Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson: Will It Last?

As one of Hollywood’s most famous couples, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are often in the media spotlight. One moment they seem to be blissfully in love, and then in another moment, they seem like they’re about to break up. We recently found out that Kristen cheated on Robert. Why did he take her back? What do the stars have to say about these two?



One thing that stuck out to me in their synastry chart is their exact Ascendant-Ascendant conjunction in Cancer. While their MC/IC axis is not exactly conjunct, they are close to one another. In addition, their Vertexes are exactly conjunct.


When your partner’s Ascendant is exactly conjunct your Ascendant, a high degree of compatibility is indicated. The two of you approach the world and your relationships in a similar way. Kristen and Robert “stand out” to one another because of this aspect. They present themselves in a similar fashion, making it easier to “find” one another. They probably clicked immediately; they see a lot of themselves in each other.


In addition, since Kristen’s MC/IC axis is in the same sign as Robert’s MC/IC axis, they have a similar approach to home life and career, as well. They certainly feel “at home” with one another, and have similar career goals. Finally, Vertex conjunct Vertex in synastry indicates a fated bond.


Robert’s Moon in Cancer is conjunct Kristen’s Ascendant. This is a prime indicator of a sginficant attraction, which could possibly lead to marriage. In a man’s chart, his Venus and Moon signs signify the type of woman he is most attracted to. In Kristen, he sees his “ideal woman.” He feels comfortable expressing his feelings to her because he feels she understands him very well. Kristen feels nurtured and supported by Robert.

In fact, the two of them may feel emotionally dependent on one another. The fact that the two of them have strong Cancer in each of their charts makes this synastry aspect even more significant; they are both emotional people, and their strong Moon aspects in synastry ensures the emotional compatibility they both need.



However, Robert’s Moon squares Kristen’s Sun in Aries. Robert is highly emotional, sensitive, and somewhat passive when it comes to emotions. This clashes with Kristen’s core nature; Kristen is direct, aggressive, and confrontational. Robert may sometimes feel that Kristen is insensitive to his needs, while Kristen may find Robert overly-touchy and sensitive.


Robert’s Moon also squares Kristen’s Moon in Libra. While the both of them are sensitive to each other’s needs, and seek harmony in their personal lives, the two of them may feel their needs are not quite met by the other. Cancer needs security, reassurance, and a close emotional bond, while Libra seeks romance, intellectual exchanges, and balance. Kristen may feel somewhat smothered by Robert at times, and Robert may feel Kristen is somewhat superficial.


Robert and Kristen’s synastry chart features a Mars square Sun double-whammy! The two of them are highly attracted to one another. However, since the Sun and Mars are both masculine planets, they may engage in many ego-clashes throughout their relationship. Robert’s Mars is conjunct Kristen’s Descendant, which indicates a significant sexual attraction, but also tends to increase conflict between the couple. This is magnified by the fact that Robert’s Mars is also square Kristen’s Moon. This indicates the two of them share a highly sexual, emotional bond, which may be fraught with heavy arguments.


However, Robert’s Moon, Mars, and Ascendant are conjunct Kristen’s Sun/Moon midpoint. Having planets conjunct, square, or opposite your partner’s Sun/Moon midpoint is indicative of a significant attraction. You’ll often find synastry aspects involving the Sun/Moon midpoint in the synastry charts of significant relationships. In this case, the planet person brings the Midpoint person’s feminine and masculine energies together, making them feel complete. The person whose Sun/Moon midpoint is activated is likely to feel more balanced around the planet person. You feel like you belong together, and the attraction is irresistible. The Midpoint person is generally the one who feels more attracted, based on this aspect.


With Robert’s Moon conjunct Kristen’s Sun/Moon midpoint, she feels loved and understood by Robert. She feels very comfortable with Robert, and feels her emotional needs are fulfilled. With Robert’s Mars conjunct Kristen’s Sun/Moon midpoint, she is strongly drawn to Robert’s sexual charisma. The sex is highly fulfilling for the both of them. Robert’s Ascendant conjunct Kristen’s Sun/Moon midpoint indicates that she is highly attracted to him, and sees him as her soul mate.


Robert’s Venus is sextile Kristen’s Sun. Robert absolutely adores Kristen, and is very focused on pleasing her. Around Robert, Kristen feels loved and appreciated. Sun-Venus aspects are very common in the synastry charts of married couples, as they ensure a feeling of joy and compatibility for the long run.


Their synastry chart also features a Moon trine Venus double whammy. This is an excellent sign of romantic compatibility. The two of them feel loved and adored, as well as nurtured, by one another. Just being together brings the both of them a lot of joy. This aspect makes doing even the most boring tasks together greatly enjoyable. This aspects points to mutual consideration for one another.


Kristen’s Mars is trine Robert’s Venus. This aspect indicates a high degree of sexual compatibility and passionate love. In this case, Kristen takes on the role of the aggressor or pursuer, and this is likely very attractive to Robert. The two of them are highly attracted to one another. Kristen is entranced by Robert’s grace and charm, while Robert admires Kristen’s assertiveness, sexual charisma, and body.


Kristen’s Mercury is conjunct Robert’s Mercury in Taurus. This aspect indicates a high degree of intellectual compatibility. Robert and Kristen process information and communicate in a similar manner, making it easy for them to understand what the other is saying. They have a better-than-average understanding of what the other thinks. They may finish each other’s sentences from time to time.


Robert’s Mars is conjunct Kristen’s Saturn in the 7th house. With this aspect, it seems that no matter what the Mars person does, the Saturn person is bothered. Nothing is ever “good enough” for Saturn. The Saturn person usually sees the Mars person as childish and irresponsible.  The Mars person’s energy is the sort that makes the Saturn person very uncomfortable. More specifically, the Mars person’s self-confidence and assertiveness brings out Saturn’s insecurities, and in response, the Saturn person attempts to restrict and limit the Mars person’s actions by telling Mars what to do. Saturn may resort to constantly tearing the Mars person down through criticism and psychological abuse. However, Saturn synastry aspects are highly binding. Even if Robert feels held back or criticized by Kristen, he has an overwhelming feeling of responsibility and commitment to her.


His feelings of commitment to Kristen are magnified due to the fact that Kristen’s Saturn is in Robert’s 7th house. This indicates that Robert takes his relationship with Kristen very seriously. She stimulates his desire for a serious partnership, and takes his duties to her very seriously.


Kristen’s Neptune is exactly conjunct Robert’s Descendant, indicating a deep soul union between the two of them. Robert likely sees Kristen as the woman of his dream. He is very sensitive to her needs. Robert may gloss over Kristen’s faults in favor of her more favorable, or even “imagined,” traits.


Kristen’s Uranus is conjunct Robert’s Descendant, as well. He finds her highly exciting and refreshing, though perhaps a bit erratic and undependable. This aspect indicates a strong, electric attraction, especially on Robert’s part.


Robert’s feelings of excitement for Kristen are magnified by the fact that her Uranus is exactly opposite his chart ruler, the Moon, and conjunct his Mars. Robert may find Kristen somewhat erratic and unstable when it comes to the way she feels about Robert. This is likely to put Robert on edge at times, especially since his Moon is in security-seeking Cancer. Nevertheless, he finds her highly magnetic and attractive. Roberts finds Kristen sexually exciting and stimulating, but may find her reckless and impulsive.


Kristen’s Neptune is opposite Robert’s Moon. This aspect indicates there is a tendency to misunderstand or confuse each other emotionally. The Moon person may tend to be emotionally dependent on the Neptune person, for the Moon person feels the Neptune person is his or her ideal mate.

The threat of emotional deceit is high when this aspect shows up in synastry. The Moon person may not see the Neptune person clearly; the Moon person may see the Neptune person for the emotionally wonderful, supportive person he thinks the Neptune person is. In order to keep the Moon person’s ideals alive or to gain emotional support or compassion, the Neptune person may “play along” by lying, playing the victim, or pretending to be someone he is not. Even if the Moon person suspects the Neptune person of deceit, they will make excuses for the Neptune person and pretend as though nothing is wrong.

Hard aspects also indicate a great amount of possessiveness and clinginess on the part of the Moon person. Both the Moon and Neptune are highly sensitive planets, which makes this relationship excessively emotional and co-dependent. This is especially damaging if Neptune becomes elusive and distant, as it will greatly upset the Moon person. While this aspect indicates a great amount of compassion and unconditional caring, it can also lead to hurt and disappointment due to lofty ideals of what each person thinks the other person is.


Kristen’s Pluto opposes Robert’s Sun. The two of them have a profound, transformative effect on each other. Robert experiences emotions he never even knew you had as a result of this relationship. This is an indicator of a love-hate relationship. This relationship is characterized by power struggles, as the two of them wish to dominate the other. They are compelled to find out every detail about each other’s lives, and this desire often leads to unhealthy obsession and possessiveness. If they two break up, it will be very difficult to remain friends.


Robert’s Pluto trines Kristen’s Venus. Wow, what a great aspect! Pluto forces Venus to see something about herself that she wanted to keep hidden. His role is to transform Venus by exploring the depths of intimacy and sharing. The relationship is highly sexual, and the chemistry is addictive. This level of passion is the highest you will have in your life as the two explore and play out each others’ deepest, darkest secrets and fantasies. This aspect can result in sexual exploitation, as well, given Pluto’s dominance over Venus, and Venus’ desire to please Pluto in any way she can.

Finally, Robert’s Saturn squares Kristen’s Venus. All Saturn-Venus synastry are highly binding, but hard aspects often bring difficulties. Kristen may find Robert is cold and unaffectionate at times. Robert is likely to feel insecure because of Kristen, and may deal with this by withdrawing his affection for her. This transit can also indicate that the two of them suffer many separations throughout their relationship.


Who has the upper hand?


After analyzing their synastry, it is clear to me that Kristen has the upper hand in the relationship. Her outer planets make significant aspects to Robert’s Sun and Moon, which indicate that she has a profound effect on him. Robert’s Moon and Venus (feminine planets) are highly aspected by Kristen’s inner and outer planets, so he may be more emotionally dependent on the relationship than she is.


Kristen’s Uranus is highly aspected in her synastry with Robert. She may have difficulty settling down with Robert in a relationship due to the fact that her feelings for him are unpredictable and erratic. She is conflicted between her need for freedom, and her need for a relationship.


With Kristen’s Neptune heavily aspecting Robert’s inner planets and points, he is very taken with Kristen. He overlooks her faults, and is very forgiving of her inconsistencies.


Kristen’s Pluto in hard aspects to Robert’s planets indicate that he is very drawn to her, and may even feel obsessed with her. His attachment to her is so strong that he feels like a “fish out of water” when the two of them are not together.


Their future:


Kristen has recently stated that she would like to settle down and have children with Robert, which is unsurprising given the fact that transiting Saturn is trining her natal Venus at this time. This transit indicates a time when you are more willing to commit. In addition, Saturn just entered her 5th house, indicating a time when we are more serious about love and commitment.


Transiting Neptune is about to conjunct her natal Venus, which will inject her with a vast amount of idealism and sensitivity in regards to her love life. It will be interesting to see whether it will be Robert to whom these energies are directed.


The fact that she was caught cheating back in July, which was when her Neptune conjunct Venus transit was within orb, indicates to me that she may commit another indiscretion. At that time, transiting Uranus was square her natal Uranus (ruler of her 8th house of sex and intimacy), and transiting Jupiter was square her natal Venus (which indicates a time of overindulgence in pleasure.)


Back in July when Robert found out Kristen cheated, transiting Saturn was square his progressed Venus, as well as his natal Mars in the 7th house. Classic break-up transit.


For the next little while, Uranus will be doing a number on both Robert’s and Kristen’s natal charts. This signifies that there will be many sudden changes to their relationship.


Robert’s stars in April 2013 are especially positive (Jupiter conjunct his progressed Sun, natal Venus, and his progressed Venus will be sextile his natal Sun). Around this time, Kristen’s progressed Venus will be close to her natal Midheaven. In addition, Jupiter will make favorable aspects to her Sun and Mars at that time. Around this time, Kristen’s Neptune conjunct Venus transit will be in full swing.


If the couple stays together, this could be an indication of positive developments in their relationship, which may include getting engaged or married. 

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The Astrology of the Petraeus Affair

On the morning of November 9, 2012, Petraeus resigned as the Director of the CIA. What was his reason? Well, apparently the highly-decorated general had engaged in an affair. The fact that his resignation occurred so suddenly, as well as so quickly after the Presidential election, spurred numerous hypotheses regarding the Petraeus’ motives behind his announcement.

This prompted me to take a better look at Petraeus’ natal chart; I was curious to see what natal chart factors and transits led him into this mess.

Unfortunately, Petraeus’ birth time is unknown.

In this Article:

  • Analysis of Petraeus’ Sexual nature, as evidenced by his natal chart planets and aspects
  • Current Transits and Progressions
  • Possible Birth Time

Things that stood out to me in Petraeus’ natal chart:

Petraeus’ Sun is in the sign of sexual Scorpio. Indeed, Scorpio is the most highly-sexed sign of the zodiac. In fact, the sexual drive of a Scorpio is insatiable. However, Scorpios are usually very loyal and committed once partnered.

His Sun receives an opposition from Jupiter in Taurus. In Taurus, Jupiter is highly sensuous and pleasure-seeking. His Sun-Jupiter aspect indicates that he is prone to “overdoing” things. He is prone to overindulging in life’s pleasures, making exercising self-control a big problem.

Petraeus has Venus in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of expansion, optimism, and adventure. In Venus, Sagittarius seeks variety and fun in love. Individuals with this placement are not known for committing easily. In fact, Venus in Sagittarius individuals desire a vast amount of experiences when it comes to love and relationships. They bore quickly, which makes settling down and staying loyal quite difficult.

His Venus receives a quincunx aspect from his natal Uranus in Cancer, indicating a conflict between freedom on one hand, and commitment on the other. Petraeus seeks excitement in love, and may tend to act on impulse when it comes to fulfilling his desires.

His Venus also receives a sextile aspect from Neptune, indicating that he is romantic and compassionate in love. He is idealistic in love, and is easily seduced. In addition to this, his Venus also receives a trine from his natal Pluto. This indicates that Petraeus seeks intense, transformative relationships, and has a strong sexual drive.

Petraeus has very strong aspects to his natal Mars in his chart. Mars is ruled by the sign Aries, and is the symbol of war and aggression. Given his role in the military, this is not surprising.

Mars is also the sign of sex. Our Mars sign, as well as the way it is aspected, can tell us a lot about our sexual preferences and our sexual drives.

Petraeus’ Mars is a part of a strong T-square in his chart, which includes Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn (and possibly the Moon).

To begin, Petraeus’ Mars in Capricorn is opposite his Uranus in Cancer. This indicates Petraeus has a restless, energetic sexual nature. He tends to act impulsively and prematurely. When he wants something, he wants in Now. He seeks variety and excitement in his sexual conquests. While his Mars is in the sign of traditional Capricorn, the opposition from Uranus indicates that he throws caution to the wind when it comes to issues of sex and aggression.

Petraeus’ Mars also receives a square from his natal Saturn in Libra. Petraeus may have experienced significant sexual disappointments and frustrations in his early life. Perhaps he suffered from a feeling of sexual inadequacy, which prevented him from experiencing fulfilling sexual relationships. Individuals with this placement often see their sex lives improve as they get older, as they become more comfortable with their sexuality. Petraeus may be drawn to the taboos of sexuality, including domination/submission scenarios.

Petraeus’ Mars also receives a square from his natal Neptune in Libra. This indicates Petraeus experiences a conflict between asserting his sexual energies and catering to his sensitive feelings. This is an aspect which is linked to sexual anxieties, sexual addictions, repressed sexual urges, and, not surprisingly, deception involving sexual affairs.

To top things off, his Mars also receives a trine aspect from his natal Jupiter. This aspect indicates that he has a strong sexual drive, and seeks new, fresh experiences in his sexual expression.

So, what happened?  Petraeus’ Progressions and Transits

Without his birth time, this analysis will not paint the full picture of what led him into this mess. His chart certainly indicates that he is a sexually-charged individual with varied, and hard-to-control sexual urges. By observing his transits, there were a few things that stood out to me.

Transiting Neptune has been transiting his progressed Venus by conjunction for the past few years. The fact that Neptune is stationed direct today (and will go officially direct tomorrow) makes it clear that this transit played a huge role in this incident. When Neptune transits conjunct someone’s natal Venus, their love nature is expanded. During this transit, we usually meet someone new, who sweeps us off our feet. Aspects between Neptune and Venus in transit are prime indicators of scandalous affairs, as well as deception.

Due to an increase in sensitivity, individuals going through a Neptune conjunct Venus transit are easily seduced. They are vulnerable to romantic fantasy and over-idealizing partners, and must be careful to see partners for who they really are. Under this influence, the individual is more likely to “see what they want” in partners, which can lead to disappointment once the transit is over. Under this transit, the individual is wearing rose-colored glasses; they see beauty in all people, and only want to think the best of others. Either way, the individual opens their heart during this transit, which gives them the opportunity to experience the purest form of love they could ever have. This influence often brings a relationship into our lives, and the individual often believes this new mate is their soul mate. The individual idealizes the new person and make excuses for their faults, and ignores indications that the new mate is anything less than perfect. Relationship behaviors the individual would not normally approve of are now regarded as acceptable.
During this transit, the native must be extra careful to not over-idealize the partner and ignore red flags, as the threat of deception is strong. As Neptune moves away from Venus, the native becomes less enchanted by their mate; the native begins to see the person as they really are, which often leads to disappointment. The end of the transit can also manifest in the discovery of deception or dishonesty on the part of the partner; the native ignored red flags and made excuses for their partner’s behavior instead of facing the truth about the situation.

Indeed, there has been much speculation about who his mistress is. CNN has stated that she (or he) is not a member of the CIA. Many political commentators have hypothesized that perhaps the affair was a part of a larger “set-up” on the part of individuals who were aiming to extract information from Petraeus. This would fit in with his transit perfectly. It is very likely that Petraeus, under the influence of such a powerful transit, was easily seduced into the arms of a deceptive individual. However, perhaps he is just taken with her. He seems to have been very attached to her, based on what we have heard about the relationship. 

This is further reinforced by the fact that Petraeus’ progressed Venus is exactly opposite his progressed Black Moon Lilith at the moment. Lilith is an asteroid which represents raw, uninhibited sexual energy. Lilith represents the temptress, seducer, and is often compared to a “home wrecker.”  The fulfillment of her sexual appetites and desires was what Lilith cared for the most, and any attempt to hamper her sexual self-expression was met with hostility and violence. Lilith is magnetic, and has the power to mesmerize those she comes in contact with. She uses sexuality to further her own goals, and takes no prisoners. In a man’s chart, Lilith represents the type of woman he fears, and craves, the most. It is the type of woman that can drive him over the edge with obsession and desire.

Given these powerful transits and progressions, we can infer that Petraeus was overcome by idealism, delusion, and overwhelming desire, leading him to engage in this scandalous affair. While he was at it, he managed to ruin not only his ruin his relationship, but also his career.

Petraeus’ Birth Time?

I’m tempted to place Petraeus’ Ascendant in the early degrees of Capricorn (which would make his birth time 10:49 AM- November 7/1952, Cornwall on the Hudson, New York). This would mean that his Midheaven is in Scorpio, which would make sense, given the fact that Scorpio rules the military, police and secret services. In addition, this would mean his Sun is in his 10th house, which would also make sense, given the fact that he has been in the public eye so much, and has risen to a position of considerable power and success in his career.

In addition, this hypothesis would also make sense, since it would mean that transiting Saturn would be hovering over his Midheaven at this time, indicating a loss of prestige and status.

This would also mean that the Pluto/Uranus square of this year transited near his Ascendant/Descendant axis. This would certainly indicate a time of high activity, transforming (Pluto) his self-image (Ascendant) and shaking up (Uranus) his relationships (Descendant).

Another factor that makes me think he is a Capricorn Ascendant is the fact that he got married in 1974, shortly after he graduated from University. At that time, Uranus and Pluto were transiting his ninth house, and Saturn was transiting conjunct his 7th house Uranus/Moon (ruler of his 7th house) conjunction. Because his mistress seems to be a much younger woman, it is likely that Uranus was involved.


Neptune transits your Natal Venus



When Neptune aspects your natal Venus…

…your sensitivity and compassion towards others increases. Neptune represents delusion, illusion, dreams, addictions, and self-sacrifice. Under this influence, you are especially charming, romantic, and open to love.

Due to an increase in sensitivity, you are easily seduced during this time, as well. You are vulnerable to romantic fantasy and over-idealizing partners, so be careful to see partners for who they are. Under this influence, you are more likely to “see what you want” in partners, which can often lead to disappointment once the transit is over.

Under this transit, we are wearing rose-colored glasses; we see beauty in all people, and only want to think the best of them. Either way, you open your heart during this transit, which gives you the opportunity to experience the purest form of love you could ever have.

This influence often brings a relationship into our lives, and we often believe this person is our soul mate. We idealize the person and make excuses for their faults, and ignore indications that the person is anything less than perfect. Relationship behaviors we would not normally approve of are now regarded as acceptable.



If the aspect is a conjunction, square, or opposition, the native must be extra careful to not over-idealize the partner and ignore red flags, as the threat of deception is strong. As Neptune moves away from Venus, the native becomes less enchanted by their mate; the native begins to see the person as they really are, which often leads to disappointment.

The end of the transit can also manifest in the discovery of infidelity on the part of the partner; the native ignored red flags and made excuses for their partner’s behavior instead of facing the truth about the situation.

The partners you find under this influence are generally Piscean, or have strong Neptune in the chart. The Synastry and Composite charts generally have strong Neptune or Pisces aspects/placements.



Check the house position of your Venus, and which houses Venus rule in your chart in order to get a better idea of how the transit will manifest.



If Venus rules, or is situated in your 1st house, others may see what they want in you during this cycle, either because of the way you project yourself or their own delusions. You appear glamorous to others. You may experience an identity crisis. You may change your physical appearance to appear more artistic.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 2nd house, you may become careless or confused in regards to money issues. Beware of “get rich quick” schemes.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 3rd house, you are far more imaginative than usual. You may become interested in poetry and creative writing. Your communication style may be confusing to others.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 4th house, you may find it difficult to rely on your family at the moment. You may choose to relocate somewhere near water.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 5th house, your approach to love and romance are transformed. The danger of being deceived by a partner is increased at this time.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 6th house, you may decide to take time off work, or become more lazy in regards to your work habits. Health is sensitive at this time, so be careful. Colleagues may be undependable.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 7th house, you may begin a new relationship with someone with Piscean qualities. He or she may not be what they appear to be, so be careful.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 8th house, you may experience confusing in regards to your shared resources. Sex is likely to take on a spiritual tone at this time.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 9th house, a transformation of your beliefs and/or religious system may take place. Your worldview is likely to change. You may travel somewhere, and discover something new about yourself. You may become interested in philosophy and higher education during this time.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 10th house, you may experience confusing in regards to your life’s direction and career. You may decide to take on a career involving taking care of others, such as counseling. This is an amazing time in the career of poets, musicians and artists.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 11th house, you may feel drained when it comes to socializing in big groups. You may make friends with artistic types. Be sure that you are seeing friends for who they really are, and not who they appear to be.

If Venus rules, or is situated in your 12th house, you may have difficulty expressing yourself. Stay away from drugs and alcohol, as you are more susceptible to addictions at this time.