Astrology, Numerology & Compatibility – Why You Need to Scrutinize a Lot More Than Just Sun Signs

Instead of considering only astrological Sun signs,

we believe that the comprehensive astrology and

numerology charts must be scrutinized if one wants

to consider true personality, compatibility, and

personal timing (prediction and forecasting).

Also, thorough handwriting analysis done by a well-

trained professional adds a great deal of additional

insight about subconscious character, much of which

that can’t be found through modern, psychological


On the surface, you may think you have great astrological

compatibility on paper with two seemingly easy-going,

compassionate people (signified in part, for example, by

both having an abundance of Pisces and Cancer energy).

However, it’s discovered that one has very compressed,

narrow, extreme right-slanted, sharp, angular, heavy

pressure script with rigid baselines and downward slanting,

weak-ending, pointed letter t-bars. Plus, strong patterns

of over-balanced “8” and “1” energy are found in the

comprehensive numerology charts. All of this with

other corroborating information alerts the analyst to

the strong possibility of that person being a domineering


The other person’s comprehensive charts involve, in

part, lots of under-balanced “2” energy which suggests

dependency and self-deprecation. In support of these

notions, that person’s script includes martyr/victim traits

such as small overall script size, light writing pressure,

close word spacing, excessively rounded and immature-

looking writing, droopy rhythm and connectives

between letters, pinched circle letters, low and weakly

crossed letter t-bars back to the left instead of to the right,

and x-formations where the letter x is not present.

In this case, a surface astrology interpretation would

unfortunately leave open the potential for a very toxic,

if not dangerous match.

An aside, psychology was not part of astrology until

about 100 years ago. The approximately 2000 year

tradition of the science of astrology involves mostly

prediction instead of psychological character analysis.

Unfortunately, in our view, most astrology found today

in print or on-line is primarily modern, psychological

astrology, and involves a frivolous and distorted

approach to the science.

Astrology that’s largely for entertainment only

(although usually not presented as such) includes,

for example, Sun or Moon sign horoscopes, and

readings done by astrologers who commonly promote

falsehoods such as, “…(numerology or) astrology isn’t

predestination or fate…how things play out is going to

be up to you,” stated to cover a refusal to do in-depth

delineation, or mask an inability to do accurate


Some popular modern astrologers even go so far as to

offensively suggest escapism, wishful thinking, self-

fulfilling prophesies, and a failure to take responsibility

for one’s actions and life in response to the idea that

some astrologers and numerologists (like us) say it’s

possible to measure and outline personal fate (i.e.,

impart the general inclination of fate, and frequently,

even precise future circumstances and events). Worse,

they deny that fate exists, and also deny the reality

that varying degrees of unavoidable adversity (which

is also measurable) in people’s lives serves a divine


The truth is that their form of astrology or numerology

isn’t about predestination or fate and that original ancient

predictive astrology and numerology are absolutely about

predestination and fate.

It’s ironic how fully embracing the concepts of karma and

fate is directly related to taking responsibility for one’s

actions and that much of the modern astrology found

today offers mainly an escape from the hard realities of


Reviewing Sun Signs, Moon Signs, or any other individual

aspect without considering the rest of the charts’ contents

and patterns within those charts, will only give you surface

insight. It tells you virtually nothing about the reality of the

personality, or the compatibility between you and another


For example, the Sign of Aquarius is considered to be

relatively harmonious with the Sign of Sagittarius. If

you select ten random people with Aquarius Sun Signs

and match them with ten people with Sagittarius Sun Signs,

it’s entirely possible that none of them will get along with

each other. It’s also entirely possible that all of them will

get along.

The best romantic matches for a Libra Sun and Cancer

Moon combination, for instance, depends entirely upon the

health of the respective planets (strong and well, or involving

afflictions including planets in detriment, badly aspected

planets, weak house placement, retrogrades, etc.), their

rulers and the health of those rulers, along with the rest

of the several hundred aspects, and patterns comprised

of those aspects, throughout the comprehensive charts

of each person.

It’s possible for a person with a Libra Sun and Cancer

Moon, for example, to have wonderful compatibility with

a person with an Aries Sun and Capricorn Moon, both


Oppositions are commonly considered to involve poor

compatibility, but sometimes very close oppositions

(opposing planets that are very tightly aspected by a

degree or two, within the compatibility charts) offer

more reward than challenge, especially if the remaining

composite contents are harmonious.

Oppositions are as follows:

Aries is opposed to Libra.

Taurus is opposed to Scorpio.

Gemini is opposed to Sagittarius.

Cancer is opposed to Capricorn.

Leo is opposed to Aquarius.

Virgo is opposed to Pisces.

Conjunctions, same sign combinations, represent

intensification of the sign’s energy, and is sometimes

positive and sometimes negative. Generally, it’s a

“hard” aspect, and not as easy flowing as trines and


Although we feel that modern astrology places too

much emphasis on Ptolemaic aspects, it’s good to

have an understanding of them.

The basic, major Ptolemaic aspects include oppositions

(180 degree angle), conjunctions (0 degree angle),

squares (90 degree angle), trines (120 degree angle),

and sextiles (60 degree angle).

Square aspects are combinations of signs that are of

different elements (see below), like Taurus with Leo,

and generally indicate challenge and tension. Trine

aspects are combinations of signs that are of the same

element, such as Scorpio with Pisces (both water), and are

generally agreeable. Sextile aspects are combinations of

signs that are of compatible, but different, elements such

as Cancer with Virgo, or Leo with Libra, and are also

generally favorable.

If you accept the trivial approach of reviewing only the

Sun and Moon signs, which might offer a preview at best,

then it’s good to look at the elemental combinations of the

signs for some basic awareness.

On the surface, fire and air are harmonious, and earth and

water are harmonious. In addition, each element commonly

mixes well with itself (fire and fire, etc.).

Fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

A surface approach will involve Libra Sun, Cancer

Moon compatibility with an air or fire Sun, along with

a water or earth Moon, but that’s just the beginning.

If you want to go a little deeper, yet still not get into

comprehensive analysis, considering the nature of the

sign is also helpful (Fixed, Mutable, or Cardinal), as is

considering the masculine or feminine nature of the sign

(fire and air are masculine, and earth and water are


We also strongly recommend contemplating each

person’s personal timing when considering compatibility.

Personal timing, comprised of scores of short, medium,

and long-term continuous and non-continuous numerological

and astrological cyclical timing methods, regularly

symbolically makes or breaks relationships. The collective

cycles can be divided into groups that are the basis for

pattern recognition.

Two people can seemingly have nothing in common aside

from their current personal time cycles (some as short as

a day, others as long as many years), and when those

time cycles change, the relationship changes, or even


It should be noted that we understand that it is possible

for someone who has strong, solid psychic ability and a

good, general understanding of astrology to successfully

use Sun and Moon signs exclusively as psychic touchstones.

But few have this talent where they can get consistent,

accurate reads without a comprehensive approach.

Again, an astrologer must consider all comprehensive

charts in determining compatibility, along with the

comprehensive timing charts, and not just the Sun and

Moon signs if one really wants to uncover existing

compatibility. Again, we have found that you also must

consider the comprehensive numerology charts, along with

handwriting analysis (subconscious fears and defenses, etc.),

if you want a high level of accuracy.

A skeptic saying that they “…don’t believe in astrology,”

to us, is a reasonable and understandable statement if

they have only been exposed to Sun Sign astrology,

which is the basis for most astrology horoscopes today.

Comparing Sun Sign astrology to an in-depth analysis

as referred to in the above paragraphs is like comparing

conspiracy theory half-truths to confirmed CIA intelligence.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo