About Dawn Bodrogi

Dawn Bodrogi has studied astrology since the age of twelve, and has been a practicing astrologer for over twenty years with a special emphasis on synastry. Her studies in Jungian psychology, alchemy, and Buddhist philosophy inform her work. Her upcoming book, The Inner Wheel, takes a new look at interpreting secondary progressions. You can see more of Dawn’s work at her blog, The Inner Wheel: Living with Astrology.

Saturn as Relationship Glue and the Capacity to Grow Up

Embracing Saturn means taking responsibility for your life and your relationships. Are you ready to commit?

Shadows, Echoes, and Light: The Moon in Composite Charts

In your composite chart, the Moon represents your relationship comfort zone, and so much more.

The Composite Ascendant and the Role of the Chart Ruler

Climb out from behind the wall of aspects and get back to the basics.

Getting There: The Function of the Sun in Composite Charts

Want to get to the heart of your composite chart? Start at the essence: the Sun.

Five Common Misconceptions in Synastry

If you want to accurately decipher your relationships, make sure that you’re not falling for these familiar fallacies.

Unmasking Ourselves: The Power of the Outer Planets on Angles in Synastry

Get a handle on these other-worldly energies by checking out your outer planets-to-angle contacts.

The Outer Planets and the Angles: Paying the Price for Wisdom

When an outer planet hits an angle … watch out! But if you are prepared for these gods of disruption, they can positively transform your life and your relationships.

Inner Planets to Angles: Electric Bolts from the Blue

Synastry studies can provide an explanation for sudden attraction … if you know where to look. Find out how planetary contact with angles profoundly affects your relationships.

Uranian Lightning: Uranus in Synastry

Relationships are supposed to be all about joining and melding. And Uranus, well, he’s about separateness all the way.

Pluto Relations in Synastry: Part 2 of 2

When Pluto is involved in a synastry, power is always an issue. Who has it, who uses it, who controls it within the relationship.

Pluto Relations in Synastry: Part 1 of 2

Pluto wants to test our limits, to strip us down to the essence.

Synastry Studies: Navigating Neptune

Neptune weaves himself around us until we don’t know where we end and Neptune begins. He then seduces our soul.

Synastry Studies: Oppositions, Hand in Hand

Synastry brings out the worst of assumptions about oppositions, that an opposition formed between two charts dooms those planets in some way, forcing the couple into a lifetime of power struggles, arguments, and misunderstandings. Learn the truth…

Rethinking Venus/Saturn in Synastry

Most people approach Saturn in synastry as a necessary but bitter pill that must be swallowed in order for there to be some kind of longevity in the relationship. Even if we don’t look at him with dread, we furrow our brows when we notice where he falls. Saturn in synastry gets blamed for all […]

Moon-Mars in Synastry: Gender Differences and Aspects

This post is a follow-up to Moon-Mars Aspects in Synastry: Sex and Psyche Though we’re dealing with a masculine and a feminine planet with Moon/Mars, it is a less sexually divided pairing than Venus/Mars. All of us have emotions, memories and conscious awareness (Moon), and all of us, male or female, express our sexuality through […]

Moon-Mars Aspects in Synastry: Sex and Psyche

When folks start learning about astrology and synastry, they run to Venus/Mars aspects to find out whether they’re compatible with their partners. Venus/Mars is about sexual give and take: my style of loving is in tune with your desire. But, as everyone knows, sex is a lot more complicated than that. We don’t always express […]