Asteroids In Synastry
In case you love the juicy details...

Beyond a doubt, incorporating the Asteroids in synastry will open your eyes about otherwise invisible relationship issues.

However, you don't need (and should not use) the Asteroids to find out if a relationship will work out or not.

The Asteroids add some more detail and information to the analysis after you delineated the relationship in using the more common methods.

So, we only recommend that you take the Asteroids into account after you have delineated the charts with the common methods and if you want some more "juicy details" about the relationship.

Actually, we don't really recommend using the Asteroids if you are a beginner or novice astrologer because you will lose oversight and may miss the real core and basics of the relationship.

Relationships are made (or broken) by analyzing the personal points (Ascendant, MC, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in different ways (aspect analysis, midpoint analysis, elemental analysis, degree areas etc.).

Even the best positioned Juno will not bring a happy couple if there are disharmonious or hard exact Saturn inter-aspects to the personal points of the other partner or if there are detrimental midpoints between both.

As far as our understanding goes by researching the Asteroids in synastry, the Asteroids rather describe (shared) events that the couple is likely to experience.

It's less about what keeps the partners together as such.

Some people think they need good Eros inter-aspects for a fulfilled sexual relationship and they focus on Eros without having analyzed the personal points in the chart comparison.

That's erroneous thinking because the core of the relationship is built by the personal points and planets.

Sexual compatibility does not depend on the Asteroid Eros (alone).

What Asteroids can be used in the chart comparison?

Actually, virtually every single Asteroid can be used on condition that you keep a very very tight orb.

Never exceed 1° and the closer the aspect, the better.

However, using 10,000+ Asteroids in a chart comparison has no significance, no merit, no value and should be avoided.

If you want to give some value to the delineation, only use a very small number of pertinent Asteroids to begin with.

If you study the Asteroids yourself, you will find lots of controversy in the meaning of Asteroids and that's also why we don't recommend a beginner to use the Asteroids to delineate the relationship.

As long as it's not clear what the core meaning of the Asteroid is, it's best to not use them or only use the Asteroids for the purpose of research.

If you really want to use Asteroids in synastry, we recommend using the following ones for a start, aside from the Name Asteroids of the involved persons:

  • Sappho: this Asteroid is told to have an interest in sex, resulting in sexual charisma or sexual activity.

    However, in some instances, Sappho is the Asteroid of friendship and has no sexual connotation. More research is needed.

  • Eros: this Asteroid denotes passionate attachment, the life force and sexual instincts. It can be very possessive.

  • Amor: this Asteroid is about the potential for intimacy. It is said to describe if love is conditional or not.

  • Juno: this Asteroid is about protocol and ceremonies.

    We are still not convinced that in synastry, it points to the "marriage partner" though in some instances a double whammy inter-aspect between Juno and the Sun has been found between married couples.

    So, there may be something on to it.

    Because there were many other important "marriage configurations" found, it's not sure if this double whammy made the difference though. More research is needed here

    Juno may be related to any form of relationship interaction between two people.

  • Hera: this Asteroid is told to be another "Juno" with the same meanings.

    It's odd that two Asteroids are interchangeable and this just shows that the real meaning is not yet found.

  • Cupido-A: this Asteroid should not be confused with the hypothetical Transneptunian Planet (TNP) Cupido which is used by the Hamburg School of Astrology (Uranian astrology).

    The Asteroid is related to the outer appearance and attraction.

  • Lilith: this Asteroid (indeed, it's the body, NOT the sensitive point Lilith also called the mean apogee of the Moon, Dark or Black Moon) is about rejection, rivalry and competing and is often found in 3-way love affairs.

  • Ophelia: this Asteroid represents sorrow in love, unrequited love. Hence, it's distrustful of love.

When using the Asteroids in synastry (chart comparison) we find it "unscientific" to use orbs wider than 1°.

The 1° orb is a maximum, not a minimum!

Unfortunately, we have not found any reliable research studies yet that take into account the Asteroids in synastry with such a narrow orb.

Our own investigations are not conclusive and not ready for publication yet.

We do have some thoughts however, that we want to share now.

Regarding the Asteroid Juno we noticed that in some cases Juno is posited in the Sun sign of the partner to whom one is married.

For example: in a female natal chart, we found Juno in the zodiac sign Scorpio. Her husband was a Scorpio.

In the natal chart of her husband, we found Juno in Cancer; his wife was born under the zodiac sign Cancer.

Though this configuration is not statistically significant, we found the connection between Juno and the zodiac sign of the partner confirmed in different other charts, which is remarkable anyway.

Another inconclusive but remarkable finding of our research has to do with the conjunction (orb 1°) of a personal point in the natal chart of one partner (especially the Ascendant) to one of the above listed Asteroids in the chart of the other partner (in most cases we noticed this especially with Amor, Eros or Juno).

Finding the position of the Asteroids in the horoscope:

When you go to the Astrodienst AG web site,

  1. go to their free reports section (click on Free Horoscopes in the top navigation bar).

  2. Click on the Extended Chart selection.

  3. Type your birth details where it says at the top or log in.

  4. Scroll down the page and at the bottom of the page there is a box that reads 'Additional objects'.

  5. Below that box, there is another horizontal box which says "Additional asteroids, fixed stars, and other objects, please select from the respective lists below."

  6. Type each Asteroid # in the box, and then click the blue button to show the chart and you'll have the position of the requested Asteroid(s) in your horoscope.

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