The Astrology of Soulmates
My friend asked me this question a few days ago: Does astrology indicate what kind of people I feel drawn to? And my answer was: Yes, in many ways it does. So I figured I might as well post a bit about soulmates in western astrology.
If you are a fan of astrology, I guess you have already examined your personal chart - or radix(engl. root) as we astrologers say. If you haven’t, you can have your personal chart/horoscope calculated all over the Internet these days; I recommend: www.astrotheme.com (it’s for free). But maybe you have already done that and know all about your personal signs, planets, aspects, houses etc. Well, then I assume you already know your Ascendent, because this sign will be of great importance for the following analysis.
Your AC is the same sign that occupies your first house (or, more accurately, it’s the sign that is found on the cusp of the first house). It describes the way you look at the world and how the world looks back at you. The 1st house is a so called angular house. The horoscope is divided in four quadrants with three houses each, one house for each sign (4 quadrants x 3 houses each = 12 houses for 12 signs). An angular house is the one in which a chart angle lies. The other angular houses are the 4th, 7th and 10th; they are all associated with the four cardinal signs:
1st house or AC: House of Aries opposing the 7th house or DC: House of Libra
4th house or IC: House of Cancer opposing 10th house or MC: House of Capricorn
So the first house, also known as the Ascendent (AC), describes your personality, meaning the way you experience the world and how you come across to people. On the opposite of the 1st house you’ll find the 7th house or Descendent (DC). The sign of this house tells you about specific traits in a person or - in a larger context - situation that you’ll find yourself drawn to. Why you ask? Because astrology is all about completion and the Ascendent-Descendent axis functions much like the famous key-lock principle: The AC is you, your identity, your sense of self. The DC is what you need in order to feel complete; the sign on the DC describes the characteristics that you lack and that you desperately seek. The qualities that are represented by that specific sign do not only relate to people but also to a general mentality that you feel attracted to or situations, vocations, contexts etc. that make you feel whole. The sign on the DC is always the opposite sign of your AC.
Please keep in mind: The DC, although ruled by the 7th house of „lovey-dovey“ Libra, does not necessarily have anything to do with love and romanticism. The DC on its own does not indicate your romantic “dream partner”, but it creates a deeply felt soul connection between you and a person that represents a lot or at least some of those qualities described by your DC.
Here is a short personal analysis for you:
1. Your AC is Aries -> Your DC is Libra
You appear to be fiery, temperamental, competitive, determined and success-driven. Sometimes you tend to be a bit selfish and overly aggressive, especially towards other competitors. Your impatience and impulsiveness can get you into trouble, but mostly you don’t mean no harm.
You might feel drawn to people who are balanced, refined, intellectual and most importantly: open and generally friendly (i.e. non aggressive). Even if you yourself are not artistically talented, you’ll possibly take an interest in the fields of arts/asthetics and - in addition to that - justice, diplomacy and human relationships in general, but especially intimate/romantic relationships. People whose natal charts are highly Libra-influenced can teach you all about growing up and attaining your goals through intelligence, charme and diplomacy rather than sheer aggressive force and will power.
2. Your AC is Taurus -> Your DC is Scorpio
Other people see you as very down to earth, warm-hearted, generally good-natured and sensual. Sometimes you come across as being a bit stubborn and possesive, though. You might feel drawn to people who exude a certain kind of mysteriousness and dark sensuality. More often than not you’ll find yourself drawn to people who are fearless, secretive, brooding but also poised and ambitious. You might show an interest in the fields of psychology, sexuality and even the occult. Everything dark and hidden fascinates you endlessly. Scorpio-influenced people can teach you about complexity, emotional depth and being a bit more aggressive when it comes to pursuing your goals.
3. Your AC is Gemini -> Your DC is Saggitarius
People see you as lively, curious, youthful, quick-witted and highly entertaining. You love reading and talking. Sometimes you can come across as being a bit annoying (“know-it-all”) and shallow (“gossiper”).You might feel drawn to people who come across like teachers (whether they really are teachers doesn’t matter); people whose immense knowledge through experience has turned into wisdom, which you can learn and benefit from. People who are generous, well-meaning, philantropic and wise pull you in. Medicine, Philosophy, Spirituality/Religion and any other (mostly academic) field where acute knowledge is needed tend to attract you. Saggitarian people can teach you about leaving all your books behind and start believing in the divine, channeling your knowledge and putting it to great use and starting to learn from experience and thus attain wisdom.
4. Your AC is Cancer -> Your DC is Capricorn
You appear to be warm, caring, motherly and generally highly emotional, even a bit moody and overly sensitive at times. One thing is for sure: You are a true romantic at heart and seek love and security above all. Family means a lot to you, be it the one you were born into or the one you’ll start yourself one day. You might feel drawn to people who exude that certain aura of fatherly authority (doesn’t matter whether male or female), emotional stability (at least on the outside), competence and protectiveness. A tower of strengh, so to speak, the Yang to your Yin. You might also take an interest in the following fields: family, tradition, education, the fine arts and - on a professional level - teaching and law. People who have a high count of Capricorn in their natal charts can teach you all about justice (even if it includes strictness), objectivity and rationality (as opposed to your more emotional and/or subjective view of things), ambition and how to succeed professionally.
5. Your AC is Leo -> Your DC is Aquarius
People see you as warm, cheerful, feisty, courageous, self-confident and ambitious. Sometimes you rub people the wrong way when your self-confidence turns into arrogancy and your need to always be in the spotlight becomes annoying. You are drawn to people who are true individuals, who have something unique about them and who might even come across as a bit rebellious. You invest so much energy in order to gain wordly success and - above all - society’s approval that people who march to the beat of their own drum - whether society approves of them or not - fascinate you. People who are intelligent, brilliant even and a bit eccentric as well tend to draw you in. You might take an interest in politics, the public welfare, science (technology), teaching and improving the lives of other people in a broader sense (especially through science/progress). Aquarian people can teach you about selflessness, friendship and putting your ego aside in favour of others.
6. Your AC is Virgo -> Your DC is Pisces
You appear to be very intelligent, friendly, orderly and shy (especially among strangers). On the negative side you can be at bit prickly at times, overly critical, too strict (especially on yourself), a little know-it-all and also nitpicky. You might feel drawn to people who have that soft, dreamy aura about them, who are generally symapthetic towards people, wise and benevolent. These people provide a much needed amount of imagination and emotion for your world of harsh logic. If you are the mathematician, the person you subconsciously seek is the poet. Your unresolved desire for escaping reality might translate into an affinity for literature, the art of storytelling in general (books, movies, music etc.), arts, psychology and even esoterism. Pisces-influenced people can teach you all about spirituality, imagination, wisdom, (selfless) love and benevolence (towards others and yourself).
To be continued…