The power of the Ascendant should never be underestimated because it plays a major role in when we meet new people for the first time. It has a direct bearing on our interpersonal skills in shielding our natural expressions and emotions when we start to try and build a long-term relationship with someone. An Ascendant plays a vital role in relationships of all kinds including short-term and also ones that develop into lifetime partnerships. Indications show that interplays between Ascendants can affect the harmony or basic conflict on an earthbound level.
Power of Grand Trines
A major sign in the development of a special relationship occurs when the simple trine of an individual is turned around into a Grand Trine which is the effect of the position of another person’s planet in their natal chart. For example, in one individual’s chart, Mars is starting to align with Sagittarius which in turn Trines the Moon in the early stages of Aries.
A planet at the early stages of movement to Leo would develop into a Grand Trine in this individuals chart but is not shown to exist. His partner’s Sun engulfs this pattern, as with the early stages of Leo. This connection is especially powerful when returned and embraced. This can then develop into an amazing bond which will extenuate the relationship between two people.
Nodes of the Moon
Some astrologers recognize the Nodes which are related to the axis of the Moon to be an important aspect in reconnecting to past lives. The theory of reincarnation has created heated debate since the beginning of time and an open mind is needed when we study the sensitive axis point of the Nodes in relation to what it is telling us from lessons learned in this life and possibly previous ones. When a bond is forming with the Moon Nodes in synastry there is a deep need to gel together.
Here is a great video of the different Nodes of the moon to give you a deeper understanding.
The art of relationship astrology is synastry. Charts are prepared to provide an illuminating and fascinating insight into how an interaction between individuals impacts on their lives and future together. The date and time a person is born are related to their unique position in relation to the positional alignment of stars and planets in the solar system. The movement around the Sun of these heavenly bodies in our universe can be read to influence events taking part in our lives and also projecting the outcome.
For more detailed information on relationship astrology, you can see my blog post on the subject, here.
The Vertex is a less well-known indicator in the natal chart. It is referred to as a secondary descendant and when showing up in a chart or reading in a relationship guide is a strong indicator that a couple is made for one another. When positions of planets interchange and realign in conjunction with others it creates an interesting balance to forecast outcomes.
The realignment and the interchanges of the planets in relation to their position to the Sun and Moon have a direct bearing on events and relationships that we are adjusting in our lives.