“What if a clock, astrological or not, could count down to the moment you meet your soulmate?” This is the question astrologer Amy Herring asks in a recent article in the Astrology section on AllThingsHealing ~ Countdown to Your Soulmate? Love, Astrology, and Fate
Saturn is the planet of limitation and rules time. It is Saturn that gives shape and form to what we aim for and also the dedication to get there. Saturn is now fully entrenched for 2+ years in Libra, the sign it co-rules with Venus.
Libra, among other things, is the sign of committed relationships. So, as Amy says in the above linked article, ” we’re focusing not on true love or happily ever after, but how to make these things real. What are the real steps to finding love and making it last? How do we know we’re with the ‘right’ person? Forget the romance of soul mates, Saturn says. Once you find love, how do you manage to live with them and stay in love?”
Not unexpectedly, this is what my last few astrological clients have been wanting to know.
Saturn always reminds us that we only have so much time in this life and the clock is ticking ~ and it’s our relationship clocks that are ticking right now.
Venus is in Scorpio so Relationships Could Get Intense and Testy
And so it begins in earnest with beautiful Venus, now in crises prone and often obsessive Scorpio, stationed for her once every 18 months or so ~ six week ~ relationship housecleaning. Important emotional needs can no longer be swept under the rug or hidden away in the closet. The Scorpio influence sort of demands that everything be dug up and brought out in the open. This housecleaning is sure to challenge us to a new levels of openness that will test our ability to trust as it activates any fears of betrayal.
Of course, this housecleaning is not just about lovers. It’s about everything. It’s time to clean out, clean up and reappraise everything that you value as important to your life.
Questions to ask yourself…
- Where are you investing too much and receiving too little?
- What or who do you love and value?
- What or who is worthy of your love and attention?
- What thing or relationship in your life would you like to make more harmonious or beautiful?
- Are you valuing someone else’s needs more than your own?
- What thing or person are you loving that no longer fulfills your needs?
- Are you having doubts about your relationship?
- Do you feel like you’ve drifted apart?
- Are you wasting your time on a relationship that has no future?
- Are you ready to transform a relationship and take it to the next level?
The Venus Retrograde Lover’s Dance
Venus has been traveling hand in hand with her lover (Mars) in Libra since August 8th…and their first union (conjunction) occurred on August 20th in Libra. Then, while still in Libra, Venus entered her shadow (read – light began to fade) period (September 5th) just before moving into Scorpio (September 9th), with her lover following close behind. Mars entered into Scorpio on September 15th.
Think of it this way, when Venus and Mars were in Libra, they put their best face forward and relationships were harmonious as each was willing to compromise and endeavored to please the other. Yet, there are parts of everyone’s nature that can’t be and won’t be compromised and must be honored.
With Venus and Mars both bathed in the dark depths of Scorpio intensity, emotional needs have risen to the surface, and compromising your own needs for those of another is over. Yes, relationships are getting testy as the lovers start to get “Saturn real” with one another.
On October 8th Venus will turn her back and walk away. The two won’t meet again until late May 2011 in Taurus.
What’s been happening in your relationships? Comments are welcome…
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