Excerpt from my latest Sasstrology article (leave comments on the Sasstrology site):
"In relationship astrology, people often zero in on the hard synastry connections. There’s something to be said for giving yourselves a heads up about problem areas, and it’s tempting to become embroiled in the challenging energies (especially when you’re going through a rough patch). But let’s not forget about the positive inter-aspects. Smooth connections are part of what drew the two of you together in the first place, and they don’t disappear during the tense times. This article will purposely avoid the high-octane synastry aspects (Venus conjunct Uranus, Pluto conjunct anything) in favour of the positive but quieter connections. These are just as essential, but can be taken for granted. In order to give your relationship the best chance of meeting its potential, it’s important to work with all the energies."