Although many people are afraid of spirits, most types of ghosts are completely harmless. Many “hauntings” are actually just spirits stuck on earth trying to work through their trauma.
However, there are many types of spirits and beings in general. Not all of these “otherworldly” beings are human souls.
It can be really fun to learn about the different types of ghosts as well as kinds of spirits and entities. There are so many cool types of beings that exist in other realms, but there are also beings that we should all be aware of for protection purposes.
Types Of Ghosts, Spirits, and Entities:
There are so many types of ghosts and spirits, plus a bunch of different types of entities. It would be impossible to list every single kind on this list!
Instead, I’ll list the types of ghosts, spirits, and entities that are most common when you’re working with the spirit world. There are certainly others and I will add to this list as I encounter them.
Ancestral spirits are, quite literally, the spirits of your ancestors. They tend to be around you because of their connection to you or to your lineage.
Sometimes, you may have ancestral spirits near you who you actually knew in person (such as a grandmother) while other ancestral spirits will be from generations back.
I find that some ancestral spirits simply enjoy being around their family members while others actively want to work with you.
Ancestral spirits are my favorite types of ghosts or spirits to contact if you’re just beginning spirit work. They’re very safe and will protect you.
Unlike other types of spirits, who could potentially mean you harm, ancestral spirits are very safe. It’s hard to set up good boundaries when you haven’t done a lot of spirit work, but ancestral spirits are always on your side, so you won’t need to worry.
You can simply ask your ancestral spirits if they would like to work with you and see who shows up. I use my pendulum for this, but there are many ways to communicate with spirits (tarot cards, psychic divination, meditation, etc.) to see what spirits would like to work with you.
If you’re a witch, working with your ancestral spirits will almost certainly enhance your power. They’re always there to aid you, but there’s also something about keeping it within the bloodline that draws power.
Ancestral spirits will typically show themselves in a form you recognize. Even though they could take on any form they desire, they probably want you to know how they are.
However, their appearance may be slightly modified. For example, your grandfather might appear slightly younger and healthier than he was when you last saw him alive.
Similar to ancestral spirits, earthbound spirits are types of ghosts who were actually alive on earth at one point in time.
Most earthbound spirits are on this energy plane because of their connection to a place or event. The most harmless and classic “hauntings” occur because of this type of ghost.
It’s common for earthbound spirits to get “stuck” in a place. If they had a traumatic death, they may linger around the scene of the death, unable to release their negative feelings.
Spirits can also linger when they feel that they have unfinished business. Some spirits don’t realize they have died right away and can hang around for this reason.
Mediums work with earthbound spirits to release them. Ideally, a spirit can choose to visit earth but isn’t necessarily stuck. However, it can be tricky to get earthbound spirits to this place if you’re not an experienced medium.
Some “scary” spirits are actually just earthbound spirits who are personally tormented. They may not even realize that they’re hurting anyone. Always consider this as a possibility if you’re dealing with a difficult spirit.
Recordings are one of the common types of ghosts that show up on haunted reality shows. However, they aren’t actually spirits in the physical sense.
Instead, a recording is a ball of energy that gets stuck playing on a loop in one specific location. The event that cased this energy to get stuck was probably very traumatic or emotionally charged.
For example, some mediums see these types of ghosts replaying their own death over and over. The ghost doesn’t actually exist in the sense that the spirit is still there (unlike an earthbound spirit), but the collection of energy is strong enough that the events appear to happen on a loop.
It’s pretty scary to encounter a recording when you’re witnessing a traumatic event, but these types of ghosts can’t hurt anyone. They can’t even interact outside of their “loop” because they are just a memory.
Keep in mind that these types of ghosts aren’t actually suffering. You don’t need to help them release the trauma; the actual spirit has already moved on. At some point in time, the energy will start to dissipate. This is a natural process that happens quite often.
If you have ever felt spooked in a supposedly haunted place, that was probably because you could sense recordings. They are more common types of ghosts than we realize and are much less scary than they seem.
Of course, if there is a recoding playing in your own home, that may be an issue. Recordings are some of the hardest types of ghosts to get rid of because there’s no actual spirit to work with.
You may need to call in other spirits to help you shift the energy. It’s a lengthy process! If you do find yourself in this situation, feel free to email me for more detailed plans.
Spirits Of The Dead
Spirits of the dead are similar to ancestral spirits, but they just aren’t related to you.
I find that most spirits of the dead are around certain people. For example, a husband may have his deceased wife’s spirit around him, or his good friend may “haunt” him in order to keep contact.
Spirits of the dead can be any type of earthbound spirit or other spirit. They aren’t necessarily stuck on earth (or stuck at all), but they may visit from time to time. Spirits like to keep contact too!
I find that spirits of the dead generally aren’t harmful. They’re usually people you know who just want to say hello.
If you do have a spirit who is being malicious, you should first consider whether this is an earthbound spirit or recording. Many spirits will cause harm without realizing it because of their own trauma.
Of course, because all people become spirits when they die, there are some spirits who do wish to cause harm. It’s helpful in this case to consider that you are much stronger on this plane than most spirits. Any spirit of the dead has to work extremely hard to move an item, but it barely weighs anything to you.
A simple cleansing and warding of your home should do the trick if you need to get rid of a scary spirit.
Alternatively, you can summon spirits of the dead using necromancy. You don’t actually revive them into a human body (as the word necromancy is used in pop culture) but instead summon them into a semi-physical form in order to communicate or work together.
I don’t recommend doing this. You can certainly ask if the spirit of someone you lost will visit you, but forcing them to appear through summoning typically has negative results.
You also run the risk of summoning the wrong spirit. Unless you’re a very advanced witch or magician, this is incredibly tricky and can be quite dangerous.
Your spirit guides are personal to you. They are often around your energy field and are available to offer advice and counsel.
Spirit guides can be anyone from deceased ancestors to souls you’ve never met, ascended masters, or even angels.
I find that most of us have a bunch of spirit guides at any one time that are automatically assigned to us and changed as needed. You can also request spirit guides for a specific purpose.
Some witches believe that you can have both positive and negative spirit guides. I have never personally experienced this, but it does make sense to me that you could attract a lower-vibrational guide based on life choices or events.
I use my pendulum to “upgrade” my spirit guides if needed. I ask for spirit guides of the highest vibration for the highest purpose.
Did you know that each and every plant has a concrete spirit separate from its being? I always knew that plants had energy, but didn’t realize that plant spirits were a type of ghost (or spirit, more accurately) until I got deeper into my work with plants.
When you work with plants, it’s essential that you treat them as an actual spirit. If you feel no connection to a plant, that’s probably because you’re just working with the material of the plant rather than the spirit. It may as well be fake!
Plant spirits are wonderful types of spirits to connect with. They’re very safe and gentle because plants are immobile. They all have their own wants, needs, and personalities.
I recommend that you first interact with plants spirits of the plants in your home or yard. This way, you’ll have enough contact to build a relationship with the plant spirit. You can simply begin talking to the plant as though the spirit is listening. This is enough to activate the spirit if it has become dormant from lack of care.
It’s really important to treat your plant as a living being once you activate the spirit. Ask your plant how much water it would like, what placement in the house it enjoys, which plants it wants to be next to, etc. Try to get a feel for your plant’s spirit. Is it gentle or more outgoing?
It can be hard to do any of this if you’re not psychic. I’m not terribly psychic myself, but I do get intuitive hunches about things. Most of us do.
I also use my pendulum when I’m working with plant spirits and find that this is an effective way to get my questions answered.
Make sure that once you begin working with a plant spirit, you give it regular care and attention. This doesn’t need to be anything too fancy! The spirit just wants to know that it is cared for and even loved. You can create a rift or negative relationship if you force the spirit to activate and then ignore it.
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Although mineral spirits aren’t common or well-known, they’re types of spirits that are all around us. If you have crystals, minerals, or even stones in your home then you’re around mineral spirits without realizing it.
Mineral spirits are incredibly diverse because there are so many different types of stones and crystals. You can communicate with your mineral spirits using your intuition, cards, or your pendulum to learn more about the specific spirit and what they like.
Each mineral spirit will want to work with you on different things. For example, one spirit may like to work on relationships or self-love, while another prefers to work on health issues.
Most mineral spirits enjoy interacting with people as long as they’re treated respectfully. Ask them where they would like to be placed, how much sunlight they need, and how they would like to partner with you, if at all.
Some of these spirits just won’t want to work together. This is rare, but it does happen. They may be super unhappy being pulled out of the ground. The best course of action is to bury this mineral spirit in a place natural to its habitat.
Entities are types of spirits that feed off your energy. They aren’t human in the sense of ancestral spirits or spirits of the dead.
Some entities may be with you for just a short time to get a boost of energy while others feed off you for a long term. They basically hang out in your energy field and suck vitality out of you.
When you have entities attached to you, it’s common to feel depleted, angry, or depressed. There are many different types of entities, but the common thread is that they all steal your energy and are rather hard to get rid of.
Some of the more common negative entities are:
- Geopathic Entities
- Black Spiral
- ET Surgical Contract
- Negative ET
- NOW Zombie
- Tengu Spirit
- Draco Shapeshifter
- False Light Being
- Psychic Weapon
Some of these entities are actual beings while others are energetic “build-ups” that don’t have a true consciousness. Either way, they all drain you.
You can clear entities using your pendulum or meditation. However, entities are more likely to attach to you when you’re either engaging in low-vibrational behavior or when you’re near people with many entities.
Difficult situations (such as a toxic relationship or traumatic event) can also cause entities to flock to you.
Generally, entities don’t cause any harm on the physical realm. You probably won’t even know that they’re around, but your emotions can be subtly influenced and your energy will certainly be drained.
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There are 72 Goetic Demons which were first discussed in the Lesser Key Of Solomon, written in the 17th century. These spirits aren’t very demonic and can be really helpful if you want to work with a spirit.
Each of these demons has a specific talent or skill. For example, if you wish to work on money magic, there is a demon who can help you with just that.
These aren’t types of ghosts because they’re not really spirits of people. Instead, Goetic Demons are comprised of many different types of spirits from different beings. There’s a lot of variation here.
Goetic demons typically like working with witches or spiritual practitioners. It’s common for them to help out with spells. They may want something in return, so I recommend negotiating carefully (I do this using my pendulum) before you commit to working together.
I don’t find that Goetic demons cause issues unless they’re summoned. If you haven’t specifically summoned a Goetic demon and are having a problem with a spirit, Goetic demons probably aren’t the source.
This is a great pocket guide that I highly recommend if you’d like to learn more about working with Goetic demons.
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Although psychic cords aren’t actually types of ghosts or spirits, I thought it was important to include this classification because the energy is very much alive. Psychic cords can have a huge impact on us and can sometimes mimic energy vampires, entities, or other types of ghosts.
A psychic cord is a link between you and another living being, although they’re most common between humans or humans and their pets. Some psychic cords can be wonderful because they transmit love and empathy, but more often than not, psychic cords drain us.
Have you ever left a conversation with someone you care about feeling a little vulnerable or overly connected? This may be a psychic cord. It’s usually a feeling of codependency.
Luckily, psychic cords can be easily cut in meditation. Simply visualize the cord between you and the other person then release it.
The Fae Folk
The Fae Folk are types of spirits that exist in a dimension adjacent to ours. Because they’re so close to our world, you can interact with them physically much more than you’re able to with other types of ghosts.
Many practitioners are afraid of the Fae. Working with fairies is definitely somewhat advanced, but it can also be really cool. I’m a huge lover of the Fae Folk. Even learning about the Otherworld itself is insanely interesting.
Most Fae Folk are location bound. This means that if you encounter a fairy on a hike, you probably won’t bring the spirit home with you. However, this isn’t always the case because fairies don’t have the same physical rules as us.
The Otherworld, which is the dimension where fairies exist, is filled with many different types of spirits and beings. When you think of a fairy, you’re probably thinking of a pixie, which is just a specific type of Fae. However, there are too many types to count. We probably don’t even know all of the different sort of Fae Folk that exist.
Working with the Fae Folk isn’t necessarily dangerous, but you must do your research before you begin. Some practitioners tend to assume that everything spiritual is meant to help them and this is not the case. Like humans, Fae Folk can be benevolent, evil, or everything in between. Unlike humans, locked doors don’t keep them out once you make an enemy.
I recently wrote a whole post about working with the Fae Folk for those of you who are interested. I could go on and on about fairies for days because I find the Otherworld to be vastly interesting!
Elementals are quite literally the spirits of the elements. For example, there are elementals for air, earth, fire, and water. These beings are a part of the elements but are also tasked with safeguarding their element and nature in general.
Every tree has a spirit within it; every body of water has a water spirit tied to it. You can probably find elementals right in your backyard!
According to some traditions, there are actual gods or guardians of each element. For example, in some traditions, there is a specific god of water, also known as an elemental king.
Alternatively, there are spirits that guard different pieces of nature. Gnomes, which are also a part of the Fae kingdom, are elementals of earth, while nymphs are elementals of water.
If you want to work with a particular element, it can be worthwhile to call upon the elemental spirit associated with it.
Deities & Gods
There are so many different types of deities, gods, and goddesses that it’s hard to know where to begin!
Basically, every tradition or religion has its own set of gods and goddesses that (I believe) exist in other dimensions and realms. These deities will sometimes agree to work with us based on a variety of factors.
There are Olympian gods and goddesses, Roman deities, Viking deities, nature deities, Celtic deities, African deities, Hindu deities, Pagan/Wiccan gods and goddesses, etc.
If you’re interested in working with deities, the best place to start is by researching. Do a lot of research into the types of deities you’d like to work with before beginning.
My first experience working with a deity was pretty scary. I felt called to contact Hades, so I burned an incense stick as an offering. I also wrote his sigil on a slip of paper, activated it, and put it under my pillow.
Well, this was not ideal for a few reasons. First of all, I was actively working with a massive deity during sleep, which is my most vulnerable time. I literally invited him into my dreams. Secondly, I should have simply asked him if he wanted to work with me and waited for a sign. Instead, I forced the issue.
I ended up having a series of really horrifying, gruesome dreams. Truly terrible things happened to myself and my family in my dream world. I found myself in a hell-like pit, but every time I woke up, I also had negative entities in my room. I literally couldn’t escape it.
Finally, I burnt the sigil and asked that we part ways. The dreams stopped immediately. I cleansed my house and everything went back to normal.
I was afraid I had mistakenly summoned a demon, but I later realized that this was Hades. I had assumed that all deities and gods were beneficial and out to help me. However, gods are really powerful and you have to be ready to work with them in entirety. They’re multifaceted and definitely won’t represent new-age spiritual guides.
Working with deities, gods, or goddesses isn’t just a cake walk. You have to be ready to experience anything.
If you want to work with deities, I recommend doing a lot of research on the different types of gods and goddesses. There are so many!
You may want to put your intention into the universe and see what deity responds. Keep an eye out for signs and symbols. This will be the most pain-free way to partner with a deity. Once you know who is interested in working with you, make regular offerings to keep the relationship positive.
Many practitioners work with angels. There are so many different types of angels and too many myths to count surrounding these celestial beings, but there is often something attractive about the idea of a higher being that simply knows more than other types of ghosts or spirits.
Angels are incredibly powerful. In fact, we can’t even contemplate the kind of power that they hold; our minds just could not understand the concept.
One thing I have noticed from my work with angels is that they’re often very black and white in their thinking. They have concrete ideas about what is right and wrong and there is no room to bend.
If you want to begin working with angels, do some research and reading into the mythology. Read texts on Enochian Magic as well as Biblical references. Learn about the angels throughout different cultures and religions.
I used to recommend Doreen Virtue as an angel guru, however she recently switched directions and became a Born Again Christian. While I don’t follow her work anymore, I do still love some of her old books that you can find used on Amazon.
Okay, so we have Goetic demons up above, but what about demons in general? Demons have been a source of fear and interest for centuries, so I definitely want to address these types of ghosts, if you can call them that.
Demons, by and large, are chaotic. They are the opposite of angels in this way. Angels are very structured and oriented.
While angels each have a designated role, demons mainly serve themselves. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re bad, it just means that you don’t always know what to expect when you’re working with a demon.
The Goetic demons are some of the demons out there, but many more exist. I find that chaos witches often work with demons because they literally gain power from chaos.
Demons are neither good nor evil. Any demon can act good or evil, but there is no inherent bias. Some demons enjoy working with humans, but they often have a price for their help. Make sure that you negotiate carefully so that both parties are happy with the agreement.
Of course, demons can be negative and scary. Some negative entities are actually demons, but this doesn’t mean that all demons are bad. Angels can be scary, and so can the Fae, elementals, or even regular types of ghosts. You just need to be strong, keep your protection wards up, and know exactly what you want before you try summoning a demon.
One last note: demons probably own’t seek you out if you don’t try to contact them. If you feel like there’s a negative being in your house and have done absolutely nothing to call this being to you, it’s probably one of the other types of ghosts or entities. In fact, I would be much more cautious around some of the entities I talked about above than I would with demons in general.
However, demons can be pretty powerful, so you should know what you’re doing if you summon them. Unlike the more benign types of ghosts, some demons have quite a bit of physical power on our plane. They can move large objects or hurt you.
Demons can be hard to get rid of once you have summoned them. Make sure you have your cleansing and warding down pat. It’s also good to have some pretty strong banishing spells under your belt before you attempt working with demons. In general, this is a good practice unless you’re working with the much safer ancestral spirits or types of ghosts who you personally knew.
In the synastry chart, aspects are just as important as the actual placements of planets. Aspects show how you relate to your partner and what issues you may encounter in your relationship. Mars-Sun aspects are all about your drive, motivation, and physical attraction.
Mars-Sun aspects will dictate how much you can “feel” each other’s physical presences. It also shows your compatibility in energy levels, time spent together, and sexual preferences.
However, keep in mind that other aspects also contribute to your hobbies and sexual compatibility as a couple. Mars-Sun aspects will definitely give you some insight into your relationship, but take these descriptions with a grain of salt. You have an entire chart that describes your relationships, not just this one aspect.
Sun Conjunct Mars Synastry:
With the Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect, there is a strong physical connection. The Mars person specifically feels sexually attracted to the Sun person, but there is definitely physical compatibility in general.
This can be an intense but volatile relationship. It’s a major aspect in the synastry chart that is important to delve into. With the Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect, both people probably get energy just from being around each other, but too much energy can be a bad thing.
Typically, the energy will build up and result in either explosive arguments or intense sexual relationships.
The Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect is highly charged. Both people know how to push each other’s buttons, yet they’re also physically attracted to each other.
In the Sun conjunct Mars synastry relationship, it’s easy for either person to get super defensive. Logic is hard to come by.
The Mars person in particular can get defensive if they feel that the Sun person is too judgmental or condescending. The Mars individual can also feel like the Sun person is too direct or pushy. There is usually a battle of wills in this relationship.
However, this Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect can be beneficial, too. Both partners know how to get each other moving. Even being around each other motivates them! This is a lovely aspect if you need to work or accomplish something together.
A lot of how this aspect manifests will depend on the sign that the conjunction is in. For example, the Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect in Aries will be a lot more angry and explosive than the aspect in Cancer, which will be much more passive-aggressive and emotional.
Usually, there is a level of competition between the partners, but there is a strong attraction even through this competitive energy.
If you have the Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect, you’re physically compatible with your partner and have similar energetic levels. You probably have similar ways of expressing yourselves sexually, although this is only one aspect of many placements when it comes to physical compatibility.
Ideally, both partners with the Sun conjunct Mars synastry aspect will help their partner work towards their goals and empower them to get moving and face obstacles. At their best, this pair will encourage each other to express themselves.
Work to express this aspect in a motivational or sexual way rather than through anger or aggression. The energy will build up and must come out somewhere, but it’s up to you to decide how this happens.
Sun Trine Mars Synastry:
With the Sun trine Mars synastry aspect, the timing of the relationship is especially fortuitous. Both people have a similar rhythm in life. Neither person wants more than the other can give, and these partners are generally on the same page.
There is probably a healthy competition between the partners with the Sun trine Mars synastry aspect that motivates these folks. They push each other to succeed but also know when to step back and let the other person have breathing room.
Both the Sun and the Mars person respect each other’s individuality. They don’t overstep when their partner is doing something important; they probably aren’t overly needy in these areas.
This Sun trine Mars synastry aspect indicates a mutually supportive, well-balanced relationship. Each partner may be motivated to do slightly different things, but they are able to respect each other’s interests. It just feels natural.
When it comes to hobbies and activities, the Sun trine Mars synastry aspect means that both partners are usually on the same wavelength. If one partner likes to go out to each a few times of week, the other partner probably feels the same. They’re in synch, for the most part.
If this is a romantic relationship, both partners are attracted to each other. The Mars person in particular is sexually attracted to the Sun person. This couple is on the same page when it comes to their sex life, too. They probably have mutual likes/dislikes, or they can easily respect what the other person wants.
This Sun trine Mars synastry aspect usually means that both partners want physical touch and attention a similar amount. They are comfortable expressing their sexual needs to each other without judgment. It’s an easy aspect to have in a relationship.
Ultimately, if you have this Sun trine Mars aspect, you are relaxed and in tune with your partner. You respond to each other’s needs automatically, whether these needs are physical or emotional. You have both affection and passion in the relationship.
Sun Sextile Mars Synastry:
With the Sun sextile Mars synastry aspect, there is an opportunity to create an exciting and motivating relationship.
The Mars person is typically attracted to the Sun person’s strong personality. The Sun person probably has a lot of ambition and this intrigues the Mars person.
While the Sun sextile Mars synastry aspect means that there is an opportunity to develop a strong sexual spark, this might not happen immediately. The couple will need to communicate and work towards achieving a fulfilling sexual relationship.
There is also the opportunity to develop good timing and balance in the relationship. This Sun sextile Mars synastry aspect has a lot to do with balance.
At first, things might feel a bit off, but with a bit of communication and trial/error, the couple can learn to balance both of their needs. They must figure out what works for them as a couple specifically.
If you have the Sun sextile Mars aspect in synastry with your partner, you probably enjoy many activities together. You can easily find hobbies or things to do that you both appreciate. You may also motivate each other and work well as a team when starting a new business venture.
There may be a bit of friendly competition with this aspect. Be careful that this remains healthy (as it certainly can be) and doesn’t turn too competitive or nasty. With the Sun sextile Mars synastry aspect, you must actively work to encourage each other.
However, you most likely have similar energy levels, making it easier to work together on just about anything.
Sun Opposition Mars Synastry:
The Sun opposition Mars synastry aspect is a strong indicator of sexual attraction. In the beginning of the relationship, these people were probably very attracted to each other physically.
However, as the relationship progresses, there can be many ego clashes in the relationship. These must be dealt with if the relationship is to survive.
Sun opposition Mars synastry denotes conflict and power struggles. Each partner may try to dominate the other or “win” in some way.
The timing in the relationship might feel off. Sometimes, this couple has totally different needs concerning timing. When one person wants space the other person needs attention, then this dynamic swaps.
The Sun opposition Mars synastry aspect means that these partners can have a passionate sexual relationship, but ego clashes can get in the way of this. Both partners often feel defensive, which may kill their attraction to each other.
There can also be sexual difficulties, especially with timing. When one partner wants physical touch, the other doesn’t, and vice-versa. Their views, wants, and needs relating to sex might differ from each other. They probably don’t know how to communicate well in this area.
It’s difficult for this couple to express themselves appropriately. Both partners might feel that they just can’t exactly explain what they desire when they’re fighting or expressing their sexual needs.
There is the potential for a passionate relationship with the Sun opposition Mars synastry aspect, but there is also a lot of competition or challenges. However, this can actually push both partners to grow.
To succeed in this relationship, the couple needs to work hard to find balance and get both of their needs filled. They will also need a lot of communication surrounding their sex life in a way that doesn’t make the other feel defensive. Luckily, all of these differences can be resolved over time with effective communication.
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Sun Square Mars Synastry:
With the Sun square Mars synastry aspect, there is a lot of physical and sexual attraction, especially at first. Squares create energy, so there may actually be a stronger magnetic pull with this Sun square Mars synastry aspect than with others, like the sextile.
However, over time, both partners can start to feel annoyed by virtually everything about each other. They rub each other wrong and know how to get under each other’s skin. They may find themselves wondering what they saw in the other.
The Sun square Mars synastry aspect has a lot to do with ego. Both partners find their egos getting triggered often; they then react to the other in an impulsive or angry manner.
When arguing, the Sun person might come off as self-righteous or as a bit of a know-it-all. The Mars person will be both defensive and angry. They may initiate the “explosive” parts of the arguments because the Sun person just doesn’t let up.
The Sun square Mars synastry aspect can indicate competition between the couple. This can be healthy if the partners challenge each other, but it can quickly turn aggressive and combative if the levels of competition rise.
The timing in this relationship is always off. One person wants more than the other wants to give. This may be a constant dynamic, or this may switch back and forth between the partners.
They also have different drives or motivators. One person might want to do active things, find new hobbies, go out, etc. while the other is content to stay home. They each feel like they must sacrifice a core part of themselves to stay in the relationship.
If you have this Sun square Mars synastry aspect in your relationship, it can feel like you’re just never on the same page. You always have to explain your actions to your partner because you just don’t understand each other. This can be quite a draining aspect in a long-term relationship.
However, it is possible for this relationship to work. Don’t forget: the Sun square Mars synastry aspect is full of passion. It isn’t a relationship that will die out easily, so there can be enough energy to accomplish just about anything.
Communication is essential in this relationship. You probably react to each other very defensively. You must learn how to express yourselves and your needs without attacking the other person. There is always a way to compromise without either person giving up their values or dreams, but you simply haven’t learned how to do this yet.
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The Midheaven (MC) and the Imum coeli (IC) are two opposite points in astrology that are calculated based on your place and time of birth. Today I’ll be discussing the Midheaven in Aquarius and the IC in Leo.
Keep in mind that the Midheaven and IC are always opposite signs, so you can’t have one without the other!
What Is the Midheaven versus the IC?
The IC is generally traits from childhood that you learned to conceal. It describes your childhood in some way and indicates the role you were given by your family.
Typically, the IC describes the more painful qualities of your childhood and upbringing. These are qualities that hold you back, but it also shows a core part of yourself that you feel you must hide
The IC is often unconscious. You hide these pieces of yourself because you were taught, in some way, that they aren’t acceptable values to show to society. Some people may reveal these inner pieces in private, while others shun their core self altogether.
On the opposite axis, the Midheaven, or MC, is your outer, more public persona. The Midheaven is the “you” that you actively want to show.
Typically, the Midheaven shows qualities that you develop is a direct result of childhood conditioning. Whether your parents meant to teach you these qualities or not, they are things that you learned in order to survive.
The Midheaven is also what you want to achieve in the world and who you desire to be based on what you feel is important in life.
Ultimately, the Midheaven is your calling in the world. It’s what you feel compelled to accomplish in this lifetime, especially in terms of work or career. When you feel that you have truly completed your Midheaven, you are more likely to feel ultimate fulfillment.
Both the IC and the Midheaven are integral parts of your personality. Neither are inherently good or bad. You will never “get rid” of either, but learning about these qualities can help you heal your shadow self and put your best foot forward in the world.
IC In Leo:
With your IC in Leo, you probably didn’t get enough one-on-one attention as a child. You probably had compete with either your siblings or parents to get noticed.
These IC in Leo qualities forced you to fight for attention or learn to be independent without care from others. You probably started to hide your feelings and learned not to ask for help. You figured out how to do things for yourself and deal with not being noticed.
Often with IC in Leo, you had another family member who always seemed to steal the spotlight. Look to the aspects to determine exactly who this was and how this manifested.
Sometimes with IC in Leo, you may have had a family who looked down on emotional outbursts. You were taught that excessive displays of emotions were bad; you may have even been strongly punished when you got too upset.
However, you were probably fun-loving as a child, too. You figured out how to create your own fun without getting in trouble or being too emotional.
Inside, you have this IC in Leo inner child who truly loves to have fun. This child may also want that attention that they didn’t receive in childhood, but you have pushed that deep down and learned to ignore this need.
You wanted more affection and warmth as a child. You had to share the limelight and didn’t get the amount of attention that you needed.
Your inner child is larger than life and quite energetic and playful, when they are allowed to come out. However, you may also have an inner part of yourself that can be a bit egotistical, simply because you want to be noticed.
When your inner child does come out, you might find yourself bragging or showing off your skills. You can come off as a little desperate because you want recognition, but this all comes from a real need that you have. No matter how much you hide your desire to be noticed, it doesn’t actually go away.
Additionally, your parents may have shown off a bit in childhood. Maybe they cared a lot about status in society or were a bit “braggy” themselves. You subconsciously learned how to brag by watching them, but you also reject this part of yourself. It’s a bit of a push-pull feeling.
With IC in Leo, you’re probably very loving. You have a large heart and are quite giving in your private life. Anyone who is lucky enough to glimpse this secret self will discover a generous, caring individual.
Ultimately, these inner feelings develop because you wanted more openness or affection but didn’t get it from your parents. You wanted more warmth. You had to share the “limelight” and didn’t get enough attention compared to your siblings or other people. You learned to ignore your feelings and might even now think that emotions are bad.
Midheaven In Aquarius:
With your IC in Leo, you learned to be independent and to pretend that you didn’t need attention. You began to focus on logic instead of your emotions as a way to cope.
Now with your Midheaven in Aquarius, you may come off as cool, aloof, or detached. Inside, you actually feel too emotional and needy, so you must shut off your emotions around others.
Sometimes, your IC in Leo emotions may bubble up. It’s easy for you to become playful or a bit egotistical when your Leo starts showing, but you’re careful to quickly shut that off. Most of the time, what others see is your Midheaven in Aquarius.
Your conversations with people are factual and logical. You can be a bit sharp or cold when you don’t believe something that others are saying, but this is because you never stray from the path of reason. Logic is what feels safe to you, but you also developed these skills when people discredited you for being too emotional.
Your inner child, or IC in Leo, wanted attention that they didn’t receive, but when you work with facts instead of feelings, you no longer feel so sad. Logic is what keeps you grounded and whole. It’s what saved you as a child.
With your Midheaven in Aquarius, you want to do something different in the world. You wish to create or contribute something unique instead of getting bogged down in the same type of work that everyone else does.
You want to be remembered for adding something to humanity, something that will take our people and culture to the next level. It’s important to you that you love your work and feel like you’re actively doing something. You probably don’t do well with busy work, unless it will advance your career in some way.
Ultimately with Midheaven in Aquarius, you are intellectual rather than emotional. You hit people with the facts and stay calm, cool, and collected. You have a rich inner world filled with playfulness, but you only share this side of yourself with those you trust completely.
The goal with Midheaven in Aquarius is to combine your love of logic, which can be quite helpful, with your need for attention. Learn to give yourself the attention that you didn’t receive. Work through your childhood in a logical fashion instead of ignoring it and you will find that your career jumps by leaps and bounds.
Related: Midheaven in Libra, IC in Aries
Venus-Sun aspects in synastry are super popular for a reason: they’re generally indicative of attraction, love, and long-term relationships.
If you have a beneficial Venus-Sun conjunction with your partner, you truly admire each other. You agree on values, likes, hobbies, and everything else that makes life fun!
Keep in mind when looking at aspects that they can either be helpful/positive or difficult. There is a whole range of aspects.
Positive aspects are fun and easy because the energy just flows naturally, but they don’t inspire much change. Difficult aspects are actually what force us to grow through conflict.
Any difficult aspect can be worked through and dealt with if both partners are willing. This is actually when we learn the most. Astrology just gives us the guidelines, but we still have free will and can make our own choices!
Sun Conjunct Venus Synastry:
With the Sun conjunct Venus synastry aspect, both partners truly admire each other. The relationship can feel kind of romantic or grand; they are attracted to each other’s core values and characteristics.
The Sun person with this Sun conjunct Venus synastry aspect probably admires the Venus person’s looks or mannerisms. The Venus person admires the Sun person’s core personality, charisma, and outer self.
This Sun conjunct Venus synastry aspect isn’t necessarily super sexual. Instead, these partners just truly admire each others’ values and souls at a deep level. If you have this aspect with your partner, you probably notice and enjoy the little things about their personality.
It’s really easy to just feel content in a relationship with the Sun conjunct Venus synastry aspect. Keep in mind that the relationship will especially take on qualities of the sign that this conjunction is in.
This aspect is a strong indicator of physical attraction between both parties. The Venus person might especially find the Sun person beautiful, which can give that individual a nice ego boost. However, the Sun person can start to feel suffocated, while the Venus person might feel like their emotional needs aren’t being met.
Any conjunction can have both positive and difficult qualities. This Sun conjunct Venus synastry aspect is no different. This is a really exquisite union with a lot of beautiful feelings for both parties, but it can also bring up insecurity or identity struggles.
Ultimately, admiration (in some manner, dependent on the sign) is a core part of this relationship. The goal is for both people to maintain their individuality while finding qualities they adore in the other person.
Sun Trine Venus Synastry:
With this Sun trine Venus synastry aspect, there is an easy flow of energy in the relationship. Both people are probably attracted to each other and get along quite well.
Sometimes, the Sun person might think the Venus person is especially beautiful or attractive, while the Venus person feels that the Sun person is charming, charismatic, and warm.
The Sun trine Venus synastry aspect means that both individuals admire and value each other’s qualities. They probably don’t have the exact same qualities, but they find complementary values in each other.
This is a good aspect for both platonic and romantic relationships. Although the Sun trine Venus synastry aspect traditionally shows up in charts of romantic partners, this energy can make for a lovely friendship based on shared values, too.
Both people admire each other’s charisma and grace, but they probably also support each other’s dreams and goals. This Sun trine Venus synastry aspect generally means that the relationship is equal and balanced, unless other aspects offset this harmony.
Sometimes, the Sun person can assume the leadership role in the relationship. This will be especially evident in the areas of the sign and house placements, but when this happens, Venus doesn’t feel overshadowed. Instead, these partners exist harmoniously, working in slightly different arenas.
They typically have a lot of common ground concerning hobbies or preferences, yet they aren’t exactly the same. People with the Sun trine Venus synastry aspect simply enjoy similar things. They like being in each other’s company because it’s always harmonious and easy.
However, the Sun trine Venus synastry aspect can actually be too easy. This is such a harmonious aspect that more difficult aspects in the synastry chart may feel worse than they truly are.
If you have this aspect, remember that it’s an extremely easy aspect. It’s okay and is completely normal if others feel much more difficult.
Sun Sextile Venus Synastry:
The Sun sextile Venus synastry aspect is another easy aspect, but it may not come as naturally. This aspect means that both partners see value in each other, but they may have to work a bit to truly understand what they each find significant.
With the Sun sextile Venus synastry aspect, there is an opportunity to build mutual admiration. Some of this will be natural as soon as this couple meets because they both have the desire to please each other.
However, they must work to keep things mutual and not descend into power struggles. The Sun sextile Venus synastry aspect can indicate that things may get off balance, if the partners allow it.
This aspect means that both people have similar values and methods of self expression. The work is to focus on discovering new things about the other person and cultivating feelings of adoration that are both given and received.
The Venus person wants to be noticed and cared for while the Sun person might need an ego boost sometimes. With the Sun sextile Venus synastry aspect, work to provide your partner with what they need and you can cultivate a beautiful relationship based on mutual respect.
Sun Opposition Venus Synastry:
The Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect is always interesting because it has almost equal positive and negative elements.
In the beginning, the Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect can create a “chase” in some way. Typically, both partners enjoy this, because they see the promise of something alluring at the end of the tunnel.
Alternatively, this can mean that there is an illicit or even scandalous nature to the relationship. I find that there’s generally something very exciting about the way that this relationship starts off; it may even give you a bit of a rush.
The Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect is found in a lot of long-term relationships. It isn’t necessarily bad but, over time, the Venus person can start to feel less-than-appreciated for what they do for the Sun individual.
Meanwhile, the Sun person can get annoyed with the Venus person. The Venus individual might appear stuck on superficial things rather than what the Sun person deems important.
This Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect may create a push-pull feeling. It’s easy to alternate between admiring each other and feeling used by each other.
Sometimes, there are incompatibility in values. The partners may have a different outlook on life altogether. It’s very hard to keep this relationship feeling balanced.
There is almost always a “push-pull” element to the Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect. You may start to feel like whenever you seek your partner out, they withdraw, and vice versa.
If you have the Sun opposition Venus synastry aspect, be careful that you don’t start keeping score of every little thing. Work towards building mutual admiration rather than pitting yourself against your partner.
Related:Venus-Pluto Aspects In The Natal Chart
Sun Square Venus Synastry:
With this Sun square Venus synastry aspect, there is a lot of mutual admiration at first and plenty of natural attraction. Squares provide a lot of energy, so there may actually be more initial attraction in this relationship than in those with the sextile or trine.
Over time, the Venus person might start to feel unappreciated. It’s very common for them to work hard to please the Sun person, only for the Sun person not to notice.
The Venus person can start playing games, manipulating then appeasing, or acting passive-aggressively towards the Sun individual. These manipulations don’t typically work well, but the Venus person doesn’t know what else to do. This can be a painful relationship for both people.
Over time with the Sun square Venus synastry aspect, the Venus person can come to resent the Sun person, but they never air their grievances. They let their resentment build up inside them.
This is usually because the Venus person tries so hard to please the Sun person but gets little to nothing returned. This placement often means that the Venus person either is or feels used. They can also feel that the Sun person is too egotistical or selfish.
The Sun square Venus synastry aspect can mean that a lack of care and consideration for each other develops. This can become quite extreme; both partners might become extremely selfish in the relationship.
The partners lose the admiration that a relationship needs. They just don’t see anything to like about each other. The Sun square Venus synastry aspect can make the relationship seem like it holds a lot of potential in the beginning, only to fall short by miles.
Ultimately, this is the relationship where love turns to hate. An obligation may develop to keep the “tallies” equal, with both partners feeling forced to give to the other in order to receive. Sometimes this comes in the manner of money, while other times this refers to affection or time.
The Sun square Venus synastry aspect means that there may be significant differences in tastes or view of love. This aspect can be resolved, but it requires a lot of maturity and commitment on the parts of both partners.
Related: Moon-Saturn Aspects In The Synastry Chart
The Midheaven (MC) and the Imum coeli (IC) are two opposite points in astrology that are calculated based on your place and time of birth. Today I’ll be discussing the Midheaven in Libra and the IC in Aries.
Keep in mind that the Midheaven and IC are always opposite signs, so you can’t have one without the other!
What Is the Midheaven versus the IC?
The IC is generally traits from childhood that you learned to conceal. It describes your childhood in some way and indicates the role you were given by your family.
Typically, the IC describes the more difficult qualities of your childhood. It is the negative traits that hold you back, but it also shows a core part of you that you hide deep down.
The IC is often subconscious. You shield these qualities because you were taught, in some way, that they aren’t acceptable things to show to society. You will only reveal these inner pieces of yourself in private.
On the opposite axis, the Midheaven, or MC, is your outer public persona. The Midheaven is your image that you actively want to show to the world.
Typically, the Midheaven qualities that you develop are a direct result of childhood conditioning.
The Midheaven is also what you want to achieve in the world and who you desire to be based on the qualities you feel are important in life.
Ultimately, the Midheaven is your calling in the world. It’s what you feel compelled to accomplish in this lifetime, especially in terms of career or work.
When you feel that you have truly completed your Midheaven, you are more likely to experience true fulfillment.
Although most people think that the Midheaven represents your job, it actually represents that qualities that you’re likely to show at your job or in any “public” situation around others.
Learning about your IC and Midheaven can be useful because you can emphasize these qualities that you will now realize you possess. Some of them may be subconscious at first, but your Midheaven shows what skills you naturally developed due to your childhood that you can utilize.
Both the IC and the Midheaven are integral parts of your personality. Neither are inherently good or bad and both will most likely continue to exist as a dichotomy.
IC In Aries:
With your IC in Aries, as a child you were either left to fend for yourself, or you were forced into situations where you had to strive for something without assistance. Either way, you felt a bit abandoned.
Your parents somehow made you feel like you had to do something or act a certain way to survive. Your home life was probably pretty intense as a child.
Some people with IC in Aries were quite literally abandoned as children or lost their parents rather abruptly.
If you weren’t left to fend for yourself as a kid, then your parents probably made you feel that you had to stand out in order to be seen by them.
There may have been specific things you had to do to get love. You could not get attention without work.
You acquired survival skills at a young age with IC in Aries. You probably learned to move fast and react quickly in order to survive.
IC in Aries also means that you probably didn’t have a lot of nurture as a child. You had to take charge of your own life and make it on your own. You learned quite quickly how to be independent.
Sometimes, IC in Aries can also mean that anger was somehow involved in your childhood. You learned to suppress your own anger and to be careful of it. Even now, you push your anger down where no one can see it.
Midheaven In Libra:
When you were a child with your IC in Aries, you learned that if you didn’t play by the rules you wouldn’t get what you needed. It was simply a matter of survival.
You also intuited that you had to make other people happy in order to succeed.
Now, with your Midheaven in Libra, you’re probably very good at working with other people in a cool, calm, and collected manner. You learned how to cling to social norms as a survival tactic.
With your Midheaven in Libra, you figured out how to slow down and be patient. You can now analyze situations without showing a single emotion and use your charm to get what you want.
You also learned that you needed to plan instead of act. You couldn’t allow your emotions to run you, but you had to instead use logic and tactical knowledge.
Inside, you might still feel like an Aries. You may experience strong, uncontrollable emotions, or a sense of anger or rage. However, you have probably mastered the art of appearing unbothered on the outside.
You probably care quite a bit about your reputation with Midheaven in Libra. People see you as elegant, strong, rational, and logical.
Others probably enjoy speaking with you and feel confident that you will be able to work out a deal that’s good for both parties. You’re a great mediator and always find some sort of middle ground.
You’re a diplomatic leader, but you will also stand up for what you believe in, when necessary.
With your Midheaven in Libra, you prosper in careers that deal with arts or justice. However, you’re good at any type of mediation or public work because you almost always fulfill the expectations of the public.
As a child, you learned that you needed to appeal to others in order to get what you want. You’re probably very good at figuring out how to get someone on your side. This may seem like fun and games to others, but it was how you survived.
You’re very good with words and phrases. You’re also skilled at speaking in a way where you can appeal to others without getting yourself into a pickle.
At the end of the day, you want to be remembered as someone diplomatic, kind, and just with Midheaven in Libra. This is what will give you fulfillment.
You care quite a bit about how others perceive you, both because you need others to like you to survive and because you don’t want others to feel as you did in childhood.
You want to find a way to make everyone happy in any situation and be a bridge between different cultures or modes of thought.
Those who are close to you probably feel your rather aggressive IC in Aries nature brewing under the surface, but they understand that you must use your social graces in order to get what you need.
You’re a natural leader underneath because of your IC in Aries, but you must be careful that you don’t let too much of your Aries qualities show openly. The public is more receptive to you when you’re graceful and charming.
With your Midheaven in Libra, you can range from being slightly charming and a little seductive to being socially manipulative or head strong. There are many ways that Midheaven in Libra can manifest itself.
IC in Aries/Midheaven in Libra can be a difficult placement because you always need to be careful in social situations. You may feel that you’re constantly balancing your IC in Aries with your Midheaven in Libra and that you swing back and forth between the two.
However, these are simply the cards you have been dealt. You also gain a lot of skills with this placement.
One of your best qualities is the value that you put on equality. You also see worth in not abandoning others. You want friends and family to feel safe in a way that you didn’t as a child.
In some situations, you will always aim to fit in with your Midheaven in Libra. You feel much safer when others like you. As a child, you were rejected and learned that this was dangerous.
You’re a bit of a self starter when you’re working. You take action and know what you want, but you also go about this diplomatically.
At your best, you want to smooth the rough edges of the world and make it more fair and equitable for others.