Hi, do you have any advice for how to read your chart in general? Like everything combined. I know the meaning of all my placements by themselves, but how do I combine them all? Idk where to even start... Thanks!
this is a really great question!
so typically, i like to look at placements together. so take your venus and mars for example. i’m just gonna use mine for an example, virgo mars and scorpio venus. my energy (mars) is calculated and thoughtful, and my affection (venus) is intense and deliberate. combined, the energy i express with relationships is thoughtful and slow, but intense.
basically, you combine the traits. for things like a cancer moon and aquarius sun, you would be more emotional than a typical aquarius sun, but less emotional than a typical cancer moon. you combine the energies and traits instead of one standing out over the other. does that make sense?
each of the planets represent different areas and different things. your moon isn’t going to be expressed the same as your mars. so they are different in those expressions, but all of those expressions combined make your chart. all of those different areas are represented in the chart and may or may not have the same/similar expression to another planet (if they are in the same sign or house, for example). but looking at two placements to see how they would interact with one another or influence one another is how you can combine them.
i hope this makes sense!