There are some connections that feel very fated. You meet a person and you have a feeling that you have known them for ages. What are some of the past life indicators in synastry? How to know if you have known each other before?
In this article, you can learn how to recognize past life connections in astrology. There are some features of the chart that have a strong karmic connotation, such as the north node and south node, Saturn, or the Vertex. When someone’s planets touch these points in your chart, you feel that you have been connected to each other before.
Past life indicators in synastry can be very supportive and loving, but depending on the nature of the planets involved, you can also block each other and bring hard lessons into each other’s life. They often indicate karmic debt. The events in your past life can contribute to the events in your current relationship and your attitude to each other.
Karmic relationships in astrology can become a burden. If you have some debt to pay back, or your partner has to pay back their debt to you, there are often indicators for this in the synastry chart. You can often find it encoded in your birth chart, too, if you are likely to have a karmic relationship. For example, a retrograde Venus in the natal chart often indicates karmic relationships in astrology, even more so when placed in a karmic house.
Past lives are a topic which feels unfamiliar to some people, while others are drawn to it. Karmic astrology can give you insights about the general directions in your past, but it may not be able to give all the details.
Important: for something to stand out in the chart, there must be multiple indicators. One aspect is not enough. It is also crucial to look to the entire chart, not to separate aspects.
Keep reading to learn how to recognize if you have past life indicators in synastry!
Past Life Indicators in Synastry
In a synastry chart, you compare the birth charts of two people. You put the natal charts on top of each other, and how your planets interact suggests the highest probability how the relationship can unfold. It is pretty useful! Synastry aspects can show if there are some red flags, but also if you are a great fit.
To find out if you have indicators of past life relationship in the synastry chart, you primarily have to look to the following elements:
- north node and south node
- the angles: the ascendant and descendant, but also the IC and the Midheaven
- the 12th house
- the asteroid Juno
Aspects between these features of the chart reveal a lot of information about your relationship. If these planets and points are emphasized in the synastry chart, chances are that you have dealt with each other before. This might lead to a sense of belonging and having a lot of things in common. This is particularly true in the beginning of the relationship.
The past life indicators in synastry suggest a powerful connection, but it is not necessarily easy. Sometimes you have karmic debt to pay back, and the process can be unpleasant or painful. Karmic relationships in astrology can turn into the biggest challenge you face.
The conjunction is the most powerful aspect, it completely merges the energy of the planets involved. All aspects can be meaningful, but the conjunction is by far the most intense. In synastry, this aspect and the opposition are the most significant.
At the same time, it is important to analyze the entire chart, because one or two aspects are not enough to determine the nature of the relationship. You should look for the whole picture. The maturity level of the two people is just as important when it comes to relating.
Karmic synastry aspects suggest that when you meet, you have a strong feeling that you are supposed to be together. Even if you separate later, you find it hard to get over the relationship. You often go back to each other. Relationships with a karmic flavor are hard to end.
South Node Aspects as Past Life Indicators in Synastry
There are two lunar nodes in astrology, the north node and the south node. They are opposite each other, this is the nodal axis of the chart. The north node shows your future, the direction you are supposed to go in. The south node, on the other hand, represents your past, where you are coming from.
If someone’s planets, especially the personal planets, such as the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars are conjunct your south node or vice versa, this is a potential indicator that you have past together. These aspects indicate a strong attraction, and you are almost immediately drawn to each other.
Aspects between someone’s nodes and their partner’s ascendant can also be past life indicators in synastry.
Pay attention to the house placement of the nodes, both in your chart and in your partners. The house of the nodes reveals which are the primary life areas where you have past and where you have new lessons to learn. This is particularly important if the seventh house is involved.
Aspects to the Vertex as Past Life Indicators in Synastry
The Vertex is mostly used in synastry. It takes place in the right hemisphere of the natal chart, and it is sometimes referred to as the third angle of the chart. It is the point where the prime vertical intersects the ecliptic.
Aspects to the Vertex are possible past life indicators in synastry. If someone’s planets or angles are conjunct another person’s vertex, there are high chances that you find drawn to each other. Vertex conjunct the ascendant is a frequent synastry aspect in the charts of romantic partners.
It can also happen that there are changes in your love life when the Vertex is triggered in your birth chart by some transiting planet or progression.
Connections between the Vertex and the lunar nodes are also indicators of past life in synastry.
Juno as a Past Life Marriage Indicator
Juno is an asteroid. It is named after the wife of Jupiter, the king of gods in Roman mythology. She is the equivalent of the Greek Hera. Juno is associated with marriage and family life. In the natal chart, Juno has a lot to do with your approach to marriage and the kind of spouse you are likely to attract. It is located between Mars (the lover) and Jupiter (the husband).
Aspects to Juno can be past life indicators in synastry, mostly on a romantic level. Pay attention to aspects such as Juno conjunct the ascendant or the descendant, Juno conjunct someone’s personal planets, the Sun, Moon, Venus. The conjunction is the most powerful, but all aspects are significant.
If your Juno falls into your partner’s twelfth house, or theirs into your twelfth house, this is one of the potential past life indicators in synastry.
If someone’s Juno is conjunct your south node or vice versa, this can also be a sign that you have a common past.
If you want to learn more about Juno, check out this article. It covers Juno by signs and houses in-depth, and it also gives insight about Juno aspects in the synastry chart.
Saturn, the Planet of Karma
Saturn is the planet of karma and the past in astrology. It is associated with life lessons, Saturn is the taskmaster of astrology.
If Saturn is emphasized in a synastry chart, the relationship usually holds karmic lessons and a karmic connection. Saturn aspects are strong past life indicators in synastry. To understand the role of Saturn better, look to its sign, house, aspects.
Saturn aspecting the lunar nodes is a particularly powerful karmic aspect. But any Saturn aspect to personal planets makes the past important in the relationship. If you have this aspect, you can learn more about it in this article. Saturn conjunct the nodes is very important in synastry.
It is important that Saturn is not an easy planet. It brings restrictions, coldness, frustration. The positive manifestation of Saturn can be longevity and a seriously committed relationship, but it is the best to be careful when you see Saturn in synastry. Particularly if there are few sweet, supportive aspects. Hard aspects from Saturn to personal planets (the conjunction, opposition, square, quincunx, semisquare) can be potential red flags.
As the planet of time and permanence, Saturn often plays an important role in the charts of married couples.
In the birth chart, you are more likely to be involved in karmic relationships if you have your Saturn in the seventh house. The same is true for other challenging planets, such as Pluto for example. Saturn in the fifth house can play out in a similar way. With this placement, your love life usually gets better after your Saturn return.
The 12th House and Past Life
The twelfth house is the last house in the chart wheel. Planets in the twelfth house are hidden from you: this house is foggy and mysterious, operating quietly and often without you noticing it. The twelfth house is not easy to understand and to access. In synastry, the twelfth house plays a special role as a karmic house in astrology.
If someone’s planets fall into your twelfth house, these can be past life indicators in synastry. Depending on the nature of the planet here, you need to work through the lessons the relationship brings. The romantic nature of the past relationship is more emphasized which planets such as Venus, Mars, or Lilith in the twelfth house. Juno is also important.
Besides synastry, the twelfth house in a composite chart can also be telling when it comes to karmic relationships.
The sixth and the eighth house are also karmic houses. The fourth house is the house of family karma. If your partner’s planets fall into these houses, this can also be an indicator of a karmic relationship in astrology. The twelfth house is the most significant, however.
Karma: Action and Reaction
Karma is a word of Sanskrit origin, meaning action or deed. It is important that karma is neither good nor bad: it simply follows the cause-effect principle.
Karmic relationships can be like that, too: they can be both pleasant and supportive or torturing and restrictive. In the natal chart, you can see if someone is likely to give in a good relationship or marriage as a karmic reward, but also if you are likely to choose a spouse who you have difficult karma with.
Of course, karma is not limited to relationships, but this article is focused on this life area.
Karma is of the nature of Saturn: it takes time for the results of your actions to become visible, but sooner or later everything comes back to you. This way, you can learn and grow as a soul. You learn by experiencing the results of your actions, for better or worse.
Karmic Relationships in Astrology
Karmic relationships might sound good at first, but they can easily become a source of suffering in your life. They teach you very important life lessons, which are necessary for the growth of your soul. At the same time, these relationships are often BAD. They are often dysfunctional, and the coldness of Saturn can make the love die quickly.
The nature of the karmic relationships in astrology is not pleasant. Have you ever experienced that in the beginning, things seem to be fine in the relationship, but as time passes, everything starts to deteriorate?
It can happen that there is a karmic relationship in question, especially if there are past life indicators in synastry. It is important to be aware of this, as it can be the first step to getting out of the relationship or fixing your life. If you become aware of it, you can return the debt more quickly and move on.
Karmic relationships don’t have to last for ever, and this is a blessing, because they are often very limiting and restrictive (the nature of Saturn). On the other hand, it can happen that you can actually make your existing relationship better. Either way, it is the best to become aware of the dynamics on a conscious level. The sooner you learn the lessons, the sooner you can put an end to the karmic relationships in astrology.
The nature of karmic relationships in astrology often kicks in later. When you meet, you are attracted to each other and feel that you have met someone very special. If this is a romantic relationship, the sexual side of it is very strong. There is an incredible chemistry between you.
However, as time passes, the challenging nature of the relationship comes to the surface. Communication often doesn’t work. The relationship is of love-hate type, it lacks the softness and mutual understanding necessary in the long run. You often become bound to each other, for some reason, it seems that it is impossible to get out of the relationship. People who are involved in it often do not recognize the potentially abusive signs.
If we are talking about a romantic relationship that potentially ends with marriage or having children together, after the birth of your child, things often get worse.
Karmic relationships in astrology can influence your life in many ways: some people struggle in their professional life, your health can deteriorate, others have to deal with challenges in their family life. Accepting the hardships and working on paying back the debt can help you find ease and happiness again.
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