Instead of considering only astrological Sun signs,
we believe that the comprehensive astrology and
numerology charts must be scrutinized if one wants
to consider true personality, compatibility, and
personal timing (prediction and forecasting).
Also, thorough handwriting analysis done by a well-
trained professional adds a great deal of additional
insight about subconscious character, much of which
that can't be found through modern, psychological
On the surface, you may think you have great astrological
compatibility on paper with two seemingly easy-going,
compassionate people (signified in part, for example, by
both having an abundance of Pisces and Cancer energy).
However, it's discovered that one has very compressed,
narrow, extreme right-slanted, sharp, angular, heavy
pressure script with rigid baselines and downward slanting,
weak-ending, pointed letter t-bars. Plus, strong patterns
of over-balanced "8" and "1" energy are found in the
comprehensive numerology charts. All of this with
other corroborating information alerts the analyst to
the strong possibility of that person being a domineering
The other person's comprehensive charts involve, in
part, lots of under-balanced "2" energy which suggests
dependency and self-deprecation. In support of these
notions, that person's script includes martyr/victim traits
such as small overall script size, light writing pressure,
close word spacing, excessively rounded and immature-
looking writing, droopy rhythm and connectives
between letters, pinched circle letters, low and weakly
crossed letter t-bars back to the left instead of to the right,
and x-formations where the letter x is not present.
In this case, a surface astrology interpretation would
unfortunately leave open the potential for a very toxic,
if not dangerous match.
An aside, psychology was not part of astrology until
about 100 years ago. The approximately 2000 year
tradition of the science of astrology involves mostly
prediction instead of psychological character analysis.
Unfortunately, in our view, most astrology found today
in print or on-line is primarily modern, psychological
astrology, and involves a frivolous and distorted
approach to the science.
Astrology that's largely for entertainment only
(although usually not presented as such) includes,
for example, Sun or Moon sign horoscopes, and
readings done by astrologers who commonly promote
falsehoods such as, "...(numerology or) astrology isn't
predestination or fate...how things play out is going to
be up to you," stated to cover a refusal to do in-depth
delineation, or mask an inability to do accurate
Some popular modern astrologers even go so far as to
offensively suggest escapism, wishful thinking, self-
fulfilling prophesies, and a failure to take responsibility
for one's actions and life in response to the idea that
some astrologers and numerologists (like us) say it's
possible to measure and outline personal fate (i.e.,
impart the general inclination of fate, and frequently,
even precise future circumstances and events). Worse,
they deny that fate exists, and also deny the reality
that varying degrees of unavoidable adversity (which
is also measurable) in people's lives serves a divine
The truth is that their form of astrology or numerology
isn't about predestination or fate and that original ancient
predictive astrology and numerology are absolutely about
predestination and fate.
It's ironic how fully embracing the concepts of karma and
fate is directly related to taking responsibility for one's
actions and that much of the modern astrology found
today offers mainly an escape from the hard realities of
Reviewing Sun Signs, Moon Signs, or any other individual
aspect without considering the rest of the charts' contents
and patterns within those charts, will only give you surface
insight. It tells you virtually nothing about the reality of the
personality, or the compatibility between you and another
For example, the Sign of Aquarius is considered to be
relatively harmonious with the Sign of Sagittarius. If
you select ten random people with Aquarius Sun Signs
and match them with ten people with Sagittarius Sun Signs,
it's entirely possible that none of them will get along with
each other. It's also entirely possible that all of them will
The best romantic matches for a Libra Sun and Cancer
Moon combination, for instance, depends entirely upon the
health of the respective planets (strong and well, or involving
afflictions including planets in detriment, badly aspected
planets, weak house placement, retrogrades, etc.), their
rulers and the health of those rulers, along with the rest
of the several hundred aspects, and patterns comprised
of those aspects, throughout the comprehensive charts
of each person.
It's possible for a person with a Libra Sun and Cancer
Moon, for example, to have wonderful compatibility with
a person with an Aries Sun and Capricorn Moon, both
Oppositions are commonly considered to involve poor
compatibility, but sometimes very close oppositions
(opposing planets that are very tightly aspected by a
degree or two, within the compatibility charts) offer
more reward than challenge, especially if the remaining
composite contents are harmonious.
Oppositions are as follows:
Aries is opposed to Libra.
Taurus is opposed to Scorpio.
Gemini is opposed to Sagittarius.
Cancer is opposed to Capricorn.
Leo is opposed to Aquarius.
Virgo is opposed to Pisces.
Conjunctions, same sign combinations, represent
intensification of the sign's energy, and is sometimes
positive and sometimes negative. Generally, it's a
"hard" aspect, and not as easy flowing as trines and
Although we feel that modern astrology places too
much emphasis on Ptolemaic aspects, it's good to
have an understanding of them.
The basic, major Ptolemaic aspects include oppositions
(180 degree angle), conjunctions (0 degree angle),
squares (90 degree angle), trines (120 degree angle),
and sextiles (60 degree angle).
Square aspects are combinations of signs that are of
different elements (see below), like Taurus with Leo,
and generally indicate challenge and tension. Trine
aspects are combinations of signs that are of the same
element, such as Scorpio with Pisces (both water), and are
generally agreeable. Sextile aspects are combinations of
signs that are of compatible, but different, elements such
as Cancer with Virgo, or Leo with Libra, and are also
If you accept the trivial approach of reviewing only the
Sun and Moon signs, which might offer a preview at best,
then it's good to look at the elemental combinations of the
signs for some basic awareness.
On the surface, fire and air are harmonious, and earth and
water are harmonious. In addition, each element commonly
mixes well with itself (fire and fire, etc.).
Fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
A surface approach will involve Libra Sun, Cancer
Moon compatibility with an air or fire Sun, along with
a water or earth Moon, but that's just the beginning.
If you want to go a little deeper, yet still not get into
comprehensive analysis, considering the nature of the
sign is also helpful (Fixed, Mutable, or Cardinal), as is
considering the masculine or feminine nature of the sign
(fire and air are masculine, and earth and water are
We also strongly recommend contemplating each
person's personal timing when considering compatibility.
Personal timing, comprised of scores of short, medium,
and long-term continuous and non-continuous numerological
and astrological cyclical timing methods, regularly
symbolically makes or breaks relationships. The collective
cycles can be divided into groups that are the basis for
Two people can seemingly have nothing in common aside
from their current personal time cycles (some as short as
a day, others as long as many years), and when those
time cycles change, the relationship changes, or even
It should be noted that we understand that it is possible
for someone who has strong, solid psychic ability and a
good, general understanding of astrology to successfully
use Sun and Moon signs exclusively as psychic touchstones.
But few have this talent where they can get consistent,
accurate reads without a comprehensive approach.
Again, an astrologer must consider all comprehensive
charts in determining compatibility, along with the
comprehensive timing charts, and not just the Sun and
Moon signs if one really wants to uncover existing
compatibility. Again, we have found that you also must
consider the comprehensive numerology charts, along with
handwriting analysis (subconscious fears and defenses, etc.),
if you want a high level of accuracy.
A skeptic saying that they "...don't believe in astrology,"
to us, is a reasonable and understandable statement if
they have only been exposed to Sun Sign astrology,
which is the basis for most astrology horoscopes today.
Comparing Sun Sign astrology to an in-depth analysis
as referred to in the above paragraphs is like comparing
conspiracy theory half-truths to confirmed CIA intelligence.
Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo