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zondag 18 november 2012

Astropost: The synastry in the Petraeus affair

Astropost: The synastry in the Petraeus affair is about the interaction between the chart positions of David Petraeus, his wife and his ex-lover. They are connected by one of the hardest aspects in love: Venus-Saturn.

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donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Astropost: Juno and the engagement Princess Madeleine

Swedish' Princess Madeleine announced her engagement. See Astropost: Juno and the engagement Princess Madeleine about the transit of Juno that accompanied the announcement.

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woensdag 10 oktober 2012

Famous couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman

Danny De Vito and Rhea Perlman were married for a long time. But now the end of their marriage is near.  Here, to see the aspects between their charts (the synastry) is the chart of Danny De Vito and the transits are the positions on the day of birth of Rhea Perlman.

They say that the divorce was ten years in the making! What keeps a couple together (in spite of whatever) is a Venus-Saturn connection. Venus-Saturn makes you stick to a lover like a stamp to a letter. It is because you take love seriously and because obligations (mortgage or parenthood) keep you together. I wrote about that before (see that blog on Astropost).

There is a mutual Venus-Saturn synastry between Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman. His Saturn is semi square her Venus. Her Saturn is sesquisquare his Venus.

Danny DeVito has Sun sesquisquare Saturn. There is a wide trine between Sun and Saturn in Rhea Pearlman's chart. When a couple shares Sun-Saturn aspects, that (quoting Astromarkt)

...makes you worry a lot if the aspect is hard. Maybe you do this, due to sharing nasty life experiences or feeling the same limitations and responsibilities. Nice trines or sextiles make you the serious couple, the parents perhaps. You go for a long time relationship and for getting old together and you are consistent in that! Your perseverance is highlighted. 

That is the second key to what kept them together for so long!

However, Saturn (his) opposition Sun (hers) already warns about growing apart (after a long long time).  The fact that his Sun is sesquisquare Saturn and the synastry between them, shows the importance of this particular marriage.

It is easy to see the other + and - in the synastry.

- There sun signs didn't match (Scorpio and Aries) but they noticed each other (there is a sesquisquare between their suns). It is harder to stay married in such a case.
+ - Her Venus opposition his Mars is a traditional indication of passion but the opposition might cause a problem
+ They share the same moon sign and that makes it easy to feel close.
+ Watch the biquintile between his Venus and hers: they found a creative way to love, in spite of their not corresponding sun signs and in spite of the not matching signs of Mars.
- Mars square Mars (fire at first, arguing later)
+ Her Jupiter on his Ascendant (for support and making each other happy)

When you see the + and -, the sum of it all seems to be that Mars square Mars did it, in the end. Mars is prominent in his chart (rising before the Sun) and her Chiron is conjunct his Mars. There are a number of Mars-Mars afflictions in the posts about divorces on this blog. It is about FIRE! With fire you might get hurt. 

It is more difficult to stay married, when you have 2 or more hard aspects like (for a woman) Sun-Uranus, Venus-Uranus, Mars-Saturn or Sun-Mars. Rhea has Mars conjunct Saturn, which is one of the 4 aspects found in the charts of divorced women. But only one…! She also has Sun quintile Uranus, making it easy to be independent.

Danny has a Gemini descendant (a double sign on the house of marriages) and ruler Mercury is inconjunct Saturn in the 7th house. That is a 'circumstantial' affliction. Mercury inconjunct Saturn is about having to say goodbye, a departure with a loss. Saturn in the 7th house doesn't make it too easy to be married, but isn't necessarily a sign of divorce, unless afflicted. His Saturn IS afflicted by the Sun, Mercury and Neptune. There are no ' usual suspects' like afflictions between Moon-Saturn or Moon-Neptune, Mars-Uranus or Venus-Neptune, ruler 1 and ruler 7.

There were very little indications of divorce, only Mars-Mars affliction. But, let us (as always) consider circumstances. Danny DeVito is a rich man and surrounded by beautiful women. That makes it hard to be true...

But why now? Here is the progressed chart of Danny DeVito.

In the progressed chart Venus is conjunct Ascendant for Danny DeVito. I wonder why. Maybe there is new love on the horizon? Maybe all women want to meet him, now that he is available?:)
 It happens to be the kind of aspect that you would expect in the chart of someone who marries, not divorces. I wonder how YOU see that.

About having the same aspect combination as your partner


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zondag 29 juli 2012

Famous couple Robbert Pattinson - Kristen Stewart

When you see the positions of the days of birth of Robbert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, you won't be surprised that their relationship failed. Their charts don't match at all! Their sun signs don't. Their moon signs don't. OK, they had Mercury in Taurus together, but Venus in Gemini (Robbert) is no match for Venus in Pisces (Kristen) and Mars in Capricorn isn't for Mars in Aquarius. The fact that her Mars was trine his Venus only helped to become a not matching couple. So let's be happy that they didn't marry and have children and divorced later.

Here are those positions:

The fact that the couple didn't match doesn't mean that Robbert Pattinson isn't hurt, because of what happened (Kristen cheated on  him). There are a number of unpleasant transits and progressions to deal with. You know that the aspect of 150 degrees (quincunx or inconjunct) refers to loss. He had transit Saturn inconjunct Sun lately (and that is the 'lame duck' aspect) with transit Pholus opposition Sun (turning point caused by others), followed by progressed Venus inconjunct Uranus (shock in love). Progressed Mercury opposition Neptune and trine Pluto was for the bad news (and the press). And transit Saturn square progressed Mars hits you hard. Lucky for him there is also Progressed Sun square Jupiter: an open door to more successes.

Similar difficult aspects are in the chart of Kristen, whose progressed Sun semi square Pholus marks a frustrating change. Just like her ex she has progressed Mercury in aspect with Neptune (a trine for her) : the story of an affair. Transit Neptune conjunct Venus and trine Jupiter completes it: a love affair...

What you learn from this is, that when there are no matches at all and when Venus doesn't help, there is little to be done about it: the couple weren't meant for each other, not forever and ever...

More about Robbert, written in 2008 when Jupiter was on his side: http://astropost.blogspot.nl/2008/12/astrology-chart-robert-pattinson-no-hob.html

If you want to know more about matching: see Astromarkt about Love and astrology

zondag 8 juli 2012

Astropost: The Duchess and astrology

See Astropost: The Duchess and astrology about the love life of Duchess Georgiana Cavendish (Spencer). Born in the 18th century, socialite, menage a trois with husband's lover and her former friend, a lover and a love child the had to be given away....but she raised the love child of her husband. Different times, dramatic story...

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zondag 1 juli 2012

Divorce Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

This week it was hot news that Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise. It is his third divorce. It is her first time.  I first planned to tell you all about it, but after writing it down, I decided to keep most of it to myself, to stick to the pictures and just tell you this:
a. They never matched at all. Their signs don't match. And his Sun is quindecile her Sun: that is an obsessive aspect and a hard one. Their charts weren't made for each other.
b. They both have a Mars-Uranus aspect. In short: hurry hurry hurry and boom! Her Venus-Uranus aspect warns for marrying too quickly with the wrong person.
c. When she married him she had Pluto on her Sun. His Pluto is in hard aspect with her Sun/Moon midpoint. This usually complicates a relationship.

For the purpose of study we have the Astrodienst AA-rated chart of Katie Holmes and the day of birth of Tom Cruise. We also know when they got married. Here are the charts. 

A chart of Katie Holmes. The ' transits ' are the positions of the day of birth of Tom Cruise.

Above is the chart, progressed chart and transits of Katie Holmes on her wedding day.  There are a lot of transits and progressions. Like this one: the Progressed Ascendant is conjunct Saturn! When Orson Welles married Rita Hayworth, transit Saturn was on his Ascendant. The marriage didn't last. (see: http://astrology-love-romance.blogspot.nl/2011/09/famous-couple-orson-welles-and-rita.html)

There was a rumor about Katie wanting to move out of the family house, in 2008 (see the post: http://astropost.blogspot.nl/2008/07/house-and-chart-of-tom-cruise-and-katie.html 

And now she left.

  • Then her Sun sign was changing sign to Aquarius
  • Her progressed Venus got inconjunct her Midheaven
  • Progressed Sun conjunct Progressed Mars. 
  • Transit Pholus now square progressed Ascendant/Midheaven midpoint 
  • Transit Uranus trine Jupiter. 
  • The Uranus-Pluto (revolutionary) square hits her Jupiter and ...her Sun/Moon.
  • Transit Uranus is quindecile her Sun/Moon midpoint now (=a strong focus on change in marriage and motivation). 
  • According to her husband it came as a complete surprise. For this, I like to point at Transit Uranus quatronovile the Progressed Ascendant (rejoicing a surprising act:). 

About aspects:
Inconjunctions between charts make it hard to maintain a balance between the two of you. Squares ad opposition at first seem to attract the 'opposite' but don't make it as easy as trines and sextiles to stick together. Conjunctions join you, but sometimes they join what you don't want (for example your sunny Sun and his Pluto). Quindeciles often cause obsession. Quintiles offer creative solutions in case of differences and noviles help you to see the good things in the partner. 
About planets:
Pholus creates a point of no return. Uranus comes by surprise. And Saturn as a guest on your wedding day is usually not invited!

See the label for more examples of divorce.

The astrological pattern of professional artistic talent in the chart of Katie Holmes is in the Moon square Venus and trine Neptune, with Midheaven square Moon, opposition venus and biquintile Neptune. The 'calling' Sun with the Moon and Ascendant in Leo will always make Katie Holmes shine and look brilliant wherever she is,with or without Tom Cruise. 

vrijdag 20 april 2012

Famous couple: Juan Carlos and Sofia of Spain

The King and Queen of Spain will be married 50 years in May 2012. There are few catholic royals who won't stay together for life, even in hard times. (Exception: Prince Hugo Carlos and Princess Irene, see that post). Time is hard for the Spanish royal couple. Their charts show it, the wedding chart shows it and their natal charts also tell us about the symbol of 'decorum' and distance: Saturn.

Above is Queen Sofia's chart, with transits and progressions for the wedding day. In the early years of the marriage of Queen Sofia of Spain and King Juan Carlos her progressed Sun was conjunct Venus and sextile Mars. Venus and Mars are the planets of passion. Venus makes you happy. When she married, Progressed Venus was opposition Ceres (love and dynasty/motherhood) with transit Jupiter trine her Sun (social success).

This is the chart of Juan Carlos on the day of the wedding. His chart shows discipline and tension: P Mars conjunct Saturn and trine Pluto, for example and P Sun square Uranus). Right now the Sun is conjunct Saturn and trine Pluto. Pluto is his ruler 7 (marriage).

Do their charts match? A tiny bit, I’d say. Of course charts aren’t telling us all, but they mirror certain tendencies that I like to show you.

Sun signs
Their sun signs seem to be compatible (she is a Scorpio and he is a Capricorn). But… their birthdays are a challenge: their suns are semisesquisquare (67.5d) apart. (See if your birthdays match here).  That doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t live together, but it will be more difficult to join the ways of life. 
Moon signs
To compensate, their moons are in Aquarius. Their backgrounds, needs and habits are in line. There is at least friendship and attraction. 
Venus signs and aspects
Venus in Sagittarius is no match for Venus in Capricorn, so that their preferences will differ. It makes it harder to enjoy things together. Her Sun/Moon is conjunct his Venus (ruler 1). There is a great sense of ‘ to belong’ together. 
Mars signs
The challenging aspect between their Mars:  157.5 d (sesquisquare + half semi square) is for competition and anger after ‘fire’ from the start.
Synastry and Sun Saturn
There is a difficult synastry aspect and that is: her Saturn square his Sun. Such an aspect refers to barriers between them. This Sun-Saturn conflict becomes an issue now that he has Progressed Sun conjunct Saturn and now that transit Saturn is on the cusp of her 7th house (of marriage).

Saturn now
Saturn is hitting hard in the charts of los Reinos: the King and Queen of Spain, today, just before the 50th anniversary of their marriage. He broke a leg and he had to say sorry in public. She spent 15 minutes with him after three days. That is Saturn. Saturn is the symbol of criticism and separation in a relationship. Mistakes and faults are being highlighted when it is time for Saturn. Often that is just too much for the marriage (see examples*), and divorce follows, but divorce is rare in a royal catholic family. What is left is perhaps cool distance for a while. Or business as usual?
    Even the chart positions of the wedding (on May 14, 1962) has difficulties: progressed Sun trine Neptune might make it a 'fairy tale' but there is an
    1. inconjunction of progressed Sun with Saturn and ... 
    2. transit Saturn inconjunct the Sun of May 14 doesn't help much, either. 
    Well, they managed to stay together for almost 50 years, so I guess that this marriage survives in spite of these inconjunctions of Saturn and that they and their family will celebrate the 5 decades anyway. In spite of the mistress (Corrina zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Frankfurt-am-Main, supposedly born January 29, 1965 with her Venus semi square the king's Sun/Moon, her Neptune opposition his Ascendant - romance! - and Sun square the Sun of Sofia with Saturn on Sofia's Moon).

    On Astropost there is a post with more about the present transits and progressions with Saturn in the charts of the king and queen of Spain for April 2012. I will send the link later.


    *)Think of my post 'Saturn and saying goodbye'. I mentioned:
    • Maria Shriver (divorcing Arnold Schwarzenegger: transit Saturn sesquisquare progressed AC/MC and square progressed Sun.
    • Sandra Bullock, ex of Jesse James, had Progressed AC/MC square Saturn and transit Pholus in hard aspect with natal midpoint AC/MC when they separated. 
    • Mrs Strauss-Kahn (15 July 1948, 16:30 New York) had Progressed MC square Saturn andTransit Neptune square Ascendant during the revelations and trial of her husband.

    Famous couple: Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia of Spain

    This is the chart of Letizia, Crown Princess of Spain. The ‘ transits’ are the natal positions of her husband, Felipe, with exception of the Moon and his Ascendant and Midheaven (he has the Moon in the 20th degree of Aquarius, square the Ascendant in 20th degree of Taurus and Midheaven in the last degree of Capricorn). What occurs to me first is that Letizia has the Sun square Saturn, a difficult aspect when it comes to restrictions and status, just like Dutch Crown Princess Maxima and the Belgian Crown Princess. Letizia has 2 of the 4 indications for divorce in a woman's chart (Sun conjunct Mars and Mars exactly square Saturn) and Uranus is in her 7th house. First I thoughht that this was a risk for this marriage, but (see comments!): she was married before! Felipe doesn’t have the indications for divorce in a man’s chart. He has Neptune in the 7th house.

    The interaction between the positions of Princess and Prince (the aspects between the charts) tell us about the connection between them. So:

    How does the next Spanish royal couple (Felipe and Letizia) match?

    • Their Suns don’t match (sesquisquare); who's the boss 

    • Their Moons match (sextile); easy getting used to each other  

    • Their Mercuries don’t match (157.5 degree = sesquisquare and half semi square); communications!!! 

    • Venus biquintile Venus is a match expressing a creative way to match preferences and ...they found a way to love each other in spite of differences 

    • Their Mars don’t match (opposition); attraction and competition (with the risk of fighting each other if they don't cooperate).
    The complete picture is that they don’t match easy but they are strongly connected to each other. In a way there is a similarity with the synastry of the royal couple (the parents of the prince). See that post. Continue for more...

    vrijdag 6 april 2012

    Marriage and wedding day of Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly became Princess Gracia of Monaco after her marriage with the Prince of Monaco.
    The (civil) marriage date was April 18 1956. Here are chart, progressions and transits of that day.

    We see:
    - Transit Saturn conjunct Progressed Venus. You might read this as the old man joining the beauty, but it is also a sign of public confirmation of love. As in her natal chart Venus is sextile Saturn this transit/progression marks an important moment.
    (- Progressed Ascendant conjunct Mars. Does this tell us about introducing the man into her life? Or was she born just a little bit earlier and P AC conjunct Mars was exact on the day of the birth of her first born?)
    - In the progressed chart of Grace Kelly, the Moon was square Jupiter and that is a rather nice statement of the ‘stars’ for a moment of success and joy.
    - Transit Venus was square the progressed Sun/Moon midpoint for having a nice day (focus on beauty, love and fun) and
    - Transit Uranus square Venus for excitement.
    - Transit Neptune conjunct Venus adds the romantic touch. Together Uranus and Neptune with Venus mean blinded by love.
    - Transit Jupiter/Uranus midpoint conjunct her Midheaven for a positive change of position and a helicopter view over the future.
    - Transit Uranus inconjunct Saturn mirrors the restrictions of protocol and demands. She later had to give up on her career.

    It was apparently time for motherhood: progressed Sun opposition Ceres followed the wedding. Ceres is the symbol of motherhood and dynasties. See: http://www.astromarkt.net/ceres-in-astrology.html#pt

    Here you see her natal chart and the positions of the day of birth of Prince Rainier.

    I like to point at the binovile between their Suns: it means that they rejoiced each other’s existence and it helped to overcome the not matching signs. No, their Suns and Moons didn’t match (their life styles and habits didn’t either). Her Jupiter trine his Ceres tells us that she was beneficial for the dynasty. The couple also shares aspects between Venus and Jupiter (he has the opposition, she has the sesquisquare. That means (see Astromarkt http://www.astromarkt.net/sharing-aspects.html#pt )

    Venus-Jupiter: sharing the love of traveling together, reading and growing. Your marriage makes you feel better, you are the popular couple. Together you love to party, too. 

    They got along well enough together and there are no signs of risk of divorce in Grace Kelly’s chart. Her Venus sextile Saturn relates marriage to duty, stability, parenthood, obligations and duration. With such an aspect you’d rather not divorce or change the material benefits of marriage for less consistent pleasures. A sextile is the aspect of the easy way out. In that sense, Venus sextile Saturn might point at making it easy on yourself by staying married. It doesn’t sound romantic? See http://www.astromarkt.net/venus-in-aspect-with-saturn.html#pt

    Maybe it is a shame, but I never have been that interested in Chiron, so I haven’t studied Chiron’s position much, sorry. Now I wonder what Chiron has to say in her seventh house, because transit Chiron is square this Chiron on her wedding day and because her Chiron was conjunct the Venus of Rainier. Chiron in the seventh house gets few ‘happy ever after-reviews’ on astrology sites. Chiron heals, they say, but Chiron is were the pain is. So perhaps she wasn’t that lucky in her ‘fairy tale marriage’ or perhaps Rainier healed her broken heart after some nasty relationships. (who knows for sure?). As Mercury is conjunct her Chiron, his Venus is also conjunct her Mercury. That is nice for talking to each other.

    Grace Kelly was a talented and ambitious beauty and it was important for her to have a stable financial position. As the daughter of a rich man she couldn’t afford to marry a pauper. By marrying a prince she became the romantic idol for millions. Romance, that is Neptune...

    Neptune is the most important planet in her chart. Neptune doesn't make aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees. Neptune is also rising before the sun in the natal chart and ruling the Moon in Pisces in the 5th house. Neptune has a lot of ways to be manifested in real life. Neptune turns up when words like belief, art, philantropy, movies, myths, photography, fantasy or media turn up. In a way she used almost the complete Neptunic vocabulary.  

    vrijdag 2 maart 2012

    100 year old bride

    Mrs Dana Jackson married her (younger) friend at age 100. That is interesting for an astrologer, too. First of all because she still wants to get married in spite of her age. Second, because she is still vital enough to want it! She was born on February 2, 1912. There were indications for a chance to reach her age of 100 years:

    • - Uranus rises before her Sun (makes her special and is frequent in the charts of oldies. However, it takes more than one indication...)
    • - She has 5 positions in air signs. Air signs take it more lightly and seek contact. That is a big help on the way.
    • - Uranus in Aquarius is in aspect with the midpoint Sun/Jupiter (in Sagittarius). Sun-Jupiter-Uranus combinations are frequent among centenarians.

    If we had her time of birth, we'd know more, but those three together helped her to reach this age for sure...(And genes of course)

    But why did she marry now? We see transit Uranus semi square natal Sun for the news and transit Pluto conjunct her Venus for the strong desire to get married. Progressed Venus inconjunct Progressed Jupiter is typical for a celebration (and the inconjunction for overdoing it a bit). Proressed Mercury square Mercury doesn't seem to have anything to do with it, unless Mercury rules the 7th house of marriage (and we don't know about that). However, I think that the main point is that her Moon is in Libra, showing the need to be together and have some company!

    Here are the charts of the day of her birth, with transits and progressions and the the progressed chart with transits.





    woensdag 25 januari 2012

    Seal and Heidi and the not matching charts

    Even when two persons' signs don't match, they can have a long time relationship. Often Venus is making a sweet aspect between the charts and than everything looks sweet, nice and attractive. Seal and Heidi Klum never had matching charts. They were together long enough to become parents. Venus quatronovile (160d) Venus was of great help and so was his Mars biquintile her Mars. They had a good time, but now it is over. Here is the chart of the day of birth of Seal. The transits (the positions outside the circle) are Heidi's. 

    His Sun in Pisces, hers in Gemini
    Those signs  - and life styles - don’t match. Who is the boss? Who is the one getting attention?

    Her Moon in Gemini and his in Sagittarius or Capriocorn. No match. They have to make compromises to live in the same room.

    The signs of their Mercury are Aquarius and Gemini. The Mercury’s don’t make a nasty aspect, so they seem to be able to communicate.

    Venus quatronovile Venus is great. They enjoy each other’s presence and love each other. Such an aspect helps to keep the relationship going for a long time, even if there is no match.

    Mars biquintile Mars:; creative cooperation! They created 3 children!

    Passion is OK and so is communication, but they have a different life style and different habits. But they also have a mutual Pluto-Sun synastry. Pluto is for intensity and intensity makes it hard when you are basically different.
    Ps see for possible hour of birth Seal: http://www.astrolreport.com/famous-s/seal.php