Who are you as a couple?
The composite chart is the chart of the couple. It doesn't reflect either person as an individual. It's as though together, couples form a separate and unique third person. The composite chart represents this third person. It can be more powerful or weaker than each person individually. It can be more outgoing and more popular, or it can be destructive and self defeating. It has a separate life force of its own.
Going to the home of people who have been a couple for a long time is a good way to get the feel of a composite chart - especially if it's just the two of them living together without children or in-laws and so forth. Over the years, they have picked out the furniture together and the decorations. All of this, along with the way the maintain the home, reflects their personality as a couple. The smell, the feeling, the energy level of the home when you enter, all represent them rather than each person individually.
Composite Rising Sign...
Do you feel stronger or weaker when you are with your partner? Your relationship has it's own way of encountering the world which is shown through your composite rising sign. As a couple, when you are together at the same time, you meet the world through the sign on the ascendant of your composite chart. The composite rising sign affects how people see you as a couple - whether you are offish or welcoming, or whether you are serious or whimsical. (Click for each Composite Rising Sign Description)
Your goals as a couple and what makes your relationship feel invigorated are shown by your composite sun sign. What you are accomplishing as a couple and what you are constantly moving toward are described by the composite sun. Are you building a dream home or a large family? Are you building a business, or finding the best ways to enjoy a relaxing, fun life together? Is the relationship itself, as far as getting along well or committing, always the focus? These questions are answered by the sign and house position of the sun in the composite chart of your relationship. (Click for each Composite Sun House Description)
Your comfort zone as a couple and what makes you both feel secure and emotionally satisfied are shown by your composite moon. The sign and house of your composite moon show what activities you retreat to for comfort and emotional stability. It represents what makes you feel secure as a couple, and what you need to do to foster this security. Activities you engage in during your private time and only share with each other, are also shown by your composite moon. The emotional tone of your relationship is represented by the composite moon as well. It can show whether you have a gentle or aggressive emotional relationship for example. Further, it shows whether you are emotionally dependent or independent in your relationship. (Click for each Composite Moon House Description)
How well you communicate, your style of conversation and the manner in which you process what you say to each other are all shown by the position of your composite Mercury. The thought processes you use in reaching important decisions or the way you think through issues are described by Mercury's house position. Some house positions can make communication easier and clearer, while others tend to fog things. Misunderstandings are more likely with certain house positions. The process you engage in to make decisions can also be easier or more difficult based on the position of Mercury in your composite chart. (Click for each Composite Mercury House Description)
The house location of Venus in the composite chart represents the area of life where you find each other most attractive. When engaging in the activities represented by that house, your level of desire for each other increases. Together, you value whatever that house represents. You get pleasure as couple in the house containing Venus in your composite chart, which serves to make the activities of this house valuable to you and to your relationship. You are likely to spend a great deal of time engaged in the activities of this house because it gives meaning to your relationship. These activities help to build value in your relationship and make you appreciate each other more. (Click for each Composite Venus House Description)
The composite Mars shows your ability to assert yourselves, together, as a couple. Where you forge your way through life is shown by the house position of Mars in the composite chart. Mars' position indicates where you take what you want and need from the world, and where you get your way as a couple. Mars also represents your self-expression in its purest, most honest form. Not necessarily through words or art or relationships, but through genuine behavior that exhibits the raw core of a person. In a composite chart, Mars shows where the couple exhibits their most genuine self-expression with each other and in the couple's interactions with the world. (Click for each Composite Mars House Description)
The ultimate source of positive energy and potential for growth, Jupiter brings a sense of freedom and excitement to a house in a composite chart. The ever-present feeling of limitless possibility it brings, lends a titillating sense of anticipation to the area of your relationship it touches in your composite chart. Jupiter's optimistic energy makes it virtually fearless. Together, you can reach heights you would never expect in the house Jupiter occupies in your composite chart. The lack of fear and boundlessness Jupiter brings, makes you both open and honest in dealing with the matters of this house. But don't let Jupiter's easy-going attitude lead to your taking each other for granted, and be careful not to overdo things in Jupiter's house. Excess and over-indulgence can lead to problems. (Click for each Composite Jupiter House Description)
Saturn's ultra realistic attitude and approach to life puts a heavy weight into the house it occupies in a composite chart. This house represents the part of your relationship that feels restrictive and burdensome. There is likely to be repression or awkwardness of expression in this house, which can cause a feeling of frustration. Saturn always has lessons to teach, and it takes time to work through them. Saturn knows there are no short cuts in life. Shorts cuts only lead to future suffering. Reality must be met head on when Saturn is present. This can be difficult in a relationship, but if you are determined and persistent, it will reward you with strength and stability. (Click for each Composite Saturn House Description)