In Synastry, Composite, and Davidson Charts we tend to look for conjunctions to confirm our compatibility. This is with the assumption that conjunctions are good, what else is there to look at?
We can look at the planets involved. Person A Uranus conjunct Person B Mars sounds um, explosive to say the least. A conjunction is a place that has a strong focus in that area of the chart. Strong focus…never ending, relentless focus. Doesn’t sound so pleasant now does it? Well, if it is the Moon and Venus, I can’t imagine too much of a good thing wouldn’t come to mind once and again. Hee Hee, that was a double negative, how appropriate.
I was working on a series of charts and had noticed something amazing. Prince Charming is the object of desire. Prince Charming has at least 2 Damsels vying for his attention. Prince Charming has a Grand Cross in his chart. Damsel One and he have many planets conjuncting other planets and points…. that also means in Synastry those same conjunctions now square and oppose other planets. Ouch! Now it is like there are two of his worst traits… guess it makes projecting what we deny in ourselves on another much easier. Damsel Two has a good Synastry Chart with Prince Charming. There are only 2 conjunctions, the rest of the chart are all Trines and Sextiles. His Grand Cross does not affect in the Synastry, as there are no planets or points conjuncting any of the Grand Cross. So what do we have? Damsel One is an obsessive can’t get away from person… and a good portion of the time is spent in argument even though there is a strong meant to be together element. Damsel Two is a good friend that he can count on and they never seem to have a reason to argue.
A conjunct can be great when looking at the charts. A business partner with the same focus doesn’t seem like a bad thing. In a marriage the cry, “Will this insistent, infernal, nagging ever stop?” Probably not, if a conjunction is the culprit.