Composite Davison Chart In Synastry


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.

Is this Synastry Chart ‘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 Composite Chart

The Davison composite synastry chart takes the midpoint in time between the couples birth-date. The coordinates are also halfway. This is my specialty. I love the Davison version of the composite synastry chart because it 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 Composite Chart

The fixed stars in the Davison composite synastry chart 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 synastry chart 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


81 thoughts on “Composite Davison Chart In Synastry”

  1. 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.

  2. 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? 🙂

    • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”.


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