Synastry chart – the up and down sides of your relationship

Today I encountered someone who asked online for a quick reading for a chart.

I had no idea who the person was so I just said what seemed to be obvious from the chart – that the person had an Aquarius moon on the 2nd house conjunct with Neptune and that this person is probably making money out of art.

I also saw an exact entrance of Jupiter, ruler of this chart, into the 5th house of romance, hobbies and pets so I mentioned this time is probably a time of self development through these areas of life.

It all seemed to be right since the inquirer told me that they were dating this person and would love to have their relationship chart, named Synastry.

since Synastrys are my favorite Astrology practice, I decided to dedicate a post to this subject or field of Astrology and Astrology reading.

a Synastry involves both sides strongest traits as they come to manifestation in a specific relationship. The way programs draw a synastry is easy – they just put two charts one outside the other in a way that the astrologer can read the poinrs or traits of both people and the way they kind of ‘speak’ with each other.

Often times it is very much of a discussion coming to life for me, when reading a synastry chart. the elements actually speak up with each other by different tones and other vocal nuances that can teach me about the relationship itself.

Off course, a synastry chart reading can not be replaced by, only based on, natal chart reading. meaning you are going to use the appropriate tools on your favorite astrology program or website to see the spread of the synastry. after being spread this way, charts have special angles and points that seem to speak to each other louder then others. Those are points where planets conjunct, opposite, square or sextile to each other.

Generally, the more dominant a planet or point is in one’s chart the more weight it has for the synastry calculation. Although, we can have some people ‘doing’ all kind of things to us – make us feel special, or understood, or even karmatically attached somehow. Usually, those connections will be manifested in the synastry and its attachment points.

In the picture you can see circled in black are the conjunctions, yellow – the sextile and pink – square.

usually all angles are meaningful (imagine them not talking to each other at all) but while sextiles are fluent positive energy and conjunctions are intense energy, squares tend to be more challenging to deal with though not necessarily difficult or fatalistically destructive for a relationship. having Saturn squaring someone’s Venus, sun or moon is better then…. right, not having them communicating at all.

And one last thing about synastries – try, for practice, having your synastry with someone that you like artistically such as a novelist or a painter. usually you will find some interesting connections….


Astrology of covid-19: part 2

Having discussed generally the constellation that triggered the current pandemic and after trying to analyse thebasics of astrology of covid 19 in the first part, I now move on to the speciffic areas of affect this pandemic carries due to the speciffic envolvement of certain planets in certain signs.

A little longer then a year ago, on the end of 2019, Saturn, the great tutor, was meeting Pluto in Capricorn. This meeting (on this 45 years apart ongoing schedule) was this time (remember the old Ants and their very slow language in Lord of the Rings? think this way) about revolutions and restrictions in governmental patterns and constructions. Saturn kept moving happily (or more like, earnestly) toward Uranus: another gigantic with plans of its own, sitting meanwhile in Taurus after just entering there. Saturn and Uranus first intense interaction happened while Saturn was forming a direct square from the 3rd degree of Aquarius to Saturn, at about half of the time spoken here (saying, on the peak months of this Covid-19 Pandemic, טפו טפו טפו, about 8 months ago on the summer of 2020) . As the great tutor not only personally but also to humanity, this form was an intense one because these two unfriendly but somehow, more “natural” planets, Saturn and Pluto, had plans of forcing some form structures over humanity (remember? revolutions and restrictions in governmental patterns and constructions) , as only the mediator of the gigantic planets, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn had no choice but to take upon himself yet another task or mission (as Capricorns always do or people with dominant Saturn/Capricorn on their personal chart) : doing whatever needed and exactly as set with Pluto first, but with the new Uranus in Taurus crazy plans. Sorry for all Uranian fans out there, I myself an Aquarius moon and hell I know How fierce Uranus can be (personally I have it on my 8th house, meaning a lot to me). but here in Taurus Uranus plays with us the wicked game of give me some of your XYZ and get some revolution in return. this time, the negotiation is over the Taurus concerns. Taurus rules humanity assets: our physicals stamina, our wheat, breads and agriculture, as well as comforts, habits and sense of control over our surrounding. Taurus is the comforts and practicality of life. It is slow and steady. In the human body Taurus is the neck and throat. It also cares about our money but having Uranus there can not speak about cash alone. it speaks about the means of the making and handling it. Taurus is also an Earth Fixed sign. It is ruled by Venus / Earth. All these and other Taurus related areas were expected to be heated by the nature of this combination, Uranus in Taurus. Uranus in Taurus plans for us (here to stay for about 15 years and early born Taurus suns, as well as others with Taurus moons or Taurus rising on their Personal Chart, have started already feeling its affect personaly) – begins with the unique, lets say, Uranian sense of humor. Imagine maybe Who framed Roger rabbit or this kind of very slapstic no-red-lines sense of humor. yes, with Uranus in Taurus the price is not funny for us as it is for Uranus. This planet has been moving 2 degrees from the 2nd to the 4th during this year of covid-19. It entered while we were mostly busy with the Pluto in Capricorn governmental issues (still going on off course) and very typically it hit us not when expected (as is with Uranus) and waited to hit his show later then expected (Like, Uranus spent one whole year out of fifteen on waiting just to make a joke, before hitting us with a crazy lethal virus. Ha ha, isn’t that funny. Not)

Im not blaming Uranus. As said on the first Astrology of covid 19 article there are other heavy planets and the actual Pluto and Saturn meeting was the focus of our attention. Pluto being in Capricorn – yes, after squaring with Uranus in Aries for some time (think back 2014-2016), and after conjuncting with exessive Jupiter – is by itself a reasonable position for this pandemic as a governmentally-spread economical and structural game-changer.


Vocations, Occupations, Institutions and Industries according to Planets, Signs and Houses

Aries and 1st House: Army (with Capricorn), Acrobatics, Start Up, Pioneering,

Taurus and 2nd House: Modelling, Business world, Gardening, Interior Design, Engineering, Dancing (with Leo and Pisces),

Gemini and 3rd House: Traveling Agencies, Teaching, Communication, Press, Marketing, Salesmen, Cars,  Architecture (with Capricorn), Elementary School, Tennis, Painting, Drawing, Piano Playing,

Cancer and 4th House: Social Work, Kindergarden,

Leo and 5th House: Stage, Theater, Dancing (with Pisces and Taurus), Nightlife, Business World,

Virgo and 6th House: Editing, Literature,

Scorpio and 8th House: BDSM, Investigations, Mines, Tourism,

Sagittarius and 9th House: Advertisement, Publishing, Racing, Sports, Football, Team sports, Universities and Academia,

Capricorn and 10th House: Business world, Soil and Earth industries, ground research, Architecture (with Gemini), Cosmetics (with Pisces), Army (with Aries)

Aquarius and 11th House: Science, Community, Volunteering and Volunteering organizations, Research, Internet, Astrology,

Pisces and 12th House: Fashion world and Design, Cosmetics (with Capricorn), Film and movies, Religion, Health and care, Hospitals, Jail, Poetry,

The six / twelve Astrology Axes

Another important element to interpret in an astrological chart, especially Natal Charts, Solar Returns and Progression Charts, is the axis element. There are 6 axes in astrology – six, because the chart is a wheel divided into 12 houses, each house a piece, just like a cake, and the axis involves 2 oppositional signs and houses. Astrology presents us with 64 different options, for in each chart houses fall on different signs. here is a classic example, when houses and signs match:

chart wheel with axises

but most astrology charts present combinations of houses and signs: Libra on the first house, Gemini on 8th house atc.

The astrological axes are only 6, though, and in order to use it in reading you will have to combine their meanings, in case they fall on different houses and signs: that is, when signs don’t match their natural house. The natural position of the houses and signs is as seen at the drawing above, with each sign and house matches the opposition sign and house in the chart wheel:

Houses 1-7 : Aries-Libra

Houses 2-8 : Taurus-Scorpio

Houses 3-9 : Gemini-Sagittarius

Houses 4-10 : Cancer-Capricorn

Houses 5-11 : Leo-Aquarius

Houses 6-12 : Virgo-Pisces

and all matches their natural astrological positions (Aries first, Taurus second atc.)

In an Astrological Chart, we might want to understand the meaning of an axis when interpreting prominent planets, angular points and other elements. for example one can not understand  the Nodes (Mean Node and True Node) without understanding the axis they sit on. It is also hard to interpret oppositions without having a sufficient understanding of the axis the opposition partakes.

Meanings of the different Axes in Astrology Chart

The 1-7 axis, or the Aries-Libra axis, is all about I am:

Me, as a person: my needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Aries and the 1st house, VS including others in my scheme: significant others and just “others” with their needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Libra and the 7th house.

The 2-8 axis, or the Taurus-Scorpio axis, is all about I have:

Talents and abilities I have and how I’m supporting myself, represented by Taurus and 2nd house, VS others’ resources and talents: heritages, inheritances, genes, karma that goes with me everywhere and other legacies I’ve got from home and early family – represented by Scorpio and 8th house.

The 3-9 axis, or the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, is all about I’m aware:

Available Ideas and possibilities i can reach and options my mind can grasp, represented by Gemini and 3rd house, VS expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding.

The 4-10 axis or the Cancer-Capricorn axis is all about I generate/get:

Having emotional and personal impact on those i love and using bonding to get things, represented by Cancer and 4th house, VS generating my own means and relying on status to get things, represented by Capricorn and 10th house.

The 5-11 axis or the Leo-Aquarius axis is all about I can/influence:

Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me, represented by Leo and the 5th house, VS spread my influence further reaching groups of people and make a change in the world, represented by Aquarius and 11th house.

The 6-12 axis or the Virgo-Pisces axis is all about I know:

I know and  map the world around me through facts, personal experience and analyses, represented by Virgo and the 6th house, VS I process things intuitively, relying on general truths, common knowledge and others’ experiences and beyond myself experiences of this world, represented by Pisces and 12th house.

How to interpret combined axes in personal charts

Combining 2 elements is the difficult task  when doing Astrology reading and charts analysis. for example having somebody’s South Node falling on their 5th house in Sagittarius. In order to interpret the combination of 5th and Sagittarius, to figure their South Node meaning, you will need to combine 5th house axis meaning with Sagittarius axis meaning, like this:

5th house axis is about I can/influence: Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me. Sagittarius axis is about I’m aware: expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding. The combination of the two gives us I influence through awareness or I’m aware through influence. Because we’re interpreting South Node (natural, intuitive skills, strategies and experiences the individual posses) we can conclude that as a child and as a default strategy in life, the Chart’s owner uses their authority over others to gain wider understanding and that major awareness events in their life were connected to their learning their own power over others.  We can also conclude that Chart’s owner is familiar with “changing” identities as a mean of gaining more awareness: that is, they are experienced with playing with their image and gaining wider awareness through it . Having in mind other aspects of the chart, this aspect may indicate either a manipulative tendency, a “chameleon” type or the need of others presence (friends, groups) to gain  knowledge about my self – that is, a somewhat very friendly person.

We use the same method to interpret the other side of the axis, this time, the True Node: we conclude that having True Node in 11th house and Gemini axis gives us a person who their learned experiences, challenging strategy and main lesson is to learn how to use what they already know in order to contribute others. This may indicate a person who needs to be more aware of their uniqueness and to understand that their experiences in this life are something others can learn from. If the context of the reading is professional, it may tell a career in  coaching (if other aspects support) or in lecturing that will be beneficial for the chart’s owner. If the context is spiritual then it tells being more personal in their interactions with other or being more interactive from the first place.

Like everything else in Astrology, things depend very much on other supportive elements and aspects of the chart.

Pisces and 12th house

Inspiration, art, what the world wants from me, close places, situations beyond one’s control, religions, becoming religious / leaving religion, cults, beauty, fashion world, movies, film industry, advertisement, being famous, celebs, cosmetics, chaos, cruising, going with the flow, doing for another (cause, person atc.), becoming one with, blending in, merging, addictions, drugs, seizures, separations, severing, imprisonment, being locked, uncontrolled fears, phobias, restraints, isolation, sleep

דגים ובית 12 – השראה, אמנות, מה העולם רוצה ממני, מקומות סגורים, מצבים שאין יכולת שליטה עליהם, דתות, חזרה בתשובה / שאלה, כתות, יופי, עולם האופנה, קולנוע, פרסום, סלבס, קוסמטיקה, כאוס, זרימה, הליכה עם הזרם,  עשיה למען, התמזגות, פרידות, מוות, סיומים, ניתוקים, פחדים לא נשלטים, פוביות, רתיעות מ-, מקומות סגורים, מאסרים, כליאות, בידוד, סמים, התמכרויות, התקפים, ניתוקים, התנתקויות, שינה

Virgo and 6th house


work, job, health, everyday, day by day, service, being in serve of, people who serve you or those you are superior to, routines, practices, talents, technical abilities, stomach, belly, spiritual practice, exercise, daily tasks, order, cleanliness, hygiene, details, technique, mantras, procedures, bureaucracy, workplace, servants, staff, what I give away to the world or what I want to give, criticism, proportion, sense of scale, issues with scale and proportion, measurement, exaggeration, organizing the chaos, putting things in order, strictness, preciseness, organization, details, editing, accuracy, punctiliousness, what i have learned myself and can tutor/teach/instruct, anxiety, sweaty hands

עבודה, בריאות, יומיום, שירותיות, אנשים שכפופים לך, רוטינות, פרקטיקות, כישרונות, כישורים טכניים, קיבה, בטן, תרגולת רוחנית, התעמלות, מטלות יומיומיות, סדר, נקיון, היגיינה, פרטים, טכניקה, מנטרות, נהלים, פרוצדורות, בירוקרטיה, מקום עבודה, משרתים, אנשי שירות, מה אני נותן לעולם או רוצה לתת, ביקורתיות, חוש מידה, נושאים שקשורים למידה, כמותיות, הגזמה, לארגן את הכאוס, להשליט סדר, הקפדה, נוקשות, ארגון, פרטים, עריכה, דיוק, דייקנות, מה למדתי ויכול ללמד, חרדה, הזעה בכפות ידיים

Sagittarius and 9th house


abroad, leaving abroad, people from abroad, traveling abroad, publishing houses, advertisement, spiritual practices, philosophies, truth, spiritual journeys, search for truth, search, belief, belief systems, religions, animals, nature, higher education, court system, justice, spread, publishing, marketing, optimism, ideals, old age, thighs, running, adventures, motorcycles, dangers, sports, enlightenment, discoveries, luck, second marriage, spouse’s parents, pets, horses, spaces, landscape, universities, courts, activism, citizenship, aristocracy.

חו”ל, חיים בחו”ל, אנשים מחו”ל, נסיעות לחו”ל, הוצאות ספרים, פרסום, תורות רוחניות, פילוסופיות, אמת, חיפוש רוחני, חיפוש אמת, חיפוש, אמונה, מערכות אמונה, חיות, טבע, לימודים גבוהים, מערכת המשפט, צדק, הפצה, שיווק, אופטימיות, אידיאלים, גיל מאוחר, ירכיים, ריצה, הרפתקנות, אופנועים, סכנות, ספורט אתגרי, גילויים, מזל, נישואין שניים, בני משפחה של בן /בת זוג (חמות וכו’), חיות מחמד, סוסים, מרחבים, אוניברסיטאות, בתי משפט, אקטיביזם, פוליטיקה אזרחית, אריסטוקרטיה

Leo and 5th house


show, spectacle, influence, self expression, creativity, ego, self, “I”, uniqueness and one of a kind, creation, art, kids, games, play, hobbies, shows, stage, performance, showing off, talents, fun, joy, enjoyment, romance, love life, affairs, courtship, amusement, leadership, leader, authority, king, royalty, jewelry, show business, screen, bars, clubs, nightlife

ראווה, סטאטוס, השפעה, ביטוי אישי, יצירתיות, ביטוי עצמי, אגו, “אני”, ייחודיות וחד פעמיות, יצירה, ילדים, משחקים, תחביבים, הצגות, במה, משחק, כישרונות, כיף, הנאה, רומנטיקה, רומנים, חיזור, שעשוע, הנהגה, מנהיג, סמכות, מלך, מלכות, תכשיטים, עולם הבמה, הופעות, ברים, מסעדות, חיי לילה

Capricorn and 10th house


Status, old age, adulthood, career, position in society, ambitions, structures and frames, systems, institutions, paradigms, banks, governmental offices, authority, parents, mother, work, goal, aims, values, influence, visibility, “doing the right thing”, bones, teeth, skin, management, organizing, discipline, army, hierarchy, hard until you’re 30 then it gets easier, experience, time, politics, workplace, boss, authority figures.


סטאטוס, גיל מאוחר, קריירה, מעמד בחברה, שאיפות, מסגרות, מערכות, מוסדות, מבנים, בנקים, משרדי ממשלה, סמכות, הורים, אמא, עבודה, מטרה, יעדים, ערכים, השפעה, נראות, “הדבר הנכון”, עצמות, שיניים, עור, ניהול, ארגון, סדר, משמעת, צבא, היררכיה, עד גיל 30 קשה אחר כך קל, נסיון, זמן, פוליטיקה, מקום עבודה, בוסים, דמויות סמכותיות

Taurus and 2nd house


resources, talents, abilities,inclination, money, work, real estates, finances, material, endurance, throat, voice, obstinacy, persistence, practical beauty, appearance, food, gluttony, obesity, sex, urge, lust, nature, soil, earth, physical house, physical body, stamina.

משאבים, כשרונות, כסף, עבודה, יכולות, נכסים, נדל”ן, חומר, התמדה, גרון, קול, עקשנות, יופי מעשי, מראה, אוכל, גרגרנות, השמנה, מין, יצר, תאווה, טבע, אדמה, בית פיזי, גוף פיזי, סיבולת