There are always new beginnings all around us. A seasoned Astrologer or a serious student will make sure that there is a reliable time piece around to be able to document times as they just pop up. But even the best of the best sometimes do not realize the importance of a chance meeting. I am going to assume that the majority of readers are here on a romantic quest for more information… and that will be covered. First Meeting charts can be cast for numerous firsts. One horrific extreme is when a predator meets his/her victim …. no happy fireworks, and the chart will show this… yet it is a chart that will probably not be cast in the first place. How often we meet someone and think nothing and then find ourselves in some type of relationship with the other… again, probably no chart cast. We can’t be neurotic and make notes every time we pass someone. This is being brought up to point out, it is rare we are prepared and intuitive enough to know when to log in time. This is true of event charts done in retrospect. We can guess probably within a few moments, but that isn’t good enough. Analysis can still be done, just remember that the Cusp Lords are not valid. A 29 degree Cancer 8th house may actually be a 1 degree Leo 8th house. Literally the difference between day and night. 🙂
First Meetings/event charts can include different combinations. They can be in person, over the phone, over the internet, rarely a first date as the couple have probably spoken about the date after meeting. (This is where a first date chart would come in instead, with a flavor of the interaction, not of the whole relationship) Try to keep track of your firsts, such as first meeting of a teacher, a babysitter, an insurance agent, etc… they may be valuable in retrospect or they may be a big waste of time. Ryoin and I have disagreed on this before and it will have to be a judgement call. He feels the first person to notice the other is the magical moment and I disagree and believe the moment is when the second person is engaged in the transaction. Otherwise it would be stalking, right? Again we disagree on the internet and letters and recordings. He feels it is when the first person hits “send” and the chart cast with that location and time…. I feel it is when it is received at that time and local. The problem with mine is that the initiating person will be clueless of when that time reception has occurred. I did have a theory that maybe using a Davidson chart is the answer. You would have both times and locations as the time space midpoints in that chart. If anyone experiments with this, let me know how it works out. Yay for all the technology that uses time stamps.
To read the First Meeting chart we approach it as an individual nativity. Remember to disregard the angles and the cusp lords if the time is unknown exactly. This will give a “flavor” to the general setting of the relationship. Next, take each person and run a synastry against the First Meeting chart. It is surprising how aspects pop up everywhere, read the chart as one would for a relationship synastry. To be even more thorough, check the chart against the would be Davidson and Composite of the two individuals. Astrologer Bob Marks suggests making composites with Event charts and the individual’s nativity. This would would show problematic spots with each individual with in the relationship.
I can not stress enough, some first meeting charts will be all hard aspects and and not so great houses, see clip, a case of maybe 8th house lord found in the 4th house and a nice square involving Mars. copy write issues, there will be a redirect link in the clip back to youtube.