14 RELATIONSHIP REPORT FOR ANNA AND HARRY issue that you and your partner are striving to bring to conscious understanding in the context of this relationship. Since you have had some experience with these fires of difficulty you are likely as a partnership to be interested in the helping professions, and may eventually assist others, as well as yourselves, in reaching better levels of acceptance and integration of their dark places. Composite Moon in strong square (within 3.0 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect in your composite chart symbolizes a relationship in which there is difficulty with the feminine and nurturing side of life, and also great potential for healing these areas as you work together. Of course the important early model for the feminine is mother, and it is likely that one or both of you experienced some degree of painful episodes there. If there were such traumas in your early relationship with your own mother or significant female parental figure, in the course of this relationship these may be helped toward resolution. In a marriage partnership, there may also be issues to be healed with your children, and the mothering and nurturing that they require. Role models may also come into play here, as you expand your understanding of who you really are in the context of this relationship. Issues with mother are of course endemic in both modern and ancient culture, as typified in mythology. Perhaps you had a close relationship, but yet your needs were somehow not met, resulting in unconscious resentments which only surfaced later in your adult life. Or there may have been emotional or physical abuse. These experiences are so painful that they are often suppressed from consciousness, and buried deep in the psyche. It is important as you progress through life to move past the resentment caused by early wounding into a more conscious and compassionate reconciliation with the walled off parts of your own nature. In order to make progress here, deep psychological process of some variety is strongly indicated, perhaps through therapy, and the issues that come up in close interpersonal relationship often represent a catalyst and provide guideposts for constructive change. Of course it does take work. If you shrink from the task, you may take heart in the fact that these issues will remain, and eventually you will find the way to deal with them. The effort is enormous, but the rewards are just as great. Once you have begun to make conscious the pain and alienation surrounding events from the long buried past, through the agency of this relationship, you can begin to truly be of help others as well as yourselves.
15 RELATIONSHIP REPORT FOR ANNA AND HARRY Composite Moon in semisquare (within 2.7 degrees) with Mercury The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required. This aspect between composite Moon and Mercury brings a verbally expressive and creative quality to your relationship, and also may indicate that the thinking and feeling functions between you have a tendency to clash at times. You two have a gift for expression, both with each other and as a partnership in your dealings with the larger world. Your powerful thinking and fertile imagination lend a witty and entertaining twist to your joint expression, and you share a knack for putting your ideas into words. There is a creative tension to the verbal and emotional realities of your relationship that can be a force for powerful expression, as long as you can find necessary common ground in your shared desire for love, understanding and acceptance between you. The key here is to stay on top of difficulties each time they arise, and to be careful to take responsibility for your own issues. Composite Moon in square (within 6.2 degrees) with Jupiter The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect between composite Moon and Jupiter gives your relationship an optimistic and emotionally nurturing quality. Jupiter tends to enhance and enlarge the qualities of any planet it contacts, and here, in its square dance with the moon, you will feel its largesse in your shared emotional life. You tend to see the best in each other and in the ideas your share, serving as both cheerleaders for each other's process and teammates working toward a shared goal. On the other hand, Jupiter's enthusiasm could have you two signing up for things before you have blinked twice, and before you have had time to carefully think through the consequences of your decisions. It benefits this relationship to take things slowly, commit carefully and to fall back on all that good tiding when things get bogged down with the inevitable snags that come along with day-to-day reality. Composite Moon in trine (within 5.7 degrees) with Saturn Leading planet of planetary pattern The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With this aspect between composite Moon and Saturn, your relationship has a responsible, centered and hard-working basis that also might be experienced as a blockage of emotional connection between you. With this aspect, you may provide each other with the right blend of encouragement and