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Composite Charts

topic posted Sun, April 8, 2012 - 12:40 PM by  SaggiMC
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Composite charts
If you go to www.astro.com click on free horoscopes, go to Interactive horoscopes, go down to Astroclick partner, that will bring up a composite chart and when you put the mouse over a planet will bring up a pop up box with the interpretation......

But you do need both times of birth to be accurate though.. enjoy.

Composites describe the relationship, not either one of you, but what you came together to learn or to do and how the 'pair of you' function when together....

books.google.com/books sites&ei=r8HRSsXNEJvmygSIsP3eCQ#v=onepage&q=&f=fal se

The Book ---Planets in Composite: Analyzing Human Relationships By Robert Hand-- is greatly recommended

“The composite doesn't seem to describe what either person feels about the other. In this way it is very different from synastry, which describes the chemistry between two people in terms of how they affect each other.The composite chart is like a child, a third entity which carries the genetic imprints of both parents but combines these imprints in an entirely new way and exists independently of either of them”
www.astro.com/astrology/i...mposit_e.htm

“Composites have their own laws and energies, and these have nothing to do with whether we are "well matched" with someone. A composite in itself will not tell us about compatibility. That is what synastry is for. The composite won't reveal whether the relationship is "good" or "bad" in terms of the chemistry between two people. The composite says to us, "If you choose to enter this relationship, here is its meaning and pattern of destiny”
www.astro.com/astrology/i...mposit_e.htm

www.astrology-numerology.com/com...html
www.aquamoonlight.co.uk/composite.html

“For example, the composite Ascendant can indicate the circumstances surrounding the first meeting or the beginning of the relationship. It can also point to how a couple initiates things together (such as projects). Similarly, the end of a relationship can be depicted by the composite twelfth house. Once a relationship kicks in (moves beyond the initial stages), the composite Sun becomes more apparent. If a commitment to each other happens, the seventh and eighth houses come more clearly into focus. As such, the conditions surrounding the planets and houses in the composite chart can show us different stages of development of the relationship over time.”
www.cafeastrology.com/composi...art.html
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www.astrology-numerology.com/com...html
www.aquamoonlight.co.uk/composite.html
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  • Re: Composite Charts

    Sun, April 8, 2012 - 12:42 PM
    Davison charts

    It's just the composite chart is composed of the midpoints between the two people's heavenly positions. The davison chart is composed of the midpoint between the people's birth moments and locations.

    wiki.astro.com/astrowik.....nship_Chart

    www.bobmarksastrologer.com/mark...0.htm

    astrologyexplored.net/home/

    chirotic.wordpress.com/...e-d...posite/

    I found this very poignant
    "It is as if the Relationship chart shows the public face of the couple, while the composite chart shows the inner nature of the relationship."
    astrologyexplored.net/home/
    • Re: Composite Charts

      Sun, April 8, 2012 - 2:47 PM
      Aspects to the Composite Ascendant:

      Planets in aspect to the composite ascendant show active and obvious energies that the couple faces in their day-to-day interactions. What is the couple's automatic response to the environment? What are their natural defenses? How do they cope with day-to-day issues? These energies are most overt and obvious to others outside of the relationship as well. They can show immediate, in-your-face reactions to one another, and this is one reason why the condition of the composite Ascendant can point to how the relationship got started in the first place. Sometimes it is as literal as a Capricorn Ascendant with its ruler (Saturn) found in the fourth house in the composite chart of a couple who met for the first time in a home (fourth house) and it was a planned (Capricorn) meeting!
      Flowing aspects to the composite Ascendant can suggest ease in handling the issues surrounding the planet making the aspect. These energies are usually well-received by others.

      One of the dangers of aspects to the composite Ascendant stems from the fact that these energies are very apparent to people outside of the relationship and they act to define the relationship to others. With many flowing aspects to the Ascendant, for example, a couple may appear to be good for each other to others. Those outsiders may make comments that the couple seems right for each other, without knowing the less-public inner workings of the couple. It can be all too easy to identify with these observations and to "live up to" them. If a couple, behind closed doors, is having difficulties relating, but the energies most obvious to others are largely harmonious or positive, the couple may feel some pressure to "be" the couple they appear to be and to hide the difficulties they are having.

      For example, on a day-to-day level, if the Moon makes a flowing aspect to the Ascendant, the individuals in the relationship naturally react sensitively to each other. There may be an immediate feeling of compatibility and familiarity. Others might comment that the relationship is warm and natural. Difficult aspects to the Ascendant from the Moon suggest a tendency for the couple to be over-protective of each other or excessively emotional. They may dramatize the day-to-day stresses they face together. They may react to little stresses in a big way, emphasizing their inability to cope and neediness. Others may see the relationship as a co-dependent one.

      Aspects to the Composite North Node:
      When a planet conjuncts the North Node in the composite chart, there can be a real sense of purpose and direction in the relationship. When the North Node is challenged, there can be a feeling that the relationship is not conducive to growth.

      Challenges and Growth:
      Neptune in hard aspect (including the conjunction) to personal planets in the composite chart can be highly challenging in my experience with composite charts. They generally play out over time. What starts as an almost idyllic relationship can turn sour and even bitter over time. Why? A strong Neptune can feel downright wonderful at the beginning, until reality starts to seep in. The couple may idealize each other, in different ways, and the wonderful first impressions can be hard to live up to.
      Let's say there is a Moon opposition Neptune in a composite chart. We can see that potential for disappointment is connected with the

      composite Moon—the emotional pipeline of the relationship. At the beginning of the relationship, there can be a very strong feeling of
      familiarity and comfort, and an emotional connection that seems out of this world. The problem that can arise from the elation the couple feels on an emotional level can stem from the perceptions of each individual involved, and the expectations they develop in the early stages of the relationship. When elation brings you very high, the fall is hard. Some of the initial feelings that a comp. Moon opposite Neptune can generate include feeling like one's partner is the most supportive person one has ever met, for example. Over time, that partner will falter and stumble in the emotional department, as he or she is human. The problem with Neptune is that the expectations can be so great that they are inhuman. Another problem with Neptune is a lack of definition. Misunderstandings between individual expectations of the partnership are often the result of unclear communication. Sometimes, there is outright deception involved, but most of the time it is nothing of the sort. Neither party means to promise more than he or she can deliver, but they may be guilty of trying to fill the shoes of the ideal image that has been set up for them, and tip-toeing around hard cold facts or commitments.

      If that same composite Moon opposition Neptune receives a supporting trine and sextile, for example, from Mercury conjunct Pluto, then we have an escape line. (Although, since we are talking about Neptune, "escape" would probably not be a good way of putting it. Handling Neptune effectively involves facing facts and making definitions, rather than escaping problems). There is a clear opportunity to get past the challenge of the opposition. In this case, Mercury conjunct Pluto suggests an ability to talk things through and get to the heart of the matter. Here, the couple has a clear opportunity to work through the challenges of the opposition, and the tools they have are their willingness to find meaning and growth opportunities in their relationship.

      Mind you, Mercury conjunct Pluto has challenges of its own. On the one hand, psychological understanding, and a willingness to delve more deeply into attitudes and thought patterns of one another, can help the couple grow. On the other, there may be a tendency for communication between the two to be too weighty, too serious, and even compulsive. An especially negative manifestation of this whole configuration might be a compulsive (Pluto) desire to define (Mercury) the meaning of the relationship on the level of emotional attachment (Moon), but either one partner avoids (Neptune) the confrontation altogether, or if he or she does confront it, the other person misinterprets (Neptune) their partner's answers in an attempt to see what he or she wants to see (Neptune). With Pluto connected to Mercury, there may be a desire to direct the thoughts of one's partner, molding them into what he or she wants (Neptune) to hear. This is just one possible manifestation that serves as an example.

      The composite chart quite vividly reveals some of the dominant dynamics in a relationship. Just as with a natal chart, the composite chart will contain apparent contradictions. It may contain, for example, Venus trine Mars and Sun square Mars. Venus trine Mars suggests an easy flow of creativity, and a non-competitive nature to the relationship. On the other hand, Sun square Mars suggests some real disruptions and clashes. These potentials exist simultaneously. They are always present, but each aspect will be expressed more overtly in certain situations and circumstances. When we talk of situations and circumstances, as students of astrology, we often will immediately look to houses of the chart.

      We can read the houses in the composite chart in a similar manner as we do the houses of a natal chart, except we must keep in mind that we are reading the chart of a couple. Let's take again the example of a composite Sun square Mars. What if Mars is found in the eleventh house and Sun is in the 8th? The clash of Sun and Mars has a context when we factor in the house placements. Two powerful yang planets, the Sun and Mars, are found in houses that represent two different experiences. On the one hand, we have an objective-oriented Sun in the house of personal intimacy. On the other, we have the very strong pull of Mars in the house of individuality! We might expect that partnership goals will be a bone of contention in the partnership. Intimacy vs. individuality may be a common theme of the couple's disagreements.

      Our study of the composite Moon opposition Neptune aspect mentioned above can have more meaning when we consider the house positions of these planets. If Neptune is in the 11th house, for example, we might assume that the tendency towards misunderstandings and delusions, and a lack of boundaries and definition, may be most obvious in eleventh house experiences or circumstances. We can factor in issues of individuality and freedom, for example. The emotional connection that the couple feels—that connection that feels "out of this world"—may lack definition in terms of how free each individual is to be himself or herself, to act in an independent and objective manner (eleventh house). Perhaps any kind of expression/display of independence and objectivity on the part of one person in the relationship will feel threatening to the other. The composite Moon in the fifth house is very personal and subjective. Although the fifth house is not as deeply intimate as the eighth house, its energy is such that it demands a personal and special bond. When it meets the objectivity of the eleventh, a house that sees everyone as a potential friend, not just one special person, there can be a perceived threat. With the fifth house composite Moon, and Neptune challenging that Moon, there is an unspoken (but very present) script for the emotional level of the relationship.

      When Pluto is prominently connected with personal planets in the composite chart, we can find issues with compulsive control in the relationship. With a heavy Moon-Pluto composite aspect, for example, the relationship is likely to possess a theme of emotional manipulation. Games are played, and there can be emotional smothering and frequent issues with possessiveness. Even Mercury-Pluto aspects can represent some kind of attempt to mold one another into thinking a particular way. Partners should be reminded that the fear of loss of one another can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy if tactics and games are used to try to "keep" a person, or to enforce some kind of dependency on each other. When Pluto is connected with personal planets in the composite chart, and is playing a supportive role, the connection can be intense but not quite so overwhelming.

      House Emphasis in the Composite Chart
      The position of the planets in the composite chart by house is significant and should be considered. We can study each planet's position by house, and we can also zero in on any houses that are especially occupied in the composite chart. Three or more planets in a house, especially when the Sun and/or Moon are involved, can certainly be considered an emphasized house. A strong composite first house, for example, can suggest a couple who is quite concerned about how others think of their relationship. They need to be wary of getting too caught up in their image as a couple and neglect the inner workings of their partnership. It also represents a very strong image of the relationship. The people may feel more powerful in the relationship than they do on their own. An emphasized composite second house might suggest a relationship that is built on security reasons. This relationship may have an obvious practical side to it so that it seems a bit like a business arrangement even if it isn't a business set-up. They need to rely on each other, and if the planets in the second house are well-integrated, they feel like they can count on each other.

      An emphasized composite fifth house points to a focus on the fruits or creations of the couple, which can often be the children of the marriage. The condition of the composite fifth house can suggest how much enjoyment the couple derives from the partnership--how much fun they have. A challenged composite fifth house (perhaps one that has Saturn or Pluto, for example, posited in the fifth or challenging planets in the fifth) can point to problems with self-expression in the partnership. The individuals involved may feel that the partnership doesn't allow them to have fun or it stifles their creative growth. A well-integrated and strong fifth house in the composite chart, on the other hand, can point to a highly romantic, creative, and fruitful partnership.

      Personal Notes:
      Every astrologer, after working with composite charts over the span of years, has his/her own guidelines and tips for interpreting a chart. I am no exception, of course. The overall feel of the chart is most important to me, but I do watch for certain "markers", some of which I will share with you here.
      •Composite Sun trine or sextile Moon helps a relationship significantly. There is a certain level of comfort and affection with these aspects that help strengthen a bond between two people.
      •Composite Venus trine or sextile Mars offers a couple a certain level of comfort and lazy pleasure. These aspects lessen the element of competition that can drag a relationship down, and they add to general creativity and productivity. Giving and receiving is easy with these aspects. Although these aspects don't make or break a relationship, they can help a relationship that is otherwise powerful.
      •Challenging aspects involving Neptune in the composite chart can be very difficult to overcome, especially when the Sun, Moon, and/or Venus are involved. Disillusionment and the feeling of being cheated or weakened through the association/relationship is often a big problem.
      •Composite Sun square Mars is one of the more challenging aspects. Two strong egos butting heads is often the result.
      •An unaspected Moon, or a Moon that receives only challenging aspects, in a composite chart often leaves both parties feeling alienated and dissatisfied.
      •Saturn challenging the Sun and/or Moon is often found in the composite charts of parent and child as well as marriage partners. In the case of parent and child, these aspects are easier to manage, likely due to the nature of the relationship itself. In the composite chart of marriage partners, although this aspect implies a certain amount of responsibility to each other and suggests a relationship that impacts each person powerfully, the relationship may feel like a burden.
      •Venus or Mars in challenging aspect to Saturn are not unmanageable aspects, but they can point to some serious problems. A relationship that goes through many "droughts" in terms of affection/love/sexual expression is often the result.
      •Prominent Uranus in the composite chart can add excitement to the relationship, but can also generate a certain amount of mistrust and unpredictability. The relationship's survival will depend greatly on the individuals involved and their ability/desire to maintain a relationship that is somewhat unconventional and perhaps unreliable. Uranus can be an energizing or destabilizing energy, and often is both.
      •Chiron sextile or trine the Sun, Moon, Venus, and/or Mars are helpful and strengthening. These aspects often point to a healing and strengthening element to the relationship that can be very invigorating and addictive! The individuals involved are likely to feel that the relationship helps them to grow as individuals, and that the relationship itself has a strong sense of purpose and hope. These positive feelings assume that the individuals involved appreciate a theme of healing. The challenging aspects involving Chiron and the personal planets can point to resentments over perceived inequality in terms of who is helping the other.
      •The overall feel of the composite chart is very meaningful to me. A scattered chart suggests to me a relationship that may not be as meaningful or powerful than it is when the chart has a definite pattern and areas of focus. Unaspected planets are warning signs to me. A fair balance of easy and challenging aspects is, to me, a "good" sign.
      •I look to see if any of the personal composite planet/point positions conjunct the individuals' personal planets and points. For example, if the composite Sun is at 22 degrees Virgo, and one of the individuals has Moon at 20-24 degrees Virgo. If there are 2 or more of these, I consider them powerful signs that the relationship will be a meaningful one. If only one of the individuals receives these aspects, this can be a sign that that person is more attached to the relationship than his/her partner.

      Comparing the Composite Chart to Each Individual's Natal Chart
      In my notes above, I mention that I look to see if the personal planets in a composite chart conjunct any of the personal planets or points in each individual's natal chart. If you are studying a relationship in-depth, you might also consider taking this concept further. The composite chart is a chart of the relationship itself, and reveals the specific dynamics of that relationship. As such, we can conceivably compare natal charts to the composite chart in order to see how the relationship itself impacts an individual, and vice versa. This individual can be either of the individuals involved in the relationship—but it can also be someone else altogether! For example, when analyzing family dynamics, it can be revealing not only to study the synastry between mother and child and between father and child. We can also compare the child's chart to the composite chart of the mother and father in order to see what kind of impact that relationship has on the child—and the child's impact on the relationship!

      In these kinds of analyses, sometimes the symbolism is very literal. For example, parents of a friend of mine had divorced because her father had had an affair with another woman, whom he later married. My friend had birth data for both of her parents and the "other woman". The degree of the other woman's Sun was exactly conjunct the married couple's composite Sun. In this case, the other woman's birthday fell at the midpoint of the couple's birthdays, symbolically "coming between" the couple.

      What does the relationship itself mean to an individual involved in that relationship? Overlay the composite chart of that relationship onto the natal chart of the individual to find some answers. An example from my files: my female client explained that her relationship with a man had started off quite passionate, but when it began to "fall apart" (on an intimacy level), and it was headed for a break-up, the man insisted that although he accepted that the relationship should cool off, he felt that they should continue to talk on the phone once in a while. Why? He explained that he felt that when they talked to each other about problems, they often came to some very workable solutions. The composite Sun (which represents the purpose of the relationship) conjuncted his Mercury in his 10th house! To him, the brainstorming (Mercury) between the two amounted to something very usable and worthwhile (tenth house).

      Going with this concept, there are many different possibilities. If, for example, the composite Sun of the relationship falls on an individual's IC (fourth house cusp), the relationship may be almost primal to the person. It may easily become habitual. This person is likely to be attached to the relationship in a very basic way, and might have a hard time believing he or she can exist without it. If many of the personal planets and Ascendant in the composite chart fall in an individual's second house, he or she may consider the relationship to be a vehicle through which he or she can find some security—not only financial security, but also a sense of grounded-ness and usefulness is derived from the relationship. If composite Jupiter falls on one individual's Ascendant, he or she might feel the relationship augments his or her personal reputation with others, or it gives him or her a sense of personal well-being that is measurable.

      If you would prefer to "cut to the chase" in this particular analysis, you might decide to note only the Composite Sun and where it lands in each individual's chart, suggesting each individual's perception of the purpose of the relationship.
      Besides examining the synastry between each individual's natal chart and the composite chart of the couple, we can also compare the overall feel of the composite chart with the natal charts of the individuals involved. If one of the individuals involved has one planet in his eighth house, and that planet is Saturn, for example, and the composite chart reveals a heavily-posited eighth house, the relationship itself may be very attractive to this person at the beginning, but might later feel overwhelming and draining. Sometimes we will see individuals with strong house emphases in their charts that are entirely different than the emphases in the composite charts. This can be exciting, indeed, as the relationship offers new, uncharted avenues of expression for the individuals involved.

      Progressed Composite Chart
      The composite chart, unlike the Davison Relationship Chart, is derived by taking the mathematical midpoint between each person's planets and points. The Davison Time-Space Relationship chart is similar to the composite chart, except that it is drawn for the date, place, and time that is exactly midway between the individuals' birth times and places. Composite charts and Davison Relationship charts often look similar. However, Davison charts have "time and space" reality—these charts are drawn for real points in time and space, and include phenomena (such as retrogrades and eclipses) that composite charts do not.

      So, while we can progress the Davison Relationship chart using traditional techniques, if we want to study the progressed composite chart, we first progress the natal charts of the individuals to a specific date, and then make a composite of those progressed charts.
      The progressed composite chart can then be compared to the composite chart. Very often we can see the progressed composite Moon coinciding with relationship issues. If it touches off a composite conflict, for example, we might see the issues surrounding that conflict surfacing. I have seen break-ups occur when the progressed composite Moon sets off a composite Sun opposition Saturn and the progressed composite Moon sets off a composite Sun square Mars, for example. (Here, by "sets off", I mean it activates either point of the composite aspect by conjunction). In situations such as these, perhaps the break-up was something that should have happened—it may have been a long time coming. However, if a couple is counseled in advance of the progressed composite Moon triggering a major and challenging composite configuration, they can better prepare for the potential upcoming conflict. If both parties desire saving the relationship, they can benefit from the perspective, and recognize that although the trigger will bring up real issues that should be faced, it is also transitory.

      Composite Chart Interpretation
      Getting into the composite chart "frame of mind" involves wrapping our minds around the fact that the chart is of a relationship as a third entity. Keep in mind that a composite chart is a midpoint chart. It is where two people come together, and how they combine.
      Even so, people can take on the roles of, or play out, certain planets or energies within the composite chart. We like to assume that both men and women "own" the Sun and Moon, which represent the yang and yin (masculine and feminine) energies respectively. However, it is also obvious in some situations that the man in a relationship may vibrate to the Sun energies more readily than he does the Moon energies in the composite chart, and he can often take on the role of the Sun in the composite chart as a result. Similarly, the woman in the relationship may be more attuned to the composite Moon. We cannot go so far as to say that the composite Sun represents the man in a relationship and the Moon represents the woman in a relationship, but if you study composite charts long enough, you will see this attunement happen often enough. So, in some situations, if for example there is a Sun conjunct Saturn in a composite chart, it may not only represent a relationship that has a distinct air of practicality, it can also suggest that expression is restrained or forced, especially on the part of the man. Another example (from my files) reveals a composite Sun that squares Mars, while the composite Moon forms a number of trines to Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, and Pluto, as well as an opposition to Neptune. In this particular example, the woman enjoyed the relationship so much more than the man did. He found their relationship strained and combative, while the woman felt that the relationship opened up many avenues of expression (represented by the trines). She saw so much more potential to the relationship than the man did.

      The opposition of the Moon to Neptune did represent her subsequent disappointment and disillusionment when the relationship dissolved and she was left wondering why the man was so willing to give the relationship up.
      Although situations like the one in the example above do occur, we really have no idea "who is who" in the composite chart unless we consult with the individuals in the relationship. Usually, there is no "who", but some individuals do "tune in" to certain vibrations in the composite chart. We can also note if any planets in the composite chart conjunct planets or points in the natal charts of the individuals involved. If, for example, a man's Sun and Mercury are found within 1-2 degrees of the composite Venus, he may tune into the composite Venus vibration more naturally, and act out its aspects. Another example would be if a woman has Mars in Capricorn natally, and the composite chart includes a Mars conjunct Saturn, she may play out that composite aspect.
      www.cafeastrology.com/composi...art.html

      Composite Ascendant in Aries. You are an especially active couple, and you come across as self-sufficient, confident, and strong. Reactions to each other and to the environment are immediate. There is little patience when it comes to dealing with issues. You are a take-charge, fiery couple with a "just do it" attitude. You are a couple that blazes new paths. You go your own way, and you could leave others feeling a bit left out! Frustrations in the relationship can be hard to tolerate, and you may find that you face off with each other frequently. Compromise can be a big challenge.

      Composite Ascendant in Taurus. You come across as a somewhat traditional and practical couple. You tend to be reliable, and others know they can count on you. Your "image" to others is neither flashy nor glamorous, but you do come across as a solid couple. You tend to think in terms of constancy and the long term. You don't appreciate sweeping changes, which can throw you off-center. Your relationship can too easily enter a rut, as the main focus is on security and stability.

      Composite Ascendant in Gemini. Your immediate, instinctive responses to each other and to daily stimuli are largely mental. You are a couple that thinks, communicates, and analyzes. Together, you are somewhat restless--even nervous--as you inspire curiosity in one another. Adaptability is the hallmark of your relationship. You are flexible with one another, and you give each other much freedom. As a couple, you are on the move, friendly, and sociable. Rather than coming across as stable and constant, you appear to be changeable. Your responses to one another are rational and logical, and as such, you don't come across as an especially intimate couple.

      Composite Ascendant in Cancer. Your natural responses to each other and as a couple to your environment are instinctive and emotional rather than intellectual. You are a security-conscious couple, and sweeping changes make you feel insecure. However, you are capable of going through a lot together, and the longer you're with each other, the stronger your relationship becomes, as you value longevity, familiarity, and comfort. Moody reactions to each other are something to watch for. Instead of directly dealing with issues as they come up, you tend towards keeping things inside and perhaps sulking. Commitment to each other comes quite easily.

      Composite Ascendant in Leo. As a couple, you project a confident, proud, and warm aura. You have a greater than average need to be creative together. Generally, you are noble with one another. You tend to expect the best from one another, which helps your relationship along tremendously. You are gracious with one another, warm and loving, and compassionate. Still, you are possessive of one another. Pride can keep you from addressing very important problems in your relationship, so do watch for this. Generally, you tend to joke around with each other, make one another smile, and treat each other with respect and plenty of attention! Both of you need extra attention, romantic or otherwise, in order to keep things alive and vital. This is not a relationship that is impersonal, by any means. A bit of drama colors your interactions--always!

      Composite Ascendant in Virgo. You come across as a rather unassuming couple. You project a practical and reliable image. No matter what makes up the "inner workings" of your relationship, you come across as undemonstrative. Others may think you are together for practical or intellectual reasons rather than emotional ones because of the image you project. You need to be careful not to pick away at each other when problems arise, as you tend to find fault rather easily in an effort to fix things. You are inclined to focus on details rather than the big picture, and this can make you quite susceptible to the tiniest of changes in your environment. Nervousness and tension can be the result. You may fuss over each other, and you do whatever you can to make the partnership work. You are one of the most helpful couples around.

      Composite Ascendant in Libra. You are a likeable couple that projects an image of harmony, politeness, style, class, and balance. Your automatic responses to each other are diplomatic. You need to maintain a feeling of peace and balance, but the process involved in order to achieve this harmony can be lengthy! Weighing the pros and cons is natural to you. As a result, decision-making as a unit can be challenging, as you always see the other side of the coin. Watch that you don't develop a tit for tat attitude towards one another. Your goal is to be equals, but too much emphasis on balance can become challenging, as life isn't always fair. Another way of looking at it is that things do tend to balance themselves out over time, even if they seem imbalanced at the moment. You are a real couple. True partnership is a goal.

      Composite Ascendant in Scorpio. As a couple, you project an aura of depth and intensity. By all means, this is not a superficial relationship! You have the power of determination and strength on your side, and passion is your middle name. Whether it's passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. Do your best to avoid the shadow side of this position: manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness. Issues of possessiveness, jealousy, attachment, and intimacy are faced almost on a daily basis. This relationship is sure to leave its mark on both of you as it challenges you to face your own inner power through your interactions with each other.

      Composite Ascendant in Sagittarius. As a couple, you project an open-minded, fun-loving, and adventurous image. Together, you are perhaps more optimistic than you are individually. If you are not "on the go", you can be quite restless. This relationship inspires you to move, learn, and search. There may be some resistance to commitment, as Sagittarius is a sign that demands a certain amount of personal freedom. With your sights set high, you may not be very good with the details of daily existence. Not the most reliable couple around, you don't like to be bound by schedules and rules.

      Composite Ascendant in Capricorn. There is an aura of wisdom around you as a couple. You are willing to go the distance, and you are patient about it as well. You are a reliable, steadfast, and steady couple. You are not a demonstrative couple (in public) and others may think that your relationship may be more like a business than a romance as a result. You are not the types of people to fly off the handle at one another. You are more inclined to work things through with class and style. You act responsibly towards each other, and towards those around you.

      Composite Ascendant in Aquarius. Your first and instinctive reaction is to be objective and rational towards each other, and towards others. There is an aloof quality to your aura as a couple. You are both intuitive and practical. Part of you embraces change, and another part resists it. Friendship is very important to you. You tend to give each other personal freedom and to treat each other as friends above all else.

      Composite Ascendant in Pisces. You are warm, tender, and sympathetic towards one another, ultimately giving each other the benefit of the doubt. There is a dreamy aura about you. Others may even envy you as a result, but rarely do you inspire bad feelings. Kindness and good humor dominate the energies of this relationship. You are not ones to fight or put each other down when times are tough. There may be a secretive quality to your relationship. Idealizing each other is great unless it's taken to an extreme. You easily put the blinders on and gloss over the bad stuff. Although you may dream a lot together, putting plans into action is your weak point.

      Composite Planets & Points in the Signs
      The Composite Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars can also be interpreted in the signs. The above descriptions can be used, but always keep in mind the nature of the planet or luminary involved.

      For example, the Composite Moon represents the emotional nature of the relationship, and sometimes its expression is mostly through the woman or the person who is in a more receptive role in the relationship. A Composite Moon in Aries can point to a very emotionally expressive and open relationship, but there can also be quite a bit of impatience and the desire to air grievances right away, without allowing them time to be understood. Emotional impulsiveness can be exciting, but also problematic. Sometimes, if the Composite Moon is challenged, there can be a lot of emotionality but not a lot of understanding. Look to the individual charts to see who might have a hard time with this kind of emotional excitement and who might understand it and feed off it. A possible solution for this position if it is found to be a challenging one is to spend some time apart periodically so that you don't burn each other out and it can feel fresh again.

      Composite Planets in the Houses
      The following interpretations are far from comprehensive. Some possible themes are discussed. How these positions will play out will depend on the aspects the planet makes, as well as which houses and positions the planet rules. Keep in mind, as well, that there are positives and negatives of every position. Please note that some of the interpretations are not yet available.

      The Composite Sun in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      The Composite Sun reveals the heart of the relationship—the primary reasons for your coming together. It represents the vitality of the relationship. Paying attention to the theme of the Composite Sun's house placement is especially important. If the basic needs represented by the Composite Sun are not being met satisfactorily, the relationship will be in trouble. For example, with the Composite Sun in the fifth house, you have come together to have fun and to feed each other's egos. There is much potential to have a great time with one another. However, if you stifle each other's creativity and individuality, the partnership will suffer. Demanding too much attention from each other, becoming bossy and self-centered in your interactions with each other, and focusing on instant gratification rather than long-term happiness are all strong possibilities if the energy is misused—and can be the downfall of the union.

      Composite Sun in the 1st House. This is a powerful, high-energy relationship that can easily sweep you off your feet! You may even feel stronger as a couple than you do as individuals. Your relationship is a stimulating, compelling one, and you easily attract attention as a couple. This union is quite resilient, although you may overestimate what you are capable of doing together. As a couple, you make things happen, and the direction of your partnership is out in the open and clearly defined. In fact, you feel a strong sense of purpose as a couple. You have come together for a feeling of strength. The main challenge of this position is potential dependency on the relationship itself, as it feels almost like a lifeline. You may also feel "on display", as the basic dynamics of your relationship are noticeable to others.

      Composite Sun in the 2nd House. The physical side of your relationship is accentuated with this position of the composite Sun. Physical expression of love for one another is especially important, and possessiveness can be an issue. As well, the need for tangible proof of commitment and security together may drive you to overspend. There is a distinctly practical side to your relationship. Do your best not to neglect more spiritual elements of your connection. The two of you value things that last, and you tend to think in terms of longevity. Breaking your bond can be difficult to do.

      Composite Sun in the 3rd House. A light spirit of friendship, communication, and learning is at the heart of your relationship. A feeling of growing and moving together is fundamental to your union. Your relationship is spontaneous and light, and you are more able than most couples to remain objective about your relationship and the issues you face. Some may find the relationship lacking somewhat in depth or intimacy, as emphasis is on the rational world of logic and intellect. If other positions suggest a more emotional bond between the two of you, then this position adds a happy and friendly boost to your interactions.

      Composite Sun in the 4th House. Your relationship is based on a very solid foundation. You feel "at home" with one another--and will likely
      want to spend a lot of time alone together. Security and stability is important to you, and the passion runs very deep between you. It is natural to feel very comfortable with one another, as if you have known each other long before you actually have. You may tend to alienate others because you are inclined to keep to yourselves. You bond deeply and tend to hold on to each other quite tightly. The chances of you achieving a truly bonded and stable relationship are high with this position, unless the Sun is severely challenged in the composite chart. Mutual support is essential to your relationship, and if you ever sense this basic "ingredient" is going by the wayside, do your best to get it back. You have a strong sense that this relationship was fated or meant to be. You also tend to enjoy spending plenty of time together on the home front.

      Composite Sun in the 5th House. This is an excellent position for the Composite Sun when the relationship is a love affair. Romance, mutual appreciation and admiration, and a spirit of fun are at the heart of the relationship. You have come together to enjoy yourselves and to boost each other's egos. You are a playful couple, and keeping this spontaneity alive is vital to the success of the relationship. If the Sun is seriously challenged, lack of fun can become a major issue. Because pleasure and enjoyment are what you expect from one another, deeper more intimate issues and responsibilities may be avoided or glossed over. The best way to keep this relationship feeling alive and vital is to give one another a lot of specialized attention, but also the freedom to express yourselves as individuals. Stifling each other's creativity or individuality will be especially detrimental to this relationship. The creative urge is strong, and one possible manifestation of this is having children together and revolving your world around them. This is a classic "dating" or "lovers" position. Whether or not it moves towards a more committed, traditional partnership depends on other factors in the composite chart.

      Composite Sun in the 6th House. This is a challenging position for the Composite Sun, as it suggests a basic inequality in your relationship that could undermine it over time. One of you may be in a helping or teaching role, for example. Other possible scenarios are a large age gap between you, an affair in which one of you is married to someone else, a boss/employee set-up, and so forth. Whatever the case may be, one of you may feel that your needs are not met, or that you are sacrificing something in order to be together. One person's helpfulness may be welcomed at first, but resentments can build over time. The best way to handle this energy is to put your egos aside and avoid expecting too much from the partnership.

      Composite Sun in the 7th House. This is a powerful relationship that has the potential of being a true one-to-one partnership. However, it also has the potential of being quite challenging, as it tends to pull two people together in such a way that either or both feel almost as if they have lost their personal identity. Equality is the goal in your partnership, and maintaining this balance (keeping things equal) requires quite a bit of ongoing effort. An underlying competitiveness between the two of you can develop. The seventh house is the natural house of marriage and one-to-one partnerships, but it is also the house of enemies! Be careful not to let this relationship turn into a score-keeping, tit for tat union. It's always wise to remind yourselves that you're on each other's sides, not pitted against each other. In its most positive expression, this relationship is one in which both individuals feel supported and strong. Making a commitment to one another comes naturally, and personal issues and dynamics are out in the open rather than hard to define. As well, you instinctively consider one another as an equal, with equal say in your union.

      Composite Sun in the 8th House. There's nothing superficial about this relationship. You have come together to learn about your own deepest feelings and needs, and this may not always be pleasant! Intensity, intimacy, and meaningful sharing are themes of your union. It could be very hard to let go of each other, as you bond on a deep, perhaps inexplicable level. It may also be hard to distinguish between what is yours and what is your partner's when it comes to emotions. Anger can be seemingly irrational, and you should do what you can to avoid blaming each other for the deep, sometimes ugly, emotions that surface as the result of your union. You may have felt a deep sense of knowing one another, or of fatedness, when you met. This relationship is life-changing in that if it were to end, you will take something from it and feel that you are somehow a different person.

      Composite Sun in the 11th House. You treat each other as true peers. Both friendship and freedom to be yourselves form the basis of your relationship. This partnership has much potential to be a rewarding, lighthearted, and creative one. Although it may not ever feel like a true partnership or commitment with each other, the spirit of acceptance generated between the two of you makes you feel appreciated. Still, one or either of you may wish for more intimacy from each other and less freedom! In order for this partnership to function best, however, neither of you should try to force a commitment from the other.

      Composite Sun in the 12th House. This position can bring challenges that most people find very difficult to deal with. In this relationship, many facets of your personalities that you would rather keep private may be revealed. Your relationship itself may be hidden from view or others may not know it exists at all. In fact, if they do know it exists, they are unlikely to understand what it is all about. This is an especially sensitive position of the Sun in the composite chart, and it calls for you to keep your eyes open. Many relationships with this position are unequal in power in some manner, where one person does more sacrificing to be with the other, where there is a significant age difference, where there is a secret affair, for example. This can take its toll over the long term. Dealing with imbalances is an inescapable part of your relationship, and it's best to use strategies to do so without inflicting or absorbing guilt.

      The Composite Moon in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      Composite Moon in the 1st House. How you nurture each other and express emotions with one another is a major element of your relationship. Both the good and the bad in these areas are especially prominent, as this position of the Composite Moon magnifies the emotional attachment you have with one another. You react quickly, directly, and spontaneously on an emotional level to one another. You tend to make impulsive emotional decisions when together, and this gives an intimate and personal quality to the relationship that is intense and pronounced. Towards others, you are protective and defensive of your relationship. As well, others see you as quite protective of one another. A potential problem of this position is the magnification of little problems and everyday complaints such that you end up complaining a lot with one another! As individuals (when separate) you may not react with such emotion and drama to normal everyday irritations. There could also be an undercurrent of guilt running through this relationship. If the Composite Moon is conjunct Ascendant: This relationship touches you deeply. It will be especially important to manage emotions in your relationship. Emotional expression tends to be spontaneous, which can be a benefit. However, emotions flying all around you can cause some chaos.

      Composite Moon in the 4th House. The feelings you have for each other, and the emotions generated between the two of you, run deep. This is a potentially very intimate union, and care must be taken to nurture one another. You are bound to depend on one another. The responsibilities that go along with this dependency may be challenging at times, but the depth of commitment and intimacy you are capable of can be most rewarding. You may tend to exclude others, preferring to be alone together much of the time. You may find that you feel insecure when either of you connects with others or expresses independence. There is a powerful theme of protectiveness in this relationship. You naturally lean on each other for support and encouragement.

      Composite Moon in the 9th House. You tend to agree with one another on most issues, and you are enthusiastic about sharing your personal philosophies with each other. A feeling of warm familiarity surrounding your personal belief systems is likely when you come together. There is a shared feeling of growth and support of one another. It will always be vitally important that you give each other room to grow, and that you keep communication alive and thriving. You feel most supported and nurtured by one another when you feel understood. This position indicates that intellectual rapport is at the heart of your emotional connection to one another.

      Composite Moon in the 10th House. The Moon in a prominent position in the composite chart suggests that emotions are dealt with quite promptly and directly. Others see you as a bonded, caring couple. You may often feel that the emotions between the two of you are "on display" in some way. They're hard to hide. Commitment to each other and dedication to your relationship are important for your sense of security as a couple. Be careful not to let others dictate the course of your relationship by allowing yourselves to be overly swayed by others' opinions.

      Composite Mercury in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      Composite Mercury in the 1st House. You may be nervous and restless as a couple, or always on the go. The mental component of this relationship is strong, and you are very much involved in one another's daily affairs. If challenged, you may be very wrapped up in your own relationship, or you could nag each other endlessly.

      Composite Mercury in the 5th House. Conversations between the two of you are generally playful and lively. You joke around with each other a lot, and tend to keep things light and airy. Your ability to have fun is one of the things that bonds you together. Communicating with one another is one of the ways you keep things alive between you.

      Composite Mercury in the 6th House. Your conversations tend to revolve around practical and material concerns. There is an inherent inequality in the way you talk to one another, and this is something that needs to be handled or else you may end up picking away at each other with criticisms and nagging. One of you may talk down to the other, or there can be a heavy emphasis on talking about problems, burdens, and responsibilities instead of more light-hearted and happy conversations.

      Composite Mercury in the 9th House. You likely enjoy conversing about everything under the sun with each other. You are unlikely to get into a rut when it comes to conversations, as you don't focus only on talking about the basics--what needs to be done, how things should be done, etc. Instead, you are able to communicate creatively and spontaneously. The only potential problem with this position is the tendency towards glossing over the details in favor of the "big picture". Idealism runs high between you, and it feels good, but day-to-day affairs shouldn't be neglected completely.

      Composite Mercury in the 11th House. This is a strong placement for Mercury, and suggests a basic feeling of companionability in your relationship. Communications between you are friendly, clear, and mostly unbiased. You are more able than most couples to work through problems objectively by talking things through and not flying off the handle. Either or both of you may sometimes crave more intimacy or romance in your communications with each other, but, at the end of the day, it likely feels good to count on each other to be fair in your dealings.

      Composite Venus in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      Composite Venus in the 1st House. You may be quite romantic or demonstrative with this position of Venus. As a couple, you come across in an especially pleasing and attractive manner. Problems can arise if you over-identify with your image of being the "perfect" couple who is living happily ever after. High expectations can be the result (especially if Neptune or Pisces is also involved), or the tendency to gloss over problems. For the most part, however, you truly enjoy each other's company. You may have expensive taste, or you might encourage each other's indulgent side.

      Composite Venus in the 2nd House. There is an earthy sensuality to your relationship that is unmistakable. Physical proof of love for each other may be demanded, as the second house is a practical, tangible, and earthy house. You may be inclined to spend more as a couple than what you may spend independently. Feeling secure with one another puts you in the mood and strengthens your affections for one another. This position can also indicate feelings of affection for each other that are dependable and that can withstand the tests of time.

      Composite Venus in the 5th House. You need lots of attention from each other, and you are generally willing to give each other just that. Your main drive is to have fun with each other, and this feeds the love you have for one another. This is a strong placement for Venus. Self-expression is vital for keeping the chemistry alive. Stifling one another's feeling of freedom of expression is one of the worst things you can do. This relationship is bound to teach both of you to open yourselves up, as there is a generosity of spirit present that helps each of you feel free to let your hair down and have a little fun.

      Composite Venus in the 7th House. With Venus in a prominent position in your composite chart, your affection for one another is likewise a principal theme in your relationship. Venus represents areas of life where you derive the most pleasure, and the seventh house represents the relationship itself. You are likely to do whatever you can to work on making this a harmonious partnership. Concern for equality in your partnership is a motivating force. You admire one another and easily forgive each other when things go wrong.

      Composite Venus in the 8th House. The affection and love between you is not light and airy by any means. It runs deep, and your first reactions to one another could have just as easily been intense attraction as hatred! This is because you stimulate strong feelings in each other. A classic "love-hate" relationship may be an expression of this position. A compulsive quality to the relationship is also possible, as are shared secrets, some element of mystery, and a strong emphasis on privacy in your romantic life.

      Composite Venus in the 12th House. The love you have for one another may be secret or private, and/or you are called upon to take a leap of faith in order to be with one another. Much of the time, putting faith in one another brings you joy. However, humans are imperfect, and complete faith is hard to keep up all of the time. Herein lies the main challenge of this position. Being in a position where there is mystery or confusion surrounding your partner and/or your relationship can be trying over time. It can be hard to feel clear about the direction of your partnership, and there is a resistance to such clarity. Uncertainty, or a feeling of inequality between the two of you (such as a large age difference, an affair, and so forth), are themes of your relationship. Do your best not to make so many sacrifices for one another that you end up ignoring your own needs for happiness.

      Composite Mars in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      Composite Mars in the 1st House. The energy of this relationship is apparent right from the start. You are excitable when you are together, and the sexual chemistry between you is so apparent it's almost tangible. At times, the relationship may lack a sense of peace, as there is a surge of energy generated when you are together that can be hard to ignore. Anger is expressed immediately and with little hesitation, but so is passion. Your relationship may have started out with gusto. You handle everyday demands with emotion, directness, and perhaps even anger or irritability. Together, you tend to take more risks and to make decisions more impulsively than you would as individuals. A negative potential of this placement is making your arguments everybody's business, perhaps because you can't seem to control yourselves in public. Of course, this can undermine your faith in one another.

      Composite Mars in the 2nd House. The desire to take action in the practical, material world is strong with this position. Possessions may be a source of conflict between you. Sexuality between the two of you is very physical and you can be possessive of one another. You are more able than most couples to persevere together and maintain a comfortable level of energy and chemistry.

      Composite Mars in the 3rd House. Your communications with one another can be very animated and even heated. You might find that, as a couple, you harp on petty issues (arguments over directions, what to do, where to go, words chosen to express yourselves, personal habits, leaving the toilet seat up, and so forth!), rather than address the deeper anger issues, which can easily become areas of irritation and anger. There can be a nervous energy present in your relationship that, if not handled well, can lead to bickering and nagging. You might want to examine whether addressing real problems makes you nervous, and that could be the reason why anger is expressed over petty things.

      Composite Mars in the 5th House. The drive to enjoy yourselves is strong in this relationship. Expressing yourselves sexually and creatively comes naturally, and inhibitions in these areas are unlikely unless Mars is seriously challenged. Sexual attraction to one another runs high and is unlikely to burn out. Together, you are enthusiastic about life itself. It's important to let each other express themselves spontaneously. Limiting this area will only lead to arguments. You want attention from each other.

      Composite Mars in the 6th House. You may have a lot of energy for completing tasks, routines, and work done together. On a personal
      level, this is a somewhat challenging position for Mars, as one or both of you may feel put upon by the other. You may feel that there is an imbalance of responsibilities, where one of you puts out more effort than the other. Your sex life may be sporadic or there could be a feeling that one of you makes more sacrifices than the other. One of you may end up feeling used or less than satisfied. In general, one may be more aggressive or demanding than the other. In order to make this position work, there needs to be a feeling of mutual devotion and your individual egos need to take a back seat, as inequality is a theme of this position.

      Composite Mars in the 7th House. A lot of energy can be put into trying to maintain a balance of equals in this relationship, with both parties coming on strongly. Neither person will want to be dominated. While grievances tend to be out in the open, and this can be very helpful, you will need to try to avoid competing with one another. Keeping busy together is important, as you might feel that idle time together makes you feel a little restless or impatient. Or, you might find that giving each other space helps as well. Sexual chemistry is likely overt.

      Composite Mars in the 8th House. Sexual attraction of a mysterious, intense, and deep nature is indicated here. The need for security together is emphasized, but not always easy to fulfill. Jealousies and possessiveness can be a real issue between you. Arguments over these matters are quite possible, or these matters can be at the root of petty arguments. Defining what's yours and what's mine is a challenge, as there is an attempt to merge together on a deep level. You may become quite frustrated with each other if you don't feel a strong, intimate connection. A love-hate relationship is very easy to slip into with this aspect. Do your best to avoid mind games and power struggles. Fears of betrayal or loss of the partnership can lead you to very negative states of mind and even underhanded tactics with each other. As easily as you can plumb the depths, you can also reach great heights together if you allow the inherent passion in this relationship to express itself positively.

      Composite Mars in the 10th House. The goals and aims of your partnership are generally clear and well-defined. You need a sense of purpose in order to thrive together. You pour a lot of energy into building and maintaining your connection. You could focus on success and accomplishment while together. Be careful not to put too much weight on how you come across to others, as this could place undue pressure on your relationship. There is a whole lot of energy generated between the two of you, and you could feel pressed to stay active together. Without clear-cut plans and activities, this dynamic energy can easily become restless and impatient energy.

      Composite Mars in the 12th House. The goals of your partnership may not be clear or defined, and there can be anger issues surrounding inequality (including sexual inequality, where one partner feels unfulfilled, for example). The couple will have to work on communicating what it is they want from the relationship, but this can be challenging. This position can point to a secret affair or a very private sexual relationship, and even to a relationship that is never consummated on a sexual level. Sexual fantasies might play a large role in this relationship. It can be a relationship that suffers from a lack of rules, boundaries, and goals, wherein confusion reigns; however, it can also be a relationship that benefits from these very same things, especially if Mars is well-aspected if as a couple you feel you have a higher mission, or delight in the mysteriousness of your connection (you might, for example, feel that you are together against all odds). There may be some suffering on sexual levels (inequality, wherein one serves the other sexually, for example, one person having an affair that brings suffering to the other, a love triangle, mistress setup, and so forth), or one partner feels dominated by the other. A lot of energy can be put into maintaining a balance, and one partner might eventually tire of this energy drain. Both might eventually find that maintaining the relationship is draining. Disillusionment is a possibility if resentments for the inequality in this partnership are left to accumulate and grow, or if one person ends up feeling used or thwarted.

      Composite Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in the Houses of the Composite Chart
      Composite Jupiter in the 1st House. You are an interesting couple that projects an image of being fun to be around. You are likely very eager to learn and grow, and generally ready to laugh. There is a strong tendency to encourage each other to be self-indulgent. At worst, the energy of your chemistry encourages you to be negligent or unreliable. Generally, however, you are optimistic and generous towards others and towards each other.

      Composite Saturn in the 1st House. This may have been a relationship that had a hard time getting off the ground. Initial reluctance, self-consciousness, or general reticence may have characterized the beginning of this partnership. Another possibility is having had to deal with real roadblocks in order to be together at all. You may both be somewhat shy as individuals, for example. In some cases, the relationship begins just fine, but there is a sense of being blocked by the outside world or by circumstances. As well, the relationship could have started off almost as a business arrangement. Whatever the case may be, Saturn in the house of beginnings and initiative suggests some awkwardness, simply because Saturn is not very comfortable doing the initiating when it comes to close, intimate relationships. You are unlikely to be demonstrative towards each other in public, and this could be due to self-consciousness or the result of the extenuating circumstances of your partnership. Saturn here inhibits natural expression, such that the inner workings of your relationship are kept private. Others simply don't know what goes on behind closed doors, and you may do your best to keep things proper on the outside or you naturally present a reserved image. Whenever Saturn is strong in the composite chart, there is the potential for a long-lasting relationship. At the same time, however, there is the potential for a feeling of being blocked or censored. Fear of losing one another should be addressed directly. Otherwise, there may be a tendency to come down on each other or to restrict one another's individuality and sense of freedom. If
      Saturn is very close to the Ascendant, natural enthusiasm and spontaneity may be lacking.

      Composite Saturn in the 9th House. Your combined philosophy of life tends to be quite realistic and practical. You are not big risk-takers together, perhaps because you fear you will lose security if you venture into the unknown. There may be conflicts in your relationship that revolve around travel, adventure, and personal belief systems, where one or both of you feel restricted or limited by the other in these areas.

      Composite Saturn in the 12th House. Saturn represents, amongst other things, restrictions in a relationship. Found in the "buried" twelfth house, vague feelings of discontent that are hard to pinpoint can undermine your relationship. Problems and frustrations between you are hard to define and therefore hard to resolve as they are effectively swept under the carpet. Insecurities and hurts can seem to apparently come out of nowhere. The fact is, they have been eating at you for some time, but you haven't been able to bring them to the light.

      Composite Uranus in the 6th House. It can be a real challenge to develop predictable routines in this relationship. Schedules and routines are rebelled against, and it can be hard to feel organized with one another. You are not inclined to serve each other, and any demands to do so will be turned down. Expect unpredictability in your daily lives together, and you will do better together. In fact, you can develop nontraditional and even breakthrough ways of living and working together.

      Composite Pluto in the 12th House. Power struggles between the two of you tend to be buried instead of dealt with spontaneously. When they do emerge, they may surprise both of you, as they have been brewing for some time and are well-developed. This "slush" that can take the form of resentment can undermine your relationship if you're not careful. Do your best to watch for the tendency to eat your words when you feel dominated or when your needs are pushed to the side. These feelings have to go somewhere, and matter that is swept under the carpet will emerge at some point.
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      • Re: Composite Charts

        Fri, April 13, 2012 - 2:24 AM
        So if anyone wants to discuss or disagrees with this or any thread, please start your own new thread, post your chart and ask questions....

        Please understand these threads are *generic* and not specifically tailored for any personal natal chart.

        I would be delighted if you wish to discuss specifics by posting a new thread and of course your natal chart, from astro.com free charts..
        • Re: Composite Charts

          Sat, April 14, 2012 - 2:19 PM
          The concept is so simple it's a wonder no one thought of it earlier. A composite chart is simply a horoscope made up of the mutual midpoints between the natal charts of two different persons - the composite Sun is located at the midpoint between the two natal Suns, the composite Moon is at the midpoint between the two natal Moons, and so on. What results is a new, artificially-produced horoscope that literally describes the interface between the two personalities: the shoreline where one leaves off and the other begins. Like any coastline, it may be even and easygoing at one point and convoluted and forbidding at another. And, like any shore, it is subject to fair and stormy weather.

          This astrological "weather" is the repeating transits of the planets and Lights which, as in the case of physical coastlines, have literally created the shape of the coastline to begin with. It is a mathematical phenomenon, described by the numbers themselves that are used to construct the composite chart to combine the two personalities. For instance, we know each person experiences regular daily, monthly, and yearly transits to his/her natal sun, giving that point a rising and falling rhythm. The composite sun is precisely that point where any of these rhythms shift over from one person to the other, shift from relative increase to decrease and vice-versa, one to another. It is really a critical, phase-shift, handshake point where one person (usually without knowing it) hands the ball to the other with a mutual shift of energy and responsibility. It is a point of mutual empowerment, the swing point where one gives over to the other at the most primal level. As the transits roll by, the individual solar rhythms continually recreate this transfer point establishing a separate, mutual rhythm unique to the relationship. This happens not only to the two individual's natal Suns, but to all their other natal bodies as well; and when you connect the points, you begin to describe this composite shoreline.

          Like any natal chart, this physical/mathematical combo takes on a life of its own which may be quite different from that of the two individuals from which it has sprung. Two persons who both have easy aspects between the Lights may find they have a composite Sun/Moon square which may be quite difficult to deal with - difficult in ways with which the two are quite unfamiliar which makes them wonder just what is going on. Conversely, persons who may have quite a struggle by themselves in certain areas, may find that the relationship all by itself seems to magically free them to function better than either could alone. It is here that the relationship does indeed become revealed as more than the sum of its parts.

          Since the composite chart (and by extension the relationship itself) is created by the combination of repetitive individual cycles and their mutual exchange, the longer two people are together, the stronger the effect of the composite chart as it ingrains itself and achieves a momentum of its own. This makes good aspects more reliable and makes bad habits repeat themselves and very much contributes to the long-term strengths and weaknesses of a relationship. Since both strengths and problems in most relationships tend to sustain themselves at an unconscious level and are thus often difficult to control or change, the composite chart becomes a matchless tool for throwing light on the workings of the relationship and opening it to conscious development and growth. It is probably the first thing both partners should look at when establishing a relationship. They should continually refer to it as time goes by during which they will become much more in control of how the relationship develops and will be less likely to be carried away by circumstances outside of their understanding.

          It may be said that some marriages or partnerships were meant to be and others not meant to be. Composite charts most certainly indicate this immediately, but using them to begin with gives both partners a kind of control they previously would not have had and enables them to fix to some extent that which should otherwise have been avoided and to maximize benefits that might otherwise have been taken for granted. It enables both partners, if they are willing to take the individual responsibility, not to be controlled by this strange third party, that a relationship itself becomes, but to step in and out of it to their mutual advantage. This is actually quite a modern, revolutionary idea, particularly where marriages are concerned. In the past, both partners have been considered to be slaves to the marriage which must by agreement dominate their lives, however well it is working out. The Reformation's message was: if it doesn't work out, divorce. This new view of relationships, in recognizing that any two persons are dealing with a powerful but manipulatable third party made up by the interaction of the two of them, allows both to slip out and become individuals when it is better to do so and to ride the power of the relationship when both will benefit. Just as the composite chart itself describes the subtleties of mutual empowerment, the use of the technique further empowers those involved and allows them further control over their lives which otherwise would have been unwittingly denied them. In astrology, as elsewhere, knowledge is power: blind fate is the child of ignorance, and destiny is an afterthought of what you should have considered (and acted upon) in the first place.


          INTRODUCING THE PLAYERS
          When analyzing this composite chart, you will be looking at four different levels of understanding which represent four different sections or layers of the relationship. They are Planets, Signs, Houses and Aspects. Planets (10) include the eight known planets (besides Earth, Sun and Moon) are the driving wheels of the chart. They are the energy sources that interact to make up the dynamics of the relationship from which everything derives or modifies their natures and influence. Each planet has its own contribution to the whole: Sun gives life force, Mars gives physical energy, Saturn creates limits, and so on. If beneficially interacting or modified, their overall effect will be positive and in concert. If positioned poorly, they may conflict and detract from each other, causing problem areas in the relationship.

          SIGNS (12) may be seen as filters through which the energies and influences of the planets pass, giving them a particular stylistic twist and coloring the overall picture in characteristic hues. The Sun's rays and inner light, for instance, are consistent throughout the signs of the Zodiac; but as they pass through Gemini, they have a special lightness and clarity, through Scorpio, a darker and deeper coloration, and so on, each sign selectively letting more of certain characteristics than others pass through.

          HOUSES (12) are the personal landscapes onto which these influences are brought to earth. Whereas the planets and signs have more to do with energy and style, the houses are, by and large, quite physical and behavioral in nature. They cover physical areas like property, children, partners and behavioral areas like sex, travel, or recreation. Where the effects of the planets fall by house will be where you see them manifested in your immediate lives and surroundings.

          ASPECTS (5) are the angles at which the planetary impulses reach earth and either combine, conflict, or pass each other by entirely. These largely determine the kind of action, or lack of it, you will experience in the relationship, because they are the motivating forces in interaction. Mars (energy) blending nicely with Saturn (limitation) can mean well-controlled and focused energy. The same two at odds with one another can mean a debilitating energy drain or limits that are broken when they should not be. Add the signs and houses to these, and you'll find where it happens in life and with what kind of style and coloration.

          Combine 10 planets with 12 signs, 12 houses, and 5 aspects and the number of possible blends becomes, appropriately, astronomical - a broad palette, indeed. Add further the Ascendant and the Moon's nodes, each having their own special place in the picture, and the possibilities are numerous and the knowledge you gain becomes exceedingly fruitful. In such an in-depth study many other factors that defy computer analysis come into play: integration of signature planetary patterns, interdependent midpoint structures, symbolic degree areas, elemental and proximity weighting, progressions, transits, cycle phases, and a host of other technologies that add enormously to the detail and background and in some cases may even contradict what a simpler readout might suggest. There is no substitute for human expertise.

          The greater use you can derive from this kind of presentation, therefore, is an introduction to a host of intricacies of your relationship that you likely did not know were there. Once these intricacies are spotted, you have the opportunity to take better advantage of what is already going for you and more effectively grapple with problems that were hidden or only partially-revealed before. Perhaps the greatest benefit of all may be an expanded awareness of the structure of relationships and the realization that you have a great deal more power over how they proceed than you might previously have thought. Herewith are some of the most elementary tools for exercising that power; use them well and they will lead you on to higher planes of human interaction and personal empowerment.
          www.astrology-numerology.com/com...html

          © Michael McClain 1996-2008. Permission is granted for unlimited noncommercial use. All other rights reserved.
          • Re: Composite Charts

            Fri, July 13, 2012 - 7:10 AM
            From Robert Hand's book on composites

            Explanation and Meanings of Composite Chart

            The first and most obvious thing noticed is that there are no references to the signs of the zodiac. In this book there are no delineations of the rising sign in the composite chart or the planets in the signs, and no use of the rising sign in the composite chart or planets in the signs, and no use is made of the signs to indicate house rulerships. This is not an oversight. Earlier astrologers using this technique have felt that in the composite chart the signs were not real signs, that the zodiac in this case is an abstraction that serves only to measure the positions of the planets. In truth, this matter has not really been settled. The signs may have the same importance in composites as they do in other charts. But I have not arrived at a firm conclusion through my own experience, and neither has anyone else. There I leave this matter to you to decide from your own experience.

            In forecasting events, however, it may be necessary to restore the signs to their normal place. One result of not using the signs for this technique is that everything in this book can be applied in either tropical or sidereal zodiac without any difficulty. But again no firm conclusion as to the use of signs in composite charts has been reached.

            Many recent experiences suggest that the signs upon the Ascendent and containing the Sun and Moon are important. The signs have exactly the same influence one would expect. The use of signs is the composite chart seems to be identical with their use in the natal chart.

            With regard to the outer planets some facts should be noted. The house positions of the outer planets Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are as important as those of the inner planets in determining the nature of the personal relationship. However, it is questionable whether the aspects of the outer planets have much effect in an individual chart, because they are the same for all combinations of certain age groups. Probably the outer planet aspects signify the way in which whole generations interact.

            It is my opinion that these aspects should be taken as important only if one of the pair of planets is within orb of a conjunction to the Ascendant, midheaven, Descendant, or Imum Coeli, the four angles of the composite chart. The delineations are written with the understanding that at least one of the pair of planets involved is so placed.

            1 Before you examine the composite chart, evaluation the two natal charts for their inherent capacity to have a ¬relationship. See what the individual seems to want in a relationship and the kind of person he or she is attracted to.

            2 Check the composite chart for any strong house emphasis, that is, a house with four or more planets in it.
            3 Check the houses of composite Sun and Moon.
            4 Check the aspects to composite Sun and Moon.
            5 Check the house positions and aspects to Venus and Mars.
            6 Check the aspect involving planets near the four angular house cusps.
            7 See what is happening in the first, fifth, seventh, and eleventh houses. The principal house of relationships.
            8 Check the house position and aspects of Saturn.
            9 Check whatever is left over.


            INTERPRETATION OF COMPOSITE CHARTS

            Step 1 Examine the natal charts. Relationships are very strong entities, and the real reasons for a particular relationship may be quite different from what you would expect. The desire for love and happiness may be completely superseded by the desire for security, wealth, or status. And some relationships exist solely because two people fulfill a need in each other that is quite separate from love or happiness. It is safe to say that even the best relationships are held together in part by something of this kind. You must recognise that every relationship fills some need at the time and in the circumstances when it happens, however perverse or destructive it may seem to others. At times, people seem to need a painful relationship, and at such times they will pass up an opportunity for a really beautiful and loving relationship, simply because it does not fulfill their need at the moment.

            In sexual relationships, another very important factor is the condition of the planets that are opposite in sex from the native. For men, these are Moon, Venus and Neptune; for women, Sun and Mars in particular, and there is some evidence that Uranus may be important in forming a woman's mental image of men.

            Business relationships are described by planets in and ruling the seventh, second, sixth, and tenth houses. Friendships are described by planets in and ruling the eleventh and fifth houses. Although the eleventh is traditionally the house of friendships the fifth house describes the native's needs for self expression and his or her ability to express love. It should not be overlooked in friendships any more than in love affairs.

            Step 2 Examine the composite chart for strong house emphasis. Very often a composite chart will have four or more planets in one house. This tells you that the issues associated with the house are very important in this relationship. To get some idea of these issues, read the general house delineations in the text, which describes the overall significance of each house independently of the planets. In determining the basic thrust of a relationship, a house that has many planets in it usually takes precedence over the houses containing Sun and Moon.


            Step 3 Examine the houses of composite Sun and Moon. If there are not houses emphasised by clusters of planets, the houses of Sun and Moon, in that order of significance, describe the most important issues that will arise in the relationship. In a personal relationship, the best houses to be emphasised by the Sun, Moon, or strong planetary clusterings are the first, fifth, seventh, and eleventh. After these come the third and ninth houses, which are not specifically related to the formation of relationships, but help to keep vital communication alive.
            It is good to have the fourth house emphasised in a relationship such as marriage, in which a couple must share their most intimate personal lives and perhaps property. The second house is not especially significant for personal relationships, but it has meaning for professional associations as does the tenth house. The eighth house is not necessarily difficult, but it often signifies a very fateful relationship.

            The least desirable house for a personal relationship are the sixth and the twelfth, but even these can have quite positive effects if the aspects involved with them are good.

            Step 4 Check the aspects of composite Sun and Moon. The house emphasis give by the placement of the Sun, Moon, or largest cluster of planets describes only the most important issues of the relationship. The aspects to Sun and Moon begin to describe how the couple will deal with those issues. Very often these aspects can make or break a relationship. However, I must repeat that if they choose to, a couple can deal with any energy that is appropriate to their relationship needs as described by their natal charts.

            Step 5 Check the house positions of and aspects to Venus and Mars. The energies of Venus and Mars are most relevant to sexual relationships, but the success of any kind of relationship depends on the partners' ability to complement each other, so Venus and Mars are always important. In a sexual relationship, aspects between Venus and Mars, Sun and Venus, or Moon and Venus are ideal.

            Step 6 Check planets near the four angles of the chart and their aspects. These can be extremely important in ¬determining the quality of a relationship as well as finding whether or not the relationship will fulfil the couple's ¬expectations. Although this is the sixth step, it is still very important; each of the first six steps is very critical.

            Step 7 Check the first, fifth, seventh, and eleventh houses. In ordinary charts the first house is not a house of relationship, but in a composite it is very important to understanding the relationship. Even if theses houses have not been emphasised by Sun, Moon or a cluster of planets, they are always important in a relationship. If there are severe afflictions involving planets in any of these houses, this can signify serious problems in a relationship.

            Step 8 Check the house position and aspects to Saturn. This planet is particularly critical because it can tell so much about the strengths and weaknesses of a relationship.

            Step 9 Deal with whatever is left over. That may be quite a bit, so this is not a trivial step.


            CALCULATING COMPOSITE MIDPOINTS IN ABSOLUTE LONGITUDE

            Each pairs of planets two Suns two Moons etc, are added in absolute Longitude, then divided by 2. Then placed back in zodical signs accordingly. Including Ascendent and MC's

            0' Aries = 0'

            0' Taurus = 30'

            0' Gemini = 60'

            0' Cancer = 90'

            0' Leo = 120'

            0' Virgo = 150'

            0' Libra = 180'

            0' Scorpio = 210'

            0' Sagittarius = 240'

            0' Capricorn = 270'

            0' Aquarius = 300'

            0' Pisces = 330'


            EXPLANATION OF HOUSE MEANINGS

            1st house Ego drives. Sexual impulse The persona of the relationship. The image the relationship presents !

            2nd house Mode of communication Joint finances. Feelings, values, security needs

            3rd house Mode of communication Mental patterns. Day to day communication

            4th house Emotions and feelings Home environment and psychological patterns. Innermost needs of the relationship

            5th house The pulse of the relationship Love affairs, enjoyment, creativity, children

            6th house Important factors, union Responsibilities, duties, work

            7th house Attraction, love affection Relating as a unit/partnership, marriage.

            8th house Crisis. Impact, powerful change emotional and sexual bond. Transformation

            9th house Expansion, growth Aspirations, communicating at high levels. Beliefs

            10th house Structure, limitations, fear Sense of joint purpose and direction. Status, goals.

            11th house Freedom, the unusual, unexpected Friendship, shared ideals and hopes

            12th house Sensitivity, illusion and deception Inner realms, hidden thoughts, sacrifice


            Highly desirable to have planets in the angular house (ie 1,4,7,10)

            4th house is an especially sensitive area (common origins, roots of the relationship)

            5/11th bode well for friendship/love affairs.

            Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars are "THE MOST IMPORTANT."
            • Re: Composite Charts

              Fri, July 13, 2012 - 7:16 AM
              What do the Composite Ascendants reveal?

              The Composite Ascendant in the Signs
              "As we mentioned in The Composite Chart, the composite Ascendant not only reveals energies that are most obvious to others (i.e. the couple's overall "image"), but also the couples' automatic response to the day-to-day environment. Do they jump right into new experiences, or are they more cautious? It also shows how the couple copes with daily ups and downs. Do they confront issues immediately? Do they talk things through logically?

              In natal astrology, there is always a danger of over-identifying with the image one projects to others through the Ascendant. This is also the case with the composite Ascendant (as well as the composite Midheaven).

              Here are some generalized descriptions of the basic energies of the different composite Ascendant signs.
              Composite Ascendant in Aries. You are an especially active couple, and you come across as self-sufficient, confident, and strong. Reactions to each other and to the environment are immediate. There is little patience when it comes to dealing with issues. You are a take-charge, fiery couple with a "just do it" attitude. You are a couple that blazes new paths. You go your own way, and you could leave others feeling a bit left out! Frustrations in the relationship can be hard to tolerate, and you may find that you face off with each other frequently. Compromise can be a big challenge.

              Composite Ascendant in Taurus. You come across as a somewhat traditional and practical couple. You tend to be reliable, and others know they can count on you. Your "image" to others is neither flashy nor glamorous, but you do come across as a solid couple. You tend to think in terms of constancy and the long term. You don't appreciate sweeping changes, which can throw you off-center. Your relationship can too easily enter a rut, as the main focus is on security and stability.

              Composite Ascendant in Gemini. Your immediate, instinctive responses to each other and to daily stimuli are largely mental. You are a couple that thinks, communicates, and analyzes. Together, you are somewhat restless--even nervous--as you inspire curiosity in one another. Adaptability is the hallmark of your relationship. You are flexible with one another, and you give each other much freedom. As a couple, you are on the move, friendly, and sociable. Rather than coming across as stable and constant, you appear to be changeable. Your responses to one another are rational and logical, and as such, you don't come across as an especially intimate couple.

              Composite Ascendant in Cancer. Your natural responses to each other and as a couple to your environment are instinctive and emotional rather than intellectual. You are a security-conscious couple, and sweeping changes make you feel insecure. However, you are capable of going through a lot together, and the longer you're with each other, the stronger your relationship becomes, as you value longevity, familiarity, and comfort. Moody reactions to each other are something to watch for. Instead of directly dealing with issues as they come up, you tend towards keeping things inside and perhaps sulking. Commitment to each other comes quite easily.

              Composite Ascendant in Leo. As a couple, you project a confident, proud, and warm aura. You have a greater than average need to be creative together. Generally, you are noble with one another. You tend to expect the best from one another, which helps your relationship along tremendously. You are gracious with one another, warm and loving, and compassionate. Still, you are possessive of one another. Pride can keep you from addressing very important problems in your relationship, so do watch for this. Generally, you tend to joke around with each other, make one another smile, and treat each other with respect and plenty of attention! Both of you need extra attention, romantic or otherwise, in order to keep things alive and vital. This is not a relationship that is impersonal, by any means. A bit of drama colors your interactions--always!

              Composite Ascendant in Virgo. You come across as a rather unassuming couple. You project a practical and reliable image. No matter what makes up the "inner workings" of your relationship, you come across as undemonstrative. Others may think you are together for practical or intellectual reasons rather than emotional ones because of the image you project. You need to be careful not to pick away at each other when problems arise, as you tend to find fault rather easily in an effort to fix things. You are inclined to focus on details rather than the big picture, and this can make you quite susceptible to the tiniest of changes in your environment. Nervousness and tension can be the result. You may fuss over each other, and you do whatever you can to make the partnership work. You are one of the most helpful couples around.

              Composite Ascendant in Libra. You are a likeable couple that projects an image of harmony, politeness, style, class, and balance. Your automatic responses to each other are diplomatic. You need to maintain a feeling of peace and balance, but the process involved in order to achieve this harmony can be lengthy! Weighing the pros and cons is natural to you. As a result, decision-making as a unit can be challenging, as you always see the other side of the coin. Watch that you don't develop a tit for tat attitude towards one another. Your goal is to be equals, but too much emphasis on balance can become challenging, as life isn't always fair. Another way of looking at it is that things do tend to balance themselves out over time, even if they seem imbalanced at the moment. You are a real couple. True partnership is a goal.

              Composite Ascendant in Scorpio. As a couple, you project an aura of depth and intensity. By all means, this is not a superficial relationship! You have the power of determination and strength on your side, and passion is your middle name. Whether it's passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. Do your best to avoid the shadow side of this position: manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness. Issues of possessiveness, jealousy, attachment, and intimacy are faced almost on a daily basis. This relationship is sure to leave its mark on both of you as it challenges you to face your own inner power through your interactions with each other.

              Composite Ascendant in Sagittarius. As a couple, you project an open-minded, fun-loving, and adventurous image. Together, you are perhaps more optimistic than you are individually. If you are not "on the go", you can be quite restless. This relationship inspires you to move, learn, and search. There may be some resistance to commitment, as Sagittarius is a sign that demands a certain amount of personal freedom. With your sights set high, you may not be very good with the details of daily existence. Not the most reliable couple around, you don't like to be bound by schedules and rules.

              Composite Ascendant in Capricorn. There is an aura of wisdom around you as a couple. You are willing to go the distance, and you are patient about it as well. You are a reliable, steadfast, and steady couple. You are not a demonstrative couple (in public) and others may think that your relationship may be more like a business than a romance as a result. You are not the types of people to fly off the handle at one another. You are more inclined to work things through with class and style. You act responsibly towards each other, and towards those around you.

              Composite Ascendant in Aquarius. Your first and instinctive reaction is to be objective and rational towards each other, and towards others. There is an aloof quality to your aura as a couple. You are both intuitive and practical. Part of you embraces change, and another part resists it. Friendship is very important to you. You tend to give each other personal freedom and to treat each other as friends above all else.

              Composite Ascendant in Pisces. You are warm, tender, and sympathetic towards one another, ultimately giving each other the benefit of the doubt. There is a dreamy aura about you. Others may even envy you as a result, but rarely do you inspire bad feelings. Kindness and good humor dominate the energies of this relationship. You are not ones to fight or put each other down when times are tough. There may be a secretive quality to your relationship. Idealizing each other is great unless it's taken to an extreme. You easily put the blinders on and gloss over the bad stuff. Although you may dream a lot together, putting plans into action is your weak point."
              www.cafeastrology.com/composi...ils.html

              Composite Ascendant Aries
              "Aries is the most impulsive sign of the zodiac, making the couple to initiate a lot. Whether the projects can be finished is another thing though.It's likely the relationship started very sudden (at first sight), through a mutual project or through team work in which something had to be accomplished.The couple is very outgoing and lively and arrives early at appointments. Don't expect too much stability in the relationship.

              Composite Ascendant Taurus
              Taurus is the most material sign of the zodiac making the couple highly interested in material and tangible (practicle) goods. Money matters here and it's possible that possessions and/or money are the reason why both people met or are together.Don't forget that the own physical body is presented by Taurus too, so that physical experiences between the couple are highly important. Both partners want to use all their senses to enjoy each other and the world.The partners are seldom in a hurry -- they take their time.

              Composite Ascendant Gemini
              Gemini is the most flexible, changeable sign of the zodiac -- always on the move in unknown directions (like the wind). The partners may have met in public (on the street waiting at a bus station for example, or during a meeting), on a trip or in the same neighbourhood.
              They communicate like brother and sister and are more distant in their approach. The couple is into fun, playing games and is quite outgoing. They bring the light touch and share a diversity of interests.
              You will HEAR them coming from far.

              Composite Ascendant Cancer
              Cancer is a private sign, very attached to the home. That's why Cancer on the Composite Ascendant makes very family- and home-minded.
              They may share real estate and are very interested in the field of food and cooking. Most often they stay together because of their children.
              They can be over-bearing and are not very outgoing.

              Composite Ascendant Leo
              This fixed fire sign wants to shine and makes itself visible (hhmm, yes, they share some exhibitionistic traits) and that's why the couple is very outgoing. You will SEE them coming from far. They love drama and perhaps they met in the theatre or at a party. They love children and perhaps that's what keeps them together. Both partners need freedom to experience creative self-expression. If not, the couple will split.

              Composite Ascendant Virgo
              The Composite Ascendant Virgo is a subordinate sign and represents the (silent) worker. The couple may have met on the working floor, as colleagues or as clients. They are very loyal and dutiful -- often because they have too. They want order.The couple is more focused on day-to-day things. Virgo is a shy zodiac sign, so the couple doesn't make too much of a fuss but can be too critical and ask too much questions/details.

              Composite Ascendant Libra
              When Libra is the Composite Ascendant, some astrologers call this a "Patex" configuration -- it's the same with Sagittarius. Patex is a brand of super power glue and that's why some astrologers associate this Ascendant with this brand.As such, this Ascendant does not say anything about the QUALITY of the relationship but only indicates that both partners are quite "sticky." The couple is outgoing and enjoys meetings and parties. Perhaps that's where they met. Also, Libra is an air sign, denoting that communication is very important.
              You may find them seldom to be at home. They tend to live with too much compromises, making the relationship not always easy.

              Composite Ascendant Scorpio
              When Scorpio is the Composite Ascendant, you're in for some extremes, intensity and passion. Both partners may be magnetically attracted to each other -- for good or for bad. The relationship can be forced at times. Shared resources keep the interest of both, as well as delving into the unknown. Secrets and/or jealousy may influence this relationship.

              Composite Ascendant Sagittarius
              When Sagittarius is the Composite Ascendant, some astrologers call this a "Patex" configuration -- it's the same with Libra. Patex is a brand of super power glue and that's why some astrologers associate this brand with this Ascendant. As such, this Ascendant does not say anything about the QUALITY of the relationship but only indicates that both partners are quite "sticky." The couple is very outgoing and wants to be on the move. Travel and/or discovering the world in all it's aspects is a favorite hobby or passion. They share the same world view and inspire each other. Probably met on holiday or were foreigners Often, they plan more than they can handle.

              Composite Ascendant Capricorn
              Capricorn as the Composite Ascendant has high standards and the couple is very business-minded. Perhaps the couple met at the working floor (each in a different hierarchical position). Eventually, there is an age diference between both partners. Their interest lies in the past. History and/or archeology they find very revealing. They enjoy classical music and formal meetings -- the more exclusive, the better.
              When you meet them, beware of some strings attached, because they will never tell it all. Keeping up appearances is their motto.

              Composite Ascendant Aquarius
              You cannot pin down any relationship in which Aquarius is the Composite Ascendant. It's an unusual couple to say the least (due to the age difference or because it's a relationship between different cultures/races,...).
              The couple gives a detached impression. They may share the interest in ICT, novelties, innovative and/or strange/weird objects. They love their freedom at all cost. Perhaps the couple met as a member of the same organization or because they work with the children of other people. They are very amiable and helpful.

              Composite Ascendant Pisces
              The couple is very private as Pisces is the most silent sign of the zodiac (some astrologers call Pisces a "mute" sign). You wil seldom hear them coming in the room.Perhaps the couple met during some hardship or emotional trying times. They are reclusive and have very artistic tastes. So, they may also have met (as clients or co-workers) in large institutions or organisations ("behind closed doors"). Don't forget that Pisces is one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac (aside from Taurus that is; but Taurus is more physical while Pisces is more mystical). Spirituality and artistic interests keep them together. They should stay away of dependency or addictive things/behavior".
              www.cosmitec-astrological-compatibility-advice.com
              • Re: Composite Charts

                Fri, July 13, 2012 - 7:32 AM
                The Meaning of the Sun in the Composite Chart
                From the book of Robert Hand-- Planets in Composite

                The house position of the Sun (along with that of the Moon) tells a great deal about the basic thrust of the relationship, what it exists for, and the major issues it will revolve around. The aspects to the Sun refer to the most important energy patterns in the horoscope, the kinds of behaviour that will be most important between you.

                A badly placed Sun with difficult aspects can be an important factor in making a relationship difficult or even unbearable. It indicates that the basic energies of the relationship are not being handled well and that something is fundamentally wrong between you. On the other hand, a well placed and well aspected Sun will help a relationship survive even in difficult times.

                In any chart the Sun provides the energy for whatever entity the chart represents. In a composite chart is shows what kinds of energies each of you contributes. If the proper expression of this energy is blocked, the relationship will seem inhibiting and repressive to each person's free self expression. It will be an effort to maintain the relationship, and you will not feel as easy with each other.

                If the Sun is well placed in the chart, the relationship will be experienced as free and spontaneous ¬self expression, requiring little effort. Of course, other factors can create difficulties, even when the Sun is well placed, but a good Sun in a composite is very desirable.

                Composite Sun in the First House
                Composite Sun in the first house often signifies a relationship that is unusually important in terms of your own lives. The first house signifies an entity's personality and the way a person or a relationship impresses others.

                The two of you complement each other in such a way that as a pair you may make a stronger impression on those around you than you would as individuals. Even if neither of you is an especially strong or dominant personality, you will be strong as a couple. Together you may be able to accomplish more in life than you could have separately. And you will be especially strong in an adversary situation in which the two of you are pitted against someone else.

                The first house is a very strong and favourable position for the composite Sun. It is usually an indication that you will be able to accomplish whatever you have come together to accomplish. But as in most relationships, some difficulties can arise if the energies of this placement are not properly handled.

                First of all, the two of you may tend to worry too much about how you appear to others. This can lead you to neglect the real problems that are not visible to others, for you consider such problems to be less important. They may be more important than you think. Second, if as individuals you are intrinsically forceful people, the energy of this position may make you come on too strong with others, which could provoke active opposition to anything you want to do as a couple. If this is the case, be careful to control your energies toward others.

                For an intimate relationship such as a love affair or marriage, this is an intrinsically excellent position. It is ¬characteristic of the first house Sun that to two of you will become very much a unit, which can bind you together closely. Assuming that in the aspect of this horoscope there are some good indications of love between you, this is likely to be a ¬meaningful relationship.

                Composite Sun in the Second House
                The Sun in the second house of the composite chart is the best possible position for any business or professional relationship whose primary aim is to make money or to gather material possessions. For a personal relationship this position is neither good nor bad. However, it does mean that the relationship focuses rather heavily on material advantage, possibly at the expense of psychological, emotional, and other intangible factors.

                The second house is the house of values, or rather, of things that are valued, either tangible or intangible. The Sun in this house gives you a strong drive to seek whatever it is that you collectively value. Usually these are material things, although in some cases their may be philosophical or spiritual values. The point is that you will go after whatever you want, and you are likely to succeed simply because you put so much energy into the effort.

                In a personal relationship such as marriage, in which you own things together, these things will be very important to the security of the relationship. Even if you would not normally acquire property together, you may do so with this placement. Friends with this position in the composite chart may go into business together or become involved in a common living situation in which possessions such as furniture and appliances are owned jointly. However, although a second house Sun may suggest that you will live together, this is usually more characteristic of a fourth house Sun.

                One danger of this placement is that there may be a conflict of values between you. If this is so, it will be a serious problem, because your relationship is based so much on values. It will not be easy for the two of you to compromise on such issues, so it would be best to decide whether your values are compatible before you embark on any kind of joint venture. Unfortunately, the second house Sun does not necessarily indicate compatible values; it only indicates that values as such are an important issue in the relationship.


                Composite Sun in the Third House
                The Sun in the third house of the composite chart favours relationship in which communication and exchange of ideas and opinions are important. In business and professional ¬relationships, this position favours associations in commerce and in the communications field.

                For a personal relationship this position has great strengths as well as great weaknesses. The strengths are as follows. You will have a strong ability to communicate, for you share many of the same ideas and opinions, and you will be able to speak openly with each other. There will be few barriers to mutual understanding, except perhaps at the emotional level. You will enjoy having good conversations with each other.

                The greatest weakness of this position is that even a personal relationship will function primarily on an intellectual or mental level. It is not likely to be a very profound emotional tie. Clearly, then the Sun in the third house is a much better position for friendship than for a love affair. You will relate to each other by talking rather than be feelings, as a love relationship requires. When an emotional situation arises, there is a danger that you will intellectualise it or try to figure it out instead of just living through it and learning from the experience. The knowledge gained by this kind of experience cannot be replaced by logical analysis. But this is a lesson that the two of you may have some difficulty in learning, because the third house Sun inclines you to logical analysis.

                There is nothing wrong with an intellectual relationship, but there are times when it is inappropriate. Fortunately, your strong commitment to communication will aid you in approaching the problems you may have to face together. Just be sure that you don't stop at the purely mental level. You should enjoy an unusually good mental rapport and be more able to talk to each other than many couples can.


                Composite Sun in the Fourth House
                Composite Sun in the fourth house favours a strong emotional involvement. In a persona relationship, you and your partner are likely to seek out everything that you have in common past experiences, shared tastes, standards of right and wrong, and particularly, shared ideas about home and domestic life.

                The fourth is the house of your most personal and intimate life, your home, your past and origins in general, as well as your inner feelings and emotions. The Sun in this house of your composite chart will make you focus particularly upon these factors in your life together. Thus, this position favours a relationship in which you settle down together and share each other's personal lives as intimately as possible.

                This is on of the best positions for marriage. It will not necessarily bring about marriage, but should it happen, your domestic life will be very important to you both. You will work very hard to create a stable home life and a personal world to which you can retire from the pressures of everyday existence.

                Because this is an angular house, the position makes for a very strong relationship. This position indicates a concern for owning a home or real estate together, which may manifest itself as a desire to own land. If you live together you will not be satisfied with a small city apartment but will want plenty of room and, if possible land.

                On the psychological level, you are likely to experience profound emotions together and to become deeply involved in each other's innermost mental and emotional depths. This is not likely to be a superficial relationship. But try not to become so wrapped up in each other's psyches that you lose all perspective and the ability to see things clearly. The fourth is a subjective house, and the composite Sun there reinforces all subjective tendencies in the relationship.


                Composite Sun in the Fifth House
                The Sun in the fifth house of the composite chart is one of the best positions for a sexual relationship, because the fifth is the house of love affairs, among other things. It is also the house of creativity, children, self expression, amusement, and good times in general, as well as of speculation and gambling. The Sun in the fifth house gives a strong emphasis to any of these elements.

                In a personal relationship, a composite fifth house Sun implies that you relationship will give you good opportunities for ¬self expression, for being yourself and enjoying it. You will like each other and enjoy being together. This is not truly a position of partnership, but rather of being yourself with others. For this reason, although this position is good for love affairs, it is not so good for marriage or any partnership that requires a greater feeling of oneness between you. The Sun in this house is not harmful to marriage and partnership, but by itself it does not produce staying power for the long haul. But if other positions make up for this lack, it can be quite good for marriage, especially since it gives a strong concern for children.

                This is a good position for friendship because it indicates a light hearted relationship in which you genuinely enjoy each other's company. Also, you will learn to be yourselves with others and discover more about how you affect others.

                In a relationship with this placement you must give each other room to be what you are. Fortunately a fifth house Sun ¬relationship usually has this capacity. If you do not give each other sufficient room, you both may feel that the other is placing clamps on your self expression. Neither of you can remake the other, so do not try. In any case you must learn to let each other be and still stay together.


                Composite Sun in the Sixth House
                The sixth house is one of the more difficult positions for a composite Sun, because it is inherently a house of inequality. In most relationships there must be some balance between taking and giving. Even if each person does not contribute exactly the same thing, each one must contribute in equal measure, if the association is to work. But in a relationship with a Sixth house Sun, one partner gives and the other takes. It is the house of your service to others and of others' service to you.

                The great danger of this position is that one of you is likely to feel taken advantage of by the other. In fact, it is quite likely that each one is somehow using the other and is in turn being used, which both of you will ultimately resent. You will find yourself asking the question, "What am I getting out of this relationship?" When a question like that comes up, there are serious problems.

                A sixth house relationship is one in which normal ego drives seem to be particularly disruptive. Perhaps the best way to deal with the problem may be by going into such a relationship in a spirit of service and help for your partner, with as little thought for yourself as possible. But recognise that to really do this is extremely difficult, and you will probably be deluding yourself if you try. Maybe you're just looking for warm pats on the back for your selfless endeavour, but even that much recognition may not be forthcoming. Remember that each of you may be doing the same thing in this relationship.

                Another way of dealing with this position would be to have a common task or goal that you can work toward together. Even in this instance, accomplishing your objective should be the only reward you seek. Other rewards may come, but you must not consciously seek them, or your will endanger the relationship.

                Composite Sun in the Seventh House
                The Sun in the seventh house of the composite chart is usually an excellent position for any kind of relationship in which two people are trying to work as a unit in an equal partnership. You will work together on a basis of total sharing, with each of you making your own contribution to the strength of the whole.

                In most cases, this is the best position of all for either marriage or a business partnership. It denotes a complementarity that makes the whole stronger than either of the parts. Unlike a relationship with the composite Sun in the first house, the strength of your relationship is real as well as apparent to others.

                One warning, however. The seventh is the house not only of partnerships and marriage, but also of open enmities and intimate conflict. In fact, the best overall description of it is the house of intimate one to one encounters of any kind. With this placement, if your relationship is not going well, you may compete with each other in a way that is disruptive and produces antagonism between you. Even in a healthy relationship you can expect this to some extent, but usually such competitiveness should bind the two of you together rather than drive you apart.

                Composite Sun in the Eighth House
                Composite Sun in the eighth house may give the two of you a feeling of "fatedness," that this relationship is going to play an important role in your lives, even if it is not a long term relationship. The eighth is the house of major transformation, involving the destruction of an old way of being and the birth of a new one. In conventional natal horoscopes it is the house of death. But this should not be taken to mean that a relationship with an eighth house Sun will end quickly. Instead, it will probably cause something in each of you to die and something new to be born. Obviously both of you will experience this ¬relationship deeply.

                You will be exposed to the most basic and profound aspects of your own and your partner's inner nature. In addition you will likely confront each other in such a way as to force changes in the areas of your lives that are not working out well. Both of you will experience psychological changes through this ¬relationship.

                In a sexual relationship, physical sex assumes an unusual importance although not entirely for its own sake. Sex is likely to be seen by both of you as an experience that transcends ordinary reality not as an escape but as something that gives greater depth to everyday life. Consequently, your attitude toward sex is not likely to be casual.

                The eight house is also the house of joint resources and property. Somewhat like the second house composite Sun, this position can give the two of you a strong drive to acquire material possessions, or it can mean that possessions are a very important element in the security of the relationship. Here again it is necessary not to overdo this emphasis, because it can distort your perspective. Emotional needs are actually more important than possessions. However, because the eighth house is more basically emotional and profoundly psychological than the second house, this is not so likely to be a source of difficulty.


                Composite Sun in the Ninth House
                Composite Sun in the ninth house indicates a relationship that involves the growth of consciousness. Particularly in a personal relationship, the experience that you undergo will give you greater understanding and insight into what is going on in your world. Together you will have a great interest in philosophy, metaphysics, religion, and all other routes to expanded consciousness and understanding. The relationship itself is likely to be quite idealistic. With the Sun in this position, a relationship between the sexes may tend to become platonic. Even is sex is involved, a platonic feeling will still be present.

                The two of you will be very interested in communication and the sharing of ideas. Community of thinking is one of the dominant drives created by this position. You may travel quite a bit or at least be interested in foreign or distant places. "Travel is broadening," as they say, and you both view it as a positive force in expanding your consciousness.

                For a personal relationship the only possible defect of this placement is that the relationship is likely to be more intellectual than emotional.

                In a business or professional relationship this position is excellent for associations involving foreign countries, for business concerning travel especially over long distances for importing and exporting, and for intellectual enterprises such as "think tanks." This position is useful in any type of ¬relationship because it indicates that together you have foresight and the ability to plan ahead for the long haul.


                Composite Sun in the Tenth House
                A relationship with composite Sun in the tenth house is likely to be a significant one. The tenth house, one of the most important houses of the horoscope, rules overall life direction or purpose. This is manifested in such areas as reputation, career, sense of self with respect to the outside world, and the general direction that something must take in order to evolve.

                First of all, this position indicates that the two of you have an identity of purpose in your lives together, or at least that you are able to help each other attain the goals you have set for yourselves. Obviously this position is very important in a personal relationship. If this relationship goes anywhere at all, it will have a strong effect on your life purpose. It may help both of you to define yourselves and answer the question of who you are, or it may take you further on path that you have already chosen. At the very least, you will feel a strong community of purpose and direction, that your egos somehow complement each other.

                Since the tenth is also the house of status, some couples may become excessively concerned with how they look to others in other words, their social image or their importance in the com¬munity while ignoring serious emotional problems that may be destroying the relationship. With this position where in general and not enough with your own subjective concerns, which are valid in their own way. This is the exact opposite of the pro¬blems that can arise with the fourth house Sun. Here the danger is that the two of you may deal with difficulties by trying to adjust matters in the external world, when their origin is within yourselves.

                Even so, this placement is a good indication of an important relationship, one in which you will find a strong identity of life purpose and direction which will enable you to work well together.


                Composite Sun in the Eleventh House
                Composite Sun in the eleventh house is an excellent position for almost any type of relationship because the eleventh is the house of friends. The composite Sun here indicates that no matter what the purpose of the relationship, the two of you will be able to get along with each other.

                It is an especially good placement for marriage, because in the long run, friendship is one of the most important elements in cementing a marital relationship. This position does not by itself indicate sexual attraction; that must be provided by other components of the horoscope.

                The Sun in this position is a good indication that you will share common hopes and ideals for the future, and you will work ¬together to attain them, which is a desirable trait in any relationship. In fact, shared hopes and ideals may be the main element that binds the two of you together.

                The eleventh is also the house of one's social self expression and your ability to fit into groups. A well placed eleventh house Sun indicates that the two of you can function as a small group in your own right and that together you will find it easy to relate in larger groups. When you are together, you enjoy the company of others and are glad to have people around you. This is in contrast to those couples who like to be together without others.

                With this placement, even in business or professional relationships is likely to develop a strong personal dimension as well, which in most cases should aid rather than inhibit the other functions of the relationship.


                Composite Sun in the Twelfth House
                Composite Sun in the twelfth house is a significant position, but it presents challenges that many people find difficult to deal with.

                It indicates that through this relationship both of you will encounter aspects of your inner selves that you would normally keep hidden from yourselves as well as from others. It is also possible that the relationship itself may be hidden from others in such a way that either they are not aware that it exists or they do not understand what it is about.

                The most difficult result of this Sun placement is that it may make the relationship self defeating for both of you, ¬particularly if you are not completely honest with each other. Unless you disclose all secrets, they will cause one or both of you to behave in a way that will undermine not only the ¬relationship but your own self esteem as well.

                In any personal relationship this placement demands that you thoroughly search your innermost selves to understand how previously hidden psychological traits are operating within the relationship. This encounter will make each of you grow as individuals, and the growth it can bring about is more important than your survival as a couple. If you are at all dishonest or if you shrink from the psychological truth in order to keep the relationship going, it will only serve to further undermine the partnership. And a breakup brought on in this way will thoroughly destroy any possible potential for growth.

                With this Sun placement, do not enter into any legally binding relationship such as marriage until you have thoroughly worked out all the hidden psychological patterns that may weaken it. This placement represents a potential for psychological ¬repression, so separations and breakups can be particularly disastrous as the hidden pressures surface.

                No one position or element in a chart is sufficient to destroy a relationship but this position of the Sun in a composite chart is a call to be especially careful.
                • Re: Composite Charts

                  Fri, July 13, 2012 - 7:36 AM
                  The Meaning of the Moon in the Composite Chart
                  From the book of Robert Hand-- Planets in Composite

                  The Moon, the natural complement to the Sun, represents the medium through which the Sun's energy expresses itself. Whenever there is a manifestation of the Sun's energies, the Moon's influence is also operative.

                  The Moon is the "planet" that most relates to emotions and feelings. Of course, it is not really a planet but a satellite of the Earth. Nevertheless, it operates as a planet in the horoscope.

                  In a composite chart, the Moon indicates how well the ¬relationship acts as a medium of emotional expression for the two of you. Can you be honest and open with each other about your feelings? Can one of you reveal his or her feelings without being rejected by the other? It is often difficult for others to deal with the lunar aspects of one's being, because the level of intensity of feeling is so basic that they do not fit into the formalised way that people usually relate to each other. Yet in a close relationship it is very important to be able to deal with each other on this level. For this reason alone the position of the Moon is very important for describing compatibility.

                  The Moon also represents basic structures within one's ¬personality, habits, unconsciously motivated behaviour, and their sources one's past, origins, family, and home life. If the Moon is well placed in the composite chart, the two of you will feel that you have something in common. Even if our origins are quite different, you will feel that because of your experiences you can understand each other better than most couples. A badly placed Moon, however, can create a sense of alienation, of being different from each other, that will make it difficult for you to get along.

                  The house position of the Moon in the composite chart shows the area in which you feel, or ought to feel, that you have the most in common. If the Moon is badly placed in the chart, its house position will show the area of greatest emotional stress.

                  The aspects to the Moon show the quality of the emotions that are experienced in the relationship.

                  In contrast to the Sun, which shows what the relationship does, the Moon indicates the subjective feelings of harmony and empathy that you have for each other, even in difficult times.


                  Composite Moon in the First House
                  Composite Moon in the first house makes clear that in this ¬relationship your feelings and emotions are very prominently involved. It is not a cool or distant relationship in which the two of your treat each other as distant objects. You will be in there with all your feelings working.
                  Obviously, this placement is favourable to any relationship in which you want to relate on a close, intimate level. However, it can create some problems that must be deal with if you want to derive the greatest benefits from this configuration.

                  As the planet of emotions, the Moon emphasises the subjective side of any matter. A prominently placed Moon can, at its best, indicate a very sensitive relationship in which the two of you know intuitively what is going on inside each other. You have a deep emotional understanding of how you get along. But the Moon can also create such a strong emotionalism that you are unable to stand back and look at yourselves clearly in terms of your relationship. In other words, your subjectivity overwhelms your ability to see each other objectively. Be careful to avoid such extreme emotional involvement.

                  The Moon also rules the planet of the past and the contribution each of you make from your individual experiences, so these factors will be very important to you. A first house Moon is usually a strong indication of an important personal ¬relationship. It should give the two of you a strong sense of emotional compatibility. You will feel that you being together and that you have much in common, which will indeed be true.


                  Composite Moon in the Second House
                  Composite Moon in the second house indicates that this relationship will bring out the needs you both have for emotional and material security. In fact, you may come together because of those needs.

                  You will have a strong sense of shared values, which will help to reinforce you as a couple against the undependable and ¬changeable outside world. Because of this shared feeling, your relationship will grow strong even when there are considerable difficulties between you. You will be reluctant to give up the emotional security granted by the Moon in this position, even when things get tense. But the need for security could keep you together even when that is not the best solution for either of you.

                  One minor problem that this placement can bring about is that your need for emotional security can lead to a compulsive ¬gathering of physical objects. You may try to satisfy your need for emotional security through owning things together. In this case your relationship will come to be symbolised by great quantities of material possessions. Beyond a certain point, possessions can become a millstone around your neck that limits your freedom of movement. Particularly if this is a marital relationship, you might be trapped into staying together because of what you own rather than because the relationship is working well. Like everything else, possessions must be kept in their place.
                  Nevertheless, the security that this relationship can offer should be one of its strongest points and should help keep you together when the going gets tough.


                  Composite Moon in the Third House
                  Moon in the third house implies that this relationship is based largely on feelings. The third is the house of the mind in its day to day functioning, and in a relationship it indicates the normal attitudes and opinions that you share. When you are together, you think about yourselves more subjectively and are more influenced by your emotions. You communicate with each other primarily through feelings rather than through intellect, so communication between you is likely to be mostly nonverbal.

                  Because you have a strong sense of shared opinions and viewpoints, you may not really need to communicate so much on an intellectual, verbal level. But at the same time, because ¬communication within the relationship is so subjective and emotional, it may be difficult to discuss things rationally and objectively when you have to.

                  You may talk quite a bit about your collective feelings, which obviously is good in a personal relationship if you keep your sense of perspective and don't overdo it. Do not let this tendency degenerate into making mountains out of molehills.In a marriage or love relationship you are likely to be involved to an unusual extent with relatives, who may in some way ¬contribute to the emotional stability of the partnership.


                  Composite Moon in the Fourth House
                  The fourth house is in some ways the most natural position for composite Moon, for there is a strong analogy between this house and Cancer, the Moon's sign.

                  With this placement it is extremely important that the two of you share a common background or experience, for it is likely to be a strong force binding you together. You may feel that you are alone together in a crazy world, protected only by your shared attitudes and origins. However, it is not so important that your backgrounds be truly similar as that they have given you similar basic attitudes to the world.

                  Even more than in a relationship with a second house Moon, you are together to give each other emotional security. And here again your security is very likely to take the form of sharing real estate or a house. This is an excellent position for marriage partners or roommates because of the strong sense of sharing it can induce.

                  However, it is necessary to warn you that your desire for emotional security and the related tendency to seek material security should not become the sole factors binding you together. Also your need for a secure relationship must not lead you to repress the legitimate gripes you may have with each other. Let your partner know how you feel, your relationship is probably strong enough to stand the strain.

                  A fourth house Moon is most favourable in a relationship in which you set up housekeeping together. For this reason it is a good position in the chart of a marriage.


                  Composite Moon in the Fifth House
                  Composite Moon in the fifth house suggests that your relationship exists because it makes you both feel good, especially ¬emotionally. Traditionally, the fifth is the house of amusement, love and children. One could also call this the position of recreational relationships, in which self expression is a ¬principal aim. Obviously this is a good house position for any kind of personal relationship, especially a love affair. You will enjoy each other's company immensely, and together you will seek out parties, the theatre, nightclubs, and all kinds of good times. These experiences will be important in your feeling of what you share with each other.

                  The major deficiency of this position is that you may find it difficult to settle down to anything serious. This can be especially difficult in a marriage or long term love relationship, for you can't always have fun and games; at some point you have to work at the serious business of building a relationship together.

                  If this is a marriage, children are likely to assume an important role in your life together. With this position of the Moon, you will probably want to have children, and you will have them.

                  For pleasantness in a relationship, this is one of the better Moon placements. It ensures that you will be able to express yourselves emotionally with each other easily and fully.


                  Composite Moon in the Sixth House
                  The sixth house is a rather sombre and serious placement for composite Moon. It suggests that you have a sense of having come together for a specific and necessary task or purpose that may not be completely pleasant. One of you may feel subordinated to the other in some way. Therefore, this is a difficult placement for any relationship that requires you to give and take equally, as most relationships do. One person may feel like a doormat for the other; he or she is likely to get tired of that position and revolt against the other.

                  The only way to make this position work is for the two of you to exchange services equally, thus preventing it from becoming a one way affair. This may be more difficult than it sounds if one of you is determined to be a martyr, especially since a martyr usually demands some kind of repayment that is very difficult for the other to make.

                  A related danger is that if one of you is giving more to the relationship emotionally than the other, you could become quite resentful about it.
                  Whatever the costs, you both must strive to be more equal in giving and receiving. Otherwise, this relationship will become quite unpleasant.


                  Composite Moon in the Seventh House
                  Composite Moon in the seventh house is a good indication that in this relationship shared feelings will be very important. The seventh is the house of intimate one to one encounters, both positive ones such as partnerships and marriage, and negative ones such as open enmities. However you encounter each other, it will be with feeling.

                  In general, the seventh house Moon favours any intimate relationship especially marriage or other love relationship in which sharing emotions is important. You will have a strong feeling that you belong together as a unit, and your emotional attitudes toward the outside world will be similar. The symbolism of this position is that you feel as if you were one person.

                  Somewhat like the first house composite Moon, which is the polar counterpart of the seventh house Moon, there is the danger than in times of emotional stress you will not be able to keep your relationship in perspective. You are likely to become too involved in your personal feelings and not be able to see what is really going on between you. Try to stay somewhat detached from difficult situations so that you can deal with them objectively and not get completely carried away. If you can do that, this should be a very good emotional relationship for both of you.

                  Composite Moon in the Eighth House
                  Composite Moon in the he eighth house indicates that your relationship is very introspective. You will spend much time examining what you are as a couple and trying to arrive at a complete psychological understanding of it. Obviously, this is a good attribute in any relationship, if it is not carried too far. Just make sure that you do not become lost in the emotional intricacies of your relationship.

                  This is the position of transformation, which means that your relationship will undergo extensive changes, party because of what you will learn about yourselves, partly because of the pressure of your emotions. Sometimes you both will feel that the relationship serves the same purpose as seeing a psychiatrist or counsellor; that is, it gives you new understandings about yourselves.

                  In addition, this placement of the Moon is the composite chart makes you very concerned with values. If you do not start out with a common set of values; it will be very important that you develop one. Your shared values may be purely on a psychological level, or they might exist more on the material plane as a great concern for possessions and property.

                  The greatest strength of this Moon placement is the contribution it can make to your self understanding. Its greatest difficulty is the tendency to emphasise the heavy, moody aspects of your relationship and to dwell excessively on serious matters. Try not to fall into a "slough of despond" or become too introspective. Explore the new and constantly changing features of your life together, and welcome such changes instead of fearing them.


                  Composite Moon in the Ninth House
                  With composite Moon in the ninth house, there is a strong feeling between you that you share basic attitudes about the world and philosophies of life.Consequently you like to discuss your ideas and opinions with each other. You feel that being together greatly expands your awareness. Even if your backgrounds are quite different, communication between you will not be difficult. You will see differences of that sort simply as an enjoyable challenge to your understanding of each other. It is possible that you may travel long distances together, or that you met in a place foreign to both of you, or that you are from different countries.

                  At its best, this is a good position for learning and growth within a relationship. You will continually teach each other, and even if the relationship does not last, you both will feel that you have benefited from it.While this position is good for any type of relationship, it is strongest in situation that emphasise communication and exchange of ideas. It is especially good for people working together on some project, writing together, or negotiating in any way.

                  In a personal relationship this placement by itself works more to produce friendship than love, but even a love relationship there will be a strong intellectual affinity between you.


                  Composite Moon in the Tenth House
                  Composite Moon in the tenth house indicates that you will share a concern for getting ahead in life. You both want to get somewhere, and you feel that, together you can do it better than you could separately. Fortunately, the Moon in this house is traditionally associated with making a favourable impact on the public, so your public image is likely to be good. Because of that fact, the potentials of this position can be exploited better by a professional relationship than by a personal one, although it is quite good in either case.

                  However, in a personal relationship, one factor must be kept in mind. The tenth house is an external house; that is, it deals with matters that are normally part of the external world. Having an important element of the chart in the tenth house indicates that you tend to see things too much in terms of externals. The Moon, representing the feelings and emotions, is particularly damaged by this tendency, because the feeling aspect of a relationship should be an internal concern. It should be between the two of you rather than outside.

                  There is a danger that you will look for factors in the outside world your life situation, your jobs, property, or whatever to explain problems that arise between you. You may look out when you should look in. Or you may concentrate on externals and superficial matters to the exclusion of internal matters. This is not an inevitable result of this placement, but it is a danger that must be recognised and dealt with.
                  In general the tenth house is a good position for the composite Moon because it is an angular house, which gives the Moon strength and importance. It also gives the relationship a dynamic active quality that can prevent stagnation.


                  Composite Moon in the Eleventh House
                  Composite Moon in the eleventh louse indicates an underlying emotional sympathy between you that is good for both love and friendship. You have a strong feeling of shared goals and objectives in life, which will contribute to your ability to get along with each other. You will spontaneously think of yourselves as a unit rather than as two separate individuals, which ¬obviously is a plus for any relationship.

                  Since the eleventh house is the house of friends, this position is a good indication that the two of you will have friends outside of the relationship. You will be fond of company and enjoy sharing good times with others. Not only will you have friends in the literal sense, but many factors in your lives together will support your relationship in a friendly way without any special effort on your part. In general this is one of the better positions for a personal relationship and should enable you to share both love and friendship.


                  Composite Moon in the Twelfth House
                  Composite Moon in the twelfth house is a demanding position in that it requires the two of you to do a great deal of work that most couples are unwilling to do. Any relationship is helped by such work, but with this position it is absolutely necessary that you do it.

                  If left alone, the two of you would be very likely to keep your feelings hidden not only from each other but also from yourselves. When you do this, the feelings become the source of actions and behaviour that neither of your understand but that are very detrimental to your relationship. At the same time, you will tend to shy away from other people or at least to keep your feelings hidden from others, perhaps because you fear that if they get too close they will discover your secrets.

                  With this position of the Moon, the greatest danger is emotional dishonesty at the very least and sometimes open and outright dishonesty. Very often this happens because you don't really know what is going on inside your relationship. There may be repressed fears that you do not know how to face or that you can't face directly.

                  The need here is for both of you to plunge into the relationship, find out the truth of what is going on, and face it squarely and honestly. Do not shrink from what you find, because the consequences of not being honest with yourself and each other are far worse than anything you may be hiding.

                  If you don't seek out the truth, your relationship will make you lesser people than you really are and will give you the feeling that you have been defeated in life by forces you don't understand. And when the repressed feelings finally do emerge, they will explode destructively and perhaps violently. If, however, these feelings gradually emerge from an honest search for understanding, the wisdom you gain will make you much wiser than people who haven't had to face such a challenge.
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                    Re: Composite Charts

                    Fri, July 13, 2012 - 7:43 AM
                    The Meaning of Saturn in the Composite Chart
                    From the book of Robert Hand-- Planets in Composite

                    Saturn is always a very complicated symbol. It has many meanings, some of which are difficult to deal with. To begin with, it often represents those areas of the relationship that are likely to be a source of insecurity. It is this attribute that can make Saturn very hard to handle, because it signifies fears, which can ¬generate a negative energy that makes the worst come true. You must learn to relax about those areas of the relationship that are most influenced by Saturn.

                    Saturn also refers to limitations on the relationship, which are often more apparent than real. Saturn is an inhibitor, representing the aspects of reality that limit our efforts to expand and grow. As a consequence, through the resistance of Saturn, everything in both the material and psychological world is forced to assume a definite form. The position of Saturn in the composite chart will tell a great deal about what areas of the relationship are most likely to be structured and even rigidified, if the influence is unchecked.

                    Saturn is not always difficult, however. Very often it indicates a lasting relationship that will endure. Much of the time you will respond to Saturn simply by accepting the reality it imposes and not expecting that which is impossible. This prevents the frustrated idealism that makes so many love relationships difficult. In such instances Saturn replaces flamboyance with reliability.

                    At other times, however, Saturn's influence will make a relationship nearly impossible. When this happens, it is a reality that must be accepted. Properly handled, the experience of Saturn can be one of the most significant ways in which you learn how you will act in certain situations together. But it must be acknowledge that this process is not always particularly pleasant.


                    Composite Saturn in the Second House
                    Saturn in the second house of the composite chart usually gives a relationship a great sense of material insecurity. In the old books, a second house Saturn in the chart of an individual was considered an indication of poverty. But many millionaires have had a second house Saturn; in fact, it is this placement that caused them to amass a fortune in the first place. They were so afraid of poverty that they nearly killed themselves in an effort to avoid it.

                    This is also true in a composite chart. Money is a source of concern to the two of you and therefore it is also a possible source of problems, even if you have enough money. You may be so cautious in your handling of financial matters that you don't allow yourselves to enjoy life. Similarly, the fear of losing money may lead to all kinds of arguments concerning it, so that money becomes a very divisive issue between you.

                    Of course, this placement of Saturn can result in the two of you not having enough material resources. But in that case it is your negative attitudes that actually drive away opportunities to make money or secure the resources you seek. You may be so conservative that you don't even see the obvious opportunities to do something about your problems. You hang onto the orthodox ways of doing things because they are familiar, even though they have served you poorly in the past.

                    While you will always be careful with material resources, you must learn to be open minded toward new opportunities and proceed with a positive point of view. That will help considerably.


                    Composite Saturn in the Third House
                    Saturn in the third house of the composite chart indicates that the two of you must be careful not to fall into set patterns of thought in this relationship. This applies to the ways in which you think as a couple as well as to the ways you think about each other. For example, it can indicate that there is a real barrier to communication between you, because each of you is so locked into certain ways of thinking and communicating that you cannot loosen up and listen to what your partner is saying. Remember that it is always necessary to talk in the other person's language, it will do not good unless your partner understands you.

                    Unfortunately, a communication gap is precisely the problem that Saturn in the third house is likely to create. You must abandon any tendency to believe that your way of thinking is superior to your partner's because that will only make communication more difficult.

                    Saturn in the third house also makes the two of you fond of structuring your immediate environment, a tendency that arises from the mental habits just discussed. Mental orderliness is reflected in the way you organise your world. You dislike disorder and will do everything in your powers to prevent it.


                    Composite Saturn in the Fourth House
                    Composite Saturn in the fourth house will have its most serious consequences in a marriage or a love relationship in which you intend to live together. Saturn in this position designates an inner incompatibility that makes living together very difficult. Not that it will be impossible, but this will be the area in which there are the greatest difficulties.

                    Even when the influence of Saturn is under control, it will have effects. Your home life will be characterised by austerity; that is, you will keep your home very simple, uncluttered and neat. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as it is not an outward reflection of an inward coldness.

                    In any kind of relationship with Saturn in the fourth house, there will be a feeling of distance between you, as if you were unable to touch each other at some very deep inner level. If you are consciously experiencing problems, you will have to dig very deeply to find the answers. They are not superficial problems, and a superficial solution cannot deal with them. Both of you will have to get past your deep seated inner fears in order to confide in your partner with complete trustfulness. For this reason, it is probably a good idea to get to know each other gradually. Do not be in a hurry. Under favourable conditions, Saturn can make a relationship quite enduring.


                    Composite Saturn in the Fifth House
                    Saturn in the fifth house of the composite chart will make it rather difficult to get a love relationship or a marriage off the ground. The fifth is the house of fun and lightness, amusements and self expression. It is also the house of love affairs. Obviously, Saturn is not very much at home here; its heaviness and severity are not particularly compatible with the fifth house. This placement tends to restrict the lighthearted sense of joy that a love relationship should have, subordinating joy to consideration of duty and responsibility.

                    Any relationship with Saturn in this house will be surrounded by feelings of obligation and necessity. You seem to feel that under different circumstances there would be no relationship between you, but since matters are the way they are, you will make the best of it. This much can be said in your favour; you will really try to make the best of it, because you are realistic about life. This is not an idealistic romance. You probably take life much too seriously, which in the log run tends to magnify problems out of all proportion to their real importance.

                    In a marriage with this house placement, the foregoing discussion suggests that you may have difficulty in freely expressing your love for each other. But this is also the house of children, and Saturn here may deny children or at least create problems in having them. It would be a very good idea for the two of you to plan on having no more than one or two children. If you concentrate on that one or two, the best manifestations of this placement can become apparent.


                    Composite Saturn in the Sixth house
                    Saturn in the sixth house of the composite chart has both strengths and weaknesses. This is the house of duty, responsibility, and work. In this capacity it is an excellent house for Saturn, which is concerned with many of these same values. Whatever your purpose in being together, you should be able to live up to the duties and responsibilities required of you. Obviously this is a good placement for any kind of ¬professional relationship, because your work will get done.

                    In some cases, there may be a tendency for your sense of duty and obligation to overwhelm the other areas of your relationship, transforming it into drudgery, an obligation taken on unwillingly, rather than a spontaneously joyful and demonstrative affair. It will be a work relationship in the bad sense as well as the good. If this is your situation, you must find some way of making matters lighter between you. Otherwise the relationship does not stand a chance in the long run.

                    At its worst, a sixth house Saturn relationship can make both of you feel enslaved by the other or by the very nature of the relationship. If it ever gets to that point, the only solution is to break the connection for a while, until you can regain your sense of perspective about each other.


                    Composite Saturn in the Seventh House
                    Saturn, the planet of separation and repression, in the seventh, the house of marriage, might seem to be absolutely fatal to such a relationship, but it is not. Saturn here is quite compatible with any kind of relationship, although it does create certain problems.

                    On the one hand, it can bind the two of you together, because it signifies that together you will have to face certain ¬difficulties and responsibilities. By itself it does not signify that love is the bond that holds you together, although that may be the case for other reasons. The binding forces of Saturn are requirements that must be met in the real world. You are tied to each other by duties, obligations and responsibilities, in addition to any feelings of affection that you may have. In fact, the seventh house Saturn can tie two people together even when they want to split up.

                    But this placement can also signify that under some circumstances there will be no relationship at all between you. However, if Saturn in the seventh house is really operating at a malefic level, it is highly unlikely that the two of you will want to come together in the first place. If you have settled that you want to have a relationship, you have already proved that Saturn is not operating at the malefic level in you composite chart.


                    Composite Saturn in the Eight House
                    Saturn in the eighth house of the composite chart pertains both to joint property and resources and to major personal transformation and regenerations. To deal with the first area, the effects of Saturn in the eighth house can be similar to its effects in the second, in that you may feel very insecure about the physical resources you share. You may have fears of not having enough money, for example. And as in the second house, this insecurity may actually cause the two of you to concentrate on money to such an extent that you become wealthy. Insecurity is the real problem here, rather than any lack of money. However, you might conceivably have trouble with other people's money banks, finance companies, and such. It would probably be well to avoid these if you can.

                    Turning to the area of regeneration symbolised by the eight house. Saturn here can indicate that the two of you will resist the deep transformations that must take place in any ¬relationship. The eighth house is the house of death, both real and metaphorical; in other words, it signifies very important and fundamental changes, such that your lives will not be the same as they were before.
                    But the two of you are likely to be afraid of such changes and will try to build up structures in your lives that will prevent change of any sort. It is not good to do this, however, because the transformation of the eighth house are very difficult to resist, and resisting them only makes them more catastrophic when they do occur. You should not face life from a rigid position. Relax and let yourselves be open to any changes that may occur. They will probably be for the better.


                    Composite Saturn in the Ninth House
                    Saturn in the Ninth house of the composite chart can be very useful. It signifies a very careful and cautious approach to life. The two of you will plan very carefully for your future, so you are not likely to be caught off guard by unpleasant surprises from the outside world. Together, you have a strong sense of reality not that you are incapable of idealism, but you keep it well under control. Your approach to the real world is very structured.

                    But the two of you should be on guard against certain negative effects of this position. If Saturn's effects in this house are allowed to become too strong, they can lead to such narrowness and excessive caution that you will overlook the real opportunities that come your way.
                    This placement may also signify that each of you is solidly entrenched in your position in life and can't by easily moved from it, especially in matters concerning each other. Be very careful that with Saturn in this house you don't get to the point of being unable to deal with each other's point of view. Like the third house, the ninth is a house of communication, but if Saturn is too strong, communication between you will be totally lost. For any relationship, that is a bad sign. You must avoid narrowness of thinking, either about each other or about other people, because it can ultimately destroy any relationship.


                    Composite Saturn in the Tenth House
                    In many ways Saturn is in its own house here. Composite Saturn in the tenth means that the nature and goals of this relationship are very important to the two of you. You will be strongly conscious of your objectives and will work very hard to reach them. This placement is perhaps more favourable to a professional relationship than to a personal cone, but in either case it will not hurt.

                    Together you will work very hard to get ahead on your own terms, whatever they may be. You both will feel that it is necessary to work hard, although that feeling may be exaggerated.

                    Sometimes Saturn in this position can make you believe that the world is bearing down on you. Whether or not this is actually true, you will have to work quite hard together to get where you want to be. Success will not come easily, but it will come if you work diligently and do not take shortcuts. The success of this relationship, whatever its purpose, depends upon doing your work carefully and meticulously. The presence of Saturn guarantees that if you do not do you work thoroughly and lay a strong foundation for future action, you will have trouble later on. On the other hand, if you follow this advice, a tenth house Saturn will make it possible to reach your objectives with great success. This is not a bad position for Saturn, but it requires you to exercise a great deal of responsibility.


                    Composite Saturn in the Eleventh House
                    Saturn in the eleventh house of the composite chart is in one of the houses of relationships, since the eleventh represents friendship. This can refer to your feelings of friendship for each other as well as to friends that you have as a couple.

                    In the first instance, Saturn in this house does not make a friendship between you impossible, but it does somewhat cool your expression of it; you may still have a very enduring ¬relationship. You may be quite reserved with each other, but that may be just as well, for it will permit your relationship to last longer. An eleventh house Saturn can indicate a very long lasting friendship.

                    The eleventh is also the house of one's ideals, hopes, and wishes. In some cases, Saturn can signify that the two of you have very different ideals and that you don't usually react in the same way toward things. This can diminish your sympathy for each other and make the relationship quite difficult.

                    Taking the second side of the eleventh house, that of friends outside the relationship, it can be said that when Saturn is operating positively, it indicates few outside friends, but those few will be firm and long lasting. They may be older than either of you. But if Saturn's influence is not working out well, you may not have any outside friends, probably because of some rigidity in you that makes it impossible for you to share yourselves with others.


                    Composite Saturn in the Twelfth House
                    The twelfth house is one of more difficult positions for composite Saturn. This placement implies that you find it difficult to deal with each other in an open and direct manner. Your responses to each other are automatic, as if you were acting out unconscious programs that you neither understand nor particularly like. You may often ask each other, "Now what made me do that to you?" You may also feel that as a whole the relationship is very cramping to your individual styles. You feel repressed and put down by the experience. In this case, it would be best to avoid further contact.

                    However, if you decide that you have something of value together and would like to continue, here is what the two of you must do. First of all, recognise that many of the subversive tactics that you use against each other are not intentional. You seem to trigger in each other mechanical "programs" that run even when they are not appropriate to the situation. Therefore, you both must become very tolerant of these patterns not only your partner's but also your own. Blaming yourself all the time is no better than blaming the other person.

                    If you can learn to be tolerant of these patterns, you won't take their effects so seriously either. That, in turn will help you learn to understand what lies behind them and how to deal with them. The first requirement is not to take so seriously the actions that hurt the relationship, because then you don't have to worry so much about protecting yourselves when you get into an analysis of your problems together. You will be able to concentrate all your energies on solving the problems. When you have done that, you are well on your way to making the ¬
                    relationship work. The important part is the initial commitment.

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