Horoscope for two|
for Bill Clinton, born on 19 August 1946
and Hillary Clinton, born on 26 October 1947
|Text by Mona Riegger, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2010|
EHTE 6212.502-7, 19.5.10
|HOROSCOPE FOR TWO I. Introduction II. Role Casting III. Main Theme The Most Important Sphere of Life IV. The Fundamental Nature of Your Relationship V. The Emotional Sphere VI. The Mental Sphere VII. Hillary's Role in the Relationship VIII. Bill's Role in the Relationship Appendix|
"... Yet everything that touches us, you and me,
takes us together as a bow's stroke does,
that out of two strings draws a single voice.
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what player has us in his hand? ... "
Rainer Maria Rilke, Love-Song The wisdom of the soul reveals itself most explicitly when we enter into a union of souls with another person. This person is waiting with a message, a lesson for us, which we urgently need for our further development. It is solely for this purpose that we fall in love, it is only for this reason that we bind our being to this individual and allow ourselves to become emotionally or existentially dependent on this person. The encounter with a person who exerts a great influence on the rest of our lives, however, only comes about when we are ready for it in our deepest being. In respect to experience, our conscious will and our most pressing desires have little effect on what "happens to us" in a general sense. Whether it is a matter of encountering our own child for the first time, or whether it concerns our partner for life or a business partner, this is of lesser significance at the level of the soul. Experiences with our siblings, with long-standing friendships, with our roommates or with business rivals offer us opportunities - pleasant or unpleasant - to grow spiritually and to mature internally. Each of these persons brings us in touch with a different aspect of our own nature. In the one case, it can be our independent and freedom-loving side which gains expression, in the other case, our steady and conscientious side. With the one individual we become involved in a turbulent power struggle, with the other we learn to cope with the demands of daily life. Many themes in our soul's curriculum are easier to deal with in the form of intensive teamwork among colleagues as opposed to an intimate relationship. Other persons, on the contrary, require the deep union of souls typical between parents and their children. But what are we internally ready for at the moment of our first encounter? Which experiences are possible with this individual? What role should they play in our life and what role should we play in theirs? What kind of conflicts can we expect and where does our potential lie? All of these are questions which we attempt to approach with the help of astrology. This horoscope analysis can not only help find answers to such questions, it can also help us to view our relationships from a different perspective for the first time. II. Role Casting Like any two-person piece performed on stage, it is not only the roles of the two actors which are set beforehand. The theme preoccupying the two protagonists, as well, is at least sketched out in advance, allowing them to bestow a conscious orientation, a character to their figures. When the soul proves to be the director of our private two-person dramas in interpersonal relationships, it utilizes the symbolic power of archetypal images and themes. The dramas within ourselves revolving around passion, self-assertion, responsibility or the ability to gain insight are as ancient as humanity itself. Every new partnership awakens such an ancient myth within us and thus gives us the strength and wisdom of its heroes and heroines for our further journey. Your need to belong somewhere, for protection and emotional security demand special attention in this relationship. On a subconscious level, both of you are searching for a family, a home, carried by the hope of finally arriving one day. Nothing is more essential than time so that the two of you can grow and ripen internally. Time will allow the past, the present and the future to meld into a whole, and then it will be insignificant whether you adopt the role of the child both eager to learn and to be protected, or the role of the steady and supportive adult. Each of you possesses the potential to nourish your partner emotionally and to guarantee her a hold and long-term support. It will be primarily Hillary's task, however, to create structures in your relationship which serve your common orientation. Without her ability to draw limits, establish order, set schedules and demonstrate both steadfastness and perseverance, your relationship would hardly be a stabile one in the long run. This is so because Bill often moves in an unpredictable world of emotions and instincts where moods, emotional atmospheres and fears of being hurt are at home. In the course of her relationship with Bill, Hillary will come into contact with her active and sometimes aggressive sides. It is important for her to show initiative and to put her plans into effect as well. In this partnership, Hillary would like to learn self-assertiveness and achievement in life. This will function best if Bill allows himself to be enthused by and involved in Hillary's constantly new plans, instead of feeling left out and ignored. When Hillary is brought down to earth again and again by Bill, and he helps her to concentrate on the essential things in life, a certain strict sobriety and seriousness cannot be avoided. In the role of the advisor and reliable companion, Bill will often seem to be the veritable cliff against the waves, but there will also be times when he feels blocked, inhibited and hindered in his activities. In this partnership, however, he can become conscious of his deep-seated anxieties about not receiving true recognition and attention from other people, and thus, not being truly respected by them. For this reason, Bill probably takes on more duties and responsibilities than he can actually handle, in the secret hope of being loved and admired for doing so. By learning first and foremost to value himself and to pay attention to his own needs, Bill can develop true sovereignty and a mature sense of self. III. Main Theme The deep desire for mutual complementation unites both of you - including the hope it brings of harmonious togetherness. Each partner represents personality aspects which the other is lacking. The tension generated by your contrasts aims to be and must be discharged - it produces the amount of energy both of you need to deal with essentials within your relationship, with all its pitfalls and challenges. Every relationship between individuals who feel bound to each another by a union of souls and who, as a result, become implicated in emotional and material dependencies, is characterized by a life theme extremely important for both partners. The main theme of a relationship runs through the partnership like a gold thread. It shows what has brought two people together at an unconscious level and what they would like to learn together and further develop in the course of their partnership. During your first encounter both of you had the deep, subconscious wish to take on responsibility for another person or for an important task. Together, you will find it easier to develop the discipline and necessary sense of duty for this purpose. You have found each other in order to master difficult times and not everyday challenges, however. "Bear the burden of your fellow man" is not only a biblical phrase for each of you, but an expression of loyalty and allegiance.
As difficult as it might be to accept, at a subconscious level neither of you is actually concerned with experiencing the light and joyful sides of life. For this reason, you will be repeatedly confronted with difficult, perhaps even severe states of affairs. However, your will to succeed, your competence and your perseverance will allow you to master these obstacles. Your ability to stick together through thick and thin and not to overemphasize personal problems grants you the necessary emotional detachment from those areas which - seen superficially - present difficulties, but which also await you with a treasure of experiences and opportunities. As a pair you possess the ability to present yourselves in a positive light with charm. You enjoy the respect of your fellows and even under difficult circumstances you can count on the sympathies of your social environment. The fact that you value each other highly is hardly a secret to anybody. Nonetheless, you repeatedly enter situations which ignite your fighting spirit as well as the desire to conquer each other anew. The Most Important Sphere of Life Even though the main theme of a relationship touches all spheres of life for both partners, one very particular area acquires special significance through this union. This area determines the life stage upon which the partners act, it determines the backdrop for the plot and, finally, it shows where the most intensive and formative experiences are possible for both individuals. In your common activities contact with other individuals - privately and professionally - has a special significance. As a result, both of you have a strong orientation towards social life, and it could be the case that you spend more time with other people than alone with each other. In your thoughts and conversations you will also be concerned with the behavior and problems of other persons to a great extent, which can have the effect of distracting from the actual situation which exists between the two of you. As long as this creates no problems for either of you and as long as you understand each other well, you undoubtedly make a great team capable of giving advice to others and supporting them. However, the danger cannot be ignored that your colleagues might repeatedly attempt to disrupt your relationship and to "disturb the peace". In such cases, it is essential that you discuss matters with one another and address the source of disturbance directly and together. Otherwise, a wedge could be placed between the two of you capable of seriously damaging your sense of togetherness. In the end, the most important thing is not what others think and say about you, but rather that you deal with one another openly and honestly. IV. The Fundamental Nature of Your Relationship Just as in the case of any solitary natural being, the energy generated by the union of two individuals possesses its own unmistakable character. It determines whether the two partners attempt to pursue their common interests dynamically and single- mindedly, or rather, cautiously and reservedly. Correspondingly, the fundamental nature of their relationship will become especially evident in one sphere of life, granting both individuals the opportunity to cope with the demands - together with chances and challenges - awaiting them there. In only a very small number of partnerships does money play no role whatsoever. If merely scant financial means exist, the partners must learn to budget and gauge their resources to survive on a monthly basis. Individuals with means and possessions, on the other hand, usually expend much energy in administering their ownings or investing their finances profitably. In your relationship, values and conceptions of value, income as well as material or immaterial goods are of significance. Your joint energies can best be cultivated in areas concerned with establishing a mode of existence or means of livelihood, or with utilizing your abilities in an advantageous manner. Each of you is in possession of a potential which would make it possible to lead an individual and independent life. Often, however, a partnership, intensive interaction with another person or even a shared struggle for existence can be necessary conditions for uncovering latent talents which can then be cultivated. Whereas Bill will concentrate more on the practical and concrete aspects of consolidating his means of subsistence, it can be helpful for Hillary to turn to the inner treasures within herself. A good many abilities may not be known to her, in which case a prior phase of abandoning outdated conceptions or circumstances may be required in order to develop these. The character of your relationship is exceptionally dynamic, and for this reason you will seldom avoid confrontations. In striving to fill your lives with energy and vigor, it will be especially helpful to direct your respective abilities towards a common aim. This aim should not, however, lie in the too distant future. Both of you are good sprinters, but over longer distances you can easily lose your stamina. Since both of you are constantly open to new challenges, it will often be the case that each of you can be blamed for neglecting and occasionally forgetting your partner. Each of you falls all to easily into the role of the maverick who is intent on personal interests, to the detriment of your shared solidarity. Marching into battle and asserting yourselves "out there" in life are much more promising than wasting your energies in fights and disagreements. Both of you possess the ability to master the highs and lows of a partnership without letting its stability suffer as a result. The bonds between the two of you are extremely resistant and have no danger of breaking should one of you go your own way. It is possible that you are bound together by other persons or by a common project, so that more than your own personal interest are involved in the relationship. A clear distribution of tasks and responsibilities will not be difficult for you, especially since each of you values order and manageable circumstances in your common activities. V. The Emotional Sphere Every relationship needs an atmosphere suitable to its own unique character in order to allow feelings to express themselves. The ability to communicate with the other partner on an emotional level, to surrender oneself to the other partner with trust, to accept intimacy and to enter into a caring relationship with one other is influenced by the respective childhood experiences. Nevertheless, the interaction between the two partners creates new possibilities which allow them to begin a dialogue between their deepest levels of being. Spontaneous activities which awaken your initiative and assertiveness give both of you an enormous emotional charge. Now and then you might lack real enthusiasm and consistency when routine and monotony creep in, but you will always be in a position to find new challenges which manage to satisfy your instinctive compulsion to act and to conquer new territories. The emotional needs in your environment are a deeply felt concern for both of you. For this reason, you probably attract people who desire your care and attention in some manner or other. Here, it is much less a question of providing material help than of granting others emotional fulfillment through your knowledge and experiences. A deep sense of friendship develops between the two of you - and gives you emotional satisfaction - when you are able to spend even a brief time alone in complete relaxation. You are capable of coping with hectic circumstances, domestic unrest, constantly ringing telephones and surprise visitors better than most couples. What you may consider disturbing also keeps you mentally and emotionally alert, and grants you the opportunity to derive knowledge and new perspectives from the interactive dynamics involving other people.
In this relationship, Bill can develop the sensory capabilities of perceiving and observing things in his environment in a highly subtle manner. Even if he does not articulate these impressions immediately, they will express themselves in his behavior or mode of action. Hillary is able to place Bill's perceptions in a greater context and to find a deeper meaning in even everyday occurrences. Emotional depth is the gate to new insights for Hillary and will help her develop an instinctive confidence in the meaningfulness of existence. You most definitely felt very much attracted to one another during your first encounter. The affection you feel for one another helps you remain fair and maintain mutual respect in even difficult times. You have no difficulties empathizing with your partner, and thus being able to recognize his true needs and motivations, and learning to accept them. In this way, you are able to establish a harmonious balance between care and attention for your partner on the one hand, and representing your own interests on the other. This keeps your partnership in a state of equilibrium which helps each of you feel well and emotionally nourished on a long-term basis. VI. The Mental Sphere For mutual understanding, it is necessary that the two partners can make themselves understood to each other. The ability to communicate, to maintain contact and an intensive, thinking interaction with the other partner determines the extent to which the one partner can respond to the needs of the other. Even when two individuals do not speak the same language in an intellectual sense, common interests, flexibility and openness can always build a bridge between them. Each of you possesses the ability to intuitively sense what your partner thinks or wants to say in advance. In conversations, you are able to empathize with your partner to such an extent that it sometimes becomes difficult to distinguish your opinions from one another. This can cause one partner to absorb the fears and insecurities of the other, which can obscure your perception of concrete events from time to time. Your talent to capture the hidden essence of a situation and to read between the lines also gives you the capability of recognizing wide-reaching, meaningful connections between things. Your mode of communication includes fantasies, images and sensations, and for this very reason you have the skill of interpreting each other's dreams and, in this way, drawing conclusions about still latent subconscious potentialities. Interaction with the realm of the psyche can give you the ability to become your partner's helper, and both of you can help each other bring deep-seated existential anxieties fully into consciousness. Your thoughts and conversations probably center on financial matters quite often. Establishing and maintaining a material foundation for your lives demands a great amount of ingenuity and flexibility. A common source of subsistence will offer the best chances for success when it involves writing, language, media and information, or instructive skills. You sense of self-worth can also be strengthened in this way. You probably find it difficult to integrate your thoughts and conceptions into concrete action all too often. As a result, you might make agreements or plans which you are not in a position to follow up or actually carry out. This is certainly not intentional, however. On the contrary, each of you has the definite intention of not only formulating ideas and conceptions within this relationship, but acting on them as well. If this is entirely impossible or only in another form, it could be the case that you were not concerned enough with the concrete circumstances beforehand. VII. Hillary's Role in the Relationship In a close and binding relationship where the partners either live together or spend a great deal of time together on a daily basis, the concerns which they contribute to the partnership will certainly become very evident. The less binding a relationship is, on the other hand, the less evident these themes will be in daily life. The following description will more precisely characterize the role which Hillary plays in this relationship, and above all, center on those themes which she will be concerned with in a deeper sense. In the relationship with Bill, Hillary would like to express her caring nature, protective instinct and personal commitment. Therefore, she will especially concerned with her empathetic, sensitive and cautious sides. The "family" receiving Hillary's attentions could be rather large, then it is not limited to actual relatives in the traditional sense. People with similar ways of thinking, close colleagues at work or others who mean a great deal to Hillary emotionally can also be counted among her family members. Hillary would like to be there for all of these individuals, offering them support and giving them the feeling that she can be relied upon. It is also important for Hillary to know where she belongs. For this reason, she has a significant need for a safe and secure place as a base of operations where her position is not in question. In the relationship with Bill, Hillary's knowledge and the steadily growing insightfulness connected with it have significance. Freedom of thought - but also personal freedom and independence - are very important to Hillary in this relationship. She will reject any and all curtailments in her freedom of movement as well as her desire for growth and expansion. Involvement with philosophical, religious or cultural themes could widen her world view tremendously, and also serve her search for meaning in general. Bill can learn a great deal from Hillary, and Hillary will feel highly inspired by his inquisitiveness, hunger for knowledge and readiness to approach new areas of knowledge without prejudices. In the end, both will motivate each other to continually learn new things and to pass this knowledge on to other people. In the relationship with Bill, Hillary's charming and lovable sides will be expressed to a significant degree. She desires harmony and emotional security, especially in the intimate and domestic spheres. If arbitration and negotiation become necessary in this connection, her reliable intuitions of other people's needs and her sense of fairness will acquire special significance. With her caring nature, Hillary is able to accord every side involved the appropriate attention and estimation. In this way, Hillary can learn a great deal about herself, and in the end this partnership will also serve the function of increasing Hillary's awareness of what she needs herself in order to feel loved and accepted in relationships with other people. Hillary does not take this partnership at all lightly. Her readiness to assume responsibility is tremendous, but she must be careful that she does not overextend herself. Otherwise, she could be surrounded by obstacles and antagonists one day, and forget to enjoy the pleasant and cheerful things in life. If Hillary parts with old dependencies and sometimes withstands violent crises as a result, this will not leave Bill unaffected. In the end, Hillary will have showed him how satisfying letting go can be, and how little spontaneity and liveliness remain when one is trapped in life circumstances no longer corresponding to one's own inner truth. VIII. Bill's Role in the Relationship A description now follows of the role which Bill plays in your relationship. Here, too, those themes will be emphasized which he will be concerned with during the course of the relationship. In the relationship with Hillary, Bill would like to demonstrate his sense of responsibility, conscientiousness and steadfastness. It is obvious that Bill will not choose easy tasks and will only be satisfied when he does justice to them despite sundry hindrances and obstacles. The reasons for the difficulties often confronting Bill do not necessarily lie in his external environment - he probably feels physically and internally inhibited and burnt out from time to time, and as a result his vitality and joy in living can only be expressed to a greatly reduced degree. Bill places great demands on himself. If he is not yet certain his achievements will be above average, he will most probably prefer to do nothing at all in certain situations. His apparent inactivity is usually a sign that important learning and developmental processes are taking place internally, however. What he sets out to do might well take longer than planned to be completed. But "good things take time", and as long as Bill possesses the necessary perseverance, he has good chances of achieving his goals. The relationship with Hillary will prove to be an extraordinarily important experience for Bill. Bill's team spirit and the readiness to cooperate are important qualities in a partnership with Hillary, which inevitably leads to his taking a closer look at his own desires and conceptions regarding relationships at a deeper level. Hillary is a fitting companion in this connection, then she most probably corresponds to Bill's conception of an equal-ranking ally through the ups and downs of life. However, it is Bill who openly or secretly claims the role of the actual authority in this partnership. this may well be true one day, but Bill should recognize the fact that Hillary - in some capacity or other - has accompanied him along his way. Without Hillary's belief in Bill, his abilities and orientational help, the danger would exist that Bill would only see hindrances and obstacles before himself, and lack the initiative to overcome them. In this relationship Bill will not find it difficult to confront the realities of life openly and with acceptance, while nevertheless pursuing the realization of his goals in a lively and sovereign manner. He will also be able to count on the competent support of other people. The good will and the ability they place at his disposal without competitive behavior will serve to promote Bill's interests in a significant way. Provided Bill retains a sense of his own attractivity and provided his sense of self-value does not stand or fall with Hillary's acceptance or rejectance, Bill's winning charisma will always triumph. The sympathies and good will of other people are very important to him - they prompt him to show himself from his best side. – – – Appendix Astrological Techniques There are a number of astrological methods which enable us to view a partnership more effectively. The oldest method is that of horoscope comparison, called synastry. Here, two birth horoscopes are investigated and interpreted on the basis of shared aspects. Composite and Combined Horoscopes, on the other hand, are relatively new. Robert Hand is considered to be one of the pioneers of composite horoscope research. His comprehensive interpretative work, Planets in Composite, appeared in 1975. We owe the Combined Horoscope to the work of the Viennese astrologer Philip Schiffmann, and independently of him, the Englishman Ronald Davison - the "Horoscope for Two" is based on their research. In the English speaking world the Combined Horoscope is often called the 'Davison Relationship Chart'. Whereas the composite horoscope does not reflect an actual astronomical constellation, the Combined Horoscope unites the birth horoscopes of the partners in space and time, in a new and real constellation. That point in time is determined which lies exactly between the birth dates of the persons involved, while the geographical longitude and latitude are established in the same way. Mona Riegger has been investigating both interpretative possibilities since 1980 and published her findings for the first time in her book, Handbook of Combined and Composite Horoscope Interpretation. With the help of the Combined Horoscope, she is able to identify which role each partner occupies within the relationship and which opportunities for development present themselves during its further course. For the interpretation of the "Horoscope for Two", however, Mona Riegger presupposes a high degree of commitment between the partners in question. The more casual the character of the partnership is, the more the interactive aspects and personality features described here recede in the background - the more intensive the relationship is, the more the partners will have to come to terms with the themes reflected in their common horoscope. The type of relationship is not the decisive factor. Even when a "Horoscope for Two" involving close friends, co- workers or even business rivals reveals a strong emphasis on emotional or domestic themes, or when professional themes are especially emphasized in an intimate relationship, it is worthwhile to come to an understanding of the matter at this deeper level. A professional rival can confront us with feelings of being threatened quite effectively, causing us to react emotionally in an extremely injured manner. Excessive rivalry and faulty decision-making are all too often a result of this process. In the interpretative passages, however, the author assumes a relationship which is positively affirmed ; for this reason, competitive relationships often "get away with too much". Recurring Themes in Different Horoscopes It becomes obvious when reading various "Horoscopes for Two" that certain themes recur and are interpreted in text blocks with a similar content. This is a necessary consequence of the computer text method utilized for casting the horoscope. The same factors (ascendant, house positions for planets ruling a sign, etc.) occur repeatedly in different horoscopes. First the synthesis of these various factors - in respect to the entire horoscope - allows every relationship to reveal its individuality and uniqueness. Related Literature The "Horoscope for Two" is an independent partnership horoscope which is cast on the basis of each partner's date of birth, but which makes no reference to individual themes in their respective birth horoscopes. Perhaps after reading this horoscope analysis you will be interested in a more comprehensive analysis of your own personality, not only from the perspective of "relationships". In such a case, we recommend the Psychological Horoscope Analysis by Liz Greens (available from the same place where this report was ordered). Literature recommended for partnership themes : Mona Riegger, Handbook of Combined and Composite Horoscope Interpretation. A comprehensive guide for casting and interpreting partnership horoscopes with clear and accessible interpretative statements, plus a multitude of fascinating case studies (currently available only in German). Liz Greene, Astrology for Lovers. An amusing but insightful look at zodiac signs and their role in personal relationships.
Astrological Data used for Horoscope for two
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)
Relationship Horoscope (based on midpoint in time and space)
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)