In astrology, there is nothing more interesting and fun than the thought of doing the natal charts of the people you know and are close to in your life. This is something you should probably not do on a whim as the consequences could be dire! Now that’s somewhat overexaggerated as obviously the world won’t end upon you doing an indepth natal reading for someone you’re close to, but you understand the general idea.
I recently decided to sit down and seriously go over my boyfriend’s horoscope with Lilly’s Christian Astrology Volume III as my guide. Now, this is a big step because I haven’t even done my own horoscope as extensively as I’ve gone over his so far. Probably a bit of a weird thing to admit, but it’s true. His chart was an interesting challenge, mostly because of not having an accurate birthtime but thanks to Ptolemy, I did the best I could in fixing that problem and so far the reading seems to be going pretty well. The problem being that the chart is mostly referencing things that are still further along in his future, so really the jury is still out, and it may be a big egg on my face if we ever do really find out his real birthtime.
While I’m still not finished (I’ve still got the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth houses to do, and then after that I’m going to try my hand at following Lilly’s directions on progressions), what I have gotten out of his chart so far seems to be pretty interesting, and in some aspects it’s changed my way of thinking about him in little ways. According to his chart, he’s going to get married twice. That’s right, you heard it, twice! Wouldn’t that make you think and get a bit concerned about your future with someone? Lilly says Venus in the second house argues that the native marries for money. Lord knows I don’t have any money (you should see the pathetic state of my second house lord), so I’m wondering who he’s marrying for money, because it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be me. Another red flag for the collection.
Now, in this particular case, everything checks out okay. Don’t tell anyone, but my boyfriend has actually been married already, and yes, it was technically for money for college. So, that means only one marriage left, and I’m pretty sure I already called it.
Continuing the marriage trend, his nativity also suggested that his spouse would outlive him. That makes me a little sad already, and it’s not like death is knocking on our front door. On the positive side of that, maybe it’ll make me take my time with him a bit more seriously, since I know I’m the one who’s going to run out of time with him.
I also learned all the diseases and injuries he’s going to get throughout his life. Besides the weak eyesight shown, the other interesting diseases were apparently bladder and urinary tract infections. Now, I’m no doctor, but I’m pretty sure cranberry juice helps against that kind of stuff. So bottoms up, you’ll thank me for it later.
Something else I forgot to mention is that his father may not be his real biological father, because apparently his mother slept around. :S I know, right? Well, I don’t think his father is his real father, and I’m a little concerned on if I should tell him or not. He’s got a night chart, so his father is signified by Saturn in Capricorn in the Twelfth and Venus in Aquarius in the Second (Lady of the Fourth). Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve always seen significators of parents in cadent houses as showing a removed parent either physically or emotionally or whatever. The Twelfth house especially having significations over those things that are secret or kept hidden. Hm, a hidden father? Suspicious…
Doing the horoscopes for someone you’re close to can bring about some interesting inner conflicts. Do you tell them this or do you keep it to yourself? How do you keep what you learned from influencing how you interact with them? You probably really can’t, as it’s always going to be in the back of your mind. In my case, I was lucky. I could have seen three marriages, I could have seen him inclined to have affairs, I could have seen an untimely death, but I didn’t. I could have, but I didn’t. Things to consider before you dig too deep.