Love Astrology is becoming very popular as more and more people realize the potential of this ancient, timeless wisdom to shed light on life's great mysteries. Relationships sure are that, a mystery. Free daily horoscopes in the paper do little to shed meaningful light on relationships however; in fact they are misleading and cause many to dismiss love astrology as ineffective or just plain superstitious. Yet for those who know better, horoscope compatibility is an effective way to understand the complexity of relationships.
Much insight into relationships can be learned even from just a cursory glance through the lens of astrology. For instance, astrologically, the house of relationships is the furthest thing from you in the Astrology chart. You, the subject, are read from the first house, the rising sign, also known as the ascendant. Your partner is read from the 7th house or the descendant. This is the furthest point from you in the chart. Similarly, relationships are perhaps the hardest thing we do in life. They are an attempt to integrate that which feels the most alien to us.
Universal wisdom knows that the only way we would face such difficulty or attempt such a Herculean task is if our desires were also the strongest; this is also the case. The seventh house, a house of desires. We want something from the partner, to satisfy our desires with them. The sexual bond that attaches us in relationships is the necessary glue that keeps us going back again and again to face this most un integrated part of ourselves. All of our guts are on the floor and the stakes are high in relationships, otherwise we simply would not do it.
In many ways, the process is quite silly. We care so much about what a certain person thinks just because we think they are good-looking or because of some physical "chemistry switch" that goes off. The person could be dumb as a bag of hammers, but if they are good-looking, or we are attracted to them, suddenly we want them to like us or find us attractive also. Another person could be the most intelligent, insightful person in the world-but if there is no spark, who cares what they think, right?
The planet of attraction, beauty and desires is Venus. Through the miracle of Venus our worldly, trivial association with fleeting forms of beauty and desire becomes transformed into selfless love, devotion to love itself. This love is one more concerned with giving, not taking. This deeper love is our true nature and the reason we suffer when our love fails. Falling short of this ideal is how we fail ourselves.
If we are to return love to its dignified place we need to honor the desires of another equal to our own and thus, compromise with them, also the realm of Venus. In order to get our needs met we also have to allow another to get their needs met also. We are willing to give up what we want now if we want to get more of what we want later. Venus in Astrology chart shows how a person's relationships unfold. Only Venus can transform our desire to experience sensual pleasure and gratification into the desire to please and help another person.
Venus is the planet that teaches us how to live on Earth properly, because she's the one who teaches us how to play fairly. The capacity to yield and remain loving in spite of our disappointment and frustrated desires is the miracle of relationships. When we are able to do this we feel whole. This is why few things are more rewarding in life than growing in relationships and dealing with those difficulties gracefully. We feel like we are making profound spiritual progress when we are able to succeed in relationships.
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is a certified Vedic astrologer and author of "The Ascendant". He offers a free email course "Stellar Relationships" at Love Astrology which illuminates Vedic relationship astrology. He also offers a Free Daily Horoscope Podcast
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