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CosmiTec's Love Letter, Issue #156 -- About Duad Compatibility
November 21, 2017
We're very excited and proud to bring to your attention a most interesting and valuable technique brought forward by astrologer Alice Portman from Australia.
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Love Forecasts for December 2017(slowly hover over a paragraph with the mouse and wait a second for additional astrological information)
Click here to download the December 2017 calendar in pdf format.
In general and on a mundane level, events are likely to happen around December 5, December 11-12, December 19 and/or December 26.
During this month of December, the following planetary configurations will affect some birthdays in particular:
So, let's take a look now at the astrological patterns that are active this month.
Venus enters outdoorsy and flamboyant Sagittarius while Mars at 25° Libra opposes Uranus at 25° Aries around December 1.
Venus of love and relationships is quite carefree and has high hopes in the mutable fire sign Sagittarius.
All things foreign may be highly attractive and optimism and enthusiasm rule.
However, you will need lots of freedom to grow and develop and you may not stand or tolerate narrow places.
You tend to feel more upbeat.
Because of the additional explosive Mars-Uranus opposition, there are sudden twists and turns that bring an unexpected change of course.
This aspect too cannot stand any restrictions and wants to act instantly at its own will.
This accident-prone aspect increases the odds of physical injuries (cuts among others), caused by whatever.
This is a highly energetic and impatient aspect, resulting in some clashes here and there; often caused by imprudence and/or speed.
Due to the entrance of Venus in Sagittarius, there are now 4 bodies residing in this zodiac sign (the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn), building a stellium ti!l the Sun and Saturn leave the sign around December 20-21.
Capricorns may experience this stellium most because of some setbacks, additional sorrow or illness.
Around the December 3 Full Moon, which is a SuperMoon as well, Mercury at 29° Sagittarius stations and turns back while the Sun at 11° Sagittarius squares deceptive and dissolving Neptune at 11° Pisces.
As usual, Mercury's station is felt most by Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) because their lives are always encountering some upsets around the station.
Things don't go as wished for and some minor health complaints are possible too.
Understand that this period is just not acting in your favor and it's best to keep a low profile for the time being.
Neptune in the middle of the Sun-Moon opposition (being the apex planet of the T-square) suggests dissatisfaction, disappointments, misunderstandings, being misled and facing some health issues.
There is chaos, you feel insecure and you can't see things clearly altogether.
This can become a very disappointing Full Moon period and you better try to avoid signing agreements and taking any decisions.
Better take some days off, you may need it.
If you are born around January 8, February 21, April 7, May 23, July 10, August 25-26, October 11 or November 25, there is happiness in matters of love and romance around this day of December 3 though, and your love life shines brightly.
Around December 6 your heart beats faster and your love life gets a huge boost.
Forget a status quo in your relationships, because irresistible attraction rules.
These influences are likely to manifest in your life if you are born around January 11, February 24, April 11, May 27, July 13, August 29, October 14, or November 28.
Mercury and Saturn conjoin at 28° Sagittarius around the same day of December 6 and you better watch out what foods you eat because food poisoning may occur.
Mercury-Saturn contacts in the sign of education and higher knowledge indicate some expertise in matters of math, programming, writing, communicating.
This conjunction points to high academic standards.
Your intelligence can be tested but also awarded.
Penetrating Mars enters intense and passionate Scorpio around December 9 and starts its covert investigations with lots of tenacity.
Issues of abuse keep popping up and this will remain the case as long as Jupiter resides in Scorpio too.
Around December 10 Venus at 11° Sagittarius squares Neptune at 11° Pisces.
This waning square in mutable signs is a very seductive and mesmerizing one.
Still try to ground yourself and don't be swayed by false or unreal promises.
Around December 12-13 the Sun and Mercury conjoin at 21° Sagittarius.
Beware of air disasters, traffic and/or transportation accidents.
Some news or information caused by a tense situation may bring sorrow.
If you are born around January 26, March 11, April 26, June 12, July 29, September 14, October 29 or December 13, the influences may especially affect you.
Around December 14-15 Mercury and Venus conjoin at 17° Sagittarius.
Both planets together suggest enjoyable and sweet conversations or ways of communicating.
Love talks rule.
If you are born around January 22-24, March 8-10, April 22-24, June 8-10, July 25-27, September 9-11, October 26-28 or December 9-11, the influences may especially affect you most.
Around December 16 there are happy feelings about love and you are fascinated by a lover or your partner.
For some of you, there is attraction or love at first sight while others may propose.
Some women may give birth.
If you are born around January 24, March 9, April 24, June 10, July 27, September 12, October 27 or December 11, the influences may especially affect you most.
Saturn enters its own sign Capricorn around December 19-20.
Saturn is all about boundaries, legislation (the rules actually), borders and fences, walls, authorities and bosses, leaders (of state) and in its own sign Capricorn, Saturn will make sure these topics might manifest powerfully.
It's likely new regulations will bring more limitations but also know that in 2018 Uranus will enter Taurus and trine Saturn, suggesting some very welcome regulations that will bring more freedom and the soft-launching or soft-releasing of revolutionary and innovative new concepts.
So, if you read somewhere that Saturn in Capricorn will bring censorship, restrictions and the like, reconsider because Saturn is not the only planet in this Universe and the bigger picture has to be taken into account which is far more liberating thanks to Uranus (albeit in a gradual way).
Around December 21 the Sun enters Capricorn too and already conjoins Saturn on the same day.
This conjunction at a so-called "critical degree", which 0° Capricorn is, represents a public statement, with (a) world leader(s) or leader(s) of state in the spotlight.
Mercury stations and turns direct again around December 23 at 13° Sagittarius.
Slowly, all Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) will start to find their path again.
You can now more openly share your opinions and take informed decisions.
Venus too enters Capricorn around December 25 and conjoins Saturn on the same day.
Relationships become a focal point, especially to the ones who need relationships to feel more accepted in society.
Due to the entrance of Venus in Capricorn, there are now 4 bodies in this cardinal earth sign (the Sun, Saturn, Venus and Pluto), building a stellium.
Aquarians may feel this stellium most because of some setbacks, additional sorrow or illness.
Jupiter at 16° Scorpio squares the Lunar Nodes around December 31 suggesting a highly productive period for all legal and/or foreign matters.
There can be increased optimism and news about a fortunate development.
Love Quotes of the MonthThe honeymoon is not actually over until we cease to stifle our sighs and begin to stifle our yawns
-- Helen Rowland --
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh
-- W. H. Auden --
One does not fall "in" or "out" of love. One grows in love
-- Leo Buscaglia --
In order to love simply, it is necassary to know how to show love
-- Fyodor Dostoevsky --
When we have actually ceased loving a person, it is impossible to love them a second time
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld --
Love will find a way
-- Source unknown --
What's New on Our Web Site?We added a page about the natal Venus Mars semisextile and another one about the natal Venus Mars sesquiquadrate. Both articles were previously published an a Love Letter.
There were some link changes because of dead links and some other minor HTML5 changes.
About Duad CompatibilityThis article was partly reprinted with the very kind permission of astrologer Alice Portman who (re)discovered the importance of the duads in relationships and compatibility.
This great method is another gem you need to take into account when assessing compatibility charts.
Duads are twelve 2.5 degree segments of a zodiac sign.
Each duad starts with the zodiac sign and then progresses through each of the following signs in order.
E.g. if the zodiac sign is Sagittarius, then the first 2 degrees 30 minutes will be the Sagittarius duad of Sagittarius, the second 2 degrees 30 minutes will be the Capricorn duad of Sagittarius, the third 2 degrees 30 minutes will be the Aquarius duad of Sagittarius .. and so on.
below you can find the duad table.
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In her article, Alice Portman makes a difference between the duads (that start with the zodiac sign itself) and the dwads (that always start with Aries).
In this article, we only use the duad method because we have found it to be more revealing.
We leave it up to you to experiment though.
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The duad of the sign considerably affects the way the sign works.
For example: the duad of your Ascendant will colour the qualities of the Ascendant and the way you use your ascendant sign.
E.g. if someone has the Cancer duad of Sagittarius rising they will use the Sagittarian energy quite differently to someone who has the Scorpio duad of Sagittarius rising.
They will even look quite different.
Both will present a more “watery” feel than Sagittarius Ascendant normally does.
The duads show your instinctive attraction towards a person.
The reason why is because these zodiac signs run through the family genes, the person will also attract and be attracted to non-family members with the Sun, Moon, Angles or Nodes in these signs.
Therefore: people frequently marry people who fit this criteria.
For a woman the duads of your Sun, Moon, Mars, Ascendant and Nodes are usually the main significators of attraction to the opposite sex.
E.g. if a woman has her Sun in Cancer in the Libra duad, she will be instinctively drawn to Libran men, or, to a lesser extent, people with the Moon, Mars, Angles or North Node in Libra.
For a man, the duads of your Sun, Moon, Venus, Ascendant and Nodes are the main significators of attraction towards the opposite sex.
E.g. if a man has his Moon in Taurus in the Aries duad his instincts will draw him to women with the Moon or Venus in Aries, or to a lesser extent, the Sun, Angles or Nodes in that sign.
A woman will find a man sexy if he has Mars in the same sign as her Mars duad.
E.g. a woman whose Mars is at 1°39' Virgo will have Mars in the Virgo duad, so she is likely to find men with Mars in Virgo sexy.
A man will find a woman sexy if she has her Venus or Moon in the same sign as his Venus or Moon duad.
E.g. a man with his Venus at 16°23' Libra in the Aries duad will find women with Venus in Aries quite beautiful.
He will also like women with the Moon in Aries.
The Nodes are important for emotional connection between people.
These connections show very strongly in marriage and family charts.
E.g. a person with the North Node at 4°58' Taurus in the Gemini duad, will be drawn to those who carry Gemini in their Sun, Moon, Ascendant, MC and/or Vertex.
This may indicate a soul connection.
These signs will also run through the family.
If someone does not have the zodiac sign or duads that your genetic patterning requires, there is less likely to be any deep, instinctual level of attraction.
You may like or dislike them according to the synastry of their chart and yours, but there is not the “kick” that starts a relationship.
Therefore: in relationship and synastry charts, the duads are the first step in assessing whether someone will be attracted to another.
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