Do you know Co-Star?
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, all you need to know is that it’s a super popular astrology app. With more than 3 million downloads since its launch in 2017, Co-Star provides personalized horoscopes. It also helps users check their compatibility with others.
Sounds fun, right? That’s because it’s a good example of how synastry or relationship astrology works. If you want to know more about astrological compatibility though, the best way is to understand the basics.
That said, let’s talk about the fundamentals of synastry and what you can expect from a relationship astrology consultation.
Relationship Astrology: Beyond the Signs
“What’s your sign?”
Whether you’ve used that line before or have had someone use it on you, you should know that there’s more to relationship astrology than sun signs or zodiac signs.
For example, according to a star sign compatibility chart, the worst matches for a Sagittarius would be Cancer, Taurus, and Virgo. That’s because Sagittarius is a fire sign, while the latter three are Earth signs. In short, they’re zodiac opposites.
But if you ask an astrologer, he or she wouldn’t be so quick to say that a Sagittarius-Virgo pairing is doomed to fail. In synastry, there are other factors to consider. These include moon signs, ascendant or rising signs, lunar modes, etc. And all these will have an effect on your relationship.
Understand Your Natal Chart
Some people immediately dismiss astrology since it’s quite ridiculous for let’s say all Scorpios in the world to share the same traits. Of course, if you look at astrology that way, you’ll find it absurd too.
That’s why if you consult an expert astrologer, you’ll see that the focus will be on your natal chart, and not on your sun sign. Your natal chart is basically a picture of how the stars and planets are like at the exact moment you are born.
From this chart, you can know your dominant personality traits (sun sign) and emotional and intuitive nature (moon sign). You’ll also know your ascendant sign (how other people see you), and midheaven placement (your life purpose).
Now, to know if you and your partner are a match made in heaven, the astrologer will also ask for his or her natal chart. From here, the astrologer can give more accurate love advice, as well as daily horoscopes.
Are You Compatible with Your Partner?
Relationship astrology can give you insights on how compatible you are with your partner. It’s even better if you consult an expert astrologer so you can see your strengths and weaknesses and how you can work on them.
Just remember: synastry shouldn’t be your only guide for deciding whether you should continue or end the relationship. If you want a long-lasting relationship with your partner, you can’t blame the stars and planets every time you get into an argument. You and your partner need to work on things together including giving and taking and making compromises.
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