Looking Past Square Sun Signs

This relationship is a great example of why it’s a good idea to look past the Sun signs for compatibility. We have a Libra woman and Cancer man who love each other very much and get along quite well. Looking deeper into the synastry between their charts it becomes clear why they are compatible. In this case, there are several excellent examples of parallels between their charts as well as more usual interchanges.

To keep this post a reasonable length I will give a brief run down of the shorthand synastry first. She has a Libra Sun, Gemini Moon and he is a Cancer Sun and Sagittarius Moon. The Sun & Moon are sextile and semi-sextile, both good aspects with just enough challenges to keep it interesting. Their Moons are in opposition forming a natural complement. Now their Mercury’s are square (Libra to Cancer) but since these two are Cardinal signs they might enjoy sparing!

Their chemistry is notably good from two different perspectives. First, they both have Venus in Virgo, shared sense of fun and aesthetics; and his Mars in Taurus is sextile her Mars in Cancer making it easy for them to work together as a team. Of course the Venus/Mars aspects are sextile and trine . . . nice!

It’s the parallels between the charts I found particularly interesting. Parallels come in very handy to understanding what makes the other tick because the approach is very similar. I will start with their Suns. Both of them have a strong Sun/Uranus aspect natally – she has Sun conjunct Uranus and he has Sun square Uranus. This is very good for knowing deep down just how important a feeling of autonomy is and how much space is necessary to avoid feeling trapped. On the other hand, they both have Sun/Saturn aspects coming down on the responsible side! He has Sun conjunct Saturn and her Sun is square Saturn.

They both have their Suns in aspect to Chiron too by square and opposition. This parallel aspect may prove extremely beneficial over the long run or it could be very difficult to live with. It all depends on how well they can handle their sensitivity to criticism and if they can help build up each other’s self esteem.

Neptune aspects both their Moons, his by conjunction and her by opposition; and they both have Venus square Neptune. Now I’d venture to say this is a pair of complete romantics. The Venus/Neptune square is especially fond of viewing the beloved through rose-colored glasses. If Saturn wasn’t a solid player in their synastry, Neptune could lead them down some strange and beautiful by-ways, possibly causing a serious hangover when reality intruded.

The final component strongly affecting this relationship is both having North Node in Scorpio. The reason this caught my eye is because his NN in conjunct his Ascendant and hers is within orb of this conjunction. Does this mean they will aid each other in transforming themselves? They do have a Pluto/Mercury intra-aspect giving their communications a decided depth and power. I believe I can safely say no matter the length of their relationship, it will have a profound affect on them both . . . Blessings to them and to the best possible outcome.

This is the Lovers card from the Hanson Roberts tarot deck.
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14 responses to “Looking Past Square Sun Signs

  1. Don’t encourage me, Neith, I have a crush on a Pisces *blush* ;)I have a feeling that Sun squares bring about a certain curiosity about the other person. “Wow, This person is so different from me, it’s so interesting, let’s find out more” heheheThis distinction can probably reinforce the respect one has for the other (to be honest, I’m just writing things from the top of my head, like a true Sadge) lol

  2. Don’t encourage me, Neith, I have a crush on a Pisces *blush* 😉LOL! Hey, nothing wrong with that! Pisces are lovely folk. 🙂(to be honest, I’m just writing things from the top of my head, like a true Sadge) lolha, ha, ha, ha!!

  3. “since these two are Cardinal signs they might enjoy sparring!”I can’t disagree with that concept at all…. I’ve always enjoyed a good argument. 🙂 The interesting thing is that… we don’t. I wonder why? The only argument we’ve ever had is when I poked deeeeeep under the surface on a sensitive topic, and boy, did he blow.Mercury in Cancer + Scorpio rising = tough nut to crack, I guess?“Wow, This person is so different from me, it’s so interesting, let’s find out more”I agree that this is probably what’s behind square attractions… it’s just weird because although i’m sure we’re very different in our basic nature, the overwhelming sensation has been of similarity (you did that/felt that/thought that too?). Makes me think there is a very strong influence to the kind of “parallels” that Neith has captured here.

  4. The only argument we’ve ever had is when I poked deeeeeep under the surface on a sensitive topic, and boy, did he blow.whoops! Mercury conjunct Pluto at work! 😀 And, yes, Scorpio ASC/Cancer Mercury would be very, very hard to pry info out of they didn’t want to share.it’s just weird because although i’m sure we’re very different in our basic nature, the overwhelming sensation has been of similarity (you did that/felt that/thought that too?). Makes me think there is a very strong influence to the kind of “parallels” that Neith has captured here.Stephen Arroyo is the astrologer who brought the concept of parallels to my attention and he seldom is wrong about the astrology of relating. In fact your description is excellent of that pattern. Thanks, Jessica!! We don’t have Libra, do we?! ::grin::

  5. Great post, Neith, and once again shows the need to get a complete compatibility “work up” before getting all excited about “incompatible” Sun signs. Well, except for Scorpio. 🙂

  6. Great post, Neith, and once again shows the need to get a complete compatibility “work up” before getting all excited about “incompatible” Sun signs. Well, except for Scorpio. 🙂LOL! Yes, we astrologers can be very helpful in helping determine what’s going on.

  7. P.S. I recently met someone who, for the first time in years, is even remotely interesting. His Sun is square mine and his nodes are exactly reversed! What do you plan on writing about next? 🙂

  8. P.S. I recently met someone who, for the first time in years, is even remotely interesting. His Sun is square mine and his nodes are exactly reversed! What do you plan on writing about next? 🙂ROFL!!! :::shaking head::: Any Jupiter or Neptune aspects? Aquarians can break all the rules if they choose . . . as long as they have enough space & time for themselves!

  9. Jessica, do you think the similarity might be because of the quality of your signs, being both Cardinal? To be honest, I feel the differences much more than the similarities but I’d need to be in a relationship with one to really know ;)I’m excited for you, Pat 🙂

  10. Any Jupiter or Neptune aspects?Nothing to speak of. But how about a Moon-Venus conjunction? And his Vertex is on my MC/N.Node (which means that it’s on his S.Node. Isn’t that interesting?)

  11. haha after reading your post I thought I should find a male version of this lady, since my chart (which you’ve read before :)) is so similar to his: Cancer Sun conj Saturn sq Uranus & Chiron, Cancer Merc, Venus in Virgo sq Neptune, Mars in Taurus, North Node in Scorp. is having such commonalities with someone else’s chart a bit of a generational thing?

  12. I love this post very much. 🙂 This is so very long ago that I did not know his real birth time. His mother found his birth certificate and it turned out he has 3 Sag rising, which is conjunct my son’s Sun. 🙂 Fated.

    Thank you again, Neith, for the relationship analysis. It is hard to overstate how much hope kind, love-loving Libras like you have given me in the last few years!

    • Hey Jessica!

      This is so very long ago that I did not know his real birth time. His mother found his birth certificate and it turned out he has 3 Sag rising, which is conjunct my son’s Sun. 🙂 Fated.

      Wow! I LOVE a good Sun-ASC synastry connection for family. Sagittarius rising also may have something to do with his reluctance to see himself as a married man . . . 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

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