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Dear Astro Poets,
As I write today, I am one year out exactly from marrying the love of my life. I thought it might be time to get a reading from you to mark the occasion – and because I have been a long-time fan of your work.
We are both in our 50s and have been married before. We met in 2019. We both have daughters from previous relationships – my 2 are grown, his is a tween and lives with us ½ time. We get along so well and really don’t have much conflict, except maybe in our spending habits (he’s a spender, I’m a saver). But we can and do communicate easily through any issues, so far.
Based on our charts, can you tell me what our strengths and challenges are in the years ahead – and maybe also tell us how the stars will align for our wedding day next year (9/21/24)?
My love’s chart:
Your charts work beautifully together. Leo and Libra is a great and common fire and air sign match. Libras are the wilder, more unpredictable partner. His moon is in Libra too which makes him cerebral, aesthetically oriented, and incredibly philosophical.
You are the feeler, healer, and big communicator with that Cancer moon and Leo sun. In love you are incredibly stable, given your Virgo Venus, and your partner can rely on you fully. His Venus is in Sagittarius which makes him a bit more of a wild card. He is a deep romantic, but again, unpredictable at times.
Your strength as a couple is that you rarely tire of doing the daily work together and this will keep you together for a long time. Leos are a fixed fire sign. They are loyal and hardworking, especially in partnership. They also need a partner. All Leos want to shine but believe they shine better in a couple.
Libras are a cardinal air sign. They lead, they throw around questions and keep things spicy constantly, and in partnership they truly enjoy being social with their partner and others — dinners, celebrations, anything that involves being a couple in public, Libras relish it.
Your challenges may be giving each other space. When a Libra needs space, a Leo may have the tendency to resent it. And when a Leo needs space, they made not have the courage or ability to articulate it without thinking they will offend. A natural balance between time together and time doing your own thing will obviously occur. But there will be ups and downs within this and it’s important for both partners to communicate their needs.
Your wedding day will be spectacular! Getting married in Libra season is perfect.
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Hey there Astro Poets,
I'm looking for a little guidance on a new romantic adventure I'm embarking upon. I (lady Aquarius) matched with a guy (Taurus) on a dating app about 2 months ago. We hit it off right away—great chemistry, similar outlooks on life, complementary senses of humor, and those little coincidences that make connections feel like kismet. I get the sense that we both feel seen by the other person, which is certainly rare for me. The downside? He's about 6 months out from a pretty serious breakup and isn't ready to jump into another relationship. Honestly, that part of it is fine with me (I prefer to move slow, and putting labels on things isn't really my style), but he's also been pretty open about still being in a messy place emotionally regarding his ex. Despite this hangup, he's been clear that he wants to pursue things with me (at perhaps a slower than normal pace) and his communication and effort have been consistent. I typically wouldn't want to get involved in something so unclear, but our connection feels so strong and unique that I've decided to take a leap of faith on this one and see where it might go. Looking for any insight, wisdom, or guidance you might be able to provide!
Thank you for all that you do,
An Aqua Seeking Something Real
Cancer Rising and Jupiter
Capricorn Venus, Mercury, Mars and most everything else
Taurus Sun, Rising, and Mercury
First of all, hats off to him for the honesty about his ex and where he is emotionally. This is excellent communication and also reveals a kind of seriousness that bodes well. It just inspires confidence. So yes, it’s good you are giving it a chance.
That said, keep your guard up. Or rather, don’t let it down fully. If he is going slow (not shocking for a Taurus in the romance department), also go slow. And keep your eyes and ears open. His Venus is in Aries so he is quite romantic and grandiose when he really feels something. Maybe that’s coming. But for now, your Capricorn Venus is going to have to do some protecting. Be patient. Be open minded but cautious.
Taurus folks have a very hard time getting over great loves. And exes in general. So it isn’t surprising that he is feeling these things. Everything with a Taurus takes a lot of time. Opening up. Getting over things. Etc. Etc. So slow is his speed when it comes to matters of the heart.
An Aquarius is fine with slow but they also want to know what exactly they are waiting for. They want a return. They want confirmation. And so, it may be wise, to have some check ins with him along the way. Some serious conversations about where he is and how he is feeling regarding all this. See how his feelings evolve and how, hopefully, his break up feelings around the ex decrease or at least the volume on them is lowered. Really blunt and open conversation is something a Taurus responds to. Unless they are being pushed or cornered. Remember also that a Taurus is a stubborn creature. Another reason they have a hard time with endings, compromise, etc.
Ultimately, we say go for it. Because as the poet Kenneth Rexroth once wrote, “darling darling darling the future is long gone by, and the past will never happen.” We have only this.
i have known the other person in this question for over half my life. for several years (minus one year of a falling out) we’ve had feelings for one another. on top of this, the universe seems to throw us close to one another despite slim odds- it seems like there are too many random opportunities that lead us to the same place for it to be coincidence.
we’ve both expressed that we’re in love and that it’s a very special connection, but the timing of an actual relationship has never lined up- they are across the country for two years on a job assignment. i’m very direct in my communication style and i know what i want, while they’re more avoidant and get scared easily. i am trying to give them space to figure everything out, but it seems like our futures/ambitions could align.
i’d just like to know if our charts indicate that we’d work well together romantically, or that things would work out in the future. it’s funny because our charts seem VERY different, but it feels like we understand one another on a high vibrational, karmic level. they feel like they can be open and their weird self around me, and that’s mutual. even though that’s great, it’s really tough to be floating in the space between friends and lovers when we can’t predict the future.
any general guidance would be appreciated, mainly because i’m just a bundle of water signs that can’t help but be a lover.
a cancer <3
Your charts are indeed different but it is this difference that attracts you to one another. You are both quite eccentric. And find solace in one or two people (close friends, lovers, etc) seeing you fully.
Long distance is difficult because an Aquarius is, in general, not the most clear and consistent communicator. Cancer is going to do that lifting for both of them. And that could take a toll.
Their Venus is also in Capricorn so they won’t exactly jump into anything. They will be cautious in love. And stability and location and finances matter a lot to them. At times, you may feel like you are the bigger romantic and pushing things ahead. If you are comfortable with that, certainly give this a try.
Aquarians are rule breakers. But your love interest’s moon is in Taurus. So next to the wildness of Aquarius is the stoic, calm Taurus energy. This energy is definitely something you need with all those water placements, which amplify your emotions greatly. So your differences in terms of your charts work mostly for you.
Give this a shot! That way you won’t keep wondering…time has certainly kept you next to one another for a long time. That’s a sign.
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Now to my question…
:( I have been in this twisted relationship for 4 years and in the first 2 years we were a couple and everything was quite nice and we were friends before starting to date. He decided to break up with me after two years saying that I was too much sometimes then after being apart for 3 months he found a way to get back in my life again.
It was really a hard time for me and I couldn’t say no to him because I also like him so much as a friend. We started to hang out again but never started officially dating, it was a situationship that lasted another 2 years.
2 months ago I finally decided I no longer needed this bs in my life and told him that we can not be in each others’ lives any longer. He told me that he doesn’t want to lose me because he doesn’t let too many people in his close circle and I was the one who is closest to him.
However, he doesn’t feel in love with me and doesn’t see us as a couple. I said no and we haven’t talked since. The thing is he told me I was the only one who made him feel like he was at home and he was carrying a palaroid of us in his wallet just before we stopped talking. Thus, I thought he liked me. Now I miss my best friend so much, I stopped talking to him because I thought it was the right thing to do for myself since I still have feelings for him. However, with everything else happening in my life right now (graduating, moving abroad, searching for a new job) I feel like losing my best friend is just too much for me. Do you think I did the right thing for myself? Or should I have just cut the sexual part and at least kept my best friend? I know I am sounding super toxic rn but that’s just where I am at. I would really appreciate an insight from you. I tried to keep it short as much as I can and thank you xx
Mercury, Pluto, Venus: Sag
Neptune, Uranus: Aquarius
We feel for you and your Cancer moon. This is not easy for you. Cancer moons forget nothing and have a truly hard time letting go.
It’s difficult to say if you made the right decision. However, it sounds like it was torture for you to be around someone for so long and not be their love interest in a clear way.
That said, two fire signs are always going to make things complicated for each other in this way. There’s just something about a Leo and a Sagittarius together. They will definitely have fights and even long falling outs, but they love each other. They are a good friendship match and a good love match. Often what they need is time apart. Time to remember how much they truly love each other after conflict. In general, all fire signs need a cooling off period (no pun intended).
Perhaps there is a way to reach out at some point and signal that, if something changes in his thinking in the future, about both of you as a couple, he can circle back and share that with you. Signal that you are open to it, if you are.
I think that you didn’t make a mistake for the time being. Only you know what you need and what you can handle. But you can think of it as exactly that: for the time being. You haven’t fully closed the door and things can evolve. You never know. He may be feeling the same things and dying to reach out to you too.
You’ll know if/when you see him again and it feels incredibly great or unbearable because you can’t be with him romantically.
The Astro Poets