venus biquintile Uranus (the creative combination of aspirations for entertainment and ...for women's lib?)...There is even a fourth indication: Mars is septile Saturn! Now we have all for of the indications AND ruler 1 is afflicting ruler 7 AND a planet in the 7th house. Those are ALL of the indications! No wonder that she managed to break free. As it was her first marriage it was almost ' written in the stars' that it would be with the' wrong' guy. (And I use to think that maybe that has a function).

But let us see if they matched! Of course they didn’t!

1 .Her Sagittarius and his Scorpio Sun don’t match, but as her Sun is making a half semi square with his, they were attracted to each other.

2. Her Gemini Moon square his Virgo Moon tells us that they didn’t have the same kind of habits or background and that it would be very difficult to get used to each others way of ‘ family life’.

3. Also, Mercury and Venus are in the wrong signs to get to like to talk with each other peacefully.

4. But the worse affliction is between his Mars and hers (as said before). The recent break up in the marriage of Tiger Woods and his Elin shows that Mars square Mars ends up in fighting each other. Unfortunately MARS-MARS interaction often leads to fast action because of the (sexual) attraction or because of the stimulating nature of the synastry aspect.

His Mars is also conjunct her natal Sun!

She probably fell in love (and started her career) with progressed Sun conjunct Venus, followed by trine Saturn and …square Neptune., at the foundation of her artistic successes and at the same time: misery. With Venus ruler Midheaven square Neptune and Moon 108 degrees (72+36!) Neptune, she has a strong pattern of professional artistic talents that was activated at the time. That is how she became famous. But when she left Ike, she became een more famous and forgot about Ike. When he started abusing her, her progressed Sun was square her Neptune. When she left him, his progressed Sun afflicted his natal Neptune. Roles were switched...

If you and your partner don't match much and Mars is afflicting Mars: beware and take care. It might be fun for a short while, but unless you operate in different businesses or sports and it is stimulating for your business to drive each other to the max, don't mate. There is a great chance of conflicts. But...maybe you have the feeling that it will be worth it when you come out of the fight as a winner, like Tina Turner did...

zondag 6 december 2009

Do Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren match?

Tiger Woods has a problem since transit Uranus over his Descendant made his relationships world news. Read all about him on Astropost.
But do he and his wife Elin Nordegren (mother of their two children) match? No, they don't. They seem to have married the right person to break free from later. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you meet a person and marry him/her because trough that person you meet Mr. or Mrs. Right:) or you simply get the children that you want AND your indepence...But divorces don't come easy. Can they be avoided by having a look at the match? I doubt it. People just don't believe it when they are told that they don't match. It is because they fell in love:)

When Elin Nordegren was born, the Sun in Capricorn was semi square Uranus. That is one of the aspects that show the risk of getting divorced. Tiger Woods has two (parallels of Moon with Saturn and Neptune). It is their first marriage, so it will be hard to stay together, unless there is a perfect match.

They are both Capricorns (he December 30, she January 1) and that makes it easy to live as one. But, their Moons are in opposite signs, so it will be hard to live as one in one house and family. They have different habits and needs and family backgrounds (she is Swedish). It won’t be easy to feel ‘ close’ soon. They will have to get used to each other or find ways to live together, but apart.
His Venus is in Scorpio and hers in Aquarius. That is no match, but fortunately 312 – 239 = 73 (a quintile), so that they like and love each other and found a creative way to match tastes and sympathies. The square between his Mars and hers is however not compensated at all. His Mars is important (on top of his chart), so that the square hits hard.

No, they don't match, really...And: there are more difficulties:

In Elin's natal chart the Sun is semi square Uranus and that Uranus is semi square his Sun! It seems that she married the right guy to divorce from and be independent and free again.

Now that the public has been informed by more and more ex-‘ lovers’ about the adventures of her husband, there is a lot of pressure. Her progressed Sun has been 75 degrees from Uranus (a shock, a change) earlier and is exactly 75 degrees from progressed Uranus. That is confirming the natal aspect. It is time to see the truth.
Also the progressed Sun is now inconjunct Jupiter (being right, but…). The combination of Jupiter and Neptune is perhaps mirroring a relief. It must be awful to have to pretend all the time.

Elin has better times to look forward to. Within 18 months the progressed Sun will be conjunct Venus and sesquisquare Saturn. Perhaps there will be found an arrangement.

When she met Tiger Woods her progressed Sun sign changed (and so did her life style) and her progressed Sun was opposition his natal Saturn when they married. That is not a good sign. His life changed when he married her, too. He had progressed Sun opposition Uranus, a sort of a reflection of a ‘ matter of freedom and indepence’ . And now Uranus is there again…It seems that they married the right person to break free from.

No, there is no match between them. And yes, the transit of Uranus on the Descendant of Tiger Woods comes together with progression with Uranus in the chart of his wife. It must be very exciting, tense and hectic…

vrijdag 4 december 2009

Famous couple: Al and Tipper Gore

There are a couple of famous couples on this blog and this time (because of the Climate Conference in Kopenhagen and Climategate) the couple is Al and Tipper Gore. They were born in the same year, 1948. He is an Aries and she is a Leo and that is a match. There is a minor hard aspect between their Suns that explains the difficulties in the relationship between Al Gore and Bill Clinton who has the same birthday as Tipper Gore (but was born 2 years earlier). As long as she doesn’t want to be the star (and that must be difficult for a Leo) their Suns match. It looks very attractive (two shining stars), but one must be leading. I would like to see them dance a quick step!:)

With her Venus square his Sun and his Venus square her Sun, the mutual love and sympathy must be obvious. They really love and like each other, even though it is sometimes difficult to agree on matters of taste and style (as her Venus is semi square his). Their Mars match (his in Leo, hers in Libra) and her Jupiter is trine his Mars! That refers to reproduction (and they have children together). It is also an indication that she will support his efforts and activities.

Al Gore doesn’t have indications for a divorce in the natal chart. With Venus in Taurus and Mars in Leo (both fixed signs) it is to be expected that he goes for longlasting love (he goes steady!)..
Tipper Gore's chart has a difficult opposition between the rulers of the first and seventh house (Moon and Saturn) and between the ruler of the seventh house and Venus on the Ascendant. Venus is semi square Saturn (ruler 8). So in her chart we see possibilities for breaking up. However:
They have been married for ages now, since May 19, 1970. That is 40 years. So here you have an example of a long lasting relationship.

Her Moon makes a hard aspect with his Sun/Moon midpoint.
His Sun is making a hard aspect with her Sun/Moon midpoint.
That produces a strong sense of ‘ belonging’ to each other. (Click the label Sun/Moon for more...)

They share a conflict between Sun and Neptune (he has the opposition and she has a semi square). On Astromarkt there is an article about sharing aspects. I write about Sun-Neptune:

Sun and Neptune shared in aspect gives you shared ideals, dreams and faith or even a shared idol! But with hard aspects you might share the same disillusions as well or this relationship is disillusive. Cooperating could work out best in an asylum or in a non-profit organization where they can help others, and each other.
Another possible combination is between enemies and with Sun in hard aspect with Neptune shared. Ideology stand between you as was the case with the murderer of director Theo van Gogh who shared Sun square Neptune with his victim.

I read that they go to church each Sunday (if possible). Neptune is the symbol of ideology and religion. Perhaps the issue of sharing the same ideals is a hot item for the relationship. Life is not always a dream, but you can at least try to realise yours...perhaps that is the general idea of Sun-Neptune here.

Is it a perfect match? Is or was it always a perfect marriage? Will it last till they die? I don’t know. But I do know that they love each other and that they have a strong sense of belonging together. Of course, that is why they ARE officially married and together still!:)