A high school student writes, “I used to have a best friend. We basically grew up together. Then we had a big misunderstanding about a year ago. I really miss talking to her but I don’t know whether she likes me or not. I’m not sure if she wants to be my friend again. Should I try to talk to her? Would she be nice to me? What does she think/feel about me?”
I don’t think it looks hopeful for this querent to reestablish the close relationship they had before, but there may be an opportunity to at least talk to her friend.
First , let’s identify the significators we need.
Sagittarius rises. This querent is represented by its ruler, Jupiter, in Taurus on the 6th house cusp. She is also represented by Moon in early Aquarius.
The question is about a friend. With Libra on the cusp of the 11th house of friends, its ruler Venus represents the friend. (Even though she is an ex-friend, I think that using the 11th house’s ruler to represent her is the correct way to go. Let me know in the comments if you think otherwise.)
Before anything else, I noticed that 9 Sagittarius is rising. That’s the current degree of the fixed star Antares, the heart of the scorpion. Antares is a royal star, but also a star representing endings. If the ascendant is like the cover of a book, seeing Antares there tells us right away that this is a story about something that is ending.
How does our querent feel about her friend? She still cares about her very much. Jupiter (Lord 1) is in Taurus, ruled by Venus (Lord 11); she loves her friend. The querent doesn’t have much ability to improve the situation, however; Jupiter is on the 6th house cusp, and the 6th is a cadent, “falling” house. Someone who is falling is not in control.
How does the friend feel about her? Venus is in Gemini, which is unfortunately a sign of Jupiter’s detriment. The friend isn’t merely indifferent; she actively dislikes our querent. In addition, Venus sits on the 7th house cusp of open enemies. This former friend is not likely to be receptive to the querent’s attempts to re-establish the friendship.
What’s more, Venus, Lord 11, is conjunct the fixed star Aldebaran. Just as Antares is about endings, Aldebaran, which opposes it in the zodiac, is about new beginnings. It looks like the friend has moved on to new things.
So, should our heroine try to talk to her friend? Possibly. Let’s look at the Moon, the querent’s other significator. In early Aquarius, the Moon applies to trine Venus with no intervening aspects. (As always, I do not include the outer planets or the quincunx aspect when looking at upcoming aspects, only the traditional seven planets and the Ptolemaic aspects.) This suggests that she’ll soon have an easy opportunity to talk to her friend – easy because it’s a trine.
The Moon is in Aquarius, which according to ibn Arabi is weak-voiced, but at least it is a human sign and not mute. This suggests that the querent will be able to articulate her feelings (Moon), but only partially (weak-voiced).
There is some common ground between Moon and Venus. With both planets in air signs, which in this night chart share Mercury as their triplicity ruler, they could discuss Mercury topics such as their classes or what they’re reading. This Mercury is in Pisces, so they might connect over Pisces types of Mercury topics, such as music or photography.
Finally, I see that Saturn is on the cusp of the 11th house. I think something is weighing the friend down. Saturn rules the friend’s 4th house of family and 5th house of fun, pastimes, and creativity. She may be going through some stuff at home that is dominating her thoughts.
What’s your take on this horary chart? Did I miss anything? Comment away!