Venus and Mars (source: Martens Centre)

There are so many astrological techniques and traditions, it’s difficult to keep up with all of them. For that reason, I’ve never thoroughly investigated midpoints.

However, with Saturn virtually parked between my natal conjunction of Venus and Mars, I’ve been trying to figure out if I should pay attention to the “harmonized” interpretation for transiting Saturn conjunct the natal Venus/Mars midpoint vs. the individual interpretations for transiting Saturn conjunct natal Venus and transiting Saturn conjunct natal Mars.

I won’t bore you with the details by posting the interpretations of each aspect. I will say that I’m not experiencing the midpoint or the Mars conjunctions to the degree that I am experiencing the Venus conjunction. That makes sense because both Venus and Saturn are personalized in my horoscope: I’m a Capricorn with Libra rising.

I suppose that I shouldn’t dismiss midpoints entirely based upon a single investigation into their validity, but I do believe that I can continue to leave them low on my list of priorities to study in the future. I could be engaging in a little “confirmation bias” here, but I’m also trying to be as open-minded as possible by looking into these astrological events as they happen to see what is influencing me in real time. Treating this blog as journal to discuss these events has only made me more confident that assigning significance to the chart ruler and other personalized planets while assessing transits is the most effective predictive technique an astrologer can utilize.

That doesn’t mean that I’m never going to look up the interpretation for a transit to a natal midpoint after this incident, but I’m also not going to prevent myself from seeing the forest for the trees in the future. Too many astrologers focus on the trees while searching for a particular answer to a question. It’s really not the best way to practice this craft.

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