I did a series of videos on synastry once, they start here: The Main Techniques Work, But Not Really! I talk about the limits of the various astrological technique when it comes to judging compatibility between two people. You may be able to see a clash of wills or a clash of tastes or an emotional affinity between two people but these things are minor, particularly in relationships that work.
This is true in love and true in business. Even if you’re not in a functioning relationship, you can probably think of someone who is and you have to admit that defining why and how the relationship works, beyond the superficial, is virtually impossible. Why do satori and I get along? All these years? You could probably spend your life answering that question but it makes more sense to just accept it.
The Black Box Theory is concerned with input and output. In between input and output lies a black box, that you can’t see into. You don’t need to know what happens in that box, that turns the input into output. If satori and I are the input, the output is good and what happens between us (the action in the black box or the synastry) is irrelevant.
All relationships can be evaluated like this. For example, my husband and I are effective together. We don’t know why this is, but if you put us together, we accomplish things. Our output is good, and this holds true day to day, week to week and year to year. We met close to 30 years ago and it was true back then too.
If you’re evaluating your relationships at this time, this might be an easy way to do it. When you combine your energy with the other person’s, what does the output look like?
There are other ways to apply this technique. For example, take this blog. You come here and read it and this represents you + my ideas as “input”.
Do you like the output or result of this? If so, this is a good relationship. This blog is a good investment for you. It’s not necessary to understand why.
Your thoughts on this?