Sun: Individuated Love Jupiter: Expansion/experience of Love
Moon: Feeling of Love Saturn: Stabilizing/restricting Love
Mercury: Communication of Love Uranus: Change/integration of Love
Venus: Appreciation of Love Neptune: Illusion/understanding of Love
Mars: Desire for Love Pluto: Transformation/depth of Love



Love has often been described in oriental religions as harmony even in discord. True love of another is unconditional, having no "because." Love embraces such aspects as compassion, service, friendship and cooperation. Love is not a place you go to--it is a place you come from. There is the verb ‘love’ and the being ‘love,’ which translates to a feeling or experience of oneness.

Love is the highest expression of the spirit and the fulfilling of the law. Love will always attract its beloved and love will always meet its love, for nothing can prevent the union of those who love. Love is a word greatly misused in our world, especially where the gratification of certain instincts are involved. There are those who, obsessed with another, will say they feel love. Love expressed in this dimension can take many forms, ranging from friendship founded on sympathetic attraction and mutual interest to the supreme heights where, without thought of self, it seeks to serve wherever it can.

Love, like life is indestructible, and is a quality of expression for the spirit. Love in its highest form is divine, but in its lowest form becomes the acme of selfishness. The greatest love is the love that has no trace of selfishness, that does not seek in any way to perform any action because it will bring some satisfaction to the individual. The finest love is expressed by those who, with altruistic motives, seek to raise the standard of mankind by making it aware of its infinite potentialities.

Fortunately, love is greater than hate, and hate can be transformed into love. Unfortunately, love can be translated into hate. It is the same power reflected in the way it functions.


Astrological Factors - Relationships

In examining a birth chart, one would normally examine the Sun, Moon and Ascendant followed by all planets and points by sign, house and aspect. In relationship astrology, we focus initially on the Ascendant, Moon, Venus and Mars. This is then followed by a search for any factors that would significantly affect a relationship.

Our ability to form a deep relationship with another is quite important. Individuals with Cancer planets, 4th house planets, Cancer rising, water Moon, Libra planets, 7th house planets, Libra rising, Libra Moon, are more likely to be insecure and unclear. It is not surprising that the rulers of these signs are the Moon and Venus, so aspects to these planets play an important role. Many of the more stressful aspects to the primary planets can reveal a loss of self esteem, and even more so where they have a relationship to Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and the other outer planets.

Once we learn self love and the more spiritual we become, the more we can associate with others. With partnerships and relationships, there are many things to examine in the Natal chart by overlaying the two charts in a comparison called Synastry. The more common, or main factors considered in synastry are:

Another form of comparision that is sometimes used is a Composite Chart. This combines two charts into one. Further details regarding relationships is covered in the Astrology program Starfisher.
See Also: The Zodiac Signs
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