19 COMPATIBILITY REPORT FOR MARY AND BEN with indications of a good ability to work together. In a romantic context, this aspect tends to tone down the romantic feeling, but makes for a long-lasting and mutually respectful connection. Mary likely provides the more mature and stable influence, while Ben benefits and feels guided. Mary may be lacking in demonstrative affection for Ben, although loyalty is definitely indicated. This aspect promotes a stable mixture of love and practicality, even inter-dependency, which makes a partnership really work. Ben's Venus in square (within 4.5 degrees) with Mary's Uranus The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect, of Venus in square with partner's Uranus, may present a challenge in that the urge for freedom and the desire for security or practicality may not mix. One partner may turn out to be too unpredictable, or aloof and distant, for the other at times. This aspect can also symbolize a pattern of real friendship and harmony, in an unusual and innovative partnership. There are positive indications for artistic achievement in the work you do together. You may have an almost instant and intuitive rapport with each other, although day to day, things may be quite changeable in your relationship, with the sporadic energy of Uranus in the mix. You are likely to both benefit and frustrate yourselves and others, bringing in a unique and perhaps eccentric form of excitement, but also raising issues of dependability and commitment. In a romantic context, this aspect symbolizes a romantic streak of unusual character, Your partner may demonstrate affection with gifts or other unexpected shows of devotion. This aspect can also represent extravagant freedom in sexual relations or unconventional love affairs, such as a gay or lesbian match. Both of you are stimulated, sometimes intellectually, mostly in harmony, although there is a changeable quality that frustrates expectations of a steady and long-term partnership. One partner may alternate being strongly attracted with being insensitive cold and distant, or physically not present. You may experience unpredictable separations, or other barriers to a truly lasting long-term relationship. What is positive is the unique and unusual energy that enlivens your relationship, and may bring change or adjustment that is mutually beneficial, if the differences in style between you can be maintained in equanimity. Ben's Venus in sesquiquadrate (within 0.1 degrees) with Mary's Midheaven The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required. This aspect, of Venus in minor dynamic relation with partner's Midheaven, represents a strong link between you regarding plans and aspirations, although with the potential for
20 COMPATIBILITY REPORT FOR MARY AND BEN diffusion of objectives between you and waste or excess of some variety. You value the same things overall, though you may come to this appreciation from different angles. Ben provides an aesthetic sensibility, which in general supports the career goals of Mary, or may at times operate at crosspurposes to these goals, while Mary takes a more practical and real-world approach. There is likely to be an artistic side to the work you do together. In a romantic context, there is warmth and affection between you, with pleasure and sensuality along with a sense of beauty. The appearance of being graceful in the eyes of the world is important, and you may place emphasis on ascending in social circles with each other. There is real rapport between you, but also perhaps an excess of ego, or over indulgence in life's pleasures. Your relationship generally helpful, congenial, and warm, and your shared purpose is likely to include the artistic or musical or beautifying the world in some way. Ben's Mars in square (within 3.9 degrees) with Mary's Sun Ruler of rising sign The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect, of Sun in square with partner's Mars, indicates an energetic, athletic, motivated, and passionate partnership, but also may symbolize will or ego conflict between you which may manifest in fits of temper. Together, you have a passion to succeed and excel, with perhaps some type of masculine bravado in the mix; such as risk taking, or a real sense of adventure. There is also a strong chance for rivalry between you. Your partnership benefits if you can keep your focus on your mutual awareness of vital life pursuits, and your drive to succeed together. In a romantic context, you feel physical passion but also tension. Conflicts can arise, as your wills clash and ego desires inflame disagreements. You feel the impulse to do and move together, yet there may also be discord or you may get the feeling that you are working at crossed purposes. You do well if you bring a high degree of consciousness, rational control and planning to the mix, in order that feelings of aggression between you not get out of hand, perhaps even leading to violent expressions. Your achievement together can be great or difficult, depending on how well you can get along with each other. The distress of purpose and direction not fully aligned may require some understanding of each other's true motivations. Consciousness and foresight can go far to offset the possibilities for impatience and conflict between you. Ben's Mars in square (within 3.3 degrees) with Mary's Midheaven The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.