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was, and still is, the love of my life.... I am privileged to have
been her lover for 30 years, and in all that time, except for one
enforced absence, we never spent a single night apart. When people
asked why, we would say, ''What for?''
McCartney - April 21, 1998
to read this article as written - please start here at:
The Zodiac & Soul Mates
II of Dr Z's: The Zodiac, Astrology & Soul Mates:
Dr Z's Top
Six Soul Mate Astrology Clues
Dr Z article was originally written in 1997 and then was revised
for content a few years later when he belatedly discovered Linda's
birth time. Since then it has been edited from time to time for
purposes of minor clarification and/or refinement.
the wonderful, gracious lovers, Paul and Linda McCartney, weren't soul
mates -- then I have nary an earthly clue about who might be...
few disclaimers that you won't bother to read: All that these Top
Six clues may potentially signify is that sharing one or more
of the following six cross aspects with another person may reflect (mirror)
a relationship with inexplicable subjective feelings of fatedness,
karma, kinship and/or deep connection between the two people involved.
- The following
cross aspects are NOT meant to be a guarantee you've found a long
lasting, eternal soul mate connection... at least not in the sense
that the two of you will be able to happily and peacefully spend
the rest of your lives together on the Earth plane. Life and love
are not as simple as we'd like (and yearn) for them to be.
- The following
cross aspects are NOT meant to be a guarantee of an easy, smooth.
and emotionally healthy relationship or connection with the other
person... they most certainly don't guarantee that... as I was so
aptly reminded, astrologer Steven Forrest has said (something to
the effect) that sometimes soul mates kill each other... (been there,
- The following
cross aspects are NOT meant to be the final word in regard to astrological
combinations that might be a clue of a potential soul mate connection
or general attraction and compatibility between two people.
Birth Data: June 18, 1942 2:00 pm Liverpool, England, Rodden
Birth Data: September 24, 1941 10:00 am New York, NY, Rodden
Both birth times are based on info given by Linda McCartney
and used in an article in the ACVA Journal Summer 1998 Vol 4 No.1.
(Just to keep everybody on the same page, if you are casting the
charts, then this info gives Paul an Ascendant of 25 degrees Virgo
and Linda an Ascendant of 8 degrees Scorpio.)
Magnetic Attraction - (You're a Magnet for me, baby...)
Look for person A's birth planets sign conjuncting the angles of person
B's chart (Ascendant/ Descendant magnetic axis or the Midheaven/ I.C.
gravity axis). This is especially true of person A's luminaries and
personal planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars) and especially true of
conjuncting person B's Ascendant/Descendant magnetic axis. This also
holds effective for a sign conjunction with person B's Midheaven/IC
gravity axis, but the connection is inevitably going to be "heavier"
and more "challenging" in nature.
Sun in Libra was out of sign but closely orb conjunct Paul's
Ascendant in Virgo. (A close out of sign conjunction denotes
connection without logical rationale.) Paul's Moon was sign
and orb conjunct Linda's Midheaven.
if you find a double whammy - such as person A's Ascendant conjunct
person B's Moon and person B's Ascendant conjunct person A's Moon -
then all the better!
We May Never Pass This Way Again (Karmic Lovers)
Cross aspects between the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, and/or Angles (Ascendant/
Descendant axis or the Midheaven/ I.C. axis) in person A's chart and
person B's Lunar Nodes.
conjunction being the most intense and significant connection is the
only aspect I currently consider. Again, look for a double whammy.
is huge. Linda's North Lunar Node was conjunct Paul's Ascendant.
One interpretation is that this one single (and huge) indicator
denotes that the two of them have been together during several
different past lives. This can potentially be a very powerful
mildly of interest: Linda's North Lunar Node was
squared Paul's Sun. Linda's North Lunar Node was
also sextile Paul's Venus. Paul's North Lunar Node was trine
Linda's Venus (a double whammy).
You Are My Destiny (Destiny's Gate)
Cross aspects between the Sun, Moon, Venus, Ascendant, and/or
Midheaven in person A's chart and person B's birth Vertex, the
Vertex being nicknamed by me as "Destiny's
Gate." This rule holds especially true in regard to conjunctions
and oppositions. Again, look for a double whammy.
Vertex was conjunct Paul's Sun and Midheaven which was a
very powerful connection between the two of them. This is
a connection that can potentially be very hard to let go
of very mild and secondary interest, Paul's Vertex was trine
Linda's Moon and Venus.
Let Me Lose Myself in You! (or Calgon, Take Me Away)
Cross aspects between person A's birth Neptune and person B's
birth luminaries, personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus
and Mars), and Ascendant/Descendant axis....
conjunction, trine and sextile aspects are (for the most part) a wee
bit "easier" to handle and bring down to earth- with the conjunction
being the most intense connection.
involving Neptune and the other person's luminaries, personal planets,
and Ascendant/Descendant axis can even hold true with sign
conjunctions and oppositions that aren't necessarily within orb
aspect - but generally speaking: the closer, the better.
what's sometimes called a "double whammy" cross aspect - such as
person A's Neptune conjunct person B's Venus and person B's Neptune
sextile person A's Venus -- is all the better for creating that
special connection feeling. A double whammy helps create an even
stronger mutuality of feeling.
a synastry birth chart comparison for Paul and Linda McCartney
- Paul's Neptune was found to be conjunct Linda's Sun; and
Linda's Neptune was found to be squared Paul's Sun (a double
whammy). Linda's Neptune was also conjunct Paul's Ascendant.
Hey, Venus! (Love in the Afternoon)
Cross aspects between the Sun and/or Moon in person A's chart and
person B's birth Venus.
is especially intense with conjunctions and oppositions, but trines
and sextiles are awfully comfortable and nice. Again, look for a double
Venus was in opposition Linda's Moon and Linda's Venus was squared
Paul's Moon (another double whammy).
Immortal Lovers (Ooh baby, ooh baby)
Now here's one you probably haven't heard of before...
Lovers clue concerns the minor asteroids named Eros (passion and
erotic transformation) and Psyche (longings for communion, merging,
and the giving of one's self over).
is a relationship between a male and female - then first look for
the male's birth Eros conjuncting the female's birth Psyche. This
even appears to work with sign conjunctions which aren't in orb.
In my experience, finding this cross aspect between lovers
is fairly rare... at the same time, finding a double whammy between
family members seems to be fairly common (which is sort of a spooky
thought, but consistent with many of the differing theories on reincarnation).
it down a notch, this also seems to work fairly well with (in orb)
aspect oppositions and squares. Then, to a much, much, much lesser
degree, it can work with trines and sextiles. (Although, as a strong
general rule I don't consider trines and sextiles when comparing
Eros and Psyche.)
check to see if anything's up between the female's birth Eros and
male's birth Psyche. Finding a double whammy cross aspect between
lovers (involving conjunctions, oppositions and squares)
to see where your two asteroids touch your partners other planets
and/or points... but I wouldn't necessarily give these other cross-aspects
Eros was in aspect opposition Linda's Psyche and Linda's Eros
was sign conjunct Paul's Psyche (another double whammy).
folks interested in checking for cross aspects between Eros and
Psyche, the only software packages I know of that can calculate
Eros and Psyche (such as Solar Fire 4) are a wee bit expensive.
So a less expensive alternative is the free Astrodienst
Online Chart Service that offers an option for manually adding
in any of the asteroids. The asteroid number for Eros is 433 and
the asteroid number for Psyche is 16.
- What if I don't find any double whammies?
A - Don't
- What if I don't find all of the clues in my relationship?
A - Don't
get greedy... not everybody is Paul and Linda
Go back to Part I One of
The Zodiac & Soul Mates
Falconer's site where she expertly discusses both the
Vertex and the asteroid Eros.