"Are you likely to meet a new love soon? Is the coming year a good time for that major career change you've been contemplating? Are you likely to make a lot of money in your life, or will you be challenged to make the most of what you have? The techniques presented in "The Art of Predictive Astrology" shows you how to forecast upcoming trends and life events for yourself, friends and family, and astrological clients. Author Carol Rushman, a practicing astrologer for over thirty years, shares her method for astrological prediction, including:After reading this book you will be able to predict major events such as marriage, and minor events like receiving a small gift. Real-life examples drawn from the author's experience shows you first-hand how to practice the art of predictive astrology." I took the book home and excitedly rushed through it, applying all the techniques to my own natal chart. In astrology, relationships are often at the top of an individual's priorities; along with career questions and general predictive queries wondering what is forecasted in the future. Both women and men are often desperate to know their marital fate. Many found the number of relationships worked out in the traditional way as stated in The Predictive Art of Astrology it didn’t always work out as predicted with this old, and ancient method for reading an individual’s destiny as regards to marriage/or co-habiting since we are now in modern day relating.
The prediction for marriage in a woman's chart follows the Sun and its applying aspects as it continues to move through the sign it is placed in at birth, and to determine the number of marriages. It is the imaginary path of the Sun as it progresses through a sign and making note of the number of aspects it forms. For men, you look to the Moon and its applying aspects. However, there are rule breakers. For example, if Jupiter is involved and there are multiple signs on the Asc-Dsc and planets in the 7th house.
Charts resistant to marriage: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Aquarius seem to have less need for partnerships than other signs. The Sun will describe the men in a woman's life and the Moon will describe the women in a man's life. One thing that will bring a lot of marriages is Sagittarius on the 7th house cusp or Jupiter in the 7th house. The opposite is true when Capricorn is on the 7th house cusp or Saturn is placed there, they may limit their own marriage opportunities.
Classic Natal Indicators of Marriage Potential
- Aspects to and from the Sun in a woman's chart, or to and from the Moon in a man's chart
- Applying aspects from the ruler of the seventh house
- Planets in the house and their aspects
- An interception in the seventh houses indicates multiple marriages
Determining the Number of Potential Marriages
- I use only the major applying natal aspects; that is, the conjunction, square, opposition trine and sextile.
- When calculating the number of potential marriages for a woman, I look at the applying her natal Sun makes before it leaves a sign. The Sun can only apply to the slower moving planets- Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (Use the Moon for a man)
The houses describing the different marriages are the seventh house for the first marriage. The second marriage is the 11th house, but it has some funny reasoning for this in the book. Each "love affair" after the first marriage is counted five houses for each marriage.
If there are no applying aspects to the Sun or Moon in a chart, or if the luminary is in a late degree (27, 28, or 29), I have found that anything can happen when it comes to marriage. Carol Rushman calls these degrees "wild cards".
The seventh house in an interesting one astrologically, and as well as pertaining to marriage, rules open enemies. The love planetary factors for women have always been the Sun and Mars in older astrological textbooks indicating the type of male she attracts, and in a man’s chart they would look at The Moon and Venus indicating the feminine energies in the natal. Planets in the 7th house are general indicators of marriage, the Sun shows that others will in general be an important aspect to the individual’s development, the Moon indicates a powerful need for security in relationships, and in general 7th house planets can often indicate a relationship with the public. Mercury shows intellectual compatibility is sought, benefits and a general sense of beauty and harmony are important factors, with Mars here independence and sometimes an indicator of many quarrels with others.
Jupiter in this house means benefits, wealth and generosity, and Charles Carter stated that Jupiter in this position could indicate the death of a partner and most likely a second marriage. Saturn shows some limitation and delay, but taking a serious approach to all relating, and often experiencing setbacks. Uranus can symbolize sudden marriage and divorce or that freedom in an important consideration, things are never allowed to become too settled, and there are often shocks, perhaps accidents foretold concerning the partner. Neptune indicates marriage and spirituality, many illusions to the fairy-tale and high ideals may lead to disappointment, the individual needs to be able to see the partner more clearly, and may perhaps marry someone with a disability or needs help in some way. Pluto may show an attraction to dominant relationships, wealthy and powerful, transformations will occur through the agent of others.
Carter says the Venus and the 7th house stand for unions of all sorts, stating that the house opposite the Ascendant represents all that is complementary to our personal selves, all that we lack and that it is rare to find two people born under the same sign desirous of marrying one another, and he also says some similarity is sought but also contrast, for without differences one is unable to learn from the other and married life becomes mentally and emotionally stagnant. The strongest ties being are the Sun, Moon, or Venus on the asc. And these aspects do seem to be the rule of thumb concerning strong connections across two astrological charts.