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 “Soul mate” 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 life long. Negative karma from the past can attract you even more strongly than positive karma. Hence those impossible, gut-wrenching, and often unrequited love affairs.

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 cosy 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 infront of the TV.

The Davison Chart

The Davison horoscope takes the midpoint in time between the couples birth-date. The co-ordinates are also half way. This is my speciality. 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 mid -point 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.

davison chartRelationships 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 partners 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.

The fixed stars in the Davison can give us an idea past lives and karma that 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 have 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

  • jaimes

    Any thoughts on a Davison Sun conjunct Regulus?

  • jeffrey

    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.

  • 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!