The Davison Chart

Finding true love with a soulmate is not all that it’s cracked up to be. It’s more likely to be a case of “Help, I’ve found my soul mate!” In astrology, the 7th house is not just the house of marriage, it is also the house of open enemies. It is also opposed the 1st house of the physical self. Therefore the supposed ‘Soulmate’ relationship is very often a tug of war on many levels.

What may feel destined could also be a number of things. The beloved could be reflecting strongly back to you your animus or anima, what you are lacking in your chart, what you have disowned in your chart or, when the relationship turns sour, your worst demons.

With synastry, squares and challenging synastry aspects between a couple are karmic aspects and can be extremely challenging. These will usually enable you to “fast-track” your spiritual evolution by burning off a ton of ingrained karma. Often a soul mate comes into your life simply to do this, but it does not mean it is lifelong. Negative karma from the past can attract you even more strongly than positive karma. Hence those impossible, gut-wrenching, and often unrequited love affairs.

The ‘One’?

I don’t believe an astrologer can or should ever tell you This is the one”. It could be a one, however, and astrology can certainly show you why you have been pulled together. You will also be able to see why you find it so hard to break up even if the relationship is making you miserable. Usually, these are Moon/Saturn contacts. Looking at the charts individually first is crucial to see what each person can handle in a relationship.

Some people just cannot take too much drama, others would be bored without it. Some may need a very cozy domestic 24/7 togetherness, while others crave space so that a long distance romance might actually suit. Therefore it’s really rather pointless saying “Oh my Sun is conjunct his Moon, we are destined!” if one of you is a thrill seeker and the other likes vegging in front of the TV.

The Davison Chart

The Davison horoscope takes the midpoint in time between the couples birth-date. The coordinates are also halfway. This is my specialty. I love Davisons because this chart actually exists physically, so one can take into account the fixed stars. I now use the Davison as my only composite chart, as it keeps things simple and for me, they just work more than the composite midpoint chart.  I have also found them to contain the most magic. This chart describes why you have been brought together and what lessons you have to learn in this lifetime.

Relationships are the best teacher and synastry aspects between the natal charts can show what type of lessons you are learning from each other. One of the most illuminating things to look out for, is when the partner’s important planets or points make a conjunction with the Sun, Moon, AC, Nodes or Vertex in the Davison chart. It shows how important the relationship is for each of them. It will reveal if one is more attached to the union than the other.

Karma In The Davison

The fixed stars in the Davison can give us an idea of past lives and karma that may have brought the couple together. With soulmates, it is usually very obvious. Symbols and themes will keep repeating themselves and a story will come out. The Nodes will often show the nature of the karmic contract.

It is very important to look at the connections from the Davison to the couples natal charts. Strong indicators of many lives together and/or a karmic mission will be confirmed if the couple has conjunctions to the big 3 (Sun/Moon/AC). UPDATE! I believe that the Davison can show the nature of a third entity in the case of hyper-dimensional interference as explained in my Twin Flames or Hell Fires article.

You can also look further into synastry astrology in Best Synastry Aspects

80 thoughts on “The Davison Chart

  1. Wonderful article, thank you! So nice with different techniques at hand for chart analysis. A further technique – for looking into the development of a relationship – is to look at the progressed composite moon, and its aspects to transpersonal planets in the individual charts..

    1. Oooh, another thing to play with. Thanks Hanne!
      Progressed Moon I love, it seems to be active when people met up. Prog Moon of one partner making a conjunction to the Sun or Venus of the other partner.

  2. Hi Marina, this is just excellent fodor for all those out there who wonder about their “Soul Mate”. Having excountered a couple of them in my life time, and now about to embark again…as a fellow astrologer I always like to get another opinion about these things..;-) I wonder what you think about a Moon in Aquarius, exactly conjunct in 18 degrees my fellow’s Saturn? He is a 1963 and I a 1956. (clearly he is the elder betweenn us.) and yet, we have remet again after 25 years…it is a real Karmic return of sometime. Other aspects are all amazing but I can’t help wondering about this of my Moon (with my Chiron not too far behind in 10degrees Aquarius) and his Saturn. Our composite chart is filled with Sag, and the second house. He lives in Italy and I am relocated to London from the States..yes, some 25 years now. I know it is not the whole data, just curious…love your blog and have reposted it on my FB page, because I am a huge fan. Suns trine exact in fire, his Moon to my Saturn in sextile, and his Venus conjunct my Asc. My Venus trine his Moon..Jupiter also trine my Saturn, my Jupiter trine his Sun…and so on…Blessings, xxx Shawn

    1. So your Moon is conjunct his Saturn and HIS Moon is sextile your Saturn. That’s a great double whammy for a long distance relationship as you need all the glue you can get. And that’s really superglue! It probably wouldn’t have stuck without Saturn. It’s real long haul! That’s how I see it with Jamie and I also. We also have Moon sextile Saturn in the synastry.
      It’s nice for you because they are not stressful aspects either which makes it less likely to be co-dependant. Also you have Venus and Jupiter sealing the deal with Saturn which is just lovely.

    2. Thanks Marina, for your reply. Nice to hear good news, especially when the old man Saturn is sculking around! Well, I shall look forward to many long and happy years ahead with my “His Saturn conjuncts my Moon exact degree in Aquarius”…Many blessings to you and hubby Jamie, Thanks again, Shawn xx

  3. thanks guys I’m just beginning with the Draconic charts so it’s fascinating to see that you use them alongside the composite and Davison ones. I’ve never quite got the hang of reading Davison charts, although I can see the logic of a place/space in time and I’ve read somewhere that looking at eclipses that fall within six months of the Davison date can also be very instructive.

    Having met two “soul mates” – oh yes, definitely and neither of them have been painless – I now want to do the Davison charts for both of them! I’m single at the moment but when there’s someone else around, I’ll be in touch like a shot for a reading!

    1. I LOVE the Davison charts. I think I’ve found my niche. Over the last 5 years I have had some intense soulmate relationships and it was always the Davison that had more poignancy for me. I’m not very experienced with Draconics. I still find them odd so I leave that to Jamie.
      I’m going to start doing a series on Davisons with famous couples. I’m really curious to see how the fixed stars work out with say John & Yoko compared to Sid & Nancy.
      Thanks for the tip about the Eclipses. Will look into that.

    2. will look forward to that Marina – what I find most disconcerting is that the nodal axis in a Davison turned out to the reverse of a composite chart I did. Maybe pure coincidence – there was quite an age gap! Same degree pairing, just opposite placements. The eclipse tip I think I got from John Townley’s book – I may be mistaken. If you follow the guidance that solar eclipses are about what you’re here to teach, and lunar eclipses what you’re here to learn, then that could say something quite profound about why the couple are together. Particularly if it’s a “prenatal” eclipse ie before the date of the Davison. On one I did, there was a total solar eclipse 3 days before the chart date.

    3. Thanks Jan. I must try that! It’s a rare treat to indulge myself on playing with our own charts. Writing this gave me that opportunity.

  4. I always look first the the Ascendant in any chart and see if it is conjunct a named fixed star with interpretation, and any tight aspects. In our Davison chart, the fixed star Sadalachbi (constellation Aquarius) is rising. “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things”. In horary it indicates the ability to discover that which is hidden or lost. The meaning we find in this star is, as an indicator of the right time for making moves, entering upon new ventures, a likelihood of general success in enterprises if Sadachbia be well placed and aspected on the horoscope.” [The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.111.]

    And the AC is trine the South Node, so there is a positive karmic theme going on related to our past lives. The South Node is conjunct the fixed star Khambalia (constellation Virgo). “The name has its roots in old Coptic and means ‘Crooked Claw’, most probably the same device which we call also the Swastika, and whose ancient symbolism contained the idea of a secret knowledge, accessible to us, but only if one knows the way to get to it, as we find also with the symbolism of the maze in other cultures. Consequently this star denotes those good at applying intellect to deep research of any kind, to police-type investigation, to espionage, and also to such pursuits as alchemy and the esoteric in general.” [The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.73.]

    1. Hey I like the “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things”, I didn’t consider the other stars close by the AC. Got blinded by the Pegasus theme I guess. You saw all the secret agent stuff!. Khambalia seems like a Mulder & Scully, Gene Hunt & Alex Drake type star. 😉 Yay!

  5. BTW Marina, can you pleeeease stop using those charts with the constellational zodiac around the outside?

    1. Okaaya okaay already. I’m not changing the old ones tho. I can’t take any more going back and fiddling. Seems like I’ve spent 1000 years repairing the pictures cock-up by some speed freak who thought they were too sloooow…

    1. Wow! Yet more things to do with the Davison. Love it. The “Marks chart” really seems to work. The chart by the guy that got killed by his wife was uncanny. It would be interesting to see what fixed stars come up too.

  6. Love the article as usual and yes to the synastry charts the two of you did for us,so spot on..I really like the Draconic charts too..really fascinating!Famous couples would be really interesting! Elvis and Priscilla? Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski and how did Manson fit in there?…. some darker ones would be really interesting also…..:D

    1. Ooh I loves the dark ones. I’ve been meaning to do Sid and Nancy for ages. Your suggestions are great too. So many I want to do! John & Yoko are another pair because I just love them

    2. would love to see sid & nancy’s chart. more for the “dark ones”…carmen electra & dave navarro, henry miller & anais nin?

  7. Oh that was informative. The last relationship had his Aq. saturn conj. my Aq. moon. Always wondered about that. Thought it might be hurtful to me (it was) or as, at first, the respect for my physical abilites for our age difference. My moon square mercury. I was raised on rolling logs.
    I was just thinking of “Imagine”. If there is “and no religion too” does that mean somehow Jupiter disappears?

    1. I think Moon/Saturn is very difficult to deal with in synastry when in hard aspect. I think conjunctions can be very difficult depending on the planets.If the so called Malefics are involved.
      I had an exact Mercury/Mars conjunction with my ex-husband. Our verbal communication wasn’t our strong point, it lasted as long as it did because we communicated better with sex (Mars). When that died down we just couldn’t discuss any grievances because it would escalate into a very wounding argument very quickly. He saw my words as spears and vice versa.

  8. jamie and marina, you guys are so far “out there”. this site is wonderfully educational and custom made for the virgo in me.

    in the u.s. (dunno ’bout u.k. and au) half of all marriages end in divorce. so very blinded in the beginning and so very focused at the end. to paraphrase norman mailer (never heard that he was an astrologer), “it’s impossible for men and women to know each other, until they meet in divorce court”.

  9. Marina, Jamie,

    Thank you for introducing me to Davison, I am almost 30 pages into Synastry: Understanding Human Relations Through Astrology and have already found a wealth of information. Accordingly, the first exact aspect after birth formed by the appropriate luminary (Moon for men, Sun for women) signifies the type of partner (p. 7). Should no aspect form before the luminary leaves its birth sign there can be difficulty “in bringing marriage about” (p. 7). For me, the Moon had to leave Libra and get into Scorpio before forming an aspect with another energy point. Since I use asteroids, the first contact is a conjunction with Ceres at 0d50m. If I go with just the primary energy points, then the first contact would be an opposition to Mars (in Taurus) at 11d48m of Scorpio. In my own work, I have placed Ceres as a Ruler for Taurus, which is the sign on the cusp of my 7th House. So generally, from this point I take away either a Taurus or Scorpio partner. If I stick with the traditional energy points and look at Mars, which happens to be in Taurus in my chart (and 7th), I find an even more Scoprionic theme. My partner, Betsy, is a Scorpio so this first generalization works perfectly for me.

    Oh, and here’s a funny comment on page 9, “If a Sun-Neptune aspect is prominently accentuated then there may well be some sympathy with the ideal of polygamy.” I think, in our modern times, polyamory would be a better word. I can attest that Neptune/Ascendant has the same effect (conjunct 2d14m in my chart).

    For Betsy, her Sun’s first exact aspect is a conjunction with Vesta in Sagittarius at 7d34m (so her Sun leaves its sign before making an aspect). Among the traditional energy points, her next exact aspect is a conjunction with Neptune at 8d18m of Sagittarius. As it turns out we didn’t have difficulty getting married young (her 22, me 24), but we did have difficult marriages. While I am not a Sagittarius, I am an Aries, so the fire connection is there.

    Look forward to reading more of the book and learning about his technique for combining charts.

  10. Hi Marina,

    This article is awesome! I’ve been looking for an indepth article like this.

    I’m definitely getting a soulmate vibe from this person I met.

    Her Sun (in 8th my house), Moon, Asc., Mercury and Chiron are in my 7th house, her North Node is conjunct my Asc., her North Node is trine my Venus, her South Node is conjunct my moon, her South Node is sextile my Venus, my Moon is conjunct her Chiron and her Chiron is trine my Sun. I felt a strong connection months before I compared our charts.

    What’s going on here? 🙂

    1. Your North Node conjunct her AC is what’s happening! That’s a very strong soul connection and what you feel is her pulling you inevitably onto your souls evolutionary path. That’s quite irresistable and lovely to have you both going in the same direction on your life’s journey.
      Your Moon on her South Node, she will feel a strong maternal, familial bond with you. That’s another very magnetic pull also. Great harmonious nodal connections there. No wonder you feel the way you do and all those planets in your 7th. Sun too? Wow! Be careful with 7th though, remember it is also the house of open enemies, it can get quite competitive.

  11. I have a small question for astrologers. I just want to know the compatibility between my girl (we did not marry)My dob is 1st feb 1982 and born at 2:45am chennai, tamilnadu, india. The girl’s dob is 1st oct 1987 born at 9:05am at peddapalli, andhrapradesh, india.

  12. I have a small question for astrologers. I just want to know the compatibility between my girl (we did not marry)My dob is 13 sep 1983 and born at arnd 3.50pm in nairobi kenya. The girl’s dob is october 7 1990 born at arnd 4.30pm nairobi kenya..waitng for ur soonest reply..thanks..

  13. venkata and dume, we are happy to help you out on any specific question you might have about a particular synastry aspect or something in a composite chart, but for a reading from scratch you need to order here: Readings.

  14. Do you compare the Draconic chart to the natal chart also or just to the partner’s Draconic chart. My boyfriend and I have several conjunctions between our Draconic charts.

    1. This is really all intuitive so it depends on the individual reading I do. I mainly focus on Draco to Draco, but if you compare one Draco to the other standard chart, you will find links that give more information. You really are going outside standard traditional astrology here, like I said, all very intuitive and when you get in the zone you will see links everywhere and really get a clear picture of the story.

      Same with the orbs, your intuition will tell you if something is relevant. I tend to keep them fairly tight, even to the points of only looking at conjunctions in synastry to the same star. But that is pushing it a bit too far. I guess 3 degrees would be fair.

    2. This is a new area for me and one I’m excited to start exploring thanks to Robert Blaschke.
      He recommends Draconic to Natal and to use exact degree conjunctions only. I’m not sure what he means by exact. Does he really mean 0 degs 00′? This will show ongoing soul contracts.

      Interestingly he says natal to sidereal will show the completion of karma. These are the guys you will say bye-bye to in this life time. I have not come across this and need to test it out.

    3. I have his relationship astrology book, and it seems that he was referring to conjunctions within 1 degree.

      BTW…I think that it’s refreshing to get astrological insights on relationships from a married couple like you and Jamie.

      Congratulations on the marriage. I wish you all the best! 🙂

    4. Thanks Raymond. Its a bit of an odd one isn’t it though? Its very hard for us not to talk shop all the time, and now we have two computers right next to our beds while I’m on holiday here. Uranian overdose!

  15. Happy Valentine’s Day, all. Venus at 12-13 d/g’s Capricorn conjuncts my progressed Venus and Mars (“alright tonight”), sextiles it’s own natal Scorpio position as well as my ASC and natal/progressed Neptune (ruler of my 5th house). Late Mon/Tue the Moon it her own Cancer will form a “hexagram of the heavens” (I use that phrase in reference and reverence for SCO/CAN rising Joni Mitchell) with my natal and progressed planets. My natal Moon is 16 d/g’s Taurus.

    Uranus is in my 5th house partile trining my natal Sun, and Jupiter is also in my 5th trining my natal Mars (that rules Aries–mutual reception!).

    Maybe I’ll get a card this year!

  16. Got wind up with Eva Braun, her seemingly blind attraction to Hitler at 17, a secret loveaffair that spanned 16 years and the joint suicide. Was astrology at work here?

  17. fascinating stuff. what do you make of, in synastry, tight conjunctions of saturn, moon, north nodes, and chiron? there’s more, but the preponderance of conjunctions with tight orbs is a key facet.

  18. my friend calls it “moon-soaked north nodes”…moons are conjunct (his in my 1st, mine in his 7th), shining on our conjunct north nodes. our south nodes are conjunct too, conjunct our moons, and conjunct our mutual ceres. i feel this relationship is all about emotional healing, nurturing through love and care, and emotional understanding. i feel this is a soulmate relationship. sexual chemistry is high, but there is always something preventing it from happening. we explore deep layers of our psychology and personality and have never even kissed (but we want to!).

  19. I am a Libra And was born on october 14 1994

    And i have special dreams, and i almost love a person who is a aquarius, very gorgeous, unlike me i aint all that pritty though, and hes 21 and he was born on february 3 and hes a bartender, and i don’t even have my own apartment i live with my dad who is a virgo and a brother who is a leo, and i wanted to get something from you or see what you’d say. plz and thanx 🙂

  20. Two thoughts… 1)given your in depth knowledge of astrology the idea that there is even more for you to learn & explore is mind-boggling to a novice such as myself and 2) The personal insight & connections really gives so much added meaning – your personal touch makes a difference!

    1. Oh God, I will be learning astrology till the day I die! That’s the deal working with the new discoveries and the fixed stars, their interpretations are constantly evolving as we are as human beings. And gee you know how many fixed stars there are……
      I’m pleased you like the personal stuff, It’s a real treat to do our own charts, as most of the time we are too busy doing other peoples.

  21. In my optimistic Jupiter way, I rather downplayed the influence of Dschubba on the Moon.
    I thought it important to talk about when you get a bit of a “Darkstar” in such a prominent position on a Davison.
    If you just read Dschubba’s interpretation out of context you get ” With Moon: Reserved, suspicious, bad for business success, disgrace, loss by horses and cattle.” [Robson*, p.172.] This is one of the Psycho stars, but since we are rather fascinated by underworld types I guess we would need a dose of their weaponry. It is rather aptly opposed heroic Mirfak. This could also be describing a past life and the reason we have been brought together again, that we have to face up to whatever this demon is once and for all.

    Overall I think we have enough lucky aspects and powerful stars to offset this one, and we have enough good cash stars and aspects between us to bounce back from any losses. So far the only thing burning a hole in our pockets is airfares…(Modern horsepower?)

    There are that many fixed stars there are bound to be a few unsavory ones in a persons or persons combined chart. Just like difficult aspects, they add spice. Remember they can be used at different frequencies also. I would like to think our Dschubba manifests through uncovering secrets and in-depth, occult research.

  22. Good morning Marina from beautiful frosty Berkshire! Well you’re a brave girl to expose your karma like that!! Big up to you!
    One thing which stands out to me as a denizen of deepest relationship horrors, which you mentioned, is the 7th House – house of open enemies/marriage. So as traditionally ruled by Libra and Saturn I’m thinking a ittle bit on the idea of Libra being taken from the Scorpion’s claw – and as I read somewhere, this was the nastiest bit of Scorpio. ow appropriate it should find its way into the house of marriage!
    We have become so relationship obsessed that its easy to forget a sexual relationship is the quickest door to in depth and unconscious interaction between two souls. A bridge is formed but what trolls lurk under the bridge?
    If you think of the acceleration in relationship “turnover” from the 60s to the present it seems we are speeding up the release of a lot of karma – but at the same time creating more – sex and birth creating more. I think the Neptune in Libra generation (mine) were compelled to use relationship as a mystical grail where in fact this is illusory. I think we missed that point while we were having fun!
    Its all to easy in the whacky race to the altar (altar being a place of bloody sacrifice too!) to forget that just because the costumes have been bought and the love forever looks exchanged that the previous life encounter might have been prisoner and gaoler or political enemies, torturer and victim etc
    Where would you find significators for the nature of the past encounter?
    e.g in one Davison chart i drew up for myself and an ex I see we have the Sun exact conj the asc with Mars and Saturn conj too. Chiron is opp a Vertex PLuto Uranus conj. THe North node is opp the Moon.
    It looks military – with the issue of wounding to be resolved! The weird thing – I lent him a book called Power – which is a brilliant collection of power strategies used over the ages in great conflicts with the pros and cons of each strategy and the actual account of events where they were used for gainful outcome. When the relationship broke up, I can honestly say I never felt so disempowered n my life! And he wouldn’t return the book!
    Chiron is also in a kite to Neptune, Vertex, Pluto, Uranus and north Node – so I’m thinking an equal opportunity for healing as well as wounding and that this relationship may have included karma for other relationships where healing was a vital component. I’ve got this mental picture now of the American civil war and some bloody encounter but another scenario where experimentation with method of healing involved a massive amount of trust and the trust was breached…
    Lilith is trine Venus and PoF, also Eris and the Moon is also trine Vertex Uranus and PLuto but Zosma is conj Uranus… and the n node is conj Sirius.
    There’s more… but over all I’m seeing this relationship as a very accelerated trip to the charnel house of karma! And although its over, I don’t feel its over! Bt then I suppose I can choose not to engage in further karmic exorcisms with this person by choosing not to fight… now that’s a really hard miloitary startegy to take! I’m now going to look a bit more at the fixed stars. I also see that Uranus Pluto and Vertex are in the 7th house….the node is in the fifth conj Sirius.
    What is the value of then doing a synastry between the natal cahrts and the Davison to see what each was bringing/taking from the composite?

    1. I just looked at another Davison for another relationship and Venus is conj Regulus, Our nicknames for eachother were King of Cups (he was a Scorpio with Pisces asc and Neptune conj the Sun) and Queen of Wands!

    2. Hiya Uber! I totally missed this reply. Back in frosty London now so catching up. I love your observations. And yes 7th house/open enemies. I have felt the love/hate competitive edge…We get angry with each other when we object to alterations on the website, but it ALWAYS looks better when we compromise.

      Comparing natals to Davison is fascinating. It is also quite stunning to see natals of new partner compared to the previous relationship Davison. In triangular relationships it can get quite spooky, or when the Ex is still having an influence on the new relationship due to to relationships with children.
      One very poignant example of a triangular relationship is that the Lilith on the other couples Davison chart fell exactly on my AC, opposite a Sun/Ceres conjunction on my Yod reaction point. Ouch!

      Uber you can still do a Davison for you and your husband. Just do a midday chart for him, atleast you’ll get an idea of the aspects and also the stars the personals fall on. Only the moon may be abit iffy.

    3. Cheers Marina! I’ll do a chart for the midday and another for the time I dowsed and see what happens.

  23. to both Marina and ubrqueenofheats, thank you for opening your personal lives like that , it offers many a woring understanding 🙂 If you have not tried past life regression therapy before, Sue Nicholson (NZ) psycic and medium, has a brilliant past life audio available, which I have foudn to be very useful:)

    1. MAny thanks Chris – I did some past life regression years ago but I think I’m due another dose now. I’ll check Sue out – maybe I can download the audio.
      Interestingly – I’m not able to do a Davison chart between myself and my husband as i don’t know his time of birth but doing one for the time we got married and myself is highly revealing – as it includes the third party (the one mentioned above) who was part of the deal! Ughh! Karma… I’m ready to give up my addiction to karma!

  24. Are you using the term “synastry” interchangeably with “composite”? Because the Davison is a composite chart.

    My #1 sweetie and I have two interlocking/overlapping synastric Yods that involve my (SCO) Sun sextile my (CAP) Saturn and her (GEM) Mars-Mercury sextile her (LEO) Pluto. I’m double SCO and she’s TAU/GEM rising. That system is the trapezoid bound with two sextiles, a square, and a quincunx.

    Our Davison composite features a massive (I like that word for this!) VIIth (CAN) stellium in LEO: Venus-Uranus-Sun-Vertex; and Mercury-Pluto in Virgo (see Sun/ASC above). We have SCO Moon conj MC and TAU Mars conj IC with North Node conj Jupiter in Libra 9th house. Saturn in 11th.

    Presently we’re separated by the Continental US (bi-coastal), but I think we have serious power-couple potential, real Camelot/Jack&Jackie stuff here. We’re both semi-pro singers and astrologers. (I can’t believe she hasn’t looked this stuff up yet!)

  25. Hey Marina, do you ever use progressed charts in synastry at all? If so, do you use secondary or solar arc progressions? The reason that I ask is I’ve been doing some research on my friend and her new guy, and their synastry is stronger when you compare their solar arc progressed charts because they have a significant age gap. I’m wondering how valid comparing them would be… I’ve heard mixed reviews on secondary and solar arcs in synastry.

  26. I was wondering about a man’s part of marriage conjunct a woman’s psyche. This seems like a strong indicator of something serious, combined with a lot of other positive factors in their charts. I’d be interested to know your opinion when you have a chance. Thanks.

  27. Thanks for the excellent article on synastry astrology. The Davison Synastry Chart is such a revealing tool that is often overlooked or simply not understood. It is great that you include “The best synastry in the world however does not guarantee ever-lasting happiness” … so true and important to understand. Astrology synastry can be a great advantage but is mostly a tool for better understanding and insights into a relationship. The commitment, understanding, and mutual respect for one another is always paramount to the lasting power of any relationship in my mind.

  28. You live 10,000 miles apart?! I salute you. My Soul Maye, and I do not use the term lightly, lives 3 hours away and many people tell me how it will never work or last. We struggle, Davison chart shows this
    separation with a Venus- Saturn square, separation by material obstacles. Our Venuses are conjunct at 8° Pisces (conjunct my Moon). We Love, but he’s an Aquarius (Aroes Asc.) woth Mars in Aquarius. I am Aries (Mars on Scorpio). Expensive NYC astrologer said “forget about it!). It would be easier to cut off my right arm!
    There is no “normal” and it takes guts to follow guts.

    1. Hi Jeffrey, its really hard with the long distance thing to know if one is just avoiding commitment, if its a fantasy thing or if it the REAL thing. Only time will tell. Fantasy relationships, pretty much fizzle out around the 2 year mark. Just the other day I was told I was living in a fantasy world (Re: Jamie). But what is fantasy, and what is real? This is Neptune stuff. High vibration or low?
      I know plenty of couples who are together 24/7, but then are fantasising about someone else! So how “real” is that?

      I heard a great podcast yesterday: where Zulma said we are already in the 4th dimension with the internet. I’m with her there.

      The thing about long distance is the expense and you need to be freelance. 10 mins away, 10 hours away, 10000 miles. The only difference is 000’s at the end of the bill. The universe has made our nau000ty relationship possible. So as long as Darkstar is able to fund it, we shall continue the commute ;).

      Now it’s possible that your NYC astrologer came to the “Forget it” conclusion NOT because of the distance, but because of the synastry between you. You need loads of positive Saturn aspects to the angles and personals to make long distance work. But most of all it really boils down to your individual charts. Some very touchy feely watery types or sensual earthys just can’t hack it, while Uranians thrive on it. I think you also need to have a very strong psychic Mercurial bond, so you feel your mate is with you constantly. Jamie and I Skype everyday. It feels really odd if we don’t.

      I agree, there is no normal these days!

  29. That was an interesting read!

    This could finally explain why I clearly loved him (my ex) more than he loved me. (together for almost 2 years ~ fight fight fight to get his love pfft!)

    Our Davison Sun conjunct my Jupiter (1 degr.)
    Our Davison Moon exactly conjunct my Ascendant.
    Our Davison Moon conjunct my Mercury (1 degr.)
    Our Davison Descendant exactly conjunct my Mars.

    (I only looked at the davison Sun/Moon/Asc./Nodes/Vertex btw)

    Nothing from his natal!;)

    Glad to see with my current one there’s more balance;

    – Our Davison Moon conjunct *our* Chiron/Venus/S.Node conjunction (orb resp. 1’20/2’30/1*)
    – Our Davison North Node conjunct *my* Sun (0,30) and conjunct *his* Sun/Moon midpoint (1*)
    – Our Davison vertex exactly conjunct *his* IC.
    – Our Davison AC conjunct *my* IC (1,40)

    I just now focused on the fixed stars and I wonder if midpoints are also taken into consideration.

    We have our Davison Sun/Moon midpoint at 9’31 Gem/Sag. So that falls on Antares and Aldebaran. Is there any relevance to that?

    1. I’m not sure about midpoints in a Davison chart because the chart is already a midpoint in space. So its a midpoint of a midpoint. I think the Aldebaran/Antares axis is very difficult to carry off in a Davison because the struggle between so called “good and evil” can play out in the relationship. If this power can be turned outwards to help fight “evil” in the world then it can work really well though. Jamie and I have this on our AC/MC axis so I have first hand experience of this! Its quite a beast of an energy to handle on a personal level however, much like Pluto. Here’s a good article I found on it.

      “In stellar myth, Aldebaran is Vision Holder for the Starseed Mission on Earth, defining what Emissaries of Light can best accomplish to serve Humanity through evolutionary transition. Aldebaran holds the vision for global leaders and world servers, inspiring the administrative planning of world affairs, especially for physical logistics and a global infrastructure designed to support humanity through evolutionary unfoldment and global change. Prominent alignments with the Aldebaran / Antares axis can express into the political and global arena.” ~ Humanity Healing

    2. This is kind of interesting, Marina. You already know Aldebaran and Antares are conjunct my MC and IC, which is challenging to say the least! I was once told by someone who knew absolutely nothing about me (and nothing about astrology) that, among other things, I was a “Blueprint Deliverer” whose soul’s purpose is to help others to remember what it is we all came here for, which is to manifest love in practical, down-to-earth ways – something many of us seem to have forgotten. After the reading, I didn’t investigate much further, so I don’t claim to know very much about it – I did read where Blueprinters can be considered overly harsh (too direct?) by some, and also that Blueprinters are “primarily messengers.”

      To be honest I have mixed feelings about what she told me, as well as the whole Starseed/Lightworker thing – not because what I was told didn’t fit (it did!) or because I don’t believe it’s possible (I do). The thing that troubles me most is that it makes it a little too tempting for us to begin to take our own preciousness a little too seriously and to stop acting meaningfully and with humility in the world we live in now. For me, it all comes across as a bit of a distraction that misses the point – but I suppose that’s a common frustration amongst us “Blueprinters”!:)

      I also realize it’s not such a bad thing if it helps someone to feel as if they matter or to encourage, clarify and validate their path. Kind of off subject, but Humanity Healing has some very inspiring YouTube videos – “The Wounded Healer” is one of my favorites.

    3. Yes I know EXACTLY what you mean. I absolutely cannot stand the starseed/lightworker label because it smacks too much of being a “chosen one”. I think a lot of “chosen ones” think its enough that they sit on their arse meditating while still colluding with the system in other ways…

      I think I prefer the term “trail blazer”, its really about people being brave enough to live their authentic self and change the world by example. One example; I see a lot of people wingeing about the banks, yet bought into credit cards. No patience, wanting it NOW. What ever happened to saving up for what you wanted?

      I had another thought about Aldebaran V Antares. I think Aldebaran is the tropical zodiac and Antares the sidereal. They need to be reconciled somehow, so that people don’t think is one V the other, that it’s both..somehow. I don’t know how that would happen… But that’s a whole other discussion and deserves a post to itself!

    4. Can’t wait to see that – some friends had a baby last week and she has Antares absolutely bang on the Asc, and, of course, that Yod to Jupiter on the DC. If she’s a trailblazer/lightworker she couldn’t have better parents. One to watch I think.

    5. “I think a lot of “chosen ones” think its enough that they sit on their arse meditating while still colluding with the system in other ways…”

      Hahaha! Your comment made me smile, Marina. I’m always grateful when someone else gets it. Sometimes I wonder. . . And it’s not just a problem amongst the ‘spiritually elite’, although whenever spirituality or religion is involved it makes any obvious contradiction or deficiency far more significant. Same thing is true of political and social movements.

      Much as we might like to, none of us exists in a bubble.ooooo Not forever, anyway.

      When you have the time, I’d love to read your thoughts on Aldebaran and Antares. They really do work together in some strange way. Thanks Marina!

    6. I forgot to say how much I agree you about leading by example. It’s really such a simple concept. Whatever we do, it always helps if we treat others with the same respect we hope to receive, and to define and embody the underlying principles that shape our values.

      That’s why some of the well-organized, non-violent, peaceful-resistance movements of the past were eventually so effective in facilitating change. Economic boycotts can be powerful tools as well.

    7. I heard a nice little tale about a “chosen” one the other day. She is a violet light worker, all well and good – however, there is the attitude which goes with self proclaimed spiritual superiority… which extended to using some land she occupies for a purpose not within its legal outlay… she was summonsed to court but didn’t go. She was arrested and put in jail (you don’t want to spand a single night in a South African jail!). She got a R3K (about £280 fine for her failure to appear in court plus another R10k (£850 ish) to get out of jail…
      Now I wonder how she will assimilate this as an expression of the light!!

  30. Very good article in Synastry,

    I feel that it is also very important to realize that the whole chart is what it makes a more accurate study of two people and their “compatibilities”.

    Usually the general public misunderstand and go for the general point of the solar signs.

    Post like this makes people to understand better what the whole picture of the horsocope is all about.

  31. I agree with Brian i never once before considered looking deeper past your every day sun signs.

    Thank you for this example of the Soulmate Synastry

  32. Marina, i have some questions related to Davison chart:
    1.How to interpret Sun opposite Venus? (I can say it doesn’t works like a conjunction)
    2.What means if the Composite and Davison are almost similar?

    Thank you.


    1. The BIG advantage to a Davison chart is that Mercury and Venus retain their natural orb limits to the Sun, so a Davison Venus cannot oppose the Sun as a simple midpoint composite Venus can.

  33. Marina, you are very right about relationships being a good teacher… I know it from my own experience.

    By the way, what do you thing about chinese astrology synastry? do you think it is coherent with our astrology?

    For example here there is a synastry calculator based on chinese horosocope:

    To me it makes sense on the whole when taking into account the relationships I have been in… but sometimes I have the doubt if its just that I want to see what I see…

  34. so, if a davison sun is on antares (12th even), moon on aldebaran, and MC/pluto on spica (all exact to the degree), is this good or bad or just really, really intense??

  35. Do you read aspects in the Davison chart as you would look up or google composite aspects?

  36. I met someone and our Davison and composite charts are eerily similar in that sun is in early Virgo, moon conjunction Neptune in late sag, and the nodes are exactly switched. Sun of both charts conjunct his natal north node/Lilith/Jupiter.

  37. I’m interesed how would retrograde planets in Davison chart play out? In particular, Venus retrograde. I’ve been looking, but haven’t found any information on that yet.

  38. Hi Marina, you did a Davison chart for me last year…I should have asked if there was a third entity involved. Is it too late to check now?

    1. That’s a complex question. But a Davison alone cannot tell that. It’s more to do with the consciousness of the couple whether they do drugs, zone out on too much TV etc etc. The Davison describes the personality of the couple as an entity, so the entity is really a meme of both the couple’s personalities if that makes sense.

  39. marina – Do you use Davidson Correct or Uncorrected? The MC changes signns/degrees when I switch from one to the other

  40. Could you do a Davison Chart for me? What info do you need? I absolutely love you site btw

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