By LeeLoo's Esotericorner
I have identified 5 major aspects of long-termness in synastry, keeping
in mind no thorough synastry analysis can be summarized in just a few
elements, and that usually the solidity of a synastry comes at all
levels and they are many. However, it seems these 5 factors are a common
denominator in long-term happy and healthy relationships and they
qualify as primary markers when we want to evaluate the potential for
long-term based on the synastry. Here they are, in order of importance:
1. Mutual aspects to Saturn.
Touching someone's Saturn means triggering their long-term
interest/involvement/desire to commit (potentially, if you fit their
As major examples:
With Sun, general commitment to you (to your basic self, to you as a whole)
With Moon, mother/father, child/parent archetype, emotional commitment and sense of belonging/protection
With Venus, need to love and be loved by the person, love growing with time, love commitment
With Mars, sexual commitment, long term sexual interest, growing with time
Trine energy is familiar from the start, on a psychological level, and
they have a comfortable energy. They are about "sliding together",
peacefully, in sync. They have a Saturnian value, because they are the
aspect of "growing up together", in a continuous, flowing, familiar way,
they have strong time-related attributes (continuum, durability), also
their Saturnian vibe comes from the idea of "that which is familiar",
another Saturnian attribute.
In the natal charts, they show how our
inner (psychological) attributes grow and evolve with time - such as
talents or other personal gifts/aptitudes. A synastric trine will
trigger this process of evolving as a psychological unit/team (easily
and naturally, as if belonging to the same family), depending on their
nature (there are four types of trines: Air, Fire, Water and Earth
trines). Trine energy (that familiarity) doesn't diminish with time, it
has an unaltered quality, it's the same energetic print with meeting an
old friend and feeling as if you parted ways yesterday.
Another long-term value of trines comes from the energy of MUTUAL TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE they bring.
finally, their contribution to long-termness resides in how trines love
routine, habits, rituals, which means in a relationship, they will
reflect that part of it when the two people like to relive patterns of
behavior and share comfortable previously known and practiced activities
together; they create an area of familiarity, memories and common
habits both people can be very fond of.
3. Overlays to fixed houses and/or aspects from the other’s personal planets to fixed house rulers.
fixed houses in the horoscope are houses 2, 5, 8 and 11. The 2nd/8th
axis, corresponding to Taurus/Scorpio energy shows an area where we
experience commitment to values or people, emotional devotion and
stability, the desire to build fixed, stable structures in our lives.
The 5th/11th axis is when we experience the true formation of stable
feelings (a feeling being in fact a more complex, stabilized emotional
construct), starting with the 5th house, where long-term romantic
attachments become possible, and a continuum of romantic and sexual
attraction under the rays of Leo energy, whilst at the level of the 11th
house, we already project the couple as a team heading towards the
future, integrated in the community, and this is also the house where we
feel our hopes and desires in relationship are likely to be fulfilled
with this partnership. Furthermore, while the 5th house is the area
where we tend to “go” after another, romantically, to feel stimulated
and intrigued to “conquer, seduce and romance” them, the 11th house is
where we are likely to experience the reverse: feeling loved, wanted,
appreciated, admired, put on a pedestal, worshiped, and the center of
In my experience so far, there are significant
connections between the fixed levels in a chart in long-term
relationships: direct overlays (especially when the native has their own
planets in fixed houses) and/or through rulership (aspects between
one’s personal planets and the other’s fixed house rulers). One two is
usually not enough to qualify for this marker, there will be at least
several such aspects between the two charts, mutually.
romantic/marital relationships, the main personal levels of a chart are:
angles, personal love planets Sun Moon Venus and Mars, love rulers (and
any planet can be a personal love ruler) and the nodes.
4. Midheaven (MC) involvement.
In brief, this equals having a common future together. Conjunctions (or
a bundle of other aspects) to MC; 10th house overlays; and/or MC rulers
making significant aspects to the other’s chart, especially on the
level of personal planets. Mutual and strong MC connections on the
above levels are always present in long-term relationships.
5. Juno and Vesta archetype match.
Personal aspects to asteroids Juno and Vesta on both sides and/or
sign/house resonance between once’s Juno and Vesta and the other’s
chart. Juno is the asteroid of marital devotion and it also describes
the partner we will eventually commit to, and our own style of
partnership in long-term marital-type relationships. Vesta is devotion
in general, fidelity, and also persistent and consistent interest and
passion for something/someone. Both asteroids show who the person is
likely to commit to and to form a long-term partnership with and to
experience long-term love and general devotion and faithfulness in a
Same sign conjunctions (if not by orb) seem to weigh a
lot here, meaning having personal planets in the same sign as the
other’s Juno and/or Vesta. But direct aspects with angles, Sun, Moon,
Venus, Mars, love rulers have to be present too. The resonance comes
from having similar Juno and Vesta archetypes, by mirroring, or
triggering the other’s archetype, even in an indirect manner, for
example one of the partners has Juno in the 1st, and the other is
aspecting it with their Mars, which is a touchdown when it comes to the
same energetic print. Or one of them has Vesta trine Saturn in their
chart, and the other is a strong Saturnian, and if this partner also
makes direct aspects to this Vesta, especially with their Saturn, they
will match Vesta’s type.
Completing the other's Juno and Vesta
geometry is another major part of activating Juno and Vesta archetype in
a chart through synastry.
The rule with these big 5 is that they
all have to be present, because they are all present, as identified
markers, in long-term relationships, and Saturn remains as the most
important one, it is unlikely for a relationship to last if Saturn, the
lord of time, is not properly aspected on both sides.
NOTE: The 5
markers apply to a synastry which is already marital, cohesive and
where the basics are already covered: richness of aspects to personal
planets and love rulers on both sides, matching individual geometry and
symbolism; mutual type match, and they refer to the potential for
durability of an already well structured basic synastry.