Written By Expert Melodie
Have you ever felt an immediate connection with someone that you were meeting for the very first time? A sense of déjà vu or eerie familiarity that you simply couldn't explain? These chance meetings tend to turn into serious life-altering connections that are almost certainly "karmic" or fated in nature.
There are usually specific themes that are repeated in these relationships. The following are all quite common:
- The relationship begins as a chance encounter. One or both parties were not supposed to be there in the first place, got talked into coming at the last minute, missed a flight, took a wrong turn, stopped impulsively at the supermarket, or some other version of a completely random and unexpected meeting.
- The parties experience a sense of heightened awareness, such as time standing still, ringing in the ears (or no sound at all), a physical (magnetic) pull towards the one another, etc.
- A feeling of familiarity, a sense that they've met before or have known one another for years, etc.
- The sense of falling in love at first sight.
Another theme - one which most of us aren't even of - involves planetary contacts between natal (or birth) charts. Astrologers refer to the study of these
contacts as "synastry." Astrologically-speaking, aspects between planets from one natal chart to another describe not only the types of connections shared between two people, but also the lessons that are karmically indicated.
Although the popular view of these relationships is that they're "meant to be," a more realistic way of looking at them is that while there may be a reason two people come together (karmically) in the present life-time, there's no guarantee that they will stay together. If one or both of them have reached a point in their evolutionary journey that they're no longer the appropriate facilitator for the other person's karma, the relationship is unlikely to last.
Additionally, not all karmic aspects are pleasant or easy: some are quite challenging. The nature of the planets involved, along with the aspects between them, will determine both the karmic patterns and the ease or difficulty with which they're expressed. There are a multitude of astrological aspects that are significant in determining relationship compatibility (or karma).
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