The fundamental question that often encapsulates synastry and composite astrology, is whether or not two people are compatible. However, this can’t be reduced to a simple yes or no. Relationship astrology is about exploring people’s natal energies and power dynamics, so that we can asses how well they work together. Of course, this doesn’t determine with certainty whether two people will work out or not. But it can give us great insight into which areas of relationships are the strongest and weakest points.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are perhaps the most recognisable couple in pop culture today. Labelled by their combined names ‘Kimye‘, the two have a significant influence on global trends that we see today. Both Kim and Kanye have been in the public eye for well over a decade, giving the public a lot of time to get to know them through the media. But of course, the energies of their relationship tends to be something that they selectively choose to broadcast. Here is my composition and synastry chart reading which explores the dynamics of their marriage from an astrological perspective…
Kim’s Sun falls in Libra at 28°29′ in her 11th house, indicating that she’s a person who takes pride in impacting society and leaving her mark. Several other significant entities join Kim’s Sun in the sign of Libra, such as; Saturn, Pluto and Black Moon Lilith. Having both Pluto and Black Moon Lilith in such close proximity to her Sun, and residing in her 10th house, greatly impacts her ego. Kim’s natal Pluto (at 21°58′) is tightly conjunct her Black Moon Lilith (at 22°14), meaning the secretive, Plutonian energies are swirling and interwoven with Lilith’s dark, raw, feminine nature. Lilith encourages us to own our divine feminine selves and our sexual natures as an empowering response to a restrictive, and judgement-heavy society.
Whilst Lilith yearns to be embraced and released, she’s suppressed when in such close proximity to Pluto. Kim and Kanye have composite Pluto in Libra (1st house), which tells us that their relationship is deeply healing and transformative. These energies are well aspected. They push each other on their journeys towards enlightenment and evolution. Kim is rather laid-back, so having a partner who pushes her, whilst also allowing her to keep busy and remain independent is something that she desires (natal Venus in Virgo in 9th house).
Kim may have had a struggling relationship with expressing and accepting her sexual being, leading to an internal struggle with self-acceptance. The noteworthy location of this aspect in her 10th house of career and reputation, indicates that having a reputation for being an overtly sensual woman and expressing this through her career may be deeply healing and validating for her. With her Midheaven in Virgo, Kim is highly concerned when it comes to the way that she wants the world to view her. She’s a perfectionist, causing her to be highly critical of false information being spread about her and wanting to stay in control of her image.
Whilst the world may see her as a dutiful and practical woman with a strong work ethic, she has a sensitive, tender and emotional nature (IC in Pisces). Kim’s Moon falls at 28°09′ of Pisces in her 3rd house, highlighting the importance of maintaining a fun-loving and emotionally connected relationship with her siblings. Kim needs to feel comfortable around the people in her immediate surroundings, and she instinctively takes on an emotional approach when faced with challenges.
Kanye’s Sun at 17°35′ of Gemini is opposite Kim’s Sagittarius ascendant at 13°44′, which indicates an intense attraction between the two. Similarly, Kanye’s Ascendant sextile Kim’s Venus (1°36′) shows that a friendship between the two developed in an exciting manner. However, Kanye’s Sun opposition Kim’s natal Neptune in Sagittarius (1st house), suggests that Kanye may have been frustrated with his inability to tie Kim down and get her full attention. She’s perhaps elusive, and likes being that way. Whilst Kim is a bold, free-spirited Libra, Kanye is sociable, creative and adaptable. Kanye’s natal Sun resides in Kim’s 7th house of partnerships, showing that Kim finds him deeply alluring and intelligent.
Family is a highly important factor to Kanye’s journey through this lifetime (North Node in 4th house of family and foundations), which fits well with Kim as her Libra Sun resides at the nurturing and mothering 28° of his 4th house. There’s no doubt that Kanye is deeply attracted to Kim. He sees her as a great mother figure, which was something of high importance to him when finding a partner (Cancer Ascendant).
The energies of a Cancer Ascendant can influence a native to develop a hardened exterior in order to protect themselves from external forces. Underneath the layers and behind the walls that he puts up, Kanye wants to be able to share his deep feelings with someone. He yearns to experience a deep love, and to be a reliable figure in a woman’s life (Ascendant at 18°). However he struggles with battling feelings of loneliness, and his internal voice that tells him he ought to do and achieve more.
Kanye often comes across as a greatly intense figure with his Mars conjunct Venus in Taurus (0.54°). He is deeply passionate and dedicated, however this aspect can often manifest as jealousy and possessiveness. Despite the blend of feminine and masculine energies here, Venus, the ruler of Taurus, takes over, giving him a romantic edge and allowing him to form relationships just as effortlessly as he can ruin them. Kanye knows exactly how to assert himself, which can often come across as dominating to Kim (Kanye’s Mars opposition Kim’s Sun 3°18’).
Kanye’s Pisces Moon in his 9th house draws him to the realm of psychic ability, divine connections and traditional religion. His beliefs largely rule his life, and greatly influence the intuitive decisions that he makes. Ultimately, he sees his belief system as both a protective blanket and tool of liberation (Moon at 16°25) that he can use to spread love and his idea of truth. Kanye may face frictions between his perceptions and reality with his natal Neptune opposition his Sun, causing him to feel frustrated and fleet between different ideas often.
Kim and Kanye’s composite Sun resides in Leo at 23°02, conjunct their composite Mercury at 23°02. If it wasn’t clear before that communication is highly significant in their marriage before, this aspect certainly proves it. Talking to each other, but in a way that’s light-hearted, is important to them. They love bouncing creative ideas off of each other and stimulating each others minds (both with Air Suns).
Kim is incredibly drawn to Kanye’s romantic flair with his Venus-Mars conjunction in her 5th house of romance, creativity and play. His Venus-Mars conjunction opposite her natal Sun suggests that she’s exactly what he sought after in a romantic partner. Kanye loves showing off his status and being able to spoil his loved ones with the fruits of his labour (Venus in Taurus, 10th house). However, he’s highly focused on his responsibilities, and at times, forgets to enjoy life because he’s so focused on increasing his financial assets and finding true comfort (Saturn in 2nd house).
Being a provider and feeling as if he has true purpose in life is of great importance to him. He is highly career oriented, and may find that he becomes so focused on his projects and career ventures that he forgets all else that is going on. Despite Kim’s natal Saturn in 10th house allowing her to understand this determination and passion to achieve, her natal Venus in Virgo and Libra Sun opposition Kanye’s Venus-Mars conjunction in Taurus, may feel unappreciated, as if their egos are at battle, and his needs and identity comes before hers.
Kim and Kanye share the same Moon and Neptune signs. Whilst Neptune in both of their charts resides in Sagittarius, their Pisces Moon’s make them big dreamers and sensitive in their perceptions. Both of these natal placements suggest that they’re highly intuitive and able to understand the meaning of life to a deeper level. This frequently manifests as deeply religious or spiritual individuals, which is great that they share these qualities and are able to discuss their deeper, mind-expansive beliefs with one another. They have a strong understanding of how each other’s minds work. However, they’re both highly idealistic and hold high expectations of each other and the people around them.
Neptune in Sagittarius is philosophical, optimistic and blinded by big aspirations. Additionally, Pisces Moons tend to have a warped perception of reality, and frequently get stuck in their heads or attached to ideas. Both Kim and Kanye may find that they have a ‘rose-tinted’ and idealistic perception of how things should be as they explore married-life and parenthood. This could cause them to face frequent reality checks when things aren’t so rosy and romantic, causing them to feel frustrated with each other and perhaps even life itself. They’re often unable to get each other to face reality rather than the warped fantasy that they choose to believe in instead (maybe they even encourage/enable each other). However, their devotion and love for each other always seems to be a reminder that the struggles are worth it.