I was having a lucky night – and I mean real luck. It was so lucky that I had to stop and ask, “What’s going on here?”
The trick to my luckiness…
I wasn’t alone. I was out with one of my good friends and from the minute we came into proximity with each other, the luck began. Together we created magic, alchemy, and wealth!
Synastry is the study in astrology of the connection of planets between people. Most of the time people interested in synastry want to know about their romantic partnerships. They want to know how it will work out, if they are good for one another, and how they complement one another. In reality, you can look at the synastry between just about any relationship – Parent/child, boss/employee, client/company, friend/friend, etc. The process takes each person’s birth chart and finds connection of the planets between the two which shows how you relate to one another. When there are planets transiting or making aspects to one’s chart, they also make an aspect to the other person’s chart. This detail is helpful in being able to see what will occur in those relationships throughout time.
I knew there was a chance my connection with my friend could be a lucky one. A year or so ago, noticing this connection, I tried to invoke this luck. I had theorized that if we gambled during a Venus trine transit to our lucky point, we might win big. But for this to happen, we needed to work together. We needed the combined magic of our planets. We hatched a plan to play blackjack. We watched the movie “21” and did drills at lunch time to practice counting cards. Then we practiced with her boyfriend as the dealer. I imagined us in a scene right out of American Hustle.
Our next step was to frequent the local casino. The only time I had ever played black jack was a couple of years previous in a Nepalese casino. I assumed it was all the same. We were soon disappointed when we discovered that the black jack tables were not tables – they were digital machine. In fact, there were no nearby casinos with actual black jack dealers. Our hustle was killed.
We had a second hustle – darts! We frequented a local bar to play against some of the regulars. I soon discovered that I needed at least 5 drinks to get a bulls eye. It then dawned on me that my winnings might end up back at the bar.
The day of the transit arrived…
And it passed. My friend had a date with her boyfriend – I guess it was a better use of the Venus trine to her Pluto transit.
Soon we forgot about our combined potential for magic. Time passed and, then without warning, lady luck smiled on us again.
It was Saturday night and the luck just kept coming so I started to suspect – could it be? Sure enough, Venus was squaring that magical combined point.
With friends, lovers, and other significant relationships we usually have many planetary (synastry) connections. Many of those connections are good and they tell you why you get along. Some are not so good and they will speak of the friction between you. In the chart between my friend and I, this point was good. The connection in question was a conjunction between Jupiter (in my 8th house) and Pluto (in her 1st house).
When Pluto and Jupiter come together, they expand and wield power. They speaks of wealth, playing big, expanding luck, and taking risks. Two people with these planets in conjunction, sextile, or trine create a dynamic duo. One that wields power, creates wealth, and has a positive transformative effect . If the two planets (Pluto and Jupiter) were in a square or an opposition, we might find ourselves in a power struggle. We might try to stuff faith down each other’s neck or face moral superiority over one another. Jealousy and obsession might also thrive. But with positive connections, these two energies work together.
So this is what we had: a Pluto/Jupiter conjunction. Then Venus came along and squared it. All we needed to do was hang out and the luck started to roll in!
We decided that were going to go to The Taste of The Danforth, but we’re not going to drive. Instead we took the subway. Someone getting off the subway had a day pass, good for two people for unlimited travel. Stopping us on the way to the entrance, they asked if we would like it…. A fare savings of $12. Nice! We accepted.
We arrived at the Taste of the Danforth about 35 minutes later. Getting off the subway and onto the blocked off festival streets, we realized that it wasn’t really our thing. There were food booths lined up down both sides of the streets with all kinds of food, mostly Greek. The lines were long and there was nowhere to sit down and eat. Simply put, the street curb did not appeal to us. The restaurants were the same. Lines of people at the top restaurants told us we would have a long wait but all we wanted was a drink and space from the crowds. We wanted to sit down to eat with a knife and a fork. We stood at the back of one of the lines trying to judge how long we would have to wait. Suddenly the hostess looked past everyone in line and motioned at me to ask if it was for two (we were a fair distance away). The next thing we knew, we bypassed the line. On the way, I heard someone say something about being there first and the hostess lied, saying, “Actually, they were.”
Wow! I didn’t complain, but I did feel a little guilty after looking at the menu only to realize that it wasn’t what we wanted. Even though we had been treated like royalty, we decided to leave.
Moving on, we found the perfect restaurant. I wanted a grilled calamari salad – they had it. My friend wanted a stuffed pita. They had a booth in front of the restaurant with serving what she wanted. The only problem? No outside food was allowed inside… even if it was their own outside food. That didn’t stop us. My friend (the Pluto one) begged and begged until she got her way. Once we were seated, the entire staff seemed bewitched. I flattered the waiter who asked me to guess his age. I said 39,but he was 51. He brought us two pieces of free baklava smothered in honey and whip cream. Next a waiter, one who wasn’t even waiting on us, bought me a glass of red wine.
We also had our own separate expressions of the transit. Venus square to my Jupiter expands the allure of Venus – love and attractiveness. As we walked the festival after our meal, I received several comments from men on my beauty and my sexiness.
Venus square to my friend’s Pluto in her chart brought out a different variety of attractiveness: one with a little bit of obsession and possessiveness (Pluto). I wasn’t surprised when a man approached her and said, “I’ve been watching you..” For you men reading this – bad line! Creepy bad line!
All and all, it was a lucky night. Back on the subway, again we stuck out like sore thumbs. Though it was packed, two thuggish men cleared space for us to sit down. It was our final luck of the night!
I think you know what I am doing… Yup, I’m pulling up the charts and mapping out our next brush with luck!
Maybe next time, we’ll hit the casinos!