.....Did you know each other in a past life? Did you feel an instant
sense of familiarity when you met? Here are some of the karmic
links in astrology charts which I believe show such a connection. Although there are
more, these are some that are frequently seen between the charts
of two individuals who feel a karmic connection. If you share two or
more of these links, the relationship may be karmic. Some couples
have as many as four or five of them.
1. One South Node conjunct other's Moon. The South Node person finds the Moon person familiar because the
South Node represents one's past, and so does the Moon.
In the world of celebrity, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are a Hollywood
couple whose marriage has defied the usual odds. They have several strong karmic
links. His South Node in Aquarius is
seven degrees from her Moon. In my private files, there are many charts in which
this aspect is even closer.
2. One Moon or Moon ruler conjunct the other's IC or IC ruler.
Here the Moon representing the past is compared with the IC,
symbolizing one's roots in the past.
Sometimes the Moon of one will be on the IC (4th-house cusp) of the
other. Sometimes the planetary ruler of the Moon in one chart will be
conjunct the IC of the other. Sometimes both Moons may be conjunct or
the Moon ruler of one will be on the IC of the other.
Example: Banderas & Griffth--His IC ruler conjunct her IC.
3. Your 12th house is said to represent the karma you are working on in this
lifetime, often from your most recent past life.
If there are conjunctions between the rulers of or planets in your 12th house and a
partner's 12th houses, you
may feel a strong connection to the other person. The link may reveal some mutual
karma to work out in this life together. Often the planets and houses involved show
what that karma might be.
Example: Newman & Woodward--Their 12th-house planets conjunct.
Also Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, whose tempestuous marriage didn't last long
but was said to be very intense. Their 12th-house rulers were conjunct.
4. Strong Sun/Saturn ties. These may be between natal charts or in the
composite chart of the couple, in which Sun and Saturn may be conjunct. One
variation of this is that the Sun and Saturn may not only be conjunct in the
composite, but the composite Sun may be on the natal Saturn of one of the pair. Sun/
Saturn ties also show links in your own chart with your own past lives.
Example: Richard & Henrietta King of the famous King Ranch in Texas.
In their composite chart, they had five planets conjunct in Cancer, including Sun and Saturn.
See their story in my book, When Planets Promise Love (Llewellyn, 1999).
5. Parts of Karma in significant aspect to each other's charts.
The Part of Karma formula is Ascendant plus Saturn minus Sun, and
thus is often tied in with Sun/Saturn placements between lifetimes
and between shared past lives.
Example: From my private files, two cases in which married couples
have their Parts of Karma in the same degree of the zodiac. Also you may
see this Arabic Part conjunct the other's Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven,
or other important point. Examples of this show up in the charts of Newman and
Woodward, Banderas and Griffth, and many others.
The Hidden Degrees That Make a Big Difference
In any of these links, see also the solstice points and complementary points
(the opposite degree from the solstice point) of any of the planetary positions
above. They act like conjunctions, but are often overlooked in a chart comparison.
For instance, in #1 above, if your South Node
or Moon is at 8 degrees of Aries, the solstice point of that position would be
22 Virgo. Its complementary point would be 22 Pisces. The solstice point of Taurus
is always in Leo (its opposite point in Aquarius). The solstice pont of Gemini is always in
Cancer (its complementary point in Capricorn). The solstice point of Leo is in Taurus,
of Virgo in Aries, of Libra in Pisces, of Scorpio in Aquarius, of Sagitarrius in Capricorn, of
Capricorn in Sagittarius, of Aquarius in Scorpio, of Pisces in Libra.
The degree of a solstice point is always a mirror image. There are 30 degrees in each
sign. The mirror image of 1 degree is always 29 degrees, of 2 degrees, 28 degrees, of
3 degrees, 27 degrees, etc.. In other words, the zodiac point and its solstice point must
together add up to 30 degrees.
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