or opposition between the Sun, Moon, or Venus of one person and the Ascendant of the other. It's better if each person 'receives' one of these conjunctions or oppositions if the Ascendants are in a more conflictual sign relationship (square, semi-sextile, or quincunx), and especially if the Ascendants are square to one another.
Venus shows what a man is attracted to in a woman. Being with a woman who is strong in his Venus element, or who makes close sextiles to his Venus makes the relationship much easier, and increases sexual desire and compatibility.
For a woman, her Venus is part of her feminine nature, so it is definitely best when her partner also relates well with this element. When people have positive Venus synastry, they naturally like and love each other. That, of course, is what makes positive Venus synastry so great.
Mars shows what a woman is attracted to in a man. Being with a man who is strong in her Mars element, or who makes close sextiles with her Mars, makes the relationship much easier, and increases sexual desire and compatibility. For a man, his Mars is part of his masculine nature, so it is best when his partner also relates well with this element.
However, too much Mars is really not a good thing for synastry and compatibility, and most Western astrological literature will not tell you this. Mars is not always the "pretty face" we've made him to be.
Major conjunctions, squares, oppositions, and quincunxes with Mars are not really desirable for people looking for the most enjoyable relationship possible, but again, "a part is not the whole," so we still have to look at a lot more.
It is certainly possible to have a rewarding connection with someone, even if you have the sort of Mars synastry discussed above, but that still doesn't mean that I would particularly recommend it.
I believe that research and direct experience will show you the truth of what I'm saying. Sure, Mars contacts are great for sex, but how many hours a day can you have sex?
And how many hours a day do you just spend time talking with a partner, not grunting like animals? In short, if you are the sort of person who can't get enough of conflict, major and hard Mars synastry may be just what the doctor ordered.
Whenever the Moon, Sun, ASC, or Venus form a conjunction with the same very placement of another (i.e, Moon-Moon), or with one of
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