A perfect match with Eros and Psyche joined at the same Astrological degree for both Conrad Black and his wife Barbara. This is an indicator of soul mates – two people who have attracted a mate that makes them very happy. Conrad Black holds Psyche at 2 degrees Aquarius which matches her Eros at the same degree. Eros and Psyche are in a process of psychological transformation to gain mature consciousness with Eros, holding the power of attraction which brings these opposites together in a balancing act through a precious form of sacred marriage.
Eros(Έρως) God of love and Psyche(Ψυχή) meaning soul in Greek interact in the myth of Eros and Psyche, where Psyche begins her growth and development with the decision to face up to the truth, all the while being challenged to complete tasks that were initially beyond her ability. The story presents a deep and transformative type of love, and it includes severe hardships which makes the relationship become closer and very important for each lover.
In our own life, Eros represents erotic, passionate love and when someone’s astrological planet touches our natal Eros we want to merge and bond with them. As March 21 2016 draws near, transiting Eros will touch down at 2 degrees Aquarius activating further the chemistry bond of Eros and Psyche in the synastry chart of the two lovers, Conrad Black and his wife Barbara.
Eros and Psyche can also represent the inner HE and SHE that lies within each person. Sometimes this HE or SHE is called “The Beloved”, and it represents the inner lover. For example, the poet Rumi’s would write about his longing for union with his Beloved from whom he felt cut off from. The HE and SHE can also be seen in the context of relating to one’s anima/animus development. This archetype shows how we project our unconscious idea of the All-Woman or All-Man unto an individual in whom we see this ideal essence. Sadly, no one can ever live up to all the divine attributes or qualities that we might project unto them and when they fail to measure up, that is when we start to go through own process of consciousness.
The union of Eros with Psyche can result in a blissful experience of bonding soul and mind. Elements of this tale are found in fairytales such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, but we can also find it in the love story of Conrad Black and his Barbara.