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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
In order to read this article as written - start here at: Part
I of The Zodiac & Soul
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 ago when he belatedly
birth time. Since then
it has only
been edited from time to time for purposes of minor
clarification and/or refinement.
previously written this section containing my Top Six Soul Mate
Clues in 1997 - I then
in 1998 decided to put my Top Six Clues up against the ultimate
soul mate test (where the rubber meets the road)...
the wonderful, gracious lovers, Paul and Linda McCartney, weren't
-- then I have nary an earthly clue about who might be...
few disclaimers before starting: All that these Top Six clues
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.
following cross aspects are NOT meant to be a guarantee you've
found a 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. Life and love are not as simple
like (and yearn) for them to be.
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, done
following cross aspects are NOT meant to be the final word in
regard to aspects
which 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
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
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 very closely orb conjunct
Paul's Ascendant in Virgo. Paul's Moon was sign and orb conjunct
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
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
being the most intense and significant connection is the only aspect I
currently consider. Again, look for a double whammy.
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.
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
of mild 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
conjunction, trine and sextile aspects are (for the most
part) a wee bit "easier" to handle - with the conjunction
being the most intense connection.
aspects 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
feeling. A double
whammy helps create a stronger mutuality of
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 whammy.
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...
Immortal 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).
this 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)
interesting to see where your two asteroids touch your partners
other planets and/or points... but I wouldn't necessarily give these
Eros was in aspect opposition Linda's Psyche and Linda's
Eros was sign conjunct Paul's Psyche (another double
those 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?