Introduction to Synastry


The art of relationship Astrology is known as Synastry. It is a fascinating and illuminating study of how individuals interact with one another.

Each individual is born with a personal birth chart, which maps out the heavens the moment they took their first breath. The birth chart has the effect of stamping, or imprinting, the energies of the planets and signs on an individual at this moment. Each and every one of us has all 10 planets and luminaries in our charts, but their positions by sign, house, and aspect are individual to each. When we interact with others, the individual energies of our natal charts form special relationships with their individual energies. The resulting interplay is as complex and unique as our own personalities.

Most of us are familiar with the study of Sun Sign Compatibility. This is what is often expressed in newspapers, pop magazines, and other websites that focus on the Sun Sign. Some will ask, for example, “Does a Leo get along with a Scorpio?” or “ I’m a Cancer and they say I’m compatible with Pisces”. While these comparisons have some value, they are very general. Many other factors are involved when evaluating the compatibility of two people.

Although Synastry is complex, we can turn to some especially useful methods of studying relationships that will help shed light on our interactions.