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Last newsletter we met an ambitious Capricorn striving woman who was searching for love in a similar Capricorn successful businessman. She had been through a string of failed relationships and thought that she had found ‘the one.’

They had a strong Mercury Mars midpoint interchange and this led to a turbulent relationship. High energy and communication led to a high-pitched exchange of ideas but more often than not led to great attacking arguments.

Now let’s look the influence of Saturn. As you know from astrology, Saturn is the planet of discipline. This regularly leads to inhibition, restriction, and limiting that may affect the ego or person’s sense of self. Some Saturn influenced people are very cold and selfish, seeking only people to use for their aspirations.

His Saturn was in Libra and since Saturn also represents stability, this could be balanced with an even temperament and disposition or manifest as a depressed or cynical personality.

Let’s look closer and see what the midpoints reveal.

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When comparing the midpoints in his chart to her’s, Saturn hits a number of key planets including Moon, Venus, Saturn and M.C.

His Saturn on her Moon had the potential to discipline or stabilize her emotions or inhibit and oppress them. Similarly, his Saturn on her Venus would bring a certain rigor and restraint to their love life or quash and nullify her love expression.

His Saturn on her Saturn would appear to bring another with the same disciplined make-up and acceptance of responsibility but if ineffective, would cause her to deal with a, difficult, inhibited, oppressive make-up.

Last, his Saturn on her M.C. had the potential to strengthen effectively her career and life goals versus inhibiting or oppressing them.

So what was the result in their love life?

He contracted a terminal illness and offered her a marriage. However, he made it clear that the marriage was strictly a business deal and there was absolutely no love or sentiment involved. He needed someone to see him through to the end and that was it.

Saturn is discipline, duty, and growth and these midpoints offered a very reality oriented though somewhat gloomy relationship.

She was utterly devastated, decided not marry him and continued searching for love.


Material excerpted and modified from Midpoint Synastry Simplified, 2nd edition, by Aren Ober Copyright © 2009 Aren Ober All Rights Reserved

Apr 132011

This blog begins with a love synastry case directly from Aren Ober’s confidential cosmobiology files and is further explored in her book, Midpoint Synastry Simplified.

How do you find love? That’s the question, this forty-something year old asked during her cosmobiology consultation. She was desperate for guidance and had been through multiple lovers. Yet, she still was seeking that special fulfillment and feeling of belonging.

As you’ll see in her synastry analysis, a better question would be: how could she expect anything but diminishing returns from these relationships?


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Let’s first examine her chart using basic astrological principles and then compare with cosmobiology and synastry.
Her natal chart shows both the Sun and Moon in Capricorn. As we know from astrology, the sun represents self-expression or the spirit and vitality of the person while the moon relates to her emotional well-being and personality.

Capricorn is the sign of ambition and endurance. With these two planets positioned in this sign, combined with her many planets in fixed signs, it’s easy to see why she was focused on achieving goals and striving for advancement.

Let’s look further with a comparison to her lover: She had great respect for this man. He was successful in his career and well-positioned on the corporate ladder. He commanded a large salary and his firm routinely flew him about the country so that he could meet and negotiate with other large firms.

They had a turbulent relationship with great arguments attacking one another. Sometimes these were fun, mostly not. Consider the two midpoints they shared: Mars to Mercury and Mercury to Mars. Yes, these were reciprocal midpoints between their charts.

Mercury represents the mind and communication while Mars means force, ambition, and sexual energy.

Since these cosmobiology midpoints were in both charts, the interpretation is that each partner will challenge one another’s thinking often quite vigorously and forcefully. This is exactly what happened; they would have intense conversations ranging from everyday ordinary topics to more complicated personal issues.

Had this midpoint occurred in only one of their charts, then Mars naturally would be the attacker and challenge Mercury’s thinking, communication, and even philosophies.

Stay tuned for the next issue when we examine more deeply some of the personal sides of their relationship.

We’ll see whether her actions will bring her the satisfaction and contentment that she so desperately seeks.

Material excerpted and modified from Midpoint Synastry Simplified, 2nd edition, by Aren Ober Copyright © 2009-2011 Aren Ober All Rights Reserved