How To See Family Karma In Astrology

How To See Family Karma In Astrology

The natal chart presents us with many planets and aspects that teach us some of the lessons we have learned in the past and will continue to learn in this lifetime.

Also, certain ties between people can show us the potential karmic debt they owe each other.

This type of card comparison, known as synastry, is often used to delineate romantic relationships. However, platonic synastry connections also exist between friends and family members. They can show us how we relate to each other and how we can grow and learn from each other.

To see the impact of karmic ties with friends or family we can see it through three key houses in the birth chart: the third house is about friends, siblings and cousins, the fourth house represents our parents and our ancestral roots, and the fifth house represents our children and creates our foundation in the house we build.

Having planets in one of these houses can show the karma we will be working on in this life or what can push us to seek our roots more.

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Placements in ancestral astrology and family karma in the birth chart The third house

Planets in your birth chart that are in this house will provide insight into siblings.

Sometimes our brothers and sisters can represent the planets of our natal third. The personal planet will reflect their personality. For example, Sun and Mercury in a natal third can show a sibling we respect and admire. They can be spiritual or popular.

In a synastry connection, someone’s planets in our natal third house or vice versa show that they will teach us a lot about ourselves and how to tap into our confidence with self-expression.

Parents whose planets are in our third will inspire our vision of education and learning. There is mutual learning with the third house synastry and ongoing understanding.

The fourth house

The fourth house is synonymous with home, so the planets that fall here in our birth chart will reflect the overall energy of our early childhood years.

The fact that our parent planets fall here may also represent how we view them.

For example, a parent’s sun falling in their child’s fourth house will show that it will play a pivotal role in their child’s early years. They might see the parent as someone they respect and may even see them as friends when they become adults.

Meanwhile, a parent’s Mars or Saturn falling in the fourth may show that they will teach discipline to their children or have very strict rules at home.

Natal Mercury in the natal chart or synastry with a friend or family member shows the need for the native to dig deep and discover their roots.

According to Reddit user @TolerableSimulacra, the fourth house can also “serve as a way to emotionally ground when lost in the escape clouds of the 12th house”, representing the karma you take away. with you from past lives.

The fifth house

The natal planets of this house reflect how we construct our own home or creative space, including the type of foundation we establish and the rules we create for our children.

Having a synastric connection in the fifth with friends or family shows that this person can bring us happiness and creative energy, especially when the Sun, Mercury and Venus are around.

Focusing on fifth house energy in the birth chart will reflect the boundaries we set to protect our peace and energy.

Powerful planets or nodes that can impact the karmic connection are:

North Node

Any connection to the lunar nodes shows that there may have been a past life link.

With this aspect, there is a need for the native to evolve and the person with the planet will push him to do so. We will be able to tap into the energies of our past incarnation when a planet makes an aspect, especially when it is a square, opposition or conjunction.

The energy is uncomfortable but has pushed us to evolve.

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South Node

A South Node synastry connection can show someone who is a guru to their family members. The energy is more focused on harnessing the gifts of your previous incarnation and bringing them now to teach others.

While North Node can encourage growth, South Node is all about navigating with the tools at your disposal. The native with the South Node will help guide the person with the personal plan.

sun and moon

Having solar synastry activates our core. The Sun and Moon are powerful luminaries and when either is activated, in the synastry and natal chart we can see the role we can play in the family. Either we will be parental figures for our brothers and sisters with planets in the third, or we can assume the parental role with synastry in the fourth.

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Mercury is all about learning and discovering information. Having Mercury in synastry with the family will make us curious to learn, to dig deeper into the past, and to develop a new foundation for the future.

This is a powerful placement since we can also be gurus to others or we can look to our parents as mentors with their planets falling into our key houses.


Chiron in the birth chart shows us where we need to do the work to heal and empower ourselves.

In synastry, the person with Chiron or who activates our Chiron will help us to have a deeper understanding of ourselves. With the Chiron Synastry, the impact goes both ways. Both parties learn to grow and heal from each other, especially when there are other supporting planets in the natal houses or synastry such as Venus and Jupiter.

Hard aspects of Pluto

According to @TolerableSimulacra, “Those with harsh Pluto aspects have experienced control/loss at an early age (literally or figuratively) which creates a void that needs to be filled or it will begin to impose its will on your life.”

These aspects “tend to run in families,” the Reddit user explains, “and might be the most interesting thing to look at in family lines. [sic]seeing how power is wielded, abused and sacrificed within nuclear families.”

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AT Nunez is an Afro-Latina astrologer and philosopher living in New York. She is passionate about astrology and aims to continue writing more about stargazing in the future.

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