Is it possible in astrology to have such a thing as astrological soul mates, and if it is, which aspects would denote it? It's time to explore the connection between astrology and "soul mates".
Astrological Soul Mates Explained
Some things in life are universal; a desire for love, comfort and warmth all seem to be common denominators of the human experience. The search for a soul mate, some would argue, may also be one of those common denominators. However, because the idea of a soul mate means many different things to different people, it's worth exploring the various aspects that play a role in this phenomena.
The Role of Synastry
Synastry, in astrology, is the art of comparing natal charts to find strengths and weakness in the area of compatibility. There are key areas in synastry that have the power to denote the meeting of astrological soul mates.
Sun to Sun Aspects
Sun to Sun aspects in synastry bode very well for the overall compatibility of two individuals. The two of you will boost each other's energy and allow one another to function independently. In other words, you won't drain energy from each other, but instead add to it. This is because there is little need to explain yourself to one another; you just "get" each other. Beyond that, you are apt to feel very proud of each other's accomplishments.
Sun to Moon Aspects
This is the Holy Grail for the meeting of zodiac soul mates, so if your synastry chart has this aspect, consider yourself extremely lucky indeed! This is because the Sun and Moon naturally compliment one another; they are meant to go together.
With this aspect, what you'll feel right off the bat is attraction! As the relationship evolves and deepens, the "Moon" person within the relationship usually evolves into a supporting role to the "Sun" person who tends the "drive" or lead the relationship in some way.
Mars to Moon Aspects
A trine or a sextile between Mars and the Moon is a powerful indicator of attraction! While Sun-Moon aspects denote attraction as well, the Mars-Moon connection raises that initial attraction to a mutual fascination.
This aspect lends an animated, lively quality to the relationship, one where the Moon person nurtures and "strokes" the Mars person's ego. In turn, the Mars person encourages the Moon person to be brave and outgoing. This aspect indicates a spontaneous and instinctual feel to the relationship.
The Role of Saturn
Saturn aspects, as they pertain to astrological soul mates, lend stability. It's always nice to see some form of Saturn in a marriage chart since this bodes well for a long term commitment.
The only pitfall here is that it can sometimes turn into a heavy responsibility or a burden. To clarify, even if the two of you break up in the future, there may still be a connection there or feelings of responsibility that both of you may still have to contend with.
The Best Indication: Lucky Jupiter!
As Jupiter is apt to do, this planet plays a strong and lucky role in the meeting of zodiac soul mates. In fact, housing Jupiter in your sun sign or having a "Jupiter year" is one of the best indications of meeting your soul mate. When Jupiter is in your sign, it tends to "rinse" your entire chart with luck, and because of this, the possibility of meeting a soul mate is that much greater.
Jupiter can also work some soul mate magic during his stay in the fifth house of romance and the seventh house of marriage. These are some of the very best times, astrologically speaking, to get out there and circulate!
Find Out More
While you do have to pay for most synastry charts (you rarely find them for free because it takes some time to analyze them), you can can find a free compatibility calculator on 0800 Horoscope or get a free sample compatibility analysis at Tarot.com. Free reports don't always offer a great deal of depth, but they can provide a good way to get started on your personal synastry chart!