“In your style, do you feel composite charts are more, less or just as significant as synastry? I know that every astrologer has a different style & preference. Just wondering what your take on it is. Are they both different but hold just the same weight of importance?”
They are both significant but for different things. Synastry shows how two people interact. She feels thwarted by him. He feels supported by her. They butt heads all the time or whatever.
A composite chart shows how the relationship functions. It’s a hypothetical! You can put charts of any two people together but if there is no real life relationship, it’s meaningless.
That said, I love composite charts. Provided a relationship forms, they give a strong indication of how two people are going to fare.
I see couples where the synastry is so-so but the relationship is great. If I check the composite, it’s blatantly obvious why.
The chart is a map of a person’s energy. Taking two charts and comparing them is like taking two people and comparing them. It’s supposedly precise and analytical which is ludicrous!
“Okay. Her Saturn is on his Sun, so she’s going to oppress him!” the (beginner) astrologer announces.
How do we know that?
How do we know how this person uses their Saturn?
How is Saturn aspected in the chart?
Is it well aspected or involved in a train wreck with Venus, Mars and Pluto?
Don’t you think this is going to impact what that gal does with her Saturn? I do. It gets complicated!
This is one of reasons why synastry by the book, to the letter does not always compute. “It says here, he is supposed to love me…”
Synastry is not that simple. A composite chart is much easier to read.
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