Where does one go to get info on the more obscure aspects in Synastry?
I saw something about this in one of the comments recently and get a lot of questions regarding it as well.
Synastry is the art of chart comparison. You take your chart and that of the one you love or desire and see how your planets aspect one another.
The classic example is Venus and Mars. If your Venus is on his Mars or vice versa or even just trining it – voomp. The infamous ‘sexual napalm’. See John and Jessica – A Venus-Mars Case Study.
His Saturn on your Moon? Yick. Sun-Mercury? Well, communication ain’t going to be a problem here.
But i think that if you are going looking for the more obscure aspects in synastry (“Dear Mystic, you think her Part of Fortune sequiquinquadrate my progressed Moon has any significance?”) then, sorry, but you are being a bit despo. Or just indulgent.
Because in Synastry, it’s the major, close and steamingly obvious aspects that tend to tell the story of your relationship. Look for aspects such as a conjunction, opposition, square and trine with a two degree orb. List the top five such inter-links and voila – there is your compatibility.
Of course you can do more, you can whiz up composite charts (your chart and their chart blended into one) and then you can progress that.
If you’re annoyed that their Saturn is on your Moon, you can bung in as many asteroids as you like. Who gives a fuq about that pesky Saturn-Moon situation when his asteroid Lucifer is on your Nefertiti?
Still, i think you just figure out the five most singular, glaringly obvious aspects and stick with those.
Whenever an astrologer or someone who knows about astrology, gets their mitts on the birth deets of a new love/crush/lust interest, it is always an exciting moment and it’s so easy to overlook the cruddy bits. Plus it’s more fun to go goo-goo over the good bits.
So, in answer to the “obscure aspects” question, i.m.o. they’re basically irrelevant.