If you're not an astrologer or a Tarot card reader, the best way for you to find out what's going on in your love life is to learn how to read your own chart and those of prospective partners. But, this is a tricky talent few can figure out. Here, we help you know the basics.
First, you need to get yourself an ephemeris - a book containing tables that show where every heavenly body will be on any given day. Or if you've chosen Tarot, find a deck of cards that speaks to you. Don't settle on an ephemeris or deck of cards until you've found the right one that "speaks" to your heart and mind. It's important that your tools are comfortable for you to use.
If you're not comfortable with your own skills, have your chart done by a professional astrologer or card reader - and don't hold back. Even if you're familiar with astrology or tarot, it's hard to read your own chart or your own cards. You may also be a skeptic - but have faith it can work for you.
Prepare yourself: you'll either see what you're afraid of or what you're hoping for. A good Tarot card reader will have you nailed the second you start talking, based on nothing more than the first card they pull, and a qualified astrologer will be able to do both synastry analysis (compatibility readings) and a composite chart.
What's the difference? Well, synastry compares and contrasts. Basically, it tells you how your chart, containing your very own bundle of volatile energies, will chemically affect someone else's. On the other hand, the composite chart is like alchemy. It's a magical blending of the two of you that ends up being one extremely telling chart.
Composites describe the relationship itself, which is extremely helpful when you're trying to decide how to proceed with your beloved - or if you've just met, if you should proceed at all. Comparing the composite to either of your birth charts will also tell you if one of you is more comfortable and happy than the other - another terrific astro-tool to have handy.
Next is a rather generic answer, astrologically speaking, but one that usually works - at first, anyway. If all else fails, find out what sign your Venus is ruling, then theirs. Then consider how both of you will feel about what's currently going on in the heavens.
Your Tarot reading will tell you the same thing, via a different vehicle. The cards come up because of the way you cut and shuffle them. The theory behind this is called synchronicity - that nothing ever happens until all conditions are right - and it makes perfect sense for any type of divination.
Even if you don't get the answers you're looking for from your astrologer or Tarot reader, remember that all readings by experienced practitioners are quite enlightening, and can get you thinking about what you really want and how to get it. Think long and hard about what your reader says to you - and trust that eventually, what they see will translate clearly to help you in your life.