7 COMPATIBILITY REPORT FOR MARY AND BEN purpose that brings you together for this wild spelunking adventure into the subterranean territory of your own psyche. There may be a compulsive factor to your interaction, and you need to be careful of possessiveness or other forms of emotional control that could come up between you. Balance is important, with time out for calm and privately separate reactions to events. There may be walled-off feelings of rage and pain from early childhood, perhaps going back to issues with mother love or its lack, that come to light in the course of this relationship. You both are being asked to rise to the occasion, to process the material presenting itself to you, in your eternal quest for balance and wholeness so that your life may move forward. The patterns of the past will yield to healing and transformative change if you allow them to. Ben's Mercury in strong square (exact) with Mary's Mercury The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect, of Mercury square partner's Mercury, represents the possibility for disagreements and communication problems in the partnership. You experience a strong mental connection with each other, with lively discourse and exchange of ideas, but opinions may vary, or intellectual styles differ between you. Misunderstandings between you can arise, or you may experience lack of partnership focus or not enough attention paid to details. Strong communications intensify your connection, and writing together or mutual collaborations involving the media, mind, or ideas are a definite possibility. You should take care that the variation between you in points of view not lead to judgment or reaction. In a romantic context, this aspect symbolizes a strong connection with lively discourse and exchange of ideas, although you may not have perfect communication exchanges. The potential is there for travel, working together, and sharing of ideas, but there may be some differences in character or mentality between you. You may find that you have differences of opinion, or one wishes to travel or go out, the other to stay at home. Tension may also come in the form of siblings, or friends, who interrupt partnership goals. Compromise can assist you in working through these issues, but balancing your viewpoints may require constant adjustment. You can work things out together in spite of the different direction of your thought or style by finding separate yet linked areas of focus, always keeping in mind what the other can bring to the partnership. Ben's Venus in strong trine (within 0.9 degrees) with Mary's Mercury The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
8 COMPATIBILITY REPORT FOR MARY AND BEN This aspect, of Mercury in flowing relation with partner's Venus, represents congenial sharing, with communication and creativity highlighted. This is a strong aspect for mutual self-expression, artistic creativity and enjoyment. You travel together well, with appreciation of beauty and a sense of warmth between you, and enthusiastic agreement in support of each other's aesthetic choices. In a love connection this aspect indicates loads of romantic appeal between you, with shared response and expressions of beauty, of flowers delivered, or strong marks of affection in words of beautiful sentiment. Also indicated is the shared pleasure of conversation, and enjoyment of film and writing, or the arts. Friends and lovers both, you constantly think of ways to be productive and functional together, with a sense of greater pleasure within some positive shared communication or vision. In business, you can expect shared cooperation and participation leading to success and achievement together. Both partners will likely show an admirable willingness to support and sympathize with each other. Ben's Mercury in strong square (within 1.5 degrees) with Mary's Mars The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect, of Mercury in square or opposition with partner's Mars, indicates that while you demonstrate wit and charm together, and are likely to be quite forceful in the expression of your ideas with one another, there is also the strong possibility of conflicts of will or differences of opinion if the partnership is not functioning well. There is a basic conflict of aims and direction between you requiring constant adjustment. Ben's patience can become strained, perhaps due to rashness of speech and actions on the part of Mary. Or Mary can become irritated and impatient with Ben's slower and more reasoned approach. Your temperaments are quite different, especially if you have the square aspect, and you only work well together when other positive factors in your relationship serve to ameliorate this basic conflict. Still, the liveliness of ideas and energy may well make up for the potential for irritation and upset. There may tend to be some sort of continual argument between you, but the type that is launched for the sake of excitement and stimulation, rather than for purposes of out and out conflict. In a romantic context, there is stimulation and lively communication between you. You will encounter active responses to each other, and rapid-fire communication exchanges, although there is also likely to be some tendency for impatience or irritation between you. There may be elements of changeable desire and motivation on the part of one of you, or upsets that cause anger and