When planets conjunct angles in synastry, there is an unusual chemistry. When they trine or square we experience different alchemy. It is essential to understand what someone's planets or important rulers do with our angles. This can clear confusion that most people have when it comes to knowing how the other feels. We can also understand how we feel and why we feel the way we do when someone's planet aspects our angles.
So, let's first understand the four angles of our natal chart and what they represent.
The Ascendant: The first and foremost angle which represents our mind and appearance. It also represents the east. Hits to this angle decides how we perceive ourselves and our looks. But here we are speaking of synastry. Therefore, when someone's planet conjuncts our ascendant, we are affected by the quality of their planets. We are in love with those who conjunct our ascendant and friends with the trines, sextiles ones. Those who are hard aspects we friction with them especially the ones who square. Opposition can be an exceptional ones since, they conjunct other angles.
The IC: The second angle which represents our inner core, family and roots. This represents the north direction. Hits to this angle affect our emotional well-being and family. When someone's planet touches this angle it stirs our emotional core. This feeling is never shallow. Conjuncts affect our deep psyche just like moon conjunctions. Trines and sextiles give a pleasant feel. While hard aspects such as squares and inconjuncts give deep frustrations or psychological issues.
The Descendant: The third angle which represents our relationship personality. If the ascendant is our appearance and mind-set then the descendant is appearance of our partners. The hits to the descendant affect our partnership values. It represents the West direction. If ascendant is day then the descendant is the night. We crave partnership in the night. Descendant is what we seek and what we expect. When someone conjuncts our descendant we judge the person as a fit or miss for our partnership issues. What we seek in our partners be it business or personal relations, our descendant is the answer. People relate with our descendant in a pleasing or hard aspect affect our relationship patterns.
The MC: The last angle which represents our professional or worldly personality. If IC is our home, mother and culture as well as emotions then MC is our office, father, professional community and responsibilities. Hits to our MC represent people who matter to our professional life and advancement. Pleasing or hard aspects to our MC affect our professional personality and success.
Now, lets understand how someone's personal planets affect our angles.
Sun conjunct Ascendant: The sun person hits our mind and we are mesmerized by his aura. We find that person to be the king. We see him or her as royalty and offer him/her respect. We immediately turn into his/her subject because the Sun person is simply straight from the books royalty according to us.
Moon conjunct Ascendant: The moon person is that good effect in our lives who calms down our troubled emotions. We connect with the moon person and feel at ease in his/her presence. We also find the moon person as extremely beautiful and maternal. We can feel the emotions of the moon person.
Mars conjunct Ascendant: The mars person energizes us and we are appealed by the bravado of the mars person. We can go with war together with the mars person. He/she is the male macho or feminist leader . We want to break rules and experience taboo.
Venus conjunct Ascendant: The Venus person