As a horary astrologer, you must be able to interpret charts concerning a large variety of questions, and though you will be presented with a myriad of questions, you’ll find that some seem to keep sneaking back up. A common human element is that we are all concerned with relationships. We want to know when we will have the opportunity to start new ones, what we need to do in order to start one, how to preserve one, the sanctity of a current relationship, and if and how we can renew one that has recently ended. I had a client come to me today and ask this question, if her recent ex would come back. I cast up the chart for that moment in time, and this is what it looked like.
In the chart, the client is Venus in Capricorn in an excellently placed spot; in the Tenth and in her own Triplicity as Earth by day. This doesn’t seem to really represent the client, as one would expect someone asking this question to be visibly upset and hurt. However, I think it’s a nice signification, as the client was very calm and collected in her thoughts and manners and didn’t act visibly distressed. The Moon is in Scorpio, her depression which is probably very literally true, a depressed client. You’ll notice that Venus is in the exaltation of Mars and Luna is in the domicile of Mars with Mars representing her ex as the Seventh house lord. It suggests that she’s attempting to let go and focus on other things (Venus in Capricorn being in the domicle of Saturn, lord of the Tenth and Eleventh, perhaps she’s trying to focus on her career or friends at this stage), while her emotions (Luna) are still very wrapped up in him regardless of how much conscious effort she puts into letting him go, probably because she still has hope.
Now, her ex is signified by Mars in Sagittarius, and you’ll notice, Mars is not so hot right now, suffering greatly. Being peregrine, in the Eighth house, and Combust of Sol does not a pretty picture make. You’ll notice, there is no applying aspectual contact between Venus and Mars, being in Signs where they can’t see one another, and there is no reception between the two or even between Mars and the Moon suggesting that he is not concerned or interested in a further relationship with her. What I did notice was that Mars was very much interested in Jupiter (being in his domicile and term) and that Jupiter was also interested in Mars (Jupiter in Mars’ exaltation and face). Jupiter rules the Twelfth house, the client’s secret enemies, coupled with the symbolism of Mars being Combust of Sol (lord of the Fifth), I deduced that even if he had wanted to pursue a relationship with the client, he was not able to do this as he had something else “standing over him” and keeping him from following these wants. Being so interested in the client’s hidden enemies and being overshadowed by the lord of dating, it seemed obvious that he was currently seeing someone else, which the client confirmed was correct.
Mars’ placement in the Eighth house worried me and I interpreted it as him being stressed out over a recent loss, the client had no knowledge of anything that might have caused such stress, but did mention the fact that he was a normally stressed out individual. Luna is Void of Course, having passed all of her major aspects to the planets already for the Sign of Scorpio, and so I interpreted it as the client giving up the idea of she and her ex being back together as questions asked during a VOC Luna “go hardly ever on” suggesting that the querent gives up on the situation due to the difficulty involved. The ex in question is already in a relationship with someone else, and though both Mars (him) and Jupiter (this new girl) are not happy where they are, they are currently helping one another. However, Uranus figures prominently on the Twelfth house, perhaps suggesting and unstable and disruptive relationship. Uranus also signifies ruptures and separations, so I predicted that his current relationship would end rather swiftly.