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Io Relationship

 Relationship Synastry – Sample Tom Jones and Madonna

Part One — Planets and Aspects

Each of us has every planet in his or her chart. Each planet symbolizes a different facet of life. In synastry, when we compare two charts, we look at the aspects (distance in degrees) between the planets of one chart and the planets of the other to determine areas of potential ease or difficulty. In general, sextiles and trines are easy aspects; squares and oppositions are challenging or dynamic aspects. Conjunctions can be either easy or difficult, depending on the planets involved.

Below, a brief (necessarily incomplete) description of the areas of life ruled by each of the planets: SUN: The life force, the ego center, who you are at your core. MOON: Feelings, home, mother, family, sensitivity, nurturing, moods. MERCURY: Communication, schooling, short trips, negotiations, the mind. VENUS: Emotions, asthetic and artistic sense, what you have to offer a lover or partner if you’re a woman; what you want in a partner if you’re a man. MARS: Aggression, desires, competitiveness, ego drive, conflict, what you bring to a relationship if you’re a man; what you want if you’re a woman. JUPITER: Expansion, generosity, travel, optimism, knowledge, beliefs. SATURN: Restrictions, discipline, fear, burdens, status, ambition, authority. URANUS: Innovativeness, quirkiness, rebelliousness. NEPTUNE: Dreams, illusions, drugs, deception, spirituality. PLUTO: Death and regeneration, elimination, tumultuous change, power.

Common Aspects

Moon trine Jupiter

Generally, a trine between these two planets indicates that you will have warm, caring, generous feelings toward one another. You can make each other feel comfortable, secure, understood and cared for. You’ll feel better just being around one another. This is a good aspect for those who share living quarters.

Mercury sextile Mercury

You tend to be on a similar mental wavelength, even if you don’t necessarily agree on all issues. You’re probably able to cooperate easily on intellectual and educational matters because of this mental rapport. Likewise, you tend to be able to work out any problems that arise between you because of your ability to communicate well with each other. This aspect is particularly favorable for planning, negotiating and developing ideas together. While Mercury has nothing much to do with physical or emotional attraction, it tends to smooth the way to have such an aspect in your comparative chart, as clear communication is so important in relationships of all kinds.

Mars sextile Mars

With this sextile between your charts, you’ll have a very positive effect on each other’s energy level and ability to deal with challenges. You can cooperate in activities of all kinds, but especially those requiring physical action. You’ll find it easy to support each other’s actions, drive and desires. You can — and very likely will — compete against each other in a friendly way. But this tends to be positive, mutually enjoyable competition and you will probably help each other improve skills as a result.

Midheaven opposite Midheaven

Each of you is likely to mirror the other’s needs for security, status, domestic comfort and emotional support. There is a slight potential for occasional clashes between one’s career needs and the other’s domestic needs, but these tend to be in line with typical, expected problems due to the sometimes incompatible requirements of family and career. All in all, you’re likely to be well-suited to living with one another and can, if there are no significant influences that contradict this, feel like each is the other’s “better half. ”

Tom Jones’s Planets Aspecting Madonna’s Planets

Sun square Moon

While this can be a problematic combination, it also seems to produce attraction, as it is one of the more common aspects between couples. There may be clashes between the Sun person’s need to assert his or her ego and the Moon person’s emotional needs. There is also the potential for one of you to dominate and overshadow the other; often, but not necessarily, the Sun person. However, when the attraction is strong enough — which it often is with this aspect — people usually learn to get past the potential for misunderstanding and grow as individuals and as a couple through dealing with the challenges posed by this square.

Sun opposite Saturn

This is a potentially problematic combination as both of you may seek to be the “boss” in this relationship. The Saturn person may attempt to restrict the Sun person’s freedom of movement and self expression, often because the Sun person’s actions can seem threatening to the Saturn person’s security or because he/she sees the Sun person’s behavior as frivolous or self-serving. The Sun person may also, at times wound the Saturn person’s sense of self-worth and dignity. The positive side of this opposition is a tendency to feel a strong sense of responsibility toward one another , although there is the possibility that one or both of you may occasionally resent your obligations to the other.

Sun sextile Uranus

You tend to bring out the adventurous side in each other. Because of this, you’re likely to take greater risks together than either of you might take alone. While there are, of course, caveats to observe, the cooperation and support you offer each other tends to help you get away with more of the gambles you take together than you might otherwise. You may also be sexually adventurous together.

Moon opposite Saturn

This is a difficult comparative aspect that can severely limit emotional expression between you . This aspect is often seen in relationships where the individuals stay together because they feel a need for security, or feel a sense of duty and loyalty, even though there may be great difficulty building emotional bridges between each other. This opposition does not indicate that there is no feeling for one another- there may, in fact, be great affection — but that there are obstacles or a hesitancy in the way of emotional exchanges. The right words and gestures may not come easily, may be badly timed, or you may simply be unaware of the need to express your feelings for one another and to reassure each other in certain situations.

Moon trine Neptune

Because Neptune spends so much time in each sign, this trine is more significant as an indicator of the Moon person’s response to an entire generation than as indication of one-to-one relationship traits. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, there is the possibility of a strong intuitive link between you, so that you may be able to sense each other’s feelings – and even, under some circumstances, thoughts. You are likely to be highly attuned to each other’s moods, needs and concerns and to have a strong sense of sympathy and empathy for each other. You may bring out the latent urges in each other to nurture and help others.

Moon sextile Pluto

Because Pluto spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Pluto in more or less the same position. This sextile is therefore more significant as an indicator of the Moon person’s response to an entire generation than as a trait in a one-to-one relationship. If the aspect is within a degree of exact, there is likely to be intense emotionalism in the relationship that encourages each of you to probe more deeply into your psyches. You can also help each other implement tremendous changes for the better in your lives.

Mercury trine Neptune

Because Neptune spends so many years in each sign, this trine is more significant as an indicator of the Mercury person’s response to an entire generation than as an indication of one-to-one relationship traits. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, both you may share religious and/or spiritual views . Occasionally, this trine indicates a psychic or intuitive link between partners, but only if supported by other aspects.

Mercury sextile Pluto

Because Pluto spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Pluto in more or less the same position. This sextile is therefore more significant as an indicator of the Mercury person’s response to an entire generation than as a trait in a one-to-one relationship. If the aspect is within a degree of exact, you are likely to have compatible views concerning psychology, social reform and other deep issues. You may enjoy discussing weighty matters together and encourage each other to use communications and ideas to make changes for the better.

Venus sextile Mars

This combination often produces both friendship and physical attraction.

Cooperation and harmony are likely between the dynamic Mars energy and the diplomatic Venus energy. While not as fiery and intense as a Mars/Venus square, this aspect is considerably easier to handle. It’s a good indication that you can enjoy each other in a variety of ways, without going totally bonkers over emotional upsets — or going through a full scale soap opera on the occasions when your desires clash.

Jupiter opposite Neptune

Because Neptune spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Neptune in more or less the same position. This opposition is therefore more significant as an indication of the Jupiter person’s response to an entire generation than as a trait in a one-to-one personal relationship. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, it can indicate a generous, tolerant and caring relationship with each of you intellectually willing to accept the other (although, you may idealize each other to the point that what you accept may not be quite what is there). You are not likely to be particularly organized, efficient or productive with or around one another unless there are other stronger aspects that contradict this one.

Jupiter trine Pluto

Because Pluto spends so many years in each sign, this trine is more significant as an indicator of the Jupiter person’s response to an entire generation than as an indication of one-to-one relationship traits. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, this can be a profoundly deep relationship that provides you with considerable potentials for growth, both as individuals and as partners.

Saturn square Uranus

There is likely to be an occasional clash between you about the issues of responsibility and personal freedom. Each of you is likely to bring out conflicting traits in the other. The Saturn person may feel that the Uranus person is undisciplined, unreliable and threatens his or her security; the Uranus person may feel tied down, restricted and put upon by theSaturn person.

Saturn opposite Neptune

Because Neptune spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Neptune in more or less the same position. This opposition is therefore more significant as an indication of the Saturn person’s response to an entire generation than as a trait in a one-to-one personal relationship. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, it can show that each of your approaches is out of sync with the other’s. The Saturn person may see the Neptune person as unrealistic and/or evasive; the Neptune person may view the Saturn person as cold, unsympathetic or harsh.

Madonna’s Planets Aspecting Tom Jones’s Planets

Sun sextile Moon

Understanding, supportive relationships are typical with this aspect. The Sun person can bolster the Moon person’s moods when he or she is going through emotional ups and downs, and the Moon person is likely to be caring and sensitive toward the Sun person’s ego needs and self-expressive urges. This aspect tends to smooth the way in domestic relationships. While the Sun person is generally dominant in relationships with this comparative aspect, he or she is unlikely to be domineering unless this trait is indicated by other chart factors.

Sun square Uranus

Dynamic, stimulating, challenging and perhaps a bit unstable generally describe relationships with this comparative aspect . You can incite each other to new adventures, new risks and new activities; but you may also see each other as competition — and may go too far in your attempts to one-up one another. It may be somewhat difficult to cooperate with one another as one or the other may see it as a challenge to his or her freedom and autonomy.

Moon sextile Venus

This sextile is favorable for any kind of emotionally-based relationship and often indicates a strong emotional rapport. People with this comparative aspect between their charts tend to have great empathy for one another and are likely to be particularly considerate of each other’s feelings unless there are some strong negative factors in the comparison that contradict this. You will tend to support each other emotionally and help to bolster each other when one or the other needs sympathy or reassurance. You’re also likely to work hard together to create a harmonious, comfortable and asthetically pleasing home.

Moon sextile Mars

The sextile of Moon and Mars is often an indication of sexual attraction, especially, but not necessarily when the Moon person is female and the Mars person is male. You tend to bring out strong feelings in one another, and generally speaking, these passions will be pleasant, unless other chart indications negate this. You are also likely to be quite protective of one another, the Moon person in a nurturing or mothering way (regardless of sex) and the Mars person in a more assertive fashion.

Moon trine Saturn

This is a good comparative aspect to have in any chart between two people who hope for a long-term relationship as it shows emotional stability and security in the pairing. This is likely to be a serious relationship where each of you feels responsibility and loyalty toward the other. It tends to add practicality to any relationship and makes it easier to accept the obligations of commitment.

Mercury trine Jupiter

This trine is usually an indication of intellectual rapport . It often indicates a relationship where one – usually the Jupiter person – is the teacher or mentor to the other. You’re likely to make good traveling companions. You will probably also enjoy conversing with each other more than you might with others. With this aspect, it’s best that you live in the same area code or you’re likely to run up huge phone bills without even noticing.

Mercury trine Saturn

This is an excellent comparative aspect for business relationships. It is equally good for people working together in any capacity. The Mercury person can take care of details and procedures; the Saturn person, the long-range planning. Together, you can make a formidable team that combines discipline, quick-thinking, good negotiating skills and planning capabilities.

Venus square Jupiter

You are likely to be quite generous and indulgent toward each other, but may encourage each other to excess and extravagance. There is a slight potential for over-emotionalism or for hypocrisy and pretense in the relationship. You may bring each other luck, but you may also tend to waste opportunities or encourage each other’s laziness and procrastination.

Venus conjunct Pluto

Because Pluto spends many years in each sign, and all those born within a few years of each other have this planet in more or less the same position, this aspect is more significant as a generational than a personal relationship indicator. If the conjunction is close (within a degree or two) it can indicate an intense relationship with the potential for lots of passion, but also for jealousy, power trips, scheming and secretiveness.

Venus opposite Ascendant

This operates more like a conjunction between the Venus person and the Ascendant person’s seventh house, the house of marriage, partnership and other serious relationships. It is one of the better aspects for romantic, partnership and marital harmony, as one partner’s Venus, the planet which shows what a person has to bring to a relationship, is in the other person’s house of important relationships. As a result, each of you is likely to be attuned to the other’s relationship needs. The Venus person is especially likely to go out of the way to meet those needs, but both of you should show signs of this trait.

Mars conjunct Saturn

This is often a difficult combination that can generate considerable frustration. The Mars person is likely to feel restricted, tied down and put upon by the Saturn person. First the Saturn person insists that the Mars person says “may I, ” which the Mars person resents having to do — and then the Saturn person says, “no you may not, ” which really grates on those already resentful nerves. The Saturn person won’t find this combination any bowl of cherries either. The Saturn person is likely to feel irritated, and perhaps feel his or her security is occasionally threatened by the Mars person’s rashness and ill-considered actions. There is, in a worst case scenario, some danger of cruelty toward one another. But there is also a positive side to this conjunction that can manifest itself when the two people involved are mature, considerate and serious-minded. This aspect allows you to focus considerable energy on any problem you encounter together, and to have the stamina, discipline and stick-to-it-tiveness to see it through to a favorable conclusion. It really depends on whether the two of you are grown-up enough to handle this combination.

Jupiter square Pluto

Because Pluto spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Pluto in more or less the same position. This square is therefore more significant as an indicator of the Jupiter person’s response to an entire generation than as an indication of one-to-one relationship traits. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, it may indicate struggles between you for control of your joint resources. There may be clashes over differing moral, ethical or philosophical perspectives.

Jupiter conjunct North Node

You are likely to provide each other with emotional support. The Jupiter person can ease the North Node’s person’s journeys along difficult but necessary paths. You are likely to feel emotional generosity as a result of your interaction with each other, not only toward each other but toward others as well.

Saturn square Neptune

Because Neptune spends so many years in each sign, everyone born within a few years of each other will have Neptune in more or less the same position. This square is therefore more significant as an indicator of the Saturn person’s response to an entire generation than as an indication of one-to-one relationship traits. If the aspect is within a degree or so of exact, there is likely to be a clash between you on issues concerning the foundations of what each thinks is valid and real. You may bring out each other’s fears and pessimism. The Saturn person may feel his or her sense of security and reality eroded by the Neptune person; the Neptune person may feel depressed and restricted by what he/she perceives as limiting factors imposed by the Saturn person or may feel rudely awakened to harsh realities through the relationship.

Neptune square Pluto

This is a generational aspect, of little significance in personal relationships. You may have conflicting attitudes regarding issues of personal power versus selflessness and/or differences in your attitudes about social reforms, psychology, metaphysics, ambition and drive. None of this is likely to have a particularly profound impact on a personal relationship.

Part Two — Planets in Houses

This section is concerned with where the planets of one partner fall in the houses of the other, also known as comparative house placement. For instance, if you have 12 degrees Cancer rising (also known as Cancer Ascendant or Cancer on the first house cusp) and your partner has Moon in 15 degrees Cancer, your partner’s Moon falls in your first house. Your experience of your partner’s emotions, family and moods (Moon) will influence how you see yourself (Ascendant). In comparative house placement analysis, the planets generally have a greater impact on the houses than the houses do on the planets. In other words, where your partner’s planets fall in your houses is a better indication of how you experience him or her than vice-versa. And where your planets fall in his or her houses will tell more about how he or she experiences you.

Madonna’s Planets in Tom Jones’s Houses

HOUSE THREE

The third house is involved in communication, basic schooling and training, siblings, neighborhood, community activities and extended family. When another person’s planets fall in your third house, the energies symbolized by those planets will have an impact on the issues of the house. For instance, if a friend’s Venus (the planet of romance, relationship, emotion, art, luxury, among other things) falls in your third house, your emotional response toward this person might be in some way similar to what you would feel toward a sibling, or you might communicate emotionally with one another.

Mars in House 3

The Mars person can stimulate the third house person’s mental processes, but also may make the third house person irritable, nervous or uncomfortable at times. There is the potential for you to be less tactful than you should be with each other and to speak before you think. This placement may occasionally stimulate something resembling sibling rivalry between you. Frequent arguments are likely if there are harsh major aspects between Mars and the third house person’s chart.

HOUSE SEVEN

The seventh, also known as the Descendant, is the house of marital and other partners. It is exactly opposite the first house, which represents you. As the old saying goes: opposites attract. The seventh is also the first of the houses above the horizon in your chart, and is the beginning of that part of the chart which represents your dealings with the public. When the planets of another person are in this house, the energies of those planets will have an impact on your seventh house issues. For instance, if someone’s Moon is in your seventh, that person’s emotional make-up and nurturing instincts are likely to be in sync with those you would want in a partner.

Sun in House 7

This is the classic yin/yang placement and is a strong indication of a serious partnership, if other chart factors support this. The closer the Sun is to the seventh house cusp, the more likely there will be a mutual attraction and interest. The Sun person brings the seventh house person what he or she lacks and therefore seeks in another . This placement can indicate equality in a relationship if other factors do not contradict it

Moon in House 7

This is one of the stronger indications of an emotionally based partnership. The closer the Moon is to the seventh house cusp, the more intense the emotions can be. Because you tend to have such a powerful effect on each other’s feelings, you may be able to relate to each other’s moods and emotions almost as if they were your own. This is a favorable placement for setting up housekeeping together.

Mercury in House 7

There is probably going to be a lot of thought and discussion about the relationship itself with this comparative placement. There may be a tendency to continually analyze the relationship, especially by the Mercury person. The Mercury person’s ideas are likely to influence how the seventh house person sees relationships in general, and this relationship in particular.

Venus in House 7

This is a very favorable placement for romantic partnerships and is a strong indication of serious attraction. Each of you probably fulfills the other’s needs on some deep emotional level — more so the closer Venus is to the seventh house cusp. The Venus person is likely to go out of his or her way to cater to seventh house person’s desires.

Uranus in House 7

Often found in exciting, electric, but less than stable relationships. Your relationship is likely to involve some sort of untraditional or unusual circumstances. This placement is typical in shotgun weddings and Mexican divorces. For the relationship to work best, you must give each other plenty of freedom and accept each other’s quirks and differences.

Pluto in House 7

If Pluto is closely conjunct the seventh house cusp, this can be a deeply passionate, intense and powerful relationship, but it may involve secrecy, jealousy, underhandedness or manipulation. If Pluto is within a couple of degrees of the seventh house cusp, and there are major hard aspects from Pluto to the seventh house person’s planets, there may be an element of obsession to the relationship.

HOUSE EIGHT

The eighth house deals with a host of intense and weighty issues: death, obsessions, repression, jealousy, taxes, joint resources, inheritances and other people’s possessions. It also represents what you want or need sexually. When someone else’s planets fall in your eighth house, the energies of those planets will have an impact on how you think, feel and act concerning eighth house issues. If, for instance, your rich old Great-Uncle Harry’s Jupiter falls in your eighth house, he might bequeath you a generous inheritance in his will.

Jupiter in House 8

The Jupiter person is likely to have a positive effect on the resources available to the eighth house person , unless major hard aspects from Jupiter to the eighth house person’s planets contradict this. You have a definite potential for attracting material wealth through your partnership or marriage to each other. In sexual relationships, this placement can either connote adventurous attitudes, which can expand eroticism , or too much judgmentalism, which can dampen enjoyment . There is a slight danger of being overly optimistic about joint investments and finances in general, which can lead to financial trouble.

Neptune in House 8

This can indicate a deep relationship where you each have an intuitive understanding of what the other is feeling, but it can also indicate mind games and psychological confusion. There is a slight potential for financial loss through unwise or unrealistic joint financial dealings or business ventures. Occasionally, this can indicate a relationship that is caring and loving in many respects, but non-sexual.

HOUSE TEN

Achievement, professional life, authority, status and ambition are all governed by the tenth house, also known as the Midheaven. This is also the house that represents your father, just as the fourth house represents your mother. (Please note: in some families, where the mother was the dominant parent, or the father was the greater nurturer of the two, the house rulership works better in reverse, with the fourth representing the father; the tenth the mother. Usually, however, the traditional rulership works best. ) When the planets of another person fall in your tenth house, the energies of those planets will affect the way you respond to tenth house issues. For instance, if someone’s Mars, the planet of competitiveness and aggression, falls here, you might find yourself in professional competition with him or her.

Saturn in House 10

This is Saturn’s natural house, and it is an excellent position if you two are involved in any sort of professional activities together. You can aid each other in your respective careers and help each other gain greater status. There is a slight possibility of competition between you, but this may have a beneficial effect if it causes you to work harder and achieve more. If Saturn makes harsh major aspects to the tenth house person’s planets, one of you may rise in his or her profession at the expense of the other’s ambitions.

Tom Jones’s Planets in Madonna’s Houses

HOUSE ONE

This is the house of self expression. The sign on the cusp of this house is called your rising sign or Ascendant. It shows your self image, the face you show the world and how others see you. The image you present can either be quite close to or very different from the inner you, depending on whether your Ascendant is in a sign that is similar or different in characteristics to the signs your Sun and Moon are in. When the planets of your partner or another fall into this, your most personal house, you will relate to the energies of that person, represented by those planets, in a very personal and immediate way; there may be a kind of instant recognition between you in these areas. For instance, if the Mercury of another person (which rules communications, short trips, thoughts, worries, and work, among other issues) falls into your first house, you may find that you instantly recognize, and/or identify with, the ways that person communicates or the ideas he or she has.

Neptune in House 1

It will be difficult for either of you — particularly the first house person — to see clearly who the other is; more so the closer Neptune is to the first house cusp. You will probably tend to have unrealistic expectations of one another . The closer Neptune is to the first house cusp, the more of a drain the Neptune person can be on the first house person’s vitality, self-confidence and initiative. However, the first house person may be so smitten by the Neptune person’s charm — again, this is more likely if Neptune is closely conjunct the cusp — that he or she will put up with a great deal, just for the sake of basking in the glow of this relationship.

HOUSE NINE

The ninth house is directly opposite the third in your chart and represents a higher order of some of the issues governed by the third house. Foreign travel or other long trips, higher learning, philosophy, culture, religion, law and book publishing are all matters related to this house. When the planets of another person fall into your ninth house, the energies of those planets can affect how you respond to ninth house issues. For instance, if a friend’s Uranus, the planet of innovation and surprises, falls in your ninth, he or she might introduce you to a new philosophical system or a new way of thinking about situations or events; or he/she might be the perfect traveling companion for an adventurous trip.

Jupiter in House 9

This is Jupiter’s natural house and an excellent comparative placement for any relationship. You are likely to be generous and helpful to one another and to aid each other in achieving idealistic goals. Together, you can be more optimistic, adventurous and confident than either is alone. You can also help each other expand your cultural, scholarly and intellectual horizons. You should make good traveling companions as well as being intellectually compatible.

Saturn in House 9

The Saturn person can help the ninth house person get serious about, and take practical concrete action to achieve scholarly, cultural or idealistic goals. There is a slight potential for incompatibility of beliefs, opinions or ideals; or of rigidity in beliefs that can create a gulf between you. If there are major harsh aspects from Saturn to the ninth house person’s chart, the Saturn person may intentionally or unintentionally limit the ninth house person’s access to education, cultural activities or travel.

Uranus in House 9

Often , this indicates an exciting, intellectually stimulating pairing that can lead you into adventures and explorations you might not indulge in separately. You can introduce each other to new ideas and beliefs, and different ways of viewing the world.

HOUSE TEN

Achievement, professional life, authority, status and ambition are all governed by the tenth house, also known as the Midheaven. This is also the house that represents your father, just as the fourth house represents your mother. (Please note: in some families, where the mother was the dominant parent, or the father was the greater nurturer of the two, the house rulership works better in reverse, with the fourth representing the father; the tenth the mother. Usually, however, the traditional rulership works best. ) When the planets of another person fall in your tenth house, the energies of those planets will affect the way you respond to tenth house issues. For instance, if someone’s Mars, the planet of competitiveness and aggression, falls here, you might find yourself in professional competition with him or her.

Sun in House 10

This is a potent position for the Sun and may indicate that this is a relationship with a highly developed sense of purpose or destiny. You are likely to feel responsible toward, and loyal to each other. You may also be particularly careful to behave in a principled manner toward each other. The Sun person can have a powerful effect on tenth house person’s status, profession and reputation, more so the closer the Sun is to a conjunction with the tenth house cusp . There is some potential for discord arising from a need to balance home and career issues, but this will probably not be pronounced unless supported by other comparative aspects. There is also the potential for competition between the two of you in professional and business matters.

Moon in House 10

With this comparative placement, there is often a link between the Moon person’s emotions or family/domestic situation and the tenth house person’s career, status or profession. The Moon person can either provide the emotional support necessary for the tenth house person to rise professionally, or else the Moon person’s moodiness and other emotional issues can challenge the tenth house person’s ability to advance.

Mercury in House 10

This placement tends to be favorable for business partnerships. The Mercury person’s words and ideas are likely to have an impact on the tenth house person’s career or status, and the tenth house person can help the Mercury person get greater recognition for his or her ideas. If there are harsh aspects from Mercury to the tenth house person’s chart, there is a slight danger that the Mercury person’s words will have a negative effect on the tenth house person’s ambitions, or that the Mercury person will be overly critical of the tenth house person’s career, professional achievements or ambitions.

HOUSE ELEVEN

Friends, acquaintances, associates, associations, clubs, and virtually any other group you feel a part of are all matters related to the eleventh house. This is also the house governing your hopes, wishes and professional values (personal values are matters of the second house). When someone else’s planets fall here in your chart, the energies of those planets will affect your reactions to eleventh house issues. For instance, if a friend’s Pluto, the planet of power, falls in your eleventh, your association with that person can potentially bring you greater power and control.

Venus in House 11

You will probably enjoy a feeling of close friendship, in addition to any other relationship you have together. The Venus person can help the eleventh house person’s social standing, help him or her achieve aspirations and help him or her advance through valuable associations. This comparative placement works best if both partners are willing to give the other plently of freedom and elbow room.

Mars in House 11

You are likely to identify with each other as both friends and competitors. Each of you will probably need freedom to express himself or herself. But you are also likely to desire a working relationship, as associates or as part of a larger group to achieve your individual goals.

Pluto in House 11

The Pluto person can help the eleventh house person focus on achieving his or her hopes and wishes, and may also have a transformative effect on those hopes. Generally, this requires close aspects between Pluto and the eleventh house person’s personal planets in order for these potentials to be fully activated.