Astrology and Relationships

Carl Jung, one of the greatest and most influential geniuses of the 20th century, recognized astrology as a tool to gain self-awareness. He wrote, “We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”

Dr. Jung ran a statistical study on the correlation between planetary connections and marriage partners. In the study, which had five hundred married couples, he found a highly significant statistical tendency in the case of those married, for the woman’s Moon to be in conjunct with the man’s Sun.

A conjunction is an astrological term that means that two planets are within a few degrees of each other in the Zodiac. For example , if the man’s Sun is at 7 degrees Aquarius and the woman’s moon is at 4 degrees Aquarius, then their Sun and Moon are in conjunction. The results proved, with statistical certainty, one of the fundamental astrological principles for romantic partnership.

Jan Spillar, in her book ,”Cosmic Relationships”, having worked with thousands of people, has found that when the Moon’s nodes in one person’s astrological chart conjuncts a planet or the Sun in another persons chart, the two will be drawn to be in some sort of relationship. It could be any type of relationship—friendship, romantic, sibling, parent, business, etc.

Astrologers experienced in working with couples have found planetary configurations between two people that color the relationship. These configurations indicate a challenge the couple eventually must face. Often, only when the difficulties in the relationship can no longer be swept under the rug do couples seek an astrologer’s advice. The astrologer may also indicate possible challenges that could sprout up in the future as the relationship moves forward.

For instance, a couple may have a conjunction comprising of the male’s Saturn with the woman’s Moon. The couple may be cognizant of this aspect at the beginning of the relationship. Perhaps the woman thinks the male is a little too caught up in traditional values—this being a Saturnine trait. These values may not be in alignment with hers. The male might perceive the female as too emotional at times—the emotions being primarily in the moon’s domain. In the beginning of the relationship it may not be such a big deal.

As the relationship moves forward in time, challenges arise that must be addressed. Lets say that Uranus, in its journey about the heavens, moves to the same degree as the Saturn to Moon conjunction. Uranus is the great awakener. It is the revolutionary planet and it will push an individual to release old concepts or conditioned emotions that no longer serve a purpose.

She is now tired of his misanthropic traditional values; he can no longer tolerate her emotional histrionics—at least this is how they see each other as the Saturn-to-Moon aspect is amplified. The relationship needs to evolve to the point where both individuals become conscious of their behavior patterns, which is the Uranus influence: If you want to move forward in this relationship, you will have to become more conscious. An astrologer who read their charts at the beginning of the relationship could have alerted them to the fact that there would be some issues to resolve once Uranus moved to the Saturn-Moon conjunction.

Astrology can be an extraordinarily wonderful tool that can signal many critical aspects of a relationship including longevity, chemistry, business partnership compatibility, employee/employer compatibility and many others.

Gilbert Picinich is a vedic astrologer residing in Greenville. For appointments, he can be reached at