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CosmiTec's Love Letter, Issue #116 -- Killer Aspects In Synastry
July 21, 2014
Since we added the so-called 'killer aspects' on our web site (labeled this way after statistical research by the German astrologer and retired engineer Harald Hoffmann), numerous visitors requested more information.
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In general and on a mundane level, events are likely to happen around August 7, August 13, August 20 and August 27-28.
During this month of August 2014, a couple of planetary configurations will affect some birthdays in particular:
The month of August 2014 starts with Mercury entering Leo around July 31 - August 1.
In this fiery sign, Mercury, the messenger, becomes very communicative (talkative).
It's time to speak up from your heart.
Mercury is also about to conjunct Jupiter around August 2 and the ballooning and exaggerating influences of Jupiter in Leo will be felt already.
On the same day of August 1, Mars at 3° Scorpio squares Jupiter at 3° Leo which may bring some fanatic discussions because of differences in belief systems and perspectives.
The early August days present quite some overblown issues, just to bring more (unnecessary) drama into our lives.
In some cases, the Mars-Jupiter square will bring legal issues, in other cases it will bring protests.
Because of the additional square between Venus at 16° Cancer and Uranus at 16° Aries around the same day of August 1, there is likely separation (from loved ones) in the air.
During the early August days, love is at a distance and/or you may feel some limiting influences affecting your love life.
If you are born around January 6-7, February 5, April 6, May 6-7, July 8-9, August 8-9, October 9-10 or November 8-9, the early August days are less romantic and may bring some love's sorrow and separation from loved ones (for whatever reason: because of work- or health-related issues, travel or because of disputes for example).
If you are born around the day of August 1, your whole (solar return) year (counting from birthday to birthday) is about being under the influence of others, having a very sensitive and even weak body, miscarriage, feeling ill, leaving your environment and/or increased spiritual insight.
If you are born around January 21, March 7, April 21, June 7, July 24, September 9, October 25 or December 8, the early August days are about resisting changes, imposed travel or changes of the place, irritable tension and/or messages about separation(s).
For these birthdays, the same influences will repeat around August 24- 25.
Around August 2-3, Mercury at 4° Leo squares Mars at 4° Scorpio reinforcing the tendency to quarrel.
Because Mercury and Jupiter conjoin and square Mars during the early August days, expect tons of talks, discussions and meetings alike to get things done.
If you are born around January 12-13, February 26, April 12, May 29, July 15, August 31, October 16 or November 30, expect fortunate developments and successfully working together with others around August 3-4.
On a mundane level and in general, be aware that some plans may have to be cancelled around August 5.
This day of August 5 may become a day full of irritable tension and confusion all over.
Around August 6, Venus at 22° Cancer squares the Nodes at 22° Aries - 22° Libra resulting in withdrawal.
However, because of some additional planetary pictures, this is not a bad thing because the Stars suggest a more intimate atmosphere.
Indeed, around the day of August 6, you can be in a highly romantic mood and have lots of flair.
Beware of indulging in the good things of life too much though because a cold shower may await you later.
If you are born around August 6-7, your whole (solar return) year (counting from birthday to birthday) is about life-changing information or messages that bring a turning point in your life.
The Sun and Mercury meet at 16° Leo around August 8 and both bodies square Saturn at 16° Scorpio.
This configuration indicates a defeat, a setback, sorrow and/or giving up a position.
The time frame between August 8-10 is fully marked by this blocking configuration, the more so because it coincides with a powerful and intense SuperMoon (a perigee Full Moon) around August 10.
Pay attention to the weather forecasts!
This Full Moon at 18° Aquarius may increase awareness in a shocking way with sadness, separation and/or limiting influences.
Do know that during this Full Moon, Mars at 8° Scorpio opposes the position of the April 29 Solar Eclipse!
Just to say that this Full Moon can be turbulent.
Some August 11 planetary pictures confirm and even add to the separative influences because of some tragedies and (water-related) natural disasters that may be feared.
Venus enters Leo around August 12, which is a very creative and joyful position for Venus to be in.
Venus in Leo is very charming and demands more attention as well.
Organize or attend a party, enjoy a concert and/or enjoy some festivities.
Perhaps you may meet Mr. or Ms. Right.
What's even more, there are now 4 bodies/planets in the zodiac sign of Leo (the Sun, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury) denoting a playful period and the need to show off.
Around August 13, you romantic life may have to endure a cold shower though.
There is love's sorrow and/or separation noticeable, which will affect you most if you are born around January 21, March 7, April 21, June 7, July 24, September 9, October 25 or December 8.
The August 13-16 time frame indicates a lot of bad and/or stormy weather here and there.
This may result in floods, chaos and maritime issues.
It may be a turbulent period generally.
Around August 15 Mercury enters its own sign Virgo.
You tend to become too critical and are focused on the minutest details which may bring increased dissatisfaction.
Around August 16 we expect quite some legal issues, harsh disputes, anger, dissatisfaction, sadness and sorrow.
Also, beware of fire!
If you are born around January 6-7, February 5, April 6, May 6-7, July 8-9, August 8-9, October 9-10 or November 8-9, there is irritable tension, contrariness, making reaching agreements quite hard around August 16.
Venus and Jupiter conjoin at 7° Leo, the position of the Fixed Star Praesaepe, around August 18.
Interestingly, this degree area is related to separations from loved ones, followed by new encounters and/or childbirth(s).
Expect childbirth around this period, the more so because Leo is the zodiac sign of children!
This also implies intense and passionate relationships that are short-lived.
Additionally and likewise, Venus and Jupiter at 7° Leo often mark the end of friendships, followed by encountering friends from the past.
The lesson to be learnt from this configuration is letting go the past completely and definitvely and not looking back any longer.
Mercury at 6° Virgo opposes Neptune at 6° Pisces around August 19 implying confusion and misunderstandings.
Another stormy period awaits some of you between August 19-21.
Shipwreck may occur and there may be maritime issues.
If you are born between January 1-3, February 15-17, April 1-3, May 17-19, July 3-5, August 19-20, October 4-7 or November 18-20, you may need to visit a medical doctor around August 19-20.
If you are born around this day of August 19-20, your (solar return) year (counting from birthday to birthday) is about illness and health issues.
The Sun enters Virgo around August 23 and brings your focus on work- and/or health-related matters.
The August 25 New Moon marks another irritable and tense period of stress and nervousness.
There are objections.
If you are born around January 21-22, March 7-8, April 21-22, June 7-8, July 24-25, September 9-10, October 25-26 or December 8-9, you will feel the objections and irritable tension the most.
Around this New Moon, Uranus is the apex planet of a YOD configuration because Uranus is inconjunct Mercury on the one side and inconjunct Mars and Saturn on the other hand.
This YOD may be related to natural disasters and emergency issues.
There can be disagreements and disputes as well.
Between August 25-27 Mars and Saturn conjoin at 17° Scorpio while Venus at 17° Leo squares the Mars/Saturn conjunction.
This configuration may show some advances and progress in illness but may also denote that you are not able to unfold.
You may show indecisive behavior, encounter failures, separation and/or unhappy events.
These configurations will especially affect you if you are born between February 6-7, March 23-24, May 8-9, June 24-25, August 10-11, September 25-26, November 10-11 or December 24-25.
In general and on a mundane level, you may have to cancel your plans between August 28-29 when the Sun at 6° Virgo opposes dissolving Neptune at 6° Pisces.
Expect some water-related issues here and there.
Don't trust the news around August 30-31 because nothing is what it seems.
Love Quotes of the MonthLove possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love
-- Khalil Gibran --
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love
-- Carl Sagan --
And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need - love is all there is
-- Morgan Matson --
Love is not what the mind thinks, but what the heart feels
-- Greg Evans --
It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you
-- Source Unkown --
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship
-- Source Unknown --
What's New on Our Web Site?We added an article about compatible days between two people and another page about Solstice points in synastry.
Both articles were previously published in a Love Letter.
Killer Aspects In SynastryIn his groundbreaking astrological research about separations and divorces, Harald Hoffmann, a retired engineer and astrologer, found some inter-aspects between two people to be the culprit of the separation/divorce.
His statistical research is based on the birth information of 6,143 couples and 53,635 Swiss couples of which 48,262 couples were divorced.
He wrote his own statistical software program because no existing software had the features he wanted.
In his statistical research he uses the Chi-square and Fishertest and made a difference between the gender of the persons involved.
According to his findings, some aspects in synastry (in the chart comparison between two people) were found statistically often between separated/divorced people (in comparison with a control group).
On our web site, we listed the 20 most important inter-aspects which Harald Hoffmann named 'killer aspects.'
His findings confirm what ancient astrologers stated long ago and what we have found also: in astrological research there is a difference to be made between male and female charts!
Because insufficient research is done among gay/lesbian couples, it's unknown how to apply the research results in homosexual relationships.
What's even more, in our opinion we might have to go a step further because ancient astrologers also made a distinction between day and night births.
It's very likely, we will have to make this distinction too (female night births, female day births, male night births and male day births), making astrological research yet more time-consuming (but possibly -- and even likely -- more rewarding!).
Unfortunately, no astrological software program with extensive research capabilities is able to make this distinction so that we should not expect any research results soon making such distinctions...
Anyway, Harald Hoffmann's investigations show some interesting results that he cannot fully explain himself but for which he tried to find an explanation nonetheless.
The Venus-Mars inter-aspects in the chart comparison are said to be very sexual -- which is confirmed over and again.
However, sex is not 'love.'
Likewise, attraction is not 'love.'
Following his findings, the male Venus semi-square the female Mars (orb 2°) is a very significant inter-aspect that may bring divorce/separation.
Beware though: you can't judge the cover of the puzzle by just taking one single piece in isolation so that a couple needs different 'killer aspects' to separate/divorce.
The mentioned exact Venus-Mars aspect is a very sexual one, denoting the couple is blinded by sex.
Differences in behavior, belief system, emotional needs, etc. are thus covered behind the mask of sex.
Ultimately, this cannot last because physical urges are cyclic and cannot be forced.
When the sexual urges diminish, the emotional and other differences come to the foreground, resulting in clashes and separation/divorce.
Another 'killer aspect' is male Mars conjunct female MC (orb 6°).
In this case, the male is too critical, too assertive (aggressive) towards the female projects (and career interests) resulting in disputes and quarrels.
Mars inter-aspects can be forceful, brutal and lacking consideration.
The listed Saturn inter-aspects suggest a heavy atmosphere, no joy, too much obligations and duties, too much responsibilities so that one of the partners feels limited, repressed and cannot unfold.
This may result in the separation.
The male Ascendant conjunct female North Node of the Moon (orb 5°) may denote that there are too much contacts, meetings and encounters outside of the union resulting in jealousy (for example which may trigger a separation).
The Ascendant-North Node inter-aspects often make for a popular and sociable combination, attracting other people into the world of the couple.
However, socializing often results in attractions that trigger jealousy and/or so-called 'inappropriate feelings.'
The listed Pluto inter-aspects almost always are related to unhealthy (and intense) power struggles.
Often, one of the partners will never give in and clings to the own convictions (rather for ill).
All in all, his findings are very interesting indeed but one can wonder if the data set he used is large enough to build a theory on.
Also, in his research results, he has listed some natal aspects in male and female charts that on the one hand enhance long-term unions and on the other side prohibit a lasting union.
Our practice has shown that some natal aspects he lists as 'relationship enhancing' are rather blocking a lasting union.
Perhaps his data set is not large enough or it's a coincidence our findings differ.
Food for thought anyway!
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