When looking at relationships between two people, a conventional chart comparison (synastry) will seek out aspects between a planet in a sign in one person’s chart, and a planet in a sign in the other person’s. For example, the Moon in Cancer my chart might be in a 120 degrees apart trine aspect relationship with the Moon in Cancer in your chart. This could suggest a nice cosy chummy emotional loving relationship between us. But if our Moons were in different signs or a 90 degrees apart square relationship, it could be a very different story because we could fall out, get huffy, get hurt and misunderstand each other’s feelings. This is the conventional approach.
The Huber approach of astrological psychology looks at the charts of both people in the relationship, but rather than starting with the Zodiac Sign and the planets, we start with the Houses. What we’re looking for are any spatial relationships which might exist between two people. And spatial relationships are important because they are where we share the same physical spaces with each other. These can be found in the 12 Houses of the chart; the houses are where we live out our lives and express ourselves in the environment and the wider world around us.
At its very simplest, using Click Horoscopes involves looking at the two charts together and finding out if both people share any planetary placements in the same house. For example, my 4th house Saturn and your 4th house Neptune would form a Click, but we might run into difficulties because your lack of organisation and laissez-faire approach to home and family life alongside my drive and need to be organised in this area of life would probably drive us both rather crazy! So we’d have to work things out between us and find a compromise, which is what relationship is all about.
Planets which make Clicks symbolise areas of life where we’ll find things either easier, or more challenging, in a relationship. Two Suns in the same house/area of life expression could become a power struggle. Two Moons could signify a lot of emotion, two Mercury’s endless chatter and an ongoing need to get a word in edgeways or have the last word, and so on……and of course, it’s never as simple as this.
Here’s a basic example of some Clicks which gives an idea of how this technique can be used – but a lot more detail than this is required to give a reliable and valid assessment.
Both charts have Clicks between the transpersonal planets – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Uranus and Pluto are in the 9th house in both charts, making a Click, but they are at different positions by both sign and house, so this has to be considered, along with Neptune in the 11th for both charts. Again, Neptune’s position by sign and house will offer fine tuning to the assessment of the relationship.
Chart A’s 1st house Moon Clicks with Chart B’s 1st house Sun.
Chart A’s 2nd house Sun Clicks with Chart B’s 2nd house Moon.
What does this suggest to you about the relationship? Do you think they are a compatible couple?
To find out more
To get a really accurate understanding of how potential clicks would manifest in a relationship, the position by both sign and house have to be considered. You can find more information in the following:
The book Astrolog 2: Family, Relationships & Health, pp169-186, ‘Relationship as a Developmental Process – Click Horoscopes on Three Levels’, by Louise Huber.
The Ebook Partnership and Relationship Dynamics through ‘Click’ Horoscopes, by Sylvia Wenk (free in APA members’ area).
Post first published on Joyce’s blog, 2014. Edited to bring it up to date.