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Descendant Synastry

We often talk about aspects to the Ascendant, but what about the Descendant?

The Ascendant and Descendant are opposing angles: the Ascendant represents our physical self and persona, while the Descendant represents our close, intimate relationships. The Descendant has to do with the type of partners we attract, and who we are most attracted to.

When someone’s planet is conjunct your Descendant, you feel you have met your match. Depending on the planet (and the aspects it makes to other planets and angles in your chart), this person might even be your ideal partner! Your partner is equally attracted to you, and sees you as their ‘other half’.

Conjunctions to the Descendant can be read similarly to a 7th house overlay, but they are more powerful. Also, the conjunction can also occur when one person’s planet is in another person’s 6th house, near the cusp of the 7th house.

In this article, we go over synastry interpretations of planets conjunct the Descendant (or opposite the Ascendant)

Sun conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Sun opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Sun conjunct Descendant in syanstry is one of the most powerful aspects you can find in a synastry. This aspect indicates a strong level of attraction and compatibility.

The Descendant person feels the Sun person is their ideal match, and feels magnetically attracted to them. Indeed, the Sun person’s overall personality is very appealing to the Descendant person, as it is a mirror to their own personality.  This aspect is very binding, particularly for the Descendant person, as the Sun person makes them feel more balanced and complete.

The Sun person also feels very attracted to the Descendant person, not only for their physical appearance, but also for how natural it feels to be together. The two of them feel they have found their ‘other half’ in each other, and feel a strong desire to be around each other often.

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Moon conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Moon opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Moon conjunct Descendant in Synastry is another powerful, binding aspect, and is commonly seen in the charts of married couples.

This aspect indicates compatibility at the emotional level. The Descendant person has a strong emotional attachment to the Moon person, and may even become dependent on them for emotional support and nurturing. The Moon person is sensitive to the Descendant person’s moods, and provides support and understanding in the relationship.

The Descendant person loves being around the Moon person, and feels a natural inclination to partner with them. The Moon person also feels a strong desire to partner with the Descendant person, feeling as though they have found their other half.

The Descendant person feels safe and comforted when they are with the Moon person, as the Moon person creates a safe space for the Descendant person to express themselves.

I’ve found that Moon in the 7th house couples have a very special emotional bond which can be noticed by others around them.

Mercury conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Mercury opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Mercury conjunct Descendant in Synastry indicates a high level of intellectual compatibility and attraction. The Mercury person is a perfect sounding board for the Descendant person; the Mercury person shows the Descendant person might even play Devil’s Advocate to show the Descendant person another perspective.

The Descendant person loves the way the Mercury person speaks and expresses themselves. There is a high level of intellectual compatibility between these two.

Both parties learn a lot about compromise and harmony through this relationship. They are open to each other’s ideas and respect each other’s intellects. Each partner feel ‘heard’ in this relationship, and talk through their issues in a fair and balanced way.

Venus conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Venus opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Venus conjunct Descendant in Synastry is an incredibly powerful aspect to find in a relationship chart. This aspect indicates much attraction between the two partners, and this is one of the best synastry aspects for long term love and marriage.

The Venus person is ideal to the Descendant person; the Descendant person loves the Venus person’s style, beauty, and the way they express love and affection. Indeed, the Descendant person might idealize the Venus person greatly, and see them as the ‘perfect partner’.

Through the relationship with the Venus person, the Descendant person learns a lot about relationships, relating, equality and harmony.

The Venus person is also highly attracted to the Descendant person. They love the way the Descendant person looks, and how they relate to others. They enjoy socializing with the Descendant person, and complement each other socially.

To others, they come across as the perfect couple.

Mars conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Mars opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

This aspect indicates a high level of attraction between the partners. The Descendant person is drawn to the Mars person, and falls in love with their sexual energy and drive. The Mars person is also very sexually attracted to the Descendant person, and will want to pursue the Descendant person.

At the same time, this aspect can be somewhat problematic when it comes to disagreements. The Mars person can be quite dominating or argumentative, especially when it comes to relationship matters. In this relationship, it is important to work together to come up with solutions, rather than treat each other as enemies.

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Jupiter conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Jupiter opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

This aspect is a wonderful aspect to share in Synastry! Jupiter conjunct Descendant in synastry blends one person’s planet of expansion and joy with another person’s relationship area.

The Descendant person feels much joy from being with the Jupiter person, as the Jupiter person brings joy, positivity and expansion to the Descendant person’s life. This placement can definitely signify marriage if other aspects are supportive.

In this relationship, the Jupiter person’s honesty and open-mindedness are highly attractive to the Descendant person. The two of them may enjoy traveling or going on adventures together.

Saturn conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Saturn opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Saturn conjunct Descendant in synastry can be both positive and negative. Check the other aspects Saturn to determine how this aspect will play out in the relationship.

On the positive side, the Saturn person teaches the Descendant person how to be more responsible and mature when it comes to long-term commitment. In many cases, this aspect is indicative of marriage, as it increases the longevity of the connection, as well as the commitment and duty they feel to one another.

On the downside, the Descendant person may feel their Saturn partner is too stuffy or cold, or even parental, towards them. To the Descendant person, the relationship may feel heavy or burdensome in some way, especially if the Descendant person is a non-traditional type.

The Saturn person may be resistant or cause delays in romance between the couple due to insecurity, or due to external obstacles.

Uranus conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Uranus opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

Uranus conjunct Descendant in synastry indicates instant attraction between the partners. The Descendant person in particular finds the Uranus person highly attractive, exciting, and different than anyone they have met before.

Despite the high level of attraction between them, the relationship may be unsteady or unpredictable, given the erratic nature of Uranus. Over time, the Descendant person might not feel they can rely or depend on the Uranus person in times of need. It may be difficult to get the Uranus person to make a steady commitment to the Descendant person. On the good side, the Uranus person teaches the Descendant person to be more independent and detached in relationships.

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Neptune conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Neptune opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

This aspect indicates a dream-like connection between the partners. In this relationship, both partners, particularly the Descendant person, feel they have met their ideal match our soulmate in each other. The Neptune person brings a dreamy, compassionate, sensitive energy into the Descendant person’s relationships sector that feels both fantasy-like and confusing.

Due to the hazy nature of Neptune, there may be difficultly in defining the relationship or where the relationship is going. The Neptune person can be vague or indirect when it comes to relationship matters, which can be quite frustrating for the Descendant person. If both partners are clear and honest with each other, this beautiful relationship could last a lifetime.

Pluto conjunct Descendant in Synastry (or Pluto opposite Ascendant in Synastry)

This aspect indicates a strong attraction between the partners. In fact, they may even be obsessed with each other! The Pluto person completely transforms the way the Descendant person looks at relationships.

At the same time, jealousy, obsession and possessiveness may feature strongly in this relationship. There may be a strong ‘can’t live with you, can’t live without you’ energy between them. The couple may experience many power struggles when it comes to relationship matters. The Pluto person, in particular, might be very forceful or controlling over the relationship, which could cause resentment and frustrations on behalf of the Descendant person.

If these two can learn to work together, the intense bond they share could a lifetime.

North Node conjunct Descendant (i.e. South Node conjunct Ascendant)

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North Node conjunct Ascendant (i.e. South Node conjunct Descendant)

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Vertex conjunct Descendant in Synastry

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Moon-Ascendant Aspects in Synastry


The Ascendant represents our self-image, our physical appearance, and the way we project ourselves to the world. The Moon represents our emotions, home, and family. When your Moon makes and aspect to your partner’s Ascendant, or vice-versa, you will be sensitive to each other’s feelings.


Moon conjunct Ascendant in Synastry

In the case of a conjunction between one person’s Moon and another person’s Ascendant, a strong emotional connection is indicated. In this case, the way the Ascendant person projects him or herself has a strong emotional impact on the Moon person.

The Moon person provides security to the Ascendant person. As a result, expressing your feelings to one another comes naturally to you both in each other’s presence. You will easily reveal information to one another, no matter how personal the information is!

The Moon person is likely to feel dependent on the Ascendant to satisfy her emotional needs. On the downside, this aspect can produce excess emotions, due to the ease in which you express yourselves to one another.



In one of my previous relationships, my ex’s Moon was conjunct my Ascendant. Like the description above suggests, he revealed an incredible amount of personal information to me, almost immediately!

He told me he had never felt so comfortable with expressing his emotions to anyone. In fact, he tended to reveal a bit too much; he told me things I didn’t even want or need to know!

He was completely dependent on me for emotional support, which I personally found a bit draining. In addition, his physical attraction to me was through the roof. This is because a man’s Moon (along with his Venus) is the prime indicator of what he is looking for in a mate.

As such, my physical appearance and self-image were ideal to him. Indeed, he strongly felt I was the one he would marry, but unfortunately, I didn’t feel the same way.


 Moon trine or sexile Ascendant in Synastry

The trine and sextile aspects between one person’s Moon and another’s Ascendant indicate a similar energy as the conjunction, but without the threat of emotional excesses. In this case, you find it easy to express your emotions to one another.

This aspect favors affection, warmth and kindness, as well as mutual support. You are sensitive to one another’s moods, and know how to reassure each other. There is a strong feeling of acceptance and feeling loved by one another.


 Moon square Ascendant in Synastry

The square aspect between the Moon and Ascendant in synastry can pose some problems for a couple. In this case, you are overly sensitive to one another’s moods, which can lead to disappointments and hurt feelings.

The Moon person is likely to display excess emotions to the Ascendant person, which can put the Ascendant person on edge. As emotional outbursts continue, the Ascendant person may feel they are walking on eggshells around the Moon person in order to avoid further emotional chaos.

There is a feeling of being misunderstood and unwanted on the part of the Moon person. This aspect can also indicate differences in families or upbringing, which can cause further problems for the couple.


 Moon opposite Ascendant in Synastry

The opposition between the Moon and Ascendant are easier to handle than the square. In fact, this is a common aspect to find in the synastry charts of married couples.

In this case, one person’s Moon is conjunct the other person’s Descendant, which indicates the Moon person expresses her emotions in a way that is ideal to the Descendant person. Family and domestic issues are important between the two of you.

This aspect indicates a keen awareness of each other’s feelings, which can lead to emotional outbursts and hurt feelings. However, the Moon person is very supportive of the Ascendant person, while the Ascendant person sees the Moon person as nurturing and caring.

In fact, the Ascendant person may become dependent on the Moon person for emotional support, and vice-versa.

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Moon in the Houses in Synastry

The Moon represents our emotional needs and the way we express our feelings. Where one person’s Moon falls in another person’s chart shows where the Moon person brings their emotional energies in the Chart person’s life. As a rule, it is generally the House person who feels the energy the most; their house is being stimulated by the Moon person’s energy.

Your Moon in your partner’s 1st house: 

This aspect indicates a feeling of immediate comfort and mutual caring. The two of you greatly enjoy one another’s company; there is a true feeling of acceptance of one another.

The way your partner presents him/herself and behaves gives you a great amount of security and emotiona-well being. Indeed, the Moon person is very attracted to the House person, especially if the Moon person is a man. 

The House person feels supported and nurtured by the Moon person. This is an indication of a close emotional relationship with plenty of compassion. Your moods tend to blend together.

In fact, the house person easily picks up the moods and feelings of the Moon person and instinctively knows how to comfort and console the Moon person. The House person may eventually become dependent on the Moon person for emotional support and security.

This is a very common aspect to find in the synastry charts of married couples.

Your Moon in your partner’s 2nd house: 

The 2nd house represents our values, finances, and material possessions. Your partner feels immediately safe around you because of the emotional security you provide to them.

You are apt to make your partner feel very good about him/herself, which makes your partner love being around you. You will help your partner develop their natural skills and talents, and may play a large role in shaping their financial system.

In fact, your partner may become dependent on you for security. You have a tremendous influence over the house person’s self-esteem and values.

A joint love for the finer things in life, such as good food, good wine, and comfortable surroundings, helps the two of you connect on an emotional level.

Your Moon in your partner’s 3rd house: 

The 3rd house represents communication and the intellect. This placement is conducive to emotional communication. Indeed, your partner feels very comfortable sharing his or her emotions with you.

You know how to naturally soothe your partner through words, which provides great comfort to your partner. You greatly admire the way your partner thinks and communicates.

In fact, you are likely to be very sensitive to what your partner thinks and says. This aspect can also indicate that you have a good relationship with your partner’s siblings and neighbors, which is very helpful to any relationship.

In addition, this aspect also indicates a potential telepathic link between the two of you.

Your Moon in your partner’s 4th house: 

The 4th house is the natural house of the Moon. It represents our emotions and our domestic lives. When your Moon is in your partner’s 4th house, your partner feels immediately comfortable with you.

You know how to make your partner feel safe and secure. Your partner might strongly desire living together and building a family with you.

You also feel very comfortable with your partner. Spending time at home with one another brings you both a great sense of security and well-being.

In fact, the two of you may shut yourselves out from the rest of the world in order to be alone together in a safe space. This aspect is highly binding, and it is very difficult for the two of you to separate.

The two of you may even become completely emotionally dependent on one another. You tend to mirror each other’s emotions, and instinctively know how to soothe one another.

The two of you may have had a very similar upbringing, which adds to the connection even more. You may even remind your partner of his/her mother. This aspect is especially strong if your Moon is close to your partner’s IC.

Your Moon in your partner’s 5th house:

This is another indicator of a long-lasting romantic and emotional attachment. The 5th house represents fun, romance, and children.

As such, you stimulate your partner’s desire for pleasure; your partner sees you as someone they can have a good time with. Indeed, romantic and emotional attraction is strongly indicated by this aspect.

Indeed, your partner may feel dependent on you in regards to their emotional well-being. Your partner loves being at the centre of your attention, and you love being the one to provide them with the romance and fun they desire.

In fact, you may even feel a bit possessive over your partner, wanting to be the only one to provide them with pleasure. In addition, your partner is likely to see you as someone they would like to procreate with.

The two of you enjoy socializing and going out together. Indeed, the two of you are likely to feel most secure when you are “at play.”

Finally, you stimulate your partner’s creative side, and you will help them cultivate their creativity.

Moon in your partner’s 6th house:

The 6th house represents work, daily routines, and health. As the Moon person, you feel emotionally involved, and even responsible, for managing your partner’s daily life.

You love to take care of your partner, and do so by performing practical tasks for them. Indeed, you are likely to desire to be of service to your partner.

Indeed, your partner may see you as a nurse, housekeeper, etc.. You have an instinctive understanding of what your partner needs. Over time, your partner may become dependent on you in regards to issues relating to organization, diet, exercise, and work habits.

By being with you, your partner becomes more aware of the important of health, good routines, and productivity. If the two of you live together, you provide your partner an incredible amount of support when it comes to daily chores.

If your partner is highly independent, they may become annoyed at the fact that you are constantly “up in their business,” so be careful!

Your Moon in your partner’s 7th house:

The 7th house represents marriage, partnership, and commitment. Not surprisingly, this is a fairly common aspect to find in the charts of married partners.

This aspect is especially strong if your Moon is close to your partner’s Descendant, or 7th house cusp. When your Moon is in your partner’s 7th house, the two of you are instinctively aware of one another’s feelings.

The two of you are highly attracted to one another, and draw each other in like magnets. The way you express your emotions is highly attractive to your partner; your partner is likely to see you as an “ideal mate.” 

You provide your partner a great amount of emotional support and understanding. The two of you may desire to establish a family and home in order to achieve security.

The relationship might be characterized by several ups and downs, due to the fact that you are so strongly attuned to one another’s moods.

Moon in your partner’s 8th house: 

The 8th house represents sex, intimacy, and transformation. When your Moon is in your partner’s 8th house, you know how to get under their skin.

You bring out emotions from your partner they never knew they had! In fact, you have an incredible amount of power over your partner’s emotional well-being. With you, they experience the depths and power of true intimacy and emotional bonding.

Indeed, your partner is likely to become emotionally dependent on you. You naturally sense your partner’s fears, desires, and insecurities, and thus have a good amount of power over them.

The two of you are irresistibly attracted to one another. The two of you will grow close very quickly, and will easily share secrets with one another. The two of you may also become obsessed with knowing each other’s secrets.

The relationship will have a transformative effect on the both of you, especially the house person. This is likely to be an all-or-nothing relationship; a casual friendship just won’t do! Proceed with caution when you see this aspect in synastry.

Your Moon in your partner’s 9th house: 

The 9th house represents higher education, travel, beliefs, and philosophy. This synastry placement suggests that you stimulate your partner’s optimism. You easily tune into your partner’s spiritual side.

You are likely to share many of the same philosophical, religious, and world views. The two of you have respect for each other’s viewpoints, even if you do not agree on them. Your partner encourages you to be more open to new experiences and perspectives.

If your partner comes from a different religious background, you may try to convert them to your own religion. The two of you derive emotional satisfaction from travel and philosophical exchanges. The two of you feel good in each other’s presence, and have tons of fun together.

 Your Moon in your partner’s 10th house: 

The 10th house represents career, social status, authority, and our public image. When your Moon is located in your partner’s 10th house, your partner admires you greatly. If the Moon person is a woman, your partner is definitely enchanted by you!

You provide support and guidance to your partner to achieve their goals and dreams, and your partner looks up to you as a role model. You have no problem with the fact that your relationship is a public one; you love being out and about with your partner.

On the downside, you may find that the emotional issues surrounding your relationship are constantly on “display.” This position suggests that your career and social standing will have a huge impact on your partner’s emotional well being, your family, and your home life.

It is possible that the two of you met through family. Perhaps this is a relationship based on tradition, or on the expectations of your parents.

Your Moon in your partner’s 11th house: 

The 11th house represents friendships, groups, clubs, and long-term goals. This aspect suggests that the two of you may have met through friends, or the two of you have many friends in common. Either way, you likely hit it off immediately!

Friends might help you sort out difficulties in your relationship.

Throughout your relationship, your partner may introduce you to a wide variety of interesting people. The emotional satisfaction of your relationship may depend on sharing a common ideal or humanitarian goal.

The two of you enjoy spending a good deal of time together. You feel naturally accepted by your partner, and vice-versa. Your partner is likely to see you as a good friend, and may even become emotionally dependent on your friendship.

A strong sense of familiarity and kinship is indicated by this placement.  You encourage each other’s independence and individuality, and see each other as equals.

They say the most successful relationships are based on friendship, so this aspect can go a long way in regards to maintaining a long term relationship.

Your Moon in your partner’s 12th house: 

The 12th house represents fantasy, secrets, illusions, and addictions. When your Moon is in your partner’s 12th house, the two of you share a strong intuitive, psychic, and spiritual link.

You are keenly aware of each other’s moods and feelings. The two of you are highly compassionate and sensitive to one another.

Indeed, a deep intimacy exists between the two of you. This may make your partner feel uncomfortable, as the 12th house represents the area of our life we would rather keep to ourselves.

Indeed, your partner may feel that you can see right into your soul! The two of you can easily “read” each other’s feelings; you just “get” each other. You may trigger unconscious emotional responses in your partner, surprising you both!